The highlight of this week is the program on Saturday, June 9, about an unusual chapter in Chatham’s history, Madame Bey’s boxing camp, which was home to some of the most famous boxers in the first half of the 20th century.  The program will be held during the Fishawack Festival – see Saturday listing for details

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ShopRite Nutrition:  Delicious Dairy

Monday, June 4 – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 5 to 8                  Limit:  15 children

Registration required

Two exciting food holidays, National Cheese Day and National Frozen Yogurt Day, are both celebrated on June 4.  Nicole O’Brien, Registered Dietitian at ShopRite of Chatham, will discuss the health benefits of dairy as well as better-for-you options of some of our favorite dairy treats.


Stitch Winnie the Wolf Pup with Miss Polly

Wednesdays, June 6, 13 & 20 – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 6 & Up                Limit:  8 children

Registration required

Sew your own Winnie stuffed toy based on the new Hotel Transylvania movie in this three-week class!

Homework Helpers – 3:30 to 5 pm

Grades K – 5               Limit:  6 children per session

Registration opens two weeks prior to each session

Two Chatham High School students will provide homework help for children in grades K to 5.  All subjects welcome!

ⒶGen Y Networking Group

Wednesdays, June 6 & 20 – 7 pm

All are welcome to attend this forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults and others interested in job search, networking, and career development.


Yoga Storytime with Miss Jenn – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Practice yoga poses to go along with yoga stories.

Ⓐ Blood Pressure Screening – 11 am to 12 pm

Stop by for a quick and free blood pressure check.

Ⓐ English as a Second Language (ESL) – 1:30 to 2:30 pm

This is the sixth class in the spring ESL series.  Students are divided into small groups by their skill level.  Classes are taught by volunteer tutors.


Anime Club

Friday, June 8 – 3 to 4 pm

Grades 6 to 12

Come read, watch, and discuss anything and everything about anime and manga with other fans.  All are welcome, even if you’re brand new to the world of anime!


Madam Bey’s Boxing Camp

Saturday, June 9 – 2 pm

Gene Pantalone, boxing historian and author of Madame Bey’s: Home to Boxing Legends, will speak about Madame Bey, an Armenian/French woman who opened a boxing camp in Chatham Township.  From 1917 to 1969 the camp was a training facility for the greatest boxers of all time—Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Gene Tunney, Max Schmeling, Floyd Patterson, Joe Louis, and James the “Cinderella Man” Braddock.  In all, the camp hosted fourteen heavyweight champions and eighty International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees.