A look at N.J. leisure this weekend (July 9-11)

WHAT’S HAPPENING? Here is a small selection of events in the area – some in person, others online – that you might want to try out over the coming days.

Members of the American Symphony Orchestra give an open air concert at the Morris Museum in Morristown on Sunday, July 11th.Fat Jack

Art museums


MORRISTOWN “Dig It, Plant It, Eat It” Family Saturday, hands-on gardening, guided tour of the museum’s historic rooms and art project for 4-10 years accompanied by adults, 10 am, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave. Registration required. maccullochhall.org, 973-538-2040, diam. 11.


MORRISTOWN Presidential Memorabilia – Jefferson to FDR, Second Saturday Personal Presentation, 1:30 pm, Morris County Historical Society, Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Ave. $ 4- $ 10. morriscountyhistory.org, 973-267-3465.



NEWARK Mike Marino, 8:00 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $ 35. njpac.org, 888-466-5722.

ROSELLE Central Jersey Comedy Showcase hosted by Comedy Therapy, 8:00 p.m., Central Park Restaurant, 2401 N. Wood Ave. $ 20 and at least two items. eventbrite.com/e/158189144991, 848-391-8808.

To dance


WILDWOOD Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals, 7 am-11pm, also July 10th, 7 am-11pm Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk. danceexplosiontalent.com, 516-781-3400.

Trade fairs / festivals


EAST RUTHERFORD State Fair Meadowlands, entertainment, rides, gambling, and other amusements, 3pm – 1am, also July 10th, 2pm – 1am; July 11, 2:00 p.m. to midnight, State Fair Meadowlands, 50 Route 120. $ 15- $ 35; online purchase only. njfair.com, 201-355-5911.

MILLTOWN North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival, horse rides, pig races, aerial acrobatics, motorcycle stunt show, magic show, food, vendors, fireworks on July 4th and 10th, 6pm – midnight, also July 10th, 3pm – midnight; July 11, 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. David B. Crabiel Park, Route 1. $ 7- $ 25. nbysf.com. Registration required.

WEST LONG BRANCH Monmouth University Music & Arts Festival, virtual performance by members of the Garden State Philharmonic for civil war music, Dixieland, ragtime and jazz, with solos by the Monmouth University Chamber Choir, the Blue Hawk House Band and a reading by former US -American musician poet award winner Natasha Trethaway, Monmouth University, Pollak Theater, 400 Cedar Ave. Free of charge, but registration required. monmouth.edu/mca/festival/, 732-263-6889.

WEST WINDSOR LEAD Fest State Fair, rides, live music and other entertainment, followed by fireworks on July 3rd and 4th, 5-11pm and 10-11am. July, 1 pm-11pm Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Road. $ 5 to $ 8. mercercountyparks.org, 609-799-6141.


JEFFERSON Jefferson Fest, food truck festival with music, fireworks, 5-11pm, Jefferson Township High School, 1010 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge. jeffersonarts.org, 973-697-2032.



EATONTOWN Grace Potter, Count Basie Center “Concert on the Green”, 7:30 pm and July 10th, 7:30 pm Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. at Fort Monmouth. $ 45- $ 89. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

MILLBURN Brookside Cabaret, outdoor live performance with optional fixed-price dining at FM Kirby Carriage House Restaurant, 7:30 pm, Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $ 20- $ 35 and $ 20- $ 30 food / drink minimum. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.


BEDMINSTER Whitehouse Wind Symphony, Free Field of Honor concert with patriotic selections, rock and jazz medleys, noon, Jacobus Vanderveer House, River Road Park, 955 Route 202/206 South. whitehousewindsymphony.org, 908-534-6662.

MADISON Nat Adderley Jr. Trio, 5 p.m., also July 10, 8 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main Street. At least $ 40 food and drink. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.


EATONTOWN Salat, Count Basie Center “Concert On The Green,” 7:30 pm, Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. at Fort Monmouth. $ 49.50- $ 69.50. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

ENGLEWOOD pianist Carolyn Enger, free concert “Vienna in Englewood – Music of the 1820s” with works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, John Field, Schubert and Chopin, 3 p.m., Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. blackboxpac. de, 201-569-2070.

MORRISTOWN Members of the American Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Trio, open-air concert “Modernist Mexican Music and Margaritas”, 8 pm, Morris Museum, Normandy Heights Road 6. 50 USD for space for two guests by reservation only. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706.

OCEAN CITY Ocean City Pops, Grand Reopening Concert, 7 p.m., Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace at Boardwalk. $ 10. ocnj.tix.com, 609-399-6111.

