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The ability to write well, because I enjoy reading. —Anne Hurley, Chatham Borough

To play the piano because that’s something where I could entertain people and open up a lot of hearts through music. —Brian Cass, Springfield

To be better at guitar. I love music and I love playing music. —Richard Roche, Chatham Borough

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Probably to see the future, I’d like to see what is coming. —Robert Santangelo, Short Hills

To be able to speak any language because then I could communicate with everybody wherever I go.


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43 Diamond Minds Traits That Make Great Leaders

44 Restaurant Guide 46 Vicinity “A” List

In The VICINITY The Bar Method of Madison Raises the Barre By Katrina Musto, photo courtesy of Bar Method


he Bar Method of Madison is more than a fitness studio. Each barre class delivers a challenging exercise regime intended to strengthen and lengthen the entire body. For many of their clients, who range from 15-80 years old, the welcoming studio transforms into their home away from home. With results like sculpted arms, firmer thighs, a lifted seat and flatter abs, it is easy to see why this workout is a growing trend.

Jennifer Graf, Kelly Orwig and Suji Donnelly with their team’s treasure chest donations for Goryeb Children’s Cancer Hospital

Owner, Gina Striffler, left her corporate job to become an entrepreneur and is now two-time winner of Madison’s “Extra Mile Award” for exemplary customer service for a small business. “Take one of our classes and you’ll find a knowledgeable, passionate teacher with a keen ability to instruct and inspire.” Striffler noted Gina Striffler inside that clients are greeted by of her brightly lit name and are connected Madison studio to others within their growing community through lectures, workshops and fitness challenges. made donations to many charities that support: soldiers; veterans; animals; the The studio’s most recent “Fall Friendzy” underprivileged; area children battling challenge drew over 200 clients closer diseases—and more,” she said. “The teams to one another, with an outpouring of far exceeded what I ever believed possible. support for over 25 local and national charities as well as new partnerships with Striffler is consistently moved by the local businesses. Clients formed teams of selflessness of her clients and believe they eight to accomplish several goals over a personify the Bar Method’s vision: to change nine-week period. A “Player’s Choice” goal lives from the outside in. “It is much more expanded the teams bond beyond the studio than exercise.” Striffler is grateful to have where they took up collections, organized made such a positive career change. “I’ve shopping and outings, taught classes and never looked back. Not one day,” she says.

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he Family and Children’s Services, Inc. are to hold the Frontline Insurance Red Carpet Party, a night of fashion and fundraising. The event will include red carpet cocktails, a fashion show by designer Sareh Nouri of NYC, and Millburn/Short Hills retailers Bloomingdales, Schultz & M. Blaustein and Dressed by Lori. In addition to women’s fashions, this year a group of Summit Fire Department Firefighters will walk the runway modeling tuxedos from Coleman’s of Millburn. For over 120 years, Family and Children’s Services has been protecting children, preventing abuse and neglect, strengthening and preserving families by providing positive guidance for at-risk youth, families and individuals. Last year, the Red Carpet Party raised over $80,000 in support of Family & Children’s Services’ mission. All event proceeds directly support Family and Children’s Services programs for disadvantaged, traumatized and at-risk children and families. The event takes place on March 2 at 7pm at Canoe Brook Country Club in Short Hills. For register or purchase raffle tickets visit


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Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad Celebrates 75 Years The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad, in its 75th year, held their annual dinner dance and installation of officers on Friday, January 13th at Berkeley Plaza. Several members were recognized for their dedication and life-saving work. Incoming officers include: Samantha Lloyd as Chief, Donna Foster as Deputy Chief, Toni Gestone as First LT Training, Bill Schulz as Second LT Equipment, Kevin Jow as Second LT Supplies, Joe Plocinski as Second LT Vehicles, Howie Meyer as President, Joe Savino as Vice President, Peggy Dendinger and Jane Brown as Recording Secretary, Arlene Burnett as Secretary Corresponding, Jim Cline as Treasurer, and Ori Sternberg, Tom Pirone and Tim Brown as Trustee.

Junior League Volunteers Meet with State Rep. Mila Jasey


olunteers of the State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) met with area legislators to discuss legislation related to bettering the lives of women and children in New Jersey. SPAC is the advocacy arm of the Junior Leagues in New Jersey. Volunteers have worked for over 40 years to advocate on behalf of the most voiceless in New Jersey. Successes include legislation relating to childhood obesity; human trafficking; violence against women; child safety (bike helmets, booster seats, childproof handguns); foster care; juvenile justice; smoke free air; anti-stalking; breast feeding and maternity stay initiatives. The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH) is an organization of women who are CONNECTED, RESPONSIVE, and COMMITTED to improving lives within their community. Founded in 1913, JLOSH serves the communities of East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Orange, Short Hills, South Orange, Springfield and West Orange. Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills 105 Main Street, Millburn | 973-379-965 |













TAJ EXPRESS: The Bollywood Musical Revue TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies. Go on a high-energy celebration of Indian pop music and Bollywood culture and traditions, featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling live music.

7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Into The Unknown: The Photographs of Michael Rockefeller

The first exhibition to examine this French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present. His art has provided a liberating model for American artists’ varied explorations of vibrant color, strong, fluid lines, and clear compositional structures in their pursuits of self-expression. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-7465555. One hundred and one years later, a new, interactive permanent gallery for the Museum’s unparalleled collection commemorates the Garden State’s great history as one of the great pottery and porcelain centers of the Western World. From pickle jars and pie plates, from artistic porcelains to modern studio pottery, New Jersey has one of the richest ceramic traditions in the United States. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Native Artists of North America Featuring more than 100 rarely exhibited objects from throughout the United States and Canada, Native Artists of North America will showcase an exciting selection of works from the permanent collection, dating from the early 19th century to the present, including many objects never before exhibited. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition features a selection of Rockefeller’s photographs from the Baliem Valley New Guinea expedition of 1961. Many of these photographs from Harvard’s Peabody Museum have not been publicly displayed. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Wednesday, February 1 Women’s Workshops February programs are: Good Homework Practices: How to Minimize the Struggle; and The Art and Science of a Loving Relationship. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Art in the Atrium’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition, “Ritual and Evocations”


Inside Looking Out Art Exhibit Artist Dorothy Anderson Wasserman’s photographs are cut, rearranged and then pieced together in layers of chaos and clarity. She tells a spellbinding story using images from the past, present and an imagined future. Contemporary surrealist collage in its finest form. Runs through Feb. 23. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Straighten Up! Start the New Year healthy. For the month of February, Dr. Glenn P. Sorrentino is offering a free consultation and posture screening (family/child friendly event) NJ Spine & Joint, 870 Pompton Ave., Suite A-1, Cedar Grove. 973-4330889.

Children’s Yoga In addition to Yoga poses, gradual stretching and correct breathing, emphasis is placed on the children seeing the beauty in themselves and in others through effective, fun Yoga activities. Ages 7-12. Also Feb. 8,15 & 22. 4:455:30pm. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St. Chester. 908-879-9648.

LinkedIn Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

A Comedy of Tenors! The sequel to the grand-slam comedy “Lend Me a Tenor!” One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? An uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight. Runs through Feb. 26. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

An exhibition featuring renowned African American artist Barbara Bullock, showcasing more than twenty examples of Bullock’s vibrant sculptural paper collages. The exhibition is being organized by Art in the Atrium, Inc. Runs through April, 23. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713700.

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Dale Carnegie Training Know what to say and how to say it by attending our upcoming course, How To Communicate With Diplomacy & Tact. Also Feb. 2. 9am-5pm. Dale Carnegie, 140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste 109, West Caldwell. Registration required. 973-8900909.

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Legal Services Class A one-time 30-minute private consultation with an attorney that offers guidance to women on how to proceed with a legal issue. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston.

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Essex Water Color Club Art Show The Essex Water Color Club, the oldest water color club in New Jersey, will hold its annual show through February. An opening reception will be held for the artists on Sunday, February 5 from 2:15-4pm. Runs through Feb. 23. The public is invited to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603.

Gentle Chair Yoga Class for older adults that deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. Meets weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. 11:30am-12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

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“The Whole World is a Single Flower” Photography Exhibit

Sleeping Better, Naturally

Book Discussion Group

Having trouble falling or staying asleep at night? Learn about natural ways to promote healthy, sound, restorative sleep. 1 hour lecture. 30 minute Q & A. Presenter: Marianna Shimelfarb, MD, Family Medicine Practitioner. 7pm. Registration required. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkely Heights. 908-277-8889.

The group will discuss Nina Stibbe’s debut novel, “Man at the Helm.” Soon after her parents’ separation, nine-yearold Lizzie Vogel moves with her siblings and newly single mother to a tiny village in the English countryside, where the new neighbors are horrified by their unorthodox ways and fatherless household. 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-3764930 x228.

Des-Arad Artist Exchange Exhibit

Ravenscroft Production On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. Five alluring and dangerous women hold all the cards and all the answers. Ghosts on the staircase and skeletons in the closet intensify this thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. Written by Don Nigro. Runs through Feb. 12. Morris Museum, Main stage, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Chatham Photographer, Larry Kerner’s images captures the moment through his lens. Runs through March 1, 8amdusk. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7601.

Groundhog Prediction Party Join the education staff at METC to make a Groundhog Day prediction. Children will meet Phil, a favorite groundhog puppet, and they will learn about the custom of Groundhog Day while making a groundhog themed craft. 4-5pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Register online or call 973-377-2982 ext. 12.

Gen Y Networking Group Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 7pm. All are welcome. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Career Services Class An 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.

