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

Kayla Mossien

by Kayla Mossien

PARENTGUIDE News March 2010

For the Kids
Big news for scholarship seekers. The 2010 Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program is accepting nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 until March 15 at www.kohlkids.com. Nominators must be 21 years or older. The scholarship program is part of Kohl’s Cares for Kids philanthropic effort that focuses on improving the lives of children. Log on now for full details.

Makin’ Music
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series presented by the Folk Project offers up a fabulous concert on March 5 at 8pm. Acoustic duo Jay Ungar and Molly Mason take the stage with their Emmy-nominated and Grammy award-winning melodies. Tickets may be purchased online at www.folkproject.org or at the door. The Minstrel series runs at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown.

The Spring Lake Theatre presents the timeless tale of The Secret Garden on April 23, 24 and 30, and May 1, 7, 14 and 15. In the story, a young English girl named Mary Lennox is orphaned while living in British-occupied India. She’s then sent to live with an uncle who she has never met in London. While residing at his estate, Mary discovers mysteries about the place and herself, while helping bring love to a household that has been too long without it. The theater is located at Spring Lake Community House, Third and Madison Avenues, Spring Lake. Call the box office for tickets at (732)449-4530.

Blast Off
The new DVD LeapFrog: Math Adventure to the Moon (Lionsgate Home Entertainment) takes preschoolers and their parents on an educational and entertaining mission to the moon, where they learn math skills. Young viewers have fun counting, sorting and more with characters Tad, Lily and Edison. Find the title at www.amazon.com.

A Healthy Bet
Cleaning out the nation’s cupboards is the Organic It’s Worth It In School contest, recently launched by the Organic Trade Association. The initiative calls on teachers, parents, students, educators and others to vote for their favorite schools. Entrants can win an organic garden complete with seeds, soil and expert gardening support, or a fully stocked vending machine featuring organic picks like milk, fruit, cheese, yogurt and snacks. Simply visit www.organicitsworthit.org and enter a school’s name and address while voting by signing up for an electronic newsletter that has recipes and tips. The contest runs until May 1.

Mad Tea Party
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland may be jumping to 3D on the silver screen this month, but it’s nothing like seeing the tale performed by professional marionettes. Catch the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Alice and the rest of the gang as the Marionette Players present Alice in Wonderland on March 19, 4pm, and March 20, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. The show is appropriate for viewers ages 4-10 and is held at the Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. For tickets, call (973)971-3700.

A Chance to Help
Literacy Volunteers of Sussex County hosts a tutor training orientation on March 4, 6:30-9:30pm. The organization is looking for volunteers to tutor adults in English skills. This informational session presents prospective tutors with details to help them decide if the program is right for them. The event is held at the Western Hills Christian Church, 40 Kennedy Road, Tranquility. Have questions? See www.literacyforyou.org or send an e-mail to lvasc@tellurian.net to address any concerns.

Under the Sea
Catch a performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Sussex County Community College on March 13 at 11am or 3pm. Audience members bounce to the beat with Ariel’s buddies Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian. The school is located at 1 College Hill Road in Newton. For tickets, call (973)300-3171 or visit www.sussex.edu/performingarts.

Adventures Await
Cartoon network unleashes furry fun with the release of Bakugan Time for Battle Volume 6 on DVD. With five action-packed episodes, the DVD trails Dan and Drago as they rack up wins and transform into new warriors. Get a copy wherever DVDs are sold.

Cream of the Crop
Horticulture professionals share their top picks in categories like My BFF- Best Foliage Friend, Scents to Render One Senseless and My Kind of Red at the Haggerty Center’s latest event: Ladies Choice. On March 16, 10:30am-2pm, guests gain insight into the reflective process that results in great gardens. Bring a bag lunch; dessert and a beverage will be provided with the admission fee. The gardening event takes place at 53 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. Visit www.arboretumfriends.org for details.

Kayla Mossien is an associate editor.