Upcoming Events

For Women Only Weight Management Support Group
For Women Only is an ongoing weight management/motivational support group led by Risa Olinsky, M.A., a licensed certified wellcoach with over 25 years of experience in health and fitness. Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight with the support that comes when women help women. This is a place to bring your challenges and frustrations and leave empowered. $150 for 10 meetings (reserved seating–good for 3 months), $25 per meeting for a drop-in (space permitting), Monday evenings 5:45-6:45 p.m., Friday mornings 9:30-10:30 a.m., 108 Baker St., Maplewood

Backyard Birder’s Club, 1/13-5/19
Plant the seeds for a lifelong passion when you introduce your child to the wonders of bird watching. Students in grades 3 through 5 are invited to join experienced birder, Deborah DeSalvo in an after-school program to get up-close and personal with the birds that live in our backyards. Each class will include a lesson, guided hike, and a bird-related game or activity. Classes are on Wednesday afternoons with a different focus each month. 4 p.m.-4:45 p.m., $30/month for members, $36/month for nonmembers, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair, 973.744.0837, vanvleck.org

The Healthy Breast Series, 5/12-10/27
Beginning May 12, the Montclair Breast Center presents its Healthy Breast Series. Featuring seven unique seminars and lectures, attendees will learn about breast health, early detection, prevention and the effects of diet and exercise on breast health. The series is open to the public. Montclair Breast Center, 37 N. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, 973.509.1818, montclairbreastcenter.com

Swinging with Simone’s Jersey Bounce, through 6/4
Swing dancing in a lively environment every Friday night. No partner is needed and is friendly for first timers. Enjoy a complimentary swing dance lesson at 8:30 with Simone. Refreshments. 8:30-11:30 p.m., $15, Students with ID $10, The Downtown Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair, 973.746.6631, swingingwithsimone.com

Fashion Lab Summer Camp, starting 6/21

Encourage and enhance your child’s knack for arts and crafts at the Fashion Lab Summer Day Camp. Children meet twice per week and gain skills such as crafting, sewing and fashion design skills. You can choose from one, three or six week programs. M Avery Designs, 266 7th St., Hoboken, 201.876.1198, maverydesigns.com

Diabetes: A Deeper Look, 4/1-5/23
As part of its efforts to increase awareness and education about diabetes, the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City will debut an interactive, walk-through diabetes exhibit.  Beginning April 1, visitors will be able to venture through the 2,500 sq. ft. exhibit and see the cell structures at work. Complete with 40,000 LED lights, a pulsating heartbeat and hands-on displays, visitors will learn more about the role of insulin, diet and exercise as related to diabetes. 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, 201.200.1000. lsc.org

Cape May Wine Trail, 4/3, 4/25, 5/2 and 5/23
Peruse Cape May County’s wineries as you sample new and unique flavors at every turn. Attendees will enjoy a lunch at Jackson Mountain Café before boarding a trolley shuttle to the wineries where you will learn about viniculture and visit the tasting rooms. $75 per person. Cape May/ Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, 609.884.5404, capemayac.org

Peony Bloom, 4/22-6/15
Visit the spectacular peony gardens as they bloom. Enjoy the beautiful weather and lovely peonies. Potted plants will be available for purchase. Open daily. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $5 suggested donation. Peony Envy, 34 Autumn Hill Dr., Bernardsville, 908.578.3032, peonysenvy.com

BABYDOLL Women’s Art Exhibit, 4/23-5/20
This unique exhibit brings together 14 women as they display their interpretation of “woman” through art. Hosted by the Arts Guild New Jersey, this event will explore the role of woman and the different representations of woman throughout history. On April 25, the public is invited to an opening reception from 1-4 p.m. Free. Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, 732.381.7511, rahwayartsguild.org

The Fifth Annual Designer Showhouse, 4/24-6/6
The Showhouse is a showcase for America’s premier design talent.  Approximately 25 top interior and landscape designers from New York and New Jersey will turn a Georgian colonial home into a decorating masterpiece. Proceeds will benefit the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.  The Preview Party will be held 2/24 and tickets begin at $225 each and Sponsorships are available at the $1,000 level and above, 4 High Meadow Rd., Saddle River. Regular hours: April 25 to June 6, Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (closed on Mondays).  Children under six, infants, strollers and pets are not allowed in the Showhouse.  General Admission to the Showhouse is $30 and includes the Showhouse Journal. 201.996.3252,humcfoundation.com

The 2010 Asbury Park Boardwalk Health and Fitness Challenge, 2/21-5/15
Madison Marquette announced today the inaugural Asbury Park Boardwalk Health and Fitness Challenge, a 12-week program designed to promote the health and wellness of Asbury Park and nearby communities. Each Sunday starting the boardwalk will host free introductory fitness classes, free nutrition and health classes, and feature healthy menu items at boardwalk eateries. Registered participants will receive prizes based on their attendance. Prizes include special event tickets, rounds of miniature golf, waterpark admittance and Asbury Park merchandise. facebook.com/apchallenge.

