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DEC 7 Ornaments are classic holiday decorations that you can hang on your tree for years to come. If you’re going to have it for years, why not make it personal? The Eclectic Chic Boutique in Montclair is hosting an ORNAMENT MAKING WORKSHOP that will allow you to create a wondrous holiday ornament. From 7 p.m.-9 p.m., choose from three patterns and create the ornament using beads and wire. You could keep the ornament for yourself as a festive holiday memory or use it as a gift! All materials are provided at this BYOB event, so you’ll only need to bring yourself, a bottle and your artistic side! Tickets: $20. Visit eventbrite.com to purchase tickets.

DEC 14 Experience the spirit of Christmas at the CANDLELIGHT READING OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL 2018 in Kingsland Manor ballroom, Nutley. From 7 p.m.-10 p.m., take a trip back to the 19th century as you listen to John McCullough read the classic Christmas story written by Charles Dickens. Stick around until the end; holiday refreshments will follow the reading. This event is recommended for ages 12+. Tickets: $15. Visit eventa.us for more info.

DEC 15 Enjoy an evening of good food, good drinks and a good cause. Morristown’s finest bars and taverns are participating in ANGELWISH HOLIDAY PUB CRAWL, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Laundromat, South Street Social, Iron Bar and Horseshoe Tavern are joining in to help raise money for Angelwish, an organization that grants holiday wishes to children living with chronic illnesses. Festive holiday attire is encouraged. Tickets: $40. Visit eventbrite.com for more info.

DEC 29 Teach children the importance of cooking and healthy eating at the KIDS COOKING CLASS by Dietitian Kimberly at Randolph’s Weis Markets, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Meet Kimberly by the produce and prepared food sections, where she will be showing kids two to three no-cook recipes using healthy and tasty food. This class is FREE and recommended for ages 5-10. Sign up by contacting Kimberly at kasman@ weismarkets.com or 973-442-5539.

DEC 31 The 27TH ANNUAL FIRST NIGHT MORRIS COUNTY 2019 NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENT, from 4:45 p.m.-12 a.m., celebrates the new year with 70 performances, including dance, theater, music, visual arts, world culture and children’s programs.This event is family friendly and substance- and alcohol-free. Tickets: $20. Go to firstnightmorris.com for more info and to purchase tickets.

JAN 5 & 6 Calling all crazy cat ladies (and gentlemen)! You won’t want to miss THE CENTRAL JERSEY CAT FANCIERS CAT SHOW at The Hanover Marriott in Whippany, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. More than 200 cats are expected to compete. There’s even going to be a special category for kittens and household pets. If watching all the incredible cats inspires you to take your own home, Angel Paws, a rescue group, will be in attendance with homeless pets up for adoption. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors, $7 children 4-12, and under 4 is FREE. Visit ticama.org/cj for more info.

JAN 6 There’s no better way to start the new year than with a laugh. So, kick off 2019 right by attending the LAUGHTER YOGA IN THE PARK class in Yanticaw Park, Nutley. The half hour class starts at 10 a.m. and is hosted by The Love Guru, who will present standing moves only and include exercises that will increase happy hormones and decrease stress hormones. Bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle as you laugh and stretch your way into a healthier state of mind. Tickets: $20- $25. Visit eventbrite.com for more info.

JAN 11 All are welcome to watch the stage play NOT THIS TIME, presented by Endurance Productions. Swing by the Upper Montclair Women’s Club for a night full of laughter and tears for the whole family. The play details the life of a family that looks perfect on the outside but is actually falling apart. Since this is Endurance Productions’ first show of the New Year they’ll have raffles and giveaways. Tickets: $25. Visit eventbrite.com for more info.

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Young Brianna is whisked away to an enchanted winter wonderland where she encounters the colorful characters that inhabit this magical world. A charming tale told through dazzling cirque,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Wilkins Theatre
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Kean Stage
Telephone: 908-737-4081
Contact Name: Steve Cochran
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
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Curious about eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, or music? Or do you need help with your tablet or smartphone? eLibrary support drop-ins are back! Every Monday, beginning April 2, 2018 @ 11 am at the...

Cost: free

Where:
Bellevue Ave Branch -- Montclair Library
185 Bellevue Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
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Lorraine Kiefer has been gardening and designing floral arrangements for more than 30 years. Join Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker...

Cost: free

Where:
Maplewood Memorial Library
51 Baker Street
Maplewood, NJ  07040-1713
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Sponsor: Maplewood Garden Club
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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
Website »

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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
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The group was started by Ronald Murphy and Harold Bell in the early 1990s. Titles, selected by members and the group’s facilitator, focus primarily on African American subjects or by African...

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Where:
Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
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Student guitarists from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University will perform award-winning, ensemble pieces by contemporary composers from around the...

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Where:
Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Speaking before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963, Rabbi Joachim Prinz declares “America must not become a nation of onlookers....

Cost: $15

Where:
South Orange Middle School
70 N. Ridgewood Rd.
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Sponsor: The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School
Telephone: 973-378-7620
Contact Name: Liz Herring
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Come out to the area's largest holiday concert for free! Featuring a 60-member gospel choir, guest solo artists, and professional band. Broadway quality performances without the price tag! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Christ Church
140 Green Pond Rd
Rockaway, NJ  07866
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Sponsor: Christ Church
Telephone: 973-783-1010
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
View map »


Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
Website »

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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
Website »

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Come out to the area's largest holiday concert for free! Featuring a 60-member gospel choir, guest solo artists, and professional band. Broadway quality performances without the price tag! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Christ Church
140 Green Pond Rd
Rockaway, NJ  07866
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Sponsor: Christ Church
Telephone: 973-783-1010
Website »

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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
Website »

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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
View map »


Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
Website »

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Coming from Oklahoma to the bright lights of Broadway, this gifted singer has won critical acclaim for her roles in The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game and South Pacific. In 2015, she took...

Cost: $55-$75

Where:
Enlow Recital Hall
215 North Avenue
Hillside, NJ  07205
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Sponsor: Kean Stage
Telephone: 908-737-4081
Contact Name: Steve Cochran
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