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    Township of West Orange
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    Send Date:
    8/5/2021 12:00:00 PM
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    'In and Around West Orange' 8/5/2021

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    Recreation 2021
     
    SummerTimeScavengerHunt 2021Play now through September 4th

     PVP 2021 Season Announcement
     
     No Plastic Bags Picture
     
    No Peddling 
     
     Town Hall Closed
    All Municipal Offices Will Remain Closed To the Public Until Further Notice
     
     Farmers Market 2021
    West Orange Farmers Market
     
    WOPBA Blood Drive

    CPR 2021

    HappyFeet1 Rec Drive In

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    West Orange Arts Council Board Meetin
    8/12 Thursday VIRTUAL
    7 p.m 

    Upcoming Meetings:   2021-   9/9, 10/14, 11/11 & 12/9 

    Your support of the West Orange Arts Council is needed now more than ever:
     
    https://the-west-orange-arts-council-woac.square.site/  

    Art Exhibit: The Power of IV
     Art of Elisabeth Antoine, Carol Black-Lemon, Lisa Lackey and Ann Vollum

    August 5 – Sept. 11, 2021
    Gallery Hours: Saturdays Noon-4pm (8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11)
    Artists Reception: Sat 8/7 2-6pm
    Opening: Thurs 8/5 4-7pm
    West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd, West Orange
    RSVP: info@woarts.org

    Creative Connection
    August 18 7-9pm
    3rd Wednesday of each month
    Artist discussion and critique group open to creative thinkers and artists of all genres.
    To attend via Zoom, email: info@woarts.org

    Booey Toons
    10-11am Most Saturdays via Zoom
    Weekly virtual cartoon drawing session.
    RSVP: Private message @Booey McBooerson on Facebook

    WOAC “Literary Artists Group”
    Join or lead our workshop for writers, poets and creative storytellers, email: info@woarts.org

     Become a member: https://tinyurl.com/b7kvsbc
    For more information, visit www.woarts.org  


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    Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s) 
    8/16 IN PERSON
     7 p.m.

    West Orange High School, LMC ,51 Conforti Ave,
    Visit WOBOE Agendas
    2021 Upcoming Meetings:   8/30, 9/13, 10/4,10/18, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 12/20 & 1/6/2022   

    town hall
    Township Council Meeting(s)
    8/17 Tuesday Virtual Meeting
     
     Visit www,westorange.org/virtualwotc
    6:30 p.m.
    Township of West Orange- Council Chambers, 66 Main St.
    Upcoming meetings: 2021:     9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23 & 12/14
    Visit www.westorange.org for the upcoming and past agendas and minutes  

    Haitian FlagHaitian Flag Raising
    8/25 Wednesday
    6 pm - 8:30 pm
    West Orange Town Hall, 66 Main Street
    Sponsored by the North Jersey Women of Haiti and The West Orange Human Relations Commission

    Rock Spring Resident Championship 

    OSPAC Labor Day Fundraiser9/4 Saturday
    8:00 pm
    (gates open at 7:00 pm)

    OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive
    General Admission $20 (provide your own lawn chair); Premium Seating $35 (includes a chair in the front area of the lawn)
    Add-on Reception/Meet & Greet $30 This post show reception includes two drink tickets and a photo opportunity with Laura Benanti & friends. This option is available to vaccinated patrons only. You will be asked to email proof of vaccination or show proof at the entrance to the reception. Limited tickets available.

    Please join us in welcoming Tony award winner and New Jersey girl, Laura Benanti to the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center
    for a concert to benefit two local community theater organizations, The Barn Theatre and Pleasant Valley Productions. Laura will be
    joined on stage by some old friends from her community theater days, West Orange High School chorus members, and some exciting surprise guests.
    You will hear some of your favorite Broadway tunes performed by Laura and friends with an orchestra accompaniment.
    Event produced by Pleasant Valley Productions and The Barn Theatre.
    Visit pleasantvalleyproductions.org for more information and ticket purchase

    West Orange New Jersey where innovation lives
    All Municipal Offices Closed 9/6 Monday Labor Day
    There will be NO trash or recycling collection
    The Commuter Jitney will NOT run.  

    5K Run For Zach 2021

    Shredding Day
    Shredding Day  
    10/10 Sunday
     11 a.m. -3 p.m.

    West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
    Shred Confidential Items, Financial Documents, Receipts & Expenditures.
    FREE for all town residents. ID required.
    4 box limit. NO plastic bags.
    Next Scheduled: TBD 

     West Orange New Jersey where innovation lives
    All Municipal Offices Closed 10/11 Monday Columbus Day
    There will be trash or recycling collection
    The Commuter Jitney will  run.  

    West Orange New Jersey where innovation lives
    All Municipal Offices Closed 11/11 Thursday Veteran's Day
    There will be trash or recycling collection
    The Commuter Jitney will  run.  

    recreation
    The West Orange Department of Recreation
     publishes a monthly electronic Rec Newsletter.  It is chock full of information about upcoming programs and deadlines for registrations.  It also includes stories detailing successful efforts of West Orange teams and individual athletes.  It can be found on the Recreation page of the Township’s website – www.westorange.org  
     
    Operation Blue Angel Logo
        Visit www.westorange.org/operationblueangel or click on the logo above
     
     
    Hometown Heros Banner
    Hometown Heroes Program 
    Administered by the Downtown West Orange Alliance and is a program designed to place banners along the downtown corridor in West Orange. It is specifically intended to pay tribute as a living memorial to all service men and woman from West Orange who have served or are serving in any branch of the military. 
    For More Information
    The Hometown Heroes Brochure
    To order a Hometown Heroes Banner
    For more information, call 973-325-4109 or email Megan Brill-DWOA 
     
    WO SIgn up  
     
     WO-Pet-Adoption-Jan2021
    Click Above for West Orange Animal Welfare League Pet Finder 


    Holiday Pick up 


    swift911
     West Orange Emergency Call System

    Sign up to receive calls, emails and/or texts from the Township when an emergency may arise or important information needs to be distributed to residents. Click http://www.westorange.org/swift911 to sign up

    REMINDER:
      TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED-The Township of West Orange requires all “peddlers” (door-to-door) to obtain a permit. Learn more here: Peddler's Permit Requirement. If you would like your address placed on the “Do Not Solicit List”, please contact the Clerk’s office via email at clerk@westorange.org or 973-325-4155   


      municipal id

    West Orange Municipal ID Program

    By appointment only 8:30-3:30 call 973-325-4155 to schedule
    Residents can now apply for a West Orange identification card.
    Program is open to all residents, including people who do not have a
     government ID.  For information  www.westorange.org/MunicipalID  


    2nd chance toys
    recycle-coach 
    Recycling Coach
    Check out this exciting site on all you need to know about recycling in West Orange.
    Get the Free Recycle Coach App.
    Get the free app for complete refuse & recycling information in West Orange at your fingertips!



    West Orange Senior Citizen Information Services
    Senior Citizen Resources
    Bingo, Zumba, Yoga, and more!

    Click Senior Resources for more info


      wopd camera

    Do You Have A Security Camera?
    West Orange Police offer a voluntary registration program to help in crime prevention.
    Click here to register westorange.org/cameraregistration
    For information, contact Sgt. Patrick Matullo at pmatullo@wopd.org  or call 973-325-4045

     

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    Save Money On Your Property Taxes!!
    Click Shop West Orange to get your FREE Shop West Orange Property Tax Rebate Card!


