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If You Could Have Any Superpower, What Would It Be?

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Disappearing Act. Because you just want to disappear sometimes to reconnect with yourself and come back. —Bionne McNair, West Orange

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Superspeed, because I am very slow at everything.

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Be really strong, so I could lift up things that are really heavy, and have the thing that “Thor” has, a hammer.


Invisibilty to be able to observe more. —Jodi Ralston, Mathnasium of Livingston, Chatham, Summit

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33 Diamond Minds

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22 Cats, Dogs & Human Food: How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets

In The Vicinity

23 Pet & Animal Resource Directory

Exciting News and Happenings Around the Area


22 Pet Section

Calendar of Events 10 Giralda Music & Arts Festival

21 This Just In… For Dad & Grads

The Giver’s Harvest

34 Bon Apétit Shunju: Summit’s Answer for Sushi and Asian-Fusion Cuisine

24 Ask The Experts 24 Spring Ahead to a Summer of Math; Never Fall Behind at School

36 Restaurant Guide

28 When Breaks Happen: Pediatric Orthopedist Dr. Ellen Dean Davis Provides Healing— and a Whole Lot More

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In The VICINITY Virtue Tile Hosted Dog Adoption Day David Mozes, owner of Virtue Tile in Summit is a “dog lover” who has always adopted his dogs from shelters. He and co-worker, Jayne Miller, are committed to being involved with the community and enjoy hosting charitable events at Virtue’s beautiful showroom at 160 Broad Street in Summit. Last month, Jayne Miller reached out to Home for Good Dog Rescue of Berkeley Heights and arranged a dog adoption day at the showroom, which was held on May 14. During the day more than 50 people attended the event and their mission was accomplished with two dogs finding their forever homes—Bing, an Australian/Shepard mix; and Sysco, a Hound/Lab mix, that was adopted by a Veteran looking for a support dog. Home for Good Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and places them in loving foster homes while they await adoption into loving homes for good. The rescue has 75 foster families in the area that have been working with them over the years. All dogs are spayed and neutered. Home for Good Dog Rescue is located at 465 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. For more information on adopting call 908-263-7358 or visit www.homeforgooddogs.org

Robinwood Kitchens—Turning Dreams Into Reality for 40 Years

Smile Artistry By Nancy Crutchfield


r. Helen Chiu works with the heart of an artist; a beautiful smile is an important aesthetic element of the human face. Reconstructive surgery is one way to achieve the confidence of a natural smile. Dr. Chiu does all the work herself from beginning to end.


obinwood Kitchens of Berkeley Heights is celebrating 40 years in business. Founded in 1976 by Robin and Martha Reinhart, the family owned business began as a furniture refinishing business. Over the years, Robin discovered cabinet refacing, which allowed customers to have the look and feel of a brand new kitchen and/or bath. Today, Robinwood Kitchens has grown into a full service kitchen and bath design, sales and installation center. In 2011 their daughter, Rebecca, joined the company, after receiving her BFA in Interior Design. Rebecca works with clients by supplying them with visual concepts of their redesign—through computer and hand rendering using different materials and color selections. Robinwood Kitchen’s showroom is open Monday-Saturday at 560 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Evening appointments can be scheduled by calling 908-665-5900. Visit www.robinwoodkitchens.com to view before and after photos as well as the many products and services they offer.


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Dr. Chiu is equally concerned with patient comfort. Her office has a new state of the art 3D scanner for taking x-rays. This is perfect for people with a gag reflex or who are sensitive, as the machine does not require access to the inside of the mouth. Dr. Chiu has been practicing dentistry and treating patients for over 25 years, the majority of that time in Florham Park. Chiu Dental Care is located at 248 Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park. To make an appointment, call 973-377-0224 or visit www.chiudentalcare.com for more information.

Oh, Deer! Protect Gardens with GM Fence By Janis Hashe


n the wild, deer are graceful creatures. But to homeowners who have worked all spring and summer to create a gorgeous garden only to discover it eaten to a nub, they are pests. That is why, says Joe Perrello, President of GM Fence, now is the time to have gardens and landscapes deer fenced. “If the deer can’t see where they’re jumping, they won’t invade,” he explains. GM Fence offers several options from galvanized or vinyl-coated welded wire to deer mesh. The team works closely with homeowners to create an aesthetically pleasing result. Even steep terrain landscaping can be safeguarded. The company provides free estimate. Perrello notes that most jobs in clearly marked spaces take between three and four days to complete—not a big time investment to protect a fall harvest. GM Fence Company is located at 170 Route 10 West in East Hanover. For more information on deer and other fencing, call 973-386-1818 or visit www.gmfence.com

13th Annual South Orange Maplewood Artists Studio Tour


he much loved annual studio tour gives the public a peek into the hearts and minds of local artists through open access to studios, galleries, pop-up exhibitions and more. Always an entertaining stroll through the creative spaces of the towns of South Orange and Maplewood, the studio tour is a great opportunity to begin or hone an art collection, or simply buy a work of art for that special place in your home. Sponsored by local businesses; the tour is free to the public. Visit www.studiotoursoma.org to preview participating artists and plan your tour with our interactive map.

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company FRIDAY, JUNE 3 The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the elegant splendor of Asian art. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org


Spring/Summer Art Exhibit at the Atrium

Southeast Asia: Art of a Cultural Crossroads The works of art in this gallery provide a glimpse into the rich artistic legacy of five major world religions viewed through the cultural lens of Southeast Asia. Indigenous forms of nature and ancestor worship as well as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity have all had dramatic and lasting effects on the diverse peoples of Southeast Asia. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-5966550. www.newarkmuseum.

Featuring 200 works by member artists. The exhibit showcases the creative talents of 85 artists works in wide variety of media (oil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, watercolor, photography, etc.). Morris Arts manages the Atrium Art Gallery, selecting artists and scheduling exhibits on behalf of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Runs thru September 1. Atrium Gallery, Floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court St., Morristown. 973-285-5115, ext. 10. Lsiebert@morrisarts.org

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Undaunted Spirit: Native American Art The final phase in MAM’s major reinstallation of the Rand Gallery of Native American Art. The new installation’s overarching theme is the stylistic development of Native American art traditions and the historical contexts in which these changes were made. A major goal is to highlight the great resiliency of Native people and their ability to keep art traditions alive while adapting to changing conditions. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.com

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Waterworks Artists Show Waterworks, a diverse group of artists who met at the NJ School of Visual Arts under the direction of W. Carl Burger, will hold an art show at the library through June. An opening reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 2:15-4pm. The public is invited to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org

The Most Unusual Exhibits at Historic Speedwell and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Wednesday, June 1 South Orange Farmers’ Market Some of the many items for sale at this market include: organic foods, baked goods, cheese, flowers, seafood, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, maple, meats, nuts and poultry. 2-7pm. 14 Sloan St., South Orange. www.mainstreets outhorange.org

Alstede Farms Strawberry Picking This NJ farm has a lot to offer. Strawberry picking thru June, honey from hives on the farm, farm animals, activities for the kids, a farm stand and tons of pickyour-own options. Free pull wagons are available to assist you in transporting your harvest. Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester. 908-879-7189. www.alstedefarms.com

American Visions: 1870–1940

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The exhibition explores the ways in which local artists interpreted America’s rural, maritime, and urban spaces and portrayed daily life using the Impressionist devices of capturing the moment with brisk brushstrokes, a vibrant palette, and atmospheric effects. Runs thru June 19. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-7465555. www.montclairartmuseum.com



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Summer Garden Program, Dig It! Plant It! Eat It!. Through hands-on gardening, tours of the Museum’s exceptional eighteenth-century kitchen, and an artmaking experience with New Jersey artist and storyteller, Linda Howe, children will learn about the growth of the gardens and the ways in which the residents in the past prepared and stored fruits and vegetables to sustain the household throughout the year. They will also learn to consider the positive environmental impact of pollinating insects and birds and participate in the creative aspect of tending green space. Call or visit web for dates and times. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown.

Orchestra on the Lawn

7th Year of Music Beyond Borders A collaboration between Morris Arts and the Mayo Performing Arts Center bringing a free lunchtime series of world music/ dance to the Morristown Green during June 28: Smitty’s Polka Band Trio, July 12: Indian Ragas and Rhythms, with Shivalik Ghoshal on Tabla and Vocalist/Harmonium player Andrew Shantz, July 26: Mexico Beyond Mariachi, August 9: Lei Pasifika - Tahitian and Hawaiian dance from the Pacific12:30-1:30pm. (rainsite is across the street from the Green at Morristown United Methodist Church 50 S. Park Place, Morristown).

