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The Weekender: What's Happening in Cedar Grove, Verona and Beyond

Relax, let go, and restore - try Candlelight Yoga.

Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Verona, Cedar Grove and neighboring towns. To see all the events click on EVENTS on the home page.  

CEDAR GROVE

WHAT
WHERE: Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove 
WHEN: The artwork will be on exhibit from May 24 through July 24
WHY GO: An art major in college, Hall has been practicing her craft for more 40 years. Working in opaque watercolors, the exhibit will feature 13 pieces painted between 2002 and 2011.  

WHAT: WHERE: 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove
WHEN: Saturday  10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
WHY GO: The Thrift Shop of the Community Church of Cedar Grove will be open for business on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Donations are accepted during shop hours. For more information, call (973) 857-2762 during shop hours.

VERONA

WHAT: 
WHERE
: Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
WHEN: Friday 1 p.m.
WHY GO: Drop in on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required..

WHAT: 
WHERE
: 1st Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona
WHEN: Saturday  9–10:30 a.m.
WHY GO: 
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. Our free workouts are on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. 

WHAT
WHERE: Verona Yoga and Wellness Center, 546 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
WHEN: Sunday 7 to 8 p.m.
WHY GO: The idea is to relax, let go and restore. The room is dark and candle lit, music is soft and relaxing. You have a full hour of relaxation postures with the help of props, blocks, blankets and pillows to make you comfortable while you open your hips, chest, shoulders and your mind. Essential oils and scented eye pillows will enhance your experience incorporating the relaxing sense of smell into your practice. This class is free but we will accept donations each month for a different worthy cause. 

CALDWELLS

WHAT
WHERE: West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Ave, West Caldwell
WHEN: Friday 1 p.m.
WHY GO: A nine-year-old boy is trying to cope with the loss of his father who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. He discovers a mysterious key in his father’s belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock that will reveal information about himself and his family. All film viewings are free and open to the public and held in the Library's Community Meeting Room. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. Showtime is 1 p.m. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

WHAT:  
WHERE: St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church,  219 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
WHEN: Friday  7:30 p.m.
WHY GO: This is the second event at Saint Aloysius, part of the "Fortnight for Freedom." This will be a celebration of the feast day of Saint John Fisher and Saint Thomas More, and a showing of the classic movie, "A Man for All Seasons."

WHAT: 
WHERE: Il Tulipano, 1131 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove
WHEN: Friday 7 p.m.
WHY GO: Join us for another spectacular evening of wonderful wine selections paired with a five course dinner, wine education, camaraderie, and celebration. The talented and renowned Christopher Cree, Master of Wine, will discuss the wines with each course. Each of these wines has been crafted by artisan winemakers from the USA, Italy, France and Spain. Click the title or call (973) 226-0979 for additional information.
COST:  $125.00

WHAT
WHERE: Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
WHEN: Saturday  11 a.m.
WHY GO: Start Summer reading with a bang! Our favorite Star Wars characters will join us to kick off our summer reading program. Come by to meet the gang and sign up for Summer Reading.

WHAT
WHERE: West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell
WHEN: Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHY GO: As a service to Essex County residents, the clerk’s office schedules afternoon and evening hours to conduct business in municipalities across Essex County. During these outreach times, the clerk's office processes only NEW Passports, Notary Public Oaths, and Veterans Peddler Licenses. No other services are available.

NEWARK

WHAT: 
WHERE: Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium  
WHEN: Wednesday through Sunday from June 20 through Aug. 19
WHY GO: The Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium is a dynamic  interactive digital theater for learning about space and science. Two exciting planetarium shows will be offered to kids and adults. The Planetarium will feature Zula Patrol 2 at 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. In their latest adventure, a routine fossil-hunting mission launches The Zula Patrol on a rollicking ride into Earth’s past!  (Recommended for children ages 5 to 9; 35 minutes) At 3:30 p.m. Heart of the Sun examines the Sun up close, describes how it creates the light that warms us and makes life possible here on Earth, and is used as a source of renewable energy. (Recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up; 35 minutes)
Planetarium Admission: Adults $5; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3. Members: Adults $3, children & seniors $2

