You'll need your dancing shoes this week with free banjo music at the South Orange Public Library and Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck rockin' Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel! Also, if you like chocolate (and who doesn't?), be sure to check out the 3rd Annual Chocolate Walk in Maplewood Village. And as always, our local public libraries offer fun, educational and FREE events for kids of all ages. Be sure to check them out!
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Banjo Music with Dusty, Lucky and Pete!
Where/When: South Orange Public Library; Thursday, February 10, 10am
Why Go: These guys know how to get the party started with their foot-thumpin' banjo music. It's a regular hoe-down!
Valentine's Day Crafts
Where/When: South Orange Public Library; Friday, February 11, 3:30pm
Why Go: You want a handmade card for Valentine's Day, right?
Saturday Stories for ages 2-4
Where/When: Millburn Free Public Library, Saturdays, 11-11:30am
Why Go: Take advantage of all that the library offers and enjoy stories, songs and finger plays for ages 2-4
Maplewood Village 3rd Annual Chocolate Walk
Where/When: Throughout Maplewood Village; Saturday, February 12, 11am-4pm
Why Go: Spend the afternoon enjoying everything Maplewood Village has to offer and indulge your sweet tooth along the way. Visitors to Maplewood Village will enjoy chocolate delights as they shop and dine; just follow the red balloons!
Pricing: Free (plus the cost of a gym membership to burn off those delicious calories!)
Where/When: Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel Iris Family Center; Sunday, February 13, 4pm
Why Go: Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck have been featured on PBS and Noggin and have won numerous awards for their kids' music. Trust me, your kids will love it and you'll be humming, "BIIIIIIIG truck!" for the next week.
Pricing: $12/person in advance and $15/person at the door. Call (973) 763-4600 for tickets and info. Open to the public.
Preschool Story Time
Where/When: Maplewood Library, Hilton Branch; Monday, February 14, 11am
Why Go: Your 2-1/2 to 5 year old will love a story before lunchtime, and you could use the break too.