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ON THE SPOT By Warren Westura NOVEMBER 2015
VOL. 14 NO. 9
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What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?
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A roof over my head and good food. I’m glad to live in the United States.
—Cari Muir, Summit
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I am thankful for my health, my family and my friends.
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I’m thankful for my daughter!
My health… I think that’s a good start!
—Brian Plate, Summit
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I am thankful for all the men and women of our armed forces that keep our country safe.
Two happy and healthy little boys. —Maureen Doherty, Summit
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IN THE VICINITY Designer Series Empowers Shoppers to Recognize Finely Crafted Furniture
ome Again Design will be hosting a ‘Designer Series’ event in which they will unveil a new program created to educate and empower attendees titled Project Purchase Quality. The event will highlight certain furniture pieces from their inventory that are examples of superior craftsmanship. Furniture is selected based on a 5-point checklist and will bear a label of distinction. The program is intended to provide customers with the knowledge to recognize elements of finely crafted furniture so that they can make informed decisions when it comes to purchasing. This knowledge will be helpful to customers regardless of where they shop. The ‘Designer Series’ event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4th from 7-9pm. Home Again Design has selected Jonathan O’Hea, antiques and 20th c. modern dealer, as the guest speaker to share highlights for identifying quality made furniture in conjunction with Project Purchase Quality. Home Again Design is located at 1330 Springfield Avenue in New Providence. For more information, visit their website www.homeagaindesign.com or call 908-464-8800.
Kent Place School Honors International Day of the Girl
nternational Day of the Girl came into existence on December 19, 2011 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The resolution also declared October 11 as “International Day of the Girl Child.” The 2015 International Day of the Girl theme is "The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030" which set a range of international targets, including gender equality to be achieved by 2030. From left: BlinkNow Director of Operations Ruth Dekker, Kent Place Senior and GLAM’D Co-President Maggie Lohuis, Kent Place junior and GLAM’D Co-President Sima Parekh and BlinkNow Development Assistant Sara McDonough
In the Primary School, students celebrated the day by having a special assembly and by participating in the #62milliongirls campaign, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. The girls created their own paper "tweets" with their teachers that described what school has taught them and how #62milliongirls won’t have the opportunities they have had. For example, one student wrote “In school I learned how to read and write. #62milliongirls won’t have that chance.” “We believe the women of BlinkNow truly live by this year's theme, ‘The Power of the Adolescent Girl,’ and we are so inspired by how they are making the world a better place.”stated senior Maggie Lohuis. Co-presidents of the Kent Place Upper School organization, GLAM’D (Girls Learning and Making a Difference), Maggie Lohuis and Sima Parekh also organized a special assembly for International Day of the Girl. They invited speakers Ruth Dekker, director of operations, and Sara McDonough, development assistant, from the organization BlinkNow. The BlinkNow Foundation “provides an education and a loving, caring home for orphaned, impoverished and at-risk children. They also provide community outreach to reduce poverty, empower women, improve health and encourage sustainability and social justice.
Digital Preservation Event at Millburn Public Library
he Millburn Free Public Library will be holding a digital preservation event, sponsored by the Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society, on Sunday, November 15. The purpose of the event is to educate residents and visitors about how to preserve personal collections of prints, photographs, slides and audiovisual material, including VHS videos, 8mm and 16mm movies. The historical society provides digital preservation services to attendees through their partnership with Digital Memory Media, a leading provider of digital imaging services. At the event, Digital Memory Media advisors will be available to advise participants on the best way to digitally preserve their collections. Digitally preserving precious family memories will end worries about aging, humidity and accidental damage that can ruin the materials that hold them. Materials can be brought to the library the day of the session, and patrons will be notified when they can retrieve their scanned and digitized belongings at the historical society museum at the Short Hills Train Station. A small percentage of all proceeds will be credited to the historical society's preservation efforts. The event will take place from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The Millburn Free Public Library is located at 200 Glen Avenue in Millburn. For more information, visit www.millburnlibrary.org or call 973-376-1006.
Santa Claus Shop’s 48th Year
he Santa Claus Shop will open its doors to area families, providing its 48th consecutive year of complimentary holiday shopping. The shop serves more than 500 low income families and senior citizens from Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights who are referred by local social services agents. The Santa Claus Shop guests personally select a household item, new clothing for each member of their immediate family, a hat and mittens, a book, and new toy for each child. Local volunteers are responsible for the shop set up, personal shopping services for each guest, gift wrapping and clean up. This year’s Santa Claus Shop will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Avenue in Summit. The Santa Claus Shop will be hosting a holiday gathering for senior citizens Tuesday, December 1. Families will be offered shopping hours by invitation only on Wednesday, December 2. To find out more information or get involved please visit www.summitsantaclausshop.com or follow them on Facebook at Santa Claus Shop – Summit, NJ.
Local Toy Store to Celebrate National Neighborhood Toy Store Day
n Saturday, November 14th, The Toy Professor, Summit's neighborhood toy store, will join hundreds of toy stores across the country to celebrate the 6th annual National Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Neighborhood Toy Store Day is a chance to stand up and recognize what makes a neighborhood toy store both special and important to our community and in our lives. Not only do they provide expert advice and high quality toys, they also develop relationships and grow with their customers and their families. In honor of this day, The Toy Professor will donate 10% of all standard sales on Saturday, November 14th to the Santa Claus Shop. In addition, The Toy Professor will also make a donation of 10% from shoppers total purchases from Sunday, November 15 through Friday, November 20. To qualify, a customer must bring in the flyer from the Santa Claus Shop's website. The Toy Professor is located at 430 Springfield Avenue in Summit. For more information about Santa Claus Shop, visit their website at www.summitsantaclausshop.com. To donate, mail all contributions to Santa Claus Shop, P.O. Box 119, Summit, NJ 07901. November 2015 MyVicinityMagazine.com
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
“Mahler In Miniature” Concert Mahler, the composer of gigantic symphonies, will get a transformation. New Jersey Festival Chamber Orchestra now presents a jaw-dropping “bonsai” re-orchestration of this celebrated work, expertly retaining the exquisite architecture and expressive power while adding a new white-hot intensity. 3pm.
Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org
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Sunday, November 1 Nature’s Beauty Exhibit The artists, all friends, work in their own personal styles and media using either oils, pastels or pencils and focus on different aspects of botanicals and landscapes. And yet, all pieces mesh together to create a beautiful exhibit for you to enjoy. Free. All day. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 973-326-7601. www.arboretumfriends.org/events
November is NaNoWri Mo National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWri Mo). Participants are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel beginning Nov. 1 and ending Nov. 30. Throughout November there will be designated write-ins every Saturday and Sunday in the Benigno Meeting Room for those who wish to work on their novels. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Train Photography Show by Homer Hill The photographs of deceased photographer Homer Hill will be on exhibit at the library throughout November. Mr. Hill, a Bernardsville resident, was renowned for his black and white photographs of trains and steam locomotives predominately found in New Jersey. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Apple Cidering at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center You won’t want to miss the Apple Cidering Demonstrations at the Great Swamp. Help prepare and grind the apples by turning an oldfashioned cider press, learn interesting new facts about apples, and taste a delicious sample of fresh, homemade cider. Also Nov. 7, 8, 28 & 29.1pm or 2:30pm. Great Swamp Outdoor Educational Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-635-6629.
Carolyn Dorfman Dance The bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, returns for an afternoon of repertory favorites highlighting both the intimacy of the duet and the power of the ensemble. The company will present three varied works by Artistic Director Carolyn Dorfman. 2pm. Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org
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This collection-based exhibition comprises over 60 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that explore the universal themes of labor and leisure in America from the 18th century to the present day. Runs through June 19. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair. 973-746555. www.montclairartmuseum.org
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Arco Ensemble Performs Joseph Colaneri, Music Director of the renowned Glimmerglass Festival, conducts northern New Jersey’s premier string orchestra with solo harpist André Tarantiles in Marcel Grandjany’s Aria in Classic Style and Claude Debussy’s Danse sacrée et Danse profane. The program concludes with Béla Bartók’s thrilling Divertimento for String Orchestra, light refreshments and a public reception with the artists. 3pm. Kean University, Eugene and Shelley Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave, Hillside. 908-737-7469. www.keanstage.com
Fall Hikes These hikes are sponsored by the South Mountain Conservancy and are free and open to all, including children 10 and older with their families. Parents carrying young children can now go on special afternoon hikes each Wednesday. Just be at the starting point about 10 minutes ahead of time so the hike can start promptly. Through Dec. 20. Vist the website for locations, dates & leader’s phone number. somocon.org/about-the-reservation
Our students find inspiration in learning ...and in themselves. Featuring large-scale, site-specific installations, sculptural works and works on paper by internationally known multi-media artist Gabriel Dawe. Born and raised in Mexico City and now based in Dallas, Dawe creates site-specific environments from colored thread that explore connections between textiles, architecture and the human body. Runs through Jan. 10. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. www.newarkmuseum.org
Masala Bhangra Dance Workshop With Mimi Stella, who leads this dance fitness program based on traditional Bhangra folk dances along with Bollywood style steps. No experience necessary. Class for ages 14 and up, open to the public. Free. 3-4pm. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242. (continued on page 10)
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The Diary of Anne Frank Production Adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Joseph Discher. Kesselman drew from the newly restored version of Anne’s diary, reincorporating the passages about her Jewish identity that had been previously omitted and downplayed in earlier versions. In addition, she eliminated the flashback-like feeling of the original—opting instead for a straightforward, chronological retelling. Runs through Nov. 21. Call for dates and times. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave, Madison. 973-408-5600. ShakespeareNJ.org
Art Exhibit The Essex Water Color Club will be hosting an exhibit of member paintings through Dec. 7. The artist’s reception is Nov. 15 from 3-5pm.
