The Connections Bridgewater Somerville Edition Dec 2019-Jan 2020

PAGE 63 NEED TO PROMOTE AN EVENT OR “LINK” YOUR ENTRY TO YOUR WEBSITE? CALL JODY 908-903-1799 CLUBS AND SERVICES LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF SOMERSET COUNTY (LVSC) Through a network of trained volun- teer tutors, LVSC promotes adult lit- eracy in Somerset county. Current program offerings: One-to-One & Small GroupTutoring; English Con- versation Groups & U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes. VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED: Training provided fall, winter & spring. To become a tutor, to register for services or to learn more please visit or call 908-725-5430. NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS OF SOMERSET HILLS (NNSH) A non-profit, social organization open to ALL AREA RESIDENTS offering a variety of activities including wine tasting, dining out, book discussion, day trips, bridge/ bunco/ Mahjong & much more. Visit us at or see us at Newcomers & Neighbors of Somerset Hills, NJ. SOMERSET COUNTY SENIOR WELLNESS CENTER 202 Mount Airy Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. All seniors welcome to participate in all activi- ties. Lunch served daily - reservations re- quired 24 hrs in advance, by 10am. Volunteers always wanted for Meals on Wheels Program. For more information about the Center & pro- grams call Kristen Grieco at 908-204-3435 or visit Transportation available to center. Programs begin at 10:30am unless noted. Ongoing Programs: Dancer- cise - Mondays, 10:30am, Tai Chi - Wednesdays, 1pm. Monthly Book Club - 3rd Thursday of each month, 12:30pm. UPCOM- ING EVENTS: November 22 A W.A.S.P. Takes Wing, Carol Simon Levin November 25 Music of the 50’s + 60’s with Trivia, Ken Warman December 2 Affordable Housing Search Help, Central Jersey Housing Resource Ctr. December 4 Pattern Book Architecture in NJ, Jim Del- Guidice December 6 Annual Holiday Party, DJ Giovanni December 9 Learn Mandala Art Workshop, April Zay December 11 History of Saint Nicolas, Bob van der Valk December 20 Armchair Travelers: Norway, Oslo & Arctic Circle December 23 Live Christmas Music, DW Wilson December 30 Celebrate New Year’s, Music by Clifford Seay ZUFALL HEALTH CENTER 71 Fourth St., Somerville, NJ 08876, 908-526-2335. Non- profit provider of medical, dental, behavioral health & educational services. 24/7 Hotline for victims of sexual assault, cancer screening & more. Visit for more info, or call for an appointment. Se Habla Espanol. Good as New Shop for Treasures: Wednesday & Friday, 10am-5pm, Thurs- day, 10am-6pm, third Saturday 10-3pm. SCLSNJ BRIDGEWATER LIBRARY BRANCH 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08844, 908-458-8415, Program dates & times subject to change. All programs FREE. Registration required unless otherwise indicated. Visit web- site or call library for more information & to register. NOTE: The branch will be open from 9am – 5pm December 31; January 20, February 17. Library will be closed Novem- ber 28, 29 for Thanksgiving; December 24, 25, January 1. FAMILY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Sensory Friendly Film: (Families with children) Frozen , De- cember 14, 2-4pm. Hanukkah - Around the World: (Families with children) Decem- ber 27, 1-2pm. New Year’s Eve at Noon: (Families with children) December 31, 11am-noon. Traditional Chinese Dances: (Families) January 25, 2-2:45pm. CHILDREN PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: STEAM: Puzzlemaker: (Grades K-4) December 9, 6-6:45pm; Foil Art: (Grades 3-4) January 6, 6-6:45 p.m; CD Spinner: (Grades 3-4), February 3, 6-6:45 p.m. Meet Scripps Spelling Bee Octochamp Christopher Serrao: (Grades 3-8), January 11, 2-3pm. Chess Challenge: (Grades K-4), January 27, 6-7pm. TEEN PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Teen Night Out: The Future: (Grades 7-12) January 17, 7- 10pm. Paint and Munch: Valentine’s Day Edition: (Grades 7-12), February 