The Weekender: Books, Brahms, Easter Bunny, and More

What's happening in the area this weekend.

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

James Caldwell High School, 265 Westville Ave., West Caldwell
WHEN:   Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.
WHY GO: Come enjoy a great musical with a talented cast. “42nd Street” focuses on the efforts of famed Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the
Great Depression.
COST:   $10 General Admission

: West Essex Regional High School 65 W Greenbrook Road, North Caldwell
WHEN:   Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m.
WHY GO: The West Essex Masquers will present their spring musical
COST    $13 students, seniors and children; $15 adults and $18 at the door

WHERE: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., Montclair
WHEN:   Friday, 7 p.m.
WHY GO:  This is a panel talk in the Writing Matters series. Panelists are Gioya McRae (author, librarian); Jenny Milchman (author, literacy advocate); Mercedes Santiago (editor, resource center director); Margot Sage-El (bookseller, community leader). 

WHERE:  St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 219 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell
WHEN:    Friday, 5:45 p.m.
WHY GO: Saint Aloysius Parish invites everyone to come for a supper of meatless soup with fresh bread and crackers, beverages and dessert during the season of Lent. Each Friday, prayer starts at 5:45 p.m., with soup being served at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted to benefit Operation Rice Bowl of Catholic Relief Services. Please RSVP to Sr. Justine at 973-226-0209, ext. 6.

:  Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona
WHEN:    Friday, 9 a.m.
WHY GO: Drop in from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize
at the Community Center Annex. No registration required.

WHERE:  Montclair High School, 100 Chestnut St., Montclair
WHEN:    Friday, 7 p.m.
WHY GO: The Montclair High School National Organization for Women (NOW) Club will be showing the documentary “Miss Representation” in honor of Women's History Month. The film examines how women are represented in the media and how it affects different aspects of their lives. Admission is free and food and beverages will be sold.

WHERE:  Verona High School, 151 Fairview Ave., Verona
WHEN:    Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
WHY GO: A variety of snacks and refreshments and a take-away goodie bag for each child will be available. Children will enjoy a range of crafts and pay to play games with prizes. The Easter Bunny will be available for photo opportunities. Please bring your camera! The Easter Bunny will have a sweet treat for each visitor
COST:   $5 per person—Children under 1 are free

WHERE:  West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell
WHEN:    Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: More than two dozen women poets will gather to read poems
related to the lives of women. A reception will follow.

WHERE:   Immaculate Conception Church, 30 N. Fullerton Ave., Montclair
WHEN:     Saturday, 8 p.m.
WHY GO: The Oratorio Society of New Jersey celebrates its 60th
anniversary performing an all-Brahms program under the music direction of Dr. Sándor Szabó, Conductor. The OSNJ choral program will include five works by Johannes Brahms: Nänie, Schicksalslied, Alto Rhapsody, Ave Maria, and Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52. Brahms solo works for piano and organ will be performed by Sándor Szabó.
COST:      $20

:   St. John’s Episcopal Church, 55 Montclair Ave., Montclair
WHEN:     Sunday, 2 p.m.
WHY GOMeet Laura Schroff (author) and Maurice Mazcyk. They will be discussing their most unlikely, awesome, and inspiring 25-year friendship. An Invisible Thread is the true story about Laura, a successful NY ad exec, who takes an 11-year-old panhandler, Maurice, to lunch—a random act of kindness which transforms both their lives and develops into a deep friendship. It's a story of love, salvation and redemption. Watchung Booksellers will be attending with books for purchase (donating a portion of book sales to NOLA youth mission). Whole Foods has donated water and snacks for sale.

WHERE:  First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave., Verona
WHEN:    Sunday, 10:15 a.m.
WHY GO: Join with the choir, soloists and readers in the journey through the Passion

 Tierney's Tavern, 136-138 Valley Road, Montclair
WHEN:    Sunday, 8 p.m. 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

WHERE: United Way, 60 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair
WHEN: Day, evening, and weekend hours are available by appointment only: 201-952-4235 or 201-952-4040
WHY GO: United Way of Northern New Jersey is partnering with the IRS,
AARP, and other community organizations to provide low-income residents with free tax preparation from IRS-certified volunteers. To learn more, visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org.
WHO: This free service is available only to families and individuals with a simple return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, Schedules A & B). The service is not applicable to businesses, stockholders or landlords.


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