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Special Events

Yoga 101
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 6:30 PM

Never been to a studio before, this will make you walk into one feeling confident and ready to give your best prana forth. This yoga class is designed for individuals who have never stepped into a studio before, offering more detailed descriptions, and optional/revised poses, but first timers or experienced yogis will both get a feel for the core poses and correct posture.

La Bella Musica-Italian Music (Please register here)
Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 PM

The group is made up of four local residents. Franco Digangi, mandolin player and native of Italy, has honed his Neapolitan style by playing mandolin at numerous venues for many years. Digangi owns and operates his well-known barbershop in Caldwell. Others in the group include Mark and Gail Sample, residents of West Caldwell. Mark provides harmonies, playing second mandolin. His wife, Gail, accompanies the ensemble on flute. Ben Larkey, of Caldwell, rounds out the group, playing his classic Martin guitar. Refreshments will be served.

Taming Technology
Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30PM

It’s hard for all of us to disconnect from our devices and to create digital boundaries for ourselves and for our families. This workshop explores the impact of being “plugged-in,” including brain, social and emotional development. Determining how technology fits into your family’s values and finding the right strategies for managing electronic use are all part of taming technology. Ways to help your child develop a responsible online presence will be discussed.

Ideal for parents and caregivers of children of all ages. Please register HERE.

Prevention Workshop
Wednesday, October 24 @ 6:30PM

Marijuana and opioid use are in the headlines. Come with your questions about these and other issues including teen alcohol abuse and learn from someone on the front lines of dealing with substance abuse issues here in Essex County. Sue Seidenfeld, in her dual roles as Executive Director at COPE Center and as an education, is a leader in local efforts to provide prevention, early intervention and treatment services to individuals and families in our communities.

Please register HERE.

Halloween Special Event: Theremin presentation w/Kip Rosser (Please register here)
Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 PM

Ever wonder what instrument produced that eerie music in vintage Sci-Fi movies? It’s the Theremin, the grandfather of all electronic instruments, invented in 1919 by a Soviet scientist named Leon Theremin.  To this day, it’s the only instrument in the world that’s played without being touched. For over twenty years, Kip Rosser’s solo performances, staged productions, award-winning compositions, educational programs and industry recognition have earned him a reputation as one of the most accomplished thereminists in the world. Rosser blends music (jazz, pop and classical), history, stories, performance art and audience participation. His special brand of performance, which has been called “stand up musicianship” brings magical sights, sounds and laughter to people of all ages.

SOLD OUT - History of Essex County Overbrook Hospital
Saturday, October 27 at 2:00PM

The Essex County Overbrook Hospital had been one of the largest facilities in Essex County New Jersey since 1896. Sitting on what began as a 325-acre plot in what was then Verona Township, Overbrook soon became the largest county-run hospital center in the State of New Jersey. This presentation will go over the hospitals inception from the 1800’s to its downfall in 2018 as portrayed in the book Images of America: Essex County Overbrook Hospital. Learn about how Ovebrook was a self-sustaining community within itself, nestled in the quiet suburbs of West Essex. Historical photographs along with photographs from the facility’s phase of abandonment will be paired with the presentation to give a visual representation into how Overbrook has evolved over the years. Artifacts salvaged from the hospital center dating back to the 1800’s will also be on display during the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $20.

Book Clubs

Afternoon Book Group
2nd Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.

A Readable Feast Book Group
First Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.


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