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The Weekender: Movie, Music and Fish & Chips

What's going on this weekend in the Caldwells and beyond.

Here are just a few of the events happening in the area this weekend. Click on “EVENTS” on the Home Page to see all the possibilities.  

WHAT: 
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church of Verona, Fairview Ave, Verona
WHEN: Friday, 5:30 p.m. take out; Dinner starts at 6 p.m. 
WHY GO:  The annual Fish & Chips Dinner on Friday the 13th. It's a little known fact that fish & chips are good luck so it is the perfect time to come out for a great meal. 
COST: Full Serving $15; Half Portion $10

WHAT:
WHERE: Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona
WHEN: Friday at 1 p.m.
WHY GO: Drop in to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required.

WHAT: 
WHERE
: West Caldwell Public Library
WHEN: Friday at 1 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy 1951s "A Place in the Sun." A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

WHAT: 
WHERE: Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove
WHEN: Friday at 4 p.m.
WHY GO: Games include War, Mancala, Zingo, Chess, Checkers and more.  Bring a friend.

WHAT: 
WHERE
: Montclair Womans Club, 82 Union St, Montclair,
WHEN: Friday at 1:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Concert featuring Soprano Caitlin Fischer, Saxophonist Louis Iozzi, Clarinetist Andrew Silbert, Pianist Fran DePalma-Iozzi. Program includes Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock; Songs by Ron Levy; Jeannine Rueff's Chanson and Passepied.
COST: $5

WHAT: 
WHEN
: Saturday at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Montclair Public Library
WHY GO: LocaliTEA is a monthly tea hosted by Terra Tea and Fair Trade at the Isabel Rose Cafe, for newcomers to the Montclair area. New homeowners and renters and new business folks are invited to come meet people and learn about our town from people who live and work in the town.
COST: $5

WHAT:
WHERE
: West Caldwell Public Library
WHEN: Sunday at 2 p.m.
WHY GO: Do you enjoy playing along with Jeopardy on TV? If so, then you may want to participate in a "wii Jeopardy Game" on a large projection screen. Three separate games will be played and each game will be comprised of three teams of two. Each game contains three rounds: Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, and Final Jeopardy.

WHAT: 
WHERE
: Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove
WHEN: Sunday at 2 p.m.
WHY GO: Pianist Evan Mitchell will present a piano recital of “Four B’s: Music of Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, and the Liszt Sonata in B Minor”. Mr. Mitchell will provide program notes exploring the musical and pianistic genius of these composers, as well as his personal relationship to the works performed.

WHAT:
WHERE:
The Café at the Montclair Public Library
WHEN: Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: All ages and skill levels are welcome to play chess on Saturday
afternoons. This is a drop-in group, no registration is required.

WHAT:
WHERE
: InsaniTea, 570 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair
WHEN: Saturday at 2 to 6 p.m.
WHY GO: Join the Psychic-Mediums for an afternoon of tea and tea leaf/psychic readings. Select from a wide assortment of loose teas and snacks. Relax in the inviting and cozy atmosphere of InsaniTea. Sip, Swirl, Luxuriate and when your tea is finished hand your cup to the Psychic Medium of your choice for a 20 minute reading.
COST: $29 which covers a 20 min. reading and a $4 voucher towards tea and crumpets.

WHAT: 
WHERE: Grace Presbyterian Church, 153 Grove St., Montclair
WHEN: Sunday at 11 a.m.
WHY GO: Join Dr. Charsie Sawyer from Calvin College and our Gospel Choir for a service of clapping, singing and foot stomping!

WHAT:
WHERE:
Tierney's Tavern, 136-138 Valley Road, Montclair
WHEN: Sunday at 8 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy some of the area's best rising stars with Special Guests
from Comedy Central, HBO, Network TV, XM/Sirius radio, major comedy clubs, casinos, etc.  
COST: $15

This weekend is the Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park.  You can run, walk or ride! Any way you do it you will have fun!

WHAT: ONE MILE FUN RUN/WALK
WHEN: Saturday, April 14 at 8 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m. Race
WHERE: Southern Division Branch Brook Park
WHY GO: Celebrate the arrival of spring and get fit with your family. Register for a fun one-mile run/walk through the Southern Division of Branch Brook Park and through the newest groves of cherry trees. All children will receive a commemorative t-shirt. 
Click here for registration forms.

WHAT: TROLLEY TOURS
WHEN: April 14 – April 21, Sunday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Cherry Blossom Visitor’s Center, Extension
COST: $5 per person.
WHY GO: Reservations required. Seating is limited. Call 973-268-3520 for reservations. Hop on the trolley and enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of Essex County Branch Brook Park!

WHAT: CHERRY BLOSSOM 10K RUN
USATF New Jersey Masters Women’s Championship
WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 8 a.m. Registration; Race starts at 10 a.m. Disabled Run starts at 10:10 a.m. The health and wellness expo will open at 9 a.m. and remains open until the awards ceremony concludes.
WHERE: Cherry Blossom Visitor’s Center
COST: $18 Pre-Registrants; $16 USATF-NJ Member Pre-Registrants; $20 General. Free to enter the park and watch!
WHY GO: Race through the historic cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race! The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative Cherry Blossom 10K run long-sleeved t-shirt. The top three finishers in each age category will receive a commemorative fleece jacket. A portion of the race proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. Same day registration begins at 8 a.m. Advanced registration is recommended. Click here for form.

WHAT:  BLOOMFEST AT BRANCHBROOK PARK
WHEN:  Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:  Branch Brook Park
WHY GO: Enjoy a family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children's activities, live music, a crafters' marketplace, food and more.  
Click here for Bloomfest Brochure

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