More than 40,000 educators and education students from throughout New Jersey are expected at the annual teacher's convention, where they will attend seminars, visit hundreds of exhibits and network to discuss topics relevant to education. 

Special features: Keynotes include education historian and author Diane Ravitch, and original freedom writer Manuel V. Scott. A Technology Integration Showcase helps teachers explore use of advanced technology in the classroom. A Great Ideas Forum showcases creative programs for schools and classrooms *New this year: Child care services are available to respond to members' changing needs. Also new this year: A mobile app for the conference, as well as use of social media to interact with attendees. For complete details and schedule, visit www.njea.org.

Resorts Casino Hotel has special hotel packages and promotions for 11.11.11. Whether its luck, superstition or just for fun, we all have a favorite number and this November Resorts is trading in its favorite number – 1920 – for the number 1. And we are taking that to the extreme with some one-of-a-kind promotions and events that will only happen once at Resorts! Guests will enjoy among the following: Hotel Package: $111 for Friday night stay in the Rendezvous Tower with free parking and access to the health club & spa.  Add Thursday night for only $48 extra or add Saturday night for an additional $149.  All hotel packages are based on availability, and exclude hotel fees and taxes. For more information on Resorts Casino Hotel visit www.resortsac.com.

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Happy Feet Two, the highly anticipated sequel to Happy Feet, takes audiences on another chilly adventure, this time in IMAX 3D, when the film opens on November 18, 2011 at the IMAX® Theatre at Tropicana. Tickets for Happy Feet Two: An IMAX 3D Experience are on sale. The sequel to “Happy Feet,” the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, “Happy Feet Two” returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.  Tickets may also be purchase at the IMAX Theatre Box Office based upon availability. Visit Tropicana.net/imaxtheater for show times and more information.

You don’t have to speak Italian to feel the passion Toto Cutugno pours into every song he sings. Fans old and new will find reasons to fall in love with this beloved pop star when he takes the stage in the Tropicana Showroom March 24 and 25, 2012. Cutugno began his musical career as a drummer, but later formed a band called Albatross that performed his own songs. Show times are Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 9 pm and Sunday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets range in price from $39, $60, $80, $95 and $120 and will go on sale Monday, October 24, 2011 at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

This writer received a release that announced the beginning of a joint promotion on Facebook between Air France, KLM, and the Dutch and French tourism boards. He thought you might like to enter the promotion. “What’s Your City-Self?” asks fans to answer five questions to determine if Amsterdam or Paris is the city that best suits their personal style. All participants are automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two. To view the promotion, visit www.facebook.com/franceguide.

Brand New will ring in 2012 with a New Year's Eve show at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The band will play three sets: the first set will be acoustic, the second will see them playing their 2001 debut album "Your Favorite Weapon," and the final NYE set will comprise requests from fans. A limited number of tickets have been held for Brand New fans and will be available through an exclusive Ducat King presale that begins Wednesday, November 9 at 12:00 PM local time: http://brandnew.ducatking.com. General public onsale will be Friday, November 11 at 11:00 AM eastern time via Ticketmaster.