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The Weekender: Easter Eggs & Cherry Blossoms

What's Happening in Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Montclair & Verona

 

Here are just a few of the events happening in the area this weekend. Click on “EVENTS” on the Home Page to see all the possibilities.  

WHAT:  
WHERE: Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
WHEN: Friday 1pm
WHY GO: Drop in on FRIDAYS from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required.

WHAT:  
WHERE:
 First Presbyterian Church of Verona, Fairview Ave, Verona
WHEN:   Friday  10am to 2pm
WHY GO: All children, pre-K to 4th grade are invited to join us for a fun time of crafts, baking, music and God Time.

WHAT:    
WHERE:   Redeemer Montclair Church, 23 N Willow St, Montclair
WHEN:   Saturday  10:30am
WHY GO:  Redeemer Montclair is inviting the public to come out and have some fun during the church's annual Easter Egg Hunt (Rain or Shine).  Enjoy a time of food, storytime, craft activities, and hunting for Easter Eggs! Ages 1-10 are welcome to hunt for eggs.

WHAT:    
WHERE:   St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair
WHEN:   Saturday  11am
WHY GO:  The annual celebration in the assembly hall with Crafts and dress up activities.   The Easter Bunny will join us for songs and photos and then the great egg hunt will take place on the church lawn. BBQ Lunch will follow.  Registration is required.

WHAT:   Easter Egg Hunt at Notre Dame RC Church
WHERE:   Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave, North Caldwell  (Front lawn)
WHEN:   Saturday  10am
WHY GO:  Toddlers to Grade 3.  Remember to bring your basket.

WHAT:  Blessing of the Easter Food
WHEN:  Saturday
WHERE:   St. Aloysius, Caldwell, Noon
                Our Lady of the Lake, Verona, 9am
                Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair   11am
WHY GO: Bring your Easter baskets to church to have them blessed on Holy Saturday.  Part of the joy is in preparing the foods that will be blessed and eaten on the first meal of Easter.

WHAT:   
WHERE:    Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Visitor Center
WHEN:  Saturday    First Race Starts at 7am
WHY GO:  Race through Branch Brook Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, a competitive New Jersey tradition, or cheer on the cyclists
while enjoying a day in the fresh, spring air. The race is an official NJBA
event and a 2012 Garden State Cup event. Various races occur throughout the morning.
COST:  $30 - $35, varies by race category. (free to come
to park & watch)

WHAT:    
WHERE:   191 Glenridge Ave, Montclair
WHEN:   Saturday  11am – 4pm
WHY GO:  Montclair Township Animal Shelter and Montclair Feed & Pet Supply are joining forces to showcase the shelter’s homeless pets to community residents through in-store adoption of various dogs & cats.

WHAT:   
WHERE: Tapastry Restaurant, Church Street, Montclair
WHEN: Saturday 7:30pm – 10:30pm
WHY GO:  Compás is playing a free concert playing some awesome Latin music from many different parts of South America.

WHAT:  
WHERE: The Café at the Montclair Public Library
WHEN: Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: All ages and skill levels are welcome to play chess on Saturday afternoons.This is a drop-in group, no registration is required.

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