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What Is Your Dream Vacation?


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David J. Black FOUNDER & CEO

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I actually went on my dream vacation with my son. We went to the Galapagos. It has been a dream of mine for about 40 years.

To go to Africa. I want to see the animals—free in their natural habitat. —Sharon Murray, Long Island

—Joanne Ferreri, Basking Ridge

I would love to go to Hawaii. I have family there.

A Mediterranean cruise. I would go without my children and spend some time with my husband.

—Lorraine Hara, Hardyston

—Heidi Lerner, Livingston


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To go to Hawaii. I went there 32 years ago and I want to go back. —Betsy Sosa, Dover

Ten days on Maui. Me and the ocean with nothing in between. It’s just heaven on earth! —Donna Thompson, Cedar Grove



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To go scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Scandanavia. I knew a lot of Scandanavian people when I was going to High School.

—Dr. Robert Bagoff, West Orange

—Joyce Del Sordo, West Orange

Actually Egypt! I was there before but knowing so much more now… I would love to check both the Northern side and the Nile. —Ron Joseph, Brooklyn


Alaska, because I want to be in the cold! —Juan Salinas West Orange

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29 Health Section

What is Your Dream Vacation?

29 Health Profile: Helen Chiu— A Modern Old-Fashion Dental Practice

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30 Diet & Exercise are Key for Healthy Bones

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Calendar of Events

20 Local Gift Guide Local Merchant Holiday Shopping

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In The VICINITY 35 Years of Helping Women Help Themselves


or Andrea Spielman of West Caldwell, the words of encouragement that she heard from the staff at the Linda & Rudy Slicker NCJW/Essex County for Women helped her get on the right path after having just left an emotionally abusive relationship. The Center, which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary, supports women through extensive career service programs, and offers a variety of other opportunities from workshops to educational programs. After becoming a client, Speilman actively participated in 28 of the CFW programs including: computer classes, RISE workshops, Job Clubs, Vocational Boot Camps and Fill the Freezer. She also Andrea Spielman attended Education2Empowerment and Career Closet programs. Her children participated in the Rainbows program, where they could express their thoughts among their peers. “When you are able to take each seed that you have been handed from every service this Center has to offer and cultivate all the wisdom each seed gave with good intentions, those seeds will grow and blossom in ways you never thought possible,” states Speilman, expressing her gratitude for all the help she received. The Center of Women has helped thousands of women and all services are confidential and programs are nonsectarian and open to all women, regardless of religion. NCJW/Essex Center for Women (CFW) 973-994-4994 |

Local Police Deploy BodyWorn Cameras


he Berkeley Heights Police Department began full deployment of body-worn cameras (BWCs) on November 4, 2016. The department’s standard operating procedures — including when an officer turns a camera on or off — are based on standards set by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. These standards apply to all New Jersey police agencies that use BWCs. BWC footage is similar to footage from a cell phone camera. BWCs will be mounted to an officer’s uniform (the chest or shoulder area). The cameras will point away from the officer and will capture images in the camera’s field of vision. Citizens who interact with police officers will be recorded on body camera footage. BWCs are also equipped with audio. The cameras are being used to improve pubic safety, enhance transparency, accountability and trust. They are also being used to reduce complaints against officers and to make prosecutions more efficient and effective.

Ringing in the New Year with an Anniversary By Katrina Musto


Saint Patrick School is a co-educational, parochial elementary school for children in preschool through eighth grade. “We have been nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, and a Diocese of Paterson Star School,” says principal, Dr. Christine Ross. “Our students embark on a challenging academic journey that affords them the security of a familiar community during their formative years.” With enrichment programs and athletic teams, students have avenues to share their talents. “Saint Patrick School is a wonderful place for a child to continuously grow and live our faith as part of a loving community,” states Dr. Ross. Many current students have grandparents who were eighth grade graduates. Saint Patrick School, 45 Chatham Street, Chatham | 973-635-4623 | 6

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aint Patrick School in Chatham was started in 1872 by several families with the desire for a Catholic education for their children, and is the fourth oldest in the Diocese of Paterson. 2017 marks the school’s 145th anniversary. Many festivities are planned including: a liturgy for current families, parishioners and alumni on January 29; Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli will celebrate a mass on February 3; and a dinner dance is being held on February 4. Students are actively working on writing an alma mater to commemorate the anniversary.

MAYO Performing Arts Center Announces Classes for Special Needs Children


eginning in January 2017, the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown will add new courses for children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs. The courses are offered by the Miracle Project — an award-winning program that uses music, dance and theatre.

“The need for this program is profound,” said Elaine Hall, founder and artistic director of The Miracle Project. “The rate of New Jersey children diagnosed with autism is much higher than the national average.” General Manager, Ed Kirchdoerffer, states that, “Through this program, the children become part of a performing arts community.” “MPAC is committed to making the performing arts accessible to all members of our community without any barriers,” said Allison Larena, MPAC’s president and chief executive officer. “The launch of The Miracle Project program at MPAC significantly enhances our offerings for children on the autism spectrum and with other disabilities through a revolutionary and specialized theater training program.” To prepare for the program’s launch, Hall will be giving a free, public lecture on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. The lecture will explain The Miracle Project’s concept and how Hall plans to implement it at MPAC.

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Fronted by hit songwriters Sam Hollander and Kevin Griffin, The Band of Merrymakers is a supergroup of music stars who perform favorite holiday songs including classics Joy to the World and Jingle Bells, and hit originals, including Snow Snow Snow and Holiday in LA.

8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center 100 South St., Morristown 973-539-8008

CALENDAR of EVENTS D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 – JA N UA RY 2 0 1 7 Thursday, December 1

Essex Photo Club Competition

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo, provides an opportunity for women business owners to celebrate the season, network with business owners from around the state, begin or nurture business relationships, shop and explore the exhibitor tables, and enjoy appetizers, dinner buffet, and international coffee and dessert station. NJAWBO is sponsoring a giving tree for Oasis—A Haven for Women and Children, by collecting donations of hats/mittens, art supplies, holiday gift cards for teens, unwrapped toys, non-perishable foods items, and lightly used women’s business suits those in need. 5:30-8pm. The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave., Totowa. 973-6189288.

Jim Alfano of Tri-County Camera Club judges images in the categories of nature and pictorial for both beginner and advanced photographers. The public is invited to view images and hear the critiques of the judge. 7:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 862-202-4701.

Holiday Cordial Tasting The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) will host a merry cordial tasting party designed to introduce area residents and visitors to the organization’s 35-year legacy of environmental stewardship, education, and advocacy in the Great Swamp region. Free, but must bring along at least one non-member friend. 5:30-7:30pm. GSWA Headquarters, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown. 973-538-3500.

Book Discussion Group

Women’s Workshops December and January programs are: Social Security Made Easy; New Year, New Career; and Investing 101. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center forWomen, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston.973-994-4994.

The group will discuss “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante. This is the first book in the author’s bestselling Neopolitan series. 7pm. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930 x228.

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Chatham Gallery Hosts Exhibition and Charity Benefit CSM Art and Frame will host an art exhibition, along with refreshments, to benefit Oncology & Hematology Foundation Wellness Program based in Denville. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds will go to this charitable organization that provides integrated healing services to patients coping with cancer. Runs thru Dec. CSM Art and Frame, 295 Main St., Chatham. 973-457-7705.

Good Earth Exhibit: Pottery and Terra Cotta in New Jersey “Good Earth” follows the world-famous New Jersey clay industry from the earthenware jugs of the colonial kitchen to the terra cotta masterpieces that shaped American skylines in the late 19th century. During this time, artisans and entrepreneurs competed to harvest the rich clay resources of New Jersey’s rivers. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

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THINK SNOW! Toy, Food and Coat Drive

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Donations may be dropped off during store hours throughout Dec. 10. The drive supports U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, the Community Food Bank of NJ and Livingston Coat Drive. West Orange Jewelers, 16 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland. 973364-2500.

