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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Happenings…and November Preview

Programs at the Bridgewater Library, other libraries in the Somerset County Library System and around the community…

CONTEST!!!  The library has two FREE tickets for this Friday night’s 7 p.m. performance of Danny, King of the Basement at RVCC, recommended for ages 8 and up (description follows).  If your family would like to win these, email us -- clevin@sclibnj.org -- with the phrase “Danny Tickets” in the subject line.  We will conduct a random drawing of all entries received by noon on Wednesday 10/26 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter (either by email or phone – specify your preference) and the tickets can then be picked up at the library Wednesday till 9 pm, Thursday 9 am-9 pm, or Friday 9-5pm.   Danny King of the Basement at RVCC Theater
Friday, October 28 at 7PM   Ages 8+ Tickets: $25 (if you don’t win them)
Danny’s life is all about embracing change. He and his mom are constantly on the move, struggling to evade homelessness and overcome poverty. In two years, they have lived in more places than most kids lose teeth. But despite the adversity he faces, Danny takes on each new challenge creatively and with an energetic spirit, inspiring all he meets with his positivity, generosity, and humor. A powerful piece of theatre that speaks to all of us.TORONTO SUN
Danny, King of the Basement, Oct. 28 at 11AM and 7PM

The idea came to me when I was driving my car, listening to my favorite radio station which is CBC. The news was on and I heard something that shocked me. I knew that there were a lot of homeless people in Toronto, but what I heard on the radio was that 25% of the homeless people in Toronto are children under the age of twelve—kids your age. I knew we had a problem with homelessness in our city. I had no idea it affected so many kids. Right then and there, I knew I needed to do something about this as a parent of two children, as a citizen of Toronto and especially as a theatre artist. I knew I had to write a play about it. That knowing sustained me the next four years of research and writing to create this play. —PLAYWRIGHT DAVID S. CRAIG  artist study guide reserve (11 AM)       tickets (7 PM)
Why make theatre specifically for young audiences?
Children are not the audience of the future. Rather, they are citizens of the here-and-now... An 8-year old is not a third of a 24-year old, a quarter of a 32-year old, or a fifth of a 40-year old. Being 8 is a whole experience... there are understandings and meanings to being 8. —MARTIN DRURY

Before the evening show, RVCC is presenting the workshop: Found Objects Arts Project Friday, October 28, 5:30 to 6:15PM  Ages 8+ Art teacher Janie Pinter will lead the group through a fun session of making something from a bunch of nothing. Before you come, go through your "junk drawer" and grab an item or two to start your artwork. We'll have plenty more to choose from and you'll go home with something greater than the sum of its parts. Workshop is FREE. Pre-registration required. Call Cindy at 908.231.8801

Note: The Library will be CLOSED on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 8th, for Staff Training.

@ Bridgewater Library: Programs

Halloween Hootenanny -- Sing-Along and Interactive Activities Saturday October 29, 2011 for children of all ages and their families. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join us in costume as we celebrate this fun holiday. No registration required!

Now through Monday, October 31 - Trick or Treat   Stop at the library wearing your costume for a (non-edible) Halloween treat.
Our Nov-Dec. weekly sessions begin Nov. 1st:
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Family Story Time (ages 2-6) no registration required. Join us each week for stories, songs, finger plays, and a short film.

Wednesdays at 10 & 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time (18 mo.-3) no registration required. Clapping and singing, rhymes and books….introduce your toddler to the beginnings of story time!

Thursdays at 10:30 Baby Book Time (birth to 18 months) no registration required. Clap your hands and stamp your feet and let you baby feel the beat of stories, songs and rhymes.

'What Did You Say:' Parent-Teacher Workshop
A workshop for educators, parents and caregivers

Strategies for Helping Teachers and Parents Recognize and Respond to Children's Hearing Loss and Auditory Processing Disorders. Wednesday November 2, 2011 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Registration Required.

