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    At work at the Adult School's Parent/Child science class.

    Location: South Orange Maplewood Adult School
    17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ
    When: Daily
    Time: 10:00am–4:00pm

    The Adult School is enrolling for classes especially designed for families:

    • COMING UP FOR OXYGEN: Hands-On Learning About Circulation and Respiration.  This family workshop will explain how our heart works; then we shall dissect a real animal heart. Learn how we breathe and make a working model of the lungs. RICH COHEN is a science educator at Liberty Science Center and retired CHS biology teacher. For children in Grades 3 and up. Fee: $25 (adult and one child). It's been offered twice this fall: Wednesday, Oct. 14, and on Thursday, Nov. 18, 7-8 p.m., SOMS, room 102.
    • COOKING WITH KIDS. Cooking with kids is fun and easy. Join our experienced chef to prepare kid-friendly recipes and culinary skills. TSIPI KAPLAN, a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, will teach how to make chicken spring rolls. Recipes will be provided. For children in Grades 3 and up. Course: 0112. Fee: $35 (adult and one child; includes materials). Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m., SOMS, room 387.
    • I'M A SUPER HERO! Author and publisher GIOYA MCRAE will help you develop Super Hero stories. Form a super hero team and write a story highlighting your actual strengths and desired powers. Children will draw themselves as super heroes and stories will be shared. McRae is author of From Pen to Page and the founder of Mocha Mind Communications. For children in Grades K-3. Course: 0113. Fee: $25 (adult and one child). Saturday, Nov. 13,  10-11:30 a.m., CHS, room D108.
    • PARENT & CHILD SWIMMING ON SATURDAY. Enjoy working with your child on swimming skills with the help and supervision of our staff. For children in Grades K & above (child must be at least 42 inches tall). MELODY BUNDY, WSI, FA and CPR certified. Course: 0114 Fee: $50 (adult and one child). Adult must know how to swim. Eight Saturdays, Oct.2-Nov.20, 10-10:45 a.m., CHS Pool. Call the Adult School to register additional children at $20 each.

    Plus:

    • Melt and Pour Soapmaking is open to kids 12 and up.
    • Vegetarian Cooking for Teens is open to kids ages 11 and up.
    • Juggling is open to all -- kids, Grades 4 & 5, Teens and Adults.  
    • It's Sew Crafty for ages 14 and up.
    • Organizational Skills for Middle School Students.
    • Organizational Skills for Elementary School Students.
    • Prepare for the SAT.
    Phone: (973) 378-7620
    Email: schoolinfo@adultschool.org

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  • 09/16/10--06:56: Marylawn Open House
  • Location: Marylawn of the Oranges
    445 Scotland Rd
    When: October 16, 2010
    Time: 11:00am–1:00pm

    Marylawn of the Oranges invites you to attend our Open House!
    Please join us! 11am to 1pm walk-ins welcome!

    Meet our students!
    Speak with our faculty about our outstanding College Prep Curriculum!
    Learn about our personalized Middle School Program for 7th and 8th grade!
    Take a tour of our school, and check out our advanced multimedia learning facilities!
    Learn about our Sports Teams & our 25 clubs and activtivities!


    Find out what makes our students succeed!

    • 100% Graduation Rate
    • 100% College Acceptance Rate
    • Millions in merit-based scholarships awarded to our graduates annually
    • Personalized, stimulating learnign environment
    • Competitive tuition, with adaptable Tuition Payment Plans
    Phone: 973-762-9222 x 15
    Email: marylawnadmissions@gmail.com

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    Leonard Lopate

    Location: Columbia High School
    17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ
    When: November 15, 2010
    Time: 7:30pm–9:00pm

    WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show has let listeners in on the best conversations with writers, actors, ex-presidents, dancers, scientists, comedians, historians, grammarians, and curators.

    On Nov. 15, meet him and hear him LIVE at the Adult School.

    Phone: (973) 378-7620
    Email: schoolinfo@somadultschool.org
    Price: $15

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    Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center
    1 Trenchard Pl
    When: September 16, 2010
    Time: 4:00pm–8:00pm

     

     

    **Registration for the New Jersey Youth Theatre program starts tonight!  Registration for Semester 1 classes will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, September 23, at SOPAC.**

    New Jersey Youth Theatre

    Session I: Oct 12 – Jan 11

    Session II: Jan 18 – Apr 12

    Thursdays: 4-5:30pm Musical Theatre I (students 8–11 years of age). 5:30-7pm Musical Theatre II (students 12-18 years of age).  Musical Theatre Classes focus on solo song selection, presentation and interpretation for audition and performance; ensemble work; voice technique/projection (use of the diaphragm); musical theatre movement and dance.  Musical Theatre II will move at more accelerated pace than Musical Theatre I, and will be more advanced. Final Performance: Apr 12

    Registration: for the New Jersey Youth Theatre program starts next week!  4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, September 23, at SOPAC.

