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he sixth annual “Pathways of History Tour” will be running through many historically rich towns throughout Morris County this year. The admission-free, self-guided tour will take visitors on a journey through historic sites in Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Denville, Dover, Florham Park, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lake Hopatcong, Mine Hill, Montville Township, Mt. Olive Township, Mt. Tabor, Parsippany, Pequannock Township, Randolph Township, Rockaway Township, Roxbury Township and Washington Township. There will be a variety of intriguing stops and learning experiences along the path, which include learning about Morris County’s role in the American Revolution, as well as the iron mines and forges that existed during the American Revolution and the years following. There will also be exhibits about how the Morris Canal, railways, industry, mining, commerce and agriculture have shaped the communities along the pathway. At various sites, there will be light refreshments and fiddle music, as well as people in costume demonstrating the spinning, weaving and hearth cooking methods of the past. The tour will take place on Saturday, October 10 from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday, October 11 from 12pm to 4pm. Visitors may begin their tour at any of the locations. For a map and more information about the sites, visit www.pathwaysofhistorynj.com.
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he Silverstrom Group is proud to announce that they have chosen the second honoree of their annual Smiles for Life Award. Angela Ratterman, a two-time breast cancer survivor from Louisville, Kentucky, will receive a donated $25,000 cosmetic smile makeover from The Silverstrom Group. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom launched the Smiles for Life program in 2014 in partnership with The American Cancer Society in order to rehabilitate the mouth of one cancer survivor per year. Dry mouth, rampant decay and tooth loss are common symptoms of cancer patients, which create functional and aesthetic issues. Ratterman’s newly transformed smile will be revealed at the American Cancer Society’s 36th Annual Diamond Ball Gala. Gourmet cuisine, dancing and an auction will be provided at this one-of-a-kind celebration. This years theme is “Cures Do Come True,” and the event will celebrate the efforts that have saved the lives of 11 million cancer patients in America. The Diamond Ball will take place on Saturday, November 21 at Westmont Country Club in Woodland Park. To purchase tickets for the event or to donate, visit gala.acsevents.org.
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he Green Village Fire Department, the primary fire responder for Chatham Township Fire District 1 and parts of Harding Township, will be hosting a “Fire Prevention Week Open House.” The educational event will offer the public a special opportunity to get to know their volunteer firefighters and how they support their surrounding communities, and to learn about the other events that the fire department holds.
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Firefighters will be available to provide fire safety tips and answers to the questions of curious visitors. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in various hands-on activities, take a guided tour of the firehouse and explore the fire department’s trucks that will be on display. This is an unprecedented opportunity for children and their families to learn more about what their local fire department volunteers do to protect the community. Hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream will be provided courtesy of the fire department and its auxiliary. The open house will be held on Sunday, October 4 from 1pm to 3pm at the firehouse, 529 Green Village Road in the Green Village section of Chatham Township.
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Throughout October “Not Now, Darling” a Comedy Production Gilbert Bodley wants to sell an expensive mink to a mobster for the mobster’s wife; the wife, however, is Gilbert’s would-be mistress and he wants to “close the deal” by gifting the fur to her. The plan goes out the window, along with women’s clothing, overnight bags, and other things. Mistaken identities, scantily clad women hidden in closets, mobsters, suspicious wives, and misguided shoppers catapult this comedy. Runs through Oct. 18. Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum at 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org
Reaching Into Self-Empowerment (RISE) Women learn how to achieve goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, or healthy relationships. Reduced fees and waivers are available. Call for information. October programs are Goal Getting, Transforming Fear, and Positive Self-Affirmations. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
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“The Language of Fans” Exhibit
With a history stretching back more than 4,000 years, the handheld fan has served functional, ceremonial and decorative purposes. Used in religious rituals, expressed romantic sentiment, conveyed status and wealth, and served as an advertising medium. Perhaps the most enduring role of the handheld fan is as a symbol of wealth or royalty, which began during ancient civilizations and continues in the 21st century. Runs through Dec. 6. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org
Computer Classes for Women Computer training is available to all women at all levels. October class is Intro to WORD. Please call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
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NOW t hru OC T OBE R 30 t h The Civil War through the Eyes of Thomas Nast Before radio, TV, or the internet, there was political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902). Nast illustrated battles, troop movements, and their activities throughout the Civil War. He also captured the poignancy of those back home, who worried about their family members in combat. Nast covered both the home and battle fronts; his work was the main source of information about the war for many people. Runs through Jan. 10. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973538-2404. www.maccullochhall.org
“Histories: Figuring It Out” Exhibit
Peer Support Groups A safe place to discuss your feelings with other women in similar life circumstances. October groups are: Women Coping with Separation and Divorce; and Widows. Call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
October programs are: managing healthcare expenses in retirement: making the most out of your medicare; navigating elder care & long term planning for you and your loved one; and facebook privacy: take control of your personal information. 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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A support group for children ages 5-12 grieving a loss from a lifealtering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions is holding an October session. Call for dates and time. Pre-registration required. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
Book Discussion Group
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Thursday, October 1
The exhibit displays the work of eight different artists whose drawings, paintings, photo montages, mixed media, sculptures and installations reveal many different ways the human figure is used in contemporary art. Runs through Nov. 22. College of St. Elizabeth, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, 2 Convent Rd., Morristown. 973-290-4314. www.maloneyartgallery.com
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The group discusses “Patrimony: A True Story” by Philip Roth. Roth watches as his eighty-six-yearold father—famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollections—battles with the brain tumor that will kill him. The son, full of love, anxiety, and dread, accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, and, as he does so, discloses the survivalist tenacity that has distinguished his father’s long, stubborn engagement with life. 7pm. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930 x228.
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Sun High Orchard Fun The whole family will enjoy visiting the friendly animals-alpaca “Jersey Gold” and mini donkey “Jessica” are always looking to make new friends. In the market, you can play a game of checkers or Candyland in front of our reconstructed historic bee hive oven and fireplace. You can also enjoy pumpkin & apple picking, hayrides, and farm tours. 9am6:30pm. Sun High Orchard, 19 Canfield Ave., Randolph. 973-584-4734 www.sunhigh.com (continued on page 12)
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Healing Foods Healthy Eating Seminar Pathways, a program of The Connection, offers this seminar designed to give survivors the knowledge and skills to nourish themselves with delicious, cancer-fighting, whole food meals. 7– 9pm. Free. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242, ext 154. Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org
Fall in Love with the Farm The market is gaily decorated with corn stalks, Indian corn, squaw corn, gourds, all types of winter squash, hardy mums and many painted pumpkins. The market tables are filled with numerous varieties of crisp, juicy apples and the tantalizing aroma of fresh baked pies and donuts fill the air. Bottles of just-pressed cider line the cider case. Enjoy hayrides, corn mazes and pumpkin sling shot. 8-6pm. Wightman’s Farms, 111 Mt. Kimble Ave/. Morristown. 973-425-9819. www.wightmansfarms.com
7th Annual Rummage Sale
THE FULL RIDE: Tales from the Road
Make plans to clean out your house in time for the Annual Christ Child Society of Summit Rummage Sale. Donations of household items, toys, sports equipment, jewelry, and furniture will be accepted on October 1st (Noon-7:30pm) and October 2nd (9am-Noon) The Rummage Sale will take place Sat. Oct. 3rd in Memorial Hall from 8am-2pm. Memorial Hall at St. Teresa of Avila, 306 Morris Ave., Summit. 908-277-3700.
Hear about the 25,000 mile odyssey that three during the spring and summer of 2015. Regular guys who love riding old motorcycles, they planned a North American trip that would touch three countries, 49 states, and countless national parks, monuments, forests, and museums. Free. Advance registration requested. 7pm.
Halloween Costume Swap Drop off gently used costumes at the library September 14- October 3. Choose a new to you costume October 5-11 during regular library hours. Once costumes have been entered into the swap, they cannot be returned. Please remember costumes are donated. We cannot guarantee that each child will find a costume that fits or that they will like. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham Township. 973-543-4018.
Melissa Etheridge Performs Academy Award and GRAMMY-winning artist Melissa Etheridge performs songs from her album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like “Come to My Window,” “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Parent Child Discovery Program A weekly program in which children and their caretaker can learn about the wonders of nature through exploration, stories and crafts Ages 2½-3 and an adult caretaker. Registration and membership are required. 9:30-10:30am Thursdays. 9:30-10:30am Fridays. Hartshorn Arboretum, 24 Forest Dr. South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587. www.HartshornArboretum.org
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Breast Cancer Support Group
JLOSH (Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills) recently announced a new Fill the Need Initiative. With this new initiative, the League will focus its community efforts on closing the gap on food insecurity, essential clothing needs, school supply gaps and hygiene needs of school-aged children living in poverty. The League is hosting informational morning and evening coffees for prospective new members throughout October. Children are welcome and the events are free. 9:30-11am. Rockn’ Joe, 63 Main St., Millburn. To RSVP call 973379-9655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pathways, a program of The Connection, offers this group for women diagnosed with breast cancer; resources and coping strategies are shared. Free. 6–7:15pm. 1st and 3rd Thursdays. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242, ext 154. Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org
Canals of New Jersey The display consists of panels that tell the story of New Jersey’s two towpath canals, the Morris and the Delaware and Raritan. In 1824 the Morris Canal & Banking Company was chartered to build a canal that would carry coal to developing markets along the eastern seaboard. The canal extended 102 miles from Pennsylvania, across varied terrain through New Jersey, ending at Newark. Runs through October. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-9428. www.maccullochhall.org
Judaism: A Visual Conversation Contemporary responses to Judaism by five well known artists-Aliza Augustine, Rachel Kanter, Jennifer Anne Moses, Milt Ohring, Linda Steinhardt Majzner. Runs through Nov. 9. Gaelen Gallery West, Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany. www.jccmetrowest.org
“Nature in the Lens” The Wednesday Photo Club has spent a year preparing for this special show. The members have different techniques and demonstrate multiple perspectives in capturing nature in a way that is sure to delight your eyes. Free. All day. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.
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Friday, October 2 Harvest Moon Hatride Come out for an evening under the moon and the stars with a hayride around the farm, walk through the corn maze (bring your flashlights) and then settle in at a campfire with unlimited hot and cold cider and a down-home country music DJ. Harvest Moon Hayrides run every Friday and Saturday evening through October 24th (and Sunday October 11th) from 6-10pm. Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester. www.alstedefarms.com
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Spotlight Gala 2015 Join Morris Arts—meet the artists and view the artworks—at the free opening reception of the Fall/Winter 2015 Exhibit. Elaine Kurie’s, Mitchell Rosenzweig, Sharon Pitts, Peter Tilgner, Christine Wagner and Christine Wagner will exhibit their work. 6:30-8:30pm. Atrium Art Gallery, Floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court St., Morristown. 973-285-5115, ext. 10. www.morrisarts.org
This year’s spectacular Spotlight Gala of the Women’s Association of NJPAC—An Evening of Song in Celebration of the 85th Birthday of Stephen Sondheim—features a glittering lineup of Tony Award winners and nominees in a salute to one of American musical theater’s greatest composers. 7pm.
NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Saturday, October 3 Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt Visitors can pick up the list, head outside and shoot away. Take a picture of every item, return to the Education Center and pick up your prize. Scavenger lists will change every month. October’s theme is “Leaf Me Alone”; and November’s is “The Last Gasp”. What a great way to explore the arboretum and to get the family outside in the fresh air. Sat. & Sun. through Nov. 9am-3:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.
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A weekly program, held on Saturday mornings at the CHA. Participants learn about the woodlands, local habitats, and environmental issues. This is a drop-in program. Participants can attend any or all Saturdays. 3rd to 6th Graders. 9:15-10:30am. Hartshorn Arboretum, 24 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills. 973-376-3587. www.HartshornArboretum.org
5k Fun Run Join the inaugural Turtle Back Trot- a 5k Fun Run to support the Turtle Back Zoo’s wildlife education and conservation efforts. Walk, trot, or gallop around the park’s reservoir while contributing to the long-term enrichment of critters, children, and community. Zoo friends of all ages will enjoy live entertainment, food, refreshments, smiles, and more. 8-11am. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800. www.turtlebackzoo.com
Loudon Wainwright III & Nellie McKay Perform See Grammy Award-winning traditional folk singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III along with songstress and Broadway actress Nellie McKay. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Sunday, October 4 Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
Open Studio Tour An evening of stand-up from the comedian best known for his starring role in TV’s Community and as host of E!’s The Soup. His quick wit and sharp comedic timing have made the show a pop culture phenomenon and have led to his 2013 spinoff series, The Soup Investigates. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Area artists will open their studio doors to the public. By following a map, the public is selfguided to artists’ private workspaces to view demonstrations and artworks available for purchase at various price points. The tour gives visitors the chance to interact with each of the artists directly about the different creative processes they use. Also Oct. 4, Noon-5pm. Basking Ridge, Bernardsville. www.ARTseeTour.com
Established over six decades ago by famed dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico de México has represented Mexico on the world’s greatest stages in a breathtaking, colorful display of music and movement. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Fall Pleasure Drive Drivers will guide their horses and carriages along the well-groomed trails at Lord Stirling Stable. A cones course will be available, weather permitting. Teams will depart between 9am and Noon. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955. www.flssnj.org
The leaves changed a little early this year.
15th Annual Pumpkin Festival
Walk among the pumpkins, corn shocks and grinning scarecrows. Enjoy the wares of local craft merchants and railroad memorabilia dealers at the “Pumpkin Market Place Crafts Fair”. See a unique collection of antique Farm Tractors, and view two operating model railroad layouts. Climb aboard the “Pumpkinliner” excursion train that follows the route of the Historic “Whippanong Trail.” Meet “Stormy The Scarecrow” and enjoy his kid-friendly jokes and magic tricks. Noon5:30pm. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany. 973-887-8177. www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net
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Neapolitan Pizzeria Cooking Class Join instructor Diana Albanese and participate in cooking pizza. Menu includes: Margherita, Sonny Boy pizza, pizza w/caramelized onions-cheese-arugula, Wise Guy two crusted pizza w/broccoli rabe-hot sausage and caciocavallo, clam pizza, cream puffs w/ice cream. 5–8pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
Autumn Splendor Open House Tulips, daffodils, and spring flowering trees bring joy after the long winter months, but their charms are short-lived. Learn to create autumn garden interest. Discover gardening secrets, such as fall blooming bulbs and trees that flower in autumn when others are already losing their leaves. Guided tours of Willowwood’s garden, resplendent with these changes, will be offered throughout the day. Noon-4pm. Willowwood Arboretum, 14 Longview Rd., Far Hills. 973-326-7601. www.willowwoodarboretum.org
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Madison’s Bottle Hill Day
Grand Harvest Wine Festival The Garden State Wine Growers Association hosts a sampling of 300 + wines. Live music, delicious foods and artisan crafts. Noon-5pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-538-2404.
he town of Madison will once again be holding Bottle Hill Day, its biggest event of the year. Spanning over six blocks, the day will feature over 250 vendors ranging from retail and service businesses to craftspeople and non-profits. There will be live music playing all day by many artists, including The Morris Music Men with their “Barbershop Harmony” and Sunnyside Jazz, fronted by Madison music teacher Kathleen Wallace.
Art Show Featuring Debbie Tintle Award winning artist, Debbie Tintle of Chester will hold a show of her watercolor paintings. An opening reception, sponsored by The Friends of the Library, will be held for the artist 2:15 to 4pm. The public is invited. Throughout Oct. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
The day will also include a food court and a variety of single food vendors, sidewalk sales, entertainment, amusement areas and The Chamber of Commerce Car Show in the Ambulance Corps Lot on Kings Road. In addition, a new TransOptions Bike Valet will be available, located at the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue.
This Musicale will feature professional opera artists singing Opera and Musicale Theater classics. Refreshments to be served. Also, there’s a chance to meet and mingle with the artists. 3pm. Fairleigh Dickinson University, Lenfell Hall, 285 Madison Ave, Madison. 973-443-8620. www.OperaAtFlorham.org
Bottle Hill Day will take place on Saturday, October 3 from 10pm to 5pm in Downtown Madison. The new area on Kings Road will be open until 7pm and includes live music and a Beer Garden.
Monday , October 5 Jazz Showcase: Beacon Hill All-Stars Marty Eigen (tenor sax, flute) has been a perennial favorite at the Bickford Theatre. His All-Star ensemble features an eclectic group of fabulous musicians including, the Bishop of Jazz, Rio Clemente (piano), Gene Perla (bass), Bill Ash (trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn), and Louisiana’s own Gordon Lane (drums). 8pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org
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Acquire the music skills and learn rhythms, notation and the joy to play duets, solos from Bach to Bartok. Start this musical process 7pm. Piano 2 for more advanced skills at 8:15. Gilda Carmel Spielberg Conducts. These classes for all levels and ages over 18. Call for more information. Registration required. Chatham Middle School, 480 Main St., Chatham. 973-443-9222. www.theadultschool.com
Increase energy and endurance, strengthen bones and build muscle. Free Tuesdays 1:152pm. Please register. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242, ext 154. Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org
Tuesday, October 6 Engelbert Humperdinck: Engelbert Calling Tour
Peter Blanchard III, founder and trustee of Greenwood Gardens, will lead a guided exploration of this local arboretum in Chester. Rain or shine. Bring your lunch and plenty of water. Registration required. Limited number of seats available. (Shuttle departs at 9:45am from Greenwood) 9:30am-2:30pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-58-4026. www.greenwoodgardens.org
The New Seedlings programs This series of seven classes held from 10-11am every Monday, begins with an age-appropriate story and sensory exploration of the Arboretum. For a complete listing of dates and nature themes and to register, please visit www.arboretumfriends.org. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. 973-326-7600.
The “King of Romance” celebrates over 40 years of breaking hearts with such favorites as “Release Me” and “After the Lovin’” that have made him one of the most beloved vocalists of his era. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Newcomers and Neighbors of Somerset Hills All area residents are invited to attend a Welcome Coffee. A social organization offering a variety of activities including book discussion, day trips, wine tastings, Bridge and Bunco games, dining out, community service and much more. 6-8pm. Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. www.NNSHClub.org
Turtle Tots Program Turtle Tots is a weekly program in which preschoolers discover nature through play, crafts, story, and nature walks. Each class is led by an experienced teacher naturalist who will guide discussions, engage curiosity, and provide hands-on explorations of a nature-themed topic. Afternoon classes bring lunch. Must be 3 years old by September 1 and able to use the bathroom alone. Registration and membership are required. Tuesdays, 3-4pm. Fridays, Noon2:30pm. Hartshorn Arboretum, 24 Forest Dr S, Short Hills. 973-376-3587. www.HartshornArboretum.org
Wednesday, October 7 Fall Film Series The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will screen “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962. 7pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. www.artcenternj.org
Gen Y Networking Group
Chatham Borough Mayor, Bruce Harris will present a photo lecture featuring his recent trip to Iran and Turkey. Experience this exotic cultural adventure. 7pm. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
A forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 7pm. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Brad Zimmerman: My Rise to the Middle This funny and poignant sequel to My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy chronicles the further adventures of comedian Brad Zimmerman and his quest to make it in show business, despite a wellmeaning but meddling Jewish mother, and a turbulent professional and social life. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
“Clear Your Clutter” Workshop As part of a month long focus on issues faced by people who are hoarders or otherwise have difficulty organizing their space. A program by certified organizer coach Diane Thomson who also participates in an ongoing study of Chronic Disorganization and ADHD through The Institute for Challenging Disorganization and the Coach Approach for Organizers Institute. 7-8:30pm. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. www.springfieldpubliclibrary.com
Ina Garten: The Barefoot Contessa
Best-selling cookbook author and Food Network star Ina Garten gives a charming insider’s view of the world of the Barefoot Contessa, including the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. njpac.org
New Providence Farmer’s Market Local fresh fruit, vegetables, honey baked goods from Murph Farm, Stony Hill Gardens & Melicks’s Town Farm, gourmet nuts, dried fruits, Polish specialties from Krakus Deli, pickles, prepared Italian dinners from Paolo’s Kitchen, fresh mozzarella and bread from Hoboken Farms, kids and family events. Wednesdays through Oct. 28, Noon-6pm. The New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot, 1307 Springfield Ave., New Providence.
Thursday, October 8 New Jersey Speakers Series Spend an evening of conversation with Leon E. Panetta. Former CIA Director and U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years before President Clinton selected him as Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1993 and then, in 1994, appointed him White House Chief of Staff. President Obama nominated Panetta to run the CIA in 2009. He subsequently served as Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Women At Risk For Breast Cancer: The Role of Genetics New developments in gene testing for BRCA, family history and other risk factors. Join a discussion about genetic tests to identify BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in people with a family history of cancer. Presenter(s): Diana M. Addis, MD, FACS; William L. Diehl, MD, FACS. 7pm. Registration required. Presented By Summit Medical Group. Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkeley Heights. www.summitmedicalgroup.com/event
Igudesman and Joo and Now Mozart Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
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29th Annual Julia Norton Babson Memorial Lecture Jerry Pinkney, American illustrator of children’s books will discuss the decisions leading up to developing a book project, the ways in which he finds his own vision, and how he develops a fuller understanding of his subjects. 7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.com (continued on page 23)
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“Many homeowners are afraid to add color to their home exteriors because they don’t want to make a mistake,” says Kate Smith, president and chief color maven of Sensational Color. “No one should feel locked into blah or standard colors though.” For the apprehensive and bold alike, Smith offers insights into adding eye-pleasing color palettes to home exterior elements.
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Are you an introvert with an orange front door? If so, you’re sending mixed messages to friends and neighbors. The front door is the home feature offering the most flexibility in color choice, and a great place to let your personality shine. Try installing smooth fiberglass paintable doors, such as those from the Classic-Craft Canvas Collection from Therma-Tru, which makes it easy to update your home’s exterior now and in the future. Their free DoorWays App allows you to try out different door and glass combinations on your home.
with Color According to Smith, here’s a look at what paint colors on entry doors of a home say about the occupants inside: ■ RED: This bright color says I’m not afraid of standing out or saying what’s on my mind. Says that I prefer things organized, neat and clean. Even if my home isn’t always this way, I wish it were. ■ GREEN: Tells the world you have traditional values and enjoy being a member of the community. ■ BLACK: Says I’m consistent, conservative and reserved and my design style is timeless rather than trendy. ■ BLUE: Tells people you’re naturally at ease and people are attracted to your easygoing personality. ■ YELLOW: A personality similar to green but a bit less traditional, yellow says you’re most likely a group leader. ■ PURPLE: Reveals a free-spirit, comfortable taking risks, thinking differently and dreaming big.
Make your home your own. Spruce up the exterior with dashes of color to showcase your personality and complement your home’s style. For more insights into stylish color use, you can download the free e-books, “FRESH Home Exterior Colors” and “FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior,” authored by Smith and available at davinciroofscapes.com/color/choosing-color/.
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For 35 years, Great Swamp Greenhouses has been a complete garden center, offering an extensive collection of annuals and perennials, trees and shrubs. Anything you need for your indoor or outdoor gardening, they offer, including tools, soil, organic & non-organic fertilizer, even seminars on gardening. Their educated staff is more than happy to answer your questions. A sister company, Beneduce Vineyards in Pittstown, is a winery where they grow their own grapes and offer wine tastings year round from a line of distinguished wines.
HEATING & COOLING Air Group, LLC 800-545-1020 • www.airgroupllc.com Since 1965, Air Group technicians and installers have provided innovative, cutting-edge home comfort solutions, including heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical to more than 75,000 NJ residential and commercial customers. Your comfort is their responsibility. Air Group’s service is unparalleled and their commitment to customer service has made them the leading HVAC contractor in the area.
HOME DECOR The Decorating Store at Terminal Mill Ends 980 Stuyvesant Ave, Union 908-688-9416 • www.TheDecoratingStore-tme.com The Decorating Store at Terminal Mill Ends is a full-service decorating center. Their interior decorators will help you create a fashionable look for your home. They have a huge selection of fabrics available for special order, including their new, exclusive Nina line, as well as an entire Couture section of high-end fabrics, trims and custom furniture. Free shop-at-home service or visit their 6,000 sq. ft. showroom.
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Meli Melo 82 Main Street, Chatham • 973-635-0788 • www.MeliMeloHome.com Meli Melo which translates to ‘a little bit of this and a little bit of that’ is a perfect name for a store that carries a mix of beautiful objects that reflect today’s relaxed lifestyle, with a sense of luxury and comfort. Come see their custom furniture, unique home accessories, brilliant lighting, lamps, framed art and exceptional gifts. Barbara Landy is now part of the Meli Melo Design team.
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Friday, October 9
Mediterranean Vegetarian Cooking Class
“The Bandstand” Musical
Join instructor Suzanne Lowery and participate in cooking a vegetarian meal. Menu includes cavatelli w/garlic and broccoli, fennel au gratin, tomato-mozzarella pie, spanakopita, bruschetta portobello burgers and greek salad. 630–9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
Emotionally charged and beautifully crafted‚ this is the story of a mismatched band of WWII veterans. Battle-scarred and broke‚ dreaming of a better life‚ they join together to compete in a national radio contest with a prize that will guarantee instant stardom to the winners. Runs through Nov. 8. Call or visit the website for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. 973-376-4343. www.papermill.org
Songs For All Our Times Symphonic rock pioneers Renaissance, featuring singer Annie Haslam, reunite for two unforgettable evenings at NJPAC, performing “Ashes Are Burning,” “Song for All Seasons,” “Northern Lights,” “Sounds of the Sea,” highlights from Symphony of Light and many favorite classics. 8pm. Also Oct. 10, 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Introductory Horseback Rides A Western-style ride will be held on Sunday, October 11 and an English-style ride will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18. Participants will receive a brief group lesson with one of Lord Stirling Stable’s riding instructors followed by a guided trail ride lasting approximately one hour. Ages 9and up. Rides times vary; please call for information. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955. www.flssnj.org
The Suburban Music Study Club Performance Performing will be Paul DiDario, piano; Merynda Adams, harp; Laurie MacNeill Clancy, piano with Elizabeth Ensslin, oboe. The event is free and open to the public. 10:30am. Madison Library, Chase Room, 39 Keep St., Madison. 973-77-0722.
Fall International Film Festival The library will screen “Tangerines” (2013). From acclaimed Estonian filmmaker Zaza Urushadze comes an Oscar nominated antiwar drama, set in the disputed territory of Abhazia during the war between Georgia and Chechen rebels in the early 1990s. 1pm and 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
Victor Manuelle: Que Suenen Los Tambores Tour 2015 Multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee Víctor Manuelle knows what it takes to make a hit. Contemporary and classic, his repertoire incorporates international musical touches while relying on his greatest strength: his power as a sonero (improvising singer) in the traditional Puerto Rican style. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
John Lennon’s 75th Birthday Celebration Live music, singing, and a cake will be included in the festivities. Bring your friends and take part in this special occasion. 7-9pm. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Night Hike: Owl Prowl Owls are mysterious but amazing creatures. Learn what it is like to be an owl and end the night with a hike calling for owls! Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Dr., S., Short Hills. 973-376-3587. www.HartshornArboretum.org
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he New Jersey SEEDS’ Golf & Tennis Classic was held at Mountain Ridge Country Cub. The event raised more than $250,000 from the 170 golfers, tennis players and guests in attendance. New Jersey SEEDS is an educational nonprofit based in Newark that has been changing the lives of motivated, high-achieiving students from low-income families. Through free academic classes and guidance SEEDS ensures that its students have the knowledge, skills, access and support to thrive at the top schools across the country. For more information visit www.njseeds.org
1 Pat and Frank Russo *This year’s Golf Sponsor 2 Jack Cooney (Principal, Bleakley Financial Group), Andy Schwartz (NJ SEEDS Trustee), (Principal, Bleakley Financial Group), Ronni Denes (President, NJ SEEDS), Morgan Fletcher (Alumna Keynote Speaker), Scott Schwartz (Principal, Bleakley Financial Group), Reed Finney (Principal, Bleakley Financial Group) 3 Craig Douglas (Senior Vice President, MHA Long Term Care, Managed Healthcare Associates), Doug Present (former CEO, Managed Healthcare Associates), Lou Livoloi (Executive Vice President, Long Term Care Facility, Navigator Group Purchasing, Managed Healthcare Associates) and Mike Sicilian (President, Managed Healthcare Associates) 4 Beth Berns, Wendy Lazarus (Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Pfizer), Gayle Wieseneck (NJ SEEDS Board of Trustees), Lynne Altschuler 5 Matt Werbel (Methfessel & Werbel), Andy Hoge (Vice President, Admissions and Placement, NJ SEEDS), Greg Vitali, Jeff Schreiber 6 Steve Schlesinger (Schlesinger Associates), Jon Cherins, Matt Rosenbaum, Steve Scheichet (Branch Manager, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC) 7 Biagio Madaio, Dan Borga, Lee Jorge and Paul Kalamras (NJ SEEDS Board of Trustees, Executive Vice President & Chief Retail Banking Officer, Investors Bank) 8 Lucy Hughes, James Rhodes, Jeff Boyer, Sean Devlin (Engel & Devlin, P.C.)
COUNTING PAST TEN: Building America’s Strength in Numbers By Drew Cayman
umbers might seem as basic as our ten fingers, but for the Amazonian Pirahã people, whose language lacks numbers, trading with surrounding tribes can be confusing. After eight months of classes, not one of the adult Pirahã could count to ten. This research, published in Science and Cognition, sparked controversy among linguists. But it drives home a deeper point for the rest of us: number sense is not automatic; rather it is best acquired, like any language, in childhood. The U.S. is not at the forefront of math education, and our levels of numeracy (numeric literacy) are lagging. We might have the confidence to pick up the check at a restaurant, but too many of us, while reaching for our wallets, quietly pull out our cell phone’s tip calculator or conjure a rote percentage formula.
any child’s mind. Here, in the US, numbers are abstractions to be memorized—cells in the multiplication table—and, when middle schoolers reach algebra, the digits are still as far off as the letters that now represent them. New Jersey regularly tops our nation’s annual rankings of spending per pupil on education, and yet when the tri-state area recently tried to adopt a standardized Algebra I test for high school students, the grades were so resoundingly low that the experiment was abandoned. If math were presented from the start as an intriguing puzzle, not a necessary evil, students might have a better chance. Competition is a cultural value, one we celebrate in spades. From the first grade spelling bee to the middle school science
If math were presented from the start as an intriguing puzzle, not a necessary evil, students might have a better chance. With literacy, the key is to start early. Consistent practice, aided by the multiple voices of family and friends, turns letters— their shapes and sounds—into the building blocks of words. Numeracy is no different. Newly imported “Singapore Math” presents the number seven as days of the week, then expands upon its pattern and shape. Thus exposed, “7” is not just a symbol, but also a set of deeper connections to be gardened in
fair to mock trials, elementary children have no shortage of fun, competitive ways to practice and flaunt their academic talents. For the most part, however, math is conspicuously missing from the list until too late in high school and college. To provide earlier encouragement, the math tutoring center, Mathnasium, with convenient locations across New Jersey, steps up to the plate by hosting the National TriMathlon—an
annual mathematics competition for second through fifth graders, being held this year on the weekend of October 17 and 18. Open to all 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, the 2015 TriMathlon offers three challenges: Magic Squares (creative problem solving), the Counting Game (counting from any number to any number, by any number), and Mental Math Workout (solving problems without pencil and paper). In addition to impressive prizes for the winners and cash contributions to local schools based upon student participation at each center, the TriMathlon offers a supportive venue for children to test their skills, free of charge. Interested students may register at www.mathnasiumtrimathlon.com, with their parents’ consent. In a prior TriMathlon competition, Mathnasium of Summit and Chatham proudly announced the first place national winner for 5th Grade—Raghav Pant of Short Hills who took home over $2,000 in cash and other prizes. Competitions like the TriMathlon are a first step towards building a culture that fluently speaks this universal language as well as a culture in which mathematics represents a rewarding challenge—not a tedious chore. For instance, Mathnasium’s TriMathlon’s Counting Game embodies the underlying logic of multiplication without drowning it in a table of “math facts” to be memorized. James Ralston, who with wife, Jodi, co-owns the center hosting New Jersey’s first national winner, rhetorically notes: “After all, did you teach your children to speak and read [English] by first making them memorize the dictionary?”