James Fiorentino’s “Rare Wildlife Revealed, Traveling Watercolor Exhibition” in partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ and Omni Distribution, LLC. Runs thru Jan. 14. Artist Receptions with James Fiorentino December 2, First Friday, 6-9pm. Studio 7, 5 Morristown Rd., Bernardsville. 908-963-0365.

Holiday Boutique Join the Junior League of Summit for their annual Holiday Boutique event featuring new and gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s holiday items, as well as seasonal decorations. All proceeds from the Holiday Boutique will directly fund JLS’ programming, community grants and projects. 9:30am to 8pm, Dec. 2, 9:30am. to 5pm and Dec. 3, 9:30am to 5pm. Parish Hall, Calvary Church, 31 Woodland Ave,. Summit.

Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. December and January classes are: Outlook; Intro to WORD; and Basic EXCEL. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women,70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Rise Workshops (Reaching Into Self-Empowerment) December programs are: Goal Getting; Transforming Fear; and Positive Self-Affirmations. Free. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women,70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

A Child’s Christmas In Wales Production

Faculty Art Exhibit A selection of recent artworks including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, collage, furniture design, photography, textile design and printmaking, created by 18 members of the art faculty at William Paterson University will be featured in an exhibition through December 9. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and Dec. 4 Noon-4pm. Free. William Paterson University Galleries in the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, Wayne. 973-720-2654.

NJ Audubon: Wayrick Gallery Volunteer Art Show A variety of artworks showcasing the awesome talents of New Jersey Audubon volunteers, staff and board members will be on view in the Gallery thru Feb. 27. Free. Tue-Sat 9am-5pm. Sun. Noon to 5pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

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Musical Program Hirschhorn Entertainment Group presents the Radiance Chamber Ensemble featuring a program of music from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, the Quartetto in G Major by Telemann, Mozart’s Piano Quartet #2, Marshmallow World by Peter de Rose and Winter World arranged by Oliver Shapiro. Lunch 12:30pm, program 1pm. 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order by the Wed. preceeding the program. All welcome. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

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Cherry Blossoms in Winter Based on Thomas’ classic story about his childhood holidays in Wales in the early 1900’s, this beautiful piece about a time gone by rejoices in the simple joys of childhood, the spirit of goodness, the comfort of family, and the magic that music and the imagination bring to us all. Runs thru Jan. 1. Call or visit web for dates and times. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

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Cherry Blossoms in Winter is a multimedia public art project engaging people to produce an inspiring scene. Thousands of trees are extravagantly covered with fabric, lights, crystals, yarn, and more. A range of materials will suggest cherry blossoms creating an exceptional visitor experience. Branch Brook Park, 226 Heller Pkwy., Newark. www.ncas.

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Mary Poppins Musical Production

Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to participate in the 2016 Gingerbread Contest. There are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Dec. 3. All entries must be delivered on Dec 3 or Dec 5. The entries will be on display: Dec 7-Dec. 16 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm. Awards ceremony will be held Dec 17, 9:30am. Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

Toys for Tots Night on the Green Enjoy an evening of family fun for a good cause. Donate a new unwrapped gift for a child ages 3-16 years old. Enjoy music, meet Miss New Jersey, check out the M.F.D. Fire aparatus, see military transport vehicles and coffee and hot chocolate. Morristown Fire Dept., 161 Speedwell Ave. 5-9pm. The Green at Morristown.

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Holiday At Essex County Kip’s Castle Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, a live orchestra, and astonishing stagecraft. Ages 5-adult. Runs thru Dec. 11. Call for dates and times. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908979-0900.

The Bodyguard Musical Based on the Oscar-nominated film, this dazzling production stars Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Runs thru Jan. 1. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Holiday Candlelight Tour Spend an evening taking a guided tour during the holidays at Kip’s Castle. Admission includes coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. 7pm. Registration required. (Not all areas of the tour are handicap accessible.) Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona 973-433-7469.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1928. Open Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm through Dec. 29. Free. Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-239-7056.

Legal Services A one-time only 30-minute private consultation with an attorney to offer guidance to women on how to proceed with a legal issue. Inquire about fee reduction. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Video Editing: Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro Learn to edit your video footage like a professional. This hands-on beginner workshop will cover the interface, controls, and features of the industry-standard software Adobe Premiere Pro. Presented by the Montclair Film Festival and the Montclair Art Museum. Students are welcome to bring an external hard drive that stores footage they would like to edit. January 21or March 4. 12:30-3:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Friday, December 2 Fish for All Seasons

George Inness Collection Every important period of Inness’s career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist’s belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. Ongoing. Motclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Join chef Arlene Ward as she demonstrates cooking delicious seafood dishes. Menu includes: Seafood lasagna with shrimp scallops and cod, swordfish mariner’s style, shrimp scampi, sea scallops with basil in lemon and pink peppercorn sauce, pomegranate and fennel holiday salad. 6:30-9:30pm. Kinks Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Enjoy live music with The Mark Peterson Band featuring a special guest vocalist. Dance along or just listen-in as the band performs contemporary interpretations of musical arrangements from the early eras of jazz, swing and the American Songbook, seemlessly mixed with the funk & soul of Motown and today’s pop hits, to celebrate the approach of the Manor’s 60th anniversary. Fridays 7-10pm. Stay and dance into the night with a DJ performance from 10pm-2am. The Manor Restaurant, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360.

The Band of Merrymakers Perform Fronted by hit songwriters Sam Hollander and Kevin Griffin, The Band of Merrymakers is a supergroup of music stars who perform favorite holiday songs including classics Joy to the World and Jingle Bells, and hit originals, including Snow Snow Snow and Holiday in LA. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

Chorus Song Night An evening of songs for the audience to sing. 7:4510:30pm.The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

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10th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to spend part of their holiday season at the 10th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular. Free admission. Dec.2, 3 & 4. Daily from Dec. 9-Jan. 3. 5-9pm each night. Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Last Fan Standing Bruce Campbell, star of Army of Darkness and The Evil Dead, gives fans the chance to show off their knowledge of comic books, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and horror and win great prizes. It’s like Jeopardy for fanboys and fangirls and will “separate the geek from the weak, and the nerds from the herds.” 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

George Winston: Winter Show Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

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Saturday, December 3 The 24th Annual Holiday Art and Craft Show

Handmade crafts will include jewelry, knitted and silk scarves and hats, sophisticated and funky hand bags and accessories, pottery and raku fired ceramics, soaps and body care products, and accessories for the home. There will also be photography, paintings, notecards, and more. Handmade chocolates and baked goods will also be sold. Sponsored by the Jewelers Studio Guild and Kuhl Designs Participats to benefit HOMECorp of Montclair, a local organization providing affordable housing. 10am-5pm. 13 Trinity Place, off Church St., Montclair. 973-768-3560.

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Broadway Sings The Muppet Christmas Carol “Thankful Heart,” “Marley and Marley” and other beloved songs from the classic Muppets film, performed by Broadway talents Judy Gold, Julia Murney, Ryann Redmond, Bret Shuford and others. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Holiday Walk

Each year over 10,000 visitors come to view more than 100 awe-inspiring, edible, gingerbread creations. Runs thru Dec. 11. 10am-4:30pm. Fridays until 7pm. On Saturdays and Sundays a Holiday Craft Show with artists and crafters offer a variety of beautiful, handmade, and affordable gifts. December 3, 4, 10, and 11 from 10am-4:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave., Whippany. 973-326-7600.

Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class General exercise class for older adults designed to improve overall fitness for all levels. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. 11:30am– 12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

This year the historic sites that will be open and decorated for Christmas are: The Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park, (Sat & Sun) The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall (Sat & Sun), Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens (Sat & Sun) the Schuyler-Hamilton House (Sat only) and the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms (Sat only). Each site will offer special programming created just for Holly Walk weekend, and their gift shops will be fully stocked with unique items for holiday shoppers. Also Dec. 4.

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Holiday shopping, vendors, cookie walk and food. 11am-4pm. United Methodist Church of Summit, 17 Kent Place Blvd., Summit. 908-277-1700.



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Hot for the Holidays with Usher, T.I., Jidenna, and More! Don’t catch the winter blues. Instead, warm up when HOT 97 presents the 2016 edition of Hot for the Holidays, a concert event that brings together some of the very best hip-hop and urban music artists currently on the scene. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Chatham Emergency Squad Open House

Dance Fusion Workshop

Winter Workshop Visit the zoo in the winter season for a whole new animal experience. Create enrichment items for the zoo animals to enjoy throughout the winter season as well as a craft to take home. Special animal guests to visit inside throughout the day in the Berson Learning Center. 11am-2pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

A mix of ballet, jazz and modern, with a center floor warm up, combinations and a complete dance routine. Some prior movement experience recommended. Registration required. All are welcome. Free. Also Dec. 4. 1-2:30pm. The Connection, Maple St., Summit. 908-2734242.

Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite

Expressive Animals With Atelier Interactive Acrylics

Verona Ballet performs the Nutcracker

Santa at Van Vleck

Children’s Yoga

Kevin James Performs

Celebrate the holiday season with joy and tranquility in music old, new, and familiar. Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

VBS is known for consistently putting on incredible, jawdropping, professional quality productions using its very talented students, who range in age between 4 and 16, as well professional dancers. 6:30pm. Montclair State University’s Memorial Auditorium, 1 Normal Ave., Upper Montclair. For tickets visit

Discover the only professional artist’ acrylic that lets you control the drying time. Use Atelier Interactive Acrylics for fast-drying, traditional painting techniques or explore new extended blending techniques from glazing and layering, to building texture. 11am-1:30pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

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. Also Dec. 10 & 17. Ages 3-6 years. 10:45 – 11:30am. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648.

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Bring the family and enjoy the annual CES Open House and Snow Village Winter Wonderland with its model trains. Dec. 3, 5, 10, 13, 17, 21 & 29, 3-6pm. Borough Building, 31 N. Passiac Ave., Chatham. Questions or special times for groups call 201-572-7920 or visit

12:30 & 4:30pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-7500.

Holly Walk 2016 Macculloch Hall Historical Museum celebrates the holidays by fully decking its halls. New this year will be the Drawing Room Tree, adorned exclusively with origami paper cranes. Holly Walk visitors are invited to make a crane for the tree and one to take home with Paper Kids, a youth Origami club active in New Jersey. Also Dec. 4. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404.

Take a fun family selfie with Santa or have their photographer take that perfect holiday shot. There will be arts & crafts along with writing that special letter to the man in red. Advance ticket purchase required. 10am-Noon. Dec. 4, 10am-12:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

30th Anniversary Dance Party at the Ruby Red Shoe Bash

Tales from The Arabian Nights

Side-splitting stand-up comedy with the star of The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Pixels and Grown Ups! This performance contains mature themes and language. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

Four magical tales adapted from Scheherazade’s thousand and one Arabian nights will be presented together in the award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s special holiday production. Djinnis, ghost cities, beautiful princesses, heroic princes, and magical mechanical flying horses, and a kingdom of serpents are brought to life through MDTC’s signature style of dance/story style. Free. 8pm. Also Dec. 4, 3pm. Westminster Arts Center, 447 Franklin St., Bloomfield.

Saving the Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport On December 3, 1959, readers of the Newark Evening News were stunned to learn that the powerful Port Authority of New York planned to construct the world’s largest airport – a gargantuan 10,000 acre “jetport” – in the quiet countryside 26 miles west of New York City. Thus began one of the first environmental confrontations of its time, a battle that took almost a decade, a President and an Act of Congress to stop. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


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New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker Nothing says “holiday magic” better than gathering up the family and spending an afternoon visiting with Clara and her amazing Nutcracker. The first-rate traditional production never fails to enchant youngsters and grownups alike with splendid dancing, colorful costumes and scenery, eye-popping special effects, and a touch of holiday magic. Also Dec. 4, 1 & 4:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Break out your dance moves as you celebrate the 30th anniversary of CASA For Children of Essex County. Cocktails, appetizers and more. Event Honoree, Bonnie Carter, Past President.; Whoopi Goldberg, Honorary Chair; Asley Rhodes- Courter, Keynote Speaker. Featuring DJ M.O.S. 9pm-12am. The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-622-4832. e-mail:

A Civil War Christmas Visit the soldiers’ encampment where, a special holiday meal was cooked, and a small tree decorated with popcorn and dried fruit. Soldiers sang Christmas carols, many of which are still enjoy today. Enjoy a traditional craft workshop, and sip on hot mulled cider by the outdoor fire. Peruse The Friends of Historic Speedwell’s Gift Shop which is filled with unique holiday decorations, gifts and stocking stuffers. Noon-5pm. Dec. 4 Noon-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-2856550.

Tree Lighting and Santa Don’t miss the annual tree lighting ceremony. Kids can enjoy a cup of cocoa and donuts while they wait for Santa Claus to arrive. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. 6pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

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Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts, SMAPA, will be hosting their Annual holiday fundraiser which benefits their dance and education fund. Enjoy a different dance party in every studio. Ages 3 and up. 6-9pm. SMAPA, 14 South Park St., Montclair. 973-655-9819.

Historic Holiday House Tours Residents are invited to tour Essex County’s most famed historical homes and structures during the annual Historic Holiday House Tour. 17 homes and historic sites will be dressed for the holiday season while offering entertainment, refreshments, or educational opportunities. Fees and times vary by location. Also Dec. 4. Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, 115 Clifton Ave, Newark. 973-268-3500.

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A patriotic Liberty Tree, live reindeer, Clydesdaledrawn wagon rides, and a rare collection of Revolutionary War military antiques are just a few of the highlights in store for visitors. Also Dec. 4. 10am4pm. Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Rd., Bedminster.

Art Wall—Montclair LUCIENNE Management, LLC Art Wall—Montclair. A 90 day, 9 artist event. Monthly installations featuring a different artist each month. The artist are both from New Jersey as well as France. Some of the featured artist are: Oliver Lake, Del Turgelsky, Tia Jannah, Bone Artist, Chris Dabigan, Deshong, Douglas Adams, Kilolo, Kernelius Maximus. Presented by LUCIENNE Management, LLC. The opening reception will be from 5-8pm. Runs thru Feb. 28. Courtyard of the Bowtie Cinemas, 486 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. (continued on page 14)


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Holiday Decorations at the Stickley Museum

Holiday Concert of Carols

Take a hayride to see Santa Claus, ride a pony, decorate ornaments, and enjoy many other activities. Find that perfect gift at the Silent Auction, which benefits the School Horse Retirement Fund. Fees vary; admission, parking, hayrides & pony rides are free. 10am-4pm. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908 766-5955.

Sunday, December 4

Join The Masterwork Chorus as they present a Holiday Concert of Carols. It’s the perfect way for you and your family to welcome the holiday season – delightful carols – traditional, new and sometimes surprising, a taste of Handel’s Messiah including the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Audience participation and the enchantment of a candle-lit Silent Night. 5:30pm. Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main St., Chatham. Tickets at http://www. and at the door.

Cinderella Performed by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia

Old Time Radio Broadcast Styled Show Enjoy a thrilling radio drama specially spiced for the holidays. “An Afternoon of Holiday Haunts” will be performed live. 3pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

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Set to the music of Prokofiev, Cinderella is one of the most magical and hopeful of the storybook ballets, the enchanting story of wishes that really do come true. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Swing right in to this holiday season with the John Pizzarelli Quartet. Pizzarelli is world-renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter. Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli’s repertoire includes the music of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Lennon-McCartney and more. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787.

