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Busy Week in South Orange Includes Concerts, Plays, Library Events and Govt Meeting

February 23, 2014 at 5:42 PM

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Three big concerts at SOPAC, drama at Seton Hall, government meetings and some great events at the Public Library highlight a busy week:

 

Monday, February 24

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4:30 p.m. - Township Legal & Personnel meeting at 76 South Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor

5 – 7 p.m.- Village President's Office Hours at 76 South Orange Ave, 3rd Floor, Suite 302

7:30 p.m. - Board of Education Meeting at 525 Academy Street, Maplewood

8 p.m. - Board of Trustee – Regular Meeting at SOPAC

 

Tuesday, February 25

9 a.m. - Recreation & Cultural Affairs meeting at the Baird Center

6:30 p.m. - Public Safety committee meeting at 76 South Orange Ave. 3rd Floor

 

Wednesday, February 26

7:30 p.m. - Irvington Avenue Corridor Committee meeting at 76 South Orange Avenue

 

Thursday, February 27

11 a.m. - Wilma & the Wingers perform Music at the South Orange Public Library

1 p.m. - SOPL Discussion Group with Speaker, Eugene Lieber, Lecturer and Prof. Emeritus of History at Essex County College Topic: Women in American History

7:30 p.m. - Academy Awards Discussion led by Allen Barra at the S.O. Public Library

8 p.m. - To Kill A Mockingbird on Stage at SHU at the Theatre-in-the-Round located in the University Center of Seton Hall University.

 

Friday, February 28

8 p.m. - To Kill A Mockingbird on Stage at SHU at the Theatre-in-the-Round located in the University Center of Seton Hall University.

8 p.m. - Cowboy Junkies Perform The Trinity Session at SOPAC.

 

Saturday, March 1

8 p.m. – Buckwheat Zydeco at SOPAC

8 p.m. - To Kill A Mockingbird on Stage at SHU at the Theatre-in-the-Round located in the University Center of Seton Hall University.

 

Sunday, March 2

8 p.m. Shaun Colvin at SOPAC

8 p.m. - To Kill A Mockingbird on Stage at SHU at the Theatre-in-the-Round located in the University Center of Seton Hall University.

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South Orange Police Blotter - Home Burglary and Attempted Burglary on Same Day Reported

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South Orange Police Blotter as of January 14

Burglary - A Duffield Dr. resident reported that sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, actor(s) unknown entered her residence and removed several items, including silver candle stick holders. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

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Temporary Ice Rink Installed in South Orange's Meadowland Park

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The following is from the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs

South Orange Village has installed a temporary ice rink in Meadowland Park for the winter months inside the tennis court area adjacent to the Baird.

The rink is open to South Orange residents with a current Recreation Department Membership I.D. and their guests. The guest fee is $5 per person per day.

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South Orange Public Library Activities - Jan. 13 to Jan. 18

The Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Library will be having a Day of Service on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and volunteers, teen-agers and older, are invited to come help paint the walls of the Library Meeting Room. RSVPs are not necessary but appreciated via email ...

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