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Calendar of Events: August 2019

July 1-31
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW WITH JEFF ALTSCHUL
@Library of The Chathams, Lundt Room
Time: During library hours
Jeff Altschul worked as a professional photographer from the 1970s through the 1990s. He brings his old school artistry and know-how into the abstract and impressionistic images he shows today.
www.chathamlibrary.org

Mon., July 29-Wed., July 31
CODING FOR KIDS—BASIC PYTHON
@Library of The Chathams
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Ages 8 to 12 – Limit: 10 students
Registration opens Mon, July 15. Register only if you can attend all three classes. Learn how to think like a computer scientist with Python. Get hands-on coding experience. Develop applications using this versatile programming language. Basic computer understanding is required.
www.chathamlibraryorg

Tues., July 30
EYES OF THE WILD: ANIMALS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD!
@Library of The Chathams
Ages 4 and up
Did you know that animals had already made the trip to space long before we humans did? Program will feature three important scientific topics: 1) how space and affects living organisms, 2) the importance of the ability to adapt to new and potentially dangerous environments and 3) how we should continue to conserve the uniquely precious resources we have here at home. Some of the animals included are tortoises, large lizards, rabbits, alligators, frogs, sugar gliders, hissing cockroaches and scorpions.
www.chathamlibrary.org

Tues., July 30
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
@Madison Area YMCA
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Community Mental Health Initiative of the Madison Area YMCA is offering a no-fee Mental Health First Aid training. This course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources. Free and open to the community. Register online by Thurs., July 25 or in person at the Welcome Center.
www.madisonareaymca.org

August
SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS
@Library of The Chathams
Tell us about the books you are reading! Write and submit a brief review about a book you have read to become eligible to win gift certificates to local restaurants and other businesses–to be awarded at the end of August. Each submission is an entry form to win. Prizes include a $100 gift certificate to Restaurant Serenade; a $100 gift certificate to D’Oro Ristorante, a $25 gift certificate to T. M. Ward Coffee, a $15 gift certificate to Sorriso Kitchen and two $50 gift cards to Barnes and Noble Book Store. For more information, visit the library’s website or call 973.635.0603.
www.chathamlibrary.org

Thurs., Aug. 1
A CONCERT ON THE LIBRARY LAWN
@Library of The Chathams
Time: 7 p.m.
A concert with the Living Room Trio featuring Dorothy Frank, Andy Hollander, Lucy Malatesta and Deborah Fennelly on the piano. The group will perform a selection of Broadway tunes, rock, country and original music. The performance will be moved to the Lundt meeting room if inclement weather.
www.chathamlibrary.org

Sat., Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
FARMERS MARKET
@ Chatham Train Station
Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
www.chathamborough.org

Mon., Aug. 5 & 12
SOCIAL DANCING INSTRUCTION: SWING DANCE
@ Senior Center of the Chathams, 68 Meyersville Road (Lower Level)
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Led by Robert J. Sweeney, dance instructor, competition judge and former dance school owner. Casual, loose clothing advised. Avoid rubber-soled shoes. Partner not required.
Call to sign up: 973.635.4565.
Fee: $15 per class.
www.chathamseniorcenter.org

Mon., Aug. 5, 14 and Fri., Aug. 2, 9 & 16
MEN’S BASKETBALL
@Senior Center of the Chathams
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Fee: $20 per quarter
www.chathamseniorcenter.org

Tues., Aug. 6, 8 &13 and Thurs., Aug. 1, 8 & 15
PICKLEBALL
@Senior Center of the Chathams
Time: 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Advanced players only
Fee: $20 per quarter.
www.chathamseniorcenter.org

Wed., Aug. 7
SUMMER TECH SUPPORT FOR SENIORS
Time: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Need assistance with your smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc.? Call the Center at 973.635.4565 to schedule a free one-on-one appointment with a high school volunteer.
@chathamseniorcenter.org.
www.chathamseniorenter.org

