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By Warren Westura

VOL. 24 NO. 9

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What Is Your Greatest Adventure?


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Probably when I went out to California! I went there to see my daughter. This year we drove cross country and saw the United States.

It was my trip to Egypt about twenty years ago. Standing in front of the Sphinx was pretty memorable! —Karen McMullen, Montclair

—Bob Snyder, Verona



Barry Farber Christine S. Maxwell Katrina Musto Rhonda Rivera Debra Shapiro Juliana Vogal CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Going to Ireland and getting married. My wife is from Ireland and we went there to get married, and that was it!

Going to Israel and climbing Masada, five years ago. —Lynne Epstein, North Caldwell

—Jack Corcoran, West Caldwell


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Mitchell Black Heidi Dommasch Robert Leo Murray

Working hard—I work at Essex Fells Country Club as a gardener planting flowers and more, I really like that!

—Karen Zamloot, Verona

I went on a ten day tour of Israel during the 50th anniversary of the state. It was very high level, we met with the government on the Gaza strip. It was very, very intellectual.

—Vinny Cheriasiar, Essex Fells


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I would have to say when I visited Kauai in Hawaii! I went there once. It’s beautiful! There are mountains, waterfalls…

—Elizabeth Noto, North Caldwell

—Sal Cataldi, Glen Ridge

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I went to Italy with my sister for her 40th birthday,three years ago!


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eanne Nicholas knows clothes. The former manager of Daffy’s in East Hanover and current owner of Upscale Consignment, caters to women who have an eye for style. Having been at Daffy’s for 24 years, Nicholas not only learned valuable ways to run a business but how to help customers find that unique handbag to match a particular outfit. With designers such as Gucci, Prada and Theory, customers enjoy finding high-end gems while being greeted with a smile from Nicholas and her staff. “We wanted to open a consignment store that not only specialized in designer clothing but that was a nice atmosphere to shop,” she explains. “We believe a more customized service is what sets us apart-we never send our customers out looking bad in a item purchased at our store!” Going on their 4th year in business, loyal customers love finding that great designer piece with a price tag that can’t be beat. Upscale Consignment 831 Route 10 East, Whippany 973-585-7674 |

Journaling Is a Way For Teens to Experience Self-Exploration By Juliana Vogal


uthor and counselor Andrew Evangelista’s You Can’t See It. It’s “Write” In Front of Me provides a way to help teens through writing and journaling. Evangelista states, “Journaling can help give teens ideas, hope, strength or just a place to keep their thoughts.” As a creative workbook-style journal for adolescents and teens, it features prompts that guide teens as they navigate the difficult years between childhood and adulthood. It provides a safe space for teens to think about their ideas or vent about their feelings, and ultimately guides their thoughts through writing. It is the perfect tool for psychologists, school counselors, and even parents to give to middle and high school aged kids to help them better understand themselves. Andrew Evangelista, LCSW, LCADC, DRCC is a Cedar Grove resident who owns the Center for Creative Lifestyles in Caldwell—a private outpatient counseling center. He has worked as a counselor to middle and high school as well college students for over 35 years. The Center for Creative Lifestyles is located at 66 Roseland Avenue in Caldwell. For information call 973-2264773 or visit

Oral Maxillofacial Associates of Montclair Welcomes New Associate By Julianna Vogal


eet Dr. Emil Cappetta, the newest member of top oral surgery practice Oral Maxillofacial Associates of Montclair. Dr. Cappetta has been brought on board to be part of the surgical team which offers procedures in dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, bone grafting, and more.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cappetta attended dental school at Columbia University and oral and maxillofacial specialty training at NYULMC-Bellevue Hospitals. He brings to his new position an extensive expertise in dentoalveolar surgery, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, oral pathology, facial cosmetic surgery, and administration of general anesthesia and sedation.

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Along with his skills and training, Dr. Cappetta has received certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Life Support, and is board eligible in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr Cappetta is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). He is proud to join Dr. William Ranucci and looks forward to working with patients at Oral Maxillofacial Associates, located at 54 Plymouth Street in Montclair. For more information or to make an appointment call 973-746-3466 or visit


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ome and indulge in fabulous food samples from some of the areas’ top restaurants and taste fine chocolates. Holiday and speciality shopping opportunties will present themselves throughout the afternoon and evening with options ranging from jewelry to skincare products.


Title sponsor, RJWBarnabas will be raffling off an Apple iPad and discussing the importance of mammographies. Vera of La Divinata will be offering palm, tarot and handwriting readings. The North Jersey Woman Expo will have portions of its proceeds to benefit the Jersey Battered Women’s Service. The North Jersey Woman Expo is to be held on November 15 from 4-8pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.NJWExpo2016. or by calling 973-276-1688. Use promo code NJWEXPO2016 for additional savings online.

Got an Idea? Let’s Talk! A Hike of a Lifetime By Katrina Musto


avid Cuomo took time off work as a geologist to embark on a four-month adventure of a lifetime. The 32-year-old Millburn resident and Montclair State University graduate hiked 2,600 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and it has changed his life. New to hiking, David explained, “Hiking the PCT was my first time backpacking and was an eye-opening experience.”

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Going from Mexico to Canada, through California, Oregon, and Washington, David Cuomo his journey included desert landscapes, snowy mountains, and multiple national parks. “I walked from sunrise to sunset everyday and came to find how peaceful the wilderness is,” he said, “I’m very grateful for trail angels (locals who help hikers without expecting anything in return) and my family, who sent resupply packages with food.” Now back to work, David inspires others to appreciate Mother Nature. He said, “In addition to exercise, long distance hiking and walking lets you get to know nature and yourself.”

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Calendar of Events NOVEMBER 2016

Ongoing Newark in 3D

Set against the backdrop of one of the oldest metropolises in the nation, Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno’s acclaimed city symphony film in 3D captures the vibrancy of what’s endured in Newark, encompassing a cinematic arc from sunrise to sunset. Featuring poetry and music from Newark-based artists and musicians. Runs thru Dec. 31. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Do it! Exhibition “do it” is an exhibition unlike any other the Museum has hosted. Rather than an exhibition of objects created by artists, “do it” is a collection of conceptual instructions provided by renowned artists. The project originated in Paris in 1993 and has since traveled internationally through Independent Curators International, becoming the longest-running, most far-reaching show ever to take place. Runs thru Dec. 31. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.

16th Annual Holiday Open Studio SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Lisa Palombo is an award-winning fine artist and nationally recognized Contemporary American Impressionist. Twice a year, Palombo opens her art studio and gallery to the public to showcase new original paintings consisting of impressionistic-style florals, waterscapes and equine paintings in various sizes and subject matter. Light refreshments served and children welcome. Noon-5pm. Also Nov. 13, Noon-5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell. 973-364-0280.

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Model Trains & Railroads Exhibition The trains move through a world of imagination as they travel through a town with shops, cars, and people busy with activity. Bright ‘neon’ (L.E.D.) billboards and shop signs lend a contemporary touch to the landscape. Hands-on activities allow children to explore the sights and sounds of train travel and safety, or to imagine themselves as the engineer, tugging on a whistle. Young visitors will enjoy playing with wooden tracks and train cars, or looking at the train story books in the gallery. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713700.

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Worth the trip from anywhere! Tuesday, November 1 Laryssa Krupa & Friends: An Evening of Classical Music and Conversation Works for piano, violin and cello by Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Piazzola (with duos by Ravel and Martinu). Featuring Julie Kurtzman (violin) and Wanda Glowacka (cello). The evening will include short discussions about each piece prior to their performance. A Starlight on Stage Performance. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.

Warning Signs of Eating Disorders in Pre-Teens and Teens: What to Look For and How to Help This workshop, led by Danna Markson, LCSW, founder and director of the Mindsoother Therapy Center in Livingston, will explore the early warning signs of eating disorders including how to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy eating. Learn how to start a dialogue with your children about body image and the do’s and don’ts of parental involvement. Tues. & Thurs. 7:15-9pm. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-740-0588. www.ncjwessex. org/events

Career Services Ongoing program assisting women in becoming “job ready” and successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, and job search strategies. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

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There’s lot’s going on at SuzyQues. Stop by for weekly activities and great music. Happy Hour 3-7pm every day and 10pm-Closing Sun-Thurs. Weekly Events: Alternate Monday’s Music Glenn Franke’s 16-piece Band, playing big band music. On alternate Mondays Andy Lackow’s Blues Jam. Jazz Tuesdays. Karaoke Wednesdays. DJ Thursdays. Live Entertainment every Friday & Saturday. SuzyQues BBQ, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.


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BASETrack Live Presentation “BASETrack Live: The Story of a Marine’s Deployment, and His Journey Back Home,” a tribute to the stories of families and Marines who served in Afghanistan. 12:30 and 7pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

Computer Training Classes Offering free computer lessons on selected mornings, by appointment. Sign up for an individual half-hour lesson on basic computer skills. Stop by the Reference Desk or call. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Youth Farm Stand Get your locally Newark-grown produce at the Greater Newark Conservancy’s Court Street Farm, every Tuesday. 11am-3pm. Greater Newark Conservancy, Court Street Farm,138 Court St., Newark.

Wednesday, November 2 Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, singers Catherine Russell, Angélique Kidjo and Patti Austin, hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, and music director Andy Farber and His Orchestra perform in a words-andmusic tribute to great American novelist Ralph Ellison and his remarkable jazz collection. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.


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Women’s Workshops Free for NCJW members. November programs are: Warning Signs of Eating Disorders in Pre-Teens and Teens: What to Look for and How to Help; and Thinking About Retirement or Already in It? Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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Bernstein & Parsonnet: Concert & Conversation Renowned pianist Seymour Bernstein returns to Newark, the city of his birth, for a one-time-only performance and interview with Dr. Victor Parsonnet, also on piano, and author Guy Sterling. 6:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. (continued on page 12)

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Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere

Baseball: The New York Game

It’s been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller picked up a camera to capture the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. This year, the exploration continues with Warren Miller’s film Here, There & Everywhere. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.

Special presentation on baseball and its relationship to New York society and culture by Tony Morante, Yankee historian and director of Yankee Stadium tours. Regular admission. Program starts at 1pm. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. 973-6552378.

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Through acting exercises, improvisation, scene work and monologues, Broadway, TV and film actor Ellen Lancaster will give you the tips you need to feel more confident and prepared for your next audition. Also covered are camera technique and broadening your skills to include acting for new media. (Class Size: 8-15) Wednesdays: 11/2-11/30, 12/7 and 12/14. 4-6pm. Grades: 9-12. Montclair Film Festival, 41 Watchung Plaza, #345, Montclair.

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Beloved Art Songs: A Cornucopia for Voice and Guitar Previous entries have included a scene from Snow White, Santa’s Workshop, a Hanukah Menorah, and even the White House. On opening day children and adults will be smiling and pointing as they view each scrumptious creation. Frelinghuyson Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

The program will feature Lori McCann, soprano, and Darren O’Neill, classical guitar. Part of the “On That Note” music series, a collaboration between Montclair Public Library and Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235. www.