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njoy a concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on the gracious lawns of Giralda Farms in Madison. Gates open early for picnics and activities, including an art show and sale. Prizes will be awarded for the most inventive picnics, and a 50/50 raffle for generous cash prizes supports their scholarship program. 4pm for picnicking and activities; concert at 6pm. Giralda 2016 Music & Arts Festival

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Cottage Garden Concert Series

Young Adult Networking Group

Live musical entertainment performed by talented artists, accompanied by light refreshments and the beauty of nature in the Cottage Garden. Registration required. June 3, Alan Rigoletto, Classical Guitar, June 10, The Break Lights, Indie and June 24, The Buskers, Country. 7-8pm. Frelinguysen Aboretum, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. 973-326-7600. www.arboretumfriends.org

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

West Side Story Musical Production The new African Adventure Exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo. The exhibit is the largest at Turtle Back Zoo and features four Masai giraffes, eland, whistling ducks, ostrich and tortoises. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800. www.turtlebackzoo.com

Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet‚ it’s the Sharks and the Jets like you’ve never seen them before. The score is a musical masterpiece by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim—songs that have become part of our very culture. “Runs thru June 26. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

LAW (Legal Assistance for Women) Summer Camp Registration at The Connection Summer Day Camps at The Connection run from June 27-Aug 24, offering weekly sessions for boys and girls ages 3 and up. SummerFun (mornings), Girls’ Gymnastics, Lights/Camera/Action, Fit & Fun Camp (afternoons) and Travel Camp (all day) and a NEW Jr. Warrior Mini Camp 8/22-8/24. Full Day/ Half Day, combine and save. Extended hours. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242. www.TheConnectionOnline.org


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Rain Site: Mennen Arena, 161 E. Hanover Avenue, Morristown. Doors open at 4 pm for picnicking and activities

Ongoing program providing clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

Women’s Workshops June programs are: “Intimacy and Sex in Your Marriage” and “Be Prepared!” Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

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Art Exhibit by Michael J. Martin Martin focuses exclusively on oil painting enjoying the inspiration from many of the old masters. He states, “when painting, inspiration is key…look for the strong contrasts and focus on the center of attention. Establish a basic outline and let the creativity flow. Keep the shadows cool and transparent but apply opaque highlights. The painting has to move the viewer”. Donald Palmer Museum of the Springfield Library located at 66 Mountain Ave, Springfield 201-572-7567. MMARTINartist@gmail.com

Art Show Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show and Sale. Runs thru June 26, 2016. Gaelen Gallery West, Aidekman Family Center, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany. www.jccmetrowest.org

Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions

Great Swamp Home & Garden Tour The tour will feature impressive mansions, enchanting gardens, and elegant estates from the Great Swamp Region. 9:30am-3pm. Beginning from Mine Brook Farms, 158 Mine Brook Rd., Far Hills. www.greatswamp.org

Summer is HOT at GlassRoots Broadway Boot Camp- July 5th -July 23rd. 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. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C.. Ages 7-18, Beg-Adv. Pool parties too! Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973868-6259.

Computer Classes June classes are: Intro to WORD and PowerPoint. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

Fill those summer days with creativity and magic. Programs include classes in bead making, flat glass and glassblowing. Supervised lunch is also available. Weekdays from 9am-Noon or 1-4pm. GlassRoots, 10 Bleeker St., Newark. www. glassroots.org/create/summer-programs

Painting Exhibit Susan Winter, textured paintings Through June 19. Arts/Theater Lobby, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. www.jccmetrowest.org

The Essex Watercolor Club Exhibit

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. A small fee may apply. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

Creative minds are at work to make 2016’s Summer Programs at NJPAC an unforgettable experience for young people involved in the performing arts. All-Female Jazz Residency, Hip-Hop Intensive, The Young Artist Summer Intensive & The Second City at NJPAC. For more information about Summer at NJPAC visit njpac.org/summer, email artseducation@njpac.org or call 973-353-7058.

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New Jersey’s oldest watercolor organization is now in its 84th year. The Exhibit of about 50 original watercolor paintings can be viewed during library hours. Artists Reception and Awards Presentations on Saturday, June 4th from 2 to 4:30pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Runs thru June 30. Main Gallery of the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Ave., Whippany. www.ewcclub.com

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Endless Pursuits; adult students of JCC School of the Arts. Runs thru August 23. Steiner Court and Theater Lobby and Steiner Court Showcases JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. www.jccmetrowest.org

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Centenary Stage Company’s Summer Registration Registration is now open for Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive. The program runs July 11 through August 14, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm. The Summer Intensive culminates with a Summer Festival of Shows with performances August 8 through 14. Registration deadline is June 27. Centenary Stage Company, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908979–0900. www.centenarystage.com

Art Showcases Sally Lebwohl, pastels and Eric Beckerich, sculpture Through June 19. Gaelen Gallery East, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. www.jccmetrowest.org

Thursday, June 2 America Performs Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name”. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

Livingston Farmers Market

“ViewPoints 2016” Art Exhibit

This is a seasonal open air market featuring fruits and vegetables, homemade items, plants and more. Thursdays, Noon-6pm. Through October. Livingston Farmers Market, 45 South Livingston Ave., Livingston. 973-992-8080.

Studio Montclair’s 19th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “ViewPoints 2016,” will feature the work of nearly 100 American and international artists. The show, co-sponsored by Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, will run thru June 30. The opening reception and award ceremony on June 11th, 6-9pm, is expected to welcome hundreds of art lovers, collectors, curators, and participating artists. Wed. - Fri. noon-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm. Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St., Newark. 862-500-1447. www.studiomontclair.org

Tree Planting and Maintenance Mistakes Presentation Learning to recognize common errors made by those of us who purchase, install and care for trees in the landscape is a first step toward enhanced beauty and better survival. Participants will learn from visual examples of “tree care gone wrong” and awaken to a greater awareness of proper cultural practices by Van Vleck Garden Manager Laura Roberts. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 10am-Noon. Registration required. To register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

Really Good Book Discussion Group The Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss “The Hairstons: Am American Family in Black and White” by Henry Wiencek. Refreshments are served. New members are welcome. 7pm. To reserve your copy of the book call 973-376-4930 x228 or send an email: questions@sfplnj.org. The Springfield Free Public Library, Staff Room, 66 Mountain Ave. Springfield.

NJ Audubon: Field Trip Field Trip. You will tour Greenwood Gardens in search of summer residents. Explore several habitats, including hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds and meadows. You will also venture into South Mountain Reservation through the “back door”. Led by Dave Hall, Associate Naturalist. Registration required. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026. www.greenwoodgardens.org

Free Skin Cancer Screenings Saint Barnabas Medical Center and local dermatologists will provide free skin cancer screenings. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially those with abnormal-looking or changing moles. An appointment is required. June 2; 4:30-6:30pm. June 6; 2:30-5pm. June 20; 8:30-0:30am. Atkins Kent Building, 101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 401, West Orange. 1-888-724-7123.

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Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?

An Exhibition of Nature Photographs

Certified Parent Trainer Lisa DiSciullo will conduct a workshop for parents to learn how to gain cooperation from your children. Cooperation without nagging, bribing or yelling. Free. For parents of 5-18 yr. olds. 7-8:30pm. Please register at http://bit.ly/kidsnotlistening0602. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311. www.newprovidencelibrary.org

David DesRochers and Phil Witt, long time instructors for Sherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary photography workshop series, have been photographing the natural world for decades. Their pictures have won awards in numerous competitions. Their enthusiasm for both nature and photography is evident in their images—ranging from local landscapes to wildlife from the Galapagos, Costa Rica and Tanzania. Runs thru August 20. Isobel Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville.

Cocktails And Canvas – Japanese Cherry Blossoms An experienced art instructor, Dalila DeCarvalho, will guide you step by step to create your very own masterpiece that you can be proud of for years to come... all while sipping a glass of wine. No previous painting experience needed. All materials included. Refreshments will be served, please bring your favorite bottle of wine. Registration required. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 273-9121908. www.artcenternj.org

Chess Club Come play this strategic game. Bring a friend, or meet new oponents. Chess for adults. 7-8:30pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

“Big Fish” Production Featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa and a book by screenwriter John August. The musical is based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film, directed by Tim Burton. The show has been called “a magnificent ‘big fish’ of a tale itself—spectacular, fantastical, and overflowing with love.” 4th Wall is presenting the new “12 chair” version, created for a smaller cast. Also June 4, 10 & 11, 8pm. June 5 & 12, 3pm. Westminster Arts Center Bloomfield College, 467 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-748-9000. www.arts.bloomfield.edu

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood – The Two Man Group Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. They are known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway? 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

Social Dancing Ballroom dancing is led by experienced dancers Ramona Rademacher and Frank Pagano. Interested participants can attend with or without a partner. It is designed for all levels with the focus on having fun and getting exercise. All are welcome (non-Chatham residents included). Free . Chatham Township municipal building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org

Parkinson’s Support Group A free support group for those with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/movement disorders. For more information and to register, please contact Heidi Schnapp at 973322-5620 or hschnapp@barnabashealth.org. Also June 6.1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Morristown Festival of Summer Spotlight Books Featuring Paula McLain, the New York Times best-­ selling author of “The Paris Wife”. The evening will include audience Q & A and a sparkling wine reception/book signing immediately following the author’s talk. The ticketed event, where Linda Hellstrom, MFOB co-­chair, will also announce the Festival’s much-­anticipated fall Keynote Speaker, is generously sponsored by Adrienne and S. Dillard Kirby. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-­3700. www.morrismuseum.org

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Friday, June 3 Mary Poppins Musical The annual Spring production features the talents of dozens of young performers. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical. 7:30pm. June 4, 2 & 7:30pm. June 5, 2pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the elegant splendor of Asian art. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

Love is in The Air Gala You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Gala in support of Halos for Angels, Inc. Honoring the 2016 outstanding volunteer Angels. Buffet, beer, wine, cash Bar available, dressy casual attire. Live & silent auctions, 50/50 and tricky tray. Live entertainment by The Powertones. 6:30-10pm. Hanover Manor, East Hanover. 973-845-9636. halosforangels@gmail.com

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The weekend festivities kick off with a fabulous cocktail party at a beautiful Chatham Township home on Friday, June 3rd from 6:30-9pm, followed by the garden tour with an insider’s look at five private gardens in Chatham and Harding Township on Saturday, June 4th from 10am-3pm. As an added treat, professional art and custom jewelry designed by two of the homeowners will be on display at the cocktail party Friday evening. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chathamseniorcenter.org or by calling the Senior Center of the Chathams at 973-635-4565.