OCEAN GROVE 67th Annual Choir Festival, free performances by choral singers from the eastern United States accompanied by the historic organ in the Great Auditorium, 7pm, Great Auditorium, 54 Pilgrim Pathway. oceangrove.org, 732-775-0035.

RED BANK Art Garfunkel, “In Close-Up”, 7pm, Count Basie Theater, 99 Monmouth St. $ 35- $ 89. countbasietheatre.org, 732-842-9000.

SPARTA Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, outdoor concert and lecture by band members on music, composers, instruments and jazz techniques, 4 p.m., Van Kirk Homestead Museum, 336 Main St. $ 15. vankirkmuseum.org, 973-726-0883.

STANHOPE Stanley Jordan, Plays Jimi, 7pm, Stanhope House, outdoor beer garden, 45 High Street. $ 38.50 USD. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.



ENGLEWOOD Sam Shepard Play Festival, screenings of “The Unseen Hand,” “Cowboy # 2,” and “Back Bog Beast Bait,” 8pm, also July 11th 8pm Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Avenue $ 20. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

FLORHAM PARK “Snug”, outdoor production by Bonnie J. Monte Homage to the mechanic band from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, 8pm, also July 11th 8pm College of St. Elizabeth Greek Theater, 2 Convent Road (from Route 124.)). $ 40-45. shakespearenj.org, 973-408-5600.

HACKETTSTOWN “Forever Plaid”, musical about the other side of a pop singer group who died in a car accident, 8 pm, also July 10, 8 pm; July 11, 2 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $ 22.50- $ 25.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

LAMBERTVILLE “Head Over Heels”, musical about the songs of the go-gos, 8 pm, plus July 10, 3 and 8 pm; July 11, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179. $ 25. musicmountainheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

MIDDLETOWN “Shakin ‘the Mess Outta Misery”, open-air production by the Dunbar Repertory Company about the growing up of a young black girl in the 1960s in the south, 8 pm, also July 10, 8 pm; July 11, 4 p.m. Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St. $ 20. https://middletownarts.org/shakin-the-mess-outta-misery, 732-706-4100.

MONTCLAIR “Brooklyn’s Bridge, a New Musical”, 8 pm Friday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday, also 10-11. July; “Tasha, a protest piece”, 8 pm, also July 10, 8 pm; July 11, 3:00 pm, Montclair State University Theater and Dance Department “Virtual Spring Festival”. $ 10. peakperfs.org, 973-655-5112.

WOODBRIDGE “Kentucky Fried Calamari,” comedy about a country boy courting a city girl, 8 pm, also July 10, 8 pm; July 11th, 3 p.m. Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel Str. 150 in Avenel. $ 49.50. avenelarts.com, 732-314-0500.


ENGLEWOOD Sam Shepard Play Festival, screenings of “Fools for Love”, “Cowboy # 2” and “The Holy Ghostly”, 8 pm, Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. $ 20. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

FLORHAM PARK “Comedy of Errors,” open-air performance by the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, 8:00 p.m., also July 11, 5:00 p.m. College of St. Elizabeth Greek Theater, 2 Convent Road (off Route 124). $ 40-45. shakespearenj.org, 973-408-5600.

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Destin City Hall 

All city meetings are being held at the City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, until further notice. All meetings are subject to change or cancellation. To virtually view the meeting, https://www.cityofdestin.com/. To view/stream is www.youtube.com/CityofDestin. 

• Capital Projects Budget Workshop, 5:30 p.m. July 12, City Hall Annex Council Chambers 

Rock the Docks 

Rock along the docks at HarborWalk Village and under the stars for a free live concert from 7-9 p.m. July 10 with Flash Flood. 

• July17: Sway Ja Vu 

• July 24: The Hoodoos 

• July 31: Scenic Heights 

• Aug. 7: FIinga Faya 

• Aug. 14: TBA 

Distillery 98 Summer Concerts 

Distillery 98, 835 Serenoa Road in Santa Rosa Beach, will host a concert with Daniel Pratt, Logan Pitcher, at 6 p.m. July 10. Enjoy bites from local food trucks as well as specialty craft cocktails, beer and wine. Doors open at 5 p.m. Benefiting The Ohana Institute and presented by Step One Automotive Group. Purchase tickets at bit.ly/D98Tickets. 

• July 17: Dion Jones & The Neon Tears, Casual Cadenza 

• July 24: Raelyn Nelson Band, Heat & The Zydeco Gents  

Seaside Lyceum Cinema Classics 

Grab a blanket and enjoy the free movie “Jason and the Argonauts(1963)” under the stars at 8 p.m. July 11 on the Seaside Lyceum Lawn  

• July 18: High Noon 

• July 25: Field of Dreams 

• Aug.1 Steel Magnolias 

• Aug. 8: Ghostbusters  

Sunday Cinema 

Grab a lawn chair or blanket for the free movie “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” a featured film on the big screen at 8 p.m. July 11 on the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf. 