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This exhibition features the work of six artists who draw on their experiences, cultural heritage, and individual inspirations to create highly personal, fictitious worlds. A panel discussion featuring the participating artists and moderated by Curator Linda Streicher will be held on November 7 from 7:45-8:45pm. Runs thru Nov. 29. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 862-500-1447.

Black Holes Planetarium Show Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. They lurk in the universe like cosmic dragons; unseen voids with the energy of a million suns. Recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up, 35 minutes. Every Wed., Thurs., & Fri. at 2pm; Sat. at 2 & 4pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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Family Workshops Storytelling: Wednesday, explore stories in the collections, then create a different type of book each week-storyboards, flipbooks, pop-up books. Music: Thursday, enjoy Jazz in the Garden and learn how natural sounds and music relate to ways that artists create. Maker: Friday, inspired by how artworks in our galleries are made, transform natural and man-made materials into unique collections. Children ages 5-12 and their families 1, 2 & 3pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-5966550.

Join Timothy Henderson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon from The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, to hear about the myriad of treatment options available to address hip pain up to and including minimally-invasive, same day hip replacement surgery. Dr. Henderson’s self-developed surgical technique avoids cutting through muscle or tendon to limit recovery time and pain. Free, registration requested. 6:30pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-9908.

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Thursday, November 3 NCJW/Essex Opening Event Featuring Award Winning Journalist Dahlia Lithwick “The Supreme Court: Why It Matters”. Lithwick writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns for Slate, and functions as a legal correspondent, often providing summaries of and commentary on current U.S. Supreme Court cases. Additionally, she was the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Open to the public. Boutique shopping, coffee and dessert are available from 6 - 7:30pm; the program begins at 7:30pm. Registration required. Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Rd., Florham Park. 973-740-0588.

A captivating program of intriguing textures, from chamber music to full symphony. Beethoven’s Triple Concerto showcases the talents of New Jersey Sympnony Orchestra’s Concertmaster Eric Wyrick, Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz and pianist Pedja Muzijevic. 7:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre – co-founded by Amy Poehler -- has been the training ground for some of the biggest stars in comedy today. UCB’s touring company creates a hip and hilarious show completely based on audience suggestions that has never been seen before -- and will never be seen again. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

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Powerful Women and Women in Power presented by Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Associate Professor of Bible, Jewish Theological Seminary. B’nai Shalom invites you to a Shabbat service at 5:30pm followed by Shabbat Dinner at 6:30pm (reservations required for dinner only). 7:30pm presentation by Scholar in Residence, Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

Find great bargains at the New Eyes for the Needy Fabulous Finds Resale Shop. A wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor items. New inventory every week. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the US. Also accepting donations of jewelry, watches and small gift items to fund the eyeglass voucher program. Thursdays, 1-3pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903.

“Conquering Adoption” Meeting This group’s main goal is to connect adoptees, adoptive parents and people looking to adopt all in one place. The group’s activities range from special topics, presentations by group members, outside adoption specialist speakers, books readings and a photography club for the members. 7pm. RSVP at front desk. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Essex Photo Club’s Educational Program Dr. James Stachecki of Natural World Photography speaks on “Advanced Composition”. 7:30pm. Free and open to the public. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 862-202-4701. Best known as the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo Cheech and Chong, now back on tour. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500. www.wellmonttheater. com

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Drop-in coloring for adults. Thurs., 11am-Noon. Mon., 7-8pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600 x240 or x263.

Extra Gentle Yoga for those who enjoy moving slowly and gently, those who have not exercised in a while and those in recovery or receiving physical therapy. Develop your confidence in Yoga and improve your energy level, while gently stretching and nurturing your body. Also. Nov. 14, 21, 28. 11am-Noon. The Center for Special Needs, Inc., 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648. www.The

Book Discussions & Book Talks The Discussion Group will discuss The Alienist by Caleb Carr. 7pm. Also Nov. 17, 10am. The Lifted Vail by George Eliot. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-3764930.

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Josh Turner Performs Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Special guest Drew Baldridge. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac. org

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Jim Breuer Performs An all-new tribute – live on stage – to American cinema’s most iconic dance duo, Carefree takes us on a modern musical journey through Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ singular partnership on screen. 7:30pm. Also Nov. 5, 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Harvest Party Cooking Class Join chef Heather Harm and participate in cooking this fall harvest meal. Menu includes: Crostini with ricotta pomegranate and mint drizzled with balsamic glaze, mushroom and artichoke salad, watercress and cauliflower soup, farfalle with butternut squash goat cheese and caramelized onions, sage and garlic crusted pork tenderloin, sautéed cabbage with raisins and roast acorn squash, pumpkin bread pudding with vanilla rum custard sauce. 11am2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.

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“A Chorus Line” Musical Production Centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. Nov. 4,5, 11, 12 8pm. Nov. 6 & 13. 2pm. Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield College, 467 Franklin St., Bloomfield. www. arts.bloomfield. edu/shows

Book Signing with photographer Bruce White “At Home in the President’s Neighborhood: A Photographic Tour” provides a contemporary view of the city through the lens of acclaimed photographer Bruce M. White’s camera. The 200 never before published photographs are introduced with commentary by historian William Seale and captioned with the words of American presidents, first families and Washington notables. 2pm. Reservations are required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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This class will explore the many joys of yoga. Breathing synchronized with movement will warm the body and relax the mind. All levels are welcome. Come weekly or for just one class. Bring your mat. 9:30-10:45am. Also Nov. 11, 14, 18, 21 & 28. Advance registration is required. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776. www.essexcountyparks. org

A captivating program of intriguing textures, from chamber music to full symphony! Beethoven Triple Concerto showcase the talents of New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster Eric Wyrick, Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz and pianist Pedja Muzijevic 7:30pm. Also Nov. 6, 3pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Lisa Lampanelli Performs

Saturday, November 5 26th Holly Berry Craft & Gift Show Gifts, ornaments, art, soaps, handbags, handmade jewelry, children’s items and more. 10am-5pm. Also Nov. 6, 11am-4pm. The Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair, 200 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-9138.

Robert Klein and Rita Rudner Perform

Lisa became a household name when she joined 17 other celebrities on the fifth season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” where she advanced to the final four in the competition. Lampanelli joined the ranks of comedy greats with her 2009 HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” and that same year, released her autobiography, “Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks.” 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Two comedy legends in one night. Robert Klein, who has been making audiences laugh for over four decades, and Rita Rudner, known for her pithy, soft-spoken one-liners, co-headline a night of comedy drawn from their storied careers. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The People of Northern Papua New Guinea Exhibit Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is home to the numerous tribes that reside in the northern region of Papua New Guinea. This exhibition will showcase anthropologist Dr. George E. B. Morren’s collection of artifacts and information on his fieldwork. In addition, the show will feature exotic birds, plants and insects from the American Museum of Natural History. Runs thru Feb. 12. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd.,

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Discovery Saturdays Drop in anytime between 9am and 1pm for an exploration of nature. Ages 3+ with an adult. Program is also available in Spanish. November theme: Things we are thankful for. No registration necessary. Also Nov. 12 & 19. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787 x1010.

Cherim Nahushev and The Band Perform Cherim Nahushev is a famous Singer from KAVKAZ region in South Russia . He will sing traditional songs from that region, including Cherkes, Abaza, Karachay, Balkar, Turkish, Arabic, Osetin and Russian. 7pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

The New Jersey Ballet Presents “Don Quixote” Don Quixote is rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the laughout-loud humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their foray into the age of chivalry. 8pm. Centenary Stage Company, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979–0900.

Open Art Studio Riker Hill Art Park presents its Semi-Annual Open Studio and Fine and Decorative Art Sale representing the work of more than 25 artists. 11am-5pm. Also Nov. 6, 11am5pm. Riker Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Ave., Livingston. 973-268-3500 ext. 4.

John Doe Performs John Doe calls his new album, The Westerner, “psychedelic soul music from the Arizona desert.” In addition to being a founding member of the ground-breaking LA band, X, he has recorded 8 solo records and acted in over 50 films and television productions. Special Guest Opener Warren Zanes. First Congregational Church of Montclair, 40 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 8pm. 973-7446560.

Make Yourself a Priority— A Women’s Health Event Attendees can choose to attend 3 out of 10 women’s health and wellness workshops based upon their individual needs and preferences. Keynote address by Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, 35th District, who will focus on Legislative Policies that Impact Women’s Health. Concludes with a luncheon address by Dr. Ki-Sook Yoo, who will share strategies on coping with the hectic demands of a woman’s everyday life and making your own needs a priority. Registration required. 8:30am-1pm. 13 Trinity Place, Montclair. For listing of workshops call 888973-4674 or email

Humpty Dumpty and The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes Join Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Little Bo Peep, The Grand Old Duke of York, and Little Miss Muffet on a musical adventure, Audience participation, colorful costumes, educational values, and a full cast of professional actors. Ages 4-10. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Morning Treats Kids Cooking Class Join chef Theresa Merges and participate in cooking these yummy morning treats. Menu includes: Sticky buns, raspberry streusel coffee cake, sausage biscuits, gingerbread soufflé, breakfast bread pudding. Ages 8-12. 11am1:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

CATS Broadway Dance Workshop at The Connection Taught by Broadway Actress Josephine Roberts. Learn Gillian Lynne’s original choreography of “The Je llicle Ball” and be ready to sweat while expressing you inner artistry. Ages 13+. Registration required. Free. 1-2:30pm. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-247-4242.

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The Brubeck Songbook Musicians Chris and Dan Brubeck, sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, head a versatile band in concert with the celebrated Manhattan singer-pianist Hilary Kole and host Michael Bourne of WBGO Jazz88.3. 3 & 7pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 • 2:00pm Christian Science Church 8 Hillside Avenue, Montclair International speaker and Christian Science practitioner Mark McCurties will explain how God’s loving and saving power is the greatest agent for change, bringing health and peace to the world.

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Peter Yarrow Performance at JSDD’s 20th Anniversary Celebration A performance by singer and songwriter Peter Yarrow of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary trio will highlight Jewish Service for the Developmentallly Disabled celebration as the agency marks 20 years of making dreams a reality in the lives of its residents and members. 6:30pm. Bickford Theater, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-272-7153.

The Juilliard Chamber Musicians Performance The Juilliard Chamber Musicians are performing for the Community Concert Series. 3pm. First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave., Verona. 973-239-3561.

