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Top Things To Do This Month: Bergen County, August 2012

Donald McDermott

PARENTGUIDE News August 2012

by Donald McDermott

Unlimited Possibilities
Discover daycare with a difference at Kids Unlimited. The brand-new, state-of-the-art facility offers children ages 6 weeks through kindergarten high-quality enrichment programs and a diverse curriculum, including art, music, dance, cooking, sports and computers. Kids Unlimited is located at 201 Willowbrook Boulevard in Wayne. Call (973)256-2050 to find out more.

Artistic Expressions
Kids ages 5-13 can make new friends and get creative as Andrea’s Artistic Expressions hosts its Summer Art Camp. Offered in weekly sessions through August 24 at Temple Beth Haverim in Mahwah, the camp lets participants try cartooning, drawing, face painting, clay molding, and other projects. For registration, contact (201)327-5772 or www.theartcamp.com.

Wiggly Celebration

For the first time in five years, The Wiggles reunite on stage at the Izod Center in East Rutherford. The wildly popular Australian entertainers present a show filled with the songs, stories, games and special friends that have made The Wiggles a household name for more than a decade. Enjoy the fun on August 12 at 11:30am and 3pm. Call (201)935-3900 for tickets.

Dance, Dance
Introduce children to the world of dance this fall at Dance A Lot Ballroom, 7-19 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn. Experienced instructors lead young dancers through interactive classes for Latin and ballroom dancing. Classes begin on September 10. Dance lessons for adults are also available. Call (201)663-4336 or log onto www.dancealotballroom.com to sign up.

Lunchtime Lessons
At How to Build a Better Lunchbox on August 4, 3pm, Pottery Barn Kids inspires you with fun and healthy lunch ideas for your kids. Learn expert tips, recipes and games to make mealtime less hectic and more enjoyable. To find a location near you, head to www.potterybarnkids.com.

Laughs and Learning
Children ages 3 and older are invited to enjoy great hands-on craft programs every Saturday at Lakeshore Learning, 449 Essex St., Hackensack. Workshops are from 11am-3pm on August 4, 11, 18 and 25. Activities are free and feature a different weekly theme. Log onto www.lakeshorelearning.com or call the center at (201)441-9214 to reserve a spot.

Bodies in Motion
American Eagle Martial Arts Academy, 500 Barnett Place, Ho-Ho-Kus, blends fitness and fun. Families are encouraged to partake in an endless schedule of classes, including weekly boxing instruction, Pilates, kettlebell training and more. For a full list of classes, call (201)612-1429.

Good Times
Adults who are looking for a different kind of entertainment should attend Totally 80s, Totally Murder. The murder-mystery dinner puts patrons in the center of the drama when a New Wave band comes to town for a concert and one of the stars turns out to be a homicide suspect. The Murder Mystery Company presents Totally 80s, Totally Murder on August 3, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at Sanais, 510 Summit Ave., Jersey City. For tickets, visit www.themurdermysteryco.com.

Botanical Beauty
Spend quality time with family at two special events at the New Jersey Botanical Garden (NJBG), 2 Morris Road, Ringwood. The fun begins on August 18 when the annual Summer Craft Fair provides endless amounts of food, drink, handmade crafts and more. On August 19, visitors of all ages are welcome to explore the natural world during Family Woodland Walk. Contact the NJBG at (973)962-0534 or www.njbg.org for further details.

Saddle Up!
The Old West is alive and well on the east when the Dresden RAM Rodeo stampedes into Hudson County. The old-fashioned action and excitement offers two days of strength, courage, bravery and classic rodeo festivities on August 24, 5pm, at the Lincoln Harbor Marina, 1500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken. For more details, log onto www.dresdenramrodeo.com.

Donald McDermott is an associate editor.