• July 18: Pete’s Dragon 

• July 25: Sing  

• Aug. 1: Inside Out 

Summer at HarborWalk Village 

• Monday: Dance to your own beat with a silent disco experience in front of the main stage from 7-10 p.m. Sanitized headphones provided. 

• Tuesday: Carnival comes to HarborWalk Village with live music on the main stage at 6:30 p.m. and the Fat Tuesday Parade at 8:30 p.m. Catch beads as the floats roll through the Village. Want to celebrate on a float with you and your krewe or promote your business? Email events@harborwalkvillage.com or call 850-424-0600. 

• Thursday: All American Thursday is from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Celebrate the USA with a one-of-a-kind vintage airshow, hero salute, live entertainment, fireworks and a fire spinning show with Hero Salute and Vintage Air Show 6:30 p m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.  

Havana Beach Burger Week  

Enjoy an American classic with a Havana Beach twist. Havana Beach Bar & Grill and Havana Beach Rooftop will be offering a special Burger Lunch Menu daily July 12-16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring their chefs’ most creative burgers.  

Rosemary Beach Summer Concerts 

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the night on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach with music of Kool Kats (50’s & 60’s) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 12.   

• July 19: British Invasion (Beatles and Stones) 

• July 26: Flying High (Bryds to the Eagles) 

• Aug. 2: Fais Do-Do (Cajun & Zydeco) 

• Aug. 9: Totally Awesome 80’s!  

Wednesday Night Concert Series 

Enjoy free live entertainment with Forrest Williams Band from 7-9 p.m. July 14 on the Events Plaza stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. 

• July 21: Six Piece Suits 

• July 28: Rust & Gold  

Wednesday Night Bonfire & Music 

Come out to The Bay in Santa Rosa Beach at 5 p.m. July 14 for dinner, cold drinks and a bonfire with music by Boukou Groove on the beach of the Choctawhatchee Bay.  

• July 21: Will Thompson Band 

• July 28: Chris Alvarado Duo  

Foster Gallery 

The public is invited to a reception celebrating both the Summer Rotation and upcoming Juried Special Exhibition artists at Foster Gallery from 5-7 p.m. July 14. Enjoy tasty sips and snacks while perusing all the works on display and available for purchase.  

Movie Night at Alys Beach  

Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy “Alice in Wonderland” under the stars at 8 p.m. July 14 at the Alys Beach Central Park. All outdoor movies are free and open to the public.  

• July 21: How to Eat Fried Worms 

• July 28: Little Mermaid 

• Aug. 4: Secret Life of Pets  

Rosemary Beach Moonlight & Movies 

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a movie night under the stars in Rosemary Beach July 15 with “Moana” on the Western Green. Balloon art starts at 6 p.m. and  movie at 8:15 p.m. Enjoy popcorn and hot dogs on the beach from DogManDu.   

• July 22: Sonic the Hedgehog 

• Aug. 5: Tom and Jerry 

• Aug. 12: Trolls World Tour  

Grand Boulevard Outdoor Theater 

Join Emerald Coast Theatre Company for a free outdoor performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream every Thursday night at 8 p.m. in Grand Boulevard. Bring your own chair or blanket for a magical night under the stars.  

Summer Storytime on the Lawn   

Cuddlers and Toddlers Storytime is continuing through the summer at 10 a.m. every Thursday and run approximately 20 minutes. Come enjoy Tails & Tales themed stories while waiting for the weekly Summer Reading events to begin at 10:30 a.m. Get more information  at cityofdestin.com/655/Summer-Reading. If you have any questions, call 837-8572 or email library@cityofdestin.com.  

Central Square Cinema 

Grab a blanket and watch “Raya & The Last Dragon” at 8 p.m. July 16 at the Seaside Amphitheater. Free and open to the public.  

• July 23: Frozen 2 

• July 30: Up 

• Aug. 6: Tom & Jerry 

• Aug. 13: Monsters Inc 

• Aug. 20: Zootopia 

• Aug. 27: Tangled  

Summer Pop 

The Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents Jordan and Michelle’s “Back to Broadway” show, a fun-filled, high-energy tribute to the Broadway music of today and yesterday. July 17 at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard, upstairs, in the Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $30/person at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. 

• July 24 – Frank & Friends with Peter Lake. Enjoy tunes from Frank Sinatra, Giacomo Puccini, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more favorites.  