Curious George Musical
Mayo Performing Arts Theatre 100 South St., Morristown 973-994-1597
Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George from book and TV fame in this delightful musical. Ages 3-10. 1:30 & 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Monday, November 2
Chatham Jazz Ensemble The Chatham Community Band-Jazz Ensemble is in particular need for trombone players, however the band is open to all instrumental players, interested in jazz and big band music. The band performs traditional and contemporary big band charts, and is an all-volunteer group. Rehersal every Thursday evening. Contact Ed Beales, band director. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Chatham Middle School, 480 Main St., Chatham. 201-414-6551. www.chathamcommunityband.org
Look Good Feel Better An American Cancer Society-sponsored program for women undergoing cancer treatment. The program can help teach you beauty techniques to improve appearance-related side effects from radiation and chemotherapy. 10amNoon. Call to register. Summit Medical Group, Berkeley Heights Campus,1 Diamond Hill Rd., Private Dining Room, Berkeley Heights. 800-277-2345. www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org
UB40 / The English Beat The Grammy-nominated, UK reggae/pop ensemble embarks on a highly anticipated tour packed with hits like “Red, Red Wine,” and “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love.” 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
David Bromberg Big Band
Growing in the Garden: Apples Abound Children ages 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers can hear how George Macculloch harvested the apples that grew in his apple orchard during “Apples Abound”. Children will enjoy apple related activities, hear a story under the apple trees and make an apple-related craft to take home. Registration required. 1:15-2pm or 3:454:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown. 973-538-2404. www.maccullochhall.org
David Bromberg has a sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing. An eclectic artist, he plays bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country, western, and rock and roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Morristown deserves a Sinatra Centennial Salute, and the Full Count Big Band is just the outfit to do it. Their book is filled with favorites associated with Ol’ Blue Eyes, and they have the singers and musicians to do it justice. This is their annual return visit, with a compelling theme to boot. 8-9:30pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org
Maplewood Garden Club Class Come watch Marge, a professional floral designer for nearly 30 years, show us how to make stunning autumn floral arrangements. Your garden may have been put to bed, but if you look carefully you will find very interesting berries, seed heads, and foliage in a variety of color and textures. With imagination and creativity, you can enhance these end of season treasures into beautiful autumnal arrangements by adding seasonal flowers and produce available in markets at this time of year. 7:30pm. Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. www.maplewoodgardenclub.org
Northern NJ Professionals in Transition Network with other professionals who are currently unemployed or looking for new career opportunities. Meetings alternate between guest speakers and career workshops. Programs are free and open to the public. 10–11:30am. Main Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622. www.maplewoodlibrary.org
Podcast Show “Learn From The Google Staff—Lessons on Mindfulness for Work.” 12:30-1pm. 605-477-2100. AWorkingLifeCoach.com. beth@ aworkinglifecoach.com
Alternatives to a 4-Year College Program Get help linking your interests to a future career. Learn about in-demand occupations that don’t require a 4 year degree. Explore gap years, internships and apprenticeship programs. Discussion led by Career Counselor Lisa Mark, MA. 7–9pm.
Main Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622. www.maplewoodlibrary.org
Gentle Yoga Extra Gentle Yoga for those who enjoy moving slowly and gently, those who have not exercised in a while and those in recovery or receiving physical therapy. Develop your confidence in Yoga and improve your energy level, while gently stretching and nurturing your body.11am–Noon. Also Nov. 9, 16, 23. The Center for Special Needs, Inc., 57 Main St. Chester. 908-879-9648. www.the RoyalPathwaysInc.com
Tuesday, November 3 Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne in Solid Soul Grammy Award-winning legend Mavis Staples (“I’ll Take You There”) teams up with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne (“One of Us”) for a rousing evening of blues and soul. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Ballroom Dancing Lessons All levels. Tuesdays through December 29. 1-3pm. Senior Enrichment Center of the Chathams, 58 Meyersville Rd,, Chatham Township. 973-635-4565.
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Advanced beginner The poses are more strengthening, held longer and continue to open up the body more and more. Join this class to expand your Yoga practice. The focus is always on the gentleness. Also Nov. 10, 17 & 24. 7:158:30pm The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648.
Tai Chi Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance, and calmness. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. 11:30am– 12:45pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.
Mary Poppins—The Musical Enjoy all the splendor that is Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s whimsical and delightful musical production of “Mary Poppins.” Smile as chimney sweeps dance about, statues come to life and characters take to the sky. A must see family event. Runs through Nov. 7 at 7:30pm. 2pm matinée on Nov. 7. County College of Morris, Dragonetti Auditorium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. www.ccm.edu/tickets/poppins.asp
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Wednesday, November 4
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Home Again Design will be hosting a ‘Designer Series’ event in which they will unveil a new program created to educate and empower their customers. “Project Purchase Quality” intended to provide customers with the knowledge to recognize elements of finely crafted furniture so that they can make informed decisions when it comes to purchasing. This knowledge will be helpful to customers regardless of where they shop. 7-9pm. RSVP. Free. Home Again Design, 1330 Springfield Ave, New Providence. 908-464-8800. www.homeagaindesign.com
Hailed as “an extraordinarily versatile orchestra” by The Los Angeles Times, the internationally acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra—15 leading jazz soloists, led by musical director Wynton Marsalis—performs from an extensive repertoire that includes a special tribute to Jersey greats James Moody and Dizzy Gillespie. 8pm.
Gen Y Networking Group Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, Nov. 4 and 18 at 7pm. All are welcome. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
NJPAC, Prudential Hall 1 Center St., Newark 1-888-422-5722 www.njpac.org
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Guest speaker , Jonathan O’Hea, antiques and 20th c. modern dealer, will share highlights for identifying quality made furniture in conjunction with their new program: Project Purchase Quality. Free. 7-9pm. RSVP requested. Home Again Design, 1330 Springfield Ave, New Providence. 908-464-8800. www.homeagaindesign.com
Join a fun evening of International folk dancing. Beginner teaching for the first half hour followed by intermediate/advanced teaching, then open and request dancing. No partners needed. Great exercise to great music. Also Nov. 11 & 18. 7:30pm. Community Church of Mountain Lakes, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes. 908-508-0334. www.njfolkdance.tripod.com/fd_morristown.html
Margaret Eckler, MS, RD, Mary Friesz, PhD, RD, Roger Warn, MS, RDN, Join our diabetes educators to learn effective ways to better manage diet, exercise, and sleep during holidays so that you can control your blood sugar, protect your overall health, and feel your best before, during and after the holiday season. 7pm. Summit Health Management, 121 Chanlon Rd., New Providence. 908-977-9507. www.summithealthmanagement.com
“Designer Series” Event
A beautiful class designed especially for expectant mothers to learn how to breathe, relax, stretch, and connect with the precious life within. 5:45–6:45pm. Also Nov. 11, 18. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648. TheRoyalPathwaysInc.com.
Do you know what benefits you might be eligible for if you are a veteran? Frank Quadrino, NJ Community Outreach Manager of the Veterans Health Administration, will discuss the many benefits available to veterans. 10–11:30am. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.
Children’s Yoga 7-12 years
Indigo Girls Perform
Children need relaxation too. In addition to Yoga poses, gradual stretching and correct breathing, emphasis is placed on the children seeing the beauty in themselves and in others through effective, fun Yoga activities. Also Nov. 11, 18. 4:45-5:30pm The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648.
AILEY II: Revelations Amy Ray and Emily Saliers perform music which over the course of 25 years has become a vital part of the lives of their legion of devoted fans around the world, informing and rewarding them day to day. The iconic duo continues to challenge itself creatively adding to a body of work of contemporary classic songs. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Ailey II’s brilliant young dancers have captivated audiences for over four decades. Led by Artistic Director Troy Powell, the company brings Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by outstanding emerging choreographers to cities across the country and internationally, along with innovative community programs that make dance accessible to all. 7:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Gentle Chair Yoga Class for older adults. Meets weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. 11:30am–12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.
Thursday, November 5 A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performance Beethoven’s glorious Ninth Symphony celebrates the bonds that unite humankind. Tracing a journey from doubt to affirmation, it culminates in the stirring “Ode to Joy.” Higdon’s blue cathedral captures “a feeling of celebration and ecstatic expansion of the soul,” setting the stage perfectly for Beethoven’s most joyous masterpiece. 1:30pm. Nov. 6, 8pm. Nov. 8, 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows This fall, watch top athletes as they chase storms, snow, big lines and their dreams on mountains across the world in Warren Miller Entertainment’s 66th snow sports film, Chasing Shadows. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
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The Montclair Art Museum invites you to enjoy a night out at the Museum the first Thursday of the month (Oct–June), including live music, tours, and interactive entertainment. A full-service bar with special First Thursday Night prices is open all evening, and food trucks serve a variety of delicious fare. Check montclairartmuseum.org for special programming. 5-9pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.com
Hirschhorn presenter Deborah Schapiro will once again join us for her program, “Jews & News Let’s Hear YOUR Views,” a highly participatory current events discussion. Feel free to bring up topics for dialogue or debate, or you are welcome to listen and absorb differing points of view. Please join us for a stimulating afternoon of ideas. Lunch 12:30pm program 1pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave, Millburn. 973-533-1809.
ArTboretum Mini-Camp Activities include creating a bonsai, a bog garden, a Victorian fern planting and a Japanese kokedama hanging plant in this oneday mini-camp. Sessions will be both inside and outside so dress for the weather. Bring a bagged lunch that does not require refrigeration. Grades 4 & 5. 9am-3pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 973-326-7601. www.arboretumfriends.org/events
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Children’s Theatre: Pinocchio and Other Tales The hilarious national children’s theatre company will have you laughing in the aisles with this re-telling of the stories of Pinocchio and Robin Hood. Lots of audience interaction and plenty of puns bring these literary classics to life in an unforgettable fashion. Bright Star Touring Theatre. Ages 3-9. 11am & 1:30pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org
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Three Dog Night Perform Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Vacation Day Art Workshop
Meet Parsippany artist, Dannielle Mick, view her latest works and purchase a signed copy of her book, “Lakeside Reflections: Winter.” Mick’s impression of winter at Lake Parsippany is the common theme in a collection of full color reproductions of her pastel paintings. 6-8pm. CSM Art & Frame, 295 Main St., Chatham. 973-457-7705.
Make a colorful, leafy centerpiece for your table. Easy and fun to make — each one an individual work of art. Free with Museum admission. Noon-2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org
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Start your holiday shopping early and find great bargains on a wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor items. New inventory every week. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. Also open Nov. 12, and 19, 1-3pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave, Short Hills. 973-376-4903. www.new-eyes.org
Saturday, November 14 Rainbow Magic Comes to Life Enjoy a big adventure with Rachel, Kirsty, Jack Frost and all the fairies when Rainbow Magic comes to life on the SOPAC stage!Follow best friends Rachel and Kirsty as they hunt for magical wands and trick the silly goblins to save Fairyland. Filled with fun and adventure, this musical production will travel around the world exploring the arctic, the desert, and the rainforest with lots of excitement and laughter along the way.
“As You Like It” Production “All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Such is the case in William Shakespeare’s hysterical Romantic Comedy As You Like It. Set in the fictitious Forest of Arden. As You Like It follows the heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution from her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Cecilia, to find safety and eventually love as the encourter a variety of memorable characters. 7:30pm, Nov. 6, 8pm, Nov. 7, 2pm, Nov. 8, 5pm. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org
Immediately following the performace, limited seating is available for a magical journey in the Loft high above the SOPAC theatre for our Fairyland Cookies and Crafts post-show party. There will be special appearances by the Rainbow Magic cast, a variety of fresh baked cookies, lemonade and iced tea. A craft packet will be provided to each child to make their own fairy house. Recommended for ages 4-11. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, Once SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Mr. Ray Show Special Needs Teen and Young Adult Yoga Yoga assists the ability to focus and concentrate and helps improve both fine and gross motor skills. It contributes to improved communication and an increased desire to build responsive and interactive relationships. Students readily and joyfully respond to the visuals, the poses, the breathing and the FUN. 4:15-5pm. Also Nov. 12 & 19. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648. www.TheRoyalPathwaysInc.com Mr. RAY (Ray Andersen) is one of a new breed of artists under the genre name of KINDIE MUSIC This is a genre trying to find it’s way into mainstream America for children. Grades K-3. Children under 2 free. 11am. New Providence Boro Hall gym, Academy St., New Providence. 908-665-0311.
The Olate Dogs Perform Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, The Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fastpaced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and lots of laughs. 7pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Turkey Cupcakes Turn an ordinary cupcake into a Thanksgiving treat to gobble up. Free family program. No sign-up is needed. 2pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville, 908-766-0118. www.bernardsvillelibrary.org.
Amy Grant Performs
Friday, November 6 Paul Anka Performs Enjoy the music of one of the most prolific singers and songwriters of our time as Paul Anka performs his hits like “My Way,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” and “Lonely Boy” live on stage. The singer, whose illustrious career spans over 60 years, has penned some of the most recognizable songs in history. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Pop and Contemporary Christian superstar Amy Grant (“Baby Baby” and “That’s What Love is for”) performs music spanning her remarkable career that includes over 30 million albums sold, six Grammys and 26 Dove Awards. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org (continued on page 18)
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Expo goers will get up close and personal with a ﬂoor fashion show, be mystiﬁed by a roaming magician and watch a taping of Live from the Expo. Gold sponsor, Barnabas Health, will be presenting preventive health opportunities as well as conducting women’s health seminars. Of course, there will be giveaways and prizes, announced every hour, and the ﬁrst 200 attendees will get double their chances to win. The North Jersey Woman Expo will beneﬁt the Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS), a local domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency. A portion of the proceeds will go to this crucial agency, which actively helps thousands of women to escape their abusers and get their lives back on the track toward freedom, wellness and inA portion of the proceeds will benefit dependence. the Jersey Battered Women’s Service
Lights, Camera, Action! Experience the excitement of a live shoot with A.C.I.E.M. Studios during Live at the Expo. Get a behind the scenes look at a real live interview!
Come and indulge in fabulous food samples from some of the areas’ top restaurants, taste ﬁne chocolates and other baked goods. Holiday and specialty shopping opportunities will present themselves throughout the afternoon with options ranging from jewelry to skincare to specialty cards. These and many more exciting displays will make your night out with the ladies unforgettable. Oh, and while attending this event there's a chance that your picture could end up in Suburban Essex or Vicinity Magazine, as their On the Spot feature will be shot at the Expo. North Jersey Woman Expo is November 10 from 4-8pm at Mayfair Farms. Tickets can be purchased at NJWExpo2015.eventbrite.com for $12; otherwise, they will be available at the door for $15. Mark your calendars, grab your friends and meet up at the Expo.
Stop by the Olive That & More! booth to delight your taste buds with seasonal oils and vinegars in the sweet, savory, citrus and spicy categories. Olive That and More! offers quality extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts and other unique gifts.
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Choosing the proper skincare routine can be overwhelming! Receive a personal skin analysis from Zo Medical skin care at New Jersey Plastic Surgery’s booth and learn what steps to take to banish wrinkles, tone uneven skin and take back that youthful glow!
Ever wonder what your skin type is? Go to the Benessare booth for a free skin analysis and to sample products perfect for you.
Become a veritable Picasso at Pinot’s Palette booth. Be sure stop by their table to take part in a collaborative painting on a large canvas (24”x36”) led by an art instructor. At the end of the day, a winner will be picked to take home the gorgeous finished painting.
Nine out of ten people wear the wrong size shoes. Find out if you are wearing the right footwear at the Foot Solutions booth by getting an iStep Digital Foot Scan.
Visit the Lash House booth where they will be conducting consults to help you decide between Lash Extensions and Lash Tinting & Curling. They will also be applying lash clusters to show the dramatic difference it has on the eye. The artists will also do brow consultations.
Indulge in gourmet ice cream samples from Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream. Get your taste buds ready for Pumpkin Pie, Coffee, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, or Hard Lowfat Black Raspberry with Chocolate Chip Yogurt!
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Autumn Ramble from Garden to Woods and Back Explore two different but adjacent worlds, with Peter Blanchard III, founder and trustee of Greenwood Gardens. Hike progresses from an old garden inspired by nature into nature’s realm –the deep forest, and back. This will be a moderate hike. Wear rugged shoes, bring water, bug repellant and binoculars. Free to members. 10am-12:30pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026. www.greenwoodgardens.org
Electronic Information Exchange System (EIES) Fundraiser Enjoy a great night of music, dancing, and dinner while helping a great cause, EIES of New Jersey. Today EIES has over 100 volunteers who read newspapers, magazines and books daily that are broadcast 24/7 via the Internet, On-Demand through EIES website, and through special radios supplied to their listeners. The annual John F. Mulvihll Celebration Fundraiser is being held from 8-11pm. The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood. 973-762-055. www.eiesofnj.org
Berenstain Bears: Hospital Friends Adapted from the brand new book by Michael Berenstain, go to the doctor with Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Mama and Papa Bear. Sister Bear does not want to see the doctor and Brother Bear can never remember to wash his hands. They all learn lessons about family and good health. 11am & 1:30pm. Walnut Street Theatre, 18 Walnut St., Morristown.
The Writers Circle’s 2nd Annual Writing Retreat
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Join a congenial group of writers amidst acres of wooded scenery. Enjoy healthy meals, snacks and, most important, time and quiet space to write. This will be a true retreat—no workshops or instruction. Just plenty of quiet time to spend with your thoughts, memories and characters. Through Nov. 8. St. Marguerite’s Retreat House, 82 W Main St., Mendham. www.writerscircleworkshops.com
Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl Come and skate the night away. DJ Earl will be playing the newest hits and some of your favorite throw-backs. Gather your friends and meet on the ice every Friday night for skating, arcade games, and yummy treats from the snack bar. 8-10pm. Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 973-326-7651.
The Manor, Dome Nightclub Come meet new friends ... “Mix, Mingle and Dance” in the Dôme Nightclub reserved for PBSN tonight. Singles and Couples, all are welcome; expected median age 55. No partner needed. Seasonal business casual to dressy attire. PBSN’s DJ will be spinning the hottest dance tracks of today and yesterday all night long. Membership is not required. 6:30pm Intro to social dancing -instruction. 8pm Dance Party & Social. Just drop in; walk-ins are welcome. The Manor,111 Prospect Ave, West Orange. 610-348-5544. www.PBSNinfo.com
Open Stage Not the usual second Friday. Open stage at the minstrel acoustic concert series. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489. www.folkproject.org
Closer Look Tour Join us for informal 20-minute gallery talks that provide an in-depth examination of one to two works of art on view in the galleries. The Montclair Art Museum galleries are free. Noon–5pm. The first Friday of every month. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.co
Saturday, November 7 NJ Ballet: Tappin at the Ballet Good things come in twos. New Jersey Ballet partners with the New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble to combine two distinctive dance styles in one spectacular evening like no other. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown. 908979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org
Saturday, November 7 Wofabe African Dance & Drum Festival Wofabe celebrates 10 years of presenting African dance, drumming and culture in Newark with a day of classes, concluding with a spectacular concert. Visit Wofabe.com for full schedule of events. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722 www.njpac.org Two “Mountain Colony” Families Local historian and author W. Barry Thomson will make presentations about two of the early, prominent and wealthy families from New York who established country estates in the Somerset Hills “Mountain Colony”—the Schleys (Nov. 7) and the Pynes (Nov. 14). Both families made significant and lasting contributions to the Somerset Hills and developed several of the architecturally important estates in the area. Free. Advance sign-up is requested . Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville, 908-766-0118. www.bernardsvillelibrary.org.
Creative Writing Workshop Tom Cantillon, creative writing teacher at Union County College, will hold a three session course combining information about structuring writing, e-publishing, finding an agent, and writing assignments to help develop characters, conflicts and storylines. Share your work. The classes will be held Nov. 7, 14, and Dec. 5 from 2:30-4:30pm. The course is limited to 12 students. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www. chathamlibrary.org
Seasonal Crafts Saturdays in November & December. All ages drop-in crafts free with admission. 1-3 p.m. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 x10. www.metc.org
SAT/ACT Test Prep This is a great opportunity for students to experience sections of the NEW Redesigned SAT and The ACT in one test. Both tests are accepted equally for college admissions. Participants will receive a full score report and analysis by email within 2 weeks. Free. 11:45am test will start promptly at Noon. Main Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622. www.maplewoodlibrary.org
Children’s Yoga 3-6 years A wonderful way to support a great foundation for life. The children stretch, strengthen, relax and learn how to quiet themselves. Children enter the Yoga garden where they participate in Yoga poses, breathing and enjoy Yoga activities. Fun, light and positive.12:45-1:30pm. Also Nov. 21, 28. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648.
The Academy of Saint Elizabeth helps to take you today — where you want to be tomorrow. The ﬁrst time you walk onto our college-like 200 acre campus, you’ll feel right at home. We’ve always been committed to treating you like family for more than 150 years. With an average class size of 14 and a 1:8 faculty/student ratio, you get the attention and guidance necessary to learn and grow academically, spiritually, and socially. In the Roman Catholic tradition, we encourage every student to become an active participant in her own education. Our faculty fosters individual achievement and self-conﬁdence in order to develop assured students — from the day you begin to the day you graduate. Our above average SAT and AP scores and our countless successful alumnae show how far an AOSE education can take you. Want to learn more and see how we can help you reach your goals? Please visit us at our open house this month:
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Saturday, November 7 The Tenors Perform The music of The Tenors is rich and soulful, with compelling anthems and beautiful melodies. Blending classical and contemporary pop, these singing sensations have achieved international success. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall 1 Center St., Newark 1-888-422-5722 www.njpac.org
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Lisa Lampanelli “the Leaner Meaner Tour” Lisa Lampanelli is known as Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean. In 2009, Lisa entered the ranks of comic greats and premiered her first ever one-hour HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” to tremendous ratings. Lisa is also well-known for her many Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Environmental Gift Making Learn about the animals and plants that call the Arboretum Home as we collect and create our own gifts. Pre-registration is required. Topics include: Canning and Preserving, Inspiration from Nature, and Fall Holiday Table Centerpiece. Ages 14 and up. Also Nov. 14 & 21. 2-4pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.
Special Needs Children’s Yoga Peace and calm for your special needs child. Yoga can improve your child’s ability to focus and concentrate, develop fine and gross motor skills and also contribute to an increase in successful communication and the desire to build responsive and interactive relationships. 11:30-12:30pm. Ages 9 & Up. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St. Chester. 908-879-9648. www.TheRoyalPathwaysInc.com
Get The Led Out “The American Led Zeppelin” Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage for a live experience like you’ve never heard before. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
“Spirit of India” Performance The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India’s Spirit of India a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai starring artistic director Rahis Bharti, one of India’s greatest musical figures. 7:30pm. Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave, Union. 908-737-7469. www.keanstage.com
Sunday, November 8 QBG Fallout Comedy Jam Christyles Enterprise & American Dream Investment LLC present QBG Fallout Comedy Jam hosted by Rashaun Reese. Starring Talent, Drew Fraser, Smokey Suarez, and Donell Rawlings. 7:15pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Oral History Workshop Discover the power of oral history in this workshop and learn interviewing skills, practice deep listening and explore race, ethnicity, and intersecting identities through personal and community history. 1pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. www.artcenternj.org
Summit Symphony Welcomes Music Director Incoming Music Director Michael Avagliano will lead the Symphony, performing the Prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin” by Wagner, Schumann’s Cello Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”. The performance marks a milestone for the orchestra with the appointment of Mr. Avagliano. 3pm. Summit Middle School, 272 Morris Ave, Summit. www.summitsymphonynj.org
Enlow Season in Full Swing Enlow Hall welcomes the Grammy Award-winning King’s Singers one of only two vocal ensembles ever to enter the Gramophone Hall of Fame. 3pm. Kean University, Eugene and Shelley Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave, Hillside. 908-737-7469. www.keanstage.com
Don Felder Performs
Judy Carmichael Trio with Harry Allen Performs
A former lead guitarist of The Eagles, Don Felder originated and co-wrote The Eagles’ biggest hit—the iconic “Hotel California.” Felder reprises Eagles favorites as well as music from his solo career. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Mahler, the composer of gigantic symphonies, will get a transformation. New Jersey Festival Chamber Orchestra now presents a jaw-dropping “bonsai” re-orchestration of this celebrated work, expertly retaining the exquisite architecture and expressive power while adding a new white-hot intensity. 3pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. 973-971-3706. morrismuseum.org
Origami for Diwali with Mary Kao
Enjoy a fun project on the theme of the Indian festival of lights called Diwali. We’ll combine the folding techniques of origami with colored chalk designs for a project suitable for the whole family. For ages 10+. Registration is required. 3-4pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave, New Providence. 908-665-0311. www. newprovidencelibrary.org
Society of Musical Arts Orchestral Concert Orchestral Concert “Sibelius & Strings”. Music of Barber, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, and Sibelius. Presented by Society of Musical Arts, Free. 4pm. Maplewood Middle School Auditorium, 7 Burnett St., Maplewood. 973 763 4939. email@example.com
“Mahler In Miniature” Concert
Grammy-nominated pianist Judy Carmichael, one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride piano and swing (earning her the nickname “Stride” from Count Basie), performs a repertoire of standards and swing with Harry Allen on tenor sax. 4 & 7pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room,1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Art in the Public Eye: 3 One Act Plays Why does art—especially public art—often incite critical backlash? Do we need to defend it? Do we need it at all? SOPAC and The Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation present readings of three commissioned plays that explore the provocative issues that often arise around public art as part of Art in the Public Eye. 3pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Monday, November 9 Winter Registration Opens Early registration is now open for winter classes and workshops for all ages. Studio art classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry design and more. Classes start Jan. 11. Register online, by phone, at front desk or by mail. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. www.artcenternj.org
The Real Sinatra Songbook “Come Fly with Me,” “Ring-A-Ding-Ding,” “I’m a Fool to Want You.” A stellar cast of vocalists— Tom Wopat, Sue Raney and Kevin Mahogany, under the musical direction of Ken Peplowski— perform songs that might not even exist if it weren’t for Frank Sinatra. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-422-5722. www.njpac.org (continued on page 22)
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Banu Gibson Performs When it comes to classic jazz, Banu Gibson is the premier vocalist within that genre. She leaves her New Orleans base for tours and cruises, but East Coast visits are rare indeed. The Bickford lured her, and she a top-notch band to back her. 8-9:30pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. morrismuseum.org
Meditation Night for Women Join Sue Waldman and experience how she uses guided visualization, reiki and Himalayan singing bowls to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation will help you relieve stress, obsessive thinking and improve your well being. Advance registration is required, Call for location. 8-9pm. 973-857-4357 (HELP). www.SueWaldman.com
Friday, November 6 Autumn Ramble from Garden to Woods and Back Explore two different but adjacent worlds, with Peter Blanchard III, founder and trustee of Greenwood Gardens. Hike progresses from an old garden inspired by nature into nature’s realm—the deep forest, and back. This will be a moderate hike. Wear rugged shoes, bring water, bug repellant and binoculars. Greenwood Gardens is preserving the gardens, architecture and landscape of Greenwood for the education and delight of the public. Greenwood fosters an appreciation of gardens and a respect for nature by working with others to promote conservation and stewardship of the land. Free to members; $10 nonmembers. 10am-12:30pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills 973-258-4026 www.greenwoodgardens.org
Tuesday, November 10 North Jersey Woman Expo An event for women of all ages & lifestyles! This event is dedicated to the things woman love— beauty, business opportunities & advisors, full body rejuvenation, health, fitness, financial planning, food & wine, home decor & remodeling and more. Sponsor packages and exhibit space available. 4-8pm. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange. 973-276-1688. www.NorthJerseyWomanExpo.com
Understanding the Universe with Dr. Philip Eisner Lots has changed since high school. Come and listen to Dr. Philip Eisner catch you up on developments made possible by the Hubble telescope. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave, New Providence. 908-665-0311. www.newprovidencelibrary.org
Cancer Support Group at Pathways
Madeleine Peyroux Trio Performs
Wednesday Afternoon Tea
Pathways, a program of The Connection offers this support group for women at any stage of diagnosis and treatment, where resources and coping strategies are shared. Registration is required. 6:30– :30pm. 2nd and 4th Tuesday. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242 ext 154. www.Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org
Wednesday, November 11 Dorado Schmitt & Django Festival Allstars Hot-swing jazz, direct from France Dorado Schmitt & Django Festival Allstars carry on the musical legacy of “gypsy” guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, one of the great partnerships in European jazz history. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Jethro Tull with Ian Anderson
‘The only thing that matters is the song’ says singer songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. A conviction that along with a ‘one of a kind ’ voice has carried the award winning artist from busking on the streets of Paris, all the way to stardom. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org Singer and multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull performs best-known songs from the Tull repertoire (“Living in the Past,” “Locomotive Breath”), along with newly written material, in an exciting rock opera. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
DBSA Support Group In the grand tradition of Mary Alice Kean, the last lady of the house, join Liberty Hall for its exquisite Afternoon Tea, served the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. The tremendously popular tea service, which includes a sumptuous selection of scones, assorted pastries, traditional finger sandwiches, and the freshest of fruit, concludes with an intimate, guided tour of the museum. 2-4pm. Reservations required. Liberty Hall Museum,1003 Morris Ave, Union. 908-527-0400. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids and Mood Disorders (Bipolar disorder and Depression) : Parents’ Role in Treatment Description: Families play an integral role in helping children and teens with Mood Disorders engage in their own treatment, which is necessary in order to achieve best outcomes. Debra E. Koss, MD, will discuss strategies that will help parents to work collaboratively with their children to improve compliance with treatment. 7:45pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143. www.dbsanewjersey.org/morristownarea
So You Think You Can Dance Live
The Outlaws Perform
MAM Art Talks
The 13-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance features this season’s most popular routines from Team Stage and Team Street, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Gregory Crewdson is an American photographer who is best known for staged scenes of American homes and neighborhoods. Crewdson’s photographs usually take place in small-town America, but are dramatic and cinematic. His photographs are elaborately staged and lighted using crews familiar with motion picture production and lighting large scenes using motion picture film equipment and techniques. 7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.com
Thursday, November 12 Paco Peña: Flamencura
For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-2271030. www.bergenpac.org
Christian McBride with Bruce Hornsby: One on One Named “Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year” five years in a row by Guitar magazine, Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco, transforming perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form in the process. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Multi-Grammy-nominated singer and pianist Bruce Hornsby (“The Way It Is,” “Mandolin Rain”) appears in concert and conversation with Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
The Fall International Film Festival “The Farewell Party” screening. A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with an emotional dilemma. Directed by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon. In Hebrew with English subtitles. 95 minutes. 1 & 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave, Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
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“Moon Over Buffalo” Production Moon Over Buffalo is a raucous farce about a dysfunctional theater troupe performing at the Erhlanger Theatre in Buffalo, New York in 1953. The company’s fading stars, George and Charlotte Hay, are given one more chance at starring roles in a Frank Capra movie. Unfortunately, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong resulting in hilarious mishaps. Runs through Nov. 14, 7:30pm. Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit. 908-273-1494.
Friday, November 13 NJPAC and NJMEA Present All-State Jazz
This annual concert event, co-presented by NJPAC’s Arts Education Department and the New Jersey Music Educators Association, brings together some of the very best young jazz musicians and vocalists from across the state for a dynamic group performance. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Wednesday, November 11 Tony Bennett Performs The incomparable returns to NJPAC for two special evenings during the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, performing greatest hits, from “The Best is Yet to Come,” “For Once in My Life,” to his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Tony’s daughter, Antonia Bennett, opens. 8pm, also Nov. 13, 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St, Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Revolution ’67 Film Screening The documentary film focuses on the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. The exhibition Casey Ruble: “Everything That Rises” will be open for viewing. Wine and light refreshments will be served. 6:30pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. www.artcenternj.org
Le Bazar de Noel Local artisans and exhibitors will sell classic gift and handmade items for men, women and children just in time for holiday shopping. A restaurant fund-raising event, ‘Members’ Treasures’ and the ‘The Pet Corner’ will also be featured. La Patisserie will sell home-baked goods made by club members while Le Bistro will serve lunch made by the club’s catering department. 9:30am-6pm. Also Nov. 14, 9:30-4pm. Thursday Morning Club, Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave, Madison. 973-966-6815. www.TMCMCH.org
Children of Eden Production
Mental Health First Aid
A joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith by Broadway legends Stephen Schwartz and John Caird. Drawing on the Old Testament as its primary source material, this enchanting musical retells the human story from the moment of Creation until just after the Flood, bringing new life to our shared ancient history. Kean University, Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave, Union. 908-737-7469.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis. SAGE is teaming up with CONTACT We Care to provide training to the public. 8:30am–5:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.
Linda Eder Performs
Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class General exercise class for older adults. Meets weekly on Fridays. 11:30am–12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.
Sinatra Sings Sinatra The Centennial Celebration. In song and style Frank Sinatra, Jr. pays homage to his father, the singer, the man, and the music that defines the Sinatra legend with his current show, “Sinatra Sings Sinatra”. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Saturday, November 14
Folk Project Special Concert Rumpke Mountain Boys with David Gans. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 908-229-1214. www.folkproject.org
Frank Sinatra, Jr. Performs
Day of Swing Vocalist Linda Eder performs songs from her favorite Broadway composers, American standards and pop music that have made her one of the most in-demand concert hall artists in America. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
NJPAC’s Day of Swing, part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, is an exciting and fun-filled day of jazz exploration and learning for children and families. This year celebrates the centennial of the birth of jazz great Billie Holiday. Free. 11am. NJPAC Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
15th Annual Holiday Open Studio
Warriors of the Ballet
National Teddy Bear Day Picnic Bring your teddy bear and help us honor National Teddy Bear Day, with a Teddy Bear Picnic for both human and stuffed visitors alike. Gather around our Museum Educator and listen to teddy bear stories. Take part in a fun teddy bear craft. Enjoy yummy teddy bear treats and an afternoon of teddy bear fun.Ages 3-6. 2-3pm. Registration recommended. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 x12.
Lisa Palombo opens her art studio and gallery to the public to showcase new original paintings consisting of impressionistic-style florals, waterscapes and equine paintings. She will be displaying paintings from her popular “Fields of Joy,” “Koi” and “Water Lilies” series which all truly highlight her signature palette and expressive brushstrokes. Lisa will also be exhibiting her newest series, “Horse Power”. Noon-5pm also Nov. 15, Noon-5pm. Free. Light refreshments & Children welcome. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave, Caldwell. 973-364-0280. www.LisaPalombo.com
Bill Charlap: Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool Bill Charlap, one of the world’s premier jazz pianists, leads a musical tribute to trumpeter Miles Davis’ groundbreaking 1957 album Birth of the Cool. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.com
The Hollywood Songbook The Hollywood Songbook is the second project of The Central Players, a year-old theatre troupe in residence at the Central Presbyterian Church. Produced in collaboration with the Continuo Arts Foundation, the show will be a benefit for the new company. 8pm. Also Nov. 15, 3pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St., Summit. www.centralpres.org
Presented by New Jersey Ballet Company. Join a sojourn to Ancient China for The Three Riddles of Turandot, which premiered at MPAC in 2009, and journey to the Medieval Middle East for a revival of William Dollar’s Combat, a riveting encounter in the shadow of a Crusader castle. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Solid Soul: Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne Grammy Award-winning legend Mavis Staples teams up with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne on the highly anticipated national tour, “Solid Soul”. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org (continued on page 26)
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Jazz Wives/Jazz Lives How do you keep harmony in a marriage when your spouse is a jazzman? A panel of “jazz wives” gathers at the Newark Museum as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival to discuss their diverse roles as muses, business managers and heads of household. 1pm. Free. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. www.newarkmuseum.org
A Christmas Story
Rainbow Magic Live! Saving Fairyland
Wednesday November 28 Holiday Hilarity for All — Ralphie’s Red Ryder Rides Again!
Enjoy a big adventure with Rachel, Kirsty, Jack Frost and all the fairies when Rainbow Magic comes to life. Follow best friends Rachel and Kirsty as they hunt for magical wands and trick the silly goblins to save Fairyland. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder® CarbineAction 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story: The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. Straight from Broadway‚ this musical is based on the classic 1983 movie. It’s funny‚ heartfelt‚ and captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. Bring the whole family‚ again and again. The holiday movie that the whole world loves comes to musical life. Runs through January 3, 2016.
Lenape Family Day Family Festival Long before New Jersey was known for its malls and highways, the state was inhabited by the Lenape Indians. John Kraft, the creator and director of Lenape Lifeways, uses authentic and recreated objects to teach about Lenape masks, clothing, musical instruments, and tools. Other activities include designing your own satchel, Indian corn weaving, a self-guided scavenger hunt, and interactive storytelling of Native American legends. 11am-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org
A Day in the Life of American Girl Samantha Parkington
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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings / Dianne Reeves Perform A superb evening of jazz , funk and soul is in store for music lovers when Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and bassist Christian McBride, host and special guest, perform. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
NETA Training Workshop at The Connection
Treat that special girl in your life to an authentic Victorian afternoon, featuring a turn-of-the-century tour of Liberty Hall, hands-on activities and crafts Samantha herself might have enjoyed, and a Victorian-era tea party on our glass-enclosed porch. Recommended for ages 6-12. 1-3pm. Reservations required by November 7. Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave, Union. 908-527-0400. email email@example.com
Leon Russell Performs
National Certification Agency NETA (National Exercise Trainers’ Association) will offer 2 Continuing Education workshops for Certified Group Exercise Instructors and Personal Trainers. Body Weight Training (Nov. 14) and Restorative Yoga (Nov. 15) will be held from 8am-1pm. Registration required. The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St., Summit. www.netafit.org 1-800-237-6242.
Healthy Cooking for the Holidays Monica Hansen, Retail Dietitian at ShopRite of Chatham, will present a cooking demonstration showing how to make healthy yet satisfying dishes for your holiday meals. 2pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Leon Russell is a Rock N’Roll Hall of Famer who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Sunday, November 15 NJPAC and NJMEA Present All-State Orchestra and SATB Chorus NJPAC hosts more than 400 of New Jersey’s most outstanding young musicians and vocalists for this special concert event. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
All School Open House The Admission Office at Kent Place School, an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory day school for girls and young women with a coed preschool program, announces its fall Open House for prospective families. 1-3pm. Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Ave, Summit. 273-0900, ext. 254. www.kentplace.org/admission/dates
T.S. Monk Sextet
Eric Carle Family Day Participate in a day of exploration with many dynamic Museum-wide art activities. Enjoy an Eric Carle Reading Marathon throughout the day as well as art projects inspired by the current exhibition Eric Carle: Animals and Friends. Check out the various demos, art projects, and a toy workshop featuring toy collector/author Dorothée Charles. 1-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.com
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Jazz drummer T.S. Monk, son of the legendary pianist Thelonious Monk, demonstrates his remarkable talents as a bandleader, arranger and musician. 11am & 1pm. Dorthaan’s Place, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Thanksgiving Harvest Home & Armistice Observance Experience Thanksgiving, 1920s farm style with hands-on farm chores, historical reenactors in period dress, interactive exhibits, and Thanksgiving feast preparations. To commemorate the end of WWII and the Civil War, a special tribute will be held at 2pm. All U.S. military personnel and veterans are honored, with a special recognition. Noon-4pm. U.S. military personnel, past and present, admitted free. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973326-7645.
Open Auditions 88th Season of holding open auditions on Nov. 15 and Nov.16, 7-10pm for upcoming production of “One Slight Hitch”, written by Lewis Black directed by Omar Kozarsky. The year is 1981. It’s Courtney’s wedding day and her mom is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect and the decorations will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce, the doorbell rings and all hell breaks loose. Performances Jan.15-Feb. 6. The Barn Theatre, 32 Skyline Drive in Montville. 973-334-9320 ext. 5. www.barntheatre.org
Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns her home “Living Free and in the Wild!”1 & 4:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
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Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Following an intensive search, NJPAC hosts the five finalists in the fourth annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, founded in honor of Newark’s “divine” jazz icon. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
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How Women Can Earn
COLLEGE DEGREES …Without giving up their family, job, or going broke By Kimberly Blaker
o you’d like to further your education, but with a job and a family, you don’t know where you’d find time for the commute and classes let alone to study? Even if you could, there are the ever-increasing costs for classes and books to squeeze into your budget. Fortunately today there are many ways to overcome these obstacles.
To get started, read What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles or Who Do You Think You Are? by Keith Harary and Eileen Donahue or check with a local institution for the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator test to discover your interests and strengths. Next, list your educational goals and discuss the importance of them with your partner to gain his support. Finally, research institutions to learn which offer the courses, degree, and options for earning credit that suit your needs. Most can be found on the web, or in a resource center at a college nearby.
CORRESPONDENCE & ONLINE COURSES Independent study programs offer a couple options. Online courses can be taken in the convenience of your home. These usually require attendance (at your computer) at specific times. Correspondence courses are a good option for many because there are no schedules and usually allow six to eighteen months for completion with extensions up to one year. Evening and weekend courses as well as accelerated programs also offer some flexibility.
HOW TO PAY FOR TUITION & BOOKS There are many options for financing your education. The Federal Pell Grant is awarded based on financial need. The maximum award amount for the 2015-2016 school year will be $5,775. Another grant based on financial need is The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).
COORDINATING MULTIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES Like most women, you probably wear many hats. But with a little planning and finesse you can develop workable solutions to allow time for your studies.
The Federal Work Study program is awarded based on financial need giving students the opportunity to work on campus to help cover education costs.
• Make a list of ALL your responsibilities then cross off anything unnecessary. Where can you save time? Do housecleaning every ten to fourteen days rather than weekly. Skip cleaning anything that isn’t in dire need until the next time. Straighten up main rooms only on a daily basis. Others can wait.
The Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, and Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan are all available with different eligibility requirements, interest rates, and payment terms.
• Make a pact to limit volunteering your time until you’ve reached your educational goals. If ‘no’ isn’t in your vocabulary, create reminder cards to keep by the phone and in your purse so you’ll be prepared to say ‘no’ at all times.
If you are a single mother, you may qualify for grants and scholarships available to single parents. Ask your academic institution what it offers.
• Assign your children some additional chores.
A wide variety of scholarships is available. Check with your institution as well as a scholarship guide or online scholarship search. Ask your employer if it offers reimbursement for college courses. If the classes pertain to your job, your employer may cover the costs. Finally, don’t forget the HOPE Scholarship, a tax credit available for eligible taxpayers, totaling $1,500, and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. Certain requirements and restrictions apply.
• Discuss the importance of furthering your education with your partner. Ask which responsibilities he would be willing to take over until you’ve accomplished your goals. • Trade babysitting with a friend, neighbor, or relative to for some quiet study time. • Set a schedule with your partner for watching the kids so you can study at the library. • Ask your employer if you can take shorter lunch breaks and leave earlier or to allow you fewer but longer workdays for an extra day of study each week.
Kimberly Blaker, of Arizona, is an author and freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in nearly 200 parenting and women’s magazines throughout the United States and numerous other newspapers and publications around the world.
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Dress for Success
Open Opera Auditions
“Surviving the Holidays” Workshop
Dress for Success® Morris County will participate in the Truncz LLC Holiday Showcase with a holiday shopping theme, and will feature up to 40 artisans, vendors and services, a tricky tray, a cash bar as well as food and a fabulous door prize. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Dress for Success® Morris County. 10am-4pm Holiday Inn, 111 W. Main St., Clinton. www.truncz.com
Light Opera of New Jersey will be holding open auditions for their March 2016 of Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, to be performed in collaboration with the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Auditions will be held at 7:30pm and on Nov. 21 at 2pm. Performance dates are March 11 & 12. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 South Finley Ave, Basking Ridge. 908-655-6023. www.lightoperaofnewjersey.org
To help you navigate these holidays, watch a video presentation and then have a time to talk or just listen—it’s up to you. 7:30-9:30pm. The New Providence Presbyterian Church, 1307 Springfield Ave, The New Providence. 908-463-4108.
What God Hath Wrought! A Transatlantic Farce When an unresolved message from 1857 comes across Customer Service Rep Meg’s screen, she journeys back to the laying of the first Transatlantic telegraph cable between Ireland and the New World. 7pm. Theatre in the Loft, South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Winston Preparatory School Open House
Monday, November 16
Learn about our educational philosophy and tour our school. Please RSVP through Winston Prep’s website at or email Erica Piche (epiche@ winstonprep.edu) with your name, phone number and planned date of attendance. Attendance is limited to Adults/Parents only. 7pm. The next Open House will be held on Dec. 9, 9am. Winston Preparatory School Open House, 901 Route 10, Whippany. www.winstonprep.edu
Bickford Benefit Band Reunion
Tuesday, November 17
Jazz fans wait all year for the Bickford Benefit Band Reunion, assembled for this date only to benefit the Morris Museum. This time they’ve invited Bria Skonberg, Nicki Parrott, Molly Ryan, Rossano Sportiello, Dan Levinson, Joe Midiri, Jim Fryer and Paul Midiri to entertain. 8-9:30pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. morrismuseum.org
AXIS Dance Company Paving the way for physically integrated dance, each year AXIS shares its cutting-edge artistic and education/outreach work with thousands all over the world. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Owning New Jersey—Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes & the Pursuit of Happiness The program looks across the state’s landscape from 1664 through the end of the 19th century. Land riots and border wars, property transfers and disputes, the extrication of Native Americans and their rights in NJ—all reveal the importance of land ownership over the last 350 years. Author, Joe Grabas, NJ native, is a leading expert in historical land title research. Free. The public is invited. 7:30pm. The Mendham Borough Historical Society, Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson St., Borough of Mendham.
“History of Diners in New Jersey” Author and historian Michael Gabriele will present a slide-lecture about his book “History of Diners in New Jersey.” Learn about the role diners have played in the state’s culture and industry for more than 100 years, making New Jersey the hub of diner manufacturing. Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.wcplnj.org
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Growing in the Garden—Curious about Clouds Children ages 3 to 5 years old with their caregivers can ask questions and discover answers about clouds. After hearing the story “It’s Your Cloud” by Joe Troiano, you’ll take a walk in the garden. During the program children will paint a cloud picture to take home. 1:15-2pm and 3:45-4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown. 973-538-2404. www.maccullochhall.org
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Wednesday, November 18 Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers Enjoy an authentic taste of the richness and excitement of Indian music as you enter its exotic world of music, dance, dynamic rhythm and spirituality. Bollywood Masala delivers a veritable feast of Indian sounds, featuring a mix of Indian and Western instruments such as bass drums, side drums, trombone, tabla, dholak, harmonium and clarinet. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Caregiver Support Group Meeting Caring for an older loved one can be a demanding and stressful responsibility. Help is available at PREP (People Responsible for Elderly Persons), a monthly caregiver support group. 7–9pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.
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Go from spade to spatula each month with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo. The series focuses on a different garden vegetable every month during the growing season and offers growing suggestions, planting tips, pests and diseases, new varieties and recipes. This month winter squash. We’ll have seeds, recipes and a tasting sample to get you motivated to get out in the garden. Eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. 7-8:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 973-326-7601. www.arboretumfriends.org/events
ARCOS Orchestra plays Eight Seasons The Arcos Orchestra is a dynamic young chamber orchestra that will present a colorfully stunning evening of the Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi and the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla. 6:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
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Thursday, November 19 The Producers
This familiar classic cult comedy film about a scheming producer and his mousy accountant who aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway. As a big Broadway musical, Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards. 8pm also Nov. 20, 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
History Happy Hour: Nostalgic Gaming Have a drink with your friends while you sip, snack and socialize while learning some fun history facts. Take a trip back to childhood and revisit all the popular toys and games through time. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Admission includes drinks, snacks, trivia and time to mingle. 7-9pm. Reservations are required by November 12. Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave, Union. 908-5270400. email email@example.com
Body Language Lecture
The Great Gatsby
Learn about Body Language from congregant, Dr. Henry (Hank) Kaplowitz a professor Emeritus in Social Psychology from Kean University. Dr. Kaplowitz will describe the many channels of non-verbal communication and relate how researchers have applies these concepts to such varied areas as predicting divorce, enhancing student success or failure in the classroom, and police interrogation of suspects. Lunch 12:30 program 1pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave, Millburn. 973-533-1809.
Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Saisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age comes to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Through Nov. 21, 7:30pm. County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.
13th Annual Conversation on Education and the Arts Please join MAM and the Montclair Community Pre-K in welcoming Mary Ehrenworth, who will speak about the power of visual art to inspire student writing. Mary Ehrenworth is deputy director at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (a not-for-profit organization) at Columbia University, which leads research and staff development in literacies, nationally and internationally. 7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.com
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Can Snoring Harm Your Health? Join Alison Kole, MD, Sleep Medicine Specialist for a lecture on sleep apnea, including why a good night’s sleep is critical to your health and how interrupted breathing during sleep can harm you. In addition to learning about alternatives to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, learn steps you can take to eliminate sleep apnea and improve your overall health.7pm. Summit Health Management, 121 Chanlon Rd., New Providence. 908-977-9507. www.summithealthmanagement.com
Ken Burns Award-Winning Documentarian Presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey Speaker Series. For more than 35 years, Burns has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed documentaries ever made, including The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), The War (2007), Prohibition (2011) and most recently The Roosevelts (2014), a record-breaking broadcast on PBS. 8pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 888-696-5722.