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Wonder of Women Film Festival The Film Festival showcases the universal spirit and courage of women of all ages, manifested through short films and documentaries created by independent filmmakers. Sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section. This one-day event will be held from 10am - 3:30pm. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Meditation Course Discover how Meditation enriches your life, whether you have experience or are brand new to it. Learn: Benefits of Meditation, What is Meditation, How to prepare for Meditation, Create a space for Meditation, Meditation with a Focus. 7– 8pm. Also Nov. 20 & Dec. 4. Call for venue. 908-617-0411.

The Secret Sauce for Selling Your Home in 2017 “Suzy” Minken is a Realtor with expertise in Home Staging and Feng Shui design. She will be discussing the overall home selling process with design changes that optimize the value of the home as part of the “secret sauce”. A slide show of “before and after photos” will be included, along with competitive market trends and pricing the home “right” to attract today’s savvy buyers. 1:30-3:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert H Harp Dr., Livingston. 973992-4600.

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Montclair resident and genealogist Liz Haigney Lynch, creator of the Ancestral Archaeologist Blog, will lead the audience through a case study that has it all – an illegible marriage certificate, a totally overused surname and a church that burned down. Lynch will demonstrate how to analyze legible bits of a scary-looking vitals certificate, triangulate addresses and what this means in understanding your ancestors’ lives, and how intelligent map analysis clarifies and narrows search results in censuses, newspapers, city directories and military records. 2pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973- 744-1796 or

Make your reservation to tour the zoo with Rabbi Tobin. Join in a scavenger hunt and enjoy snacks. Advanced reservations required for all. Free for students of B’nai Shalom primary and religious school. RSVP to Rena Casser by Tuesday, Nov. 1. B’nai Shalom 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 208. principal@

Boutique Vendor Sale Shoppers can get a jump on their holiday gifts lists with handcrafted and boutique merchandise from more than two dozen merchants. Offered will be clothing, jewelry, purses, cosmetics, and other personal accessories. For the house there will be candles, decorative accents, and stationery. Find a wooden toy or puzzle for a special youngster. And for an indulgence there will be gourmet chocolates. 10am-4pm. 51 South St., Morristown. 973539-0467. WWW.WCOMT.ORG

A charming ballet about the wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. Pinocchio’s adventures and his unfortunate habit of not always telling the truth get him in trouble with some nasty characters including a band of Ruffians and a giant Whale. Thanks to the Blue Fairy, everything works out in the end. 2pm. Centenary Stage Company, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979–0900. www.

“Spiritual Drumming” Workshops Can all the members of a large group communicate with each other simultaneously and have a joyous time doing it? According to Richard Reiter, that’s the purpose of the “Spiritual Drumming” workshop he has led since 1999, sponsored by Montclair’s Outpost in the Burbs. Adults and mature teenagers are invited. 3:15–5:15pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

Victorian Tea and Concert Enjoy finger sandwiches, tea cakes and cookies beautifully presented in the period living room. After tea, Gerard and Diane Barros will salute legendary songwriter Carole King, performing many of her best-known songs in the solarium. Reservation required. 1pm. Oakeside, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960.

Filmmaking 101 Workshops In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to generate ideas for their films, and the basic fundamentals of filmmaking including storyboarding, shot composition, camera angle, lighting and sound. With an emphasis on practical, guerilla-style filmmaking, students will discover how to bring their ideas to life and get their short films made. Grades 4–6, noon-2pm. Grades 7+, 2:30-4:30pm. Montclair Film Festival, 41 Watchung Plaza, #345, Montclair.

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William Paterson University Jazz Room Series Benny Golson performs with the WP Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Dempsey, coordinator of jazz studies. Golson has maintained his status as one of the premiere hard-bop tenor saxophonists as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie’s band, and the Jazztet, which he co-led. 4pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

Monday, November 7 “The Great Barrier” Production Henry and Hal are on a father and son trip to Australia, but they find that the Great Barrier Reef is not the only barrier between them as they vie for the attention of their mysterious guide and face the chasm in their relationship. Playwright Mat Smart. 7:30pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551. www.lunastage. org

Peaceful Knitting and Crochet Would you like to learn to knit or crochet, or have help while working on a project? Receive detailed pattern instructions and support all along the way. Choose from class patterns, or bring a pattern of your choice. 1- 2:30pm. Also Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12. Call for location. 908-617-0411. email: Office@VictoriProductions. com

Monday Night Book Club

ABC Storytime Children will explore a letter of the alphabet through stories and a craft. Ages 4 and up 1pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwel. 973-226-5441. Www.Wcplnj.Org

Meet the Author The Friends of Millburn Library are sponsoring NY Times bestselling author Michael Touglas. He will give a two part multi-media presentation. The first part covers his new book So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During WWII. The second part of the program features his bestseller The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue, which the Disney Corporation has made into a movie. The program is suitable for all ages. 7pm. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-3761006.

Veteran Washington Post reporter Dale Russakoff examines the highly publicized strategy to create a model for national education re-form in Newark in her New York Times best seller “The Prize.” Copies of the book and its discussion guide are available at the library. Free and open to the public. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

Tuesday, November 8 ‘Safe Shredding’ ‘Safe Shredding’ is a safe way to discard those personal or financial papers you want to get rid of. Call the temple office at 973-239-1321 to arrange a drop off or inquire about other dates ‘Safe Shredding is coming to the temple. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

The Layered Garden

Wednesday, November 9

Speaker: David Culp, expert herbaceous perennial gardener, national gardening lecturer and Vice President of Sunny Border Nurseries, will show us how to create a layered garden: how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change through the seasons, and how to design and maintain one. To illustrate how layering works, David will take us on a personal tour. 7:30-9pm. Maplewood Garden Club, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

Miranda Sings Comedy Show Be part of an audience of “Mirfandas” for the hit live comedy show of YouTube sensation Miranda Sings, the zany character performed by Colleen Ballinger-Evans. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

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Toni Braxton Performs

Josh Ritter Performs

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Braxton is recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation. Her distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, pop, jazz and gospel became an instantaneous international sensation when she came forth with her first solo recording in 1992. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

An American singer-songwriter with a strong voice, a keen wit, and an evocative way with words, Josh Ritter has built a loyal following as one of the leading lights on the contemporary folk scene. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

A soul-stirring gospel extravaganza with GRAMMY winner Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Anthony Brown, Regina Belle, Karen Clark Sheard and Casey J, hosted by the comedian Earthquake. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.

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DL Hughley Performs

Nutley High School Patriot Club Celebrates Veterans Veterans, their families and the public are invited. Every veteran who attends will be recognized with a certificate of appreciation. The program will include patriotic music, including NHS Choir performances and multi-media presentations. Free. 7pm. Following the ceremony, is a pasta dinner for all veterans and their families at the Knights of Columbus, 150 Chestnut St., Nutley. RSVP at 973-6671884 for dinner. Nutley High School, 300 Franklin Ave., Nutley. 973-661-8989.

Classic Movie Night Radio Days (1987). 7pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600 x 240 or x 263.

Meet the Author John W. Lanza will speak about his book “Shot Down Over Italy”. The book tells the true story of two American airmen, Bill Lanza (John’s uncle) and Alfred Todd, whose plane was shot down, and who evaded capture because Italian partisans came to their assistance quickly after the two parachuted out of their crippled B25 in Central Italy. 7:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600 x 240 or x 263.

One of the most popular and highly recognized stand-up comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030.

The Stinky Cheese Man

Keep Your Balance To address balance issues and help people avoid falls, the Balance Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is holding a free educational program designed for those who experience balance-related problems such as lightheadedness, dizziness, ongoing nausea, falling and stumbling. Free, registration required. 5pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 888-723-7123.

Based on the Caldecott Honored book, Jack, our narrator, takes us on a musical journey to see some of the zaniest fairy tales ever told including Chicken Licken, the Really Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Shorts and of course the Stinky Cheese Man. These tales have familiar characters meeting some not-so-familiar “happily ever-afters.” Ages 3-9. 10am & 1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. (continued on page 26)

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Vacation Day Art Workshop: Pastel Play Get familiar with this enchanting medium by sketching and layering colors to complete a fun still life made up of “kid-friendly” subject matter. Ages 6 – 11+. 9:30am– Noon. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Fall Used Book Sale The College Women’s Club of Montclair will hold their annual Fall Used Book Sale. Sale Days Nov. 11, 9:30-9pm, Nov. 12, 9:30 am - 7pm and Nov. 12, 1pm- 6pm. 26 Park St., Montclair. 973-788-7040.

“Miss Nelson has a Field Day” Musical The Horace Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and leaves. Everyone is down in the dumps when Miss Nelson springs into action. She enlists the notorious Coach Viola Swamp to whip the team into shape for the big Thanksgiving game. Ages 3 to 9. 11am and 1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

English electronic pop duo Pet Shop Boys are the most successful duo in British music history, and are still making great new music as evidenced on their new release “Super.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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View a sampling of works by Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s Master Artists. Learn about his life and times while you explore his unique and revolutionary art. Create your own masterpiece in the style of this master. Ages 6-12. 1–3:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum. org

Friday, November 11 Keyshia Cole, Tank, Jagged Edge and Monifah Perform all your favorites by these GRAMMY®-nominated R&B hitmakers. 8pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

Simply Three Perform

Colin Hay Performs The frontman, songwriter and vocalist behind pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Who Can It Be Now”) performs new songs and greatest hits. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

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The Average White Band is widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Poet Jessica deKoninck is the featured poet in the last of the Fall Poetry Series. Join in as she features readings from her new release “Cutting Room”. 6:30pm.Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Chris Isaak Performs Chris Isaak has a reputation as a supreme showman and superb musician. With a haunting voice, fierce guitar and glittered outfits, Isaak performs music from his critically acclaimed new album, “First Comes The Night.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Vacation Day Art Workshop: A Day with O’Keeffe View a sampling of works by Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the world’s Master Artists. Learn about her life and times while you explore her unique and revolutionary art. Create your own masterpiece in the style of this master. Ages 6-12. 1-3pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy: Remembering Keith & the Music of Emerson Lake and Palmer Carl Palmer, founding member of both Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP) and Asia, is among the most renowned drummers in rock history. Drum enthusiasts can expect an evening of compelling percussive skills from the man who brought the drum set to the forefront of Rock and Roll. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow. org

“Seussical” The Musical A fantastical musical extravaganza by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Based on the beloved children’s books of Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss). Seussical features a number of iconic characters, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and The Whos. The production will be directed by longtime professor Holly Logue, with choreography by Michele Mossay. Runs thru Nov. 19. Kean University, Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908737- 7469.

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Shabbat Services Led by “Rabbi Eric Yoffie” Temple Sholom hosts Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, at Shabbat Services. Free to attend but please RSVP to the temple office. 8pm. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

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rom an early age, Valerie Ruddy could be found sewing window treatments, picking out paint colors and rearranging furniture. “My mother used to say, ‘I never know what I’m going to find when I open your bedroom door—Oh, that’s where that table went!’” recalled Ruddy, owner of Decorating Den in Verona. Ruddy graduated college with an art degree, but spent several years the insurance industry until she decided to reclaim her love for design and returned to design school, eventually opening her own decorating business in 2008. “It was clear that this is what I need to do on a regular basis,” said Ruddy. Since then, she’s had rooms featured on, is a three-time Best of Essex award winner and absolutely loves every minute of it.

