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Moscow2Friday, March 31

  • Annual College Club of Montclair Used Book Sale “If you have never been to this annual used book sale – you have been missing a great event” says Adriana O’Toole. It’s a fundraiser for the club’s scholarship program, and a chance to load up on great collections, cookbooks, history books, etc.  You can line up with all the booksellers today and pay $5 admission, or wait until tomorrow – Saturday - when it’s free.  9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Also throughout next week: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 2 – 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10 –6.  26 Park Street.
  • On T.V. - Two Dudes from Montclair: Dewar MacLeod, professor of history at William Paterson University in Wayne, will be featured on  "One-on-One with Steve Adubato"  tonight, at 6:30 p.m. on CN8-The Comcast Network.  He will discuss “The Challenges of American Suburbia.”  We're hoping that since suburbia is the subject, they might mention a certain book that we love.
  • Phoenix Dance Theatre, one of Britain’s leading dance companies, comes to Baristaville for its American premiere at MSU. They’ll dance 2 programs over the weekend. Tonight, “Mixed Bill”, tomorrow, April 1, “Planted Seeds” - 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $35 – Alexander Kasser Theatre, Normal Avenue, Montclair. 973-655-5512 Read the NY Times review here.
  • Stars of the Moscow State Circus - One night only -at Caldwell College, 9 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell. Performances are at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets available at the door. An adult admission is $22, but you get to bring three kids for free! Additional kids, $7.50. 973-228-4424.
  • And while you’re dining…The Sharp Four, featuring guest saxophonist Chris Dragotta, plays 8-10 pm at Church Street Cafe. 12 Church Street, Montclair. 973-233-0216.

Saturday, April 1

  • The Princess and the Pea, at Studio Players –  A family theatre event to benefit the Montclair Developmental Learning Center.  Doors open at 10:15 for bagels, juice and coffee. Show begins at 11 a.m. $10. 14 Alvin Place, Montclair. 973-320-3370
  • The Work of Fred Rosenberg: 4 1/2 Decades of Photography, at Studio Montclair Block Gallery.  Artist’s reception tonight, 6-8 p.m.  Gallery open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. through April 30. In the Clark House, 108 Orange Road, Montclair. 973-744-1818. Free.

Sunday, April 2

  • Montclair Chamber Ensemble performs Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi at 3 p.m. in the  Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair.  Advance tickets are $18/$10 students & seniors, $20/$12 at the door. 53 Norwood Avenue,  973-744-7716
  • Spiritual Drumming Class, with nationally acclaimed jazz musician, Richard Reiter. For adults and mature teens, no musical training necessary.  Bring your own instrument or use one provided. 3-5 p.m., Outpost in the Burbs, First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair. 973-7446560.
  • You read it, now watch it…Exclusive screening of The Celestine Prophecy, 7:30 p.m. at the Wellmont Theatre, sponsored by New Life Journeys. Several vendors presenting books, CD’s and info on health, wellness, and spirituality will be in the lobby, doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are available in advance online, and at the door, $15.  If you can’t make it this week, next Sunday, April 9, there's another showing. 7:30  p.m. 5 Seymour Street, Montclair.
  • Free Children’s Concert “Nautical Nonsense” presented by the Montclair Community Band, at Montclair High Auditorium. 3p.m. Info: 973-744-1454
  • Young Designers Spring Fashion Show, by Celia’s Chicas. Celia offers creative sewing workshops for young seamstresses, coaxing their design inspiration to emerge through pattern making and artistic sewing. This Sunday, future Betsey Johnsons display their individual sense of style, modeling original designs. At Over the Edge, 37 Glenridge Ave in Montclair, 5-7 p.m. Free.


  • Womanly Gestures: The Energetic Art of Fern Bass at the Westminster Art Gallery. This exhibit of works by Montclair artist Fern Bass runs through April 28.  Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 63 Fremont Street at the Bloomfield College campus. 973-748-9000. Read the Montclair Times review.

Now it's your turn, give us a thrill...

March 31, 2006 in Happenings | Permalink


Does anyone know what happened to the link to the Montclair Times Classifieds?

How am I supposed to get to the good garage sales this weekend without it?

Posted by: O'Max | Mar 31, 2006 2:44:06 PM

Try this link:


Choose "The Montclair Times" from the Publication drop down menu, and "Estate, garage and yard sales" from the Category drop down, and then hit the Search button.

Posted by: The Montclair Times | Mar 31, 2006 5:24:13 PM

According to a flyer I got at the book sale today, they're open until 9 p.m. tonight (Friday) but only from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Posted by: jg | Mar 31, 2006 5:37:58 PM

I miss having this as the Happenings link.