Piff the Magic Dragon Imagine Larry David in a dragon suit, performing jaw-dropping magic tricks. The stand-out comedic star of Penn & Teller: Fool Us and America’s Got Talent also had record-breaking runs at the Edinburgh Fringe. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
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His legendary 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell transformed this former stage actor into one of the great American rock ‘n’ roll icons. That record, with its staggering operatic sound and impassioned vocals, has sold more than 44 million albums worldwide and remains one of the bestselling albums in the world to date. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Spend an evening of conversation with Ken Burns as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC. Ken Burns is an award-winning filmmaker and has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed documentaries ever made. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Frostwater At The Minstrel. Kristin Rebecca opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489. www.folkproject.org
“Look Homeward, Angel” Production
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Set in the 1920’s Look Homeward, Angel tells the coming of age tale of Eugene Gant who’s college dreams are dashed by an overbearing mother and the boarding house she runs. This critically acclaimed play, based on Thomas Wolfe’s novel of the same title, is presented by The Chatham High School Theatre Department. Annual Senior Dinner 3:30pm (Free event for senior citizens) Nov. 20, 7:30pm. Nov. 21, 7:30pm. Chatham High School Auditorium, 255 Lafayette Ave, Chatham. 973-457-2505.
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Holiday Swag Workshop with Sue & Steve George Get a jump on your holiday decorating by making your own outdoor swag under the expert tutelage of the Georges, former owners of Old Brookside Greenhouses and Nurseries in Mendham Township. All materials are provided, but please bring your own pruners and a box in which to carry home your creation. 10am-Noon. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 973-326-7601. www.arboretumfriends.org/events
Citizen Cope Performs
The multimedia powerhouse, stand-up artist and Oscar-winning actress hosts an evening of fun with Tone X and other comedians to be announced. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Performance. Clarence Greenwood ‘s eclectic blend of alternative rock has made him an American singer-songwriting force to be reckoned with. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
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Sunday, November 22
An Evening with Chris Thile
Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy) presents an evening of song—the best of the Great White Way and beyond—in the intimate Chase Room. 6 & 8:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses classical, jazz, rock, and bluegrass. 8pm.
Brian Wilson Co-Founder of The Beach Boys Performs Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. He was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever. Special guest Al Jardine. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Mayo Performing Arts Center 100 South St., Morristown 973-539-8008 www.mayoarts.org
Abendmusik, the Concert Series Featuring Mialtin Zhezha, Violin and Naoko Zhezha, Piano. Albanian-born Mialtin Zhezha (www. mailtin.com) is an accomplished violinist and violist. Naoko Zhezha, a native of Japan, is a pianist, avid chamber musician, and an enthusiastic piano teacher. 7:30pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place (on the Green), Morristown. 973-538-2132. www.morristownumc.com
Fall Book Sale A fantastic selection of books on a variety of subjects plus DVDs, CDs, records, audiobooks and videotapes are available at great prices. 10am-5pm. Also Nov. 22, 11am-5pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-4136.
Sunday, November 22 MythBusters Show The all-new, live stage show MythBusters, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, cohosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series MythBusters, promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Rickie Lee Jones Performs
Come to MAM for a hour-long, drop-in gallery program for children 5 and up and their adult companions. Explore and discuss artworks and engage in fun activities in MAM’s galleries and sculpture garden. 2-3pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.co
“Take a Load Off” with The Weight
Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over fifteen critically acclaimed albums. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Kindle the Lights Thanksgiving Centerpiece Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Join conductor, Michael Stratechuk, and the musicians of the Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ when they present the opening concert celebrating their 44th season. The program, the first of the orchestra’s 3-concert series, will feature Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style, D. 590; Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto, with oboist, Lynne Cohen; and Beethoven: Symphony #6 (Pastoral). 3pm. Chatham Middle School Auditorium, 480 Main St., Chatham. 201-213-9027. www.metropolitanorchestra.org
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Using fresh flowers, greens, a specially decorated candle and their creativity, young designers will craft a Williamsburg-style Thanksgiving centerpiece perfect for the holiday table or buffet. Ages 8 & Up. 1-2pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 973-326-7601. www.arboretumfriends.org/events
Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale. Lots of terrific dealers selling handmade miniatures, furniture, accessories, lighting, 1”, 1/2” and 1/4” scales. Collectable miniatures, fun, nice atmosphere, and of course the complimentary coffee and cookies provided. 10am-4pm. The Somerset Hills Hotel, 200 Liberty Corner Rd., Warren. 908-647-6700. www.KarensDolllhouse.com
Trilogy: An Opera Company—Presents “Garvey” American bass Kevin Maynor stars in the title role of Garvey, a dramatic new opera about political activist and orator Marcus Garvey, presented by Trilogy: An Opera Company. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Arias in Autumn Misicale Enjoy two hours of Opera Arias and Broadway Songs sung by professional artists. Refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to meet and mingle with the artists. 3pm. Lenfell Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Ave, Madison. 973-443-8620. www.operaatflorham.org
Monday, November 23 Podcast Show “My Schedule, My Life?!” Use your calendar to get aligned with your desires and feelings instead of a non-stop to-do list. 12:30-1pm. 605-477-2100. AWorkingLifeCoach. com. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 25 A Christmas Story The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas, an Official Red Ryder Range Model Air Rifle. It’s funny‚ heartfelt‚ and captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. 7pm. Runs through Dec. 29. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343. www. papermill.org
Thanksgiving Eve Service Just in time for Thanksgiving, make a holiday centerpiece full of the season’s abundant colors and textures, and a reusable basket for years to come. Already have your basket from last year? Bring it in and we’ll refund you $5. 10am-Noon. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026. www.greenwoodgardens.org
Tuesday, November 24 “Game On!” Teens in grades 6-12 can celebrate “International Games Day” by playing games, games and more games. There will be a MarioKart competition and DIY crafts. Free. Registration required. 5:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.wcplnj.org
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group This support group provides an opportunity for caregivers, families, and friends to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, share their feelings and concerns, and support each other in coping with the effects of the disease. Held monthly on the fourth Tuesday. 10am. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.
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Healthy Living Club Each club meeting will focus on a specific “healthy” topic. Some of the many topics will be exercise, diet, healthy food experimentation, yoga and relaxation, rest, helping others, time in nature, fun hobbies and more. Advance registration and payment are required. Ages 8-12. 3:45-4:45pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland. 973-228-8776. www.essexcountynj.org
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Saturday, November 28
Fall “Friends & Family” Introductory Horseback Ride
The Brian Setzer Orchestra Performs
Enjoy fresh air and fun on the annual walk-only “Friends & Family” Introductory Ride. It is appropriate for non-riders and riders alike, making it a unique family outing. A brief lesson precedes the one-hour guided trail ride. Participants must be at least 9 years old. 10am-noon. Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave, Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955. www.somersetcountyparks.org
12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour. Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner, is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ‘80’s and swing in the ‘90’s). 8pm.
Acoustic Concert Series Frank Vignola And Vinnie Raniolo At The Minstrel The Four Baris open. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489. www.folkproject.org
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Rock and Mineral Weekend Members of the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society will be on hand to identify your mystery rocks and minerals. Families will be able to examine fossils, learn about fluorescent minerals, and listen to engaging presentations on various topics about geology and the Earth. Other activities include a sand box scavenger hunt and mineral magic show. Noon -2pm. Nov. 28, 11am5pm. Nov. 29 Noon-5pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org
Giants of Jazz Honoring George Cables Join us at the 18th annual Giants of Jazz celebration. Honoree George Cables will be joined by some of the greatest names in Jazz in this star-studded night of music. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Saturday, November 28 Savion Glover’s “Dance Holiday SPeCTacULaR”
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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Bursting with bright lights, cheerful sounds and joyous holiday spirit, legendary choreographer and world-renowned dance sensation Savion Glover brings dance, rhythm and music to alltime holiday favorites from around the world as only he can. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Classical Favorites in the Forecast NJSO family concert. Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s always music in the forecast. Hear how composers depict weather and seasons like the lazy heat of summer, a spring storm or a snowy day. Favorites from Gershwin, Beethoven, Copland and more set the stage for a thunderously good time. 2 & 3:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Vivaldi’s beloved The Four Seasons are perfect at any time of year. With their propulsive rhythms and lilting melodies, they capture the essence of the Baroque style. Respighi updates a variety of Baroque-era dances with the lush timbres of a modern orchestra. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Sunday, November 29 Mooseltoe Musical Follow our hero as he pursues his seemingly impossible dream while learning many valuable lessons along the way. This sparkling new production has 16 unforgettable costumed characters which include three snobby penguins, an Edward G. Robinsonesque snowman and a fat walrus named Willy, not to mention two elves and Santa Claus himself. 1:30 & 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
A Thanksgiving tradition, folk music icon Arlo Guthrie celebrates a half-century of the event that inspired “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” by performing that seminal song, along with popular selections from all his albums. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-422-5722. www.njpac.org
Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and can’t wait to decorate the Christmas tree. But when things don’t turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous? 1 & 4pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
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Michael Bolton Greatest Hits with Holiday Favorites
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An evening of holiday music and greatest hits from the Grammy-winning artist known such classics as “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “That’s What Love Is All About.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
“The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh” Listen as Kathryn Aalto takes you to the home of the world’s most beloved bear and the real landscape that inspired it—Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven of more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. Ms. Aalto’s book, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, is a guide to the landmarks, plants, animals and places which appear in the books about Winnie-thePooh, Christopher Robin and their friends. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. 7pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville, 908-766-0118. bernardsvillelibrary.org
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa & Wisner House Holiday Boutique
Twin Maples will be dressed for the holidays by ten local design professionals. A theme of “something old can be made new” will guide you through two levels of the mansion. The viewing time for Twin Maples will be extended until 4:30pm where unique items will be available for purchase. Be sure to visit the beautifully decorated Wisner House at the Arboretum and enjoy the one-of-a-kind gifts, wreaths and table top decorations for sale at their Holiday Boutique. Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s Holiday House Tour offers a fantastic opportunity to visit other fine homes in the area. Twin Maples, 8 Edgewood Rd, Summit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org www.historictwinmaples.org
Join us Saturday, December 5 from 10am-2pm for photos with Santa ($10 per child) and shopping at our annual holiday boutique. Select vendors and RRA horticulturists will create a wonderland of gifts, treats and seasonal arrangements sure to delight everyone on your holiday gift list. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit. 908-273-8787. www.reeves-reedarboretum.org
Saturday, December 5 Garden Club Fundraiser The Short Hills Home Garden Club invites you to ring in the holidays with a magical Twilight Holiday House Tour. The tour features five Short Hills homes of varied architectural styles decorated for the holidays by members of The Short Hills Home Garden Club. Stroll through and be inspired by the creative decorating ideas while enjoying seasonal musical entertainment by talented musicians from Millburn High School. You may choose to begin the afternoon at 2-4pm with an optional Holiday Tea at the Short Hills Club where you will enjoy finger sandwiches, tea and petit fours. 2-6pm. www.shorthillshomegardenclub.com
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Featuring jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee. 7pm. Followed by the Arboretum’s Put the “PUB” in Public Garden event, Vodka & Latkes. A sampling of vodka will be supplied by Tito’s Vodka and will be accompanied by a special treat of the season, potato latkes. Tickets and details at our website. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit. 908-273-8787. www.reeves-reedarboretum.org
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197 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 210, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973-998-8309 www.njregenerativeinstitute.com
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The mission of New Jersey Regenerative Institute, LLC is to advance the use and effectiveness of cellular/ biological medicine for the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
ORAL SURGERY The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Implantology 187 Washington Ave., Suite 1B, Nutley, NJ 07110 973-667-5844 www.echooralsurgery.com State of the Art Facility practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for more than 20 years. Specializing in CT Guided Dentistry Implant Placement, Removal of Wisdom Teeth, Bone Grafting, Surgical Endodontics (Apicoectomy), Surgical Orthodontics (Tooth Exposure), Pediatric Dental Surgery, and providing a comfortable environment that eases the patient with any anxiety/concerns they may have.
