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  • 02/15/12--10:47: NJ 1/2 Marathon
  • Team Sore for a Cure

    Location: Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel's Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education
    432 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
    When: May 6, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm

    "Sore For the Cure" whose team members include Jamie Paster Hector, Carol Paster, Linda Kleinberg, Cindee Ringel and Betsy Hannon is a team from a local preschool who has joined forces with Team in Training to help find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma. They will be participating in the NJ 1/2 Marathon on May 6th. Their goal is to raise $10,000 on behalf of the South Orange/Maplewood community. Please help them by donating to their team using the link below:


    If you would like them to acknowledge you or a loved one who has been affected by this disease - they would be honored to wear your/their name on their team jerseys. Just contact Betsy Hannon at betsyhannon@me.com

    Thanks for your support

    Price: $0

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    Location: The Baird
    5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ
    When: Daily
    Time: 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

    Gain instruction in a variety of drawing, painting and printmaking techniques.  Assistance in developing portfolios for undergraduate and graduate colleges.  Flexible instruction from basic to advanced level experience.

    Phone: (908)797-4334
    Email: ldmckim@embarqmail.com
    Price: $30/50/hour

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    Location: 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
    When: March 28, 2012
    Time: 6:45 pm

    The Main Event with Howie Mandel


    Day/Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012


    Time: 6:45 p.m. (cocktail hour with appetizers and drinks); 7:45 p.m. (dessert and entertainment)


    Event Address:  The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052


    Event Description: Fun, social evening with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and the comedy of Howie Mandel


    Sponsor: United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ


    Admission/Ticket fee: Couvert of $75 per person. Complimentary couvert for first-time attendees at a UJA Campaign event


    Information: Sofya Iosiovich, (973) 929-3042 or e-mail mainevent@ujcnj.org

    RSVP to www.ujcnj.org/mainevent


    Website: www.ujcnj.org

    Phone: (973) 929-3042
    Email: mainevent@ujcnj.org
    Price: $75

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    Location: 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: March 4, 2012
    Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    This book tackles a very difficult, complicated subject in a sweet, whimsical way. A lighthearted picture book on surrogacy.

    Phone: 973-763-9500
    Email: events@wordsmaplewood.com
    Price: FREE

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    Location: 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: March 4, 2012
    Time: 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

    Filled with advice on how to handle the most serious topics, from bullying, sex, and drugs to eating disorders and friends — this is a must-have for any mom coping with a teenage daughter.

    Phone: 973-763-9500
    Email: events@wordsmaplewood.com
    Price: Free

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  • 02/16/12--21:33: Parenting Without Anger
  • Location: Playhouse
    88 Franklin Ave, West Orange, NJ
    When: February 26, 2012
    Time: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    Title: Parenting Without Anger

    Sunday, February 26th, 2-4pm, $10 suggested donation per couple
    Speaker: Betsy Wald, MSW, MLIS, Director Glen Rock Public Library, positive parenting coach.

    We tell our kids to calm down and "use your words", but what about us? You can be an effective disciplinarian without losing your temper. BRING YOUR CHALLENGES!

    (We kindly ask that this be an adult only event. Thank you.)

    Phone: 973.736.9451
    Email: director@playhouseonline.org
    Price: $10 suggested donation

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    Location: 237 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940
    When: February 18, 2012
    Time: 11:00 am–3:00 pm

    Dog Adoption Event, Saturday from 11 am-3 pm, at Pet Valu, 237 Main Street, Madison, NJ, Sponsored by Home for Good Dog Rescue.  

    For more information on the adoption process and the dogs available for adoption, please visit our website at www.homeforgooddogs.org.  

    If you are considering adopting, please pre-apply on-line before the event.   A pre-approved application is required for all “meet and greets” and adoptions.  Allow 2-3 days for application processing. There is an adoption fee upon approval. 