       tmh

    WOPD Introduces "Take Me Home" ID To Help Track At Risk Residents
    The program can help find someone who has run, wandered or just walked away
    from a location within the township and ease in their safe return. The Take Me Home
     program is helpful for people who are nonverbal or easily 
    disoriented. This includes those
     who suffer from Autism, Dementia, Deafness, 
    Alzheimer’s and other developmental disabilities.
    The program is strictly voluntary and not limited by age or disability. Click here for an application
    Visit www.westorange.org/tmh for more information or call 973-325-4045/4007


       drop box

    WOPD Is A Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Off Location- TEMPORILY SUSPENDED
    The permanent collection sites are open year-round so unwanted medications can be safely discarded at the public’s convenience. Residents can dispose of their unused prescription drug medication by placing it in the marked collection sites. Dropping off medication is anonymous and safe. Residents should remove any identifying information from the medication containers, such as their name, address, telephone number and doctor’s name. Medications that are collected are brought to a licensed facility where they are safely disposed.  Please be advised that we cannot accept any sharps, epi-pens, inhalers or items containing mercury in our unwanted prescription drop box.
    http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx

      wopd
     Learn How To Start A Neighborhood Watch

    Neighborhood watches are started in an effort to reduce crime rates, provide security, and bring together a community. This cause can unify and fill a neighborhood with pride. Watches are also a great way to build relationships with law enforcement. Click Neighborhood Watch to learn more


       safe exchange
     Safe Exchange Zone Program

    This program is intended to create a safe environment for the transfer of goods and money for the seller and buyer involved in an internet based, in-person sale. Click Safe Exchange Zone to learn more

         

    What Else Is Going On In West Orange?
    Click on the logos below to stay up-to-date on everything happening in town.

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    All Municipal Offices Will Remain Closed To the Public Until Further Notice
    All Municipal Offices Will Remain Closed To the Public Until Further Notice
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    West Orange Arts Council Board Meeting
    3/11
    Thursday VIRTUAL
      7 p.m 

    Upcoming Meetings:   2021-  4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11 & 12/9 

    Special Incentive  for West Orange Arts Council Supporters!

    With your gift, receive a 1 year West Orange Arts Council membership (or extend your current membership by 12 months) and a custom-designed, facemask handmade by WOAC's Charlotte Wescott.     Please help us Play a Part in the Arts and   make your contribution today. https://woarts.wildapricot.org/Donate

    Objet Trouve - An Exhibit of Found Objects
     1/16/21 - 2/27/21
    Virginia Block, Nina Cioppettini, Maria Estrela, Rona Goldfarb, Ellen Hark, Kathleen Heron, Mary.Howe, Carol Jenkins, Cansuela Lawrence, Aron Lifschultz, Modern Fossils, Frank Niccoletti, Amelia Panico, Jennifer Place, Danielle Scott, Georgia Varidakis, Alexandra Vasconcelos,
    Ann Vollum, Curated by Carol Black-Lemon
    Artist's Reception: 1/16/21  RSVP required: info@woarts.org



    Creative Connection
    7-9 p.m.
     3rd Wednesday of each month via Zoom  
       

    Free for WOAC Members / $10 Non-members
    Artist discussion and critique group open to creative thinkers and artists of all genres. 
    For more info: woarts.org info@woarts.org

    Booey Toons
    10-11am        
    Most Saturdays via Zoom Weekly virtual cartoon drawing session. 
    Bring your pen or marker with paper, empty pizza box, or Grampa’s old coffee mug to make cartoons.  
    RSVP: Private message @Booey McBooerson on Facebook 


    All Events  & MeetingsWest Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd.
    For more information, visit www.woarts.org  

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    All Municipal Offices Will Remain Closed To the Public Until Further Notice

    [https://www.wofarmersmarket.com/] West Orange Farmers Market [https://www.wofarmersmarket.com/]

