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

Donald McDermott

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The Whippany Railway Museum invites families to ride the Easter Bunny Express. The leisurely 45-minute ride along the historic Whippanong Trail includes treats for the kids and a chance to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. The train departs from the Whippany Train station, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, on March 23, 24 and 30 at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Get tickets at www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net.

Modern-Day Houdinis

The Spencers return to the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange on March 10. Theatre of Illusion is the theme for this amazing afternoon performance. Other shows at the center are Jack & Jill in the Forgotten Nursery on March 2 and Time For Three presented by the Youth Orchestras of Essex County and SOPAC on March 13. For times, tickets and details, call (973)275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Spirit of the Season

The Easter Bunny makes a special appearance at The Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum, located at 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park. The famous rabbit hops into the museum for pictures and merriment on March 9, 10 and 31. After you’re finished with your meet-and-greet, checkout the more than 50 interactive exhibitions. Walk-ins are welcome every day. Make a reservation or find out more by calling (973)966-8000 or going to www.imaginethatmuseum.com.

Irish Celebration

To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, experience a night of traditional Irish music. Gabriel Donohue & Friends present Irish Song and Dance at the Performing Arts Center at Sussex Community College, 1 College Hill Road in Newton on March 14 and 15. For tickets to the live show, see www.sussex.edu/performingarts.

Moo at the Mill

The Paper Mill Playhouse’s popular children’s series for ages 3-12 presents Click Clack Moo on March 23 at 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. Acclaimed touring company Theatreworks/ USA presents the hilarious story of Farmer Brown, his granddaughter Jenny and some tech-savvy cows. Call the box office at (973)376-4343 or see www.papermill.org for details.

Golden Opportunity 

Support a great cause during St. Bartholomew Academy’s Third Annual Pot of Gold Family 5K Run/Walk. Held on March 23 at 2032 West-field Ave., Scotch Plains, the raceday event includes medals, awards, T-shirts, food, giveaways, raffles and other perks. Proceeds benefit the academy. To register, e-mail blancheryder@comcast.net or call (908)577-7088.

Beary Good Show

Everyone’s favorite bear family comes to life on stage in The Berenstain Bears Live! - Family Matters. Perfect for children ages 3 and older, the musical adventure takes a look at dealing with issues by working together as a clan. Treat your own brood to this unforgettable show on March 10 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call (973)539-8008 for tickets.

Live on Stage

The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, presents two original productions. From March 2-April 7, Fancy Nancy The Musical follows a young girl as she tries to win a coveted role in her first performance. On March 10, the Sensory Friendly Theatre presents Pinocchio— designed and adapted for children with special needs and disabilities. Find details at www.ucpac.org.

Under the Big Top

Big Apple Circus sets up its one-ring tent at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater for LEGENDARIUM. Running through March 17, the production offers 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.

Yearning for Yoga

Expectant mothers can take prenatal yoga classes at Studio Yoga. Offered on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the month, classes assist participants in strengthening concentration, increasing energy and maintaining physical strength and stamina throughout pregnancy. The studio is located at 2 Green Village Road in Madison and can be reached at (973)966-5311 and www.studioyoganj.com.