September 30, 2013

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training

Date & Time: Monday, Sep 30, 2013 3:15pm
Filed Under: Ages 11-16, Glen Ridge
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Who: Ages 11 to 16.
What: This class provides youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-16 years old.
Where: Glen Ridge Public Library, 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Monday, September 30 from 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Cost: $85.

Infant Massage Class Series

Date & Time: Monday, Sep 30, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: Infants, Montclair
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Who: Infants.
What: The Infant, Child, Adult CPR certification class will certify participants for 2 years in the compression method of infant, child and adult CPR. Classes are tailored to your individual needs, information pertaining to real life situations you encounter in everyday life. Each student will receive handouts and a certification card (within 2 weeks of completion). The class 2 1/2 hours long.
Learn how to provide basic life support in medical emergencies. Course for corporate offices, schools, childcare facilities, adoption agencies, parents, senior assisted living and nursing homes, security guards, certified nursing assistants, anyone that does not need a healthcare provider course.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Mondays, September 30 – October 28 (no class Columbus Day, October 14.) from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
Cost: $100 for the series.

September 29, 2013

Sherlock Holmes: The HOUND of the Baskervilles

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 8:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 9 and up, Maplewood
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Who: Ages 9 and up.
What: This fast paced comedy has only three actors playing all 16 characters.  Including the hound! So much happens in so little time.
Where: Burgdoff Center, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 26 through October 13, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Cost: $30 regular admission, $25 before September 25, Students $15, Seniors $25.

Jazz House Kids Bebop-a-Que 2013

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: A family BBQ and jazz session to benefit Jazz House Kids. Gourmet BBQ by Blue Smoke Restuarant NYC, craft beer selections and jazz music!
Where: Gifford residence, Montclair, NJ
When: Sunday, September 29 from 2 pm – 6 pm.
Cost: Tickets are $75 and can be purchase  here.

Adult, Child & Infant CPR Certification

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: Adults, Montclair, Parents
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Who: Adults.
What: The Infant, Child, Adult CPR certification class will certify participants for 2 years in the compression method of infant, child and adult CPR. Classes are tailored to your individual needs, information pertaining to real life situations you encounter in everyday life. Each student will receive handouts and a certification card (within 2 weeks of completion). The class 2 1/2 hours long.
Learn how to provide basic life support in medical emergencies. Course for corporate offices, schools, childcare facilities, adoption agencies, parents, senior assisted living and nursing homes, security guards, certified nursing assistants, anyone that does not need a healthcare provider course.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 29 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Cost: $65 before September 15, $75 after September 15.

21st Annual Bloomfield HarvestFest

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Bloomfield
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Who: All ages.
What: Shop fair vendors, stop by food courts, and play at the KidZone with games and activities.
Where: Broad Street, between Belleville and Bloomfield Avenues, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Cost: Free. For more information call 973-429-8050 or click here.

South Orange Street Fair

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: Families, South Orange
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Who: All ages.
What: The 2nd annual South Orange Street Fair will offer local artists, crafts, vendors, live music, dancing, great food, games and more!
Where: South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ
When: Sunday, September 29 from 11 am – 5 pm
Cost: Free

September 28, 2013

Dinosaurs After Dark

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages with an adult, Secaucus
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Who: All ages
What: The sights and sounds of Field Station: Dinosaurs take on a new sense of mystery and danger as you walk the darkened trails and explore our park with just a flashlight to lead the way. This unique family experience includes an eerie presentation on the ghosts of Snake Hill to set the mood, a special nighttime edition of our family Olympics style T-Rex games, a dinosaur sing-a-long with a spectacular view of the New York City skyline and, of course, a campfire complete with roasted marshmallows and s’mores.
Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs, One Dinosaur Way in Secaucus, NJ. (Take Exit 15X off Turnpike and then make a left onto New County Road)
When: Saturday nights in September from 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost:  Space for Dinosaurs After Dark is limited; tickets are $39 each, $35 if ordered in advance online.

Soul Bonding Ceremony at Montclair B.A.B.Y.

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: Montclair, Parents
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Who: Parents.
When: Please join us for a Shamanic ceremony for expecting parents. The purpose for this journey will be for the parents to meet the spirit of your expected child and come to an understanding of what your role in life will be to teach them and what they will teach you. Looking deeply at our strengths and weaknesses we will use our heartfelt intention and conscious choice to form a deeper bond between your soul and that of your child.
Please bring anything that will help you to lie down comfortably (Yoga mats and blankets are provided) bring a journal .
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, September 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Cost: $20 per parents and $30 per couple.

Sherlock Holmes: The HOUND of the Baskervilles

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 9 and up, Maplewood
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Who: Ages 9 and up.
What: This fast paced comedy has only three actors playing all 16 characters.  Including the hound! So much happens in so little time.
Where: Burgdoff Center, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 26 through October 13, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Cost: $30 regular admission, $25 before September 25, Students $15, Seniors $25.

21st Annual Bloomfield HarvestFest

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Bloomfield, Families
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Who: All ages.
What:
  Enjoy music and entertainment along with family fun attractions in the KidsZone at HarvestFest
Where:
 Broad Street, between Belleville and Bloomfield Avenues, Bloomfield, NJ.
When:
 Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 11 am – 6 pm.
Cost:
 Free.

Author/Illustrator Storytime: Susan Verde, “The Museum”

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: Uncategorized
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Who: Little Kids
What: As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of the art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art brings up something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and even inspiration. So, when confronted with an empty white canvas, she is energized to create and express herself! With exuberant illustrations by Peter Reynolds, The Museum playfully captures the many emotions experienced through the power of art, and each child’s unique creative process. Ms. Verde is a kid’s yoga instructor. She lives in East Hampton, New York with her kids amidst an explosion of Legos, art supplies, and picture books.
When: Saturday, September 28 at 10:30 am
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Watchung Plaza, Montclair
Cost: Free

Brookdale Avenue Fall Festival in Verona

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Verona
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Who: All ages.
What: A fun filled day for all ages games and prizes, arts and crafts, food, petting zoo, bounce house, dunk tank.
Where: Brookdale Avenue School, 14 Brookdale Court, Verona, NJ.
When: Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Crane Park Festival

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Montclair
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Who: Families and kids of all ages
What: Lots of fun activities for all; music, food, face painting, vendors and more.
Where: Crane Park at the corner of Greenwood and Glenridge avenues in Montclair.
When: Saturday, September 28 from 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, NYC
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Who: All ages.
What: Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parades, and more. New this year, the Haunted Pumpkin Garden features creepy creature encounters every weekend and the largest Spooky Nighttime Adventures trail ever! On October 19–20, watch master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transform humongous pumpkins into unearthly creatures. It’s so much fun, it’s scary!
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road Bronx, NY.
When: Daily from September 21 – October 31. Check times here.
Cost: Adults: $20 / Seniors: $18 / Children (2-12 years): $8 / Children under 2: Free

Hudson County Day

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Secaucus
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Who: All ages.
What: Meet experts on bugs, orienteering and lizards. Do Hands-on activities good toward scout patches, belt loops, or merit badges. Participating scouts earn a commemorative patch. Discount for Scouts in Uniform.
Where: Field Station Dinosaurs, 1 Dinosaur Way, Secaucus, NJ.
When: Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Cost: Regular admission. For more information on admission click here.

September 27, 2013

Sherlock Holmes: The HOUND of the Baskervilles

Date & Time: Friday, Sep 27, 2013 8:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 9 and up, Maplewood
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Who: Ages 9 and up.
What: This fast paced comedy has only three actors playing all 16 characters.  Including the hound! So much happens in so little time.
Where: Burgdoff Center, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 26 through October 13, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Cost: $30 regular admission, $25 before September 25, Students $15, Seniors $25.

BANNED!

Date & Time: Friday, Sep 27, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: You were told not to read the book…now watch the movie!
Banned Books Week (September 22-28) is an annual celebration of your right to read. During this week, avid readers around the country are working together to shed light on the harms of censorship. Join your community in their effort to illustrate the importance of free and open access to information by reading a banned book. Celebrate your FREEDOM to READ! Join us daily (see dates & times below) throughout Banned Books Week as we celebrate with a viewing of your favorite banned and challenged books made into feature films:
• Sunday, September 22: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) 2:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 23: James and the Giant Peach (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 24: The Hunger Games (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 25: The Lorax (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 26: Alice in Wonderland (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 27: The Outsiders (PG-13) 4:00 p.m.* (3rd floor Storyroom)
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm and Monday, September 23, Tuesday, September 24, Wednesday, September 25, Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 at 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Time for Clay

