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By Warren Westura

What is Your Dream Vacation?

MARCH 2015

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A never ending vacation marooned on a Caribbean island.

I have already taken it. I went to South Africa four years ago. —Carol McCarthy, Cedar Grove

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I’d like to go to Sandals Island in the Caribbean to just rest.

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I guess a safari through Africa.

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It would be going to Australia…I just want to see it.

Someplace nice and warm.

—Dorota Materja, Montclair

To play hockey in Alaska. I have imagined it must be fun up there.

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Bora Bora. I would get one of those houses on the water for my boyfriend and me.

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Inside Essex Exciting News and Happenings in the Area

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INSIDE ESSEX Residents and Business Owners of Millburn Township Organize Fundraising Concert

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n Saturday March 14th, Richie Furay performs for a local fundraising at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). Millburn Township residents Nancy and David Stone, owners of Nancy And David Fine Jewels, who are longtime friends with Furay, coordinated this fifth annual event. Stone has also coordinated the exclusive appearance of Brewer & Shipley to join Furay for this performance only. WFUV “Mixed Bag” DJ Don McGee, will be co-hosting the event along with Stone, who is on the Board of Trustees at SOPAC. The proceeds from the concert benefit many local non-profit groups. D’Angelico Guitars, Investors Bank and Nancy And David Fine Jewels sponsor the event. There will be a D’Angelico guitar auction available that is autographed by Richie Furay, Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, all from Poco and Timothy B. Schmitt currently a member of The Eagles and originally with Poco.

Join friends and neighbors for an unforgettable night of magical musical entertainment. Tickets are available the SOPAC box office, by phone at 973-761-0292, or online at www.SOPACnow.org.

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“BCB Community Bank is thrilled to become part of the community of Fairfield,” said Thomas M. Coughlin, BCB president and chief executive. “We are here to support the community, its residents, businesses and community-based organizations. BCB Community Bank takes pride in serving our customers and fulfilling their needs one customer at a time. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with Fairfield.” BCB Community Bank welcomes personal and business accounts and offers online banking. In addition to daily lobby hours BCB Community Bank offers extended and Sunday drive-thru hours. Local residents can be certain that BCB Community Bank will quickly become part of the fabric of Fairfield and the surrounding area. For more information call 201-823-0700 or visit www.BCBcommunitybank.com.

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Trinity Academy Nominated for 2015 National Blue Ribbon School by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE)

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rinity Academy has received notification from the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) that they have been selected as one of CAPE’s nominees for the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U.S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. “We are very pleased and excited that CAPE has chosen to nominate Trinity Academy for this award,” said Mary Cassels, Trinity Academy principal. “It is a testament to the hard working, talented and dedicated teachers we have here at Trinity Academy. We are anxiously waiting September’s announcement.” Trinity Academy, a Middle States Accredited pre-K to grade 8 Catholic school, located in Caldwell, celebrating 25 years of success in Catholic Education during their 2015-2016 year. For more information about Trinity Academy, visit www.trinityk8.org or call 973-226-3386, ext. 10.


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CALENDAR of EVENTS

Sunday, March 1 The Stars of Beautiful Perform

MARCH 2015 Straight from the smash show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and Tony nominee Jarrod Spector perform hits from Broadway and pop songwriters who ruled the airwaves in the ‘60s and ‘70s. 8pm. Also March 2, 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

In the Car with Blossom and Len A poignant, funny and moving play about growing up and growing old...not necessarily in that order. Throughout their formative years, Holly and Fern’s parents, Blossom and Len, were wildly unpredictable, endearingly neurotic, and often blatantly dysfunctional. The play’s unique brand of comedy has bite, truth and lasting resonance. Runs Thru March 8. Call for dates and times. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnick Theatre, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org

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Thirty-five restaurants and food establishments will be offering special menu items, prix fixe meals, special discounts and more. Patrons visiting participating food establishments are encouraged to document their experience with some creative photography. The entry with the most likes will win the People’s Choice Award and a $50 Summit Gift Certificate. Post to Instagram with the hashtag “summitrestaurantweek” by March 10. Runs thru March 8. Summit Downtown Inc., Summit. 908-277-6100. www.summitdowntown.org

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Civil War Through the Eyes of Thomas Nast Exhibit Before radio, TV, or the internet, there was political cartoonist Thomas Nast. Nast illustrated battles, Union and Confederate troop movements, and their activities throughout the Civil War. Runs through December 2015. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-5382404 ext. 15. www.maccullochhall.org

Rainbows Support Group For children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions is holding a March session. Please call for dates and time. Pre-registration is required. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

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RISE (Reaching Into Self-Empowerment) Women learn how to achieve goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, increase self-esteem, build healthy relationships, and more. March session meets once a week for 6 consecutive weeks. Reduced fees and waivers are available. Call for information. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

New Jersey Craft Arts Exhibition

Musical Theatre Conservatory will be holding auditions for their 2015 Summer Camp and Showcase. Classes and N.Y. Cabaret are taught by industry professionals. Final show will be in N.Y. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Auditions on March 6,7,13,14,27 and 28. Call Randy for an appointment. Musical Theatre Conservatory, Livingston. 973-868-6259.

Spin or Row for a Child

“Accessorize--The Person and The Place,” will explore trends in contemporary crafts as artists cross boundaries to fuse traditional mediums with innovative materials and techniques. Panel Discussions with the Artists will be held on March 19 from 6-8pm and on April 10 from 2-4pm. Runs thru April 19. Both are free to the public. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org

Gaelic Storm Performs With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for fifteen rounds of pugilistic poultry pounding sound. The group’s ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Get ready for great music, high energy, and the excitement of knowing you’re making a difference in the life of a child. Join us for the ride as we spin and row to raise funds and awareness for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. 3Sixty Cycling and Fitness Studio, 131 Glenridge Ave, Montclair. 973-622-1110. www.spinforachild.org

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Currier and Ives Exhibit

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The area’s best rising stars with Special Guests from major clubs, radio & TV. Featuring Joe Fernandes. Door 7:30pm show 8pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785. www.tierneystavern.com/music

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Trinity Academy PreK – 8th Grade Nominated by the Council for American Private Education for the 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Award

Call today for your private tour: (973) 226-3386 www.trinityk8.org

This spring Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will have a small number of “Currier & Ives” prints from the Museum’s collection on display throughout the second floor. The nineteenth century lithography firms of N. Currier and Currier & Ives produced images of America that remain as popular today as when they were made. “Currier & Ives” will be on display thru June during touring hours. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404 ext. 15. maccullochhall.org

Artist Demonstration

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Mark de Mos, noted watercolorist and faculty member, demonstrates watercolor techniques. Public invited. Free. 2-4:30pm. Livingston Arts Association, Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-992-7749.

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Audiences can explore the constellations, travel through the Solar System, visit distant galaxies and soar to the edge of the Universe. Call for program dates and times. Newark Museum, The Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6529. www.newarkmuseum.org/planetarium

Women’s Workshops March programs are: Increasing your effectiveness and ability to deal with others; Coping with loss; and divorce and mediation. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

Dinner for All Cooking Class Join chef Marla Mendelsohn and participate in cooking a dinner for all. Menu includes: butternut squash soup, chicken Milanese, home made biscuits and chocolate chip cupcakes. Ages 7 and up w/adult. 1-3pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com


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Tuesday, March 3

Spring Volleyball Camp for Girls

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

MKA will hold a spring Volleyball Camp for Girls in grades 2-8 with award-winning Head Varsity Coach Mike Tully on Monday and Wednesday evenings thru April 1. 6:30 - 8pm. Montclair Kimberley Academy Middle School, Main Gym, 201 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-800-5836.

Studies reveal that not getting enough sleep can impair a person’s ability to process carbohydrates, manage stress and maintain a proper balance of hormones. It can also cause high blood pressure, loss of memory, irritability and poor work performance. This program is led by Barry A. Cohen, MD, a physician certified in sleep medicine from The Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Free. Registration required. 7pm. Islami Auditorium, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 888-724-7123. www.barnabashealth.org

Minecraft Club for Kids Bring your preferred gaming device. Kindle, Nook iPad etc. Ages 7 & up. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr. Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.nutley.bccls.org

Cooking with Confidence - Chicken 6:30-9pm. Presented by the Adult School Department at Montclair Public Library. Class located at: Designer Appliance, 208 Bellevue Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500. www.montclairlibrary.org

Story Time Children of all ages and their caregivers enjoy a cozy evening at the library. Make yourself comfortable, put on your pajamas and meet us in the Children’s Room. Registration is not required. 7pm.Mondays. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr. Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.nutley.bccls.org

Video Game Club for Teens No registration required. 3:15pm. Also March 24 & 31. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr. Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.nutley.bccls.org

Free College Planning Workshop High school students and their parents should not miss this worthwhile seminar. Topics covered will include “how to choose the best college for your student and your pocketbook”, “How to increase your chances of getting into that “dream” college” and “FAFSA facts” followed by a Q&A session with our expert advisors. 6pm. Reservations are recommended. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 888-802-2740. www.cbrg.info (continued on page 14)

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Project H.O.P.E Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series— Navigating Your Care After Cancer Treatment This series offers unique support needs of cancer patients who have completed treatment. There are three additional programs for this series in March. March 10, 2015: Understanding long term and late effects of treatment. March 17: The healing ways of Chi Kung. March 24: Identifying your nutritional needs as treatment ends. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave. West Orange. 973-322-2671. www.barnabashealth.org

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

Little Blue Engine dreams of leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? This song-filled adventure is based on Watty Piper’s timeless tale. 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown.973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

A Family that Writes

An Evening of Wellness Resources

One well-know writer in the family is wonderful; a couple-even better. But...what is it like to have four writers in one small family? That is what you will find out when we welcome Jacqueline Carey and Ian Frazier for a discussion on life in a family where everyone writes. Dessert, coffee and tea-12:30pm Program 1pm. The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. 973-7485459. www.womensclubglenridge.com

Learn helpful healing tips for a Cancer Recovery Journey from the experts in beauty, spirituality and nutrition. Visit special vendors showcasing clothes jewelry, intimate apparel and wigs. Meet inspirational speakers author Jean Criss, Spiritual Director Sr. Jaruszewski & Co Founder of Comfort Project 360 Hyla Weiss. 6:30-9:30pm. RSVP. Dieci Lifestyle Spa, 90 West Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston. 973-716-0101.

Tai Chi at Van Vleck Join Miriam Moran Shankman for Tai Chi in the beautiful gardens of Van Vleck. Tai Chi is a centuriesold internal Chinese martial art practiced in a meditative, slow, gentle and graceful sequence of movements that has been shown to enhance health, relaxation and self-cultivation. Session runs through March 31. 9:30-10:30am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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Qigong (Chi Kung) Classes

Taught by Miriam Shankman. Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm. The Wae Center, 270 Pleasant Valley Way, (entrance on Woodland Ave., See JSDD sign) West Orange. 973-272-7148.

