Fields Referendum, Free Zumba and More This Week
Parsippany happenings coming up over the next seven days.
If you've started a new fitness regimen for the new year, here's a cool way to burn some calories: The Atlantis Sports Club & Spa, inside the Sheraton Parsippany at 199 Smith Road, is offering one free Zumba With Diana class to give people a chance to see if the Latin-influenced dance workout is their cup of salsa. The free class with Diana runs Monday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. To register for the free class, go to the club's website.
Election day arrives in Parsippany again with the Tuesday Board of Education referendum. Voters will decide whether to support the body's $7.7 million plan for athletic improvements at Parsippany and Parsippany Hills high schools. Find election details of the effort to bring Fields of Dreams to Parsippany here. See the sample ballot here.
Sports card collector? Check out the notable cards on display starting Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at a weekly Sport Card Show at the Parsippany Police Athletic League, 33 Baldwin Road. A huge assortment of cards and collectible items will be available for sale—perfect if you have a sports fan on your holiday gift list. Admission is $1. For more info, call Jose De Barros 732-306-9401.
Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors, a free peer-led volunteer support group for people actively looking for work meets Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, Lake Hiawatha Branch at 68 Nokomis Ave. in Hiawatha.
PSGMC peer support group for job seekers meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Free Public Library at 449 Halsey Road to hear guest speakers well-versed in all facets of career search and development.
We're moving toward the end of January, so this is a good time to talk taxes. To help those getting down to financial business, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Free Public Library presents 2013: A Year of Tax Law Changes, a program on how to protect your assets and estate plan under laws taking effect this month. The featured speaker is attorney Ronald Gelok, president of Ronald Gelok and Associates. The lecture takes place Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the main branch, 449 Halsey Road. To register, contact Judith Fenelon at 973-887-5150, ext. 211 or email her before the end of Monday's business day.
The Parsippany Board of Education gets down to business Thursday after last week's controversial installation of the November election's last-place finisher, member James Carifi's running mate Anthony DeIntinis, to fill the body's unexpired term seat. Sure to be discussed is the outcome of the Jan. 22 high school athletic fields referendum.
Come out for fun, music and cultural goodness this weekend when the Women's Theater Company presents Maggie Graham's Carol Channeling. In this cabaret performance, Graham takes on the guise of legendary Broadway star Carol Channing. And while you'll surely enjoy her takes on Channing classics like "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," what really enthralls is seeing the actor, as Channing, perform songs of other Great White Way divas such as Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth. Three performances only: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Parsippany Playhouse, inside the Parsippny Community Center at 1130 Knoll Road. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors.
Need a change in your calisthenics regimen? Try Need a change in your calisthenics regimen? Try Masala Bhangra Fitness. The weekly classes teach an exercise dance routine that mixes the high-energy folk dance of Bhangra (Indian dance) with Bollywood moves. Classes are $40 for five weeks and take place Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 246 Route 46. For more information, call 201-230-5536.
This could be great fun: The Lake Hiawatha School PTA hosts its second annual Basketball Fundraising Event pitting the Harlem Wizards against the Lake Hiawatha Hawks. All proceeds from this afternoon of tricks, hoops and alley-oops go to benefit PTA activities for students at the elementary school. The game takes place Saturday at 1 p.m. at Parsippany High School, Baldwin and Vail roads. Student tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; for the general public, admission is $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and information.
Cedar Knolls is the place to be Saturday at 7 p.m. when Murder: Family Style takes center stage at Il Giardino Restaurant at 41 Ridgedale Ave. This is more than a mere play—it's a family affair when the most powerful players in "da pizza pie business" have a sit-down to welcome some new members. Think there's gonna be trouble? Fuhgeddaboudit! Tickets are $49.95 each. To procure them, call 212-887-0981.
Do some good at Team Zoey's 3rd Annual 'Spin For Life'. It's spinning for a good cause—to help raise awareness and raise funds to fight progeria, the fatal “rapid aging” disease. The ailment afflicts children, who die at an average age of 13 from heart disease. The event takes place Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Lakeland Hills YMCA, 100 Fanny Road in Mountain Lakes. Admission to watch the spinning fun is free; of course, organizers hope you will donate to the cause.
Try your luck at St. Peter the Apostle Church's Weekly Summer Bingo. It's easy to play, you can win prizes and it's free! The event is held Sundays through the summer from 6-10 p.m. at 179 Baldwin Road.
Neil Sedaka was right, breaking up is hard to do. If your marriage is coming to a close, there is comfort in numbers. In Parsippany, you have two options to find support: The Crossroads Divorce Support Group, a free gathering for divorced men and women of any faith that offers special events, community and healing, is presented at St. Peter the Apostle Church Sunday at 7 p.m. at 179 Baldwin Road. The other group, also offered Sunday at 7 p.m., is called Puzzle Pieces - A Divorced/Separated Support Group. This one is nonreligious and has a fee—just a dollar—and takes place at the Parsippany Police Athletic League Center at 33 Baldwin Road.