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April 2020

Fri., March 6, 13, 20, 27
TEEN SCENE
@ Madison Area YMCA
Teen Scene is the Madison Area YMCA’s Friday Night program for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Graders!
7:00-10:00 PM; Teens must register by NOON and check-in by 8 PM. Teens and parents must fill out a one-time waiver and information form to participate. Teen Scene is limited to the first 60 participants. Please register online to secure your spot. Registration closes at NOON. Activities include: Organized games (Dodgeball, Gladiator)*; Full use of the Teen Center; Open Swim (9-10 pm).
Time: 7PM-10PM Cost: $5 for members / $7 per child for non- members (Registration required)
madisonareaymca.org

Ongoing
NEW EXHIBIT: SURVEYING THE NEW JERSEY LANDSCAPE
@ Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main St.
METC’s new exhibit, Surveying the New Jersey Landscape, features historic maps, surveying tools, and other accounts that provide us with a unique lens through which we can better understand and honor our relationship to this precious land.

Wed., April 1
THE PHILOSOPHY OF BOB DYLAN
@ Madison Public Library, Chase Room, 39 Keep St.
Join Lisa O’Neill Sanders for a lecture of the philosophical aspects of Bob Dylan’s work.
Sanders is a Bob Dylan expert, working as a professor and serving as the chair of the Department of Philosophy at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City. She has been teaching her course “Philosophy.
Time: 7pm Cost: FREE
http://www.madisonnjlibrary.org/

Fri., April 3, 24
TEEN SCENE
@ Madison Area YMCA
Teen Scene is the Madison Area YMCA’s Friday Night program for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Graders! 7:00-10:00 PM; Teen Scene is limited to the first 60 participants. Please register online to secure your spot. Registration closes at NOON. Activities include: Organized games (Dodgeball, Gladiator)*; Full use of the Teen Center; Open Swim (9-10 pm).
Time: 7PM-10PM
Cost: $5 for members / $7 per child for non- members (Registration required)
madisonareaymca.org

Tue. April 7, Wed. April 8, Thur. April 9
SPRING BREAK DROP-IN CRAFTS
@ Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main St.
Spend Spring Break at METC by exploring your creative side with Drop-In Crafts! Stop by anytime from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Pre registration recommended.
Time: 11:30am-3:30pm Cost: $5
www.metc.org

Wed., April 8
MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP
@ Madison Public Library, Chase Room, 39 Keep St.
The Memoir Workshop is for any writer at any stage of writing a memoir. Join Creative License Publishing as they share the critical elements that make any memoir a “must-read” in an interactive session focused on each participant’s memoir. Bring with you an idea for a memoir, one that is partially written, or one you may have finished along with any questions or concerns. Our goal is for each participant to learn from other writers as well as the CLP writer. By the end, you will gain critical knowledge specific to your work to produce a higher quality product. Registration is limited. Note: If you want to read your work, bring copies for other members to read along and use to write their critiques on.
Time: 7pm Cost: FREE
http://www.madisonnjlibrary.org/

Sat., April 4
EASTER FUN FEST!
The Madison tradition is back, and better than ever. Candy, the Easter Bunny, and fantastic raffle prizes.
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE

Wed., April 15
“WHAT’S IT WORTH” ANTIQUE APPRAISAL
@ Madison Public Library, Chase Room, 39 Keep St.
Michael Ivankovich is back to tell us how much your antiques are worth. Mike will introduce you to “What Determines Value”… and reveal what your Antiques, Collectibles, and Personal Treasures are really worth today. Each attendee is invited to bring in 1-2 items for Mike to appraise. Michael has been involved in some phase of the Antiques & Collectibles business for more than 35 years. He is a frequent lecturer and spoken before groups too numerous to list. Registration is limited.
Time: 6:30pm Cost: FREE
http://www.madisonnjlibrary.org/

Sat., April 18
TEEN JOB FAIR (AGES 14-18)
@ Madison Public Library, Chase Room, 39 Keep St.
Job fair will bring together employers, business owners, and organizations for teens to fill various part-time or summer- only positions. Each teen attendee must complete a Job Fair Resume found on our website or at http://bit.ly/2u1Bs2c. Bring several copies of this resume to share with each prospective employer you meet.
*Registration Required
Time: 2pm-4pm Cost: FREE
http://www.madisonnjlibrary.org/

Mon., April 20
NJ ANIMALS FROM PAST TO PRESENT (AGES 3-5)
@ Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main St.
Join one of METC’s educators as we explore the animals that roamed New Jersey 200 years ago and today! This month: Coyote!
Pre-registration required at  www.metc.org
Time: 3pm
Cost: $10 per class, $8 for members
www.metc.org

Tues., April 21
AMERICANS WHO JOINED THE FOREIGN LEGION IN 1914 TO FIGHT FOR FRANCE AND CIVILIZATION
@ Madison Public Library, Chase Room, 39 Keep St.
David Hanna will be talking about his newest book, Rendezvous With Death: Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight for France and Civilization. David is a resident of Madison and teaches history at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He is a recipient of the New York Times Teachers Make a Difference Award. He is a member of the American Historical Association and has been a featured speaker at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington and the Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum in New York.
Time: 7pm Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjhistoricalsociety.org

Fri., April 24
BLOOD DRIVE
@ Madison Area YMCA
Donate Blood now! People can’t live without it!
For an appointment call 1-800-933-2566 or go to www.nybloodcenter.org.
Walk-ins welcome. Time: 1pm-7pm
madisonareaymca.org

Sat., April 25
2020 MADISON GREEN FAIR
@ Madison Public Library, Chase Room, 39 Keep St.
The Madison Green Fair held at the Madison Public Library is a town-wide event that educates and encourages people of all ages to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. The Green Fair allows participants to visualize how their seemingly small individual efforts can make a huge difference in our community. We hope to educate the public about green choices, celebrate the strides that Madison has already made in terms of green success and plan for a greener future for our town! Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison Public Library.
Time: 1pm-3pm Cost: FREE
http://www.madisonnjlibrary.org/

Sat., April 25
SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
@ F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue
Shakespeare LIVE! presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s uproarious comedy is the ideal “first Shakespeare” for young people and a riotous roller coaster ride for audiences of all ages. This abridged performance runs approximately 75 minutes including a post-show discussion with the cast! For tickets, call the Box Office at (973)408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.
Time: 11am
Cost: $20; Children are FREE if you mention the code STAGES
http://www.shakespeareNJ.org

Sat., April 25
SHORT SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESAR
@ F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue
Shakespeare LIVE! Presents Julius Caesar
Personal loyalty and patriotic duty collide as cries of revolt rock the Roman capitol in Shakespeare’s searing political thriller, Julius Caesar. A must-see for students of history and English literature. This abridged performance runs approximately 75 minutes including a post-show discussion with the cast!
For tickets, call the Box Office at (973)408- 5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.
Time: 2pm
Cost: $20; Children are FREE if you mention the code STAGES
http://www.shakespeareNJ.org