Taught by Miriam Shankman. Wednesdays 8:159:15pm. Thru April 29th. To register call the Adult School Dept. of Montclair Public Library. Classes loated at: First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., (parking in rear) Montclair. 973-744-0500

Wednesday, March 4 Oaks and Acorns Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging 5-week class. Discover some of the incredible plants and animals that make the Arboretum so special. Take nature walks, tell stories, sing songs, and create a oneof-a-kind art project each week. Registration required and space is limited. Ages 3-5 with adult. Reeves-Reed Arboretum Education Center, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787. www.reeves-reedarboretum.org

Garden Discoveries – Maple Sugaring Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held twice a month, and each class has individual registration. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Instructor: Michelle Wiessner. Age: 3-5. 1-2pm. Call to register. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Two of America’s greatest songwriters share the stage for an evening of stories and songs. Each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel and the only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theater. Music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. An intimate retelling of the famous love story, with a lush, emotionally rich score and a production that will leave you inspired. An epic tale of passion and hope. Recommended for children age 12 & up. Runs thru April 5. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-434 www.papermill.org

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites

The triple-bill includes the wonderful story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s” metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of “Little Cloud’s” travels through the sky, and the “Mixed-Up Chameleon’s” discovery of his own unique nature. Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. 4pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org (continued on page 16)

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Cartoon Drawing Class Presented by the Adult School Department at Montclair Public Library. 3:30-5pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500. www.montclairlibrary.org

“Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony Honoring local women for their volunteerism and outstanding community involvement. Prior to the awards ceremony, Kristina Myers from the Alice Paul Institute will present “Alice Paul: New Jersey’s Heroine for Equality.” This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.westcaldwell.bccls.org

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Find that perfect chunky necklace, an attractive watch, an eye-catching vintage pin, or a beautiful piece of silver or china at bargain prices. And help those in need. 100% of the proceeds of our sales go to fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. New inventory every week. Thurs 1-3pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4088. www.new-eyes.org

Trinity Covenant Church Event Lenten Dinner & Bible Study with KIDS’ CLUB – “Follow Me” said Jesus – what does that mean and how do we do it? Enjoy a casual dinner at 6:30pm, followed by video, Bible study and discussion at 7:15 for adults, and Kid’s Club for kids in K-5th grade. Thursdays. All are welcome. Trinity Covenant Church, 343 East Cedar St., Livingston. 973-992-4044. www.TrinityCovenantChurch.com

This fully staged production highlights original choreographed works by guest artists, faculty and students. Come and experience talented performances by CCM dance majors. 7:30pm. Also March 6, 7:30pm. County College of Morris, Dragonetti Auditorium, Student Community Center, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. www.ccm.edu/tickets/dancetheatre.asp

How Toxic Are You? Join wellness professional Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus and find out if your ph is right on. An acidic body can cause inflammation, arthritis, diabetes, premature aging, and other diseases. Learn more about this interesting topic. Alkaline rich refreshments will be served. 6:30pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. Website, 1 Municipal Plz, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447. www.cedargrovenj.org

Friday, March 6 The Temptations and The Four Tops Perform

Two legendary supergroups – together again. From “Baby, I Need Your Loving” to “My Girl,” enjoy an evening full of your favorite Motown memories from two classic 1960s hitmakers. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

The Grape Debate Our House Foundation 4th Annual Wine Tasting Event. “The Grape Debate” will include five wine vendors from Gary’s Wine and Marketplace, who have graciously provided a large selection of wines for all to sample. In addition, the event will include a spirits tasting, culinary stations, silent auction and raffle baskets. Live music also provided. 7-10pm. Event located at: Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge. 908-464-8008 ext 141. www.ourhousefoundation.org


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Joe Taino Performs

Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters, brush-up on your skills, and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies. Wednesdays 9:30 & 10:45am. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr. Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.nutley.bccls.org

A great blues guitarist who was inducted in the NYC Blues Hall of Fame at BB King’s Blues club in NYC on August 4, 2013. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785. www.tierneystavern.com/music

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Beautiful Edibles Join Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck House and Gardens for a presentation on achieving beautiful design using edibles, whether incorporating into an existing landscape or creating a space dedicated to food production. 10-11:30am. Call to register. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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Peppering this Cole Porter firstclass comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” 8pm. Also March 7, 2 & 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469. www.statetheatrenj.org/anything_goes

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Trumpeter Bria Skonberg Performs

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Skonberg has created a jazz sensation through her early dedication and modern interpretation to the music and style of Louis Armstrong. She has collaborated with Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vaché, Victor Goines, John Pizzarelli and others. Prior to the concert, Skonberg will be the guest for “Sittin’ In,” an informal discussion about jazz, at 7pm. Free to all Jazz Room ticket holders. 8pm. William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Art, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371. www.wp-presents.org

First Friday Films: The Hundred Foot Journey A new film is shown the first Friday of each month. Please check event calendar for names of films. 2pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr. Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.nutley.bccls.org

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Underneath a mean, green exterior lurks the heart of a true hero, brought back to life thanks to a loyal donkey, a gang of memorable fairy-tale characters, an evil lord and a very special princess. Fantastic costumes, sets and score, supported by professional musicians and remarkable student performances will illuminate the stage and guarantee an unforgettable theatrical experience for all the family. 8pm. March 7, 8pm. March 8, 2pm. Montclair Kimberely Academy, Weiss Auditorium, 6, Lloyd Rd., Montclair. www.mka.org/musical

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Join chef Suzanne Lowery and participate in this fun retro cooking class. Menu includes cheese fondue, Parker House rolls, wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese dressing, beef bourguigon, chocolate fudge cake. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com

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Harmonium Explores Shadows and Light In “Dark Night of the Soul”

Harmonium Choral Society, led by artistic director Dr. Anne Matlack, presents their next concert “Dark Night of the Soul” featuring the mesmerizing title work by young Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. “Dark Night of the Soul” is a setting of the medieval poem by 16th-century mystic St. John of the Cross, with a driving piano accompaniment, string quartet, chorus and soaring soprano solo. 8pm & Sun, March 8 at 3pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. 973-538-6969. www.harmonium.org

Korean Food and Culture Celebration The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project presents a Korean wedding ceremony reenactment, a brief film on Korean art treasures and a free traditional Korean meal from10-11:30am. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

Fast Track Your Future with Vision Boards

Burt Bacharach Performs

In this S.O.F.I.A. sponsored workshop, Dr. Denise Dennis, president of Prepared Mind Coaching and author of Make that Change, will show you how to maximize the power of vision boards to fast track your future. She’ll share how and why they work, and how you can harness their power. Participants will create a vision board during the workshop. All materials will be provided. S.O.F.I.A. is a non profit organization that provides advocacy, supportive services and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children of domestic violence.10am-12:30pm. The Community Services Building, 11 Pine St., Montclair. To confirm attendance email SOFIAworkshops@gmail.com

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Caller Bob Isaacs and band Free Raisins promise a lively evening. Sponsored by the Folk Project. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean softsoled shoes for dancing. Listeners are welcome. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. 8-11pm. Parish House, First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864. www.folkproject.org.

Bands For Bullock!! Presenting Whatserface, Client No. 9 and The Unmentionables. To benefit Charles H. Bullock Elementary School. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785. www.tierneystavern.com/music

Bacharach’s global audiences span several generations, and he is viewed as the unique combination of one of the greatest composers of all time and the ultra-cool cult hero of the contemporary music set who often has several songs on various music charts in many countries simultaneously. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

Fifth Annual Community Garden Conference A greater awareness of food security, the food watershed, and simply FOOD is driving the farm to table and ‘locavore’ movement. These interests come together at this day-long program beginning with keynote speaker, Joseph Simcox. 9am-4:30pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. 9 73-326-7618. www.arboretumfriends.org (continued on page 20)

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A Little Taste of Purple

2015 Barrel/Wine Tasting Event. Taste the progress of your handcrafted wines. Other wines will also be available for tasting. Light refreshmants will be served, invite family and friends. Free.2-5pm. Mar 8, 2-5pm. Mar 13, 5-9pm. Mar 14, 2-5pm. A Little Taste of Purple, Your Place for Winemaking, 68 Clinton Rd., Fairfield. 973-575-9463.

New Shanghai Circus Performs Astonishing acrobats, jugglers and athletes defy gravity and perform breathtaking and fearless feats that stretch the limits of human ability in the tradition of Chinese circus that dates back over 2,000 years. 3 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown.973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Award nominee, and founding member of two legendary rock bands, Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen has forged his own legacy in American music. In a career that has spanned a halfcentury, Jorma has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. Special guest Barry Mitterhoff. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Join guest artist Roger Verdi in an eclectic program of musical gems for trombone. Special guest Martha Locker on piano, will help create a grand finale. 3pm. Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. www.glenridgecong.org/Music/music

Sunday, March 8 Sunday Comics The area’s best rising stars with Special Guests from major clubs, radio & TV. Sundays. Special Guest: Doug Karpf - Featuring: Adam Lucidi. Door 7:30pm show 8pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785. www.tierneystavern.com/music

Fancy Nancy The Musical

The story follows Nancy and her friends who are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted? Ages 2-10. 1 & 4pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

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Midtown Direct Rep in the Loft: Prsents Struck After being struck by a bicycle, Vera Resnick feels a strange and out-of-character connection to the college-aged kid responsible for the collision. This surprising and soulful Manhattan serio-comedy, explores matters of fate, family, and self-identity. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

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The Garden Club of Montclair presents “Gardening with Passion, Conscience and Good Sense”. Regina and Kenneth Carlson will share good gardening practices that save time, effort, money and the environment. Enjoy tea and view floral design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. 1-3pm. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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Camp Spotlights 2015 Barnstable Academy 8 Write Way, Oakland, NJ 07436 201-651-0200 www.barnstableacademy.com Director: Dani Ryckman Age Group: Grades 5-12 Barnstable Academy is a college-prep private school for students in grades 5-12. The five-week EPIC summer school begins June 29. Catch up or get ahead with classes that give students individualized attention for bright and diverse learners in a safe, nurturing environment.

emphasis on enrichment activities including Science, Swimming (Madison only), Musical Theater, World Games/Discovery, Arts-n-Crafts, and Sports. Fun trips are offered each week. A Leader in Training program for older campers is available.

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Camp Co-op 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-783-4955 • www.montclaircoop.org Director: Hilary Fandel Age Group: 3-13 years old Montclair Cooperative School offers and exciting range of camp experiences for children ages 3-13 years old. Camp Co-op is available on a weekly basis for children ages 3-6. A wide variety of other weekly camps are available for older children such as photography, sewing, chess camp and more.

Camp Discovery at Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison & Teaneck • 201-692-6500 www.fdu.edu/campdiscovery.com Directors: Howard Monson (Madison); Maryjean O’Donnell (Teaneck) Camp Discovery is a fun and exciting state-licensed day camp for children in grades 1-7. Our traditional camp has an

Essex Youth Theater The Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair, NJ The Montclair Operetta Club, 494 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ 973-746-3303 www.essexyouththeater.com Director: Janet Sales Imagine the thrill of starring in your own show! This camp is a fun and exciting theatre experience that encourages confidence and nurtures self-esteem. Customwritten scripts guarantee equal roles for every student. Twelve musicals and comedies to choose from. Start on Monday, star in a play on Friday!

Fusion Academy Blairstown, NJ Camp Office Mailing Address: PO Box 8, Madison, NJ 07940 973-845-9260 www.cam puskids.com Director: Tom Riddleberger Age Groups 7 to 15 years old The Weekday Sleep-Away Camp: Monday to Friday at camp and home with the family on weekends. Transportation included. Each camper chooses his or her activities every day: sports, fine arts, performing arts and swimming. Mature, caring staff. ACA-Accredited. Celebrating their 25th summer. Private weekend tours given by appointment.

182 South Street, Suite 4, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-267-0474 www.fusionsummer.com Location TBD, Englewood, NJ 07631 866-306-8926 www.fusionsummer.com Fusion Academy is a revolutionary, accredited private middle and high school where one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential. Their flexible scheduling creates a summer school that will not take away summer fun—whether trying to catch up, get ahead or to take a class just for fun.

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Girls’ Leadership Institute 42 Norwood Ave, Summit NJ 07901 908-273-0900, ext. 303 www.kentplace.org/gli Directors: Erin Hennessy and Holly Doyle Age Groups: Girls entering grades 7 & 8 The Girls’ Leadership Institute (GLI) at Kent Place School, which runs July 20-31, is a unique summer program for girls entering seventh and eighth grades to explore their leadership potential and strengthen their personal confidence and self-esteem. Each girl will discover and develop her own unique leadership style through a broad range of hands-on activities. At the institute, participants learn about team-building, different leadership styles and group dynamics. Throughout the two weeks, the girls work closely with high school mentors and interact with adult women who share their personal and professional leadership journeys. In a culminating presentation, participants showcase the public speaking skills they have developed in the program’s communication workshops. Graduates of the program go on to become student government leaders, yearbook editors, team captains and club presidents.

