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Top Things To Do This Month: Morris County, February 2013

Donald McDermott

On the Slopes
A winter wonderland awaits at Ski Fest on February 9. This spectacular event includes free ski lessons, music, comedy, karaoke, food and complimentary guided Cross Country Ski Center tours by High Point State Park staffers. The festivities are held at High Point Cross Country Ski Center, 1480 State Route 23, Sussex. Contact the facility at (973)702-1222 or www.xcskihighpoint.com/events to reserve a spot.

Movin’ and Shakin’
The 2,000-square-foot facility at Fuze Fitness Studio, 55 Montclair Ave., Montclair, comes alive every week with its Zumba Fitness Party. Visitors of all ages are invited to get their hearts pumping as instructors lead participants through easy-to-follow moves and Latin rhythms. Upcoming classes are on February 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 11am. Call the studio at (347)FUZE-NJ-2 or see www.fuzefitnessnj.com to sign up.

Ice Cold
Tie up your skates and treat the family to fun on ice at Ice Vault Skating Arena, 10 Nevins Drive, Wayne. A state-of-the-art indoor skating facility, the arena offers something for skaters of all ages, including hockey and public sessions. For the winter season, Monday classes begin on February 4, Friday classes start on February 8, and Saturday classes begin on February 16. For reservations, contact (973)628-1500 or go to www.icevault.com.

Musical Extravaganza
The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) presents the NJWA Concert Band on February 10 at 3pm. Conductor Howard Toplansky, an instrumental instructor with more than 30 years of experience, directs the impressive group, which consists of more than 80 participants who range in ages 8-80. The concert is at Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad St., Westfield. For further information, log onto www.njworkshopforthearts.com.

Under the Big Top
The latest show from the Big Apple Circus, LEGENDARIUM sets up its one-ring tent at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater from February 28-March 17. Audience members of all ages watch aerial feats, flawless jugglers, astounding acrobats and playful pooches— all no more than 50 feet from the stage. Contortionists and archers also lend their talents to make the production extraordinary. For tickets, directions and information, call (800)922-3772 or visit www.bigapplecircus.org.

Happy Over Hoops
Elementary and middle schoolers who like basketball love Hoops There It Is clinics for grades 1-8. Small class sizes maximize overall improvement as players receive fundamental to advanced instruction in all aspects of the sport and partake in scrimmages. All clinics are held at 11 Springfield Ave., Cranford. Log onto www.hoopsthereitis.net to register.

Calling All Kids
The Parsippany Public Library offers an array of kid-friendly programming. Choose from Nursery Time for children under age 2 on February 6, 13, 20 and 27; Superhero Day on February 16; Magnetic Magic with Mad Science on February 20; and the Drop-In Craft Program for all ages on February 26. Call (973)887-5150 or visit www.parsippanylibrary.org for a full schedule.

Magical Performances
The Mayo Performing Arts Center has a stellar lineup of family-friendly shows. Check out Theatre of Illusion on February 2; The Rainbow Fish on February 5; Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance on February 9; and Pinkalicious: The Musical on February 17. Shows are live at 100 South St., Morristown. For tickets and times, contact the box office at (973)539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Fifty Years of Smiles
Westfield Pediatric Dental Group celebrates 50 years of preventative dental care for children and young adults. Since its founding, the office has been committed to providing happy, healthy smiles and teaching children the importance of lifelong healthy dental habits. The staff includes highly trained, patient and experienced professionals who make each visit enjoyable. The group treats infants, children, adolescents and patients with special needs. The office is located at 555 Westfield Ave. in Westfield. Call (908)232-1231 or log onto www.kidsandsmiles.com to make an appointment.

Science on Stage
Discover how funny science can be when the Super Scientific Circus comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on February 10. The exciting and educational 60-minute show stars Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime as they use circus skills as well as boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure and ultraviolet light. For times, tickets and details, call (973)313-ARTS or visit www.sopacnow.org.