The Marriage Course 

The Alpha Marriage Course, a series of seven sessions designed to help couples invest in and build a healthy relationship, will begin July 19 from 6:30-9 p.m. at The Local Market in Destin and will run for six more Mondays. There is no charge for the course and dinner is included. Couples do not have to share with other couples —it is totally private. Register at iacdestin.org/the-marriage-course.  For details visit iacdestin.org/the-marriage-course or email ethan.iacdestin@gmail.com.  

Mattie Kelly Arts Center 

Jesus Christ Superstar is the 2021 Summer Musical at 7:30 p.m. July 21-24 and 2 p.m. July 25 on Mainstage. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater in Niceville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call the Box Office for tickets at 729-6000 or visit https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/.  

Movies & S’mores Series 

The free Movies & S’mores series will be at 5 p.m. July 22 in Camp Helen State Park Recreation Hall with food and fun. Seating will be provided. Programs begin at 6:30 p.m. with an interpretive table of activities, a merchandise table, prepackaged smores around the bonfire and  souvenir cup. Movie, “Onward,” with a special treasure hunt/guided tour throughout the park. Begins at sunset. Donations are accepted and will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the parks resource management, projects and interpretative programs.  

Billy Gray Testimony 

Billy Gray, who ministers to people around the world and is former pastor at The Gathering, will give his testimony at First Baptist Church, 201 Beach Dr. in Destin, on July 27 at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. 

Hydroflight Monday 

Enjoy shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell over the lagoon at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 2. 

Boomin’ Tuesday 

Turn your eyes on the sky at Baytowne Wharf and watch as the sky lights up with a fireworks show over the Lagoon at 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 3. Also, a DJ Dance Party with DJ Mike Whitty begins at 7 p.m. in the Events Plaza. 

Magical Thursday 

Magic, music, and mayhem with Baytowne Wharf’s featured pirate Captain Davy takes you on an adventure with two magic shows at 7 and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 5. 

Labor Day Celebration 

Send off summer with live music by Flash Flood at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 and Tobacco Road at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at HarborWalk Village. Fireworks and Fire Spinning by Autumn Lyfe at 9 p.m. Sunday. On-site parking fee $10.  

Destin Woman’s Club 

The Annual Fashion Show held by the Destin Woman’s Club has been cancelled this year due to the Covid virus. The Fashion Show for 2021 has been scheduled for Nov. 5.  As their major fundraiser, net proceeds go toward the Club’s Family Assistance Fund designed to help local families and a local charity. 


Destin Community Center 

All activities are at the Destin Community Center, unless noted. Call 654-5184 or email recreation@cityofdestin.comfor information and to register. Persons with disabilities who require assistance are asked to notify the center 48 hours in advance. 

Pickleball: Sessions are Mondays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Fee is $3/session. Racquets and balls are available, just bring your gym shoes. 

Table Tennis: Play from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Paddles and balls provided. Fee is $2/resident and $3/non-resident. 

Senior Programs 

All activities are at the Destin Community Center, unless noted. Call 654-5184 or email recreation@cityofdestin.com for information and to register. Persons with disabilities who require assistance are asked to notify the center 48 hours in advance.  

— Destin Senior Membership: Join the Destin Seniors to enjoy multiple festivities including the senior lunch bunch, potluck, casino trips, cruises, bingo, chair exercise, knitting, scrabble, and Mexican dominoes. Members must be a Destin resident. 

— Senior Book Club: The Destin Senior Members meet at 10 a.m. the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave. 

— Senior Drop-In Hours: The Destin Senior Center at Buck Destin Park, 724 Legion Drive, offers senior drop-in hours from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday for Seniors (50 years and older) to meet and enjoy each other’s company, participate in games such as Mexican Train Dominoes, Scrabble, cards, etc. 

— Senior Walking Club: The Destin Senior Members walk around the Destin Community Center’s gymnasium from 8-9 a.m. Monday-Friday. All of the miles that you walk will be added to the “team map” as we travel from one region to the next. The team’s miles are reported on the 4th Friday of each month at the Destin Senior Membership’s Potluck. 

— Destin Senior Chair Exercise 50+ years: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. at Buck Destin Park consists of performing light exercises to help improve balance, flexibility, strength, and circulation. Free/residents. 

Book Club 

The Destin Library’s Novel Idea Book Club is open to adults and meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. Club members can submit book recommendations – primarily fiction with the occasional non-fiction title – and the club will vote on which ones to read. Membership is open to everyone; however, you will need an Okaloosa County Public Library card to check-out materials. Members will need an email address and internet access to join the discussion. 

