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Maccabeats Concert

Maccabeats concert to benefit youth in Israel
Location: 20 Academy Rd, Caldwell, NJ 07006
When: April 2, 2011
Time: 9:30pm–11:00pm

The Israel Committee of Congregation Agudath Israel is hosting a Maccabeats concert to raise funds for partnership programs in Israel.  The programs which benefit Israeli youth encompass special needs b’nai mitzvot, tutoring and hot mails for underprivileged youth, Jewish content outreach to border communities and more.  All proceeds from the concert directly support these programs.

The Maccabeats gained name recognition in December 2010 with their song “Candlelight”, which has had more than 4.5 million hits on YouTube so far.  Find out what the buzz is all about on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 9:30 pm (Doors open at 9 pm) at Congregation Agudath Israel, 20 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ 07006.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at: 


Students: $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Adults: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Premium ticket options are: Sponsor ($360) and Patron ($180). Benefits of Sponsor and Patron tickets include 8:30 pm V.I.P. reception, preferred seating and program listing.

Phone: 973-227-3235
Email: cgladstein@aol.com
Price: Prices vary

DISTRACTED (Is it ADHD... or is he just being a kid?)

Location: Playwrights Theatre
33 Green Village Rd, Madison, NJ
When: March 4, 2011 / March 5, 2011 / March 6, 2011 / March 11, 2011 / March 12, 2011 / March 13, 2011 / March 18, 2011 / March 19, 2011 / March 20, 2011

DREAMCATCHER REP at Playwrights Theatre in Madison
presents the NJ premiere of

DISTRACTED by Lisa Loomer

March 4 - 20, weekends

NOTE: change of venue to Playwrights Theatre in Madison!
While the Baird Center is closed for repairs, Playwrights Theatre in Madison has generously volunteered to co-produce, and they’ve invited us to relocate to their home in Madison for the run of the show.

In "Distracted" nine-year-old Jesse has a problem. But is it ADHD or is he just being a boy? As his parents navigate the complicated world of medical and alternative treatments they confront the possibility that it’s not just Jesse who’s distracted—it’s our entire culture.

"Distracted" was a hit off-Broadway last season when the Associated Press called it “a smartly comic, sharply observant and surprisingly humane play.” The reviewer at Time Out New York proclaimed it “my favorite comedy of the year!”

Tickets: $30 for adults, $25 seniors 65+, $25 students under 25

Discounts: Save $3 in advance at http://dreamcatcherrep.org or call 800-838-3006.
  - Students pay $15 on Student Saturday - March 5
  - Seniors pay $15 on Senior Sunday - March 6

For tickets, photos, cast, FAQs and more info visit http://dreamcatcherrep.org.

Location: Playwrights Theatre, 33 Green Village Road, Madison, NJ

Note: we expect to be back at our home in the Baird Center in April

Phone: 800-838-3006
Email: info@DreamcatcherRep.org
Price: $30 - $15

Women & Heart Health

Sign Up Now for the 4th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure®

Location: Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ
When: Weekly on Sundays


You may be a runner. A volunteer. Or an activist. But however you choose to get involved, just know that everything you do makes a difference. After all, without the support of people like you, we know 10 million people could die of breast cancer in the next 25 years. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® strives to raise funds and educate people in the battle against breast cancer through global events and legislative actions each year. Breast cancer is still killing and impacting far too many of our loved ones. So, how will you get involved?

REGISTER AT  http://northjersey.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/SMT_NorthJerseyAffiliate?fr_id=2076&pg=entry

Mardi Gras with Big Mamou at Big Hat City

Location: 459 Valley Road, Orange, NJ 07050
When: March 5, 2011
Time: 9:00pm–11:00pm

Come celebrate Mardi Gras a little early with Big Mamou at Hat City Kitchen Saturday, March 5th. The band will play a set from 9 to 11 p.m.

Hat City Kitchen is located at 456 Valley Road, in Orange. Besides great music, the club offers a tasty menu of "Creosoul" comfort food.

For reservations, visit the club's website or call 862-252-9147 for groups of 6 or more.

Make a Stepping Stone for Your Garden or Walkway

Location: 621 Eagle Rock Ave # B, Roseland, NJ 07068
When: April 22, 2011
Time: 10:30am–12:00pm

For children in grades Pre-K through 2. Home-made stepping stones are a great way to personalize your garden or walkway. Use your imagination and create a one-of-a-kind decoration made from the gifts of the forest.

Advance registration is required; call 973.228.8776. Fee: $6 per child

New Jersey Woodturners

Location: 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, NJ 07068
When: April 25, 2011
Time: 7:00pm–9:30pm

For adults. Learn to turn with the NJ Woodturners Association! Discover the wonders of creating art from found pieces of wood, wood species, and turning tips and techniques. Topics vary month to month; call the Environmental Center for details.

Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Fee: $8 per adult; Free for NJWA members

Phone: (973) 228-8776

Baking with Herbs

Location: 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, NJ 07068
When: April 30, 2011
Time: 10:30am–12:30pm

For adults and children ages 7 and up who are accompanied by an adult. Rosemary thyme butter cookies? Lavender lemon cake? Join Master Gardener Fran Kroeckel for a culinary adventure from herb garden to table. This hands-on demonstration will send you home with a tasty treat. Meet in Garibaldi Hall.

Advance registration is required; call 973.228.8776. Fee: $6 per child, $8 per adult

Phone: 973.228.8776

New Mom's Circle

Location: Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center
200 S Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ
When: March 15, 2011 / March 22, 2011
Time: 10:00am–11:30am

New mothers are invited to this 6-week long support group led by a licensed clinical psychologist.

Register by calling 973-322-5360.

6th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Location: 621 Eagle Rock Ave # B, Roseland, NJ 07068
When: April 16, 2011
Time: 11:00am–4:00pm

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Essex County Environmental Center staff would like to invite you to our Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 11am to 4pm.  The goal of this free fun-filled event is to provide residents of greater Essex County opportunities to re-connect with nature through hands-on educational games and activities, canoe trips, bird walks, live nature-themed music, information booths, and an eco-market, among other offerings.   

With the help of the Environmental Center’s partner organizations, a variety of activities have been organized that will impress and inspire all ages.  During the event, visit the Essex County Beekeepers Society station as they show the inner workings of a bee hive and offer local, award-winning honey and other bee products for purchase.  At the NJ Woodturners station, witness how art is created from found pieces of wood and fallen tree branches, breathing new life into a natural resource that would otherwise be recycled back to the earth.  Families are encouraged to visit our Lenape Village station, where they will learn about the Lenape people that once flourished along the shores of the Passaic River.  Once there, dig for an arrowhead, learn about the importance of environmental stewardship, or go for a canoe ride to immerse yourself in nature.  If you do not wish to venture onto the water, join NJ Audubon on a relaxing bird walk, ask the expert Master Gardeners about horticulture and composting, and/or be amazed by the awesome 4-H Fair displays and demonstrations. Finally, a new and exciting addition to this year’s event is a dinosaur dig for children to be delighted by their very own take-home discovery.

Earth Day at the Essex County Environmental Center is a memorable experience and a unique opportunity for participants to sample the depth of programming offered at the Center year-round.  This event is free of charge and made possible by the County of Essex, Environmental Center staff, partners and volunteers, as well sponsors Covanta Energy, Essex, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, and Whole Foods Market of West Orange. Items may be for sale by local eco-vendors. Celebrate Earth Day 2011 at the Essex County Environmental Center for a time to be remembered!

Price: FREE

Spring Break Art Workshop (April 18 - 22) - Express Yourself Studios

Spring Break Arts Workshop April 18-22, 9a-12p @ Express Yourself Studios ages 5-12 http://www.expressyourselfstudios.com/SPRING-BREAK.html
Location: 1912 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: Daily
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm

Express Yourself Studios; located at 1912 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood will host a Spring Break Art Workshop April 18-22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for children age 5-12.

Participants will create paintings using a mix of mediums (acrylics, watercolor, and pastels) and other projects using a myriad of materials (clay & paper collages).

