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October and November 2019

Wed., October 16-Sun., November 17
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY: ROMEO AND JULIET
@F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
This, the world’s most famous love story, is a tragedy of heartbreaking beauty that speaks to every person of every era. This timeless masterpiece about civil and domestic strife, a divided community, and the doomed union of star-cross lovers is a moving, provocative, eternally relevant work of art, filled with some of the most beautiful poetry ever penned. Ian Belknap, Artistic Director of New York’s prestigious The Acting Company, directs.
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
www.shakespearenj.org

Sat., November 2
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT/DATE NIGHT: THANKSGIVING STEM FUN
@ Madison Area YMCA Family Center
In need of a night out? Our drop-off programs allow parents to leave the facility during scheduled times. Under the supervision of trusted and qualified Kids Central instructors, children enjoy our Kids Central playground, burn some energy with active play, get creative with a craft and help prepare dinner while you enjoy a 4-hour date night. The night concludes with a movie in The Zone. This month’s event features a dessert made by the kids, Thanksgiving STEM crafts to decorate the house, followed by a screening of the movie Free Birds. Sign up early as space is limited! Parents’ Night Out is available to both members and non-members. Registration is required.
Time: 5pm-9pm
Cost: $25 for members/$35 for nonmembers (per child)
https://www.madisonareaymca.org

Sat., November 2
HOW TO GREEN YOUR CLOSET: A SUSTAINABLE FASHION DEEP DIVE
@ Madison Public Library, 39 Keep St.
Megan Meiklejohn, EILEEN FISHER’s Transparency Manager, will dig into clothing’s unseen impacts—from the farm to the dyehouse to your closet. And Claire Whitcomb, Madison Environmental Commission chair and a longtime writer at EILEEN FISHER, will share the basics of building a mindful wardrobe. Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison Public Library.
Time: 2pm
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Tues., November 5
ELECTION DAY
It’s Election Day–don’t forget to vote! Madison polls are open from 6am to 8pm.
For more information, visit: https://elections.morriscountynj.gov

Thurs., November 7
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: Wild Turkey!
Pre-registration required at www.metc.org
Time: 10am-10:45am
Cost: $10 per class
www.metc.org

Thurs., November 7
TEACHER CONVENTION MINI CAMP: A DAY IN THE LIFE…
@Museum of Early Trades & Craft
Time travel back to the 1800s and experience a child’s daily life by trying your hand at making butter, simple weaving, making a toy and more!  Pre-registration required at www.metc.org. Suitable for grades 1-5.
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost: $12 per child; $10 for METC Members
www.metc.org

Sat., November 9
COMMUNITY SEED SWAP
@Madison Public Library, 39 Keep Street
Join Joan Maccari of the Madison Environmental Commission for a seed swap! Bring seeds of New Jersey native plants if you have some, or none if you don’t have any. Either way, please come to the swap and choose some seeds to take home. Seed sowing and cultivation instructions will be available. If you plan to bring seeds, please contact Joan ahead of time (maccarij@ rosenet.org) so that we can have correct sowing and cultivation instructions for every species that will be available. This is a great way to expand your garden without having to spend big bucks buying new plants! And even better, these are great for our native NJ eco-system! Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison
Public Library.
Time: 2pm
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Weds., November 13
TEDDY BEAR PICNIC
@Museum of Early Trades & Craft
Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day at METC. Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed friend to gather and hear teddy bear stories, make a craft, and more! Pre-registration required at www.metc.org
Time: 4pm-5pm
Cost: $5 per child
www.metc.org

Sat., November 16
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: THE SANDLOT
@ Madison Area YMCA Family Center
Wear your PJ’s, bring a pillow and enjoy The Sandlot with your family. Popcorn is provided compliments of the Y!
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $25 per family
https://www.madisonareaymca.org

Mon., November 18
IS YOUR YOUNG ATHLETE AT RISK FOR AN ACL INJURY RUINING THEIR SEASON? LEARN PREVENTION MEASURES
@Professional Physical Therapy and Training, located within the Madison Area YMCA
Dr. Jay Rosania, Physical Therapist, will discuss the cause and risk factors for ACL and other knee injuries that plague young student athletes. Learn the latest research and techniques on measures to potentially prevent it from ending their season. The first 6 registrants will receive a comprehensive Athletic Aptitude Assessment including a customized home program. (Value $195). Great for spotting potential injuries and improving performance or getting baseline measures. Free, but registration required. Call 973-270-7417 or visit www.professionalptandtraining.com/seminars.
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: FREE
www.professionalptandtraining.com

Tues., November 19
GET YOUR LIFE BACK FROM BACK PAIN
@Professional Physical Therapy and Training, located within the Madison Area YMCA
Back pain is very common and can frustrate people for years. It’s frequently the cause of missing out on time with family, recreational activities or even career responsibilities. Understand what it can be coming from and how to not let back pain stop you even if you’ve tried other treatments, pills or even surgery. The first 7 registrants will receive a $50 voucher to use toward a treatment plan of care. Free but registration is required.
Call 973-270-7417 or visit www.professionalptandtraining.com/seminars
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE
www.professionalptandtraining.com

Tues., November 19
GAP YEAR FOR STUDENTS
@ Madison Public Library
More and more, U.S. teens are considering their options before jumping right from high school to college. Rather than simply choosing among colleges, many of today’s high school seniors are also beginning to defer the college experience – usually for a year. This “Gap Year” – which has been standard practice in the U.K. for years – is growing rapidly in popularity here in the U.S. Experience has shown that 90% of students taking a gap year will enroll in a four-year college, and be more focused, mature and ready to embrace college learning. There are many types of gap year experiences. Some teens stay close to home. Some travel the world. Some combine work, service, and travel. There is no formula for a “perfect” gap year. However, it is important for students to make thoughtful choices, so their experience helps them grow as citizens, develop their passions, and become better thinkers. Katherine Stievater, a Gap Year Advisor and Founder of Gap Year Solutions, will explain why gap years are growing in popularity and how any student can benefit from a gap year. She will explain different gap year options and the gap year planning process, including how it relates to college planning. This program is especially geared to high school juniors and seniors and their parents.
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Fri., November 22
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: CRUSHING THE RED FLOWERS
@Short Stories Bookshop, 23 Main Street
Join local Chatham children’s novelist Jennifer Voigt Kaplan as she discusses and signs her new book, Crushing the Red Flowers. Appropriate for adults, tweens, & teens. “Germany in 1938 comes alive and will be unforgettable to young readers in this powerful debut novel.” – James Patterson
Time: 2pm
Cost: FREE
www.shortstoriesnj.com

Fri., November 29
MADISON CHRISTMAS PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING
@Downtown Madison
The annual Madison Christmas Parade is one of the most beloved Madison holiday traditions. Each year throngs of people gather on the route down Main Street to enjoy the parade and tree lighting sponsored by the all-volunteer Madison Christmas Committee.
Time: 5pm-8pm
Cost: FREE
https://www.rosenet.org