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CARTOONIST SIGNS "THE HUNGER PAINS" AT WORDS BOOKS

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Location: 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: June 1, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Price: $0

BOOK DONATION DAYS! Friends of the SOPL need your books!

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Location: The Baird
5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ
When: June 9, 2012 / June 11, 2012 / June 12, 2012 / June 13, 2012 / June 14, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–8:00 pm

Book Donation Days for the Friends of the South Orange Public Library BOOK SALE will be held at:
The Baird Community Center
5 Mead St., South Orange, NJ

DONATION DATES
Sat. June 9th hours: 10am-4pm
Monday June 11th - Thursday June 14th hours: 10am-2pm and 6pm-8pm

*NO book donations will be accepted at the South Orange Library*
ALL book donations will be at The Baird Community Center on Mead St.
(between Vose Ave. and Ridgewood Rd.)

Donate then... VOLUNTEER! Our book sale is Sat. June 16th and our bag sale is
Sun. June 17th hours: 11am to 4pm both days.
ANY amount of time you can spare for our sale or donation days is appreciated.
We need YOU! Only an hour or two? We'll take it!
Sign up at the SOPL Circulation desk or email our volunteer coordinator Jen Plants at friends@sopl.org.

For more info visit our website: http://sites.google.com/site/friendsofsopl/Home/trial
[Friends of the SOPL is a 501c3 register charity]

Phone: 973-762-0230 (SOPL library)
Email: friends@sopl.org
Price: $0-$2

Preview of New K-5 Math Program

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Location: Tuscan Elementary School
25 Harvard Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: June 5, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm–8:30 pm

Join Math Supervisor Kim Beane, Math Specialist Katie Costello, and teachers from each elementary school for a special advance preview of Math in Focus (a Singapore Math program).  Math in Focus will be implemented in grades K-2 in Fall 2012, and in grades 3-5 in Fall 2013.

Price: $0

Ribbon Cutting on SO Elks' Community Garden

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Location: Elks Lodge 1154
220 Prospect St, South Orange, NJ
When: June 16, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm

The South Orange Elks have created a comunity garden on the front lawn of their lodge, with funding from Rent Party.  All of the produce grown in this garden will be donated to local food pantries and senior citizens centers.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, June 16th, with members of the South Orange governing body, Maplewood TC and representatives from OLS and St. Joe's, whose food pantries this project will support.

Price: $0

We need volunteers for our BOOK SALE event!

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FOSOPL volunteers at a previous book sale
Location: The Baird
5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ
When: June 9, 2012 / June 11, 2012 / June 12, 2012 / June 13, 2012 / June 14, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–8:00 pm

We need your help with the Friends of the SOPL book donation days and our book sale weekend! ANY amount of time you can give us is needed and appreciated. Only one or two hours? Great!

We need volunteers to help with greeting and in-take of book donations June 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 hours: 10am-2pm and 6pm-8pm

PLUS we will need volunteers for our fun and community inclusive BOOK SALE on June 16th and our $5 Bag Sale on June 17th. We need help between the hours of 9am and 6pm on those days so we can fit your available hours into our day.

Sign up at the South Orange Public Library circulation desk, or call them (973-762-0230) OR mail our volunteer coordinator (Jen Plants) friends@sopl.org!

THANK YOU

Phone: 973-762-0230 (SOPL library)
Email: friends@sopl.org
Price: $0

Swim Safety Week

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Swim Safety Week Information
Location: 321 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039
When: Daily

The West Essex YMCA is offering three 30 minute swim lessons from June 18 - 22.  These are free lessons designed to swimmers with little or no experience in water.  Open to ages 3 and up, adults welcome.  Please register by June 15.

Phone: 973-992-7500
Email: sweber@metroymcas.org
Price: $0

Announcing The Masterwork Chorus Summer Sings!

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Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future
Location: 570 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974
When: June 20, 2012 / June 27, 2012 / July 11, 2012 / July 18, 2012 / July 25, 2012 / August 1, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Masterwork’s annual Summer Sings are an ideal way to connect with like-minded music lovers in the “off” season.  The Summer Sings are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 in June and July and August at the New Jersey Youth Symphony facility, 570 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ. The Sings feature some of the area’s most prominent conductors and rising soloists, offering both singers and listeners the opportunity to revisit beloved choral masterpieces and discover new favorites.


Masterwork's 2010 Summer Sings were featured in the metropolitan section of the Sunday New York Times in July 2010.

June 20         Mozart Requiem, Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

Conductor:  Andrew Megill - Music Director, Masterwork Chorus; Conductor, Carmel Bach Festival Chorale and The Chorus of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Associate Professor, Westminster Choir College

June 27         Brahms German Requiem & Nänie

Conductor:  Thomas Juneau - Artistic Director, Summit Chorale; Director of Choral Activities, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia

July 4             No Sing

July 11           Haydn Paukenmesse & Fauré Requiem

Conductor:  James S. Little - Organist/Choirmaster, Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit; Music Director (Retired), Choral Art Society of New Jersey

July 18           Mozart Coronation Mass in C & Vivaldi Gloria

Conductor: Ann Matlack - Artistic Director, Harmonium Choral Society; Organist/Choir Director, Grace Church, Madison

July 25           Beethoven Mass in C & Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”

Conductor:  Patrick Gardner - Music Director, Riverside Choral Society; Director of Choral Activities, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

August 1       Ralph Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony

Conductor: Eric Dale Knapp - Artistic Director, New Jersey Choral Society and Connecticut Choral Society

Cost $13 per evening includes score rental, professional soloists, accompanist and refreshments.  $6.50 for students and listeners.  Booklets of 5 tickets available for $55 (tickets may be shared)

SAVE THE DATE! SIXTH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING

Sunday, December 9 at 2 pm; St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 215 Boulevard, Mountain Lakes, NJ; Good will offering at the door

Phone: 973-455-7008
Email: info@masterwork.org
Price: $13

The Masterwork Chorus Summer Sings!

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Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future
Location: 570 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974
When: June 20, 2012 / June 27, 2012 / July 11, 2012 / July 18, 2012 / July 25, 2012 / August 1, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Masterwork’s annual Summer Sings are an ideal way to connect with like-minded music lovers in the “off” season.  The Summer Sings are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 in June and July and August at the New Jersey Youth Symphony facility, 570 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ. The Sings feature some of the area’s most prominent conductors and rising soloists, offering both singers and listeners the opportunity to revisit beloved choral masterpieces and discover new favorites.


Masterwork's 2010 Summer Sings were featured in the metropolitan section of the Sunday New York Times in July 2010.

June 20         Mozart Requiem, Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

Conductor:  Andrew Megill - Music Director, Masterwork Chorus; Conductor, Carmel Bach Festival Chorale and The Chorus of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Associate Professor, Westminster Choir College

June 27         Brahms German Requiem & Nänie

Conductor:  Thomas Juneau - Artistic Director, Summit Chorale; Director of Choral Activities, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia

July 4             No Sing

July 11           Haydn Paukenmesse & Fauré Requiem

Conductor:  James S. Little - Organist/Choirmaster, Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit; Music Director (Retired), Choral Art Society of New Jersey

July 18           Mozart Coronation Mass in C & Vivaldi Gloria

Conductor: Ann Matlack - Artistic Director, Harmonium Choral Society; Organist/Choir Director, Grace Church, Madison

July 25           Beethoven Mass in C & Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”

Conductor:  Patrick Gardner - Music Director, Riverside Choral Society; Director of Choral Activities, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

August 1       Ralph Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony

Conductor: Eric Dale Knapp - Artistic Director, New Jersey Choral Society and Connecticut Choral Society

Cost $13 per evening includes score rental, professional soloists, accompanist and refreshments.  $6.50 for students and listeners.  Booklets of 5 tickets available for $55 (tickets may be shared)

SAVE THE DATE! SIXTH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING

Sunday, December 9 at 2 pm; St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 215 Boulevard, Mountain Lakes, NJ; Good will offering at the door

Phone: 973-455-7008
Email: info@masterwork.org
Price: $13

SOMA Studio Tour

Center For Health and Wellness Open House

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Location: Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center
200 S Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ
When: Daily
Time: 8:00 am–7:00 pm

The Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center’s (ACC) Center for Health and Wellness, an exercise facility that offers a unique exercise program designed specifically for individuals with special health concerns is hosting Open House week May 30 – June 1.  Come to open house week and meet one-on-one with an exercise physiologist to tour our facility, view our brand new equipment and ask any questions you may have about our services. Discounted rates and specials will be offered for those who join!

Phone: 973.322.7444
Price: $0

Political Thriller

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See No Evil
Location: 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: June 22, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm

June, 2012— Verona resident Dr. Cristina Guarneri will be
available to sign copies of her spellbinding book See No Evil at Words Bookstore in Maplewood at 7:30pm on Friday, June 22nd.

Matt Logan began his career in government ... a new path that would come with great cost and challenge the ethics of an honest man. The story, See No Evil, is set within the remnants of the American antiquity and a backdrop of
historical and political events. Having a secret that
must be learned how to either live with or divulge. See No Evil is based on the characteristics of a person from New Providence, NJ who was a past chief of staff and regional campaign manager.

Since 1993, Dr. Guarneri has devoted herself to working on political campaigns throughout New Jersey.

See No Evil is for sale now at Words Bookstore and will be sold at the event as well. For more information, please go to http://wordsbookstore.com/

Phone: (973) 763-9500
Price: $0

Therapeutic Yoga & Slow Stretch

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Our gorgeous new studio!!
Location: South Mountain Yoga
18 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
When: Weekly on Sundays
Time: 6:00 pm–7:15 pm

Therapeutics is a slow stretch class for people who want to slow down, recover from an injury or illness and slowly work towards a Basic or Intro to Yoga class.  This class is open to all adults seeking to de-stress and unwind.

Not only for those with injuries and illness, but also for the experienced practitioner seeking to slow down, ground, and re-connect. Therapeutic yoga uses the restorative, healing connection between breath and body to reveal how a pose can best serve you where you are. Each class offers different variations of poses for different abilities, therapeutic yoga approaches to illness and stress, and meditation and/or pranayama breathwork.

Phone: 2nd Floor, 18 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079 (973) 763-4433
Price: New Students - 3 classes for $40

Magic Show by CHS Magicians

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The Magic Club combined illusion and comedy in the Black Box Theatre.
Location: Columbia High School
17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: June 2, 2012
Time: 11:00 am

The Columbia High School Magic Club will present a Magic Show for children age 5 and above on June 2nd at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre at Columbia High School.

Phone: 973-762-5600 x 1016
Price: $3

Hike Washington Rock the Steep Way

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The historical plaque at Washington Rock.
Location: South Mountain Reservation
112 Glenview Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: June 9, 2012
Time: 9:30 am–11:30 am

We will walk mostly on old woods roads that take steep switchbacks up to Washington Rock.  This is the steepest trail in South Mt. Reservation.  An aerobic workout taken at a moderate pace, this is another way of getting to the most popular destination in the park. After the Rock, there is little elevation gain. 

Meet at Locust Grove, up a short driveway opposite the Millburn RR station and First Aid Squad on Glen Ave.

No need to register; just come to the meeting point a little before the starting time. Steady rain automatically cancels a walk, intermittent showers do not.

Leader: Dave Hogenauer 973-762-1475 (on day of hike: (973-901-0824).

Phone: (866) 845-8308, ext 1
Price: $0

Hike the Great Circle at South Mountain Reservation

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Location: South Mountain Reservation
112 Glenview Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: June 10, 2012
Time: 10:30 am–2:30 pm

We will hike from Locust Grove along the Lenape Trail with a break at Hemlock Falls. We’ll return along the Rahway River. Bring a Snack. About 5-6 miles with some uphill sections.

Meet at Locust Grove opposite the First Aid Station on Glen Ave. in Millburn.

No need to register; just come to the meeting point a little before the starting time. Steady rain automatically cancels a walk, intermittent showers do not.

Leader: Lou Nocito: 973-953-7099 (cell).

Phone: (866) 845-8308, ext 1
Price: $0

Historical Tour of Industrial Millburn in the Park

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Location: 200 Glen Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041
When: June 16, 2012
Time: 9:30 am–12:00 pm

 Hike the paper mills, the quarry and the railroad line and an old farm pond.  Hear of Millburn’s industrial past and how these areas became part of the park, even though most of them weren’t in the original proposals. 

Meet at Locust Grove parking lot, opposite the Millburn Library and RR station off Glen Ave. 

No need to register; just come to the meeting point a little before the starting time. Steady rain automatically cancels a walk, intermittent showers do not.

Leader:   Dave Hogenauer; 972-762-1475 (on day of hike: 973-901-0824). 

Phone: (866) 845-8308, ext 1
Price: $0

Fundraising with Ferraris at George Press

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Location: 74 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039
When: June 9, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

As a special treat for clients and the local community, guests will be invited to browse four luxury Ferrari vehicles including the Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari 599 GTO and Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M and the Ferrari Spider from the collection of local Ferrari enthusiast, Richard Stein.

 Guests will also have the chance to ride in one of the few super cars of the world. A $20 donation to the Parkinson’s 2012 Unity Walk enters you to win a 2 hour ‘Ride and Drive.’Entries accepted through June 16th with the drawing to be held on Father’s Day.

The all day event will feature refreshments served from 12-2 and all proceeds raised from the donations will benefit the 2012 Parkinson's Unity Walk, a charity that Richard Stein actively supports since his diagnosis with the disease a few years ago.  

Phone: (973) 992·7797
Price: $0

Join the JCC MetroWest CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

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Location: JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ
When: July 6, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Interested in getting fresh, locally grown organic produce? Tuv Ha'Aretz (Good For/From the Land) is a convenient, delicious and fun experience in which members buy shares in a local farm and get weekly deliveries of healthy, local, mostly organic produce at competitive prices while supporting local farmers, building community and expanding our understanding of what it means to eat healthfully.

Food will be delivered to the JCC once a week for a total of 16 weeks, from July 6 to October 18.

Vegetable Full Share - $650

Vegetable Half Share - $350

Vegetable/Fruit Full Share - $725

Vegetable/Fruit Half Share - $400

Eggs $4.50/week  Cheese $5.00/week

Phone: 973.530.3536
Email: akoehler@jccmetrowest.org
Price: $350.00

Girls Leadership Institute Information Session

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Girls Leadership Institute
Location: South Orange Public Library
65 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: June 12, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Girls Leadership Institute is coming to New Jersey!

Since 1999 Girls Leadership Institute has awakened thousands of girls to authentic leadership. Co-founded by best selling author and girl-expert Rachel Simmons, whose books include Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl, we are a national non-profit organization providing transformational programs for girls, their parents, and their educational communities. Taught by credentialed instructors, GLI's programs are age-appropriate and progressive, addressing girls' developmental needs from Kindergarten through high school. GLI places social and emotional intelligence at the core of its programming. Girls AND a parent participate together in our workshops.

We are excited to come New Jersey. Attend our information session to learn more about GLI, our programming and how you can be involved in bringing GLI to your schools and communities.

We are also HIRING! We are looking for talented and enthusiastic educators to join our team.  Come learn more about the GLI educator role and application process.

For more information, contact

Amie Herman, Marketing and Community Outreach Manager, NJ

973-462-0532

amie@girlsleadership.org

Phone: 973-462-0532
Email: amie@girlsleadership.org
Price: $0

When Your Adoption Turns into Special Needs

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Location: 80 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042
When: June 3, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Come join us to hear parents from our NJ APC chapter share their personal story about their adoption that became a special needs journey.  Joining us by phone will be the agency founder and director, Dawn Smith-Pliner, from Friends in Adoption in VT.  Following the presentation, those in attendance will be free to ask and engage in an open dialogue about the information presented.

Phone: 201.301.2816
Email: newjersey@adoptiveparents.org
Price: $0