More than 1.5 million students in this country have hearing deficits or auditory processing disorders but many are unrecognized and often the children are just labeled 'distracted' or 'lazy.' Learn how to recognize the signs of a student with auditory difficulties and ways parents, teachers, and schools can help these children learn and cope.
Presenter: Dr. Robert Woods is the founder of Speech and Hearing Associates (SHA). He is college professor, is licensed both as an Audiologist and as a Hearing Aid Dispenser, and has performed audiological evaluations and (central) auditory processing evaluations for over 65 NJ school districts.
If you can’t make this session – additional sessions are available at Hillsborough on Oct. 26th and Watchung on Nov. 21st.

Ichabod CraneIchabod Crane and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Saturday November 5, 2011 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
**For families with children Grades 1 and up Registration is required Join the American Historical Theatre for a thrilling, new adaptation of Washington Irving's classic horror tale, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.'  This interactive one-man interpretation of the story of the headless horseman draws the audience into the schoolmaster's world in sleepy Tarry Town.
The program will be followed by a discussion about Irving, and will conclude with a dramatic reading of the story's postscript.This program is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

The American Historical Theatre is a non-profit organization specializing in first-person living history presentations.

After-School Special: Picture This: 'Alphabatics' Monday November 7, 2011 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM for Grades K-5   Registration required.    Join us for a romp through some amazingly original alphabet books -- then turn ordinary ABC's into some fantastic creations of your own!

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Teacher Convention – School’s Off – Come in for Board Game Day! (All Ages) Thursday November 10, 2011    9:00 AM to 9:00 PM   Story Well
Registration is not required, just come on in!
Sure, you have the day off from school, but do you really want to be sitting in your room twiddling your thumbs?
Of course not!  That's why you should join us for 'Board Game Day!'  We'll have all of your favorite board games available so that you and your friends can have fun all day long.  There'll be Scrabble, Chutes and Ladders, Connect Four, and plenty more!
Sesame Street Movie    Saturday November 12, 2011  10:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Registration begins October 28th.
Join us as we celebrate Sesame Street's 42nd birthday with a movie and light refreshments.

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Enopi Learning Center: Critical Thinking Challenge! (Grades 3-5)
Saturday November 12, 2011
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM    Registration begins October 28th.

If information were food, and there was a feast at your fingertips, how would you figure out what to eat?  How would you know how to eat, or even why you should eat whatever food you chose?  In the world we are living, information really is like a feast waiting to be consumed.  However,  the challenge in making good decisions based on that wealth of knowledge is increasingly difficult.
The E-nopi Learning Center is proud to present a series of hands-on activities to stimulate, develop and challenge your thinking, while having lots of fun!  Drawn from the Enopi program, these problems will give you a chance to 'think outside of the box' by giving each student a series of fun, exciting, and challenging hands-on activities.
Prizes will be awarded to those who challenge themselves to more than 10 of our 15 challenges!

Sciencetellers: The Planet of the Others  For Grades 4-8 Monday November 14, 2011  4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Registration begins November 1st.
In a future with space travel, force fields, and technology beyond understanding, the Earth that you know no longer exists!  Tension is mounting on Earth between the peaceful northern hemisphere and the renegade southern hemisphere.  Desperate to save his hemisphere from the powerful General Stare and the South, the President of the North sends Larkin, his only daughter and her pilot, Lt. Lightspeed to retrieve important technology from the Planet of the Others. 
Join us as we learn about the science of Fire & Light by telling the tale of the Planet of the Others.  Using a Tesla Coil, flash paper, firework glasses, exploding bottles, and much more, discover whether Larkin and Lightspeed will make it back to Earth in time!

'Transitioning to Pre-School'  Youth Services Advocacy Series  Thursday, November 17 from 7:00  - 8:30 pm Registration begins November 3rd.
Understanding the joint responsibilities of families, school districts and child study teams  when transitioning out of early intervention, will be the focus of this presentation.  Presented by Shakira Linzey, MPH   Family Support Coordinator Mid-Jersey CARES  Regional Early Intervention Collaborative  A program of Central NJ Maternal & Child Health Consortium.

