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Achieve Foundation Presents Nights of 100 Dinners — With a Twist

From the Achieve Foundation:

There are several events for Achieve’s Nights of 100 Dinners throughout the month of March that are open to the public. For more information and to register, please visit

A Playdate with a Purpose with The Little Moving Artist at the Busy Bee Indoor Playground  Saturday, March 9, 3:30pm, 296 Millburn Avenue, Suite 102, Millburn                     

Children, ages 2-6, will enjoy an hour of imaginative play and getting the wiggles out with Eliza from The Little Moving Artist and then can explore the Busy Bee Indoor Playground.  Snacks and drinks provided for their grownups and siblings.

Sadie’s Brunch and ShoppingSunday, March 10, 10am, 65 Valley St, South Orange 

Join Cat Fisher of Sadie’s for a cocktail style brunch and shopping event.  Lots of unique women’s & men’s apparel, gift and home goods that that have ethical and philanthropic goals in mind.  

Sweat and Sip with D&I FitnessFriday, March 15, 7-10:30pm, 9 West South Orange Ave, South Orange 

Enjoy an invigorating workout at D&I Fitness.  from 7-8pm. At 8pm, Health Coach Deanna Fournier will conduct a short seminar, followed by light fare, drinks and dancing with DJ Willy. Come to either or both! 

Green Beauty Workshop with Erin’s Faces, Saturday, March 16, 1-3pm, 90 Laurel Ave, Union

Erin’s Faces, local maker of cruelty-free beauty products, will be hosting a Green  Beauty Workshop with tips & tricks on how to refresh winter skin from 1-2pm and will be open afterwards for discovering new clean beauty skincare and makeup goodies.

The Local Yarn Store in South Orange hosted a “Learn to Knit” session on March 2.  An evening session for beginners and seasoned knitters alike is being held on March 16 at the home of veteran knitter Tina Kelley.  Email [email protected] for more information.

Makers’ Morning with Sew Léana and WildlySunday, March 24, 2019 11:30am-2pm, Rebel Folk Studio, 12 West South Orange Ave, South Orange  (above Bunny’s Sports Bar)   

Sew Léana and Wildly join forces to bring you Makers’ Morning: a hands-on, double workshop where you can enjoy a morning of textile marbling AND floral design. Brunch, snacks and beverages will be served. All materials included. Space is limited.

Self Defense with New Jersey Tae Kwon DoSunday, March 24, 6-8pm, 154 Valley Street, South Orange 

Join New Jersey Tae Kwon Do for a martial arts of class meant to empower young women to remain as safe as possible after graduation so that they may continue to “learn, create, contribute and grow” in all of their future endeavors.  Enjoy snacks and beverages after the class.

These collective events raise funds for the Achieve Foundation, which supports innovation and equal educational opportunities for students across the South Orange-Maplewood public school district. Over the past two decades, Achieve has raised more than $4 million for local schools, awarded 1,000+ teacher and administrator grants, facilitated tutoring for 3,000+ students, supported STEAM education through a free community fair Maker Madness, piloted enrichment programs like Beyond the Bell and the Robotics Club, fostered music education through the Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative and the Ted Cole Clarinet Project and spearheaded a restoration of the Columbia High School auditorium.

Achieve is grateful to our Honor Roll Donors and Sustaining Sponsors as well as to the following sponsors for their support of this year’s Nights of 100 Dinners:

  • Edrington
  • Able Baker
  • SOMEA (South Orange-Maplewood Education Association)
  • Anthony’s Landscaping
  • Elizabeth Baker and Joel VandeVusse
  • Lynn and Bryan Magnus
  • Berkowitz Lichtstein
  • Anthony Garubo Salon
  • CKO Kickboxing
  • Morrow Turnover Sale
  • Vanessa Pollock, Pollock Properties Group
  • Verjus Restaurant
  • Amy Young – Weichert

Achieve is a registered, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization.

For more information on the Achieve Foundation, please visit

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