This Week’s Highlights: September 30 – October 6

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009 8:00am

October is packed with family events: The Little Read, block parties, Halloween events and many more. Be sure to check our calendar often so you don’t miss out on all the fun. Here are this week’s highlights:

Enjoy Nature

September 30

Van Vleck offers a Garden Discovery Program today with the theme of “Signs of Fall”.

Attend a Reading Event

October 2

The Little Read event begins today through Sunday.

Check Out the Seven Dwarfs

October 3

Studio Playhouse performs Snow White.

Have Fun at a Block Party

October 4

Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats holds it’s 2nd annual block party to raise money for The Montclair Community Pre-K.

Wednesday, September 30

Van Vleck House & Gardens Pre-K Discovery Program

Who: Children ages 3 – 5.

What: Guided hands-on activities and a story.

Where: Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair NJ, 07042

When: Wednesday, September 30 from 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $7: Friends of Van Vleck / $12 all others. Adults free. Registration required by calling (973) 744-0837.

Friday, October 2

The Little Read

Who: Preschool through grade five.

What: A three-day children’s read-aloud marathon that will bring together Montclair neighbors, writers, local heroes and celebrities in a town-wide celebration of literacy and community.

Where: The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue branch, Bellevue Avenue branch, the Montclair Art Museum and Montclair State University, as well as numerous locations throughout town.

When: Friday, October 2, Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4

Cost: Free to attend a reading. If you wish to sign up to be a reader, register here.

Saturday, October 3

Snow White

Who: Fans of the dwarfs.

What: A modern take on the classic tale of Snow White, told from the villian’s perspective.

Where: Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ, 07042.

When: Saturday, September 26, Sunday, September 27, Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $8

Sunday, October 4

Aunt Jean’s 2nd Annual Block Party

Who: Families and kids of all ages.

What: Moon bounce, Dunk tank, Games, Food and more.

Where: Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats, 12 North Willow Street Montclair, NJ, 07042.

When: Sunday, October 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: $5 suggested admission. 100% of all donations and participating businesses donations will be given to the Montclair Community Pre-K Scholarship Fund.

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This is such a great story. Really a great example of "community". Kudos to Andrew and Beth for getting this going. It takes courage, commitment, and love!

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