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“Don’t Just Sit There, Get Social!” workshop series

Location: umojawa
515 Valley St, Maplewood, NJ
When: Weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 am–12:15 pm

True to its core mission, umojawa, a new online community encouraging social media for social good, is offering not-for-profit support teams and small business owners a series of workshops entitled, “Don’t Just Sit There, Get Social!”  

Specifically designed for those who are new to social networking or are finding it difficult to reach their target audience, the workshops will provide valuable insight about social media optimization, best practices for engagement, and digital marketing to steer website traffic.

Workshops will be held from 10:30 am – 12:15 pm on Wednesdays, September 5-26th at umojawa’s office at 515 Valley Street, Suite 2, Maplewood, NJ.  Segments of the series will be available on umojawa’s YouTube Channel.  The cost for the workshop is $99 and registration is required as seating is limited. Additional guided assistance will be available during open workshops Thursday September 13th from 1-4 pm.

Led by Stephanie Jelley, founder and CEO of umojawa and social media enthusiast with more than 10 years of communication experience with Contour Marketing & Media, workshop topics include:

  • September 5- “Introduction to Social Media” will cover basic information about how social media tools such as blogs, wikis, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are being used. You will also gain tips about using social media in your business/organization’s communications.  In addition, you will review how social media tools have changed, and continue to change, the landscape of communications.
  • September 12 – “Facebook and LinkedIn for Beginners” will focus on setting up a Facebook account and pages for your small business as well as the importance of creating a LinkedIn profile and network to enhance your reach.
  • September 19 – ”Twitter Know-How” will cover setting up an account, creating a custom background, tweetiquette, tweeting and getting targeted followers to compliment your business services.
  • September 26 – (An alternate date will be made available to honor the Jewish holiday)  ”Building your Business through Better Blogging–An Introduction to WordPress”  There are many uses for blogs.  Blogging is one of the most sought after techniques for driving traffic, increasing revenue, network marketing, advertising, personal uses, branding and much more.

For further information or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 973.762.4488 or email hello@umojawa.com

About Stephanie Jelley

As the chief executive officer of umojawa, Stephanie Jelley leads a company dedicated to promoting and celebrating the successes of non-profit and volunteer work. Using new age media and innovative social media approaches, umojawa provides a platform for non-profit organizations to effectively promote their initiatives and to collaborate on fundraising methodologies.

Stephanie’s path leading to umojawa, both professionally and personally, served as the perfect preparation for what would become the umojawa “hybrid community for social change.” As chief operating officer for Contour Marketing & Media, a New York based marketing firm, Stephanie worked with clients in both traditional and emerging marketing applications and technology to help them reach their target markets and objectives. As social media became an increasingly effective way to engage target audiences, Stephanie’s own brand of finesse and enthusiasm yielded significant results for Contour’s client companies.

A stream of personal “passion projects” have always complemented Stephanie’s work in the corporate world. She demonstrates strong commitment to building confidence and leadership skills in youth. As a volunteer facilitator at the HK Foundations Center, Stephanie is dedicated to empowering students by encouraging creative self-expression through the illustration of the practical importance of literacy and math, while writing and producing digital media projects. She has also developed and delivered programs to help promote mindfulness and social-emotional learning in projects for teens, and has just launched Girls in White to support girls’ education and leadership initiatives.

About umojawa

Based in Maplewood, New Jersey, umojawa is a leading information provider for the not-for-profit sector to help more effectively manage their organizations and to help maximize the efficiency of their external communications and fundraising efforts via new age mixed media and social media platforms. Utilizing today’s best practices in social media as well as traditional B2B marketing communications, umojawa helps ensure the not-for-profit sector reaches its target audience while creating general awareness to their mission.