    Home for Good is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue. Our mission is to rescue, nurture and adopt dogs of all breeds into loving homes for good. We are a network of foster homes committed to the well-being of adoptable pets. Home for Good rescues dogs from local shelters as well as high-kill shelters. We strive to give the dogs another chance at life.

    Phone: 908-598-8212
    Email: contacthfg@gmail.com
    Price: $0

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  • 02/17/12--08:50: The Nameless Technique
  • The Wellness Lounge

    Location: The Wellness Lounge
    14 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
    When: February 18, 2012
    Time: 10:30 am–12:00 pm

    Using a practical, fun, light-hearted approach to address stressors as well as personal conflicts and frustrations, the "Nameless Technique" was created by a gifted facilitator who motivates participants to move beyond barriers that they may present and help clarify situations that may be causing them to become stuck. You will receive a clearer vision of what's going on internally by receiving direct information as well as tools and techniques to make the external changes needed. This workshop is truly unique; there are no words to really express it (hence the title). It just simply needs to be experienced.

    Email: info@wellnessinteractive.com
    Price: $60

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    Location: 972 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102
    When: March 3, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm–11:00 pm

    RAISE THE ROOF: Two Year Celebration and Annual Fundraiser
    Saturday, March 3, 2012
    7 - 11 pm

    ... MUSIC by DJ AMANDA
    Refreshments and Afterparty provided by HELL's KITCHEN LOUNGE

    Silent Auction (Donating Artists TBA soon)
    New Installations + Open Studios
    Live Entertainment
    Performance Art

    Solo(s) Project House will soon be celebrating two years in the business! In the past two years we have grown in ways that we didn’t think possible in such a short time. Currently SPH houses over 20 artists in residence, an exhibition space, several satellites spaces and are able to provide unique artist's opportunities. This is just the beginning… Our rapid pace of growth will certainly not stop there and we are excited to continue to move forward in 2012.

    We are growing and we need your help!!! It is your support that will aid us in this journey. Join us Saturday, March 3, 2012 for our two year celebration and annual fundraiser.

    SPH is currently accepting donations for the silent auction until February 12, 2012. To donate, please download the donation form and send info to donate@solosprojecthouse.com

    To make a virtual donation click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LS5DVH37T6ZYG

    To be a 2012 Solo(s) Sponsor click here to download the sponsor form:

    ABOUT The Solo(s) Project House
    The original Latin and Greek roots of PROJECT mean "something that comes before anything else happens", and that is precisely what Solo(s) Project House is in a nutshell; evolving projects around a completed one. A space where gallery and studio are elbow to elbow, where the rigors of creation are coupled with the satisfaction of completion. The gallery is a sound stage upon which the house residents can imagine their months of creativity displayed from beginning to end. A true partner in the exhibit process, the artists are commissioned with a curatorial role that gives the visitor a 360 degree view of the creators vision. Far from an original white walled space, SPH is a home for experimental installations, avante-garde performance art and a myriad of media art. With an ever evolving pool of artists from various cultural and personal experiences SPH is a true melting pot of artistic expression.

    SPH is located at 972 Broad St. in the arts district of downtown Newark, NJ. It is free and open to the public, wed - Friday from 12 - 6pm.

    Phone: (973)688-8979
    Email: info@solosprojecthouse.com
    Price: $0

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    Location: 264 S Warren Ave, Stirling, NJ 07980
    When: Daily
    Time: 9:00 am–8:00 pm

    On Saturday, March 10, 2012, Home for Good Dog Rescue will be hosting their Annual Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner and Tricky Tray. The event is a major fundraiser for the non-profit organization which is based in Summit, New Jersey.  Proceeds from the Dinner and Tricky Tray Event will benefit Home for Good Dog Rescue. Monies are used for transportation, medical care, food and other supplies for the dogs.  

    Home for Good is a 100 percent volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue.  Our mission is to rescue, nurture and place adoptable dogs into loving homes for good.  Home for Good rescues dogs from high-kill shelters (dogs at high risk of being euthanized due to shelter overcrowding) and matches them with loving families in the New Jersey and the surrounding area. We strive to give the dogs another chance at life. Since it’s founding in August 2010, Home for Good has successfully placed over 825 dogs into permanent “forever” homes.

