Feasting on History

'Street Life' Concert benefits Serenity and Hansen houses

Some of the region's most highly acclaimed singers and musicians will once again join together on one stage for the eighth annual "Street Life," a concert to benefit the Serenity House and Hansen House, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at The Concert Venue at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City.

The concert, Inspired by a woman's personal account of life on the streets, will bring together 20 featured performers and their bands. The Hansen Foundation presents the show, and this year will honor Print Art's Carl and Lisa Blase for their support of the mission of Hansen and Serenity Houses.

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Philadelphia entertainer Eddie Bruce will serve as master of ceremonies and as one of the performers.

All proceeds from the Street Life Concert will benefit Serenity House and Hansen House. Hansen House consists of two, 24-bed residential treatment halfway houses (one for men and one for women) located in Galloway Township.

Serenity House for women in Absecon, Serenity House Meadows for women in Pleasantville, and The Randy Scarborough House for men in Somers Point are transitional sober-living houses.

Tickets are $25 per person, and $150 for VIP seating, which includes a dessert reception with the musicians after the show.

Call Nina Soifer at 609-965-3700, ext. 16, or go to HansenFoundationnj.org.

'Feasting on History' Gala for Cold Spring Village on Tuesday

Historic Cold Spring Village kicks off the 2013 season with its signature fundraiser, Feasting on History, above right, an annual restaurant gala taking place at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at Cape May Airport 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7.

More than 40 of Cape May County's favorite restaurants, plus local and regional wineries, breweries and distributors, donate foods, signature dishes, wine, craft beers and desserts.

Tickets are $75 per person. Advanced ticket sales only. Proceeds benefit Historic Cold Spring Village and help support the museum's educational programming and outreach.

Historic Cold Spring Village is a nonprofit, open air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the early American era. Its mission includes the preservation of 26 historic Cape May County buildings, history education and promoting heritage tourism.

Call Kate Devaney at 609-898-2300, ext. 18, email kdevaney@hcsv.org or go to HCSP.org.

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