As soon as the Super Bowl parties are behind us, we can look forward to Valentine’s Day. In between figuring out what to get your special loved one and dropping your cards at the post office, note that there are several important dates on the calendar this week that might deserve your attention.
For folks with children (grades K thru 5), take note that the lottery to register for the town Summer Recreation Program begins on Monday at 8:30 a.m. at Town Hall.
Registration forms and payment will be accepted Monday through Friday each day until 5:30 p.m. and should be submitted in person so that you can pick up your lottery tickets. The lottery will be processed the following week and registrants will be advised of their status Monday, Feb 28. If the programs are filled, a wait list will be generated.
On Thursday, registration for another popular kids’ program, Ant Hockey, will also begin. Ant Hockey is a co-ed, floor hockey program played at William Annin School for grades K to 5. Also sponsored by the Department of Recreation, the program kicks off the week of March 7. Equipment and t-shirts are provided.
For older kids, the Bernards Township Library is hosting a practice testing session for SAT and ACT college admissions tests on Saturday. Kaplan, a leader in test preparation, is providing a free Combo test where students can take sample SAT and ACT tests to see how well they might do on a real test. Knowing in which area they excel can give students a leg up on the testing and admissions process.
Chinese New Year Celebration - , 202 Mount Airy Rd. 10:45 a.m.
Personal Trainer Free Workshop - , Riverwalk location, 665 Martinsville Rd., 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Find out if becoming a personal trainer is right for you. Register on line.
Recreation, Parks & Pathways Advisory Committee Meeting - Town Hall, 1 Collyer Lane, 7 p.m., Conference room.
Summer Camp Lottery Begins - Department of Parks & Recreation, 1 Collyer Lane, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Arrive in person to pick up lottery ticket. Registration available online.
Mega-Mammals - , 190 Lord Stirling Road, “Big Cats, ” 4 to 5:30 p.m., Ages 4 - 6, $9.
Hocus Pocus - , 190 Lord Stirling Road, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Ages 7 to 9, $10.
Tree House Gang (series) - , 190 Lord Stirling Rd, 12:45 to 3:15 p.m., Ages 3 - 5.
Democrats Meeting - , 6 to 9 p.m. program room B.
Toddler Time (16-30 months) - , 9:30 to 10 a.m. Interactive story time for 16-30 month olds accompanied by an adult. Child's birthday should come between July 1, 2008 and Sept. 1, 2009. Registration required. Program room A.
Crop Club for Scrapbookers - , 10 a.m. to noon, conference room.
Preschool Story Time 31/2 - 5 years old - , 10:30 to 11 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, and songs for 3 1/2 - 5 year olds. Child's birthday should come before July 1, 2007. Registration required. Program room A.
Senior Art Classes begin - Community Center, 289 S. Maple Ave., 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Bernards Township Department of Recreation. Registration form available online. $25 per resident, $35 per non-resident.
Bridge (Seniors) - , 202 Mount Airy Rd. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Majong (Seniors) - , 202 Mount Airy Rd. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Junior Explorers, Ages 4 to 6 - , 4 to 4:45 p.m. Through books and hands-on activities, have fun exploring and learning a variety of SCIENCE and MATH concepts. This month explore SHADOWS by discovering the relationship between objects and light. Program room A. Registration required.
Municipal Alliance Meeting - Town Hall, 1 Collyer Lane, Conference Room, 6 p.m.
Planning Board Meeting - Town Hall, 1 Collyer Lane, Court Room, 7:30 p.m.
Toddler Time (16-30 Months) - , 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11 a.m. Interactive story time for 16-30 month olds accompanied by an adult. Child's birthday should come between July 1, 2008 and Sept. 1, 2009. Registration required. Program room A.
Preschool Story Time 3 1/2 - 5 years old - , 1 to 1:30 p.m., and 2 to 2:30 p.m. Stories, fingerplays and songs for 3 1/2 - 5 year olds. Child's birthday should come before July 1, 2007. Registration required. Program room A.