I used to look at it all week in giddy anticipation of the weekend. Can't we bring it back in that format?

Posted by: laila's mom | Mar 31, 2006 10:23:13 PM

laila, me too...I really liked being able to see the listings every day, not just on Fri. and having just to hit the link to get in...I second the notion to bring back the old format.

Posted by: wayne robbins | Mar 31, 2006 11:14:19 PM

Did anyone see Bobbi B at Glenfield Friday night?

Posted by: spelling Bee Fan | Apr 1, 2006 12:10:02 AM

No, spellingbeefan. I was so turned off by the theme of "Mad Hot Runway", which I assume means 12-year-old tarting themselves up to look 18, along with the requests to donate your beach house for a week, or fine art or antiques (what about sewing lessons? or dog-walking services?)-- that I wouldn't go withinn a mile of this fund-raising event. It may have been wonderful, but the way it was marketed was a total turnoff.

Posted by: latebloomer | Apr 1, 2006 9:44:14 AM

I really miss the Happenings link too. I used to look at it throughout the week to plan my weekend. Please bring it back!

Posted by: Jessica | Apr 1, 2006 1:37:47 PM

So I went to that book sale and while I was looking through the postcards an old guy came in and explained about post cards and WWII. Then he left but it seemed as if he was planning to attack a place. Then he came back and looked through some postcards with me. He found one of a hotel in Bermuda and asked me how I would attack the place. So I went along with it but I was wrong. He told me how many men I needed to set up on the beach, how I should sneak in and get over the 2 foot wall, when I would be leaving with my men for this attack, etc. Apparently he's living in the past. It was a good experience though, because I like crazy people.

Posted by: katie | Apr 1, 2006 5:40:42 PM


you were seeing your future

Posted by: cheeze | Apr 1, 2006 5:59:06 PM

We went to the book sale today too. It's huge! I didn't expect anything nearly that big. Way cool!

I guess the crazies had left before we got there tho.

Barista, you got the hours wrong, they closed at 6:00 today. Lucky I dragged my butt out of bed early today or I'd really have been mad.

Also, they are open this Thurs & Fri till 9:00, and both are 1/2 price days.

Saturday is till 6:00 again and it's $5-a-bag day. Get yer bags while they last!

Posted by: crank | Apr 1, 2006 6:51:03 PM

I went late to the sale, I put all these books on hold because I didn't have money with me (I just came from the Y) but I guess I'll try going back on Saturday for $5 a bag day. If they let me. Because spending $40 on books that could be $5 is ridiculous.

Posted by: katie | Apr 1, 2006 8:29:32 PM


they won't let you. putting the books on hold and then going back to try and by them by the bagfull is cheating.

you are ridiculous!

Posted by: cheeze | Apr 1, 2006 10:23:47 PM

don't say mean things to Katie, she is a war widow.

Posted by: Iceman | Apr 1, 2006 10:35:02 PM

Iceman, come on don't say that shit it makes me nervous enough that he's there.

Posted by: katie | Apr 1, 2006 10:39:32 PM

no. katie is no war widow. she's just not an honest person.

i'm not mean. just tell it like it is.

they are on to your scam katie. your books will be sold before the $5 day

Posted by: cheeze | Apr 1, 2006 10:41:56 PM

bad choice of words...i meant widow in the sense that he's away from you...i don't wish your hero any ill will. I admire how you stand by your man.

Posted by: Iceman | Apr 1, 2006 10:58:44 PM

Cheeze, The books are put aside in a paper bag with my name on it waiting for me to come pay for it, and I was going to ask if I could just come back on Saturday and pay $5.

On another note, I overheard one of the ladies saying that a dealer came in and bought $3,000 worth of books yesterday, that's crazy.

Posted by: katie | Apr 1, 2006 11:02:08 PM

And Iceman, that's the second time this week I mistook a word for meaning one thing when it meant another. Soooorry.

Posted by: katie | Apr 1, 2006 11:04:13 PM

katie, the old-fashioned term for your dilemma is, I believe (regardless of your marital status), a "grass widow."

Would-be cards will please refrain now from making jokes in the spirit of Tommy Chong.

Posted by: cathar | Apr 2, 2006 1:25:49 AM

They had some genuinely rare books in "Room 4" there. (Those will not be half price or $5 a bag.) I'm sure they had a lot more of them on Friday before the dealers got there. It's really one heckuva book sale.

Katie we got there even later than you did. I always take the record for being late wherever I go. Except when I'm delivering Italian food, people always say "Damn, that was quick!"

Sadly, I didn't find any books I wanted, except one that cost $450 & that's out of my league. But there are a couple dozen books waiting at my local library that I still want to read so I got no worries about running out.

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