Years of the Maplewood NJ Senior (Older Adult)

Thanks,Joan. The link is somewhat helpful. It seems Love Never Dies will be at 7 PM tonight. I'll try again closer to that time.


I saw the 2 pm performance.  Enjoy it at 7 pm.  If you use Use the "remind me" function,  you will get an email just before the performance starts.


Now it says 7 pm UK time so we will see. I’m glad you were able to view it.


galileo said:

Now it says 7 pm UK time so we will see. I’m glad you were able to view it.

 I am so sorry you are having this problem.  If Love Never Dies does not work, check out the other performances on the link I sent you.  A number of them are really tempting.


Galileo:  Were you able to watch the program?


Joan, I didn't but thank you anyway. 


From Cathy Rowe, April 27

Hello Everyone! Just a reminder to wear face coverings when you go out. If you don't have a mask, a bandana, scarf or apparently, scuba gear will suffice.

What is “Zoom”?

You may be hearing about events being held through “Zoom,” or “Facebook live” or “Facetime”. These are all programs and computer apps that you can use through your computer, tablet or smartphone to join events remotely. All you need is a device and internet access. If you want to take part in an event - for example, the new programming listed below - turn on your device, click the link and you will be “allowed” into the meeting or event. You can see the speaker, and they will be able to see you. At the beginning of the events we are sponsoring, we will give instructions for new users and reminders about how to participate. So please, check it out!

What is “YouTube”?

YouTube is an online video-sharing platform that allows users to upload, view, rate, share, comment on videos. It offers a wide variety of user-generated content. Most content is uploaded by individuals, but many organizations, including the South Orange Library, have a channel they load with recordings. You can go to one of your favorite websites and if you see a YouTube link, click it to see what they have. This is the YouTube icon:

or

Or, go to www.youtube.com and search for what you are interested in. There is a lot on YouTube - some good, some not so good. But if you search or follow links from known sources, there is a lot for you to see.

Calling all Seniors

Please know that you are not alone. We have a wonderful group of volunteers, some that want to be connected with you. If you would like to chat with someone new, go to thttps://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/ and fill in your name, number and the town you live in, or email SOMA2towns@gmail.com or call and leave a message at (973) 558-0863.

Join us for weekly classes with Sing for Hope

Movement with Lexi, Wednesdays at 11 am

Lexi hosts a movement class to get you on your feet and make exercise fun!

Join the zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 996 4728 8417.

Password: 308844.

Monday Concerts Series, Mondays at 1 pm

A concert series to cheer you up and get you humming along.

Join the zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 926 8826 0494.

Password: 535276.

South Orange Library

Phone hours extended: M/W/F 10am-3pm; T/Th 10am-8pm

Check their website for phone and online programs including Virtual Creative Writing on Wednesdays at 1pm, Books Discussions on Thursdays and Special Conversations with Special Guests on Fridays at 1pm. Go to their website and see what is on their calendar and get instructions for joining in - www.SOPL.org.

To use Zoom to join their programs, go to https://zoom.us/j/395843189

Or call in 929.205.6099 access code 395843189

Boxcar Groceries

Here’s a new and creative option for fresh produce - thanks to Vicki C for sharing:

Box car parking has teamed up with Gargiulo Produce to offer contact-free, drive-through grocery pickups. The closest pick up is at the Millburn library. For information, go to http://www.boxcarapp.com/millburn-grocery.

Coronavirus Grief and Loss Support Group

Have you lost a loved one due to complications of the Coronavirus pandemic? Atlantic Health System offers a forum for you to meet with others experiencing the same grief.

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm.To Register call (862) 260-3199 and press option #3.

Overlook’s New Vitality Programs

New Vitality is offering virtual programming via Zoom and conference call. Programs include one time events, an Arthritis Support Group and recurring exercise classes. – check their calendar for the listings. https://www.atlantichealth.org/patients-visitors/education-support/community-resources-programs/new-vitality/new-vitality-event-calendar.html

Or call (844) 472-8499

When will we go back to “normal?”