City of Destin Annual Passes 

Full-time residents (within the incorporated city limits) are encouraged to submit their request for a 2021 Annual Pass at https://www.cityofdestin.com/342/Annual-Passes. For those who do not have internet access, beach parking passes are only available at City Hall. Henderson Beach State Park and Joe’s Bayou Boat Ramp passes are available at both City Hall and the Destin Community Center. For questions, call 837-4242. 


The City of Destin’s Adopt-A-Street Program allows local families, businesses and community groups to perform a valuable community service by adopting sections of a street to keep clear of litter and debris. Groups who participate in this program will have their name listed on the City’s website and signage installed on their adopted street. For more information, call 837-6869 or email adoptastreet@cityofdestin.com. 

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market 

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and load up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil, and pickled things are all there for the taking.  

Rosemary Beach Farmers Market 

Come browse the 30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local farmers market takes place on Sundays year round, and Thursdays throughout the summer months, in North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A. 

Leisure-filled Outside Fest replaces conventional banquet as Viking Sportsmen’s huge fundraiser

In place of the traditional banquet that has been going on for more than 30 years, the last Saturday in July at the Alexandria Shooting Park, the Viking Sportsmen are offering a variety of ticket packages to attend their very first outdoor festival. It’s a day of fun for people in the outdoors, and the idea came from the Viking athletes who had to cancel their annual banquet due to the 2020 pandemic.

Questions remained in the 2021 banquet season, which for outdoor organizations usually takes place in spring. Could the Viking athletes hold an indoor banquet while the pandemic continues? If so, with what capacity?

“At one point during the talks, I believe we were limited to less than 100 people, and in a typical year the banquet takes about 300 people,” said Chris Kleine, president of Viking Sportsmen. “It started as an idea when some of us were standing around after one of our board meetings. It definitely wasn’t broken, but after 35 years of banquet it was time to check out something else. We take a leap of faith and commit to thinking outside the box and putting together an event that can attract 3-4 times or more than our traditional audience, which equates to extra dollars and a much greater impact in our local communities. ”

Ticket package costs range from $ 20 for a single entry ticket to a platinum package of $ 1,000 (valued at $ 1,500) for a group of 10 people. There are several options between these prices for individuals or groups.

The money from this event will go towards projects such as the annual Youth Outdoor Activity Day (which is scheduled for August 29th this year), wild fodder plots (over 100 acres planted in 2020), pikeperch, brown and rainbow trout stocking programs and financial Support will be used for archery, traps, and fishing teams of the 206 District, along with the local Let’s Go Fishing chapter, which helps seniors get outdoors through fishing and sightseeing tours of the lakes in the area.

Outdoor Fest offers a full day of activities. It starts at 10 a.m. when the gates open. A trap shooting tournament starts at 11:00 AM. There are food stalls, a bar (Depot Express and Carlos Creek Winery), 3D archery, and raffles with over 30 weapons and other prizes.

The afternoon includes a beanbag tournament, live entertainment, a general raffle and a silent auction. Live music by the band Coyote Wild plays from 7-10 p.m.

Kleine said the committee had discussed at length how the event would be carried out with shooting sports and liquor in the park.

“We follow instructions from Tom (Townsend), the owner of Alexandria Shooting Park,” said Kleine. “He said: ‘We have already been served alcohol at events like this, and there is a zero tolerance policy.’ If you consume alcohol, do not take part in the (shooting) events. This also included scheduling. The trap tournament starts at 11 a.m. The food stalls, the bar, they don’t open until noon. That was the idea of ​​getting it going in the morning so that people don’t sit around until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. ”

Hosting such an event as the primary fundraiser for the year took a lot of work and taking some risk with the amount of money the group invested in the day. Kleine said Alomere Health and Bell Bank both came to Viking Sportsmen to help sponsor the event.

The board members of the Viking Sportsmen hope that the Outdoor Fest will be well attended and that the group will continue to serve the community in the future. Kleine said they haven’t seen a large number of ticket sales yet, but he hopes that will change in the past few weeks as the group marketed the outdoor festival in more avenues.

“We have devoted significant resources to making sure we are putting together a good product,” said Kleine. “Our committee members are in rags, have reached out to the vendors, made sure we have entertainment and a stage, organized trap and beanbag tournaments, and procured rubbish and toilet bins.