Date & Time: Friday, Sep 27, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: 5 and up, Fairfield
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Who: Ages 5 and up.
What: Mud & Soul Clay Studio is offering family-oriented project workshops on Friday afternoons. It’s an opportunity to come in to the studio a the end of the week and have some fun. The workshops will include demonstration and guidance, all tools and materials needed, time for building, time for glazing and the necessary firing to complete all work. Our first project in time for Halloween will be a carved ceramic lantern. Think of carving a Jack-O-Lantern. This fun project will let kids and adults use their imagination, learn a variety of tools and skills, and come away with a beautiful lantern that when filled with light, will illuminate the design you have created. Same workshop/project will run Friday, October 4.
Where: Mud & Soul Clay Studio, 6 Audrey Place, Unit #2, Fairfield, NJ.
When: Fridays, September 27 and October 4 from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm.
Cost: $25 per participant. For more information, visit our Facebook page or www.mudandsoul.com/workshops/ Tel: (973) 521-7165, email: info@mudandsoul.com

 

 

Mothering-in-Awareness

Date & Time: Friday, Sep 27, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: Moms, Montclair, New Moms
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Who: New moms.
When: 8-week series of postpartum circle for new mothers and their babies. Come together in sacred circle to meet new moms, share stories, experiences and to discuss various topics related to your transition into motherhood. This circle offers mother compassionate support in a loving and nurturing environment. This class is with Kelli DeFlora and Guest Speakers.

  • Sept 27th : Postpartum Needs and Feelings / Postpartum Body Image
  • Oct 4th : How to Calm your Crying baby, Nighttime Parenting & Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Oct 11th: Infant massage: Through nurturing touch, massage and acupressure,
    parents will learn natural ways of promoting infant health and wellness.
  • Oct 18th: How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship with your partner and with
    yourself after having a baby.
  • Oct 25th: Healing Ourselves, Healing our Families: Building Natural Immunity
  • Nov 1st: Baby wearing / Learn the Benefits of wearing your baby.
    You will also have the opportunity to try on many different slings and baby
    carriers. Guest speaker: Safiya Oni Brown
  • Nov 8th : The Art of Mindful Parenting and Family Values
  • Nov 15th: Sensory play for your Baby – Learn fun and creative ways to play with your baby at all stages of development.

Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Fridays, September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8 and 15 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Cost: $120 for the 8-week series and $20 for a drop-in class.

September 26, 2013

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff

Date & Time: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 8:00pm
Filed Under: 6 and up, Morristown
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Who: Ages 6 and up.
What: Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter.
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ.
When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8 pm
Cost: Tickets: $29-49

Sherlock Holmes: The HOUND of the Baskervilles

Date & Time: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 8:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 9 and up, Maplewood
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Who: Ages 9 and up.
What: This fast paced comedy has only three actors playing all 16 characters.  Including the hound! So much happens in so little time.
Where: Burgdoff Center, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 26 through October 13, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Cost: $30 regular admission, $25 before September 25, Students $15, Seniors $25.

BANNED!

Date & Time: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: You were told not to read the book…now watch the movie!
Banned Books Week (September 22-28) is an annual celebration of your right to read. During this week, avid readers around the country are working together to shed light on the harms of censorship. Join your community in their effort to illustrate the importance of free and open access to information by reading a banned book. Celebrate your FREEDOM to READ! Join us daily (see dates & times below) throughout Banned Books Week as we celebrate with a viewing of your favorite banned and challenged books made into feature films:
• Sunday, September 22: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) 2:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 23: James and the Giant Peach (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 24: The Hunger Games (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 25: The Lorax (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 26: Alice in Wonderland (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 27: The Outsiders (PG-13) 4:00 p.m.* (3rd floor Storyroom)
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm and Monday, September 23, Tuesday, September 24, Wednesday, September 25, Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 at 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Children’s Yoga Class

Date & Time: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 3:30pm
Filed Under: Ages 3 -5, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3-5.
What: Yoga can teach our children the same virtues it brings to adults.  Self-awareness, respect, compassion, and stability are only a few meaningful gifts that kids need now more than ever. Following the ideals and techniques of Little Flower Yoga, this class is an integration of poses, stretching, relaxation, and confidence building.  Children will be able to explore their minds and bodies in a fun, creative, and unique way while also enhancing their ability to focus and balance.  This class is designed to empower kids with physical and mental strength that they can carry with them off their mats.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and November 7 and 14 from 3:30 to 4:15 pm.
Cost: $120 for the series.