You have probably seen a lot on the news in the past week about states “reopening.” Keep in mind that NJ , especially our corner of it, has had a much larger number and per capita rate of COVID-19 than other parts of the country have seen so far.

Governor Murphy recently announced The Road Back, Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health, which focusses on 6 principles:

    1. Demonstrate Sustained Reductions in New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations
    2. Expand Testing Capacity
    3. Implement Robust Contact Tracing
    4. Secure Safe Places and Resources for Isolation and Quarantine
    5. Execute a Responsible Economic Restart
    6. Ensure New Jersey's Resiliency

For a detailed explanation of The Road Back, click here: http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20200427/db/2d/77/6c/2a8a498ff2edda855c3f456d/The_Road_Back_-_Restoring_Economic_Health_Through_Public_Health.pdf?utm_source=AFE+-+update-coronavirus-April+27&utm_campaign=Coronavirus+-+April+27&utm_medium=email

Cathy Rowe

Coordinator

973-558-0863

www.SOMATwotownsforallages.org


Email from Cathy Rowe:

April 29

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and are getting exercise everyday. We have several new, live offerings and hope yu can take advantage of them. But first…..

Census Census Census

Maplewood and South Orange are way ahead of other towns in the area on our Census 2020 responses, but we still need about 30% of our residents to fill it out. So if you haven’t yet - fill it out! Tell your friends, your family, your neighbors. Everyone in every town needs to be counted on to help plan, allocate federal funding and provide services. Go to https://2020census.gov, call (844) 330-2020 or mail in the card you received a few weeks ago.

Exercise Classes Move Online

We are pleased to offer exercise classes online using Zoom. The best part of using Zoom is that you can see the instructor, they can see and talk to you, and you can even see your friends and other participants. So mark your calendars for these great classes and to see some friendly faces. If you need help with Zoom, scroll down to the bottom of this email for information.

This is what a Zoom class looks like on your computer, phone or tablet screen:

Fitness Classes with Yvonne

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11am

Maplewood Senior Fitness Instructor Yvonne Christianson will have live classes on different focus areas - each class will be different and it will be a great way to start the day. Use the same link for each class.

Topic: Fitness with Yvonne

Time: Apr 30, 2020 11am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83992357135

Meeting ID: 839 9235 7135

Movement with Lexi

Join in on Wednesdays at 11am for this stretch and movement class. Loosen up, learn some new moves and dance like no one is watching.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99647288417?pwd=ZFhZTC9Oa0ljRzY5RkZVbHkrLzU5Zz09

Meeting ID: 996 4728 8417

Other Exercise Options
Exercise videos are also posted on our website for you to enjoy at any time. Go to: https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/exercise

The SOMA on the Move Maps, highlighting interesting routes around the towns, are available on the website:

https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/soma-on-the-move

Enjoy a new walk around town, see some of the great things that you might not have noticed before.

Other Zoom events:

Through May, the following are available on Mondays:

Support Group at 11am

Join Senior Adult Social Worker Carol Berman to talk about what's keeping us going through the COVID19 crisis: home based activities, staying connected with the outside world, working remotely, singing, dancing, acknowledging our fears, managing our anxiety Nurture your spirit! Questions Email: @southorange.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SOSocialWorker@southorange.org

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91861355140?pwd=RTJlWnJVMUNiQTFmeEVqQ0JEWVhGdz09

Meeting ID: 918 6135 5140

Password: 941137

Concert Series at 1pm

Variety concerts from pre-war to today: reminisce as we sing the best of jazz, rock & roll, musical theater, standards and all the great oldies! Put in your requests and dance/sing-a-long

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92688260494?pwd=eWE0MmdEbi9xQ2s1OC80NGM3dDcvZz09

Meeting ID: 926 8826 0494

Password: 535276

The Shows Must Go On!

I apologize for the confusion on the link to last week’s performance. Each week, you can go to YouTube and enter “The shows must go on” in the search area, or follow this link for this week’s performance: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag

Following up an already-fantastic lineup of Andrew Lloyd Webber classics, The Shows Must Go On will air Andrew Lloyd Webber — The Royal Albert Hall Celebration this Friday, May 1 at 2 PM (EDT). The recording will remain accessible for 48 hours. This 1998 concert event offered a musical tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber in celebration of his 50th birthday, featuring music from all of his major musicals including Cats, Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, and more. Dozens of stars took the stage to celebrate the composer legend, including Elaine Paige, Glenn Close, Sarah Brightman, Tina Arena, Antonio Banderas, Donny Osmond, and Michael Ball, among others.

