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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Verona Green Fair to Feature Dozens of Vendors


Verona, New Jersey: The Verona Green Fair, which will take place this Saturday, May 30th from 11:00am to 3:00pm, will feature a variety of local businesses and organizations.

Local Organizations & Township Departments:

 Sustainable Verona: Current Program Info, SV Reusable Bags for Fair shopping, NJ Clean Energy Program Info, Info on various Verona organizations, and more...

 VMAC & Verona Police: Unwanted Medicine Drop-off & Proper Disposal Info

 Verona Environmental Commission: Recycling Brochures, Recycling Bins & Barrels for distribution, Recycling Activity

 The Hilltop Conservancy: upcoming program info

 The Verona Park Conservancy: Brochures

 The Verona Health Department: Verona In Motion program info, Ever Taste a Rainbow Program-coloring books available, Safe Routes to School map, crayons, pencils

 Verona Recreation Department: T-shirt giveaway & program info

 Verona Ropes Course & Adventure Program: Program info, low ropes elements and children's 

games/activities, area trail maps

Vendors, Exhibits & Demonstrations:

 LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY: Matt Hartke & various other performers TBA!

 Food provided by The Thai Elephant

 Donated Items for giveaways: Includes plants, coupons, toys & more!

 Liberty Science Center-Museum

 TechniArt- Energy Efficiency- light bulbs for sale

 US Green Building Council of NJ- Sustainability

 Remyndr: Recycling App (Coming to Verona residents soon!)

 PAWS of Montclair- Collecting donations: gently used blankets, towels, used cell phones and printer cartridges

 Morgan's Farm: Milkweed plants for sale

 Moms Clean Air Force: Games & activities for kids, education, children's health

 Verona Spine & Wellness: Chair massages, chiropractic, acupuncture, wellness coaching

 Verona Yoga: Yoga & Kung Fu demonstrations & info

 Native Art, Minerals & Fossils: Minerals, fossils, geological specimens & handmade jewelry

 Green Mojo Eco Consulting: Rain Barrels & Tumbling Composters for sale & demonstrations

 Facility Solutions Group: Energy efficiency

 Cooking With Carlos: Live cooking demos & recipes

 The Feel Better Seeded Pad: Stylish Therapeutic Heating Pads

 Mudjestic Skincare: All natural skincare products

 Purple Dragon Co-op: Organic produce & organic products

 Essex County Master Gardeners: Helpline info & composting/sustainable gardening demos

 Hillcrest Urban Gardening: Backyard Farmers & installations

 Direct Energy Solar: Residential solar installer

 Ron Grosinger: Electric Vehicle Demos

 Electric Vehicles on display

 Ed's Stone Age

The event will be presented by Sustainable Verona, the Township of Verona, and the Verona Green Team, and will take place at the Verona Civic Center, located at 600 Bloomfield Avenue.

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-Submitted by the Township of Verona-

Computer Classes to Continue at Newark Library


Newark, New Jersey: The Main Branch of the Newark Public Library will continue to hold computer classes in June. Classes will be available in both English and Spanish, and all classes are free. 

The schedule is as follows:

English:

Excel 1 
Microsoft Excel uses formulas to calculate numbers in spreadsheets (computerized business ledgers), graphs, and tables. This class introduces you to the program, beginning with the spreadsheet and elementary formatting.
Prerequisites: basic typing, Mouse, and Word 1 skills (see Word 1 description below). 
Saturday, June 6, 10:00am-12:00noon 

PowerPoint 1 Create a basic slideshow presentation (for sales work, teaching, etc.) with PowerPoint. 
Prerequisites: experience using Microsoft Word and the Internet. Saturday, June 13, 10:00am-12:00noon 
Tuesday, June 30, 2:00pm-4:00pm 

Resume Creation 
An introduction to resume preparation. Bring a list of the schools you attended with dates of attendance and of the jobs you have held with the dates you held them and notes about your responsibilities in those jobs. So that you can save your work, bring a flash drive (sold for $7.50 at the VTC desk). 
Prerequisities: typing and Mouse skills, experience using Microsoft Word features covered in the Word 1 class (see description below). 
Tuesday, June 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Tuesday, June 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Saturday, June 20, 11:30am-1:30pm 

Word 1 
Learn the basics: the Microsoft Word screen, adjusting lettering (fonts) and margins, undoing decisions, printing, and saving what you write. 
Prerequisites: basic typing and Mouse skills. 
Tuesday, June 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm 

Word 2 
Font styles, symbols, graphics, margins, page numbers, and developing a cover page are among the subjects of this class. 
Prerequisites: basic typing and Mouse skills, and experience using Microsoft Word features covered in Word 1 (see description above). 
Tuesday, June 23, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Spanish:

PowerPoint 1 
Aprenda a crear una presentación básica (para uso en trabajos de ventas, entrenamientos, etc.) usando PowerPoint. 
Requisito: experiencia usando Microsoft Word y navegando el Internet. 
Sábado, 6 de junio, 12:30pm-2:30pm 

Excel 1 
Microsoft Excel utiliza fórmulas para calcular números en hojas de cálculo (libros de contabilidad computarizados), gráficas y tablas. Esta clase ofrece una introducción al programa, comenzando con la hoja de cálculo y cómo crear formatos básicos. 
Requisito: mecanografía básica, saber usar el ratón, y conocimiento de Word 1. 
Sábado, 13 de junio, 12:30pm-2:30pm 

Resumé (Curriculum Vitae) 
Introducción a la preparación de resumés. Traiga una lista de las escuelas a las que asistió, con fechas de asistencia, y de los empleos que ha tenido, con las fechas en las que los sostuvo, y notas sobre sus responsabilidades en los puestos de trabajo. Traiga una memoria USB (flash drive) para que pueda guardar su trabajo (en venta por $7.50 en el mostrador del VTC). 
Requisito: conocimiento de mecanografía y del uso del ratón, experiencia en los conceptos aprendidos en Word 1.
Sábado, 27 de junio, 11:30am-1:30pm

The Newark Public Library's Main Branch is located at 5 Washington Street, opposite Washington Park. Transportation is available by using the Newark Light Rail or New Jersey Transit buses.

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-Event Submitted by the Newark Public Library-

Genealogy Seminar Coming to Newark


Newark, New Jersey: The Spring Seminar of The Genealogical Society of New Jersey will take place on Saturday, June 6th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The New Jersey Historical Society will co-sponsor and host the event at their headquarters in Newark. There will be a variety of speakers, discussing topics like conducting research at the New Jersey Historical Society, National Archives in Lower Manhattan, the Jersey Collection at the New York Public Library, and the New Jersey State Archives in Trenton. Other topics will include Colonial New Jersey and the nearly 350 year history of Newark. Publications will be available or purchases, and there will be a variety of door prizes. The registration fee is $45 for members of the New Jersey Historical Society or the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, or $50 for the general public. The fee includes a beverage, a snack, and a choice of a turkey wrap, roast beef wrap, or a salad. The New Jersey Historical Society is located at 52 Park Place, next to the WBGO-FM studios. Free parking will be available at 25 Fulton Street, near Chase Bank, and the New Jersey Historical Society can be accessed using the Military Park and NJPAC Stations of the Newark Light Rail.

Click here to register.

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Free Admission to Turtle Back Zoo for Essex County Open House


West Orange, New Jersey: The 13th annual Essex County Open House will take place this Saturday, May 30th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Admission to the zoo will be free and there will be a variety of activities from every Essex County department and office. There will be carnival games, a train display, trivia contests, and a dunk tank, among other activities. In addition, county residents can learn more about local agencies from their directors. The Turtle Back Zoo is located in the South Mountain Recreation Complex at 560 Northfield Avenue, and can be accessed using NJ Transit Bus 73 from Newark, East Orange, and Livingston, and Coach USA Bus 77 from New York. Parking will be free.


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Photo of the Day 5/26/15


This photo shows part of the abandoned Cold War era Missile Tracking Base at Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston.

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