CCHS Spring Musical

Tickets for the 101st CCHS Spring Musical are now ON SALE! Purchase NOW for best seats to the Irving Berlin classic HOLIDAY INN, performing live on Grandi Auditorium stage Friday & Saturday, March 10th & 11th and March 17th & 18th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 12th & 19th…
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FABSCRAP is a non-profit recycling fabric scraps from design and fashion companies in NYC and creating opportunities for reuse. They endeavor to end commercial textile “waste” and maximize the value of unused fabric. Both their Brooklyn and Philadelphia Warehouses have reopened and FABSCRAP is jumping back into what they do best - keeping fabric from landfills. We come to you! FABSCRAP will pickup your fabric scraps as soon as possible. We aim to create the most efficient routes, so we typically schedule multiple pickups per day. Pickups routes are created every FRIDAY for the following week.If you're Looking for a sustainable jumpstart to the New Year come volunteer with us to support an organization that you love, sign up to volunteer and sort fabric. You’ll get an inside look into our recycling process learn more about textiles and fibers, and meet other like minded individuals in the community. As a thank you for your time each volunteer gets to take home 5lbs of fabric. Every three months, FABSCRAP highlights an artist or designer who utilizes textile waste in their work, and who serves as an example within their community of not only sourcing more sustainably, but also how to manipulate textile waste into something new and beautiful using their specific talent and skill set. Julie Woodard of Juicebox Workshop is Philly's featured fabric artist. Students, artists, crafters, quilters, sewers, teachers, and of course, other designers can use any material we collect that is not proprietary. Make an appointment to come to the warehouse to "shop" the scraps. Some larger pieces and Scrap Packs of smaller pieces, organized by color, are sold through our online store.

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SPS 2022 Christmas Bazaar

The St. Peter School Bazaar is back with a full program! Come join us as we kick off the holidays on Friday, December 2nd from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Here are some of the wonderful holiday delights we have in store: Photos with Santa from Friday, 5:00-6:00 and Saturday, 12:00-1:00 (payment link: ), a bake sale (featuring Stock's Pound Cake!), Crafts, Kid's Corner with games and prizes and a Silent Auction, featuring nearly 100 baskets! Please note, the Bazaar is cash-only. Stop in to warm up after Merchantville's parade for some cocoa, or a hot meal from St. Peter Church Knights of Columbus! We welcome donations from local businesses to contribute to the success of the Silent Auction, which is a great fundraiser for our school. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to make a donation! 
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Music Fest This Weekend

Saturday forecast: Sunny and 72 with a chance of ROCK! Awesome bands - Classic Cars - Incredible brews - Food, food, food - Merchantville's 2022 Music Fest is HERE on Saturday, September 24th! Check out the bands we have lined up for this 9th Annual event. Music will start at 3:00 p.m. and go until 9:00 p.m. We have 5 amazing and talented bands lined up that you will be sure to love, as well as food trucks and a preview of the Merchantville Car Show! Come on out for a day of fun and music. Have a cold beer at Eclipse - grab a drink or some food at The Blue Monkey, get food from any of our amazing restaurants and head to the triangle! Dance to some awesome Michael Jackson tunes, and stick around for Arsenal to close out the evening! It's going to be a day of nothing but fun! Camille K - musician, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter - will be opening up the Merchantville Music Festival in Merchantville at 3:00PM and playing for 50 minutes.
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Monster Crafts Coming

Mark your calendars because a Monster Crafts & Fine Art Festival is coming to town! Merchantville’s Business District and town residents, SJ Festivals is excited to bring a two-day juried Crafts and Fine Art Festival to this charming town as it transforms itself during the month of October from Merchantville into Monsterville!  Ensuring its success, the 1st Annual Merchantville Monster Crafts & Fine Art Festival, to be held on October 15 & 16, 2022, will be the highlight of ghoulishly fun activities that Merchantville is known for throughout the month. Located along Centre and Chestnut Streets will be juried craft and fine artists offering wearable art, display and functional pottery, blown and stained glass, fine and fashion jewelry, garden and home decor, soaps, scents, pet gifts plus…captivating fine art in watercolor, pastel, oil, collage, and decorative fine photography. Enjoy live, gentle music, family art activities and delicious and varied al fresco dining. Support of a charitable cause sets the Festival apart and our generous artists donate a piece of work to the charity’s raffle tent and all proceeds from the two days of the raffle benefit the charity’s worthy mission. Visit this website for continued updates, For more information about the 2022 Merchantville Festival email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 856-816-7268.

