MAPLEWOOD and SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Here are the highlights of the busy week ahead:

Monday, March 10

10 a.m. – noon - Maplewood Health Department Adult Health Clinic at 574 Valley Street, Maplewood: Free Adult Health Clinic staffed by Maplewood Health Department Registered Nurse providing blood pressure and weight measurement, health and medication counseling, carotid bruits screening as needed, diabetes and metabolic risk assessments and referrals as needed. For an appointment, call the Health Department at 973-762-8120, ext 4300. Walk-Ins welcome.

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7 p.m. – Emerging Local Women Authors Panel at the Maplewood Main Library. Meet three rising stars in the literary world who live right in our own backyard. They will discuss their careers, their experiences, and their first  published books.  Myriam Alvarez: Flowers in the Dust.   Molly Knight Raskin: No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of  Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet.   Claudia Zuluaga: Fort Starlight

7:30 p.m. – South Orange Board of Trustees Meeting at SOPAC


Tuesday, March 11

5:30 p.m. South Orange Community Relations Meeting at the S.O. Public Library meeting room.

7 p.m. -  Presidents' Council Meeting 
at 525 Academy Street, Maplewood

7:15 p.m. South Orange Parking Authority Meeting at 76 South Orange Ave. 3rd floor, Suite 302,Conference Rm #1

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


Wednesday, March 12

3:30 – 5 p.m. - Maplewood Health Department Adult Health Clinic at Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood

7:30 p.m. – South Orange Energy Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC) at 76 South Orange Ave, Suite 302, Conference Rm#1


Thursday, March 13

Noon – 5 p.m. - Affordable Care Act - Enrollment Assistance Services Available

Get FREE help choosing and enrolling in a Health Care Plan. A Certified Marketplace In-Person Assister from Cognosante, a health IT solutions and services provider, has partnered with the United Way, Enroll America, US Dept of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid and the Township of Maplewood- Library & Health Depts. The Assister will be available to assist individuals, families, small business owners and their employees. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

1 p.m. - Discussion Group at South Orange Public Library with Speaker: John Gruesser, Author & Professor of English at Kean University; Topic: Select readings from his book “A Century of Detection: Twenty Great Mystery Stories 1841-1940."


Friday, March 14

10:30 a.m. - Seton Stories at South Orange Public Library.  Stories and a craft, presented by Seton Hall students

7 p.m. - Jazz in the Loft: The Vince Ector Quartet at SOPAC.

7:30 p.m. -  Columbia High School Presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's: CATS at the CHS auditorium, 17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood


Saturday, March 15

9 a.m. – Noon - Talk to the Maplewood Township Committee at the Public Works Recycling Center, 359 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood. Meet with the Township Committee informally to discuss ideas and concerns. This session is an Open Public Session, at which no action is taken.

1 – 3 p.m. The Maplewood Historical Preservation Commission  Open House at the Maplewood Main Library.  Learn about the history and architecture of your Maplewood home, discover information and possibly early photographs of your home, and discuss repairs, replacement materials and resources.

8 p.m. - Richard Thompson at SOPAC.


Sunday, March 16
2 p.m. - Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly at SOPAC - It’s not easy being a bug, especially on the first day of school! But luckily for Worrying Worm, Fearless Fly, and Sassy Spider, every creature finds its special talent. Spider waits anxiously to shed his skin; Worm feels self-conscious and embarrassed for having no legs; and Fly’s 327 brothers and sisters drive her so crazy that she can hardly focus on schoolwork. This hysterical musical will have everyone cheering on the quirky crawlers as they face problems and milestones common to us all.
Recommended for ages 5 and up. No babies in arms.

8 p.m. - Richard Thompson at SOPAC.