     

    Learn more at http://www.SOPACnow.org/education

     

     

     


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    Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center
    1 Trenchard Pl
    When: September 23, 2010
    Time: 4:00pm–8:00pm

     

     

    **Registration for the New Jersey Youth Theatre program starts next week!  Registration for Semester 1 classes will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, September 23, at SOPAC.**

     

    New Jersey Youth Theatre

    Session I: Oct 12 – Jan 11

    Session II: Jan 18 – Apr 12

    Thursdays: 4-5:30pm Musical Theatre I (students 8–11 years of age). 5:30-7pm Musical Theatre II (students 12-18 years of age).  Musical Theatre Classes focus on solo song selection, presentation and interpretation for audition and performance; ensemble work; voice technique/projection (use of the diaphragm); musical theatre movement and dance.  Musical Theatre II will move at more accelerated pace than Musical Theatre I, and will be more advanced. Final Performance: Apr 12

    Registration: for the New Jersey Youth Theatre program starts next week!  4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, September 23, at SOPAC.

     

     

     

    Phone: 973-513-ARTS

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    Location: 1978 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: Daily
    Time: 9:00am

    Kids Beginner Photography Ages 10 - 15, Mondays, starting in Oct, 4:15 to 5:15 pm - 6 weeks, $75. (This class is subsidized by the Lawrence Kramer scholarship fund...normally $150). Bring a digital camera or borrow one from 1978 ($50 deposit required and refunded when the camera is returned). Students will learn camera mechanics, composition, light, depth of field in the studio. Instructor: Joy Yagid joy.yagid@gmail.com or 201-657-6631.

    Kids Advanced Photography Ages 10 - 15, Mondays, starting in Nov, 4:15 to 5:15 pm - 5 weeks, $70. Limited 4 students. (This class is subsidized by the Lawrence Kramer scholarship fund...normally $140). Students will work on a selected project to further their skill set. Digital dSLR (and working knowledge of it) required. Instructor: Joy Yagid joy.yagid@gmail.com or 201-657-6631.

    Email: joy.yagid@gmail.com

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    Location: 1978 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: Daily
    Time: 8:30am

    Artist Marketing & Self Promotion for Beginers - Saturday 10/23 @ 9am - 1pm. $40

    Overwhemled by social media? Can't figure out why you'd even want to tweet or blog about your art? Don't have a website or businsess cards? Don't know how to price your art? Or even where to sell it? You know you need to promote yourself but you don't know where to start? Instructor Joy Yagid & Jo Bradney will gently explain and show you how and where to start. Coffee & bagels included. Instructor: Joy Yagid joy.yagid@gmail.com 201-657-6631

    Email: joy.yagid@gmail.com
    Price: $40

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    Location: 1978 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: Daily
    Time: 8:59am


    Bring your digital and questions to this adult/teen workshop at 1978 Arts Center on Sunday 10/17 from 10-11:30am. We'll go over what all the modes and buttons mean and why you want to to use them. Fee $30. Contact me to register.

    Email: joy.yagid@gmail.com

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    Location: 70 N Ridgewood Rd, South Orange, NJ 07079
    When: Weekly on Saturdays
    Time: 12:00pm–1:00pm

    Looking to Improve Your game & Have Some Fun ! 6 Sessions for Only $60 !

    Phone: 973-495-0310
    Email: daverd@juno.com
    Price: $60

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  • 09/17/10--15:54: Two Towns Dance-In 2010
  • Location: 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: September 21, 2010 / September 28, 2010 / October 6, 2010
    Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm

    Love to move?  Join your neighbors for two FREE dance workshops featuring a Modern Dance segment taught by Lydia Johnson Dance Company and African Dance taught by Seventh Principle Dance each evening. The third and final workshop is a Community Dance-in that will open with a performance by the Columbia High School Special Dance Company and will include demonstrations that guests can observe or actively participate in.

