December 8, 2010

Holiday Storytime with John Tartaglia and the Cast of ImaginOcean

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What:Hear John Tartaglia,  Tony-Award and Emmy-Award nominated actor who has starred in the acclaimed Broadway musical Avenue Q, appeared on Broadway in Shrek The Musical and in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and created and starred in Disney Channel’s television series ”Johnny and the Sprites” read a holiday story and leading a holiday sing a along with the cast of ImaginOcean: Dorsel, Tank and Bubbles. Free Cookies, and Hot Cocoa for the Kids!
Where: Cafe Eclectic, 444 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.
When: Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30 pm.
Cost: Free.

Playhouse Cooperative School Open House

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 7:00pm
Filed Under: Adults, West Orange
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Who: Parents of preschool age children.
What: Playhouse Cooperative Nursery School and Kindergarten will be holding a free informative open house for prospective parents looking for a unique, creative, and nurturing preschool experience for their children. Private tours are available by request.
Where: Playhouse Cooperative School, 88 Franklin Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 8 from 7 pm – 9 pm.
Cost: Free. Call 973.736.9451 or email for more information and to schedule a private school tour.

Les Misérables

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 7:00pm
Filed Under: Adults, Millburn, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Adults and older children.
What: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the musical Les Misérables will be showing at the Papermill Playhouse from November 19 – December 30. Les Misérables is the legendary story of Jean Valjean as he tries to escape his past as Prisoner 24601 set during the Paris Rebellion of 1832.
Where: Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 8 at 7 pm.
Cost: Tickets available for $25 -$92 per person. Click here for online ticketing or call the theatre box office at 973.376.4343.

Teenies– Holiday Gifts

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 4:30pm
Filed Under: Montclair, Tweens
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Who: Age 10-14.
What: Make awesome projects and give them out as unique gifts!
Where: Rock Paper Scissors, 15 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 8 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm.
Cost: $15 per person plus supplies. Registration required. Call 973.337.6759 for more information or to register.

Art Gift Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 3:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: Drop in and make a handmade gift for that special teacher, parent, grandparent or grab-bag!
Where: StudioKids, 211 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Wednesdays,  December 1 – 22 from 3:30 pm -4:30 pm. Projects will include shadow boxes, holiday ornaments and collaged picture frames.
Cost: $10 per child.  Reservations are required.  Call 973.744.6484 or email here.

Storytime at The Messy Artist

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 3:15pm
Filed Under: South Orange
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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.

Mommy and Me at Doin’ Dishes

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: Adults, All ages, Montclair
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Who: Kids and a parent.
What: Have fun painting ceramics together! Kids get a free tile and paint time.
Where: Doin’ Dishes, 50 Church Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 8 at 10 am.
Cost: Cost depends on the ceramic you choose. Call 973.744.8589 for more information.

Coffee & Career Circles: Babies to Briefcases Group

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: Adults, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, South Orange, West Orange
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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 November 10 – December 15 (excluding 11/24), 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.

Mommy and Me

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 9:30am
Filed Under: Montclair
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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.

Montclair Art Museum Park Bench – Winter Landscapes

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010 9:30am
Filed Under: Montclair
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Who: Parents and young children.
What: Jumpstart your children’s creativity with a day of stories and art projects at MAM Park Bench. Socialize with other children and parents as you stroll through the art galleries on guided tours with stories told (in both Spanish and English) provided by the Children’s Services Department of the Montclair Public Library.
Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 8 at 9:30 am – 11:30 am. 
Cost: Free with museum admission. Call 973.746.5555 for more information.

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