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Millburn Farmers Market Organic foods, baked goods, cheese, eggs, seafood, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams & Meats. Fridays 8am-3pm. Essex Street at Town Hall, Millburn. www.nfmd.org/nj/millburn

14th Annual Essex County Open House Visit the Zoo for games and activities that entertain and provide information to raise public awareness about the programs and services provided by Essex County. Enjoy the treetop adventure, paddle boating, carousel, minGolf safari, pony rides, miniature train ride, outback adventure and aviary walk and visit the natural habitat exhibits. 10am2pm. Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973621-4400. www.turtlebackzoo.com

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“Roses to Rock Gardens” Garden Tour includes a self-guided tour of 7 very distinctive gardens located in Montclair and Glen Ridge. At 9:30am, enjoy a coffee reception at Van Vleck and a talk by acclaimed landscape designer Chuck Baum of Charles Baum New Garden Network. Tickets are available through June 3 and 4. Gardens can only be visited once. Not all gardens are wheelchair accessible. Tour 11am - 4pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Purchase tickets at 973744-4752 or www.vanvleck.org

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. No prior membership required and all area gentlemen are welcome. Fridays at 10:30am. Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.chatham seniorcenter.org

Saturday, June 4 Summit Farmers Market The Summit Farmers Market continues to be a popular Sunday morning destination where visitors can purchase fresh, local and regional goods, including a variety of organic produce, plants and flowers, and specialty items. 8am-1pm. DeForest Ave. & Maple St. (Park & Shop Lot #2) www.summitfarmersmarket.com


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Join chef Diane Marino and participate in cooking rainbow pancakes, bagels, fruit salad, jello blocks and rainbow marshmallows. Ages 3-7 with parent. 10-11:30am. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009. wwwkingsfoodmarkets.com

ART in the Garden Annual fundraiser and garden party under the stars with heavenly skies, cocktails, music....and guests. Celebrate the extraordinary contributions of longtime community partners The Summit Garden Club, and The Honorable Ellen Dickson and Chip Dickson who have generously reached into their private cellar to provide all the wines for this year’s fundraiser. 6-11pm. A highlight of this year’s event will be the exhibition, “The Blue Planet”, waterscapes by renowned artist Julio Valdez, and installation works on the grounds by featured sculptors. Meet-the-artists reception on July 10 from 2–4pm, and will close Oct. 30. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787. www.reeves-reedarboretum.org

Liquitex Color plus Mediums Hands on Class One great reason for using Mediums with your Acrylic Paint is because of their versatility. Create different effects and different finishes using Liquitex Mediums with Liquitex Colors. You can paint thicker, thinner, textured glossier or more matte. 1-3pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Mall, West Orange 973-669-0995.

Hammerin’ Blacksmithing Master Class

Peter and the Wolf Musical Production Young performers workshop annual spring festival of shows. With both music and text written by Sergei Prokofiev, Peter, lives at his grandfather’s cottage in a forest clearing. Peter captures a big grey wolf saving the other woodland creatures. 11am and Sunday June 5 at 4pm. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnik Theatre, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org

Put your hands to work as William Barrett, of Bill Barrett Custom Knives, leads a beginner blacksmithing class on basic blacksmithing technique. Prior experience will be helpful, but not necessary. Use the skills you learn to create a project to take home. 10am-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. www.morrisparks.net

“110 in the Shade”` Production

Essex County Riker Hill Art Park Open House

Lizzie Curry and her family operate a struggling cattle ranch in a rural, drought-ridden town in Texas in the 1930s. Despite the troubles of the ranch, the family’s top priority is finding loveless Lizzie a suitable husband. When a charming man named Starbuck arrives in town, though, Lizzie and her town are turned upside down. 5pm and Sunday June 5 at 7pm. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnik Theatre, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org

The music is Bond, James Bond, as the NJSO takes you into the world of your favorite spy. The legacy of 007 comes alive in a symphonic tribute featuring music from five decades of Bond films, including Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and more. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

Mendham Natural & Organic Farmers Market Organic foods, baked goods, cheese, flowers, eggs, seafood, herbs, vegetables, honey, meats, nuts, plants, poultry fruits and juices. Saturdays 9am-1pm. Thru October. 1 Cold Hill Rd., Mendham Township.

Ballet Performances of “Copellia” and “Tales of Beatrix Potter”

NJ Audubon: Native Plant Sale Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife with a wonderful selection of native wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs and small trees. These plants have been specially selected to appeal to wildlife. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers available on the day of the sale to help you with your plant selections. 9am-4pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787. www.njaudubon.org

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Bond & Beyond

Get an inside glimpse of the art world by attending the Decorative and Fine Arts Open House & Sale. Artists-inresidence work in a variety of disciplines: clay, jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, painting, printmaking, and photography. Ongoing demonstrations and a group show in The Gallery. Free admission. Also June 5,11am-5pm. Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Ave, Livingston. 973-992-8806. www.essexcountyparks.org

With a cornucopia of Potter’s timeless characters and tales, the company brings to life the story of Peter Rabbit and his great misfortune when Farmer McGregor catches him in the cabbage patch. The antic Sly Fox attempts to convince Jemima Puddle Duck to give him her eggs for breakfast, and a charming summer picnic of little mice is soon disrupted by two troublemakers who invade the basket of goodies, creating havoc and humor. 4pm. The Centenary Stage Company, Lackland Center for the Performing Arts on Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-8500709. www.njcyb.org (continued on page 16)



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Godspell Musical Godspell is the pop hit musical composed of parables from the Gospel of Matthew. Boasting a score of chart popping songs, a community of followers share Jesus’s messages of love, redemption, and tolerance through games, storytelling techniques, song and dance. 2 & 7pm. Godspell, Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit. 908-273-1494. www.summit.k12.nj.us

Richard Nader’s 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert

The 13 Annual South Orange Maplewood Artists Studio Tour

Closing for Summer Sale New Eyes for the Needy Fabulous Finds Resale Shop will have a special “Closing for Summer Sale”. Check out the wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor items. Many items half off. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. 10am-1pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903. www.new-eyes.org

Revisit the Golden Age of Rock’n’Roll with the stars who made the hits. Charlie Thomas (The Drifters), “Duke of Earl” Gene Chandler, The Duprees, Shirley Alston Reeves (The Shirelles), The Coasters, special guest Ladd Vance and more. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Center, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

Tot Trot in Summit

Sunday, June 5 History of the Tomato Food historian Judith Krall-Russo will present a lively discussion about the Jersey Tomato. Discover where the tomato originated, why it became one of New Jersey’s favorite crops, NJ’s tomato packing industry, heirloom varieties and folklore. Free. 2pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908665-0311. www.newprovidencelibrary.org

Fun-filled family event includes a kids race, petting zoo, moon bounces, trackless train, games, prizes, food and more. Races start promptly at 1pm. Medal, t-shirt and goody bag included with pre-registration. 11am-2pm. Visit web to pre register or register at the event. The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club is hosting, with proceeds benefiting The Brooke Healey Foundation to fight pediatric cancer. Memorial Field in Summit (5 Myrtle Avenue). www.sjfclub.org

Now in its 13th year, this much loved annual event gives the public a peek into the hearts and minds of local artists through open access to studios, galleries, pop-up exhibitions and more. The studio tour is a great opportunity to begin or hone an art collection, or simply buy a work of art for that special place in your home. 11am to 5pm. Sponsored by local businesses; the tour is free to the public. For more information and to access an interactive map visit www.studiotoursoma.org

“Major, how come you speak German without any accent?” Lecture So asked Wilhelm Keitel, commander of all German forces, Fritz Oppenheimer took him captive after the Nazi surrender in Berlin, 1945. Harry Handler, grandson of Fritz Oppenheimer recounts the story of a German Jewish boy from Berlin, who joined the Prussian artillery and was awarded the Iron Cross fighting on the German side in World War 1.  In 1937, After escaping to America, he eventually worked his way up to General Eisenhower’s staff, where he helped write the surrender in World War II. Montclair Historical Society, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796. www.montclairhistorical.org

