April 4, 2011
- April is Here!
- Boot Camp Giveaway
- Boysterous Fun
- Brighten Your Baby's Day
- Broadway Bound
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
- Macaroni Celebrates
- Macaroni Community
- Macaroni Moms
- New Carseat Guidelines
- Paper Mill Playhouse
- PlayDate Packs
- Show Your MOGO!
- Spring Cleaning
- THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
- This Week's Picks
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Acorn Montessori
- Branchburg Sports Complex
- Camp Dynomite
- Camp Invention
- Centenary Stage Company
- Hunterdon County YMCA
- Hunterdon Parks & Recreation
- Mad Science
- Peaceful Valley Orchards
- Rambling Pines Day Camp
- The Little Gym of Flemington
- The Youth Center
April is here and all the snow is melted from my yard. Even though I have been going outside without my coat on for quite some time, it is actually warm enough for me to be comfortable without it now! This makes me a happy camper!
Speaking of camp...check out all our terrific camp listings being offered in Hunterdon this summer! Now is the time to sign up and take advantage of great deals and discounts being offered by these businesses.
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Manhattan Toy Giveaway
Our friends at Manhattan Toy just introduced a brand new line of toys for young boys--Boysterous! My boys and I were lucky to get to try them out and share our thoughts with you. We received a couple of these sporty figures--Slope Shreddin' Sean and Goalie Gavin, along with a take-along "Extreme Sports Zone."
I really love the idea behind these toys. They are the ultimate action figure, as they are ready to play a real life sport that your boys can relate to. There are no violent or ...
Bright Starts Giveaway
Easter is around the corner and it is always fun to have an excuse to get a new toy for your little bundle of joy. I recently got to check out three cool products courtesy of Bright Starts. Your little ones will love them!
I am always impressed with the high quality and affordability of Bright Starts products, whether it be toys or larger items for your baby or toddler.
Grab & Stack Blocks include four adorably soft blocks that will tickle your baby's senses! Crinkle sounds, satin tags, numbers ...
The Murphy Girls Sweet Shop
My oldest son just turned 11--I can't believe how quickly the time has gone! For his birthday, we took him into the city to see a Broadway show. He loves to act and loves going to the theatre, so for his birthday cake, I thought it would be fun to have a theatre themed cake.
I am not a cake decorator. I think if I tried, the results would be disastrous, or at least, highly comical. So, I know when I am looking for a special cake to be ...
We have the good fortune to have a great theatre nearby that just happens to be performing some very fun shows this weekend! Centenary Stage Company's Children's Theatre will be peforming A Year With Frog and Toad the Musical and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie! I had the opportunity to see If You Give a Mouse a Cookie last year and we loved it! You can see my review here.
Lucky you! I have a pair of tickets to giveaway to see the 4/16 performance ...
Autism Awareness Month - App for Autism
Blue Jean Bash: America's Grow-A-Row
Join us for this great night out for a great cause - nothing else like it in the area! Make your reservations for Blue Jean Bash on Saturday, April 9th 7:00pm at Peaceful Valley Orchards. Tickets are just $45 per person with several sponsorship opportunities available. Dress – Blue Jean Casual! This event is held inside and just outside the farmstand in a covered area.
You won't want to miss this year's "Produce Runway". This year's event will feature "The Men of Produce Runway" and will put the ...
I recently discovered to greatest online retailer of women's clothing--Impel. This store specializes in "adorable and affordable" women's fashions perfect for layering. You can get a wide variety of modest selections from this great online boutique.
I received a very comfy Henley to try out and I love it! Just the perfect weight, this Henley really is a great staple for any wardrobe. I love that with each time I wash it, it looks brand new and retains a flattering shape.
I really like the styles that ...
The new guidelines advise parents to…
- Keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until they reach two years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat’s manufacturer.
- Most children will need to remain in a booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years old. The booster seat’s ...
Replenishing Lotion from Dial
This changing weather has really done a number on my skin. I get very dry skin in the winter as it is, but with the weather warming up and then temperatures dropping again, my skin certainly paid the price.