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42 Norwood Ave, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-0900, ext. 297 www.kentplace.org/summercamp Director: Donna Ray Age Group: Coed, Ages 3-15 years old Kent Place Summer Camp, which runs June 8–August 21, is a coeducational, state licensed, day camp program for boys and girls, ages 3 through 15 years old, providing fun, enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Their beautiful 26-acre campus offers regulation artificial turf playing fields, playgrounds, a modern field house, five tennis courts, airconditioned dining hall and classrooms, state-of-the-art computer labs and an arts center. Campers are well supervised by a qualified and caring staff of program directors, teachers and experienced counselors. Visit their website for Open House and registration information.

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Morristown-Beard Day Camp 70 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-539-3032 • www.mbs.net Director: Jessica Weinberger Age Group: 4-13 years old Morristown Beard Day Camp is a state-licensed and ACA accredited facility located on a beautiful 22-acre campus. The camp is designed to help children develop skills in sports, arts & crafts, drama, swimming and science. The daily schedule is comprised of structured periods with a flexible schedule on special event days.

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Musical Theatre Conservatory Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973-868-6259 www. musicaltheatreconservatory.com musicaltheatreconservatory@gmail.com Directors: Randy Elman and Mary Brienza Age Group: 7-18 years old MTC’s Broadway Boot Camp offers exciting classes in singing, dancing, TV/acting, comedy, stage combat and audition technique taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment. In just three weeks studens travel from classes to rehearsals culminating in a costumed, Broadway Cabaret! Students meet and study with agents and TV and Broadway actors. The final show is performed in NYC. The camp runs from June 29-July 18.

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-566-9700 www.njactors.org Directors: Beth Baur and Robert Sapoff Age Group: Kids (grades 1-5); Tweens (grades 6-8); Teens (grades 9-12) Offering one week acting and musical theater camps for grades 1-5. Kids On Stage is a five week performing arts camp for grades 6-12—summer production “The Little Mermaid.” Tween/ Teen speciality camps feature acting, improve, comedy, musical theater, audition technique and more.

July 6–August 28, 2015 registration opens March 2.

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The Nation’s #1 Sports Broadcasting Camp Back for Our 10th Year!

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Newark Academy Summer Programs

July 6-10, 2015 Montclair State University

• Learn from the Pros • Meet sports celebrities Boys & Girls 10-18 Day & Residential • Make play-by-play & options available reporting tapes • Make sports anchor tapes from TV studio • And much more!

For more info, call 800-319-0884 or visit www.playbyplaycamps.com

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Summer school built around you.

91 South Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-7000 www.newarka.edu/summer-programs Director: Academics-Bob Mallalieu; Sports-Liz Bona Beach Age Group: Grades 1-12 Newark Academy is a premier area source for educational and athletic summer programming. NA Summer Session provides students with an unparalleled summer academic experience including advanced credit, enrichment and skill development courses. Home of Mott-Leeney Baseball Camp, NA Sports Camps feature state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated, experienced coaches.

Pre-College Programs at William Paterson University 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 973-720-2354 • www.wpunj.edu/cpe Director: Bernadette Tiernan Age Group: 7-17 years old William Paterson University’s Pre-College Youth-Programs are designed to foster a positive academic transition. These programs offer students enrichmentawareness and readiness for college and careers. Working-parents can send pre-teens to Summer-Life-on-Campus, a full-day camp academicallyfocused with recreational-activities and one-of-a-kind learning experience. Sessions: June 29 to August 7, 2015. 10% discount available.

Prime Time Summer Arts & Preschool Prime Time

On your time. At your pace. For fun or for credit. To catch up, get ahead, or make up a grade. Taught just for you - one-to-one - always. Summer at Fusion doesn’t take away your summer fun. Our flexible scheduling allows you to attend classes on your schedule. Go on vacation, sleep in, or come to class early - whatever works for you. Each class is one teacher and one student per classroom, allowing for a completely personalized summer school. Contact us to learn about our unique summer programming. Fusion Englewood: 866.306.8926 Fusion Morristown: 973.267.0474

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14 South Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-655-9819 • www.smapa.org Directors: Sharron Miller and Preschool – Conny Andres Age Groups: 6-14 years old and Preschool 3-5 years old Prime Time is a full-day performing arts program for boys and girls ages 6-14. Art, music, dance and drama offered daily and swim twice weekly. Each of the two 3-week sessions culminates in a fully staged performance. Preschool Prime Time is a half-day arts program for boys and girls ages 3-5. Art, music, dance and dramatic play comprise each one week theme-based session.


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Sports Broadcasting Camp 800-319-0884 www.playbyplaycamps.com Directors: Steven Goldstein and Jeremy Treatman Email: info@playbyplaycamps.com Age Group: 10-18 years old Learn from the pros; meet sport celebrities; make sports anchor, reporting and playby-play tapes. Host your own sports talk radio show, participate in sports trivia contests and much more.

For Open House & registration information visit our website!

STAR Camp at Montclair Kimberly Academy Montclair, NJ • 973-233-3001 • www.Star.Camp.MKA.org Director/Contact: Ralph and Amy Pacifico STAR Camp delivers individualized programs for every camper at two age-appropriate sites under the expert guidance of Camp Directors Ralph and Amy Pacifico. Sports-Theatre-ArtsRecreation: Your child can be a STAR this summer! Weekly registration. Lunch included. Serving campers in grades Pre-K-8. June 29-August 7, 2015.

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Summit, NJ (908) 273-0900, ext. 297 www.kentplace.org/summercamp

SUMMERART Camp for Kids The Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 973-259-5139 • www.montclairartmuseum.org The Montclair Art Museum’s eight-week SUMMERART Camp for kids is perfect for keeping children cool and creative during their summer break. They offer four types of camp: a themebased camp held in our Museum studios that uses all kinds of fine art mediums (Ages 5+), a Pottery Camp (Ages 6+), a Digital Media Camp (Ages 8+), and a camp at neigh- boring Van Vleck House & Garden (Ages 5-7). Visits to the Museum’s galleries are included to enrich the child’s knowledge of fine arts. In addition to making art every day, children are encouraged to interact, talk, and learn about the history of art, its role in society, and how it affects our daily lives. Each session concludes with a student exhibition and reception in MAM’s Leir Hall and the Yard School of Art Arcade. All camps are offered in four two-week sessions. Choose from a variety of morning, afternoon, and full-day programs to fit your summer schedule. Additionally, MAM’s Yard School of Art offers a summer series of classes for teens, as well as a variety of adult classes and workshops.

SPORTS - THEATRE - ARTS - RECREATION

ST R Camp Grades Pre-K - 8 Two age-appropriate sites Weekly registration Lunch included

Something for Everyone!

The Winston School Summer Camp 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-379-4114 ext. 110 • www.winstonschool.org Director: Anne Buonvino Age Groups: 3rd – 8th grade Academic half day camp focusing on reading, writing, math, social studies, art and science. Camp dates: July 13-16; July 20-23; July 27-30; August 3-6. Camp hours: 9am-12noon. Students can sign up for one or more weeks (they do not need to be consecutive weeks). Additional afternoon programs offered.

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“Creating Stories” Series Hank Quense, author and selfpublishing expert, will lead a two part series on “Creating Stories” for anyone who would like to learn how to write or continue writing. Hank will discuss the three components of putting a story together: ideas, story design and the storytelling. This workshop will take place over two consecutive Mondays, March 9 and 16 from 6-8pm. RSVP to hanque@verizon. net or at the library front desk. Free and open to the public. The Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Social Media Marketing Strategies for Businessowners Presented by Adult School Department at Montclair Public Library. C3Workplace, 26 Park St. Suite 2000, Montclair. 973-744-0500. www.montclairlibrary.org

Tuesday, March 10 ZZ TOP Performs

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ZZ TOP lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004 the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

Project H.O.P.E Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series Understanding long term and late effects of treatment. This series offers unique support needs of cancer patients who have completed treatment. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave. West Orange. 973-322-2671. www.barnabashealth.org

“Top Five Mistakes Students Make on Their College Application Essay” Presented by writer, editor and public speaking coach Randy Levin. He will share tips and techniques on creating great college essays, setting yourself apart from other applicants, and avoiding common essay mistakes and pitfalls. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.westcaldwell.bccls.org

Pizza and a Movie Series Caldwell Public Library presents a popular new film with free pizza and a beverage from 1-3pm. Call for details. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.973-226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

Wednesday, March 11 Park Bench Program: Frames Parents with young children will enjoy MAM Park Bench, a program that introduces preschoolage children to the Museum and serves as an artistic social outing. Work on fun art projects, and take a guided tour of the Museum. Storytelling provided courtesy of the Montclair Public Library. Every second Wednesday of the month with a fun new theme. 9:3011:30am. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain ave., Montclair. 973-259-5137. www.montclairartmuseum.org

Thursday, March 12 Kim Russo Seminar Known as “Kim The Happy Medium,” Kim is as comfortable with her mediumship as anyone with any special talent could be. She explains her ability to understand the voice of spirit as nothing more than being fluent in their language. As Kim often describes, “they do not move their lips when they speak to me; as they relay their messages to me mind to mind or by certain gestures they allow me to see.” 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org


Screen The Theory of Everything

Meet Poet Lois Herrod

Award winning performance by Eddie Redmayne as Dr. Stephen Hawking, who was diagnosed with ALS at age 21, defied the odds and has survived to make ground breaking discoveries in theoretical physics. Programs begin with lunch at 12:30pm and program at 1pm. Call Lois with the lunch order of your choice. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809.

Caldwell University hosts readings and discussion with notable poet Lois Marie Herrod. 6:307:30pm. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

Andrew Weil Lecture

“Optimum Health: Maximizing The Body’s Own Healing Systems.” Dr. Andrew Weil is a pioneer in the fields of health, wellness, and integrative medicine. Dr. Weil has inspired people to lead healthier, happier lives through his expertise on medicinal plants, integrative medicine, and the reform of medical education. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

Mahler’s First Symphony: “Titan” Scored for massive orchestra, Mahler’s First Symphony moves effortlessly between intimacy and grandeur, heralding the arrival of a symphonic master. Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” combines the best of both genres into a theatrical musical narrative for solo piano and orchestra. Jacques Lacombe Conductor, Kirill Gerstein Piano and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 1:30pm. March 8, 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

Religion in American History 10:30am-12:30pm. Presented by the Adult School Department at Montclair Public Library. Bellevue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500. ww.montclairlibrary.org

The Keb’ Mo’ Band Performs

Leaving a Legacy Through an Ethical Will Presented by the Adult School Department at Montclair Public Library. 1-3pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500. ww.montclairlibrary.org

Lego Club for Kids Lego robots and building. Registration required. 3:30pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr. Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.nutley.bccls.org

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Irish Step Dancing Enjoy a festive evening watching the very talented Irish Step Dancers from the Marie Moore School of Irish Dance perform solo and group dances. Refreshments will be served. 7pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973239-1447. www.cedargrovenj.org

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Keb’s music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America informing all of its musical roots before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Understanding Investment Risk Presented by the Adult School Department at Montclair Public Library. 7-8:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500. ww.montclairlibrary.org (continued on page 30)

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The Winston School of Short Hills

Speaker Series April 22nd at 7pm Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity "Dyslexia and the Learning Experience"

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Christ Church

66 Highland Avenue Short Hills, NJ Registration: Eventbrite

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ROMEO & JULIET AND REPERTORY SELECTIONS

For more information Elissa Cordrey 973-379-4114 ext. 202

Friday, March 13 Women of Ireland Perform Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day with the spellbinding talents of some of Ireland’s finest female vocalists, musicians and stepdancers as they celebrate Irish heritage and its rich tradition of song and dance. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

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Montclair Womens Club Program Deb Levy will discuss the writing of her a memoir of a Polish boy’s survival during WW II. Refreshments served. 1:30pm. Montclair Womens Club 82 Union St., Montclair. 973783-6226.