Thurs., Aug. 8
HAIR BRAIDING AND STYLING WORKSHOP WITH MICHELE ARNOLD
@Library of The Chathams
Time: Grades 3,4 & 5: 4-5 p.m. Limit 12 students; Grades 6,7 & 8: 5-6 p.m. Limit 20 children. Registration required.
Children will learn braiding techniques as well as formal and informal hairstyles. Michele will demonstrate the styles on a mannequin and participants will then practice on each other. Sign up with a friend to practice on. Come with your own brush and freshly brushed hair.
www.chathamlibrary.org

Fri. Aug. 9
CHATHAM BOROUGH CURBSIDE RECYCLING
www.chathamborough.org

Mon., Aug. 12
DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
@Senior Center of the Chathams
Time: 10:30 a.m.
New members always welcome.
www.chathamseniorcente.org

Mon., Aug. 12
CHATHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
@Chatham Borough Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
www.chathamborough.org

Mon. Aug. 12
JACOB MATHEWS CONCERT ON THE LAWN
@Library of the Chathams
Time: 7 p.m.
Chatham High School student Jacob Mathews will perform classic rock hits and original songs from his new album, “Stamps for Good.” Bring a chair or blanket to get comfortable and enjoy the music. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Lundt Meeting Room
www.chathamlibrary.org

Tues., Aug. 13
SEWING WORKSHOP: IT’S AN ALIEN INVASION!
@Library of The Chathams
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Stitch your very own alien pillow at the Sewit! Pop-up sewing studio with Ellen Brown. No sewing experience necessary. Learn to use a sewing machine as Ms. Ellen guides you step by step. All supplies and sewing machines
provided. Limit: 12 students. Registration required.
www.chathamlibrary.org

Thurs. Aug. 15
CHATHAM TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING
@Chatham Township Municipal Building
Time: 7:30 p.m.
www.chathamtownship-nj.gov

Thurs., Aug. 15
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
@Senior Center of the Chathams
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Provided by Hospice of NJ. Walk-ins welcome.
www.chathamseniorcenter.org

Fri., Aug. 16
ULTIMATE LEGO ADVENTURE
@Madison Area YMCA
Time: 5:30–7 p.m.
Raid temples of doom or explore galaxies far, far away. We’ll bring your imagination to life in this awesome building event using LEGO blocks. We’ll also make our very own LEGO themed snacks. Ages 5+. Registration is required.
Fee: Members $37 per child; Non-members
$43 per child. Sign up on website or call
973.922.9622.
www.madisonareaymca.org

Fri., Aug. 16
CHATHAM BOROUGH CURBSIDE RECYCLING
@chathamborough.org

Thurs., Aug. 21
GEN Y AND OTHERS JOB SEARCH AND NETWORKING GROUP
@Library of the Chathams
Time: 7 p.m.
Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults and others interested in job search, networking and career development. All are welcome.
www.chathamlibrary.org

Fri., Aug. 23
CHATHAM BOROUGH AND CHATHAM TOWNSHIP RECYCLING
www.chathamborough.org

Fri., Aug. 23
BLOOD DRIVE
@Madison Area YMCA
Time: 1–7 p.m.
www.madisonareaymca.org

Mon., Aug. 26
PAINT YOUR PET’S PORTRAIT
@Library of the Chathams
Time: 7 p.m.
Professional artist Erika Piazza will teach how to paint your pet’s portrait. Bring a color photo or an enlarged color photocopy of your pet. Limited to 10 students, ages 18 and up. Sign up online or call the library at 983. 635.0603.
Fee: $10 charge to cover the cost of paints and canvas.
www.chathamlibrary.org

Mon. Aug. 26 through Wed., Aug. 28
AUGUST BACK TO MUSIC CAMP
@Library of the Chathams
Time: 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Are you a member of Chatham’s band or orchestral programs? If so, attend one or all three evenings to dust off your instrument and get back into musical shape! Chatham High School mentors will be available for all instruments, so come prepared to have fun!
www.chathamlibrary.org

Fri., Aug. 30
CHATHAM BOROUGH RECYCLING
www.chathamborough.org