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Red, White and Blue Zoo Day at Turtle Back Zoo

Location: Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ
When: July 3, 2011
Time: 11:00am–4:00pm

  Come learn about native American animals.     Live music.     Treasure hunt and more!

2011 South Orange National Night Out

Location: Flood's Hill
70 N Ridgewood Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: August 2, 2011
Time: 7:00pm–10:00pm

The Citizens Public Safety Committee and PBA Local 12 are proud to present the 2nd Annual South Orange National Night Out!

Festivities will begin at 7PM with live music from Aisle Five band, a Public Safety Fair, Kids Zone and much more!

Then settle in for an outdoor movie beginning at 8:30PM.

Bring the family and help us celebrate a Night Out in support of all the men and women who make South Orange a safe and vibrant community.

Email: sccollum@mac.com
Price: FREE!

Kessler Foundation 10th Annual Stroll N' Roll (and RUN!)

Location: Clifton Ave & 7th Ave, Newark, NJ 07104
When: October 16, 2011
Time: 8:00am–3:00pm

Who: Individuals, families, businesses and their employees including people with disabilities participate to raise funds through pledges and sponsorships.

What: A fun-filled family 5K event with exhibition booths, food, music and kid-friendly activities. Participants may walk, roll, run or rollerblade around the park. Two certified courses (5k and 8K) for “professionals.”

Why: To Support: Research that helps people regain the skills needed for greater independence - like walking, driving, regaining lost memory, and the ability to communicate, and grant funding that supports job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Information Alley:  The exhibit area features booths representing sponsoring companies and community organizations serving people with disabilities.

When: Sunday, October 16, 2011  -  Rain or Shine!

8:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Event begins (certified 5K and 8K races)

11:00 a.m. Under 12 FunRun

12:00 noon Lunch/Awards

1:00 p.m. Softball Game/Kids Activities

For more information: www.KesslerFoundation.org

The mission of Kessler Foundation is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through discovery, innovation, demonstration, application, and dissemination by being a leader in rehabilitation research and grantmaking to improve independence and productivity of people with disabilities.

Basketball Wives Season Three Official Premiere Party

Location: 4Sixty6 Lounge
466 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ
When: June 24, 2011
Time: 11:00pm

From the people who brought Diddy to New Jersey (with a very controversial, police escort…): Vegas Style Events, Boogaloo Entertainment, Lamar Entertainment and Bankroll Entertainment, in association with VH-1 and Power 105.1 FM presents Basketball Wives LIVE- The Official Season Premiere Launch Party @4Sixty6 Nightclub on Friday, June 24th

WHAT: Basketball Wives Season Three Official Premiere Party hosted by stars Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozado and Jennifer Williams.

WHY: To celebrate the successful season three premiere of Basketball Wives the power players behind the NBA’s most sought-after men are making their way to New Jersey to host the official Season Three premiere party for their show. What is being billed as a night that will go down in reality-history, the evening will feature plenty of ballers, surprise celebrity guests and camera crews galore as VH-1 picks up footage for the show.

WHERE: Club 4Sixty6, 466 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052

WHEN: Friday, June 24th 2011, red carpet arrivals will begin at 11 p.m.

Admission: Advance tickets $30, VIP tickets $75. For tickets call 973-809-3222 (Boogaloo Entertainment)

CELEBRITY GUESTS: Basketball Wives stars: Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams.  

Please RSVP to   rsvp@thehipevent.com

Free Outdoor Concert: Matthew Friedman and Stiletto

Location: Flood's Hill
70 N Ridgewood Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: Weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 7:30pm–9:30pm

Matthew Friedman is a musician, singer and performer known best for his role as Billy Joel aka the Piano Man in the First National Touring Company of Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp's acclaimed musical, Movin' Out.  According to the Daily News’ review of Movin’ Out, “the Piano Man, played in the production I saw by the marvelous Matthew Friedman….Friedman's knockout rendition of ‘Goodnight Saigon’ truly takes your breath away.”  And now, with his band STILETTO, comprised of veterans of the Movin’ Out production and, depending on availability, members of Billy Joel's own touring band, he pays tribute to his musical hero by playing Billy Joel's music with the authenticity, appreciation and hard-driving energy that it deserves.

Celebrating its 19th season, the highly anticipated 2011 Free Concerts in the Park Series returns this summer at Flood’s Hill in Meadowland Park, South Orange.   For five consecutive Wednesday nights starting July 6th at 7:30 pm , some of today’s top performers will present free outdoor concerts ranging from blues, pop, and reggae to salsa and rock n’ roll.  See complete line-up below.  Audiences are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket along to relax and listen.  The rainsite will be South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ


This year’s program is co-presented by the Village of South Orange and SOPAC.  “When the Village invited SOPAC to co-present this year’s series, we jumped at the opportunity!” exclaims Michael Bollinger, Executive & Artistic Director of SOPAC.  “We hope to see all of South Orange and our neighbors up on Flood’s Hill each and every week.  And, of course, up on their feet dancing!”  The 2011 Free Concerts in the Park Series is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Phone: (973) 378-7754
Email: arts@southorange.org
Price: FREE

Cocktails & Canvas - Express Yourself Studio

Location: Express Yourself Studios
1912 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: July 7, 2011 / July 21, 2011 / August 4, 2011 / August 18, 2011 / September 1, 2011 / September 15, 2011
Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm

  Join Express Yourself Studios located at 1912 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood for Cocktails & Canvas.  Bring your bottle of wine (or favorite beverage) and explore your creative side and have a night out with friends! No experience necessary...the main objective is to have fun!  Leave with a finished masterpiece!!  Individual workshops or private parties; great for "Girls’ Night Out,” Bachelorette parties and “Date Night.”.  Every 1st and 3rd  Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm, $25 per person (adults only), supplies provided. To enroll in this workshop please contact Express Yourself Studios 973-763-5256, info@expressyourselfstudios.com or 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.  As well as a space where artist 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.   


South Orange Farmer's Market

Location: 14 Sloan St, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: Weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 2:00pm–7:00pm

Variety of fruits and vegetables.  Flowers, baked goods including pies and breads, dried fruits and nuts, oils, cheese, pasta, prepared foods including meats, fish and pasta, pickles and pickled vegetables, Certified Naturally Grown produce and meats.

Multi Family Charity Sale - Madison

Location: 59 Knollwood Ave, Madison, NJ 07940
When: June 24, 2011 / June 25, 2011
Time: 8:30am–3:00pm

There will be a multi-family charity sale on 06/24 & 06/25 from 8:30am - 3:00pm.  The sale will be held at 59 Knollwood Avenue, Madison and all are welcome.

Sunday Blues Jam Hosted by Al Gold

Location: 459 Valley St, Orange, NJ 07050
When: June 26, 2011
Time: 3:00pm–6:00pm

This is the best blues jam by far. Al and Jerry with the rest of the Rhythm Kings bring out an amazing array of talent that keeps growing and growing.  We just turn the stage over to Al and the music carries the day. Our frozen drinks and Chef Pierre's food just add to the fun. This event is free to all.

Phone: 862 252 9147
Email: info@hatcitykitchen.com
Price: Free

Marvelous Multiples

Location: Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ
When: July 9, 2011
Time: 9:00am–3:30pm

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers a course for couples expecting a multiple birth. Due to the possibility of activity limitation, you should register as early as possible.  Program covers childbirth preparation, newborn baby care and includes a tour of labor and delivery. A fee applies. Advanced registration is requested by calling 973-322-5360.

Siblings Class

Location: Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ
When: July 10, 2011
Time: 9:00am

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers a class for the whole family which is designed to reduce children’s anxieties when separating with their mothers at the time of delivery. This class promotes a good feeling about the hospital and provides children with realistic expectations of newborn babies. The fee is $40 per family and advanced registration is required by calling 973-322-5360.

Breastfeeding Basics

Location: Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ
When: July 12, 2011 / July 26, 2011
Time: 7:00pm–9:30pm

Women’s Health/Parent Education Department at Saint Barnabas offers a prenatal workshop to help mothers achieve the confidence and skills necessary for a satisfying nursing experience once their baby is born. A fee applies and advanced registration is requested by calling 973-322-5360.

Teddy Bear Clinic

Location: Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ
When: July 20, 2011
Time: 1:00pm–3:00pm

Saint Barnabas Medical Center invites children between the ages of 4 and 8 to bring their Teddy Bears or favorite stuffed animals to this clinic to learn about medical equipment and procedures to become comfortable with visiting a hospital. The Teddy Bear Clinic will follow an open house format. Parents and children can arrive anytime between 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. to experience the interactive play stations at their leisure. Free parking and refreshments will be provided. The program is free but registration is required: 973-322-4331 or www.sbhcscalendar.com/sbmc.


Childbirth Preparation Class

Location: Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ
When: July 25, 2011
Time: 7:15pm–9:30pm

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers this class for first-time parents to help prepare for pregnancy, labor and delivery and provide instruction in baby care and a tour of the maternity unit. This course consists of four evening classes; condensed weekend series are available. A fee applies and advanced registration is requested by calling 973-322-5360.

Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Pain

Location: 200 Glen Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041
When: July 28, 2011
Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm

If your hip or knee pain is dramatically reducing the quality of your life, you should attend this informational seminar which will include a presentation from an orthopedic surgeon with The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The program is free, but advanced registration is requested: 973-322-9908 or www.sbhcscalendar.com/sbmc.