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Dannielle Tegeder: Infrastructure Exhibit Raised in a family of steamfitters, including her father, Danielle Tegeder is fascinated by architecture, urbanism, and engineering, which inspire her abstract drawings, paintings, installations, and animations. Runs thru July, 30. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.com

The Lightning Thief A Musical Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. 1 & 4pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030. www.bergenpac.org

The Potting Shed Staff will demonstrates a hands-on DIY garden project in the Potting Shed. Noon- 1pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603. arboretumfriends.org

Guys and Dolls Musical Dance Theatre Next Door and DanceLife Academy Present Guys and Dolls. Be prepared to be dazzled. Recommended for all ages. 12pm show – South Orange students. 3:30pm show – East Hanover students. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Blues in the Loft Internationally-acclaimed bassist and musical director Mike Griot leads an all-star ensemble in a journey through the blues and all of its unique musical destinations. Featuring Bill Sims Jr., Eliza Neals and Tomás Doncker. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Monday, June 6

Maplewood Farmers Market Celebrates Its 22nd Year Anniversary Join them for a great season filled with Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, pickles and olives, breads, pastries and preserves, cheeses; prepared foods like steaks, burgers, crab cakes; gluten-free meals for “on the go” and olive oils. Mondays from 2-7pm through Nov. 21. Indiana Street Municipal parking lot adjacent to Springfield Ave. www.twp.maplewood.nj

Great Courses Series “A History of European Art” lecture will focus on the period stretching from the mid-1600s through the 1930s. Each session includes three 30 min. lectures. No need to sign up. Mondays thru July 11 at 10:30am. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd. Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org

Real Life Heroes Mini-Festival

CASA For Children of Essex County Golf Outing Spend a glorious afternoon on a 6500-yard Robert White designed Par 71 Championship Course, that is sure to challenge the most novice to advanced golfer. Itinerary Includes: 12:30pm Golfer Registration & Lunch.1:30pm Tee off. 6:30pm Dinner & Cocktails. Not a golfer? Join us in the afternoon or evening for fabulous food and company while supporting a great cause! Ladies’ Luncheon and complimentary yoga class. Evening cocktails and gourmet dinner. Green Brook Country Club,100 W Greenbrook Rd, North Caldwell. www.casaessex.org/outings

Film “Hotel Rwanda” In 1994 Rwandan extremists launched a campaign of genocide, massacring thousands of people while the rest of the world watched. Don Cheadle stars as Paul Rusesabagina, a prestigious hotel manager in Kigali. The violence soon escalates, and Paul finds his hotel has become Rwanda’s most well-appointed refugee camp. 121 minutes. Rated PG-13. Free. 1pm. Cookies and juice will be served at 12:30pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. (continued on page 18)

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Tuesday, June 7 Summer Registration at The Connection On-line or in person registration begins for Summer classes at The Connection. Classes for Parent/Child, Preschool, Gymnastics, Swimming, Performing Arts and Adult Fitness. From June 27 –Aug 21. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242 www.TheConnectionOnline.org

Standing Tall Against Falls-Fall Prevention This program is presented by HealthEASE, created by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, to expand disease prevention services for adults over 60 years old, with the goal of promoting, supporting and sustaining healthier, more independent lives. This program is free of charge and registration is required. Call 973-322-5620 or email hschnapp@barnabashealth. org. 1:30 to 2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Wednesday, June 8 An Introduction to Table Top Gaming Meet Jennifer Graham-Macht, owner of Satellite Comics and Games in Chatham as she guides you through a world of tabletop gaming. Learn more about tabletop games such as Catan, Pandemic and the party game, Codename. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org

NJSO Presents Lacombe Conducts Rachmaninoff & Ravel Jacques Lacombe’s final concerts as Music Director of the NJSO feature some of his favorite pieces, including Ravel’s gorgeous suite from Daphnis and Chloé and the thrilling Third Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff. 7:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

Gregory Porter Performs Winner of the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory Porter has quickly made a name for himself due to his rich voice that fuses jazz, soul and R&B into a unique sound that has critics calling him a cross between Nat King Cole and Bill Withers. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

Free Double Step Class Two step platforms are placed perpendicular to each other for a workout that’s double the fun. Limit 10 to a class, registration mandatory. 6-7pm. The Connection 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242. www.TheConnectionOnline.org

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Award winning baseball writer Dan Schlossberg will discuss his recent book, When the Braves Ruled the Diamond: Fourteen Flags Over Atlanta. The book covers the time period from 1991 to 2005 when the Braves finished in first place fourteen straight times, a professional sports record that still stands. 7pm. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. www.springfieldpubliclibrary.com. www.danschlossberg.net

Dr. John Performs

The soul-stirring sound of summer in a one-night-only concert from three of the hottest R&B artists. Featuring Musiq Soulchild, Lalah Hathaway and Raheem DeVaughn. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

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Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Language, Mature content. Adults only. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy® Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org


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R. A. M. P. Recital NJPAC’s Arts Education department presents the third annual RAMP Recital = Recorder Arts for Musical Pathways. This initiative in partnership with Newark Public School Office of the Arts provides sequential music education culminating in a final performance featuring over 2,000 third and fourth grade students in Newark Public Schools. 11am. NJPAC, Prudential Center, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

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Experience a Taste of Greece People drive from hours around to be immersed in the annual cultural experience, filled with food, fun, live music and entertainment, and so much more. Lunch 11am-Noon. Dinner 5-11:30pm. Call or email to order meals served Friday only. Also June11, Noon -11:30pm. & 12, Noon-8pm. BIG Greek Festival NJ, 1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph. 973-584-0388. info@standrewgonj.org

Coloring + Cocktails Enjoy a night of fun and stress relief. Escape into your imagination and tap into your playful side while creating with color. Coloring pages, crayons, pencils and all other materials included. Refreshments will be served; feel free to bring a bottle of your favorite wine. Also June 24. 7 – 9pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. www.artcenternj.org

“A History of the Jersey Shore” Author, photographer & lecturer Kevin Woyce, will present a colorful tour of our state’s coastal history, from the long-ago days of pirates to the founding of today’s most popular summer resorts. Slide show includes both original photography and vintage maps & images. Presentation is preceded by hot dog luncheon. Entire event is free of charge. Must sign up by June 3. All are welcome. 12:30pm. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd. Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org,

Greatful Dead Tribute Dead On Live returns to South Orange Performing Arts Center to present a mixed bag from every era of the Grateful Dead’s rich and stylistically diverse heritage in full production. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Inspirational Dance: All Around the World Dancers will perform in different styles including Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Hiphop, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Breakn, and Vogue. Recommended for all ages. 2 & 6pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787. www.sopacnow.org

Father’s Day Craft Make a gift for Dad. 10:30-11:15am. Also on Tuesday, June 14, 4-5:30pm. Free family program. No sign-up. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville, 908-766-0118.

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Enliven your gatherings and wow your guests with ‘mocktails’ crafted by infusing herbs, flowers, roots, bark, rinds, seeds, and spices. Learn the history of bitters and syrups for medicine and flavoring, how to make them yourself using what you’ve made from Master Herbalist, Elizabeth Scholl. Take home the recipes along with two bottles each of bitters and simple syrup. 1-3pm. Preregistration is required. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

Adult Horse Show Visitors will see adult riding students demonstrating their skills at the annual Spring Adult Horse Show, sponsored by the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable; the Drill team will perform at 1pm. 9am. Admission and parking are free. Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955. www.somersetcountyparks.org

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Artist Reception While Allan Gorman is preoccupied with superior composition and aesthetics, viewers are mesmerized by his brand of hyperrealism, and its capacity to stir original interpretation. Gorman marries his passion for aesthetics to his strong design skills. The artist’s journey led him to a nuanced exploration of parts used to make machines and manufactured objects. He discovers intriguing forms, reflective surfaces, angles, and more. Reception for the Artist 6-9pm. aljira- a Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St., Newark. 973-622-1600. www.allangorman.com

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EagleMania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org

Jim DelGiudice, an adjunct professor at Morris Community College and photojournalist, will speak about the historical aspects of farming in Chatham and Madison during the Fishawack Festival. Take a fascinating look at local agriculture and its early influences on the community. 2pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org (continued on page 25)

Invincible Concert This time, not only featuring the show Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson, but taking part in Michael Jackson Day, a dedication to Michael. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

The Civil War Invades Morristown

At the soldier’s camp, daily life is recreated with authentic cooking, dress, and setup. Learn the basics of battlefield medicine. Visit the medical area where reenactors care for the ‘wounded’ and demonstrate how these emergency units ran during battles. The sound of the massive period cannon will amaze you. Step onto the battlefield and witness musket, artillery, and bayonet drills, daily mail call, and marching drills. Soldiers proudly play period instruments as they go into battle. 10am-5pm and June 12 10am-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-285-6550. www.morristown.com/HistoricSpeedwell

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How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets?


e’re all guilty of it—giving in to those big begging eyes pleading at us for a scrap from the table during dinner. Human food can be harmful to your pet, and in some cases, can be fatal. It’s important to know how certain foods can be unsafe so that you can avoid them for the sake of your animal. Here is how a few of some of the most common “human foods” become harmful for pets:

Chocolate & Other Foods Containing Caffeine

Caffeine is one of the greatest culprits because it contains an alkaloid called theobromine. Theobromine acts as a cardiac stimulant and a diuretic, which in turn can cause a heart attack or other heart and nervous system problems in animals.