I Glide Tours Goes Pink, throughout May
I Glide Tours has teamed up with Susan G. Komen by going pink and donating 10% of its rental sales to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Enjoy a leisurely tour around the City of Brotherly Love as you zip up and down the streets on a Segway. Day time tours last two hours while evening tours last an hour. Reservations can be made by visiting iglidetours.com or calling 1.877.GLIDE.81

Wellness Symposium, 5/12
Join Kula for Karma as they present “Wellness Symposium: Transformation Through Physical and Emotional Balance.” This all-day event features workshops, exhibits, a vegan breakfast and organic lunch. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., $65 per person. Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair, mindfullivingnj.org

About Bariatric Surgery, 5/12
Learn about weight-loss surgery and other options at this free informational session. Guests will learn about who is a candidate for the surgery, what to expect during and after the surgery, as well as the benefits and alternatives to bariatric surgery. A bariatric surgeon, psychologist and nutritionist will be available for questions. 6p.m., Free. Conference Room at Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, 1.888.724.7123, prompt 4 to register, sbhcs.com

Medical Heroism in the Face of Crisis, 5/12
This evening event features a discussion about the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti and how medical professionals can ready themselves to serve the public in the face of disaster. 6-7p.m. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Chiang Auditorium, 350 Engle St., Englewood, 201-894-3000, englewoodhospital.com

Dog tails and Cocktails, 5/13
Bring your four-legged friend along for a day of wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and a dog bar featuring delectable treats for your canine companion. Proceeds benefit the homeless animals in the Madison and North Branch shelters of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. 5:30-7:30 p.m., $35 per person. Terrace of the Red Oak Grille at NJ National Golf Club, 579 Allen Rd., Basking Ridge, sthuberts.org

Health Fair, 5/13
Take advantage of all the great services and free information provided at Clara Maass Medical Center’s free Health Fair. Free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings will be offered. Diabetic, foot screenings and stroke risk assessments will also be available. 9a.m.-12p.m., Free. Belleville Founders Room, Clara Maass Medical Center, 1 Clara Maass Dr., Belleville, 973.450.2116, sbhcs.com

Stroke Prevention and Education, 5/13
Recognizing May as Stroke Awareness Month, Clara Maass Medical Center and the North Arlington Health Department present a lunch-n-learn about stroke prevention. Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch followed by the program, which will discuss stroke warning signs, risk reduction, treatment and recovery options. 12:30p.m. North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave.,  North Arlington, 1.888.SBHS.123 prompt #4, sbhcs.com

Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Gala, 5/14
Join the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation for its biggest fundraiser of the year. Celebrate the achievements and community contributions of the award recipients with a full evening of dinner, dancing and ceremonies. 6:30 p.m., $250. Highlawn Pavilion, Eagle Rock Reservation, 1 Crest Dr., West Orange, hbcsf.com

Arthritis Walk, 5/15
Come together with countless numbers of people who have been or whose families have been affected by arthritis. Walkers can register as an individual, team or join an existing team. 8:30 a.m. registration. 10 a.m. walk start time. Music Pier, Ocean City, letsmovetogether.org

NJ Family Care Enrollment Expo, 5/15
Explore different family health care options and get all the information you need from Englewood Hospital Medical Center. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Englewood Hospital, 350 Engle St., Englewood, 201.894.3000, englewoodhospital.com

Sustainable New Jersey, 5/15
Learn how you can save energy, money, and the environment by transforming your house into an energy-efficient home. This Sustainable NJ Energy Conservation Program will cover a variety of topics such as: home energy audits, state and federal incentive programs and how to build a green community. Guests will learn about online resources, tools and how saving energy impacts our wallets and the environment. 9:30-11:30a.m., Free. Montville Township Library, 90 Horseneck Rd., Montville, 973.402.0900, montvillenj.org

