Weekender: Free Thanksgiving Dinner for Kids

A roundup of what's happening this weekend in Essex

Free Kids Dinner

Today, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
River of Life Assembly of God
174 Holmes St., Belleville
Free Thanksgiving Dinner for kids ages 5 -12 year olds. All kids are welcome to join us for a time of games, crafts, snacks and of course a delicious and complete Thanksgiving dinner that includes: Turkey or chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, mac & cheese, corn muffin, apple pie and juice.  

Belleville Seniors Citizens Friday Club

Today, Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m.
Franklin Avenue & Mill Street, Belleville
Belleville seniors meet every Friday, with coffee, buns and Bingo following.  The club offers trips to Atlantic City, parties and more.  

Kicks for a Cause

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Little Falls Road & Slattery Drive, Cedar Grove

"Kicks for a Cause" is a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The afternoon will feature a friendly co-ed match between the CG Soccer Club and the CG High School soccer teams. Automatic Entertainment will provide music, Batchmakers will provide the concessions, and Grove Gear will sell CG Soccer Club apparel. JDRF will also have an information table. 

Open House at Our Lady of the Lake School

Sunday, Nov. 18, 1:15 p.m.
26 Lakeside Ave., Verona

Our Lady of the Lake School will hold its first Open House of the 2012-13 academic year.

Flu Shots Available

Saturday, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m.
1 Municipal Plz, Bloomfield

Flu Shots are Available (Monday-Friday) for residents of Bloomfield/Caldwell/ Glen Ridge at the Health Department, 1 Municipal Plaza, Lower Level, Nursing Office, Bloomfield. FREE w / Traditional Medicare, $20 w/out Traditional Medicare - receipt will be given for insurance reimbursement.Call the Health Department at (973) 680-4058 to make an appointment.

Smilow Sings Great American Songbook

Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
Temple Ner Tamid
936 Broad St., Bloomfield

Peri Smilow, a nationally recognized singer/songwriter, in a nod to her Broadway roots, brings a unique approach to the Great American Songbook. Many of the enduring standards of 20th century popular song, were composed by Jews, including the Gershwin brothers, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. (973) 338-1500.

Toys for Tots

Today, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.
Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty, 460 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell

Drop off New Toys for Tots at Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty at 460 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. Drop it by the office or call the office and we'll be glad to come out to your car and pick up the new Toy for Tots. 

Vendor Fair

Sunday, 9 a.m.
Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex
20 Academy Road, Caldwell

Congregation Agudath Israel is sponsoring a pre-holiday sale that is not to be missed! We will have over 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. There will also be an extensive book sale going on at the same time. Admission is Free and open to the public. Gift wrapping is available.

Deck the Halls Holiday Open House at Van Vleck

Today, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.
Van Vleck House and Gardens
21 Van Vleck St., Montclair

Tour the interior of Van Vleck House, a Mediterranean-style villa surrounded by five acres of public gardens. Pick up decorating tips from the festively adorned mantels, sconces and trees.

"A Hearty Greeting" Art Show

Today, Nov. 16, 6 p.m.
The Art Garage, 211 Glenridge Ave., Montclair
Artist's reception 6-9 p.m.

In 1946 in an across the pond exchange, the East Lane Senior School in North Wembley, England, sent a large box to the Mary C. Williams school in Wilmington Delaware, and they did the same.  Inside each box was approximately 78 drawings, paintings and essays from the students ranging in age from eight to sixteen. Sixty six years later the box, perfectly preserved, was found in an estate sale in Montclair, by Charlie Potters of Blowout Gallery. Come see this amazing historical snapshot of school kids and their artwork. This will be the only showing of the complete find, after this they will be sold separately.

Watchung PTA Community-Wide Tag Sale

Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.
North Fullerton Avenue & Garden Street, Montclair

The Watchung School PTA community-wide tag sale is a great opportunity to clean out your closets, make some spare change and support the PTA.

Bnai Keshet Book Festival

Sunday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m.
Bnai Keshet, 99 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair

Books for all interests and ages for sale.































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