“All of this is happening as we also prepare for Youth Outdoor Activity Day less than a month later, which draws around 4,000 people to the same place. We would be very happy to continue this event and hope that it will be a success and grow from year to year. We have received a lot of positive feedback from people who are burned out through traditional fundraising mechanisms. Now is the time to see what kind of reaction we get. “

Information about the outdoor festival

For ticket packages, as well as a full schedule and additional information on the Viking Sportsmen’s very first outdoor festival, please visit www.vikingsportsmen.org. Contact Chris Kleine at (320) 491-4135 or Tim Olson at (320) 766-2650 with questions.

Melco Resorts & Leisure Broadcasts Share Buy and Award Program

MACAU, July 8th, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO) (“Melco” or the “Company”) announced today that it has launched a share purchase and incentive program to promote engagement and to honor the commitment of its employees and give eligible employees the opportunity to benefit from the company’s long-term growth.

The share purchase and rewards program applies to eligible employees who agreed to participate in the company’s voluntary vacation program in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of a number of proactive cost control measures the company has undertaken in the face of the unprecedented Pandemic challenges.

As part of the Share Purchase and Rewards Program, an eligible employee will be invited to use a portion of their base salary to purchase and grant restricted shares during the term of the program, which runs from July 2021 to June 2022, to purchase and grant restricted shares to the Melco Resorts 2011 Share Incentive Plan a total of 200% of the base salary applicable at the time of grant. The maximum amount of blocked shares that can be issued under the share purchase and incentive program is less than 0.50% of the company’s total outstanding shares as of July 8, 2021.

Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said: “The Share Purchase and Award Program shows our recognition of the dedication and dedication our colleagues showed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. As the pandemic gradually subsides, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of our colleagues and ensure that they have a chance to benefit from the company’s long-term growth. Our colleagues are always the most important ingredient for future success. “

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made in accordance with the “safe harbor” provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (the “Company”) may also make forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials, and in oral statements their officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, (i) the global pandemic of COVID-19 caused by a novel strain of the coronavirus and the ongoing impact of its effects on our business, industry and the global economy, (ii) growth in the gaming market, and Visitor numbers in Macau, the Philippines and the Republic of Cyprus, (iii) capital and credit market volatility, (iv) local and global economic conditions, (v) our anticipated growth strategies, (vi) gambling authority and other government approvals and regulations, and (vii) our future Business development, operating results and financial position. In some instances, forward-looking statements may include words or expressions such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe” , “Potentially”, “further”, “is / are likely” or other similar expressions. For more information about these and other risks, uncertainties, or factors, see the company’s filings with the SEC. All information in this press release is as of the date of this press release and the company undertakes no obligation to update this information unless required by applicable law.

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About Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited

The company, whose American Depositary Shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (Nasdaq: MLCO), is a developer, owner and operator of integrated resort properties in Asia and Europe. The company currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), an integrated resort in Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated resort in Cotai, Macau. The business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based electronic gaming machine operation in Macau. The company also majority-owned and operated Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), an integrated movie-style resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines currently operates and manages a Filipino subsidiary of City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreamsmanila.com), an integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. In Europe, the company is currently developing City of Dreams Mediterranean (www.cityofdreamsmed.com.cy) in the Republic of Cyprus, which is expected to be the largest and leading integrated resort in Europe. The Company currently operates a Temporary Casino, the first authorized casino in the Republic of Cyprus, and is licensed to operate four satellite casinos (“Cyprus Casinos”). After City of Dreams Mediterranean opens, the company will continue to operate the satellite casinos while the temporary casino ceases to operate. Further information about the company can be found at www.melco-resorts.com.

The company is heavily backed by its largest single shareholder, Melco International Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and largely owned and run by Mr. Lawrence Ho, the Chairman and Executive Director, and Chief Executive officer of the company.

For the investment community, please contact:
Robin Yuen
Director, Investor Relations
Tel: +852 2598 3619
Email: robinyuen@melco-resorts.com

For media inquiries, please contact:
Chimmy Leung
Managing director, corporate communications
Tel: +852 3151 3765
Email: chimmyleung@melco-resorts.com

The Nordic Leisure Group (STO:NENT B) Share Value Is Up 29% And Shareholders Are Holding On

We believe that investing is smart because history shows that stock markets will rise over the long term. However, if you do choose to buy stocks, some of them will underperform. For example the Nordic Entertainment Group AB (public) (STO: NENT B) the stock price has risen over the past year, but its 29% increase is below the market return. Nordic Entertainment Group hasn’t been on the list for long so it’s not yet clear if it’s a long-term winner.

Check out our latest analysis for Nordic Entertainment Group

In his essay, The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville, Warren Buffett described that stock prices do not always rationally reflect the value of a company. A flawed but sane way of assessing how sentiment has changed around a company is to compare earnings per share (EPS) to its share price.