Bones, although commonly known as a great treat for your dog, are potentially very dangerous for pets. Once eaten, bones can splinter and get stuck in the intestines, causing damage or fatality. In most splinter cases, the bones must be removed surgically.

Other Foods

Onions & Garlic

Onions and garlic are potentially harmful due to the fact that both contain thiosulphate, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia in cats and dogs. Of the two, onions are the most toxic, as consumption of simply one serving by your pet could result in anemia.


Milk can harm your pet due to the fact that many dogs and cats tend to be lactose intolerant. The consumption of milk and milk products by a lactose intolerant pet creates a breeding ground for bacteria, causing vomiting and diarrhea.

Other human foods to avoid when feeding your pet are: macadamia nuts, potato peelings and green-looking potatoes, rhubarb leaves, moldy/spoiled foods, alcohol, yeast dough, tomato leaves and stems, broccoli, and raisins or grapes. Some human foods potentially cause only mild digestive upsets, while others can be fatal. Regardless of the level of danger, the best choice for your pet is to keep him from any potentially harmful foods in order to ensure his health and safety. So, the next time your pet looks up at you with those pleading eyes, show him you care by doing what is truly best for him and feeding him only products meant for pet consumption. In the end, both you and your pet will be glad that you did. -Courtesy of pet-articles.blogspot.com

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Pet & Animal RESOURCE DIRECTORY Animal Hospitals Verona Animal Hospital 17 Grove Avenue, Verona 973-239-1881 www.vahmah.com

Montclair Animal Hospital 124 Watchung Ave, Upper Montclair 973-7441942 The Verona and Montclair Animal Hospital are known for their extremely advanced approach to pet health care, but more importantly for their compassionate manner in which this care is provided.

Dog Boarding & Daycare The Doggie Chalet 973-302-4956 e-mail: info@thedoggiechalet.com www.TheDoggieChalet.com A family, home-based business providing cage-free dog boarding/pet sitting and dog training services, which replaces traditional boarding with a family atmosphere. Offering services for Chihuahuas to Great Danes for the same price, no dog is too big or too small. Serving North Jersey, Orange County NY and NYC with transportation available.

K9 Resorts of Madison 22 Prospect Street, Madison 973-822-2273 www.k9resorts.com Providing resort-style vacations and doggie daycare, by combining homelike amenities with recreational activity.

Offering both dog walking and pet sitting. They come to your house—several times a day if needed—to care for your pets while you are away. Going away on vacation or business? Leave us all the instructions and we will take care of everything—feedings, medications, walks, playtime, mail, newspapers, water plants, etc. They can even spend the night and sleep over! Available 24/7/365, and always On-Call—from early morning to late at night.

Dog Portraits NJ Dog Portraits Kathleen Maloney 105 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-771-8902 www.njdogportraits.com e-mail: njdogportraits@aol.com After attending Art School in Kansas City, painting has been part of owner Kathleen Maloney’s everyday. Horses, dogs, cats, even birds. She specializes in discovering their personalities and abilities and conveying that in their portrait. Offering “memorial” portraits, which capture the essence of your pet.

Pet Sitting The Catnip Gypsy PO Box 174, Verona 973-239-7069 or 973-980-7069 Providing outstanding personalized service focused on cats, small dogs, birds and creatures, throughout Essex, Morris and Passaic counties for over 25 years.

Pet Supplies Montclair Feed & Pet Supply 204 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-746-4799 www.MontclairFeed.com In business for over 20 years, the staff at Montclair Feed & Pet Supply love helping people and their furry companions. They offer a large selection of pet foods and supplies. Visit their self pet-bathing room and K9 bakery. Check out their website for upcoming events and adoption days.

Dog Rescue Home for Good Dog Rescue 465 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-263-7358 www.HomeforGoodDogs.org

Roxdane Kennels 75 Stirling Road, Warren 908-755-0227 www.roxdanekennels.com Offering cat, dog and small pet boarding. Individual accommodations for all types and sizes of canines and felines.

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

Dog Walker Wagging Tails Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Services Serving Berkeley Heights and surrounding area 908-809-3311 | www.petsitnj.com e-mail: waggingtails@petsitnj.com





Established in 2010, Home for Good Dog Rescue has found homes for more than 4,300 dogs, pulling dogs from high-kill shelters in the southern United States, and transporting them north for adoption into loving homes for good. We are a 100% foster-based non-profit animal rescue—there is NO shelter facility. Come volunteer, foster, or adopt a forever friend of your own. Our retail shop offers professional dog grooming and premium quality dog food, accessories, branded items, and toys. Call for a grooming appointment or visit us in-store to shop for all your pet’s needs. All proceeds support our rescue mission.

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Ask the Expert By Drew Cayman, photo by Dan Epstein

Yet the fix need not be costly. As noted hereafter, the best way to keep your child’s math skills and understanding sharp is through regular practice – in daily life, playing logic and strategy games, reading mathfocused books, doing activity packets, and partaking of more formal summer programs that certainly need not cost thousands of dollars.


Jodi and James Ralston

Spring Ahead to a Summer of Math; Never Fall Behind at School “Rather than waiting hopefully for students to fall back into the routine of learning when the next school year arrives,” Jodi Ralston – a math educator of 25 years and mother of four – strives to “keep children’s numerical skills fresh and mathematical know-how growing throughout the summer with an appropriate, individualized mix of mathematical review and preview.” Owner and instructor at Mathnasium Learning Centers in Chatham, Summit, Westfield, and Livingston, Jodi shares her professional insights into local resources available to support summer learning. And, though a Mathnasium stakeholder, Jodi (seen above with husband James) encourages parents to begin at home when considering the great variety of options available to encourage and sustain learning throughout the summer months. Sharing her love of teaching and focus on individualized instruction, Jodi addresses some of the most frequent questions she gets in her centers from parents wanting to know what more they can do to encourage learning during summer vacation to help students do well year round.


The “Summer-slide” —is it real or just another pitch for costly summer tutoring? Indeed, as the largest gap in the school year, summer vacation can present a major setback to academic progress. In 1906, William F. White (a New York schoolteacher) first coined the term “summer slide” after giving math exams at the school year’s close in June and its return in September to an albeit small test group of seven 4th and eight 7th grade students. He noted a consistent and significant drop in both sets of students’ scores attributing such to the lack of regular review and practice. It really should be no surprise that studies continue to show most students, absent consistent exposure to math concepts and practice throughout the summer, lose about two months of computational math skills learned during the preceding school year. And, again without surprise, these gaps accumulate year after year. Why then, when we know to practice sports in their off-seasons to do our best when each new season arrives, would we otherwise expect our children’s prolonged summer respite from math not to add up to anything but knowledge gaps by fall?

What games can I play with my children to build mathematical reasoning skills and confidence? Multi-player games are an excellent way to develop mathematical reasoning (as well as social skills) in a relaxed and fun way. As a very short list, Mastermind is excellent to promote deductive reasoning, Rack-o is great for numerical sequencing, while Pentago helps to foster strategic thinking and spacial awareness. Games like Pay Day, Life and Monopoly, while encouraging gamesmanship, also build fluency in handling money.


How can I work with my child on mathematical knowhow when we are traveling? Math need not be confined to a classroom-only experience and summer travel is a great time to work with your children to enhance their math skills and understanding. Whether you are traveling by foot, road, ship or air, asking your child what time you should arrive or how much longer you have to travel (while giving them computational cues) enables them to ignite mathematical thinking while extinguishing the dreaded, repetitive “Are we there yet?” Calculating travel metrics such gas milage and cost for your road trips or confirming speed and time to destination using only the dashboard clock and fractional mile markers keeps kids minds sharp and demonstrates useful skills of estimation.


What are the benefits of having my child attend a summer math camp or program? Summer is a great time to deepen understanding and work on critical mathematical skills without the pressures of tonight’s homework assignment or tomorrow’s test. Summer math camps and programs can help students to focus on key skills still to be mastered, while keeping their brains active to stave off autumn amnesia. Some programs provide a subject overview where all students go through a class syllabus of content. Other programs have students work on a variety of skills and concepts specific to their individual needs. What is best for your child depends on your mutual goals. For example, if raw credentials or prerequisite certification are the only focus (e.g., a grade for course credit), then a class or online course work may be best. If individualized instruction following a customized learning plan (i.e., no classes) is desired, then programs such as Mathnasium may be a better fit.


