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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Thirty-three talented performing artists will take the stage at the Central Baptist Church in Atlantic Highlands at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6 as the third annual "Sounds of the Highlands Jr." Concert showcases the very best professional and aspiring young musicians in the Monmouth County area.
Participating artists auditioned in January and have been working with voice and movement coaches under the direction of Laura DuBois. A professional back-up band composed of David Paul Crowton, Jim Mizell, and Geoff Hipschman will accompany vocalists.
Tickets for Sounds of the Highlands Jr. are reasonably priced, making this concert a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy live music together.
Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and under. Refreshments will be available to purchase at the intermission. The concert will be filmed by video artist Robert O'Connor, and DVDs may be ordered.
The concert is sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.
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FAIR HAVEN, NJ - the Greater Red Bank Church Women United Unit will celebrate Human Rights Day at Fisk Chapel AME in Fair Haven on Fisk St. at 11am on March 4th. Everyone is welcome to attend. This year’s theme for Church Women United is “Living the Legacy, Driving the Movement” and refers to the 70 years that Church Women United has been living the legacy of our founding mothers, and the need for us to continue to “drive” the movement. Recognizing the individuals who have worked tirelessly for the cause of Human Rights is the key to this celebration. We all have people in our communities who have been committed to lifting up the cause of peace and justice in many different ways.
The Greater Red Bank Unit is proud to recognize The Reverend Dr. Henry P. Davis, Jr. Dr. Davis presently serves as the Senior Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands, NJ. He has been pastor at St. Paul’s since July 1973. Dr. Davis has developed programs of evangelism, missions, education and stewardship. Dr. Davis has served as Moderator of the Seacoast Missionary Baptist Association on three different occasions. He is presently First Vice Moderator-at-large of the Moderators’ Auxiliary7 of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Pastor Davis holds the Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University and the Master of Divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Dr. Davis is a veteran of Korea where he served as a Ground Radio Operator. He has served in several civilian capacities with the Air Force and Department of Army. He is a member of several community organizations in Monmouth County. He has received numerous awards from social and civic organizations. He is a Life Member of the NAACP. He was inducted into the Morehouse College, Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers on April 2, 2009. He is married to Dolores Ryan of New Carrolton, Maryland. They are the parents of tem adult children and 22 grandchildren.
After our celebration we will continue with a light lunch. Everyone is invited to help us honor and celebrate Human Rights!
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Newspaper columnist Michael Riley will preach at the 10 a.m. Sunday service at the First Presbyterian Church.
His sermon title will be "A Way out of Hell," which will focus on the ways we keep ourselves from experiencing God's love and how to find it.
Riley is an ordained minister and a regular preacher at the church. He is also an author and editorial writer at the Asbury Park Press, and his weekly Press column,"Only Human," appears on Fridays.
Riley will continue his popular "mystery bag" children's sermon series when youngsters try to "stump the pastor" by placing a small personal "treasure" in a brown paper bag. He then picks one bag and creates a children's message from its contents.
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Honoring Retired Superior Court Judge Norman J. Peer
FREEHOLD, NJ - Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Monmouth County, Inc. announces its 6th Annual Voices for Children Gala to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011. The event will take place from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Navesink Country Club at 50 Luffburrow Lane in Middletown, NJ. Proceeds from the Gala will directly benefit the CASA program.
Through its annual Gala, CASA for Children recognizes Monmouth County leaders who have made a difference in the community and in the lives of children in need. This year’s honoree is Retired Superior Court Judge Norman J. Peer for his distinguished career in public service spanning more than four decades. He also served as the lead judge in the Children in Court Calendar, often hearing difficult cases of abuse and neglect presented by the Division of Youth and Family Services. He is currently specializing in mediation and arbitration at Lomurro, Davison, Eastman & Munoz, P.A.
Cynthia Van Brunt, CASA for Children Executive Director, says “We are so fortunate that Judge Peer has agreed to be honored and help us raise awareness about our work as child advocates. This is sure to be an amazing evening!”
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10th Annual Global Understanding Convention Will Be Held April 4 to 8
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Monmouth University Institute for Global Understanding is pleased to announce that its 10th annual Global Understanding Convention will be held April 4 to 8, 2011.
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland
Robinson has been recognized for her work as president of the ethical globalization initiative with a 2009 United States Presidential medal of freedom and now resides in her native Ireland where she leads the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice (MRFCJ), which works to secure justice for victims of climate change. She will be bringing her considerable knowledge and experience to Monmouth as she speaks about the effects of the global recession on countries around the world, the state of human rights, and poor and disempowered who are often marginalized during difficult economic times.
Visit www.monmouth.edu/institute_global_understanding for more information and program listing.