Community Drum Circle led by Linda Bagdon and Vicky Mulligan

January 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rest Stop Rejuvenate
21 Maple Ave. Rockaway
Vicky Mulligan


LIFE Center Stage, Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris, Morris County Stigma-Free, Morris County and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey are looking for songwriters to use the power of music to engage the community in this much needed call to action to Knock Out Opioid Abuse.

The Knock Out Opioid Abuse Songwriters Scholarship Contest was developed to help raise awareness of the opioid epidemic that has adversely impacted far too many lives.

If you are truly passionate about this cause, making a difference with your music or if this epidemic has affected you, your family, friends, co-workers or classmates we invite you to submit an original song – lyrics and/or musical composition.

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In the Songwriting Discovery Workshop Series the emphasis is on exploring the heart and soul of the great songwriter. If you’ve misunderstood that last sentence, we’re talking about YOUR heart and YOUR soul. No matter whether you’ve been writing songs for ages, or are just beginning, there’s an artist inside you whose expression you haven’t tapped into yet. During each six week series, we will be discussing and applying a multitude of songwriting techniques and exercises that will challenge, stimulate and stretch your creative muscles in a team oriented environment that celebrates your own accomplishments as well as those of your classmates. Weekly assignments will focus on the songs you are creating and how to develop them.

The overall goal in the ongoing songwriting curriculum at Life Center Stage is to present the tools and techniques of professional songwriting while supporting and encouraging the artistic development of each participant in the class. In other words, The Songwriting Discovery Workshop is designed to marry the craft and skills of the master songwriter to each individual artist’s unique story and point of view.

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Knock Out Opioid Abuse Songwriters Scholarship Contest was developed to help raise awareness of opioid addiction and recovery.

LIFE Center Stage, Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris, Morris County Prevention is Key, and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey are seeking songs – lyric and/or musical composition submissions that shed light and bring hope to the opioid epidemic that has had a powerful impact on our communities, our citizens, and namely our youth. Contestants need to have a true interest in songwriting and in making a difference with their artistry.

To Enter: Submit a video of yourself performing your original song, lyric, and musical composition, as well as your personal story (4 minutes max) focused on how opioid addiction or recovery has affected and impacted your life.

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Great Idea Story Talk Workshop: In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of captivating storytelling. This series is comprised of pointed lectures and hands-on exercises that focus on creating a story talk that resonates with your audience. This workshop is great way to showcase your vision-into-reality story, create narratives for professional networking, brand your small businesses and more.

Participants will spend four Sundays (10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12) developing their ideas into a presentation and receiving feedback from professionals and peers. Finish this exciting workshop on a 5th date (12/3), by creating a video that can use for marketing, self or professional development, web content, and/or presentation package for TEDx and other Story Style Showcases.

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August 9th, 2017

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