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December 2017

Rivervale Menorah Lighting

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
River Vale Community Center, 628 Rivervale Road
Rivervale, NJ United States
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Free

Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting - Dec. 12 menorah17 Menorah lighting and celebration will take place at the River Vale Community Center at 628 Rivervale Road beginning at 6pm on Tuesday, December 12.

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Paramus

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 7, 2018

Barnes and Noble – Paramus, 765 Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ United States
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Free

Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with fun-filled activity or craft in the Children's Department.

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Mad Science Holiday Show – Paramus

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on December 13, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 10:00am

Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ United States
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Free

Back by popular demand, Mad Science of Northeast NJ will host four high energy HOLIDAY demonstrations of fun, education and spectacular science experiments. This exclusive Mad Science show will create Holiday Spirit with the help of the audience and Santa himself. Show dates: Wednesday, December 6th 5-6PM Saturday, December 9th 10-11AM Wednesday, December 13th 5-6PM Saturday, December 16th 10-11AM Admission is free for children of all ages. Following each 45 minute performance, children who have purchased the VIP package will…

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Franklin Lakes Menorah Lighting

December 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Franklin Lakes Borough Hall, 480 DeKorte Dr
Franklin Lakes, NJ United States
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Menorah Lighting Ceremony Wednesday, December 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Borough of Franklin Lakes Borough Hall Hot refreshments, children’s entertainment, and arts and crafts will be presented at the Ambulance Corps building following the ceremony.

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Festive Friday Night Swim at Goldfish Swim School Wyckoff

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Goldfish Swim School- Wyckoff, 327 Franklin Ave
Wyckoff, NJ United States
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Festive Friday Night Swim at Goldfish Swim School Wyckoff What: Festive Friday Night Swim at Goldfish Swim School Wyckoff Where: Goldfish Swim School -- 327 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 When: Friday, December 15, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Details: Join us for a Festive Friday Family Swim! Free cookies and hot chocolate will be served and your children can work on their “fishlist”! We will have supplies for them to create a holiday list for Bubbles to…

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Michael’s Kids Club

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

$2

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Candy Cane Decorations December 16 Snowman Canvas - January 6 Snowman Page Marker - January 13 Pony Bead Snowflakes - January 20 Personalized Frames - January 27   For more information or to register go to http://www.michaels.com 

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Santa Visits Maywood Train Station

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maywood Train Station, 269 Maywood Ave
Maywood, NJ United States
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SANTA WILL MAKE HIS ANNUAL VISIT TO THE MAYWOOD STATION MUSEUM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 , 2017 Santa will make a special visit to the Maywood Station Museum for the 16th Annual Santa at the Maywood Station Museum event on December 16, 2017. Santa will meet with each good little boy and girl and every child received a goodie bag of treats courtesy of New Jersey Operation Lifesaver; New Jersey Transit; Metro-North Commuter Railroad; the New York, Susquehanna & Western…

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Mad Science Holiday Show – Paramus

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on December 9, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on December 13, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on December 16, 2017 at 10:00am

Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ United States
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Free

Back by popular demand, Mad Science of Northeast NJ will host four high energy HOLIDAY demonstrations of fun, education and spectacular science experiments. This exclusive Mad Science show will create Holiday Spirit with the help of the audience and Santa himself. Show dates: Wednesday, December 6th 5-6PM Saturday, December 9th 10-11AM Wednesday, December 13th 5-6PM Saturday, December 16th 10-11AM Admission is free for children of all ages. Following each 45 minute performance, children who have purchased the VIP package will…

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Star Wars Movie: The Last Jedi! Screening Hosted by The Junior League of Bergen County

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Westwood Cinemas, 182 Center Ave
Westwood, NJ 07675 United States
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$15
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The Junior League of Bergen County is hosting a private viewing event for the NEW Star Wars Movie: The Last Jedi! This event will be held on Saturday, December 16th at the Westwood Cinemas in Westwood, NJ at 10 am. This event a unique opportunity to reserve a theater or a ticket to watch The Last Jedi on opening weekend, each ticket will include small popcorn and soda and you will have the option between an adult only or family…

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Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts for Kids

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Free

Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts. One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily join in the fun. The crafts have something to do with current events or the season. When are Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts? The Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts are on Saturdays between 11 am and 3 pm. Is registration required for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts?…

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