“It’s all about listening very carefully to the client’s need and making it a process they can enjoy. At the end of the day, I want everyone to love their home and view it as their sanctuary.” —Valerie Ruddy One of the most important things about Ruddy is her ability to interpret many different styles. She carefully interviews each client to figure out what makes them happy, then works to design well edited, beautiful and highly functional spaces for them. “It’s all about listening very carefully to the client’s need and making it a process they can enjoy. At the end of the day, I want everyone to love their home and view it as their sanctuary,” said Ruddy. The initial visit with Ruddy can take anywhere from 90 minutes to two hours. From the start, she’ll begin to define the parameters of the project - from what the client wants the space to look and feel like, to the different activities it will be used for and how many people it will need to be accommodated there. She’ll even ask questions like, “Do you like to sink into your sofa or do you like to sit up a little higher?“

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Composer Anthony Davis and playwright Richard Wesley create a compelling new opera about the Central Park Five, featuring bass Kevin Maynor. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac. org

Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant performs in conjunction with WP Presents. Salvant won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition, and has since taken the world by storm. She has been featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and nominated for Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014 and 2016. 8pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

Square Foot Gardening Adult gardening workshop. Plan your square foot garden for spring. 11amNoon. Details and registration at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787 x1010.

Apple Cidering Make homemade apple cider using an old-fashioned, hand-cranked cider press, and learn fun facts about the amazing apple. Best of all, taste test the apple cider from The Swamp and compare it to the delicious cider from Whole Foods Market. Also Nov. 13, 26 & 27. 1 or 2:30pm. Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-635-6629.


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The Fisherman and The Djinni The award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC) presents a sneak preview of their upcoming holiday production of “Tales from The Arabian Nights.” After the presentation, performed in MDTC’s signature style of dance/story theater, you will have the opportunity to talk to the performers and find out more about the December production. Free admission with registration on online calendar. Glen Ridge Public Library, 240 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge.

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PAWS Annual Holiday Bazaar Something for everyone-holiday and gift items, pet gifts, jewelry, baked goods and a tricky tray. All proceeds go toward the humane treatment of animals and to facilitate the pet adoptions of stray and abandoned cats and dogs in our community. 10am-4pm. Common Wealth Club, 26 Northview Ave., Upper Montclair.

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Cole Porter from A to Z: Celebrating 125 Years Two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye sings all the great Cole Porter numbers (“Love For Sale,” “Let’s Do It,” “Begin the Beguine”) in a 125th anniversary salute hosted by Porter biographer Robert Kimball. 3pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

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From the streets of Brooklyn and struggle with his family’s survivor past, to the laughter and rebirth of a Catskills nightclub - with music, humor and multi-media – Jake Ehrenreich mesmerizingly recreates his unforgettable journey. 3pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

This Academy Award nominated documentary shows how Henri Matisse created his masterpieces and reinvented himself during his long career. Ken Mandel, the film’s executive producer, will speak. 1:30pm. Free. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., W. Orange. 973-736-0198.

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Based on the beloved video game series, Symphony of the Goddesses features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda, and a giant screen showing the franchise’s most memorable moments. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Yes, our garden’s flowers are gone. What’s left to admire? Conifers! Dwarf and miniature, fastigiate and prostrate, an extensive hand out of recommended conifers will be included in this illustrated talk by Frank Goodhart. 1:30pm. Register by Nov. 6. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

The Livingston Public Library is pleased to present the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo’s “International Festival Of Music”. The program is part of the Library’s Centennial Concert Series and is funded by the Friends of the Library Music Matters Series. Free and no registration is required. 3pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600 x 240 or x 263.

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Experience first-hand Thanksgiving preparations at the Farmhouse, assist with seasonal farm chores, tour The Willows and speak with historical reenactors, and attend a special Armistice program to commemorate U.S. veterans at 1pm. Help farmers shock corn in the field, shell dried corn for the animals, and assist the with a gasoline engine demo. Saw the wood, which is needed for winter heating and cooking, and rake falling leaves at the cottage. Crank the cider press, and watch the apple juice flow. Noon-4pm. Fosterfield Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-326-7645.

At this month’s Family FUNDay, we honor the military and military veterans. Enjoy a kid-friendly tour, “Letters from the Front,” where children and adults will get a hands-on experience reading and looking at letters from our soldiers to their homes, some dating back more than 100 years. Children and families are encouraged to write their own letters to be sent out to our troops in thanks for their service. 1-4pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Big Band Leader David Aaron, clarinetist, orchestra leader and expert lecturer on the Big Band Era will perform with Wayne Dunton, drums, and Dawn Schwartz, keyboard. This longtime trio plays a wide variety of music during an entertaining and informative performance. Registration recommended. 2pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235. www.

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Monday, November 14 Shine A Light: A Lung Cancer Symposium At this educational event, updates on treatment options, clinical trials and support programs available at The Lung Cancer Institute Center at Saint Barnabas will be provided by Andrew Brown, MD, Medical Oncologist, Brijal Desai, MD, Radiation Oncologist, and Subroto Paul, MD, MPH, Director Of Thoracic Surgical Services. Ide Mills, Cancer Survivor, will share her perspective in dealing with a lung cancer diagnosis. Free; registration required. 6-8:30pm. RWJBH Corporate Building, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange. 973-322-2671.

Tuesday, November 15 Big Head Blues Club featuring Big Head Todd & The Monsters If you’re a fan of Muddy Waters, or even Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, then you’ve heard the songs of Willie Dixon. Big Head Todd and the Monsters join forces with Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, Ronnie Baker and vocalist Erica Brown to pay tribute to one of the pillars of modern blues, and one of the most influential songwriters of early rock and roll. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Autumn Branch Centerpiece Using branches, leaves, gourds, pumpkins, and an artificial bird, we will create a fall tree centerpiece for your home or front porch. Bring your creativity and join the fun. Advance registration is required. 11am-12:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Tuesday Night Graphic Novel Club Enjoy a casual evening among graphic novel aficionados. Sample foods from local eateries while discussing the latest book. This month’s book is “Patience” by Daniel Clowes. Copies of each book are available at the Library. Please register online. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405 x 2604. graphicnovelclub

Soul to Swing Duo Perform The Great American Songbook featuring vocalist Carol Erickson and guitarist Jim Ramundo. Reservations are required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-2262837. 973-226-2837.

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Harvest Celebration Day The Montclair Historical Society and Montclair Community Farm Coalition are partnering for a fall afternoon full of seasonal goodies. Visit the community farm, stop by the revamped store and schoolroom exhibits. Join a weaving demonstration and enjoy apple fun activities at1pm. The Foundation for Wellness Professionals will be offering a Healthy Living program, free to the public. 1-4pm. Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973744-1796.


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Frog Pond Science Club Uncover and discover ecosystem interactions at the frog pond. Explore with nets, magnifiers and microscopes to investigate what lives at the pond and learn with a naturalist what can be done to protect and conserve the pond inhabitants. Ages 5-9. Advance registration and payment are required. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-2288776.

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Join Morty, Bunny, Nathan, and the rest of the cast as they demonstrate why “kvelling is better than kvetching” in this hilarious Off-Broadway long-running hit. Classic and contemporary jokes mix with songs and monologues that showcase the funny side of birth, sex, old age and more. A gleeful ode to humor that will have you laughing till you plotz. 2 & 7pm. Also Nov. 18 at 8pm, Nov. 19 at 8pm & Nov. 20 at 2pm. Morris Museum, Main Stage, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown.973-971-3700. www.

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Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends from “Finding Dory”, “Inside Out”, “Frozen”, See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang. Runs thru Nov. 20. Call for dates and times. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 973757-6600.

Pockets of Light is hosting a panel discussion and Q & A where we hope to help families navigate the challenges that come with the holidays after a pregnancy and infant loss. This is a wonderful opportunity to listen to others experiences and share their own. Talk about what to do about traditions, social & family events, and other upcoming challenges. Free. Adults only. 8:30pm. Event takes place in Montclair. To register contact Erin, 973-841-7524.

2nd Annual Joseph Herbert, MD, Multiple Sclerosis Patient Program This educational event will feature Dr. Stuart Cook, Ruth Dunietz Kushner and Michael Jay Serwitz Professor of Neurology/ Neurosciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Free; registration required. 6pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 888-724-7123.

Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca (concert version) Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, is a powerful and dramatic operatic masterpiece. The performance will feature an internationally acclaimed cast under the baton of Maestro Jason C. Tramm, the MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra, and the Seton Hall University Choir. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

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Many of the greatest artists of the jazz label GRP Records reunite to present, individually and collectively, music from the studio’s heyday: Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Phil Perry, David Sanborn and The Yellowjackets. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Opera Theatre of Montclair will present operatic favorites in a concert featuring members of the company. Enjoy Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Bizet, Mozart and more in an intimate setting. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973744-0500 ext. 2235.

Thursday, November 17 Joe Buck Discussion/Booksigning One of sports’ most accomplished broadcasters, Joe Buck will talk about his life, career, and memorable relationship with his father, the legendary Jack Buck, followed by a signing of his new memoir Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, And The Things I’m Not Allowed To Say on TV. 7pm. To RSVP or pre-order a book call 973-655-2378. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, 973-655-2378.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD Lecture Dr. Oz has won six Daytime Emmy Awards for The Dr. Oz Show and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, alternative medicine and health care policy. Lecture Topic: How We Can Achieve the Good Life. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Essex Photo Club Competition The categories of pictorial and nature for beginner and advanced photographers. Phil Zwick will critique images providing pertinent feedback for all photographers. 7:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 862-202-4701.

Give the Gift of a Blessing Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll’s finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none. Star of stage, screen and record, Noone’s performances are the stuff of legend. Special guests The Buckinghams who have successfully toured the nation with their signature pop music featuring founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

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No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. In the last ten years alone he has sold ten million records. Today, Tony Bennett’s artistry and accomplishments are applauded worldwide from people from 9 to 90 years old. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Join chef Guddia Singh and learn the secrets to delicious side dishes. Menu includes: Roasted squash soup with cajun lobster, best mashed potatoes ever, caramelized onion and cauliflower gratin with fresh sage, crunchy brussels sprout salad with pancetta and cranberries, roasted spaghetti squash with parmesan and thyme in truffle sauce. 11am2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.www.

Friday, November 18 Holiday Lights Come out and enjoy the lights, movies, demonstrations and other winter wonderland activities. All Movies begin at 5pm and will run continuously in the Sea Lion Sound Exhibit. Experience the themed weekends, where families can enjoy specialty displays, popular films, holiday music and crafts. Ice carving demonstrations will be held on Saturdays only. Hot chocolate and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Nov. 18 until Nov. 27. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800. www.