 Garden Club Harvest Baskets  Celebrate the Harvest! (Ages 5+)Saturday November 19, 2011   9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Registration begins November 4th. * No need to bring anything with you, we supply all the materials!
Get ready for Thanksgiving with the Bridgewater Garden Club's annual Harvest Celebration!  Join us to hear stories about the harvest, and stick around to construct a beautiful, bountiful harvest basket to take 'take home for the holidays!'

 Sing-a-Long: Thanksgiving Day Monday November 21, 2011   10:00 AM to 11:00 AM  No Registration Required.
Join us for an early Thanksgiving and family togetherness with some 'Turkey Tunes' for 'Turkey Day!'

Special Family Storytime 'Celebrate Thanksgiving in Story and Song' (Ages 2 and up)  Tuesday November 22, 2011 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM Ages 2 and up. No registration required.    Story Well
Come celebrate Thanksgiving with stories and songs for the whole family.

Rocket Readers Tuesday November 22, 2011   4:30 PM to 5:30 PM  **Grades 1-3** Registration begins November 7th.

'Best in Show for Rotten Ralph' by Jack Gantos
Rotten Ralph worries that his cousin Perfect Percy will steal the spotlight at the upcoming cat show. Ralph is out of shape and desperate enough to go along with Sarah's fitness and beauty routines. But on show day Ralph remembers his rotten roots just in time.  Join us for a book discussion and activity!

LEGO Club Monday November 28, 2011   4:30 PM to 5:30 PM   For Children in Grades K-6.  Registration begins November 14th. Hey LEGO fans -Here's a club just for you!Get together with other LEGO-maniacs, share ideas and tips on building, and have a great time. Library LEGOS will be available for building, please do not bring your own. Please Note:  Parents are welcome to stay; however, younger siblings cannot be permitted to join this program.

Chapter Book Club: 'How Oliver Olson Changed the World'  Wednesday November 30, 2011   4:30 PM to 5:30 PM   Story Well Registration begins November 16th.
'How Oliver Olson Changed the World'  By: Claudia Mills
Oliver Olson's teacher is always saying that one person with a big idea can change the world.  But how is Oliver supposed to change the world when his parents won't let him do anything on his own - not his class projects or even attending activities such as the space sleepover at school.  Afraid he will become an outsider like ex-planet Pluto, Oliver decides to take control of his corner of the universe!
Want to see more of our full Schedule? Check out our November Bridgewater Library Online Calendar. Also, a reminder that Somerset County Library Cardholders can attend programs at any of our branches…check out their online calendars under the “events/programs” tab on our home page for more information.

@ the Library – for Teens:

 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMO)
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NaNoWriMo Tables Reserved in Adult and Teen Areas
Thursday, November 3rd, 10th, and 17th
from 5:00-8:30pm
No registration required.
National Novel Writing Month **All Ages Welcome**
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?  We've got space reserved for you in the Adult and Teen areas of the library!  Come work on your novel without having to worry about finding space to set up your laptop!  Look for our signs, or inquire about the space at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

November is National Novel Writing Month!  It's a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days.  You can sign up officially through the NaNoWriMo website, but even unofficial participants can attend library sponsored events and enter to win some great raffles!  Here are the details:  Teens (ages 17 and younger) sign up here: http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/user/register
Adults (ages 18 and older) sign up here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/sign_up

Make a Difference @ the Library! (Volunteer Opportunities)  For students in grades 5-6  Monday, November 7th  from 7:00-8:00pm Registration required.  ATTENTION STUDENTS IN GRADES 5 AND 6: Here is your chance to make a difference by volunteering at the library!  Volunteer hours are limited so make sure you sign up soon!

Sciencetellers: The Planet of the Others For Grades 4-8 Monday November 14, 2011 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Registration begins November 1st. (see description in children’s section.)