The Nordic Entertainment Group had really great EPS growth last year. This remarkable rate of growth, while unsustainable, is impressive nonetheless. We are not surprised that the share price has risen. Turning points like this are the best times for us to take a closer look at a stock.

Below you can see how EPS has changed over time (you can find out the exact values ​​by clicking on the picture).

OM: NENT B earnings per share growth July 8, 2021

We like that insiders have bought stocks in the past twelve months. Even so, future profits will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. These free interactive report about the Nordic Entertainment Group Earnings, sales and cash flow is a great place to start if you want to further investigate the inventory.

Another perspective

Nordic Entertainment Group’s shareholders gained 29% over the course of the year. While it’s always nice to make a profit on the stock market, we find that the TSR was no better than the general market return of around 48%. The last three months have not been so friendly for the Nordic Entertainment Group, the share price only increased by 4.0%. It’s not uncommon to see a company’s stock price between updates to shareholders. I find it very interesting to look at the share price as a proxy for business development over the long term. But to really gain insight we need to consider other information as well. Take risks, for example – the Nordic Entertainment Group has 4 warning signs (and 2 who don’t sit well with us) We think you should know.

If you’re into buying stocks alongside management, then maybe you will love this free List of companies. (Note: Insiders bought them).

Please note that the market returns given in this article reflect the market weighted average returns on stocks currently traded on SE exchanges.

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MGA Leisure To Convey L.O.L. Shock! Model To Digital Collectable App VeVe

The partnership will experience the exciting world of LOL Surprise! Enter the world of digital collectibles and give fans the opportunity to collect their favorite LOL dolls and characters as exquisite 3D models that can be animated and interactive. This will be the first product produced on the VeVe platform for a younger audience.

Currently the only app of its kind, VeVes unique Mixed Reality adds a digital layer to the world around us, allowing fans to interact with their collection and bring their favorite toys and other collectibles to life. Fans can also share their own curated collections of photos, videos and virtual showrooms with their friends and the fan community through the app’s features.

“This is a very exciting step to partner with the world’s largest toy brand and we look forward to bringing fans a new and exciting way to play and get involved,” said David Yu, Co-Founder and CEO, VeVe. “With hundreds of thousands of satisfied adult fans, we look forward to creating offers for younger fans.

VeVe NFT’s digital collectibles are minted on the blockchain, which allows for immutable authentication record and allows fans to collect their digital products in a fun and engaging way. Since last December, the VeVe app has been downloaded more than 350,000 times and over 580,000 digital NFT collectibles have been sold to enthusiastic fans and is one of the top apps in the entertainment category in the Google App Store.

Earlier this year, VeVe announced its plans to be the first carbon neutral NFT platform and is committed to 100% carbon neutral NFTs by offering grants to nonprofit environmental organizations to raise funds for a good cause. The VeVe app also uses distributed ledger technologies which are known to be more energy efficient than the competitors in the market.

“We are very excited to be working with a company that, like MGA, creates unique opportunities to experience the world of fandom. The combination of technology with toys has been successful for us in the past and we look forward to even more success with VeVe. ”Says Isaac Larian, CEO & Founder of MGA Entertainment.

More details on LOL and other MGA collectible series, including the drop date, will be announced in the coming weeks.

To learn more about the VeVe app, please visit the official website Here.

About LOL / MGA entertainment:

Headquarters in Chatsworth, California, MGA Entertainment, the fastest growing entertainment products company for the past five years, makes innovative proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery, and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as LOL Surprise ™, Little Tikes®, Bratz®, Rainbow High ™, Na! N / A! N / A! Surprise ™ and Zapf Creation®. Visit us in www.mgae.com.

About VeVe:

VeVe is a direct-to-consumer company based on the pop culture nexus, combining toys, games and collectibles to provide a unique way to experience the many worlds of fandom. Through technological innovations, VeVe makes new forms of content accessible to consumers. We see digital collectibles as a new class of collectibles that offer fans a new collecting experience and intellectual property owners the opportunity to explore new opportunities in the digital landscape.

The VeVe Digital Collectible app is available for both iOS and Android and will soon be available for desktop.

Find out more: VeVe.me

The VeVe Digital Collectible App is available for both iOS and Android.

Learn more: VeVe.me | Twitter | discord | Facebook | Instagram

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New theater firm broadcasts inaugural season | Leisure

Moonstone Theater Company has announced its inaugural season, which includes a Neil Simon comedy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, and a classic American play.

In a statement, Artistic Director Sharon Hunter said the company’s 2021-2022 season is focused on “mental health and its impact on individuals and their families.”

14.-31. October: “Jake’s Women” is Simon’s serious and comical account of a novelist and the women in his life. Directed by Edward M. Coffield.

