Are you a local starving artist? Someone who sacrifices their material well-being - living on bare bones expenses - in order to focus on your talent, creativity and artwork. Do you lack the customers or disposable income for new art projects? Well we understand that your art is your work and would like to help ensure that your creations also enable you to eat! Ryan's Retail is "Calling All Starving Artists" at their Artists Only Pop-Up on Saturday, February 1st, from 5:00 -10:00 p.m. Registration is $10 for a 6' x 6' space. Local wall art or sculpture are preferred, photography welcome. For more information or to register please send photos or links of your work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dannette Strader recently announced the first meeting of her Adult Craft Club beginning on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Join in some creative fun, enjoy some tea, coffee, and community with other local crafters. The club will feature a different craft making opportunity every month. This month’s craft will be holiday ornaments. Classes will take place at Ryan’s Retail, 22 North Centre Street and the fee for each class is $10. Dannette is well known to the Merchantville community from the Kid Zone she runs at the weekly Farmer’s Market and tennis lessons offered during Parks & Playgrounds. If you'd like more information please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text her at 215-764-0959.


Eilandarts Center is delighted to offer a six-week course where your child will learn how to keep and love an art journal, on Wednesdays, beginning November 27th. This workshop will enforce the participant's ability to observe his/her environment and channel creativity into art. During the course, we will collect items and fill up the journal with ideas and samples. There will be projects in drawing, painting, collaging and 3-dimensional. We will talk about different artists and their approach to art. The goal of the workshop is to help the young artist to discover their own creativity and find pleasure applying it into art form. Ages: 5-10 years. Cost: $90. Register online.

Are you new to yoga? We've all been there! Enjoy a learning session with yoga teacher Rebecca at Soulfower Yoga, 19 West Park Avenue, on Saturday, 11/16. Take a Hatha Yoga practice class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with a key focus on alignment. Learn to hold poses for longer to help your body learn and feel the proper alignment of each pose while learning deep breathing and relaxation. Or, experience a flow through the yoga basics at a Beginner Vinyasa Yoga class with the use of modifications and props from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster for the "We Three Kings: An Irish Tenors Christmas" concert staring Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Declan Kelly on Friday, December 13th at The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood. The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 PBS special. With 10 best selling CDs to their credit, they share company with the likes of The Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli as the biggest money makers PBS has presented. The Irish Tenors rekindled the love of all things Irish in America, and opened the door for countless Irish music groups to hit the United States. But The Irish Tenors cannot be duplicated; The Irish Tenors have stood the test of time for audiences of all ages. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., showtime at 8:00 p.m.

Do you have a curious scientist in your house? ​Looking for a fun way to introduce your little one to science and art? Step into the laboratory at Eilandarts Center on Wednesday, November 20th, from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. as we create everything from slime to volcanic eruptions. The mini-scientists will help conduct experiments. ​Each class will be roughly 30-45 minutes depending on the experiment/craft. Ages: 2 - 5 (parent/guardian must be present). Cost: $60 (four classes, materials incl.)

Learn how easy it is to make your favorite Italian cookies on Sunday, December 1st from 1:00-3:30 p.m. In this class you will make amaretti, classic biscotti, crumeri, giuggiuleani, the best pizzelles you've ever tasted and more. You'll amaze yourself and bring home a generous sampling to share with your family and friends. Register for this class with and individual deposit of $25 per guest is all you need to secure your place - or your party's place - in a class. The balance will be due at the start of class. We prefer check or cash for the balance. Pasta and pastry classes are offered individually for $75 each. Classes are limited to 6 students so that everyone has plenty of personal attention. 

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