What does Mathnasium offer locally to help my child learn and practice math throughout summer? Beyond its year-round programs that continue through the summer, Mathnasium offers a 16-session summer program for students entering grades 2 through 12. This summer-only preamble focuses on the math skills and concepts that the student needs most based upon Mathnasium’s assessment process. The right mixture of material for each student is determined by assessment and delivered tailor fit through individualized instruction. Mathnasium offers an environment and method in which students master each incremental topic to develop a lasting understanding of mathematics as a whole. When math makes sense , kids excel – in the classroom at school, and beyond in life – whether struggling today or looking to get further ahead. Jodi Ralston, Mathnasium 973-377-6284 www.mathnasium.com

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Sunday, June 12

Monday, June 13

Fence Show And Open House

Dine and Donate Fundraiser

See art, buy art, make art. Participate in hands-on art projects, watch professional artists’ demonstrations and view our spring exhibitions. Noon-3pm. New this year – Fence Show art sale. From 10am4pm. Grounds of the Art Center will be an art shopper’s paradise. Rain date: June 18.Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. 908-273-9121. www.artcenternj.org/openhouse.com

Ten percent of all purchases from dinein, take-out and delivery orders will be donated to Housing Partnership of Morris County. Kafe Mozart will also donate 10 percent of gift card purchases to the organization. Kafe Mozart opened in February serving savory crepes, panini’s, home made soups, entrees, sandwiches, breakfast and sweet crepes and has an extensive espresso bar serving cappuccino’s, latte’s, coffees and more. Event runs all day. Kafe Mozart, 2900 Route 10, Parsippany. www.housingpartnershipnj.org

Organic Moonshine Roots Music The astonishing and singular sound of Valerie June is a blend of rural Roots and Country that bridges Alan Lomax’s acoustic field recordings with biting, electric Indie-Blues. It is a stop-youdead-in-your-tracks kind of voice, the kind that grips your imagination and paints her Southern portraits in vivid detail. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

NJSO: Lacombe Conducts Jacques Lacombe’s final concerts as Music Director of the NJSO feature some of his favorite pieces, including Ravel’s gorgeous suite from Daphnis and Chloé and the thrilling Third Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-3537058. www.njpac.org

Father’s Day and Me-Kids Cooking Class

New Providence Lions Club19th Annual Frank A. Pizzi, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament Each sponsor/Donor will be recognized with signage that day at the event, on the course and on the website. There are a variety of ways to support: Major Sponsorships includes Breakfast, Lunch, Beverages. Hole Sponsorships. Contribute a Raffle Prize of your choosing. Sign up for a Foursome, Individuals or Seniors. Details and Sign up forms are available on our Web Site: www.nplions.org or you may select the link golfouting@nplions. org to request additional information via email. The New Providence Lions Club donates back to the community every dollar it collects. Beaver Brook Country Club, 25 Country Club Dr, Annandale.

Tuesday, June 14 Nutirtion Series Topic: “Summer Smoothies” Jenn Luster, RD from Chatham ShopRite, will demonstrate how to make delicious and refreshing drinks. Always a tasting. No sign-up. Senior bus available for transport for Chatham residents only. All welcome. 12:45pm.The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-6354565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org

Join chef Theresa Merges and participate in cooking BLT bites, grilled hanger steak with caramelized onions, potato pancakes with horseradish crème, boston baked beans and blueberry crisp. Ages 10 and up with parent. 4:306:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009. wwwkingsfoodmarkets.com

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Dr. Matthew Riordan of Professional Physical Therapy & Training, a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, will speak along with Camellia Redmerski and Nekki Robinson, co-owners of Momentum Cycling & Fitness in Summit. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org

Career Services • Computer Classes • Workshops Legal Guidance • Self-Empowerment Programs All programs nonsectarian. 70 South Orange Avenue Suite 120 Livingston, NJ 07039 973.994.4994 centerforwomenNJ.org

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Gallery Tour And Talk

Free Lecture on STEM CELLS and PRP

Join curators Tom Grotta and Jane Milosch for an exclusive tour of the Morris Museum’s current exhibition, Green from the Get Go. Including ground-breaking innovators, as well as emerging talents, the exhibition features objects that find inspiration in nature and the history of basketry. Runs thru June 26. Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Suffering from arthritis or a tendon injury? Come join a free educational lecture about how Stem Cells and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapies can help you heal.Specializing in non-surgical solutions for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. 7pm. Advanced Medical Center at Cedar Knolls, Fourth Floor, 197 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8309. www.njregenerativeinstitute.com

“Circle Mirror Transformation” Production

Thursday, June 16

The play follows an unlikely group of strangers in a small Vermont town who take an acting class where their personal stories are revealed comically and heartbreakingly through a series of misguided acting. Gala Opening Night on June 16 and will run through July 2. Wed thru Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton St., Hoboken. www.milesquaretheatre.org

NJ Audubon: Presents Introduction to the Butterflies of New Jersey

What is Health and Wellness Coaching? Health and Wellness coaching can aid cancer survivors, those recovering from stem cell transplant and chronic disease survivors to thrive in a “new normal” after treatment. Principal of Marigold Health and Wellness Consulting, Ms. Bonder will discuss what health and wellness means, how to achieve it, and who may benefit from a health and wellness coach. 7pm. Free and open to the public. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org

Mike Newlon, Associate Naturalist will focus on those that are most likely to be seen, plus a few that are biologically interesting or simply beautiful. Newlon will also briefly cover butterfly life cycle and conservation efforts in the state. After the presentation he will lead an outdoor walk at the sanctuary for hands-on practice at identifying butterflies in the field. Bring binoculars if you have them, loaner binoculars will be available. 9:30-11:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386 to register.

AWAKEN JEWISH IDENTITY Through Federation you can transform the lives of Jewish children, teens, and young adults by providing a wide range of experiences to ignite their Jewish identities. You can help them develop as our future leaders with Jewish camps, Jewish day schools, Birthright Israel, the Diller Teen program, and more.

Aretha Franklin: Musical Moments for MS

The reigning “Queen of Soul” and 19-time Grammy winner performs in a gala benefit presented by the National MS Society. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

Bookmaking Master Class Join artist Cindy Au-Kramer of Panda Paper, for an interesting modern perspective on the classic art of Bookmaking. In this Master Class, students use stone paper, a new material that cannot be ripped, is practically waterproof, and is made from stone and glue. Ages 13 and older. 2-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. www.morrisparks.net

For Amusement Only: Arcades And Cafes This exhibition explores the fascinating world of coin-operated entertainment from the early twentieth century. See fortune-tellers and strength testers from penny arcades and gambling machines and musical instruments from Prohibition-era speakeasies. Runs thru Oct. 10. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Friday, June 17 SouthNext: A Festival of Arts, Ideas and Music At this festival, the South Orange Village is the venue with everything within easy walking distance. Featuring dozens of panels, performances and installations which explore creative collisions, the festival explores the intersection of diverse ideas like Jazz vs. coding, work vs. life and philanthropy vs. profit. To view the complete schedule and purchase tickets visit www.SouthNextNJ.com

Comedian Bill Burr: The Third Party Tour 7 & 9:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

Jersey (New) Moves! Emerging Choreographers

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Accomplished mentors partner with four young choreographers from the Garden State to develop works that will be premiered at this venue. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-3537058. www.njpac.org

Saturday, June 18 Home for Good Dog Rescue Grand Reopening of Retail Shoppe and Adoption Event

Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism

Remembering Red, A Tribute to Red Skelton

This exhibition presents selected works from Newark’s permanent collection of African-American art. Taking a fresh look at heroic themes in modern and contemporary art, this unique exhibition features 32 paintings and sculptural works with an emphasis on storytelling and expressive imagery. Runs thru Jan. 8. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. www.newarkmuseum.org

Actor Brian Hoffman brings back happy memories of “Red” and his clean, creative, family humor that was part of early television. Brian’s expert portrayal of Red Skelton will have you in stitches with some of Red’s most well known characters. You’ll laugh with Clem Kadidddlehopper, giggle with Gertrude & Heathcliff, and feel the love of Freddy the Freeloader. Add a little “Guzzlers Gin” and some pantomimes and you’ll be remembering Red Skelton, America’s favorite clown. 8pm. Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd.,Morristown. 973-971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org

Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt Think you know a thing or two about NJ’s Great Swamp? Then it’s time to test your powers of navigation and observation at the 2016 watershed-wide Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt. 10am-4pm. Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., New Vernon. www.greatswamp.org Home for Good Dog Rescue will celebrate the grand reopening of its newly renovated retail space by holding an exciting dog adoption event there on Saturday, 6/18! We will continue to offer professional dog grooming and premium items for your pet’s needs, including toys, food, leashes, and more. If you are interested in adopting, fill out an application ahead of time in order to possibly take home a new pup that day! Home for Good Dog Rescue, 465 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights, 908-263-7358, www.HomeforGoodDogs.org

The Smithereens Perform

Couples Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in cooking this dinner that will bring you to the Amalfi Coast. Menu includes: spaghetti with shrimp, scallops and crabmeat with fresh tomatoes and garlic, marinated chicken “alla” griglia, fish with grilled fennel and limoncello, grilled radicchio, fresh mozzarella-tomatoes and eggplant salad with caper vinaigrette and creamy lemon parfait with berries. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. wwwkingsfoodmarkets.com

Best known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers including Kurt Cobain, New Jersey’s own Smithereens gained popularity with 11, the album that spawned the hits “A Girl Like You,” “Blood and Roses,” and “Blue Period.” 8pm. SouthNext mainstage, South Orange Village Center. To view the complete schedule and purchase tickets visit www.SouthNextNJ.com (continued on page 30)

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When Breaks Happen Pediatric Orthopedist Dr. Ellen Dean Davis Provides Healing— and a Whole Lot More

By Rhonda L. Rivera, photos by Daniel Epstein

Whether a fracture or tear occurs from sports, the playground or a congenital defect, Dr. Ellen Dean Davis fixes the problem with compassion, kindness and skill.


hen the youngest member of the family suffers a broken bone or has a congenital defect that needs to be corrected, Dr. Ellen Dean Davis is the expert to call. One of less than fifteen pediatric orthopedists in northern New Jersey—there are only about 1,000 in the country—Dr. Davis fixes children’s bones and has them back on the playground as soon as possible.

