Arts & Entertainment

This Week in Springfield Township: July 17 to 23

Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week includes the rescheduling of the second Springfield Summer Thursday Night Concert and the band is 94 Proof.  Their website says “We are a rock and roll cover band from Northern New Jersey.  We play a wide variety of songs you’ll recognize, and some you may not.  But we know you’ll enjoy them all.” 

On Monday at 6 p.m., there will be a joint meeting of the Township Committee and Board of Education at Jonathan Dayton High School.  The Township Committee will have its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.  Other meetings currently on the schedule are the Environmental Commission on Monday, the Board of Adjustment on Tuesday and the Library Board of Trustees on Thursday. 

The Springfield Free Public Library offers a full slate of activities including Mike Rose the Magic Guy! on Monday, the Lunchtime Film Series Monday features La La Land!, the Summer International Film Festival showings continue on Thursday, and on Wednesday there is a special for seniors on avoiding investment fraud.

Sign Up for E-News

Monday – July 17

11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.  Springfield’s Farmers’ Market by Springfield Free Public Library

6:00 -7:00 p.m.  Township Committee & Board of Education Meeting at 139 Mountain Ave.

7:00 p.m.  Township Committee Regular Meeting at 100 Mountain Ave.

7:00 p.m.  Environmental Commission Meeting at 100 S. Springfield Ave.

7:30 p.m.  Board of Education Regular Meeting at 139 Mountain Ave.

Springfield Free Public Library

1:00 p.m.  Lunchtime Film Series – La La Land, Rated PG-13

4:45 p.m.  Crafty Mondays – Crafts, Kids

7:00 p.m.  Canasta Class - Adults

7:00 p.m.  Scrabble - Adults

7:00 p.m.  Drop –in Tech Help - Adult Programs, Scrabble

7:00 p.m.  Mike Rose the Magic Guy! – from Library’s website: Mike’s new show, “Magician at Work!” is created specifically for libraries and is designed to perfectly complement the 2017 Summer Reading Club theme “Build a Better World.” The show consists of impossible magic tricks and off the wall comedy all themed around construction, building and architecture. And the show features lots of audience participation, too (Many children will become part of the show!). Additionally, throughout the show Mike Rose will be referencing various children’s books and promoting library use in a fun and entertaining manner. Don’t miss it!

Tuesday – July 18

  8:30 a.m.  Business Improvement District Meeting at 200 Mountain Ave.  

12:00 p.m.  Rotary Club Meeting at McLynn’s on 250 Morris Ave.  

  6:30 p.m.  Board of Adjustment Meeting at 100 Mountain Ave.

Springfield Free Public Library

10:00 a.m.  Crazy 8s – Math Fun!

10:30 a.m.  Mother Goose Group - Mother Goose, Kids

  2:00 p.m.  Mah Jongg Club - Adult Programs, Mah Jongg

Wednesday – July 19

Springfield Free Public Library Programs

10:30 a.m. Space Visitors -  Kids ages 5 to 8 explore their drawing creativity through an imagination game that explores a planet using the parts of the head and face.

12:30 p.m. Avoiding Investment Fraud for Seniors – From the website:  A representative from the New Jersey Bureau of Securities will present “Avoiding Investment Fraud for Seniors,” at 12:30 PM on July 19.

  4:45 p.m.  Oragami Club – All Ages

  6:45 p.m.  Mah Jongg Club - Adult Programs, Mah Jongg

  6:45 p.m.  Bridge Club - Adult Programs, Bridge Club

  7:00 p.m.  Mango Tango – Learn to make the cool drink Mango Lassi

  7:00 p.m.  Just Add Milk! – Food Program

Thursday – July 20

 6:30 p.m.  Springfield Summer Thursday Night Concert in front of Town Hall featuring 94 Proof

7:00 p.m.  Library Board of Trustees Meeting at 66 Mountain Ave.

Springfield Free Public Library Programs

10:00 a.m.  Great Books Discussion GroupR.U.R. by Karel Capek

11:00 a.m.  Storycraft

  1:00 p.m.  Summer International Film Festival – Lion, Rated PG-13

  6:45 p.m.  Summer International Film Festival – Lion, Rated PG-13

  7:00 p.m.  Campfire Stories - Teens

  7:00 p.m.  Chess - Adult Programs, Adult Chess

Friday – July 21

Springfield Free Public Library Programs

10:30 a.m. Mother Goose Group - Mother Goose, Kids

  4:00 p.m.  Crafty Fridays – Crafts, Kids

Saturday – July 22

Springfield Free Public Library Programs

10:30 a.m. Mother Goose Group - Mother Goose, Kids

Sunday – July 23

Springfield Free Public Library - Closed Sundays until October 1

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Elizabeth Cops Seek ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Man

November 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ —  Elizabeth police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an "armed and dangerous" man wanted on multiple arrest warrants. According to officials, all of the warrants are for violent crimes.

Police have identified the man as William Valentin, 42. Valentin is of Puerto Rican descent with a muscular build, hazel eyes and black hair.

Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

November 12, 2017

In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

I have decided it is time to spend more time in ...

1.3M from New Jersey Expected to Hit the Road for Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- AAA forecasts 50.9 million Americans -- including nearly 1.3 million in New Jersey -- will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The 2017 Thanksgiving weekend will see the highest travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 million Americans left their homes. The holiday period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 22 to ...

AARP Driver Safety Class

November 21, 2017

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Since 1979, the course has helped more than 15 million drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, November 24, 12:00 PM

Galeria West, Westfield

11/24/2017 at 7:30PM: Flamenco Nights @ Galeria ...

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, November 24, 8:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

United Methodist Church Open Mic Night

Arts & Entertainment Other

Sun, November 26, 3:00 PM

The Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown, Elizabeth

Actors Shakespeare Company presents A Christmas ...

Arts & Entertainment