    This year’s event will be held at the Long Hill Community Center, 264 South Warren Avenue in Stirling, New Jersey.  The dinner will start at 7:00 P.M.  Tickets are $35 per person and $15 for children under 12 years of age. 

    A limited number of tickets are available.  Advance tickets or reservations are required.  Tickets can be purchased at the Home for Good office which is located at 395 Springfield Avenue, in Berkeley Heights; call 908-598-8212 or email contacthfg@gmail.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

    Phone: 908-598-8212
    Email: contacthfg@gmail.com
    Price: Tickets are $35 per person and $15 for children under 12 years of age

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    Location: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
    45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown, NJ
    When: May 23, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm

    On Wednesday May 23rd Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is pleased to welcome speaker Bernard Olsen in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit “Gone for a Soldier:” Jerseymen in the Civil War.  Presented in collaboration with the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee this new exhibit brings together for the first time about two hundred objects from the Civil War from nearly thirty museums, historical societies, and private collections. Each month through June the Museum is presenting a lecture relating to the exhibit.

    Mr. Olsen will share a lecture entitled “New Jersey’s Civil War Experience: Letters & Journals of Members of the 13th and 14th Volunteers” — The story of New Jersey’s role in the Civil War through the letters of six soldiers from the 14th Regiment and journal entries from the 13th Regiment on Sherman's March To The Sea.

    Bernard A. Olsen has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Monmouth University. He is the author of Upon The Tented Field, about New Jersey’s role in the Civil War told through six soldiers’ letters of the 14th NJ Volunteers, and A Billy Yank Governor: The life and Times of New Jersey’s Franklin Murphy. The latter captures the true story of a young Civil War soldier who later is elected governor of New Jersey. Olsen has also lectured extensively to historical societies, college and university honor societies, libraries, and fraternal organizations. He is retired after teaching history for over thirty years at Marlboro High School in Marlboro, New Jersey. He also taught history courses at Georgian Court University and Brookdale Community College. Mr. Olsen will be available after the lecture to sell and sign “Upon the Tented Field” and “A Billy Yank Governor: The Life & Times of NJ’s Franklin Murphy.”  These books contain research that was the inspiration for this lecture.

    All lectures start at 7pm with tickets available from 6:30pm and are held at the Cincinnati Masonic Lodge No. 3, 39 Maple Avenue (one block from the museum). Tickets for the lectures are Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students (over 12 years) $6. Members of the Museum will receive a $2 discount for these special programs. Memberships can be purchased at the door.  Cash or check only please. Ticket holders to the museum exhibit will receive a $2 discount to the lectures with proof of admission; lecture ticket holders may also receive a $2 discount on a museum exhibit visit. See ticket desk for details.  On the evenings of the Civil War Lecture Series the Museum will have extended exhibit hours from 1pm - 6:30pm.  “Gone for a Soldier” is on display Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons through July 1st 2012.

    The New Jersey Sesquicentennial Committee, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, a volunteer organization working for increased awareness and recognition of New Jersey’s important role in the Civil war, has been recognized by the New Jersey Governor and both houses of the New Jersey legislature. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. For information, call the Museum weekdays at (973) 538-2404 ext 10, visit our website www.maccullochhall.org or find us on Facebook.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation. 

    Phone: 973-538-2404 ext. 10
    Price: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students (over 12 years) $6. Members of the Museum will receive a $2 discount for these special programs.

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    Location: The New Hope Baptist Church
    106 Sussex Ave, Newark, NJ
    When: March 17, 2012
    Time: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

    Join Mom2Mom, a peer-to-peer support program for mothers of children with special needs, at its first Interfaith Prayer Service on March 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 106 West Sussex Avenue, Newark.       

