Shillelagh Club 2015 Irish Sports Expo; Sunday, June 14; 12pm to 7pm; 648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
WEST ORANGE, NJ - This weekend, the Essex County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will be hosting their annual 2015 Irish Sports Expo. All are welcome at the Irish sport and cultural event which will include hurling and rugby matches as well as traditional Celtic entertainment. Game admission also includes soft drinks, beer and food. The gathering takes place Sunday, June 14, from 12pm to 7pm at the Kelly Athletic Complex, directly behind the Club which is located at 648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange.
2015 Sports Expo
The day will host two hurling matches and one rugby match
Admission includes the games as well as soft drinks, beer and food, and Celtic music and dancing, raffles, children's bouncy rides
$40 ~ Family
$20 ~ Adults
$5 ~ Ages 12 to 20
Free ~ kids under 12
Essex County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh
648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
Founded in 1967, the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is known as one of the premier Irish-American organizations in the state. The social and charitable organization has a large clubhouse in West Orange with a bar open to the public which is known for its hospitality, welcoming atmosphere and its diversity of entertainment offerings. The Shillelagh Club is host to many Irish groups in the area including the Ancient Order of Hibernians; the Women of Irish Heritage and The Essex County Police and Fire Emerald Society. Additionally, the Friendly Sons support various charitable organizations including the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Avon Walk for Life, and Wounded Warriors.
Vero Amici Ninth Annual Casino Night and Tricky Tray; Friday, June 12; 7pm; Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover
EAST HANOVER, NJ - This week, Vero Amici for Charity will be holding their Ninth Annual Casino Night and Tricky Tray at the Hanover Manor. The event is their only fundraising event each year and allows the organization to raise funds which it then disperses to needy individuals and charitable organizations throughout the West Essex area. Tickets include Casino gaming chips, a buffet dinner, Cocktails and dessert. Those who win chips then trade them in for tickets which are used at the Tricky Tray at the end of the evening. The benefit takes place Friday, June 12, from 7pm to 11pm; the Hanover Manor is located at 16 Eagle Rock Ave, East Hanover.
Tickets are $80 per person and include:
Vero Amici for Charity was established in December, 2005, by local men from the West Essex community. The mission of Vero Amici, which translates to "True Friends," is to raise money through charitable contributions that are dedicated for children, citizens with disabilities, senior citizens and underprivileged youths who need medical or financial assistance and to promote local awareness in our communities.
"We inviting the community to come out to our Casino Night.
Direct donations are always needed and appreciated and may be made online here.
Vero Amici for Charity
President Joe Garamella
PO Box 1264
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Vero Amici for Charity was established in December, 2005, by local men from the West Essex community. The mission of Vero Amici, which translates to "True Friends," is to raise money through charitable contributions that are dedicated for children, citizens with disabilities, senior citizens and under-privileged youths who need medical or financial assistance and to promote local awareness in our communities. The values of Vero Amici come from the individuals that make up their association. These individuals are compassionate, committed and most importantly, caring.
First Presbyterian Church Hosts "A Second Bright Night to Make a Difference," Saturday, April 18, 7pm; 326 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
CALDWELL, NJ - This weekend, the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell will be hosting “A Second Bright Night to Make a Difference” charity auction. The event will begin at 7pm on Saturday, April 18, at the church located at 326 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell.
The auction is open to the public; adults over age 21 only. Credit cards are welcome and all of the proceeds from the event will go to organizations which benefit the needy.
Wine, beer, food and music is included with ticket price.
Adults over 21 only please.
All of the proceeds from the event will go to the following organizations:
Live Auction Items Include
Silent Auction Items Include
The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell
Senior Pastor Dr. Rick Sommers
326 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell is a place where people gather to know, love, and serve Christ in their daily lives. More than 850 members of all ages grow closer to God seven days a week through Bible study, fellowship, and support groups in this historic church.
West Essex Communities Ready to Share the Joy of the Holidays with Christmas and Menorah Lightings, Songs and Games
WEST ESSEX, NJ - Area towns throughout West Essex are getting ready to ring in the holidays. All are invited to the many local Christmas Tree and Menorah lightings, and are welcome to join in the games, carols and hot chocolates which are sure to keep everyone warm this chilly December.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Santa is scheduled to arrive at the Caldwell Fire Department at 4:30pm, parade throughout the neighborhoods and end up at 5pm on the Caldwell Green just in time for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Following the tree lighting, everyone is invited to gather inside the Caldwell Fire House where refreshments will be served, music will be provided by DJ Joe Garamella and there will be a Holiday Auction with many prizes. The auction will be held to benefit the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Dept. Children’s Education Fund.