Engineering Brick Art The LEGO© brick has sparked the imagination of artists near and far. Explore how this simple toy has been transformed into a medium of art and design from fast food to famous works of art, this exhibition features more than thirty LEGO© brick marvels. Runs through Feb. 26. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Nature Photography by Rachel Ritter Brighten your February days with the beautiful photography of Rachel Ritter of Morris Township. She draws her inspiration from the gardens of Morris County and her photographs are a perfect blending of art and nature. Runs through Feb. Frelinghuysen, Haggerty Education, Center 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.


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Art work created by 7 American artists who participated in an artist exchange program in Israel during the summer of 2016. Runs through. Feb, 28. Gaelen Gallery East. JCC Metro West, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3400.

Art Exhibit The Gallery at Hillside Square is pleased to present “Aesthetic Bonds”: The Intersection of Personal and Visual Influences, the works of Francesca Azzara and Paul Pinkman. Included in this exhibit are four diptych and triptych works from the “Influences” collection that were created along with New Art Group member artists Susan Ahlstrom, Jane Caminos, Nancy Ori and Heidi Sussman. Runs through April, 28. The Gallery at Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Ave., Montclair. 908-309-6114.

Thursday, February 2 Watercolor Workshops With award-winning watercolorist Ed Schuh. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Bus service available to Chatham residents only. Thurs. 10am-Noon or 12:45-2:45pm through Feb. 16. Next session runs Mar. 2–Apr. 6. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

Kids’ Creativity Center During this drop-off workshop, kids will learn to use fine art materials while you enjoy an enriching and relaxing evening in MAM’s galleries. Led by MAM’s experienced art educators, activities in the Kids’ Creativity Center will be inspired, seasonal, whimsical, and fun. Ages 5+. 5:30 or 6:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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Listen to fascinating Native American stories about how the stars were placed in sky to make constellations, show when to plant crops and mark the beginning of the hunting season. This celestial adventure that will leave you with a greater understanding of how the Navajo view the sky. Ages 8-adult. Thurs. & Fri. 2pm; Sat. 3:30pm. Newark Museum Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Build Your Own Walking Stick Join GSWA and retired Science teacher turned walkingstick-guru for a fun-filled DIY workshop. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of rough sticks, including red cedar, maple, beech, and iron wood, and walk away with a finished product and the knowledge of how to create one on your own. All tools and safety equipment will be provided. Registration required. Great Swamp Watershed Association Headquarters, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown. 973-538-3500.

Attract the Love You Deserve Lisa Caroselli, a certified love attraction coach and trainer, will hold a session providing tips, tools and practices to attract the love you deserve and increase the receptivity to that love using the law of attraction. 7pm. You many sign up online or by phone. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Friday, February 3 Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal Perform Beloved singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will play a concert featuring music from her acclaimed album The River & the Thread. 8pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Auditions For “Dreamgirls” The Montclair Operetta Club, one of the country’s oldest continuously-operating community theatres, concluding its 92nd season, announces open auditions for its upcoming production of Dreamgirls. Bob Cline is the director; Amy Shera is the choreographer; and Gonzalo Valencia is the musical director. Auditions will be held 7pm and Feb. 5 at 2pm. The door will open thirty minutes before the start of auditions. Sign-in will continue for one hour. Montclair Operetta Club studio, 494 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair. info,

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Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class General exercise class for older adults designed to improve overall fitness for all levels. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. 1:30am-12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Men’s Discussion Group Of Current Events Participants have found this to be a good venue for informal discussion on timely topics as well as a sharing of their past experiences. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. The Senior Bus is available for Chatham residents only. Fridays 10:30am. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

John Arthur Performs Music by Bob Dylan John Arthur, former youth services librarian and Assistant Director at the Library of the Chathams, will perform the music of Bob Dylan in recognition of Dylan recently receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature. 8pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.





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A radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. “I Am Not Your Negro” is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. Ages high school+. 7:30pm. Montclair Film Festiva, Glenfield Middle School, 25 Maple Ave., Montclair. 973-509-4171.

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71st Annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show This year’s features fine 18th-20th century furniture, fine art paintings, prints, antique and vintage jewelry, exceptional accessories, fine china, glassware, silver, folk art, and much more. 10am-9pm. Sat.10am-4pm. Glen Ridge Congregational Church,195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, Montclair. 973-743-5596.

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The Piano Men treat you to the excitement that only Billy Joel and Elton John in concert together can create! Broadway veterans Craig A. Meyer and Donnie Kehr perform the music of these two superstars, accompanied by amazingly talented backup singers and “The Rocket Band” of all-star musicians. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Peace and calm for your special needs child! Yoga can improve your child’s ability to focus and concentrate, develop fine and gross motor skills and also contribute to an increase in successful communication and the desire to build responsive and interactive relationships. Ages 9 & up. 11am-Noon. The Center for Special Needs, Inc., 57 Main St. Chester. 908-879-9648.

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Children 12 and under, free. 7:3010:30pm. Refreshments served. Handicapped accessible; free parking. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.


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After Dinner Dance Join The Plainfield Symphony for its annual After Dinner Dance. Great music, open bar, savory and sweet refreshments and live & silent auctions. 8pm-midnight. Parish Hall, First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, 724 Park Ave., Plainfield. 908-561-5660.

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Enjoy a sweet adventure at the Museum. Play chocolate inspired games, make tasty crafts, and watch “Lollipops for Breakfast” in the Theatre. 11am4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

The Drew Forum presents Seth Meyers Drew University is pleased to present Seth Meyers, an Emmy Award-winning writer and current host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Meyers was named one of the 2014 TIME 100, Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Children’s Yoga A wonderful way to support a great foundation for life. The children stretch, strengthen, relax and learn how to quiet themselves. Children enter the Yoga garden where they participate in Yoga poses, breathing and enjoy Yoga activities. Ages 3-6. Also Feb. 11 & 18. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St. Chester. 908879-9648. 2017 © All Rights Reserved. Closets by Design, Inc.


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Well-known “High Country” musicians Lisa Baldwin and David Haney will bring the sounds of the Blue Ridge Mountains, bluegrass, country, traditional folk and contemporary singer-songwriters to the stage in performances that have received critical acclaim. 8pm. Centenary Stage Company, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Couples French Bistro Weekend Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in cooking these “French Bistro” inspired dishes. Menu includes caramelized onion and goat cheese tart, steak with béarnaise sauce, chicken pillard with frisee salad, parisian gnocchi, roasted tomatoes with herbs and garlic, cream puffs with ice cream and chocolate sauce. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Book Sale Children/tween/young adult bag-ofbooks sale. Great selection of books for children, tweens and young adults in beautiful condition. Fill a bag (provided by Friends) for $8. Books also sold individually. 10am-2pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-4136.

Budapest Festival Orchestra Hungary’s acclaimed orchestra performs the Fifth Symphony in an allBeethoven program featuring pianist Richard Goode. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

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Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Don Flaherty will call the contras. The band will be Dance Therapy. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. 8-11pm. No partner necessary. Carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. The First Presbyterian Church Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-2956864.

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Sunday, February 5 Into the Woods Musical Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun. With the help of Coyote and Native American stories, children will learn about moon phases, eclipses, constellations and more. Ages 5-8yrs. Saturdays & Second Sundays, 1pm. (35 Min.) Newark Museum Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973596-6550.

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Venture back Into the Woods with the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine that has been remounted like you’ve never seen it before. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


Meditation Class If your everyday life feels stressful and is starting to take a toll, take a giant step forward now toward lasting peace and happiness. Please call for additional days and times. Also Feb. 12 & 19. 7-8pm. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St. Chester. 908-879-9648.

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CAMPS 2012 Expand and diversify your skills through an introduction to Jacquard’s varied mediums. Learn about airbrush paints, pigments, dyes and waxes, along with various mixed media techniques. Try Jacquard Fabric Paint for yourself. 1-3pm. Registration required. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Mall, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973669-0995.

Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Lecture Presented by The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, this year’s speaker is R. William Thomas, Executive Director of the legendary Chanticleer of Wayne, PA. Mr. Thomas will speak about his book “The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration & Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer.” Known as one of America’s most romantic, imaginative and exciting public gardens, this talk promises to inspire every home gardener. 2pm. Snowdate February 5. To register for this event, visit The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

Weather permitting, harvest ice from the pond, tap trees for maple sap, help with farm chores, and ride in an openair wagon. Meet the resident farm animals. Wood-burning cook stove cooking demonstration available. Special event admission fee. Noon-4pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-326-7645.

Monday, February 6 Join CASA Night with the New Jersey Devils NJ Devils v. Buffalo Sabres. A deal too good to pass up. Get a great deal on tickets for an exciting game and support CASA at the same time. Receive a discounted ticket rate, plus a food voucher and a commemorative poster. The more tickets sold the more funds raised for CASA. 7pm. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 973-622-4831.

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DVD Series

First Aid Lecture

Taj Express The Bollywood Musical Revue

“Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre” Tour France’s greatest treasures in this world-class museum. Each session consists of three 30-minute lectures. No need to sign up. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Mondays through March 6. 10:30am-Noon. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

Join Rosemary Gorman, ANCC, Program Director of Geriatric Health & Disease Management at the Barnabas Health Medical Group, for this informative lecture on the basics of providing and receiving First Aid.12:30pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 1-888-724-7123 or

Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies. Go on a high-energy celebration of Indian pop music and Bollywood culture and traditions, featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling live music. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Natives Are Restless: Outstanding Forms of Woody Native Plants Discussion

Support Group This program is for people who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Patients can share concerns and advice about their experiences with breast cancer treatments and more. 5-6pm. Presenters: Carol Boyer, RN, MSN, APN, CBPN-IC, AOCNS, Nurse Navigator; Elizabeth Nikol, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACT, Behavioral Health Therapist. Call our nurse navigation team at 908-277-8670. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkely Heights. 908-277-8889.

Do you have to sacrifice all those spectacular trees and shrubs from Asia and Europe? Stunning new forms of native American plants are being introduced all the time, and the best of them inspire admiration in gardeners around the world. Marc Montefusco, Director of Horticulture at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, will introduce us to some of his favorite “exotic natives,” any of which could find a place in your landscape. 7:30pm. Maplewood Garden Club, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. www.reeves-reedarboretum,org

Summer Art Camp and Spring Registration Opens Register today for classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, design and more. All ages and abilities. Classes start April 17. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. Call 908-273-9121.

This fun, fast-paced class will teach students all the cool new moves in a safe and exciting environment! Perfect that cartwheel then move onto round-offs, hand stands, and 1-handed cartwheels! Watch as flexibility and coordination improve with every step and understanding of rhythm and timing shine with each new routine. Ages 5-10yrs. Mondays 4:15-5:15pm. Jewish Community Center Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3473.

Come in for free assistance with Nooks, Kindles, Androids, iPads, and iPhone. Learn how to borrow free eBooks and audiobooks with your Springfield card. Sessions run from 7-8:30pm each Monday—no appointment necessary. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Maplesugaring Demonstration Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup made right at the Great Swamp OEC. Treats are available for purchase. Dates: February: 6, 13, 14, 20, 21. 2pm-3pm. February 27 & 28: Special times for demos at 1pm and 2:30pm. Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-635-6629.

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The most beautiful creature in the ocean is asked to sacrifice the one thing that makes her unique in order to share her gifts with those around her. This event has been designed to create a supportive, welcoming experience for children on the autism spectrum. Ages 4-10. 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Ringling Bros B&B Circus Launch into the future with “Out Of This World” where children join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil. The entire family will be amazed by this cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravitydefying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns. Runs through March 12. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 973-622-4831.

Seedlings: The Nose Knows In this program, preschoolers ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers will discover the wonders of nature. Each session features a different theme based on what is growing in the gardens. Begin with story time and complete the class with an outdoor exploration. Theme: Does that plant have a smell? Take a whiff and find out why. Wed.11am-Noon. Frelinghuysen, Haggerty Education, Center 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

Bariatric Surgery Support Group Presenter: Patrick E. LeMasters, MD, Bariatric Surgeon. Together with Dr. LeMasters in a safe, supportive, compassionate environment, the group will explore effective strategies that can help achieve long-term success with weight loss. 5-6pm. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkely Heights. 908-277-8889. events

Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance, and calmness. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. 11:30am-12:45pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

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Planning a trip? Always wanted to learn? Want to communicate with family? Groups of all levels are forming. Daytime and evening options. Please call or e-mail for scheduling. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or information@

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Summer Camp Registration at The Connection Summer Day Camps at The Connection run from June 26-Aug 25, offering weekly sessions for boys and girls ages 3 and up. A traditional morning camp that includes swim lessons followed by afternoon specialty camps: theater, gymnastics and dance camp for girls, and coed Jr. warrior camp along with sports, nature, fashion, art, cooking, S.T.E.A.M. and travel. Full day/half day, combine and save. Extended hours. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Thursday, February 9 Mayhem Poets The Mayhem Poets (Mason Granger, Mikumari Caiyhe and Scottt Raven) seamlessly blend raw elements of hiphop, theater and improv comedy to tell truths that leave audiences forever changed. These spoken-word virtuosos have been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” 10am & 12:30pm also Feb. 10, 10am & 12:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?

Free Tax Help AARP’s Tax-Aide program will offer free tax counseling and preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers with special attention to those who are 60 years old and older. Thursdays from February 9 through April 13. Appointments will be taken 9am-12noon. Appointments are required. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5509.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox mashes up your favorite pop songs—from Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber to Radiohead and Guns N’ Roses—in completely different styles such as doowop, swing or ragtime that will give you a whole new appreciation of styles and sounds old and new. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Seton Hall University Theatre: Presents “As It Is In Heaven” The simple story is set in the 1830s America within a Shaker community where young women celebrate their faith through work, song and prayer. A new member disrupts the women’s routine with her ideas and visions leading to a confrontation of faith among the community. Runs through Feb. 11, 8pm and Feb. 12, 2pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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“Masters Of Illusion” Magic Show Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. Audience members will marvel at the huge production values and be drawn in by the immediacy of a live performance. It’s the time honored art of the master illusionist combined with the speed and modern design of the 21st century. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Music Recital The Suburban Music Study Club will hold a recital, with performances by Peter Hill, Piano; Merynda Adams, Harp; Charity Wicks, Piano. Free and open to the public. 10:30am. Chase Room, Madison Library, 39 Keep St., Madison. 973-377-0722.

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“When We Were Kings” Screening The film tells the story of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire. The drama of the fight between an aging Muhammad Ali past his prime fighting heavyweight champion George Foreman who was 10 years younger is set against promoter Don King’s scramble to come up with $10 million to pay them. Eventually, King gets the money from Mobutu Sese Seko, the dictator of Zaire. (Rated PG) 7pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Don’t miss the NJPAC debut of this comic mastermind, whose hysterical, high-energy physical storytelling has already earned comparison with legends like Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy. 7 & 9:30pm also Feb. 10, 7 & 9:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Friday, February 10 Bobby Collins Performs Comedian Bobby Collins is a storyteller whose heartfelt humor engages audiences with a hilarious blend of characterizations to which everyone can relate. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Jorge Celedon Performs Known as “The Prince of Vallenato,” Jorge Celedón, is a Colombian singer-songwriter who comes from a musical family. His first performance was with his uncle Daniel Celedón, the renowned vallenato singer, in his own group called Doble Poder which helped him to become a great star of vallenato by the time he was an adult. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Be My Valentine Cooking Class

Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 285 Madison Avenue, Madison

When: Intensive Business Camp (Grades 11 & 12): July 17-21, 2017 Global Business Camp (Grades 9-12): August 7-11, 2017 Where: Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus Contact Timur Pakay at 973-443-8887 or visit

Join chef Diana Albanese and learn as she demonstrates how to cook these luscious Valentine dishes. Menu includes sautéed shrimp with shiitake mushrooms, lobster stuffed beef tenderloin, individual potato gratins, french green bean bundles, arugula-blood orangepomegranate and goat cheese salad, raspberry chocolate crème brule. 6:309:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009.

Saturday, February 11 Peter & the Wolf Musical The duck, bird, cat, wolf, hunters, Peter and his Grandfather are each represented by a specific theme and instrument, making this a wonderful introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, as well as a charming story. 2 & 3:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Dancing & Romancing

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November of 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. The performance features Rachmaninoff, Sibelius and Stravinsky. 7:30pm. Kean Stage, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908-737-7469.

Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with Live Music and Chocolate Soprano soloist Chelsea Bonagura will entertain us with her beautiful, warm voice. Followed by chocolate desserts. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 12:30pm. Registration required. Bus service available to Chatham residents only. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

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Featuring “Selling England By The Pound”. Internationally renowned for its high quality historical recreation of early Genesis concerts, The Musical Box, the only band licensed and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world such as the Royal Albert Hall in London and the Olympia in Paris. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973783-9500.

The timeless elegance and romance of the golden age of Hollywood musicals will sweep you off your feet with song and dance standards inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and “the queen of tap dancing” herself, Eleanor Powell. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance Treat your someone special to a night of dinner and dancing for valentine’s Day. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while professionals from Arthur Murray Dance Studio perform. After dinner, it is your turn, as they facilitate instructions of popular dances. The buffet dinner includes coffee, tea and dessert. 7-11pm.Cucina Calandra, 216 Hwy., 46, Fairfield. 973575-7720.

Darlene Love Performs

Open Stage at The Minstrel Children 12 and under, free. 7:3010:30pm. Refreshments served. Handicapped accessible; free parking. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Darlene Love’s background vocals as a lead member of The Blossoms for Tom Jones, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. (continued on page 24)

The LongLasting Benefits of Camp

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amp has become a part of the fabric of America — conjuring special memories of hiking, swimming, friendships, and adventure for generations. When children go to camp, they’ll likely come home gushing about the lifelong friends they’ve made, and the exciting adventures they had. What they probably won’t tell you about are the life lessons camp has given them — those skills that, if nurtured at home after camp, translate into a lasting self-confidence, an awareness of the importance of kindness, and a greater comfort in voicing their opinions. For more than 150 years, camp has been changing lives — allowing all children to feel successful, especially those who may struggle with traditional educational settings. Camp is full of fun and excitement, but it is so much more — developing children who are better equipped to lead in the twenty-first century with skills such as independence, empathy, the ability to work as part of a team, and a broader world view.

• Camp is a safe and nurturing environment that enhances social skills. Camp is for

everyone, so children and youth have the opportunity to meet and interact with peers from outside their school environment.

Sports S.t.e.a.m. Arts & Crafts Waterplay Exploring nature backyard games music and more!

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• Camp supplements traditional education. Camps use intentional programming to

create a balance of experiential learning opportunities that are physical, emotional, and social.

• Camp provides experiences that promote self-confidence and future academic growth.

American Camp Association® (ACA) independent research shows that parents and camp staff, as well as the campers themselves, report significant growth in several areas, including leadership, independence, social comfort, and values and decisions.

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• Camp encourages a respect and love of nature. Children are able to learn about the

natural world. Camp also gives them a chance to “unplug.” More and more experts are advocating the value of time spent in nature for children — and camp is a perfect place to do that.

• Camp provides the opportunity to stay physically active. Camp is the ultimate outdoor experience with programs that offer physical activities and sports that enhance health and teach self-confidence.