    We invite you to pray with us and representatives of various faith communities as we encourage each other to continue to care for our families and care for ourselves. 

    Join us for reflections from different faith traditions, prayer, music and fellowship.

    Children and adults with special needs are especially welcome!

    Phone: 877-914-6662
    Email: castelch@umdnj.edu
    Price: Free

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  • 02/20/12--12:11: Mardi Gras in Maplewood
  • Location: 5 Highland Pl, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: February 21, 2012
    Time: 8:00 pm–11:00 pm

    Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Big Mamou playing Cajun, Zydeco and Cosmic Country 8 pm

    Price: $0

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    Come network with us, online, anytime!

    Location: 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: February 27, 2012
    Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Maplewood/South Orange Professionals in Transitionwill meet on
    Monday, February 27,
    from 10 a.m. until at least 12 Noon.

    Margo Hill, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Advisor from Merrill Lynch & Co.'s Wealth Management unit, will be presenting “Your Career Transition: Managing Financial Stability and Retirement Planning During a Job Transition.”  

    This talk will focus on retirement savings, rollover options and health insurance coverage.  You'll also receive tips on modifying your investment strategies for tax advantages.  

    She’s spoken to us before, and many people have asked us to bring her back!

    As always, we’ll have time for informal networking, and, as always, all are welcome—in fact, bring a friend or two!

    Maplewood Public Library
    51 Baker St.
    Maplewood, NJ 07040


    Maplewood/South Orange Professionals in Transition
    is part of the greater (online) Northern NJ Professionals in Transition Network



    Phone: 9737621622
    Email: NNJ_PIT-owner@yahoogroups.com
    Price: $0

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    What's Your Story?: A Discussion with 3 Authors

    Location: Sparkhouse Studio
    19 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
    When: March 4, 2012
    Time: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

    If you want to learn how authors write great books, or if you want advice on writing your own story, come to Sparkhouse Studio on Sunday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m.  Authors A.J. Paquette, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick will lead a discussion of their recent books and the challenges of writing for kids ages 9 to 13.  To reserve a space, or for more information, call Sparkhouse at 973-821-5227.

    Phone: 973-821-5227
    Email: celina@sparkhouse.net
    Price: $0

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  • 02/22/12--06:15: WESTFIELD STAMP SHOW
  • Letter salvaged from Hindenburg crash

    Location: Westfield Municipal Building
    425 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ
    When: March 3, 2012
    Time: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

    WESTFIELD STAMP SHOW – March 3, 2012

    The Westfield Stamp Club will hold its annual stamp show on Saturday, March 3rd, in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Center, located at 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090. The show will be open from 10 AM until 4 PM. Admission and parking are free. This will be the 50th Annual Show the Club has held. 

    The show will include a four dealer bourse and the annual exhibit competition among club members. More than 600 pages of stamps and postal history items from around the world will be on display. The exhibits to be shown are the work of those who are new to the field as well as from those who have shown their work at the international level. The exhibits will be evaluated by American Philatelic Society accredited judges, Dr. Cheryl Ganz of Washington, DC, and Janet Klug of Pleasant Plain, OH. Show goers are invited to vote for the most popular exhibit.

    The theme of the show will be the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster which took place at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937. In keeping with the theme, Dr. Cheryl Ganz, the Curator of the National Postal Museum and world renowned Hindenburg scholar, will give a presentation titled " The Hindenburg: New Jersey's Iconic Airship", at 1 PM. Dr. Ganz will also display a section of her international award winning exhibit about the Hindenburg.

    At 2 PM, Janet Klug, the Immediate Past President of the American Philatelic Society and a member of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee will give a presentation titled "Inside the USPS's Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC)." Janet will discuss the process by which the Postal Service selects the subjects and designs for all United States stamps.

    The U.S. Postal Service will operate a substation at the show and have a special show cancel available which will feature the Hindenburg. A limited quantity of specially produced cachet envelopes with a Hindenburg theme will also be available.