Stroller Workout Series

Date & Time: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 9:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, Parents
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Who: Parents of young kids.
What: Do you have a baby or toddler?
Is it hard for you to fit in exercise?
Do you want to move more?
Join teacher, Ali Campbell , for a 5 week series of walking, running, cardio bursts and stretching, all using your stroller as added resistance. This one hour class is perfect for anyone looking to move a little, while having your baby or toddler along for the ride. You do not need a jog stroller, any stroller will do. You do not need any experience.
The series will begin slow and build strength and cardio endurance. Walking fast can always be substituted for any running, and modifications will be offered through out class. The general idea is to move! So come Join us once or twice a week and get back  into shape this fall!
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays or Thursdays September 17 – October 17 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
Cost: $75 for the series.

Montclair MOPS Meeting

Date & Time: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 9:30am
Filed Under: Adults, Parents with infants - kindergarten age children
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Who: Area moms of infants through kindergarten age.
What: Montclair MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) invites all area moms of infants through kindergarten age children to its monthly meeting.  Montclair MOPS is a caring network of mothers dedicated to encouraging, nurturing and refreshing moms.  We provide childcare, as well as brunch, a speaker, small discussion groups and a craft activity. This month’s speaker is Glen Ridge resident, Kimberly Amici, who will speak about “Organizing our Mess.”
Where: Montclair Community Church, 143 Watchung Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursday, September 26 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: Free. For more information go online

September 25, 2013

BANNED!

Date & Time: Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: You were told not to read the book…now watch the movie!
Banned Books Week (September 22-28) is an annual celebration of your right to read. During this week, avid readers around the country are working together to shed light on the harms of censorship. Join your community in their effort to illustrate the importance of free and open access to information by reading a banned book. Celebrate your FREEDOM to READ! Join us daily (see dates & times below) throughout Banned Books Week as we celebrate with a viewing of your favorite banned and challenged books made into feature films:
• Sunday, September 22: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) 2:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 23: James and the Giant Peach (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 24: The Hunger Games (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 25: The Lorax (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 26: Alice in Wonderland (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 27: The Outsiders (PG-13) 4:00 p.m.* (3rd floor Storyroom)
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm and Monday, September 23, Tuesday, September 24, Wednesday, September 25, Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 at 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Baby Sign Language Classes

Date & Time: Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 1:30pm
Filed Under: Babies and Caregivers, Montclair
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Who: Caregivers and their babies.
What: Teaching caregivers and their babies basic American Sign Language using music, games, books and more. Caregivers learn signs that help babies express their needs before they are able to communicate verbally. This accelerates verbal development, strengthens cognitive skills, reduces frustration and tantrums, increases self-esteem, and enhances child-caregiver bonding.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, September 25 – November 13 from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm.
Cost: $185 for the series.

Garden Discoveries: Autumn Happenings

Date & Time: Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: Uncategorized
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Who: Ages 3 to 5 with an adult.
What: Join 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: Wednesday, September 25  from 1 pm to 2 pm.
Cost: $12 per child. No fee for accompanying adults. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org.

Toddler Yoga

Date & Time: Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 9:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, Toddlers
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Who: Toddlers.
What: This 45 minute class is designed for parents and children to explore yoga together through a blend of stretches, postures, games and songs. Yoga is great for child development and promotes parent and child bonding. Yoga can help your child with self-expression, relaxation, sleep and improve listening and ability to follow directions. Come have fun with other parents and toddlers while promoting and healthy and physically fit lifestyle for your little one!
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, September 25 – October 30 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am. Free trial on Wednesday, September 18.
Cost: $90.

