April 24, 2013

Totally Chill

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Maplewood

Who: All ages.
What: When parenting, teaching and working with children who have social, emotional, and/or sensory sensitivities, we often put the emphasis on learning new skills, but stress management skills are often left unaddressed. Totally Chill: The Complete Guide to Staying Cool is a stress management workbook that is meant to be read, completed, and used as much as possible by children themselves.
Where: Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm..
Cost: Free. Space is limited, reserve now by emailing events@wordsbookstore.com.

Tracy Beckerman: Lost in Suburbia @ Watchung Booksellers

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 7:00pm
Filed Under: Montclair, Parents

Who: Parents.
What: It’s a suburban jungle out there.
When syndicated columnist Tracy Beckerman trades in her TV job and cool NYC existence for the New Jersey suburbs, she doesn’t expect to also trade in her entire identity. But her new life as a stay-at-home mom knocks her for a loop in more ways than one. From the embarrassment of being ticketed while driving in her bathrobe to the challenge of making friends in the land of big hair and minivans, Beckerman shares her struggles with self-deprecating humor as she endeavors to reclaim her cool.
Beckerman reveals the universal trials, tribulations, and triumphs of every mom who has to figure out how to stay sane while fishing Barbie heads out of the toilet; how to laugh when your kid asks the fat cop at the doughnut shop if he’s having a baby; and how to look good when your post-baby butt is so big you want to hang a “Caution: Wide Load” sign behind you.
At once irreverent, hilarious, and keenly observed, Lost in Suburbia is about what you give up to become a mother—and what you get back.
Go and meet this incredible author in person!
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, Apri 24 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Cost: Free. ($13.50 for the book)

PJ Storytime

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 6:30pm
Filed Under: children, Glen Ridge, Little Kids

Who: Little kids.
What: The Glen Ridge Public Library invites you to our special PJ Story Time.
Guest author, Deborah Goodman Davis, will read her new book Speeding Down the Spiral, An Artful Adventure. Join in on the excitement of the chase through the Guggenheim Museum as Deborah reads her book. An art project will follow the story!
Where: Glen Ridge Public Library, 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 pm.
Cost: Free.

Yoga for Kids

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 3-7, Maplewood

Who: Ages 3 to 7.
What: Two five-week sessions wit Judie Hurtado.
Where: Shakti, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, April 17 through May 15 and May 22 through June 19 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
Cost: $75 for 5 weeks. Sign up by April 3 for a DISCOUNTED RATE of $65 for 5 weeks.

Garden Discoveries

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 1:15pm
Filed Under: 3-5 years with adult, Montclair

Who: Ages 3 to 5 with an adult.
What: Join us at Van Vleck House & Gardens for an afternoon of discovery in and around the gardens. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Parents or caregivers must accompany each child.
Where: Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, January 30 (Discovering Winter), February 13 (Cards from Nature), February 27 (Maple Sugaring), March 13 (Nature Frames), March 27 (Tomatoes From Seed), April 17 (Birds and Nests), April 24 (Recycled Crafts), May 8 (Flower Fun), May 22 (Pizza Gardens), June 12 (Bug Life) and June 26 (Sun Catchers) from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm.
Cost: $7 per child who are friends of Van Vleck and $12 per child for others. No fee for accompanying adults. To register, call (973) 744-4752 ex.11 or email Michelle Wiessner at education@vanvleck.org

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