Camp is a natural extension of the classroom. Research indicates that by participating in strategically planned, structured summer experiences, children reduce summer learning loss. Camp challenges children, keeps them engaged, develops creativity and their talents, and expands their horizons.

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The American Camp Association® (ACA) is a national organization with more than 10,000 individual members and nearly 3,000 member camps. ACA is committed to collaborating with those who believe in quality camp and outdoor experiences for children, youth, and adults. ACA provides advocacy and evidencebased education and professional development, and is the only national accrediting body for the organized camp experience. ACA accredits approximately 2,400 diverse camps nationally. ACA-Accredited® Camps meet up to 300 health and safety standards. Accreditation provides public evidence of a camp’s commitment to the health, safety, and overall well-being of both campers and staff. For more information, visit

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Immerse your child in a language learning adventure while exploring different ecosystems and cultures from around the world!! Classrooms will transform into rainforests, deserts, and even the Silk Road! Within each landscape, campers will explore the region’s natural and cultural characteristics through science, art, music, cooking, and other hands-on activities.

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2017 Camps & Summer Programs The Craig School Summer Academy Tower Hill Rd., Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295—



Discover Business and Foreign Language Teen Camp 285 Madison Ave., Madison 973-443-8842

Elite Tennis Academy

42 Fairfield Pl., West Caldwell 973-575-1000

Fusion Academy & Learning Center

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*Girl’s Leadership Institute @ Kent Place School 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit 908-273-0900 ext. 303—

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Hi Hills Camps at Gill St. Bernard’s 25 St. Bernard’s Rd., Gladstone 908-234-0067—



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International Ivy Locations: Caldwell University, Caldwell; Chatham Day School, Chatham, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, Livingston; The Pingry School, Short Hills *Leadership Program, **STEAM Program–Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, ***Broadcasting/Sports Broadcasting.

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Meet & Train with Agents & Broadway Personalities Ages 7-18, Beginner to Advanced Levels Final show in N.Y.C.

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SUMMER@ DELBARTON 10 Sports Camps for Boys Grades 3-9 June 26 – July 28

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Support Your Local Merchant. Shop Local. Find the perfect gift at nearby independently owned businesses in our community.

Make It Sparkle This Valentine’s Day don’t just make it special but make it SPARKLE! George Press Jewelers features the Alor Two-Toned Diamond Bar ring. A timeless piece that will keep the sparkle in her ring and her eyes.

George Press Jewelers

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A Beary Sweet Gift Shop at Love Letters for Valentine’s candy and stuffed animals for your loved ones, young and old.

Love Letters

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Make an Impression This Holly Yashi Garden necklace has been inspired by the French countrysides that influenced the Impressionists. Delicate niobium and semi-precious stones provide the ideal canvas to depict reflected light and cool botanical hues.

CBL Fine Art

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Brighten Your Day Interesting Faux Bamboo style ceramic base in white. The contemporary pattern shade is a woven fabric in green,blue, yellow, white and orange.

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Gift Wrapped Valentine’s Cupcake

Pink Valentines Day Sparkling Rosé Wine

“Big Love” deserves our biggest cupcake offering; “The Jumbo Cupcake” is specially decorated and gift wrapped for your “True Love” this Valentine’s Day. Choose from a selection of our awardwinning cake and icing options before we add decorations and a “Bow to Go.”

Rosé Champagnes and sparkling wines are more popular than they’ve ever been, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try one.

The Wine List

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Gigi’s Cupcakes

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For Those Who Love Flowers Valentine’s day is not just about red roses! Send your sweetie some of Mother Nature’s finest selection of flowers! Order Valentine floral ensembles early for best selection.

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One-Stop Gift Shopping at The Wine List Marketplace of Summit!

Gift Wrapped Valentine’s Six Pack Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a selection of our most popular chocolate offerings. This gift wrapped six pack of “Mini Cupcakes” will indulge your every sense with hints of salted caramel, raspberry truffle, hot chocolate and chocolate mousse to name just a few.

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For Chocolate Lovers Laura Clare also offers JT’s Confections! Locally made with the best ingredients to satisfy anyone’s chocolate desires. Choose from chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered oreos, and the famous mixed cluster boxes of turtles and caramels. The perfect gift for your “sweetie”!

Laura Clare Floral Design

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Martini vs Gibson If you’re a martini fan, you’ll probably adore the Gibson, as the only difference between this drink and the classic martini is that one is served with an olive (or two) and the other is served with a pearl onion (or two). You can even switch out the gin for vodka, just like the martini, too.

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Valentine’s Day Dance

Patti LaBelle Performs

Brush off your dancing shoes, invite your sweetheart, and get ready to celebrate at a fun-filled Valentine’s Day Dance to benefit the Dominican Nuns of Summit Centennial Campaign. Featuring America’ #1 show band, the fabulous “Infernos Band,” who will keep the music (and the guests) hopping. Includes “fun food buffet” (BYO beer and wine only). 7-11pm. Our Lady of Peace Church, 99 South St., New Providence. 201-452-4996.

Full Snow Moon Hike February’s full moon is known as the “Full Snow Moon”, due to February’s tendency to have the heaviest snowfall. Native American tribes in the area also called this moon the “Hunger Moon” because of difficulty to find food during this time of year. The open canopy cover and bright moonlight provide the perfect backdrop to hear and spot owls, as they become more active for the mating season. Registration required. 5-7pm.GSWA’s Conservation Management Area, Horizon Trail,1 Tiger Lily Lane, Harding. 973-538-3500.

Murder Mystery Dinner Sip signature cocktails while you shop a wide variety of great silent auction items. Enjoy a meal of Italian favorites. Join fellow guests at your table, aka your Mafioso family, in trying to solve the mystery in this hilarious “whodone-it”. Event tickets, raffle tickets, sponsorships, and event program ads can be purchased on the event web site Presented by Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills. 7-11pm. Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut St., Livingston. Aekm76@

Candlelight and Conversation Join an intimate conversation about love, life, family, and business. Neffi Walker, owner of design firm Le Noir Home and Nicole, Of House of Chic LA are ready to chat about what it takes to be a woman in business, in and out of love, while building a brand. 4-8pm. Namaslay, 604 Valley Rd., Upper Montcair.

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“Ms. Patti” is known and revered for her versatility, whether she’s belting out classic R&B renditions, pop standards or spiritual sonnets. This Grammy-winning singer is also a New York Times bestselling author for her cookbooks. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

“Once”A Musical Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. 2 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

“NJ’s Guitar Treasure” Billy Hector Performs Whether Billy Hector is teasing you with his sultry slidework, picking through delta Blues or flat-out cranking it up and crunching out the electric Blues/Rock on his beloved vintage Fender Stratocaster, his music reflects the true soul and origins of the Blues. 7pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions

Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./ Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. And more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from T.V., film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp-July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, Beginner-Advanced. Pool parties too. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-8686259.

Monday, February 13 “The Labeler” Production Two sisters, one “successful” one “ not so much,” must agree on the best way to lay their mother to rest. Fortunately, she left them some clues in the form of a podcast, downloadable on iTunes. A funny and warm play that examines what it means—and what it takes to finally say goodbye. Written by Dana Lynn Formby. 7:30pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

Winter Dinner from the Pressure Cooker Demonstration

Sinatra: Voice for a Century-Screening The New York Philharmonic celebrates the legacy of Frank Sinatra in an all-star concert featuring performances by Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Kyle Dean Massey, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, and Sting. Free.Please enjoy the screening of this musical extravaganza. 2:30pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Program presenter is Mary Lou West on “New Planetary Research”. Refreshments served. All are welcome to attend. 10am. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St. Montclair.

Disney’s Frozen Sing Along

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Join chef Arlene Ward as she demonstrates the secrets of delicious pressure cooker meals. Menu includes: red lentil bacon and sage soup, gorgonzola ricotta and crispy sage risotto, lamb and white bean ragout, eight minute barbeque ribs, south western winter bread dressing, individual brown sugar custards. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Kevin Mahogany Performs With more than 10 recordings as a leader, vocalist, businessman and educator, Mahogany has been the standard setter for jazz vocalists for three decades. 11am & 1pm. NJPAC, NICO Kitchen + Bar, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.


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Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ “Sing along with the Disney movie Frozen and join Elsa and Anna who will lead the audience in the sing-a-long movie. The show entails a full screening of the movie with lyrics on screen. Dress up as a favorite character and take pictures with Elsa and Anna following the show. 1pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Be memorable and increase the impact of your presentations by attending an upcoming High Impact Presentations course. Also Feb. 14. 9am-5pm. Registration required. Dale Carnegie,140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste 109 West Caldwell. 973-890-0909.

Film Screening The Lunchtime Film Series presents “Pride & Prejudice” (2005). 1pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

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Thursday, February 16

Millburn AAII Investment Education Group Meeting

Chris Botti Performs

Claire Toth will explain general and New Jersey-specific estate planning considerations. She will focus on the flexibility needed to adapt to changing (or disappearing) estate tax rules and the interplay of the estate and income taxes as well as non-tax estate planning essentials. Registration 6:45 lecture 7-8:30pm. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-376-1006.

Wednesday, February 15 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

“Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. 7:30pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps! Free educational workshop hosted by Milvidskiy Willis LLP, which covers frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding: Wills & Trusts, Asset Protection, Nursing Home Issues, Medicaid Qualification, Estate Planning & Estate Taxes. Learn how you can protect your hard earned savings, home, retirement account, qualify for medicaid, reduce your estate taxes, preserve your legacy and protect your family. Complimentary coffee and bagels served. 5:30-7:30pm. Also Feb. 25, 10am-Noon. 320 Route 17 North, Paramus. Reserve your seats today via

Valentine’s Love Meditation Give yourself the precious gift of looking within and connecting with other spiritually inclined individuals. Using breathing techniques and journaling exercises, learn how to cultivate vitality and extra care to nurture and nourish yourself. 7:30-9pm. Advanced Registration Required. 973-857-4357.