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    West Orange Arts Council Board Meeting 8/12 Thursday VIRTUAL7 p.m Upcoming Meetings: 2021- 9/9, 10/14, 11/11 & 12/9 Your support of the West Orange Arts Council is needed now more than ever: https://the-west-orange-arts-council-woac.square.site/ [https://the-west-orange-arts-council-woac.square.site/]
    Art Exhibit: The Power of IV Art of Elisabeth Antoine, Carol Black-Lemon, Lisa Lackey and Ann Vollum
    August 5 – Sept. 11, 2021Gallery Hours: Saturdays Noon-4pm (8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11)Artists Reception: Sat 8/7 2-6pmOpening: Thurs 8/5 4-7pmWest Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd, West OrangeRSVP: info@woarts.org [mailto:info@woarts.org]
    Creative ConnectionAugust 18 7-9pm 3rd Wednesday of each monthArtist discussion and critique group open to creative thinkers and artists of all genres.To attend via Zoom, email: info@woarts.org [mailto:info@woarts.org]
    Booey Toons10-11am Most Saturdays via ZoomWeekly virtual cartoon drawing session.RSVP: Private message @Booey McBooerson on Facebook
    WOAC “Literary Artists Group”Join or lead our workshop for writers, poets and creative storytellers, email: info@woarts.org [mailto:info@woarts.org]
    Become a member: https://tinyurl.com/b7kvsbc [https://tinyurl.com/b7kvsbc] For more information, visit www.woarts.org [http://woarts.org/]


    Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s) 8/16 IN PERSON 7 p.m.West Orange High School, LMC ,51 Conforti Ave,Visit WOBOE Agendas [https://www.woboe.org/domain/218] 2021 Upcoming Meetings: 8/30, 9/13, 10/4,10/18, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 12/20 & 1/6/2022

    Township Council Meeting(s)8/17 Tuesday Virtual Meeting Visit www,westorange.org/virtualwotc [http://www.westorange.org/virtualwotc] 6:30 p.m.Township of West Orange- Council Chambers, 66 Main St.Upcoming meetings: 2021: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23 & 12/14Visit www.westorange.org [http://www.westorange.org/agendacenter] for the upcoming and past agendas and minutes

    Haitian Flag Raising 8/25 Wednesday6 pm - 8:30 pmWest Orange Town Hall, 66 Main StreetSponsored by the North Jersey Women of Haiti and The West Orange Human Relations Commission

    [https://www.westorange.org/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8007]

    [/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8580] 9/4 Saturday8:00 pm(gates open at 7:00 pm)OSPAC, 4 Boland DriveGeneral Admission $20 (provide your own lawn chair); Premium Seating $35 (includes a chair in the front area of the lawn)Add-on Reception/Meet & Greet $30 This post show reception includes two drink tickets and a photo opportunity with Laura Benanti & friends. This option is available to vaccinated patrons only. You will be asked to email proof of vaccination or show proof at the entrance to the reception. Limited tickets available.Please join us in welcoming Tony award winner and New Jersey girl, Laura Benanti to the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Centerfor a concert to benefit two local community theater organizations, The Barn Theatre and Pleasant Valley Productions. Laura will bejoined on stage by some old friends from her community theater days, West Orange High School chorus members, and some exciting surprise guests.You will hear some of your favorite Broadway tunes performed by Laura and friends with an orchestra accompaniment.Event produced by Pleasant Valley Productions and The Barn Theatre.Visit pleasantvalleyproductions.org [https://www.pleasantvalleyproductions.org/] for more information and ticket purchase

    All Municipal Offices Closed 9/6 Monday Labor DayThere will be NO trash or recycling collectionThe Commuter Jitney will NOT run.

    [https://www.westorange.org/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8521]

    Shredding Day 10/10 Sunday 11 a.m. -3 p.m.West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Shred Confidential Items, Financial Documents, Receipts & Expenditures. FREE for all town residents. ID required. 4 box limit. NO plastic bags. Next Scheduled: TBD

    All Municipal Offices Closed 10/11 Monday Columbus DayThere will be trash or recycling collectionThe Commuter Jitney will run.

