The Secret Life of Hubie Hartzel
Feb 7-Mar 2: Based on the children’s book of the
same name by Susan Rowan Masters, the play
Secret Life follows an imaginative fifth-grader
who has decided his life “stinks.” With a sick
cat, a best friend with cooler parents, and a
crush on his art teacher, will life ever get better
for Hubie? Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Fridays, 7: 30 PM; Sat & Sun, 4 PM; $15-$20. The
Growing Stage, Historic Palace Theatre, Route
183, 7 Ledgewood Ave, Netcong (973-347-4946,
Make-Your-Own Tire Sculpture
Feb 22: Bring the whole family to Grounds for
Sculpture for a hands-on workshop based on the
work of exhibiting artist William Knight, who
recycles used tires to create funky installations.
Use foam, paint and popped tires from mini-monster trucks to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
11 AM- 1 PM; park admission and $5 materials fee.
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton (609-586-0616,
Big Apple Circus
Feb 27-Mar 16: The circus is in town! Big Apple
Circus’s latest production, Luminocity, heads
to TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. Under the
big top, you’ll find classic acts like the high wire,
trapeze, clowns, an equestrian team, jugglers
and even a ringmaster in a red coat and top hat.
Times and prices vary; children under three are
free if they sit on a paid adult’s lap, one child per
lap. (800-922-3772, bigapplecircus.org).
14th Annual Cheerleading
and Dance Nationals
Feb 1-2: The Battle at the Boardwalk “Crowning
of the National Champions” two-day event in
Atlantic City showcases 200 teams from around
the country as they try to “bring it on” for the
U.S. Finals Qualifier. 9 AM; $12-$30. Boardwalk
Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City (609-348-
Indoor Auto Racing
“Battle of Trenton”
Feb 7-8: Professional auto racing revs its engines
in the state capital for the first time in 30 years.
Fri, 7: 30 PM; Sat, 7 PM; $5-$30. Sun National
Bank Center, 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton (609-
Box of Chocolates Workshop
Feb 9: Pastry chef Charlie Musso leads a class at
Grounds for Sculpture on how to prepare handmade ganache truffles and create decorative
paper packaging for the sweet final products. A
complimentary glass of champagne and a box of
a dozen truffles make this workshop a perfect
pre-Valentine’s Day activity. Must be 21 or older.
12: 30 PM-2: 30 PM; members, $40; non-members,
$45. 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton (609-586-
TAKE A BOW-WOW
Jan 29-Feb 2: The Boardwalk
Kennel Club of Cape May County
hosts the 5 Day Atlantic Ocean Classic
Dog Show Cluster at the Wildwood
Convention Center. Events include
all-breed dog shows by the Union
County, Sand & Sea and the Boardwalk kennel clubs; Best Puppy in
Show; police K- 9 demonstration; Best
Veteran in Show; and obedience and
rally trials. Adults, $8; seniors, $5; kids
under 12, $2. Wildwood Convention
Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
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