I was sent a new product from Dial, NutriSkin Replenishing Lotion, around the time my skin was getting really bad. I was anxious to try it out, but not really sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at how well and how quickly I saw results. This lotion is a ...
The members of the Nutrisystem Chef Culinary Council include:
· Tony Mantuano, chef/partner of the only four-star Italian restaurant ...
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
My husband and I had the opportunity to see the musical comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at the Paper Mill Playhouse over the weekend. What a delightful time! The show is full of light, old fashioned, yet bawdy at times, comedy that will keep you laughing and smiling!
The story takes place in ancient Rome. Psuedolis, wonderfully played by Paul Vogt, is a slave who wants more than anything to have his freedom. He comes up with a simple plan to help his young ...
Arrives in Stores 4/5! Giveaways
I know there are huge fans of Thomas & Friends and Barney out there! Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment has just the perfect thing for them. Brand new to DVD today, Barney Play Date Pack and Thomas & Friends PlayDate Pack!
Barney™ and his friends are hosting the ultimate playdate with a trio of top features in the all-new Barney PlayDate Pack, available April 5, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Featuring 3 DVDs at an incredible value: Let’s Pretend With Barney, Can You Sing That Song and Come on Over to ...
I have recently encountered the coolest thing for girls--MOGO. MOGO is a collection of awesome charms and bands that can hook together to become bracelets, headbands, anklets, necklaces, belts. You can customize and adjust the bands to make your own unique fashion accessory.
I really wish they had these when I was a little girl--they are so fun! They come in a very large assortment of symbols and styles, including birthstones. Each charm is magnetic and clicks onto the bands to wear. They come in sets of three in a ...
While it doesn't quite feel like spring, it really has arrived. I think many of us are anxious to get our homes aired out and a good deep cleaning to rid our houses of all those nasty germs. Jawsrecently sent me their line of cleaning products to try out for myself and I have to say, I really like them! Jaws (Just Add Water System) has several products to use for everything in your house. These products are awesome at effectively getting the job done--whether it be degreasing ...
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader DVD giveaway
A TIMELESS CLASSIC BLOSSOMS INTO A FAMILY FILM FAVORITE
Win a DVD copy and discover the Mythical World of Narnia on Blu-ray and DVD April 8th
Return to the magic and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ epic world in this third installment of the beloved The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy-adventure series when THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER sails into Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on April 8th. Imagination comes to life with stunning special effects that bring the vast ...
Where: PaperMill PlayhouseWhen: variesWho: ages 10 and upCost: variesFor more info: playing now until April 10, 2011 www.papermill.org
Where: meeting room of Flemington Free Library, 118 Main Street, FlemingtonWhen: 10:30 am Tuesdays for 3-5 years, 10:30 am on Wednesdays for 2-3 yearsWho: 3-5 years/2-3 yearsHow: Call (908) 782-5733, or visit [email protected]Cost: freeFor more info: parents or care-givers invited to stay
Where: Flemington Free Public Library 118 Main Street Flemington NJ 08822When: 10:30 AMWho: 3-5 year oldsHow: show upCost: FREEFor more info: http://www.flemingtonpubliclibrary.org/id17.html
Where: Bridgewater Commons Mall--Lego StoreWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: ages 6-14How: show up early!Cost: FREEFor more info: http://stores.lego.com/en-us/StoreEvents.aspx
Where: At the Historic Palace Theatre Route 183Netcong, NJ 07857When: Fridays at 7:30pm Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00pmWho: everyoneHow: One free child ticket with purchase of an adult ticket
Reserve by phone: 973-347-4946Cost: callFor more info: http://www.growingstage.com/ 3/25/11-4/17/11
Where: Flemington Free Public Library 118 Main St Flemington, NJWhen: 10:30 AMWho: ages 2-3How: show upCost: FREEFor more info: http://www.flemingtonpubliclibrary.org/id17.html
Where: Clinton Book Shop 12 East Main Street Clinton, NJWhen: 10:30 AMWho: childrenHow: show upCost: FREE
Where: Somerville Barnes & Noble
Somerset Shopping Center, 319 Route 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, 908-526-7425When: 10:30 AMWho: everyoneHow: show upCost: FREEFor more info: every Thursday until May 26th
Where: The Little Gym in FlemingtonWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Every Thursday and Friday)Who: everyoneHow: show up! It is limited to 20 children per session and pre registration is not accepted. Parents must stay with their childrenCost: $7 per child for members, $10 per child for non-membersFor more info: Bring your playgroup or Mom's Club!
