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March 2021

St. Patrick’s Day Craft at the Clifton Library VIRTUAL

March 13 @ 1:30 pm
ONLINE EVENT NJ United States
Free

Saturday, March 13, 2021 Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this fun craft over Zoom! For ages 5 and up - children under 8 will need adult supervision. Registration is required, Kit pickup is on March 10, 2021 and March 11, 2021.

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Pi Day in Princeton VIRTUAL

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT NJ United States
Free

Pi Day Princeton 2021 will be a virtual celebration!  Join Princeton Tour Company for free on Facebook and Instagram to follow along in a day’s worth of online irrational fun, including contests, tours, video lectures, & more! Be training for the 2022 Einstein Look-A-Like and Pi Recitation Contests where winners of each category will receive $314.15!

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Maple Syrup Season at Northeast Branch Library VIRTUAL

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
ONLINE EVENT NJ United States
Free

For ages 8+. Learn all about how sweet maple syrup is made from tree sap in this interactive presentation! Registration required.

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Third Thursday VetChat VIRTUAL

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE EVENT NJ United States
Free

Join the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation for a monthly webinar series featuring a one-on-one interview with New Jersey Vietnam Veteran volunteers. Third Thursday VetChats will be held via Zoom and are free and open to the public. Each webinar will be moderated by NJVVMF Trustee Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History at Monmouth University. Each month, a different New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Volunteer will share their story and memories of the Vietnam War. Attendees will have the…

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Maker’s Day Event in Madison VIRTUAL

March 19 @ 4:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on March 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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Free

Be an inventor! Join METC in exploring and celebrating what it means to engage in innovation and invention, then try your hand at designing your own invention! This program has 4 components: Pick up your supply kit at METC (additional details provided during registration) Attend an interactive, live virtual session exploring the art of invention Design and make a prototype of your invention (at home) Present your creation at a 2nd live virtual session or submit photos/videos to the museum Date…

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Maker’s Day Event in Madison VIRTUAL

March 20 @ 10:00 am
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One event on March 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on March 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm

ONLINE EVENT NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Be an inventor! Join METC in exploring and celebrating what it means to engage in innovation and invention, then try your hand at designing your own invention! This program has 4 components: Pick up your supply kit at METC (additional details provided during registration) Attend an interactive, live virtual session exploring the art of invention Design and make a prototype of your invention (at home) Present your creation at a 2nd live virtual session or submit photos/videos to the museum Date…

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Maker’s Day Event in Bogota VIRTUAL

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT NJ United States
Free

The Bogota Public Library is hosting a virtual NJ Makers Day this year. The program will be held virtually, but that does not mean the fun will stop! Our theme this year is all about animals. Please register each child for the event to pick up your Makers Kit prior to the event. The library will notify you when it is ready. All the materials will be for the event on 3/20. The kids portion will be held from 10-11:30 beginning…

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Maker’s Day Event in Madison VIRTUAL

March 20 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on March 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm

ONLINE EVENT NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Be an inventor! Join METC in exploring and celebrating what it means to engage in innovation and invention, then try your hand at designing your own invention! This program has 4 components: Pick up your supply kit at METC (additional details provided during registration) Attend an interactive, live virtual session exploring the art of invention Design and make a prototype of your invention (at home) Present your creation at a 2nd live virtual session or submit photos/videos to the museum Date…

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Observatory Open Houses at the Edelman Planetarium VIRTUAL

March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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One event on February 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 20, 2021 at 9:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm

ONLINE EVENT NJ United States
Free

Observe the evening sky through telescopes virtually during our Observatory Open House nights. Astronomy faculty and club members are on-site to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky from their own homes. Observatory Open Houses can be watched live on Facebook or by registering for the ZOOM meeting. Observatory Open Houses are offered virtually once a month during each semester, weather permitting. Watch live on Facebook or join the conversation in the ZOOM…

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