Phone: 973.762.4488
Email: hello@umojawa.com
Price: $99 for series

Yard Sale

Location: 304 Academy St, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: August 25, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Lots of new and slightly used household items for sale.
Price: $0

Hackensack River Paddle – A Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Event to Benefit Hackensack Riverkeeper

Previous Yard Sale
Location: 300 Millridge Rd, Secaucus, NJ 07094
When: September 8, 2012
Time: 8:00 am–3:00 pm


Hackensack Riverkeeper is proud to announce the second annual Hackensack River Paddle on September 8, 2012, part of the Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally by Toyota in cooperation with KEEN to celebrate and support everyone’s right to clean water and waterways.

The Paddle will be a point-to-point paddle consisting of a one way paddle from Laurel Hill County Park to Mill Creek Point Park, both in Secaucus, encompassing a five mile stretch of the river.

We encourage you to use your own boat or alternatively use one of ours (there is limited availability of Hackensack Riverkeeper canoes and kayaks).

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 (rain date September 9)

Event:  5 mile one way paddle North on the Hackensack River

Time: Meet at Mill Creek Point Park in Secaucus at 8AM for registration. After registering, you will be shuttled to the starting point at Laurel Hill County Park via bus (You will be provided with additional instructions once registered). If you are using your own boat, drop it off at Laurel Hill County Park and drive to Mill Creek Point.

Registration Costs:                                                                 

  • Bring your own boat: $15
  • Single kayak rental: $20
  • Tandem kayak rental: $55
  • Canoe rental: $40

 To register, visit www.hackensackriverkeeper.org



  • We will provide you the tools you need to encourage your friends and family to sponsor your participation in the Paddle. All proceeds will benefit Hackensack Riverkeeper.


Nationally presented by Toyota and nationally sponsored by KEEN. Local sponsors: Shop Rite of Hackensack, SONY and REI.


Phone: 201-968-0808
Email: info@hackensackriverkeeper.org
Price: ranges from $15-$55

Vendors Wanted - Home For Good Dog Rescue

Location: Maple St & Broad St, Summit, NJ 07901
When: Daily
Time: 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

Vendors Wanted
Home for Good Dog Rescue is seeking vendors for its 2nd Annual Bark-A-Que being held on Sept. 8, 2012 at the Summit Village Green (Maple Street & Broad Street), in Summit, NJ.  Help Home for Good Dog Rescue celebrate its 2nd Anniversary with a day of fun in the park.

For more information, please contact Home for Good Dog Rescue at 908-598-8212 or email barkaquehfg@gmail.com

Home for Good is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue. Our mission is to rescue, nurture and place dogs of all breeds into loving homes for good.

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

Our Mother Earth

Location: 240 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016
When: November 18, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm

Canopy of Life

November 17,2012 at 8pm and 18, 2012 at 5pm

Located at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard in New York; 240 East 31st Street, NY,NY 10016-6303. South side of 31st St, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. 

Photographic elements will supplement the art of vocal and choral song as we take musical delight in the grandeur, the protection and comfort of trees, along with many poetic metaphors, even metaphors of faith and of human peace. New Jersey poet Joyce Kilmer's famous "Trees" will appear in three different musical guises (two of which are world premiere performances!), as will Randall Thompson's setting of the Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken" and a stunning contribution by last season’s Featured Composer Ivo Antognini. Many will recognize Handel's song Where e'er you walk, and Matthias Becker gives Silcher's arrangement of Schubert's Der Lindenbaum a gentle touch of jazz. And a surprise awaits, compliments of nursery lore. Not to be missed!

$20 tickets at door

$15 for tickets in advance

Phone: 1-888-407-60002 Ext. 2
Email: Info@ScholaOnHudson.org
Price: $20

C. Apicella & IRON CITY @ HCK

Location: 459 Valley St, Orange, NJ 07050
When: September 29, 2012
Time: 9:00 pm–12:00 am

As a player, Apicella immediately brings to mind Grant Green. He’s funky, he’s bluesy, and he’s not afraid to get dirty at times.  The perfect illustration of how great this band is together is Charlie’s “64 Cadillac.” Apicella and band have that perfect jazz rapport that allows them to be tight as hell and play off each other beautifully.  Charlie Apicella – guitar Dan Kostelnik – organ Alan Korzin – drums.