All-State Jazz Fest This annual concert event, co-presented by NJPAC’s Arts Education Department and the New Jersey Music Educators Association, brings together some of the very best young jazz musicians and vocalists from across the state for a dynamic group performance. 7pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.

Join Samuel Reveron, PharmD, BCPS, the Ambulatory Care clinical Pharmacist for the Internal Medicine Faculty (IMFP) at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for this informative program on diabetes management and prevention. Light brunch will be served. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Tot Shabbat Members and non-members come and experience a brief, song-filled service led by Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Feibush for children in grade one and below and their families. Tot Shabbat is a great way to meet others with young children and to celebrate Shabbat together. Tot Shabbat is held throughout the year and begins at 5:30 p.m. After the service, join us for dinner. RSVP to the office. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

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West Orange Animal Hosptial 360 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-1222 They have been serving the community for over 100 years and are one of the oldest veterinary hospitals in New Jersey.

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400 Fairfield Road, Unit 2, Fairfield 973-499-9663 A family owned and operated business since 2005, which provides overnight boarding and dog daycare services. Owners can use onsite webcam to see their pet while they are away. There is someone on staff 24/7, and the facility is open 365 days a year. Rover Ranch also offers spa treatments, nature hikes, and a pet boutique that sells holistic pet food and treats.

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Personalized Service – Compassionate Care We’re a full service community veterinary hospital with two convenient locations. In each of our hospitals, you’ll find our caring and dedicated staff responsive to your pet’s every need. From routine wellness check-ups that ensure your pet’s good health to advanced procedures, such as laser surgery that minimizes discomfort and shortens recovery time, we’re committed to providing the best possible care for your pet in all that we do. Saturday and Evening Hours

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Exuberant, swing-savvy drummer and percussionist Winard Harper and his band Jeli Posse are modern griots who draw on Afro-Caribbean influences with scintillating results. Admission free. 1:30pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

The Christian McBride Trio and special guests Dianne Reeves, Lisa Fischer and Sheila Jordan celebrate the legacy of Newark’s “Divine One” in an all-star jazz concert highlighted by rare film clips. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.

Mixed Media Art Class Wow, That Was Weird: A Post-Election Evening with Stephen Colbert & John Oliver Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He recently wrapped the first season of his semi-fictitious television show. 7pm. Also Nov. 19, 7pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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Saturday, November 19 Day of Swing Join in a fun-filled day of activities in celebration of New Orleans and the roots of jazz. Sing a tune, dance to the beat, learn about jazz from the masters, and enjoy performances by NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens. Admission is free. 11am. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

An inspiration board can help focus on how we want to feel and visualize something we want to achieve. In this workshop, you’ll have fun creating something that is Join Stephen Colbert and John Oliver at The Montclair uniquely you from magazine photos clippings, scrap art, Film Festival’s annual benefit – a hilarious exchange on fabric, found objects and your personal photos or memoeverything from their comic influences to the past politirabilia to create something that represents who you are cal season. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., and what you dream of being. 10am. Free. Registration Newark. 888-466-5722. required. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., W. Orange. 973-736-0198. SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915_SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915 9/21/15 10:28 AM


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Start your day in a most relaxing way. Bring bottled water and a mat. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing. No sign up required. 9:30am. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Linda Eder Performs

Showcasing one of the greatest voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, Standards, Pop, Country, and Jazz. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

Turtle Dance Music: Kidz Cabaret Series This interactive music and movement concert appeals to kids and families alike. Turtle Dance Music leads the audience on a humorous and animated ride with songs that span from Broadway to Rock & Roll. 1 & 3pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

Giants of Jazz 19 Honoring Jimmy Cobb Giants of Jazz 19 honors Jimmy Cobb in a star-studded night of music. If the world of Jazz crowned their legendary musicians, Jimmy Cobb would be sitting atop a throne. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Sunday, November 20 Alzheimer’s 101 This program provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to learn about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Information about risk factors and warning signs, steps to obtaining a diagnosis, and treatment options are discussed. Planning for the future, coping with behavioral and other changes, and accessing community resources are also reviewed. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., W. Orange. 973-7360198.

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The Octonauts Live! Calling all Octo-Cadets! The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure features brand new and fan favorite songs from the entire crew of beloved underwater explorers, led by the intrepid Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso. Join them as they embark on a new quest through an aquatic world full of adventure, interactive opportunity. 2 & 5pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.

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Jay Leno Performs

Crispian Fordham (flute), Meredyth Coleman (oboe) and Yuki Higashi (bassoon) have been delighting audiences for over 15 years. They work beautifully and skillfully to bring out the best in each other and the music. Presented by Glen Ridge Community Concerts. 3pm. Glen Ridge Congregational Church, Blue Room, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. 973-590-9577.



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Sunday November 20 Swedish Christmas Fair This Swedish celebration features a great selection of food, crafts, and gifts. Swedish handicrafts like handmade Christmas decorations, linen, and wooden items and a variety of cheeses, herring and other Swedish delicacies as well as home baked goods are available for you to buy. In the Swedish café, you can enjoy delicious Swedish open-faced sandwiches, waffles, coffee-bread, pastries, and a large variety of drinks. There will also be raffles and prizes. Enjoy the Lucia pageant and the choir singing and lightening up the holiday season. Members dress up in traditional costume. Children from the Swedish School of NJ perform 11am & 2pm. 10am - 4pm. Commonwealth Club, 26 Northview Ave., Upper Montclair. newjersey.

Monday, November 21 The New Romantics: Ten Stories of Mystery, Passion, Travel and Vampires by Richard Marranca This diverse collection is about the joy, journey and mystery of life; it includes travel tales in exotic locales, artists and philosophers in crisis and ecstasy, vampires in a bookstore, a Buddhist monk at a Catskill resort, the highs and lows of romance, and the importance of wild places within and without. 7pm. Montclair Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

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Good Times: The 50th Anniversary Tour. Hey, hey it’s The Monkees, featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, playing all of your favorite hits that made The Monkees one of the most popular bands of the 1960s. 7:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English song-writing and pioneering synthesizers. Anyone who was around in the mid to late eighties will remember those high energy gigs and his first two albums Human’s Lib and Dream into Action. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500. www.wellmonttheater. com

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Marta McDowell presents an illustrated lecture featuring her book on Beatrix Potter’s biography through her gardens and plants. Through characters like Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and even Mr. McGregor, Potter celebrated the modest English garden, fields and woods. Ms. McDowell is a horticultural consultant and teaches landscape history and gardening at the New York Botanical Garden. Refreshments served. Presented by The Victorian Society in America Northern New Jersey Chapter. 8pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-5916.

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “I Have Nothing,” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You.” Runs thru Jan. 1. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. 973-376-4343. www.

Festival of Soul The Havana Cuba All-Stars: Cuban Nights

Drawing their inspiration from traditional Cuban Son, Cuba’s finest musicians exemplify the great traditions of the Cuban people and the extraordinary musical legacy of this island nation. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Find a seat around the camp fire to celebrate the fall harvest. Roast marshmallows and enjoy some popcorn and cider. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather. Advance registration is required. Noon-1:30pm or 2:30-4pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.


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Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics, The Dramatics featuring LJ Reynolds, The Jones Girls featuring Shirley Jones, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, and Ted Mills – the voice of Blue Magic. Only NJ appearance of this ‘70s soul band extravaganza. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

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Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Language, Mature content. Mature themes, language. Adults only. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Discover The Difference! Their 13th annual tour, presented by SiriusXM, will feature music off their latest Christmas album, Rockin’ Rudolph, plus music off their three previous best-selling holiday albums; and original material from Brian Setzer. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

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Saturday, November 26 Team Zoey Turkey Trot Zoey is a 7-year-old girl who lives in Verona, NJ and has Progeria, a fatal, “rapid aging” disease. Team Zoey Turket Trot is a benefit 5K Road Race and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk to help find the cure for Progeria. 5k Run start 9:30am. 1k Walk start 9:45am. Verona Park Bloomfield Ave. & Lakeside Ave., Verona. 973-8820202. (continued on page 44)

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Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up Singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel for nearly 50 years. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Pirates on the High Seas with The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Set sail on a swashbuckling, sea-faring odyssey, navigating uncharted waters from dawn ’til dusk. Keep your eyes peeled for sea monsters, brewing storms and pilfering pirates as you explore Hans Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Richard Rodgers’ Victory at Sea, so come armed with a spirit of adventure—and maybe an eye patch. 2 & 3:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Thanksgiving Feast with Mozart & Schumann A hearty helping of European charm awaits. Featuring Inon Barnatan pianist and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 8pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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The authentic Mozart sound, direct from the composer’s hometown of Salzburg, in a concert featuring Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Broadway Comes to Caldwell A trip to Broadway is an exhilarating experience, however; sometimes the commute can be overwhelming and it can definitely burn a whole in your pocket. Instead of going to Broadway… what if Broadway came to you? Join in as we welcome Broadway stars to the stage. 7:30pm. The First Presbyterian Church, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-0310.

Mooseltoe Musical Mooseltoe the Moose with a Dream, and his friends come to life in this colorful, magical and whimsical musical tale. Follow your hero as he pursues his seemingly impossible dream, of flying with Santa’s reindeer, while learning many valuable lessons along the way - lessons which are important for us all. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Ages 4-10. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.

Advent Festival Families and individuals are invited for an afternoon of crafting to prepare for Christmas. Fifteen craft stations will offer a variety of choices for all ages. It is necessary to pre-register by Nov. 20. Free. 2pm-4:30pm. The First Presbyterian Church, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-0310.

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Christmas Festival The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green, presented by Morristown Partnership, officially opens on Nov. 27 at 6:30pm and will light up the downtown thru Dec. 18. A Morristown Partnership Event. Morristown Green, Morristown.

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Outreach services will be available from the Essex County Clerk’s Office at the library. During this time applications for new passports will be accepted and notary oaths will be administered. Please bring in your own photo. 10:30am-4pm. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.


Moira Davis RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Navigator, will speak about skin cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection, and advances in treatment options. Free, pre-registration is required. 11am. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, Leon & Toby Cooperman Jewish Community Center (JCC) MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-5620.

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The most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music, Sandi Patty is one of the most acclaimed performers of our time. Enjoy an evening of traditional holiday favorites with the Gospel Music Hall of Famer simply known as “The Voice.” 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his #1 hit “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan has announced a U.S. tour. The single “Sunshine Superman” rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 3, 1966. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Come and enjoy a calm peaceful way to sharing today others going through the same experiences.