Health Care Coordination for Those With Parkinson’s Disease Sarah E. O’Connell, MSN, APN-C, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Program Director for the Saint Barnabas Department of Geriatric Health and Disease Management, will answer questions and speak about concerns regarding care coordination. Free, registration required. 2:45pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave. West Orange. 973-322-2671. www.barnabashealth.org

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Join Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck for a stroll through the gardens as the chilly winter season ends and spring begins to emerge, then continuing into late spring as the garden prepares for summer. Discover the many changes that unfold from month to month, making each tour different and unique. 1-2pm. Rain or shine. Call to register. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

An Evening with Jonatha Brooke Jonatha returns to the Outpost with old favorites and new songs including some from her album based on “My Mother Has 4 Noses,” a moving mother-daughter love story about caring for her mother in the last years of her life. 8-10:30pm. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560. www.outpostintheburbs.org

Spring CraftMorristown Get the newest handmade designer crafts and artworks. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. 4-8pm. Sat, 10am6pm. Sun, 11am-5pm. Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morris County. 845-331-7900. www.artrider.com

“Next Fall”Theater Production This play goes beyond the typical love story to explore what it means to believe and what it might cost us not to. The play is about two gay men in a committed relationship in which one is devoutly religious and the other is an atheist. The play revolves around their five-year relationship and how they make it work despite their differences. Presented by 4th Wall Theatre. 8pm. Also March 14, 8pm & March 15, 3pm. Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-566-9255. www.4thwalltheatre.org


Crown Roast of Pork Dinner Cooking Class

Join chef Steven Capodicasa and participate in this crown roast cooking class. Menu includes: cream of roasted tomato and lobster soup, baby greens with roasted shallot vinaigrette and goat cheese croutons, crown roast of pork with cornbread and pancetta stuffing, fresh mushroom saute, oven roasted herb potatoes, swan cream puffs filled with raspberry whipped cram and caramel sauce. 7-10pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www. kingsfoodmarkets.com

Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance

Saturday, March 14 Romeo & Juliet and Repertory Selections This retelling of Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo & Juliet, premiered at the Aspen Summer Festival in 1986 with choreographer Johan Renvall in the role of Mercutio and a cast of dancers from ABT. To round out the evening, the company will perform a collection of popular selections from New Jersey Ballet’s extensive repertory. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

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The College Women’s Club of Montclair Program The College Women’s Club of Montclair will host Helen Fallon. Her topic is on “Historical Views of Montclair.” Refreshments served. Guests welcomed. 10am. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair. 973-239-8710. www.cwcmontclair.com

Mulligan’s Wake– Murder-Mystery Event

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company features the premiere of Waves, with live performance by virtuosic musicians and dancers who push the boundaries of their art forms. With cellist Jessie Reagen Mann, multi-instrumentalist and human beat boxer Pete List and recorder player Daphna Mor, the sky’s the limit. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

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The luck of the Irish wasn’t with poor Michael Patrick Mulligan, as he was found dead, the victim of an accidental whiskey distillery explosion. It’s a grand party to celebrate his life, in typical Irish mourning fashion. But things are not as they appear, as Detective O’Shea thinks that it wasn’t an accident at all, it was murder. Reservations required. 7pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960. (continued on page 32)

Join other families in the community to celebrate Shabbat and Jewish tradition with your little ones! Tot Traditions Sunday, March 8 at 10am Explore the rich tapestry of Jewish life through song, dance, crafts and games

Tot Shabbat Friday, March 13 at 5:30pm Join Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Epstein for a song-filled family Shabbat and dinner

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MARCH 14 AT NJPAC

ARETHA FRANKLIN PERFORMS Stephen Schwartz & Friends: Defying Gravity

Aretha Franklin Performs

Since 1999, Stephen Schwartz & Friends has enthralled audiences across the country. Award-winning vocalists Debbie Gravitte, Scott Coulter and Kelli Rabke perform exquisite songs by this musical theater legend. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

Known around the world by her first name and as the reigning “Queen of Soul,” 19-time Grammy winner Aretha Franklin is one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

Making Dollars out of Sense Workshop Led by facilitator Selina Carter, Founder and Executive Director of “Spirit of Excellence”, this workshop focuses on creating and maintaining a workable monthly household budget to better maintain income, expenses and increase savings. A S.O.F.I.A. workshop which is a non profit organization that provides advocacy, supportive services and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children of domestic violence. 10am-12:30pm. The Community Services Building, 11 Pine St., Montclair. To confirm attendance email SOFIAworkshops@gmail.com

Acupuncture and Its Benefits Enjoy an informative workshop about the science behind this ancient form of healing that has endured centuries of use in eastern therapeutic practice. Learn about the abundance of healing capabilities that acupuncture has to offer from managing pain, promoting digestion, improving reproductive health, managing stress, anxiety and depression.11:30-12:30pm, parking available on site. Call for reservations. Fusion Health & Wellness Center, Hillside Square Building, 8 Hillside Ave., Suite 207 Montclair. 973-744-2332.www.fusionmontclair.com

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CineKids: The Tale of the Fox Join MAM and the French Institute Alliance Française for a film screening of The Tale of the Fox, one of the very first animated features with all the characters performed by stopmotion animated puppets. It tells the story of how the crafty Fox runs rings round all the other animals, and how the Lion orders his arrest and imprisonment. Ages 7 & Up. 3:30-5:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain ave., Montclair. 973-259-5137. www.montclairartmuseum.org

International lvy Summer Enrichment Program Open House Tour the facilities and get your questions answered. Fun activities including racing robots, playing Minecraft, seeing examples of work by our students from last year and speaking with our teachers and counselors. Admission is free. RSVP requested but not required. Noon -3pm. International Ivy Open House at Paramus, 70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus. 908-899-1338. www.iisummer.com/Events.html


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Free Art Bar Michelle Montes, fine artist and representative of Daler-Rowney products will demonstrate and teach techniques featuring Georgian Oils, FW acrylic inks, Rowney watercolors, Robert Simmons brushes and more. No reservations required. 1-4pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Shopping Plaza, 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange. 973-669-0995 www.jerrysartistoutlet.com

Be True To You Kidz Cabaret Series

This performance has an anti-bullying message, with a super fun twist. Rock out to original children’s pop/rock songs, audio, video, with team mascot- BTTY, the neighborhood bumblebee who DJ’S. Your children will become aware of the ways they can prevent bullying and how to change the course of action when you see a similar event. Ages 4 & Up 1 & 3pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

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“Quintessential Classics” Concert Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” and Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” performed by acclaimed Livingston Symphony Orchestra. Program by guest conductor Stephen Culbertson also includes Grammy winner Robert Aldridge’s “Brand New Day” and Sibelius’ “Andante Festivo” for strings and tympani. 7:30pm. Mount Pleasant High School, 11 Broadlawn Drive, Livingston. 973-980-1809. www.lsonj.org

Garden Exploration Saturdays – Sensory Exploration Classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held twice a month, and each class has individual registration. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. No registration required. 10am-1pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

The Livingston Symphony Orchestra Performance “Orchestral Showcase” . Elgar - Enigma Variations & Beethoven - Symphony No. 5. Guest Conductor - Stephen Culbertson. 7:30pm. Mt. Pleasant Middle School Auditorium, 11 Broadlawn Drive, Livingston. 973-980-1809. www.lsonj.org

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Richie has been a pioneering force in rock and country music since the 1960’s. A founding member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and SHF, he has been an innovator of new musical forms, a great songwriter, and last but definitely not least, provided some of Rock and Roll’s best vocals. Special guests Brewer & Shipley who debuted four decades ago, and are recognized as one of America’s most successful folk-rock duos of the 1970’s. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Sunday, March 15 Expert Give Free Talk Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus, Wellness Professional, offers hope and new beginnings to the community through healthy eating, clean alkaline water and purification cleanses. She will host Tracy Resnick-Hart who presents “What is Hypnosis?” and will discuss the benefits of hypnosis that includes a demonstration, such as bending small metal objects. 6:30pm. Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus, 27 East Main St., Little Falls. 973-837-6677. www.chiropractictothecore.com

Met Opera Rising Stars: Bel Canto Showpieces

Enjoy an afternoon of favorite bel canto showpieces presented by four gifted, up-and-coming artists from the Metropolitan Opera. Soprano Joyce El-Khoury, tenor Matthew Plenk and baritone Nicholas Pallesen will perform excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and L’Elisir d’Amore, accompanied by pianist Lachlan Glen. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

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Family Concert Montclair Community Band performs a concert of movie tunes, big band favorites, marches and novelty pieces – fun for the whole family. Conducted by Jim Wasko, members of the band are adults from all of Essex County. Free. 3-4:30pm. Montclair High School Auditorium, Park St. & Chestnut St., Montclair. 973-744-1454. www.MontclairCommunityBand.org

Camané / Dead Combo Performs

Called “the greatest fadista since Amália Rodrigues and Maria da Fé,” Camané is a leading male fadista of his generation – a musical adventurer and guardian of the Portuguese national soul. Dead Combo (“Lisboa Mulata”), the Portuguese band that reinvented fado, shares the stage. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

Gypsy Klezmer GroupLes Yeux Noirs Performs Les Yeux Noirs, a Paris-based sextet that offers rhythmic and expressive sounds originating from around the world. Les Yeux Noirs combines many elements of jazz manouche and other Romani, Yiddish and Klezmer music. Two violin-playing brothers, Eric and Olivier Slabiak, founded the group in 1992. Classic and modern styles are combined to make a variety of melodies that incorporate different forms of acoustics that include violins, cello, accordion, guitar and bass. 3pm. William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 30 Pompton Ave., Wayne. 973-720-2371. www.wp-presents.org

Art Critique A critique of ember’s paintings will be addressed by well known artist, Enrique Flores-Galbis. Public invited. Free. 2-4:30pm. Livingston Arts Association, Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-992-7749.


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Mahler’s First Symphony: “Titan” Scored for massive orchestra, Mahler’s First Symphony moves effortlessly between intimacy and grandeur, heralding the arrival of a symphonic master. Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” combines the best of both genres into a theatrical musical narrative for solo piano and orchestra. Jacques Lacombe Conductor, Kirill Gerstein Piano and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

Frank Noviello Performs

Open Meditation Night Join Inspirational Life Coach and Psychotherapist, Sue Waldman and experience how she uses guided visualization, reiki and Himalayan singing bowls to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation will help you relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your well being. This class is open for Men and Women. Registration required. 7:15-8:15pm. Sue Waldman’s satelite office , Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S Prospect St., Verona. 973-857- 4357. www.Sue Waldman.com

Tuesday, March 17 At Luck O’ the Farm, learn about the Irish immigrants who came to the Morristown area, especially those who worked at Fosterfields. Help churn cream into butter, stop by the Carriage House to assist the coachman with chores, hop aboard an open-air wagon ride around the farm and more. Follow the delicious smells to the kitchen of the Farmhouse, and discover what traditional Irish foods are being prepared in the wood stove. Learn about the Irish culture through dance, crafts, and music. Noon-4pm. Foster Fields Historical Living Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-326-7645. www.morrisparks.net

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Frank Noviello is a true jazz vocalist adhering to a tradition of swing and spontaneous performance. Frank began studying voice and drama at the age of five and appeared as a child in several offBroadway productions including Macbeth. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Sharon Farrell, curator of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site, will talk about Grover Cleveland and his childhood home in New Jersey as well as the museum’s artifacts and political memorabilia. Refreshments served & parking available. 1:30pm. Montclair Womens Club 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-783-6226. (continued on page 40)

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APEX MARBLE AND TILE: A Company at the Top of its Game

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lena and Tom Tsatsaros, owners of APEX Marble & Tile, built their company on a foundation of love for the industry that has played an important role since Tom’s childhood. At the age of 11, while living in Greece, Tom began working for a Master Craftsman and cultivated the passion that he brought with him when he moved to the United States. Alongside his wife Elena, Tom opened his first location in Cedar Grove with the firm belief in satisfying each customer’s individual needs. The “Marble” and “Tile” in the company name correspond to the two aspects of APEX’s business that are represented by their two outstanding locations, less than 15 minutes apart.

Now in its twenty-first year, APEX Marble & Granite, the first of their two locations, consists of a showroom and a stone fabrication facility. They sell top-quality natural and engineered stone for kitchen counter tops, vanity tops, tables, tub decks, fireplaces and bar tops to homeowners, builders and businesses. Their expert craftsmen specialize in custom design, fabrication and installation, and approach each project with the highest quality standards.

Left to Right: Laura, Jessica, Tom and Elena in the Apex Tile Gallery showroom

In 2003, seeking to present an enhanced shopping experience to customers, Elena and Tom opened APEX Tile Gallery in Parsippany. The luxurious showroom offers tiles in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and materials, as well as an extensive selection of countertop materials. Every staff member at the showroom is a tile specialist with a degree in interior design, capable of fully assisting customers with all of their tile and stone needs. Tom and Elena note that anyone building or re-doing a kitchen or bathroom would benefit from starting in their Cedar Grove location, stating that “after cabinets, counter tops are the most important element in those two rooms.” Elena has observed many changes and trends in customers’ preferences over the past two decades. “Granite is very durable, so it will always be popular,

but customers now really like using marble and quartzite in their kitchen. Engineered stone (quartz) is also in high demand these days, as it has become available in many more colors and styles.” After the counter tops have been selected, the next logical step is visiting their Parsippany showroom. Here too, there have been a number of new developments. Elena comments, “Porcelain tiles are now very popular because porcelain can be made to mimic other materials, like natural wood and marble.” She is also seeing an increased demand for glass tiles for bathroom shower walls and kitchen back splashes. Additionally, she notes, “Larger format tiles are becoming more popular, because installing them requires less grout and gives a more modern look than traditional smaller tiles.” Lots of new products mean lots of new information to learn and teach to clients, which suits Tom and Elena just fine. “The industry has changed so much from 10 and 20 years ago. There are so many more materials available now. I feel passionate about educating my customers and imparting as much unbiased information as possible. I’m proud of this and I train our staff to do the same.” As high as the quality of their materials are, Apex Marble & Tile’s staff is a significant reason for their success. Elena remarks, “At both of our locations, there is a lot of hand-holding that goes on. Every single one of our customers, regardless of the size of his or her project, gets all the individual attention they need.”

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Bagelwich—Not Your Ordinary Bagel Shop

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ith a large number of bagel shops around, it can be difficult to know which serves the best bagel. Bagelwich’s thirty three years of business can’t be wrong. Frank Oldewurtel, owner of Bagelwich in Verona, has been making bagels since the age of eleven. He built the store from scratch in 1982 and it has been a success ever since. “What sets us apart from the rest is a good old fashion scratch recipe. We use the best flour and other ingredients and mix our dough daily with no preservatives, so its fresh and never frozen,” says Frank. Bagelwich’s bestselling bagels are plain and everything bagels. Whole wheat, sesame and poppy fill out the remaining top five. There are 28 flavors total, which include the delicious french toast bagel and super cinnamon. Other specialty items include salt sticks, cheddar cheese sticks, bagel breads, flagels and mini bagels in both plain and whole wheat varieties. But bagels aren’t the only talent that Bagelwich offers. “What most people don’t know is that we are a full deli as well, with everything from soups to subs and, yes, we do make bagel sandwiches,” says Frank. All salads and spreads are homemade in house, and

tuna salad and the veggie spread are their two best sellers. There are also their famous yogurt muffins that are brought in from New York.

number one request when local customers are going out to visit old friends that have moved away; they want them to bring our bagels!” says Frank.

If you’re having a meeting or a party, Bagelwich will cater it. Of the catering aspect of the business, Frank states, “Our catering is mostly geared to breakfast, lunch and parties. We have over-stuffed sandwich trays, three- and six-foot subs, Sloppy Joes, and smoked fish trays, among many other options. We also welcome special requests.”

Frank and his wife, Rosanne, have a very hands-on approach to their business. “Rosanne or myself are always here. With the exception of a few vacations, and few being an exaggeration, you’ll find one of us here, and we are always open. Even the blizzard of 1995-96 with four feet of snow in front of the store, we were open,” says Frank.

Breakfast is served all day and they’ve been known to turn the grill back on a few times after hours, seeing as customer service is at the forefront of the Oldewurtels’ business. When customers want catering, it is preferred that they call or come into the store, but regular orders can conveniently be ordered online. Online ordering can be done through www.bagelwichnj.com or several food delivery websites. Bagelwich also has a free app that can be downloaded from iTunes or the Google Play store. For those who have tried Bagelwich but have moved from the area or are away at college, Bagelwich will ship their tasty baking all over the country. “We are the

Bagelwich offers a loyalty program that anyone can sign up for just by using your phone. Text BAGELWICH (in all caps) to 973559-6688, and you will receive a stamp for each purchase of $5.00 or more. After ten stamps, you will receive a free dozen bagels!

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This free seminar and tour is designed for expecting mothers interested in or planning to deliver at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 7pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-3225360. www.barnabashealth.org

Project H.O.P.E Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series The healing ways of Chi Kung. This series offers unique support needs of cancer patients who have completed treatment. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave. West Orange. 973322-2671. www.barnabashealth.org

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This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs in an unforgettable signature style. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

Garden Discoveries – Searching for Spring Classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held twice a month, and each class has individual registration. Each program will include a guided hike, handson activities and a story. Instructor: Michelle Wiessner Age: 3-5. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Science Fiction Author Visit

Recognized for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, this highly acclaimed artist comes to South Orange for a special evening of solo piano works just before he performs at Carnegie Hall. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

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Featuring single malt scotch Whisky handcrafted at the Balvenie Distillery Banffshire Scotland. Cocktail reception featuring Monkey Shoulder the world’s first triple-malt Scotch whisky. Then dine as Executive chef, Robert Albers, presents a signature menu with four courses specially created to pair with a selection of some of the worlds finest single malt Scotch whisky. Pleasantdale Chateau has also secured a special guest speaker, the Balvenie Brand Ambassador, David Laird, Who hails from Glasgow, Scotland. 6:30pm. Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5600.

Local science fiction author Richard Herr will discuss popular science fiction genres and read from his recent novels, including “Tales from the Starboard Cafe”. Refreshments provided. 6:30-7:30pm. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

Lecture by Michael Silverman Michael Silverman, 2015 Mayor of Livingston, will address the Livingston League of Women Voters. 8pm. Livingston Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-994-1935.

Thursday, March 19 Jewish Family Service Seminar The Joseph F. Goldberg Memorial Learning Disabilities Seminar: “When you Worry About the Child You Love”. Seminar highlights: Identify problems in behavior, provide resources to assist with behavior in school and at home, learn the role parents play in their child’s development. Free & open to the public. 7pm. Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, West Orange. 973-765-9050 ext 1708. www.jfsmetrowest.org


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CELTIC WOMAN— 10TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR Motherless Daughters Workshop The group will help women honor their mother’s legacy, accept the gifts of “other mothers” in their lives, and support women to live their lives as a unique woman who is strong, creative, compassionate and whole. This class will help motherless daughters with their grief, anger, emptiness and other feelings that they experienced. Registration required. 8-9:30pm. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S Prospect St., Verona. 973-857 - 4357. www.Sue Waldman.com

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The Wedding Singer Production

The New Jersey Speakers Series, presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University, invites you to experience the ultimate in cultural engagement, diverse ideas and thought-provoking perspectives on a broad range of issues. David McCullough is the acclaimed author of Truman, John Adams, and most recently The Greater Journey. He is the two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

This play takes place in 1986 and follows Robbie Hart, New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. When his fiancee leaves him at the altar, he discovers that he cannot stand to be around weddings. Heartbroken, he is forced to reexamine the meaning of love and marriage before he destroys every wedding in New Jersey. With the help of Julia, a local cater waitress, Robbie embarks on a hilarious journey of identity, romance, and Bar Mitzvahs. 7pm also March 22, 2pm. West Orange High School Auditorium. The entrance located on Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-669-5301, Ext. 31450. www.wohs.booktix.com

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“The Educational Rights of Special Needs Children”

Presented by Lawyer Lori Gaines with the law firm Barger & Gaines. She will explain the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities owed to these students by their school districts as prescribed by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.westcaldwell.bccls.org

Cancer Support Group for Women

WINGS-Women Inspiring Nurturing Giving Strength And Support. You can learn balance using meditation as a guide on your journey to wholeness. All services and programs are free of charge. All programs include introduction, presentation and time for sharing. 7-9pm. Registration required. The Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-400-9529.

JCHS Student Art Reception

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Caldwell Public Library hosts a public reception for its exhibit of ceramics and artwork created by James Caldwell High School students. The exhibit is on display through the month of March. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

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Join Marla Mendelsohn as she demonstrates how to spice up Seder dinner. Menu includes: dried cherry charoset, tri color matzah balls and short cut chicken soup, braised short ribs with chilies, roasted Halibut with farfel, spicy carrot puree and chocolate almond tort with chocolate marble glaze. 11m-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com

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Hike through the garden in the twilight hour of the day. You may see a hawk and where they like to perch. Ages 5 and up (accompanied by an adult). 4:15-5pm. Registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. www.vanvleck.org

The Intimate Truth Tour

Eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi, triple Grammy nominee Raheem DeVaughn and singersongwriter Leela James together in “The Intimate Truth Tour”, one unbelievable concert experience. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

“Protecting our Pollinators” A program by Ms. Beverly Kazicka asks, ‘Where have all the Bees gone and why”? We hope to educate the public in the need to increase our pollinator population as the alarm is still mounting over honey bees Colony Collapse Disorder and the continuing loss of native Bees and pollinators. The public is invited and light refreshments will be available. Presented by Rolling Hills Garden Club. Reservations required. 12:45pm. Auditorium of the Millburn Free Public, Library, Millburn. 973-376-4508.

“The Pine Hill Project” with Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky

An amazing co-bill featuring two of today’s most popular touring singer-songwriters. Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eight studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Lucy Kaplansky blends country, folk and pop styles, having the unique ability to make every song she sings sound fresh. Special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org


Saturday, March 21 Hands On Demonstration Learn to stretch your own canvas with John Appezzato of Fredrix Artist Canvas. Free. 1-4pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Shopping Plaza, 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange. 973-669-0995 www.jerrysartistoutlet.com

Patti LuPone: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Makers Day Activities

Yoga Basics and Why it Works

Caldwell Public Library hosts interactive do-ityourself activities for all ages to celebrate NJ Libraries’ first annual Makers Day. NJ Makers Day is a statewide single-day event that celebrates, promotes, and introduces maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM-based learning. 10-11:30am Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

Enjoy an informative and experiential workshop about the basics of yoga, its philosophy and many of its benefits and try some introductory poses. Yoga is shown to be an effective solution for, alleviating stress, activating relaxation, improving alignment, relieving chronic conditions and improving overall wellbeing. First time practitioners are especially welcome.11:30-12:30pm, parking available on site. Free. Call to reserve your spot. Fusion Health & Wellness Center, LLC, 8 Hillside Ave., Suite 207, Montclair. 973-44-2332. www.fusionmontclair.com

Financial Literacy for Kids

Patti LuPone performs songs from musicals which she could have played, should have played, did play and will play. The list of shows includes Hair, Bye, Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story and Peter Pan and, of course, from her Tony Award winning performances in Evita and Gypsy. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown.973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

Sheena Qualles, a financial services executive for over 24 years who now teaches middle school students, will lead this workshop designed to educate kids about the intricacies of money. In two-part workshop, kids will learn in a fun-filled simulated household environment how money is earned, how to budget, the wisdom of saving for long term and short term goals, and how to make wise financial decisions. S.O.F.I.A. is a non profit organization that provides advocacy, supportive services and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children of domestic violence. 11am-1pm. Also Mar 28, 11am-1pm. The Community Services Building, 11 Pine St., Montclair. To confirm attendance email SOFIAworkshops@gmail.com

The Black Maria Film Festival The Festival honors Thomas Edison’s late 19th century film studio in West Orange. At the time it was nicknamed “Black Maria” owing to its resemblance to police paddy wagons. The festival in its 34rd year showcases this year’s winners of short, international documentary films. A festival spokesperson will provide insightful commentary of the films shown. The Caldwell Merchants Association is sponsoring the program. 3:30-5pm. Caldwell Flowerland, 329 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-9038.

