STATE — New Jersey voters are of two minds in reacting to a series of proposals by the governor’s special commission on gaming, sports and entertainment.
TRENTON—Earlier this week, NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced the creation of a special panel to recommend ways to overhaul the State’s process of leasing property to private companies that run pipelines, cables, electric lines and towers across many thousands of acres of state-owned land and water.
CLARK – Train, whose smash hit single, “Hey, Soul Sister,” has been the soundtrack of the summer of 2010, has been confirmed to headline the 13th annual Union County MusicFest’s Saturday lineup on Sept. 11.
METUCHEN – The Forum Arts Theatre Center, 314 Main Street, Metuchen will show the film, “I Am Love” this weekend.
SAYREVILLE–Flyleaf is set to hit the road again this fall on the second leg of the band’s UNITE & FIGHT headline tour, with a performance at Sayreville’s Starland Ballroom scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14.
So your favorite band is coming to town. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. At 9:59, you are logged onto Ticketmaster, LiveNation, or whatever on-line service is acting as the exclusive ticket agent.
Afternoon Gaming • Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. – Teens are invited to the Clark Public Library from an afternoon of Nintendo Wii or traditional board games. For info, call 1-732-388-5999.
MORRISTOWN–American Flyers Flight School at the Morristown Airport will be hosting an open house and cookout on Saturday, Aug. 7.
CAPE MAY — The Cape May Lighthouse, an aid to navigation since 1859 and one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States, will be hosting a celebration in honor of National Lighthouse Day on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
JEFFERSON – Jefferson Township Fire Company #2 (JTFD #2) will host its first annual Inferno Run / Walk on Saturday, August 21. The day will include the course-certified 5K race, along with a kids Half-Mile Fire Dash, a Tot Trot for children five years and younger, giveaways, an awards ceremony, post-race refreshments, and DJ entertainment.
HIGHLAND PARK– Tete’s, a Peruvian cafe, is the newest addition to the restaurant offerings in Highland Park. The restaurant will have its grand opening this evening by offering a buffet from 5-9 p.m. for $14.95 per person.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Outstanding soloists, who play orchestral instruments and attend grades 7 – 12 in New Jersey, are invited to audition on Sept. 13, for the Young Artists Concerto Competition of The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra. The deadline to register is Sept. 1.
With runners-up like “Kick-Ass” (2010) and “Knocked Up” (2007), it’s no small accomplishment that “Dinner for Schmucks” handily wins Best Film Title honors for movies produced in the last few years.