Events Galore

by Marianne Lods, Executive Director, Millville Development Corporation

The 4th Saturday Farm Market will be held this week on July 24 at the Village on High, 501 N. High Street. We will add Jersey Fresh sweet corn to the market this time. Additionally, vegetables from organic grower Kumarie, raw honey from Ned’s Honey, fresh cut flowers from Woodland Flowers, and live plants from Erma Walters. At every market we have live music; this time it will be Randy Harry.

The opening of Mission Spirits Distillery at 215 Buck Street in Millville was a huge success. The rum distillery introduces its crafted light and dark rum. Featured cocktails are part of the tasting experience. This is an educational and enjoyable adventure for patrons.

Mission Spirits is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Reservations are a must and are made via opentable.com. Log on and follow the directions to reserve your visit. The facility is beautiful and comfortable to enhance your experience. The Glasstown Arts District is delighted to welcome the owners and staff into our Creative Economy!

Have you bought your tickets for some of the outstanding shows at the Levoy Theatre? They are back in full force and looking forward to welcoming longtime friends and to make new ones. The theater has been open for nine years and has offered outstanding concerts, Broadway-style theater, comedy, acrobats, ballet and much more!

Coming up in the next few weeks are big star names like Billy Bob Thornton and the Bronxmasters, a rock ’n’ roll concert; A Bronx Tale, a one-man show with acclaimed actor Chazz Palminteri; and Guys and Dolls, a favorite Broadway show by the Off Broad Street Players. Visit the website at levoy.net/events/ to learn more and to purchase your tickets.

Make sure to plan a visit to the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts to see the new exhibits, which opened on Third Friday, July 16. See work of the Maurice River Painters, a group of local and out-of-state artists who paint the landscapes of the river, farms, marshes each summer. Every two years the artists contribute pieces from the previous year for this outstanding display.

In the Pat Witt Gallery at the Riverfront Center, “Cumberland on Canvas” will delight you with scenes from around the county by familiar artists and emerging painters. The Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission is the sponsor of the event, which was dormant for several years. The show will be judged, and the top three winners will have their artwork purchased to add to the County’s permanent collection. These paintings will be hung in a variety of county buildings to be enjoyed by all who go there.

Please mark your calendar early for October 16. During COVID we were not able to host special events as we have in the past. On Saturday, October 16, from 2 until 6 p.m. the Arts District will offer a live music concert in Captain Buck Riverfront Park, Buck Street. Featured bands will be The Snake Brothers and Arsenal. These two bands have a strong following, and we know our community in Millville and throughout the county and region won’t want to miss the autumn family event. We’ll be adding other elements to the concert afternoon and will keep you posted.

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