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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {January 24 - 26, 2020}

By Tracy Leigh

TIR has your list of events happening in and around town.

Spanish Storytime

Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:30 am-11:00 am at the Rutherford Public Library - Glass Room

It's Spanish Storytime! Hear stories in Spanish, told by ESL teacher Miss Tati! No registration required.

Advanced ESL Class

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library - Glass Room

The Rutherford Public Library Advanced ESL classes will return Saturdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. This class will be held weekly. This class is for students who speak, understand, read, and write English at a high intermediate level but are looking to do one or more of the following: get a better job; improve pronunciation and master sounds not in their native language; express complex ideas; prepare for the TOEFL exam; help their children with their writing homework, perfect their grammar syntax; learn to use business language; and learn more about American culture. Registration is required for this free class. Registration forms are available at the Main Desk of the library. To check availability, call 201-939-8600.

Literary Character Contest

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library

The Friends of the Library of Rutherford will present its next Literary Character Contest on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This contest is open to all ages and all are welcome to participate. Registration for the contest is free. For this contest, entrants are encouraged to dress as their favorite literary character or author. They will be asked to perform or read an excerpt from a book, poem, or nursery rhyme or to sing a song. Judges will reward the winners for Most Creative and Best Depiction categories and a People’s Choice winner will be chosen by contest attendees at $1 per vote. All winners will receive Barnes & Noble gift cards. All are welcome! You may pick up an entry form at the library or print one out from The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 21. For more information, call Friends President Linda Rynd at 201-456-1897.

JWCR 15th Annual Spelling Bee

Friday, January 24th @ 7:00 pm at Union School Auditorium

Registration begins at 6:30 pm

(Snow date: Jan. 31st)

All students in the 4th and 5th grades are eligible for the Spelling Bee competition. Winners will be eligible to participate in the District and State Spelling Bees sponsored by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. Valuable prizes awarded!

Parents must fill out the form by January 8, 2020. Entries accepted on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Carol Hsu.

Rutherford Irish American Association’s Grand Marshall Gala

Friday, January 24th at 7:30 pm at The Fiesta

This exciting and fun event is in honor of the 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rutherford, NJ

* Tickets are $100 per person and includes dinner and open bar * Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the event starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. * Entertainment provided by the fabulous McLean Avenue Band * Semi-Formal Attire

Visit the Meadowlands Museum

Saturday, January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Meadowlands Museum is open every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Come see where your history lives. Donation $5 adults, $3 children. 91 Crane Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 201-935-1175.

The Museum is home to the largest collection of historical artifacts of the Meadowlands Region of NJ, and includes a special exhibit on Notable Women of the Meadowlands (on exhibit until September 2019), and permanent exhibits on the geology of the Meadowlands Region, antique toys and dolls, a pre-electric kitchen, antique tools, and an exhibit dedicated to the life and work of Dr. William Carlos Williams – the area’s famous doctor/poet. The Museum is housed in one of oldest Dutch farmhouses of southern Bergen County, and was a private home until the Museum purchased the property in 1974.

Rutherford Elks #547 Pasta and Sinatra

Sunday, January 26th at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Rutherford Elks Lodge 547, 48 Ames Ave, Rutherford

Rutherford Elks #547 annual Pasta and Sinatra. $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. See flyer for details

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