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February 2018

Magic Show – Metuchen

February 23 @ 7:00 pm
Campbell school, 24 Durham Avenue
Metuchen, NJ United States
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$10

MAGIC SHOW Friday Feb. 23, 2018 7:00 p.m. Campbell School 24 Durham Avenue-Metuchen NJ 08840 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Show starts promptly at 7:00! TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR Adult admission $10.00 ONE CHILD ADMITTED FREE, with each paid adult admission Additional Children $5.00 each Cash sales only, please. Yummy Refreshments for Sale! Every ticket gives you a chance to win DOOR PRIZES!! This program is sponsored by: the Metuchen Municipal Alliance / Youth Services Board All…

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Michael’s Kids Club

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 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 Valentine's Day Card - February 10 Kindness Crafts - February 17 Spring Birds or Butterflies - February 24 Paper Flowers/Paper Flower Canvas Art - March 3 Easter Foam Eggs - March 10 Easter Characters - March 17 Yarn Chicks…

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Barnes and Noble Statewide Story Time

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Free

      Barnes & Noble's Upcoming Events for Kids Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm. All story times unless otherwise noted begin at 11 am   I Am Harriet Tubman Storytime Saturday February 03, 2018 11:00 AM The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer's bestselling Ordinary People Change…

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Proprietary House Tours – Perth Amboy

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 25, 2018

Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ United States
Free

Completed in 1764, Proprietary House has served as a residence to New Jersey’s last Royal Governor, a stylish hotel, a private mansion, a retirement home, a boarding house, and now a museum. A true survivor, this building has seen war and peace, fire and storms, neglect and restoration, to stand witness to 250 years of American history. It’s the nation’s last remaining original Royal Governor’s mansion. Visit the Proprietary House for a free tour and learn about Royal Governor William…

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Lunar New Year Celebration – Metuchen

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Metuchen Library, 480 Middlesex Avenue
Metuchen, NJ United States
Free

Lunar New Year Celebration When Sun, February 25, 1pm – 4pm Where Metuchen Borough Public Library, 480 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840, USA (map) Description Come celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Metuchen Library Lunar New Year Celebration. There will be musical performances, cultural dances and songs, calligraphy, crafts and much more!

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Presidents Day Celebration – Piscataway

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Jersey Old Towne Village, 1050 River Road
Piscataway, NJ United States
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Free

Bring the entire family for a Presidents Day Celebration! The American Historical Theatre presents Steven Edenbo as Thomas Jefferson on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at East Jersey Old Town Village at 1pm & 3pm. Text CULTURE to 56512 for more information.

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Chinese New Year for Kids – Piscataway Library

February 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
John F Kennedy Library – Piscataway, 500 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ United States
Free

Chinese New Year Celebration for Kids Join us at Kennedy Library, on Sunday, February 25, 1:30-2:30 PM, as we welcome the Year of the Dog! Kids will learn about the history and holiday traditions of the Lunar New Year through an interactive storytime, and adults will enjoy an exhilarating music and dance performance by the GYH Club! We will also have crafts, giveaways, and refreshments to celebrate this special holiday for all ages!! Room: Kennedy Main Mtg Room Sunday, February…

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Puppetry Festival – East Brunswick

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Brunswick Library East Brunswick, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Puppetry Festival Punch & Judy & The Three Little Lambs Presented by Paper Moon Puppet Theatre. For families and children ages 2 and up. Free admission. 02/25/2018 | 02:00PM - 03:00PM Meeting Room 1 , Meeting Room 2 , Meeting Room 3

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Happy Lunar New Year – Old Bridge

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Bridge Library, 1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ United States
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Free

Maker Monday- Happy Lunar New Year!* February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a Chinese flower blossom craft, traditional snacks, and discover your fortune for the year ahead! Grades 6-12. Registration suggested.

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – South Brunswick

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 4, 2018

South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane
Monmouth Junction, NJ United States
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Free

Afterschool Adventures - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (Grades K-3) This weekly early elementary class combines imaginative and informative stories with creative crafts and engaging activities chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development. February 28 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! March 7 - We Love LEGOs March 14 - Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 21 - Spring Into Activity March 28 - Fun Non-Fiction April 4th - Art in the Afternoon This children's class is open to…

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