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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {November 22 - 24, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

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

Kip Center Festival of Trees

November 12 - December 14 at the Kip Center

55 Kip Center’s 25th Annual Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Centerpieces will begin Tuesday, November 12, 2019. A favorite tradition in the community, the Festival of Trees fundraiser is the perfect venue to enjoy a beautiful holiday display of trees, wreaths, and centerpieces that are decorated by local individuals, organizations and business.


Raffle tickets went on sale Tuesday, November 12th at 26 tickets for $10. The winning tickets will be pulled on Saturday, December 14th.


For more information call Cathy 201.460.1600.

Music with Mr. Chris

Friday, November 22nd at 11:15 am - 11:45 am at the Rutherford Public Library

It's Music with Mr. Chris! No registration required.


Family Fun Show: David Darwin

Friday, November 22nd at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm at the Rutherford Public Library

David Darwin will bring his One Man Side Show to the library. No registration required. All are welcome


Advanced ESL

Saturday, November 23rd, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library

Registration is required. For ESL students who are beyond the beginner level. Call 201-939-8600 to register.


Build a Stuffed Animal Workshop

Saturday, November 23rd, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the Rutherford Public Library

The Library will hold its second annual "Build A Stuffed Animal Workshop!" Registration required. Registration began Friday, Nov. 1, at noon. Phone registrations will be accepted. Out-of-town residents may have their name placed on our wait list. Call 201-939-8600 to register.

Mixology 2019 at the Kip Center

Friday, November 22nd, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Kip Center

Private showing of the Festival of Trees & Wreaths.

Holiday Cocktail Samplings with lite fare provided.

$30.00 pp/21 and over only

For tickets/info call 201-460-1600 or email info@55kipcenter.org.

Sponsored by Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home.

47th Holly Fair at Grace Episcopal Church

Friday, November 22nd, 6 pm - 9 pm and Saturday, November 23rd, 10 am - 4 pm

Come & check out Grace Episcopal Church's Tricky Tray & Holiday Booths, as well as eat some delicious food at their Snowman Cafe.

Tricky Tray drawing is on Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4pm - You must be present to win, or give your tickets to someone you know will be there.

Survivor Day

Saturday, November 23rd, 12 pm - 3 pm at Rutherford Elks Lodge 547

Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various programming, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.

Contact on the Day of the Event: Alyssa Fiume, fiumefoundation@gmail.com, 201-693-8956

Charge/Donation: Free

Food Served: Snacks

Sponsoring Organization(s):

AFSP New Jersey

Alfred M. Fiume Foundation

Additional Information: Event will be held in the Grill Room downstairs. Please use side entrance-when facing the building on the left side. Light refreshments will be served. There will be a candlelight remembrance ceremony. Please feel free to bring photos of your loved ones for the remembrance table. In the interest of creating a safe space for loss survivors, most events are specific to survivors of suicide loss. In addition, many events cannot accommodate children and teens. If you have any questions, please contact the event host directly.

Visit the Meadowlands Museum

Saturday, November 23rd @ 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. www.MeadowlandsMuseum.com


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.

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