February 17th – March 6th: “Proof”, by David Auburn, won a Pulitzer for this drama about a young woman, the daughter of a gifted mathematician. Director: Hunter.

May 19 – June 5: “The House of Blue Leaves”. Annamaria Pileggi directs John Guard’s critically acclaimed comedy about a frustrated songwriter.

Performances take place Thursday through Sunday at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center. Subscriptions and single tickets go on sale on August 14th. Additional Information: moonstonetheatrecompany.com.

Leisure district within the works for downtown Enterprise


Downtown Enterprise could see big changes soon after the Enterprise City Council passed an ordinance making the area an entertainment district.

The aim of the Main Street program is to breathe new life into the inner cities.

Although the council is voting on the entertainment district ordinance, Main Street director Cassidi Kendrick says if they vote yes it would be a huge step forward to achieve that goal.

“It would allow you to buy a drink in a specific cup, and you could take it out and stroll downtown whether you were just shopping or enjoying one of our festivals or special events,” said Cassidi Kenrick, Main Street Enterprise Director .

The city is currently using an external provider to serve alcoholic beverages at events in the city center.

“We can actually take advantage of our businesses that have invested in downtown and take the extra step of getting the liquor and beverage license now instead of bringing in an outside source,” added Kendrick.

Kendrick expects the regulation, if passed, to be an incentive.

“It takes you a step forward in providing a different service to your customers that you may not be able to do elsewhere,” Kendrick continued. “So I definitely think this will bring some new business development to our region.”

The ordinance states that the district has no fewer than four retailers licensed to retail liquor, and with the structure of the district, that number will soon change.

“We also included the area on South Conner Street where the plant is located,” Kendrick concluded. “Where the old cotton mill used to be, the amusement district is currently being converted into an expansion with a catering and retail section to include a brewery.”

Current retailers who hold liquor licenses within the designated district include Corks and Cattle, the Rawls, Sixtels, and Café Roma.

According to the ordinance, the entertainment district is in operation on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on other days of the week except Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Council could vote on the new regulation at the next Council meeting on July 20th.

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Leisure venues get ‘lifeline’ grants because of results of pandemic

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Entertainment venues were among the first to close their doors due to the pandemic and the last to reopen fully, but thanks to federal government support, many are aiming for a comeback this year.

The Small Business Administration has facilitated the distribution of funds from the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant (SVOG) program. To date, 85 scholarships have been awarded in Wisconsin with a total volume of around 86 million US dollars.

Performing arts executives in Milwaukee said people long to return to the shows at the venues.

“There are very few things that are as meaningful as attending a performance like in a place like this, which is so beautiful and brings people together in a way that we missed tremendously during Covid,” said Mark Niehaus, President and Executive Director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, across from CBS 58 inside the Bradley Symphony Center on Wisconsin Avenue.

The nonprofit will receive approximately $ 1.7 million from SVOG. Niehaus said the money will help, but it won’t erase all of the financial impact of the pandemic.

“It makes a difference to us, but it doesn’t solve the problem for us,” said Niehaus.

The Marcus Performing Arts Center will receive approximately $ 6.5 million from the scholarship. They told CBS 58 that the funds will be very helpful in preparing for the return of live performances and audiences later this year.

“It will really help us openly reopening this fall so we can recruit staff and bring shows back to the Marcus Center,” said President and CEO Kendra Whitlock Ingram in an interview.

The Pabst Theater Group and its foundation will receive a total of approximately $ 10.8 million. Its CEO, Gary Witt, led a national effort through the National Independent Venue Association to raise pandemic funding for entertainment venues.

“It was a long way to actually distribute the money, but it was worth it,” Witt told CBS 58.

While Witt says the grants have made a big impact, many other small institutions are still waiting for their applications to be approved, which Witt is pushing for.

“We won’t rest until all of these companies are funded because that’s how we started,” said Witt.

For more information about the recipients in Wisconsin, see Here.

Nick Cannon Pic ‘She Ball’ Acquired By Redbox Leisure – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Redbox entertainment has the North American distribution rights You ball, a new film, written, produced and directed by Nick Cannon. The film will be available in cinemas (20 in total) and on demand simultaneously, including Redbox on August 6, 2021.

The film follows the love of the game through the struggles of Avery Watts, who involves the city’s worst streetball women’s league to help save the embattled Inglewood Community Center he runs while trying to raise his seven-year-old daughter.

Redbox has hired Vertical Entertainment as a distribution partner for the feature. The deal was negotiated by Marc Danon, Head of Original Content at Redbox Entertainment.