Gustav Stickley’s Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Stickley’s own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the home’s forest palette, the decorations bring nature indoors and spotlight the Arts and Crafts movement’s emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity and natural materials. Decorations can be viewed on all tours, which run Thur.-Sun. at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. No reservations required. Runs thru Dec. 31. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, , 2352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains. 973-540-1165.

The Snowflake Parade The parade takes place along Millburn Avenue from Holmes to Spring Streets Professional bands, clowns, marching bands and Santa arriving on a Millburn Fire Truck. Free Refreshments in The Courtyard (behind Dunkin Donuts) where Santa will pose for pictures. Millburn. 1:30-4:30pm.

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Summit Symphony Concert The concert “Idylls and Dances of Yore” will be under the direction of Musical Director, Michael Avagliano. On the program will be Serenade by Edward Elgar, The Hebrides Overture by Felix Mendelssohn, Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel and Symphony No. 104 “London” by Franz Joseph Haydn. Free. 2pm. Summit High School, Kent Place Blvd. , Summit.

Festival of Lessons and Carols Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols is a time honored program of traditional Advent Carols interspersed with seasonal scripture readings and Advent hymns sung by the congregation. Members of Calvary Chorale will be accompanied by the Brass and Timpani Ensemble of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with organ and brass arrangements by Richard Webster, renowned composer and arranger of brass, percussion and organ. All are welcome. 5pm. Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Ave., Summit. 908-277-1814.

Monday, December 5 Festive Flowers and Vegetable Designs Speaker: Florence Leyssene. Learn how to make unforgettable holiday arrangements from the exceptionally talented Florence Leyssene. She will create arrangements using vegetables as well as flowers. Create your own festive displays after learning her trade secrets and tips for award winning floral designs. 7:30pm. Maplewood Garden Club, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

Curtis Chamber Orchestra – Mozart Violin Concertos The Curtis Chamber Orchestra hails from a full-scholarship institution, and the most selective conservatory in the country. The Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. This 16-piece orchestra of the future stars will perform three of the sparkling Mozart violin concerti with soloists from within the orchestra. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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The Great Courses Lecture Series “The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders.” Tour the most amazing natural wonders. Each session consists of three 30-minute lectures. No need to sign up. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 10:30am-Noon. Thru Dec. 19. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973.635.4565.

Movie Screening The Lunchtime Film Series presents Bridge of Spies (2015). 1pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

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Tuesday, December 6 Social Dancing Instructors Frank Pagano and Ramona Rademacher will lead participants with or without a partner in “ballroom” dances. All levels. Do not need to be Chatham residents. 1-3pm. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

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Reflections Workshop Women’s friendship and support group discusses issues that concern mature women. New members always welcome. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

Summit Historical Society’s Holiday Boutique This year’s Boutique will be selling a wide variety of items suitable for holiday shoppers including: clothing, jewelry, art, home accessories and stationery plus award winning chocolates, jams, teas and organic items. Visit the “Carter House by Candlelight” to enjoy wine and cheese as you shop at your leisure. Wed. 6-9pm. Thurs. 10am-3pm, hot cider and cookies for your shopping pleasure. The Carter House, 90 Butler Parkway, Summit. 908- 277-1747.

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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Bring your smartphone or tablet to the library for individual training with a reference librarian. Learn how to download library eBooks to your own device on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. 11am and 2pm. You may also receive help on Saturdays by appointment only. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

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NAVAJO SKY Planetarium Show Join a Navajo family as they listen to their elders telling fascinating stories about Native American constellations that have been passed on from generation to generation. Hear how the stars were placed in the sky, indicate when crops should be planted and show when the hunting season begins. Ages 8 and up, 35 minutes. Wed, Thur & Fri 2pm, Sat 2 & 4pm. Newark Museum, Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.


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In addition to Yoga poses, gradual stretching and correct breathing, emphasis is placed on the children seeing the beauty in themselves and in others through effective, fun Yoga activities. Ages 7-12 years. Also Dec. 14 & 21. 4:45 – 5:30pm. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648.

Holiday Garland & Wreath Workshop Create a lush garland or wreath to adorn your staircase, doorway or mantel with boxwood and other seasonal cuttings. This popular festive workshop fills up quickly. Registration required. 10am-Noon. Snow date Dec. 8. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Kenneth Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist whose fourth album, Duotones, brought him “breakthrough success”. Kenny’s main instrument is the soprano saxophone, but he also plays the alto and tenor saxophone and the flute on occasion. 8pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-7500.

Hamilton Throwdown Don’t throw away your shot to share your love of Broadway’s Hamilton. Feel free to dress up as your favorite Schuyler Sister or Revolutionary War hero, and make sure to brush up on your lyrics. There will be trivia, prizes, refreshments and singing. Ages 10 and up. Registration required. 3:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Meditation for Women Meditation helps you reduce stress, relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your mood. It yields physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. Meditation brings new inner experiences and helps us also to transform day-to-day life into a better, more meaningful and more fulfilling life. 8-9pm. Advanced Registration Required. Call 973-857 -4357 to register or visit

Thursday, December 8 The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance Talk & Video Sol Moglen, a native of Brooklyn and now living in Caldwell, was instrumental in having a 9/11 Wall of Remembrance built at MCU Park in Coney Island, the home field of the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones. Hear how he helped make this happen. Registration required. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Movie Screening The International Film Festival presents Dark Horse (2015. 1pm and 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Gallery Exhibit, POLITICO: ART & The Humanities A gallery exhibit that explores the cultural influence of politics and the humanities through the uses of various mediums of visual art. The intersection of art and politics provides an opportunity for exploration of the ideals of truth and transparency vs. censorship and political correctness. Runs thru Dec. 8. The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Fall International Film Festival

Stand-up comedian-turnedactor Mike Epps got his first big break performing on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam (1992-97; 2006-), and soon parlayed his popularity into big screen success. Epps is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030.

The Film Festival concludes with the screening of “Dark Horse” (2015). This film is a British Independent Film Award winner and received the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. Set in Wales, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of a group of friends who decide to take in the elite “sport of kings” and breed themselves a racehorse. 1 & 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Holiday House Tour and Holiday Boutique

Join chef Arlene Ward and participate in making fabulous hors d’oeuvres. Menu includes: Leek and goat cheese tarts, mushroom hazelnut phyllo pillows, artichoke and fontina bites, seared sea scallops and guacamole in tortilla cups, cheddar cheese puffs, spicy apple and cranberry cheese log with candied pistachios. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009.

Enjoy a tour of elegant Summit area homes decked out with holiday spirit. This self-guided tour includes five homes, of which four are in Summit and one is in Short Hills. 9:30am-2:30pm. Also enjoy the annual holiday boutique at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s historic Wisner House. Select vendors and RRA horticulturists will create a wonderland of gifts, treats and seasonal arrangements sure to delight everyone on your holiday gift list. 9am-4pm. Evening shopping hours at Wisner House – bring a friend and join us for a holiday cocktail and shopping from 5-8pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787, e-mail:

6th Annual “Ask The Clergy” Interfaith Discussion Pastor David Knecht of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Rabbi Mark Mallach of Temple Beth Am Yisrael are the co-chairs of this event. According to Pastor Knecht, “our goal is to find common ground and to understand some of the reasons behind our differences so that we can better appreciate our neighbors.” Free and open to all members of the general public. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield.