Zumba Gold for Seniors – , 202 Mount Airy Rd. Every Wednesday 1 to 2 p.m. For seniors, free of charge. Registration required.
Crafty “Green” Valentine Gifts - 202 Mount Airy Road. 10:45 a.m. Make Environment-Friendly Valentine Gifts with Monica Juhasz,
Teen Advisory Board - , 7 to 8 p.m. Help plan upcoming teen programs and recommend purchases for the library. Program room A.
Cabin Fever Hike - , 190 Lord Stirling Rd. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 0 to 5 with parent. $10 per person, $5 each additional.
Board of Adjustment Meeting - Town Hall, 1 Collyer Lane, Court Room, 7:30 p.m.
Baby Time (Birth - 15 Months) - , 9:30 to 10 a.m. Songs, rhymes and stories. Just drop in! No registration required. Siblings are welcome too. Program room A.
Tot Time Ages 2 1/2-3 1/2 years - , 10:30 to 11 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 year olds accompanied by an adult. Child's birthdate should come between July 1, 2007 and July 2, 2008. Registration required. Program room A.
Parents for Exceptional Children Meeting - , 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Program room B.
Senior Flex Class - , 202 Mount Airy Rd. 10:30 a.m. For seniors, free of charge.
Fossils, Footprints and Fun - 190 Lord Stirling Rd. 4 to 5 p.m. Ages 4-6, $6 per person, advance registration requested.
Deer Management Advisory Meeting - Town Hall, 1 Collyer Lane, Conference Room, 7 p.m.
Tot Time Ages 2 1/2-3 1/2 years - , 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 year olds accompanied by an adult. Child's birthdate should come between 7/1/07 and 7/2/08. Registration required. Program room A.
It’s a Wild World - , 190 Lord Stirling Rd. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with parent, $6 per person, advance registration requested.
Ant Hockey/Floor Hockey Registration Deadline - Department of Parks & Recreation, 1 Collyer Lane, Obtain registration form online.
Maple Sugaring Demonstrations - , “Sugar Shack,” see how authentic Maple Syrup is made from Maple Tree sap.
Dog Walks on the Equestrian Trails - , 10:15 - 10:30 AM sign-in. Walk is from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. $3 per dog, humans free.
SAT/ACT Combo Practice - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Join Kaplan for this free 3.5 hour Combo Practice Test that will help students decide which test is right for them. Students will receive results that compare their performance on each of the analogous test sections of the two exams—for example, SAT math section vs. ACT math section. Results will be given out and discussed at a second meeting on Thursday, February 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. Program room B.
Valentine Drop and Dine - , 140 Mt. Airy Rd., 6 to 10 p.m. Children ages 2 1/2 through 13. The children will enjoy dinner, games, crafts and more. $25 for first child, $15 each additional (preregistered), $30 first child, $15 each additional (registered at the door).
Murder Mystery & Dinner, "Deadly Dancing" - , 225 Route 202. An interactive spoof of the movie "Dirty Dancing" -a comedy that is also a murder mystery! Evening includes performance plus four-course dinner in the Olde Mill Inn ballroom. $86 per person (includes dinner and the show, gratuity and sales tax).
Sunday, Feb. 13
Special Olympics Swim Meet - , 140 Mt. Airy Rd., 3:30 p.m.
Nature through a Child’s Eye - , 190 Lord Stirling Rd., noon to 9 to 4:30 p.m. The annual Environment and Nature Art Show will be available from 9am to 4:30pm daily except holidays. Works from children, kindergarten through grade six, in Somerset County schools will be displayed. Free.
Nature Walks - , 190 Lord Stirling Rd., noon to 1 p.m. All ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Free.
“I Love Horses” Valentine’s Day Ride - , 256 South Maple Avenue, Check-in time is 10:30 a.m. Ride is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Intermediate 2 level and above. Children must be at least 12 years old unless currently enrolled in class at Lord Stirling Stable. Riders must weigh less than 240 lbs. $28 for Somerset County residents and $36 for non-residents. An approved helmet and riding boots or shoes are required and available for rental. A charge of $3 per item will apply.