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The Blastaways Perform

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Rock’n’Roll classics with just the right amount of punk attitude. Time to be announced. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785. www.tierneystavern.com/music

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Jack and the Beanstalk Musical

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This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Join the modern-day hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous character Jack from the book he is reading. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Sunday, March 22 John Ehlis Performs

Fancy Nancy Musical When it comes to being fancy, Nancy believes more is better. From her tiara to her sparkly shoes, she’s out to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy. Ages 4-12. 1:30 & 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown.973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

Sunday Comics The area’s best rising stars with Special Guests from major clubs, radio & TV. Fab, funny, females & friends. It’s not just for women! Door 7:30pm show 8pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785. www.tierneystavern.com/music

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Montclair guitarist and composer John Ehlis performs music from his new release “In This Lifetime” with a celebrated group of musicians. This concert promises to be an engaging and rewarding musical event. Sets at 7:30 & 9pm. Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com

La Cinémathèque Film Club: Renowned Japanese Film Makers Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers. The events are led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem who provides introductions and commentary in addition to leading post-screening discussions. 2pm. The Loft at SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

New Jersey’s own Carrie Jackson, appearing with her Jazzin’ All-Stars, sings in the tradition of the greats—Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday—while bringing a well-honed expertise and engaging style to her interpretations. 11am & 1pm. NJPAC, NICO Kitchen + Bar,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org

Monday, March 23 Lecture and Presentation Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience presents San Jose Taiko: A Journey Through Rhythm. 11:30am12:50pm. Paul Robeson Campus Center, 3rd floor dance theater, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. www.newark.rutgers.edu

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Childbirth Preparation Class Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers this class for first-time parents to help prepare for pregnancy, labor and delivery and provide instruction in baby care and a tour of the maternity unit. Four-part weeknight sessions as well as a condensed weekend session are available. Advanced registration required. 7:15pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-5360. www.barnabashealth.org

Project H.O.P.E Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series Identifying your nutritional needs as treatment ends. This series offers unique support needs of cancer patients who have completed treatment. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave. West Orange. 973-322-2671. www.barnabashealth.org

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Tuesday, March 24 Hair Loss Seminar Dr. Barry DiBernardo, world renowned plastic surgeon, will address the causes of hair loss and thinning hair in both men and women and explain the latest techniques and solutions for hair restoration. Featured guest speaker, Louis Citarelli, M.D., will explain the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for naturally repairing hair loss and increasing volume. 6:30pm. RSVP. New Jersey Plastic Surgery, 29 Park St., Montclair. 973-5092000. www.newjerseyplasticsurgery.com

Presented by Arthur S. Lefkowitz, this 50-minute slide presentation is based on the presenter’s book The Long Retreat. The program focuses on the British invasion of New Jersey in late 1776, which ended with Washington‘s famous Christmas night raid on Trenton. 7:30pm. The Historical Society of Bloomfield, Civic Center, 84 Broad St., Bloomfield. 973-743-8844. www.hsob.org

“There’s a Will, But Where’s the Way?� Ms. Richman is an estate organizer, which is not the same as estate planning. The talk, with light refreshments, will explore how anyone can organize their assets, life documents and health records to gain peace of mind. Please join in this lively and informative presentation. 7pm. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-736-7931.

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Get Moving If exercise is not a part of your life now, don’t worry. “In a short time, you can be doing quality exercises,” says Mitchell. “The key is to start small.” Try short sets of push-ups, planks, squats, and lunges and work your way up. Ten minutes can make a real difference. Remember, little things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator will keep you feeling great all day. Just be sure to make exercise non-negotiable. Life is busy and it’s easy to find any number of reasons to skip a workout. Make yourself a fitness schedule and stick to it—and then don’t let anyone or anything stop you from staying on track.


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All Seasons Chamber Players: Spring Mix

Wednesday, March 25

The Priests Perform

“If Not for Tom” – An Evening Celebration of the Arts

In its 34th season, the ASCP will perform chamber music including Doppler’s Nocturne for Flute, Violin and Piano, Kuhlau’s Trio in G Major, Cecile Chaminade’s Trio No. 2 and a piece for cello and piano by Amy Beach. 8pm. Caldwell University, Alumni Theatre, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-3000. www.caldwell.edu

College Planning Workshop Sponsored by College Benefits Research Group (CBRG). This is an information session for parents of college-bound sophomores and juniors on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering out-of-pocket costs. The presentation will reveal what parents of high school students need to know as they take on the challenge of applying to, being accepted at, and paying for college. Registration required. 6:45-8:15pm. CBRG Headquarters, 7 Becker Farm Rd., Roseland. 888-802-2740. www.cbrg.info

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The Newark Arts Council will honor former Governor Thomas H. Kean, as the patriarch and patroness of the arts in New Jersey, especially to Newark. This annual fundraiser has a cocktail reception at 6pm at NJPAC with dinner to follow at NICO. NICO, NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-643-1625. www.newark.arts.org

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Laura Hawkins, MSW, LSW, Alzheimer’s Association, will be present a program that is designed to help families have purposeful conversations about dementia and related topics. 6pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

The group’s members are all Roman Catholic priests. Father Eugene O’Hagan, Father Martin O’Hagan, and Father David Delargy hail from Northern Ireland, where they began singing together as students at St MacNissi’s College. The trio later trained for the priesthood at the Irish College in Rome, and it was during this time that they were invited to sing for the Pope in the sacred liturgy. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org


Show-Stopper Easter Desserts and More Cooking Class Join chef Rick Rodgers and watch as he demonstrates luscious Easter desserts. Menu includes fresh coconut layer cake, chocolate Babka with quick danish dough, Viennese strawberry cream torte, Hungarian biscuits (pogasca), savory mushroom braid. 6:309:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com

Thursday, March 26 El Gran Combo Performs Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, it is Puerto Rico’s most successful musical group, and is considered “the most popular Salsa group that has ever existed”. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

Goddess Gathering The Goddess gathering will involve prayer, spiritual discussion, sharing of the minds and heart centered meditations. Sue Waldman (Psychotherapist & Life Coach) will facilitate an exploration of spirituality as a practical tool for coping with loss, celebrating new beginnings, adapting to life’s transition and find healing and guidance by connecting to the sacred every day. Registration required. 8-9:30pm. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S Prospect St., Verona. 973-857 - 4357. www.Sue Waldman.com

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Perform

Best known for his string of sensational, pop music hits in the 1960s with the Tijuana Brass, eight-time Grammy®-winning jazz icon Herb Alpert presents a very special performance with his wife, internationally renowned singer, Lani Hall. The pair performs everything from classic Cole Porter to spicy Brazilian jazz in unique arrangements that merge Alpert’s expressive tone with Hall’s emotional voice in a performance you won’t soon forget. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

What’s New In Breast Cancer Treatment A multi-disciplinary team of physicians and staff from the Cancer Center Programs at Saint Barnabas will provide individuals with the most up-to-date information as recently presented at the 37th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an international event which addresses new and late breaking breast cancer information. To register, call. 6pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston, 973-3222671. www.barnabashealth.org

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Enjoy 4-part, Friday lunchtime series being led by Kerry Rasp, a practicing meditation instructor implementing the philosophy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction developed by the renowned Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Learn how to access your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and find greater clarity, balance, and peace of mind. Also 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 from 12:301:30pm, parking available on site. Fusion Health & Wellness Center, Hillside Square Building, 8 Hillside Ave., Suite 207 Montclair. 973-744-2332. www.fusionmontclair.com

His restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” Recently named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bell is the first person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields One of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. Featuring Jeremy Denk on piano, winner of a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship and the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

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Young Living Essential Oils Workshop This will be a fun and educational look into the history, products, and benefits of the World Leader in Essential Oils. Come learn how essential oils can be vital tools in realizing optimum health. This event is free. 7-9pm. Sponsored by The Women’s Club of Caldwell St. Aloysius Parish Center, 219 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-641-9007.

Susan Werner in Concert Susan Werner is an American singer-songwriter. Much of Werner’s work has been in the contemporary folk genre. Werner initially wanted a career in opera, but after seeing a Nanci Griffith performance she became inspired and began composing songs of her own on acoustic guitar. 8-11pm. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560. www.outpostintheburbs.org


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The youth group meets for games, fun and deep conversation. 7:30pm. All are welcome. Trinity Covenant Church, 343 East Cedar St., Livingston. 973-992-4044. www.TrinityCovenantChurch.com

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is set to host it’s annual For Art’s Sake event with “A Night in the Garden: Art Auction & Gala”. Proceeds from the Gala will support the Art Center’s mission of bringing art and people together. 7:30pm. On Sunday Mar, 29 an open house community event will be a unique celebration of art and community. Open to all, featuring different art workshops and demonstrations. Entertainment will be provided by Segunda Quimbamba, there will also be kid-friendly fare from a variety of food vendors. Noon-3pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121 x217. www.artcenternj.org

Leon Russel Performs

Leon Russell is a Rock N’Roll Hall of Famer who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. Leon led the famous Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert for Bangladesh. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Forbidden Broadway Production

Mike’s production is more than just illusions, it’s a journey featuring laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder that will give you a whole new attitude toward magic. 3 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

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Girl Talk: A Poetry Reading in Celebration of Women’s History Month More than two dozen women poets will read poems related to the lives of women. Everyone is invited to the Reception following the reading. Books available for sale and signing.1pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-575-5441. www.dianelockward.com/about1.html

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Join chef Bonnie Laspina and participate in cooking a fun “barnyard” dinner. Menu includes pigs in a blanket, moo juice, chicken feed, animal cupcakes. Ages 3-5 w/adult. 10-11:30am. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com

International lvy Summer Enrichment Program Open House Tour the facilities and get your questions answered. Fun activities including racing robots, playing Minecraft, seeing examples of work by our students from last year and speaking with our teachers and counselors. Admission is free. RSVP requested but not required. Noon -3pm. International Ivy Open House at Oakland, 8 Wright Way Oakland. 908-899-1338. www.iisummer.com/Events.html

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Guest artists will perform and hold a discussion about jazz and rhythms. This interactive, hourlong concert gives kids the opportunity to learn about the distinct qualities of jazz and why it’s a reflection of our community, our nation, and our world. Q&A session with artists will follow the concert. Adults must be accompanied by a young person. Free. 12:302:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-259-5137. www.montclairartmuseum.org

Popovich is a fifth generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals. The show has a unique blend of physical comedy, world-champion juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. Gregory Popovich has rescued these animals from shelters all over the country and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars. 1pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

“I’m a Superhero” Workshop In this self-esteem building exercise, facilitated by certified creativity coach Gioya McRae you and your child will form a superhero team and write a story highlighting your actual strengths and desired powers and demonstrating how you will help others. You and your child will laugh together and learn things about each other you never knew. This event is open to children ages 6-12 and their caretakers. The Community Services Building, 11 Pine St., Montclair. To confirm attendance email SOFIAworkshops@gmail.com


Brunch with the Easterbunny Everyone’s favorite cottontail visits Oakeside in time for Easter. Children ages 3 to 9 will participate in a craft project, have a picture taken with the Bunny and receive a balloon and a special treat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 Reservations are required. 10am & 1pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960.