Car Seat Safety Check, 5/15
Clara Maass Medical Center has partnered with the Belleville Police for a free car seat safety check. Experts will ensure that the car safety seat is installed properly and securely and that your child is using the seat correctly. 10a.m.-2p.m. Free. Parking Lot at 5 Franklin Ave., Belleville, 973.450.2116, sbhcs.com

Retired Racehorse Clinic, 5/15-16
ReRun, the Thoroughbred adoption program, is hosting this very special seminar and riding clinic. Saturday will feature a demonstration with selected off-the-track Thoroughbreds showing the different stages in their training. Bring your Thoroughbred on Sunday for a day of riding clinics. Riding from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Demonstration and buffet $75. Lessons are offered at $65 and $80 a piece. Horse Park of New Jersey, 626 Route 524, Allentown-Clarksburg Rd., Allentown, 732.521.1370, rerun.org

Walk for a Brighter Tomorrow, 5/16
Enjoy the sun and sand as you walk the boards with The Family Resource Network. Help continue their efforts to offer low-cost care to New Jersey families with developmental disabilities and chronic illnesses. This fun filled event features a casual 5K walk, entertainment and refreshments. Registration is from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., The walk is 12-3p.m. rain or shine. Registration is free and donations are welcome. Seaside Heights and Seaside Park Boardwalk, Seaside, 609.392.4900, walkforabrightertomorrow.org/shore

Arthritis Walk, 5/16
This signature fundraiser of the Arthritis Foundation is a great way to join participants from across the country in the fight against arthritis. Part of the Let’s Move Together campaign, this event will promote daily movement for better health and the treatment and prevention of arthritis. The event is free to the public. 9 a.m. start (Edison), 9:30 a.m. start (Paramus), 10 a.m. start (Cherry Hill), Free. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave, Edison; Bergen Community College, Paramus; Challenge Grove Park, Cherry Hill;  msxaw.kintera.org

Run the Palisades 5K Walk and Health Fair, 5/16
Stretch those leg muscles at the 2nd annual Run the Palisades 5K walk and health fair. The event also features refreshments, awards for top runners, goodie bags and a kids fun run. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., 5K: $20/nonmember, $18 for USATF members, $15 for high school students. Kids fun run: $10. Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee, raceforum.com/palisades

Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair, 5/16
Bring along the whole family for the second annual Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair. The day-long event features over 150 merchants  and organizations. Check out the crafts, antiques, and collectible vendors or try your feet at a Zumba dance demonstration. The kids will enjoy train rides, an inflatable obstacle course, and delicious festival foods. Rain or shine. 10a.m.- 5p.m. The Boulevard from Kipp Ave. to Raymond St., Hasbrouck Heights, cliffhangerproductions.com

Eco-Energy Fair, 5/16
Become part of the green revolution at West Orange’s third annual Eco-Energy Fair. Attendees will enjoy a selection of vendors and merchants as well as interactive workshops throughout the day. 11:55a.m.- 4p.m., Free. Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelley Dr., West Orange, westorange.org

The Makeup Show, NYC, 5/16-17
For the fifth time the Makeup Show New York brings the industry together like no other trade event has before. The biggest brands. Top industry exhibitors. Speakers from every area of makeup artistry. New product introductions. Special Pro-only offers. Seminars, forums and hands-on workshops. The best networking opportunity in the business. It’s a must-attend event for anyone involved in the makeup industry. Two days of inspiration, education and community building in the global epicenter of the beauty and entertainment industries – New York City. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St., New York, NY, themakeupshow.com/2010/NY/index.html

Yoga and Meditation, 5/16 and 5/17—5/21
This free yoga and meditation session with Swami Mukundananda will explore spirituality, the need for a Guru, how to practice devotion and many more inspirational topics. May 16 at 4:30 p.m., May 17-21 at 6 p.m. Free. Shri Krishna Vrundavana Temple, 215 May St., Edison, 609.203.1107, jkyog.org/events_edison.html

Dealing With Depression, 5/17
If you or someone you love is battling depression, this informational session is a great way to learn about coping mechanisms. Guests will learn about diagnosis, treatment and how to cope day-to-day with depression. 10 a.m. Lyndhurst Health Department, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, 1.888.SBHS.123 prompt #4, sbhcs.com