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Friday, December 9

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker

Cookies and Story Time with Santa and the Grinch

Meet the Grinch and gather around Santa while he reads the classic ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and other stories. Enjoy cookies and cider and a take a holiday photo in the decorated mansion at Greenwood. Registration required. 7-8pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

The Jazz Age lives on in Sandy Wilson’s “The Boy Friend”, a light romantic spoof of the 1920s musical comedy. Filled to the brim with tongue-in-cheek moments that both parents and grandparents will love. 5pm. Runs thru Dec. 18. Call for dates and times. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Saturday, December 10

Annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Treasures Sale

Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s acclaimed composite of Eric Carle’s storybook tales brings together old favorites and new friends in an imaginative, hour-long production. 11am. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

For a small fee you can purchase a decorated can and choose your own homemade Christmas cookies. There are also Christmas treasures available at very low prices; live Christmas plants and an assortment of gift baskets. Something for everyone. All proceeds go to Mission Projects. 9:30am-1pm. Presbyterian Church Chatam Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. 973-635-2340.

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Sunday, December 11

The NJ-based Share and Care Foundation presents a dazzling Bollywood musical extravaganza featuring Parthiv Gohil, one of Bollywood’s most distinctive vocalists, accompanied by a symphony orchestra. 6pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Boyfriend Musical Production

This seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grownups alike with splendid dancing, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. The annual tradition features orchestral accompaniment by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Runs thru Dec. 24, call for dates and times. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 800- 255-3476.

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Celebrate Chanukah with Family Join chef Marla Mendelsohn and participate In cooking these Chanukah dishes. Menu includes: Potato latkes 3 ways—traditional, sweet potato and spaghetti squash, homemade applesauce, beef barley soup and grandma’s rugelach. 4-6pm. Kids /teens with parent. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Art League of The Chathams Exhibit The Art League of the Chathams, Annual Winter, Friend’s and Family Show, will host Monique Hendricks’ solo exhibit, “Before and After the Operation; The Evolving Art of Monique Hendricks” features 45 paintings depicting the transformation of her art after undergoing DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) a delicate neurological procedure. Runs thru March 10. The annual Holiday Boutique will also highlight the artists’ creations such as: note cards, jewelry, hand painted Christmas balls, sculpture, books and small art work. Free. The Chatham Twp. Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. For more information 973-635-4600.

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) brings the beloved classic, The Nutcracker, to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of over 100 performers. 6pm. Also Dec. 10, 2 & 6pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787.

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The four dads became a Web sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly unique, selfmade music videos. They’ve made over 50 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Drop in for cookies & cocoa and have your picture taken with Santa in the Arboretum’s beautifully decorated, historic Wisner House. Holiday portraits will be taken by local photographer Lisa Berkery. 10am-2pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

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Creative holiday shoppers and design lovers have a rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest works at New Jersey’s most exciting holiday shopping experience. 165 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country will call the Morristown Armory home for the three days of this curated event. Runs 9th 4-8pm. 10th 10am-6pm. 11th 11am-5pm. The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. 845-331-7900.

Make a clay holiday ornament with the talented potters from Madison Mud. 10am. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

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Holiday Floral Arrangements Get in the spirit of the holidays with a creative workshop of holiday centerpieces. Using seasonal cuttings and elements. Feel free to bring your own embellishments to add to your piece. Registration required. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-2584026.

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Musical Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead”, himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. 5pm. Runs thru Dec. 18. Call for dates and times. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Sophia Agranovich Piano Concert Internationally acclaimed pianist Sophia Agranovich will perform a program of Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Lisz. Ms. Agranovich will be performing on the Palmer Museum’s vintage Chickering piano. 2pm. Donald B. Palmer Museum, Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

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Martin Lawrence makes a triumphant homecoming to the stand-up stage, wowing audiences with his hilarious stories, social commentary and more. He started in stand-up comedy at the legendary The Improv, where he honed his talents until he was asked by Russell Simmons to host his groundbreaking comedy series Def Comedy Jam on HBO. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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.

Monday, December 12 Best-selling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner invites families to share the spirit of the season with The Laurie Berkner Band at a festive holiday concert. 2pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

A Chorus Line Musical Production A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. Based on real Broadway dancers’ stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett. A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. Runs thru Dec. 18. Call for dates and times. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

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

Millburn AAII Investment Education Group Meeting Topic: Fixing Up Fixed Income – Looking Beyond Traditional Bonds for Income-Generating Investments. Speaker Mark Germain, CFP®, MBA, ADPA® is the founder and CEO of Beacon and has over thirty years of experience giving financial guidance to high net-worth individuals and families. Open to members family and friends. Registration 6:45pm. Lecture 7-8:30pm. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. Benson Wang,

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Tuesday, December 13 Boy Scouts Recruitment 2016 ​ he Boy Scouts Troop 368 is hosting an Open House at T the Mountain Park School gym. If you are interested in learning more about this Troop and about how you can join visit the Open House. Boy Scouts of all ranks and the Scoutmaster will be available at the Open House to answer questions. Mountain Park Elementary School, 55 Fairfax Dr, Berkeley Hts. 908-464-1713.

The Seton Hall University Winter Concert features the University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, and Concert Band in an annual winter holiday concert. More than 100 Seton Hall University students and members of the University community take part in this tradition each holiday season. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. (continued on page 22)

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Wednesday, December 14 Here’s the Thing Podcast Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest podcast conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin and produced by WNYC Studios. Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work. Special guest Patti Smith. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Kenny Rogers Performs Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour where he performs holiday favorites and a large selection of hits at concerts across North America. This year’s 35th edition of his annual Christmas & Hits tour, with special guest Linda Davis, will be his last. After more than five decades of touring and entertaining the world, Rogers’ farewell tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” is underway and expected to run into 2017 due to popular demand. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

The Maccabeats Perform Health Screenings Blood pressure (reading by Right-AtHome, Chatham, NJ) and pre-diabetes (Madison Area YMCA – Diabetes Prevention Program). Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 11:301pm. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. Originally formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, The Maccabeats have recently emerged as both Jewish music and a cappella phenomena. Their breakthrough piece, Lecha Dodi, combines some of the most beloved words of Jewish liturgy with Leonard Cohen’s meaningful and melodic Hallelujah. 7:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Thursday, December 15 An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, former host of NOVA ScienceNOW on PBS, best-selling author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, unravels the mysteries of modern science for Earthlings. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Delta Rae – Winter Acoustic Tour Live is where Delta Rae truly flourishes, having spent the last year and a half playing to sold out venues from coast to coast, even sharing the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama when they performed during a Democratic rally at UNC Chapel Hill and they performed not once, but twice on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Book Discussions And Book Talks The Book Discussion Group will discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. 7pm. Dec.15th at 10am – The Book Discussion Group will discuss The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain. Free. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-3764930.

Musical Program The dynamic Cantorial Duo of our own Lorna Wallach and Cantor Erica Lippitz of Oheb Shalom will have you humming along with their presentation of melodies both new and familiar along with the entertaining informative narrative that they weave. Lunch 12:30pm. Program 1pm. 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order by the Wed. preceeding the program. General community welcome. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

Friday, December 16 The Vienna Boys Choir Performs The famed Vienna Boys Choir continues to delight music-lovers across the globe with purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire that encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030.

The Motown Experience – Holiday Spectacular

The Motown Experience is an all-star lineup of world class vocalists drawn from the ranks of the legendary groups that made the original hits timeless classics. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Folk Project Holiday Concert Come early at 7pm to join the pre-show caroling. The concert starts at 7:30pm. Featuring a 20 member chorus. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973335-9489.

Paul Anka Performs One of America’s favorites is back on stage. The singer, songwriter and actor performs his greatest hits spanning more than five decades – “Diana” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and more. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Birthday Celebrations

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Inspiring a Lifetime.

