The Week Ahead: Council Meetings, Butterfly Tent

Cedar Grove holding public hearing to discuss limiting parking time in the township.

Both the Cedar Grove and Verona township councils will be in session this week for regularly scheduled meetings.

In Cedar Grove, the council will hold a public hearing tonight discussing limiting parking time in the township in certain areas of the township. A full agenda is attached to this story as a pdf.

At the April 24 council meeting, the Cedar Grove council discussed limiting parking on Devonshire Road after residents complained about the lack of parking because commuters parked on the street.

At the time, the council sought additional time to discuss the matter with township Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet and among themselves.

The Cedar Grove council will meet at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 525 Pompton Ave..

Verona's council will also meet tonight at the Verona Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

Agenda items in Verona include the awarding of a $248,582 contract for construction of Bloomfield Avenue Streetscape Phase VII and a $290,300 contract for reconstruction of Otsego Road, Highland Terrace and Sunset Avenue Sections III & IV.

A full agenda is attached to this story as a pdf.

Meetings aren't the only events in towns this week. Check out more of the events going on in Verona & Cedar Grove this week. To see all the area events click on EVENTS at the top of this page. Log into Verona.patch.com to add your events.

Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove
Monday  6:30 p.m.
CG Library hosts a Knitting Club.  All are welcome.

Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove
Monday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a special Pajama Storytime, then leave a stuffed animal for a library sleepover. Pick up your stuffed animal the next morning and see what he/she did overnight. Children MUST be between ages 3-5. In-person registration ONLY.

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School, 26 Lakeside Ave, Verona
Tuesday  9:30 a.m.
Time for Tots is an informal group of Moms and Dads who get together while our children play. Time for Tots allows your children to get out of the house and play with other children, while giving you some much needed "adult time." No sign-up or money involved.

Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove
Tuesday 1 p.m.
Come in and join the Bridge Club as they play bridge and teach new players the rules.

Verona Public Library, 17 Gould Street, Verona 
Tuesdays  7 p.m. & Wednesdays  9:30 a.m.  
An introduction class for those with little or no computer experience. Topics covered: Beginning e-mail, register for a free e-mail account, Microsoft Word and master the basics of typing and formatting a document. Topics vary each week based on individual need. Class size is limited, so please call or stop by to sign up or call (973) 857-4848.

The First Congregational Church of Verona, 19 Church St, Verona
Tuesday and Thursday 7 to 8 p.m.
Zumba Classes with licensed Zumba Fitness instructor, Soraya Sierra.  
$10 per class; $7 for High School Students with ID.

Stay Fit While You Sit
Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
Join us on Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. when Davis Chiropractic Presents: Stay Fit While you Sit, a free informational seminar for the public.

Civic Center Square, 600 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona
Wednesday  7 p.m.
Hotel California” Eagles Tribute at the Civic Center Square - For two decades, this act has faithfully and accurately reproduced the Grammy Award winning sounds of The Eagles. Each concert presents an exciting showcase of their hits such as “Take It Easy”, Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California”

Morgan Farm & Museum, 903 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove
Wednesday 2 to 7 p.m.
Variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, cheeses, baked goods and desserts, pickles, fresh bread, Italian specialties, European specialties.  

Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove
Thursday 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
The Cedar Grove Public Library hosts a knitting club, Knitting Knitch, every Thursday at 1:30pm. All are welcome.

Magic With Bob Conrad
Verona Library, 17 Gould St., Verona
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy of fun magic show at the Library

Verona Park Boat House, Verona
Thursday 7:30 p.m. 
The Verona Park Conservancy is a public, non-profit organization that is dedicated to working with the Essex County Parks Department and the public to maintain, beautify and improve Verona Park's appearance and facilities for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Verona Park Conservancy Monthly Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday each month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Verona Park Boathouse. All are welcome

First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona
Thursday 7 p.m.
Our mission starts and ends with helping you achive your weight loss or fitness goals in a fun, supportive, community rich with people who will encourage you towards your goals.

Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd, Verona
Thursday 7 p.m.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Kip’s Castle Conservancy invite the public to observe the beauty and learn about the history of the spectacular stained glass Tiffany windows at Essex County Kip’s Castle Park in Verona. Free guided tours led by volunteer members of the Kip’s Castle Conservancy are being offered on the third Thursday of the month all summer long.

Verona High School, 151 Fairview Ave, Verona
Thursday & Friday   7:30 p.m.
Verona’s summer music program is in full swing. The kids are learning new instruments, perfecting old ones, singing up a storm – and working on this summer musical. Cost: $10

Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove,
Friday 2 p.m. 
“The Wizard of Oz”  Enjoy a family film with the kids every Friday this summer in the cool of the library. Registration is not necessary.

Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
Friday 1 to 3 p.m.
Drop in to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required.

Morgan Farm, 903 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove
Friday 8:30 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Celebrate Christmas In July with “Arthur Christmas.”  On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission.  (PG  97 min)

Other Essex County Weekday Events

"Butterfly Tent Safari" 
Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland
Monday through Friday, July 27 Noon to 3 p.m.
The Butterfly Tent Safari is for all ages. Flutter on over and visit the live butterfly tent. All are welcome to participate in table activities and make a take-home butterfly craft. There is a $2 suggested donation to the Essex County Parks Foundation.  For information, call (973) 228-8776.

Municipal Lot between Smull and Personette (behind the Caldwell Cinema)
Friday Noon to 6 p.m.
The market is a seasonal open air market featuring Jersey fresh produce in season as well as specialty vendors offering farm raised meats, locally produced cheeses, pies, breads and other fresh baked goods, gourmet nuts, olive oils, freshly made pastas, and prepared foods.


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