What is “Zoom”?

You may be hearing about events being held through “Zoom,” or “Facebook live” or “Facetime”. These are all programs and computer apps that you can use through your computer, tablet or smartphone to join events remotely. All you need is a device and internet access. If you want to take part in an event - for example, the new programming listed below - turn on your device, click the link and you will be “allowed” into the meeting or event. You can see the speaker, and they will be able to see you. At the beginning of the events we are sponsoring, we will give instructions for new users and reminders about how to participate. So please, check it out!

What is “YouTube”?

YouTube is an online video-sharing platform that allows users to upload, view, rate, share, comment on videos. It offers a wide variety of user-generated content. Most content is uploaded by individuals, but many organizations, including the South Orange Library, have a channel they load with recordings. You can go to one of your favorite websites and if you see a YouTube link, click it to see what they have. This is the YouTube icon: or


Or, go to www.youtube.com and search for what you are interested in. There is a lot on YouTube - some good, some not so good. But if you search or follow links from known sources, there is a lot for you to see

Cathy Rowe

Coordinator


From Cathy Rowe,  May 1

Hello Everyone,

The weather looks promising this weekend and some restrictions are being loosened on state and county parks. However, the need for safety still comes first and we must follow precautions while enjoying outdoors. The Maplewood and South Orange municipal parks have been open throughout the closures for passive and no-contact recreation, such as walking or jogging, doing some exercise by yourself or with your family. Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and fields remain closed in both towns. Use this quick guide from Maplewood Recreation for what is and is not allowed in local, county and state parks:

Allowable Activities

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Jogging
  • Biking
  • Birding

Remaining Closed

  • Picnic Areas (no picnicking)
  • Playgrounds
  • Exercise Stations
  • Swimming
  • Restrooms/Pavilions
  • Basketball & Tennis Courts


No organized or contact sports or activities will be allowed and social distancing of 6 feet should be maintained. When you follow social distancing, you are not only helping yourself, but your family, friends, and even the people you never think you overlap with but with whom you cross paths every day.

The more we follow social distancing measures, the sooner we will get through this!

COVID Resource Guide

The Community Coalition on Race has put together a comprehensive guide to resources during COVID -19. It is available on their website, but also in print form. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please email SOMA2towns@gmail.com with COVID Resource Guide in the subject and your name and address in the message.

For the online version, go to their website at https://www.communitycoalitiononrace.org

or click here: https://www.communitycoalitiononrace.org/covid_resource_guide.

The Libraries Go Virtual

The local libraries are doing so much more than (e) books. They have moved regular programming to virtual and are adding new and innovative ideas each week. Attend some of your favorite activities or try something new - like “Shelter in Place Bingo “ on the Maplewood Library’s website, and a list of upcoming, online programs and presenters. Go to https://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/

The South Orange Library has added new remote programs and is available to answer questions by phone. Call (973) 762-0230 M/W/F 10am - 3pm, T/TH 10am - 8pm. See their calendar to find out what is going on and how to join in: www.SOPL.org.

SOPAC presents Portal of Digital Arts Resources

“During this time of separation, SOPAC remains committed to staying connected with you, and sharing with you some of the best music and art to tune in to from the comforts of your home! The arts & culture will keep us connected while we are apart and bring us back together when we’re able to meet again. You’ll find links in our portal to a variety of arts & culture resources. Explore & enjoy! “

See this EXTENSIVE list by clicking here: https://www.sopacnow.org/digital-arts-resources/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Digital%20Arts%20Resources&utm_campaign=email%20enews

In addition, SOPAC has rescheduled many of their events. See what will be playing in the fall and beyond at www.sopacnow.org.

