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    Location: 280 S Harrison St, East Orange, NJ 07018
    When: April 20, 2012
    Time: 9:00 am–5:00 pm

    This is the required Seminar for those pursuing Certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioners and who qualiify for CDP. Please review the CDP application at www.nccdp.org or just come to the seminar to further your knowledge in Alzheimer/ Dementia Care.

    Seminar Highlights:

    • Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
    • Foster sensitivity and respect for the Dementia Patients.
    • Describe challenges relarted to Caregivers' streaa and utilize stress education techniques.
    • Develop strategies to help Caregivers deal with behavioral issues.

    People who should attend include: RN's, LPN's, CCMC, CHHA, Social Workers, Activity Directors, Administrators, Family.

    FEE: $185.00 / 7 CEU Credits

    To hold a Seminar in for your staff--Call Sonia at 973-767-6300 and we'll be happy to arrange a time/date for a dedicated training session at your facility. What a great marketing tool for your orgnaization, when your key people are Certified Dementia Practitioners. Let us make it easy for you.

    Phone: 9736766300
    Email: lesley.gentlesdvti@gmail.com
    Price: $185.00

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    Orange Board of Education Presents Beauty & The Beast

    Location: 400 Central Ave, Orange, NJ 07050
    When: April 26, 2012 / April 27, 2012 / April 28, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

    Orange High School Presents Beauty & The Beast

    The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Orange High
    School, in association with Orange Preparatory Academy and The Orange GreaterElementary Schools is proud to announce their upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty & The Beast  directed by Rachel Green, Drama
    Instructor at Orange High School. Based on the classic French fairy tale, Beauty & the Beast tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman scorned by the townspeople for being a bookworm, weary of fighting off the advances of the arrogant Gaston and dreaming of escape. When her father gets lost in the woods and captured by the forbidding Beast, a once-handsome prince
    turned into a monster by a witch, Belle goes off to rescue him. Taken with her, the Beast agrees to release Belle’s father if she agrees to stay with him
    forever. Come and see how the story turns out.

    Performances are April 26, 27th & 28th:
    Thursday and Friday at 7:00pm and Saturday and 2:00pm (matinee) and 7:00pm.

    Beauty & the Beast will be presented at Orange Preparatory Academy Auditorium, located at the intersection of Lincoln and Central Avenues, in Orange, New Jersey. The theatre is wheelchair-accessible with assisted hearing units available for the hearing impaired. Tickets are $12.00 for general admission, $7.00 for Senior Citizens and Students. General Seating tickets are available in advance by calling 973-677-4000 x5017 or at the door.

    Please visit the Orange High School Drama
    Department for more information website at


    Phone: 93-677-4000 Ext 5017
    Email: cunninma@orange.k12.nj.us
    Price: $12.00 General Admission, $7.00 for Students & Seniors

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    Location: 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ 07092
    When: April 7, 2012
    Time: 1:00 pm

    Beginning at 1 pm in the Trailside auditorium, a member of Amateur Astronomers, Inc. will explain what features of the Sun you can expect to see.  After the short talk, members of AAI will provide safe views of solar prominences, sunspots, and filaments through AAI’s portable solar telescope near the flagpole outside the Nature Center.

    Sunspots on the solar disk may also be visible in a specially constructed projection box.  The talk and the solar viewing are free.  No registration is required, and there is plenty of free parking.  If it is cloudy, a cancellation notice will be displayed on the Home page of the AAI website (www.asterism.org) by noon Saturday.  The outdoor portion of this event will be repeated on every clear Saturday until October.

    Safe solar viewing is suitable for "kids" of all ages.  That includes you, grandma! All are welcome.

    The Trailside Nature and Science Center is located in the Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092. Their phone is 908-789-3670.

    If you have questions about this event or about Amateur Astronomers, Inc., please send a message to info@asterism.org.  All are welcome.

