Recreation & Lifestyle

“Public Enemies” — 2 & ½ popcorns

Stylish as Johnny Depp’s portrayal is in director Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies,” it appears the splendid thespian is a bit late to the party. Short of reinventing the antihero, his performance, like Dillinger himself, was doomed. Just as our idea of the hero changes, so does its counterculture variant. This bad boy is strictly old fedora.

Build A Rain Barrel Workshop

SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Tuesday, July 28, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will present a Build a Rain Barrel workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.

Home & Garden Tour

PERTH AMBOY—The Royal Garden Club By The Bay will present “Perth Amboy-An Architectural Anthology.” This home and garden tour will be held on Sunday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Remembering The Past: Woodbridge Feedback

WOODBRIDGE—After I printed Thomas Saboy’s memories with the mention of former pro baseball player, South Amboy’s own Allie Clark, Mr. Saboy wrote back “I once won an autographed ‘Allie Clark’ baseball at an AS&R (Gugie’s) picnic at Vardy’s Grove in Fords in the late 1940s.”

Theater Group To Perform At JCC

EDISON—The Next Stage Ensemble, the traveling company of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, will present William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison.