Wednesday, October 6
Who: Children in grades 1 and 2.
What: Designed by Barrie Shultheis, this program is made to encourage hands-on exploration of nature for kindergarteners. Children will learn about the general features of the woods and animals who live in it with a different topic each week. They will take walks, explore, play nature games, and do crafts. Children will be able to access Hartshorn Arboretum’s indoor Stone House classroom with its many animals and the outdoors classroom which includes 15 acres of woodlands, trails, vernal pool, sugar maple, and other special features.
Where: Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ.
When: Wednesday from September 22 through December 1 at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: $150 tuition fee. Click here to register and pay online. Arboretum membership required to register. Please register prior to September 17, 2010.
Who: Families with children ages 4 and older.
What: Hairspray, the classic 60s musical, is going for an extended performance schedule at the Papermill Playhouse! Originally ending on October 17, Hairspray directed by Matt Lenz will now be showing at Papermill from September 22 through October 24. That’s one full more week to come and see what is sure to be an amazing performance.
Where: Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ.
When: Wednesdays at 7:00PM, Thursdays at 1:30PM & 7:00PM, Fridays at 7:00PM, Saturdays at 1:30PM & 7:00PM and Sundays at 1:30PM & 7:00PM from September 22 to October 24.
Cost: Tickets range from $25-$92, plus a $2.50 per ticket Facility Preservation Fee. Order tickets by phone at 973.376.4343 or online. Children under 4 will not be permitted in the theater.
Who: Stay-at-home parents who want to return to work.
What: Small facilitated groups of four to six adults will meet to discuss topics and gain support and insight related to their journey from staying home to returning to work. Typically, group members possess, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree. Groups will meet at local coffee shops for five sessions, twice monthly.
Where: Local coffee shops and destinations in Greater Essex County (e.g. South Orange, West Orange, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair)
When: Weekly on Wednesdays beginning September 22, from 10 am-11:15 am (while the kids are in school!)
Cost: $30.00/group session. They strongly encourage you to attend all five (5) sessions to maintain group cohesion and get the most out of it for yourself. Contact Ms. Andrea Garrido at 917.273.3864 or Ms. Jennifer Rodgers at 201.618.9014 or email either of them here.
Mommy and Me
Who: Mommies and babies ages newborn to 18 months.
What: Mommy and Me is a discussion group where mothers get the chance to meet new people, get support from other mothers, and learn about general parenting skills.
Where: Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays beginning October 6 from 9:30 am – 10:15 am.
Cost: $120 for 12 weeks. Registration required. Call 973.746.5031 ext. 4 for registration and information.
Trunk Show: Montclair Indie Retail Week
Who: Shoppers of all ages.
What: Local artists will sell their handmade work at this Trunk Show. The Sewing Loft, Stitch Witch Me, and Coco’s Box make beautiful children’s backpacks, stuffed toys, quilts and much more.
Where: StudioKids, 211 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Wednesday, October 6 from 4 pm – 8 pm.
Storytime at The Messy Artist
Who: Young children with caregivers.
What: Drop-in for a free storytime
Where: The Messy Artist, 60 Valley St, Rear Entrance, South Orange, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, September 22 – December 8, 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm.
Cost: Free. For more info: call 973-378-2425 x. 1 or click here.
Baby Lit: Early Literacy Program
Who: Ages Birth to 2 1/2 with an adult.
What: Early Literacy Program for infants and toddlers
Where: Maplewood Library Hilton Branch, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesday, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, and 10 from 11 am – 11:20 am.
Cost: Free with registration. Call the library 973.762.1688 to register and click here information.
Who: Ages 2 1/2 – kindergarten.
What: Storytime for preschoolers.
Where: Maplewood Library Main Branch, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3 from 4 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: Free with registration. Call the library 973.762.1560 to register and click here information.