    Phone: 908-789-3670
    Email: info@asterism.org
    Price: $0

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    Location: 120 Burnett Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: April 9, 2012 / April 23, 2012
    Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    The Maplewood/South Orange Professionals in Transition meetings will continue during the month of April, despite the construction work at the Main Library.  During April, both our April 9th and April 23rd sessions will be held at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnet Avenue in Maplewood.

    On Monday April 9th, Career Search Counselor, John West Hadley will be presenting an entirely new webinar program entitled “What's Blocking Your Search?”  John will identify the common items that often impede the search of job seekers and he will provide guidance on how to work through them.  John has graciously spoken to us on several occasions, and we appreciate his time, energy, and knowledge!

    John Hadley teaches job seekers internationally strategies and skills that enable them to tap into the 'hidden' job market and find the best jobs now. He also works with professionals struggling to achieve the visibility that leads to great new opportunities at work or in the market. 

    John Hadley was a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in the financial services industry for 25 years. He began his career at Equitable Life, ultimately serving as Disability Income Product Manager. Commercial Life brought John in to build a new department, where he progressed to Chief Actuary. He then opened a successful consulting practice helping companies make their systems operate as advertised, which generated over $1.5 million in revenues. 

    John continues to be active in the community and the corporate sector. He has served on many community and industry initiatives, is a sought-after speaker on career and marketing issues, contributes regularly to a variety of publications as well as his own Career Tips newsletter, read by over 9,000 professionals internationally. He conducts a wide variety of tele-classes, webcasts, and seminars. He has a BS in Mathematics from Stanford University, where he also satisfied the requirements for an Economics major.  You can find out more about him, here:http://www.jhacareers.com/

    Save the date: Currently, Monday April 23rd is scheduled as a session for open networking and group discussion. Our March 26th session allowed for 2 excellent hours of general sharing that was valuable to all in attendance.


    Maplewood/South Orange Professionals in Transition is part of the
    Northern NJ Professionals in Transition online network


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

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    Location: Winchester Gardens Ward Homestead
    333 Elmwood Ave, Maplewood, NJ
    When: April 18, 2012
    Time: 7:45 pm

    Author Patti Kerr, a Certified Alzheimer's Educator (CAEd), will discuss her book “I Love You—Who Are You?” about caring for parents with Alzheimer’s. Free and open to the public.

    Phone: (973) 378-5146 for more information or to RSVP.
    Price: $0

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    Location: 1000 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994
    When: April 15, 2012
    Time: 11:00 am–5:00 pm

    Our bridal show is a great opportunity to discover the best options to make your dream wedding come true. Let our trust-worthy wedding professionals help you shop for the best wedding planning values, products and services to suit your own unique style and budget – all in one relaxed and stress-free location!  Several vendors will be on hand representing each and every wedding product and service – from photographers to honeymoons - so you can comparison shop in one convenient location.  Have fun while you preview new ideas, see the latest styles and sample gourmet cuisine and confections!  The show will feature a live fashion show, DJ/MC performance, demonstrations, and exciting prize giveaways!


    Ideas and services for your wedding day including dazzling displays 
    and the latest wedding fashions at our live fashion shows!


    Compare and get expert advice from the Hudson Valley’s leading wedding experts from 
    Florists to Photographers, DJs to Wedding Planners, Videographers to Honeymoon Travel, Transportation, Invitations and much, much more!


    Food and fun! Taste gourmet cakes, confections and food samples!


    Exciting door prizes, giveaways and show discounts!

     Don't wait in line, register for your tickets today @ www.rocklandbridalshows.com

    Bring your bridal party, friends, family and your Fiancé!

    Spend the day discovering the best options to make your dream 
    wedding come true!

    Phone: 845.947.8532
    Email: exhibitor@rocklandbridalshows.com
    Price: FREE

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  • 04/05/12--11:38: Watercolor painting
  • Location: The Baird
    5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ
    When: Weekly on Thursdays
    Time: 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

    We will be painting with watercolor to create still-life and landscapes.  The Spring season is a great time to take advantage of the park-like surroundings around the Baird and the adjoining pond.  Watercolor is a unique painting medium with which to experiment with transparencies and layering color.     





    Phone: (908)797-4334
    Email: ldmckim@embarqmail.com
    Price: non-members $198.

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  • 04/05/12--11:41: Life Drawing
  • Location: The Baird
    5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ
    When: Weekly on Wednesdays
    Time: 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

    Life drawing is a study of the human form in its various shapes and postures. It is an historic practice that dynamically engages the artist with the angles and proportions of the body. We will draw from live models each week and do both gesture and longer-term drawings. We will use charcoal as well as experiment with brush and various paint and ink media. There will be a critical focus on line, structure and value. Students of all levels are welcome.

    Phone: (908)797-4334
    Email: ldmckim@embarqmail.com
    Price: non-members $198.

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    Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
    324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills, NJ
    When: April 15, 2012

    Budding leaves and wildflowers will be sprouting up in the arboretum providing a wonderful opportunity to get a professional family photograph taken in a natural colorful spring setting at the Arboretum.

    Join Erica Moffitt from Naki Studios who will accompany you on the trails to find a perfect setting for your family picture.

    • 25 minute session

    • $50 booking fee

    • You will receive an online proofing gallery that is viewable for two weeks

    • There is a $300 minimum order

    • Digital packages are available in addition to prints and other products

    • After making your purchase you will receive a special gift - a 3x3 inch mini accordion book
    Phone: 973-671-1344
    Price: $50

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  • 04/06/12--04:49: Creatures of the Night
  • Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
    324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills, NJ
    When: May 4, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

    Creatures of the Night is back! Come and learn about animals that sleep during the day and come out at night. The Arboretum staff and Environmental Eagles will present an evening program using flashlights to walk the woodland trails. This spring we will focus on skunks and bats but will also cover insects.

    There will be inside activities and refreshments in the Stone House while you wait your turn to explore the trails.

    You must pre-register so call 973-376-3587

    Phone: 973-376-3587
    Price: $10 per person. Children under 2 free.

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    The Arc of Essex County has an annual Building Tomorrows 5K run/ two mile walk to raise funds for programs.

    Location: 473 Watchung Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: April 14, 2012
    Time: 8:15 am–11:30 pm

    The Arc of Essex County will hold its 14th Annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run/2 Mile Walk on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.  Registration is from 8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  The Run begins at 10:00 a.m.  Amenities include t-shirts for participants (while supplies last), food and beverages, music and awards.  The course is USATF certified.  An awards ceremony begins at 11:15 a.m., with awards to the top three overall male and female runners, and additional awards to the top three male and female runners in age groups 14 and under to 85 and over in 5 year increments. 

    Applications are available at www.arcessex.org.  Registration is also available on line at www.raceforum.com.  For those interested in creating a fundraising webpage, it is easy to do by going to www.firstgiving.com/arc-essex/2012.

    The Arc of Essex County is a private, non-profit agency for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Essex County and surrounding areas.  For more information about the Run/Walk, including participation and opportunities to sponsor the event, contact Kori Buro at (973) 535-1181, ext. 1230 or kburo@arcessex.org or visit www.arcessex.org.

    Phone: (973) 535-1181, ext. 1230
    Email: kburo@arcessex.org
    Price: $25

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    Location: Paper Mill Playhouse
    22 Brookside Dr, Millburn, NJ
    When: April 14, 2012
    Time: 10:00 am

    Sometimes it's tough being a kid, but life is a lot easier - and a lot more fun - when you've got a great big canine buddy to share your adventures! Follow the exploits of Henry and Mudge in this musical based on Cynthia Rylant's best selling books.

    For ages 5 and up.

    Phone: 973.376.4343
    Price: Orchestra & Box $20 or $15, Mezzanine $12.

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    Location: Paper Mill Playhouse
    22 Brookside Dr, Millburn, NJ
    When: April 21, 2012
    Time: 10:00 am

    Here is an enchanting collection of classic tales - Little Red Riding Hood, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea and Hans Christian Anderson's All's Well That Ends Well.

    This unique presentation is designed in cooperation with AUTISM NEW JERSEY, THE DOUGLASS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CENTER AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY and PUSHCART PLAYERS. At this special performance, the theater environment will be altered to offer a comfortable, judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families:

    • Lights up inside the theater

    • Lower volume & consistent sound level

    • Kids free to talk & leave their seat (supervised)

    • Show runs about one-hour with an intermission

    • Chill-out space provided

    • Family bathrooms

    • BYO snacks & drinks

    Phone: 973.376.4343
    Price: Orchestra & Box $20 or $15, Mezzanine $12.

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  • 04/06/12--11:41: Ballroom With A Twist
  • Location: Paper Mill Playhouse
    22 Brookside Dr, Millburn, NJ
    When: April 28, 2012
    Time: 8:00 pm

    Conceived by Dancing With The Stars' Louis Van Amstel this critically acclaimed, dazzling production is highlighted by stunning costumes, magnificent music, and breathtaking performances by "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" pros and soloists from "American Idol"!

    Phone: 973.376.4343
    Email: $87
    Price: $0

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    Photo: BLESSING by Kevin Lynn. Graphics by Micha Hamilton.

    Location: GAS Gallery And Studio
    411 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ
    When: April 27, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm–9:30 pm


    Exhibit Dates: April 3 - May 5, 2012
    Exhibit Reception: Friday April 27, 2012 | 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    ADMISSION is FREE / Open to the public

    Maplewood, NJ - This art exhibit is a collaboration with wine educator HANK ZONA (Swirl Wine Events, The Grapes Unwrapped video series w/ Jim Calabrese of Mill Ridge Productions) and KEVIN LYNN (Wine Sisterhood), and will present artwork inspired by and related to the culture and love of wine. Works will include art created for wine labels and art containing wine themes. This exhibit is planned as a two-part event: part-one is a live Artist Panel Discussion/Tasting (April 14), and part-two is an Exhibit Reception (April 27).

    Artists scheduled for the live Panel Discussion/Tasting and Exhibit/Exhibit Reception include: Lyman Dally, Kevin Lynn, Andre Mack, Tara O’Leary and Felix Sockwell.

    This unique exhibit will provide a real opportunity for artists, art lovers, wine lovers and critics alike to experience a view of the contemporary art and wine markets. Several of the wines represented by/in the artwork will be available for sampling to attendees.

    Since 2010, GAS Gallery And Studio has been bringing unique and diverse art and event programming to the Maplewood and South Orange communities of Central New Jersey, just a thirty-minute trip from New York City.

    Phone: 973.761.4142
    Email: info@itisagas.com
    Price: $0

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    Location: 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
    When: Weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays
    Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

    Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents New Jersey Civil War Patriotic Covers, Letters and photographs


    Beginning Wednesday February 1st visitors can view a selection of American Civil War patriotic covers on display in the center hall of Macculloch Hall. These envelopes bear patriotic illustrations and messages that provide an unusual insight into a turbulent and fascinating period of American history. The designs reflect patriotism and the sentimentalities and realities of a soldier’s life in war with documentation of great battles, tributes to heroes, or biting satires on opposing views. These images still communicate more than a century later, a sense of the great depth of feeling engendered by our nation’s most bloody conflict.


    After the attack by Confederate forces on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861, hundreds of such envelopes were quickly issued by many printers bearing flag, eagle, liberty and shield designs; all the forerunners of more sophisticated designs that were produced later during the war. New Jersey residents also used these patriotic covers in their correspondence as a popular means of displaying patriotic ideals. But New Jersey, primarily an agrarian state with a low-density population, had one of the smallest numbers of such covers to survive the era.