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Sandi Patty Christmas Blessing

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Wednesday, November 30

Join resident wreath expert, Amy South for mulled cider, holiday treats and festive music as you decorate beautiful wreaths for your home. Bring a wreath of your choice, clippers, scissors and a glue gun if you have one. Include are all decorations and bows but you provide your own wreath. 10am-Noon. RSVP. Montclair Garden Club, 60 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7028.

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Based on Thomas’ classic story about his childhood holidays in Wales in the early 1900’s, this beautiful piece about a time gone by rejoices in the simple joys of childhood, the spirit of goodness, the comfort of family, and the magic that music and the imagination bring to us all. Runs thru January 1, 2017. The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

Make Ahead Holiday Hors d’oeuvres Cooking Class Join chef Annmarie Loffredo and participate in preparing these make ahead treats. Menu includes: Whipped feta and sundried tomato canape, sparkling cranberry and brie bites, sweet potato mini cake with apple and gorgonzola cheese, mozzarella stuffed meatballs, two bite mini wraps blt and chicken salad. 7-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.


SiriusXM Presents Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 13th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour Brian Setzer is one of those wild geniuses who keeps the Earth properly spinning on its axis – a consistent institution who you can count on while pretty much everything else comes and goes. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Saturday, December 3 20th Annual Verona Fair in the Square

Thursday, December 1 Bringing Spring to Newark While It’s Still Winter Imagine the color spectrum of cherry blossoms against bare winter trees. The park alive during the darkest days of the season. A thousand trees extravagantly covered with fabric, lights, crystals, yarn, and more. A range of materials will suggest cherry blossoms creating an exceptional visitor experience. Sound boxes in trees will send out bird songs, others will play recordings of poets and singers from Newark; accompanying literary and musical events will lure people from the city and the region. This will be a signature project of the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the city of Newark. For information: 862-766-1072.

The Township of Verona is preparing its 20th annual exciting day of the winter Fair in the Square. Coordinators are organizing participation from many organizations to perform, create crafts, play games, sell holiday ornaments and transport Santa for the holiday tree lighting. If you are a crafter, business, or organization interested in having a table to sell, exhibit or offer a family fun activity at the Fair in the Square event, please contact the event coordinator, Diana Vitrano @ 973 857-1467 ext 15, email or download the application from the Verona Fair in the Square Facebook page. 5pm. Verona Civic Square at 600 Bloomfield Avenue, in front of Town Hall, Verona.

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hile life can be complicated, sometimes the simple solutions are the best ones, particularly when it comes to protecting your family from household hazards. The “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries” program espouses that philosophy. For the 29th consecutive year, the campaign led by the Energizer brand and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, has reminded families of the life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when most of the country sets their clocks back at the end of daylight saving time. This year, that is November 6. A whopping 50 percent of home smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors have non-working batteries, according to the National Fire Protection Association.


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“A home that contains smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors is only safer if these devices actually work,” says Michelle Atkinson, chief consumer officer, Energizer. “Testing your devices and updating their batteries are simple and critical steps to keeping your family comfortable and secure.” “Smart connected home technologies are keeping families safer, when operational,” says Atkinson. “Remember, these tools, along with flashlights and other home safety devices require reliable battery power as well.” A critical yet simple safety practice is to keep flashlights with fresh batteries at your bedside for help in finding your way out of your house and signaling for help in the event of a fire or other emergency. Also, keep a stash of high-quality 9V, C,

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BOON THAI KITCHEN Thai Food Takes Livingston

By Rhonda L. Rivera, Photos by Dan Epstein


ast December, Livingston became the proud home to the sister restaurant of Montclair’s Spice II: Boon Thai Kitchen. Named for the generational given name of the owner— Boon is the first name of the owner, her father and grandfather—the restaurant offers fresh and flavorful fare in a comfortable setting.

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When deciding on appetizers, make sure to choose the Veggie Dumplings ($9). These colorful packets are filled with shredded cabbage, carrots, scallion


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and taro, wrapped in a vegetable wrapper and topped with a tiny piece of fried onion. Light yet flavorsome, the homemade bundles are the perfect start to the meal. Another delightful first course is the Duck Roll ($11). The roll is filled with a good amount of well-prepared duck, mango, apple, red onion and lettuce. Unlike other places, the duck is not greasy at all and the sweet mango lightens up the dish with a deft hand.

For dinner, an excellent option is the Tilapia in Mango Salad ($19). The dish has a fruity sweetness, thanks in part to the mango and special sauce. Accompanied by a very tasty salad, which is available for $9 as a side, this main course is a star. Alternatively, order the Duck in Orange Sauce ($22) for another delicious entrée. Like the Duck Roll, the protein is neither gamey nor greasy. The sauce provides a delightful sweetness that does not overpower, but rather allows the roasted duck to take center stage. To end the meal, opt for the Thai Coconut Jelly ($7), which is attractively served in small mason jars. Reminiscent of a macaroon, the jelly’s gorgeous presentation elevates the dessert to the next level. Boon Thai Kitchen prides itself on offering homemade delicacies. If an item is not on the main or special menus, ask the server. The restaurant makes every effort to accommodate off-menu requests and surpass its client’s expectations.

The most difficult aspect of this restaurant—aside from selecting among Thai favorites—is actually locating it. Set back from Northfield Road by a good thirty feet, Boon Thai Kitchen is preceded by Infinity clothing store and its parking lot, as well as the eatery’s own parking lot. For a landmark, look for the Shell gas station across the street. The slight inconvenience of actually spotting Boon Thai Kitchen definitely is worth the challenge.

Boon Thai Kitchen 21 East Northfield Road, Livingston (parking lot behind Infinity clothing store) 973-994-7383, 973-994-7170 Open Sunday and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30 am9:30 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am-10:30 pm. Take-out available. Delivery offered to Livingston and West Orange. BYO.

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CALDWELL il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-8889 | 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. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

OCHA Restaurant 403 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-8856 | 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.

CEDAR GROVE LuNello 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove 973-837-1660 | 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

EAST HANOVER East Hanover Diner

275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 | Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, we do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC $MOD LP H TO

Flying Meatballs 10 NJ-10, East Hanover 973-884-8600 www.flyingmeatballs At The Flying Meatball Marketplace they love to share good food with everyone. If in need for a catering order for a special event, a sandwich delivery for the office lunch, or food items for loved ones with dietary restrictions, they always deliver.


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FAIRFIELD Cucina Calandra 216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield | 973-575-7720 The “family kitchen” of Cucina Calandra provides classic Italian cuisine in a familyfriendly environment. The menu centers on southern Italian cooking in a dining room reminiscent of an Italian courtyard. The dining room features a stone deck woodburning oven and children can shape and decorate their own pizza. Pasta Night is featured on Tuesdays with pasta dishes and bottles of wines offered at half price.

LITTLE FALLS Aquila Pizza al Forno 7A Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-256-0050 | www. The passion at Aquila is to offer authentic Neapolitan pizza, baked in a traditional “forno,” wood oven. All pizza are made with only the finest and freshest ingredients, including house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive, sea salt. Aquila offers weekly pizza specials, and takeout is available on Wed/Thur, between 5-7pm. Municipal parking behind the restaurant. Open Wed-Sat 5-10pm. Reservations required for parties of 5 or more. BYO, LP, SP, MCC, $MOD

Rare, The Steakhouse

• Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients • Gluten Free Dishes Offered


440 Main St, Little Falls | 973-256-6699 | 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


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LIVINGSTON Boon Thai Kitchen 21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston 973-994-7383 Nestled on the corner of Northfield Avenue behind Infinity Clothing store this new Thai restaurant is a must try! Perfect for a night out or a night in. Open for lunch and dinner Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Livingston Bagel 37 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston 973-994-1915 | Established in 1969, this landmark Livingston eatery has been proudly serving the suburban Essex area with some of the best deli, baked goods, home-cooked meal’s and catering around. For lovers of breakfast food, remember that the menu is an all day menu. From their famous Sloppy Joe’s to fresh meals to go, Livingston Bagel offers everything you could want and more. Dining room seating is available with outdoor patio seating. ENT, H, OD, LP SP MCC $IN TO D (continued on page 56)



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Strip House 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave The Westminster Hotel, Livingston 973-548-0050 | 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.

Thavma Mediterranean Grill 6230 Town Center Way 2nd Fl., Livingston 973-992-8999 Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek 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, H, MCC, TO


Thai Kitchen


21 E Northfield Road Livingston 973-994-7383

Spice II 399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-2110 | Spice II Cuisine offers a little bit of Thailand right in the heart of Montclair New Jersey. The room is charming and relaxed with a

Open Everyday Except Closed Tuesday

fresh mango-colored walls splashed with warm red accents. Spice II offers mouth watering Thai dishes and also offer pre-fixe dinner menu’s and lunch specials daily. Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Tiny Elephant 54 Fairfield St, Montclair 973-774-7252 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,

UPPER MONTCLAIR TS Ma Chinese Cuisine 199 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair 973-509-8878 | www. 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

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta


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Handcrafted, Fresh & Natural Italian Gourmet Foods, Products & Services fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Seven-time 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

Turtle + The Wolf 622 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-783-9800 | Serving fresh, locally-sourced American food with a global influence. Menu updated regularly. Call for reservations. BYO, RR, LP, MCC, $EXP

Italian Market Proudly Offering Healthy Meal Prep Services

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Highlawn Pavilion Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 | Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional Frenchinfused 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

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111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange | 973-731-2360 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,

Home of the Handmade Bagel

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

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34 South Valley Road, West Orange 973-736-7899 | 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.

RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: Reservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking

Whether you’re planning a corporate event or family gathering, let us cater your next holiday. Sandwich platters, bagel trays with all the toppings and 3 or 6 ft. subs available for delivery or pick-up.

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Custom Closets. A full service company specializing in custom designed closets. They also offer kitchen & bath renovations, custom cabinetry, entertainment units, office systems & much more. Call them for a complimentary in-home consultation.

Custom Designed Montclair | 973-783-5788

Auto Repair/Body Shop. Part Street Auto Service & Repair offers complete engine repair, tune ups, oil changes, brake service, shocks, struts, heat & AC service and more on all makes and models. NJ State Inspection Center & Repair Facility.

Park Street Auto 18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888

Day Care/PreSchool. Kiddie Academy believes your child’s days should be filled with learning and fun. Those are the key elements of their Life Essentials® educational philosophy. Their programs deliver a developmentally appropriate experience for your child including hands-on activities, parent involvement, school preparation and character education.

Kiddie Academy 810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell | 973-227-4382

Catering. Only the finest ingredients are used in the preparations making Ike’s the premier bagel café. From homemade, hand rolled, and kettle boiled bagels to signature sandwiches and meats, Ike’s is the perfect bagel deli hybrid.

Ike’s Bagel Café The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston | 973-369-7528

Electrician. Customer satisfaction is O’Hara Electric’s top priority. Since 1963, this family-owned and operated business has been providing superior electrical services for homes and businesses. Fully licensed and insured.

