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1/25/2020 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CONTEST

K of C Free Throw Contest in P-G ( Free to all ) Signup begins at 3:30 PM.....Proof of Age is required

Who:      Boys & Girls (Ages 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)

When:    Sat. January 25th (Snow Date: Sat. Feb. 1)  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Where:    Peapack Gladstone Municipal Gym  1 School Street, Peapack, NJ

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1/25/2020 50 BOOK CHALLENGE

January 25 at 10:30 am Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118

www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Join our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets several times a year for reading suggestions, feedback and refreshments. Link here to our 50 Book Challenge resources. New members are always welcome. Free. No sign-up is needed.


1/27/2020 EARTH WARRIOR SERIES

January 27 at 4:30-5:30 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118

www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Join us for an hour of environmental games, readings, and activities!  Meet with a naturalist for recyclable crafts, building projects, gardening tips, and more nature-based activities.  If you consider yourself a budding environmentalist, count yourself an Eco-Warrior! For children in Grades 3-4. Free. No sign-up is needed.


1/28/2020  NIAGARA

January 28 at 7:00 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118

www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Join Kevin Woyce for an illustrated tour of the Niagara River, from its historic bridges and forts to modern-day parks and tourist attractions. Discover how the river, falls and gorge formed, and see how they have changed over the years. He will also introduce the river’s explorers and settlers; daredevils who risked their lives for fame or fortune; businessmen who harnessed the falls’ power; and the conservationists and visionaries who saved the falls for generations of visitors. Free. Advance sign-up is requested at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org.


1/28/2020 HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE

January 28 at 3:00-4:00 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118 www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Students will work on a variety of projects to earn community service hours. No application or registration is needed. Please arrive on time in order to earn the full hour of service. Grades 9-12. 


2/2/2020 FREE DISNEY CONCERT IN BRIDGEWATER

Music fans of all ages are invited to the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band’s annual FREE Children’s Concert on Sunday, February 2 at 2pm at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. The concert is a great way for kids to get their wiggles out dancing to the music long before Super Bowl festivities begin. This 1-hour program features Disney music from Star Wars, Frozen, The Lion King, Moana, Coco, and more. Immediately after the concert, children may see and hear the instruments up close at the Instrument Petting Zoo.  Each child will receive a passport to collect stickers for each instrument they visit. www.rvsb.org

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2/03/2020 SOMERSET HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION PLANNED

Registration of children who will be entering Kindergarten in September of 2020 will be held at the Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School the week of February 3, 2020 through February 7, 2020.  Personnel will be available between the hours of 9:30 – 11:30 A.M. and 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. to accept and review registration documents. All registration forms must be completed and presented with proof of age, residence and health records at this time.  Students must be five years of age by October 1, 2020 in order to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Incoming registrants will be scheduled for the April 2, 2020 Kindergarten Screening and Bus Visit at this time.


2/03/2020 LA INSCIPCIÓN DE KINDERGARTEN DEL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE  SOMERSET 

La inscripción de niños que ingresarán en kindergarten por septiembre de 2020 va a ocurrir por la escuela primaria Marion T. Bedwell por la semana del 3 hasta el 7 de febrero de 2020. El personal estarán disponibles entre las horas 9:30 y 11:30 y entre las 13:30 y 14:30 para recibir y revisar los documentos de inscripción. Por esta fecha, todos los formularios de inscripción deben estar completados y entregados con una prueba de edad del niño, prueba de residencia, y registros de salud. Los alumnos deben cumplir cinco años por el 1 de octubre de 2020 para ser eligibles inscribirse en kindergarten por el año escolar 2020-2021. Los inscritos entrantes también estarán programados para el cribado de kindergarten en el 2 de abril de 2020 y para una visita de bus escolar.

REGISTRATION FOR THE SOMERSET HILLS LACROSSE CLUB 2020 SEASON IS NOW OPEN! GIRLS REGISTRATION IS FULL

Registration for all boys in grades 2 through 8 interested in playing lacrosse for the 2020 season is now open.  Online registration can be accessed at www.somersethillslacrosse.com.  Registration cost is $300.

Registration for boys and girls in grades K through 2 will open at a later date.


6/22/2020 WATERSHED UNIVERSITY-RARITAN HEADWATERS ASSOCIATION 

Participants spend a week learning from experts in the environmental field, examining environmental and social topics that affect local and global resource conservation challenges.

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1/25/2020 CHINESE NEW YEAR DROP IN CRAFT AT CDPL

Kids:  Stop by the Clarence Dillon Public Library, Saturday 1/25 (11:00-5:00) and make a craft to welcome The Year of the Rat.   