    To register send an e-mail to info@twotowns.org or call 973-761-6116. This event is made possible in part by funds from New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

    Phone: 973-761-6116, X4
    Email: info@twotowns.org
    Price: FREE

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    Walk Event Flyer

    Location: South Mountain Reservation
    112 Glenview Rd
    When: October 16, 2010
    Time: 9:45am–12:30pm

    10,000 STEPS to HELP Feed the Hungry

    Join us for a 5K/8K Walk of Compassion

     Saturday, October 16th 2010

    rain date: October 17th

      Walk Schedule

    09:30 am | Arrival/registration

    09:45 am | Greeting/Line up

    10:00 am | Walk begins

    (You may choose to walk the 5K or 8K Route. )

    Come join us for an early autumn walk to help feed the poor and hungry people of this world. We'll be walking to raise funds for Buddhist Global Relief's hunger relief projects--an opportunity to combine healthy exercise with social altruism, and to have fun at the same time. In today's world, hunger and malnutrition still persist and afflict over a billion people. One thing you can do to make a difference is to join this walk--or sponsor walkers--supporting BGR projects that address hunger and chronic malnutrition. Walking in unison we demonstrate our solidarity with the hungry and affirm our commitment to eliminate global poverty. Come walk with us and let your footsteps leave a trail of compassion upon the earth.

     Please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/41678 to register*.

    *You Must be pre-registered to walk. Thank you. See you there!

    Email: adolinac@gmail.com
    Price: Free

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    Location: Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church
    600 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ
    When: Weekly on Tuesdays
    Time: 4:00pm

    Morrow Memorial Methodist Church in Maplewood resumes its free Tuesday afternoon music programs for children age 4 through grade 5 on Sept. 21. The programs, which begin at 4pm, are open to all.

    Phone: 973-763-7676

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    Location: Memorial Park
    124 Dunnell Rd, Maplewood, NJ
    When: October 9, 2010
    Time: 12:30pm

    The South Orange Maplewood Bicycle Coalition (SOMbike) invites cyclists to join in a group ride celebrating Maplewood Green Day. The ride will take you to several local eco-friendly landmarks, both private and public.

    Participants in the tour must be riding a bike; to help out, SOMbike will have bikes and helmets to lend for the tour on a first come/first served basis. 

    The tour group will leave at 12:45pm from Memorial Park.


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    Location: Christ Church In Short Hills
    66 Highland Ave, Short Hills, NJ
    When: September 27, 2010
    Time: 7:00pm

    Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz of Yale University will give a talk on "Overcoming Dyslexia" at Christ Church in Short Hills (66 Highland Ave., Short Hills). The lecture is part of the Fall Winston Speaker Series sponsored by The Winston School in Short Hills. Limited space is available, so please reserve seats.

    Phone: 973-218-6555
    Email: winstonspeakerseries@yahoo.com
    Price: $25 suggested donation; group rates available

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    Location: South Mountain Reservation
    112 Glenview Rd
    When: September 25, 2010
    Time: 9:30am–12:30pm

    The public is invited to join this hike, organized by the South Mountain Conservancy. No registration is needed and the event is free; just come to the meeting point a little before the starting time. Taken at a moderate pace, the hike will be about 5-6 miles in a broad circular route around the northeastern quarter of S. Mt. Reservation. Meet at Turtle Back Picnic Grove off of Walker Rd. in West Orange. The hike will pass Turtle Back Rock, the back side of the zoo, the Reservoir, the old Boy Scout area and follow the Rahway River to S. Orange Ave. where we will turn around and return via the Girl Scout area. 

    Steady rain automatically cancels a walk, intermittent showers do not. All hikes are appropriate for children 10 and older with their families. Bring your own water. Ending times are only estimates and may vary due to the weather, or the pace of a particular group. Call the leader, Dave Hogenauer, if you have questions.

    To reach the starting point, take Northfield Ave. eastbound past the zoo and skating arena on your right and go to the second traffic light beyond the arena. Turn right onto Walker Rd. and drive about 0.2 of a mile to entrance on your right. Parking is a short drive up that road.

    Phone: 973-762-1475 (day of hike only: cell: 973-901-0824)

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    Location: South Mountain Reservation
    112 Glenview Rd
    When: September 25, 2010
    Time: 10:30am–12:30pm

    The public is invited to join this hike for people and their canine friends, organized by the South Mountain Conservancy. No registration is needed and the event is free; just come to the meeting point a little before the starting time. The group will meet at the Dog Park off Crest Drive and stroll a series of woods roads and back trails. Due to county regulations, you must keep your pet on leash for the entire hike and clean up after them.

