Local Happenings


local happeningsThis month, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in our local area, both inside and outside. Here are a few suggestions for some things to do with your family and friends during November.

Maplewood Halloween Parade (Sponsored by the AZ Team) Dress up for Trick or Treating in Maplewood Village. The streets are closed to traffic and there will be a costume contest with prizes and music. Wednesday, October 31 3:00-5:00pm. Downtown Maplewood, NJ

Safe Howl-o-Ween– Enjoy trick-or-treating at the Turtleback Zoo with candy stations throughout the grounds. Wednesday, October 31 4:00-8:00pm in West Orange

The Wizard of OzTravel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown Friday, November 2 7:30pm and Saturday, November 3 1:00pm & 7:00pm

Hypnotic Hijinks for HopeCan Laughter Help Cure Cancer? Join award winning comedy hypnotist, HypnoMarc Marshall, as he brings his special form of entertainment to the CDC Theatre, 78 Winans Ave, Cranford in support of BCRF and Breast Cancer research. Saturday, November 3 8:00pm

RWJBarnabas Health’s ‘Running with the Devils 5k Run and Family Fun Walk’ – The 2nd Annual RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk,” in partnership with the New Jersey Devils, will take place on Saturday, November 3 at Essex County’s South Mountain Recreation Complex. The 5K race, which will take place on a USATF Certified Course through the picturesque South Mountain Reservation, will begin at 9:30am – followed immediately by the family fun walk.

Sunday Fundays at the Farmers Market: Apple Pie ContestBring your best apple pie to the Summit Farmers Market by 10:45AM on November 4. Judging begins at 11:00am. Pies will be judged on their crust, filling, and appearance. After the pies are judged, the public will be able to sample them! Pies must be made from scratch; canned ingredients or pre-made crusts are allowed. Entrants must bring a copy of their recipe to the contest with them. Pre-register at http://bit.ly/sfmapple Sunday, November 4 11:00am-12:00pm

Vacation Day Workshops at the Morris Museum – Enjoy two days of fun at the Museum! Visit the galleries, make a fun craft each day and enjoy science demonstrations in BASF’s Kids’ Lab. Then learn all about everything that is bold and beautiful about brass in the new exhibition–Trumpets, Weird, and Wonderful: Treasures from the National Music Museum. For Kids 5-12. Morris Museum Thursday/Friday, November 8 & 9 12:00pm

Duty, Honor, Country – A Salute to Service This patriotic Pops-style Veterans Day concert performed by Hanover Wind Symphony will honor and celebrate those who serve and have contributed to our nation’s defense. MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown Sunday, November 11 3:00pm

In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram TourRock and Roll legend Roy Orbison returns to the stage to perform his greatest hits in this first-of-its-kind hologram concert! Through cutting-edge digital and laser technology and extraordinary theatrical stagecraft, this unprecedented live concert sees Orbison brought to life on stage some 30 years after his passing to perform his classic songs such as “Pretty Woman” and “Only the Lonely” accompanied by a full live orchestra. MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown Monday, November 12 7:30pm

Hot Apple Cider Night HikeIt’s national take a hike day! Join a CHA Naturalist for a guided hike through our woodlands and discover how the forest prepares for winter. After the hike join us in the historic Stone House for a cup of mulled “Jersey Fresh” apple cider and to meet an animal! Saturday, November 17 2:30 – 3:30pm

Metropolitan Orchestra of New JerseyThe Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ, now in its 47th season, will present a Fall Concert featuring Amy Beach’s Symphony in E Minor “Gaelic”, Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to West Side Story”, George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris”, and Aaron Copland’s Rodeo Movement 4 “Hoe-Down”. Sunday, November 18 at 3:00pm in the Chatham Middle School

Elf The Musical This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf! MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown Sunday, November 18 7:00pm

Rock and Mineral Weekend Kick-Off Learn about the natural world in the Rock and Mineral gallery, visit with vendors, take home some treasures, and enjoy Touch the Music with Claudia Lemmerz. Morris Museum Friday, November 23 12:00pm

Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather and these local happenings!

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