Hopefully, we won't get more snow but even if we do, there are plenty of things to see and do in NJ. Of course, call ahead or check the web site before you brave the cold to make sure the event is still on! And, if you do check out an event from one of my weekly listings, please let me know how it was! I will be featuring "How Was It?" blurbs from you in these posts with short reviews, tips, and suggestions. Email them to mirabest@live.com. Thanks and have a great weekend!



Standing Ovation (movie and show). 10am to 2pm. Catch a fun movie from last summer, Standing Ovation: Dance Sing Dream and then see a show by the cast after the movie at 12:30pm. $15 ticket/$25 VIP. South Orange Clearview Cinema and then, South Orange Performing Arts Center. Link here

Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon. 2pm. (Sunday too, 2pm) Enchantment Theatre Company uses video animation, life-sized puppets, masks, magic and music to bring Harold's vivid imagination to life. 1 hour show, $20-22. NJPAC, Newark. Link here.

Cats. Sat: 8pm to 10pm; Sun: 2pm. The longest running show in Broadway's history! Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown. $57 to 87. Link here


Fairy Wings and Pirate Things. 10am to 6pm. Come dressed in costume and join the Pirate and pixie parade. Go on a Treasure Hunt, hear stories and take a craft home. NJ Children's Museum, Paramus. $10+tax for adults/children. Link here


ACA NJ Summer Camp Fair. 12pm to 4pm. Get a jump start on summer! Free admission. Woodcliff Lake Hilton. Link here

How to Choose a Preschool or Day Care. 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Mother's & More of Bergen County will provide a list of open houses, checklist, members' recommendations and more! Cupola Senior Residence, 100 Ridgewood Ave, Paramus. Link here. 

Gifted and Talented Family Winter Workshop. 9am to 12pm. A special day of interactive and challenging family activities for grades 1 to 10. Montclair State University. Link here

Maple Sugaring. 10am, 12pm, 2pm. 90 minute program at the ECC's sugar shack (half mile hike). See how trees are tapped and see the boiling process. Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge. Arrive 30 minutes before start time. Free! Link here


Chinese New Year Dance Show and Celebration. 2:30 to 4:30pm. NJ Asian Dance Troupe presents lively dances, music, folktales, legends and games. Light refreshments will be served. $8 nonmembers. Middletown Cultural Arts Center, Middletown. Link here

Tu B'Shevat Celebration. 1 to 4pm. A Jewish brithday celebration of trees. Singer-storyteller Uncle Eye will present silly songs; crafts, sample traditional foods, and pot a tree sapling. Free. For ages 5 to 9yrs. Freylinghuysen Arboretum (Haggerty Center), 53 East Hanover Ave, Morristown. Link here.

Click, Clack, Moo–The Musical. 2pm. Theatreworks, USA present a musical based on the book, featuring "cows that type and hens on strike!" Designed for ages 3-10yrs. $10 advance, $15 at door. Link here.

THINK Family Fun Day. 12pm to 4pm. Kid friendly food samples, activities, and local organizations will be represented. Free! Whole Foods Paramus.

Boys & Girls Club of Garfield Cards & Collectibles Show. 9am to 3pm. 50 vendors bring cards, action figures, sports memorabilia, gaming items and more. 490 Midland Ave, Garfield.

Restaurant Fundraiser for Eric LeGrand. Help support the 20 year old  Rutgers student who was injured in a football game in October. Donate $100 to the Believe Fund and get a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant. Link here.


Also, buy tickets for Kimmy Schwimmy, coming to Kaplen JCC on the Palisades on Sunday, February 13th. 10:30 to 11:30am. $15 members, $18 guests and $20 at door For more info, contact Tina Schweid: tschweid@jccotp.org, 201-569-7900

It's sure to be a great show!