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Turkey Drive, Mt. Tabor Victorian Craft Fair This Week

What's happening over the next seven days in Parsippany-Troy Hills.

Looking for a preschool? The Children's Garden Nursery & Preschool hosts a week-long open house for prospective parents through Sunday. The event will be held each day this week at the facility, 903 S. Beverwyck Road, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 973-515-3654, send email to childre­nsgarden903@­gmail.­com or visit the website at http://­www.­tcgpre­school.­com.

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.

It's not too early to get started on the nobler aspects of Thanksgiving: Rauchberg Dental Group hosts its 3rd annual Turkey and Food Drive for the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown all this week.  Non-perishable dry goods can be dropped off anytime until Nov. 16, and the office will also collect frozen turkeys and hams. The collections start each morning through Friday this week at 9 a.m. Visit the dental group at its office, 199 Baldwin Road.

Student assessment will be one of the topics for Thursday's Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Board of Education meeting. The body will meet for a closed session at 7 p.m., and the regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The gathering takes place at the Board of Education building, 292 Parsippany Road.

Enjoy some early holiday spirit this weekend at the Victorian Craft Fair and Cookie Walk in historic Mt. Tabor. The event presents handicrafts, linens and ornaments with a Victorian flair, plus fill-a-tin cookies. Proceeds benefit the Mt. Tabor Historical Society. The fair is scheduled for the Bethel Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. To get there, walk up the path from the Post Office. For GPS use 26 Simpson Ave. For directions and info, visit the Mt. Tabor website or call 973-586-1564.

A mom's work is never done, and no wonder: It's the hardest job around. If you're a stay-at-home mother facing challenges and seeking help, you sound like a perfect candidate for the MOMS Club of Parsippany. The group is a chapter of an international non-profit organization that offers support and community-service opportunities for mothers who stay home with their children, moms who have home-based businesses, and those who work part-time but are home with their children during the day. The MOMS Club hosts an Open House at Michael's at 1099 Route 46 Friday at 10 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, send email to parsippanymomsclubeast@gmail.com.

Prepare for a thoughtful look at the subject of Zionism when Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin speaks at Congregation Adath Shalom Friday at 7:15 p.m. Rabbi Salkin, author and state director of the Anti-Defamation League, offers a lecture called, "The Z Word, Why Does Zionism Drive The World Crazy?" The discussion, presented by Adath Shalom's Israel Affairs and Continuing Education committees, will focus on the hot button topics of Israel, Zionism and respectful criticism of both. The program is free and all are welcome. For more info or to RSVP, send email to office@adathshalom.net or call 973-539-4440. Adath Shalom is located at 841 Mountain Way.

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.

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.

clyde donovan November 13, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Please boycott the Mount Tabor Victorian Craft Fair. The money earned from this event is used to force a historic district down the throats of the people of Mount Tabor. If you are against a few people bullying their neighbors, boycott this event. Please spend your money elsewhere. There are plenty of good fundraising efforts to help the victims of Hirricane Sandy.

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