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Important Dates and Upcoming Events in West Orange


WEST ORANGE, NJ - The following is a list of important dates and upcoming events in West Orange that was shared with TAP via an 'In and Around the Township' email:

Christmas Tree Pickup—runs through Jan. 23 by DPW. All trees must be placed at curb side without plastic bags. All condo associations must call DPW (973) 325-4067 for a pickup to be scheduled.

Upcoming Township Council Meetings—Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and Feb, 24, at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. Public is invited to attend.

Bowling for Scholarship Dollars on Saturday—Jan. 24 at 8 p.m., at Eagle Rock Bowling Lanes. Event is sponsored by West Orange Education Fund. Click HERE for information and to register.

West Orange Film Society Presents: "Flying Deuces," on Sunday Jan. 25, at 2 p.m., at the AMC Theater at Essex Green. Classic Film Festival 2015

Black Maria Film Festival to Celebrate Opening Weekend With Screening in West Orange -- beginning on Feb. 5.

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Mayor Parisi's Open Office Hours—on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p,m., Room 106, in the Municipal Building. Residents are invited to stop by and share their concerns and ask questions—no appointment necessary.

West Orange Chamber of Commerce Annual Breakfast/Mayor's State of the Township Address—The West Orange NJ Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at The Wilshire Grand. Mayor Robert D. Parisi, will present his “State of the Town” address. Click HERE for information.

WOHS Winter Color Guard Show—Jan, 31 in the WOHS Tarnoff Gym, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For More Information

Sixth Annual Special Needs Dance-A-Thon To Be Held In West Orange—from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Leon and Toby Cooperman JCC in West Orange. To Donate or To Register

Early Registration Open for Komen North Jersey Race—will be held from Jan. 11-31 only. Online registration will be $20, which is a discount of up to $20 off the full registration fee. The eighth annual Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, May 3. For additional Race information, to register, volunteer, start a team, or make a donation, visit Komen North Jersey, or call (908) 277-2904.

Cycle for Survival—to be held on Feb. 7. Support the West Orange Fire Department Team in their quest to Fight Rare Cancer.

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings—Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the WOHS Library Media Center. West Orange Faculty Scholarship Concert

West Orange Faculty Scholarship Concert on Feb.10 at 7 pm at Liberty Middle School (snow date Feb. 24).

West Orange School District Jazz Concert—to be held on Feb. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Liberty Middle School.

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance—in co-operation with the Internal Revenue Service, AARP is providing free tax assistance to low and middle income residents, with a special focus on those age 60 and above. For Appointments and Information.

Exhibit—"Faces and Traces" to run through Feb. 22 at JCC Metro West Gaelen Art Gallery. This an exhibit of photographs by West Orange residents  and West Orange Arts Council Members Bill Cofone and Heidi Sussman.  Faces and Traces.

WOHS Mountaineer Master Chef Competition—to be held on Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in The Tarnoff Cafeteria at WOHS. It is sponsored by The West Orange Education Fund to support the Principal's Scholarship For Tickets or To Make A Donation.

West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade—to be held on Sunday Mar. 15 with Step off at 12:15 p.m., at Township Hall, 66 Main Street. For more information contact Parade Chairman Thomas Brennan at 973-896-9730 or visit West Orange Parade Committee.

West Orange Animal Welfare League Adoptions—Adoptions are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on the first and third Saturday of each month. Redemption and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange. Residents should call first. Additional hours are available by appointment. For more information, call (973) 325-4121 of go to WOAWL Pet Finder.

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