September 24, 2013

The Do’s and Don’ts of College Essay Writing

Date & Time: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 7:00pm
Filed Under: Montclair, Teens
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Who: Teens
What: For one evening at Watchung Booksellers, college essay consultant Hillary Frank will share some basic (but often counter-intuitive) do’s and don’ts of college essay writing. The process of applying to college can be overwhelming and many people feel that getting into the school of their choice is completely beyond their control. One very important element of the college application that you can control, even at the last minute, is your essay. Join college essay consultant Hillary Frank for some basic do’s and don’ts of college essay writing. Hillary will walk you through her process of guiding a student to write authentically and compellingly in his or her unique voice, helping to you can craft your essay in a way that will make your application stand out among the rest.
When: Tuesday, September 24 from 7 pm
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Watchung Plaza, Montclair
Cost: Free

Meditation For Mindful Parenting

Date & Time: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 7:00pm
Filed Under: Adults, Montclair
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Who: Parents
What: This new 6 week course is for parents who want to cultivate more peace, compassion, and presence in their lives –  so they can model the path to happiness in the lives of their children. Each week you will learn and practice specific breathing, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques that will help you manage stress, control your emotions, and face the challenges of parenting with a renewed feeling of energy, calm, and joy.
Where: Clear Mountain Zen Center, 88 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042
When: Tuesday Evenings 7 – 9 pm from September 24 – October 29
Cost: $150. Register here

Prenatal Peace and Calming

Date & Time: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 6:30pm
Filed Under: Montclair, pregnant women
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Who: MSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
What: The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health is now offering prenatal services for MSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  Using the principals of infant mental health and the evidence from Lamaze International, the childbirth education workshops are open to all expectant women, men and parents at any point in their pregnancy.   We engage in meaningful and authentic exercises to feel comfortable and confident at every stage of pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting.  The seminars will instill confidence in your passage into parenting with resources and tools for a healthy and empowered pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. Come experience the wonder and wisdom of giving birth and being born.
Where: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Session 1:  March 12, 19 and 26 and April 2 and 16.
Session 2: April 23 and 30 and May 7, 14 and 21.
Session 3:  June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2.
Session 4:  August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 3.
Session 5: September 17 and September 24, and October 1, 8, and 15.
Session 6:  November 5, 12, 19, 26, and December 3.


Cost: $100 per family for a package of 5 sessions.

Stretch & Sketch

Date & Time: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 4:30pm
Filed Under: Ages 5-8, Montclair
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Who: Ages 5-8.
What: This 75-minute class will combine kids yoga, which helps to release and circulate stuck or built-up energies in our bodies, and art, which we can use to further release these energies into a variety of creations. A different theme will be presented each week, which will be used to educate about our bodies and our selves, and to give kids experience with various breathing techniques, asanas, meditation, and relaxation. Each art project will further emphasize and incorporate that week’s topic.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays September 17 – November 5 from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm.
Cost: $125 for the series.

BANNED!

Date & Time: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: You were told not to read the book…now watch the movie!
Banned Books Week (September 22-28) is an annual celebration of your right to read. During this week, avid readers around the country are working together to shed light on the harms of censorship. Join your community in their effort to illustrate the importance of free and open access to information by reading a banned book. Celebrate your FREEDOM to READ! Join us daily (see dates & times below) throughout Banned Books Week as we celebrate with a viewing of your favorite banned and challenged books made into feature films:
• Sunday, September 22: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) 2:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 23: James and the Giant Peach (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 24: The Hunger Games (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 25: The Lorax (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 26: Alice in Wonderland (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 27: The Outsiders (PG-13) 4:00 p.m.* (3rd floor Storyroom)
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm and Monday, September 23, Tuesday, September 24, Wednesday, September 25, Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 at 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Free Storytime at the Messy Artist

Date & Time: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 1:30pm
Filed Under: 1.5 to 5 year olds, East Hanover
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Who: 1.5 to 5 year olds.
What: Please join us for free story time sessions at The Messy Artist.  From 1 – 1:30 pm each Tuesday (until Nov 19) we will have a special activity, followed by a story.  Books, puppets, and felt stories will all be a part of our enchanting 30 minutes. No registration needed – just come on by!
Where: The Messy Artist, 356 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ.
When: Tuesdays at 1:30 pm.
Cost: Free.

Home School Clay Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 1:30pm
Filed Under: 7-13, Montclair
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Who: Ages 7 to 13.
What: Learn how to create functional and or decorative pieces to be glazed and kiln fired. In this special Home School clay class, students will learn how to throw on the potters wheel and hand build. Tools, technique, texture, glazing, and more will be taught. Individual instruction and self-expression are highly valued. Clay studio Workshop led by MAM educator Peg Kenselaar.
Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, September 24 – November 26 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
Cost: $180 for nonmembers and $150 for members.