11, 6:30-8pm. ADULT PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Henri Matisse: Master of Color, Magician of Modernism: De- cember 7, 2-3pm. Survivors Speak: A Holocaust Survivor Tells Their Story: January 24, 3:30-5pm. Forever Ray: February 1, 2-3pm. The Underground Railroad in Paterson, New Jersey: Febru- ary 8, 2-3pm. SCLSNJ SOMERVILLE LIBRARY BRANCH 35 West End Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876, 908-458-8445, Pro- gram dates & times subject to change. All programs FREE. Registration re- quired unless otherwise indicated. Visit website or call library for more informa- tion & to register. NOTE: Library will be closed November 28, 29 for Thanksgiving; December 24, 25, 31, January 1, 20, February 17. FAMILY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Family Storytime: Twilight Tales: (Families with children) De- cember 5, 12, 19; January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27, 7-7:30pm. CHILDREN PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Imagine Your Story with Somerville Study Buddies: (Grades 1-6 & caregiver) December 6, 5-7pm. Nintendo Switch Afternoon: (Ages 8-18) December 27, 2-4pm. National Playing Card Day: (Grades K-6) December 28, 2-4pm. Leap Into Science: Wind Workshop: (Ages 3-10 with care- giver) January 11, 1-2pm. Paint to Music: (Grades K-5) January 25, 2pm. Get Moving With MyPlate: (Grades K-4) February 8, 11- 11:45am. Valentine’s Day Cards: Drop-In Craft: (Ages 3 & up) February 11, 3-5 pm. ADULT PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: The History of Christmas Carols: December 4, 7-8pm. Recognizing Common Internet & Telephone Scams: Decem- ber 14, noon-1pm. Celebrate the New Year With Meditation: Presented by Jim Rose: January 8, 7-8pm. How to Fact Check Online: January 11, 1-2pm. Twig Weaving Craft: January 29, 7-8:45pm. New Jersey’s Paul Robeson (1898 -1976): Celebrating Black History Month: February 15, 2-3pm. Bingeable: A Podcast Discussion Forum: February 20, 7- 8:30pm. SOMERSET COUNTY PARK COMMISSION Offers programs & activities for all ages at general use parks in Bridgewater, Somerset, & Skillman; Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge; Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge; Park Headquarters, Bridgewater; Leonard J. Buck Garden, Far Hills; Colonial Park Gardens, Somerset & championship golf courses in Bridgewater, Somerset, Warren & Neshanic Sta- tion.For information on all activities available & to register, visit or call 908-722-1200. Fall “Family & Friends” Introductory Trail Ride: (At least 9 years old & under 200 pounds) English-style riding. Friday, No- vember 29, 10am, Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Av- enue, Basking Ridge. $40 Somerset County residents/$50 non-residents. 42nd Festival of Trees: Friday, December 6 - Sunday, Decem- ber 29, Environmental Education Center,190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge. Note: EEC will be closed December 24 & 25. Holiday Kissing Ball Workshop: Saturday, December 7, 10am- Noon, Park Commission Headquarters, 355 Milltown Road in Bridgewater. $50pp. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registra- tion required by Monday, December 2. Holiday Festival at Lord Stirling Stable: December 7 & 8, 10am- 3pm, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge. Winter Horseback Riding Lessons: English Saddle Balanced Seat riding lessons (Beginner through advanced jumping levels for juniors & adults- Junior riders must be a minimum of 9 years at time of registration. Riders must be under 225 pounds for flat classes & under 200 pounds for classes over fences) Trail, spe- cialty & flat (non-jumping) classes also offered. Lessons begin Thursday, January 2, 2020 & meet one hour/week for ten consecutive weeks. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning 8am, Saturday, Decem- ber 14. Community Calendar . 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