Doo Dah Days in O.C.: Annual event offers everything from parade to pie smashing


The Nutopians at Appel Farm

The Nutopians, an eight-piece ensemble honoring the artistry of the late John Lennon, will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Appel Farm Arts & Music Center.

Formerly The John Lennon Song Project, the band recently won an Independent Music Award for Best Tribute Album of 2010 for its "Imagined" album.

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The Nutopians perform acclaimed renditions of many of Lennon's most beloved Beatles songs, often weaving melody, lyric and song together in a series of singles and mini-medleys. Selected songs from his solo years are also featured.

The band's new name was suggested recently by Yoko Ono to honor Lennon's social and political activism, and the couple's fictitious country of peace, "Nutopia."

Appel Farm Arts and Music Center is located at 457 Shirley Road in Elmer. Tickets are $27.50. Call 800-394-1211.

Spring Fashion Show

The Woman's Civic Club and the Hammonton Mothers' Club will present the 2012 Spring Fashion Show on Sunday, April 15, at Kerri-Brooke Caterers in Hammonton.

Heather DeLuca, the midday host and assistant program director for SoJO 104.9-FM, will be hosting this year's fashion show. DeLuca will be joined by more than 100 models, many of them from Hammonton, who will walk the elevated catwalk modeling fashions from local stores and consignment shops.

The show takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. and will feature a dessert reception, an 80-minute fashion show, vendors and more. Kerri-Brooke Caterers is located at 755 S. White Horse Pike in Hammonton. Tickets are $30; front-row VIP tickets are $40. Go to

South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble presents 'Synergy'

The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble will present its 16th anniversary spring concert, "Synergy," 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Performing Arts Center of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

"Synergy" will include pieces such as the "1812 Overture," "Synergy Rising," "America the Beautiful," and others.

Waretown resident Jessica Whelan will perform the part of Scheherazade in Rimsky-Korsakov's piece retelling the story of "One Thousand and One Nights."

Concert admission is $10. Go to,, or call 609-652-9000.


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