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The Weekender: Wrestling Tournament, Hoops for Autism and Epilepsy and More

Plenty of activities to keep you busy on this first weekend of 2013, including exhibits, the symphony and a yoga workshop.

Play-Day for Autism and Epilepsy

Saturday, 2 p.m.
West Essex Regional High School
West Greenbrook Road, North Caldwell
$3 

The West Essex High School Girls’ Basketball program will host the first annual “Play-Day for Autism and Epilepsy.” All proceeds will be distributed to both charities. The three games will showcase teams that have been involved in more than 10 sectional finals in the last 13 years. The schedule is as follows: 2 p.m. Hanover Park vs. Mendham; 3:30 p.m. Chatham vs. Parsippany; and 5 p.m. West Essex. vs. Summit.

Essex Photo Club Exhibit

Saturday, All day
Caldwell Public Library
268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell

During the month of January, the Caldwell Free Public Library will host the Annual Essex County Photo Club's Photography Exhibit, featuring both film and digital images. The exhibit will be available for public viewing during the library's normal operating hours. 

33rd Caldwell Youth Wrestling Tournament

Sunday, 9 a.m.
James Caldwell High School
265 Westville Ave., West Caldwell

33rd Annual 8th grade and under wrestling tournament. This is a split session tournament featuring Bantams (7 & 8 year olds) and midgets (9 & 10 year olds) wrestle from 9 a.m. to noon. Juniors (11 & 12 year olds) and intermediates (13 & 14 year olds) wrestle from noon to 4 p.m. 

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: The Planets

Friday, 8 p.m.
1 Center St., Newark
$20

Jacques Lacombe leads the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Gustav Holst’s suite The Planets featuring the American Boychoir. The Orchestra also performs a rarely heard work by Michael Tippet, his Symphony No. 4.

Montclair Film Festival - KIDZ SHORTZ

Saturday, All Day
494 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair
Free

The festival will feature developing films from a number of local, national and international filmmakers. The festival also aims to shine a light on other media forms as well, including podcasts and webisodes.

Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico

Saturday, Noon
Montclair Art Museum
3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair
Free

This exhibition, originated by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, will reveal the little-known breadth of Georgia O’Keeffe’s interest in northern New Mexico and will more particularly illuminate her keen sensitivity and deep respect for the Native American and Hispano cultures of the region. From 1931 to 1945, O'Keeffe created numerous drawings, watercolors, and paintings of Kachina dolls (or Katsinam), carved representations of Hopi spirit beings. 

Tot Traditions at Temple Sholom of West Essex

Sunday, 10 a.m.
760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove
Free 

Take time once a month for an hour  to explore the rich tapestry of Jewish Life with your toddler through song, dance, crafts, holiday foods, games and Hewbrew Language.  You and your child will laugh, learn and love your time together.  Each session will focus on a different Jewish Holiday and is led by Suzy Rosenberg, an experienced pre-school teacher. 

Twisting Workshop with Danielle Diamond

Sunday, 1 p.m.
Garden State Yoga
71 Washington St., Bloomfield
$30

Join fitness and yoga expert Danielle Diamond to wring out the new year in a creatively sequenced twisting workshop that will leave you feeling as refreshed as this year’s intention. $35 day of event.

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