E&M O’Hara Electric, Inc. 144 Main Street, West Orange 973-325-3626 |

4Sixty6 Caterers is a unique, all-inclusive private event venue. With a club-style atmosphere and a state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and video system, it is the ideal setting for your next special occasion. No matter where you are under our massive 15,000SF venue you will be treated like royalty by our awarding staff. 4Sixty6 Caterers is the perfect place to host bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, sweet 16’s, corporate events, birthday parties and so much more!

4Sixty6 Caterers 466 Prospect Avenue, West Orange | 973-474-9896

Children’s Classes. Essex Youth Theater is a specialized program that uses custom-written scripts to guarantee equal roles with each child receiving lots of individual attention. Every semester culminates in a full-scale musical production

Essex Youth Theater In Residence at The Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair | 973-746-3303

The NJ School of Dramatic Arts is a comprehensive acting/ theater arts training program for the beginning actor to the working professional. Classes are available at all levels for Adults, Teens, and Children and are taught by industry professionals.

NJ School of Dramatic Arts 593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield | 973-566-9700


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Fully licensed and bonded electrician who has built an excellent reputation by helping businesses and families fix any electrical problem they might have.

KB Electric Montclair | 973-744-6201

Florist. Brookside Garden Center has seasonal plants and shrubs to add beauty to your yard or garden as well as lovely bouquets and arrangements to help you celebrate the meaningful moments of your life. They specialize in weddings, funerals, and arrangements for all occasions.

Brookside Garden Center & Florist 551 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-748-0655

Gifts. Whether the occasion is joy at a new arrival, pride at a graduation, christening, communion or Bar or Bat-Mitzvah, or love for a birthday or anniversary, HandCrafter’s talented artists can hand-paint a gift that will be treasured.

HandCrafters 45 East Northfield Road, Livingston 973-992-6270 |

Home Cleaning. European Touch Cleaners, LLC is a trusted name in residential and commercial cleaning as they consistently deliver value through quality service and premium products that meet or exceed customer expectations. All of this accentuates why they are a leading cleaning company in the Northern New Jersey area.

European Touch Cleaners, LLC

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling. Striving to provide the best design possible within the context of their client’s needs, spatial limitations, and budgetary considerations.

Boyette Kitchen & Baths 214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020

Tel: 973-736-1935 |

HVAC. Multiple award-winning provider of high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment, installations, service, and repair for residential and commercial customers. They use only the best HVAC products and generators on the market, and employ the best customer service support staff and heating and cooling equipment installers and technicians.

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating 127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-237-0505

Start saving today by maintaining or upgrading your HVAC equipment and purchasing your oil, natural gas or electricity through Supreme Energy. We are a certified Generac Generator Dealer and A+ rated by the BBB. Free estimates on all new equipment installations.

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Whether it’s a kitchen or bathroom you want remodeled, an addition or a home inspection, Keil Design works with you and your needs. They have the skills and experience to offer a wide range of services in all areas of residential construction.

Keil Design & Construction 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 6, Montclair 973-902-4396 |

Landscaping. K. Macken Landscaping offers complete landscaping, lawn maintenance, and construction by a fully insured company with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. Plus, their locally owned and operated company always gives the most competitive prices.

K. Macken Landscaping West Caldwell | 973-261-0198

1-800-832-7090 |

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt. Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream takes pride in making all their ice cream and yogurts on the premises using the best quality gourmet ingredients available. Over 52 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream; low-fat and fat-free yogurt; no sugar added ice cream; non-dairy Tofutti; Italian ices and sorbets, sundaes; banana splits; milkshakes and more. Ice cream cakes for all occasions (for pick up or delivery).

Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream 476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-6011

Interior Design. Creative Works has been transforming homes for over 20 years. Specializing in interior decoration: from “freshen-ups” to full house transformations. Creative Works is filled with wonderful furniture, lighting, artwork, antiques and a huge variety of unique accessories to complete your interior.

Martin O’Boyle Landscaping has been installing landscapes and hardscapes for nearly 40 years. O’Boyle and his crew listen to homeowner’s dreams and put together a plan to bring the dream to life. They design a landscape or garden that looks good now and will design a maintenance plan to ensure it looks good for years to come.

Martin O’Boyle Landscaping 551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820

Lawyer. With over 20 years of cumulative experience, Conti-Bediner & DeMarco, LLC is a boutique law firm providing personalized and focused representation to clients. The firm offers outstanding legal representation in a wide range of practice areas.

Conti-Bediner & DeMarco, LLC 117 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-992-7900 |

Creative Works 46 East Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-8484

Creating residential interiors that interpret each client’s unique vision with sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality.

Richard Bailey Interiors Glen Ridge | 973-429-2106

Personal injury & workers compensation attorneys. Most clients are working people with average incomes. When a tragic injury or illness occurs, clients are thinking about how to pay bills and make it through this difficult time. Tough, effective litigators who will spare no effort to get you the compensation you need.

Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 205, Livingston | 973-535-3388

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Best of Essex RESOURCE DIRECTORY Music Instruction.

Specialized Home Services.

Their diverse and qualified staff of instructors offer lessons in all instruments and styles—for students of all ages and levels of skill—in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

Montclair Handyman handles painting, plumbing, electric, carpentry, flooring and masonry. The job will be done right, the first time, every time

Andy’s Family Music Center

Montclair Handyman

77 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-716-0400

Montclair | 973-746-1002

Veterinarian. Painter. “Professional,” “courteous,” and “exceptional” is how customers consistently describe Wilber’s Painting. Their highly trained staff of professionals knows what it takes to bring their client’s imagination to reality.

Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements

A precise and caring pet center that provides animals with the best service they need, using updated technology by skilled doctors and technicians.

Verona Animal Hospital 17 Grove Avenue, Verona 973-239-1881 |

973-762-6333 |

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Pet Day Care/Boarding. K-9 Resorts has been voted #1 Pet Service by multiple New Jersey magazines. This doggie daycare is recommended by veterinarians in the area and pet owners trust K-9 Resorts to take care of their pets and provide a healthy and safe environment for them.

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387



Pet Supplies. Offering carefully selected holistic, organic, raw and natural foods, treats and chews along with an array of outstanding pet products that we feel are tops in their categories. And they continue to search the planet to find the newest, the best and the most innovative merchandise.

Acupuncture is a complementary medicine that helps a myriad of ailments. Margaret Amireh, L.Ac is an accredited and board certified Acupuncturist with experience treating over 250 conditions. Insurance accepted.

Balanced Body Acupuncture 792 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove | 973-304-1506

Choice Pet 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston | 973-992-1325

Aquila Pizza al Forno offers Neapolitan style pizza prepared with house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt cooked to order in a wood-fired stove.

Energy is always flowing inside you. Morgan Reade, L.AC. M.S., makes sure the energy flows so that your body can maintain a smooth, healthy equilibrium—free from pain and full of vitality. He applies these methods to restore balance to what ails you in the areas of Infertility, Pregnancy, Dermatology, Migraines, TMJ Acupuncture for kids (no needles!), Metabolism and Nutrition, Diabetes and Tinnitus.

Aquila Pizza Al Forno

NJ Advanced Acupuncture


7a Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-256-0050



Anthony Marra’s Restaurant offers a variety of old school italian dishes in a comfortable and modern setting. Available for private parties up to 80 people with your very own custom menu. Off premise catering is also available.

Committed to providing you with the very best and most up-to-date Allergy and Immunology therapy available. We provide this care in a timely manner and guarantee a same day appointment if necessary.

Anthony Marra’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

Hudson-Essex Allergy, LLC

18 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-992-8911 |


616 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 3B, Caldwell | 6 Green Village Road, Madison 201-400-2261 |

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5 Franklin Avenue, Suite 102, Belleville 973-759-5842 |

Chiropractor. Dr. Buccino focuses on sports injuries, combining soft tissue techniques, rehab exercises, physiotherapy modalities, functional and therapeutic taping along with traditional chiropractic adjustments. She treats both athletes and non-athletes by addressing injured joints and muscles in a timely manner to get you back into play.

Dr. Andrea Buccino 6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23, Cedar Grove 973-433-3655 | This hands-on team offers Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Techniques to help with a range of issues from neck and back pain to ADHD and chronic degenerative problems.

The Chiropractic Source 388 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-228-0500 |

Dentist – Group Practice. The Silverstrom Group is far from your ordinary dental practice. From the moment you set foot in their contemporary spa-like office, a group of friendly, highly trained professionals who truly care about you and your smile will be at your service. They welcome you to take a moment to meet their spectacular team.

The Silverstrom Group 580 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston | 973-992-3990

Dentist – Individual Practice. At Advanced Smiles, your oral health, comfort, and smile are top priorities. They provide patients with the finest quality of care. Their passion is creating the attractive, confident and beautiful smile you were meant to have. Their goal is to create a custom oral care plan that fits your individual needs.

Advanced Smiles Dental Care Whether looking for pain relief or an overall wellness plan, your path for better health begins at Fairfield Wellness & Physical Therapy. Through physical/hand therapy, chiropractic/ orthopedic care, acupuncture, nutrition and massage therapy, the team of professionals is dedicated to the healing of mind, body and soul. While creating customized healthcare plans unique to every patients’ needs, the team encourages a lighthearted environment where laughter is ultimately the best medicine.

Fairfield Wellness & Physical Therapy 25 Greenbrook Road, Fairfield | 973-403-9911 A state-of-the-art wellness center, NJ Spine & Joint provides the most advanced non-surgical healthcare services such as cold laser therapy, chiropractic, physical therapy, nutritional/ weight loss counseling and customized plans.

NJ Spine and Joint 870 Pompton Avenue, Suite A, Cedar Grove 973-433-0889 |

685 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 973-857-7799

Dr. Joseph M. DalBon and his team provide high tech, laser, cosmetic and family dentistry in a relaxed, state-of-the-art atmosphere. Their dental practice stands above traditional dental practices by providing the most advanced dental procedures in a comfortable, family friendly office.

Dr. Joseph DalBon 1019 Bloomfield Avenue, Suites 1A & 1B, West Caldwell | 973-244-2424 |

From digital xrays, to CAD/CAM one day crowns, to laser dentistry, to 3D guided surgery for implants, there is almost nothing that Dr. Feldman doesn’t offer to make your dental treatment as comfortable, successful and cosmetic as possible.

Dr. Paul Feldman If you’re tired of dealing with pain, then chiropractic care might offer you relief. Dr. Bonnie L. Barnnhart can address back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, the discomforts of pregnancy, and more. Offering flexible hours.

1500 Pleasant Valley Way, Suite #202 Atkins Medical Plaza, West Orange | 973-669-0500

Spa Chiropractic 376 Hollywood Ave, Fairfield | 862-881-4086

Day Spa. Providing stress-free services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Shop tor treasures and elegant gifts. Visit the spa to rejuvenate you during stressful times. We are all about wellbeing.

