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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {September 6 - September 8, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

Hello September! TIR has your list of events happening in and around town!

Dinner & Video

Friday, September 6th @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Community of God’s Love, 70 West Passaic Avenue, Rutherford

Video from Bishop Baron’s Pivotal Players depicting the life of St. Benedict, founder of the Benedictine religious community. “St. Benedict has contributed more to saving western Christian culture than anyone else.” 

Dinner followed by video:

7pm Dinner

8pm Video at Our Lady of the Visitation House

All are welcome and the cost is free.

Rutherford Civil Rights Commission Info Event

Saturday, September 7 @ 1:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library

55th Anniversary Informational Event of the Rutherford Civil Rights Commission, Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library. Read more about the Rutherford Civil Rights Commission here.

Repair Café Planning Meeting

Saturday, September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library

Anyone interested in helping out (or just learning about) the Green Team’s upcoming Repair Café is invited to attend an informational meeting on Saturday, September 7, at 3 pm in the Rutherford Public Library, 150 Park Avenue, Rutherford.

The Rutherford Green Team is planning South Bergen County’s first-ever Repair Cafe for Saturday, October 5, from 12-4 pm. Part social gathering, part repair shop, the Repair Café is an international phenomenon begun in Holland where community members volunteer to help fix things that people would otherwise throw out. It will be an afternoon drop-in event where community members can bring in broken or non-functioning items to be fixed for free with the help of expert volunteers. The purpose is not only to reduce waste but also to teach people how to fix things themselves.

The Green Team is looking for volunteers to repair various types of items (bicycles, computers, small appliances, clothing, jewelry, furniture, etc.) as well as volunteers to help with publicity, set-up and clean-up, greeting and directing the public, etc.

Farmer’s Market

Saturday, September 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at Williams Plaza

The Rutherford Farmer’s Market is returning for its 22nd season. The market is sponsored this year by the Borough of Rutherford. The governing body welcomes the opportunity to support regional farmers by allowing them to market quality products in our downtown area. To remain competitive, farmers need to be able to develop new markets for agricultural products grown on their farms. These markets provide the economic activity necessary to help preserve farmland and open space, which in turn contributes to a better quality of life in our region. Our borough benefits because market patrons have access to fresh, high quality produce and our local businesses enjoy increased business activity.

Vendors for this year include:

• Becca’s Bakery –Amish baked goods: apple dumplings, whoopie pies, donuts, breads, cookies, honey, jams and apple butter - Wednesdays

• Sy Grisconis Farm – Fresh produce

• Dr. Pickle – Pickles and brine cured products - Wednesdays

• Black Sheep Irish Bakery – Scottish and Irish sweet and savory baked goods, Wednesdays beginning July 3 through August 28

• Dutch Hill Farm – Pork products and poultry, every other Wednesday beginning June 19th

• Kariba Farms – All natural and organic dried fruits and nuts

Visit the Meadowlands Museum

September 7 @ 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.

To find more events going on in town, check out Rutherford 365.

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