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January 2020

Mon., December 30
JAZZ HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH JANE STUART MUSIC
@Madison Public Library
Enjoy some of the crafting we have done throughout the year! Painting, beading, and other library classics. Snack will be served with our smorgasbord of crafting. Sponsored by Madison.
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Tues., December 31-Weds. January 1
FIRST NIGHT MORRIS COUNTY
@3 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, NJ
December 31, 2019 marks the 28th year of New Jersey’s biggest and brightest First Night, a New Year’s Eve family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts – with more than 100 artists, 44 events in 16 venues – representing dance, theatre, music, world cultures, visual arts and children’s programs. For a detailed overview of the complete program, visit www.morrisarts.org. For more information, the latest program updates, to volunteer or to purchase tickets, visit the First Night Morris County website at https:// www.firstnightmorris.com or call the First Night Morris official ticketing partner, the Mayo Performing Arts Center box office at (973) 539-8008.
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

Thurs., January 2
ADULT CRAFT CLUB
@ Madison Public Library, 39 Keep St.
Join us for the new Madison Public Library Craft Club! We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the library alcove at 1:30. We will explore a different craft each month – book folding, string art, decoupage, painting and much more! Registration is required so that supply needs can be determined. There is NO fee for this program.
Time: 1:30 pm
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Sun., January 5
SWEET TREATS: DESSERTS AND DELICACIES FROM THE GARDEN STATE EXHIBIT CLOSES
@Museum of Early Trades & Craft
Our main gallery exhibit titled Sweet Treats: Desserts and Delicacies from the Garden State indulges visitors in the rich culinary traditions – the foods, desserts, and delicacies – that find their roots here in the Garden State. Make sure to see it before the exhibit closes!
Cost: FREE with museum admission
www.metc.org

Fri., January 10
SPECIAL EVENT: CAKE, BATTER, AND ROLL
@ Madison Area YMCA Family Center
Get ready for a bake off! Join us for this tasty event where participants get paired up to create a baked dish! Supplies are set out and pairs will race against the clock to create the best baked good! Winners receive a special prize. Ages7+ years. Registration is required.
Time:6pm-7pm
Cost: $80/child
https://www.madisonareaymca.org

Sat., January 11
PAWS FOR READING (AGES 5-10)
@ Madison Public Library, 39 Keep St.
Build confidence and vocabulary (and have fun) while reading to licensed therapy dogs. They are very good listeners! Saturday sessions will be held at 11:00 and 11:30 am and Tuesday evening sessions will be held at 7:00 and 7:30 pm. Please register for one. Thank you!
Time: Varies
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Sat., January 11
FAMILY NIGHT, WINTER WONDERLAND DANCE
@ Madison Area YMCA Family Center
Come join us for a family-friendly Winter Wonderland dance to warm up the cold months. Twirl under the disco ball and enjoy a special dinner with your family.
Time:6pm-8pm
Cost: $25/family (members); $35/family
(nonmembers)
https://www.madisonareaymca.org

Mon., January 20
NEW EXHIBIT: SURVEYING THE NEW JERSEY LANDSCAPE OPENS
@Museum of Early Trades & Craft
METC will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and so will our new Main Gallery Exhibit. Surveying the New Jersey Landscape, will feature 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.
Cost: $10 per class
www.metc.org

Tues., January 21
BLUES TO BROADWAY
@ Madison Public Library, 39 Keep St.
Vocalist Stephen Fuller will take you on a musical journey from “Blues to Broadway”. This journey includes the music and stories of Blues, Spirituals, Jazz, Motown, Broadway and more. This delightful program will have you singing along and dancing in your seats.
Time: 7 pm
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Wed, January 22
DREW FORUM PRESENTS: THE NPR POLITICS PODCAST
@Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Drew University
You may have heard The NPR Politics Podcast before, but seeing a live taping of the nation’s top political podcast is a whole new ballgame. Join four of NPR’s Washington Desk reporters for an evening of banter, laughs and thoughts on a topic that we can’t stop thinking about—the 2020 presidential election. Get the exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the podcast is made, ask the pod squad your political questions and find out what the team just cannot let go.
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $32
http://www.drew.edu/events

Mon., January 23
METC MEMBERS ONLY EXHIBIT OPENING
@Museum of Early Trades & Craft
Join METC for a members-only exhibit opening reception with a special tour of the new Main Gallery Exhibit, Surveying the New Jersey Landscape.
www.metc.org
Time: 5pm
Cost: FREE for METC Members

Fri., January 24
DIPF PRESENTS: ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS @F.M. KIRBY SHAKESPEARE THEATER
This multi-media collaboration includes new dances from emerging choreographers & area Guest Artists, members of Dance Innovations Performance Foundation Company, Jazz Pianist Rio Clemente & Envision Dance Exchange – (An integrated creative movement company celebrating the alliance of all abilities dancers).
Time: 7:30pm-9:15pm
Cost: Pre-Sale $25 / At-the-door $30
http://www.dancenj.org

Fri., January 24
BLOOD DRIVE
@ Madison Area YMCA Family Center
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
www.nybloodcenter.org

Sun., January 26
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
@ Madison Area YMCA Family Center
Come to the Y and enjoy the Annual Pancake Breakfast! Pancakes will be served on Sunday, January 26, from 10AM – 1PM at the Family Center located at 111 Kings Road in Madison. Breakfast is free for members. Non-members are welcome for a suggested $5 donation per family.
Time:10am-1pm
Cost: FREE (members)/$5 suggested
donation (nonmembers)
https://www.madisonareaymca.org

Mon., January 27
LEARN ALL ABOUT CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
@ Madison Public Library, 39 Keep St.
Chinese calligraphy is a type of pleasing writing, as well as a kind of sport, embodying the artistic expression of human language in a tangible form. This type of expression has been widely practiced in China and has been generally held in high esteem across East Asia. Four Treasures of the Study (文房四宝 wén fáng sì bǎo) is an expression used to refer to the ink brush, inkstick, paper and inkstone used in Chinese calligraphy and painting. The name stems from the time of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589 AD). There is still work today for calligraphers and a substantial market for calligraphy scrolls produced in the traditional manner. Learn to write a few simples words using a traditional writing mat, paper, ink and brush. Taught by members of the Calligraphy Association of America.
Time: 7 pm
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Mon., January 27
TODDLER PROGRAM: NJ ANIMALS FROM PAST TO PRESENT
@Museum of Early Trades & Craft
Join one of METC’s educators as we explore the animals that roamed New Jersey 200 years ago and today! This month: Red Fox! Pre-registration required at www.metc.org
Time: 1pm-1:45pm
Cost: $10 per class
www.metc.org