A Touch of Wellbeing 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-4289 | A full service spa offering a variety of massages, manicures, facials, detoxification treatments and other services meant to make their clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated and pampered. The tranquil and serene atmosphere aids in client’s relaxation.

Comprehensive dental treatment in all areas of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve a bright, healthy smile.

Dr. Stacy Oberfield, DDS 1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell | 973-521-7610

Offers high-quality dental care for infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs in a relaxed, fun environment. In addition, Sparkles Dentistry offers office sedation by medical anesthesiologist, orthodontics and speech therapy.

Sparkles Dentistry for Children 76 Bellevue Avenue Montclair | 973-744-3127

Woodhouse Day Spa 56 S. Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-8488

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Best of Essex RESOURCE DIRECTORY Dr. Michael Scurti uses advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques to give his patients the perfect smile. He has established a reputation for results in cosmetic dentistry that provides patients with permanent, beautiful teeth that look and feel natural.

Verona Dental Arts 184 Pompton Avenue, Verona | 862-881-4251

Oral & Maxillofacial. Dr. William G. Ranucci, D.M.D. is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who has served Essex County for over 22 years. The staff is a certified team of professionals who create a comfortable patient environment, while reducing patient anxiety! Dr. Ranucci offers a variety of surgical procedures using state of the art technology to treat patients of all ages—from 2 to 104.

Oral & Maxillofacial Associates of Montclair

Medi Spa. Radiance Medical Spa offers a comprehensive list of non-invasive and holistic therapies including skincare and therapeutic medical treatments, which aim to help patients treat skin issues.

Radiance Spa at the Loverme Center 825 Bloomfield Ave, Fells Plaza, Suite 205, Verona 973-559-5231

Optician. Block & Zuckerman Opticians has served the community for over 65 years. They strive for excellence in all that they do— from edging the highest in lens technology to selecting the finest frames for each individual’s face. They look forward to seeing you.

Block & Zuckerman Opticians 796 Northfield Ave, West Orange | 973-736-7647

54 Plymouth Street, Montclair | 973-746-3466 Roseland Eye Care carries the best selection of eyewear. The caring staff will go above and beyond to ensure every client receives glasses that best suit their needs, from fashion, to function, as well as budget.

Fitness. Boone Studio’s approach is well rounded and balanced. Classes combine strength, flexibility and cardio work. Offering group or private classes in yoga, Pilates, barre, cardio barre, TRX or kettlebells. They strive hard to keep your workout fresh and fun. Babysitting is available on premises.

Boone Studio 40 Church Street, Montclair | 973-901-1392

The passive stretching of the Kika Method eliminates stress and unlocks the tension your body is holding onto. You’ll find a new source of energy as you gain flexibility. Locations in Montclair, Westfield, NYC, Del Ray.

Roseland Eye Care 178 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland | 973-228-2424

Personal Trainer. Specializing in a low-force, slow-motion strength training method called Slow Burn that will improve your strength, flexibility and endurance—without traditional aerobics or stretching.

Slow Burn of Montclair 25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013

Power Stretch Studios Temporary Studio: St. James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Road (entrance in Church Parking lot) 973-692-8670 |

The West Essex Y provides opportunities and support for people of all ages in their pursuit of health and well-being in spirit, mind and body. No other organization is in the position of the Y to positively impact the health crisis facing the community. The programs, classes and facilities meet the unique needs of members from infants to teens, young adults to seniors.

West Essex YMCA 321 S Livingston Avenue, Livingston | 973-992-7500

Massage. Remedy Massage provides Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Reflexology and Prenatal massage treatments for clients in their serene studio at Watchung Plaza.


Physical Therapy. At Optimum Recovery Rehab, they appreciate the vitality and quality of life everyone wants to enjoy. They understand that days spent in pain limit your full appreciation of each hour, so they will do their best to find evidence-based therapy that gets you back to doing what you love as fast as possible.

Optimum Recovery Rehab 743 Northfield Avenue, 1st Fl, Suite 2, West Orange 973-669-8300 |

Plastic Surgeon. The Neigel Center is the premiere, anti-aging and cosmetic practice for rejuvenation of the face and body. Specializing in facial surgery, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra, laser procedures and advanced medical spa treatments. The Neigel Center is recognized for their expertise in Ophthalmic, Plastic, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery.

Remedy Massage

Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

25 Watchung Plaza, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-897-7688 |

254 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200, Florham Park | 973-410-1100

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Senior Care. Dr. Barry DiBernardo, Dr. Harry Haramis, and Dr. Maria Del Vecchio at New Jersey Plastic Surgery provide quality care with the best possible results. They specialize in anti-aging treatments. The center has been the premier plastic surgery practice in the greater Essex County area for the past 20 years.

New Jersey Plastic Surgery 29 Park Street, Montclair

CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living helps residents live vibrant, independent lives—with the comfort of knowing that a helping hand is always close by. Spacious apartments provide all the touches of home, and a wide variety of social activities contributes to the residents’ continued health and well-being. Most important, comprehensive support services enable residents to receive the level of assistance to meet their individual needs.

CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living

76 Passaic Avenue, Livingston | 973-758-9000 | At the Plastic Surgery Group, the talented board-certified plastic surgeons—Drs. Allen D. Rosen, Valerie J. Ablaza and Barry S. Citron—offer breast enhancement, body contouring and facial rejuvenation plastic surgery to help their patients look and feel their best.

The Plastic Surgery Group 37 N Fullerton Ave , Montclair | 973-233-1933

Retirement Community. Northern New Jersey’s Premier Retirement Community. Situated on 130 wooded acres, Cedar Crest is a continuing care retirement community for seniors 62-plus, located in northern Morris County. Enjoy independent living and on-site continuing care with a wealth of amenities and services.

Cedar Crest Retirement Community Erickson Living | 1-800-416-8243

Specialty Beauty Services. Lure Lash specializes in eye lash extensions as well as waxing and tinting. They use only the best products on their clients as their goal is to enhance their natural beauty. Located in Montclair, this beauty boutique offers many different services to fit all of your lash needs.

Lure Lash

416 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973-783-5274

Women’s Services. Take the first step toward improving your life! The NCJW Center for Women is a resource for all women and children. The professional staff and trained volunteers provide life skills, independence, self-esteem, and career opportunities. Diversified workshops, computer classes, legal guidance, career services, and self-empowerment programs are available.

NCJW/Essex Center for Women

70 So. Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston 973-994-4994 | |

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Get Over It!

Don’t let resentments drag you down. In the end, it’s all up to you.


ne of my favorite bands, The Eagles, wrote a song poking fun at people who constantly whine that they are “victims of this, victims of that,” yet never take responsibility for their lives. The Eagles advice? “Get over it!” How many people are living with grudges, anger and resentment from the past? It can eat at your insides and do more damage than you think. What’s done is done. And surprisingly, you can gain much from past difficulties—depending on how you look at it. For example, a study of two sons of an alcoholic father found that one grew up to become a successful businessman, while his brother was living on the streets, a hopeless drunk. Both sons were asked: “Why did you end up this way?” And each had the same answer: “What would you expect with a father like mine?” It’s all about choices. We can let all the past experiences and people who have “hurt” us make us bitter or better. If we choose to let anger and resentment seethe, they can become like poisons destroying us—and

even end up killing us with unnecessary stress. A USA Today study found that more than 80% of doctors’ visits are for illnesses related to stress. Now, I was about to write some tips on how to get over disappointments and live a more stress-free lifestyle when I thought I’d reverse the process and look at it from a whole new angle. Here are several tips on how to be miserable. Yes, miserable. You may even know a few people like this—and they wouldn’t trade their misery for all the riches in the world. Tip #1: Believe the world is against you. Cut yourself off from the world and then somehow, an inner voice tells you that everyone’s out to get you. You have to keep a negative attitude toward everyone— because for some odd reason, people’s reaction will mirror your approach.

Barry Farber

(and we do have a name for anything you can think up) that defines why people should feel sorry for you. Tell everyone your “diagnosis” to rationalize your misery. This should work well for a while, and when it gets stale, you can search for something else to evoke sympathy. Tip #4: Blame everyone else for your problems. Never look inside for a solution. Your troubles are always because someone else got lucky and you ended up suffering because of it. Tip #5: And finally, hold these words close to your heart at all times: anger, jealousy, self-pity, selfishness, self-absorption and revenge. You get the point. Attitude determines your altitude in most situations—some look up and some look down. We have the final choice. If it’s going to be, it’s up to me.

Tip #2: Get all wrapped up in yourself. It’s not time to think of people’s needs; after all, you should always come first.

The writer Maya Angelou phrased it beautifully: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

Tip #3: Find an illness in a medical book

Or, as the Eagles put it, “Get over it.”

Barry Farber is a radio and television host with expertise in sales and marketing topics, as well as a marketing consultant for corporations, professional athletes, and entertainers. He’s the creator and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pens that can be seen at Learn more about this author at

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“Winter in Essex County offers many special ways for people of all ages to celebrate the season. Come out and join us at the Zoo, at the Castle and at the Environmental Center.”  JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Invite you to enjoy the:

Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be transformed into an amazing fantasyland this holiday season! 5-9pm • November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 December 2, 3, 4 and December 9 to January 2 Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 & 25

Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Holidays at Essex County Kip’s Castle November 28-December 30 • 12 Noon-4pm

(Open Wednesdays to Sundays; Closed Dec. 24 & 25)

Visit Kip’s Castle during the holiday season for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1920s. Free Admission.

Holiday Candlelight Tours

November 29; December 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 27 & 28 • 7pm Celebrate the season with a guided tour of historic Kip’s Castle during the twilight hours. $8 per person, advance registration required. Space is limited.

Historic Holiday House Tour

December 3 & December 4 • Times Vary Decorated for the holiday season, historic homes throughout Essex County will open their doors in unison for one spectacular weekend. For locations and more information, visit

Sustainable Homes and Habitat Gingerbread Contest at the Environmental Center

FREE ADMISSION! For information, please call 973-731-5800 Visitors are asked to help those in need by donating non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys or gently used winter coats. Sponsored by PSE&G, Covanta Energy, Essex County Parks Foundation and Zoological Society of New Jersey

(All entries must be registered by December 5)

On Display December 7-16, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm

Create a unique gingerbread house with natural accents and green building design features.

See a complete list of events at:

Putting Essex County First Advertisement supported with a grant from the Essex County Parks Foundation, a private 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Essex County Parks System. Not printed at taxpayers’ expense.

Be Your Brightest for the Holidays! For a smile that’s

M erry & B right join us in our raffle for an in-office Zoom— speed whitening. Call the office today for details! BEFORE


Convenient Appointments Available • Ample Private Parking

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685 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 102 • Verona Find us on: • 973-857-7799

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