Talk It Up Book Discussion Group  Tuesday, November 15th 7:00-8:00pm  **For students in grades 5-8** Registration begins November 1st.  If you love to read and talk about books, you are cordially invited to an hour of book talk and friendly company.  Parents and guardians are welcome to join in the discussion of this month's book:
'I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President' By: Josh Lieb.   Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson's got the IQ of a grilled cheese sandwich.  Or, so everyone in Omaha thinks.  In reality, Oliver's a mad, evil genius on his way to world domination, and he's used his great brain to make himself the third-richest person on Earth!  Then, Oliver's father - and arch nemesis - makes a crack about the upcoming middle school election, and Oliver takes it as a personal challenge.  He'll run, and he'll win!  Turns out, though, that overthrowing foreign dictators is actually way easier than getting kids to like you.  Can this evil genius win the class presidency and keep his true identity a secret, all in time to impress his dad?

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Teen Advisory Board: Tuesday November 22, 2011. 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM For students in Grade 6 – 12 **Registration required
Do you want to make a difference at your library? Do you have suggestions for programs, new books, movies, or video games? Then come to one of our upcoming T.A.B. meeting! Community service hours will be awarded for attendance and snacks will be served!

@ the Library: Displays:

A is for Alphabet, I is for Imagination! -- Check out our great display of innovative alphabet books – they are definitely not just for pre-schoolers! – near the re-shelving area.

Math Counts: Great Books to Help Kids Enjoy and Understand Mathematical Concepts – above our picture book section

And check out all our holiday books for Halloween, Diwali, and Thanksgiving!

Around the Community:

MUSIC IS MAGIC! Music for Special Needs Kids at Watchung Library. Thursday October 27, 2011 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: Birth through age 5 with Caregiver. Registration Required.
This program is designed to provide an accepting and stimulating musical environment for special needs children and their families. Using guitar, song, movement, shaky eggs, scarves and drums, Ann creates a musical environment that is meant to be a safe haven where children and their parents/teachers can sit back and enjoy music-making.

Friday, October 28 - By the Light of the Moon Led by a Naturalist, adventurers will explore the Great Swamp, listening for animal sounds ‘and experimenting in the night while walking the swampy trails beneath the stars. Walks will depart every 15 minutes with concurrent indoor activities including a maze, live critters, refreshments and more.  When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Who: Ages 7 and up with parent.   How: Advance registration required.  Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org under Naturalist Programs, in-person at the Center, or by phone at 908-766-2489.  Cost: $6.00 per person.  For more info: Call 908-766-2489. At The Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ
Saturday, October 29 through Sunday, October 30 - The Nature of Halloween  Explorers will join a Naturalist to stroll the boardwalk around the Environmental Education Center and meet life size misunderstood animals such as a dazzling dragonfly, splendid snake, and vivacious vulture.  Indoor activities include a maze, live critters, and more!  Cookies and cider top off the night. Walks will depart every 15 minutes. When: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM  Who: Ages 3-6 with parent. How: Advance registration required.  Register online at www.somersetcountyparks.org under Naturalist programs, in-person at the center, or call 908-766-2489. Cost: $6.00 per person. For more info: Call 908-766-2489.
Saturday, October 29 - Halloween Kid's Fest at Bridgewater Commons Mall Center Court  Kids ages 2-12 are invited to come in costume with their parents and enjoy free family-friendly activities including make & take crafts, face painting, prizes and more!  When: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Dress your ghosts and goblins and come on down!  Cost: Free

Sunday, October 30 - Autumn Family Fun Day at Duke Farms

Come in costume! Join us for a scavenger hunt and learn about our native wildlife during a walk along our nature trail. Or listen to tales of adventure from our storyteller.  
Where: Duke Farms Hillsborough  When: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Who: The whole family!  How: Reservations suggested  Cost: FREE  For more info: www.dukefarms.org

Sunday, October 30 - Children's Halloween Party for Exceptional Children
Fun, food, games, treats and a magic show, and Sadie the Pirate will be there to entertain!  Sponsored by the Stirling Elks.  Where: Stirling Elks Lodge, 1138 Valley Road, Stirling. When: 3:00 PM  Who: Exceptional children. How: RSVP to Pat Mocarski, 908-347-0191 Cost: Free.
Sunday, October 30 - Halloween Balloon Maze

Halloween Maze
at The Dance Connection in Hillsborough

Explore The Dance Connection's 1000 square foot Halloween Maze.

