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Brainy Borough Chili Challenge 2018 

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 1pm to 4pm

Schoolhouse Songwriter Series

Saturday, January 13
8 pm (doors open 7:30 pm)

Join us for the 5th season of the quarterly Schoolhouse Songwriter Series! Hosted by local singer-songwriter Sharon Goldman and sponsored by the Metuchen Arts Council, this intimate, candlelit, cafe-style evening of music features top local, regional and nationally-touring singer-songwriters sharing songs & stories round-robin style. Refreshments included or bring your own drinks/snacks! $10 at the door ($5 kids under 12). 

Snowflake Series with Lisa Hearns

Sunday, January 14
4 pm

Family Arts of Metuchen kicks off the 2018 Snowlfake Series, featuring children's music at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse, with Lisa Hearns of Tiny Voices Music Together.  $5 at the door.

Transformations Gallery presents 
"Jumpstart Your Creative Dream"

Thursday, January 18, 2018
7-8:30 pm

(First of a three-part free series)

How would you like to make a full-time living from your creative work?  Join creative business coach Janna Morishima for the first of a series of FREE workshops on 1/18, 2/15, and 3/15. Learn how to:
> JUMPSTART YOUR DREAM - Get clear on where you want to go, make a plan, and have a strategy for overcoming your biggest stumbling blocks.
> PROMOTE YOURSELF EVEN WHEN YOU HATE SELF-PROMOTION - Discover a new perspective on marketing that makes it FUN, and develop a step-by-step process that works for *you.*
> KNOW YOUR WORTH - Understand the secret to successful pricing and earn your true value.
Janna Morishima is a coach who specializes in working with artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs. These workshops are open to the community and everybody is welcome. Hosted by Transformations Gallery and sponsored in part by the Metuchen Arts Council.   Refreshments provided by the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, visit www.jannamorishima.com or email janna@jannamorishima.com.

"Dual Vision" Opening Reception

Sunday, January 21
2 pm

Join Transformations Galleryfor the exhibit opening reception for “Dual Vision,” an exhibit of photographs by Deborah Kmetz and Mark Harris. Light refreshments will be served.  2pm to 5pm on Sunday, January 21, 2018.  FREE. 

Open Mic Night 

Friday, January 26
6:45 pm

Sign up to perform your songs (originals or covers), poems or stories, or just join in to watch as an audience member! BYOB. 

RocknRoll Hi-Fives, Lowlight, Coach N' Commando

Saturday, January 27
7:30 pm

Melt the face off January with a great lineup of returning talent at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse! Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm with Coach N' Commando.  RocknRoll Hi-Fives are kicking butt and taking names up and down the Eastern Seaboard, just not on schoolnights ;)  Soundman Steve Reuter's favorite, Lowlight, returns with a setlist that includes some of their new songs.  Coach N' Commando, warming up for a gig in Asbury later that night, are likely to blow the lid off the old schoolhouse.  Tickets on sale soon ($10-$15 range).