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South Orange's Week Filled with Culture, Arts and Government Meetings


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – This week features government meetings, poetry, a symphony and a celebration of “Cats” at Columbia High School.


Tuesday, February 18:

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6:30 p.m. - Senior Citizens Advisory Committee at 76 South Orange Ave, 3rd Floor, Conference room #2

7 p.m. – Public Library Board Meeting at 65 Scotland Road.

7:15 p.m. - Parking Authority Meeting at 76 South Orange Ave. 3rd floor, Suite 302

7:30 p.m. - Historic Preservation Commission meeting at SOPAC


Wednesday, February 19:

8 a.m. – South Orange Village Center Alliance board meeting at 101 South Orange Ave., 3rd floor, suite 302, Conference room #1

10 a.m. - Poetry Out Loud Competition at SOPAC. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest for students in grades 9-12 encouraging the nation’s high school youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. It combines the dynamic aspects of public speaking with the study of great literature. Poetry Out Loud enables students to experience the resonant complexities of poetry in a lasting way.

7:30 p.m. - Planning & Zoning Meeting at 76 South Orange Ave. 3rd Floor


Thursday, February 20:

9 a.m. - Public Works & Infrastructure meeting at 76 South Orange Ave. 3rd Floor

7:30 p.m. - Board of Health meeting at 76 South Orange Ave. 3rd Floor

7:30 p.m. - Environmental Commission at 76 South Orange Ave., 3rd floor, Suite 302


Saturday, February 22:

10 a.m. – noon – Become a “Cat for a Day” at Columbia High School. Children grades 1 – 5 are invited to a performance workshop to celebrate CHS’s upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” Cost is $30 per child. Call 973-762-5600, ext. 1016 to reserve a spot.


Sunday, February 23:

3 p.m. - South Orange Symphony Concert at South Orange Middle School, 70 N Ridgewood Road. The South Orange Symphony continues its 65th season with guest conductor Nathaniel Chase presenting music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Sibelius, and R. Strauss.

3 p.m. - Essex Time Exchange Free Viewing of "Fixing the Future" Documentary at SOPAC. By popular demand, Essex Time Exchange (ETX) will present again the documentary Fixing the Future, featuring David Brancaccio (of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) and directed by Emmy-award-winning director and Exchange member Mary Olive Smith.

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