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Planning Board Meets, Town Leaders Say No to Drugs This Week

Here's a look at what's happening in Parsippany.

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Planning Board holds its December Workshop Meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The agenda is expected to focus on the controversial proposal to bring .

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  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.

The Parsippany Free Public Library has its eye on the future. The main branch, 449 Halsey Road, will host a Focus Group for 20-40 Year Olds to get ideas to improve library services, collections and facilities. The focus group discussion is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will be facilitated by Library Development Solutions of Princeton. If you are in the stated age group, whether you are a frequent or infrequent librarygoer, you are needed: Contact Korin Rosenkrans at 973-887-5150 x214 or send email to korin.rosenkrans@parsippanylibrary.org to register. 

Building development and home improvements are the focus when the Zoning Board of Adjustment meets each month. Residents are welcome when the body gathers Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 1001 Parsippany Blvd.

Parsippany municipal leaders, law enforcement and the Municipal Alliance Committee are banding together to stand against drug abuse in the township. The Parsippany Drug Prevention Leadership Summit takes place Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Knoll East Golf Club at 1200 Knoll Road in Lake Hiawatha. The reality of drug use and abuse in Parsippany will be candidly discussed, and most importantly, strategies to work as a community to solve this problem and save lives will be identified. If you are interested in attending, send email to parsippanyMAC@gmail.com.

Ring in the Christmas season by attending the staging of an original play at Parsippany United Methodist Church, 903 S. Beverwyck Road. A cast of 30 ranging in age from 5 to near 90 presents . The drama uses video clips from beloved Christmas movies and highlights the theme that everyone is connected, and that our actions affect people we may never meet. As the church website proudly notes, Pastor Jeff's work is, as usual, "weird." In a good way, we expect. Admission is free. There are two performances, Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Give the give of art this holidays: Check out the Craftsman Farms 2012 Holiday Trunk Show, which features all kinds of beautiful handmade crafts and items to add a little style and history to your Chanukah and Christmas gift-gving. The event runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 9 at the shop in the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms at 2352 Route 10 West.

American Legion Post 249 is still inspiring the holiday spirit. The veterans' group shares the holiday giving season by teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps for the annual Toys for Tots gift drive. Toy donations will be accepted daily from 3-7 p.m. through Dec. 9 at the post, 91 N. Beverwyck Road. For more info, call 973-335-9266.

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.

The township presents its free Annual Rabies Immunization Clinic for Dogs and Cats. On Saturday, bring your dog—on a leash—between 1-3 p.m. Cats, in carriers or similar devices, are welcome between 3-4 p.m. The animals must be accompanied by an adult.The clinic will be held at the Smith Field Maintenance Garage at 1393 Us Highway 46 near the tennis courts.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church presents its 23rd annual Live Nativity Saturday and Sunday. The solemn event takes place from 4:30-8 p.m. both days at the church, located at 335 Reynolds Ave, Parsippany, NJ  07054.  For more information or directions, please visit the church’s web site at www.elcaAndy.org, or call 973-887-6713.

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, get some support. In Parsippany, that takes two forms: 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.

Dave Phillips December 03, 2012 at 11:27 PM
The Planning Board should clearly reject the over-development/spot zoning proposal. It is an awful idea for all Parsippany residents and the future of the town.

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