WHAT
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)-(Prudential Hall), 36 Park Place, Newark,
WHEN: Rubber Soul & Revolver: Friday at 8 p.m.; A Hard Day’s Night & Help!: Saturday at 3 p.m.; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour: Saturday at 8 p.m.; Let It Be & Abbey Road: Sunday at 3 p.m.
WHY GO Beatles Marathon Weekend A weekend devoted to the Fab Four, including eight timeless LP’s — three albums per show — each recreated cut-for-cut, note-for-note in track order, employing some of the very best studio musicians and vocalists on the scene today.  
COST:  $25 - $45

WHAT
WHERE
: Newark Public Library, 5 Washington St., Newark
WHEN: Showing through July 21, 2012
WHY GO: Prints, Photographs, Artists' Books and More. Visit this exhibition of recent acquisitions of the Special Collections Division.

WHAT: 
WHERE:
 260 Norfolk St, Newark
WHEN: Saturday   11am – 2pm  
WHY GO:  Hip Hop Learning "Hip Hop 4 Life" is a 6-week course of action that teaches students about the impact that Hip Hop Kulture has on societies in America and throughout the world. The Hip Hop Arts and Sciences will be taught utilizing multi-media technology presentations to guide students to find their life purpose from a Hip Hop perspective.  There will be guest presentations and performances from other Hip Hop professionals as well. For more information, contact JahJah Shakur, (908) 548-7652.

WHAT: 
WHERE
: Skippers, 304 University Ave, Newark 
WHEN: Sunday   5:30pm – 9pm
WHY GO: Come enjoy our Sunday Jazz Matinee every Sunday featuring a variety of well known and respected regional/local artists including Frank Noviello, Yotam Silberstein, Annette St. John, Marvin Horne, Bill Saxton, and more.
COST: There is a $10.00 minimum purchase during live performances.

BELLEVILLE

WHAT: 
WHERE
: Senior Citizens Building, Belleville 
WHEN: Friday 12:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Belleville Seniors meet every Friday, with coffee, buns and bingo following.  New members are always welcome.

WHAT:  
WHERE: St. Peters Church , Belleville
WHEN: Saturday  11 a.m. to Noon
WHY GO: The Annointing Mass will be a bilingual and anyone can be anointed whose health is impaired.  Through this Sacrament we receive a special outpouring of God’s love, and this Sacrament can also bring about an improvement in our spiritual and physical well-being. After the Mass, we will serve a light lunch in the Rectory. 

WHAT: 
WHERE: New Life Body of Christ, 393 Washington Ave, Belleville
WHEN: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHY GO: The Thrift Shop at Christ Church sells donated items of new and gently used clothing, household items, and some furiniture. All items are sold at very reasonable prices, which makes them affordable to local area residents and The Care Closet participants.

NUTLEY

WHAT: 
WHERE: 
Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN: Friday  3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: Wii, xBox, or bring your own DS to play each other.

WHAT: 
WHERE: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN: Friday 2 p.m.
WHY GO: A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.

WHAT:  
WHERE: Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley
WHEN: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.
WHY GO: “Sordid Lives”: A black comedy about white trash! This raucous comedy was nominated for over 30 awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. This play contains adult language and themes, and is not suitable for children.  
COST: Tickets are $15, with a $2 discount for senior citizens and students with ID.

WHAT: 
WHERE: Municipal Parking Lot #1, behind Janette Shop, off of William Street
WHEN: Sunday  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHY GO: The Township of Nutley and the Greenutley Committee are proud to announce the return of the Famers Market! Patrons will once again be able to purchase fresh produce, cheese, artisan breads, organic coffees and teas, pickles and olives and more

BLOOMFIELD    

WHAT: 
WHERE: 
Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St, Bloomfield
WHEN:  
Friday  11 a.m.
WHY GO:  Do you knit, crochet, needlepoint, quilt? Then come to the Bloomfield Public Library Friday mornings and share your patterns/techniques with other crafters! Beginners welcome! 