Opera Fans

The Metropolitan Opera is offering free Nightly Opera Streams. Each stream becomes available at 7:30 p.m. and remains accessible for on-demand viewing until 6:30 p.m. the following day. Their website also includes articles, interviews and videos of past highlights. https://www.metopera.org/

Check out these new Facebook groups:

  • MAPSO Creative inspires and shares creativity
  • SOMA Senior Silver Society for residents 60+

Take a walk through the tulips with NY Botanical Gardens.

NYBG has dedicated a webpage to virtual tours of their gardens. Enjoy the tulip, blossoms, daffodils and other beauties that are in full bloom at www.nybg.org/athome.

Check them out and enjoy a calming walk among the tulips at NYBG!

https://www.nybg.org/take-a-spring-walk-among-the-tulips/

From NYBG:

“During challenging times, the power of plants connects people and provides inspiration more than ever. While the Garden’s gates may be closed temporarily, our virtual gates are wide open. Let’s stay connected with NYBG at Home, our new content hub featuring videos, plant guides, virtual events, recipes for kids, and so much more. As spring unfolds, we will bring you the brightness and color of the season, a reminder of how the natural world brings us joy.”

Join in Live Programs on Mondays

11am - Senior Support

Join Senior Adult Social Worker Carol Berman to talk about what's keeping us going through the COVID19 crisis: home based activities, staying connected with the outside world, working remotely, singing, dancing,acknowledging our fears, managing our anxiety Nurture your spirit! Questions Email: @southorange.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SOSocialWorker@southorange.org

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91861355140?pwd=RTJlWnJVMUNiQTFmeEVqQ0JEWVhGdz09

Meeting ID: 918 6135 5140

Password: 941137

Concert Series at 1pm

Variety concerts from pre-war to today: reminisce as we sing the best of jazz, rock & roll, musical theater, standards and all the great oldies! Put in your requests and dance/sing-a-long

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92688260494?pwd=eWE0MmdEbi9xQ2s1OC80NGM3dDcvZz09

Meeting ID: 926 8826 0494

Password: 535276

Where was that email about….

All of the eblasts I have been sending are saved on the website, as well as links to the exercise classes and museum tour listings. Go to: https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/corona-virus

If you hold your cursor over the coronavirus tab, you will see a drop down menu of each page. Explore and enjoy!

Cathy Rowe

Coordinator

973-558-0863


Maplewood Memorial Library is holding a virtual program on Friday May 8, 2020 at 1 pm entitled The basics of Ebooks and digital devices.

Maplewood Library's Technical Services Librarian Robert Nealon will answer your questions about eBooks and eAudiobooks available with your library card. He'll cover OverDrive, Hoopla, TumbleBooks, and even Project GutenBerg. Questions about apps (Libby and Hoopla) and digital devices will also be addressed.  

To register, send an email to programs@maplewoodlibrary.org and you will receive a link that enables you to participate in the program.


May 7

Happy Mothers Day

This may be the strangest Mothers Day we’ve experienced, but I wish all the women of South Orange and Maplewood a happy, relaxing day.

SOMA on the Move

Tired of walking around your block? Check out the SOMA on the Move maps, featuring interesting sights around our towns. See the new map of the Springfield Ave murals, enjoy the outdoor art of South Orange Village, and historic and interesting buildings in both downtowns. Click here for the maps to view or print: https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/soma-on-the-move

If you would like a printed version mailed to you, call (973) 558-0863 or email SOMA2towns@gmail.com.

Please note: when out walking, you do not need to wear a face mask while walking unless you cannot maintain a 6-foot distance from other people. It is safer to walk without the mask, which can restrict your breathing while exercising. Have your mask in your pocket and ready to put on when needed.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Shows Must Go On!

