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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention, Expo and Awards Lunch – 9am-4pm. Take this opportunity to learn the tools and skills that business owners, entrepreneurs

and individuals

need to be successful, especially in these economic times. Participants can choose from a selection of workshops and take advantage of prospects for career development and networking. Experts in the business community will provide valuable insights. New Jersey City University, Gilligan Student Union Bldg, 2039 John F Kennedy Blvd W, Jersey City. 973-900- 5886.

Touch Tank – 2-4pm. Have you ever wondered why hermit crabs need to live in a shell? Did you know that sea stars and urchins are close relatives? Find out why slow-moving whelks are such effective predators. Learn all this and more in this fascinating animal encounter. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000.

Phantom’s Masquerade – 7pm-1am. Party-goers in costume, music and dancing in a grand baroque setting under a crystal chandelier, and somewhere, lurking, is the Phantom. An evening of dancing and drinks to benefit the operation and restoration of the non-profit Loew’s Jersey Theatre. Featured performers, surprises, and a costume contest for prizes at 9. $30/entry w one drink, cash bar. Loew’s Jersey

Theatre, 54 Journal Square, Jersey City.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Friends & Family CPR – 9am-12pm. Designed to teach lay rescuers the basics of CPR in a group setting, using the research-proven, practice-while- watching method to provide students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Students will be taught adult and child CPR skills and infant CPR and choking relief skills. $50. Palisades Medical Center Auditorium, 7600 River Rd, North Bergen. Robin Petrick: 201-295-4823.

Drawing Nature – 10am-1pm. Sketching and drawing are the foundations of visual media. This class will help unlock the secrets of realistic illustration. Exercises will focus on seeing natural objects for their visual components (shape, proportions and values) and using pencil techniques to translate what you see onto paper. Take-home supplies provided. $20, $15/ MEC members. Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. 201-460-8300.

Puppet Theatre – 1-2pm. Roger Roberts presents Professor Pennywhistle and the Magic Balloon. Professor Pennywhistle travels the world in his balloon and knows just where to drop down to share a really good story. Perfect for families with children of all ages. Free, but everyone must have a ticket. Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave, Hoboken. 201-420-2348.


Green Infrastructure: Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation for Neighborhoods – 6:30-8:30pm. The organization, which works for greener buildings, energy efficiency and water conservation, presents a speaker on Green Infrastructure, what some U.S. cities are doing to manage storm water. $10/with food tasting and beverage; $5/presentation only. Culinary Conference

Center, Hudson County Community

College, 161 Newkirk St, Bldg E, Jersey City. Registration required:


Book Signing: Amit Kumar, CFA – 7-8:45pm. The author of Short Stories from the Stock Market says short selling is not for the faint of heart, so while his book is a guide to finding successful short ideas, actually shorting them is your own idea. Free, books for sale.

Preregistration encouraged. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Bringing Home the Bacon – 1-2:30pm. New Jersey pigs, aka swine, were much sought after in colonial and early America for lard and meat, and New Jersey was also known to have the biggest and best pigs. Find out more about Burlington Ham, aka Newbold Ham, a little-known and forgotten delicacy. Presenter Judith Russo explains why New Jersey swine were so special. $5, $4/MEC members. Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. 201-460-8300.


Meet the Players – Nov 8, 11, 29. 11am-2pm. Guess who’s coming to LSC to do science experiments and celebrate our Gridiron Glory exhibition? Pro football players from the Giants and Jets will make appearances. Watch a live science demonstration, then head to the exhibition for a meet-and-greet with Stephen Baker on the 8th and 29th, and Bruce Harper on the 11th. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000.

CAST’s Great American Songbook – Nov 8 & 9. Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2 & 8pm. Featuring the great classic songs everyone knows and loves, and made famous by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and more. $15, $10/seniors. Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center, 11 Mill Ridge Rd, Secaucus. 201-974-2003.


Childbirth Class – 9am-5pm. Class includes: the labor process, breathing, relaxation techniques, the support person’s role, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, your changing body after birth, newborn appearance and procedures after birth. Tours of the maternity unit


Room, Secaucus Public Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus. 201-330-2083.

are included. $150/couple, $125/couple if delivering at PMC. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Rd, North Bergen. 201-854-5000.

When Magnets Attract – Nov 9-14. 11:20am & 3:30pm. Can you feel the pull? Young scientists ages 2-5 will enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about magnets and the metal materials they attract. Explore a magnetic field and find a magnet’s poles. This lesson is the first to feature a Liberty Science Center original Science Storybook. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200- 1000.

Are You Down with Gravity? – Nov 9-14. 11:20am & 3:30pm. Feel the force of gravity’s pull by venturing across a balance beam and experimenting with toys that demonstrate how gravity holds the universe together. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000.

Artists Studio Tour – Nov 9 & 10. 12-6pm both days. Free self-guided walking tour of artists’ studios and community gallery spaces. On the day of the tour, pick up maps at City Hall, where there will also be a showcasing of a select sampling of the city’s expanding art scene. City Hall, 94 Washington St, Jersey City.


Hoboken Artists Open Studio Day – 12-6pm. The largest artist’s studio venue of the year. Hundreds of artists will display their creations, and visitors are welcome to come, view/buy the art, talk to the artists and other Monroe Center tenants, listen to live music and celebrate the unique culture of Hoboken. Free, free parking. Monroe Center, 720 Monroe St, Hoboken. 201-795-5000.

Shamanic Drumming for Healing – 7-8:30pm. By creating sacred space to explore consciousness, rhythm and healing, the group deepens relationship with self, spirit and community. Find opportunities to share energy in powerful and meaningful ways. Bring any kind of hand drum, rattle, flute or didgeridoo. A few instruments will be available. Bring a notepad to

journal your experiences. Free will offering.

All Saints Episcopal Parish, 707 Washington St, Hoboken. RSVP: 201-792-3563.


Basic Rights in Special Education – 1:30pm. An introduction to the rights and responsibilities of parents of children with special needs under the

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

(IDEA), the New Jersey Code, and Section 504 of theVocational Rehabilitation Act. Parents will learn advocacy strategies that help their children reach goals. Even parents of children who may not be classified, will benefit from this training. Jersey City Headstart, 93 Nelson Ave, Jersey City. Vivian DeWitt: 973-642-8100 x 116.


Where the Wild Things Are – 10-11:30pm. Tempest Productions presents a StoryBook Journey. Children join their favorite storybook characters and become an integral part of the story. Celebrate the writing of Maurice Sendak and discover many wild things as we roar, gnash, roll, dance, whistle and sail off into this wacky adventure. This program will include an

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