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THE WEEKENDER: Cops & Rockers, Novel Give Away and Verona Live

Educational conference, fundraisers and benefits round out weekend plans.

 

Verona Cops and Rockers Battle of the Bands
Friday, 6 p.m.
Verona High School
121 Fairview Ave., Verona

Romance Novel Give Away @ Verona Public Library
Sunday, All day
Verona Public Library
17 Gould St., Verona
FREE 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day and to say thank you to the community, The Friends of the Verona Public Library are giving away free romance novels during the week of Valentine’s Day.  Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 10 and running through Saturday, Feb. 16, members of the Verona community can stop by the Verona Public Library to pick up their free book! Both hardcovers and paperbacks will be included in this giveaway.

Verona Live: Cards & Games
Friday, 1 p.m.
Verona Community Center Annex,
880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona
FREE

Drop in on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required.

Coaches Vs. Cancer
Saturday at 2 and 3:30 p.m.
James Caldwell High School
265 Westville Ave., Caldwell

Both the girls and boys JCHS Varsity basketball teams will have games to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS). The organization with the ACS that we are participating through is called “Coaches vs Cancer”. 

The girls game (against Cedar Grove) is at 2 p.m., and the boys game (against Butler) is at 3:30 p.m. Both games take place at JCHS.

Montclair High School Crew Team Silent Auction & Tricky Tray
Friday, 6 p.m.
Montclair High School
100 Chestnut St.
Montclair
FREE 

The Montclair High School crew team will host its eighth annual silent auction and tricky tray at Montclair High School in the Ninth Grade Academy cafeteria from 6-9 p.m.

French Cooking Workshop
Saturday, 6 p.m.
54 Fairfield St., Montclair
$60 

Join FIAF Montclair and Suzanne Michaud, founder and executive chef of Comfort Food Kitchen for a workshop in French devoted to the long-standing tradition of fine French cuisine. Learn how to cook a delicious, winter French meal while practicing key French terms.

Register online now or email Anne-Sophie Roure at asroure@fiaf.org.

Watchung Elementary School's Da Vinci Ball: Celebrating the Art of Science and Technology
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Montclair Art Museum
3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair
$75.00

Watchung Elementary School PTA invites you to the Da Vinci Ball: Celebrating the Art of Science and Technology. Come join friends and neighbors for a night of dinner, dancing and drinks at the beautiful and inspiring Montclair Art Museum. All proceeds will help fund Watchung's science, technology and arts programs. Casual, yet festive affair (Blue jeans encouraged.)

Women of Color in Higher Education
Friday, 9 a.m.
Montclair State University
Normal Ave & Valley Road, Upper Montclair
$50.00

Montclair State to host conference for the New Jersey ACE Women’s Network

Nutley Old Guard Meeting
Friday, 9 a.m.
44 Park Ave., Nutley
FREE

The Old Guard meets weekly at the Frank A. Cocchiola Parks Building. New members always welcomed. Stop in at any Friday meeting and say hello.

Belleville Senior Citizens Friday Club
Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Franklin Avenue and Mill Street
Belleville
FREE

Escape From Planet Earth
Sunday, 3 p.m.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St., Newark

Attend a special screening of the animated film Escape From Planet Earth on at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). An afternoon party complete with a red carpet, games and surprises for children, will begin at 1 p.m. followed by the movie screening at 3 pm. The event will benefit The Harvey and Georgina Weinstein National Heart Transplant Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC)

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