WHAT: 
WHERE: Buzzing Bees, 122 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN: Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHY GO: There are openings for newborns to 6yrs. Stop by and meet the teachers and view the school. Spots fill up fast!  For more information call Vija at (973) 676-2899 or email at buzzingbeeslc@yahoo.com.

WHAT:  
WHERE: 4th Wall Theatre, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday and Saturday  8 p.m.
WHY GO: PARADE (Book by Alfred Uhry, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown) is the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in 1913 Georgia, who was put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Through the difficult process of proving his innocence, Leo and his wife find a new way to love and support each other. 
COST: $24 (Gen), $20 (Srs), $15 (Students)

WHAT: 
WHERE
: 41 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday 8:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Come join the fun with a great variety of songs and talent. Call for reservations (973) 748-6590.

WHAT: 
WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield
WHEN: Saturday  2 to 3 p.m.
WHY GO: Challenge your skills in chess.

WHAT:
WHERE
: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St.
WHEN: Saturday 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Introduction to POWERFUL techniques that increase your well-being through:
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased health & well being
  • More ease & joy in personal relationships
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Greater creativity and clarity of mind
  • A deeper sense of community

WHAT: 
WHERE
: Bloomfield (John A. Bukowski) Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Place, Bloomfield
WHEN: Sunday  9 a.m.
WHY GO: Special adoption rates will be in effect from June 24-July 31. All adult cats and dogs will be available for a reduced adoption fee of $25. Older pets over 3 years will be FREE - "If I'm 3 I'm free."

MONTCLAIR

WHAT
WHERE
: Calvary Chapel of Montclair, 71 Mount Hebron Roadd, Montclair
WHEN:  Friday  7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America, FBI Agent Shane Daughtry (David A.R White) is faced with an impossible task -- find them before they are detonated. The clock is ticking and the only people who can help are a washed up arms dealer (Lee Majors), a converted Israeli Mossad Agent (Stacy Keach) and a by-the-book CIA Deputy Director (Randy Travis). 

WHAT:  
WHERE: 
20 Lackawanna Plaza, 2nd Fl, Montclair
WHEN: Saturday  6 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO: The Open Mic / Art Exhibit is designed to give students and youth an outlet for expression. Communities provide them an audiene by our use of local venues. Come participate at one of our Open Mic events and discover what musical expression is all about. All participating artists register online at FaceBook  - McMillan Music Open Mic Event. For further details and information please contact us at: urbantalent77@yahoo.com  or (908)-247-7726. Open Mic is open to all local artists, musicians, poets, dancers, rappers, and performers.

WHAT: 
WHERE: The Café at the Montclair Public Library
WHEN: Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: All ages and skill levels are welcome to play chess on Saturday afternoons. This is a drop-in group, no registration is required.

WHAT:  
WHERE: 86 Walnut St, Montclair
WHEN: Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHY GO: Variety fruits and vegetables; organic produce; baked goods; eggs; cheese; frozen meats; seafood; pickles; honey; roasted coffees; specialty food purveyors.

WHAT:   
WHERE: The Secret, 49 Claremont Ave, Montclair
WHEN: Saturday  5 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO: Join International Five Star Author & Speaker, Kalico Jones at The Secret for the World Premiere Launch of "PREMEDITATED" by kali jones (perfume).  ENJOY this provocative fragrance that is on the MUST HAVE list of many celebrities.  We have opened this to the public to introduce this fragrance, but to also introduce you to Montclair’s best kept "SECRET" and we're giving you a $25.00 gift certificate to come!  Located in the CVS strip mall, THE SECRET boasts some of the best treasures in town! Dine & Shop all at the same time! Atmosphere is opulent, chic, sexy and dramatic.  For more information call 862-233-6507 / rsvp  aimgoe@yahoo.com

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