Fourth of July Events

Tuesday, July 3

Wednesday, July 4

Opportunities

Auditions

For Kids

For Writers

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Fourth of July Events : Opportunities

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Fourth of July Events

Although Independence Day arrives in the middle of a week this year, there is no shortage of patriotic events:

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Tuesday, July 3

Fireworks, East Windsor Township, Etra Lake Park, 609-443-4000. Concert followed by fireworks begin at 9:30. Raindate is July 7. 6 p.m.

Fireworks, Veterans Park, Kuser Road, Hamilton, 609-890-4028. www.hamiltonnj.com. 7 p.m.

Kutztown Festival, Fairgrounds, Route 222, between Allentown and Reading, 888-674-6136. www.kutztownfestival.com. Juried folk artists and American craftsmen. $12 adults; $11 seniors; free for children 12 and under. Also, Wednesday, July 4. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Wednesday, July 4

Guided Tour, Princeton Cemetery, 19 Greenview Avenue, Princeton, 609-924-1369. Guided tour of the historic cemetery led by Reverend Reid Byers, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary. No reservations needed. Maps are available at the gate. Free. Noon. See details in day-by-day listings under July 4.

Holiday Spectacular, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting, The Great Auditorium, Ocean and Pilgrim pathways, Ocean Grove, 800-965-9324. Organist Gordon Turk and the Imperial Brass Ensemble present works by Bach, Dragon, Gigout, Leidzen, Weinberger, Widor, Sousa, and sing-along patriotic favorites. $5. Noon.

Tidal Wave, South Brunswick Department of Recreation, South Brunswick High School, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-4000. www.sbtnj.net. Fireworks follows concert. 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks, Lawrence Township, Rider University, 609-844-7067. www.lawrencetwp.com. Concert followed by fireworks. 7 p.m.

Old-Fashioned Celebration, Fonthill Museum, East Court Street and Swamp Road, Doylestown, 215-348-9461. Recreation of an early 20th century July Fourth celebration including a decorated bike parade, a town ball game (19th century baseball), a watermelon eating contest, old-time games, and live music. $3. Noon to 5 p.m.

Barbecue, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616. www.groundsforsculpture.org. Celebration at the gazebo. Noon to 6 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration, Washington Crossing State Park, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Route 32, Washington Crossing, PA, 215-493-4076. www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing. Reading of the Declaration of Independence. See an early printing press operate, hear period music, play colonial children’s games, visit with re-enactors, and tour the historic buildings. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

International Air Rally, Princeton Airport, Route 206, 609-921-3100. www.princetonairport.com. "Challenge of the Flags," a three-day celebration of three national holidays including Canada Day, Fourth of July, and Bastille Day. featuring 25 or more international aircraft and their crews. The public are invited to the airport from 10 a.m. to noon to watch the aircraft arrive (precision landing contest) and to meet the pilots from around the world. Open to the public. 10 a.m.

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Opportunities

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Auditions

Stars in the Park seeks a strong Gospel singer to play the role of Reverend Hightower, a baritone, in "Bat Boy: the Musical." The singer must be able to play a "fire and brimstone preacher" as well as sing the song, "A Joyful Noise." Call 609-530-0912 for appointment. The show opens July 27 at Kelsey Theater.

Villagers Theater has auditions for "Arsenic and Old Lace" on Sunday, July 8, at 6 p.m., and Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. The show opens on September 14. 415 Demott Lane, Somerset. www.villagerstheatre.com.

Yardley Players Theater Company has auditions for "Clue, the Musical" on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, 1 to 4 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. Roles include actors ages 20 to 50, four male baritones or tenors, and four females with a wide vocal range. Improvisation and/or dinner theater experience is helpful. Prepare a song and bring a photo and resume. Call Howard Matter at 215-675-0262 for appointment.

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For Kids

Raritan Valley College offers a fine and performing arts program for children ages 9 to 15. Sessions are Monday to Friday, July 9 to 20, and July 23 to August 3; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each session is $659. www.raritanval.edu or call 908-526-1200.

Writers Corner USA offers one-week workshops for grades 5 to 11, from Monday, July 9 to Friday, August 10, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. www.writerscornerusa.com or call 215-230-1070.

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For Writers

Unlimited Potential Theater Company seeks essays, poems, short stories, and plays by New Jersey residents 18 and older for the 14th annual Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith competition. Submissions by writers with disabilities are encouraged. Selected works will be showcased at the New Jersey Readers’ Theater in December. Deadline is Wednesday, September 5. www.vsanj.org or call 732-745-3885.


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