October was a month filled with fantastic special events throughout Cumberland County. It was hard to decide which ones to attend! Now as I write my first article for November, it looks like there are almost as many, so, let’s start.
On Saturday, November 4, Cumberland County Library on Rt. 49 in Bridgeton presents “Remembering the Ladies” from 2 to 3:30 p.m., free of charge. This event tells the stories of courageous women of all colors who fought for women’s rights throughout American history. Author, scholar, and storyteller Carol Simon Levin will be the storyteller.
On the same date from 8 a.m. to 12 noon,. there will be a Fall Community Yard Sale in Captain Buck Park on the Maurice River in Millville. Plan your weekend bargain hunting to take advantage of the sale. Or you can clean out your attic or garage and reserve a space to participate. Contact the Recreation Department at 856-825-7000, ext. 7394 for more information.
Also on Saturday, you can visit Seabrook Fire & Rescue Vendor & Craft Fair at 90 Foster Road, Upper Deerfield Twp. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A basket raffle and door prize tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the fair. There will be local crafts, hot drinks, food truck vendors, basket raffles, and a 50/50 door prize!
That same day, Rowan College SJ – Clay College, located at 321 N. High Street, Millville, is offering a Pottery Santa Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. for $40 per person. You will create a one-of-a-kind pottery Santa using stamped clay, textures, and colorful glazes. Add hats, scarves, and other features. No experience necessary. You must call to register at 856-765-0988 or go online cccnj.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=5370.
If you don’t want a Santa, the Clay College will offer holiday tray making at the same time and location. You will create a unique pottery Snowman or Santa dish using stamped clay, textures, and glazes. You may add your own individual accessories and again, no experience is necessary. Call to register at the above number or online. Have Fun!
There is so much in store at the Levoy Theatre. One of the most popular shows ever is The Sound of Music. It will run from November 10 through 19 at the Levoy Theatre on High Street in Millville. The Off Broad Street players present the play, a collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein.
It features cherished songs including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” and the title number “The Sound of Music.” This show won the hearts of audiences worldwide and earned many Tony and Oscar awards. It is the inspirational story based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp who was the governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp. She brings music and joy to the household, but the forces of Nazism take hold on Austria and Maria and the entire family must make a moral decision. Tickets are priced at $20 and $25 and may be purchased by phoning 856-327-3640; on the website etix.com/ticket/e/1030890/sound-of-music-millville-levoy-theatre?partner_id=240, or in person.