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Sunday, March 29 Cinderella Ballet Cinderella is a two-act romp through the wellknown fairy tale in which a girl loses a dancing slipper and finds happily ever after with a prince. See the hours of the clock come to life and dance, a Fairy Godmother and beautiful Fairies of the Four seasons in the enchanted garden, and the pumpkin which turns into a coach before your very eyes. Splendid sets, costumes and glorious dancing. 2pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

Sunday Comics The area’s best rising stars with Special Guests from major clubs, radio & TV. Special Guest: Andy Hayward. Door 7:30pm show 8pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785. www.tierneystavern.com/music

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Richard Reiter, an Emmy award winning composer and nationally recognized jazz musician (sax, flute), studied African drumming with master drummer Sidy Sankhare in Dakar, Senegal, and recently traveled to Tanzania and South Africa.This workshop does not focus on complicated drumming patterns and it is not necessary to have had any musical training. Reiter brings drums for everyone to use, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own drums and percussion instruments. Sponsored by Montclair’s Outpost in the Burbs. 3-5pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560. www.outpostintheburbs.org

Monday, March 30 Writing Down Your Soul

With our warmest wishes,

Drs. Al & Greg Josephsen Joanne, Janine, Danielle, Phyllis, Eileen and Susan ALFRED P. JOSEPHSEN, DMD, FAGD, FICOI NJ D13619 Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry and International College of Implant Dentistry

GREGORY T. JOSEPHSEN, DMD NJ 25522

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2013 Johns Hopkins University Department of Dentistry, 2014

Using the book, “Writing Down Your Soul” by Janet Conner, you will connect, learn and contact your own voice and spirit through writing. Enjoy a step by step approach on how to open up and let your inner self be heard, honored and acknowledged. Attendees will be guided on a joyous journaling experience each week to recharge, renew, refuel and reduce the stress of everyday living an to awaken to their personal passions and yearnings. 7-8:30pm. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S Prospect St., Verona. 973-857 - 4357. www.Sue Waldman.com

tuesday, March 31 Outreach Services Representatives from the County Clerk’s Office will assist those interested in applying for passports and will also be on hand to administer notary oaths. Photos taken on site are $10. No senior cards will be issued. Passport renewals if eligible. 1-7pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447. www.cedargrovenj.org

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HEALTH PROFILE By Susan Wilinski, photos by Dan Epstein

Reaching for HEALTH & FLEXIBILITY with Assisted Stretching

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er dance instructors may have thought her too inflexible to become a professional, but that only drove Hakika DuBose to work harder to realize that dream. Earning her spot on various Manhattan stages that include Harlem’s Apollo Theater, DuBose now uses those finely honed dancing skills to teach others how to become more flexible and free their bodies of tension at Power Stretch Studios in Upper Montclair.

Hakika DuBose

“I started dancing late in life at the age of 13 and was told I was too tight to dance professionally,” DuBose explains. “I worked on my flexibility and became more flexible than most of the other dancers. I was able to work and perform professionally due to my stretching. The routine we use at the studio has elements of what I used to do to become more flexible.” DuBose opened Power Stretch Studios almost four years ago in May 2011 and she has been at the current location of 255 Bellevue Avenue since August 2014. Her facility differs from other fitness studios by offering a trademarked stretching technique called the KIKA Method, developed by DuBose herself. DuBose employs two trainers, Melissa Toomey and Chris Lands, who are both trained in the KIKA Method. Each client receives a personal routine that is designed specifically to help the body become healthier and more youthful. “Our primary focus is to not only help people reach further than they could on their own and become more flexible, but to also help remold their bodies back to how they were before stress and trauma entered the body,” DuBose says.

The KIKA Method emerged after DuBose began working with professional bodybuilders through stretching sessions using everything she learned from earning her BA in Dance from Montclair State University and her prior dance and body movement experience. After seeing how her clients’ performance and mobility improved, DuBose invented the KIKA Method of assisted stretching and has made it so that anyone in any stage of fitness can benefit. “We have clients that come in all shapes and sizes,” she says. “You do not have to be in good shape to come. Our clients range from pre-teens to seniors, athletes and office workers. We have a great children’s program

that focuses on keeping young athletes from getting injured. Sessions are relaxing as we only focus on gently stretching the muscles.” DuBose firmly believes that this form of assisted stretching allows a body to relax and gets the muscles to move beyond their current range of motion, thereby relieving discomfort through the release of unnecessary body tension. Although she only started Power Stretch Studios with one client, DuBose has seen that number grow over the years and plans to reach more people outside of Montclair and the surrounding areas. “We’ve personally stretched more than 1,500 people,” DuBose says. “We are in the process of opening locations in other towns to help locals around New Jersey. My goal is to show clients that it’s never too late to break free of the tension that the body has created, help them become more flexible and discomfort free and improve their quality of life through flexibility.”

Power Stretch Studios 255 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-692-8670 www.powerstretchstudios.com March 2015

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St. Patricks Day Catering Special Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes and Irish Soda Bread Serving 4-6 people • $45

WALK OUT WEDNESDAY MEALS

RESTAURANT GUIDE BLOOMFIELD

il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant

Senorita’s Mexican Grill

Pre-ordered meals packaged and ready to eat! Each week’s menu is available on our website.

Sharing space with Watchung Booksellers Hours: Tues-Fri 8-7, Sat & Sun 9-4

54 Fairfield St, Montclair • 973-774-7252 • tinyelephantmontclair.com 285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099 www.SenoritasMexicanGrill.com With 270 seats, two floors provide a festive, family-friendly atmosphere perfect for receptions and private events. Senorita’s offers traditional Southwestern fare including fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and more. A vegetarian menu and delivery are available. Enjoy the bar’s daily happy hour specials. H, LP, SP, MCC, $IN-$MOD, TO, D

Yellow Plum

1099 Broad St, Bloomfield 973-893-3681 www.yelloplumnj.com

Live Entertainment • Irish Food & Drink Specials Prizes & Giveaways Visit us for our

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARTY Sunday, March 15, 2015 Plus

IRISH BEER WEEK March March 15 15 -- 21, 21, 2015 2015

Contemporary new american cuisine in a casual setting. Hand crafted specialty cocktails, seasonal patio dining and full bar. Happy Hour MondayFriday 4-7pm. OD, RR, LP, MCC

CALDWELL Asian Delite

893 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-227-0085 www.asiandelite.com Providing friendly quick service and featuring classic Chinese and Japanese dishes.

Cloverleaf Tavern

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-8889 www.calandraitalianvillage.com The Calandra’s third and newest restaurant, iL Vecchio Café, offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring homemade pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads as well as pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones made with all natural whole grain ingredients in their stone deck, wood burning oven. They also have a new wine menu. As always, the restaurants are family friendly and offer a complete children’s menu. All chicken served and sold, is free range chicken. During the spring and summer months, they offer outdoor dining as well as an outdoor bar area. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

OCHA Restaurant

403 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 973-228-8856 www.ochanj.com OCHA Restaurant has reopened after a month of expansion and remodeling. Come in and enjoy the food in a relaxed and modern space. Now providing new dishes including California Uni, Baby Yellowtail, Kobe Beef, Pad Thai and much more.

Nori Sushi

406 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-403-2400 www.Nori-Sushi.com More than a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant, Nori Sushi offers unique and exotic foods ranging from Bugs Bunny and Jalapeño sushi rolls to Indonesian-Style lemongrass-scented chicken.

CEDAR GROVE Chengdu 1

89 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-239-7726 www.chengdu1.com

Reserve for Easter, Sun. April 5th

Party Room Available for 10-80 People

“Casual Italian Dining” B OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK BYO Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm

LuNello

Divina Ristorante

461 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-5228 www.divinaristorante.com

Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm

113 South Livingston Ave, Livingston (across from Livingston Cleaners)

973-740-0016 www.ilvicolorestaurant.com SUN, TUE, WED, THUR: SPECIAL PRIX FIX DINNER $21 Suburban Essex  

395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-9812 www.CloverleafTavern.com American Cuisine in a family dining atmosphere. 24 beers on draft and over 75 bottled beers. OD, RR (for 8 or more), MCC, $MOD, LP, SP, H, TO

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A traditional Chinese food restaurant that offers delivery, take out, and a large eat-in area.

Book Your Spring Parties NOW

March 2015

Offers fine Italian cuisine in a both comfortable and elegant family atmosphere with a menu that offers a wide range of pasta, chicken, beef, fish and shellfish.

182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove 973-837-1660 www.LuNello.com


Since LuNello opened in 1990, Chef Seger’s modern Italian flair mixed with traditional culinary skills has created a whirlwind of praise. Enticing presentation and courteous staff are integral to LuNello’s success. The elegant setting is the perfect compliment to the menu. Whether dining in the Dining Room or enjoying a cocktail in the handsome bar, LuNello works to create the ultimate experience. MCC, $EXP, LP

FAIRFIELD Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield 973-575-6500 www.CalandrasMedGrill.com Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is a family friendly restaurant offering Northern Italian dishes with a Mediterranean flair. The restaurant features an open kitchen, Tuscan themed dining room, lobby bar, outdoor seating in the spring and summer months, and fireside lobby dining in the winter months. Guests of the establishment will enjoy fresh homemade pasta, seafood, Mediterranean specialties, and authentic pizza from the stone deck wood-burning oven. Their enticing dessert tray is full of delicious pastries and desserts from Calandra’s Bakery. They offer live piano entertainment in the lobby on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Reservations are gladly taken for parties of two or more for lunch and dinner. ENT, OD, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Cielo Restaurant

a week, as well as all holidays. In the heart of the room is a stone deck wood-burning oven, where Chef Henry crafts delicious pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones. Undoubtedly “a family kitchen,” Cucina Calandra provides excellent cuisine in a family-friendly environment. If your kids choose pizza from the children’s menu, they encourage them to get creative as they shape and decorate their own pizza with Chef Henry! ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

LITTLE FALLS Rare, The Steakhouse

Now at AU T H E N T I C I TA L I A N

NEW TAVERN MENU

Light dining and late night snacks offered in our bar Tue-Sun 5 ’til close. Happy Hour with ½ Price Drinks & Apps Tue-Fri 4-6:30.

440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 www.RareSTK.com Serving award winning steaks cooked to customers’ liking. Rare also serves an array of seafood, lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and pasta. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 with Tapas bar menu. Two rooms are available for private parties. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN

LIVINGSTON Baumgart’s Café

4175 Town Center Way, Livingston 973-422-0955 www.baumgartscafe.com Offering a variety of delicacy from a multi-national menu, from sesame chicken, to pastrami, and homemade ice cream.

Maine Lobster, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Zesty Remoulade on a Toasted Panelle.

168 PASSAIC AVENUE, FAIRFIELD • 973.808.1414

www.CieloNJ.com LUNCH Tues-Fri 11:30-3 • DINNER Tues-Thu 5-10, Fri & Sat 5-11, Sun 3-9

Happy Chinese New Year

Il Vicolo Ristorante

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

168 Passaic Ave, Fairfield 973-808-1414 www.cielonj.com Anthony Pucciarello, chef and owner serves Italian comfort food with a different flair—a lighter, fresher take on Italian-American cuisine using fresh ingredients and herb and vegetables from the restaurant’s 300-yard-long garden. They are now serving on the outdoor patio and offers a Tavern Menu to their bar and patio patrons Tuesdays-Sundays beginning at 5pm.

Cucina Calandra

216-234 Route 46 East, Fairfield 973-575-7720 www.CucinaCalandra.com Cucina Calandra prides itself on quality and freshness, offering you and your family a menu that centers on southern Italian cooking. The main dining room is open for lunch and dinner, seven days

113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-740-0016 www.IlVicoloRestaurant.com Owners Jimmy and Benny take pride in using only the freshest ingredients in the preparation of innovative Italian cuisine. Combining the finest Old World recipes with nouvelle cooking techniques results in a cuisine that is fresh and exciting. The setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

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DINE-IN

DELIVERY • CATERING

Best Chinese Restaurant for 6 Consecutive Years

199 Bellevue Avenue • Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 Order Online: www.TSMACC.com Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:30pm

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Lithos Estiatorio

550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, The Westminster Hotel, Livingston 973-548-0050 www.StripHouseNewJersey.com

Offering fresh whole fish from the Mediterranean as well as many meat and poultry Greek dishes that will entice the palette of all culinary preferences.

With menu items including truffle creamed spinach, prime cuts of steak and Grade A beef, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts, the Strip House is the quintessential steak house.

405 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-758-1111 www.lithotsgreekrestaurant.com

and Middle Eastern specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily on the premises to give you the freshest seafood and grilled meat dishes. Lunch and dinner are served daily with takeout and limited delivery service for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO

MILLBURN

Nero’s Grille

Ritz Diner

618 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-994-1410 www.neros.com

72 East Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-533-1213 • 973-533-6949

An American steakhouse with an Italian accent. Fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere.