© 2015 DREW CAYMAN. Drew is a freelance writer focusing on math- and science-related matters, and can be reached at drew.cayman@ gmail.com. For more information about the 5th Annual National TriMathlon (October 17th and 18th, 2015) or Mathnasium’s locations across New Jersey, please visit www.mathnasium.com to find your nearest center. October 2015
A Cut Above with Kings Own By Angela Sabarese
ings Food Markets recently unveiled its own line of gourmet foods and everyday favorites, offering curated products with high quality and outstanding value to the discerning customer. The upscale grocery market’s private label brand, Kings Own, is unique in its range that includes both everyday essentials and specialty items. Attending the release event for Kings Own, I learned first-hand of the high standards that Kings considers when
selecting a product for inclusion in the line. According to Antonio Acosta, Specialty Private Label Manager, “Kings is one hundred percent committed to customers’ inspiration for food.” Recognizing that its customers want freshness, quality and authenticity, Kings Own goes above and beyond to ensure they get it.
why. The Roasted Garlic Hummus has a soft, creamy texture with a light, natural garlic flavor that is not overpowering. The Margherita frozen pizza, topped with mozzarella, diced tomatoes and basil is light and delightful. Premium Italian gelato in flavors such as Amaretto and Latte Macchiato complete a meal perfectly.
At the event, Product Development Chef Maral Banks prepared Black Pearl Salmon topped with Kings Own Pineapple Jalapeno Glaze, with a side of Kings Own Haricot Vert. I had the opportunity to observe her as she showed how easily and quickly delicious meals can be created with limited, simple ingredients from the Kings Own line. The tenderness of the fish, sweetness of the glaze and pleasing flavor of the Haricot Vert had me convinced that Kings means business with its pledge to quality and freshness.
Kings will be rolling out a range of Kings Own items across its stores, providing customers with new options in every department. From household essentials like orange juice, syrup and eggs to organic and specialty products such as signature sauces and olive oils, imported gelato and chef-prepared foods, Kings is continuing to raise the bar by seeking out the most unique and rare finds. Organic products are a major focus of Kings Own, including a range of organic pastas, herbs and tomatoes, chips and beans, as well as a selection of honey flavors—to name just a few. As the line continues to expand, from 350 to at least 700 items, the focus will shift to more specialty products.
Chef Banks noted that “each Kings Own product is thoughtfully selected and, as a whole, the brand is rising to the top of the best seller items.” I can understand 26
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An Evening with David Sedaris
Fall Foliage and Tree ID
EagleMania has dedicated itself to faithfully reproducing the sound of The Eagles for the past three years. Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the East Coast with their stunning five part harmonies and their uncanny ability to emulate The Eagles note by note. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Why do tree leaves turn color? How do you identify trees both in summer and winter? How do their seeds disperse? Explore basic tree vocabulary in order to identify trees in an indoor and outdoor presentation. We will walk the trails to test our new skills. Limit 15. 2-4:30.pm. Call to register. Presented by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/ Naturalist. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787. www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionScherman
Saturday, October 10
Health and HarvestFest A family fun event that celebrates Fall with retail vendors, live music, food, lots of kid activities. 11am-3pm. Maplewood Library and Gazebo,1688 Springfield Ave., Maplewood. 973-580-9552.
Art Garfunkel Performs
Pathways of History Historic Places Tour
Fully recovered from a vocal aliment that put his career on hold, legendary singer Art Garfunkel is back to perform the music that has made him a favorite for over five decades. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
This self-guided tour is a admission free event of 23 museum and historic sites. At many sites, you will see docents in period costume demonstrating spinning, weaving, hearth cooking, 18th century musket exhibits and drills and a Civil War encampment. Presented by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/Naturalist. 10am-4pm. Also Oct. 11, Noon-4pm. www.PathwaysofHistoryNJ.com
Madeline and the Bad Hat Musical This colorful musical captures the carefree yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved Madeline book series. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show and Sale. Free. Noon-4:30pm & Sun. 10am-4:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.
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ts Fall so it must be time to visit a pickyour-own farm—there are so many you can visit a different one each week! Be sure to call or visit their website before you arrive to ensure that your favorite fruits are currently available.
One Alstede Farms Lane, Chester 908-879-7189 www.alstedefarms.com Pick your own vegetables, sweet and Indian Corn, pumpkins and flowers. Pony rides, wagon train rides, Corn Kingdom, moon bounce.
177 Big Piece Road, Fairfield 973-227-1011 www.fairfieldfarms.net Pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn maze, refreshments, decorations
122 Oakdale Road, Chester 908-879-5353 www.riamede.com Pumpkin and apple picking, hayrides (weekends only)
Heaven Hill Farm
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451 State Route 94, Vernon 973-764-5144 www.heavenhillfarm.com Pumpkin picking, hayrides, farm animals, pony rides, large corn maze, carnival rides (weekends), garden center, farm market
19 Canfield Avenue, Randolph 973-584-4734 www.sunhigh.com Pumpkin and apple picking, hay rids, pony rides, farm animals, market
Battleview Orchards 91 Wemrock Road, Freehold 732-462-0756 www.battlevieworchards.com Apple picking, pumpkin picking, Hayrides on weekends only. Country store open daily.
Conklin Farm U-Pick 65 River Road, Montville 973-400-9460 www.conklinupick.com Pumpkin picking, corn maze, farm animals, snack sack, regular and haunted hayride (weekends only)
Demarest Farms 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale 201-666-0472 www.demarestfarms.com Pumpkin and apple picking, tractor pulled hay wagon rides, animal farm, farm store and garden center.
Eastmont Orchards 181 Country Road 537 East, Colts Neck 732-542-5404 www.eastmontorchards.com Pumpkin and apple picking. 28
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette 908-647-0957 www.hillviewfarmnj.com Apple and pumpkin picking, tractor rides, market (open 7 days a week)
Melick Town Farm 472 County Road, Califon 908-832-2905 www.melickstownfarm.com Pumpkin and apple picking, family friendly animals, horse-drawn wagon rides (weekends only), market
Ort Farms 25 Bartley Road, Long Valley 908-876-3351 www.ortfarms.com Pumpkin picking, corn maze, pony rides, monster truck rides, train rides friendly farm animals, picnic area, farm store
Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton 609-924-2310 www.terhuneorchards.com Pick your own pumpkins, apples and flower. Pony rides, wagon rides, corn stalk maze, hay bale maze, face painting, pumpkin painting, barnyard animals and live music (noon-4pm)
Wightman’s Farms 1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown 973-425-9819 www.wightmasfarms.com Apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn maze
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Italian Night Charity Dinner Dance An Italian Gourmet meal, catered by Charlotte’s Web of Dover. Music provided by Rikki Starr Entertainment. Beer, wine and aoda will be included as well as dessert. There’s a 50/50 raffle to benefit local charities. 6:30-11pm. St Lawrence Parish Hall, Chester. 973-584-2083.
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Clifford The Big Red Dog Live!
Students and staff from Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and the College of Saint Elizabeth are invited to dine in Madison’s participating restaurants and receive special offers and discounts from Sunday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 18 Downtown Madison. 973-377-7830. info@MadisonNJChamber.org
Latino Cultural Day A day dedicated to examining the varied and expressive traditional and modern Latino American Culture, including food, dress, and social contributions/accomplishments, and explore the Morris Museum’s Loan Department’s traveling exhibit and education boxes. 11am-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700. morrismuseum.org
The “big red dog,” comes to life on stage in a big way in this interactive musical. Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island as they embark on fun-filled adventures. Ages 3-10. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Mum’s the Word this Fall
Irish Music Workshop & Concert
The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society presents their Annual Show and Sale. Native to China, the chrysanthemum was grown there as early as the 15th century B.C. both for ornamental and medicinal purposes. Today’s mums are the result of centuries of breeding. There are 13 classifications of this flower, almost all of which will be on display at this show. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 973-326-7600. www.morrisparks.net
Jonatha Brooke and Patty Larkin Perform The evening promises poignant lyrics and complex harmonies within the genres of folk, rock and pop, all the while touching your heart, tickling your funny bone and delivering a message or a story in a totally authentic way. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Itzhak Perlman Performs
A Irish music workshop and concert will be given by Lesl Harker, private Irish-flute teacher, and Master Artist for the NJ State Arts Council apprenticeship program, teaching the repertoire of an endangered segment of Irish traditional music. Free. 2:30pm. Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. 908-464-9333. www.iflute.weebly.com
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music. 7pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day Crafts & Cannoli Just drop in for this free family crafts program. Free. No sign-up is needed. 11am-1:30pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118. www.bernardsvillelibrary.org (continued on page 30)
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Sunday, October 11 The Vienna Boys Choir in Concert A musical tradition that dates back over 500 years. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, at private concerts and functions, and on state occasions. Today, however, with a repertoire that includes everything from medieval to contemporary to experimental music, they travel the globe performing music. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
God’s FreqWINCEY CD Release Concert Groove to the eclectic, soulful sounds of Wincey, the jazz, R&B, gospel and funk fusion vocalist, as she releases her sophomore CD. 5pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
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Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Learn how weight loss surgery can help improve your health, make you feel better, and help you get your life back. Join in for a review of surgical options, including discussion about lifestyle changes to help you maintain a healthy weight after the surgery. 7pm. Also Oct. 28 7pm. Registration required. Presented By Summit Medical Group. Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkeley Heights. www. summitmedicalgroup.com/event
Wednesday. October 14 Meet Laura Schenone, the author of “The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken” Laura Schenone, author of this year’s “One Book Bernardsville” selection, will speak about her book and her search for a long-lost family recipe. Free. Advance registration requested. 7pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118. www.bernardsvillelibrary.org.
Thursday, October 8
Renaissance—Songs For All Our Times Symphonic rock pioneers Renaissance, featuring singer Annie Haslam, reunite for two unforgettable evenings at NJPAC, performing “Ashes Are Burning,” “Song for All Seasons,” “Northern Lights,” “Sounds of the Sea,” highlights from Symphony of Light and many favorite classics. 8pm. Also Oct. 10, 8pm.
Make Friends and Make a Difference JLOSH (Junior Leagueof the Oranges and Short Hills) recently announced a new Fill the Need Initiative. With this new initiative, the League will focus its community efforts on closing the gap on food insecurity, essential clothing needs, school supply gaps and hygiene needs of school-aged children living in poverty. The League is hosting informational morning and evening coffees for prospective new members throughout October. Children are welcome and the events are free. 7:30-9pm. Ricalton’s, 19 Valley Street, South Orange. To RSVP call 973-379-9655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour
NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org The Diary of Anne Frank
Fall Into The Holidays
Nearly 75 years ago, a young girl named Anne Frank received a blank diary for her 13th birthday. Today, the humor, strength, and innate goodness of Anne Frank continue to shine forth from her words. In an effort to reach as many young people and families as possible—for the first time—The Theatre will offer special $20 advance-purchase student tickets for its production. Runs through Nov. 21. Call for dates and times. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600. www.ShakespeareNJ.org
The Basking Ridge Garden Club will present “Fall Into The Holidays,” a luncheon and floral program.Carl Lemanski, a nationally renowned floral designer, will be the featured speaker. His focus will be on floral arrangements for the holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The luncheon will include a raffle and floral presentation. 10:30am-2:30pm. Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5166.
Fall Film Series: Presents “The Help”
At the Table: The Legacy of Gustav Stickley and Craftsman Farms
Following his summer co-headlining run with American rock legends Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton is back on the road, this time performing an acoustic only set for the first time ever. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his Grammy Awardwinning album Fingerprints, will join him on tour as well as an added special guest, Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Vonda Givens, Acting Executive Director of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, will explore the past, present and future of Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s home and “Garden of Eden,” through the tale of one table set within its elegantly rustic interiors. Join Givens “at the table” and trace its journey over the years as a manifestation of Arts and Crafts ideals, a symbol of early 20th century America, and a representation of Stickley’s vision. 2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will screen “The Help.” Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, this film follows southern society girl and aspiring writer, Skeeter (Emma Stone), as she interviews the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. 7pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. www.artcenternj.org
Thursday, October 15 Mel Brooks—Back in the Saddle Again!
Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, comedic look at his storied career and the making of the groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Fall Fish Cooking Class– Teens Class 13–16 yrs Join instructor Annmarie Loffredo and participate in cooking a fish dinner. Menu includes cornbread crusted shrimp w/Creole filling, seared scallops w/pumpkin risotto, arugula salad w/sautéed tilapia-apples-almonds and honey vinaigrette, poached salmon w/cauliflower puree and pesto two ways. 5-7:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
Cancer Transitions Moving Beyond Treatment
Ron White Performs
Participate in this free, 6-week series for people diagnosed with all types of cancer who have completed treatment 1 month to 2 years ago and who have no evidence of current disease. The program will include information from a nurse, dietitian, and fitness expert about exercise, nutrition, emotional health, and medical management after cancer treatment. 6pm. Also Oct. 22&29 6pm. Registration required. Presented By Summit Medical Group. Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkeley Heights. www.summitmedicalgroup.com/event
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammynominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Saturday, October 17 Charles Esten and Clare Bowen Perform
Friday, October 16 Sophocles’ “Elektra” Production Directed by faculty member E. Teresa Choate. A tragedy first performed in the ancient city of Athens, Elektra charts an escalation of unreasoning hatred that erupts into matricidal frenzy. Kean’s Zella Fry Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908-737-7469. www.keanstage.com
Chubby Checker and The Spinners Get set to dance with a night of classic rock ‘n roll and rhythm and blues, featuring the legendary Chubby Checker and The Spinners. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, stars of ABC’s Nashville, perform songs from the hit television series and other country favorites. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
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50th Anniversary Celebration, Hike and Seek Family Program Hike and Seek is a cross between a nature hike and scavenger hunt, aimed at bringing family and friends together in the great outdoors for fresh air and fun. The 1.5-mile hiking adventure will allow for kids to connect with nature and interact with five adventurous stop & study locations on our trails. Registration required. Noon-3pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787. www.njaudubon.org/ SectionCenters/SectionScherman
16th Annual Fall Fine Art & Crafts Show This free to the public show celebrates American Craft week by exhibiting American made, hand crafted work, in jewelry, fiber, leather, glass, metal and wood as well as fine art, sculpture and fine photography. Co-sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, Inc. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. Rain or shine. Free. 10am-5pm. Also Oct. 18. Brookdale Park. Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. www.rosesquared.com
Saturday, October 10
Madeline and the Bad Hat Musical
Fall Block Party Join the Greater Newark Conservancy for a day of fun and celebrate fall in our garden. You’ll find crafts and activities for children, local vendors, gardening demos, Youth Farm Stand, cooking demonstrations and much more. 10am-2pm. Greater Newark Conservancy,32 Prince St., Newark. www.citybloom.org
The Bands That Blazed the Sixties Underground Explore, listen to the music, and discuss some lesser known musical acts from the 1960s with music writer Jim Testa, founder and editor of Jersey Beat. Mr. Testa has also written for Rolling Stone, The Star-Ledger, NJ.com, and Guitar World, as well as presented at the Morris Museum. 2pm. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Cirque de la Symphonie with the NJSO
This colorful musical captures the carefree yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved Madeline book series. 2pm.
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org “Goodnight Moon” and “The Runaway Bunny” Productions This staged adaption brings to life two popular children’s books through the visual magic of glow-in-the-dark puppetry. The performance includes animal puppets, visual effects and music. This show, on tour since 2008, has had more than 375 performances throughout Canada, United States, Hong Kong and Macau. 2pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371. www.wp.presents.org
Gilberto Santa Rosa Performs The musical elegance and style of Gilberto Santa Rosa has made him one of the most prominent figures of the popular music genre. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Fabulous Finds Resale Shop Sale NJSO Associate Conductor Gemma New conducts as these exceptional artists—acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists and strongmen—perform dazzling and death-defying choreography and acrobatic feats to classical favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Find great bargains on a wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor collections. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. The Shop is also open on Thursdays, 1pm-3pm, and accepts donations of jewelry, watches and small gift items. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903. www.new-eyes.org
Paper Shred Bring old tax and medical records.Staples and paper clips do not have to be removed. All proceeds to benefit the health and wellness programs of Senior Services of the Chathams. 10am-1pm. Lafayette School parking lot, 221 Lafayette Ave., Chatham. For more info call 973-635-4565.
Abendmusik Concert: Imperial Brass Imperial Brass founded in 1991, is an all-brass British instrumentation ensemble. The band’s repertoire includes a wide range of styles: brass band classics, contemporary works, classical arrangements, music from Broadway, popular selections, and the opportunity to perform with world class soloists. Students with ID admitted free. 7:30pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place (on the Green), Morristown. 973-538-2132, www.morristownumc.com
The Dan Rufolo Quartet Performs The Dan Rufolo Quartet featuring one of the most called for players, sought by all the masters- on drums is Billy Drummond. This NY jazz scene talent will perform at 8pm. Reservations required. Brownstown Theatre in Mondo, 426 Springfield Ave., Summit. email@example.com
Connie Dwyer Breast Center Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary
Verismo Opera Presents “Lucia Di Lammermoor “
The Connie Dwyer Breast Center located at Saint Michael’s Medical Center is celebrating the Center’s ten year anniversary at their annual Harvest of Hope dinner dance & auction. This year’s honorees are Connie & Bob Dwyer in recognition of their vision, leadership, and dedication to the establishment of a world class breast center in the heart of Newark. 6:30pm-12am. The Grove, 691 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-877-2624. email jlesko@ smmcnj.org
Forced by her family to marry against her will, Lucia descends into madness. Her chilling, bloodspattered reappearance at the wedding reception has become one of the most iconic scenes in all opera. A tour-de-force of Italian Romantic opera at its most powerful and dramatic, Lucia di Lammermoor is the gleaming jewel in opera’s bel canto crown. 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Dance & Sculpt Workshops at The Connection
NBC’s Last Comic Standing Live Tour
Two workshops in one: “Dance Rhythms” and “Body Definitions”. Master Instructor and professional dancer Daniel Dalpiaz will teach dynamic choreographed dance movements set to contemporary music first, then switch to high energy/low impact movements for full body sculpting. Free. 2-5pm. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242, ext 154. Pathways@ TheConnectionOnline.org
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rsVp 973.379.3442 or farbrook.org Watch NBC’s Emmy-nominated laugh-fest that featured an allnew group of the world’s funniest comics all summer long, and then see the top finalists perform live. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Edison Concours d’Elegance
Rachel Coalition is co-sponsoring with Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael of Springfield, a conversation with Mariska Hargitay of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. Hargitay will answer questions about her role on Law & Order SVU and her Joyful Heart Foundation whose mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. 7pm. Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Drive, Springfield. 973-765-9050, ext. 1708 or email: sheller@ jfsmetrowest.org
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Sunday Science Join chemist John Lyga to explore states of matter and the science of gasses. This is a hands-on science program. Each student scientist must be accompanied by an adult partner. Free. Registration opens Oct. 5 and is required. 2pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118. www.bernardsvillelibrary.org (continued on page 34)
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Sunday, October 11
Celebrate Oktoberfest with Friends! An expert will present five New Jersey beers with appetizers to complement each beer. This fundraiser is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Advance ticket purchase required. Mail checks to the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library at 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. 5-7pm. At the Vine Restaurant, 95 Morristown Rd., Basking Ridge. 908-766-0118.
NJ Festival Orchestra Presents Rhapsody in Blue The NJFO season opens dramatically with Gershwin’s familiar “Rhapsody in
Artist Talks with Casey Ruble & Don Porcaro Meet exhibiting artists Casey Ruble and Don Porcaro as they discuss the meaning and process behind their art. Held in conjunction with their exhibitions Casey Ruble: “Everything That Rises” and “Shape of Play” Sculptures by Don Porcaro. 2pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. www.artcenternj.org
Blue” presented with a world premiere of a brand new chorus complementing the symphonic and solo piano forces. Featured soloist is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning pianist and composer Michael Fennelly and the new choral section will be performed by Harmonium Choral Society. 3pm.
Pumpkin Creations Create a unique and decorative pumpkin using natural materials. Enjoy a stroll through the farm and watch as seasonal chores get underway. Lend a hand cracking corn, churning butter, washing clothes, and cleaning the harnesses. Meet the animals of Fosterfields: horses, cows, sheep, chicken, and more. 1-3:30pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7645.
True Diversity Films: 42
The Concert Hall at Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 908-232-9400. www.njfestivalorchestra.org
Cooking Demonstration: Fabulous Figs This cooking demonstration is all about figs. Learn both sweet and savory recipes and make your own version of fig newtons, too. 1-3pm. Register by Oct.11. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.
Tuesday, October 20 Wine and Cheese at Glass works
Monday, October 19 Celebrations in Newark: 1916 to 2016
The biographical film “42,” starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford in the story of baseball great Jackie Robinson, is screened as the second installment of PSEG’s True Diversity Films series. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Jazz Showcase: Rondi Charleston Jazz Band Born in the Windy City, she has collaborated with some of the foremost jazz luminaries of our time including Fred Hersch, Lynne Arriale and Dave Stryker. Chosen for the Women in Jazz Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center, she has also played Birdland and the Blue Note. 8pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org
Create a slumped glass cheese plate and matching flameworked wine stopper. Learn two different glass techniques to create a handmade gift for a friend, or for yourself. 6-9pm. Glass Roots, 10 Bleeker St., Newark. 973-353-9555. www.glassroots.org
Wednesday, October 21 Celebrate Newark’s 350th anniversary. NJPAC joins with the Newark History Society for a series of four talks, October through June, to explore Newark’s rich heritage through the achievements of its citizens and bring attention to the city’s continuing growth. The first, Celebrations in Newark: 1916 to 2016, describes how the festivities of 1916, 1966—and now 2016—included rousing displays of civic pride. Free. 6pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Have You Been Told You Need Arthroscopic Surgery? Come join in a FREE educational lecture about how Stem Cells and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapies can help you heal. We specialize in non-surgical solutions for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. 7pm. Advanced Medical Center Cedar Knolls, Fourth Floor, 197 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8309. www.njregenerativeinstitute.com
Educational Planning for End-of-Life Care
Fabulous Book Review
Thursday, October 22
Rosalind M. Kendellen, Esq., and Leigh Rosoff, facilitator at Good-grief, will cover the challenges, opportunities, and end-of-life care as part of this month’s PREP caregiver support group. 7-9pm. Free. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.
The public is invited to the Book Review of “Devil’s Bridge” presented by New York Times Best Selling Author Linda Fairstein. The event includes a sumptuous luncheon, author presentation, greet & meet author, question & answer session, personalized book signing and valet parking. Advance registration is required. 1:30am. Green Brook Country Club, 100 West Greenbrook Rd., North Caldwel. 973-228-1800x234. www.greenbrookcc.org
“Grand Tasting” Benefit
Grow, Cook, Eat: Kale and Collards Go from spade to spatula with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo. The series focuses on a garden vegetable during the growing season and offers growing suggestions, planting tips, pests and diseases, new varieties and recipes. They will have seeds, recipes and a tasting sample to get you motivated to get out in the garden. 7-8:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.
Fall Film Series: “Do the Right Thing” The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will screen “Do the Right Thing.” The film moves its cast of characters through a minefield of sensations over the course of the hottest day of the year, on one block in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. 7pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. www.artcenternj.org
Make Friends and Make a Difference JLOSH (Junior Leagueof the Oranges and Short Hills) recently announced a new Fill the Need Initiative. With this new initiative, the League will focus its community efforts on closing the gap on food insecurity, essential clothing needs, school supply gaps and hygiene needs of school-aged children living in poverty. The League is hosting informational morning and evening coffees for prospective new members throughout October. Children are welcome and the events are free. 6:30-7:30pm.. The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood. To RSVP call 973-379-9655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefitting the Camp Nejeda, serving children with Type 1 Diabetes since 1958. At Camp Nejeda youth with diabetes are given the opportunity to live, if only for one or two weeks, in a world where having diabetes is the norm and where there is no need to explain blood sugar testing, finger pricks, insulin injections, ketones, ‘lows’, boluses or ‘carb’ counting because everyone here already understands. The tasting includes dinner buffet, hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, craft beers, single malts, select spirits, silent auction and much more. 6:30-9:30pm. Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover. 973-549-4185. www.kiwaniswinetasting.eventbrite.com
Thibaudet Plays Gershwin Gershwin and Bernstein: perfect together, especially with charismatic soloist Thibaudet in the mix. Gershwin dared to bring jazz into the concert hall with his sparkling Concerto in F. Bernstein’s supercharged dances from West Side Story. 1:30pm. Also Oct 23, 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org (continued on page 36)
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Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel Presents Flamenco Fire Jose Porcel and his company of dancers and live orchestra present a spectacle of classic flamenco as it was dance and performed by the great masters, including Antonio Gades, Jose Greco and the Great Antonio. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Managing Teen Anxiety Learn about adolescent anxiety, including risks, warning signs, how anxiety can affect the body and well-being, and how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help your child better cope with life’s stresses. 7pm. Registration required. Presented By Summit Medical Group. Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkeley Heights. www.summitmedicalgroup.com/event
A Foreign Affairs Talk
Friday, October 16
Gordon G. Chang will address the most dangerous trend in the world today: the growing axis between China and Russia. The discussion will cover: the expansionist paths of both nations, their targeting of the United States as their primary adversary and their support for rogue states such as North Korea and Iran. Specifically, Mr. Chang will be speaking to the impact that the relationship between China and Russia will have on the 2016 United States Presidential election. 7pm. West Morris Mendham High School Auditorium, 65 East Main St., Mendham. 973-543-2501.
Bernadette Peters Broadway luminary Bernadette Peters, a three-time Tony winner and seventime nominee, performs her timeless, signature songs, from A Little Night Music and Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, under the musical direction of Marvin Laird. 8pm.
NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Friday, October 23
Saturday, October 24
National Dance Company of Siberia
Women Who Write Conference
Stretching from the Arctic to the border of China, Siberia is a world of cultures—and this vibrant dance company brings influences from many of them to the stage—from leaping, twirling Cossack soldiers to brightly clad peasant dancers. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
5th annual Writers’ Conference. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 19th. Open to both female and male adult writers, 18 Years and older. To register, visit web. 8:15 am-3pm. The Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave., Madison. www.WomenWhoWrite.org
Nune Yesayan and Sibil in Concert
Air Supply Performs Australian soft rock duo with British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock are known for their heavily orchestrated sweet ballads. They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Creatures of the Night An evening exploring nocturnal animals. A guided hike through woodlands that may lead you to some nocturnal characters. While inside enjoy snacks, crafts, and live animals. 6-8pm. Hartshorn Arboretum, 24 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills. 973-376-3587. www.HartshornArboretum.org
Ridge Oak One Day BAZAAR Shop for collectibles, furniture, jewelry, handcrafted items, baked goods, door prizes and more. Raffle tickets will be available for a Homemade Queen Size Quilt, a Toshiba 2 in 1 Touch Screen Laptop and a Samsung LED Smart HDTV. All raffle proceeds benefit the VNA of Somerset Hills, Bernards Police and the Basking Ridge First Aid Squad. Rain or shine. Free. 9am-3pm. Ridge Oak Senior Housing, 150 Manchester Dr., Basking Ridge. 908-221-0266. www.ridgeoak.org
Pools, Puddles & Drips: The Magic of Pouring Acrylic!
Nune Yesayan, commonly known as Nune or Nouné, is a popular Armenian pop singer who began singing with an Armenian jazz band in the early 1990s before becoming a lounge singer at resorts in the Middle East. Sibil received “ The Best female singer of the Diaspora “ award in Los Angeles during World Armenian Entertainment Awards ceremony. 7:30pm. The Montclair Women’s Club, Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Tony Zatzick will conduct a workshop exploring LIQUITEX pouring medium, string gel, acrylic inks and airbrush medium. You’ll learn about and try combining these mediums for great effects. Great loot bags! Reservations required. 1-3pm. A $10 seat fee will be returned as a credit for use on the day of the event. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995. www,jerrysartistoutlet.com
London Symphony Orchestra Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra play the music of Bartók and Stravinsky, with pianist Yefim Bronfman—dazzling, explosive and colorful works from the early 20th century that vigorously celebrate the virtuosity of these great artists. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Alpine Cooking Cooking Class Join instructor Blake Swihar and participate in cooking this Alpine inspired dinner: baked apple and Roquefort crisps, Weisswurst in pastry w/coarse mustard, beef Rouladen, creamy puree of beets w/horseradish, hot potato salad w/spec, apple filled pancakes w/ caramel. 6:30–9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
Bob Newhart Performs
Bob Newhart’s career has spanned over five decades. Fans flock to his live performances to hear such Newhart standards as “The Driving Instructor,” “Sir Walter Raleigh” and “The Submarine Commander.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Trail Tales Exciting outdoor-adventure. Hear silly, slightly spooky, and naturethemed tales told by costumed storytellers along the nighttime trails of the Great Swamp, aglow with hand-carved pumpkins scenes. Sign up for a time slot between 5:30pm and 7:45pm. Register early as slots fill up quickly. Rain or shine, ages 4 and up. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-635-6629.
Sunday, October 25 Mariza Performs
In less than 12 years, Grammynominated fado singer Mariza (“Meu Fado Meu”) has risen from a local phenomenon, known only to a small circle of admirers in Lisbon, to one of the most widely acclaimed stars of the world music circuit. The new face of Portuguese fado is reflected by this young singer with a rich, vibrant voice and a strong artistic personality. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
New Jersey 4H Round-Up Benefit Hunter Pace/Trail Ride The New Jersey State 4H Horse Program will present a Hunter Pace/Trail Ride. Trailers will be directed to park in the field on Lord Stirling Road. Teams of 2 or 3 will ride a well-marked course at least 6 miles in length. Fences 2’6” and higher will be marked with a cone and there is a way around each jump. The first team goes out at 10am and the last team will be on course by 2pm. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955. www.flssnj.org
Musical Notes: From Italy with Love A world class performer, singer and entertainer, who has received rave reviews from critics, tenor Salvatore Chiarelli will sing popular, traditional and classical Italian/ Neapolitan songs, Italian opera, and Italian/American love ballads. Free. Advance registration is requested. 2pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118. www.bernardsvillelibrary.org
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Greenwood Gardens Hike This is a rather short hike with a lovely mix of trails... some ups and downs, but nothing too serious. Moderate pace for about 4 miles. Hike from 9:45-noon. (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to hike start, so we are able to leave on time!) Leader: Gail Waimon. Cell on day of hike only: 973-229-7414. Meet at: Greenwood Gardens/Old Short Hills Park, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Millburn.
Ron Aprea Big Band Featuring Angela DeNiro on Vocals If you love jazz, this is the real thing. The arrangements are amazing and Angela is one of Trumpets’ favorite vocalists. All are thrilled to have them back for their monthly Big Band. 7:30 & 9pm. Trumpets Jazz Cluib, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com
Saturday, October 17
16th Annual Fall Fine Art & Crafts Show This free to the public show celebrates American Craft week by exhibiting American made, hand crafted work, in jewelry, fiber, leather, glass, metal and wood as well as fine art, sculpture and fine photography. Co-sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, Inc. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. Rain or shine. Free. 10am-5pm. Also Oct. 18.