Discover some creepy treats and some silly prizes. You can even make a Halloween craft to take home and decorate your house.  Make us the first stop of your day.  October 30th, from 12 noon - 4:00 pm at
The Dance Connection, 1 Jill Court, Hillsborough.  Toddler to teen, All are welcome. All activities are FREE!
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Sunday October 30th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Children of all ages will love to explore our fun, adventurous maze. Discover some creepy treats, silly prizes and make a scary craft to take home.

Sunday, October 30 - BSC - 2nd Annual Halloween Parade!
Put on your craziest, funniest, or scariest costume and join us for BSC's 2nd Annual Halloween Parade! Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, plus families will enjoy free refreshments, bounce house time, and carnival games. Start planning your costume now! Where: Branchburg Sports Complex 47 Readington Road Branchburg, NJ  When: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Cost: Free For more info: 908-203-1600 www.branchburgsports.com

Farmstead Arts presents its first annual Spooky Stories and Art
At Farmstead Arts 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge
Sunday, October 30, 2011 2 – 4 PM
  A Halloween treat for the entire family ..... Ages 3 - 93
Costumes Welcome – come if you dare! $10 per person, $5 for seniors and children under 5 Preregistration encouraged as space is limited. Please fill in this form and mail with your check made payable to Friends of the KMS Farmstead PO Box 155, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 or leave it at the Front Desk.
Yes – I’d like to register for Spooky Stories and Art at Farmstead Arts Sunday Oct. 30 at 2 PM:
Name: _____________________  Email: ________________________________
Number of people attending: ________________________

Arts Council of Morris Area and Mayo Center's 2nd Annual Pumpkin Illumination

Halloween Event and it is free; It is the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Illumination

Presented by the Arts Council of the Morris Area and the Mayo Performing Arts Center...Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 5 pm!
Get into the spirit of Halloween as we join with the Arts Council of the Morris Area for Pumpkin Illumination.

Enjoy free storytelling on our stage from 5 pm - 5:45 pm, followed by the illumination of over 100 pumpkins around the Vail Mansion reflecting pond.
Other scary treats await. It's great for families and adults. Carved pumpkins not required -- but welcomed!

• 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM - Bring your already- carved pumpkin to the reflecting pond in front of the Vail Mansion

• 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM - Scary Storytelling at the Mayo Performing Arts Center

• 6:00 PM - Return to the reflecting pond to light your Pumpkin and enjoy the Illumination of over 100 pumpkins!

• Special Guest - Grow it Green Morristown’s GIANT Pumpkin

• 5:00 to 6:00 Cemetery Tour, reservations for the tour through Morris County Tourism, tour ends at Vail Mansion

Fall 2011 Art for Families

Music by Mary Rodgers (daughter of Richard Rodgers, the great composer) Lyrics by Marshall Barber
WHEN: Friday, October 28, at 7 PM, Saturday, October 29, at 7 PM, Sunday, October 30, at 2 PM and Friday, November 4, at 7 PM, Sunday, November 5, at 7 PM, November 6 at 2 PM
WHERE: the Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit  TICKETS: $25 for adults, $10 children 18 and under can be purchased by clicking HERE or calling 1.800.838.3006.
This Broadway favorite features kids ages 10-16 from Summit, Millburn, Short Hills, Madison, New Providence, Berkeley Heights,  Bedminster, Basking Ridge and Bernardsville.
To learn more about Pebble Players Youth Theater go to www.stonyhillplayers.org.

Speaking of Pebbles, Check out the “Rocks” at Hillborough Library! Registration Required. 
Hillsborough Library Afterschool Science - Grades 3 - 5: Rocks Tuesday November 1, 2011  4:30 PM to 5:15 PM  Hands-on science fun! 

Hillsborough Library Science for 4's, 5's & 6's: Rocks
Thursday November 3, 2011  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Kids love science! Join us for stories and hands-on activities as you and your child explore science concepts together.