Trumpeter Chris Botti established a reputation as a versatile musician in both jazz and pop music for his ability to fuse both styles together. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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“Both Sides Now” — A Journey from Researcher to Patient The Thursday Morning Club and Wise Wonderful Women Committee invites the public to hear Dr. Alice Lazzarini chronicle her journey from Parkinson disease researcher to patient, using her skill as a counselorand incorporating her humor and respect to share her unique story. A luncheon will be served. 11:30am. Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave., Madison. Reservations are required. 973-377-0100.

Free Tax Aid Trained AARP volunteers will complete tax returns and submit them electronically. Will also do tenant rebate and property tax rebate forms. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents or have an AARP membership. Bus available for Chatham residents only. Thursdays, 9:30am-2pm through April 13. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

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Books Discussion Group The book group will discuss “The Devil Baby of Hull House” by Jane Addams. 10am. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-3764930.

Celiac Support Group Join Julianne Chlodnicki, RD, Clinical Coordinator at The Kogan Celiac Center at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, who leads this monthly group designed for sharing and exchanging ideas, recipes and tips on living a glutenfree lifestyle. Free; all ages are welcome. 6:30-8pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7272.

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Saturday, February 18

Michael Bolton Performs

Peking Acrobats Perform For 31 years, the Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and show their prowess in trick-cycling, tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. 1pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

“Grammy-winning pop and rock balladeer Michael Bolton shares a Valentine’s Week concert with R&B/soul songstress Stephanie Mills. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

One Hand, One Heart: One Hundred Years of Leonard Bernstein

Tom Segura: No Teeth No Entry Tour Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, his noted podcast, “Your Mom’s House”, which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE. Tom recently released his third hour-long stand up album, which sat atop the iTunes and Billboard Comedy charts for consecutive weeks. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-83-9500.

“History Talks” Series “History Talks” is a new series of Speakers in 2017 presented by the New Providence Historical Society covering topics relating to New Providence, Union County and New Jersey. Edward Eckert will give a presentation on the History of Nokia Bell Labs, sponsored by Wells Fargo. For decades, the legendary research center has given birth to the transistor and a host of other technological advances. In addition, the labs contributed greatly to the local economy. 6:30-8:45pm. New Providence Memorial Library, Conte Room, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-1034.

Carla Ulbrich at The Minstrel Dave Kleiner & Liz Pagan open. Children 12 and under, free. 7:30-10:30pm. Refreshments served. Handicapped accesible; free parking. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Four top Manhattan vocalists, backed by a four-piece band, perform “Tonight,” “Somewhere,” “New York, New York” and all the Bernstein classics. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

“The Little Mermaid” Musical The Little Mermaid follows the dreams of a young girl who believes there is a better life for her out of the water. Of course there’s a handsome prince, an evil baddie and a bucket loads of laughs along the way. 2pm. Ages 4-10. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Steve White will call the contras. 8-11pm. The band will be Wry Bred. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. The First Presbyterian Church Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps! Attend the Free Educational Workshop hosted by Milvidskiy Willis LLP, which covers frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding: Wills & Trusts, Asset Protection, Nursing Home Issues, Medicaid Qualification, Estate Planning & Estate Taxes. Learn how you can protect your hard earned savings, home, retirement account, qualify for medicaid, reduce your estate taxes, preserve your legacy and protect your family. Complimentary coffee and bagels served. 10am-Noon. Also Feb 28, 5:30-7:30pm.157 NJ-10, Whippany. Reserve your seats today via

Sunday, February 19 “Cheers” Live on Stage Go where everybody knows your name. Join Sam, Diane, Coach, Carla, Cliff and Norm onstage as they play out the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy® Award-winning classic hit TV series in Cheers Live on Stage. 7pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


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Jazz in the Loft Get your groove on and hear world-class musicians and vocalists from the region in the cabaret-style setting of the SOPAC Loft. This performance features Jazz vocalist Frank Noviello. 7pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Poin the Musicians from Marlboro for a program featuring seasoned musicians and young talent as they bring guests into the intimate chamber music world of Haydn, Fauré, and Brahms. 7:30pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Former Genesis guitarist and composer Steve Hackett, a living legend of progressive rock, will perform tracks from the classic album Wind and Wuthering and other fan favorites. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Trumpet legend Chris Botti is the world’s best selling jazz instrumentalist. With a sound that’s both cool and romantic, and a style that’s modern but rooted in classic. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Special Guest: Buda the Comedian. 7:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. www.tierneys

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Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./ Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. And more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from T.V., film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp-July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, Beginner-Advanced. Pool parties too. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-8686259.

Orchestre National de Lyon Pianist George Li, Tchaikovsky Competition silver medalist for 2015, performs Liszt’s famously challenging Piano Concerto No. 1. Leonard Slatkin, the orchestra’s music director, conducts Berlioz’s vivid Symphonie Fantastique. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

McKim and his Followers: Domestic Architecture in Montclair Local architect and historian Mark Wright will speak about the oldest surviving house designed by Charles Follen McKim. 2-3pm. Montclair History Center, Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Monday, February 20 American Pride Laser Spectacular Celebrate Presidents’ Day and America’s unquenchable spirit of innovation, discovery, and exploration with an exciting musical and laser extravaganza. 11am & 1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

RESTART Your Health The 5-week RESTART program is a simple powerful way to give your body a vacation from having to process toxins like sugar. With a 3-week sugar detox built right in, the program focuses on how to use real food to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings. Mon. eves 7-8:30pm. Or Tues. 2/21 days noon-1:30pm. Classes are taught by Sarah Otazo, NTP. NJ Acupuncture Wellness, 70 Park St.,Suite 208, Montclair. 973-233-1195.

Tuesday, February 21 NAMI of Union County Meeting

Fun Foods—Kids Cooking Class

National Alliance on Mental Illness is an organization of families and individuals dedicating to improving the quality of life for those who suffer with mental illness. Learn about the support and education that NAMI can offer. 7:30pm. Call for more info. RWJ Rahway Fitness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. 908-233-1628.

“Financial Planning for a Family Member with Special Needs” Seminar Representatives from Merrill Lynch will present a seminar discussing some of the financial, social and legal issues facing parents who have a family member with a disability. Free. Registration required. 6pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Wednesday, February 22 Meditation Night for Women

Join, psychotherapist, Rose Suzanne Waldman, while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation that helps to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improves mood. 7:30-9pm. Advanced Registration Required. 973-857 -4357.

The Marshall Tucker Band Performs For forty years, The Marshall Tucker Band has wowed critics and influenced major country acts. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, the Marshall Tucker Band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Special Guest The Steppin Stones. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

“Join chef Theresa Merges and participate in cooking these fun, delicious dishes. Menu includes buffalo chicken dip, hoisin glazed wings with soy sesame vinaigrette, beef empanadas with avocado crema, fried raviolis with roasted tomato dipping sauce, giant oatmeal raisin cookies. Ages 8-12. 5-7pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Sleep Apnea—2017 Update on Evaluation and Management A comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment options for sleep apnea. This will include the physiology and importance of managing sleep apnea, including demographics, methods of evaluation, treatment options, and improving the patient experience. 1 hour lecture. 30 minute Q & A. Presenter: Marc L. Benton, MD, FCCP, FAASM, Pulmonologist. 8:30pm. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkely Heights. 908-277-8889. www.




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Thursday, February 23 A Conversation with Gen. Martin Dempsey Spend an evening of conversation with U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in 1918, the NSOU is considered to be among the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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f you are college-bound or already enrolled, experts say it’s worth investing the time to investigate scholarship opportunities—even if you think you may not be eligible for most opportunities. According to a recent study, more than a third of college costs in the U.S. were covered by scholarships and grants in the 2015-2016 academic year.

“Scholarship money doesn’t have to be paid back, and it can significantly reduce out-of-pocket college costs for families,” says Martha Holler, senior vice president at Sallie Mae, who also points out that scholarships are not just for star football players and valedictorians.

From scholarships for dart players and vegetarians to filmmakers and those fluent in Klingon, available awards run the gamut and extend well beyond academics or athletics to a wide range of activities, interests, and affiliations. “Have a passion for designing greeting cards? There’s a scholarship for that! Interested in helping people understand the perils of texting when driving? There’s a scholarship for that too,” says Holler. With this in mind, Holler and the experts at Sallie Mae are offering the following scholarship tips.

• Be thorough



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• Be proactive Apply for scholarships every year. Approximately 50 percent of available scholarships are for students already enrolled in college.

• Be diligent Pay attention to details. Follow instructions and proofread carefully.

On your time. At your pace. Taught just for you, one-to-one, always. Fusion Academy is an accredited school for grades 6 through 12. We offer academic tutoring, enrichment, and classes for credit - all just one teacher and one student per classroom. 201-651-0200 8 Wright Way Oakland, NJ 07436

Don’t overlook smaller scholarships. Even a few hundred dollars can help offset the cost of textbooks and supplies.

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• Be careful Never pay for scholarships or for scholarship searches. School counselors and school financial aid offices can recommend reputable options. One such site is Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae, a free scholarship search tool that is home to five million scholarships valued at $24 billion dollars. The tool responds with matches that identify relevant scholarships and their award amounts, application requirements, and deadlines, and it automatically sends updates when it identifies new matches.