    All Municipal Offices Closed 11/11 Thursday Veteran's DayThere will be trash or recycling collectionThe Commuter Jitney will run.

    The West Orange Department of Recreation publishes a monthly electronic Rec Newsletter. It is chock full of information about upcoming programs and deadlines for registrations. It also includes stories detailing successful efforts of West Orange teams and individual athletes. It can be found on the Recreation page of the Township’s website – www.westorange.org [http://www.westorange.org/]

    [https://www.westorange.org/1731/Operation-Blue-Angel] Visit www.westorange.org/operationblueangel [https://www.westorange.org/1731/Operation-Blue-Angel] or click on the logo above

    Hometown Heroes Program Administered by the Downtown West Orange Alliance and is a program designed to place banners along the downtown corridor in West Orange. It is specifically intended to pay tribute as a living memorial to all service men and woman from West Orange who have served or are serving in any branch of the military. For More Information [http://www.downtownwo.com/pub/gen/news/16/fulltext/Hometown%20Heroes%20Program] The Hometown Heroes Brochure [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/6097/Hometown-Heroes-Brochure] To order a Hometown Heroes Banner [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/6098/HH-Order-Form] For more information, call 973-325-4109 or email Megan Brill-DWOA [mailto:mbrill@downtownwo.com]

    [http://wosignup.com/]

    [https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/nj/west-orange/west-orange-animal-welfare-league-nj59/] Click Above for West Orange Animal Welfare League Pet Finder [https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/nj/west-orange/west-orange-animal-welfare-league-nj59/]

    West Orange Emergency Call SystemSign up to receive calls, emails and/or texts from the Township when an emergency may arise or important information needs to be distributed to residents. Click http://www.westorange.org/swift911 [http://www.westorange.org/swift911] to sign up REMINDER: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED-The Township of West Orange requires all “peddlers” (door-to-door) to obtain a permit. Learn more here: Peddler's Permit Requirement [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3894] . If you would like your address placed on the “Do Not Solicit List”, please contact the Clerk’s office via email at clerk@westorange.org [mailto:clerk@westorange.org] or 973-325-4155


    West Orange Municipal ID Program
    By appointment only 8:30-3:30 call 973-325-4155 to scheduleResidents can now apply for a West Orange identification card.Program is open to all residents, including people who do not have a government ID. For information www.westorange.org/MunicipalID [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3933]
    Recycling Coach [http://www.westorange.org/88/Recycling] Check out this exciting site on all you need to know about recycling in West Orange.Get the Free Recycle Coach App.Get the free app for complete refuse & recycling information in West Orange at your fingertips!
    [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recyclecoach/id1071714967] [https://market.android.com/details?id=mobi.recyclecoach.worldster.pack]


    West Orange Senior Citizen Information Services Senior Citizen Resources [http://www.westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1482] Bingo, Zumba, Yoga, and more!
    Click Senior Resources [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=523] for more info


    Do You Have A Security Camera?West Orange Police offer a voluntary registration program to help in crime prevention. Click here to register westorange.org/cameraregistration [https://goo.gl/forms/OupikgkrTn1aOjRw1] For information, contact Sgt. Patrick Matullo at pmatullo@wopd.org [mailto:pmatullo@wopd.org] or call 973-325-4045


    Save Money On Your Property Taxes!!Click Shop West Orange [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1173] to get your FREE Shop West Orange Property Tax Rebate Card!


