The Week Ahead: Girls Night Out, Creature Double Feature and More

What's happening in Westfield this week?


The Westfield Memorial Library presents "Romantics, Anonymous" from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jean-Rene (Benoit Poelvoorde, Coco Before Chanel) is the boss of a chocolate factory and Angelique (Isabelle Carre, Private Fears in Public Places) is a talented chocolate maker. They are both emotionally-challenged people. Drawn together through a shared passion for chocolate, Jean-Rene and Angelique fall in love, but neither is able to express how they feel. Sadly, their crippling shyness is driving them apart. But eventually, they manage to overcome their lack of self-confidence, and risk baring their true feelings. 


The Westfield Service League (WSL) Thrift Shop will begin selling winter coats today. While stock lasts, we will be filling our racks with the best priced outerwear around. The WSL Consignment Shop is also selling gently used and reasonably priced fall and winter coats for all your families' needs. Both shops carry men's, women's, teen's and children's clothing as well as shoes, jewelry, household items and bric-a-brac.


The Westfield Memorial Library presents Jeanne Kolva, author of the beautiful book 'Olmsted Parks in New Jersey,' who will delight with her descriptions of various parks in New Jersey from 7 to 8:30 p.m. She will focus on the local parks of Lenape, Nomahegan, and Echo Lake, as well as the park system in Union County. Kolva is the Town Historian of Highland Park.


Christopher Academy is hosting an open house from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

The Westfield Regional Health Department and Overlook Hospital are offering a free screening from 10 a.m. to noon at the Westfield Municipal Building. For information and pre registration please contact Customer Service Community Health Department at Overlook Hospital at 1-800-247-9580.

The Downtown Westfield Corporation is hosting Girls Night Out from 5 to 7 p.m. As many as 85 local businesses are expected to participate by offering sales, discounts or something unique to add to the evening.


The Presbyterian Church in Westfield will host its bible study meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

"Creature Double Feature : Frankenstein - Dracula" - Just in time for your spooky Halloween fun....back to back at last, the two originators of scare, Frankenstein's Monster and the first vampire, Dracula.....THEATER FOR KIDS! Shows will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Westfield Recreation presents THE “UNDERGROUND” (a.k.a- The Teen Center) on Friday nights. From 7 to 11 p.m., the event is held literally, underground, in the basement of the Municipal Building Recreation Center. Teens can play a game of pool at one of the three pool tables, keep their ping-pong skills in check, play some video games, watch a movie, or listen to their favorite music.

Looking Ahead: 

The self-guided Hearth and Home Tour, scheduled for Sat., Oct. 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a fund-raiser for Holy Trinity Interparochial School, Westfield. There will be cuisine to sample from local chefs and bakers; the homes' contractors and designers on hand to discuss ideas; raffle items at one of the houses; and gift bags for the first 400 guests.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $35 by check to: HTIS HSA, 336 First Avenue, Westfield, N.J., 07090 or credit card at http://htisnj.com. Tickets can also be purchased at any house on the day of the event for $40. Questions can be addressed to: kitchentour@htisnj.com.

Westfield Historical Society's Apple Fest will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 on the lawn of the historic Reeve House, located at 314 Mountain Avenue in Westfield. The rain date is Sunday, October 21, also from 12 to 4 p.m. For further information, call the Historical Society's office at 908-654-1794 or visit www.westfieldhistoricalsociety.org.


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