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Events for November 9, 2019
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October 8th – November 9th ~ Theme: Fairy Tales HKTWN BID businesses will be displaying Scarecrows around town, taking inspiration from diverse characters, creepy and cute alike! This year the BID again invites visitors and residents to take a Scarecrow Selfie! The BID will create a Facebook photo album where everyone can vote for his or...Find out more »
Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, December 1 Scarecrows in the Garden Take a stroll through the gardens to see dozens of ghoulish, whimsical, and colorful scarecrows. If you’ve made your own and dropped it off, see your work of art showcased. Time: 8 a.m. - Sunset. Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris...Find out more »
Make a discovery at the Arboretum and enjoy a unique family experience. Drop by the Stackhouse Education Center, any time between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, on Saturdays for an interactive exploration of nature. Each week, discover a new plant, animal, or environmental topic through experiments, stories, games, and crafts. Borrow an Arboretum backpack loaded...Find out more »
Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt. Dates: October 15 – November 24, and December 21 through December 31 Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm Check morrisparks.net for program descriptions Call 973.326.7601 to register. Cost: $10 per family...Find out more »
All events are held at Howell Living History Farm on Saturdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Schedule: Sept 14 - Canning and Storytelling Visit the farmhouse where help is needed canning and pickling cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage and other crops grown in the kitchen garden. Sample the results and take home recipes and other secrets that you...Find out more »
Weekend Story Time - Saturdays at 10:30am and Sundays at 1:00pm. Come down for a story and craft!Find out more »
Join members of the New Jersey Mycological Association for a “handson” mushroom foray through Cloverdale. The New Jersey pinelands offer a wide array of fungal growth for us to explore. This program will run, rain or shine. Dress according to the weather. LOCATION: Program Room, Cloverdale Farm County Park, Barnegat DATE: Saturday, November 9 TIME:...Find out more »
DROP IN Storytime for ages 2-5. No registration required. Siblings may attend this group.Find out more »
DROP IN Storytime for ages 2-5. No registration required. Siblings may attend this group.Find out more »
Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming. Ages 1-17 months.Find out more »
Date: Saturday, November 9th Time: 10 AM - 1 PM Location: We’ll meet at Joe Buck Park off of Rt. 49 at the River; Buck St, Millville, NJ 08332 Please RSVP: Contact Michael Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-476-2086 to RSVP and/or if you have any questions We’ll keep an eye out for bald eagles and...Find out more »
Bring your family for the most magical of holiday happenings in South Jersey! Relive the memories from your childhood and make new ones with your kids in the ALL NEW "G Boys" Animation Wonderland at our Cherry Hill garden center! Plus, there will be Santa photos (see our event listing for specific times) and starting...Find out more »
Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets...Find out more »
Lower Township will honor military veterans during the community’s Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday November 9 at 11 a.m. The parade will step off at the Villas Fire Department and travel south on Bayshore Road to end at Township Hall. The event will feature high school marching bands, fire departments, community groups and local veterans.Find out more »
Weekends starting November 2 and select dates in December, join Diggerland USA for the Annual Winterfest at Diggerland! They'll be having some festive foods, entertainment, and activities to celebrate the holidays! An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Plus,...Find out more »
Get the family together and spend the afternoon or evening watching a movie together. No registration required for this event. Family Movies at the Hoffman Library Schedule Sept 28 - 11:00am - 12:15pm ~ Pokemon Detecive Pikachu Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding...Find out more »
Ages 18 - 36 months Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programmingFind out more »
Come on over to our place for great stories, good conversation and a simple activity. Storytime is especially suited for children ages 3 to 5. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays! For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer listed in the organizer area of...Find out more »
October Dates: 10/19: Join us for this apple themed storytime and craft 10/26: Show up in costume to this Halloween themed storytime and craft! November Dates: 11/2: Join us for an owl themed storytime, followed by a related craft. 11/9: Fall into this storytime featuring leaves and followed by a related craft. 11/16: Join us...Find out more »