Enjoy a holiday story read by Mrs. Claus and meet one of her animal friends. Light refreshments and a holiday cookie included with ticket. Ages 12 and younger. Children under two are free. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Also Dec. 17 & 18 at 3:30pm & 5:30pm & 7:30pm. Dec. 19-22 at 5:30pm. Dec. 23 at 5:30pm & 7:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Nonfiction Book Group “The Other Mrs. Kennedy” by Jerry Oppenheimer. An intimate and revealing look at Ethel Kennedy. All welcome. Senior bus available for transport for Chatham residents. 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.



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Kwanzaa Festival Celebrate the Nguzo Saba at NJPAC’s 18th annual Kwanzaa children’s festival and marketplace, featuring an Arts and Crafts Village and music and dance activities. Admission is free. Noon. NJPAC Center for Arts Education, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Forces of Nature Dance Company with special guest Les Nubians Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the daringly theatrical Forces of Nature Dance Company leads Kwanzaa festivities with special guest Les Nubians, an Afro-French jazz vocal duo. 2 & 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

“Christmas Time in the City” Concert

Long-time New Jersey resident, James Caldwell High School graduate and 2014 and 2015 Sinatra Contest Winner, George Chartofillis will make his return appearance for one night to perform his show titled Birthday Celebrations, celebrating Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s 100th birthdays and Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday. His show will focus on holiday songs and most recognized songs recorded and performed by these legendary singers. 7:30-10:30pm. Cafe Z, 2333 Morris Ave., Union. For reservations call 908-686-4321 after noon.

The eighth annual “Christmas Time in the City” Holiday concert is a production by the Continuo Arts Foundation. This concert features over 150 singers from Union, Morris and Essex Counties, soloists, the Continuo Arts Chamber Orchestra, Santa, audience sing-a-longs and special guest artists. 7:30pm. Free of charge as a gift to the community, to start your holiday season. Presbyterian Church, Westfield. 908-264-5324.

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Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad Show

Little Cooks and Storybooks

Feliciano is recognized as the first Latin artist to cross over into the English music market, opening the door for other artists who now play an important role in the American music industry. Nine-time Grammy winner Jose Feliciano welcomes the holiday season by performing “Feliz Navidad,” “Light My Fire” and many more hits. 3 & 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Pipes of Christmas Concert

Join chef Eileen Maher and participate in cooking and baking these carrot filled treats. Menu includes: Too many carrots—carrot ginger soup, carrot pasta, welsh rabbit aka rarebit—no rabbit here and carrot cupcakes. 10am-Noon.Ages 3-7 yrs with parent. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

From the bold sounds of the pipes and drums, and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them. Celebrating its 18th season, the concert will feature the music of Christmas accompanied by a selection of readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, and Scripture. 3pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St., Summit.

Frosty Fun Holiday Camp The perfect option for working parents. Kids will enjoy activities like swimming, karate, gym fun, improv/acting, sports, STEAM, keepsake arts and pottery. Mornings (9am – 1pm), afternoons (1pm – 5pm), or all day. Early drop off and extended pick up are available (8:30am – 5:30pm). Ages 4 and up. Thru Dec. 30. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Wednesday, December 28 Winter Break Mini-Session The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is hosting art class for adults, teens and kids to be held over the winter holiday break. Sign-up for a super-condensed mini-session and get a month’s worth of classes in just a week. To register visit; call 908-273-9121; in person at the front Desk or the Registrar; or by mail: The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit.

Handel’s Messiah Performance

Thursday, December 29 New Year’s Eve Party Cooking Class

Hot Chocolate Hike Weekend Join a guided hike on the Arboretum’s grounds. Discover who is in the forest as you look of signs of our Woodland Friends. When you are done, warm up in the historic Stone House with a cup of Hot Cocoa by the fireplace. Dress for the outdoors. Age 2 and Up. Hikes depart at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Also Dec. 18. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

Cherish the Ladies – A Celtic Christmas

Under the baton of music director and Baroque scholar Christopher Shepard, The Masterwork Chorus performs their interpretation of Handel’s Messiah. Mr. Shepard will be joined by the Masterwork Orchestra and professional soloists, all renowned for their skill in Baroque performance. 3pm. Tickets online and at the door. Ridge Performing Arts Center, 268 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge.

Join chef Theresa Merges and participate in cooking these tasty bites. Menu includes: Spiced nuts, bacon wrapped water chestnuts, creamy crab and artichoke dip, white bean crostini, artichoke fritters with lemon aioli, sausage cheddar bites. 6-9pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Friday, December 30 Michael Carbonaro LIVE

Monday, December 19 Movie Screening The Lunchtime Film Series presents Eddie the Eagle (2016). 1pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Monday, December 26 Ravenscroft Production Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies share timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. In this program, the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols in their signature arrangements highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular Irish step-dancing. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Sunday, December 18 Handel’s Messiah with Members of the NJSO One of the most magnificent achievements in music, Handel’s Messiah is an annual holiday season must for music lovers everywhere. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.


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On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. Five alluring and dangerous women hold all the cards and all the answers. By Don Nigro. Co-produced with Drew University. Runs thru Feb. 27. Call for dates and times. The Main Stage, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey Caregivers Support Group These monthly meetings provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers to discuss the frustrations and trials of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease with others who understand. 10 – 11am on the fourth Tuesday of the month. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

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Currently in its second season on truTV, Michael Carbonaro has performed over 500 comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic, baffling unsuspecting citizens he catches in otherwise everyday situations. Inevitably, they are left stunned and delighted—even though they have no idea what just hit them. Now, Carbonaro is taking his show on the road. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

American Red Cross Blood Drive The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive. Help this worthy cause at a time when it is greatly needed. Noon-5pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

The Kennedys Perform

Manhattan Comedy Night

7:45-10:30pm. The Inspire Project opens. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Mature themes, language. Adults only. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

Thursday, January 12 The Sky is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space

Monday, January 2 Learn to Speak a New Language in 2017! French, German, Italian, Spanish or Japanese. Now registering for our winter session. Call or email for scheduling details. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or

Thursday, January 5 Photo Club Open House Essex Photo Club will host its second open house of the year with the program “Better Photos from Smartphones to DSLRs” presented by Nath Kaplan past president of EPC. Kaplan will explore methods of photography applicable to both smartphones and digital cameras. Free. 7:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 862-202-4701.

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Saturday, January 7 Raiders of the Lost Ark with NJSO Indiana Jones is heading for New Jersey in January with his whip, his hat and a live orchestra. John Williams’ epic score—performed live by the NJSO—enhances the onscreen action as Indy (Harrison Ford) goes on a quest to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant and save the world in this timeless classic from Steven Spielberg. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Sunday, January 8 New Jersey Youth Chorus Performance New Jersey Youth Chorus celebrates their 25th Anniversary season with an afternoon of song. Featuring performances by over 200 of New Jersey’s most talented youth singers. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Reeds, Rhythm, And All That Brass

During his record-breaking year in space, U.S. Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly captivated the world while laying the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration. Captain Kelly takes you on an extraordinary out-ofthis-world adventure as he reflects on his experiences and delivers unparalleled life lessons, fascinating stories and candid commentary on his epic 143-million mile journey. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

7:45-10:30pm. Bill Brandon opens. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

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Friday, January 13

Tom Papa Performs

Special Program, “Sharing The World With Raptors” Presented by The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehab centers in the U.S. Program includes a live raptor. Audience is limited to 40. Must sign up. Refreshments. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 12:30pm. Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

The April Verch Band Performs Christine DeLeon opens. 7:45 to 10:30pm. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Satisfaction— The International Rolling Stones Show

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Sunday, January 15 Gladys Knight with Special Guest: The Whispers Be there for an electric evening of classic soul, R&B and pop when reigning “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight (“Midnight Train to Georgia”) shares an evening with Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductees The Whispers (“Rock Steady”). 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Pinkalicious The Musical