A Team Effort The first thing that jumps out when meeting with Dr. Davis is her warm, outgoing and caring personality. She genuinely cares about her patients, often forming a lifelong bond with the entire family. When asked why she chose a pediatric specialty, she notes the positive impact she has. “Correcting a congenital

defect or fixing a broken bone can be a game changer. But mostly, it’s just fun dealing with the unique personalities of kids,” she says with a smile. No wonder her patients repeatedly cite her professionalism, personality and bedside manner in recommending her. Dr. Davis’s philosophy is to provide individualized treatment based upon the child’s needs. She seeks to empower families when making decisions about treatment, due to the unique social and anatomic needs of children in various stages of growth. As a mother of two with one on the way, when deciding a course of action, she always asks herself “What would I do for my own?” Her preference is to avoid surgery, opting for conservative treatments whenever possible in consideration of possible long-term effects. Dr. Ellen Dean Davis with Bilal Hashmi

Helping Children Heal Approximately 30 percent to 40 percent of Dr. Davis’s practice deals with sportsrelated injuries, with another 30 percent to 40 percent from trauma. The remainder addresses neurologic and congenital defects such as cerebral palsy, limb deformities and clubfoot. Given Dr. Davis’s history as a collegiate and professional soccer player, she fully understands the loss of identity when the sport is taken away. Therefore, when presented with sports-related injuries such as ACL tears, patella dislocation and torn ligaments, she wants to get kids back to playing fast because “the sport is their world.” Trauma usually stems from playground injuries such as accidents on the monkey bars or trampolines. Most fractures require casting, but sometimes surgery. She notes, “Kids bounce back quickly and are miraculous healers.” Dr. Davis has had much success treating Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a type of brittle bone disease. She is the only doctor in northern New Jersey to treat this disease, which she does by implanting rods that grow with the child allowing for the bones to stay straight and prevent their constant breaking. Another disorder she treats is Blount’s disease, a condition where the growth plate stops working in the tibia, causing deformation of the legs. Dr. Davis has corrected this condition with advanced technologies such as the Taylor Spatial


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A former Division 1 soccer player at the University of Tennessee and professional soccer team member in the Women’s United Soccer Association, Dr. Davis applied the focus and drive needed to succeed in that sports to medical school. She found orthopedics to be a natural fit. Her experiences with her own sports-related injuries including a broken tibia and fibula, came together with her interests in fitness and nutrition. Following her soccer career, Dr. Davis graduated as the valedictorian of her medical school class. She completed her orthopedic training at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and a specialized fellowship in pediatric and adolescent orthopedic surgery at the renowned Alfred I. DuPont Children’s Hospital. For more information or to schedule a consultation:

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NJ Audubon Presents: Discover Dragons & Damsels Do you know how many species of dragonflies and damselflies are in your area? Come and learn about these fascinating and beautiful members of the insect world. After an illustrated program inside, you will scout the fields and ponds. Suitable for 7 years and older. (Limited to 15 registrants.) Scherman Hoffman Family Program led by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/Naturalist. 1:303:30pm. Registration required by June 17. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

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Spend the day with Dad at the Whippany Railway Museum on a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland. Be on the lookout for deer, turtles, wild turkeys, hawks and rabbits, as the route takes you past a natural swamp with abundant wildlife. Rain or Shine. Departures: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm. Whippany Railway Museum,1 Railroad Plaza at the Intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany.

Earthquake’s Father’s Day Celebration Earthquake hosts a hilarious night of comedy, with performances by Lavell Crawford, Michael Blackson, Deon Cole and Pat Brown. 6pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir Don’t miss the award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir in their Season Finale Concert. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Free Summer Solstice Yoga at The Connection Two parts to one class: Vinyasa to bring out your inner glow followed by a cooling and restoring Yin practice. 3-5pm. TheConnectionOnline.org. Non-members register in person at 79 Maple St., Summit or by calling 908-273-4242.

Monday, June 20 R.J. Cobbs of the NFL: Overcoming Adversity to Reach Your Life Goals Former NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, R. J. Cobbs will discuss overcoming personal adversity, strength training, and injury prevention. Born and raised in Parsippany, Cobbs was injured twice during his professional football career. Currently, he is a strength and conditioning coach and a football specialist at Inception Athletic Excellence Center in Madison. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org

The 37th Annual Investors Bank President’s Cup Night Race Sponsored by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce, the 5K run begins at 8pm and follows a route along Essex St. and Millburn Ave. finishing near Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill. The Kid’s Fun Run, which will be held prior to the race, begins at 7:30pm on Essex Street adjacent to the Charlie Brown’s parking lot. Applications are available at Sneaker Factory at 308 Millburn Ave. or on-line at www.compuscore.com. For information call the Chamber of Commerce at 973-379-1198 or the Sneaker Factory at 973-376-6094.

Tuesday, June 21 Book Club The Senior Center Book Club will discuss “a mercy” by Toni Morrison. All welcome to attend. Senior bus available for Chatham residents. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-6354565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org

Wednesday, June 22 Sounds Of A Summer Night 2016: Concerts-in-the-Garden Emerging contemporary choreographers Patrick Coker of Jessica Lang Dance, Samuel Asher Kunzman of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and Julliard graduate Magdalyn Segale, will interact with and highlight the historic and beautiful Arboretum grounds through a series of intimate duets and trios. Wednesdays 6pm for concertgoers to picnic. Performances 7-8mpm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787. www.reeves-reedarboretum.org

Tommy Emmanuel Performs

Saturday, June 25 David Cassidy: Up Close & Personal

Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian virtuoso guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. Special guest Richard Smith. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Thursday, June 23 30th Anniversary State Fair Meadowlands

Come on, get happy! The Partridge Family’s David Cassidy performs hits from the ‘70s TV show, along with favorites from his solo career. 3 & 7:30pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 973353-7058. www.njpac.org

NJ Audubon Presents: Nature Infused Yoga Summer 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. Led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher and NJ Audubon Senior Research Scientist. No experience necessary; all levels welcome. Every Saturday through August 13th. 9.30am to 10.45am. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Saturday Afternoon Tabletop Gaming

Featuring acres of delicious food, whiteknuckle rides and world-class family entertainment. State Fair Meadowlands, 102 Rte 120, East Rutherford. Visit www.njfair.com for dates and more information.

28th Annual Morris Museum Golf Outing Enjoy a day at one of New Jersey’s premiere private clubs, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, an open bar, prizes, and silent and live auctions. Don’t golf? Tickets for the cocktail hour, dinner, and the auction are available. Registration and lunch start at 10:30am, followed by the Tee Off at noon. The cocktail hour begins are 4:30pm, followed by dinner and our auction. Sponsorships are also available. Morris County Golf Club, 36 Punch Bowl Rd., Morristown 973--971-3721 or email golf@morrismuseum.org.

Friday, June 24 Jazz at the Gallery Kelsey Jillette sings lyrical, groovy takes on wide-ranging straight ahead jazz. She brings a cool swing and a playful and enchanting vibe to jazz standards. Appetizers will be served from South and Pine. BYOB. 7-9pm. 70 South Gallery, 70 South St., Morristown. 973-539-2112. www.70southgallery.com

Bring your family and friends to the library for an afternoon of tabletop gaming. Jennifer Graham-Macht, owner of Satellite Comics and Games in Chatham, will lead this event. All supplies will be provided. 11:30am4:30-pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org

Sunday, June 26

Let Us GiveYou Something to SMILE About… Dr. Chiu’s mission is to help patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. She specializes in customizing dental care for each patient according to his/her special needs as well as taking into consideration the individual’s budget. The “fear of the dentist” in Dr. Chiu’s office is a thing of the past. She takes all the time needed to calm anxious patients, as well as always making sure that you are completely and effectively numb before starting any procedure. Her artistic eye to detail results in beautiful smiles and all major dental treatments (crowns, bridges, implants, etc.) are warranted for 5 years.

