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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

  • - A special remembrance of the veterans of the Korean War, and especially those of the US and allied combatants who made the ultimate sacrifice in Korea. The display of the US flag is encouraged on this day.
     
           

Friday, July 28th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - JULY 28-AUGUST 12
    Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM
    Sundays @ 2PM
    $25.00

    Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same? Directed by Richard Boyer; Choreographed by Beth Napoli Budd.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com
  • | NATL - Historical
    - This war is also known as the First World War or the Great War. It was a global war originating in Europe that began on July 28th,1914 and lasted until November 11th,1918. The assignation of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian nationalist is what provoked this war. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which was the formal beginning of the war.
     
           

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - JULY 28-AUGUST 12
    Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM
    Sundays @ 2PM
    $25.00

    Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same? Directed by Richard Boyer; Choreographed by Beth Napoli Budd.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - JULY 28-AUGUST 12
    Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM
    Sundays @ 2PM
    $25.00

    Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same? Directed by Richard Boyer; Choreographed by Beth Napoli Budd.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enter First Quarter phase at 11:23 AM, EDT.
     
           

Monday, July 31st, 2017

  • | Schools and Education, County College of Morris
    - County College of Morris Summer 3-week begins
     
           

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - August 3rd-6th. Grant Park, Chicago, IL. Music festival started in 1991 by Perry Farrell. Today's Lollapalooza spans more than 115 acres, a diverse array of more than 130 artists, multiple stages and lots more! Annually, the last weekend in July or first weekend in August.
     
           

Friday, August 4th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - JULY 28-AUGUST 12
    Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM
    Sundays @ 2PM
    $25.00

    Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same? Directed by Richard Boyer; Choreographed by Beth Napoli Budd.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring the many single working women who do it all! For information visit click for details
     
           

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - JULY 28-AUGUST 12
    Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM
    Sundays @ 2PM
    $25.00

    Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same? Directed by Richard Boyer; Choreographed by Beth Napoli Budd.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - JULY 28-AUGUST 12
    Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM
    Sundays @ 2PM
    $25.00

    Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same? Directed by Richard Boyer; Choreographed by Beth Napoli Budd.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com

Monday, August 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - August 7-13 at Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC. The 99th championship conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Known as the sturgeon moon by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 2:11 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Partial eclipse of the moon. Visible in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
     
           

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - August 9-13. Among the best-known and most spectacular meteor showers are the Perseids, peaking about Aug 10-12. As many as 50-100 may be seen in a single night. Wish upon a "falling star"!
     
           

Friday, August 11th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - JULY 28-AUGUST 12
    Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM
    Sundays @ 2PM
    $25.00

    Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same? Directed by Richard Boyer; Choreographed by Beth Napoli Budd.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - JULY 28-AUGUST 12
    Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM
    Sundays @ 2PM
    $25.00

    Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same? Directed by Richard Boyer; Choreographed by Beth Napoli Budd.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Clint Black
    - Clint Black is back. The multi-million selling country mega-star is releasing On Purpose, his first full-length album of new songs in a decade and he’s doing it on his own terms. Black’s On Purpose compiles a strikingly diverse group of his self-produced songs. His ballads “Only One Way to Live,”“Stay Gone,”“Breathing Air”and “The Last Day” have never cut deeper, while his spirited “Beer”and “Better and Worse” are among the most upbeat songs he has ever crafted. “Time For That,”“Doing It Now For Love”and “Summertime Song” are catchy examples of how groove-soaked his music can be.
    Newton Theatre
    234 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860 Newton NJ 07860

Monday, August 14th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 9:15 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - The anniversary of President Harry Truman's announcement that Japan had surrendered to the Allies, which had set off celebrations across the United States.
     
           

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Monday, August 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 2:30 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Total eclipse of the sun. Visible in North America, northern South America, norther/western Africa, wester Europe. Pacific ocean, Atlantic Oceans and the Arctic.
     
           

Monday, August 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Flushing Meadows, NY. Part of the Grand Slam of tennis tournaments. Est attendance: 720,000.
     
           

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

  • | Schools and Education, County College of Morris
    - County College of Morris Fall classes begin
     
           

Monday, September 4th, 2017

  • | Recycling, No solid waste/no recycling pickup
    - No solid waste/no recycling pickup
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is a day to recognize the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy. To many, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, even as Memorial Day marks its beginning.
     
           

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, extending the hours of light into the evening helping the farmer with the long day's work.
     
           

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon phase at 3:03AM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

  • | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Special Interest, museum, arts and crafts, stickley, gustav stickley
    - Designed with Members, collectors, and Arts and Crafts enthusiasts in mind, this 2-hour tour, led by curator and decorative history Dr. Jonathan Clancy, will take an in-depth focus on the construction and details of individual objects in the Original Exhibition. This Exhibition offers a fresh, comprehensive look at Gustav Stickley's original furnishings for his Log House, his family home and the heart of the estate at Craftsman Farms, his early 20th-century country estate.
    Saturdays, September 9 and September 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    $25 Members; $30 Non Members
    Advance registration required; purchase tickets by calling 973.540.0311 or visiting click for details
    The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
    2352 Route 10 West Morris Plains NJ 07950
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Sparta VFW #7248
    - Annual 9/11 Memorial Clam Bake, hosted by the Sparta VFW, 66 Main St., 2-6pm
     
           

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children and become aware of the guidance older people can offer.
     