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• Be on time Meet deadlines. If an application can’t be submitted electronically, use certified mail. Stay organized and ahead of deadlines by using automated calendar alerts. For more scholarship tips, visit ScholarshipSearch. College scholarships come in all shapes and sizes and billions of dollars are awarded each year. By applying to all the scholarships for which you are eligible, you can be sure you are not passing up any opportunity to reduce your potential debt down the line. —StatePoint. Photo source: © Antonioguillem –

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Private & Independent School Resource


ew Jersey parents are fortunate to have a wealth of options for their children’s education. Here is a sampling of local area private and independent schools along with open house dates. These open houses provide insider information and answer questions about nearly every aspect of the school. If you’re considering a private or independent school for your child, they’re well worth your time. The Academy at Our Lady of Peace 99 South Street, New Providence 908-464-8657 ext. 131 Contact: Mr. Joel A. Castillo, Ed. S, Principal Email: Age Groups: Pre-K–Grade 8 A Catholic elementary school, founded in 1954, which serves children in grades prekindergarten to 8th. The school’s goal is to develop students who are solidly grounded in moral values, committed, self-disciplined, and academically excellent. Academy students go on to some of the finest private & public

secondary institutes in New Jersey. Students at The Academy consistently score well above the national average in every category of Terra Nova standardized test scores.

Chatham Day School 700 Shunpike Road, Chatham 973-410-0400 Contact: Mrs. Kellen Kent, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Email: Age Groups: 2.5 years-8th Grade Chatham Day School celebrates and values each child as a unique learner

with extraordinary potential. They offer an academically ambitious program that promotes intellectual achievement and emotional growth in a diverse and nurturing environment.

The Craig School Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 Contact: Nicole Moon Email: Age Groups: Grades 2-8 Open House Dates: Presentations will begin promptly at 10:00am followed by a tour of the facility. March 14, April 4, May 9 The mission of the Craig School is to provide to students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledge their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem. They help parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities and provide families an internal support network with the Craig community.

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The Craig High School 310 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton 973-334-1234 Contact: Nicole Moon Email: Age Groups: Grades 9-12 Open House Dates: Presentations will begin promptly at 8:30am followed by a tour of the facility. March 22, May 3 The mission of the Craig High School is to provide to students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging college prep program that acknowledge their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and selfesteem. They help parents assess their students true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities and provide families an internal support network with the Craig community.

Delbarton School 230 Mendham Road, Morristown 973-538-3231 x3019 E-mail: Age Groups: Boys grades 7-12 Delbarton School, an independent Roman Catholic learning community guided by the Benedictine monks of St. Mary’s Abbey with their lay colleagues, welcomes diverse young men and challenges them to pursue excellence, to build character, and to develop leadership through service, by educating the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning 125 W Mt Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-994-4665 Contact: Amanda Patrick Email: Age Groups: Pre-K through adult Since 1984, the professional educators at Estelle Finkel Center for Learning have been providing personally tailored academic tutoring, college counseling, standardized test preparation, and diagnostic educational testing. As experts in their fields, they have helped thousands of students achieve their best whether it be scoring high on a standardized test, getting into the college of their choice, or taking the next step in graduate school.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University – Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 285 Madison Avenue, Madison 973-443-8842 Contact: Timur Pakay, Executive Director Age Groups: High School Programs The mission of the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is to support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business, and nonprofit communities.

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In an , girls are steeped in an environment in which learning and success are valued. They have higher aspirations and greater motivation than their female peers at coed independent and public schools.

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Wednesday, April 26 6:30pm 973-226-0660 “Case for Girls.” What do girls’ schools do best? National Coalition of Girls Schools. Web. September 2016.

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Far Brook School 52 Great Hills Road, Short Hills 973-379-3442 Contact: Mikki Murphy, Director of Admissions & Placement Email: Age Groups: Nursery (age 3)-Grade 8 Discover an inspired childhood at Far Brook School, an independent, coeducational day school for 240 students. Its progressive approach builds a strong educational foundation by integrating liberal arts and sciences with creative arts. The Far Brook experience sparks curiosity and equips students with the skills and habits of mind needed for success in their lifelong learning journeys. All classrooms open to the outdoors, inviting exploration and interaction with nature. Our new Music & Arts Building and Kronthal Science & Environmental Center feature direct access to the Schoolyard Wetlands Habitat. Student-faculty ratio is 6 to 1.

Fusion Academy + Learning Center 10 Sterling Blvd., Suite 201, Englewood 182 South Street Suite 4, Morristown 116 Stanhope Street, Princeton And Coming Soon to Montclair 609-919-9193 Contact: Brendan Cartlidge Email: Age Groups: 6-12th grade Fusion Academy is a revolutionary, accredited private middle and high school where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential. This allows them to personalize curriculum to each student’s learning style. Classes offered at: essential, college prep, and honors. 250+ Courses. Students can enroll full-time, take classes for credit, or utilize tutoring services.

Gill St. Bernard’s School St. Bernard’s Road, Gladstone 908-234-1611 ext.245

Contact: Sarah Rowland Age Groups: Preschool-Grade 12 To provide a balanced, diverse and secure community that prepares students academically, socially and ethically for college and a meaningful life.

HudsonWay Immersion School 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908-598-8088 Contact: Elizabeth Williaum (Director) / Tracie Xiong (Admissions) Email: Age Groups: Ages 2.5 through Grade 5 HudsonWay Immersion School helps build the knowledge, skills, and character of students so they can one day become meaningful, global contributors and citizens of the world. The immersion approach enables students to learn content in two languages, empowering them to become bilingual, bi-cognitive and bi-cultural. (continued on page 34)

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Kent Place School 42 Norwood Ave, Summit 908-273-0900 Contact: Julia Wall, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Email: Age Groups: Preschool (co-ed); Kindergarten-Grade 12 (all girls) Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational junior pre-kindergarten. Small classes, individualized college counseling, state of the art technology, leadership development, interscholastic athletics and diverse options in the fine arts define a Kent Place education.

Morristown-Beard School 70 Whippany Road, Morristown 973-539-3032 Contact: Rob Mitchell, Director of Upper School Admission; Meg Ahern, Director of Middle School

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Convenient Livingston Location 973-868-6259 Contact: Randy Kravitz Elman Email: Age Groups: 7-18 Beginner to Advanced Levels MTC’s Broadway Boot Camp offers exciting classes in Singing, Dancing, T.V./Acting, Comedy, Stage Combat, Stage Make up, Hip Hop and Audition Techniques, taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment. In just 3 weeks, students travel from classes to rehearsals, culminating in a costumed, B’way Cabaret! Students meet and study with agents and T.V. and Broadway actors. The Final Shows are performed in NJ and NYC–right off Broadway! The camp runs from June 26th-July 15th. Ages 7-8, Beg. To Adv. Levels. Pool parties too! Partial scholarships are available. Enroll by March 1st and Save $100!

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Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child 44 Blackburn Road, Summit 908-522-8109 Contact: Suzanne Kimm Lewis Age Groups: K-12 In a learning climate that is based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person, Oak Knoll provides an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that fosters excellence in every aspect of school life and prepares our graduates to “meet the wants of the age.”

St. Patrick School 45 Chatham Street, Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-4623 Age Group: PreK3, PreK4, Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten-Grade 8 Open House: March 15, 2017, 4-6pm Founded in 1872, the mission of Saint Patrick School is based on the ideals of faith, achievement and community. We seek to encourage every student to reach their academic potential and be an example of our Catholic identity by living the Gospel message in service to others. Our school is a United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, AdvancED accredited and a Diocese of Paterson STEM school. We embrace the diverse learning styles of our Early Childhood students (3 year old, 4 year old and 5 year old transitional kindergartners), our full day kindergartners, our elementary students in Grades 1-5 and our Middle School students in Grades 6-8. In 2017, Saint Patrick School celebrates it’s 145th Anniversary!

St. Rose of Lima Academy 52 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills 973-379-3973 Contact: Tina Underwood Email: Age Groups: Pre-K; Grades 3–8 A faith based community of learners changing the world through a clear vision of our Catholic approach to education.

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NJSO: Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto

Occidental Gypsy at The Minstrel

Praised as “alarmingly gifted” by Classical Review, Kirill Gerstein scales the towering peak of the “Rach 2,” one of the most loved concertos in the repertoire. 7:30pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Addie & Olin - Unleased! opens. Children 12 and under, free. 7:30-10:30pm. Refreshments served. Handicapped accesible; free parking. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Adult Painting Night

Friday, February 24 Air Supply Performs Australian soft rock duo with British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock are known for their heavily orchestrated sweet ballads. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030.

Pencilworks Studio visits the Roseland Free Public Library for a fun evening of painting. Limited to 25 students. Take home a new masterpiece! 6pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Saturday, February 25 A Year with Frog & Toad Musical

NJ Audubon: Nature Infused Yoga Winter/ Spring Series Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class. All levels welcome. Arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat. Weekly from 2/25 to 4/22. 9:30-10:45am. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. Call 908-396-6386 to pre-register by February 24th.

Sal Valentinetti Performs Sal Valentinetti, the 20-something golden-voiced crooner who nearly swept Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, has won legions of fans throughout the Metropolitan area. Known as “Sal the Voice,” he follows in the footsteps of traditional entertainers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Improvised Shakespeare Co. In the unpredictably hilarious fashion of improvised comedy, the audience provides Improvised Shakespeare with suggestions for the title of a play that has yet to be written let alone performed out loud. 8pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

NJ Audubon: Exploring the Night Sky Learn techniques on how to identify constellations, planets and more in the night sky. Discover what internet resources are available to help the new astronomer. Included will be a demonstration of using a star map, as well as how easy it is to find the International Space Station without using a telescope. 7-8:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. Call 908-396-6386 to register by February 23rd.


