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American Heart MonthA lot is going on this week in Bergen County.  We have 2 live theater plays, nature center hike, 5K run, Chrishell Stause at Bookends in Ridgewood, Black History at the library and chocolate at The Hermitage.

This is also American Heart Month.  Because it is, medical centers like Holy Name, Hackensack, Valley or Englewood have programs on how to maintain a healthy heart.  Now let’s see what we have for this week:

Moon Over Buffalo Moon Over Buffalo

The Bergen County Players is bringing us another wonderful production that opens this weekend.  Moon Over Buffalo  begins a 3 weekend run at 8 pm this Saturday night, February 12th, at 8 pm.  If you want a thoroughly entertaining evening filled with laughs, this is for you!  Tickets are sold online and as ever, are very reasonable at $22 and $18.  I wouldn’t wait because BCP productions are routinely sold out.

Annie Jr

Come out and support your future musical stars!  Porch Light Studio’s Black Box Theater is putting on Annie Jr this week.  Basically an adaptation of the hit musical, Annie, you will be treated to the amazing talent of the young performers.  Location is Travell Elementary School in Ridgewood at 340 Bogert Ave.  Times are Thursday and Friday nights at 7 pm.  Tickets are only $15 and are reserved online.

Valentine's Day ChocolateChocolate at The Hermitage

Because Valentine’s Day is in February, chocolate and other sweets are on everyone’s mind.  As a result, The Hermitage thought it would be a good idea to do a program on chocolate.  They’ve done exactly that.  For The Love of Chocolate  is happening Thursday night at 7 pm.  You’ll learn everything about the history of chocolate and how it’s made; in addition you’ll get to sample 12 different types of chocolate.  Get tickets now because space is limited.

Chrishell Stause at Bookends

Believe it or not the local bookstore is not gone.  At least not in Book Ends Ridgewood NJ Ridgewood because there’s a very special place, Bookends.   This cherished bookstore can get you any book you want and more.  They regularly have meet and greet sessions with authors where you can get a signed copy.  This week is notable because Chrishell Stause, the actress, will be there tomorrow, Tuesday Feb 8th, at 5 pm.  She’ll be talking about her new book, Under Construction.  You can order your copy online.  Bookends is located at 211 E Ridgewood Ave and can be reached by phone at 201-445-0726.

5K Runs on Saturday

Are you a runner?  Do you like the 5K run?  Then this Saturday is for you because you have a choice of two 5k runs.  Glen Rock has Cupid’s Chase and Mahwah has the Squatchy Onesie Fest.  While registration is still open for both, it’s not for long.  Both of these runs support good causes.  The Glen Rock 5k supports people with disabilities and the Squatchy Onesie Fest supports our troops and first responders. Both races begin at 10 am.  So go to their websites and get registered immediately.

Black History MonthBlack History Month

February is also Black History Month.  All month long there are special programs about the history of African Americans and their contribution to America.  Bergen County’s Public Library System has embraced this celebration of Black History and Culture.  Every week there is at least 1 presentation for the public.

The Roots of Black Music in America is a virtual event by the Bergenfield Library.  They have Karlus Trapp presenting a 100 year history of Black Music in America.  Since Karlus Trapp is a musician, this should be fabulous.  Time is Wednesday night, Feb 9th, at 7 pm.  Registration is online.

Sweetheart Night Hike and Campfire roasting marshmallows

Nature lovers aren’t neglected this week before Valentine’s Day because the Tenafly Nature Center has a special evening planned for you.  Sunday night, Feb 13th, from 7 to 9 pm you will enjoy a wonderful hike in the woods.  This is followed by a  roaring campfire where you can toast marshmallows and make S’mores.  Register soon online before all the spots are gone. 

No doubt about it.  A lot is going on this week in Bergen County.  I hope you catch at least 1 of these activities.  It’s important to have a little fun every week to balance out the demands of a normal life.

Come back on Wednesday too for more market information.  See you then!

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