This is an amazingly light week for activity in Verona, and we can thank the high school for that. As the parent of any teenager can tell you, this is midterms week at VHS, and so there are no sporting events until Thursday evening. More about that in a moment.
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. day, and both Our Lady of the Lake and the public schools are closed. That gives you plenty of opportunity to get to O’Neils Restaurant to contribute to the fundraiser for Carmela Vece. The Verona Environmental Commission and Board of Education both have meetings on Tuesday evening, and both are open to the public.
Several events for those of you with young children. Children Having Individual Learning Differences (C.H.I.L.D.) is hosting a workshop on physical therapy options at the VHS media center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. OLL is having an open house for its nursery school on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday from 1:30-3:30; Creative Beginnings will have its open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. (We hope you’ve been reading Tracy Bermeo’s pieces on Verona’s nursery school options.)
The sports teams get back in gear on Thursday, with the boys’ basketball teams going up against Arts High; they’re back on the boards against Fairlawn on Friday, and all games are home. The girls’ basketball squads play away in Montclair at Immaculate Conception on Friday and Montclair Kimberley Academy on Saturday. The varsity cheerleaders are in competition in Kenilworth on Saturday.
If you’d rather work on your old house than sports, the Montclair Historical Society begins a four-part series on remodeling and renovating older homes on Saturday. Garbage pickup is on a regular schedule despite the holiday, and there is another curbside Christmas tree pickup on Wednesday.
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