February has just started, and this month has some fun events and happenings in Central New Jersey! We recommend marking your calendars in advance so you have time for it all! :)

Here's what's happening in Central New Jersey this weekend:


1. The Confident Young Girl: Taking Care of Yourself from the Inside Out

When: Feb 11, 2017 at 9:00am 

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Cost:  Members: $30; Non-Members: $45

Give the gift of confidence to the young lady in your life! Help the young lady in your life get to know herself and the power she has within that will radiate and make her shine through life! 


2. STEM Saturday

When: Feb 11, 2017 at 9:30am

Where: Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901

Get some much-needed quality time with your children and expand your minds together! Expose kids to fascinating STEM-focused topics and create lifelong learners! 


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3.  Backyard Birding for Families at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

When: Feb 11, 2017 at 10:00am 

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Food is scarce for our beautiful feathered friends during winters and here is when you can step in and do a good deed. Come learn how to make a birdfeeder (plus, you get to take it home!) as you learn about the kinds of birds that may come say hi and enjoy the treats you set out for them. 


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4.  The Daughters of the American Revolution Benefits Homeless Veterans

When: Feb 11, 2017 at 10:00am 

Where: Stop & Shop, 553 South Finley Avenue, Lyons Mall, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Community Hope gives temporary housing as homeless veterans transition. Bring canned goods, (non-perishables please!) like canned fish, chicken, and meat; soups and stews; fruits and vegetables; peanut butter and jelly; juice, cereal, and condiments. Self-cleaning products too, like shampoo, soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors and shaving cream. Support the veterans who fought for our freedom and give generously!


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5. Fresh Saturday Mornings at Lord Stirling Stables

When: February 11 at Saturdays 10:15 a.m

Where: Lord Stirling Stables, 256 Stirling Stable, 256 Maple Ave. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Take along your loyal furball (but don't forget the leash!) and be sure to layer up before heading off to the stables of Lord Stirling. Traipse the gentle rolling path hills of the area and take in the freshness of a new morning! 


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6. Scleroderma Foundation Educational Forum - My Journey with Scleroderma, Transplant and Survival

When: Feb 11, 2017 at 11:00am

Where: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 300 Union Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876

Caregivers and patients of scleroderma will be given a free forum focusing on the education and care of this non-contagious disease. Find out all you need to know about it and learn how to give yourself or someone you love better care.


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7. Valentine Cookie Baking Class

When: Feb 11, 2017 at 1:30pm

Where: 105 Main St, Millburn, NJ 07041

What could be a better Valentine gift than something that you had created with your own loving hands? Something you created with your own loving hands that can be eaten! Come down to Splurge Bakery and bring your imagination as you are guided on how to craft an edible Valentine gift that will warm any heart that matters to you. 


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8. “In the Still of the Night”: RB Express

When: Saturday, February 11, 8 p.m.

Where: Watchung Arts Centre

RB Express, one of the finest group of singers to emerge from the Jersey Shore, enlivens the night with incomparable entertainment reminiscent of street corner crooners flanking an open fire. Be part of a night extraordinaire and feed your soul with music styled by the RB Express.


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9. SAT Preparation Course at the Hillsborough Municipal Building and Immaculata High School   

When: Feb 12, 2017, at 1:00 pm

Where: Hillsborough Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Learn and be prepared with Susan Alaimo from Columbia University

Hillsborough Municipal Building

  • SAT Preparation Winter February 12, 19, 26 & March 5 
  • SAT Preparation Spring March 26, April 2, 9 & 23 
  • SAT Preparation Late Spring April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 
  • ACT Preparation Late Spring April 30, May 7, 14 & 21 

Immaculata High School 

  • SAT Preparation Spring February 7, 14, 21 & 28 
  • SAT Preparation Spring March 28, April 4, 11 & 25
  • 12 Hour test preparation course at the Hillsborough Municipal Building to prepare students for the upcoming SAT and ACT exams.
  • Cost: $369 includes text and materials
  • Each course has (4) three hour classes
  • Make-up classes are available 
  • Strategies are taught, and lessons are given, for all areas tested. 
  • SAT prep courses review: Reading, Writing and Language Skills, Math, and Essay Writing. 
  • ACT prep courses review: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Essay Writing. 
  • Students work on official College Board (or ACT) exams. Each test question is reviewed and students get a score for each test section. 
  • Proven strategies are emphasized for each section of the exam.
  • SAT Smart is the only local test preparation company that utilizes official College Board and ACT materials which mirror what your child will face on the actual test.

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10.  Cedar Hill Valentine’s Lunch

When: Feb 12, 2017 at 1:00 or 3:30 pm

Where: 99 Midvale Rd, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Fee: $45 per person

Enjoy Pre-Valentine’s Day with a delicious lunch to benefit 35 children in need of after school enrichment! Support the Cedar Hill CDC Community After School Program at St. John’s Church in Boonton this Sunday. With your donation, you can help create a safe and nurturing environment for low-income children in need of academic, technical support, sports and other physical activities, music, and the arts.