    WOPD Introduces "Take Me Home" ID To Help Track At Risk ResidentsThe program can help find someone who has run, wandered or just walked awayfrom a location within the township and ease in their safe return. The Take Me Home program is helpful for people who are nonverbal or easily disoriented. This includes those who suffer from Autism, Dementia, Deafness, Alzheimer’s and other developmental disabilities. The program is strictly voluntary and not limited by age or disability. Click here for an application [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3738] Visit www.westorange.org/tmh [http://www.westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1480] for more information or call 973-325-4045/4007

    WOPD Is A Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Off Location- TEMPORILY SUSPENDEDThe permanent collection sites are open year-round so unwanted medications can be safely discarded at the public’s convenience. Residents
    can dispose of their unused prescription drug medication by placing it
    in the marked collection sites. Dropping off medication is anonymous and
    safe. Residents should remove any identifying information from the
    medication containers, such as their name, address, telephone number and
    doctor’s name. Medications that are collected are brought to a licensed
    facility where they are safely disposed. Please
    be advised that we cannot accept any sharps, epi-pens, inhalers or
    items containing mercury in our unwanted prescription drop box. http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx [http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx]
    Learn How To Start A Neighborhood WatchNeighborhood watches are started in an effort to reduce crime rates, provide security, and bring together a community. This cause can unify and fill a neighborhood with pride. Watches are also a great way to build relationships with law enforcement. Click Neighborhood Watch [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2947] to learn more

    Safe Exchange Zone ProgramThis program is intended to create a safe environment for the transfer of goods and money for the seller and buyer involved in an internet based, in-person sale. Click Safe Exchange Zone [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2279] to learn more

    What Else Is Going On In West Orange?Click on the logos below to stay up-to-date on everything happening in town.
    [https://www.wopl.org/] [http://www.downtownwo.com/] [https://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm] [https://turtlebackzoo.com/] [http://www.woarts.org/] [https://www.lunastage.org/] [https://www.ospacnj.org/]



    Attention Jitney Commuters!!
    Download The Real-Time Tracking App!Click Real Time Commuter Tracking [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2336] to learn more

    [http://www.facebook.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.twitter.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.youtube.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.instagram.com/westorangeinfo]

