Football lovers of all ages will find plenty of festivities to enjoy, whether you have a fantasy team or not.  The extravaganza includes a Draft Day Party, athlete and celebrity appearances, sport video game tournaments and free-play, interactive athletic competitions, sports memorabilia exhibits, merchandise sales, a tailgate party and beer tasting, along with space for leagues to conduct their fantasy football drafts. Fantasy experts will provide tips and insights, and there will be a special RotoBowl Draft.

Saturday, August 18, 2012; 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Exhibits; 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Tailgate Zone; 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Draft Room; 11:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Autographs

Sunday, August 19, 2012; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Exhibits; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Tailgate Zone; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Draft Room; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Autographs

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From Asia to Europe and South America to West Philadelphia, Art After 5 this season brings visitors  around the world in the Great Stair Hall. Featuring its renowned jazz concerts and innovative programs, visitors can experience live performance reflecting a wide range of cultures and enjoy the galleries while the Museum’s culinary team of STARR Events prepares specialty cocktails, appetizers, and small plates that complement the flavor of each evening.

Pull up a seat on October 5 as Weimar Cabaret, spotlights the decadent German scene with Dances of Vice: Kabarett Berlin. On November 2’s Japan Night, Art After 5 brings folk music and dance from Iwate prefecture (the area of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami). On November 30, celebrate the major exhibition Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp, by exploring its key themes of chess, chance, and collaboration. Chess Music for the Moving Image invites the audience to play a live game of chess that will shape the evening’s musical notes and dance steps. The ever-popular West Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates the Festival of Lights on December 14, with its inspirational repertoire of eastern European and klezmer tunes.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has announced plans to open an instructional site in the Manahawkin section of Stafford Township, Ocean County.

The new facility, located at 712 East Bay Avenue in the Manahawkin Plaza, is scheduled to open later this month in time for the start of classes for the fall semester.

“With the opening of the Manahawkin Instructional Site, Ocean County residents as well as residents from the bordering and nearby counties of Burlington, Mercer and Monmouth, will have the opportunity to enroll in the same high quality Stockton courses – yet closer to home – while pursuing a Stockton degree or a continuing education program,” said Stockton President Herman Saatkamp.

“We’re very excited to plant roots in Ocean County, consistently one of our strongest counties in terms of enrollment,” said Dr. Harvey Kesselman, Stockton’s Provost and Executive Vice President.

Dr. Kesselman said the site was a natural fit for a county that is home to four of the College’s top 10 municipalities for enrollment, according to fall 2011 statistics:  Toms River is the third-leading municipality overall with 282 students enrolled, followed by Manahawkin (fifth overall, 186 enrolled), Tuckerton (sixth, 181) and Barnegat (ninth, 146). In the College enrollment rankings by county, Ocean’s 1,491 students are second only to Atlantic (2,357).

“Additionally, Ocean County Community College, one of the finest two-year institutions in the state, is a pipeline for some of our most qualified transfer students,” Dr. Kesselman said. 

The Manahawkin Instructional Site offers two large state-of-the-art classrooms, each holding 35 seats and equipped with an e-podium for classroom and presentation purposes.  In addition, the site also offers computing stations for students and printing capabilities to support their academic work.  Presently 104 students are enrolled in the six courses being offered at the new facility. 

Initial course offerings for the fall semester include Introduction to Management, Language Acquisition, Families, Schools & Communities, Documentary Photography, Science of Forecasting Waves, and Introduction to Sociology. In addition, the Office of Continuing education will offer a variety of seminars and trainings at this site.

President Saatkamp said the college is planning a formal ceremony to mark the opening of the facility. The date and details of the event will be announced shortly, he added.

 The City of Wildwood announces it has partnered with the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) and the Greater Wildwood Hotel & Motel Association (GWHMA) to produce the Wildwood NJ Boardwalk Classic Car Show and Auction and the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races.

The Wildwood NJ Boardwalk Classic Car Show and Auction will take place Thursday, September 20 through Saturday, September 22; and the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races will take place Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30. These events bring thousands of visitors to the Wildwoods each year and are among the most anticipated events of the tourism season.

"I'm very happy to be able to team up with GWTIDA and the Hotel & Motel Association to deliver these very popular events," said Mayor Troiano. "The City of Wildwood appreciates the cooperation of all those involved with the planning process. We pooled our resources to make sure that these shows will go on as planned."

“The last thing we want to do is disappoint our visitors and fans of these events,” said John Siciliano, Executive Director of GWTIDA. “With the full commitment of the Greater Wildwood Hotel & Motel Association taking the lead on producing the events and with the full support of the City of Wildwood, we’re ensuring the annual Boardwalk Classic Car Show and Beach Monster Mash Truck Races take place as scheduled for our visitors to enjoy.”

For information regarding these events please contact the Greater Wildwood Hotel & Motel Association at www.Wildwoods.org, call 800-786-4546or 609-522-4546,or email info@wildwoods.org.