Stroller Workout Series

Date & Time: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 9:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, Parents
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Who: Parents of young kids.
What: Do you have a baby or toddler?
Is it hard for you to fit in exercise?
Do you want to move more?
Join teacher, Ali Campbell , for a 5 week series of walking, running, cardio bursts and stretching, all using your stroller as added resistance. This one hour class is perfect for anyone looking to move a little, while having your baby or toddler along for the ride. You do not need a jog stroller, any stroller will do. You do not need any experience.
The series will begin slow and build strength and cardio endurance. Walking fast can always be substituted for any running, and modifications will be offered through out class. The general idea is to move! So come Join us once or twice a week and get back  into shape this fall!
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays or Thursdays September 17 – October 17 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
Cost: $75 for the series.

September 23, 2013

BANNED!

Date & Time: Monday, Sep 23, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: You were told not to read the book…now watch the movie!
Banned Books Week (September 22-28) is an annual celebration of your right to read. During this week, avid readers around the country are working together to shed light on the harms of censorship. Join your community in their effort to illustrate the importance of free and open access to information by reading a banned book. Celebrate your FREEDOM to READ! Join us daily (see dates & times below) throughout Banned Books Week as we celebrate with a viewing of your favorite banned and challenged books made into feature films:
• Sunday, September 22: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) 2:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 23: James and the Giant Peach (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 24: The Hunger Games (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 25: The Lorax (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 26: Alice in Wonderland (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 27: The Outsiders (PG-13) 4:00 p.m.* (3rd floor Storyroom)
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm and Monday, September 23, Tuesday, September 24, Wednesday, September 25, Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 at 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

September 22, 2013

BANNED!

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: You were told not to read the book…now watch the movie!
Banned Books Week (September 22-28) is an annual celebration of your right to read. During this week, avid readers around the country are working together to shed light on the harms of censorship. Join your community in their effort to illustrate the importance of free and open access to information by reading a banned book. Celebrate your FREEDOM to READ! Join us daily (see dates & times below) throughout Banned Books Week as we celebrate with a viewing of your favorite banned and challenged books made into feature films:
• Sunday, September 22: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) 2:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 23: James and the Giant Peach (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 24: The Hunger Games (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 25: The Lorax (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 26: Alice in Wonderland (PG) 4:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 27: The Outsiders (PG-13) 4:00 p.m.* (3rd floor Storyroom)
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm and Monday, September 23, Tuesday, September 24, Wednesday, September 25, Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 at 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Meet the Author: Courtney Sheinmel, “Stella Batts”

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: Uncategorized
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Who: Little Kids
What: Meet Stella Batts. She is eight years old and she loves to write. She loves to write lists and she’s writing her autobiography. Stella’s favorite color is yellow and she LOVES fudge. But Stella has a problem: her name… a boy from her class keeps calling her ‘Smella’! So Stella decides there’s really only one thing to do; she has to change her name. After all, how hard can it be to pick a new name? In this early chapter book series, the ups and downs of Stella’s life are charmingly chronicled. Ms. Sheinmel, is also the author of All The Things You Are, Sincerely, Positively, and My So Called Family.
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 22 at 2 pm
Cost: Free

Parent and Me Hearth Cooking

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: Discover what it was like to prepare food over an open hearth using traditional techniques and tools. A great experience for parents and children grades 2 and up. 1.5 hours. 108 Orange Road. Advanced registration is required.
Where: Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
Cost: $25/pair. Registration required. For more information call 973-744-1796.

21st Annual NJ Storytelling Festival

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 12:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Hamilton
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Who: All ages.
What: Exercise your imagination with tales from around the world as you stroll through a park filled with amazing sculpture. Forty NJ storytellers will regale all ages with stories whimsical, fantastic, heartwarming, and wise. Rain or shine. Indoor and outdoor sites. Lunch available for purchase. The Festival is a National Storytelling Network Regional Spotlight event.
Where: Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, (GPS use 126 Sculptors Way), Hamilton, NJ.
When: Sunday, September 22 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Cost: Free with park admission: Adults $12; Seniors $10; Children 6-17 $8; Under 5 free. For more information contact Carol Titus at 180-078-04805carol.titus@yahoo.com or click here.