Museum Tea, 5/18
Come out and support the Newark Museum Volunteer Organization’s annual fundraiser. Attendees will enjoy lectures from renowned speakers such as Lisa Dennison, formerly of the Guggenheim, and Paul Henry Ramirez, whose work will be featured during tea. All proceeds benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. 11-3 p.m. $75. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark, 973.596.6550, newarkmuseum.org

The Childhood Obesity Epidemic, 5/18
Eating habits are negatively affecting the digestive systems of our infants and children. Discover low glycemic eating, healthy sugars, fats and proteins to enrich your child’s well-being. You will get tips on how to create affordable and delicious healthy snacks. 6:30-7 p.m. Free. Chiropractic Wellness Center of Clifton, 1425 Broad St., Clifton, 973.773.8244, drmagwood.com

18th Annual Hunterdon Golf Classic, 5/19
Don your best argyle sweater vest and tee off  with the Hunterdon Medical Center at the 18th Annual Hunterdon Golf Classic. This event is a great business networking opportunity and features a day of golfing, cocktails and a wonderful dinner buffet complete with live auction and raffles. The proceeds benefit Surgical Services at Hunterdon Medical Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, 908.788.6141, hunterdongolfclassic.kintera.org

Movie Premier to Benefit FoodBank, 5/19
See the premier of “Mumford’s Law,” a film that explores a family’s secrets and the search for the truth. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided along with an open bar. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the FoodBanks of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. 7p.m. $50/per person. Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, Asbury Park, 732.918.2600, foodbankmoc.org

2nd Annual Blossom Ball, 5/20
The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) will hold its 2nd Annual Blossom Ball on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at the New York Public Library. Hosts for the Blossom Ball are EFA co-founders Tamer Seckin, MD and Padma Lakshmi. The evening starts with cocktails and silent auction at 7 p.m. Cocktail and dancing tickets range from $175-200, a cocktaail ticket “Garden” package of 10 may be purchased for $1,600. Dinner tickets and packages range from $500-2,500. Tables are $7,500-25,000. New York Public Library, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., New York, endofund.org

An Evening for the Whole Child, 5/21
Join in on this interactive discussion to learn how to promote wellness and optimize your children’s health. You will discover health eating ideas, vaccines and green living tips. 7-9 p.m. Free. Yoga Montclair, Montclair, 973.233.9642, wholechildcenter.org

The Heretics Screening and Artful Bra Project, 5/21-22
This two-day event celebrates women and gives hope to those affected by breast cancer. Enjoy a screening of “The Heretics,” a film that charts the story of the feminist art collective, Heresies. The film tells of the extraordinary times the women shared and explores and challenges the terms of gender and power. Be sure to check out the Art-Bra displays featuring inspirational pieces made by local art students to raise breast cancer awareness and hope. The art-bras will be auctioned to raise money for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Friday 7-8:50p.m., Saturday 6-8:15p.m., Tickets for Friday are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets for Saturday are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union St., Lambertville, friends-of-lambertville-library.ticketleap.com

Walk n’ Roll to Benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital, 5/22
Choose from 1.5-, 2-, and 5-mile walks to support the renowned pediatric rehabilitation hospital.The course is wheelchair-accessible and the event is followed by the FREE family-friendly Kohl’s KidsAbilities Carnival, featuring games, prizes, food, and resources for children with special needs., 9 a.m., 908.301.5415, forchildrens.org

The 7th Annual Bay Head 5K and After Party, 5/22
Hundreds of runners will gather at the Bay Head Firehouse where the run will begin. The run will feature a post-race gathering with refreshments for all in the Firehouse parking lot. The Memory Run is currently sponsored by the Township of Bay Head and the Kate Shea Foundation. Awards Ceremony will immediately follow at the Bay Head Firehouse Parking Lot., 8:30 a.m., $20, registration now open until 5/19, Bay Head Firehouse, 81 Bridge Ave., After party will include a 2 hour open bar and all you can eat beach front barbeque, 12 p.m., $40, Martell’s Tiki Bar, On the Boardwalk at Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant, bayhead5k.com

GreenFest, 5/22
Looking to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle? Get expert tips and tricks on how to go green at the 3rd Annual Highlands GreenFest. The eco-fest features sustainable living demonstrations, healthy fare and local music throughout the day as well as over 75 different vendors. Kids will enjoy sustainable living games, contests, face painting and pony rides. 10a.m.- 5p.m. Bubbling Springs Park, 1428 Macopin Rd., West Milford, sustainablewestmilford.org/highlandsgreenfest2010.html

