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FUN FOR ALL AGES IN SOUTH ORANGE, MAPLEWOOD, AND SURROUNDING TOWNS FOR THE WEEKEND OF 01/20-21

Camp Riverbend “Beach Party” Open House

January 20, 2018     10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Come sample Camp Riverbend’s awesome summer activities this winter at our “Beach Party” Open House Saturday Jan 20, 10 am – 12 noon. We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors, including “tropical” games, crafts and cooking. Take a tour of the camp site with our directors. Free! RSVP required to RSVP@campriverbend.com or 908-580-CAMP.

COST: FREE

LOCATION:Camp Riverbend
116 Hillcrest Rd Warren, NJ 07059-5328

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: https://villagegreennj.com/event/camp-riverbend-beach-party-open-house/

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THE GHOSTS OF GHASTLY MANOR

January 20-21, 2018     7:30 PM until 9:30 PM

A Maplewood tradition! Suburban Legend presents our sixth annual British panto: “The Ghosts of Ghastly Manor.” Fun, silly, musical theater for the whole family. Lots of audience participation, songs and dancing. Ticket proceeds go to two charitable causes in New Jersey: St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and Bridges Outreach.

LOCATION:  Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Rd Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Amy Blake and Moki Kokoris: Family Ethical Education Program

January 21, 2018     11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A renowned expert on “All Things Arctic” and environmental ethics, Moki Kokoris founded her own outreach education program called “90-north” after returning from the geographic North Pole. In addition to being Arctic Editor of various journals, she holds a position at the United Nations where her work focuses primarily on the impacts of climate and societal change on the indigenous peoples of the Circumpolar North.
Moki will introduce various topics that address how each of us can influence communities around the world, proving that we are all indeed connected, and that becoming better stewards of our planet and being mindful of our actions are essential to humankind’s survival.
Open discussion is enthusiastically encouraged. Our students will explore their relationship with our planet through the book, This Is The Earth by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander. We will brainstorm ideas that empower us to make a difference in the world.

COST: FREE

LOCATION: Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
516 Prospect St. Maplewood, NJ 07040

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: https://villagegreennj.com/event/amy-blake-and-moki-kokoris-family-ethical-education-program/

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Annual Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration at Durand-Hedden

January 21, 2018    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

A Taste of History at Annual Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration on Sunday, January 21, from 1pm to 4pm
In an annual tradition spanning over 35 years, visitors have gathered around Durand-Hedden’s 18th century hearth and experienced how Maplewood residents of long ago cooked, ate, and kept warm during the long winter months.
On January 21, Durand-Hedden is pleased to welcome a new cook to its kitchen. Margaret Quinn, the spirited shearer who trimmed the wool from visiting sheep at our From Fleece to Cloth event last April, will bring the same energy and skill to our fireplace. Margaret has worked in the living history field for over twenty years and has become proficient at wood stove and open earth cooking. She continually expands her culinary knowledge as a participant in the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums and the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley.

LOCATION: Durand-Hedden House
523 Ridgewood Road Maplewood, NJ 07040

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: https://villagegreennj.com/event/annual-open-hearth-cooking-demonstration-durand-hedden/

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Local Author of ‘Playhouse’ Brings Book Tour to Town

January 21, 2018     2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please mark your calendars for the following book tour dates for Playhouse: Optimistic Stories of Real Hope for Families with Little Children by Monica Taylor.

Taylor’s book illustrates the philosophy and practices of Playhouse as a parent cooperative school using her own stories of her children and those of Jeanne, our schools founder, and other past families. Her book offers readers a glimpse into the magic of Playhouse and the ways in which schools can be sites for inquiry, learning, and compassion.

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Society of Musical Arts Free Concert: How Suite it is…

January 21, 2018    4:00 PM until 6:00 PM

The Society of Musical Arts presents a free orchestral concert “How Suite It Is,” on Sunday, January 21 at 4 pm at Maplewood Middle School. Stephen Culbertson of West Orange will conduct the orchestra in music by Mozart, Haydn, Galbraith, Janacek, and de Falla. Virtuoso members of the orchestra will be the featured soloists for this concert. Free admission–all welcome! For more info email orchestrasoma@gmail.com or check our Facebook page or website: www.somaorchestra.org

COST: FREE

LOCATION: Maplewood Middle School
7 Burnett Street Maplewood, NJ 07040

ADDITONAL INFORMATION: https://villagegreennj.com/event/society-of-musical-arts-free-concert-how-suite-it-is/

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MONTHLY GUIDED HIKE AT THE CORA HARTSHORN ARBORETUM! JANUARY 21, 2018 LEARN ALL ABOUT ANIMALS IN WINTER!

January 21, 2018     11:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Winter is a special time for the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum. Join Cora’s Conservation Corps teen volunteers as they guide you through the woods and show you that winter is the best time to look for signs of wildlife. Become a Citizen Scientist and help record important data this season! On Sunday, January 21, learn all about Animals in Winter! Please dress for the weather and be prepared for the outdoors and changing trail conditions. Hikes depart at 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes each.

COST: Suggested donation: $5.00/member, $10.00/non-member

LOCATION: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, NJ

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Family/Calendar/index.php/name/Monthly-Guided-Hike-at-the-Cora-Hartshorn-Arboretum-January-21-2018-Learn-All-About-Animals-in-Winter/event/38720/

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MAM FAMILY ART ADVENTURE – THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH AT MAM

January 21, 2018     2:00 PM until 3:00 PM

Family Art Adventure 3rd Saturday of the month, 2–3:30 p.m. $18 per family/ $6 Family Members and above Explore and discuss artworks in the galleries and engage in a fun hands-on project in the studio. For children 6–12 and their adult companions. Reservations not required.

COST: $18 per family/ $6 Family Members and above

LOCATION: Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Family/Calendar/index.php/name/MAM-Family-Art-Adventure-Third-Sunday-of-the-Month-at-MAM/event/37169/

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PARENT/CHILD CERAMICS (AGES 9–12)

January 21, 2018     11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Parent/Child Ceramics (Ages 9–12) at MAM Sunday, January 21 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Instructor: Carolyn Berry-Snogans $65 members $85 nonmembers Work together with your child to make a textured tile or wall hanging and experiment with throwing on the potter’s wheel. Workshop participants will view demonstrations of the various steps involved in wheel throwing and have time for guided practice. Additionally, participants will use a variety of stamps and texturing implements to design their own “family” tile or wall piece. Students are encouraged to bring texture objects to class. Price is per parent and child pair.

COST: $65 members $85 nonmembers

LOCATION: Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ

ADDTIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Family/Calendar/index.php/name/Parent-Child-Ceramics-Ages-912/event/38221/

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DENNIS MILLER AT THE WELLMONT THEATER

January 20, 2018     7:00 PM until 10:00 PM

COST: $25-$125

LOCATION: Wellmont Theater
5 Seymour St.
Montclair, NJ

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Family/Calendar/index.php/name/Dennis-Miller-at-the-Wellmont-Theater/event/38972/

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