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Top Things To Do This Month: Morris County, February 2010

Kayla Mossien

by Kayla Mossien

PARENTGUIDE News February 2010

If You Build It
The top ten favorite episodes of Bob the Builder hammers onto DVD with The Best of Bob the Builder. Aspiring builders can revisit cherished adventures with Bob, Roley, Dizzy, Muck, Scoop and the rest of the Can-Do Crew during nearly three hours of nuts and bolts action. The DVD is available at most entertainment stores.

Winter Break Comes to Life
It’s Kid’s Week at the Intrepid, located on Manhattan’s West Side. Step inside from the cold weather from February 13-21, 10am-5pm, for some unforgettable and educational family fun. Guests enjoy activities galore from local organizations and venues, partake in free raffles and giveaways and watch demonstrations that bring science to life. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Shakespearean Ballet
The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Held on February 26 at 8pm, the show is performed by the highly regarded American Repertory Ballet at 100 South St., Morristown. For tickets, log onto www.mayoarts.org or call (973)539-8008.

Furry Friends
On February 15, head to Build-A-Bear Workshop to allow your child to make his own Beary Limited Edition Beary O’Lucky Teddy while supplies last. Then from February 15-March 4, escort kids to a Build-A-Bear location to play the Luck O’ the Bearish Instant Win Game. Get your code in store and enter it at www.buildabearville.com to reveal an exclusive virtual gift. You could become a virtual millionaire! For store locations, visit www.buildabear.com.

Pancake Palace
The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) gives breakfast lovers a chance to rejoice with its All You Can Eat Pancakes promotion. From now until February 21, IHOP guests can spend less than $5 for two fluffy buttermilk pancakes and choice of combo, which includes eggs of any style, crispy hash browns and a selection of port sausage links, crisp bacon or ham. Pancakes are then served three at a time until the guest is satisfied. Price may vary by location. See www.ihop.com for locations.

History at the Museum
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts presents Lenape Culture: An Introduction to American Indian Life in New Jersey on February 21, 2pm. Join Beverly A. Friend as she displays a variety of authentic artifacts, crafts and clothing to explain Lenape daily life. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Do so by calling (973)377-2982, ext. 14. The museum is located at 9 Main St. in Madison.

More on Manners
Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment help preschoolers learn the importance of manners with the release of Barney: Please and Thank You. Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning, teaching young viewers about these magic words that make people feel good inside. Special features include interactive games like Alphabet Cookies and Cakes, Cups and Colors. Visit www.barney.com for details.

A Tasty Time
Head to the Haggerty Center on February 28, 1-3pm, for What’s Cooking with Chef and Master Gardener Cynthia Triolo. The workshop covers a wide range of topics but the focus with be on seasonal, locally grown food. Recipes will be given along with a tasting of each of the items made in class. Also included in the workshop is a puff pastry demonstration that schools guests in making pastries like cheese straws, apple tartlets and palmiers. The class takes place at 53 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. Visit www.arboretumfriends.org for the delicious details.

Flower Fair
The Springfest Flower Garden Show blooms at the Sussex County Fairgrounds from March 11-14. Regarded as New Jersey’s Best Flower Show, the event features 50,000 square feet of inspiring landscape displays, live topiaries, free lectures, educational tables, a kid zone, a cafe and more. The show is held at 37 Plains Road in Augusta. For details, call (973)948-9448 or see www.springfestgardenshow.org.

Fairy Tale for the Stage
New Jersey Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on March 6, 2pm and 7:30pm, at the Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center. Sleeping Beauty is the quintessential classical ballet, teeming with high drama, tender romance and many of the greatest moments in ballet. The school is located at 1 College Hill Road in Newton. For tickets, call (973)300-3171.

Kayla Mossien is an associate editor.