New York Renaissance Faire

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, NY
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Who: Lords and ladies of all ages.
What: The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food music and dance. Join in on the fun and go in costume!
Where: Sterling Forest, 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo, NY.
When: Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day from August 3 – September 22 from 10 am – 7 pm.
Cost: General admission – Adults: $22/ Children 5 – 12: $11/ Children under 5: Free. Advance ticket discounts available. Click here for more ticket and event information.

Tot Traditions @ Temple Sholom of West Essex

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: 6 and under, Cedar Grove
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Who: Grade 1 and under. Older siblings are welcomed.
What: Take time once a month to explore the rich tapestry of Jewish Life with your toddler through song, dance, crafts, holiday foods, games and Hebrew language.  You and your child will laugh, learn and lover your time together.  Each session is one hour and will focus on a different Jewish Holiday and will be led by Jennifer Levine, a renowned artist, storyteller, and puppeteer.
Where: Temple Sholom of West Essex760 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ
When: Sunday,  September 22 at 10 am
Cost:  Free. RSVP required. For more information call 973-239-1321 or emailoffice@sholom.net

Lacordaire Academy Flea Market

Date & Time: Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 8:00am
Filed Under: Families, Montclair
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Who: Families
What: Shop for a good cause at Lacordaire Academy’s Flea Market. Items for sale are new, new with tags or in good condition including but not limited to collectibles, antiques, household items, kids sports equipment and holiday decorations.
When: Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 from 8 am – 3 pm
Where: Lacordaire Academy, 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Cost: Free. For more information, contact advancement@lacordaire.net or 973-744-1156 x27.

September 21, 2013

Dinosaurs After Dark

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages with an adult, Secaucus
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Who: All ages
What: The sights and sounds of Field Station: Dinosaurs take on a new sense of mystery and danger as you walk the darkened trails and explore our park with just a flashlight to lead the way. This unique family experience includes an eerie presentation on the ghosts of Snake Hill to set the mood, a special nighttime edition of our family Olympics style T-Rex games, a dinosaur sing-a-long with a spectacular view of the New York City skyline and, of course, a campfire complete with roasted marshmallows and s’mores.
Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs, One Dinosaur Way in Secaucus, NJ. (Take Exit 15X off Turnpike and then make a left onto New County Road)
When: Saturday nights in September from 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost:  Space for Dinosaurs After Dark is limited; tickets are $39 each, $35 if ordered in advance online.

Parents’ Night Out @ the South Mountain YMCA

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 6:00pm
Filed Under: children, Little Kids, Maplewood
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Who: Children of all ages.
What: Enjoy a night out without the kids as they have their own fun.  Snacks will be provided and you can send you child in PJs if you want to put them directly to bed once you all get home. For South Mountain YMCA members ONLY!
Where: Children under 3 years: South Mountain YMCA Childcare Center, 10 West Parker Avenue, Maplewood, NJ. Children over 3 years: South Mountain YMCA Program Center, 18 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Saturday, September 21 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Cost: One child – $30, Two children – $45, three or more -$70. Pre-registration is required by September 18. Click here to access the registration form.

Murdarrr on the Spanish Main

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Maplewood
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Who: All ages.
What: Murdarrr on the Spanish Main is a unique, immersive experience with mystery, treasure seeking, naval battles, and lots of people shouting “ARRR!” loudly. Brought to you by Deadgood Events, Maplewood’s own tame crazy Brits. You will be the captain or crew of your own nefarious pirate ship, scheming against all the other pirate crews to be the ones to claim the most treasure, and to find out who foully murdered Jack Minnow. And to sink the enemy! Dressing up as Pirates is optional, but very welcome. Having a great time is compulsory. This is the stunning climax of Deadgood Week where we showcase some of the huge variety of ways we and Maplewood (and anyone else too) can have fun together. There are “sailings” at 3pm and 7pm.
Where: Burgdoff Center for the Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Saturday, September 21 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Cost: $10 full-grown pirates, $5 cabin boys and girls. For more information contact Gareth Jones by calling 973-761-0547, emailing deadgoodevenings@comcast.net or clicking here. Tickets required. To purchase tickets click here.

Essex County Grover Cleveland Park Centennial Celebration

Date & Time: Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, essex fells
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Who: All ages.
What: Enjoy a day-long carnival with food, fun and demonstrations at the playground and fields.  Sponsored by the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy in partnership with the Essex County Park System.
Where: Grover Cleveland Park, Brookside Avenue and Runnymede Road, Essex Fells, NJ.
When: Saturday, September 21 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

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