All materials are included, 3-hours of studio time. Workshop Fee: $150 for the week or $45 per child/per day.

 To register please call the studio 973-763-5256 or visit us online www.expressyourselfstudios.com. 

Express Yourself Studios is an art studio and art gallery dedicated to being an outlet for children and adults to express themselves creatively via classes in arts and crafts.  The Studio offers a Summer Art Camp as well as host birthday parties. Additionally it is a space where artists are welcome to display their work and create utilizing the studio’s space, tools and tables.  For more information about the studio and its offerings visit www.expressyourselfstudios.com.

Phone: 973-763-5256
Email: info@expressyourselfstudios.com
Price: $150 for the week $45 per day

"Iron Jawed Angels" Film Screening

Location: Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
When: March 31, 2011
Time: 7:00pm

On Thursday, March 31st at 7 p.m., League of Women Voters and Seton Hall will co-sponsor the presentation of the film Iron Jawed Angels.  The movie will be shown in the Nursing Building Amphitheater, NU 113.   http://www.shu.edu/visiting/campus-map.cfm

The film stars Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston, Frances O’Connor, and Julia Ormond.

Iron Jawed Angels is the story of two prominent  women who fought for women’s suffrage in the United States. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns organized protests, went to jail and staged hunger strikes there.   Afterward they continued to fight for the 19th Amendment and eventually prevailed. These women risked their lives to fight for what we so often take for granted.  (This film is not rated. Running time is 124 minutes.)

This film screening is free and open to the public.

Parking is available at the Seton Hall parking deck.  For more details please call 973-313-1535.

Phone: 973-313-1535

Always Changing - A Lesson in Puberty

Location: Jefferson School
518 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ
When: March 15, 2011
Time: 7:30pm

Puberty can be a difficult and uncomfortable topic to discuss with our children.  Judy LoBianco, Supervisor of Health, Physical Education and Nursing Services, is pleased to host an evening for parents/guardians of 4th and 5th grade parents.

The "Always Changing" video will be shown, with program resources made available to parents.

Phone: 973-762-5600 ext 1093
Email: jlobianc@somsd.k12.nj.us

2011 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball East Regional Tournament Open Practice & College Fair

Location: 165 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ 07102
When: March 24, 2011
Time: 12:00pm–4:00pm

NCAA® OPEN PRACTICE:  On Thursday, March 24, the Prudential Center will open its doors to the public offering attendees the opportunity to see the nation’s top college basketball players up close as they practice for the tournament.  Each of the four teams will practice for 50 minutes starting on the hour from 12–4PM.  One of these teams will be headed to the Final Four.  


COLLEGE FAIR:  Also from 12-4PM, on Thursday, March 24, the Prudential Center will host a free college fair showcasing 20 New Jersey colleges for those high school students in attendance.

Price: Free

2011 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball East Regional Tournament FanFest

Location: 165 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ 07102
When: March 24, 2011
Time: 5:00pm

FANFEST:  To entertain the thousands of college hoop fans, a festival of free activities will take place in Championship Plaza next to the Prudential Center with a variety of family-oriented, basketball-themed and entertainment activities beginning Thursday, March 24, from 5:00-9:00 PM and continuing on Friday, March 25 from 3:00 – 10:00 PM, Saturday, March 26 from 12:00 – 6:00 PM, and Sunday, March 27, from 12-7:00 PM.  For more information log on to www.GoNewark.com/HoopFest.


FanFest will include live musical performances, guest DJs, interactive basketball games, agility and skills challenges, Pop-A-Shot,  coaching sessions, face painting, temporary tattoos, a Beer Garden, local food vendors, NCAA® merchandise, “Made in Newark” merchandise and more.


BRICK CITY SITES & SOUNDS: On Saturday, March 26, anchored by FanFest, Downtown Newark on other parts of the City will be alive with a wide variety of entertainment and other activities, at a variety of locations including: NJPAC, Newark Museum, Newark Public Library, Halsey Street and Ironbound Districts, and more.  For exact schedule log on to www.GoNewark.com/HoopFest.

