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Council Conference, Ski Program Sign-up, Bookapalooza!, and Lectures This Week

Here is a snapshot of the upcoming meetings and events in Montclair. Feel free to add your own items in the Comment section!


• Sign up for the Recreation Department's ski and snowboard program beginning at 6 p.m. at the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. 

The department is offering skiing and snowboarding trips to Mountain Creek, in Vernon. The program is open to children in grades seven through 12. The trips will take place on Thursdays for five weeks beginning Jan. 10. Space will be limited.

• The Montclair Housing Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Montclair Fire Department Headquarters, at 1 Pine St.

Learn quilt-making techniques from Georgia Bonesteel from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Adult School of Montclair, at 100 Chestnut St. There will also be a question and answer session, in addition to books and such for sale. 

Bonestell is an author and host of the PBS show, Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel. 

There is a fee of $25. To register, go to to www.adultschool.org, or call (973) 746-6636. 



The Montclair Township Council will convene for a conference meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. To view the agenda for the meeting, click here

Cocktails with O'Keeffe -- a small group, after-hours gallery talk on the current exhibition of Georgia O'Keefee's work -- will be offered by the Montclair Art Museum starting at 7 p.m. at the museum, at 3 South Mountain Ave.

The event will be led by museum Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky in the exhibition gallery. Sparkling wine and cheese will be offered prior to the talk.

Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (973) 746-6636. There is a fee of $40 for museum members, and $50 for nonmembers. 

• The Watchung Booksellers and the Montclair Cooperative School will partner once again to host Bookapalooza!

This is multi-day event featuring parent workshops on literacy in the digital age and author events with nationally renowned authors Lizzie Foley, Jorge Aguirre and D.T. Max. And at the fair, there will be carefully curated books for children and parents.

There will be programs starting today, and also on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. To see a list of times and programs, click here.



• The Watchung Booksellers will put on a lecture about women in business titled, Jersey Women Mean Business, at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, at 54 Fairfield St.

Come and learn from four successful Montclair business authors who will discuss topics such as delegating and growing your own business, overcoming your fear factors, brand-building, and sensible leadership tips.

To register, go to watchungbooksellers.com/event/jersey-women-mean-business.


• The Montclair Health Department will host a Brown Bag Pharmacy event from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave.

Bring a list of your current medications -- prescription and over-the-counter drugs -- and have them analyzed by a pharmacist to make sure you don't have any conflicts. The event is free, but appointments are required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (973) 509-4969.

A lecture titled, The History of Broadway Musicals from 1913 to 1930, will be presented by local resident Duncan Kidd at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair, at 53 Norwood Ave.

There is no fee. There will be lunch available for $10. For more information, call (973) 746-3762.  



• The Montclair Historical Society and Montclair Community Farms will celebrate the expansion of Montclair Community Farms with Spoon-A-Thon from noon until 4 p.m. at the Montclair Historical Society, at 108 Orange Road.

There will be taste testing and judging of seasonal soups provided by local restaurants and caterers, in addition to live music. There will also be tours of the historic homes on the grounds of the Historical Society, as well as tours of the new farm and chicken coop.

The suggested donation for adults is $5 and $10 for a family. The rain date is Sunday.


• The Montclair Branch of the NAACP will hold its 96th annual Thurgood Marshall Freedom Fund Dinner and Award Ceremony from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Richfield Regency, at 420 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 

The theme of the event will be: Your Power, Your Decision, Vote. There is a fee of $100 to attend. For more information, call (973) 510-6431 or (973) 643-6111. 

Halloween music for kids will be played from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, at 46 Park St. Stop by for spooky organ music, games and treats, and be sure to wear a custom! For more information, call (973) 744-5340. 



A Fourth Ward community meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Montclair Fire Department Headquarters, at 1 Pine St. Fourth-Ward Councilor Renee Baskerville and the 4th Ward Collaborative will host the meeting. 

Mayor Robert Jackson and Township Manager Marc Dashield will attend. The meeting will focus on issues and concerns of the Fourth Ward. For more information, call (973) 509-2658.

• A Third Ward community meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hillside School cafeteria, at 54 Orange Road. Councilor Sean Spiller will host the meeting to discuss current issues in the Montclair community. The meeting will be open to the public.



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