This weekend, enjoy Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical comedy extravaganza, By Jeeves! Inspired by the works of P. G. Wodehouse. Starting at 2pm today, the play will be available on Youtube through Sunday. Click here and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWWB2U3mntQ

Shop Locally

As we heed government warnings, practice social distancing, and stay at home, many local restaurants, shops and services are finding creative ways to bring their business offerings to you. From curbside pick-up and virtual shopping to online music lessons and daily workout sessions, there are still numerous ways to support the independent businesses that make our shopping areas so special. Whether online or by phone, they are open for business and need your support. Many have changed their services to accommodate shoppers, offering new products and services. If you are out for a walk, check out the notices on their windows or see who is doing what on the following websites:

https://www.springfieldavenue.com/

https://southorangecovid19.com/business

http://maplewoodvillagenj.com/

Join in Mondays

11am - Senior Support

Join Senior Adult Social Worker Carol Berman to talk about what's keeping us going through the COVID19 crisis: home based activities, staying connected with the outside world, working remotely, singing, dancing, acknowledging our fears, managing our anxiety Nurture your spirit! Questions Email: @southorange.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SOSocialWorker@southorange.org

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91861355140?pwd=RTJlWnJVMUNiQTFmeEVqQ0JEWVhGdz09

Meeting ID: 918 6135 5140

Password: 941137

Rat Pack Jazz Monday at 1 pm

The Sing for Hope Concert Series continues! This week, our talented pianist will play Rat Pack Jazz favorites, so join in for a little Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Requests welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92688260494?pwd=eWE0MmdEbi9xQ2s1OC80NGM3dDcvZz09

Meeting ID: 926 8826 0494

Password: 535276

AARP HomeFit

AARP has tools for helping people maintain their homes, as well as tips for making them age-friendly. They suggest taking the opportunity, while we are all at home, to tackle some things on your to do list. According to a recent AARP article, “Checking these items off your to-do list can bring peace of mind in these uncertain times, and they can help you save money and make your home a safer place.”

Starting out with small things, like replacing your air filters, changing burnt out lightbulbs and general maintenance can make a big difference. You can go to www.AARP.org and search for “Home Fit Guide” or click here: https://search.aarp.org/gss/everywhere?q=home%20fit%20guide&intcmp=DSO-SRCH-EWHERE

Jersey Arts….

...has compiled virtual experiences from amazing arts groups from all over the state – workshops with local artists, shows with international stars, performances of national tours, regional plays, comedy, art prompts, poetry slams, classes, living room musicals, and so much more. Includes NJPAC, McCarter Theater in Princeton, Two Rivers Theater, Montclair Art Museum, Papermill Playhouse and many more.

“We have incredible culture here in New Jersey, and this selection is just the tip of the iceberg. Over the coming weeks, we'll continue to highlight more awesome options from our diverse and creative arts groups. Please remember, even though we may be apart, we are not alone.”

See the listings on their website, https://jerseyartsevents.com/

Sounds of the City
For all you New Yorkers, retired commuters or just those who have the city in your blood, enjoy the sounds of NYC from NPR. Someday soon, these sounds will be back but for now, close your eyes and enjoy NYC.

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2020/05/01/missing-sounds-of-new-york?utm_source=eNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NYPLConnect_20200501&utm_campaign=NYPLConnect

Cathy Rowe

Coordinator


BINGO!

Michelle Wesley is bringing her annual Beach Blanket BINGO to you through Zoom! Join her on Friday, June 19 at 2 pm for fun and prizes. To have BINGO cards dropped off for you, call (973) 763-0750. Limited to first 30 responses. A link will be sent to you.

The program is open to both Maplewood and South Orange seniors.


From Cathy Rowe:

Dear Seniors,

I am very happy to be able to return to the usual format of information and events by, for and of particular interest to residents age 60+. Many programs are being offered online, the libraries are opened at 25% capacity, and some small group events are planned. Please check https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/events

for links, additions and information on events

The August-September Newsletter is in the email! If you want to see it sooner, go to

https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/publications

Just for fun

From our neighbors to the north, this went around back in April but the message still holds! Enjoy Vancouver’s Phoenix Chamber Choir’s take on social distancing:

https://enchantmentathamilton.org/20200601ForTheLongestTime.mp4

Fight for the Senior Freeze

Due to budget constraints during COVID, the State has suspended the Senior Freeze and Homestead Rebate programs this year. If you receive these - or even if you don’t - help reinstate these important programs that enable older residents to stay in SOMA! Details and the contact information for elected officials are listed on our homepage, www.SOMATwoTownsforAllAges.org

Take the AARP True-or-False Face Mask Quiz

Put your knowledge to the test about when, where and how to wear masks during the pandemic: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/face-mask-quiz.html?cmp=EMC-DSO-NLC-WBLTR---NMCTRL-072420-F1-4736148&ET_CID=4736148&ET_RID=31569002&encparam=2blXjRA0mA4S%2bL%2fD4yWbZsB6fYPB5W8lswv1cuDVlTY%3d#quest1

Recurring Events

Exercise classes everyday!