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Creating Meadows Class Convert a lawn to a wildflower meadow or restore a field to a diverse, bountiful native habitat. This class, led by Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants, LLC., explores meadow ecology and creation, including plant selection, pollinators, site preparation, seeding and planting, and maintenance. Deer resistant wildflowers are highlighted as well. This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s10am-Noon. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

Fairy Day Fairies will once again be visiting The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and to prepare for their stay, houses need to be built. Families are invited to celebrate the 10th Annual Fairy Day on the Sylvan Terrace and build a home for these visiting wee folk. 1-3pm. Preregistration is required. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.973-326-7603.

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The Stand-Up Comedy of Kevin James

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The star of TV’s “The King of Queens” and hit movies such as Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and Pixels returns to his stand-up roots. Mature themes, language. 5 & 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008. www.mayoarts.org

Morris Arts’ 33rd annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival At Giralda Farms , you can hear the state’s top orchestra, relax on the beautiful lawns of former Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge estate, see (and purchase) original artworks, enjoy family and children’s arts activities, indulge your ice cream cravings at the fully stocked antique ice cream truck or just picnic with friends and family. By special arrangement with the Morris County Park Commission, the rainsite at the Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown will host the same, full experience as you would have outdoors. 4pm. Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive/Madison Ave., (Rt. 124) Madison. 973-285-5115, x14. www.morrisarts.org

Monday, June 27 Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center Softball Camp For girls ages 7-13, to learn, have fun and enhance skills in all phases of softball. Camp runs from 9am-3pm daily. Campus of Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-2378 . www.yogiberramuseum.org

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Cooking Italian Summer Camp Teens Camp 3 Day Summer Camp Series where teens will cook with chef Diana Albanese. 6/27: Fresh pasta and sauces. 6/28: Bread and pizza making. 6/29: Gnocchi and crepe making. 10am1pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. wwwkingsfoodmarkets.com

Tuesday, June 28 Frantic Fun Run 5K & 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run Race through history on a cross country trail, blazed through the heart of a 19th century farm. This chip timed 5K is open to runners of all skill levels. If a 5K is not for you, try the 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run. The first 200 participants receive a performance t-shirt. Enjoy the farm, music, awards, giveaways, and refreshments with your family and friends. Register online at morrisparks.net/FFR. 5pm Registration and packet pick-up. 6:45pm 1-Mile Walk/Run start. 7pm 5K start. 7:45pm Awards and refreshments. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-3267616 or recreation@morrisparks.net

Thursday, June 30 Celtic Woman: The Destiny Tour The heart of Ireland beats strongly throughout The Destiny Tour, an entirely new production that honors Ireland’s past while bringing a contemporary musical edge to songs old and new. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058. www.njpac.org

Summer Concert Beginnings “Chicago Tribute Band” performs. 7:30pm. Gazebo, Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell.

The Taj Mahal Trio Performs Taj Mahal is a music legend and an international treasure. The two-time Grammy Award-winner emerged from the music scene of the Sixties as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who formed the band Rising Sons with fellow Blues musicians. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787. www.sopacnow.org

Annual Randolph Township Freedom Festival Carnival, games, rides, food trucks, vendors, music, professional wrestling, bubble’s galore and fireworks. Noon. Sponsored in by the Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township. Thru July 2. County College of Morris, Center Grove Rd., Randolph. www.randolphnj.org

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while ago, I watched a very moving news report about a 10-yearold boy named Charlie who was dying of a rare thyroid cancer. Although you’d think the young boy had enough to worry about on his own, and that he probably wouldn’t be thinking too much about other people, that was not so—he was. In fact, he asked his mother if he could spend his allowance money, which he’d been saving up, to buy gifts for other children on the cancer ward. When a reporter asked little Charlie why he had done that, he gave a simple answer: he told the reporter that it made him feel really good. And, he said, it helped him forget about his own illness. Charlie can teach us all a lesson. Not only did he do a good deed for other children, he made himself feel better by giving of himself. And in the end, Charlie gave even more than he could have imagined: through his illness, doctors were able to discover the gene mutation that caused his rare form of cancer. This may, in turn, make it possible to test other children who come from at-risk families—and remove the thyroids of at-risk children before they become cancerous. Charlie’s story illustrates a very important concept: we do not live on this earth alone—everything we do affects the world around us. The fact that people do include service to others as part of their lives is uniquely human. In the book, Animal Behavior: Readings from Scientific American, Thomas Eisner and Edward O. Wilson writes: “A vertebrate society is little more than a loose confederation of families and individuals. Even when they exist as subordinate members of societies, vertebrates remain relatively selfish and aggressive.


“The single outstanding exception to this trend is man himself, who has retained the basic vertebrate traits, but has managed to balance them with coalitions, contracts, vastly improved communication, and long-range planning that includes premeditated acts of

This ability to give service to others begins with how we serve ourselves. Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, says that one of the things that stops people from becoming true peak performers is their ego. “I always define ego as ‘Edging God Out,’” says Blanchard. “That means putting yourself in the center. People who are ‘value driven’ are able to set worthy goals that help themselves as well as others. People who are ‘ego-driven’ are always trying to evaluate themselves by how other people see them.”

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That unconditional acceptance and love for the self, according to Blanchard, is what permits people to do the things that are driven by their values. It allows them to give of themselves, because they know that their goodness is already taken care of: from that harvest, everyone benefits.

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Barry Farber is the host of the new Television program “Breakthrough” that can be seen on HomeTowneTV through Verizon (36) and Comcast (33) and also at BarryFarber.com. For over 25 years he has consulted with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers to help them market their products and gain new business. He is the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc magazine and the co-inventor of the FoldzFlat® Pen. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television and on the Comcast Television Network. His radio program, “Breakthrough with Barry Farber,” has over 1.5 million listeners. Visit: www.barryfarber.com or email him at: barry@barryfarber.com

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Bon Appétit

SHUNJU Summit’s Answer for Sushi and Asian-Fusion Cuisine Danny Wang

By Rhonda L. Rivera, Photos by Dan Epstein


resh ingredients. Superior quality. Beautiful presentation. Summit’s newcomer, Shunju, offers all these, and more.

In less than five months, Danny Wang’s newest eatery—he also owns Umi Sushi in Millburn—has made quite an impression on area diners. Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine delight taste buds with unique flavor profiles in a wonderful atmosphere, all under Wang’s watchful eye. The menu at Shunju offers something for every palate. In the mood for sushi? Check out the Modern Style Sushi, especially White Tuna with kiwi and yuzu miso ($5) or Big Eye Tuna with a garlic chip ($5.50). The quality of fish, which Wang procures daily from local markets, is evident in every bite. Don’t miss Shunju’s inspired Cold Appetizers, such as Hamachi Crush ($18). This delicious plate features thinly sliced raw yellowtail with yuzu dressing, micro 34

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High-quality fish and inspired dishes take center stage cilantro and serrano pepper. The kick is perfect but by no means overwhelming. Also try the Sushi Pizza ($13), a creative dish featuring tortilla chips topped with guacamole, bell pepper, onion, tobiko and tuna. The beautiful Treasure Island ($15) is almost too gorgeous to eat! It has tuna, salmon, white ďŹ sh with spicy sauce, ponzu and tobiko encased in sliced avocado, with a seaweed salad on the top. For an entrĂŠe, select the Monsoon Duck ($30), a very generous portion of perfectly prepared sliced, boneless roasted duck wrapped in a crepe with bean sprouts, cucumber, lettuce and herbs and topped with a house sauce. Or choose the uber-tasty Bo-Luc-Lac ($24), 8 ounces of quickly stir-fried beef cubes served with fried taro chips and a salad. Shunju hits the mark with a variety of other dishes as well. Rock shrimp ($15) has the right amount of heat; pumpkin and spinach cream soup ($9) is a must for all pumpkin lovers; fried calamari ($11) is an unusual take on the Italian classic. Whatever your fancy, Shunju surpasses expectations.

Shunju 16 Beechwood Road in Summit 908-608-1088 | www.ShunjuSummit.com Open for lunch Monday through Saturday, 11:30 am to 3 pm, Sunday 12:30-3 pm; dinner Monday through Thursday, 5-10 pm, Friday and Saturday, 5-10:30 pm, Sunday 5-9:30 pm. Delivery service ($2 charge) available within a 3-mile radius. Separate event space available. BYOB.

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Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

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

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

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Ms. Lin Chinese was established by the chef and staff of former restaurant Ling Ling to carry on its success and reputation for excellence. They focus on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. They offer an open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. 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 • www.MillburnUmi.com 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

Twelve Islands Greek Taverna

1255 Valley Road, Stirling 908-647-2193 • www.12IslandsGreekTaverna.com Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood specialties. $EXP, H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

Thai Thai Cuisine

1168 Valley Rd, Stirling • 908-903-0790 www.thaithaistirling.com 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.


La Pastaria

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327 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-522-9088 www.LaPastaria.com 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 take-out 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 185 Broad St, Summit • 908-277-2074 www.NatalesBakery.com 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

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

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