    Also on display is a small exhibit from the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum archives, featuring Lindley H. Miller's campaign as one of the first officers chosen to lead troops of former slaves. A grandson of Louisa and George Macculloch, Lindley joined the war effort after the tragic deaths of his young wife and their baby. But his heart was always in the cause, as he wrote to his mother and brother. The exhibit traces his path to leadership of the First Regiment Arkansas Volunteers of African Descent, his enthusiastic embrace of his duties and his admiration of his troops. He died of disease only six months later, shortly after being promoted to Major. The exhibit includes letters both rousing and touching, photographs and an early printing of the famous marching song he composed for his men, which was later widely promoted by Sojourner Truth.


    This display of Civil War history will be on view from February 1st and complements the current large gallery exhibit “Gone for a Soldier:” Jerseymen in the Civil War. Presented in partnership with the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee (NJCWSC) the exhibit brings together for the first time about two hundred objects from the Civil War from nearly thirty museums, historical societies, and private collections. Visitors can see both exhibits during touring hours Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sunday 1pm - 4pm.


    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. It is located in the heart of Morristown’s National Historic District. The Museum is open to tour the house and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. General Admission: Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The School tours, adult/senior tours and rentals may be scheduled by appointment.  For information, call the Museum weekdays at (973) 538-2404, 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) 528-2404 ext.12
    Email: rhyman@maccullochhall.org
    Price: General Admission: Adults $8; Seniors $6; Students $6; Children 6-12 $4; Members & Children 5 & under are free

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  • 04/08/12--05:30: The Empowerment of WE
  • Location: 14 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
    When: April 27, 2012
    Time: 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

    Designed to be an introduction to a four part series for couples seeking creative, yet simple techniques to enhance their relationship, this workshop will use self-assessments to show how understanding your own personality as well as your partner's, could serve as a guide to strengthening your relationship. Join Keith Dent, certified Empowerment coach, in an interactive and fun session as he helps you develop ways to improve communication and achieve the kind of relationship you envisioned when you and your partner first made a commitment to each other.

    To see your coach go to: www.strive-2-succeed.com

    Phone: 973-275-3868
    Email: info@wellnessinteractive.net
    Price: $60.00 per couple

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    Location: 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
    When: May 6, 2012
    Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Join the Jewish Cultural School & Society (JCSS) for a selection of Jewish short stories that will expose you to the richness of the Yiddish literary tradition in English translation. The tales are introduced by Leonard Nimoy and read by celebrities including Julie Kavner, Alan King, Rhea Perlman and Eli Wallach.

    Hosted by progressive Jewish writer and scholar Bennett Muraskin, this free monthly session of the JCSS's adult education series is open to all.

    Visit jcss-nj.org for more.

    Phone: 973-734-1972
    Email: bmuraskin@optonline.net
    Price: $0

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    Location: Turtle Back Zoo
    560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ
    When: April 19, 2012
    Time: 8:00 pm

    Come see the zoo in a different light!  Learn all about what animals do at night on this unique guided tour.  Don't forget your flashlight! (This tour is not recommended for children under 5)
    Tours begin at 8pm and are sent out in 10 minute intervals thereafter.  Admission window open from 7:30 - 8:30. Average tour time: 1 hour

    *Pre-Registration required (there will be no registrations allowed the night of the event)*

    Registration is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified with a rain date.
    Call 973-731-5800 x223

    Space is limited.

    Phone: 973-731-5800 x223
    Price: Adults: $7 Children: $7

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    Location: Turtle Back Zoo
    560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ
    When: April 22, 2012
    Time: 11:00 am–4:00 pm

    Join your wild friends at Turtle Back Zoo in the biggest party of them all! Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet! Earth Day activities scheduled throughout  the day. Bring in a reusable mug today and get free fountain drinks at the zoo cafe!

    Price: Adults $10 Children $7 Seniors $7 Under 2 Free

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