Hillsborough Library Afterschool Science - Grades K - 2: Rocks Thursday November 3, 2011  4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

RVCC Planetarium Fall Schedule:

Spooky Skies
Saturday October 29
3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
This Halloween, come to the RVCC Planetarium to witness spine-chilling tricks and treats of Spooky Skies. Spooky Skies takes viewers back to medieval Ireland to explore the roots of the Halloween holiday, then into the heavens to draw parallels between some celestial objects and famous monsters. What does a werewolf have on an inescapable Black Hole, or a noxious, deadly planet like Venus, or a crushing, dangerous supernova?

Saturdays, November 5, 12, 19
3:00 p.m.
The Autumn Skies are full of myth and science. Learn some of the Greek mythology associated with the constellations, then look beyond the stories to discover the deep sky objects hidden within: binary star systems, star clusters, and giant galaxies.

Fall Skies Saturdays, November 5, 12, 19 7:00 p.m.
Learn what stars, planets, and constellations are visible in the sky tonight.

There is darkness on the road to light THE DANGERS OF ELECTRIC LIGHTING
A World Première by Ben Clawson
Directed by John Henry Davis
WHEN: Thursday, October 13 – Sunday, November 13. Thursdays at 7:30 PM; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 3 PM;
WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online at www.lunastage.org or by calling 973.395.5551
In the mid 1880s the world is emerging from darkness; the advent of the electric light is about to illuminate the globe. The power to spread this new wonder sits cradled in the hands of one man, Thomas Alva Edison. But when a young Serbian immigrant named Nikola Tesla arrives looking for work, Edison must struggle to keep the future of electricity within his control.
James Glossman as Edison discusses the character with director John Henry Davis and playwright Ben Clawson<br />The Dangers of Electric Lighting examines the ambitions and pride that accompany genius, the concessions made in the name of progress and the darkness on the road to light up the world. Please note: A strobe light and smoke effect will be used during this production.

Pajama Storytime at Bound Brook Library Tuesday November 1, 2011  7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Registration Required.  (Ages 3 - 6)

Relax and listen to some stories before bedtime. You may wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed friend if you wish! (This is a weekly program.)

The LEGO Store UK and Germany Mini Model Build!  <br>Tuesday, November 1 - Lego Build
One day each month you can learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model, and take it home - for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be available every month and will be specially themed to that month. November - Build a LEGO Turkey! Where: Bridgewater Commons Mall - LEGO Store When: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Who: ages 6-14 How: show up early! FREE!


WHERE: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn

The Time Machine
Centenary Stage Company
Professional Equity Presentation

The RADIOTHEATRE production of HG Wells’
Black Box Festival
WHEN: November 3-6, 2011
WHERE: The Edith Bolte Kutz Theater (Black Box) of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
One of the greatest science fiction stories ever written, told in a unique, creative, exciting and theatrical way! By combining a unique presentation with non-traditional content, RADIOTHEATRE is a singular theatre company creating modern, innovative stage works.
Of all the treasures of NYC's contemporary avant-garde theatre scene, it is difficult to find a performance art company as innovative yet traditional as Radiotheatre!" —TOTAL MAGAZINE, LONDON
"Incredible science fiction… Very involving...the acting pulls you right in!" —AISLE SAY
Veterans Day picture frame.
NOVEMBER: Making Veterans Day Picture Frames Saturday, November 5, 2011
  • Spend quality time as a family
  • Children can build and paint a picture frame for Veterans Day
FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety along with instilling a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

These are just a few events from listings in various calendars & online newsletters including njartsmaven.com, Hillsborough, Branchburg, Somerville Macaroni Kid, and Warren Macaroni Kid. If your family is looking for things to do, take a look at these sites, as well as many other area event listings are in the “useful websites” section on the right side of this blog (if you are getting this via email, just click on the headline to see them listed.) 

Let Your Fingers Do (More) Walking:

Wonder of the Day #387: How Old Is Graffiti?

If you’ve ever gotten into trouble for writing on the walls or coloring outside the lines, then today’s Wonder of the Day is for you!
Have you ever wondered…
  • How old is graffiti?
  • What is tagging?
  • Is all graffiti a crime?

Find out all about ancient cave art and modern mural painters (and much more) HERE!

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