Thrill Seeker

Last Chance: “Growing Up Black In Montclair 1870-1970” closes tomorrow at Montclair Public Library. Don’t miss this moving exhibit expertly curated by Montclair native and historian Stacey Patton. Patton has collected photos, mementos, and oral testimony from Montclair residents to create a moving and thought provoking record of a little known part of Montclair’s history. Free. MPL is open Saturday until 5 p.m.
— Photo of Marjorie Chapin, 1950, courtesy of Montclair Historical Society.

Friday, September 29
Rod McDonald, singer-songwriter, plays tonight at Outpost In The Burbs. Luke Doucet opens. 8:30 pm. Tickets: $20 at the door. Reservations: 973-744-6650. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair.
The Full Monty – musical production at Studio Players Playhouse. Opens tonight, with a 2 for 1 ticket special. Playing Thursday-Sundays through Oct. 14. Adults: $20/Students-Seniors $17. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Montclair. 973-744-9752.

Saturday, September 30
“Bagel and a Bath” – Mt. Hebron Middle School PTA’s annual breakfast and carwash fundraiser. 9 a.m. – noon at Mt. Hebron School, Bellevue Ave. Upper Montclair. All you can eat bagels, fruit, coffee, juice and more $5 (in the cafeteria), carwash $10. Proceeds benefit Mt. Hebron student activities.

Free CPR Class – The Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New Jersey is hosting a free Family CPR course sponsored by Safety First. Saturday, 1-4pm at 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 25 participants. For more information or to register call 973-744-4934 or email
Free Jazz Piano Concert
Eric Olsen performs “Jazz Inspired Classics by American Composers” at 7:30 pm. Donations accepted and will benefit refugees in Darfur. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave. Montclair. 973-744-7424 or
Nets Day at Continental Arena
Meet players and coaches from the NJ Nets. Free Food. 10 .am. Tickets: 800-4NBA-TIX.
Sunday, October 1

Turtle Back Zoo – Free Visitor Appreciation Day
The newly accredited Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange opens it doors 11 a.m. -5:30 p.m. offering free admission and free giveaways to the first 2,500 children (12 and under). For information, 973-731-5800 or click here.
The Kreutzer Sonata explores a married man’s dark secrets and examines the anatomy of jealousy and obsession. Directed by Margaret Pine. Previews: October 5-6. Opens October 7 through October 29. Tickets: 973-744-3309 or on-line at 695 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

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  1. The Black History exhibit is extraordinary – not to be missed. But while you are there you will be forced to visit the Isabel Rose Cafe – that’s where the exhibit is. This great cafe may be one of Baristaville’s best-kept secrets, but if they don’t start getting more traffic they may CLOSE! Please, Barista – a little favorable PR for this great cafe in the land of very few great cafes?

  2. Church Street Café
    October Performance Calendar
    PHONE #: 973-233-0216
    9/29, Friday, 8 – 10; The Sharp 4 Jazz Quartet
    9/30 Saturday, 7:30 -10:00; Mike Deej
    10/1, Sunday at 11 am, Berman Hawk Jazz Project
    10/1, Sunday, 5:30 – 7:30; Phil Micciche, classical guitarist
    10/4, Wednesday, 7:00 -9:30; Rob Wolfson, singer / guitarist
    10/5, Thursday, 7:30 -9:30; Jan Loe, singer / guitarist

  3. Thanks Greg for posting the Performance Calendar.
    It’s good to know when the shows are, and it’s great to help support such a pool of great talent too.
    Wayne Robbins

  4. Here’s something different to do this weekend:
    There is a sad situation in a nearby town where nearly 20 wonderful cats will have to be euthanized this week unless folks can help.
    A story heard before – elderly lady who did feline rescue work became unable to care for them or for herself & had to be put in a nursing home. She had 36 cats, spread over 2 houses, & the clock is ticking.
    These are all rescued cats – i.e., unwanted pets, not ferals – & the lady was serious about the rescue work; she had some money, & worked with a local rescue organization, so all of the cats are healthy (tested negative for FIV and have been strictly indoor cats) & have had shots.
    All of the local shelters are already full – it’s kitten season – and the rescue organizations & homes are in the same boat, so in the end the town’s animal control outfit is going to have to step in. Almost half of the 36 cats are already adopted or spoken for; that still leaves around 20 who need homes.
    We drove out there last week. It was heartbreaking seeing those wonderful cats running around and knowing that we couldn’t save them all. We now have two new cats in our house, and may take a third if no one else does. More cats to care for is the last thing I would have wanted, but the karma of the situation was impossible to resist.
    The cats are in a town about 20 miles west of Newark. I know it’s a long shot to post this here, but if anyone has room in their home & heart for a new cat & can save one more life, please email me and I’ll give you the details of where they are & whom to contact to see them.
    Thanks for listening.

  5. Cute, that is!! Oh, and by the way, Newarker, the picture was taken in my father’s office on High St. in Newark.

  6. Barista- why won’t you help these cats. Crank posted a link on another thread.

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