July 2016 Archives

Community Nursery School Open House August 5

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Community Nursery School will be having an OPEN HOUSE on Friday, August 5th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 noon
Learn about our program, explore the classrooms and have your questions answered. There's still time to enroll for September. Don't miss out!

Miss Fisher Mystery Event At Brass Lantern July 28th

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Calling all dolls & dames – Miss Fisher Mystery Event at Brass Lantern!

Mystery, intrigue, glam, jazz music and refreshments are all in store as
The Brass Lantern transforms itself into a mystery boutique at this free
event on Thursday July 28th from 6pm to 8:30pm. The event is based upon
the hit Australian 1920s crime drama about the glamorous sleuthing
adventures of detective Phryne Fisher!

Owner Lois Cataldo and her staff will transform their store using 1920s
themed decorations to create a series of mini-mysteries for event goers to
uncover. Clues will be hidden throughout the store with winners announced
throughout the evening.

Minyanim at Neve Shalon August 6

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Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Avenue, Metuchen, NJ, will be hosting Multiple MInyanim on Saturday August 6th.  In addition to the traditional service which will begin at 9:30 in the sanctuary, we will have a Yoga Minyan in the ballroom beginning at 10:15. This program will combine yoga postures, readings, prayers and relaxation.  At 11:30 we will join the congregation in the sanctuary for Musaf.  Bring a yoga mat or towel. Chair accommodations are available. For more information, please contact Wendy Kushner at whkushner@gmail.com.

Temple Emanu-El Events for August 2016

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All events take place at Temple Emanu-El unless otherwise noted.


Special Note:           Temple Emanu-El is excited to announce the launch of a New Prospective Membership Giveaway Program! Prospective members who attend any service or event at Temple Emanu-El can enter into a raffle for 12 months of FREE membership at the temple! 
One entry per family can be made for EACH event attended. Every month, one free membership will be given away. The year of free membership will begin on the first of the month following the raffle draw.
This amazing opportunity will take place for one full year. Raffle winners who continue their membership following the promotional free year will be eligible for our ongoing membership incentive (Two years at 50% regular membership fees).
Some restrictions apply, please phone temple office for details.


August 13                 Erev Tisha B'Av Program  We begin at 9:00 pm with a program led by Rabbi Vaisberg and Cantor Marer on "When Bad Things Happen to Good People: A Timeless Conversation."  This will be followed by a service featuring a reading from the Book of Eichah (Lamentations). Please bring a flashlight as we will conduct the service in a darkened room, befitting the atmosphere to mark the seriousness of the austere occasion.


August 19                 Tot Shabbat  An age-appropriate Shabbat program for younger children up to six years old which also includes a Jewish-themed art/craft session. The program starts at 6:00pm.


August 26                 Shabbat Under the Stars and Open House.  Bring your favorite Shabbat Dinner for your own family, we will provide drinks, challah and dessert (oneg).  Dinner starts at 6:00 pm.  At 7:00 pm we'll have services outside, under the stars with music and song.  A cookie swap oneg will follow the outdoor service- bring your tastiest cookie creation for everyone to share. Visitors and friends are warmly welcome, a great opportunity to check out our community. 

METUCHEN ROCKS! Summer Concert Series 2016

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What:  METUCHEN ROCKS! Summer Concert Series
When: August 11th (Carrie Jackson & her Jazzin Allstars
August 18 (Miss Laurie Ann & her Country band, the SaddleTones)
August 25 (Lowlight with Renee Maskin)
Where: Metuchen Summer Stage, corner of New and Center Streets in downtown Metuchen
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Metuchen Arts Council

Family Arts Festival

Saturday, July 30

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Come one, come all! The Friends of the Metuchen Library is excited to hold a family arts festival and fundraiser for the Library Gallery.  A number of outside activities are planned, including face painting, balloon animals, games and crafts.   There will be a bake sale as well as a photo corner where you can have your picture taken.  Various artists will also be on hand selling their works.  Something for every member of the family!

The excitement continues inside. The Library Gallery, located on the upper level of the library, will be holding a reception for the artists showing in the current exhibit, "About Faces". This is a great time to stop in, meet the artists, and see some of the great works currently on display.

So come join in the fun!

No registration is required but if you have questions please call the Metuchen Public Library at (732) 632-8526, check their website at http://www.metuchenlibrary.org/, or stop by the main service desk. The library is located at 480 Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen.    