Sunday, Dec. 21
10:30am and on
Beginning at 10:30am, the Caldwell Fire Department will drive through every street in town with Santa on board handing out candy canes. They will also be collecting non-perishable items for the Caldwell Food Bank.
Sunday, Dec. 21
From 10am until about 5:30pm, the Fairfield Fire Department will be driving Santa around for a happy ride through all of the streets in Fairfield.
The North Caldwell Fire Department will make sure Santa makes a grand entrance on one of their trucks while also giving out candy canes. The North Caldwell Boy Scouts will serve hot chocolate and cider and live music will be provided from DJ Legendery. For a special treat this year, the Dapper Dans of Harmony barber Shop Quartet will entertain the guests with a salute to the troops. In addition, the North Caldwell Girl Scouts will be accepting new, unwrapped, toys for their annual toy drive. Gifts are needed for boys and girls ages 8-15 years old.
Saturday, Dec. 20
Throughout the day, the North Caldwell Fire Department will give Santa a tour of the borough while greeting the children who come out to wave. The department asks that anyone who has a child with special needs please call 973-228-6437.
The evening begins at 6:15pm with a performance from the Roseland Methodist Church Bell Choir. The bells will be followed with Christmas music until the 7pm tree lighting and the arrival of Santa Claus. Following the lighting, the borough hosts a reception with Santa which includes music and dance and refreshments.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
140 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland
On the first night of Chanukah, the mayor and council take part in a celebration for the Festival of Lights. Starting at 6:15pm, Rabbi Kasowitz will begin by blessing the Menorah, followed by the lighting at 6:30pm. Singing, dancing and a reception with refreshments will then take place inside the Borough Hall.
Sunday, Dec. 21
3:30pm to 9pm
Santa will be riding through the streets of Roseland on a Roseland Fire Engine, accompanied by a festive holiday truck, music, and lots of elves in turnout gear. Weather permitting, the parade will start on Laurel Avenue at 3:30pm and continue through the town, visiting every street. The parade completes on Passaic Avenue at approximately 9pm. Listen for the sirens and come out and wave!
Sunday, Dec. 14
10:30am and on
The Verona Fire Department will make their way through all of the township streets with Santa on board; be sure to listen for the sirens to know when he's close by.
Trinity Academy 5K Reindeer Run and Jingle Jam, 9:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday, Dec. 6; 235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
CALDWELL, NJ - Trinity Academy's fourth annual "5K Reindeer Run/Walk and Jingle Jam" will take place next weekend, Saturday, Dec. 6. The run travels through Caldwell, West Caldwell and North Caldwell while the Jingle Jam takes place at the school, located at 235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. Race participants must register and pay an entrance fee of $30; there is also a "Santa Shuffle" for ages3 to 7 which is free. All race proceeds benefit Trinity Academy.
The combination Run/Walk will take place rain or shine, beginning at 9:30am, and at the same time, the Jingle Jam takes place in the school's gym and continues until 1:30pm.
The Jingle Jam will include holiday festivities for the whole family. Donations of new pajamas and books, which will be given to the Pajama Project, will be accepted as well.
5K Reindeer Run/Walk
The 5K route is 3.1 miles long and is a sanctioned USATF-NJ NB 500 Point Grand Prix Race. The race starts and ends at Trinity Academy and includes one water stop. Course marshals will monitor key turns and intersections along the course. Hot coffee and bagels will be provided for all runners.
The route is as follows:
Essex Fells’ Kelly King commented, “We’re hoping everyone comes out
Schedule of Events
Friday, Dec. 5
"We’ll have a fun Winter Festival with activities and rides
The Jingle Jam will take place inside the school's gym during and following the race and will include holiday festivities for the whole family:
Trinity Academy Reindeer Run
Principal: Mary N. Cassels
235 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Trinity Academy is a highly regarded Pre-K through Grade 8 school, located in Caldwell. The school's primary mission is to provide students with a challenging academic environment in the Catholic tradition. The academy offers small class sizes, a full-day Kindergarten program, and a nurturing environment that allows every child to thrive. Students achieve honors, scholarships and acceptances to prestigious high schools, and consistently score above the national average on the annual standardized Terra Nova tests.