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Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Summer Camp Open House


Splash into Summer at Our Open House
Saturday, May 6 | 10 AM – 3 PM
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Tuition Discounts and Special Offers
Light Refreshments
Demos and Entertainment
Meet the Summer Camp Staff
Find out what a day at camp is like at Wharton Arts!
Fun for the Whole Family!
Find out more about the Open House here.


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Students who enroll in all 9 weeks of Explorer camps receive an additional 10% off tuition!

Savings of $315 for full day camp before May 31, 2017.
Savings of $225 for half day camp before May 31, 2017.

Savings of $337.50 for full day camp after May 31, 2017.
Savings of $247.50 for half day camp after May 31, 2017.


Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) provides private music lessons and group lessons, musical theatredrama, and dance classes for children, teens, and adults, beginners through advanced, in Berkeley Heights, NJ. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WIPA offers classes in music theoryaudio recordingearly childhood music, and music for children with special needs. Offering a range of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, and blues, WIPA is one of New Jersey’s largest non-profit community performing arts centers serving students in Union, Morris, Essex, Somerset, and other surrounding counties. WIPA is a founding school of The Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program.

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March 17, 2018

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Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Pancake Breakfast on Sun, March 25

March 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Rotary Club will host its first Pancake Breakfast at the newly renovated Scotch Hills Country Club in Scotch Plains. 

The event will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the price will be $10 per person. Pancakes, eggs, ham, turkey sausage, coffee, tea, and juice will be served. Additionally, ...

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March 20, 2018

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Every single day, whether I want to be or not, I am reminded how important it is that Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives in November and check Donald Trump. Fortunately, there is a terrific candidate in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District who can beat incumbent Leonard Lance. That candidate is Tom Malinowski.

I'm a lifelong New Jersey resident -- including ...