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Patch Candidates' Debate, Pancreatic Cancer Walk and More This Week

What's ahead for the next seven days in Parsippany

Monday will be all about Sandy. Keep abreast of cancellations, closings and postponements here.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Five Guys Burgers and Fries in East Hanover and Denville offer an opportunity to enjoy a burger and fries while helping shelter pets. Make a donation to the Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter when you present a special flyer when ordering.  To get a copy of the flyer, stop by the shelter at 194 Route 10 West, East Hanover (behind the PetSmart) or email suzanne@njshelter.org. For more information call Suzanne at 973-386-0068.

Celebrate All Hallows with the kids at the Parsippany Applebee's, which on Wednesday presents . The restaurant at 1057 Route 46 invites parents to treat their 12-and-under trick or treaters to a free lunch or dinner. Up to two youngsters can receive a free kids' menu entrée, dine-in only, with each adult entrée purchased.

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.

Did the kids end up with too much candy on Halloween? Worried about their post-holiday dental health? You'll want to check out the Rauchberg Dental Group Candy Buy Back. The dentists' practice will purchase your unwanted candy Thursday through Sunday starting at 9 a.m. Visit the dental group at its office, 199 Baldwin Road. Not to be left out, Dr. Benjamin Lopkin of Caring Dentistry for Children presents Dr. Lopkin's Halloween Candy Buy Back Program Friday starting at 9 a.m. at the dental office at 259 Baldwin Road.

Parsippany Hills High School offers SAT and PSAT help for high school juniors and seniors preparing for higher education. Lentz & Lentz PSAT/SAT Prep is offered at the Hills Thursday at 6:30 p.m.The program costs $399.

Get started on early holiday shopping at the All Saints Academy Fall Extravaganaza Auction. The sale takes place Friday at 5:30 p.m. at All Saints Academy, 189 Baldwin Road. Admission is $25.

As a citizen, it's your duty to vote. And if you're going to vote, you're not supposed to vote for whatever candidate a political boss commands or for the person whose name is emblazoned on the lawn sign someone else placed in your yard—your vote should represent your thoughts, priorities and beliefs. That makes it your duty to be informed about where your candidates stand on the issues before the Nov. 6 general election. Your nonpartisan Patch seeks to help you do your homework: A Town Council and Board of Education Candidates' Debate is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Parsippany Clubhouse, 701 Lake Shore Drive. Come, listen and make your own ballot box decisions. For information, call Parsippany Patch at 908-230-6249. 

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.

High schoolers can get an early leg up on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. A Free SAT Practice Test in Parsippany will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Centenary College, 300 Littleton Road. A fully-proctored practice SAT will show teens what to expect in a test-like environment.

Support young emergency responders at the Flapjack Fundraiser for Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Junior Squad. Applebee's at 1057 Route 46 is site site for a benefit for local high schoolers who volunteer their time in the field of emergency medical services. This fundraiser will provide them with the funds to purchase uniforms and cover education expenses that are no longer provided with the EMS Training fund. Admission is $10; the event begins at 8 a.m.

Cancer of the pancreas is one of the deadliest forms of the disease, and it doesn't get nearly the attention or support that other forms of cancer receive. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network wants to change that. You can help the organization by participating in or supporting the annual PurpleStride 5k to Fight Pancreatic Cancer. The event features an appearance by Lisa Niemi Swayze, widow of the "Dirty Dancing" actor/dancer Patrick Swayze, who died from the disease. The fundraising walk kicks off Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Mack-Cali Business Campus at 1 Campus Drive.

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.

If your marriage is ending, you are not alone. You have two choices for weekly support groups in Parsippany. 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.


 

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