Check on the offerings from your favorite recreation senior fitness instructors at https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/exercise---events-online

Mondays

Music Monday at the Farmers Market Monday,4:30- 6pm

Springfield Ave. Farmer's Market (Yale St. and Springfield Ave) Maplewood

Wednesdays

SOPL Creative Writing, 1pm

  • Call or email the library for login

Fridays:

Weekly Coffee Talk, 10:30am
Join Senior Adult Social Worker Carol Berman and other SOMA seniors for a chance to chat, share and get a little support over a cup of coffee. Join by zoom or by phone:

SOPL Presents Special Conversations with Special People, 1pm online or by phone.

  • This week: Kenneth Bain , Author, Historian, Educator, and President of Best Teachers Institute
  • Topic: How and Why the Concept of Race Was Invented
  • Contact the library for sign-in information

Fridays & Saturdays

The Village Music Series in Maplewood Villlage, 6:30-8pm

The Village Sunset Music Series has been conceived to be the background sounds to your outdoor dining and walking experience, in our pedestrianfriendly Maplewood downtown. The Friday and Saturday music series will feature the talent of locally-grown musicians injecting much needed energy and rhtythm to the streets!

August Events:

SOM Adult School offers SUNRISE YOGA FOR EVERYONE - IN THE PARK

Four Fridays, July 31-August 21, 7:30-8:15am, SOMS Duck Pond

Start your morning outside focused on basic yoga poses and proper healthy alignment. Increase flexibility, balance and strength and incorporate yogic breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques – a great way to relieve stress in a peaceful socially distanced communal setting. Bring your own mat or beach towel. Offered by the Adult School. Register at https://www.ssreg.com/som/classes/results.asp?string=453

Monday, August 3

Maplewood Library Presents: LETTERS & POSTCARDS MEETUP, 7pm

  • Whether you attended the first session or not, this meetup is for anyone interested in writing and receiving letters and/or postcards. Georgette Sullivan-Bauman will share the joy of written personal communication and how to find people to exchange letters and postcards with. We’ll also spend some time on our own correspondence.

Wednesday, August 5, 10am

What’s New at Kitchen a la Mode

The Adult School Presents: CUTTING THE CORD ON CABLE, 7-8:30pm

  • Are you tired of soaring cable bills when you only watch a fraction of the channels you’re paying for? Do you want to stop being tied to a specific device and save money at the same time? This class will allow you to ditch cable and get your entertainment wherever you are for less!
  • Register at https://www.ssreg.com/som/classes/classes.asp?catID=4650

Thursday, August 6

St Barnabas Presents: "Nutrition During Covid", 2pm

Free Senior Concert, Maplecrest Park, 4 - 5:30pm

  • Peter & the Master Keys’ Specializing in American jazz and blues from the 30’s through 60’s (with a dash of rock n’ roll thrown into the mix), they pay homage to an earlier era of live music when real musicians played real instruments with finesse and feeling to connect to the audience. Registration required to ensure social distancing. Use your RecDesk account or call Maplewood Recreation at (973) 762-8120.

