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Events for November 16, 2019
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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 »
FESTIVAL OF TREES IS HAPPENING NOW! Beautiful Trees and Wreaths are designed by Kip Supporters including local merchants, non-profit organizations, artists and children! 8:30am to 4:00pm - Tuesdays to Saturdays until December 13th! (closed November 27, 28, 29)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 »
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 9:00 am to 2:00 pm DOOR PRIZES EVERY HALF HOUR MODEL RAILROAD and TOY TRAIN SALES ALL GAUGES, and Pictures and Documents OPERATING MODEL RAILROAD LAYOUTS ADMISSION: $5.00 PER PERSON ADULT $3.00 PER STUDENT (11 – 13) CHILDEN UNDER 10 FREE WITH AN ADULT Location: The Magnolia Community Hall 425 W....Find out more »
November 16 & 17, 2019 Saturday 9 am– 4 pm Sunday 9 am—3 pm Featuring: 4-H HO Modular Layout NJ Southern NTRAK Modular Layout Combined TTRAK Layout Vendors: New & Used Merchandise Free Admission & Open to Public - Snacks & Refreshments Available Contact John at 609-517-8849 for more info. For more information about...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 »
Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming. Ages 1-17 months.Find out more »
Saturday, November 16th 10-11am $1 /F/H/H residents; $2 non-residents Please call prior to sign upFind out more »
Enjoy our annual mall-wide festive holiday parade and the official opening of Santa HQ! Music by the Atlantic Brass Band Live Entertainment Strolling Holiday Characters Grand Balloon Blizzard Drop Children’s Activities Fun Holiday Giveaways Guest Appearance from ‘The Grinch’ Photos & visits with Santa will begin at the conclusion of the official opening of Santa...Find out more »
Details about the Patcong Valley Railroad Train Show and open house happening for the holiday 2017-2018 season.Find out more »
Round Valley Rocks 10 a.m. to Noon Fee: $3.00 for ages 12 and up, $1.00 for ages 6 to 11. Round Valley Recreation Area South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth) (908) 236-6355 Note: Why are the Highlands high, and the Valley low? Take a short hike on two of our trails, see...Find out more »
Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 ages 3 -5, $5 ages 6 and up 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 Nov 16: Ages 3 and up...Find out more »
Children of all ages and their families are invited to join us once a month for fun stories! This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.Find out more »
Story Time Dates - Sept 28 Oct 12 Nov 16 Nov 23 Find out more about Watchung Booksellers - taken from a JFF article. Watchung Booksellers Story Time Attending book readings with my two children in tow has always been challenging until I walked through the doors of Watchung Booksellers on Fairfield Street in Montclair. ...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 »
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 »
Ages 18 - 36 months Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programmingFind 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 »
“FOR KIDS & THEIR ADULTS” Exciting stories are read by staff and occasionally local and nationally recognized children’s authors make guest appearances! Check our event calendar for details on upcoming authors. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event...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 »
Story Time for kids with Emmanuella Macri, author of "Older" Come to a story time with Emmanuella Macri, author of Older, at the store. All kids are welcome with a caretaker....FREE!! The Book: Lily dreams of being older, but is growing up all she thinks it will be? Parents and children alike can relate to...Find out more »
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. Storytime and Activities Featuring Jack Frost vs. the...Find out more »
Bring the whole family with their stuffed toy animals to enjoy learning and discovering that doctors are not scary after all. Children are invited to bring their Teddy Bears or other special stuffed animals to AFC. Children will get to register their stuffed animals and interact in a Vitals station, a BooBoo station, and a...Find out more »
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Bring your Princess and Pirates for a day at the Zoo. Special plans for a fun-filled day include; Disney Trivia, Character Crowd Interaction, Photo Opportunities, Scavenger Hunt, Princess & Pirate Crafts, Games and a real Coronation Ceremony with your favorite Disney Princesses. Don't forget to dress up as your favorite Princess,...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 »
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 »
A One Horse Open Sleigh Selfie Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17 from 1-4 p.m. We provide a pretty little red sleigh with jingle bells, and a variety of historical styled hats, bonnets and scarves for you to create a “Currier & Ives” style photo against a backdrop of green holly. You provide the...Find out more »
Open to all ages. The chess club is meant to foster scholar's intellectual growth while having fun. We will be playing chess and holding club tournaments. Members will not only be able to interact with one another through learning the game, but will be able to coach each other into becoming better chess players. If...Find out more »
Please join us as Santa arrives November 16th at 5:00! Santa winds his way down Arctic Ave. arriving at Bass Pro Shops in Atlantic City on a boat! We will be celebrating with hot chocolate, cookies. At 6:00 Santa will be lighting our beautiful Christmas tree with thousands of lights while we sing Christmas Carols....Find out more »
For Brick Twp Boys and Girls in Grades K-4 accompanied by an adult. Come join us for an evening of fun and a showing of the holiday favorite The Polar Express. Each family will receive 1 family picture with Sant Claus. Crafts, light snacks, melted snow (water) are included. The event will be held on...Find out more »