    Steady rain automatically cancels a walk, intermittent showers do not. All hikes are appropriate for children 10 and older with their families. Bring your own water. Ending times are only estimates and may vary due to the weather, or the pace of a particular group. Call the leader, Lou Nocito, at 973-953-7099 if you have questions.

    Phone: 973-953-7099

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    Location: South Mountain Reservation
    112 Glenview Rd
    When: October 9, 2010
    Time: 9:30am–12:30pm

    The public is invited to join the South Mountain Conservancy in a hike along the entire Turtle Back Trail. About 4 miles at a moderate pace. No registration is needed and the event is free; just come to the meeting point a little before the starting time. Meet at the Turtle Back Rock picnic grove, off of Walker Rd. 0.1 mile in from the traffic light on Northfield Ave. a little east of Turtle Back Zoo.

    Steady rain automatically cancels a walk, intermittent showers do not. All hikes are appropriate for children 10 and older with their families. Bring your own water. Ending times are only estimates and may vary due to the weather, or the pace of a particular group. Call the leader, Lou Nocito, at 973-953-7099 if you have questions.

    Phone: 973-953-7099

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  • 09/20/10--13:45: Lenape 34: The Origins Walk
  • Location: Millburn Train Station
    35 Essex St, Millburn, NJ
    When: October 11, 2010
    Time: 7:00am–7:00pm

    Join this 34-mile Lenape Trail hike from the Millburn Train Station through South Mountain Reservation and Eagle Rock Reservation, through Montclair and on to Newark Penn Station. The event will show support for the revitalization of this unique nature-to-urban trail, as well as for Liberty Water Gap Trail, a proposed 130-mile trail across the entire state of New Jersey. The hike is free, but everyone is encouraged to register so their support will be counted. For free registration, go to http://freewalkers.org/events/the-lenape34-columbus-day-walk

    This walk is a total of 34 miles and going across a marked trail called the "Lenape Trail." There are alternatives for shorter segments, so walkers do not have to go the entire distance. Walkers also have the support of two train lines for mass transportation both to and from several points along the way.  There are also several busses runnng in the area.

    The name "Lenape" suggests honoring the Native American ancestors of our area on a day when we also honor the discovery of America. So the organizers have dubbed this the "Origins Walk."

    Price: Free

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    Location: 36 Chatham Rd, Summit, NJ 07901
    When: September 26, 2010
    Time: 1:00pm–4:00pm

    Every year, affluent Americans buy 22 million new bicycles and discard millions of old ones, abandoning many more unused in basements, sheds, and garages. Most of these end up in our already overburdened landfills. Meanwhile, poor people overseas need cheap, non-polluting transportation to get to jobs, markets, customers, and schools.
     
    South Orange Middle Schooler Max Gladstone and his family are organizing a Pedals for Progress used bike collection, where they will be collecting adult and kid bikes to send to Nicaragua, Ghana, Moldova, Uganda and Guatemala.

    Date: Sunday September 26th
    Time: 1PM - 4PM
    Location: The parking lot of Beth Hatikvah temple - 36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ 07901

    Bikes should be rust-free. No trikes, but bikes with flat tires in need of some repair are accepted. We're also collecting sewing machines in working condition.

    A $10 minimum donation with each bike or sewing machine is required to cover the cost of shipping. The $10, the bikes and sewing machines are all tax-deductible.
     
    For more information please call 973-951-8222
    www.p4p.org
    office@p4p.org

    Hope to see you there!

    Please feel free to share this with other people in the area who might have bikes or sewing machines to donate!

    Thank you!!

    Phone: 973-951-8222
    Email: office@p4p.org

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    Location: South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition On Race
    516 Prospect St, Maplewood, NJ
    When: Daily
    Time: 9:00am–9:00pm

    The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race invites residents to join in their annual celebration and fundraising gala on Oct. 2 at 7:30pm at the Maplewood Women's Club. Tickets are $100 and support the Coalition's vision for a harmonious community. To attend, please call before Sept. 28.

    This year's theme is Celebrating Integration: Creating Communities of Choice. The evening  will feature music, dancing, food, conversation, a raffle and a Special Guest Speaker, NJ Attorney General Paula Dow. Two local residents will also be honored for their work toward inclusiveness: Rev. Charles Thompson, retired pastor of First and Trinity Presbyterian Church of South Orange, and Ken Pettis, a founding member of the Coalition and a former mayor of Maplewood. The event kicks off Coalition Month, which will be celebrated for the entire month of October.

     

    Phone: 973-761-6116
    Price: $100 per person

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