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MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

The Neighbor News - 3/29/2017

Mental health first aid training will take place at the Parsippany Community Center, 1130 Koll Road, Lake Hiawatha, on March 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A five-step plan is taught to offer initial help to people developing a mental health or substance abuse disorde. Cost $35 includes light refreshments. Space is limited.

White Meadow Temple Seniors

The next meeting of the White Meadow Temple Seniors is April 3 at 11:30 a..m. at the Temple at 153 White Meadow Road in Rockaway for Rabbi Charlie's Lunch & Learn. Please bring a dairy lunch. RSVP to Nadine Armus, 973-627-7011.

RTEF Kids' Expo

The Rockaway Township Education Foundation is hosting a Kids' Expo and Gear Swap on April 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Copeland Middle School. This is a great opportunity for kids and parents to check out activities available in and around Rockaway. No commitment required. The event is free to attend and open to kids of all ages from any town. Parents can also buy or sell sports gear. Please visit www.RTKidsExpo.org for more information.

Adopt-a-thon

Eleventh Hour Rescue's first annual Adopt-a-thon event will take place on April 2between noon and 3 p.m. at 111 Bloomfield Ave., Denville. Come adopt a furry friend or donate to a good cause. Donations of food, bedding, etc. will be accepted.

Historical society

The Historical Society of Rockaway Township will host "Silent Movies Filmed in Rockaway" on April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building Court Room, 65 Mt. Hope Road. Long-forgotten early movies filmed on location in the Rockaway Township area are conjured back through movie stills, posters and plot recaps. Three surviving Rockaway films will be shown. For additional information, please email: rockawayhistory@verizon.net.

GFWC Woman's Club of Denville/Rockaway

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The GFWC Woman's Club of the Denville-Rockaway Area will be actively supporting the statewide Prevent Child Abuse-NJ organization with events in our communities.

April 4: Mara's Café and Bakery at 25 East Main St. in Denville has volunteered to support Child Abuse Prevention Month by creating a special chocolate cupcake with blue icing for sale during April. Fifty cents will be donated to PCA-NJ for each cupcake sold. Ten percent of all proceeds from that day will be donated to PCA-NJ. Donations will go through the woman's club.

April 30: 46 West Hair Salon located at 46 West Main St. in Rockaway will conduct a Hair-Cutathon on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. Call the salon at 973-551-4247. Haircuts will cost $20 and all proceeds will be donated to PCA-NJ through the woman's club.

Pinwheels for Prevention are the symbol for this year's Prevent Child Abuse-NJ awareness campaign. Outdoor garden pinwheel displays will be created by the woman's club at local libraries in Rockaway Township, Denville and Mountain Lakes. Information on child abuse prevention will also be available to the public at these locations.

Come to one of the monthly meetings to meet and mingle with the members. To learn more about the organization, visit our Facebook page or www.womansclubofdenvillerockaway.blogspot.com.

Denville Seniors yard sale

The Denville Senior Citizens will have their first yard sale of the season on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center (across the street from the Acme). If you would like to be a vendor contact Roseanne Jones at 973-366-3885.

Adult education classes

Intuitive Painting (Acrylic): Classes are April 4, April 11, April 25 and May 2, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Café Metro, 60 Diamond Spring Road, Denville. Cost is $149, which includes supplies.

Online courses through www.ed2go.com/MHRD: Monthly start dates: April 12, May 17 and June 14. Cost is $95 and up.

Blood drive

The Rockaway Township Division of Health will be sponsoring a free blood pressure screening for Rockaway Township residents on April 20, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Municipal Building, 65 Mt. Hope Road. No appointment is necessary. For more information, please call 973-983-2848/2849.

Rockaway rabies clinic

The Rockaway Township Division of Health will be offering a free rabies clinic for cats and dogs on April 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rockaway Township Municipal Garage at 540 Green Pond Road. Dogs in attendance at the clinic must be leashed and cats must be in carriers. For more information, please call 973-983-2848 or 973-983-2849. Please help protect the community by vaccinating your dogs and cats.