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    [mailto:squirk@westorange.org] [Please include name and mailing address] [/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8345] [/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8378] Play now through September 4th [/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8378] [https://www.pleasantvalleyproductions.org/] [https://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/7813/2014-March-10-Recycling-Design-Notice] All Municipal Offices Will Remain Closed To the Public Until Further Notice [https://www.wofarmersmarket.com/] West Orange Farmers Market [https://www.wofarmersmarket.com/] [/ImageRepository/Document?documentID=8538] [/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8552] [/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8525] West Orange Arts Council Board Meeting 8/12 Thursday VIRTUAL7 p.m Upcoming Meetings: 2021- 9/9, 10/14, 11/11 & 12/9 Your support of the West Orange Arts Council is needed now more than ever: https://the-west-orange-arts-council-woac.square.site/ [https://the-west-orange-arts-council-woac.square.site/] Art Exhibit: The Power of IV Art of Elisabeth Antoine, Carol Black-Lemon, Lisa Lackey and Ann Vollum August 5 – Sept. 11, 2021Gallery Hours: Saturdays Noon-4pm (8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11)Artists Reception: Sat 8/7 2-6pmOpening: Thurs 8/5 4-7pmWest Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd, West OrangeRSVP: info@woarts.org [mailto:info@woarts.org] Creative ConnectionAugust 18 7-9pm 3rd Wednesday of each monthArtist discussion and critique group open to creative thinkers and artists of all genres.To attend via Zoom, email: info@woarts.org [mailto:info@woarts.org] Booey Toons10-11am Most Saturdays via ZoomWeekly virtual cartoon drawing session.RSVP: Private message @Booey McBooerson on Facebook WOAC “Literary Artists Group”Join or lead our workshop for writers, poets and creative storytellers, email: info@woarts.org [mailto:info@woarts.org] Become a member: https://tinyurl.com/b7kvsbc [https://tinyurl.com/b7kvsbc] For more information, visit www.woarts.org [http://woarts.org/] Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s) 8/16 IN PERSON 7 p.m.West Orange High School, LMC ,51 Conforti Ave,Visit WOBOE Agendas [https://www.woboe.org/domain/218] 2021 Upcoming Meetings: 8/30, 9/13, 10/4,10/18, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 12/20 & 1/6/2022 Township Council Meeting(s)8/17 Tuesday Virtual Meeting Visit www,westorange.org/virtualwotc [http://www.westorange.org/virtualwotc] 6:30 p.m.Township of West Orange- Council Chambers, 66 Main St.Upcoming meetings: 2021: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23 & 12/14Visit www.westorange.org [http://www.westorange.org/agendacenter] for the upcoming and past agendas and minutes Haitian Flag Raising 8/25 Wednesday6 pm - 8:30 pmWest Orange Town Hall, 66 Main StreetSponsored by the North Jersey Women of Haiti and The West Orange Human Relations Commission [https://www.westorange.org/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8007] [/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8580] 9/4 Saturday8:00 pm(gates open at 7:00 pm)OSPAC, 4 Boland DriveGeneral Admission $20 (provide your own lawn chair); Premium Seating $35 (includes a chair in the front area of the lawn)Add-on Reception/Meet & Greet $30 This post show reception includes two drink tickets and a photo opportunity with Laura Benanti & friends. This option is available to vaccinated patrons only. You will be asked to email proof of vaccination or show proof at the entrance to the reception. Limited tickets available.Please join us in welcoming Tony award winner and New Jersey girl, Laura Benanti to the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Centerfor a concert to benefit two local community theater organizations, The Barn Theatre and Pleasant Valley Productions. Laura will bejoined on stage by some old friends from her community theater days, West Orange High School chorus members, and some exciting surprise guests.You will hear some of your favorite Broadway tunes performed by Laura and friends with an orchestra accompaniment.Event produced by Pleasant Valley Productions and The Barn Theatre.Visit pleasantvalleyproductions.org [https://www.pleasantvalleyproductions.org/] for more information and ticket purchase All Municipal Offices Closed 9/6 Monday Labor DayThere will be NO trash or recycling collectionThe Commuter Jitney will NOT run. [https://www.westorange.org/ImageRepository/Document?documentId=8521] Shredding Day 10/10 Sunday 11 a.m. -3 p.m.West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Shred Confidential Items, Financial Documents, Receipts & Expenditures. FREE for all town residents. ID required. 4 box limit. NO plastic bags. Next Scheduled: TBD All Municipal Offices Closed 10/11 Monday Columbus DayThere will be trash or recycling collectionThe Commuter Jitney will run. All Municipal Offices Closed 11/11 Thursday Veteran's DayThere will be trash or recycling collectionThe Commuter Jitney will run. The West Orange Department of Recreation publishes a monthly electronic Rec Newsletter. It is chock full of information about upcoming programs and deadlines for registrations. It also includes stories detailing successful efforts of West Orange teams and individual athletes. It can be found on the Recreation page of the Township’s website – www.westorange.org [http://www.westorange.org/] [https://www.westorange.org/1731/Operation-Blue-Angel] Visit www.westorange.org/operationblueangel [https://www.westorange.org/1731/Operation-Blue-Angel] or click on the logo above Hometown Heroes Program Administered by the Downtown West Orange Alliance and is a program designed to place banners along the downtown corridor in West Orange. It is specifically intended to pay tribute as a living memorial to all service men and woman from West Orange who have served or are serving in any branch of the military. For