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Friday, April 5, 2013

Children’s Museum Program on Transportation postponed till next weekend and other late-breaking announcements. Students interested in learning about the Holocaust can win an iPad.

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Transportation Day at The Children’s Museum in Bridgewater moved to  Sunday April 14th

Dear Children's Museum families,  Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to postpone this week's scheduled Transportation Program (Sunday 4/7/13, 1 to 4PM).  It will now take exactly one week later, on Sunday 4/14/13, from 1 to 4 PM.  Our apologies for the change of date; we hope that if you were planning to attend, that you will still be able to attend the program.

Teen volunteers are welcomed! Please 908-725-4677 if you can come by and help out – or just show up and give them a hand!
This program is drop-in – both kids and teen volunteers can come and go anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.



April is the month we commemorate the Holocaust. Here is what is doing around the metropolitan area:

WHEN: April 8, 2013, 6:45 PM
Wilkins Theatre, Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave, Union NJ

Yom HaShoah Commemoration: A Window Into the Holocaust, featuring a staged reading of excerpts from the play Windows, based on the experiences of a local survivor, by Melissa Schaffer. Students, ages 8-21, attending the event are eligible for a prize drawing for an iPad, courtesy of the Continuity Student Education Initiative. For more information and to RSVP: Pat Hazel, at 908-288-2416 or The Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest at holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org or 973-929-3194.

WHEN: April 7, 2013, 5:00 PM
Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston, NJ

Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service:  guest speaker Jill Tejeda will discuss Teaching the Holocaust in High School: Social Studies Will Never be the Same. For more information, please call 973-994-2290 or visit www.tbanj.org.

WHEN: April 7, 2013, 6:45 PM
Temple B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ

Yom HaShoah Commemoration and Film Screening: Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good, which tells the story of one man who saved 669 children, followed by a Memorial Service for those who perished in the Holocaust. For more information call 973-731-0160 ext. 207 or e-mail programs@bnaishalom.net.

WHEN: April 7, 2013, 7:00 PM
JCC on the Palisades, 411 Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ

Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration. Free. For information/registration: 201.408.1429.  http://jccotp.org/category.aspx?catid=101

WHEN: April 8, 2013, 7:00 PM

In conjunction with Congregation Beth Torah, Florham Park-Madison Interfaith Council's Yom HaShoah Community Interfaith Service is being held this year at Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940. Harry Ettlinger, a Holocaust Survivor, WWII veteran and member of the “Monuments Men” who went around Europe to find stolen artwork and return it to the proper owners, will be this year's speaker.

WHEN: April 9, 2013, 7:00 PM
University Hall, Rm. 1060, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Holocaust Remembrance, Student Competition and Conference Lecture: The Warsaw Ghetto: History and Memory 70 years later with Samuel Kassow, Trinity College, author Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive.

For more: http://www.montclair.edu/arts/university-art-galleries-george-segal-gallery

Enjoy the start of Spring (FINALLY!) and this weekend’s nice weather at some of our local nature preserves:


Family Fun At Scherman-Hoffman Saturday, April 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1, 15; 2:00 to 3:00 P.M.

Bring your family to Scherman Hoffman for a fun-filled hour exploring with our naturalists our habitats and the animals and plants that live here. Cost: FREE.

Location: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, 908-766-5787. shws@njaudubon.org

An Evening With The Frogs  Friday, April 26, 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

Come for a night adventure to the world of amphibians! We'll start with a short slide presentation of the frogs of the Sanctuary, and then we'll head out with flashlights, buckets and nets to the vernal pools and frog ponds. We'll listen and look for anything that hops, crawls, or swims! Due to the sensitivity of the habitat, program is limited to 15 people.Pre-registration required by 4/24, call 908-766-5787.

Location: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville. 908-766-5787. shws@njaudubon.org

Cost: $5 members, $7 nonmembers.

Check out our other area gardens and arboretums as well – click on the links for more information on hours, programs, and what’s in bloom:

Duke Farms in Hillsborough – now offering a free bike share program for visitors 60” and over.

Leonard Buck Garden in Far Hills

Willowwood Arboretum in Far Hills

-- lots more listed in the Events section on the side of this newsletter.



lion-catskill puppet theatre  SMALLTHE LION’S WHISKERS
with the Catskill Puppet Theater

WHEN: Saturday, April 13 at 2 PM
Sitnik Theater of the David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
TICKETS: $17.50-$20 in advance and $22.50-$25 at the door
To purchase tickets or to find more information on other CSC events, visit www.centenarystageco.org or call the CSC box office at 908.979.0900. Centenary Stage Company’s Family Fun Series is sponsored by Fulton Bank of New Jersey. (Photo Courtesy of the Catskill Puppet Theater)

Puppetry is an ancient art form that has transcended time and crossed cultural boundaries to entertain generations of children and adults. The Catskill Puppet Theater takes great pride in carrying on in the living tradition of the old traveling puppet troupes, bringing high quality children's theater to over 100,000 people each year.  Audiences will also have a chance to participate in a workshop where they can create a take-home puppet of their own after the show.

The Lion’s Whiskers is a delightful musical adaptation of a traditional Ethiopian folktale, featuring a charming cast of human characters as well as everyone’s favorite African animals. When lonely Minya marries a widowed man with a small son, she goes to a Wise Man for advice on winning the heart of the little boy. He tells her that she must first pluck three whiskers from a Wild Lion! In doing so she not only finds the courage to tame the lion, but also the secret to gaining the love of her new family. The show features a multitude of masks and with puppets of all sizes ranging from three quarter sized to life-sized to “gigantic” and is highlighted with shadow puppetry and original songs


After the show, children can participate in a workshop with the puppeteers creating their own puppets to take home and will learn how to us them behind a special shadow screen with the group. The workshop is available for an additional $18.50 a person, with a limit of 50 people.

The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional Equity theatre in residence at Centenary College



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