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Activities galore make this a busy week to come in Parsippany

It's time for the Friends of the Parsippany Library's fall fundraiser: On Monday, if you have lunch or dinner at the Gourmet Cafe, owner/chef Matt Pierone will donate 10 percent of your meal's cost to the organization. The same deal applies to gift certificates purchased, so you can help out the library and also pick up early holiday gifts. For more info, call the restaurant at 973-316-0088.

If you are living with a disability or a caregiver for someone with a disability, this event is for you: The United Way Caregivers Coalition and the Morris County Department of Human Services present a Disabilities Forum Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room of the county human services building at 340 W. Hanover Ave. in Morris Plains. The United Way and DHS want to hear your needs and suggestions regarding transportation services. To RSVP, call Stephanie Mamary at 973-993-1160, ext. 139. 

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Planning Board deals with building issues related to the town's master plan at its monthly workshop meeting Monday at 7:30 pm at Town Hall, 1001 Parsippany Blvd.

Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. To give every potential voter as much time as possible to register, the municipal clerk's office offers extended hours: The office will remain open until 9 p.m. 

Have the jobhunting blues? Get some tips and motivation at a lecture sponsored by the Parsipppany Area Chamber of Commerce. How to End the Job Search Pain and Get Your Life Back?, a workshop for jobseekers will feature career transition coach Neil Cooper. The free offering takes place Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Centenary College, 300 Littleton Road. Registration is required via the PACC website or at  EmploymentOutreach.org.  

Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors, a free peer-led volunteer support group for people actively looking for work meets Tuesday at the  at 68 Nokomis Ave. in Hiawatha.

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council holds its regular business meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Among the items included on the agenda is the second reading and final vote on an ordinance that will release FEMA funds to flood survivors seeking to sell their severely damaged homes to the government, which will raze the buildings and return the land to open space.

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 controversial question of whether to allow the construction of a Krishna temple on Baldwin Road is expected to arise again before the Parsippany Zoning Board of Adjustment. The body meets Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

Flu season is tough for everyone, but especially for seniors. With that in mind, the township presents a Flu and Pneumonia Clinic at the Parsippany Community Center. The health event is for Parsippany residents who are age 65 or older. Immunizations for flu and pneumonia will be available with the caveat that only a limited amount of the influenza vaccine is available. The pneumonia vaccine is available only to seniors who have never been vaccinated for pneumonia. The cost is $10 for flu shots, $15 for pneumonnia vaccine, and if you have Medicare B (bring your card), there is no charge. HMO insurance is not accepted.  For more info, call the Parsippany Health Department at 973-263-7160.

Need a new way to work out? 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.

Parsippany's United Methodist Church presents a Fall Ham Dinner Saturday at 4 p.m. The event is an all-you-can-eat buffet supper featuring mashed potatoes, cole slaw, corn, green beans, rolls and butter and, of course, ham. The cost is $14 for adults, $11 for seniors and $6 for children under 11. The event is at the church, 903 S. Beverwyck Road.

Psycho 78s Roller Derby, the state's one and only renegade-rules roller derby team, plays out its grudge rematch with South Jersey. This rain or shine co-ed battle on wheels will be one for the ages, say organizers. Catch the action Saturday at 5 p.m. at Parsippany Presbyterian Church, 1675 Route 46. Tickets are $10 at the door, and all admission and food vendor sales are donated directly to Disaster Relief Funding. Be sure to dress up and bring a sign for your favorite skater—prizes will be awarded for best outfit and sign.

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do your part by walking as part of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Parsippany. The charity effort takes place Sunday at 8 a.m. at the Mack-Cali Business Campus, 1 Campus Drive. To register or get details, call 800-227-2345.

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.

Ready to two-step? Need a dose of boot-scootin' boogeying? Well, pardner, head on over to Temple Adath Shalom this weekend. The swingingest shul in the township offers Country Line Dancing Sunday at 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 841 Mountain Way. Admission is $10.

Neil Sedaka was so right: Breaking up is hard to do. If divorce is on the horizon for you, we're sorry. 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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