More Information [http://www.downtownwo.com/pub/gen/news/16/fulltext/Hometown%20Heroes%20Program] The Hometown Heroes Brochure [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/6097/Hometown-Heroes-Brochure] To order a Hometown Heroes Banner [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/6098/HH-Order-Form] For more information, call 973-325-4109 or email Megan Brill-DWOA [mailto:mbrill@downtownwo.com] [http://wosignup.com/] [https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/nj/west-orange/west-orange-animal-welfare-league-nj59/] Click Above for West Orange Animal Welfare League Pet Finder [https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/nj/west-orange/west-orange-animal-welfare-league-nj59/] West Orange Emergency Call SystemSign up to receive calls, emails and/or texts from the Township when an emergency may arise or important information needs to be distributed to residents. Click http://www.westorange.org/swift911 [http://www.westorange.org/swift911] to sign up REMINDER: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED-The Township of West Orange requires all “peddlers” (door-to-door) to obtain a permit. Learn more here: Peddler's Permit Requirement [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3894] . If you would like your address placed on the “Do Not Solicit List”, please contact the Clerk’s office via email at clerk@westorange.org [mailto:clerk@westorange.org] or 973-325-4155 West Orange Municipal ID Program By appointment only 8:30-3:30 call 973-325-4155 to scheduleResidents can now apply for a West Orange identification card.Program is open to all residents, including people who do not have a government ID. For information www.westorange.org/MunicipalID [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3933] Recycling Coach [http://www.westorange.org/88/Recycling] Check out this exciting site on all you need to know about recycling in West Orange.Get the Free Recycle Coach App.Get the free app for complete refuse & recycling information in West Orange at your fingertips! [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recyclecoach/id1071714967] [https://market.android.com/details?id=mobi.recyclecoach.worldster.pack] West Orange Senior Citizen Information Services Senior Citizen Resources [http://www.westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1482] Bingo, Zumba, Yoga, and more! Click Senior Resources [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=523] for more info Do You Have A Security Camera?West Orange Police offer a voluntary registration program to help in crime prevention. Click here to register westorange.org/cameraregistration [https://goo.gl/forms/OupikgkrTn1aOjRw1] For information, contact Sgt. Patrick Matullo at pmatullo@wopd.org [mailto:pmatullo@wopd.org] or call 973-325-4045 Save Money On Your Property Taxes!!Click Shop West Orange [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1173] to get your FREE Shop West Orange Property Tax Rebate Card! WOPD Introduces "Take Me Home" ID To Help Track At Risk ResidentsThe program can help find someone who has run, wandered or just walked awayfrom a location within the township and ease in their safe return. The Take Me Home program is helpful for people who are nonverbal or easily disoriented. This includes those who suffer from Autism, Dementia, Deafness, Alzheimer’s and other developmental disabilities. The program is strictly voluntary and not limited by age or disability. Click here for an application [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3738] Visit www.westorange.org/tmh [http://www.westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1480] for more information or call 973-325-4045/4007 WOPD Is A Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Off Location- TEMPORILY SUSPENDEDThe permanent collection sites are open year-round so unwanted medications can be safely discarded at the public’s convenience. Residents can dispose of their unused prescription drug medication by placing it in the marked collection sites. Dropping off medication is anonymous and safe. Residents should remove any identifying information from the medication containers, such as their name, address, telephone number and doctor’s name. Medications that are collected are brought to a licensed facility where they are safely disposed. Please be advised that we cannot accept any sharps, epi-pens, inhalers or items containing mercury in our unwanted prescription drop box. http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx [http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx] Learn How To Start A Neighborhood WatchNeighborhood watches are started in an effort to reduce crime rates, provide security, and bring together a community. This cause can unify and fill a neighborhood with pride. Watches are also a great way to build relationships with law enforcement. Click Neighborhood Watch [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2947] to learn more Safe Exchange Zone ProgramThis program is intended to create a safe environment for the transfer of goods and money for the seller and buyer involved in an internet based, in-person sale. Click Safe Exchange Zone [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2279] to learn more What Else Is Going On In West Orange?Click on the logos below to stay up-to-date on everything happening in town. [https://www.wopl.org/] [http://www.downtownwo.com/] [https://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm] [https://turtlebackzoo.com/] [http://www.woarts.org/] [https://www.lunastage.org/] [https://www.ospacnj.org/] Attention Jitney Commuters!! Download The Real-Time Tracking App!Click Real Time Commuter Tracking [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2336] to learn more [http://www.facebook.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.twitter.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.youtube.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.instagram.com/westorangeinfo]