Winter Festival: Zukerman Plays Tchaikovsky This year’s Winter Festival stars multiple Grammy-winning maestro/violinist Pinchas Zukerman. He captivates with both bow and baton in this richly melodic program. 8pm. NJPAC,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Saturday, January 14 Hoo Doo Loungers Perform A high-energy nine piece band performing music inspired by the rhythms, sounds, history, and spirit of New Orleans. The band’s sound encompasses the traditional jazz, brass, classic R&B, and funk along with a blend of original music. 8pm. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

“4 Girls 4” Broadway’s Leading Ladies In Concert When 4 dynamic, award winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together in concert on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, laughter and memories. You will be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony Award winning Broadway shows and performances. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Production C. S Lewis’ beloved and magical novel, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, comes to life on stage through dance. Follow them through the land of forever Winter to see if they can break the evil spell cast by The White Witch. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Vocalosity: The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience

Juilliard @ SOPAC: Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of “formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity,” Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Satisfaction is the international touring tribute show to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Saturday, January 21

A girl finds herself in a colorful predicament after her indulgence in too many pink cupcakes causes a severe case of Pinkititis. Ages 4-12 yrs. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

Tuesday, January 17 Garden State: Living Off the Land in Early New Jersey This exhibit explores the assortment of tools, from bee smokers to cradle scythes, that farmers in 18th and 19th century New Jersey utilized in order to survive. The exhibit also features a new generation of Garden State farmers who are working to make the distance from farm to table a little bit shorter for today’s families. Runs thru June 30. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

Wednesday, January 18

The all-new live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) that takes a cappella to a whole new level. This production features an all-star ensemble of diverse young vocalists singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements that set a new standard for 10-part harmony. It’s the aca-perfect concert experience. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Murder at the Museum This interactive event will keep you guessing and laughing as you search throughout the Museum for clues. Will you figure out whodunnit? Or will you become the Prime Suspect? Registration required. 7pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 ext. 16.

Sunday, January 22 Winter Festival: Zukerman & Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Few can surpass Pinchas Zukerman in Beethoven’s sole violin concerto: he imbues every phrase with singing tone and heartfelt expression. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Balance Workshops

3hree for Louis: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Sessions include in-depth knowledge about how balance works from the ground up. Will improve balance with targeted exercises to do in class and at home. Goal of sessions is to minimize risk of falling and increase functionality in daily life. Must sign up. Do not need to be Chatham residents. 10:15-11:15am. Also Weds. Jan. 18 & Mar. 22. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973635-4565.

One of New York’s most versatile musicians, Eddie Allen brings THREE trumpeters and an all-star ensemble to pay tribute to the legacy and music of jazz great and American icon, “Satchmo.” 2pm. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Thursday, January 19

A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop featuring Nelly

Opening Reception Celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Free and open to all ages. Light refreshments will be served. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

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GRAMMY-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Nelly arrives with this one-of-a-kind concert experience – a genre-busting event that lends a symphonic twist to his greatest hits, including “Hot in Herre,” “Just a Dream” and “Country Grammar.” 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Tim Grimm & the Family Band Perform The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 7:45 to 10:30pm. The Heather Pierson Trio opens. 973-335-9489.

Juilliard @ SOPAC: Altezza Piano Trio

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All having previously played in numerous successful groups, the trio’s formation began through the friendship among all three members at The Juilliard School. The trio is dedicated to presenting the jewels of the Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century piano trio repertoire, in addition to championing new music as well. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Saturday, January 28 Year of the Rooster: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Mammoth Follies explores the wonders of evolution in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets. This program dramatizes historic and scientific facts (as well as some myths) about the great age of the dinosaur. Recommended Ages: 6-12. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Sunday, January 29 A delight for the entire family, the Year of the Rooster combines the elegance of traditional Asian art and the beauty of American modern dance with thrilling choreography, exotic music and dazzling acrobats. 2pm. Also Dec. 29. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Jazz in the Loft: Greg Bufford Group with Ty Stevens Greg Bufford is a West Orange-based jazz drummer. He performed with jazz aces like saxophonist Sonny Stitt, trumpeter Johnny Coles, and organist Butch Cornell. Featuring Ty Stevens. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Tuesday, January 31 First Night Morris 2017 For twenty five years, First Night Morris County has brought world-class entertainment to Morristown on New Year’s Eve. Two hours of children’s programs will begin at 4:45pm and continue throughout the evening until Midnight. A First Night MC will keep the music, fun, and games going on the Green from 7pm to Midnight. Information kiosks, and a Community Expo, will add to what is sure to be a fresh and exciting First Night. Children 4 and under free. Morristown Green, Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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A Modern, Old-Fashioned Dental Practice By Deborah Schapiro, Photo by Dan Epstein


ver the 25 years that Dr. Helen Chiu has been a dentist, she has built a practice that combines the best of the old and the new. For both children and adults, she believes in good old-fashioned hand-holding—sometimes literally—to soothe anxious patients. She spends as much time with a patient as necessary, to answer questions, explain procedures, or otherwise ease fears. Her reputation for gentle dentistry is well known; she notes, “we treat a lot of people who are very stressed-out about seeing a dentist.”

Her reputation for gentle dentistry is well known; she notes, “we treat a lot of people who are very stressedout about seeing a dentist.” In addition to both general and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Chiu performs most root canal procedures herself, rather than referring patients out. So confident is she in her abilities that she personally guarantees major restorative dental work—such as crowns, bridgework, dentures and implant restorations for five years—another old-fashioned touch. At the same time, however, Dr. Chiu’s office in Florham Park is absolutely state-of-the-art. She uses a 3D scanner for both diagnostics and assisting in implant procedures, because “a conventional x-ray only shows two dimensions; 3D technology is more like a CAT scan.” She also recently acquired an impression scanner, which eliminates the need for conventional molds. The scanner has an intraoral camera that takes pictures of the patient’s bite and teeth and then stitches the images together. A well-fitting crown can be made based on the images. Dr. Chiu also uses visible light technology that interprets cavities before they can even be detected by more conventional methods. But perhaps the most impressive piece of equipment in her office is the computer-aided anesthetic delivery system. Instead of a

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painful, anxiety-inducing injection, the patient receives Novocain through an IV drip monitored by a computer. This is particularly helpful for children needing stubborn baby teeth extracted. As important as modern technology is, there is no substitute for old-fashioned brushing and flossing. Dr. Chiu says, “I am conservative in my overall approach, but aggressive regarding the importance of preventative care.”

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o support and protect—that’s the job of the human skeleton’s 206 bones. It’s a lifelong task that requires bones to continually rebuild themselves, forming new cells and strengthening weak spots. And like most body processes, this “reconstruction” slows down with age, sometimes with adverse results. Statistics show that one in two women and one in four men over 50 will suffer a fracture from osteoporosis, a chronic condition characterized by low bone density and deficits in calcium and other minerals that render bones brittle and highly breakable. Bone density is measured as a T-score via low-radiation x-ray. A T-score below -1 is cause for concern and requires medical consultation. Fortunately, you can reduce your chances of developing osteoporosis by eating well and exercising regularly.


Ingesting enough calcium, along with Vitamin D, is critical to bone health. But how much do you need and what foods offer these valuable nutrients? According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which revised its long-standing recommendations in 2010, adults 19 to 50 need 1,000 mg of calcium daily and 1,200 mg daily for adults 51 and over. For children, the suggested dietary allowance is 700 mg between one and three years of age; 1,000 mg between four and eight; and 1,300 mg between nine and 18. For Vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium, the IOM recommends 600 IU per day from age one to 70. This figure increases to 800 IU for those over 70. Dairy products and leafy greens (both cooked and raw) are particularly high in calcium and Vitamin D, so incorporate items like low-fat or fat-free yogurt, milk and cheese and vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale into your diet. Other good sources include salmon, sardines, oysters, lean chicken and beans. You can also include whole-grain breads and pastas, which provide magnesium, another mineral that helps maintain bone strength. But because whole grains can interfere with calcium absorption, experts advise not eating them simultaneously with calciumrich foods. And stay away from caffeine, sugar and high protein as much as possible, as they can actually cause the body Leafy greens are particularly high in to excrete calcium. calcium and Vitamin D.

