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Record - 2/27/2017


The Special Olympics silent auction and comedy show fundraiser to help provide for children and adults with intellectual disabilities will be Wednesday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fiesta, 255 Route 17, Wood-Ridge. Contact Alison Inglese at 201-450-3152 for tickets.

The Garfield YMCA will host its 15th annual comedy night and tricky tray, "Chuckles for Charity," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at the Royal Manor, 454 Midland Ave. in Garfield. Send a contribution (none too big or small) that is tax deductible, and in turn, begin a relationship with the Y and community that has profound effects from the spirit of giving. All proceeds will benefit the Sustaining Campaign, which enables the Y to continue helping families in the community by offering scholarships for programs such as day care, summer camp, before- and after-school, karate, T-ball, soccer and more. Contact Cheryl Borrin, fundraising coordinator, at 973-928-2970.

Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Lakes Council 3359 of Denvillepresents "Lunch with a Leprechaun," Saturday, March 4, 12 to 2 p.m., at St. Catherine of Siena Church Parish Center, 10 North Pocono Road, Mountain Lakes.

There will be corned beef, hot dogs, soda, coffee, tea, cupcakes, and scones. There will also be Irish dancers and Irish music, and of course the Leprechaun. $15 adults; $10 children 3 to 12. All proceeds go to the troop support program.

A Salute to Women in the Arts is proud to exhibit the talent of local artists in the free show "Impressions of Childhood," March 7 through March 31 at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Ave. Specific art pieces available for sale. Meet and greet the artists on March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 201-891-2081 or or for information.

Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is having a Fish and Chip / Chicken and Chip fundraiser presented by the Famous Argyle Restaurant on Friday, March 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Firehouse, 1 Rainbow Trail, Denville. Includes one bottle of soda or water. $15 adults; $12 children 12 and under. or 973-580-0607 after 5 p.m.

The Kristy Valent Pordon Scholarship Fund organization is hosting a "Totally 80's, Totally Murder" themed murder mystery dinner fundraiser at the Barnyard & Carriage House in Totowa on March 31, at 7 p.m.$65, includes a four-course dinner and an interactive show by the Murder Mystery, 973-865-0879 or by March 17. All proceeds will be used to fund the Kristy Valent Pordon Memorial Scholarship for Pequannock Township High School students.

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey is hosting open houses to showcase its Better Health and Wellness programs at Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Ave. From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 3, sample a range of therapeutic classes designed to help adults who lose their sight to lead rich, fulfilling lives. Yoga, Fit and Balance, Orientation and Mobility, Horticultural Therapy, and Group Drumming are among the courses offered. Classes meet in the first floor senior lounge. 973-627-0055, ext. 312 or

FOWA Rescue's eighth annual Canines and Cocktails will be on Sunday, April 30, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Lake Valhalla Club, 13 Vista Road, Montville. Have a great time with or without your canine companion while you support the homeless animals of Friends of Wayne Animals. Enjoy lunch, wine, beer, soda, plus treats for your canine. One dog on a 6-foot leash per guest (adults only), no retractable leashes. Games and prizes. Reservations required. Send a $75 check to FOWA Rescue, C&C Event Tickets, P.O.Box 3701, Wayne, NJ 07470. If you can't attend but want to help, go to "events" at to help with the Canines and Cocktails "WE CARE" booklet. FOWA Rescue relies solely on donations and is dedicated to the welfare, sheltering and placement of homeless animals throughout the North Jersey area.

The Relay for Life Clifton 2017 will be held from 2 p.m.June 10 to 2 a.m.June 11 at Clifton Stadium. or Sarah Gruehlich at the American Cancer Society, 973-285-8030. For 24-hour cancer information, 800-ACS-2345 or

What's New

The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund is now accepting grant applications. To be eligible for a matching grant, a historic resource must be listed, or certified as eligible for listing, on the New Jersey and the national registers of Historic Places. Eligible applicants are municipalities, qualified non-profit organizations and the county. Application forms and rules and regulations for the 2017 grant round of the Historic Preservation Trust Fund are available at Declaration of Intent due at Morris County on Feb. 28. Grant application deadline is March 31. Three types of applications are available: Projects that are principally construction related will require a Construction Application; grant requests for acquisition and preservation planning documents should be completed on a Preservation Planning Application; grant requests for the preparation of construction documents should be completed on the Construction Documents Application. In 2016, the review board recommended $2.7 million in grants to help preserve, restore, or protect 32 historic sites in 19 towns across the county. For information, contact Ray Chang at the Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation at 973-829-8138 or

The Theater League of Clifton will present "Dealt a Deadly Hand - Murder at the Royale Casino," at Mario's Restaurant, 710 Van Houten Ave., on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through March 5. $45. Reserve at, 973-928-7668, or PO Box 4072, Clifton, NJ 07012. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays. Reservations include dinner (salad, pasta, chicken, sea bass, vegetables, potato, dessert, soda, coffee and tea). The Theater League of Clifton is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the arts through theatrical performances, while providing quality entertainment for all ages, and welcomes volunteers in all aspects of performance and production.

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition, based in Boonton, is showing its fourth annual Highlands Juried Art Exhibit at Morris Arts'Atrium Gallery in Morristown through March 15. The exhibit, featuring an impressive mix of photography, paintings, and mixed media, focuses on the natural, historic and cultural resources of the New Jersey Highlands. The Highlands Coalition promotes awareness of the natural and cultural resources of the Highlands and its vital link to the State's economic health, and works to protect, restore, and enhance the water and other critical resources of New Jersey's Highlands, which encompasses eighty-eight municipalities in Bergen, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties. The Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities. Morris Arts' guiding principles include the belief that the arts are vital to the social fabric and economic prosperity of the area, act as a catalyst for social change, and enrich the lives of everyone in the community.,,

Enrollment is open for the De Novo Harriers "Beginner to Finisher 5K" program. Designed for absolute beginners with little to no running experience who want to take a fun, gentle and supportive journey to fitness and exercise. The program starts on Saturday, March 18 at 9 a.m. at the Ridgewood Duck Pond and runs for eight more outdoor workouts before participants graduate by completing the Ramsey PEF 5K on Saturday, May 13. Each Saturday, a workout will be held at locations in Saddle River Park. $75 guarantees professional coaching from experienced runner Coach Michele, 2017 membership and support of the Harriers running club, a technical running T-shirt, entry into the 5K, the nine workouts including gentle physical training sessions and talks about all manner of exercise related subjects. Contact Coach Michele at or 201-966-3643. Spaces are limited, first come first served.

A Salute to Women in the Arts is proud to exhibit the talent of local artists in the show "Impressions of Childhood," through March 31 at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue. Free admission. Specific art pieces available for sale. 201-891-2081,,


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