The Weekender: August 21-23, 2015: Music, Food, Sales, and Furry Friends

by Georgette Gilmore
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The Kludge

It’s a beautiful August weekend. Get out and enjoy it!

In addition to these events we told you about:

  • Downtown After Sundown evening concerts in South Orange Village Center: Enjoy the music of The Kludge (see above) in Spiotta Park and Free Speech Trio on Sloan Street on Saturday night
  • Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series—this weekend you can enjoy the Essex County Talent Showcase in Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange.

Here are some other happenings in the Villages this weekend:

tacosGet cooking at Kings Cooking Studio in Short Hills. The 1 and 1/2 hour hands-on “End of Summer Party” class will have you whipping up Beef Tacos, Summer Salad, Strawberry Shortcakes, and a refreshing Tropical Fruit Smoothie.

Kings Cooking Studio: End of Summer Party Class
Saturday, August 22 from 10 am – 11:30 am
Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ
Cost is $55 per person. Register online here


rummageProspect Presbyterian Church kicks off their Annual Rummage Sale on Sunday from 1 – 4 pm, and invites the community to go and shop for bargains.  Items on sale are furniture, fine collectibles, housewares, linens, appliances, tools, luggage, bicycles, toys and games, clothing,  baby equipment, and more.  All proceeds will go to community charities Battered Women’s Shelter, Children Services, Family Counseling & Soup Kitchens.

Prospect Church Rummage Sale
Sunday, August 23 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ
Free to attend, great bargains to be had!



furry heart rescue

Also on Sunday, is the Furry Hearts Rescue Adoption Event at Puppy Love Spa in Maplewood. Go meet Furry Hearts Rescue’s wonderful adoptable petsw ho need a forever home. Email and request your adoption application to be pre-approved for this event. If you are an approved adopter, you can take your friend home the same day!

Furry Hearts Rescue Adoption Event
Sunday, August 23 from Noon to 3 pm
Puppy Love Spa – 1835 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ


Check out our Events Calendar to see what else is happening in the towns and enjoy the weekend!

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