Phone: 862.252.9147
Email: info@hatcitykitchen.com
Price: $10

Colors of Faith

Location: Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
When: Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Time: 10:30 am–4:30 pm

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present Colors of Faith, an exhibition of arts and crafts objects created by women of faith from women's religious orders from the Northern New Jersey Region.  The exhibition is curated by Jesse McGarity and Elizabeth Girven, graduate candidates in the Museum Professions Program.  The show features wooden carvings, paintings, woven objects, sculpture and jewelry and each item demonstrates the women's devotion to their faith, beyond their daily routine of praying and working through. 

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

Maplewood Glee Club - Come join us!

Location: 120 Burnett Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: Weekly on Mondays
Time: 7:45 pm–9:45 pm

The Maplewood Men's Glee Club welcomes new members as rehearsals begin for the Fall season. Our director is Gregory Scime and our piano accompanist is John Conte. Come visit us on Monday evenings at 7:45 pm at the DeHart Community Center,120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Interested men may attend the September 10 or September 17 rehearsal or they may contact Erik Solberg, Membership Chairperson,for more information at 908 273-5777 or erik@maplewoodgleeclub.org

Phone: 908 273-5777
Email: erik@maplewoodgleeclub.org
Price: $0

Morristown's Main Event Inc. Celebrity Chef Melody gives a Free Cooking Class for Kids

Location: 324 Vose Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: September 8, 2012 / September 15, 2012
Time: 11:00 pm–12:00 pm


Chef Melody kicks off the Open House for Smart Baby Family Day Care at 324 Vose Avenue with a free cooking class for kids on cooking green.  Smart Baby is a new home based child care center for babies from birth to 21/2. KIDS' GREEN KITCHEN (KGK)  is a Chef Melody program designed to introduce childen to the basics of nutrition and cooking, using fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy and being GREEN in the kitchen.

Chef Melody McGinley Whitlaw is a Macy's Herald Square Celebrity Chef , the owner of the famed catering firm, Main Event Inc. in Morristown and comes from a California family that have been movie studio caterers for three generations.

During KGK Children can take part in an interactive cooking class in which they prepare menu
selections.  They set the table, eat the food they have just prepared and  clean-up.  Space Limited. Call 973 7609827 to register.

Phone: 973 760 9827
Email: smartbabyfamilydaycare@gmail.com
Price: $0

Free Music for Aardvarks Trial Classes

Location: 155 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: September 12, 2012 / September 13, 2012 / September 25, 2012
Time: 9:30 am–11:30 am

From the folks who brought Music for Aardvarks to nearly every neighborhood across Manhattan, comes the all-new Maplewood Aardvarks!  Email maplewoodaardvarks@gmail.com to reserve your child's spot at one of our FREE trial classes, held Sept. 12th, 13th and 25th.  Trial classes are already filling up.  The first 100 people to reserve space will receive a FREE Music for Aardvarks CD at their trial class.

Take a look at www.maplewoodaardvarks.com for age-specific trial classes and more info.

Phone: 973-559-6242
Email: maplewoodaardvarks@gmail.com
Price: $0


BORIS by Mikel Frank
Location: GAS Gallery And Studio
411 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ
When: September 15, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

GAS Gallery And Studio is excited to announce its collaboration with artist and curator Joe Walentiny of Galerie Cerulean/Abstract Art Online (www.abartonline.com), to bring you this group exhibit of abstract art and imagery titled ELUSIVE IMAGERY. This art exhibit is on view from September 8 – October 6, 2012, with an Artist Reception scheduled for Saturday September 15, 2012 from 6 pm – 9 pm.

ELUSIVE IMAGERY marks the first curatorial collaboration between GAS Gallery And Studio and Joe Walentiny, and will feature works by artists Mikel Frank, Iona Kleinhaut, Ravenna Taylor, Marianne Van Lent, Janet Shapiro Walentiny and Joe Walentiny.