Wholesome Kids Cook, 5/22
Kids ages 3-6 will get to play chef for a day. Using all natural and organic ingredients, kids will cook up a delicious lunch. After eating, kids will get to play in the activity center. 10-11a.m., $25/parent and child. Tiger Hall Play Zone and Activity Center, Princeton, wholesomekidscook.com

Bikinis Swimwear Fashion Show, 5/22
With swimsuits to fit every body, this swimwear fashion show features Peruvian-inspired designs by Passport. The benefit supports ReVision Theatre’s summer season. 2p.m. Watermark, 800 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, revisiontheatre.org

Sparta Mountain Day Celebration, 5/23
Get in touch with the great outdoors for the 6th annual Sparta Mountain Day Celebration. Running enthusiasts can really kick up some dirt with the Livestrong Fun 5K Walk/Run. And if running isn’t for you, check out the environmental activities such as hiking, birding, geocaching, mining tours and mountain biking. Be sure to also check out the presentations on sustainable living, the ecosystem and animals. Registration for 5K begins at 7:30 a.m., Environmental activities begin at 11 a.m., $15 per person, $25 per family, $5 per dog. 5K Walk begins in Edison Park, Sparta. Environmental activities begin at Ryers Lake, Sparta, spartamountainday.org

Noah’s Ark Country Kit-Tea, 5/23
To promote the adoption of kittens from its shelter, Noah’s Ark is hosting its very first Country Kit-Tea. The afternoon tea gathering includes a silent auction with a wide array of cat and tea items and a special lecture on holistic remedies and acupuncture for cats. RSVP by April 9 at holle@noahsarknj.org. 2 p.m., $40. Raritan Inn at Middle Valley, 526 Country Road 513, Califon, noahsarknj.org

Walk With Ronald Benefit, 5/23
Join Ronald McDonald for the 4th Annual Statewide Walk With Ronald event at Six Flags Great Adventure. Pre-registered walkers will receive a tee shirt, a chance to meet Ronald and free admission to select rides before park opening. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses in New Jersey and their mission of supporting families in need. Registration begins at 8 a.m., Walk begins at 9 a.m. Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, 732.222.8755, firstgiving.com/rmhcnj

CASA Day at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, 5/23
Bring along the whole family for unlimited rides at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. The event supports Atlantic Cape Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). 1-4p.m.,$15/wristband. Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, 600 Boardwalk, Ocean City, 609.601.7800, atlanticcapecasa.org

Got Talent? Grand Finale, 5/24
QSAC’s Got Talent? A Competition to Benefit Autism will host its grand finale as the Top 12 compete one last time. Celebrity judges include Leslie Jordan, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, John Tartaglia and Rachel Hoffman. All proceeds benefit Quality Services for the Autistic Community. Tickets starting at $25. Times Square Arts Center, 8th Ave. at 42nd St., New York, 212.244.5560, qsac.com

Taste of the Arts Lecture Series, 5/26
Mary Birmingham will examine the exhibition, “Botanica,” and discuss “Artistic Response to a World of Plants” in this free lecture series. 7:30p.m. Free. Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, 732.634.0413

Clean Communities Seminar and Awards Banquet, 5/26-28
Join the Clean Communities Council Inc. as it honors thousands of kids, teens and adults for their efforts in anti-litter projects throughout 2009. Entitled, “Slam Dunk the Junk at the Jersey Shore,” this year’s three-day event will honor over 2,000 kids. The event features a variety of performances and activities such as a performance by the Harlem Wizards, award presentations, music on the boardwalk and a trash hunt, just to name a few. Programming begins at 8 a.m. Boardwalk Hall, 2310 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, njclean.org

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Lunch and Learn, 5/27
Meet with experts at the Englewood Hospital to learn about the causes and prevention methods for chronic fatigue syndrome. 11 a.m.-2p.m. Englewood Hospital, 350 Engle St., Englewood, 201.894.3000, englewoodhospital.com

Ladies Night Out, 5/27
Learn about The Women’s Heart Center at Englewood Hospital. 6-8 p.m. Englewood Hospital, 350 Engle St., Englewood, 201.894.3000, englewoodhospital.com

Girls Night Out At The Pier Shops, 5/27
Bring your girlfriends and shop the night away in over 21 participating boutiques and shops. Be one of the first 200 guests and receive a complimentary goodie bag. RSVP is required. 6-9p.m., Free. The Pier Shops at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, 215.627.1082 ext. 6, cashmanandassociates.com

