Heavenly peace could be the subtitle for the coming week in Parsippany. Christmas comes Tuesday, which means a number of usual happenings will remain dark this week. But the big holiday certainly does not mean an end for all activities this week. Certainly there are holiday observances:
The Parsippany Christian Church at 205 Vail Road offers a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Monday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.
United Methodist Church of Parsippany, 903 S. Beverwyck Road, presents a candlelight Christmas Eve communion service Monday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. For info, call 973-887-4657.
St. Peter the Apostle Church, 179 Baldwin Road, features a Christmas Eve Children's Mass Monday at 4 p.m., a Christmas Eve Mass in Spanish at 7 p.m. and a 10 p.m. pre-Christmas liturgy. Christmas Day Masses will be celebrated Tuesday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.
Parsippany Presbyterian Church, 1675 Route 46 West, offers its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Monday, Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m., followed by an 11 p.m. Candlelight and Communion Service. For more info, call 973-334-7958.
A great post-Christmas tradition continues: The 7th Annual Parsippany Baseball Winter Recess Baseball Clinic takes place Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Parsippany High School, 309 Baldwin Road. The Parsippany High School baseball coaching staff will be on hand to help your youngster build baseball skills. The cost is $40. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do some good and enjoy good vibes at the 2012 Help HOPE Live Jam featuring a reunion of the legendary New Riders of the Purple Sage and performances by the Devon Allman Band, Bears Choice and the John Ginty Band. The event benefits the emergency grant program of HelpHOPELive, the National Transplant Assistance Fund Inc., which gives fundraising help to transplant and catastrophic injury patients. The concert takes place at Dover's Baker Theater, 41 Blackwell St.on Friday from 6 p.m.-midnight. For info call Ray Williams at 973-349-8426. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $60 for reserved seating. To purchase, go to the website.
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.
Try your luck at St. Peter the Apostle Church's Weekly Bingo. It's easy to play, you can win prizes and it's free! The event is held Sundays from 6-10 p.m. at 179 Baldwin Road.
'Til death do us part? Sadly, not always. If your marriage is ending, get some support. In Parsippany, you have two options: 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 secular and has a fee—just a dollar—and takes place at the Parsippany Police Athletic League Center at 33 Baldwin Road.