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Metuchen Library. Visit our website at http://www.fotml.org/


*The Library reserves the right to record or photograph library users for publicity purposes, unless an individual files a Photo Opt Out Release form.*

New Fish Vendor at Metuchen Farmers Market

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Fresh Fish Now Available Every Saturday at Metuchen Farmers Market

JULY XX, 2016 METUCHEN, NJ - Get your fresh fish! On Saturday, July 23rd, Metuchen Farmers Market welcomes Jersey City Fish Stand, the newest addition to its weekly, Saturday market participants.

Organically raised and wild-caught fish serve as a welcome addition to the strong collection of fresh, top-quality goods that Metuchen Farmers Market provides to the community.

Market Manager, Nelson Li explains, "Previously, we had no seafood offerings so we are really excited about the addition of Jersey City Fish Stand. Now local residents can get everything they need for the perfect summer barbecue at the farmers market, including fresh fish to grill. Please join me in welcoming them this Saturday."

Jersey City Fish Stand Co-Owner, John Sabochick adds, "We are very excited to participate in the Metuchen Farmers Market and get to know everyone. Each market day will feature a different selection depending on what's catching. Local catches such as black sea bass, monk fish, scallops, fluke, tilefish and more will also be featured. We enjoy letting our customers know where and how each fish was caught, and offer suggestions on how to prepare it. Please stop by, try our fish and feel free to ask us lots of questions!"

The Metuchen Farmers Market runs every Saturday through November, rain or shine from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Metuchen Senior Center Parking Lot located at the corner of New and Center Streets. Parking is available in the back of the A&P Liquors Parking Lot. The new parking deck also offers free parking for 3 hours on Saturdays.

To learn more about Jersey City Fish Stand, please visit their website or check them out on Facebook.

To see a complete list of Metuchen Farmers Market participants please visit our website. Interested in volunteering? Please visit our website and learn how you can help us keep growing. For anyone interested in becoming a vendor at the Metuchen Farmers Market, please contact Nelson at metuchenfarmersmarket@gmail.com  

Transformations Gallery Presents "Outside In"

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Toastmasters Grand Final at Metuchen Public LIbrary July 28

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 Come prepared to be dazzled! The public is invited to the Grand Finale of the Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program at the Metuchen  Public  Library (480 Middlesex Avenue) on Thursday July 28 from 2 pm until 4 pm. The event is the culmination of a six week program that was led by Lynda Wonski, ACG, ALB of Jim Friend Toastmasters. The finale will feature over twenty  8th through 12th graders from Metuchen who have participated in the Public Speaking and Leadership Program. Students will demonstrate leadership skills, public speaking ability, impromptu speaking skills, evaluation aptitude, and proper meeting etiquette. 
      The Youth Leadership Program was co-sponsored by the Metuchen Public Library and the Jim Friend Toastmasters Club (which meets at the First Baptist Church at 225 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 6:45 - 8:30 pm). The Friends of the Metuchen Library offered gift card rewards to participants of the Youth Leadership Program for their weekly speaking accomplishments.  For more information about the Grand Finale or the Leadership Program, contact the Youth Services Librarian atKLiss@Lmxac.org.

Twelfth Night: The perfect summer show!

This weekend we're performing Twelfth Night at Ocean Grove's Jersey Shore Arts Center. JSAC is a historic building and we will be in their intimate Herbst Theater. Come and see us perform one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, the story of mistaken identity, unrequited love, and evil pranks. Tickets are available at https://squareup.com/store/jersey-shore-arts-center/.
If you can't make it this weekend, we'll be presenting Twelfth Night outdoors next weekend--Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31--at Tommy's Pond in Metuchen. Show times are 3:00 both days and you'll need to bring your own chair. Tickets will be available at the park about an hour ahead of time. Tommy's Pond is at the corner of Lake Avenue and Franklin Place.
The production is sponsored by some generous people and organizations, including Metuchen Arts Council, Metuchen Savings Bank, Gallagher Painting, the Metuchen Borough Improvement League, La Rosa Pizzeria and Restaurant, and the Reuter, LaMoreaux, and Jaffe-Dworak families.

Metuchen Public Library Offers Tech Help August 9

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The Metuchen Public Library is pleased to offer another tech help session on Tuesday, August 9, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm to help those of you who want to learn how to download ebooks,  eAudioboos, free streaming movies or music, digital magazines, as well as the basic operations and functions for android or ipad/iphone users.  
The session is limited on space. Registration is required. Please remember to bring your devices for the tech help session.
Please call 732-632-8526 to register. Non-Metuchen residents will be placed on the waiting list unless space is available.

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