Bergen Family Center Checkups, 5/28
The Englewood Hospital will provide glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure testing for Bergen County residents. 9:30-11:30a.m., Bergen Family Center, 44 Armory St., Englewood, 201.568.0817, bergenfamilycenter.org

Spring Lake Historical Society Tour of Homes, 6/3
Join the Spring Lake Historical Society for its 31st Annual Tour of Homes. This event is a great way for homeowners and decorators to find inspiration for their next big project. Coffee will be served from 10-11:30 a.m., Tour runs 10-3 p.m., $25. Ocean House, First and Sussex Avenues, Spring Lake, 732.449.4375, springlake.org

Historic Morris Hike and Bike, 6/5
Bring the family along for a day of biking, food and fresh air. Biking distances are 35, 20, 10, or 2 miles. There is also a 5-mile walk. Proceeds benefit Morris Habitat for Humanity. Events start between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. $30 per team member, $40 per individual, or $65 per family by May 22. Add $5 for late registrations. Loantaka Park pavilion, South Street, Morris Township, 973.891.1934, morrishabitat.org

BarkFest Dog Walk and Festival, 6/6
Jump start your summer with a day of outdoor fun. You and your canine companion will enjoy music, food, dog adoptions, the Yankee Flyers Dog & Disc Club and more! Proceeds benefit the homeless animals in the Madison and North Branch shelters of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. 11 a.m.-3p.m., $20 per person, $5 per dog, register by June 3 and save $5. Upton Pyne Estate, 67 Ravine Lake Rd., Bernardsville, sthuberts.org

Arthritis Walk, 6/6
Come together with countless numbers of people who have been or whose families have been affected by arthritis. Walkers can register as an individual, team or join an existing team. 9:30 a.m. registration.11 a.m. walk start time. Loantaka Brook Reservation, Morristown, letsmovetogether.org

Barnegat Bay Festival, 6/6
Whether you kayak, fish or swim come out to celebrate the natural resource that is the Barnegat Bay. This annual festival features vendors from all over New Jersey as well as a shelter dog or two from the Jersey Shore Animal Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wanamaker Complex, Island Heights, 732.920.1600, jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org

Tenafly 5K, 6/6
Run, walk or bring your dog to the Tenafly 5K Run. Events include a 5K run/walk, a dog walk and parade, a challenge course, a one-mile fun run and awards for top runners. Proceeds benefit the Tenafly Education Fund and its mission to provide educational grants to teachers. Races start at 9 a.m., 5K Pre-registration $15/adults, $10/under 18. Day of $20/adults, $12/under 18. Tenafly Middle School, 10 Sunset Lane, Tenafly, tenafly5k.com

Ladies’ Night Out Fundraiser, 6/7
Enjoy a magical Moroccan evening to support the Project Ladybug Fund at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The event marks the conclusion of Ladybug Month and the Lucky Locks initiative. Guests will enjoy dinner, wine, dancing, an extensive tricky tray, give-aways and much more. 7p.m., $100 until May 14, $125 after. The Brownstone, Paterson,projectladybug.org

Wines of Argentina Dinner, 6/9
Sample a wide portfolio of Argentinean wines, each paired perfectly with one of the five courses. Dishes include breast of veal with sweetbread, short ribs, rib-eye steak, seafood and more. During dessert, enjoy a very special performance of the Argentinean Tango by US dance champions. 6:30p.m., $150. Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange, 973.731.5600, pleasantdale.com

The Cranford Plein-Air Event and Sale, 6/9-6/13
Nationally known fine artists will be descending on our beautiful area to PAINT THE TOWN! Watch the artists at work transform Cranford for several days into a town-sized outdoor painting studio culminating in a grand finale show and sale of all artwork. Visit the artists sprinkled throughout the parks, along the river, in select private gardens, at historic sites and in the downtown., jcas.org

Children’s Therapy Center Annual Dinner Dance, 6/10
Join the Children’s Therapy Center for their annual fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Family” and the evening’s events include a dinner and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Center and their mission to provide educational and therapeutic services for children with developmental disorders. 6:30 p.m., $150 per person. The Venetian, Garfield, 201.797.7440 ext. 227, childrenstherapycenter.org