If you’re unable to get enough calcium and Vitamin D from your diet, supplements and herbs may provide a solution and can be purchased at health food stores and some drug stores. Chocolate chews such as Viactiv contain calcium as well as Vitamin D. Take the suggested dosage, ideally at a time of day when you have not just eaten foods high in calcium. As for herbs, try adding alfalfa, barley grass, dandelion root, nettle or parsley to your diet. They can be taken in various forms, all of which help build bone.


Believe it or not, bones last longer if you place greater stress on them. Weightbearing routines that involve weight lifting, walking, running, hiking and dancing are best for strengthening bones. These activities, done three to four times a week, have been shown to boost bone density in the upper body and upper thighs, which are particularly prone to fractures when bones are weakened.

While any exercise is better than no exercise, people with osteoporosis should not use excessively heavy weights or engage in overly vigorous activity, which can put them at a higher risk for fractures.

better, of course. And whenever you begin an exercise regimen, or choose to add herbs or supplements to your diet, speak with your physician first to ensure that you make the right decisions for your health.

What cannot be stressed enough is that a focus on building healthy bones is advantageous at any age, the younger the

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r. Kathryn Wells George is a gynecologist dedicated to women’s health. She brings to her practice a personal approach to each patient, a warm bedside manner, and a deep clinical background. After working primarily in obstetrics and delivering over 4,000 babies, Dr. George realized that what women were asking for was time to discuss and treat their intimate needs with a different focus from what goes on in the normal gynecology visit. It was then that she decided to focus on management of sexual health concerns and menopause. She is the first gynecologist to offer vulvovaginal rejuvenation in Morris and Union County. Dr. George’s protocol calls for the use of ThermiVA, an FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure that is groundbreaking. It addresses multiple symptoms that affect women’s overall quality of life. Over the course of three treatments, one month apart, women can restore and revive feminine wellness without anesthesia or discomfort. There is a recommended annual maintenance followup treatment. Dr. George is now bringing her expertise to the Neigel Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery located at 254 Colunbia Turnpike in Florham Park. Treatments are offered at the Neigel Center on select Tuesdays and Fridays ( 973-410-1100.

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Reliefband® Provides a Technological Solution to Nausea Caused by Motion Sickness


or the 60 million Americans that suffer with motion sickness, that dreaded feeling of nausea is now a thing of the past with the introduction of ReliefBand, a wearable, clinically proven device that is FDA cleared for the drug-free treatment of nausea associated with morning and motion sickness. ReliefBand is the first in a new breed of over the counter devices called a “treatable” — a wearable device that can actually treat a condition rather than just monitor symptoms or activity. It works in minutes, helping people to have stress free travel on planes, trains, automobiles, boats, rollercoasters or any form of transport known to man. As ReliefBand is a drug-free solution, it has none of the side effects or safety concerns of medications such as drowsiness, dry mouth, or adverse drug interactions. The technology behind Relief band has been doctor recommended for the treatment of nausea for nearly 20 years in clinical and hospital settings and has now been made available over the counter in this smart wearable device. ReliefBand is priced at $89.99 and currently available on line at www.relief, Amazon and authorized suppliers.

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New Jersey SEEDS Annual Golf and Tennis Classic


n mid-September, New Jersey SEEDS hosted its annual Golf and Tennis Classic at Mountain Ridge Country Club. More than 140 golfers, tennis players and guests joined SEEDS to raise more than $200,000 for the organization’s educational programs. This annual event was once again presented by Bleakley Financial Group. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, New Jersey SEEDS ( changes the lives of motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families by transforming their educational opportunities.



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Diamond MINDS

Leveraging Change C

priorities?” If not, take some names out and add in others who are integral to helping you build your business.

hange is hard for many people. But really, it’s what makes life exciting. Changing our minds, habits, environment and the people with whom we surround ourselves. Mixing things up and constantly learning. Not settling for the same old thing. Here’s a profound statement… if you want to make changes in your life, you have to make changes in your life. It’s easy to do the things you’ve always done and do them the way you’ve always done them. It’s a lot harder, and a lot more rewarding, to be proactive and constantly look for ways to improve. Making major changes can be difficult. But often, taking small steps makes the biggest difference. For instance: • Change your favorites. Some people keep a list of their top 20 contacts on their phone. These are the 20 business-related people you may call the most; perhaps they’re your priority customers. As business situations change, it may be time to ask “Are these 20 people still my highest

• Change your surroundings. It’s hard to ignore things that are right in front of you. My walls are covered with reminders of projects I’m involved in, projects I hope to be involved in and achievements I can celebrate. When I walk into my office, I can see where I’ve been, where I am and where I’m going. This is my “war room,” and it can’t remain static. Life is made up of adjustments, compromises and sacrifices; we must be steadfast in moving toward our goals, yet realistic in our willingness to make changes to achieve them.

product or Barry Farber service look for unusual ways to improve and increase the distribution of your product and services to market. Make a small change every day. Look at your desk and work environment. Papers and other things collect on our desks and end up obscuring important documents. Every once in a while, move those papers around. Clean out one drawer, and you might be surprised at what you find. You don’t need to make radical changes. Instead, I dare you to make small, directed changes every day to alter and improve the way you spend your time.

• Change your knowledge level. The only way you’re going to move to a higher level is by making changes based on what you know about your profession. Explore new ways—like social media—to connect with others in your field or make new partnerships that can add value to your larger goal. Use their strengths to bolster your weaknesses, and vice versa. If you’re selling a

The secret to change is to focus on the opportunities of the new path, not on the comfort of a worn trail. Ask yourself, “What can I do for the next hour that will be the most productive use of my time?” When you think like that, all your activities become focused and honed. The end result is made up of 100 well-done activities. Collectively, they help you make the breakthrough to the changes you want in your life.

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Florham Park Diner

Boon Thai Kitchen

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

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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

CHATHAM Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

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

EAST HANOVER Flying Meatballs

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

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

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

21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston | 973-994-7383 Nestled on the corner of Northfield Avenue behind Infinity Clothing store this new Thai restaurant is a must try! Perfect for a night out or a night in. Open for lunch and dinner Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston 973-992-8999 | Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek and Middle Eastern specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily on the premises to give you the freshest seafood and grilled meat dishes. Lunch and dinner are served daily with takeout and limited delivery service for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, H, MCC, TO


Umi Sushi

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

Thai Thai Cuisine

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







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

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


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Twelve Islands Greek Taverna

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


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


La Pastaria

327 Springfield Ave, Summit | 908522-9088 | With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives 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

Natale’s Summit Bakery

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

Highlawn Pavilion

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

The Manor

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360 The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP

La Pastaria Open Daily for Lunch, Dinner & Takeout

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Vicinity Magazine presents Méli Mélo (“a little bit of this and a little bit of that”) is a perfect name for a store that carries a mix of beautiful objects that reflect today’s relaxed life style with a sense of luxury and comfort.

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

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

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

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

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Hair Waxing/Removal. Offering hair removal and waxing services for men and women. Let them pamper you with hair wax services like our Brazilian wax, eyebrow, bikini, leg, upper lip, face, full body waxing, and more. Guests can enhance their waxing experience with European Wax Center’s signature line of skin and beauty products and the convenience of online booking.

European Wax Center 133 S Livingston Ave, Livingston | 973-992-3400

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

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


Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements

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

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

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

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

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

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