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Games, Giveaways and Fun With the Harlem Globetrotters

The three-day holiday weekend gives you an extra day to attend events in your town.

Verona and Cedar Grove Events

Verona Live: Cards & Games
Today, 1 p.m.
Verona Community Center Annex,
880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona
FREE

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.

Romance Novel Give Away @ Verona Public Library
Today, All day
Verona Public Library
17 Gould St., Verona
FREE 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day and to say thank you to the community, The Friends of the Verona Public Library are giving away free romance novels during the week of Valentine’s Day. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 10 and running through Saturday, Feb. 16, members of the Verona community can stop by the Verona Public Library to pick up their free book! Both hardcovers and paperbacks will be included in this giveaway.

Congregational Cabaret
Sunday, 3 p.m.
The First Congregational Church of Verona
19 Church St., Verona
$10.00 

The Narrow Escape Duo will sing and play selections from the American Songbook. The Narrow Escape Duo brings a unique elegant, warm and friendly vibe to the music of the American Songbook, performing vintage jazz, standards and swing. They may also surprise you with a few acoustic or original tunes. Beverages and snacks will be served in a cabaret-like setting in the Founders' Room.

Parkinson's Exercise Group
Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Congregation Beth Ahm of West Essex
56 Grove Ave., Verona

Stitch-In Club Meets at Cedar Grove Library
Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Cedar Grove Public Library
1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove
FREE

The Cedar Grove Public Library hosts a knitting club, Stitch-In Club, Mondays at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Nearby Events

Nutley Old Guard Meeting
Today, 9 a.m.
44 Park Ave., Nutley
FREE

The Old Guard meets weekly at the Frank A. Cocchiola Parks Building. New members always welcomed. Stop in at any Friday meeting.

Belleville Senior Citizens Friday Club
Today, 12:30 p.m.
Franklin Avenue and Mill Street
Belleville
FREE

Lecture: State of the Bible in Second Temple Times and in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Today, 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
326 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
FREE

Congregation Agudath Israel, the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell, Notre Dame Catholic Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Essex Fells are proud to co-host Professor Lawrence Schiffman, the Vice Provost of Yeshiva University in New York City, and Professor James VanderKam, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend , Indiana, two of the world’s foremost authorities on Second Temple Judaism, Intertestamental Literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The professors will be delivering a series of lectures on these subjects and on the implications for Jews and Christians of Jesus having been a Jew. This lecture will be preceded by a Friday night dinner for patrons of this series.  Patrons will have dinner with Professor VanderKam and the local clergy, receive one of Professor VanderKam’s books and a listing in the program for the series. The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Congregation Agudath Israel.  If interested, please contact the CAI office (973-226-3600) or call Phil Kruger (973 299-0309) or Education Director Susan Werk (973 226-3600 x122).

Harlem Globetrotters 2013 ''You Write the Rules'' World Tour
Tomorrow, 1 p.m.
25 Lafayette St. Newark
$153.50  

The Harlem Globetrotters 2013 ’’You Write the Rules’’ World Tour takes kid participation to a whole new level. For the first time ever, fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. Vote for your favorite, craziest rule now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, then see the winning rules implemented live into Globetrotter basketball. After the game, Globetrotter stars remain on court for autographs and photographs with fans.

Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos.

K of C Person with Disabilities Benefit Dinner and Concert
Tomorrow, 6:30 p.m.
98 Bridge St., Belleville
$50.00

Belleville Knights of Columbus 835 will presents a live concert and beefsteak dinner for the Person with Disabilities fund drive. All you can eat beefsteak dinner with fruit, melon, olive & relish trays, pasta, waffle fries, dessert, coffee beer, soda. Following the meal, there will be live Oldies concert by The Cameos.

Doors open at 6:30. Free parking available Tickets: Call Joe Downey at (862) 220-1160 or Thomas Doeffinger at (210) 873-0507.

Adult Art Workshop: Fabulous Flowerpots
Sunday 12 p.m.
Montclair Art Museum
3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair
$75 

Would you like to learn how to enhance the luminosity and the vibrancy of your oil paintings? Would you like to lean how to paint on copper and incorporate its natural luminosity, reflective highlights, and warm tone into your work? This workshop teaches the advantages, the preparation, the palette, and the techniques involved in oil painting on copper! Learn why old masters have painted on copper and how using copper has helped preserve their works. To register, click here.

"No Greater Love"
Sunday, 6 p.m.
Bloomfield Civic Center
84 Broad St., Bloomfield
FREE 

Forward Young Adult Ministry of Jehovah Jireh Ministries a Christian Faith Based Church Presents, "No Greater Love" an evening of  live music, spoken word, special guest, and the word of God.

No School Today? Come to Mini Camp! Monday, 7:30 a.m.
Caldwell Community Center
1 Provost Square, Caldwell
$60 

Mini Camp for children ages 5-12 at the Caldwell Community Center. Enjoy a day full of fun with friends, swimming, outdoor play (weather permitting), sports and so much more. Campers bring bathing suit and towel, lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Pre-registration required. $40 per child/per day for members/$60 per child/per day for non-members

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