PLASTIC SURGERY Beverly Friedlander, MD 636 Morris Tpk, Suite 1A, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-912-9120 www.DoctorBev.com Dr. Beverly Friedlander is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. Whether you are looking for breast implants, a mommy makeover, facial rejuvenation or improvement in the shape of your body, Dr. Friedlander can suggest a procedure that is right
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RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Green Hill 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 1-800-632-0985 www.green-hill.com At Green Hill, West Orange’s premier retirement community, guests will find a rewarding lifestyle packed with possibilities. Green Hill has provided seniors and their families with compassionate, personal care for nearly 150 years and offers a lifestyle for every need, whether guests are independent and on-the-go, want a little help with daily living or need the security of 24/7 assistance.
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WOMEN’S SERVICES Linda & Rudy Slucker Center for Women… NCJW/Essex 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston 07039 973-994-4994 www.ncjwessex.org www.centerforwomenNJ.org NCJW invites all women and children to take the first step forward toward improving their lives. Their professional staff and trained volunteers provide life skills, independence, self-esteem and career options. Diversified workshops, computer classes, financial and legal guidance, career services and peer support are all available.
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November 2015 MyVicinityMagazine.com
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HEALTH PROFILE By Susan Wilinski, photo by Dan Epstein
Healing Musculoskeletal Injuries with Non-Surgical Treatments
Thomas Agesen, MD and Jay Bowen, DO
eople living with chronic pain, due to musculoskeletal conditions or sports injuries, are often nervous about surgery to provide relief and healing. An approach that does not require surgery or recovery time is a welcomed alternative. Luckily, the doctors at New Jersey Sports Medicine (NJSM) and New Jersey Regenerative Institute (NJRI) in Cedar Knolls are performing the latest in non-surgical treatments. NJSM was founded in April of 2009 by Gerard Malanga, MD, Jay Bowen, DO and Thomas Agesen, MD, all former physicians at the Kessler Institute in West Orange. Driven by a need to provide choices beyond traditional treatments and results, they “formed a partnership with a common goal to seek out the best treatment options available for patients, non-surgically,” Dr. Agesen explains.
Thomas Agesen, MD doing an ultrasound
doctors treat a wide range of conditions arising from other causes. The patient demographic is varied. “Any decline in function of the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments” are treated, Dr. Agesen says. “This includes shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, ankles, wrists and spine. We have treated high school, college and professional athletes as well as non-athletes.” In keeping with their non-surgical approach to medicine, alternative therapies include Regenexx stem cell therapies, prolotherapy, ozone and prolozone treatments, platelet lysate epidurals, tenex and manos procedures and UBI treatments. Opened as an affiliate of NJSM in 2012, NJRI is where stem cell and blood platelet therapies are administered.
In addition to the three founding doctors, Kevin Dunn, MD is also on staff at NJSM and NJRI. The full staff includes a fellow, resident medical doctors, medical students, medical assistants, a lab team and an administrative staff.
“We started doing the stem cell procedures in 2012 using the Regenexx protocol and with end injection products developed a Biologics Lab on premise,” Dr. Agesen says. “The Biologics Lab has enabled the doctors to provide the most advanced treatment, tailored to each patient, for their specific needs. With this lab and advanced treatments, NJRI originated. NJSM patients are those that have any decline in function of the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. When stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) are needed, that’s when NJRI takes over.”
While musculoskeletal injuries caused by overuse are the most common, the
The term “stem cell therapy” may confuse and even concern some patients
“We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems, using proven methods and the latest nonsurgical techniques for athletes and nonathletes alike,” he says.
who do not fully understand what is involved; however, Dr. Agesen maintains that this type of treatment may be the best nonsurgical option for advanced degenerative conditions. “We feel that Biologics (stem cell and cellular therapies such as PRP) have the greatest advantage for treating patients non-surgically,” he says. “Our stem cell procedures utilize the patient’s own stem cells along with platelet growth factors to help heal damaged tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. All of these procedures are done in our office, using local anesthesia and ultrasound and/or fluoroscopic guidance.” With the two offices and plans for the expansion of Biologics Lab, Dr. Agesen is confident that NJSM and NJRI will continue to provide quality care. “Our focus is to restore optimal function and to get the patient back into the game whether it is a specific activity or just living life to the fullest.”
New Jersey Sports Medicine New Jersey Regenerative Institute 197 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 210 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973-998-8301 (NJSM) 973-998-8309 (NJRI) www.newjerseysportsmedicine.com www.njregenerativeinstitute.com
November 2015 MyVicinityMagazine.com
RESTAURANT GUIDE BERKELEY HEIGHTS
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
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CHATHAM Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine
237 Main St, Chatham • 973-635-3888 www.MitsubaChatham.com
LIVINGSTON Il Vicolo Ristorante 113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-740-0016 www.IlVicoloRestaurant.com
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Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta
355 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-467- 3420 • www.LaStrada1.com A casual Italian restaurant. BYO, H, SP, MCC, TO, $MOD
Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO
309 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-376-8555 • www.CafeMonet.info
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
MAPLEWOOD Verjus Restaurant
1790 Springfield Ave, Maplewood 973-378-8990 www.VerjusRestaurant.com Gourmet French cuisine served in an upscale, casual environment. H, RR, LP, MCC $EXP
Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine
59 Main Street, Millburn • 973-912-8838 www.MsLinMillburn.com 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 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. MonThur: 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO
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
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On & Off Premise Catering Graduation Parties Rehearsal Dinners Weddings Showers Baptisms Family Gatherings
327 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908.522.9088 www.LaPastaria.com
Natale’s Summit Bakery
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 5:30-9pm; Fri-Sat: 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-10pm. Lunch buffet served Tue-Sat. BYO, MCC
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 Ave, Summit • 908-522-9088 www.LaPastaria.com With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives take-out diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Monday thru Fridays. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO
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
BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season)
Summit Greek Grill
90 Summit Avenue, Summit • 908-277-6418 summitgreekgrill.com
Restaurant Guide Symbols
NR: No reservations accepted RR: Reservation required/suggested
fresh and delicious Greek/Mediterranean food
LP: Lot parking
SP: Street parking
VP: Valet parking available
Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange • 973-731-3463 www.highlawn.com
MCC: Most credit cards accepted
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
$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.
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
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Old World Style Bread & Rolls Pastries • Tea Breads
Apple Galette Cranberry Pecan • Rustic Country Apple
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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
SUMMIT B A KERY
Family Tradition… Since 1938 185 Broad St • Summit • 908-277-2074 www.NatalesBakery.com Closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 27
November 2015 MyVicinityMagazine.com
DIAMOND MINDS By Barry Farber
To Your Health…
e can create a healthy lifestyle through what we eat, how we exercise and how we think. There are many paths to take, but I’ve found the best way to choose the right program is figuring out what works best for you. To make these discoveries, collect information on healthy eating and exercise from qualified resources, apply that knowledge, discard what is not useful and create an ongoing system. It should work best for your type of body and your individual situation. The simpler the better.
John Gallucci, Jr. is the President of JAG Physical Therapy, the Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer (MLS) and Sports Medicine consultant for professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and USA Wrestling. Recently I sat down with John and asked him for his insight. Here are John’s top 3 pointers on living a healthier life: 1. Hydration. The first thing that people need to understand is that the body needs water. The body needs to stay hydrated with at least six to eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day. If 50% of your fluid intake is water, then it’s a homerun. Nutritionists will recommend six 8-ounce glasses of water. Staying hydrated makes the kidneys and blood cleaner. The oxygen uptake in the body also improves.
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” —Bruce Lee
2. A healthy heart. The most important muscle in the body is the heart. We need to be doing aerobic activity for 30 to 40 minutes a day, 6 to 7 days a week. These exercises could be a stroll with your wife or husband, a jog, a swim, a game of tennis, or a bike ride. Every day, 6 to 7 days a week, your body should do something aerobically. Do you realize what the decrease in cardiac incidents would be or how much cholesterol we would decrease if people truly did something aerobic each and every day? 3. Strength and flexibility. You don’t need to be a bodybuilder in order to do simple exercises. You can do band exercises, use weight machines or use free weights. Do what you enjoy. Push-ups, pull-ups and sit-ups are fantastic. Also, it is always important to warm up before you stretch. You can’t stretch a cold rubber band. I always tell people you should be perspiring before you stretch. A lot less time would be spent in the doctor’s office if people could stick to these three points. People would also save a lot of money.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” —Leonardo da Vinci
“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” —Sarah Bernhardt, actress
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: email@example.com
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