    For additional information, please call 908-232-0539 or visit the club website, www.westfieldstampclub.org 

    Phone: 908-232-0539
    Email: info@WestfieldStampClub.org
    Price: Free

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  • 02/22/12--12:41: The Colcha Project
  • Location: Seton Hall University
    400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
    When: Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
    Time: 10:30 am–4:30 pm

    The Colcha Project

    Monday March 5th – Wednesday April 4th, 2012

    Opening Reception:

    Tuesday, March 6th – 5pm to 9pm


              The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present “The Colcha Project,” curated by Doris Caçoilo and Jeanne Brasile.  The traveling exhibition is an ongoing project that uses crochet as a catalyst for bringing people together in an exploration of culture, family and collaboration.  In the Portuguese tradition, colcha (quilts) are crocheted, usually by a young woman’s mother.  The quilts are included in a woman’s bridal chest and may be handed down through generations.  “The Colcha Project” was developed by Caçoilo as a way to share this tradition with others, inviting guests to participate in the creation of new colcha while visiting the gallery.  Each iteration of the project results in a new quilt, which shall be on display in subsequent exhibitions.  The making of each quilt is documented, and this documentation also becomes part of “The Colcha Project.”  The communal act of crocheting provides a catalyst for bonding as each participant adds their story to the larger project and they become part of its history. 

                   In addition to the existing colcha, a quilt in progress will be on display in the gallery and visitors will be encouraged to contribute to its making.  Each Sunday between the hours of 1pm and 5pm while “The Colcha Project” is on view in the Walsh Gallery, visitors are invited to join the curators and other members of the group to crochet, share their stories and become part of the “The Colcha Project.”  Yarn and needles will be provided for those who do not have their own and a potluck lunch will be served. 

    Phone: 973-275-2033
    Email: jeanne.brasile@shu.edu
    Price: $0

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  • 02/23/12--06:11: Montrose Mansion Blues Bar
  • Location: Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
    432 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
    When: March 3, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm–11:00 pm

    Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel invites members and non-members of its congregation to an evening of live music, delicious food and cocktails, on March 3rd from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Temple’s historic mansion house, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, will be transformed into the Montrose Mansion Blues Bar, with the band Big in China performing rock and blues for a night of relaxation and fun.

    Headed up by journalist and well-traveled musician Alan Paul, Big in China has the distinction of having been named 2008 Beijing Band of the Year, just one of its many accolades. The cost of the evening per person is $75. Checks can be mailed to the Temple, with names of all attendees included. Payment can also be made on the Temple’s website www.tsti.org. For more information, contact Leslie Sporn at (973) 763-4116 or Sue Wishnow at sdwishnow@gmail.com.

    Phone: (973) 763-4116
    Price: $75

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  • 02/23/12--13:06: Yoga for Fertility Class
  • Location: 70 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042
    When: Weekly on Mondays
    Time: 7:00 pm–8:15 pm

    We are happy to offer yoga for fertility classes to enhance your progress with natural fertility enhancement. Yoga for fertility classes and workshops are specially designed for women who are trying to conceive. Yoga for fertility uses specific yoga postures and practices to stimulate and tone the reproductive system, enhance the flow of energy and circulation through the body, and balance hormone levels.

    Phone: 973-233-1195
    Email: info@njfertilityacupuncture.com
    Price: free first class

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  • 02/23/12--13:07: Yoga for Fertility Class
  • Location: 70 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042
    When: Weekly on Fridays
    Time: 6:00 pm–7:15 pm

    We are happy to offer yoga for fertility classes to enhance your progress with natural fertility enhancement. Yoga for fertility classes and workshops are specially designed for women who are trying to conceive. Yoga for fertility uses specific yoga postures and practices to stimulate and tone the reproductive system, enhance the flow of energy and circulation through the body, and balance hormone levels.

    Phone: 973-233-1195
    Email: info@njfertilityacupuncture.com
    Price: free first class

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