Join us on the second Satuday of every month from 11:00am -12:00pm. Fun For All - Free For All! All kids receive- Fun, free craft Special ID badge Lanyard and collector's pin collect 6 pins and earn a Project Master Medallion All parents receive a special one day coupon to shop in store! Schedule:...Find out more »
Toddlers, Toys, and Fun! Give your young child the opportunity to interact with peers while socializing with other parents. It’s fun for everyone! No registration required.Find out more »
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. No registration required. Lakeshore Learning Stores...Find out more »
Cookstove Demonstration Saturdays, November 9 & 23 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, January 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, February 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See what the farm staff is cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s....Find out more »
Snowflake Social November 9 ~ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Hosted by Santa & his friends Elsa, Olaf and Elf on the Shelf Where: Center Court Join us in welcoming Santa and the Holiday season! Families will enjoy: Character Meet and Greet Stations Winter Wonderland Magic Snow Play Area Santa's and the Ice Queen's "Snowball", wear...Find out more »
Apple Festival Saturday, November 9 ~ 12:00pm - 4:00pm Location: The event will be held at the Old Bridge Civic Center. Apple Festival Activities Crafters Vendors Re-enactors Apple Pie Annual Poster Contest Admission fees for the Apple Festival FREE Admission! For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here...Find out more »
The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, the Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Department of Health and Human Services presents the 2019 Veterans Day Parade! Please join us on Saturday, November 9 as we honor and salute our nation's heroes. The Veterans Day Parade will step off...Find out more »
Details about a community event for the public at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill.Find out more »
Saturdays & Sundays: October 27, November 9, 10, 23, 24, 30 & December 1. The perfect fall family tradition! Make delicious, homemade apple cider using an old-fashioned, hand-cranked cider press, and learn fun facts about the amazing apple. Best of all, enjoy the fruits of your labor, and sample the fresh cider. This event is...Find out more »
Dates: Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 23 Times: Weekdays, from 3pm - 7pm, Weekends from 1pm - 6pm Updates will be listed on their Facebook Page Santa Land is located across from the Denville Post Office on Clark Street. You can call 973-551-0745 for more information.Find out more »
Situated in the heart of the New Jersey Highlands, the Township of West Milford offers a welcome respite from the hectic pace of the metropolitan area. The WEST MILFORD MUSEUM site is located in the center of this large Township, at 1477 UNION VALLEY ROAD, and contains numerous records of the Township's development through the...Find out more »
Join Michaels for a free (or low cost) make break! October 12 - Make Break Halloween Shirts, Pumpkin Cookie Decorating and Spooky Halloween Painting October 19 - Halloween Slime November 2 - Christmas Ornaments November 9 - Mini Tree Decorations November 16 - Holiday Wreath December 7 - Gingerbread HouseFind out more »
Gather with other LEGO® lovers to build something & share with other young engineers. We supply the LEGOs®; you supply the imagination and fun! Warning! Side effects of this program include constructive problem solving, increased fine motor skills, creative team building, improved patience and concentration skills. Suggested for ages 6 & older.Find out more »
Join us for a special Holiday Cruise Day from 1pm - 4pm. Santa will be here and we will be collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots! Hosted by Fossils South Jersey. For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer listed in the organizer area...Find out more »
These movies are showing at the Bonetti Children's Room in the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, JC NJ. Check out http://www.jclibrary.org/programs for info about all of our other programs at the Main Library and 9 branch locations throughout Jersey City! Jersey City Library Movie Schedule November 2 - Underdogs ~ 11:30am November 9 - Godzilla: King...Find out more »
Be a part of a 38-year Ocean County tradition! Join a park naturalist and follow in the footsteps of such legendary local environmentalists as A. Morton and Betty Cooper, Dorothy Hale, and Pete McClain. Be prepared to discover the fascinating and diverse wonders of the natural world. No registration required. LOCATION: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus...Find out more »
2019 Second Saturday dates: March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14 Enjoy live music and art all over Collingswood. As always, 2nd Saturday is free. Just arrive & enjoy the culture. Mini-art exhibitions in lots of shops! Coming to Collingswood? Parking is a breeze!...Find out more »
Saturday, November 9 ⋅ 7:00 – 9:00pm Join an L.L. Bean guide after dark and experience a favorite trail in a completely new light. Learn about hiking equipment and discuss the importance of pre-hike planning. Trail guides, including an astronomy expert, will lead a memorable starlight hike. We will stop at various stargazing spots to...Find out more »