Professionals In Media (PIM) Hosts Annual Summer Networking Party

Location: Les Saisons Inn
304 Elmwood Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: July 22, 2011
Time: 7:00pm

Local media professionals can get tips on blogging from leading practitioners at the summer networking party of Professionals In Media (PIM). 

Eat, drink and be merry while learning what makes a blog popular, how to grow it and how to make it profitable.

The discussion panel will include Janice Harayda of "One-Minute Book Reviews,"  recently named one of the best bloggers in the state by New Jersey Monthly, and Karen Faxio, a pets blogger for NJ.com/pets and a contributing writer for the Star-Ledger. Karen is      also a professional dog trainer and the owner of My Best Friend Dog Training LLC in Keyport, N.J.

South Orange resident Michele C. Hollow, author of the popular animal welfare blog, “Pet News and Views,” will moderate.

Friday, July 22, ’11, 7 p.m. at Les Saisons, 304 Elmwood Avenue in Maplewood. Admission is $10.  Bring a  dessert, hors d'oeuvres, or beverage to share. RSVP to Jacqueline Herships, (973) 763-7555 or Michele Hollow  at michele@petnewsandviews.com.

Professionals In Media is a networking organization of media professionals.

Check program listings, updates and changes at http://www.professionalsinmedia.org/

NEW Camp Option for 3-5 Year Olds at The Messy Artist

Location: Messy Artist
60 Valley St, South Orange, NJ
When: June 28, 2011 / June 29, 2011 / June 30, 2011 / July 5, 2011 / July 6, 2011 / July 7, 2011 / July 12, 2011 / July 13, 2011 / July 14, 2011 / July 19, 2011 / July 20, 2011 / July 21, 2011 / July 26, 2011 / July 27, 2011 / July 28, 2011 / August 2, 2011 / August 3, 2011 / August 4, 2011 / August 9, 2011 / August 10, 2011 / August 11, 2011 / August 16, 2011 / August 17, 2011 / August 18, 2011
Time: 1:30pm–3:30pm

Mini-Camp Drop-Off Program for 3 - 5 Year Olds

You Can NOW sign up your 3 - 5 year olds for Single Days of the Summer Program!

Summer at The Messy Artist is Fun & Flexible! Schedule your classes around your summer vacation!

This class begins with all the fun, messy & tactile experiences that young children enjoy so much. Then we all participate in a teacher-led project. Children will learn about patterns, design in art, and much more!


The Details:

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm

Dates: June 28 - August 18

Fees: $30 for One Day or $200 for 8 days

Sign up for one or all days throughout the summer

Pre-registration required

Phone: 973-378-2425 ext. 1
Email: donna@themessyartist.com
Price: Fees: $30 / day or $200 / 8 days

The Arc of Union County’s Sixth Annual Step Up for The Arc

Location: 130 Oak Ridge Rd, Clark, NJ 07066
When: September 24, 2011
Time: 9:00am–12:30pm

The Provident Bank, Presenting Sponsor is thrilled to announce The Arc of Union County’s sixth annual Step Up for The Arc! This 5K walk / run presents an opportunity for our communities to unite to significantly increase public awareness of The Arc’s programs and services which benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Registration for this event open at  9:090am with the 5K to start at 10:00am. 

Want to build a team and raise awareness and funds to help?  Go to FirstGiving at www.firstgiving.com/arc-union and get registered today!

Health Fair at Trinity Christian Center

Location: 417 Pennington St, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
When: August 20, 2011
Time: 10:00am–2:00pm

There will be a Health Fair at Trinity Christian Center on 08/20/2011.  The rain date for this event will be 08/27/2011.   This community health fair & family day will include refreshments, children's rides and activities.  All are welcome.

Phone: (908) 352-9725

Family Bike Ride to the Thomas Edison Laboratory Complex

Location: The Baird
5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ
When: July 10, 2011
Time: 10:00am

If you haven't checked out this amazing landmark, now part of the National Parks system, here's your chance!
Join the South Orange Maplewood Bicycle Coalition for a Family Ride to the Thomas Edison Laboratory Complex in West Orange.
Approximately 2 1/2 miles from the Baird Center, our ride will be flat (with the exception of a short hill near the laboratory) and leisurely, with a fascinating destination.

Meet-up: 10 AM at Baird Center, 5 Mead St., South Orange
If it's raining, we'll meet by the ticket counter, Thomas Edison Laboratory Complex, 211 Main ST., West Orange, at 10:45 AM. (parking lot across the street)

Check SOMbike.com for last minute details.

Phone: Group Rate: $7. for adults, Free for kids under 16.