Where: The Little Gym in FlemingtonWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: everyoneHow: show up! It is limited to 20 children per session and pre registration is not accepted. Parents must stay with their childrenCost: $7 per child for members, $10 per child for non-members
Where: 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ 08801When: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: everyoneHow: show upCost: varies
Where: Your local Lowe'sWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: children up to age 12How: show upCost: FREEFor more info: http://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/Home.aspx
Where: YMCA Deer Path Branch, 144 West Woodschurch Road, FlemingtonWhen: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMWho: The class is free and open to the community.How: call or show upCost: FREEFor more info: The self-defense class is part of the YMCA’s Fitness Extravaganza that will take place from April 8 – 10. The Extravaganza will include “new releases launches” of the YMCA’s most popular fitness classes; Group Power, Group Groove, Group Step, Group Kick and Zumba. These special classes will be open to both Y members and the public.
Where: RVCC Planetarium 118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, 08876When: 3:00 PM (4/9, 4/16, 4/30)Who: recommended for ages 6-12 accompanied by an adultHow: Call 908-231-8805 for reservations!Cost: $6 for one show, $11 for two shows on the same day
Where: Peaceful Valley Orchards Pittstown, NJWhen: 7:00 PMWho: adultsHow:
To register online click hereCost: $45 per personFor more info: Funds raised from this event will be used to support the programs and activities of America's Grow-a-Row as we work to feed more people in need with fresh, healthy produce.
Where: RVCC 118 Lamington Rd Branchburg, NJWhen: 2:00 PMWho: recommended for ages 6-12 accompanied by an adultHow: call to make reservationsCost: $6 for one show, $11 for two shows on the same day
Where: The Youth Center Glen Gardner, NJWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PMWho: Open to all communities 6th, 7th, and 8th gradersHow: show upCost: Drop-in $2 per person per nightFor more info: www.theyouthcenter.net Most Saturday nights Sept thru May. check for specific dates
Where: North County Branch Library 65 Halstead St Clinton, NJWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: grades 6-9How: preregister by calling or stopping by 730-6834Cost: FREEFor more info: 4/13/11
Where: North County Branch 65 Halstead Street Clinton, NJ 08809When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: grades 6-9How: registration is required, open one week beforeCost: FREE
Generally about half an hour long, Arielle features both new books and classics, often exploring fun themes and involving the children in crafts and other activities. Takes place on our children's stage.Monday February 07, 2011 11:00 AM - Monday March 28, 2011
Where: Somerville Barnes and Noble
Somerset Shopping Center, 319 Route 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, 908-526-7425When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Storytime with Arielle is for kids of all ages!How: show upCost: FREE
Where: Flemington Free Public Library
118 Main Street
Flemington NJ 08822
(908) 782-5733When: 7:00 PMWho: all agesHow: No registration is necessary. Show up!Cost: FREE
Where: Flemington Free Public Library
118 Main Street
Flemington NJ 08822
(908) 782-5733When: 7:00 PMWho: all agesHow: Please call 782-5733 to registerCost: FREE
Where: NJPAC Newark , NJWhen: variesWho: ages 4 and upCost: variesFor more info: www.njpac.org
Where: RVCC Theatre 118 Lamington Rd Branchburg, NJWhen: 1pm, 3:30pmWho: ages 4 and upHow: To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org.Cost: Tickets cost $10 & $12 eachFor more info: Schedule
Where: Washington, NJWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: everyoneHow: show upCost: FREE to enter, local vendor prices varyFor more info: www.washingtonbid.org
Where: Shop Rite Flemington Scruncy'sWhen: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4/16/11)Who: everyoneHow: show upCost: FREE
Where: Deer Path Park is located at 120 West Woodschurch Road, in Readington Township. In the event of bad weather, we will host a reduced event at the Echo Hill lodge at 42 Lilac Drive, in Clinton Township.When: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM (4/16/11)Who: everyone--children events and craft stationsHow: show upCost: Suggested donation of $5 per carFor more info: For more information call the Park Office at (908)782-1158 or visit our website at www.co.hunterdon.nj.us and click on “Parks and Recreation.”