Pizzetta Enoteca

62 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-740-2264 www.pizzetaUSA.com

The “go to” diner in Essex County cited it’s consistency and fresh food as the main reason for their devoted fan base. There is something on the menu for everyone. Winning Best Diner in the 2011 and 2012 Best of Essex reader’s choice awards is a testament to their quality and popularity with local residents. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

Acasual, cool, hip place for young families seeking authentic thin crust pizza and fresh Italian dishes.

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine 59 Main Street, Millburn 73-912-8838 www.MsLinMillburn.com

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine focus’s on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. Open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializing in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D

MONTCLAIR Aozora

Strip House

407 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-233-9400 www.aozorafusion.com Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine.

Bistro 18 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston 973-992-8999 www.ThavmaGrill.com Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek

18 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 973-233-0800 www.bistro18nj.com Featuring a new American cuisine with European & Asian influences.

Fricassee French Bistro 6 Park Street, Montclair 973-744-2191 www.fricasseebistro.com

An intimate French Bistro that embodies the essence of French cuisine and gives their own tasty interpretation of classic dishes.

Halcyon Brasserie

114 Walnut Street, Montclair 973-744-4450 www.halcyonbrasserie.com A beautiful atmosphere coupled with an eclectic menu.

Just Jake’s

30 Park St, Montclair 9733-655-8987 ww.justjakes.com A popular lively bar and restaurant.

Leone’s

19 S. Park Street, Montclair 973-509-9077 www.leonesmontclair.com Offering distinctive Italian cuisine inspired by the every day family cooking.

Osteria Giotto

21-23 Midland Avenue, Montclair 973-746-0111 www.Osteria-Giotto.com Osteria Giotto’s traditional Italian cuisine has delighted patrons’ palates with a menu that includes an array of delicious and authentic Italian soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Fresh pasta made daily and bread is baked daily on the premises.

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The Finest Mediterranean Cuisine Palazzo

An intimate French Bistro that embodies the essence of French cuisine and gives their own tasty interpretation of classic dishes.

Enjoy classic Italian food prepared by proprieter/ chef John Giglio in a their newly redesigned dining room. The atmosphere is fresh and modern in earth tones of terra cotta and wheat. Open 7 days a week and features live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights. Wine bar/BYO,ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR

The Wood Pit BBQ

11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-6778 www.PalazzoNJ.com

Ruthies BBQ & Pizza

64 ½ Chestnut Street, Montclair 973-509-1134 www.ruthiesbbq.com Serving American classics, their barbeque is seasoned with custom dry rub, then cooked low and slow over hickory or mesquite. On the weekends, they have live blues bands.

Casual yet Elegant

108-110 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-954-4679 www.thewoodpit.com This restaurant adds a southern barbecue flavor to fine gourmet food, specializing in wood smoked ribs, chicken beef and other smoked meats.

ORANGE Star Tavern

400 High St., Orange 973-675-3336 www.StarTavern.net A traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served in a lively and inviting atmosphere. TO, $IN-$MOD

Tiny Elephant UPPER MONTCLAIR TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

Sefarat Mediterranean Cuisine

Private Party Room Available Call for Details

460 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange

973-669-3582

Hours: Sunday -Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm Free Delivery • Free Parking

www.Sefarat.com

54 Fairfield St, Montclair 973-774-7252 www.tinyelephantmontclair.com This cozy café shares space with Watchung Booksellers. Tiny Elephant offers healthy and fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch menus and is now open weeknights for an early dinner. They are well known for their wonderful boutique bakery items and also offer complete catering services. Check their website for information about cooking classes and birthday parties. BYO, OD, SP, TO, MN,

Toast

700 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-8099 www.toastmontclair.com Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch staples with a twist, Toast is the perfect place to try new and exciting varieties of old favorites in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Try the Crab Cake Benedict or the Crab and Asparagus Omelet.

Uncle Moustache

701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-9500 www.unclemomo.com

199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-509-8878 www.TSMAChineseCuisine.com T.S. Ma presents a menu that features top-notch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Threetime winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar 608 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-744-4144 www.upstairsmontclair.com

A restaurant offering modern American cuisine, a full bar, and an extensive liquor and wine list.

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Home of the Best Coffee Ice Cream • 56 Fabulous Flavors

476 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange • 973-731-6011 www.markandjuliesicecream.com

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Uptown 596

Gennaro’s Cucina

624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-0544 www.VeronaInn.com

596 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-0915 www.uptown596.com A restaurant offering brunch and dinner focuses on a fresh, local approach to cooking.

Veggie Heaven

631 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-1088

Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of specialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for details of their daily specials— Football Sundays, Double Happy Hour & Kids Night on Monday, Monster Mug and Taco Night on Tuesdays, Half-Off Craft Beer on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursday, Really Happy Fridays and Supersize Saturdays—to name a few. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP

40 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell 973-287-6307 www.GennarosCucina.com Chef Gennaro Romeo combines thirty years of experience with a passion for food to prepare authentic Italian family recipes daily. With exceptional cuisine at a great value, Gennaro’s Cucina provides the perfect casual atmosphere in a dining room reminiscent of an outdoor Italian bistro. BYO, D, LP, $IN-$EXP

WEST ORANGE

A restaurant specializing in Asian vegetarian dishes.

WEST CALDWELL VERONA

China Gourmet

468 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-6411 www.chinagourmetwestorange.com

Ichiban

Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante 633 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-4416 www.bellagentenj.com

A wonderful friendly atmosphere serving delicious authentic Chinese cuisine.

Provide a casual dining experience as well as a formal dining experience with a beautiful Mediterranean décor.

Due Amici Ristorante

450 Main Street, West Orange 973-669-0027 www.dueamicirestaurant.com

Verona Inn

A family owned Italian restaurant & catering serves authentic Italian dishes.

776 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell 973-808-7178 This Japanese grill and Sushi bar uses only the freshest and highest quality seafood to prepare your meal.

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

SIGHTS

- Zagat Survey

2012 & 2013

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013 NJ Monthly Magazine

BEST STEAK – Gold Best of Essex 2010, Silver Best of Essex 2011, 2013 & 2014 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards

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VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Highlawn Pavilion

5 Time Gold Medal Winner!

McLoone’s Boathouse 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange 862-252-7108 www.mcloones.com

Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views, they offer American cuisine that appeals to the entire family.

Sefarat Mediterranean Cuisine

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Home of the Handmade Bagel

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652 Bloomfield Ave (Corner of Grove Ave) • Verona 973-857-9408 • www.BagelwichNJ.com

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 www.highlawn.com Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional French-infused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s world-class service. Highlawn is increasingly becoming the venue of choice for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN

The Manor

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673 Bloomfield Ave • West Caldwell • 973-228-0848

460 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-669-3582 www.safarat.com Offering casual yet elegant dining featuring unsurpassed Mediterranean cuisine. The dishes are all made with the finest and freshest vegetables and meats; and the exotic Mediterranean desserts are made fresh daily on site. The perfect place to host large celebrations. BYO, LP, SP, MCC, TO

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

34 South Valley Road, West Orange 973-736-7899 www.suzyques.com

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360 www.themanorrestaurant.com

Rosanne and Frank Oldewurtel

This full service restaurant and bar uses a unique blend of southern BBQ that creates their own special delicacies. Using only the finest premium meats, slow smoked in state-of-the art smokers, with their own exclusive house blend of rubs made from scratch.

The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP,

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Restaurant Guide Symbols BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R  eservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking

VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available

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6230 Town Center Way Livingston, 2nd Floor

973.992.8999 . ThavmaGrill.com March 2015

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DIAMOND MINDS By Barry Farber

Always Begin with an Open Mind One of my favorite quotes is by Mark Twain;

“Ignoranceandconfidence and then success is sure.”

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n the beginning, one of my first clients as an agent was eighttime world champion skateboarder, Andy Macdonald. I was pitching his autobiography. He received over 30 rejection letters from publishers because they felt skateboarders didn’t read books and the market was too small at the time. I could have passed on the project, but there was something unique and special about Andy that kept me going. He wasn’t from California. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and didn’t drink or do drugs. He didn’t have any tattoos or anything else resembling the stereotypical skateboarder at the time. At one of his competitions, he gave a signed skateboard to one of the first kids that came up to him and showed him his library card. Nobody does that. I finally sold his book to a large New York publishing house titled, Dropping in with Andy Mac, with an introduction by Tony Hawk. The book was released at the same time as one of the Harry Potter books. When I asked the public relations manager at the publisher why Andy wasn’t getting any signings they told me the stores were too busy with Harry Potter promotions and it would be better to wait. In publishing, the first three months are critical to get sell through in the stores and online. I picked up the phone to call five

different bookstores and asked the manager if they would like Andy MacDonald to come in for a book signing. I reviewed all of Andy’s unique traits and valuable insights he could impart on these kids. All five bookstores said yes.

Barry Farber

There are times when knowing nothing about a subject and being an absolute beginner has a definite advantage. When you become an “expert” at something, you get set in your ways. It is difficult to learn new techniques or to be open to creative suggestions. It’s easier just to follow the old worn path. The beginner has no path to follow. He must make his own way, make her own mistakes, and forge his own successes. The expert sees the limits; the beginner sees the possibilities. Every action we take should be a rebirth. We should not forget the lessons we’ve learned from experience, but we should also not shut out that seeking, searching, curious child’s mind that is amazed by every new turn in the road.

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” -Shunryu Suzuki

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and gain access to new business. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc magazine and the coinventor of the FoldzFlat® Pen. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. He currently hosts “Breakthrough with Barry Farber” with over 1.5 million listeners. Visit him at: www.barryfarber.com or email him at: barry@barryfarber.com

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PORTRAITS In the comfort and convenience of your own home!

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March 2015


“YOU’RE INVITED TO ESSEX COUNTY BRANCH BROOK PARK to witness the most diverse collection of Cherry Blossom Trees that is even larger than the national display in Washington, DC. The blossoming trees create a picturesque setting that transforms Branch Brook Park into a stunning spring fantasyland. We invite you to come out and experience this natural wonder.” Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Essex County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders

ESSEX COUNTY BRANCH BROOK PARK

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL April 11-April 22, 2015

A BLOSSOM EVENT FOR ANY DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 11 ~ 7AM-1PM

CHERRY BLOSSOM CHALLENGE BIKE RACE Oval, Northern Division SUNDAY, APRIL 12 ~ 10AM

CHERRY BLOSSOM 10K RUN Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Extension SATURDAY, APRIL 18 ~ 10AM

1-MILE FUN RUN/WALK Southern Division

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 ~ 11AM-3PM

ESSEX COUNTY FAMILY DAY Concert Grove, Southern Division SUNDAY, APRIL 19 ~ 11AM-5PM

GUIDED HISTORIC PARK TOURS Wednesday, April 15 through Wednesday, April 22 (11am, 12noon, and 1pm) *No tours will be offered on Sunday, April 19th Have our knowledgeable guides take you on a 45-minute journey under a canopy of cherry blossoms, pointing out 119 years of history hidden within Branch Brook Park’s structure and design. Tours leave from the Essex County Cherry Blossom Welcome Center daily at 11am, 12noon, and 1pm. Transportation around the park is provided. Tickets are $5/person. Reserve your tickets today by calling 973-268-3506. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Center on the tour date. Space is limited. For group or private tour bookings, please call 973.239.2495.

HISTORIC CELL PHONE TOURS Available ALL Season This free self-guided historic walking tour can be accessed by cell phone or smart phone by dialing 973.433.9047. Spend the day exploring all 72 tour stops or pick and choose your favorites. One phone call unlocks a world of park history and horticultural information.

Visit th LE NAP e new ET TWO-M RAI L I LE WALKI NG PA TH this sp ring!

BLOOMFEST!

Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Extension

SPONSORED BY:

Visit our website for more details and information at

www.EssexCountyNJ.org

PUTTING ESSEX COUNTY FIRST


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Suburban Essex  

March 2015

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