Some of the work in this show is directly inclusive of recognizable imagery, specifically of people and/or places. At the other end of the spectrum are purely abstract paintings that do not appear to reference anything. Regardless of the inclusion of recognizable forms, or lack thereof, all of these artists are firmly rooted in the expressive language of abstract art.

While Mikel Frank and Janet Shapiro-Walentiny make use of pictures in their pieces, these serve primarily as visual components; albeit from a subjective mindset. Marianne Van Lent’s paintings strongly suggest landscapes but indirectly from a lyrical perspective. Ravenna Taylor’s work suggests personal and somewhat interior spaces, also with a poetic emphasis. Iona Kleinhaut’s etchings are perhaps the most extremely non-figurative pieces in the show but her rendering is simultaneously universal and idiosyncratic. Joe Walentiny aims to tap into the organic order and chaos found in nature with a celebration of both.

The unifying factor for all this work is that the imagery for each artist cannot be pinned down to any single interpretation but must be understood within a holistic context. Formal elements such as color, composition and texture vary from artist to artist as does subject matter and the range of expression. In all cases, the imagery is always referential, however directly or not. In the end, what breathes life into this work is the intangibility that subsequently frees up the interpretation of what this art is and means.

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

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

Celebrate (Erev) Rosh Hashanah in the Secular Humanist Tradition!

Location: 67 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042
When: September 16, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Join the Jewish Cultural School & Society (JCSS) for our High Holiday observance in the Secular Humanist Jewish tradition. Interfaith families welcome!

Suggested family donation: $10/members, $30/nonmembers

Learn more at jcss-nj.org and follow us on Facebook!   

Phone: 973-233-0714
Email: wisemerle@gmail.com
Price: $0

Celebrate (Erev) Yom Kippur in the Secular Humanist Tradition!

Location: 67 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042
When: September 25, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm–10:00 pm

Join the Jewish Cultural School & Society (JCSS) for our High Holiday observance in the Secular Humanist Jewish tradition. Interfaith families welcome!

Suggested family donation: $10/members, $30/nonmembers

Learn more at jcss-nj.org and follow us on Facebook!   

Phone: 973-233-0714
Email: wisemerle@gmail.com
Price: $0

Secular Humanistic Judaism: An Introduction

Location: 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
When: September 23, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Discover the roots, development and expressions of the modern movement based on shared culture, history and ethics. Learn about this challenging yet rewarding way to be Jewish.

Hosted by progressive Jewish writer and scholar Bennett Muraskin, this free monthly session of the the Jewish Cultural School & Society's (JCSS) adult education series is open to all. Bring your friends!

Visit jcss-nj.org for more, and follow us on Facebook!

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

Free Square Dance Open House and Lesson At GCMS, Caldwell

Location: South Orange Station
17 Sloan St, South Orange, NJ
When: September 20, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm–9:00 pm

Free Barn Dance at Grover Cleveland Middle School, West Caldwell, NJ - 130 Prospect St.

Find out about modern square dancing.  All are welcome to attend.  Arrive by 7:30 to meet instructor.  Great excercise without going to the gym, great for stress relief, for empty nesters, and for a hobby with a significant other.


A series of 12 classes starts on 9/27.  Upon graduation dance at any of 18 Northern NJ square dance clubs or anywhere in the world.  Casual attire.  For info, check out www.crosstrailsquares.org or look for CrossTrailSquares on Facebook.


Phone: 973-618-9025
Price: $0

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Come network with us, online, anytime!
Location: 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: September 10, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

On Monday September 10, 2012, Northern NJ Professionals in Transition will be meeting at the Maplewood Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, New Jersey.  Our session begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 12 noon.  

This time, our presenter will be Elaine Cody, who is a life coach specializing in helping people in transition.  She helps them to get clarity around what it is they want, how they want to be perceived, and strategies  to get their desired outcome.  Ms. Cody is certified in a powerful decision-making tool called The Clarity Method™.  She has been coaching for seven years.  Her business is called Clarity Coaching.  [See http://www.codyclaritycoaching.com/ for more details.]