Price: Free

Essex County CASA Upcoming Information Meeting

Location: South Orange Public Library
65 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: April 11, 2011
Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm

Interested in becoming a volunteer CASA Advocate?

By attending an information meeting, you can learn how you can help improve the lives of abused and neglected children as a volunteer CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate, for Essex County youth in foster care.  You will get an overview of the Essex County CASA program, the foster care situation in Essex County and the role of a volunteer Advocate. 

CASA volunteers:
• Represent the best interests of the child for permanency to the court and the child protection system
• Promote the delivery of needed services while the child is in foster care
• Seek to decrease the length of time a child spends in foster care and the number of placements he/she must endure before obtaining a safe and permanent home.

 Visit our website at: www.casaessex.org and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Essex-County-Court-Appointed-Special-Advocate-CASA/397394805347

Phone: 9736483351
Email: info@casaessex.org

2011 Women’s Conference Theme - “Our History is Our Strength”

Location: Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
When: March 25, 2011
Time: 10:00am–4:00pm

Name: 2011 Women’s Conference

Theme: “Our History is Our Strength”


Sponsor: Seton Hall University


Date: Friday, March 25, 2011


Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Location: University Center, Seton Hall University

400 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079



For nearly two decades, the University has celebrated National Women’s History Month with its annual women's conference. This year’s conference, “Our History is Our Strength,” includes a yoga session, brunch, a keynote address, attendance to two workshop sessions and a recital-lecture.  


This year's keynote speaker is Danke Li, Ph.D., associate professor of history and co-director of the women's studies program at Fairfield University. An expert on women in early and modern Asian societies, her book Echoes of Chongqing: Women in Wartime, is the first book in and outside China about Chinese women's experiences during China's Resistance War against the Japanese.


Workshop choices include “Immigrant Women as New Americans,” “Caregiving through the Generations,”  “Women of Europe,” “African-American Women and the Great Migration,” and “The Grotesque Feminine,” just to name a few. 


Fees: Registration Required

Seton Hall Student – $5
SHU Faculty/Employee – $20

Non Seton Hall Student – $10
Senior Citizen, 65 and Older – $10
General Admission – $30


More Information/Registration Website: www.shu.edu/go/women



Rosario Reyes                                                                                                                                             

Conference Chair




Phone: 973-275-2137
Email: Rosario.reyes-urbina@shu.edu

CHS All-School Musical: "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Location: Columbia High School
17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: March 11, 2011 / March 12, 2011 / March 13, 2011 / March 18, 2011 / March 19, 2011 / March 20, 2011

 "The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within a Comedy" will be presented by Columbia High School on the following dates:

Friday March 11  7:30pm
Saturday March 12  7:30pm
Sunday March 13  2:00pm

Friday March 18  7:30pm
Saturday March 19  7:30pm
Sunday March 20  2:00pm

Tickets are available at :

171 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood

513 Valley Street, Maplewood

10 Sloan Street, South Orange

325 Irvington Avenue
South Orange

Phone: 973-762-5600 EXT 1018
Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Book Signing at Words: "Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles"

Location: Words Bookstore
179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: March 31, 2011
Time: 7:30pm

On Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m., Richard Courtney and George Cassidy will sign copies of their new book Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles at WORDS bookstore in Maplewood, located at 179 Maplewood Ave.

 Releasing on March 28, Come Together unveils the historic rock band as the ultimate business case study, chronicling the calculated and often brilliant effort that turned four teenaged greasers from Liverpool, England, into a multi-billion-dollar franchise with multigenerational appeal.

 The Nashville-based authors will be in the area for their debut appearance at The Fest for Beatles fans, one of the most highly regarded celebrations for Beatles fans in the country, being held in Secaucus from March 25-27.

 You can find out more about the book and its authors at http://beatlesbusiness.com.

Wyoming Club Tag Sale

Location: 60 Linden St, Millburn, NJ 07041
When: March 12, 2011
Time: 9:00am–3:00pm


We've been spring cleaning all winter long; come and see what we've found.  Furniture, glassware, toys and more.

RAIN OR SHINE because we're INDOORS!

Wyoming Ave to Linden Street  

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