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Frontiers, is hailed by fans and critics alike as the best Journey tribute band in the world, performing Journey’s music with chilling accuracy. Lead vocalist Elaine Tuttle is an absolute dead ringer for Steve Perry vocally. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Kimmy Schwimmy Music Kimmy Schwimmy Music was very carefully crafted over many years while in the classroom to help enhance what preschool aged children are already learning by using music as the enhancement tool. This original music is literally the canvas that she ‘plays’ on, and by using this format, subjects such as shapes, colors, letters, body parts, spatial relationships. 1 & 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

NJ Audubon: Painted Gourd Birdhouses

Featuring a jazzy, upbeat score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical musical follows two great friends— the cheerful, popular Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad— through four, fun-filled seasons. Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved books, presented by Wally Jones and Casa Mañana Theatre. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

All-State Symphonic Band Performs 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 instrumentalists and vocalists from across the state for a dynamic group performance. 3pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

“Annie” Musical Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. 2 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Boogie on the Bayou: A Mardi Gras Celebration featuring Marcia Ball & The Subdudes

Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto Praised as “alarmingly gifted” by Classical Review, Kirill Gerstein scales the towering peak of the “Rach 2,” one of the most loved concertos in the repertoire. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Frontiers: The Ultimate Journey Tribute

Marcia Ball and The Subdudes are sure to astound and delight longtime zydeco music fans and give newcomers plenty of reasons to join this feel-good Mardi Gras Celebration. 8pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Start with a short presentation on the history of the use of gourds and how to grow them. Each participant will get a gourd to prepare from start to finish. Bonnie O’Connor, retired art teacher of over 40 years, will assist with the artistic painting of the gourd. Take the new gourd birdhouse home to hang in the backyard, and see who moves in. 1-3pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. Call 908-3966386 to register by February 24th.

Robert Ellis Performs Ellis’s songs set his soaring vocals and knowing melodies against his sharp, dark observations, and that show him in full command of a vibrant set of songwriting skills-irony, distance, character, narrative, a thoughtful relationship between sound and sense. 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.

Research Your Home’s History This free workshop will assist you in discovering local resources available to help you research the history of your Montclair home and property. 1-3pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Fertility Support Group Move, relax and share with other women who are on their journey to fertility. Ther focus will be on releasing anxiety through talk, movement, breath exercises, relaxation and meditation. Also practice fertility yoga. Facilitator will be Cate Baily, RYT-500, an experienced yoga instructor and meditation coach. 9-10:30am running for six sessions. NJ Acupuncture Wellness, 70 Park St., Suite 208, Montclair. 973-233-1195.

Gin Blossoms Perform ve and sensitive. For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. From their late 80s start as Arizona’s top indie rock outfit, the Tempe-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-83-9500.

Guided Dog Walk You’ll see what you can sniff out in the woods. Leash required, and you will be asked to sign a waiver prior to participation. Walk will be over uneven and sometimes slippery terrain. Please dress according to the weather and bring your own waste bags. Registration required. Noon-2pm. Passaic River Park, 161 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. 973-538-3500.

Sunday, February 26 Sharon Isbin Performs

Acclaimed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time,” multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin has appeared as soloist with over 170 orchestras and given sold-out performances in the world’s finest halls. 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Health & Wellness Expo

Paul Meyers’ “North Meets South” Concert

Exhibitors from a variety of health modalities and medical practices will be represented including chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga, rehab therapy, nutrition, martial arts, meditation, personal training, and more. Highlighted events are giveaways to the first 200 people, kids activities, health screenings, exercise studio demonstrations and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ben Michaelis will give the keynote speaker address. Free.11am-5pm. Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance, 250 Park Ave., Scotch Plains. 908-233-3021.

“Tall Tales of American Heroes” Program Musical storyteller Richard Stillman & nationally acclaimed storyteller Gerald Fierst, will present a program of American tall tales and stories. In between the tales there are songs on the banjo, guitar, and mandolin. Reservation recommended. 2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 2.

Jonathan Mercantini, professor of history at Kean University, will be speaking about the origins of segregation in baseball, the development and growth of the Negro Leagues and their demise following integration in the major leagues. He will also talk about important NJ figures including Effa Manley and Larry Doby. 2pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Fly Red for Heart Disease To Benefit the Heart Center at SBMC Three different 45-minute indoor cycling classes beginning at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm will benefit the Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. There are 45 bikes available for each session. All participants will receive a t-shirt and light refreshments will be served. Spin shoes must be worn. Flywheel will provide shoes to participants who do not have them. Millburn Flywheel, 351 Millburn Ave., Millburn. To learn more and register:

Use “Self-Myofascial Release” Foam Rollers for a deep tissue massage. Demonstrations and personal assistance with techniques to do at home or in the Fitness Center. 2 sessions, 1:30 or 2:30. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-2734242.

Monday, February 27 Sample the Finest Restaurants, all in one place. There will be appetizers, entrees, desserts, wine, beer, spirits as well as raffle prizes including gift certificates, and live entertainment. All proceeds to benefit Rotary based projects and civic needs, locally and internationally: College Scholarships, Heart Surgery for Children, Special Needs Camps, Polio Plus and Much More. 6-9pm. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973243-8860.

Young Scientist Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul “With Genevieve!”

Learn all about volcanoes. New Monthly Series for kids 5 & under. 4pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Adam Savage, television’s beloved MythBuster, joins forces with YouTube Vsauce sensation Michael Stevens for this mind-blowing, interactive theatrical experience that features more than three tons of their crazy toys and incredible tools. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Praised as “alarmingly gifted” by Classical Review, Kirill Gerstein scales the towering peak of the “Rach 2,” one of the most loved concertos in the repertoire. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Foam Roller Workshop

West Orange Rotary’s “Taste of the World”

Rise and Fall of Negro League Baseball Presentation

Brain Candy Live!

Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto

The band, World on a String’s bassist Leo Traversa and drummer Vanderlei Pereira, will join Meyers. The trio will become a quartet with the addition of tenor saxophonist Mike Lee. The concert will demonstrate the marriage of jazz with Brazilian/Latin music, a genre closely identified with Meyers. 7pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

Breast Cancer Survivorship Group

“All aboard Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul “With Genevieve!” Genevieve is the hippest of all singing train conductors. Together with DC, her beat boxing, break dancing railroad engineer, Genevieve brings Choo-Choo Soul to South Orange for a show full of soulful renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and all your favorite Disney songs covered with catchy beats. 1 & 4pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

This group is for people who have had breast cancer and would like support from others with similar experiences. The group will allow participants to share information about managing common concerns for breast cancer survivors. Presenters: Carol Boyer, RN, MSN, APN, CBPN-IC, AOCNS, Nurse Navigator; Elizabeth Nikol, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACT, Behavioral Health Therapist. 5-6pm. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkely Heights. 908-277-8889. www.summit

Fleece to Shawl Demonstration

Film Screening

Anne Choi of Middle Brook Fiberworks and her talented team of spinners and weavers will demonstrate the process of creating a beautiful scarf, from raw fleece to finished design. In this four-hour demonstration, the team will card, spin, weave, and finish using fleece dyed with natural plant dyes used by the early Americans farmers. 10am-2pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 ext. 12.

The Lunchtime Film Series presents “Far From The Madding Crowd” (2015). 1pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

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Cooked & Uncorked to Benefit the Burn Center at SBMC This annual event, sponsored by the Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) to benefit The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, is a culinary extravaganza where participants can experience the tastes and flavors of more than 40 of New Jersey’s finest restaurants, caterers and dessert shops all in one location. In addition, firefighters from around New Jersey compete in the Ultimate Fire Department Cook-off. 6-9pm. Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Highway, Edison. 732-499-9250.

Wednesday, March 1 “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” The play follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. Wed. and Thurs., March 1 & 2 at 6pm, and Fri. and Sat. March 3 & 4 at 7:30pm. Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit. 908-918-2122.

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Friday, March 3

The Towne Club Meeting

NJ Audubon: Teacher Naturalist Training

The Towne Club is a Woman’s social organization whose annual fund raiser benefits the rescue squads of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights. Monthly luncheon meeting held on the fourth Tuesday noon. New members welcome. Entertainment provided by Marion Oxenhorn “Funniest Grandma”. Chimney Rock Inn, 343 Valley Rd., Gillette. 908-464-2643.

Speech and Debate Production by Stephen Karam Three misfit teenagers are brought together by a sex scandal involving a teacher. Frustrated by the conservative values at the school, tired of not being heard, they gather the confidence and strength to stand up to the powers that be by forming their high school’s first Speech & Debate club—and make their statements in the most unconventional ways. Runs through March 5. Call for dates and times. William Paterson University, Hunziker Black Box Theatre, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-7202000.

As a teacher-naturalist, you will teach environmental education programs in an outdoor setting to school and scout groups, outreach programs, birthday parties, and summer camp. The training program begins Tues., March 7, and meets Tues. mornings, 9:30am12:30pm, through April 18. Once you complete the program, you will join the staff of teacher-naturalists, a paid position. You will then teach a predetermined number of hours annually, including weekday, weekend, and evening programs, and summer camp. Register by March 3. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

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The Montclair Community Farms, Montclair History Center, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H will be partnering for all camp sessions. Families can meet staff from each organization. Information on weekly camp curriculum, field trips, and registration will be given on site. Scholarships available for families in need can be discussed with staff on the day of. 10am-Noon. Montclair History Center,108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-353-1337. essex4h@

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he goal of heart month is to raise awareness of heart disease, including the symptoms, the toll it takes, and how to prevent it. Heart disease was traditionally thought, even in the medical community, to be an older man’s disease, but that’s no longer the case. It impacts everyone, even young people. This, often silent disease, kills someone every minute of everyday. What can you do to help fight this disease?

