May in Montclair Calendar of Events

Plan Ahead - These events require advance registration

EventEvent DateRegister by
Functional vs FICTIONAL - "Is your exercise program helping or hurting you?"05/30/201505/28/2015
Publishing and Selling eBooks & Digital Products05/31/201505/29/2015
Watercolor in the Garden (Ages 5+)05/31/201505/29/2015
May
28
Thursday

Fireside Yoga

Fireside YogaSponsored by Van Dyk Health Care at Montclair. 42 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm. Learn how to cope with stress successfully. Enjoy a wellness lecture and yoga session by Montclair local, Laura Mitchell. Enjoy some "me" time while mastering the art of stress relief and relaxation. Reservations / registration required by 05/26/2015. For more info: www.vandykhealthcare.com, amy@vandykhealthcare.com, 973-783-9400. Free.

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Monthly Montclair Poetry Series

Sponsored by Montclair Public Library. 50 South Fullerton street, Montclair, NJ 07042. 7pm. Poets Laura Boss and Maria Gillan host the monthly poetry series at the library, featuring the poets of LIPS magazine followed by an open reading For more info: rongnan3@gmail.com, 973-748-5055. Free.

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May
29
Friday

Renaissance School 7th Grade Revolutionary Walk

Sponsored by Renaissance PTA. Historic Downtown Montclair. 11 am - 2:30 pm. 7th grade students will walk through key Revolutionary War sites in downtown Montclair. They will listen to speakers at each site describing the site's relevance. For more info: sthomas@montclair.k12.nj.us, 973-509-5741. Free.

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From Roses to Rock Gardens Annual Tour

From Roses to Rock Gardens Annual TourSponsored by Van Vleck House & Gardens. 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ 07042. 11 am. Delight in someone else’s garden and get ideas for your own at the “Roses to Rock Garden” private garden tour, May 29th and 30th (rain or shine) from 11 am – 4 pm. General admission ticket of $30 prepaid (Friends $25) or $35 at the door (Friends $30) includes self-guided tour of 8 local Montclair and Glen Ridge gardens as well as the Van Vleck gardens. All proceeds benefit historic Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.vanvleck.org , call 973-744-4752, or email info@vanvleck.org For more info: info@vanvleck.org, 973-744-4752. $25 - $35.

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May
30
Saturday

‘Roaring Since the 20’s’ Spring Gala

Sponsored by The Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc.. Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052. 7:00 PM. The Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc's 'Roaring Since the Twenties' Gala will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at The Montclair Golf Club, located at 25 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052. The Gala will feature an open bar, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Our theme, "Roaring Since the Twenties," will highlight a Great Gatsby theme and pay homage to our League making a difference since 1921. Reservations / registration required. For more info: http://goo.gl/R3jYFa, mail@jlmn.org, 973-746-2499. 150.00.

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Guided Birding Hikes - Nesting

Sponsored by Van Vleck House & Gardens. 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ 07042. 9 am. Watching a bird build a nest is a fascinating delight. Many bird species nest here on the Van Vleck House & Gardens property. Take a walk to see birds as they build their nests or as they feed their young. Of course, we will keep a safe and respectful distance. Dress for the weather. Reservations / registration required. For more info: www.vanvleck.org, education@vanvleck.org, 973-744-4752. $5 - $7.

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Montclair Shred-Fest!

Sponsored by Office of Environmental Affairs. 219 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 9 am - 1 pm. Shred and Recycle Your Private Documents at Montclair’s Spring 2015 Shred-Fest! Montclair residents doing some spring cleaning can enjoy the peace of mind from seeing all their confidential documents shredded, while boosting recycling and saving money. Our recyclable paper is valuable, and throwing it out as garbage is like burning our own money. Now residents can watch their private documents destroyed in front of their eyes, while still recycling this valuable material. A paper-shredding truck will be provided free of charge by Montclair’s recycling vendor, Atlantic Coast Fibers; residents just drive in and will be helped to unload their personal files. Remember: only confidential paper documents, and Montclair residents. For more info: www.montclairnjusa.org, grussell@montclairnjusa.org, 973-509-5721. Free.

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Functional vs FICTIONAL - "Is your exercise program helping or hurting you?"

Functional vs FICTIONAL - Sponsored by Advanced Fitness Concepts / Gordon Waddell, PES, CSCS, CES. 125 Gates Ave Montclair, NJ 07042. 10:30 am. What is functional training? Join Montclair's leading health and fitness professional for a free workshop that will teach you what functional training really is, and what it isn't! Learn why you need functional training to improve your daily life, reduce pain, prevent injuries, and increase sports performance. Learn the best and safest exercises that everyone needs! Learn to design your own workouts to get maximum results in minimal time. You will change your thinking about exercise and fitness forever Please RSVP. No walk-ins. Reservations / registration required by 05/28/2015. For more info: fitmontclair.wordpress.com/may-in-montclair-2015/, Gordon@advanced-fitness-concepts.com, 973-865-6691. Free.

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May
31
Sunday

Choral Concert

Sponsored by Central Prebyterian Church. 46 Park St. Montclair. 3:00 PM. Central Presbyterian Church has a century-old tradition of excellent choral music. This tradition continues today. Come and enjoy the choir sing sacred works from several centuries. Program is held in Central's historic sanctuary. Simple reception follows. For more info: www.centralpresbyterian.net, cpc.office@verizon.net, 973-744-5340. Free.

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Watercolor in the Garden (Ages 5+)

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. 10 am. Join us outdoors in the beautiful Iris Gardens and celebrate spring by creating a watercolor painting of your favorite iris. Our instructor will demonstrate examples of approach, drawing technique, composition, use of a viewfinder, and will employ a variety of materials. Enjoy this amazing opportunity to paint en plein air just like the Impressionists! Students will meet at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair. In the event of rain, this workshop will be rescheduled to Sunday, June 7. Reservations / registration required by 05/29/2015. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. $60 members / $80 nonmembers.

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Publishing and Selling eBooks & Digital Products

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042. 12:30 pm. Would you like to learn how to create, self-publish, and sell digital products from your website, your blog, your Facebook page, and/or other websites? This two-hour workshop will take you through the process and provide the necessary resources to bring your products from idea to sales. Students will learn how to package digital content, set up an online shopping cart, market through various websites, and sell eBooks on Amazon. This workshop is suitable for artists and small business owners. Reservations / registration required by 05/29/2015. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. $40 members / $60 nonmembers.

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Raku Firing

Raku FiringSponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 12:30 pm. This workshop will explore the concept of post-fire reduction known as Raku. Led by MAM Ceramics Studio Manager Steve Jaskowak, students will explore techniques such as traditional Raku, tinfoil sagger, horsehair embellishment, and slip resist. Students are required to bring bisque-fired pieces to glaze and fire during the workshop. Contact Steve at sjaskowak@montclairartmuseum.org with questions. Reservations / registration required by 05/15/2015. For more info: 973-746-5555. $100 members / $120 nonmembers.

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Montclair Women's Club Closing Luncheon

Sponsored by Montclair Women's Club. 82 Union Street. 12:30 pm. The final luncheon, a fundraiser for the club, will include entertainment by Shakespearian actor Geoffrey Owens, reading from great works. The cost will be approximately $30. Please call for reservations. Reservations / registration required by 05/01/2015. For more info: 973-202-2995.

Historic House Tours

Sponsored by Montclair Historical Society. 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042. 1 pm. Step back through over 200 years of American history at our historic properties at 108 Orange Road. While at the Orange Road site, visit the newly reinterpreted Crane House to reflect the YWCA period from 1920-1965, check out the farm and meet the chickens. Open from 1 to 4 pm. Free admission for members! - See more at: http://montclairhistorical.org/events/historic-house-tours-40/#sthash.zjQVD6ro.dpuf For more info: www.montclairhistorical.org, mail@montclairhistorical.org, 973-744-1796. Free.

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Choral Concert

Sponsored by Central Prebyterian Church. 46 Park St. Montclair. 3:00 PM. Central Presbyterian Church has a century-old tradition of excellent choral music. This tradition continues today. Come and enjoy the choir sing sacred works from several centuries. Program is held in Central's historic sanctuary. Simple reception follows. For more info: www.centralpresbyterian.net, cpc.office@verizon.net, 973-744-5340. Free.

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