Music lecture set

Learn about folk literature in composed music at the March free music lecture by Paul M. Somers, sponsored by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. Discover how composers used epics, sagas, fairy tales, legends, and folk heroes in their works ranging from incidental and program music to symphonies, overtures, songs, and opera.

The lecture will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 21 at the Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate.

Questions for the April lecture series must be submitted to Somers by the end of March, either at the lectures or by email at

For information, call the Bay-Atlantic Symphony at 856-451-1169, Somers at Maurice River Music at 856-506-0580, or the library at 609-822-4700.


Jewelry-making classes forming

Spring jewelry-making classes are now forming at the Ventnor City Cultural Art Center at 6500 Atlantic Ave. in Ventnor.

Learn to work with metal, stones and beads to make beautiful wearable art. You will learn traditional techniques and develop an individual style, making pins, earrings, necklaces and bracelets to wear or give as gifts. Learn to work with glass,crystal and semi-precious stones and beads as well as a variety of metal jewelry findings.

These seven-week courses will begin on March 16 and 17, and will end on May 3 and 4 (with March 29 and 30 off). Classes will take place as follows: Beading, 10 a.m. to noon; Beginners Metalsmithing, 12:15 to 2 p.m.; Intermediate Metalsmithing, 2:15 to 4:14 p.m. All seven week classes are $155 and include tools and materials (which includes copper and brass metal. If desired students can purchase sterling silver, pearls and other specialty items for an additional fee). For information on any of these classes call 609-287-6449 or 609-823-7952.