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Top Things To Do This Month: Bergen County, January 2013

Donald McDermott

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Mothers of Preschoolers, also known as MOPS, invites moms to attend a session on January 24 at the Bible Baptist Church in Hasbrouck Heights. Meetings provide an opportunity to make new friends, share questions and concerns, and enjoy a night out. For more information or to reserve a place, log onto www.hasbrouckhtsmops. blogspot.com or e-mail to hasbrouckhtsmops@gmail.com.

Camp Connection
Dedicated to connecting kids with their next summer adventure, the New Jersey Summer Camp Fair comes to The Outlets at Bergen Town Center in Paramus. On January 12, the annual event welcomes representatives from a wide variety of camps, including day, overnight and special needs programs. Giveaways, snacks, brochures, prizes and informative DVDs are offered to visitors. Find out more by visiting www.njcampfairs.com.

Up to the Challenge
Encourage well-being and fitness for your kids with the Fit Kidz Challenge. Created to instill a healthy outlook in children of all ages, each weekly 30-minute program fights obesity through cardio, strength training, flexibility and self-awareness. Classes run on January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at American Eagle Martial Arts, 500 Barnett Place, Ho Ho Kus. Register by calling (201)612-1429.

Start Your Engines!
Advance Auto Parts’ Monster Jam crashes the gates at the Izod Center on February 1 and 2. The explosive, action-packed show features mind blowing freestyle competitions, motocross and super bikes, and some of the world’s most prestigious monster trucks. The arena is located in East Rutherford. For tickets and more information, call (201)935-3900 or log onto www.izodcenter.com.

Explosive Entertainment
Audiences of all ages are blown away by Doktor Kaboom! at Bergen Performing Arts Center on January 13, 1pm and 3pm. The one-man science and variety show offers the right blend of comedy, scientific experiments and hands-on demonstrations. The theater is located at 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. For tickets and a list of upcoming events, see www.bergenpac.org.

Winged Wonders

Be amazed by the sights and sounds of the IMAX experience. Every day from January 1-March 1, Flight of the Butterflies follows a half billion monarch butterflies as they make their annual 3,000-mile migration from Canada to Mexico and back again. Catch the flick at Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Liberty State Park, Jersey City. For show times, directions and tickets, visit www.lsc.org.

Story Time
On January 3 and 17, treat the little ones to cool stories at the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken. Led by librarian Penny Metsch, Uptown Storytime at the Museum presents a morning of delightful tales. The event is appropriate for tots ages 2-5 with an adult. Reserve a spot by calling (201)656-2240.

Magical Night
Visit the New Jersey Children’s Museum in Paramus with your little one during the Sweetheart Princess Ball on February 8 from 5:30-9pm. The museum’s most popular event of the entire year includes dinner, music, dancing and royalty. To order tickets, call (201)262-5151 or log onto www.njcmtickets.com.

Calling All Kids
Toddlers, preschoolers, tweens and teens are invited to have some old fashioned fun as Milk n’ Cookies Playhouse presents Movies, Magic & More on January 20. The afternoon features movie clips, live magic, music and other delights. Free milk and cookies are given out after the show. Find the excitement at the Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, New York. For tickets and to learn more, call (845) 369-8234.

Historic Exhibition
The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City, New York, presents the return of “Miniature, Dollhouse & Art.” For its 37th season, the exhibit showcases the work of artists, fine artists, quilters and dollhouse creators. Admire the display daily through March 3. For more information, call the Historical Society of Rockland County at (845)634-9629 or visit www.rocklandhistory.org.