Where: Flemington - Borders
325 US Highway 202
Flemington, NJ 08822When: 2:00 PM (4/16/11)Who: ages 3-8How: show upCost: FREE
Where: Hunterdon County Library Headquarters Route 12 Flemington, NJWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (4/16/11)Who: ages 6 and olderHow: Registration begins 4/2/11. Please stop by or call 908-788-1432Cost: FREE
Where: Centenary Stage Hackettstown, NJWhen: 2:30 PMWho: familiesHow: available through the Centenary Stage Company Box office at 908-979-0900 and online at centenarystageco.org.Cost: Tickets for the Hackettstown performances in the Centenary Stage Company Children’s Theatre Series are $10 for adults and $8.00 for children under 12
Where: Shop Rite in ClintonWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (4/16/11)Who: familiesHow: show upCost: FREE
Where: Somerville Barnes & Noble Somerset Shopping Center, 319 Route 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, 908-526-7425When: 11:30 AM (4/17)Who: everyoneHow: show upCost: FREE
Where: Alexandria Township Park Alexandria Township NJWhen: varies--1pm for grades 2 and under, 8:30pm for Grades 3 and overWho: everyone Toddlers through Grade 2- 1pmGrade 3 and up- 8:30pmHow: show upCost: FREE
Where: RVCC 118 Lamington Rd Branchburg, NJWhen: 4/30 1pm and 3:30pmWho: ages 4 and upHow: To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org.Cost: $10 and $12
Where: Memorial Park, Lebanon TownshipWhen: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (4/30/11)Who: everyoneHow: show up. If you are interested in selling your items, contact Mary at [email protected] for details. Grass spots $15/pavillion $20.Cost: varies
Where: Red Oak Ballet Academy 56 Payne Road, Suite 17, Lebanon, NJ 08833When: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (4/30/11)Who: everyoneHow: show upCost: FREEFor more info: Oh, and don't forget, you can try a class of any kind absolutely FREE! Visit www.redoakballet.com for a schedule of classes
Where: Museums throughout NJ and NY (and across the country) http://museums.bankofamerica.com/When: all weekendWho: Bank of America customersHow: Bring your ID and your Bank of America card to get a free admission for each card holderCost: FREE with cardFor more info: http://museums.bankofamerica.com/
The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.
In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.
Where: Your local Home Depot storeWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: ages 5-12How: show upCost: FREE
Acorn Montessori School and Courtside Racquet Club are teaming up to get your 3-4 year old into the swing of spring - in the classroom and on the court! Watch your child's love of learning blossom as they work with Acorn's experienced, accredited teachers to build early reading and math skills. Then on the court, Courtside's pros will use music and pictures to introduce your child to basic tennis skills as part of their Teddy Tennis program. It's a fun filled morning that is sure to excite and delight.
Where: Acorn Montessori School, 1222 Rt 31 North, Lebanon NJWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: 3-4 year oldsHow: call 908-730-8986 to register, space is limitedCost: $30/week or $75 for a 3 week session Participants can sign up for a single week or a 3-week series.For more info: www.acornschool.org The program will be offered for six Saturdays: 3/26, 4/2, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21.
May 7, 2011 Theatre IV
Where: PaperMill Playhouse Brookside DriveMillburn, NJ 07041When: 10:00 AMWho: ages 3-12Cost: Tickets are $15 for Orchestra and $12 for Mezz.For more info: www.papermill.org Other upcoming productions all start at 10am: STUART LITTLE
May 7, 2011 Theatre IV DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, FANCY NANCY & OTHER STORY BOOKS
May 14, 2011 Theatreworks USA BERENSTAIN BEARS IN “FAMILY MATTERS”
June 4, 2011 Theatreworks USA/Matt Murphy Productions
Join us at Acorn Montessori for a summer full of "Great Explorations!" Specifically designed for children ages 3-6, our experienced teachers will lead your child on a new adventure every week in a safe, fun-filled environment. Digging for Dinos, Exploring Space or going Under the Sea are just a few of the themes that will foster your child's sense of wonder and natural curiosity. Inspire their creativity with 3D Art, Chemistry Magic and Showtime Theater. Each week's theme is brought to life through a combination of arts and ...