American Songbook at NJPAC Join theater insider and host Ted Chapin as he chats with some of the country’s best-loved Broadway and cabaret artists following their performances in the intimate Victoria Theater. Special guests include Jessie Mueller & Jarrod Spector, Marilyn Maye & Defying Gravity: Stephen Schwartz & Friends. Also Oct 26 Catherine Russell, Seth Rudetsky with special guest Christine Ebersole & KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Greasers will be decked out in their own versions of fifties high school garb worn at Rydell High, including poodle skirts and saddle shoes, black leather biker and powder-pink bomber jackets, chiffon scarves and skinny ties. Costumes are most definitely encouraged and singing is mandatory. 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Thibaudet Plays Gershwin Gershwin and Bernstein: perfect together, especially with charismatic soloist Thibaudet in the mix. Gershwin dared to bring jazz into the concert hall with his sparkling Concerto in F. Bernstein’s supercharged dances from West Side Story. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Brookdale Park. Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. www.rosesquared.com Monday, October 26 America’s Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour! Some of the most popular performers from the hit NBC variety competition series, including Season 8’s favorite comedian, Taylor Williamson, Season 9’s powerhouse performer Emily West, Season 8’s comedic hand balancing duo The KriStef Brothers, and the memorable “junk rock” performers and Recycled Percussion, from Season 4. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Tuesday, October 27 Towne Club Meeting The Towne Club is a Woman’s social organization whose annual fundraiser benefits the rescue squads of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights; monthly luncheon meeting. Noon. Water and Wine, 141 Stirling Rd., Watchung. 908-464-2643.
“Heart of the Shore” Documentry Following the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, MAM’s African American Cultural Committee will present segments of the documentary Heart of the Shore directed by Emmy nominated, Glen Ridge resident Cliff Charles. The film follows one year in the lives of people along the Jersey shore recovering from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. This film is about coming back from great loss and picking up the pieces. 7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.com
New York City During World War Two Lecture Presented by Martin Schneit. During World War II New York City was a target for the Japanese and the Germans. More than 800,000 New Yorkers served in the Armed Forces during World War II. Following are some of the topics that Marty will discuss: German American Bund, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary Troopships, Stage Door Canteen, Rosie the Riveter, Camp Shanks and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Free. 2pm. Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
Historical Society Meeting The program will be presented by Lisa BeginKruysman featuring her book, “Around The World in 1909—Harriet White Fisher and Her Locomobile.” A fiery and intrepid NJ industrialist, Fisher set her sights on experiencing all the world could offer—in a motor car. The program offers a delightful and inspirational tale of travel along with local and international history. 7:30pm. Free. Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson St., Mendham Borough. www.inmendham.com
Hearty Soup Cooking Class Join instructor Kathleen Sanderson and participate in cooking delicious hearty soups. Menu includes: roasted chicken soup w/leeks-mushroom and barley, white bean-fire roasted tomato arugula soup, creamy shrimp and crab chowder w/sweet potatoes and chipotle, skillet buttermilk cornbread, herbed focaccia, chocolate fudge cookies. 10am–1pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009-www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
Wednesday, October 28 Evil Dead: The Musical
New Jersey Speakers Series: Sanjay Gupta
A Solo Evening with Joan Armatrading
Spend an evening of conversation with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Take a journey beyond the headlines of issues affecting our world with fascinating and influential thought leaders in the fields of science, literature, human rights, medicine, sports and more. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. njpac.org
The artist has come a long way since her birth in the West Indies and her upbringing in Birmingham, England. With twenty stunning albums to her credit, Joan’s subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
NJAASC Announces 5th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Conference Based on the cult movie, Evil Dead The Musical tells the outrageous story of five friends who spend a weekend in an abandoned cabin and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into demons. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Distinguishing ADHD from Bipolar Disorder in Adults Support group for people with depression and/ or bipolar disorder. Family and friends also are a priority and each week there will be an opportunity for learning and growth. Speaker Randy Bressler ,Clinical Psychologost. 7:45pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143. www.dbsanewjersey.org/morristownarea
The Mastery of Love Review the main tenets of The Mastery of Love: How the the image of ‘perfection’ leads to self-rejection: how the power struggle of the need to control the other slowly and bitterly destroys most relationships, how to stop seeking love for love in others and how to capture the love inside of us and how to finally accept and forgive ourselves and others. 8-9:15pm. Registration required. Call for location and registration details. 973-857-4357 (HELP) . www.SueWaldman.com
Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony
Event details include: registration, Continental breakfast and visit exhibits, welcome Andrew s. Weiss, CASA president Bonnie Lavoie, RN, CNOR program chair, keynote address by Sheri Fink, MD, PhD. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Medical Journalist, New Jersey 2015 and Beyond: A Roundtable discussion about politics, legislation and regulations that affect the ASC Industry, lunch and afternoon breakout sessions. 7:30am-4:15pm. The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-597-0938. www.njaasc.org.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s energetic conductor König is known for his “huge musicality,” and Biss, whom The Guardian calls “a truly world-class pianist,” specializes in Beethoven. Their collaboration on Beethoven’s playful Second Piano Concerto is sure to enchant. 7:30pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive game show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “come on down!” Now with MORE prizes and MORE chances to win. 8pm. Also Oct 31, Noon. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
One of the most influential bands in Christian music today, Newsboys perform music that moves your body—and moves your heart even more— with an upbeat, uplifting sound. Special Guests: Hawk Nelson and Ryan Stevenson. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Friday, October 30 The Price Is Right Live
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respond to crisis Through Federation you can stand shoulder to shoulder with Jews everywhere. In Europe, where Jews are facing rising anti-Semitism. On college campuses, where Jewish students may face a hostile environment. In times of crisis you respond swiftly and effectively whether it’s rockets fired on Israel, deadly attacks in France, or an earthquake in Nepal.
Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Financial advisors, Mark Kapsky, and Theresa Yarosh, CFP, will speak about reverse mortgages and updates on filing for social security benefits. Don’t miss this important lecture that could affect your financial future. 7pm. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Thursday, October 29 Register for Late Fall Classes Go on line for easy registration; check out class schedules for swim, dance, gymnastics, parent/child, pre-school and afterschool, and adult group fitness and water exercise which run Nov 16 through Jan 31, 2016. 10am. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-2734242, ext 154. www.TheConnectionOnline.org
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Halloween Happenings Join County College of Morris for some spooky fun at the Seventh Annual Halloween Happenings. Children who come dressed in costumes can trick or treat in the Student Community Center while enjoying storytellers and musicians. They can also make a special holiday craft and sing along to some seasonal favorites. 4-6pm. County College of Morris, Student Community Center Lobby, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5050
Pumpkin Illumination Bring a carved pumpkin to be lit at dusk on the museum’s front lawn, and then step inside for story-time, arts and crafts. This will be an evening of Halloween-y family fun for all ages. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. www.metc.org
Haunted Greenwood Gardens It has been said that Greenwood has a haunted past. Join Greenwood’s founder and trustee, Peter Blanchard III, for an encounter with the mysteries of the garden. Be prepared to share your own haunted tales. Registration required. 5-7pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-58-4026. www.greenwoodgardens.org
Thursday, October 29
Get The Led Out From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. 8pm.
Bewitched Broadway Kate Reinders, Mandy Gonzalez, Jenna Leigh Green and Kristoffer Cussick, four former stars of Wicked, perform selections from the hit musical and other popular Broadway shows. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160. www.bergenpac.org
Saturday, October 31 Historic Halloween Happenings Play special Halloween games, decorate cookies, and try on old-fashion costumes. Take a guided walk to discover the many pumpkins hiding in the nearby woods. Top off the afternoon with horse-drawn wagon ride led by Calvin and Hobbs, the Belgium Draft Horses.1pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7645.
Face Painting for Halloween Jerry’s Artist Outlet’s very own Manager—Esen, will share her artistic talent and fun loving personality as she paints faces for Halloween. This event is free and tons of fun for children of all ages. Noon-4pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995. www,jerrysartistoutlet.com
Tricks ‘N’ Treats Stop in to the Museum for some Halloween crafts & treats. Before or after the Halloween Parade. 1-3pm. All ages. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. www.metc.org
Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony
UB40 & The English Beat Perform
Energetic conductor König is known for his “huge musicality,” and Biss, whom The Guardian calls “a truly world-class pianist,” specializes in Beethoven. Their collaboration on Beethoven’s playful Second Piano Concerto is sure to enchant. Rachmaninoff’s epic Second Symphony, with its particularly gorgeous slow movements, is one of the composer’s finest achievements. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org
Sunday, November 1 2015 New Providence Street Fair The event provides arts and entrtainment such as kiddie rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, balloons and a clown performer. There is also great food fair like sausage and peppers, hot dogs, shish-k-bobs, zeppoles, butterfly fries, kettle corn, ice cream and more. 10am-5pm. Springfield Ave. Between South St., and Livingston Ave. 201-998-1144. email@example.com
UB40—featuring singer-songwriter Ali Campbell, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Astro, and keyboardist Mickey Virtue, sold 70 million records on the way to introducing their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. The trio, along with a seven-piece band, perform freshly minted songs from the album Silhouette along with classic singles, including “The Way You Do the Things You Do” . 7:30pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org
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LOCAL EXHIBITS Treasures from the Collection
Live, Play, Eat: Around the Table at Gusav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms This exhibition sets its sights on, under, and around tables in the Log House, the Stickley family home, and employs multi-sensory vignettes spotlighting the intentional and inextricable link between design and function in Stickley furniture. From dining and entertaining to working and recreation, tables have always been hubs of home activity. Design is used as a starting point to explore the literal and symbolic function of tables within the Stickley household, offering visitors a broader understanding of home life in early 20th-century America and Craftsman Farms’ context within it. On view through March 6, 2016. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 2352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains 973-540-0311 www.stickleymuseum.org
Collections on display include their American flag collection, which includes a sampling of American flags from the 19th through the 21st century, including two commemorative eagle flags with 13 stars; their sewing box collection, which includes a variety of sewing boxes, baskets, bags, and pin cushions from the Morris County area; and Board Member Emeritus Learned T. Bulman’s Stickpin Collection, which includes a scarab stickpin that dates from circa 1200 B.C.—the reign of King Ramses II. Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown 973-267-3465 www.acornhall.org
The Fashionable Child: 200 Years of Dressing Our Children Showcasing exquisite pieces from the Morris Museum collections, this exhibit explores trends in children’s fashion from the early 1800’s to 2015. Visitors will be delighted and charmed by designs for play days, holidays, and everything in between. The show features special occasion wear and christening gowns, play outfits, sleepwear, outerwear and accessories including hats, bonnets, and shoes. In addition to the lovingly preserved outfits, the exhibit will also include a variety of baby blankets and children’s furniture. The exhibit runs through November 29, 2015. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown 973-971-3700 www.morrismuseum.org
The Art of Books: Taking the Page Beyond the Press This exhibit brings a collection of different kinds of books—ones that do not necessarily use words to convey the message. The works of art on exhibit are the creations of twelve artists, each using a different method to relate a story. Some have used materials as unorthodox as sand, grains, found objects and even mica to craft unique artistic statements. The book artists combine literature with sculpture in a new form of The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main Street, Madison. expression that creates an effect greater than the sum of its parts. 973-377-2982, www.metc.org
Empowering Women. Changing Lives. We offer a safe & affordable place to go for help at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. Support Groups • Computer Classes • Workshops Legal & Financial Guidance • Career Services All programs nonsectarian. 70 South Orange Ave. Suite 120 Livingston, NJ 07039 973.994.4994 centerforwomenNJ.org
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Low Salt Diet Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helps your muscles stay strong, and keeps your cells and brain functioning. However, sodium chloride (salt) is a nutrient that the body cannot produce, and therefore it must be eaten.