Algonquin Arts Theatre’s Annual Gala, 6/10
The formal evening will boast a 1930s jazz supper club theme to illuminate the need for arts funding during difficult economic times. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour followed by dinner, awards, auctions and live music throughout the evening. 6p.m.,$125 per person. The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Rd., Spring Lake Heights, 732.528.3803, algonquinarts.org

Doggy Yappy Hour, 6/11
Bring your pooch for a day of displays, samples and demonstrations from local canine groups. An informal dog walk will also take place. 6-8 p.m. Beach Complex, Ocean County Park, Lakewood, 1.877.OCPARKS, jerseyshoreanimalshelter.com

Brielle Pool and Garden Tour, 6/12
Find your outdoor decoration inspiration as you wander through an oasis of eight uniquely landscaped gardens and pool areas. On your stroll, check out local crafters, chefs and vendors for one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities. A gift raffle will be held throughout the day featuring a variety of prizes. The event is sponsored by the Brielle Elementary School PTO to benefit the school’s technology and curriculum initiatives. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 day of and $35 for seniors. Brielle Elementary School, 605 Union Lane, Brielle, 732.528.6400 x 241, briellepoolandgarden.com

Mill Hill Garden Tour, 6/12
The 19th annual Mill Hill Garden Tour features some of the region’s most exquisite examples of urban and small space gardening. This year’s “Summer in the City” theme will showcase residents’ private entertaining spaces and highlight the neighborhoods of Trenton. Proceeds benefit the Old Mill Hill Society’s Neighborhood Preservation Grants Program. 12-5p.m., Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of. Artworks, 19 Everett Alley at South Stockton St., Trenton, 609.815.1359, trentonmillhill.org

Healthy Breast Regimen, 6/16
Explore different opportunities to reduce your risk of breast cancer. You will discover herbs, supplements, foods, and even lifestyle choices that will positively impact and improve your daily routine. 7-8:30p.m. The Montclair Breast Center, 37 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair, 973.509.1818, montclairbreastcenter.com

Beyond the Garden Gate, 6/16
Join the Zabriskie House Trustees and the Wyckoff Area Garden Club for a beautiful house and garden tour. The tour will include nine beautiful homes and gardens reflecting the colonial period up to the 21st century. Proceeds benefit the Zabriskie House. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Advance sales $35, Day of $40. For further information or ticket purchase, please contact Jean at 201-891-9409

Alzheimer’s Polo Classic, 6/19
Come out and support the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter for their 23rd annual Polo Classic. The Polo Classic features world-class players and ponies as well as a full-schedule of activities such as an antique and classic car display, hot air balloons, pony rides and more. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and the services it provides to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Gates open at 1 p.m., Hillsborough Country Club, 146 Wertsville Rd., Hillsborough, 609.275.1180, alznj.org

Italian Ice Eating Championship, 6/19
Stop by for a night of thrills and chills at Little Jimmy’s first ever National Italian Ice Eating Championship. In addition to the eating competition, the night will be jam-packed with motorsports and monster trucks. 6p.m., Raceway Park, Pennsylvania Ave., Englishtown, 732.446.6233, competitiveeaters.com

Day of Hope, 6/24
Come for a day of keynote speakers and cancer survivor workshops. Stay for an evening celebration at Music at Moorland. 12 p.m. Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave, Somerville, 866.742.5762. steeplechasecancercenter.com

Music at Moorland, 6/24
A truly magical evening, Music at Moorland is complete with open-air dining, classical music and spectacular fireworks. Proceeds benefit the Somerset Medical Center. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Moorland Farms, Far Hills, 908.685.2500, somersetmedicalcenter.com

The Dance Connection Summer Performing Arts Camp, 7/5-9, 12-16, 19-24, 26-30
This camp is a fun and creative experience for kids from kindergarten through 5th grade. Children take classes in dancing, music, singing, acting, arts and crafts and present a short musical production to family and friends at the end of the week. The camp is run by professional teachers from the dance, music and arts community.$375/week for the first week and $275/each additional week, The Dance Connection, 1 Jill Court, Building 16, Suite 14, Hillsborough, 908-874-8800, danceconnectionnj.com

Breast Health For Teens, 7/14
This event is a great opportunity for teenage girls to learn about breast health and surrounding issues. Discussion topics include: the breast self-exam, cystic breasts, excess estrogen from medications and nutrition. Teens will also learn about healthy recipes and ways to improve the typical teen diet. 7-8:30p.m. The Montclair Breast Center, 37 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair, 973.509.1818, montclairbreastcenter.com

