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First Week of November HighlightsThe first week of November highlights come to you in a variety of forms.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old since there’s something this week for everyone.

We’re now moving into the cooler part of the fall season.  Weather is less forgiving and, as a result, a lot of outdoor events have ended.  You won’t see any more major car shows or street fairs until the spring but there’s always something going on..

Auditions This Week So Act Immediately

Bergen County Players is having auditions this week for a February production.  Go to their Facebook page for the details and email the director, Rachel Alt, immediately if you’re interested at [email protected]  Auditions are at the BCP Theater (298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell) Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 9:30 pm.

Girls Only STEM Event

Calling all girls Grades 1-6 for a special STEM event on Thursday.  Legos and A Movie – Girls Who Build is 10 am -12 noon at Pascack Valley High School (200 Piermont Ave in Hillsdale).  Girls will see a movie, get a good introduction to coding and build a Lego project that they take home with them.  Cost is $20 per child.  Click on this link to register your child in advance.

Bergen Community College

Bergen Community College is having an open house for its Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management and Pastry Arts program.  Have you ever thought of going into these fields?  You owe it to yourself to check it out this Thursday from 5-7pm.  Registration to attend is done onlne on the website.

Camp Acorn Bi-Annual Rummage Sale

Camp Acorn is a wonderful, award winning program for children and adults with developmental difficulties.  Because this is a non profit, donations and fund raisers are important.  To help raise funds, rummage sales are held twice each year and they’re huge.

Dates are Friday 4-8 and Saturday 10-4.  Location is the Calvary Lutheran Church parking lot (165 W Crescent Ave in Allendale).  It’s fun to poke around a rummage sale because you never know what you’ll find!

Tenafly Nature Center

There are 2 events this weekend at the Tenafly Nature Center.  Saturday is children with their families; Sunday is adults.

The Tenafly Nature Center has an ongoing series called Animal Ambassador Meet and Greet.  Because this is so popular, the Nature Center continues to host these programs.

You’ll meet one of the Nature Center animals and learn how it came to live there.  It’s happening Saturday 2-3 pm and reservations must be made online in advance.  Bring jackets because it’s held outdoors.  While there are plenty of spots left, this is a highly popular event so don’t wait.

Saturday is an adult hike through the nature center from 1-2:30 or so.  While participants must be at least 18, this isn’t a very difficult hike.  You’ll enjoy a guided tour as you hike along Nature Center trails.  It’s a fascinating recount of how it all started.  Registration is online in advance.

Cost is the same for both events ($5 per person members/$8 non-members).  Children under 2 are always free.

Annual Craft & Artisan Food Fair

You’ve heard me mention events just over the Bergen County border in Rockland County, NY.  We think of it as the same area.  Because we do, people often travel north and south to shop, go out to dinner and visit friends.

Come to the Eagle Valley Fire Company Sunday 10-3 for a terrific craft and food fair.  Located at 14 Scott Mine Road, this is only 10 minutes north of the Bergen County border.  Bring home some delicious artisan baked apple pies too!

First Week of November Highlights

These events are what I have for you this week.  However, our performing arts centers are in full swing.  Go to their websites to see all the wonderful entertainment that’s going on weekly.  Englewood has the Bergen Performing Arts Center as well as the Black Box Theater.  Hackensack has the Hackensack Performing Arts Center.  At prices less than half of what you’ll pay on Broadway, you have top performers and productions.

What’s coming back soon is our local live theater.  You saw above that Bergen County Players is holding auditions this week.  So is The Leonia Players Guild soon.  More will become active once we get into 2022.

This is also the time of year when local churches and synagogues have special events too.  Keep an eye out for this.

So stay tuned.  We’re transitioning into the latter part of the season with more to come!


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