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FRIDAY, JANUARY 3


Discover the Dinosaurs – Jan 3-5. Fri, 12-9pm; Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 10am-7pm. Explore the mystery of pre-historic life in an environment of learning, discovery and fun. It’s a hands-on exhibit of 60 animatronic dinosaurs that allows you to actually get close and touch the dinosaurs. Additional fun activities also available for kids of all ages. Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Dr, Secaucus. Info, prices: 651-766-2800. DiscoverTheDinosaurs.com.


BubbleMania: From Fog to Fire – Jan 3 & 18. 1pm and 2pm. Audiences bubble with excitement at this high-energy mix of visual comedy, music and amazing soap bubble manipulations from bubble-ologist Casey Carle. He welcomes lots of volunteers onstage to help him and even encloses a lucky guest inside a giant bubble. $5/per person, suitable for ages 3 and up. Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 4


Child Birth Class – Jan 4 & 11. 9am-12:30pm. The more you understand about labor, the better prepared you will feel: understanding the labor process, breathing


and relaxation techniques


to work with your body, the role of the support person, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, understand your changing body after birth, newborn appearance, and procedures after birth. $125/per couple delivering at PMC, $150/if delivering elsewhere. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Road, North Bergen. PalisadesMedical.org.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 5


Prenatal Classes – Sun through Jan. 10am- 3:30pm. Child birth education class provides detailed information on what to expect during the birthing process as well as breathing and relaxation techniques.


Class is taught by experienced,


certified instructors. Information on newborn care is also presented by a board certified pediatrician. Free, registration required. Riverside Pediatric Group, 40 Meadowlands Pkwy, Secaucus. Info, RSVP, Hanan Salha: 201-863-3346 x 28.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 7


Greener Buildings, Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation for


Neighborhoods – 6:30-


8:30pm. Green Infrastructure presents a speaker on energy efficiency and water conservation, and what some U.S. cities are doing to manage storm water. $10, registration required. Indiegrove - Coworking Space, 121 Newark Ave, 5th Floor, Jersey City. SustainableJC.eventbrite.com.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8


Project Linus: Make-a-Blanket Drop Off Day – This is a day to drop off any blankets you’ve made.


38 Hudson County NAHudson.com


Celebrating 11 years of service to the children in our communities, Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly


created by volunteer


“blanketeers.” See website for details. Secaucus Public Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus. OrgSites.com/NJ/PLHudsonBergen


Childbirth Education Series – Wed through Jan. 7-9pm. The more you understand about the process of labor, the better prepared you will feel: understanding the labor process, breathing and relaxation techniques to work with your body, the role of the support person, options for pain


medications and medical interventions,


Caesarean birth, understand your changing body after birth, newborn appearance and procedures after birth. $125/per couple delivering at PMC, $150/if delivering elsewhere. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Road, North Bergen. PalisadesMedical.org.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 10


For more informationThe Real Truth About Health – Jan 10-11. Fri & Sat, 9am-10pm; Sun, 9am-6pm. The conference – promoting the truth about health, nutrition and the environment – has a notable roster of presenters, including Brian Clement, PhD, director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, Michael Greger, MD, founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Jeffrey Smith of The Institute for Responsible Technology, a consumer advocate promoting non- GMO choices. $299. Hudson Theater, Broadway Hotel, New York City. 516-921-1417. Health@ TheRealTruthAboutHealth.com. AboutHealth.com.


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Yoga for Arthritis/Arthritic Conditions – 1-2pm. This yoga session - with Kelly Naughton, RN, RYT of Flexible Rhythm Yoga at Care Point Hospital Locations - are appropriate for people with arthritis or arthritic conditions, scoliosis and osteoporosis. Christ Hospital, 176 Palisade Ave, Jersey City. 201- 795-8200. Yogativity@gmail.com.


Sibling Class & Pizza Party – 5:30-7:30pm. A fun and effective way to teach soon-to-be-siblings (ages 3+) all about babies. Your young one will learn the exciting parts of being a big brother or sister while we explain safety issues like holding the baby properly. $25/per family. OB Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Road, North Bergen. RSVP, Robin Petrick: 201-295-4823.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 11


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. PalisadesMedical.org.


Child Birth Class – 9am-12:30pm. See Jan 9 listing. $125/per couple delivering at PMC, $150/if delivering elsewhere. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Road, North Bergen. PalisadesMedical.org.


Launch of Irish, German, Brickwall Busting and Writing Family History SIGs – 11am- 1pm. Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society’s special interest groups (SIGs) are being formed to enable family historians to connect with others researching a common topic. SIGs for Irish and German Genealogy, “Brickwall Busting” and Writing Family Histories will have discussion groups following the society’s meeting.


Free.


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


SUNDAY, JANUARY 12


Vision Board & Yoga Workshop – 3-6pm. A vision board is a simple yet powerful tool that activates and fuels the power of intention. The process of creating it and pairing it with yoga builds a powerful roadmap that will help you turn dreams and goals into reality. With Kelly Naughton, RYT, RN. $44/by Jan 5, 55/after. Yoga in the Heights 523 Palisades Ave, Jersey City. 732-547-3040. Yogativity@gmail.com.


MONDAY, JANUARY 13


Yoga for Arthritis/Arthritic Conditions – 10- 11am. This yoga session - with Kelly Naughton, RN, RYT of Flexible Rhythm Yoga at Care Point Hospital Locations - are appropriate for people with arthritis or arthritic conditions, scoliosis and osteoporosis. Hoboken Hospital 308 Willow Ave, Hoboken. 201-418-1000. Yogativity@gmail.com.


The Keys to Successful Breastfeeding –


7-9:30pm. Topics include: the importance of skin- to-skin contact, latching techniques, supply and demand as it relates to breastfeeding, positioning for breastfeeding, indications for breast pumps (including a demo), dad’s role in the breastfeeding relationship, and community resources available post-delivery for breastfeeding assistance. Dads are encouraged to


attend. Refreshments


will be served. $35/per couple delivering at PMC, $50/if delivering elsewhere. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Road, North Bergen. PalisadesMedical.org.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15


Information Sessions: Hudson County Community College – 11am, 1pm, 5pm, 7pm. Learn how to save thousands of dollars on college tuition while earning an Associate’s degree with credits that will transfer to a four-year college or university. Flexible scheduling, online studies and weekend classes so you can set the pace for your studies. Hudson County Community College, Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St, Jersey City.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 18


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