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Winter into Spring

by Marianne Lods, Executive Director, Millville Development Corporation

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Plan now to make your dinner reservations at one the popular and delicious restaurants in the Glasstown Arts District. The Levoy Theatre will present 9 to 5 The Musical with showtime at 8 p.m. Arrange for you and your sweetheart for dinner and a Broadway-style show. For a list of restaurants, galleries, and shops, visit or phone 856-293-0556.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your honey, the galleries and shops offer one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry. You’ll discover beautiful ceramics and pottery, glass art, original and print art throughout the arts district.

As winter months still linger, the days are getting longer and new events in the area are being presented. Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center will host free family art workshops on February 8, 22 and March 7, 21. “A Garden of Quilts” exhibit will be held in the Wheaton Event Center on March 14. The PushCart Players will present a children’s play The Velveteen Rabbit on Saturday, March 21.

Don’t forget the shops and gallery at WheatonArts are open every Saturday and Sunday until the end of March. April to December WheatonArts is open six days a week (closed Mondays). All the information is on or 856-825-6800.

Mark your calendar for concerts and plays at the Levoy Theatre on High Street. The 2020 Broadway Season show package is on sale now. Other plays and fun performances coming soon include Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad on February 26, The Spinning Tales of Peter Pan and Cinderella ON ICE on February 28, and The Boys in the Band: by Mart Crowley March 20–22.

Several tribute band concerts are scheduled and tickets ready for purchase. For more information visit or call 856-327-6400.

For 19 years the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High Street, has presented a wide variety of art exhibitions and many events to be enjoyed by area residents and regional visitors.

Coming up from the February 21 Third Friday Art Walk to April 12, drop in to see “A Few of My Favorite Things,” “Form, Function & Far-Out,” “Youth Art Month–Millville Schools,” and “Not Your Granny’s Quilt.”

Art workshops for children and adults are filling up quickly. This public art center includes live music on Third Fridays, hosts small theater companies, and art history films with “Tuesdays with Tricia.” RRCA is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. Visit or call 856-327-4500 to get all the information.

The City of Millville’s recreation department is receiving entries for the Winter Photo Contest. Deadline to submit your best shot is February 22 to the recreation office at 416 S. 15th Street. Photo subject can be a person, place or object in the city.

Submit black and white or color, framed, and your information on the back. Call 856-825-7000, ext. 7394 for other information. The photos will be on exhibit at the RRCA in March.

Save the Date: On Saturday, June 20, the Glasstown Arts District will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a festival in Riverfront Park (Buck Street). We’re in the planning stage and will soon announce our lineup of entertainment, food and beverages, games, water sports, and much more! So, mark your calendars for June 20 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Millville Matters