EDISON – Edison will host a fireworks display to celebrate the 4th of July. International Fireworks will provide all the oohs and aahs beginning at 9 p.m. at Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Boulevard.
EDISON—A writers’ workshop open to the public will be held at Middlesex County College on Friday, Aug. 14. The program mixes sessions on writing skills with practical tips on selling what you have written.
UNION – Premiere Stages at Kean University officially opens its 2009 season with John Wooten’s new play, Duck Crossing.
ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy is offering a summer acting workshop from June 22-26 at the school, located at 840 North Broad Street in Elizabeth.
UNION – Premiere Stages at Kean University will kick off its 2009 summer season with an interactive staged reading of Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, a new play by Tammy Ryan, at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 28.
There is no definite consensus among lexicographers as to whether or not snazzily, the adverb for snazzy, belongs in our language. Pity. For it would best describe the manner in which action maven Tony Scott reprises “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.” The pedigreed phrases heart thumping, character-driven and lickety-split could accompany it.
LINDEN – In 1965, five Linden teens formed a band whose music symbolized the lighthearted bubble gum genre, which contrasted against the hard rock counter-culture songs of protest and social action.
RAHWAY— The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will host an antique appraisal program on Saturday, June 27, beginning at 11 a.m.
WOODBRIDGE-Here are some memories from Giff Kucsma after my March 27 column where I asked “if any reader knows where Maurer, Engleswood or Spa Spring as referred in the material is located”:
EDISON—Santi V. Buscemi, professor of English at Middlesex County College, has published a translation of Luigi Capuana’s book of children’s fairy tales, “C’era una volta.” The book is called “Sicilian Tales,” and it is published by Dante University Press.