Beefsteak dinner in Rockaway

The St. Cecilia's Men Society will be hosting a Charity Beefsteak Dinner on April 29 at 7 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to the St. Cecilia's Food Pantry. The lavish buffet of appetizers, pasta, beefsteak and dessert will take place in Hayes Hall at St. Cecilia's Church, located at 90 Church St. in Rockaway. Live music will be provided, along with a photo booth to make lasting memories.

Tickets are $45 per person and are available through April 23. They can be purchased from Ralph DiMarcantonio at 856-952-5657, Joe at 973-886-3812 or Jack at 973-625-4572, or email dimarcantonio@optonline.net. The community is invited to participate in this local charitable event.

Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc. July Events

The Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc. will host its annual fundraisers in early July. The fund has been in existence for 28 years and has collected over $1 million in donations that have been used to assist more than 50 families with children who are affected with catastrophic illness in Denville and surrounding areas.

The Tricky Tray is July 2 at Gardner Field, Savage Road and Route 46 West in Denville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and calling begins at 8 p.m. The cost of $15 per person includes one sheet of tickets and light refreshments. No one under age 18 will be admitted. Contact us at 973-768-6487 for more information or to make a donation. Tickets sold at the door only.

Band Beer Beefsteak will be held on July 3 at Gardner Field, Savage Road and Route 46 West, Denville. Tickets are $60 per person and include an all-you-can-eat Beefsteak Dinner served by Giresi Caterers. Entertainment provided by The Nerds. Tickets will be offered for sale on our website www.joeybella.org in mid-March. Advance ticket sales only. For more information regarding The Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc., please visit our website at joeybella.org, email us at info@joeybella.org or find us on Facebook.

Denville senior yard sale

The Saint Francis Residential Community, an Independent senior living facility, located in Denville, is having a garage sale on April 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. and April 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at 18 Pocono Road (new location, near the barn). Many great new items, great prices and Easter decorations available. Proceeds benefit all resident activities. Visit www.saintfrancisres.com for directions or call Sister Johnice at 973-627-5000, Sally Dankos 973-586-2181 or Ann Marie Lupia at 973-625-5382.

Denville Seniors Yard Sale

The Denville Senior Citizens will have their first yard sale of the season on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center (across the street from the Acme). To be a vendor, contact Roseanne Jones at 973-366-3885.

Morris Hills Adult Classes

All classes at Morris Hills High School, 520 W Main St, Rockaway, unless otherwise indicated.Visit www.mhcontinuingedu.com to register or call 973-664-2295.

Fitness For The Over 50 Crowd: April 4, 11, 25; May 2, 9, 16 (no class April 18), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $89; Morris Hills H.S., cafeteria.

Body Sculpting: April 4, 11, 25; May 2, 9, 16 (no class April 18), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $89; Morris Hills H.S., cafeteria.

Ab Buster: April 4, 11, 25; May 2, 9, 16 (no class April 18), 7:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $49; Morris Hills H.S., cafeteria.

Watercolor Intermediate: April 5, 12, 26; May 3, 10, 17 (no class April 19), 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $94 (plus $50-$75 materials fee); Morris Hills H.S., Room 235.

Hiking, Health & Inner Peace: Cost is $59; Morris Hills H.S., Room 104. Includes four full-day Saturday hikes (in NY/NJ area) between April 1 and June 3.

Meditation Techniques for Relaxation and Stress Relief: April 3 from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $42; Morris Hills H.S., Room 104.

Mom's Night Out Zoodle Workshop: April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $39; Morris Hills H.S., Room 246.

Intuitive Painting (Acrylic): April 4, 11, 25; May 2 (no class April 18), 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $149 (includes supplies). Café Metro, 60 Diamond Spring Road, Denville.

Antique Sleuth - The ABC's of Antiques: April 5, 12, 26; May 3 (no class April 19), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $89, Morris Hills H.S., Room 104.

Learn to Play Mah Jongg: April 10, 24; May 1, 8, 15 (no class April 17), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $59 (plus $9 to $12 materials fee), Morris Hills H.S., Room 207. Online courses through www.ed2go.com/mhrd. Monthly start dates: April 12, May 17, June 14. Courses start at $95. Visit www.ed2go.com/mhrd to view courses and to register

Communication Skills For Women: April 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $29; Morris Hills H.S., Room 107.

Securing Social Security: April 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $22; Morris Hills H.S., Room 108.

Dinner Demo at Mr. Crabby's Seafood House: April 17. $54; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mr. Crabby's Seafood House and Sports Bar, 399 Rt 10 East, Randolph.

Microsoft Office Suit 2013 For Beginners: April 24; May 8, 15, 22 (no class May 1) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $99; Morris Knolls H.S., Room B46.

Life After Retirement: April 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $32; Morris Hills H.S., Room 104.

Healthcare, Medicare and Long Term Care in Retirement: April 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $22; Morris Hills H.S., Room 108.

Dealing With Negative People - Emotional Detox: May 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $32; Morris Hills H.S., Room 107.

Jack the Ripper Lecture: May 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $24; Morris Hills H.S., Room 104.

Grand Adventure of Self-Publishing: May 2, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10; Morris Hills H.S., Room 102.

Microsoft or Google One-On-One Instruction: May 3 and May 10. Sessions will run 1 hour between 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $69; Morris Knolls H.S., Room B46.

Tap Into the Power of LinkedIn: May 8, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $29; Morris Hills H.S., Room 102.

Introduction to Wine: May 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $24; Morris Hills H.S., Room 104. Chef Mark Vogel.

Museum of the American Revolution and Lunch at the City Tavern: May 13. Cost is $140. Depart: 8 a.m. from Morris Knolls High School, lower parking lot. Return approximately 6:45 p.m. Cancellation deadline is April 6. Group Tours and Travel LLC, Kinnelon.

Basic Sailing With Seas: Classroom sessions: May 16, 23; June 6, 13 (no class May 30); 7 to 9 p.m.; Morris Hills H.S., Room 104.

Water sessions at Budd Lake: June 10, 17; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $185 per person. Morris Chapter of SEAS.

Coney Island, Roosevelt Island, FDR Four Freedoms Park, Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance: June 4. Cost is $125. Depart: 8:15 a.m. from Morris Knolls High School, lower parking lot. Return approximately 5:45 p.m. Cancellation deadline is April 27. Group Tours & Travel LLC, Kinnelon.

NY Botanical Gardens Chihuly Glass Exhibit: Lunch at 1840 Stone Mill. Sunday, June 11. $130. Depart: 9 a.m. from Morris Knolls High School, lower parking lot. Return approximately 6:15 p.m. Cancellation deadline is April 27. Group Tours & Travel LLC, Kinnelon.

North Jersey Events

Visit northjerseyevents.com for tickets and information.

Women for Women: May 3 at the Terrace in Paramus, from 6 to 9 p.m. The topic is "What's Your Story?" Sponsored by (201) Magazine and Holy Name Medical Center. The charity partner is the Center for Hope & Safety.

Jerseyfest Food Truck Mash-Up: June 3 at Meadowlands Racetrack, from 5 to 11 p.m. (early access begins at 3 p.m.). Sponsored by The Record, NorthJersey.com and Meadowlands Racetrack.

NorthJersey.com Sports Awards: June 14 at the Prudential Center, from 6 to 10 p.m. For ticket and other information visit northjerseyevents.com.

Englewood Night Market: July 18 (rain date, July 19), E. Palisade Avenue in Englewood, from 5 to 11 p.m. Sponsored by Town Motors of Englewood.

Rockaway Valley Garden Club Bus Trip

The Rockaway Valley Garden Club is sponsoring a bus trip to Chanticleer on June 1. Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative and exciting public garden in America. The $80 cost includes the entrance fee, guided tours, lunch, an air conditioned motor coach with lavatory and gratuities. For more information and to register, visit rockawayvalleygardenclub.org/meetings--events.html and scroll down to June 1.

 
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