When school is out, Branchburg Sports Complex camps are in session! BSC hosts fun and exciting day camps during holiday breaks and throughout the summer! From multi-sport day camps to specialty sports camps, make BSC your camp headquarters. All BSC camps are organized by professionally trained staff, and all children enrolled at camp will be supervised at all times by BSC's camp counselors!
Camp offerings range from specialty sports camps, to multi-activity day camps, and camps for little ones will be offered too! Take a break from the heat ...
Located at HealthQuest in Flemington, we offer Half Day Lil’ Dynomos Camps for ages 3 to 8, Half Day Specialty Camps for ages 9 to 13, Half Day Sport Clinics for ages 6 to 13, Full Day Camp Dynomite for ages 6 to 13, and Full Day Performance Camps for ages 6 to 13. Enroll early for special discounts and Get Your Fun On this summer!
Camp Dynomite is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy camp environment where innovative programs build character through FUN! We value F ...
For registration information: www.campinvention.org
Contacts:Lea Klein[email protected]Jacky Hlinka[email protected]
The Centenary Stage Company continues their tradition of nurturing young artists by offering the TYRO(beginner) Acting Program and the Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive Program during the months of June, July and August.
The TYRO Theatre Programs provide an introduction to theatre skills and performance in a two week session from 9:30 am to 12 noon for 6-8 year olds and from 1pm-3:30 pm for 9-11 year olds from runs from July 27th-July 8th. The cost of tuition is $200 per student.
The TYRO Program is led ...
• AM and PM Extended Care Available
• Transportation Available for Camp Carr and Sports Camp
• Specialty Camps: Travel ...
The Hunterdon County Department of Parks & Recreation is offering several camps this summer (beside the lottery!) These camps are available now for sign ups. We offer camps where your child can act, sing & dance, canoe, draw & paint, bowl & golf, play in an orchestra or try out different sports. Please call us with any questions at (908) 782-1158.
July 11-15, 9:00 AM—12:00 PM, Location TBA, Entering grades 7-12, $150
The camp will provide an excellent opportunity for students to work in small-group situations, as well ...
Whether you are looking for an hour, week or full summer of edu-tainment programming, Mad Science Summer ...
Kids ages 7-10
Come join the fun this summer and experience farm life first hand at Peaceful Valley Orchards. The kids will learn about soil, water, bees, composting, weather, and farm equipment…as well as how a working farm market operates. Children will be able to pick farm fresh vegetables straight from the field. They will also learn how to start seeds in the greenhouse and how to plant them in the field. There will be lots of games, crafts and exploring on ...
Swimming (Red Cross-certified instruction),Sports,Arts & Crafts, Music, Danc,e Drama/Plays, Gymnastics ...
Anytime Summertime Camps Are Here!!!
Are you looking for activities for your child that will fit into your summer schedule? Try our Anytime, Summertime Camps! The camps help children develop important motor skills and build confidence in an engaging, fun atmosphere. We have specially developed curriculums that combine physical fitness, gymnastics and play with arts, crafts and special events. Each week has a unique theme and each day has a different, creative lesson plan. Your child will never get bored as they experience something new and exciting each day. They ...
At The Youth Center Summer Day Camp, safety is our first and foremost concern. We want all of our campers to have a fun, challenging and enriching experience at camp - one that is memorable and fulfilling. All campers are grouped by age/grade, and we provide the highest quality of structured program activities – including instructional and recreational swimming, arts and crafts, music, nature experiences, sports, field trips, games, talent shows and much more.
• We are small and we know our campers.
• Excellent staff/camper ratios.
• We emphasize safety and formally ...
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