Professionals in transition will participate in a highly interactive group coaching session where the attendees will:

  • Clarify what it is they want from the job market
  • Define what they bring to the job market (personal branding)
  • Create a next step to take after they leave the session

We will be sharing with each other and the group.  The conversations will be facilitated by Elaine who will make wrap-up observations that will help the participants further clarify the journey to their next job.

Join us!  
All are welcome—tell your friends/neighbors/colleagues/associates.
We always allow time for open networking, both before and after the session…

Monday September 10
10:00 a.m. — at least noon

Maplewood Library
51 Baker Street
Maplewood, NJ

Map here: http://goo.gl/maps/takz

Save the date: Our next meeting will be September 24th.  Stay tuned for details…

This Maplewood/South Orange in person group
is part of the online discussion forum & information archive
Northern NJ Professionals in Transition
Join us there, to network, anytime…

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

9/11 Empty Sky Memorial Program

Location: 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
When: September 10, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Join us at the Empty Sky memorial located at Liberty State Park in Jersey City as we remember those New Jersey citizens we lost on September 11, 2001.

9/11 Empty Sky Memorial Program takes place on Monday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Featured guests are Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Don Smith, the Executive Director of the NJ Hall of Fame. Followed by music performed by Kristian Rex and his band including Pat Guadagno, Roger Taylor, Gary Oleyar,Frank D'Agostino, John Korba and Ron Mailloux.

Phone: 862-485-0580
Email: info@nj911memorial.com
Price: $0

Everybody is a Scientist: Science Literacy for the 21st Century Parent, with Dr. Donald Cotler, MD

Location: 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: October 4, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

The Modern Village Presents: Everybody is a Scientist—Science Literacy for the 21st Century Parent, with Dr. Donald Cotler MD, FAAP

Modern science literacy is less about what you know than about how you know it.  The essential  attributes — your child's scientific "habits of mind" and identity as a scientific thinker — cannot be taught effectively in school. Parents must be "front-line, informal science educators."  Before discussing topics such as GMO foods, nanotechnology, or neurogenetic engineering, we will lay a foundation for achieving and then teaching science literacy including:

• Why bother? What scientific truth is and how we justify relying on it.

• New concepts in cognitive science: how children learn to think; how we really decide.

• What is scientific consensus? How does it develop, how can we access it and understand it?

• What is not science, and how to tell the difference.

• How are the institutions of science properly held to account? How do we achieve "well-ordered science" that serves our individual and collective concepts of human flourishing?

The floor will be open for discussion of issues from homeopathy to Remote Mind Control.
Resources for further exploration will be provided.

Email: info@theparentdujour.com
Price: $39.00

Ovarian Cancer...What Every Woman Needs to Know

Location: 100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
When: September 12, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Dr. Nana Tchabo, FACOG, will discuss the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and provide an update on treatment options along with information on the new ovarian cancer screening trial at MMC. Jane Rubin will discuss her experiences as a breast and ovarian cancer survivor. She will also be signing copies of ther book "Almost a Princess", a finalist in teh 2012 Indie Book Awards.

Free Registration: 800-247-9580

Light refreshments will be served.

Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater-Level B

Phone: 800-247-9580
Email: northernnj@ovarian.org
Price: $0

3 on 3 Women's Basketball

Location: 120 7th Ave, Newark, NJ 07104
When: October 20, 2012

The mission of Boundless Sports is to create sustainable holistic sports’ events where women of all ages connect, through their love of sports, to inspire self-love, support sisterhood, and foster financial freedom.

We will run 3 on 3 Women's Basketball Tournaments statewide that will promote healthy ways of living, entrepreneurship, sustainability through the love of sports.

Our first women's tournament is Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st and we need your help.  If you are 18 and over, and would like to win 500 dollars in cash, sign-up by going to www.boundlesssports.com and click Register.  Be a part of this great movement!

Please pass the word around!

Please Like us on Facebook: boundlesssports and Follow us on Twitter BoundlessSports

Phone: 973-619-9899
Email: boundlessbball@gmail.com
Price: $140 per team
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