he average American eats about 3,400 mg per day of sodium, according to The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. You may have heard that this is too much, but according to new research, it may actually be on the low side of the healthy range. A 2014 study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, tested sodium consumption in more than 100,000 people in 17 countries. The study found that the healthy range for sodium consumption was between 3,000 and 6,000 mg per day. Eating more than 7,000 mg per day of sodium increases your risk of death or cardiovascular incidents, but not as much as eating less than 3,000 mg per day. The low salt diet was significantly more harmful than the high salt diet.
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the function of thyroid glands to produce needed hormones for proper metabolism. When children in the womb donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough iodine from their mother, fetal brain development may be impaired. During pregnancy, iodine deficiency can cause a child to develop learning disabilities and mental retardation as well as developmental problems affecting his speech, hearing and growth. Salt is also a vital component of hydration. After exercise, it is critical to replace both water and salt lost through perspiration during exercise. That is why all athletes make sure they are consuming sufficient salt during and after a workout. Expectant mothers and seniors, in particular, need to guard against under-consumption of salt. Higher-salt diets have also been used successfully to combat chronic fatigue syndrome. Asthma sufferers, particularly in Eastern Europe, are often treated by having the person spend time in salt mines or salt caves. This is because the unique microclimate, containing ultrafine salt particles helps clear the lungs.
Low Salt Diet Myths Low salt diets can be especially harmful for the elderly. In older people, mild hyponatremia (low sodium concentration) is the most common form of electrolyte imbalance in the blood. Indeed, several recent medical papers found a direct relationship between hyponatremia and unsteadiness, falls, bone fractures and attention deficits. Elderly people on low salt diets often
experience lack of thirst which leads to dehydration and they experience loss of appetite that leads to a host of health problems. Falls are one of the most serious problems for the elderly and about a third of people older than 65 fall at least once every year. Fall-related injuries in the elderly are associated with numerous psychological and physical consequences and are a leading cause of bone breakage and hip fractures, which can lead to complications and permanent disability or death. More than 5 percent of all hospitalizations in people older than 65 years are due to fall-related injuries. Sadly, the research shows that in assisted living facilities where almost all residents are given low-salt diets, the rate of falls and fractures are three times as great as in the normal home environment.
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RESTAURANT GUIDE BERKELEY HEIGHTS
Thavma Mediterranean Grill
Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli
Since 1943, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli has been serving up classic, Jewish-style (not kosher) delicacies. Goodman’s is best known for its delicious homemade meats. Goodman’s has the best Char Broiled Burgers around as well as Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Italian Beef Sandwiches. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO
French cuisine served in a casual dining atmosphere. $MOD-$EXP, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO
400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights • 908-898-0900 www.GoodmansDeli.net
309 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-376-8555 www.CafeMonet.info
355 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-467- 3420 www.LaStrada1.com
A casual Italian restaurant. BYO, H, SP, MCC, TO, $MOD
Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine
Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine
237 Main St, Chatham • 973-635-3888 • www. MitsubaChatham.com Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO
LIVINGSTON 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
59 Main Street, Millburn • 973-912-8838 www.MsLinMillburn.com
6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Floor, Livingston 973-992-8999 • www.ThavmaGrill.com Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek and Middle Eastern specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily on the premises to give you the freshest seafood and grilled meat dishes. Lunch and dinner are served daily with takeout and limited delivery service available for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO
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
339 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-921-2848 Coming Soon—www.MillburnUmi.com
1790 Springfield Ave, Maplewood • 973-378-8990 www.VerjusRestaurant.com Gourmet French cuisine served in an upscale, casual environment. H, RR, LP, MCC $EXP
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. Now under new ownership. Mon-Thur: 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO
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À LA CARTE DINING & FINE BRUNCH, LUNCH & LOBSTER DINNER BUFFETS 111 Prospect Avenue | West Orange, NJ 07052 | 973-731-2360 www.TheManorRestaurant.com 44
EAGLE ROCK RESERVATION WEST ORANGE, NJ 973-731-3463 HIGHLAWN.COM
Restaurant Guide Symbols BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R eservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking
VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available
Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.
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On & Off Premise Catering
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Rehearsal Dinners Weddings Showers Baptisms
STIRLING Twelve Islands Greek Taverna 1255 Valley Road, Stirling, NJ 07980 908-647-2193 12IslandsGreekTaverna.com
Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood specialties. $EXP, H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO
SUMMIT The Bombay Bistro
427 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-918-0330 www.TheBombayBistro.net The Bombay Bistro, formerly known as Dabbawalla, has been fully renovated. Now, in its newer, slicker Avatar, it serves up both traditional and fusion Indian food. Find classic Italian delights made from fresh ingredients. Closed Monday. Open Tue-Thur, Sun: 11:30am-3pm and 5:309pm; Fri-Sat: 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-10pm. Lunch buffet served Tue-Sat. BYO, MCC
Natale’s Summit Bakery 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
327 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908.522.9088 www.LaPastaria.com
Summit Greek Grill
90 Summit Avenue, Summit 908-277-6418 summitgreekgrill.com fresh and delicious Greek/Mediterranean food
WEST ORANGE The Essex House
525 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-2222 www.essexhousenj.com Whether it’s for a quick drink at the bar, a business luncheon, a romantic steak dinner for two, or a private event, The Essex House accommodates all their guests with a warm, inviting atmosphere and an experience they’ll look forward to returning back for, time and time again. ENT, H, RR, LP, VP, MCC, $EXP, TO
Highlawn Pavilion 327 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-522-9088 www.LaPastaria.com
Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 www.highlawn.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
Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional French-infused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s world-class service. Highlawn is increasingly becoming the venue of choice for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN
527 Morris Ave, Summit 908-277-4492 www.MarcoPoloNJ.com Specialing in Italian, Greek and seasonal favorites. A perfect place to hold your special occasion: rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, corporate events, reunions and parties. On & off site catering available. Happy Hour, Mon-Fri at the bar, from 3-6pm. H, RR, LP, MCC, TO
111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360 www.themanorrestaurant.com The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP
DIAMOND MINDS By Barry Farber
A Cue From The King of Q Cards
e’s been on more Saturday Night Live shows than any actor, entertainer or celebrity. He works with Seth Meyers on the Late Show, writes some of his monologue jokes, and holds up the cardboard cue cards. As the owner of NYC Q Cards, which employs 15 people, he is the king of cue cards. And that’s what I called him when we sat down for coffee and a conversation about his experience. Live from New Jersey, it’s Wally Feresten!!! Barry Farber: Tell me how you got started. Wally Feresten: I knew what I wanted to do since the fifth grade. My goal was to always write for TV. The person who hired me, Kevin Kay, was running a show on Nickelodeon called Weinerville and that was my first writing job. From there I got a job on Cartoon Network but it wasn’t enough to support myself. So cue card work and bartending helped everything come around.
“Wally is a character in every sketch, you just don’t see him,” says Alec Baldwin, a 16-time SNL host who has also worked with Mr. Feresten on live episodes of “30 Rock.” BF: Many people would like to write for television and film. What are some tips you might have for them? WF: Passion is a key trait. I’d like to give the advice that my boss Seth Meyers gives when people ask him that question because I think it’s great advice. He says, “If you want to be a writer, to write as much as you can and then surround yourself with people that want to do the same kind of work. Write with them and do things with them.” If all of you are passionate about it, one person is probably going to succeed and then that person will help everyone else in the circle of connections. Then when people ask you if you know anybody who can write for a show, you can recommend someone in your circle. I see it happen all the time on Saturday Night Live.
BF: Great advice. Surround yourself with people who are immersed in the profession and have the passion. You will pick up ideas and connections from that group.
Is there anything interesting that you’d like to share about your experiences at Saturday Night Live? WF: A lot of times you can hear me laughing on camera. I have a very distinctive laugh and I’m so close to the mics and the actors that a lot of times my laughter bleeds through. My friends tell me they hear me laughing during certain sketches. If I’m laughing, it will be after I watched the sketch rehearsed twice on Thursday, three times on Friday, once on Saturday afternoon, then a dress through at 8 pm. By the 11:30 show, I’ve seen this sketch at least six times! The sketches are always changing from the time they come in on Thursday so there’s always a good chance that they will mix it up. That’s when you’ll hear me laugh. The audience always loves it when the actors break character or there’s a mistake. We think it’s funny and it makes our job fun. BF: What’s one important message you would like to have the readers take away from our conversation? WF: Leave every opportunity open. I went to school for writing, TV and film and never thought 25 years later I’d be the owner of a cue card company. It was the furthest thing from my mind. Don’t dismiss something just because it’s not something that you want to do. I wanted to be a writer so much but I was never able to really support myself. The experiences I have had through 25 years working with cue cards could never have matched the experiences I would have had as a writer. And I’m a better person for it and worked harder than I’ve ever worked before. Being a cue card guy gave me the opportunity to have new experiences and meet many more people than I might have as a writer. I’m the man to see when you need cue cards in New York City. I can say, and I’m not bragging, I’m the best cue card guy there is. I come through and my people come through. BF: Great advice. Be passionate about what you do, surround yourself with the right people and leave your options open to try new things.
Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and gain access to new business. He’s the bestselling 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 and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pen. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 500 radio and television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. He currently hosts “Breakthrough with Barry Farber” with over 1.5 million listeners. Visit him at: www.barryfarber.com or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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