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Summer Art Offerings

Eilandarts Center is offering week-long, themed art camps provide children with a range of classes and themes to fit any artistic interest. Students are encouraged to imagine and explore creatively, while making their own artistic masterpieces. Each week children will have the opportunity to learn a new craft. July 5-8 enjoy learning Papermaking and Sculpting, Painting and Mixed Media​ or Stop Motion Creations. July 11-15 try your hand at ​​ArtSplosions! Art + Science​​, Love to Sew!, Combining & Creating or Animals and Art. And, July 18-22 Art Explorations, Band Camp, Nature & Art Proijects or Fantasy Sculpture & Problem Solving. COVID: Our classes are held in the big room at Eilandarts Center where we can spread out and create art in a save way. Limited spots for all classes to keep them small. Masks are not required, but feel free to wear it. Please register to save your spot.

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Art Walk 2022

Join the downtown of Merchantville on May 6th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for the 2022 Art Walk. Local businesses teamed up with Artists to show their work for one night. Live Music will take place at several places and you can freely walk around and enjoy all the beautiful spaces in Merchantville. Participating businesses are Nicole Nurthen Photography, Merchantville Antiques, Brotherly Love Creations, Aradia's Treasure Metaphysical Shop, Movement 4Wellness, Flowers Your Way, The Station, Eilandarts Center, Garden State Properties Group, Merchantville Borough Hall, Twisted Middle Sister Thrift, Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, TheraSport Physical Therapy, PEAK Secondhand, The Hunter Gallery, Eclipse Brewing and House of Rowan.
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Take A "Closer Look"

Opening reception of the new show ’Closer Look‘ is this Friday, November 12th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Eilandarts Center, 10 East Chestnut Avenue. This show runs through the month and will feature art by four women, exhibiting four completely different ways of artistic expressions. Fiona Bearclaw, a talented embroiderer and artist who also creates prints from linocuts. Kate Cipriani, a south Jersey artist who works in dry and soft pastels and sells original pastel paintings, select prints, and greeting cards. Beth Fisher, of Gypsy Fish Studios, a mixed media artist inspired by nature, history and the magic that surrounds it.  And, Kerry Mentzer, an artist with varied interests - painting, photography, piano and the mosaic technique picassiette. Join us next month at 5:00 p.m. on December 10th for the Merchantville Holiday Market.

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Call For Artisans

Spread the word! The Merchantville Holiday Market will take place on Friday, December 10th 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 11th 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Merchantville and in the Station! This year Eilandarts is partnering up with the town wide Holiday Market. You can sign up for an inside table at Eilandarts Center (one 6 ft table space) or a 10x10 tent space outside. The Merchantville Holiday Market is a fine craft show featuring artists of many types, presented in the The Station and downtown Merchantville. Application for Artisans: Applications are due Tuesday, October, 26th.

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Music Fest 9/25

Hey there, Music Lovers! Time to get excited! Merchantville Music Fest is one week away! Music begins on Saturday, September 25th at 3:00 p.m. and we're excited to say that we have five great local or locally connect bands - The Koosmans an acoustic garage punk duo, Lounge Act dedicated…
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Art From The heART

Eilandarts Center in Merchantville invites you attend to their "Art from the heArt" show by Sharon Ann Smith and a Closing Reception on Friday, July 30th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The Show will be running from June 1st through July 31st. Sharon Ann is an academically trained artist working from life in oil and watercolor. She creates museum quality paintings using skills developed by the old masters while incorporating vibrant color and lively brushwork! Each painting carries with it a love of beauty and life, and refined artistry of the highest quality that is sure to bring color and life to your home and uplift your heart.

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