The Woman's Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is declaring Jan. 14 Make a Difference Monday. On this Monday, the service group is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the New Jersey Sharing Network in support of organ donation awareness. To take part, head to Gourmet Cafe after 11 a.m.: A percentage of each meal purchased that day, dine in or take out, will go to the organization. For more information on the MOMS Club, call Lora at 973-856-4433.
Journalist and Patch contributor William Westhoven is also a Parsippany resident who, like many, found himself stuck at home during Superstorm Sandy. He put the time to good use: He wrote a book, Superstorm Sandy: A Diary in the Dark. All royalties from book sales are pledged to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund. Hear the author speak about the project and the philanthropy at the Parsippany Library's main branch, 449 Halsey Road, Monday at 7 p.m.
If you've started a new fitness regimen for the new year, here's a cool way to burn some calories: The Atlantis Sports Club & Spa, inside the Sheraton Parsippany at 199 Smith Road, is offering one free Zumba With Diana class to give people a chance to see if the Latin-influenced dance workout is their cup of salsa. The free class with Diana runs Monday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. To register for the free class, go to the club's website.
Sports card collector? Check out the notable cards on display starting Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at a weekly Sport Card Show at the Parsippany Police Athletic League, 33 Baldwin Road. A huge assortment of cards and collectible items will be available for sale—perfect if you have a sports fan on your holiday gift list. Admission is $1. For more info, call Jose De Barros 732-306-9401.
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.
The Parsippany Township Council gets down to business at its regular meeting Tuesday at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. Among the items expected to be discussed are a new proposed anti-stacking ordinance, a resolution urging the state legislature to overturn Gov. Christie's veto of the Good Samaritan Emergency Response Act and Mayor James Barberio's postponed professional appointments (including apppointments for Freeholders John Cesaro and Douglas Cabana). Don't miss an opportunity to know what your government is doing—the public is invited to attend.
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.
Testimony resumes regarding the controversial proposal to build a temple at Baldwin and Troy roads when the Zoning Board of Adjustment meets this week. Residents are welcome. In fact, expect a full house. The reorganization meeting takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the municipal building, 1001 Parsippany Blvd.
Denville Medical & Sports Rehab Center hosts a Free Weight Loss Seminar at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Road, Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. Organizers promise news of a "unique weight loss program that provides a holistic and comprehensive approach, utilizing cutting edge technology." Food and refreshments will be provided. To reserve a seat, call 973-627-7888.
The American Cancer Society present its Relay for Life of Parsippany Kick-Off Breakfast Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Hanover
Marriott Hotel, 1401 State Route 10 in Cedar Knolls. The event is just the first to come to raise awareness prior to the Relay itself, which takes place June 8 and 9 at Veterans' Park in Parsippany.
All Saints Academy has rescheduled its largest annual All Saints Academy Fall Auction fundraiser to Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the gym at 189 Baldwin Road. Tickets are $25 each (includes coffee, dessert and one sheet of regular prize tickets), and reservations are required. Only those 18 and up may attend. Organizers say all proceeds will enhance programs that directly impact students. For more info, call 973-334-4704.
Temple Beth Am offers a special public Shabbos service Friday at 7:30 p.m.: , will, organizers say, "welcome and honor families with needs: the whole range of disabilities and challenges that individuals and families face." Disabled members of the congregation will participate in the service and present personal remarks. Everyone is welcome to attend: The synagogue is at 879 S. Beverwyck Road.
The Parsippany Hills High School girls basketball team needs your support. The athletes are holding a Pancake Breakfast to Support Vikings Girls Basketball (aka a Flapjack Fundraiser) at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1057 Route 46, on Saturday from 8-10 a.m. A tenspot will help the team and net you pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Want a new way to exercise in the new year? 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? Not a sure bet. If your marriage is coming to a close, don't go it alone. In Parsippany, you have two options to find support: 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.