Ode To The Holidays Concert, Caldwell College Open House And More

Check out what's happening in and around the Caldwells this weekend.

Pianist Paul Conrad will ring in the holidays at the West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, during Ode to the Holidays, a concert of holiday music and poetry, on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Community Room.
Pianist Paul Conrad will ring in the holidays at the West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, during Ode to the Holidays, a concert of holiday music and poetry, on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Community Room.

This is your one-stop shop for all things Caldwells. Get involved and stay informed with this round-up of what's happening on Friday and this weekend in the Caldwells. 

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Holiday Concert Friday

To celebrate the holidays, the West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, will present Ode to the Holidays, a concert of holiday music and poetry, on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Community Room.

Award-winning pianist Paul Conrad and soloists Alicia Grey (soprano) and Luke Ostrow (tenor) from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University will perform such popular carols as "Ave Maria," "O Holy Night," "In the Bleak Midwinter," "The Christmas Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." 

Holiday poems by such prominent poets as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Elizabeth Coatsworth, and Robert Frost will also be read by local award-winning poet Sandra Duguid and Librarian Ethan Galvin. 

This library program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To sign-up, call the library at (973) 226-5441 or sign-up online at http://odetotheholidays.eventbrite.com.

Caldwell College Open House

Caldwell College will host a free information session for its adult undergraduate and graduate schools at 10 a.m. on Friday. 

Meet and discuss your program of choice with a program coordinator in an informal atmosphere, learn more about Caldwell College's admission and program requirements and more. Application fees are waived for attendees. 

For more information about Caldwell College's information session, visit http://www.caldwell.edu/adult-undergraduate-and-graduate-admissions-event-rsvp

Where To Find Garage/Estate Sales

On Friday, find where garage/yard/estate sales are happening in the Caldwells and surrounding area using Patch's interactive map. 

Where To Find Open Houses

Also on Friday, get a rundown of open houses in and around the Caldwells. 

Anti-Gun Vigil Saturday

An anti-gun vigil will be held in the Caldwells on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting. 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America NJ will host a memorial event on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, at 326 Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell. 

The vigil, called “No More Silence,” is intended to send a clear message that it’s time to make noise about gun reform, said the group in a press release. 

Moms Demand Action will honor the Newtown, Conn., victims and all victims of gun violence through bell ringing in lieu of a moment of silence.

9 Lesson And Carols Saturday 

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church will present a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 5p.m. in the sanctuary, at 271 Roseland Ave. in Essex Fells.

Readings from nine lessons from scripture are interspersed with appropriate carols and hymns led by the Saint Peter’s combined choirs and bell choir.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is suited to families with children as well as adults. All are welcome regardless of religious faith. A reception will follow.  

For more information, call (973)226-6500 or visit www.stpeters-essexfells.org

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