Wheaton Springs 2019

Free and open to the public, this new “kick-off” event celebrates WheatonArts and its Visitors! Experience the arts and cultures of East Asia with special programming, explore the Museum of American Glass exhibit Emanation 2019 with a guided tour, create unique “make-and-take” projects in the Education Studio, and discover the art of paper-making, ceramic wheel-throwing, and hot glassblowing with special demonstrations throughout the day. Join us in the Event Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the “Spring Festival: Asian New Year Celebrations,” welcoming the Year of the Wild Boar! Festivities include narrated music, dance performances, demonstrations of Asian folk & traditional arts, and more! Free Admission! Part of the WheatonArts’ "Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!" program.


Holiday Glass in the Studio

Venture down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio on Saturday, December 8, 15, and 22 to be amazed as our glass artists create holiday-themed glass objects, large and small throughout the day! Visitors can see other holiday glass objects on display, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick, and a 5'7" tall glass menorah.

General Admission: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free.


HalloWheaton

Trick-or-Treat and interactive performances for families from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain or Shine). Find out why this event has quickly become a local family tradition! Trick-or-Treat in your Halloween costume at WheatonArts. Children will have a chance to meet and take pictures with traditional costumed characters, such as the Mummy, the Grymm Witches, the too-tall scarecrow and many others. Throughout the grounds, actors will perform an eclectic mix of short skits capturing the Halloween season.

This event is scare-free and family friendly. Admission is FREE! Part of WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!

HalloWheaton is part of “Customer Appreciation Week.” WheatonArts Museum Stores say “Thank You!” to our customers between Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, November 4, 2018.

In case of inclement weather trick or treating and shows will be inside the Event Center.


Open House and Family Fun Fest

Join us at the Vineland Historical Society for our annual Open House and Family Fun Fest! This free event will include access to the museum's exhibits, an archeological dig, petting zoo, grow a garden, story time with the Vineland Public Library, family games, and more! Enjoy free parking. Food and drink items available for purchase.


Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard

This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an American master, artist Paul Stankard. Stankard’s accomplishments come to life in this remarkable exhibition drawn from the definitive collection of Robert Minkoff, showcasing Stankard’s evolution and major developments from his first attempts at a paperweight to his most complex assemblages. Located in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts, Beauty Beyond Nature is open through December 30, 2018.

 

General Admission: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free.


MTC Presents "Broadway Kids III."

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "Broadway Kids III" at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

August 23 at 7 PM

August 24 at 10 AM, 2 PM, & 7 PM

August 25 at 10 AM & 2 PM

MTC’s fourth all-pre-teen summer cast will present a new musical revue highlighting songs from such favorite musicals as "Hamilton", "Moana", "Anastasia", and "Guys And Dolls", among others.

Come and see MTC's cast of children bring this original musical revue to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


MTC Presents "Willy Wonka, Jr."

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "Willy Wonka, Jr." at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

Wednesday, August 2 at 7 PM

Thursday, August 3 at 10 AM, 2 PM and 7 PM

Friday, August 4 at 10 AM & 2 PM

MTC will present the Roald Dahl musical that features such beloved characters as ‘Augustus Gloop’, ‘Veruca Salt’, ‘Violet Beauregard’, ‘Mike Teevee’, ‘Charlie Bucket’, the ‘Oompa-Loompas’, and, of course, the title character. The six-to-17-year-old cast will sing such favorites as “The Candy Man”, “Cheer Up, Charlie”, “Think Positive”, “(I’ve Got A) Golden Ticket”, “I Want It Now”, and “Pure Imagination”.

Come and see MTC’s cast of children bring this musical to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


MTC Presents "The Wizard of Oz"

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "The Wizard of Oz" at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

July 20 at 7 PM

July 21 at 7 PM

July 22 at 2 PM and 7 PM

July 23 at 2 PM

July 26 at 7 PM

July 27 at 7 PM

July 28 at 7 PM

July 29 at 2 PM and 7 PM

A 64-member all-ages cast, directed by MTC’s Producing Artistic Director Mark Morgan, will perform this musical with such well-known songs as “Follow The Yellow Brick Road”, “If I Only Had A Brain / A Heart / The Nerve”, “We’re Off To See The Wizard”, “Merry Old Land Of Oz”, “King Of The Forest”, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”, and the Oscar winning “(Somewhere) Over The Rainbow”.

Come and see MTC's cast bring this classic musical to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $17 (for Adults) and $13 (for Seniors and Students). For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


MTC Presents "Disney's High School Musical, Jr."

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "Disney's High School Musical, Jr." at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

July 12 at 7 PM

July 13 at 10 AM, 2 PM, & 7 PM

July 14 at 10 AM & 2 PM

This recent Disney franchise started with this musical about the students at East High School. It features these favorite songs: “Start Of Something New”, “Get’cha Head In The Game”, “Breaking Free”, “Stick To The Status Quo”, and, of course, “We’re All In This Together”. A 77-member cast will present the story of ‘Troy’, ‘Gabriella’, ‘Ryan’, ‘Sharpay’, ‘Chad’, ‘Taylor’, ‘Coach Bolton’, ‘Mrs. Darbus’, and the rest of the ‘Wildcats’.

Come and see MTC's cast of 77 performers bring this Disney musical to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


Delran School District receives arts grant worth $100K

DELRAN — Students who are learning English as a second language at the Millbridge Elementary School will soon be the beneficiaries of a new arts integration program.

"This grant is going to be used in a host of ways in order to integrate the arts more into our instruction," Superintendent Brian Brotschul told the Board of Education on Monday evening.

The grant, which runs from Feb. 1 to July 30, will help districts "explore and investigate how arts education can be applied as a strategy to assist Title I students in meeting New Jersey's academic achievement standards," according to the New Jersey Department of Education.

Districts are expected to integrate lessons on dance, music, theater and visual arts into other curriculum areas, such as science and language arts, so students can get a better understanding of both, the department said.

The state received $1 million from the federal government to distribute to 10 schools through an application process. Delran was the only one from Burlington County.

"We'll be using it to engage our English language learners in immersive language programs," Brotschul said.

About 40 students, or 5 percent of the population, at Millbridge were English language learners, according to the district's 2014-15 school performance report.

The money will also go to providing professional development for teachers to learn how to engage arts and theater more in their instruction, as well as funding for a few iPads for the program.

The school wants to accomplish three main goals with the program, according to Kari McGann, the district's director of curriculum and instruction: Increase the kindergarten-through-second-grade level of achievement in all subjects; increase family participation and engagement through programming; and build research strategies that teachers can use to add more arts lessons into other curriculum areas going forward.

"We're hoping to do some great things," McGann said.

 

Kelly Kultys, staff writer
Burlington County Times