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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum Presents a Civil War Lecture in Conjunction with the Civil War Exhibit "Gone for a Soldier:" Jerseymen in the Civil War

Location: 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
When: April 25, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents a Civil War Lecture Series in conjunction with the exhibit “Gone for a Soldier:” Jerseymen in the Civil War


On Wednesday April 25th Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is pleased to welcome speaker John Zinn 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. All lectures start at 7:00pm with tickets available from 6:30pm and are held at the Cincinnati Masonic Lodge No.3, 39 Maple Avenue (one block from the Museum).


Baseball season is upon us and Mr. Zinn joins us to speak about “New Jersey Base ball during the Civil War Era, 1855-1870”. Base ball, as it was written at the time, came to New Jersey in the 1850’s and grew rapidly throughout the Civil War era. This talk describes the game’s early beginnings in New Jersey, prominent teams and players. The impact of the war on the game’s development in New Jersey and how New Jersey soldiers took the new game with them to the front will also be discussed.


John Zinn is an independent historian with special interest in the Civil War era and baseball history.  He is the chair of the New Jersey Civil War 150th Anniversary Committee and the chairman of the board of the New Jersey Historical Society.  John holds BA and MBA degrees from Rutgers University.  He is a Vietnam veteran.  John is the author of "The Mutinous Regiment: The Thirty-third New Jersey in the Civil War," which vividly describes the experiences of the soldiers in a regiment born in the midst of the draft riots of 1863. He also wrote "The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: "The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History," (with Paul Zinn), and is the editor of a forthcoming book on Ebbets Field in Brooklyn (also with Paul Zinn).  He has contributed numerous articles to anthologies on New Jersey and the Civil War and 19th century baseball. Mr. Zinn will be available to sell and sign “The Mutinous Regiment" and "New Jersey's Civil War Odyssey" which includes an essay on base ball.


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) 528-2404 ext.15
Email: khollywood@maccullochhall.org
Price: General Admission: Adults $8; Seniors $6; Students $6; Children 6-12 $4; Members & Children 5 & under are free

An Evening of Sondheim to Benefit the Theater Project

Location: Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ
When: March 5, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm

The Theater Project will host a benefit Monday, March 5 at 8pm entitled “An Evening of Sondheim” at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, NJ.  The performance will feature Broadway and Broadway touring actors from Maplewood, South Orange, Livingston, and other New Jersey communities, who are coming together to support The Theater Project. The event marks the Theater’s debut in a new home - the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts. 

 A wine and cheese reception with the artists will be take place following the performance. Tickets are $50 per person. The Burgdorff Center is located at 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ. For reservations call 973 763-4029 or go to the website www.TheTheaterProject.org.

 “One of the leading voices in contemporary American Musical Theater, Stephen Sondheim has been a driving force on Broadway for nearly six decades - his work being performed in theaters around the globe,” says the event’s producer and director, Thom Christopher Warren.  Mr. Warren - of Broadway’s The Lion King, who has assembled an ensemble of Broadway talent that will give voice to Sondheim’s works. Musically directed and arranged by Mark Weissman, of Maplewood and choreographed by Kenny Ingram, also of The Lion King, the evening will be hosted by Richard Kline, best known for his comic turn on TV’s Three’s Company and boasts the talents of Rose Pedone (It’s A Wonderful Life), Alice Evans (original Broadway companies of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Sweet Charity), Nicolette Hart (The Wedding Singer, Legally Blonde, Rent), Corey Skaggs (Mary Poppins), Matt Densky (The Grinch, The Little Mermaid), Lauren Sprague (The Producers), L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King, Scottsboro Boys), Wyatt Manobla, Sara Masterson, Justin Friesen, and Sean Patrick Gibbons and will include tunes from Sondheim’s vast catalogue of work: including West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Passion, and Sunday in the Park With George. When asked what is his connection to The Theater Project, Warren says “I have friends on the creative board and felt that we, as artists who live in the area, have a responsibility to help foster the Arts in our community in any and every way we can. I simply reached out to my friends and explained that we have a local, professional theater company in our backyard that needs our help, and because they are my friends, they jumped on board with open hearts and ready to sing. Not to mention that Sondheim helped to change the emotional and intellectual landscape of the American Musical, and his work is a joy and a challenge for any actor to sink his teeth into.”

Phone: 973 763-4029
Price: $50

"Looking Closely: Interpreting Rembrandt's Abduction of Ganymede"

Location: Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
When: March 28, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Seton Hall University's undergraduate program in Art History and graduate program in Museum Professions are pleased to announce a special lecture by Dr. Barbara Gaehtgens, a distinguished art historian and well-known expert on Dutch seventeenth-century art.  Dr. Gaehtgens will speak on The Abduction of Ganymede, an early painting by Rembrandt van Rijn.  The focus of her lecture will be the work's unorthodox depiction of the famous classical myth of Ganymede, a beautiful youth whom Zeus desires to be his cupbearer.  Rembradnt's decision to portray Ganymede as a squirming, undignified toddler has long puzzled art scholars.  Dr. Gaehtgens's talk will examine Rembrandt's unusual treatment of the subject matter and its possible political implications.


The lecture is free and open to the public.  For questions or directions, please contact the Museum Professions office at (973) 761-7966.

Phone: (973) 761-7966
Email: museumgrad@shu.edu
Price: $0

FREE Cardio Workouts at the Maplewood Fit Club

Join the Club - the Maplewood Fit Club
Location: 120 Burnett Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: February 12, 2012 / February 26, 2012 / March 4, 2012 / March 18, 2012 / March 25, 2012 / April 1, 2012 / April 8, 2012 / April 15, 2012 / April 22, 2012 / April 29, 2012 / May 6, 2012 / May 13, 2012 / May 20, 2012 / May 27, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–11:00 am

Keep your New Years resolution alive at the Maplewood Fit Club! Enjoy FREE Cardio workouts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. People of ALL fitness levels are welcome!

Phone: 973-768-3075
Email: lou.ledesma@gmail.com
Price: FREE

Zumba Party! (we've got the wine)

This Is A Party Not A Class!!  Have Fun!!
Location: 65b S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: March 2, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Join Benita Perknis, Adesina Sampson and Ladies Workout Express for an Afterwork Zumba Party

March 2, 2012 from 7:00PM - 10PM

Have a glass of wine and get your Zumba on!

  • Fabulous Instructors
  • 3 Hours of Zumba
  • Refreshments!

Where you go after the party is on you!

$20 in advance, $25 at the door


Phone: 9733133993
Email: benita@benniegirl.com
Price: $20.00

Forest Regeneration in South Mountain Reservation

Location: South Mountain Reservation
112 Glenview Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: March 9, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

The Rahway River Association, in cooperation with Seton Hall University, the South Mountain Conservancy and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation's 16th Annual Land Conservation Rally, will be sponsoring a field trip to Essex County's South Mountain Reservation on Friday, March 9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The trip will be an easy walking tour to observe some of the deer enclosures that are at the heart of regenerating the forest understory. Dr. Marian Glenn, RRA Board Member, Forest Ecologist and Co-Director of Environmental Studies at Seton Hall University, will describe the history and on-going efforts of this long-term project in ecological restoration undertaken by Essex County Parks Department with volunteer support organized by the South Mountain Conservancy.  The project employs both professional and volunteer efforts to manage the deer herd by annual culling, construction of numerous exclosures, planting native species and removing invasive species.  The South Mountain Reservation, established in 1895, is the largest park in Essex County.  Located in central Essex County, the park covers over 2000 acres in three municipalities--West Orange, Millburn and Maplewood.  The park includes 19 miles of trails and carriage roads, historic sites, a zoo, ice arena, and part of the Rahway River.   

Registration is required and space is limited.  The $20 fee includes lunch.  Please register by March 5.  For more information, and to register, visit http://njconservation.org/conservationrally.htm or contact carol@njconservation.org

Email: carol@njconservation.org
Price: $20 (includes lunch)

Open House

Location: 12 Village Green Ct, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: February 12, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Beautiful sun filled townhouse, short walk to market, town, midtown direct train in move-in condition. Lots of amenities and renovated kitchen and baths. Must see! Mls number 2884218. Please stop in Sunday Feb12 1 to 4 pm or call Century 21 (201) 650 9015 cell, (973) 376 9393 for an appointment.
Phone: (201) 650 9015 or (973) 376 9393
Price: $385,000

Love The Skin You're In, a Workshop for TEEN GIRLS

Previous Open House
Location: 9 Village Plz, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: March 11, 2012
Time: 3:00 pm–5:30 pm

A Workshop For TEEN GIRLS:

"Love The Skin You're In"

Help your daughter learn how to create vibrant health from the inside-out! 

Empowering Topics:

* Your Body is a Temple

* Fueling Your Body with Nutritious Foods 

* Feeing Your Mind Healthy Thoughts

* I'm Me and That's Okay

Brought to you by Positively You Life Coaching for Teens

Phone: 3033490711
Email: positivelyyoucoaching@gmail.com
Price: $35 per Teen

Zumba® + Abs!

Location: Marshall School
262 Grove Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: February 14, 2012 / February 16, 2012 / February 21, 2012 / February 23, 2012 / February 28, 2012 / March 1, 2012 / March 6, 2012 / March 8, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

45 minutes of Zumba® fitness

+ 15 minutes of abdominal exercises


= 1 exhilarating hour!

Bring a mat for the ab portion of the class

Phone: 1-888-ZUMBA-4U
Email: jct@fwab.biz
Price: $10 or pay by multi - class session

A Spiel & a Shmeer: Purim with the JCSS!

Previous Zumba® + Abs!
Purim 2011!
Location: 120 Burnett Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: March 11, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Families of all faiths--or none--are invited to join the Jewish Cultural School & Society (JCSS) for our annual Purim celebration, featuring food, fun and activities! Come in costume and enjoy  children's songs, spiels and games (grades K-7).

Suggested donation: $10 per member family, $30 per nonmember family.

Visit www.jcss-nj.org for more.

Phone: 908-405-6391
Email: lubaslepoi@yahoo.com
Price: $10/$30 suggested

JCSS Open House: Find Out What It's All About!

Location: 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
When: March 25, 2012
Time: 9:45 am–12:00 pm

Looking for a modern take on an historic culture in a warm, welcoming atmosphere? The Jewish Cultural School & Society (JCSS)--the sole “secular synagogue” serving Essex, Union, Passaic and Bergen counties--welcomes families of any faith (or none) to visit our Sunday classes for students in grades 1 through 7.

The "Pre-Alef" class (1st and 2nd graders) meets twice monthly; older grades move each Sunday to different teachers and subjects: History, Literature, Current Events, conversational Hebrew, and Cultural Arts. The "Hey" class (grades 7-8) year culminates in a graduation/B’nai Mitzvah ceremony. All grades also participate, along with JCSS member families and friends, in a variety of holiday celebrations throughout the school year. And our monthly Adult Education programs mean something for everyone!

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

The Irish Language

Location: 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: February 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Seton Hall University’s Pirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE) will sponsor its second Irish Studies Discussion Series event of the semester:  a program on the Irish Language on Monday, February 13 at 7:00pm.  Madeleine Ní Ghallchobhair, the 2011-2012 CUNY Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant, will present a short Irish language lesson, after which Dr. Thomas Ó h-Íde (Ihde), Associate Professor of Irish and Chair of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College, will give a talk about learning the Irish language.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Beck Rooms of Walsh Library on Seton Hall University’s South Orange campus.  For further information regarding the event, please contact Dr. Maura Harrington at maura.harrington@shu.edu or 201.463.5967, or visit the event’s Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/events/313635705344567/

Phone: 201-463-5967
Email: maura.harrington@shu.edu
Price: $0

Jazzberries: The Color of We

Location: Jazzberries Center For Music & Art
1677 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: February 14, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Using the poem, “I Love My Skin” and the story, “The Crayon Box That Talked” by Shane DeRolf, children will be guided through several art projects, including creating a Color Collage, People Puppets and Colorful Crayon People.  For ages 4 – 7 years.

Phone: 973-762-6575
Price: $15

Newark Bear Spring OPEN Tryouts

Location: 450 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102
When: April 28, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Think you can play like the pros?

Newark Bears Spring Open Tryouts will be held at the home of the Newark Bears Professional Baseball Team: The Bears & Eagels Riverfront Stadium

Parkinig is located on Division Street or Bridge Street

Phone: 973-848-1000
Price: $50

NJ Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (Junior League of Morristown)

Location: 744 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102
When: February 26, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm

Join the Junior League of Morristown to watch the NJ Devils take on the Tampa Bay Lightning!  For just $60 a ticket – a special price that benefits the projects and programs of the Junior League of Morristown – enjoy a Sunday afternoon of hockey and fun. 

Each ticket includes:

  • Entry to win an autographed hockey stick by a Devils player
  • $10 food and beverage voucher
  • Post-game tour of the Prudential Center
  • Tax deductible donation to the Junior League of Morristown


Visit newjerseydevils.com/jlm to order tickets.  Special offer code: devils


Price: $60 per Ticket

Ash Wednesday at South Orange Train Station

Location: South Orange Station
17 Sloan St, South Orange, NJ
When: February 22, 2012
Time: 5:45 am–8:45 am

The Rev. Canon Dr. Sandye Wilson will be offering ashes at the train station on Ash Wednesday for anyone that would like to receive.  There will also be services with distribution of ashes at St. Andrew & Holy Communion Church at 160 W. South Orange Avenue (corner of W. South Orange Ave. and Ridgewood Rd.) at 12:00 noon, 5:30 p.m Children's Mass, and 7:30 p.m.

Phone: 973-763-2355
Email: SAHCchurch@aol.com
Price: $0

Ash Wednesday Services with Distribution of Ashes

Location: The Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew & Holy Communion
160 W South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
When: February 22, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm–7:30 pm

Ashes will be distributed at all services on Wednesday.  Services include 12:00 pm, 5:30 pm children's service, and 7:30 pm.  All are welcome to come and receive ashes.

Phone: 973-763-2355
Email: SAHCchurch@aol.com
Price: $0

Fish Fry and Film

All are welcome
Location: The Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew & Holy Communion
160 W South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
When: February 24, 2012 / March 2, 2012 / March 9, 2012 / March 16, 2012 / March 23, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Join us on Friday night (or order take-away) for Fish Dinner (baked or fried fish & kids meals).  Eat in and enjoy the film for the whole family. Or call ahead and take home a dinner (973-763-2355). Easy pick up - located by the train station parking lot!

Phone: 973-763-2355
Email: SAHCchurch@aol.com
Price: around $7

Heart Healthy Fitness Event

Location: Spa Lady
51 Academy St, South Orange, NJ
When: February 25, 2012
Time: 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Join us for a day filled with all heart healthy classes.

9:30am 5k Indoor run

10:30am 90min core and cardio class taught  by Ken,Bryan and Lidia

12pm 90 min Zumbathon

2pm 90 min Zumbathon

100% of  donations will be donated to American Heart Association

Pre-registration is required. 

Phone: 973 378 2501
Email: spaladysouthorange@gmail.com
Price: $20 suggested donation

Shakey Ground Performs at McLynn's

Location: McLynn's
250 Morris Ave, Springfield, NJ
When: February 17, 2012
Time: 9:30 pm

Come and enjoy mix of classic rock, funk/groove, r+b with Shakey Ground.  They will be performing at McLynn's, 250 Morris Avenue, Springfield this evening at 9:30pm.  Shakey Ground has just won the Maplewood/S Orange Battle of the Basement Band.  For more information, visit www.mclynns.com or call 973-258-1600.  All are welcome.

Phone: 973-258-1600
Price: Free
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