           

Monday, September 11th, 2017

  • | Sports and Recreation, Junior Woman's Club of Sparta Mtg., Homer's Restaurant, 7:30pm
    - Junior Woman's Club of Sparta Mtg., Homer's Restaurant, 7:30pm
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Patriot Day falls on 11th September (also commonly known as ‘Nine-Eleven’) and is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA of 11th September 2001.

    Embedded in the memories of everyone who lived through it, this was the day four jet planes were hijacked and crashed into the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing the deaths of 2,977 people. The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was directed at Washington DC, but its passengers bravely attempted to take back control and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    The large majority of those lost after the attacks on the Twin Towers were working at or above the points of collision; thousands of people who had gone to work that morning like every other day, found themselves suddenly stranded at the top of a burning skyscraper. A number made the choice to jump from the flaming buildings rather than wait to be caught by the flames or for the building to collapse. No one could forget the terrifying and heartbreaking stories and images captured by the news footage of the day.

    In the wake of the World Trade Center collisions, many brave men and women from the emergency services risked their lives to try to help rescue victims of the attacks, and of them 411 lost their own lives attempting to fight fires and rescue people.

    Patriot Day is recognized by US law as the official day of remembrance for these tragic events, and has been observed every year since. Each year on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff to honour and commemorate those lives lost. The US President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

    While the events took place within the USA, the shock and grief experienced in response to the attacks was shared across the globe, and for this reason Patriot Day will be observed not only in America, but all over the world
     
           

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is annually the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
     
           

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Jewish holy day observed on 2 consecutive days. Beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal.
     
           

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins today with the autumnal equinox, at 4:02 PM EDT. Note that in the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of spring. Everywhere on Earth (except near the poles) the sun rises due east and sets due west and daylight length is nearly identical - about 12 hours and 8 minutes.
     
           

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Cancer Walk/Run
    - This event will include FREE oral Cancer screenings, live band, free breakfast/barbecue lunch, raffles, goody bags, free blood pressure screenings, facepainting for kids, speakers and so much more! Oral Cancer Survivors are free.. event is rain or shine
    Perona Farms
    350 Andover Sparta Road Andover NJ 07821
    Susan Lauria 609.923.0420 susan.ocf.nj@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 10:45am | Sports and Recreation, run, 5k, 2k, walk, brain disease, cure, trail, fun, volunteer, Alzheimer's, trai
    - Well marked trail. Only 5K is timed. Bib chip timing. 5K finisher medals and 5k medals for fastest individual and age group. Teams must be 5 or more 5K, 2k, runners, walkers. Team prizes for: largest, oldest, youngest, raised most money, and fastest (5K)All 5K and 2K registrants are eligible for door prizes.
    Online registration closes Sept. 20th at 11:59PM. Mailed registration with check and registration form must be received by Sept. 20th. There will be in person registration on Event Day Sat. Sept. 23rd 7AM - 8:45AM. In person registration CASH or CHECK only.
    Run for free- raise $100 or more and your race fee will be refunded.
    Wild West City
    50 Lackawanna Drive Stanhope NJ 07871
    Faye Simon Harac 973.726.6218 iesbrainresearch@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 10:45am | Sports and Recreation, run, 5k, 2k, walk, brain disease, cure, trail, fun, volunteer, Alzheimer's, trai
    - Well marked trail. Only 5K is timed. Bib chip timing. 5K finisher medals and 5k medals for fastest individual and age group. Teams must be 5 or more 5K, 2k, runners, walkers. Team prizes for: largest, oldest, youngest, raised most money, and fastest (5K)All 5K and 2K registrants are eligible for door prizes.
    Online registration closes Sept. 20th at 11:59PM. Mailed registration with check and registration form must be received by Sept. 20th. There will be in person registration on Event Day Sat. Sept. 23rd 7AM - 8:45AM. In person registration CASH or CHECK only.
    Run for free- raise $100 or more and your race fee will be refunded.
    Wild West City
    50 Lackawanna Drive Stanhope NJ 07871
    Faye Simon Harac 973.726.6218 iesbrainresearch@gmail.com
  • | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Special Interest, museum, arts and crafts, stickley, gustav stickley
    - Designed with Members, collectors, and Arts and Crafts enthusiasts in mind, this 2-hour tour, led by curator and decorative history Dr. Jonathan Clancy, will take an in-depth focus on the construction and details of individual objects in the Original Exhibition. This Exhibition offers a fresh, comprehensive look at Gustav Stickley's original furnishings for his Log House, his family home and the heart of the estate at Craftsman Farms, his early 20th-century country estate.
    Saturdays, September 9 and September 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    $25 Members; $30 Non Members
    Advance registration required; purchase tickets by calling 973.540.0311 or visiting click for details
    The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
    2352 Route 10 West Morris Plains NJ 07950

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Popular observance for coffee drinkers, celebrated by the coffee industry and coffee shops and houses (often with free cups of coffee.) Probably first observed in 2005 in the United States.
     
           

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Holiest Jewish observance. A day for fasting, repentance and atonement. Begins at sundown on Sept 29.
     
           

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Kids, Family, Fun
    - Food Truck Festival-October 1st for the second year in a row the Food Truck Festival is coming to Gardner Field. This year you can expect more trucks, live music, beer and wine and tons of free activities for the kids! This year you can purchase pre-sale tickets that allow you to enter an hour early. Please visit denvilleplays.com for more information!Register online at click for details.
    Gardner Field
    Savage Road Denville NJ 07834
    mary 908.309.2921 maryremetta@yahoo.com

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