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Today is November 27, 2015 - Somerville, NJ 08876  

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Friday, November 27th, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of the year.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Originated by American Express in 2010.

Monday, November 30th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Traditional beginning of the online Christmas shopping season, when consumers return to work and start ordering online. Annually, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

  • | 7:00am - 8:30am | Business, Chamber, Networking, networking
    - Weekly meeting of the local Hillsborough chapter of BNI (Business Networking International).

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    Royce Brook Golf Club
    201 Hamilton Road Hillsborough NJ 08844
  • - On December 1, 1891 James Naismith was a teacher of physical education at the International YMCA Training School at Springfield, MA. To create an indoor sport that could be played during winter months, he nailed up peach baskets at opposite ends of the gym and gave students soccer balls to toss into them. Thus was born the game of basketball.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

  • | NATL - Government
    - The tradition of having the US president light a national Christmas tree at the Ellipse at Washington DC dates to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge pushed a button electrifying 2,500 bulbs on a 48-foot fir. The national tree as not lit during World War II, 1941-44. The tree has used LED lights since 2007. Annually, the first Thursday (or Friday) in December.

Friday, December 4th, 2015

  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Tea House, Jamesburg, A Christmas Carol, A Dicken's Christmas Tea, Christmas
    - One Steep At A Thyme - A Tea Room in Jamesburg, NJ and recent recipient of "Jersey Choice Best Restaurant in 2014" will host a 7 course, traditional English high tea which includes strada, scones, tea sandwiches, and an amazing dessert selection. Following the high tea, Traveling Literary Theater will present Dickens' own, one hour, edited version of A Christmas Carol. This is a reading performed by professional actors in full costume. The cast is lead by English stage actor James Dyne. Traveling Literary Theater has been performing A Christmas Carol all over the country since 2005.
    One Steep At A Thyme
    170 Gatzmer Ave. Jamesburg NJ 08831
    Kathy Hippeli 732.641.2570
  • - On December 4, 1998, the shuttle Endeavour took a US component of the space station named Unity into orbit 220 miles from Earth where spacewalking astronauts fastened it to a component launched by the Russians November 20, 1998. On July 25, 2000, the Russian service module Zvezda docked with the station. On October 31, 2000, NASA launched the first expedition with a three-man crew to stay aloft for four months. Officially completed on May 27, 2011, the space state is 357 feet across and 240 feet long and supports a crew of up to six.

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Craft Fair, Raffles, Family events, Christmas Gifts, Tricky Tray, Baskets
    - Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Over 50 Crafters, Handcrafted Items, Holiday Gifts, Delicious Food, TOY TRICKY TRAY, Basket Raffle, 50/50, Homemade Baked Goods, SURPRISE VISIT FROM SANTA, special holiday dance perfomance & Much More! Free Admission/Free Parking
    St. Matthias School Cafeteria 170 JFK Boulevard Somerset, NJ
    St. Matthias School Cafeteria
    170 JFK Boulevard Somerset NJ 08873

Monday, December 7th, 2015

  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Human Rights Day is December 10th. Presidential Proclamation 2866, of December 6, 1949, covers all succeeding years. Customarily issued as a "Bill of Rights Day, Human Rights Day and Week."

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

  • | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Nativity, Christmas
    - A Living Nativity at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 300 Union Ave, Somerville will be presented on Sat, Dec 12 at 5pm and 7pm, outdoors on the church lawn. This annual event will tell the traditional Christmas story with actors and live animals. A donkey, alpacas, sheep, goats and rabbits will be provided from Norz Hill Farm in Hillsborough.  Audience members are invited to pet the animals after each performance and come into the church for refreshments of homemade cookies and hot chocolate.  Each performance lasts about 20 minutes. This is a free event. For more information, visit or call 908-685-1660.
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    300 Union Ave Somerville NJ 08876
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 908.685.1660
  • | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Classical Music, live music, concert, symphony
    - Join The Eastern Wind Symphony as they make wind band history under the direction of Todd Nichols and Adam Warshavsky. EWS will be the first adult band from NJ to be accepted to play at The 69th Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, and they are presenting the program for this performance to their local audience on Saturday, December 12 at 8:00pm. The Midwest Clinic is the world’s largest conference for music educators, and EWS is honored to be selected to perform here. This program includes works by Shostakovich, Gould, Stamp, Nixon, Spaniola and more! All proceeds from this concert go to support the ensemble’s tour to Chicago.
    Hillsborough High School
    466 Raider Blvd. Hillsborough NJ 08844
    Rebecca 215.530.0165

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

  • - On December 13, 1991, North and South Korea signed a treaty of reconciliation and nonaggression, formally ending the Korean War - 38 years after fighting ceased in 1953. This agreement was not hailed as a peace treaty, and the armistice that was signed July 27, 1953, between the UN and North Korea, was to remain in effect until it could be transformed into a formal peace.

Monday, December 14th, 2015

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On December 14, 1911. The elusive object of many expeditions dating from the 17th century, the South Pole was located and visited by Ronald Amundsen with four companions and 52 sled dogs. All five men and 12 of the dogs returned to base camp safely. Next to visit the South Pole, January 17, 1912, was a party led by Captain Robert F. Scott, all of whom perished during the return trip.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

  • - On December 16, 1773, the Boston patriots' boarding of British vessel at anchor at Boston Harbor. Contents of nearly 350 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

  • - On December 17. 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, brothers, bicycle-shop operators, inventors and aviation pioneers, after three years of experimentation with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flights, near Kitty Hawk, NC, piloted first by Orville and then by Wilber Wright, were sustained for less than one minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation. Orville Wright was born at Dayton, OH on August 19, 1871 and died there January 30, 1948. Wilbur Wright was born at Millville, IN on April 16, 1867 and died at Dayton OH on May 30, 1912.

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - On December 19, 2015 at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, FL. 60th annual Championship Game with a sixteen team field competing and ending with the final two teams vying for the national championship.

    Time TBD

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

  • - On December 20, 1946, America's favorite Christmas drama premiered on this date at New York, NY Directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart (George Bailey), Donna Reed (Mary Bailey), Henry Travers (as Clarence Oddbody, trying to earn his angel wings) and Lional Barrymore (as villainous Mr. Potter), the film was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Monday, December 21st, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Allows all those preparing for Christmas to vent their frustrations. Twelve "humbugs" allowed,

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