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From Morris County Park Commission: Get outside and active this winter, and experience the unique and exhilarating sport of snowshoeing! Enjoy a guided trek exploring the beautiful winter scenery and looking for signs of wildlife – all while getting a great workout. Sundays from January 5-March 8. No experience is necessary. Please call in advance regarding conditions. More information.

From New Jersey Film Festival: The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies present the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020. Additional Dates: Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 at 7:00pm Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 at 7:00pm Friday, Feb 7, 2020 at 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 at 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 at 7:00pm Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 7:00pm Friday, Feb 21, 2020 at 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 at 7:00pm Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 at 7:00pm Friday, Feb 28, 2020 at 7:00pm

From 14C Art Fair: Art Fair 14C – the name is a wink to the old Jersey joke, ‘what exit?’ – is a non-profit, mission-driven, international art fair – with a New Jersey soul. View and buy art from hundreds of artists – regional, national and international – in a stunning setting on the Hudson River. Art Fair 14C supports the visual arts by strengthening galleries, increasing opportunities for artists and expanding the market for fine art, as well as adding to Jersey City’s reputation as an arts destination. More information.

From Laurita Winery: Come celebrate Mardi Gras — New Orleans Style — at Laurita and enjoy a weekend full of fun, laughter and wonderful memories!! Break out your costumes, dust off your masks, and get your dancing shoes on because that’s what you’ll be doing with live, upbeat music on Saturday and Sunday. Kick back and enjoy Laurita’s award-winning wines with family and friends and don’t forget to check out the special Cajun-inspired dishes and other tasty offerings at The Marketplace. (We will not have food trucks at this event.) Admission is FREE, and we’ll be partying inside!! Celebrate Mardi Gras at Laurita Winery and be ready to party!! More information.

From the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show: Nerd Fest returns to a new location. Featuring vendors with old comics, toys, action figures, trading cards, posters, steampunk, crafts and gaming! Guest artists, writers, costume groups. Wear your costume. There will be a cosplay contest with prizes for all ages. Watch for updates on our Facebook page. More information.

From the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County and Village Green Events: Aidan Cunningham, our teenage liaison between the children and the adults of the society, together with some parent leaders, will provide an overview of the programs that have been held so far, and those that are planned for the upcoming months — the themes and values and approaches. Aidan is the older son of ECS members Evelyn Chu and Tom Cunningham. He is a student at Columbia High School. More information.

From SOMA JUSTICE and Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel: Join TSTI’s Social Justice Task Force, in partnership with South Orange/Maplewood’s SOMA Justice group and the Community Coalition on Race, for a walk through of the Gallery at TSTI’s civil rights art exhibit with curator Armisey Smith, followed by a panel discussion on issues affecting the Black and Jewish communities here in South Orange and Maplewood, including action steps to become better allies to each other.    Guests welcome. Open to the local community. Light refreshments will be served.   This event is free, but we appreciate RSVPs.  More information.

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