SOPL presents Maisy Card, 7pm – 8pm

  • Join a virtual conversation with Maisy Card, guest author and librarian at Newark Public Library, about her highly-acclaimed debut novel, These Ghosts Are Family.
  • To listen or watch call (929) 205-6099 or download the Zoom app to your device and enter code: 879 6876 0808

AARP Presents: Sorting Fact From Fiction Online, 7pm

  • As you know, you can’t believe everything you read online. In addition to a wealth of helpful information, there are plenty of sensationalized headlines, misleading stories and even complete falsehoods circulating on the internet, making it hard for even the most discerning reader to sort fact from fiction. You can stay one step ahead of misinformation if you know the three most helpful questions to ask yourself while surfing the web. This free webinar will equip you with valuable tools and resources like the AARP Fact Tracker, which has been designed to help you distinguish fact from fiction online.
  • Register at https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowUUID=B4A23980-0248-44C8-831C-BD40C9317650&AffiliateData=EmailResend0720

Thursday, August 13
Maplewood Library’s Classic & Contemporary Book Discussion Group,
7pm

  • August's title is “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” an uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes: the only way to survive is to open your heart. register at https://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/

AARP PresentssmileECLUTTERING: CLEARING YOUR HOUSE AND MIND, 7pm

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!  Can’t attend? Register now and watch anytime.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the stuff in your house? Scientists have discovered that the messier your environment, the harder it can be to relax and focus. It might be time to take control of your life and get rid of some clutter. Matt Paxton from A&E’s Hoarders and the new PBS series, Legacy List with Matt Paxton, will share advice at this helpful webinar from AARP. You will learn:

  • How to emotionally detach from ‘‘stuff’’
  • How to manage feeling overwhelmed
  • How to avoid anxiety when letting things go
  • How to declutter without help from family
  • How to donate your things during the pandemic

Register for the webinar by clicking here:

https://onlinexperiences.com/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:APIUTILS!51004&PageID=D150A497-EB37-4C70-A179-46BE2C5C8CA6&AffiliateData=Email0720

Wednesday, August 19

Taking Advantage of Your Smartphone, 4pm

  • FaceTime, Venmo, Instacart; if you hadn’t heard of these names before, you’ve surely been exposed to the words in conversation since the COVID 19 pandemic shut down the world and forced us all to isolate. NOW is the time to learn what Apps your smartphone has to offer you in order to stay connected and survive in our “new normal” world. It’s never too late!!
  • Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86050893696?pwd=T0c0OEp2eG1LTTdYVkZIVXFmSFg5UT09
  • Meeting ID: 860 5089 3696, Passcode: 523824

Thursday, August 20, 4pm

5 Things You Need To Know About Estate Planning Once You Turn 65

  • A free educational webinar to learn about legal risks associated with aging, planning to avoid guardianship, protect your assets, pay for long term care and qualify for Medicaid. Understand the difference between having a Will and a Living Trust, and how to determine which one is right for you. Join us to learn how you can protect yourself and your family.
  • Login information will be available at https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/events

More events:

The Morrow Turnover Sale Goes Online!

Nothing can stop the annual turnover sale! To view what is offered online, go to:

https://morrow-turnover-sale.square.site/

Check out New Vitality

New Vitality at Atlantic Health System is offering its full calendar of classes and presentations,, with all exercise classes virtual until further notice. For information on registering and for their full calendar of events, including exercise, health, nutrition and life enrichment, visit atlantichealth.org/newvitality or call (844) 472-8499.

Libraries begin reopeningThe library building has begun its reopening at 25% capacity, following all local and state guidelines. See Library Updates for hours and details. Materials pickup will continue.

Cathy Rowe

Coordinator

973-558-0863


Village Sunset Music Series —- Tonight: nuthin'


I went there tonight. Not so much as the lonely guy with the harmonica that was on every western or war movie. Not even a guy banging on a garbage can.



Formerlyjerseyjack said:

Village Sunset Music Series —- Tonight: nuthin'


I went there tonight. Not so much as the lonely guy with the harmonica that was on every western or war movie. Not even a guy banging on a garbage can.


 You went in July.  This is the event calendar for August.  Per Village Green, this concert series begins on August 7th.  https://villagegreennj.com/arts/live-outdoor-music-returns-to-maplewood-with-socially-distanced-concert-series/?source=newsletter


joan_crystal said:

 You went in July.  This is the event calendar for August.  Per Village Green, this concert series begins on August 7th.  https://villagegreennj.com/arts/live-outdoor-music-returns-to-maplewood-with-socially-distanced-concert-series/?source=newsletter

 Otay. However, in the post, it is listed just above a section entitled, "August events."



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