1/26/2020 FOSSIL DIG

  Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118

www.bernardsvillelibrary.org If you dig dinosaurs and fossils, this is the program for you. Learn about fossils and search for your own authentic natural treasures. Every child will take home a fossil to keep. For children ages five and up with a caregiver. Space is limited and advance registration is required at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org.


1/26/2020  THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY CHORALE AT ST. BERNARD'S CHURCH 

Join us on January 26, at 1 pm in the church to hear the US Coast Guard Academy Chorale (featuring Abby Ferrara!) in concert. The Chorale is comprised of around thirty cadets from two singing groups: the Idlers (the male selected choir)  and the Fairwinds (the female selected choir). 


1/26/2020 TEEN KNITTING GROUP

Teen Knitting (open to ages 11-18).  Spend an afternoon knitting / crocheting with a pro!  Hang out with new friends, watch a movie, and grab a few snacks.   Clarence Dillon Public Library 2336 Lamington Road Bedminster 1:00pm.


1/26/2020 PEAPACK GLADSTONE REC SKI TRIP

All 7th-12th grade students are welcome to join the PG Rec Department on our annual SKI/SNOWBOARD trip to Elk Mountain on Sunday, January 26th, 2020.  The bus leaves from the PG Municipal at 6:15 am and returns at 6:45 PM. Registration materials can be found at www.peapackgladstone.org. Don't delay spaces fill up quickly!


1/29/2020 NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY AT CDPL

Stop by CDPL on National Puzzle Day (Wednesday 1/29) from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (downstairs Community Room).  All ages welcomed! Clarence Dillon Public Library 2336 Lamington Road - Bedminster



1/31/2020 -2/21/2020 SILVER AWARD PROJECT!

Please help 8th grade Girl Scout troop 61318 with their Silver Award Project! They are looking for donations of new/gently worn formal dresses, suits, men’s and women’s dress shoes, jewelry, ties and other accessories for students in grades 8-12. Donations will be accepted at the Somerset Hills YMCA, Bernardsville Library and Bernards High School from February 1-29. These donations will then be made available at the YMCA on March 14 at no cost. 

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UNTIL 04/01//2020 PRESCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Do you know a family that needs help to afford the cost of preschool? Tuition assistance can make it possible for 3- and 4-year-olds in this area to attend a quality preschool program. Preschool Advantage has been assisting families in Morris and Somerset counties for 25 years. Applications are now available for the 2020-2021 academic year, with priority funding given to those who apply by March 1, 2020.  To learn more about Preschool Advantage and the application process, visit www.preschooladvantage.org, call (973) 532-2501, or rinfo@preschooladvantage.org email.

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2/3/2020 Kid's Chess at CDPL

Kid's Chess at CDPL:  Advanced Beginner & Intermediate  -- Instruction by Diplomat Chess. 4 sessions:  Mondays 2/3, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4, and 6/1 from 4:30 - 5:30  Open to grades 1-8 Children must register for each class  (908) 234-2325 x107 Clarence Dillon Public Library 2336 Lamington Road  Bedminster


2/8/2020 A HOLE LOT OF FUN! MINI GOLF IN BERNARDSVILLE LIBRARY

Bernardsville Public Library 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville; 908-766-0118

www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Join the Friends of the Bernardsville Library for a “hole lot of fun” – mini golf up and down the library aisles!  Family Day: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 8.

Only $5/person. Donuts, fruit, coffee and hot chocolate, and later hot dogs, hot pretzels, desserts, drinks, will be offered for purchase. Tickets will be available at the door. Adult Night: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, February 8. $35/person for golf, food, beer/wine. We’ll have international cuisine from local restaurants plus appetizers and desserts (Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, American). Get your tickets at the Circulation Desk or at the door! Don’t miss the raffle with more than 25 baskets! All funds raised will benefit the library. For more details, go to www.bernardsvillelibrary.org/mini-golf.


2/8/2020 THE ABC'S OF CANDY - FAMILY PROGRAM AT CDPL

Join us at the library when an educator from the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts explores the history of candy and sweets!  In this interactive program, we will look at candies, chocolates, and sweets that have been around for over 100 years - as well as some that are quite new.  Free samples too! Saturday 2/8 11:00 am Clarence Dillon Public Library Bedminster


HPV VACCINATION IS CANCER PREVENTION!  

All boys and girls ages 11 to 12 should get the vaccine.   The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a very common virus that can cause several cancers.  The HPV vaccine protects against the virus and the cancers it can cause. 

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