Become a First Responder Become trained in CPR and learn how to recognize the signs of someone in cardiac distress. See the new guidelines for CPR and learn how to certify your employees. • Know where the AED is located at your worksite and learn how to use it. • Ask about the proper procedure for calling 911 from your office building.

Know your Risks Know if you are at a higher risk for developing heart disease, and although you cannot change heredity risk factors, change the lifestyle factors you do have control over. You are at a higher risk for heart disease and heart attack if you are/have: • African American, Mexican American, Hawaiian, Native American, or Asian American • Over the age of 65 • Male

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Know Your Numbers Get screened and know what your numbers are and should be. • Blood pressure should be lower than 120/80 mmHG • Total cholesterol should be under 200 mg/dL • Fasting blood sugar should be under 100 mg/dL For more information, visit The American Heart Association or call 1-800-AHA-USA1. —Health News from HAP

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Don’t SIT Your Life Away Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of many health concerns. This include Type 2 diabetes, increased blood pressure, heart disease, and even cancer. Most individuals think that this means just sitting in front of the TV at night, but that is not the case–it is any extended sitting. Therefore, sitting at your desk all day can be very harmful. What’s even more astonishing is the fact that spending a few hours a week at the gym does not seem to significantly reduce the risk of these health concerns. The solution is plain and simple: less sitting and more moving overall. Below you will find some tips on how you can decrease your sitting time. Take the stairs instead of elevators, whenever you can. Minimize inter-office emails. Walk down the hall to deliver a message in person.

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ant to feel better without spending money or even leaving your house? Laugh! According to the Mayo Clinic, a hearty laugh can make a positive impact on your life. Laughter immediately improves health by stimulating your organs, increasing you amount of endorphins, and quickly raising and lower your stress level, leaving you relaxed. Longterm effects include a decrease in stress and the release of neuropeptides, which may fight serious diseases. Laughter can also help your mind and body deal with mental and physical pain. Skip the drama for a fee-good comedy, and enjoy the benefits.

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hen Jay Winik wrote his book, April 1865: The Month That Saved America, he was writing about the last month of the Civil War. He knew he would be retelling certain events that led to the Union victory, that he would have to do a lot of historical research, and that he had a compelling story to tell. What he didn’t realize was that he would also find out a lot about what makes some people good at being leaders. “What I discovered is this most common trait among great leaders: they can repeatedly suffer failure and be undaunted by it. They adhere to their vision, and they just keep plugging away. Men who go on to do great things in history often do them against great odds. You see it in Lincoln, you see it in Grant, you see it in Robert E. Lee. “At the end of the book, I included a panorama of what America would become in the 50 years following the Civil War. Looking at the people who went on to shape the country’s destiny, I was shocked by what I found. In 1865, most of these people were failures. “For instance, Thomas Edison had just been fired from his fifth job and was working in a telegraph office. Henry Ford’s father told him, “You are a tinkerer and you will never amount to anything.” But these men had

the drive to keep going despite repeated failure. The lesson: just when you think things cannot get worse, keep going—and you can make them better.”

people is one who pretends to care.”

Great leaders surround themselves with success. They create a very strong environment where they live and work, and are focused on keeping things around that elevate their success. They also surround themselves with other successful people, share ideas with others in their industry and welcome input from their peers and colleagues. Leaders also have a passion for what they do. Passion means having a deep love, respect, and commitment for what you do personally and professionally. Some people find their passion very early in life; others wander until they discover their life’s work. And leaders are bone honest. They say what they mean and mean what they say. Jimmy Johnson, a former Dallas Cowboys coach, believes that this is the way to motivate people. Each year, during training camp, he encourages nervous, anxious rookies. At the end of the day, he’ll tell each one about the good things they did that day and say, “We think you can play here. We like you.” And he means it. Says Johnson, “Sincerity is the most important part of the positive treatment. The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn’t care about his

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Leaders maintain a sense of humor, too. Humor breaks down barriers. I was conducting a seminar recently for a Fortune 500 company, and before the seminars began, the CEO took part in a skit in which he made fun of himself. He took a risk doing this, as it might have made him appear foolish. But, it had the opposite effect. It took him out of the CEO mold and made him human—and as a real, approachable person, it transformed employee feelings toward him. Great leaders don’t necessarily have a great sense of humor—but they know when a little levity can ease a tense situation and make everyone feel a bit more comfortable. They are constantly learning. Leaders are readers. They read about their industry, current events, history, and biographies of men and women who are accomplished. They learn by taking action. Nothing teaches better than experience, and great leaders are constantly open to new experiences and exploring new interests. They learn new skills for business and for pleasure and practice the fundamentals of their business so that once learned, they have a skill for life.

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Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights | 908-898-0900 | Since 1943, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli has been serving up classic, Jewish-style (not kosher) delicacies. Goodman’s is best known for its delicious homemade meats. Goodman’s has the best Char Broiled Burgers around as well as Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Italian Beef Sandwiches. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

CHATHAM Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

237 Main St, Chatham | 973-635-3888 | Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO

59 Main St, Millburn | 973-912-8838 | Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D

Umi Sushi

339 Millburn Ave, Millburn | 973-921-2848 | Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Diners can also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. Mon-Thur: 11:30am10pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Sun: 12:30pm-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO

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

Flying Meatballs

10 NJ-10, East Hanover | 973-884-8600 | 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.

FLORHAM PARK Florham Park Diner

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

182 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park | 973-966-1008 | Since 1991, the Florham Park Diner has been serving up high quality, all American diner food to area residents. Fresh ingredients and a varied menu set the diner apart from other area establishments. Whether dining in, celebrating a family milestone in our party room, or utilizing our catering services, our customers are a part of the family. H, LP, MCC, $INN-$MOD, TO

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

STIRLING Thai Thai Cuisine

1168 Valley Rd, Stirling | 908-903-0790 | Thai Thai Cuisine brings you the very best of Thai hospitality right at your door-step. With a reputation of authenticity and excellence, our restaurant stays true to the culinary culture and influences of Thailand. Great food, inspiring ambience, and friendly service is yours for the taking.


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Fresh Italian Gourmet Prepared Foods

Handcrafted bakery items and breads

Imported Italian Specialty Items

Proudly Offering Healthy Meal Prep Services

Italian Market

110 Route 10, East Hanover • 973-884-8600 Open Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm, Closed Sundays Visit our website to view our menu

Twelve Islands Greek Taverna

1255 Valley Road, Stirling | 908-647-2193 | Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood specialties. $EXP, H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

SUMMIT La Pastaria

327 Springfield Ave, Summit | 908-522-9088 | With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives takeout diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Monday thru Fridays. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Natale’s Summit Bakery

185 Broad St, Summit | 908-277-2074 | Enjoy a selection of house made specialties including breads, pastries, pies and cakes. Daily specials include Quiche, Lemon Sponge Loaf, Challah, Swiss Apple Cakes and more. This family owned and operated bakery is serving up their delicious twist on bakery classics for over 20 years. $IN-$MOD, TO


16 Beechwood Road, Summit 908-608-1088 Traditional fresh Sushi and inspiring Asian fusion food. Order online. Catering for all occasions.

WEST ORANGE 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 French-infused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s world-class service. Highlawn is increasingly becoming the venue of choice for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN

The Manor

111 Prospect Ave, 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

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

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

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

La Pastaria It’s all about “La Famiglia!”

Classic Homestyle Italian Cuisine Open Daily for Lunch, Dinner & Takeout

On & Off Premise Catering Graduation Parties Rehearsal Dinners Weddings Showers Baptisms Family Gatherings

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Vicinity Magazine presents 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 imaginings to reality.

Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements 973-762-6333 |

Physical Therapy. JAG Physical Therapy is a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy company for general orthopedic, sports and soft tissue injuries, Workers’ Compensation cases, and Medicare patients. Their experienced, caring physical therapists, athletic trainers and exercise physiologists are invested in your full recovery.

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

JAG Physical Therapy 11 Convenient Locations Throughout NJ and Manhattan West Orange: 973-669-0078 |

Radiance Spa at The LoVerme Center 825 Bloomfield Ave, Fells Plaza, Suite 205, Verona 973-559-5231 |

Dining. It’s all about “La Famiglia!”– classic homestyle Italian cuisine. Open daily for lunch, dinner & takeout. This cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. On & off premise catering available.

La Pastaria 327 Springfield Avenue, Summit | 908-522-9088

Gifts. Small-batch artisanal olive oil products straight from Greece, grown on a family olive grove in Messenia and the region around Kalamata. This area has the perfect climate for growing flavorful olives. Any place else, is second best. On sale online and at local Farmer’s Markets.

North Jersey Orthopaedic Group specializes in the treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Associated Pain. The highly trained medical team is well versed in orthopaedic trauma, spine, sports medicine, joint replacement, and other orthopaedic fields.

North Jersey Orthopaedic Group 33 Bleeker Street, Suite 101, Millburn 799 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona | 246 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne 973-232-5034 |

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.

Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery 254 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200, Florham Park | 973-410-1100

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Sports Medicine.

Interior Design. Whether shopping for a unique gift for the home, updating a room, or designing an entire home, British Home Emporium offers all you need to meet your personal design needs.

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Founded in 2010, New Jersey Regenerative Institute has been providing state-of-the-art Regenerative Treatments (Stem Cell Therapy) to help patients find relief from orthopedic iniuries without invasive surgeries. Their award-winning physicians are also part of New Jersey Sports Medicine and offer traditional as well as unique non-surgical treatments.

89 & 91 Main Street, Madison | 973-443-0303

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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.

Women’s Services.

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

197 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 210, Cedar Knolls 973-998-8309 |

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 and self-esteem through diversified workshops, computer classes, legal guidance, career services and self-empowerment programs.

NCJW/Essex Center for Women 70 So. Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston 973-994-4994 | |


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