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WEEKEND: POP STAR, PRINTS & A PARADE

Dionne Warwick brings her golden pipes to the Basie Friday night. Below, the works of Bruce Waldman are featured in a printmaking show at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, March 8
RED BANK: Pop legend and five-time Grammy winner Dionne Warwick comes to the Count Basie Theatre for an 8 p.m. benefit concert. Proceeds from the tickets ( $35 to $155) go to the Basie’s Performing Arts Academy, as well as cultural programming and ongoing theater restoration. 99 Monmouth Street.

Saturday, March 9
RED BANK: Bring some heavy gloves and your green thumb to Riverside Gardens Park to help prune the rose bushes that will brighten the park come spring. Warm work clothes are suggested. Register with Robert Hespe via email at [email protected]. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, March 16. West Front Street.

RED BANK: SWART (Social Work Works) artists will gather for a discussion of the connection between social work, art therapy and art at GalleryU at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will remain on display until March 23. 80 Broad Street.

RED BANK: Linda Cronin and Penny Harter are featured in this installment of the River Read series, a free monthly open mic poetry slam event, at the public library, starting at 2:30 p.m. 84 West Front Street.

RED BANK: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra returns to the Basie stage at 8 p.m. for a program featuring Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony, as well as selections by Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Bellini and Donizetti. $20, $55, and $76 tickets available by calling 1-800-ALLEGRO. 99 Monmouth Street.

Sunday, March 10
RUMSON: The forecast is for sunny and mild weather for the debut Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which kicks off from Victory Park at 1 p.m. for a one-mile trek to Forrestdale School. On the grandstand at the Rumson Fire Department station on East River Road: Grand Marshal Tim McLoone and television news reporter JoAnn Pileggi, serving as parade announcer.

LINCROFT: Monmouth Museum welcomes printmaker, graphic artist and illustrator Bruce Waldman in “From Plate to Paper: The Art of Printmaking,” a new group show of works in a variety of media that demonstrate both traditional and alternative printmaking techniques. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit continues during regular gallery hours through April 28. 765 Newman Springs Road.

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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.