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10th Annual Dan Finn Classic – The high school basketball showcase, with five high school games and one exhibition game on the docket this year, will be presented with a twist. In what is being dubbed Boston Strong vs. Jersey Shore Strong in recognition of the tragedies that beset both areas recently, Brighton, MA will collide with Point Pleasant Beach in the 4pm game. See website for details. Jersey City Armory, 678 Montgomery St, Jordan & Summit Aves, Jersey City.

BubbleMania: From Fog to Fire – 1pm and 2pm. See Jan 3 listing. $5/per person, suitable for ages 3 and up. Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000.


Hudson Restaurant Week – Through Feb 7. This bi-annual culinary celebration promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey, especially during January. It was created by entrepreneur Tamara Remedios in 2005, following conversations with local restaurants. Restaurants of many different cuisines participate and offer special menus, entertainment and specials. Details online:


MOVE into Football Fashion Week – 6pm. This is the fashion festivities kick-off. Get a sneak peak of the designers, fun things for kids and much more as MOVE celebrates fashion and the Super Bowl. Proceeds benefit several local organizations. $10/suggested donation. Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County, 123 Jefferson St, Hoboken.


Emerging Designer Charity Fashion Event – 6pm. Support emerging designers and several local children’s charities while you eat, race and have fun. Professional athletes, including several Super Bowl champs, will walk the runway and exhibit their developing fashion lines as well. $20/general admission fashion show, $50/ fashion show, VIP food and racing. Pole Position Raceway, 99 Caven Point

Rd, Jersey City.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 Weekend Workshops: Improve DIY Skills – Jan 25 & 26. Sat, 10-11:30am; Sun, 1-2:30pm. Learn home improvement skills taught by long- time professionals. Hands-on opportunities to try new skills. Free. Home Depot, 180 12th St, Jersey City.

Newborn Baby Care – 10am-12pm. The basics of newborn care, starting with the appearance and characteristics of a newborn. Other topics include bonding,

understanding cues, crying, colic,

safety measures, health and development, sponge bathing and bathing. Practice swaddling, dressing and diapering. $50, $35 if delivering at PMC. Palisades Medical Center Auditorium, 7600 River Rd, North Bergen. Robin Petrick: 201-295-4823.

International Great Beer Expo – Session I, 12:30-4pm; Session II 5:30-9pm. $40/online, $55/limited day of availability, $10/designated driver. Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355

Plaza Dr, Secaucus. 651-766-2800. Tickets:

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies – 2-6pm. Discover the secrets to exceptional cookie making in this hands-on class and learn basic cookie-mixing techniques along with helpful tips on ingredients, equipment and tools. Prepare such delights as palmiers, spritz cookies, brownies, coconut macaroons and rugelach; also, the popular art of decorating cut out cookies with royal icing. $74, includes maerials fee. Hudson County Community College, 162 Sip Ave, Jersey City. 201-360-4246 or 201-360-4224. CommunityEducation/.


Special Olympics Training Programs – Jan 27- 29. Each area is managed by a committee and serves athletes in the county. Within each of these area programs there are Local Training Programs (LTP). To learn about the Hudson County program and the sports offered, contact the Hudson County Area Director. Hudson County LTP, 1-33 33rd St, Fair Lawn. 201-797-3957. Olympics-Events/Calendar/.

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. Bayonne Medical Center. 29 E 29th St, Bayonne. 201-858-5000. Yogativity@


Yoga and Meditation: What Can It Do for Me? – 10-11:30am. Yoga and meditation are medically recommended preventative health practices now being taught at top tier medical schools across the country. Scientific research continues to support these health improving practices. Come and learn how yoga and meditation can enhance your health. Refreshments will be served. Bayonne Medical Center. 29 E 29th St, Bayonne. Tues RSVP: 201-858-5481. Wed RSVP: 201-795- 8619.


Yoga and Meditation: What can it do for me? – 1-2:20pm. Yoga and meditation are medically recommended preventative health practices now being taught at top tier medical schools across

the country. Scientific research continues to support these health improving practices. Come and learn how yoga and meditation can enhance your health. Refreshments will be served. Christ Hospital, 176 Palisade Ave, Jersey City. 201-795- 8619.


Fire and Ice: Outlet Store Fashion Show – 7 pm. Another fundraising event in the Football Fashion Week lineup. Proceeds will go to DLJ Give to Live Community Foundation and the Secaucus

Emergency Fund. $10+/suggested

donations. Buchmuller Park, 1203 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus.


Chinese Takeout, Homemade – 6-10pm. Learn the secrets for preparing your takeout favorites: sweet-and-sour pork, General Tso’s chicken, egg roll and more. Also learn to create classic sauces to use in making various traditional Chinese dishes at home. $74, includes materials


Hudson County Community College, 162 Sip Ave, Rm C114, Jersey City. 201-360-4246 or 201- 360-4224.

Reiki Healing Circle and Meditation – 8pm. Using Reiki energy as a backdrop explore spiritual concepts to help let go of old thoughts, habits and emotions. A Reiki master will guide meditation, mentor chat and group sharing, and offer Reiki healing, all to reduce stress and increase spiritual peace and oneness and an overall sense of being whole. $35/drop in. Devotion Yoga, 79 Hudson St, STE LL103, Hoboken. 201-610-9642.


Valentine Fun – 10am-12pm. This special craft event, giving children the opportunity to make a distinctive valentine using their fingerprints, handprints and colorful glitter, will take place during the regularly scheduled Saturday arts & crafts program for children. Theodore Roosevelt School Gym, 1 Louisa Pl, and Daniel Webster School, 2700 Palisade Ave, Weehawken. 201- 319-6005.

Killing the Poormaster – 11am-1pm. Holly Metz’ work is a non-fiction account of a murder trial that revealed a city’s corruption and put America’s welfare system on trial. Free. Secaucus Public Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus. 201- 330-2083.

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