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

Donald McDermott

PARENTGUIDE News November 2012

by Donald McDermott

Tumbling Good Times
Discover a new children’s gym when attending an Open House Celebration at JW Tumbles, 321 Broadway, Hillsdale. Attend the introductory session on November 3 from 11am-2pm for refreshments and a special appearance by Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (201)453-3010 or visit www.jwtumbles.com.

Creative Weekends
Children ages 3 and older enjoy handson fun on Saturdays at Lakeshore Learning in Hackensack. Sessions run from 11am-3pm and feature different weekly themes, including Colors of Fall Wreath on November 3, Flying Fun Airplane Craft on November 10, Thanksgiving Turkey Collage on November 17 and I’m Sleeping Door Hanger on November 24. Log onto www.lakeshorelearning.com to sign up.
Magical Entertainment
Get ready to rock out with your tyke’s favorite princesses when Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After. Music and amazing moves lend to the show’s high energy. Famed characters include Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel and Brave’s Merida. The production runs from November 20-25 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford. For times, directions and admission, call (201)935-3900 or visit www.izodcenter.com.
Weekly Wellness
Find the perfect balance of mind, body and spirit in the Wellness Wednesdays series at Vida Wellness Studio, 247 Crooks Ave., Clifton. Dedicated to promoting holistic care, fitness and expressive dance, the program invites you to try Zumba and cardio kickboxing for one low price! Reserve a place by calling (973)233-5292.
Hands-On Learning
Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, New York, offers an exciting variety of classes and workshops for all ages. Led by professional artists and trained instructors, classes include Clayworks Mini Dollhouse Making and Dream Houses. To register, dial (845)358-0877 or see www.rocklandartcenter.org.

Hoedown Throwdown
The Hoboken Museum encourages families to break out their cowboy boots and come out for the Hoboken Hoedown on November 10. The annual fundraising event includes light fare, live auctions, music, dancing and other festivities. The action takes place at the Hoboken Elks Lodge, 1005 Washington St., Hoboken. Call (201)656-2240 or go to www.hobokenmuseum.com for details.
Timeless Tale
Start to feel the spirit of the holidays as West Milford Players present It’s a Wonderful Life. Adapted from the classic film, the play runs on November 9-11 and 16-18 at 1810 Macopin Road in West Milford. For times and tickets, head to www.thewestmilfordplayers.org or call (973)697-4400.
Young Adventures
Entertain kids on November 8-9 with two events at Bergen YJCC in Washington Township. YJCC Vacation Camp invites children in grades k-3 for swimming, gym, arts and snacks. Youngsters in grades k-8 attend Basketball Mini Camp, which focuses on developing skills of the game. Call (201)666-6610 to reserve a spot.

Saddle Up
Discover all that Saddle River Day School has to offer during an informative Open House on November 5. Located on 26 scenic acres in Saddle River, the learning facility has a low student-teacher ratio and maintains a tradition of integrity and academic excellence for more than 50 years. Call (201)327-4040 with any questions.

Leader of the PAC
The Bergen Performing Ar t s Ce n t e r , 3 0 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, presents live entertainment for all ages. Upcoming performances include Casey Carle’s B u b b l ema n i a o n November 4, The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China on November 10, Pinkalicious the Musical on November 11, Imaginocean on November 25, Video Games Live! on November 29 and The Nutcracker on December 1. Purchase tickets by calling (201)227-1030 or logging onto www.bergenpac.org.

Donald McDermott is an associate editor.