Mountainside Health Foundation Golf Tournament, 7/27
Benefiting the Brain Injury Association of NJ–Essex County Sports Summit. $385 per person, 9:30 a.m. registration, 12:30 p.m. start. Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Ave., West Orange

Warren County Farmers’ Fair, 8/1-7
Take the excitement of a Hot Air Balloon Festival, season it with the down-home goodness of Warren County’s agricultural bounty, then blend in the old-fashioned flavor of the Traditional Arts Festival. Add the spice of a midway full of carnival rides, a Kids’ Corral chock full of fun for kids and fun facts for their parents, and daily activities to keep the entire family happy for a whole fun-filled week. You’ve got all the ingredients for big-time Family Fun! Intersection of County Rt. 519 and Strykers Road, Phillipsburg, warrencountyfarmersfair.org

Golf For Brain Research, 8/16
Tee off to benefit IES Brain Research Foundation at the beautiful Lake Mohawk Golf Club. Non-golfers will also enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a silent auction and raffles. Lake Mohawk Golf Course, 471 West Shore Trail, Sparta, 973.726.6218, iesbrainresearch.org

Hogs 4 Dogs Poker Run, 9/18
Join the Jersey Shore Animal Center for their second annual Hogs 4 Dogs motorcycle ride. Enjoy a free lunch, raffle drawings, free lapel pins, tee shirts, prizes and live entertainment. Registration beings at 8:30 a.m., Ride time ends at 12:30 p.m. $20/driver, $10/passenger. Harley Davidson/Buell of Ocean County, 300 Highway 70, Lakewood, 732.920.1600, jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org

Culinary Affair, 9/20
Whet your appetite for an evening of delicious food, wine and beer samplings. Proceeds benefit the Hunterdon Hospice and Visiting Health and Supportive Services. 6-9 p.m., Renaissance Plaza, 39 Route 12 West, Flemington, 908.788.6141, hunterdonhealthcare.org

Italian American Festival, 9/24-26
The eleventh annual Mercer County Italian American Festival is a great cultural event for all ages. Enjoy a Food Piazza featuring regional Italian restaurants as well as cooking demonstrations, authors, amusement rides, bocce and fireworks. Fri. noon-10 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m., Adults $3, children 12 and under Free. Mercer County Park, 1678 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, 609.631.7544, italianamericanfestival.com

Steeplechase Walk, 10/3
Throw on a pair of your best tennis shoes and bring the whole family for 25K, 5K and one-mile “fun run” races. This community fundraiser benefits the Steeplechase Cancer Center. Amsterdam Elementary School, 302 Amsterdam Drive, Hillsborough, 908.874.3700, somersetmedicalcenter.com

Fido’s Festival, 10/9-10
Third annual Fido’s Festival USA, held at the Salem County Fairgrounds, presents “OctoberFETCH” a fall fun filled weekend for dogs, dog lovers, and families.  Dog and family activities include a Howl-o-ween Costume Contest, dock diving, lure course, frisbee and flyball, Obsta-ghoul course, expert wellness presentations, vendors, food, entertainment, and much more fall fun.  Visit fidosfestivalusa.com for all the details or call 856.854.FIDO. Tickets sold at gate $10 per person or Weekend Pass $18 per person. Dogs and children under 12 free.  Cash only.

Carnivale of the Dogs, 10/10
Bring along your four-legged friend for a canine carnival. You and your pet will enjoy the 3rd annual Delaney Dog Show, giveaways, a doggie masseuse, dog trainers and more. Proceeds benefit Companion Animal Advocates. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine. The Wild Duck Pond Park, 1133 East Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, 201.706.7666, companionanimaladvocates.org

Far Hills Race Meeting, 10/23
Come out and converge with over 50,000 outdoor enthusiasts as they enjoy the fall weather and some of the most prestigious steeplechasers in the world. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $50 in advance. $100 day of. Moorland Farms, 50 Route 202, Far Hills, 908.685.2929, somersetmedicalcenter.com

Crystal Ball, 11/13
A refined evening of dinner, dancing and silent auctions, the Crystal Ball is a great way to come out and support the Hunterdon Medical Foundation. Proceeds benefit Surgical Services. 7 p.m.-midnight. Bridgewater Marriott, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, 908.788.6141, hunterdonhealthcare.org