The Morris Plains Community Garden opened with 48 individual plots in the Spring of 2011 at 51 Central Avenue. It was expanded in 2012 and is being expanded again this year. Weather permitting, the new plots should be available by May 1st. The garden will now have over 100 individual plots that are available for residents to “rent” for a small yearly fee.
The garden is located in a park like setting with plenty of sun. It is fully fenced to keep out the deer and small animals. Water and some gardening tools are also provided. Existing gardeners are allowed to continue renting the same plot each year, as long as it has been properly maintained and utilized. The garden plots are available in two sizes. The “Large” plot is 4’ x 32’ and the “Junior” plot is 4’ x 16’. The garden is open year round, and there are some gardeners that start planting cold weather vegetables as early as March and continue harvesting until late October.
Each year there are normally more people requesting plots than there are plots available. To insure that the plots are awarded fairly, a list is maintained by the Borough Clerk’s Office in Borough Hall. Available plots are awarded based upon the order that names were placed on that list. Anyone wishing to be added to that waiting list should either call (973 538-2224) or visit the Borough Clerk’s Office and request that their name be added.
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Morris Plains Public Schools will hold their annual Kindergarten Registration and Screening on March 26, 27 and 28 at Mountain Way School. Any parents who have Kindergarten age children should contact Mrs. Cristie Bruhn at Mountain Way School(973 538-0339, option 1) to be added to the registration list. Registration packets and appointment times will be mailed out the beginning of March.
Children must be residents of Morris Plains and five years of age on or before October 1, 2014, to be eligible for a September entrance into kindergarten. A birth certificate, proof of residence and health information are required at the registration.
St. Pail's Church is organizing a theater outing on Friday, March 21, 2013 at the Barn Theater in Montville, NJ. The play "Run For Your Wife" will be presented. Light refreshments will be served and the performance will benefit St. Paul's Church. All are welcome!
All assistance is provided by IRS certified volunteers.
Assistance is provided - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - at the Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Rd., Lake Parsippany, on Fridays from 9:30-3:30 and Saturdays from 9:30-2:00 through April 15, 2014.
Anyone interested should call for an appointment at 973 887-5150 X209.
If you have questions, please contact Nancy Niemann at 973-539-3195.
Note: Returns involving rental property, business (other than very small, expenses up to $10,000 ), trusts, estates, etc. are Out of Scope of this program.
March 7 - "Celebrating New Jersey" the Musical, 7:00 PM at Borough School:
It’s a song! It’s a Dance! It’s a Super-PLAY!…All about New Jersey! In honor of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary in 2014, Pushcart Players has written an all new, spirited musical entitled “Celebrating New Jersey!” This delightful theatre piece uses the art of story telling to reach across more than three centuries, linking young and family audiences to their past and breathing life into a most creative period in our history. Beyond serving as a salute to New Jersey, “Celebrating New Jersey” provides a fine source of understanding and inspiration for young people in viewing their role in both New Jersey’s and America’s future. Tickets are free for senior citizens and 18 and under, $5 for adults. Please register at http://tinyurl.com/ke7k5es
March 21 - "Teen Night Out", 7:30 - 10:30 PM:
March 22 - "Father and Son Evening Out", 6:30-8:45 PM at the Community Center:
The Morris Plains Municipal Alliance invites Fathers and their 4th& 5th grade Sons to a night of adventure and fun! This is a casual event that will include dinner, entertainment, and lots of surprises. It will be a night you definitely won't forget! Please register for this free event at HTTP://tinyurl.com/Father-SonEveningOut
April 23 - Senior Brunch and Learn, "Chair Yoga and Fall Prevention" 10:00 - 11:30 AM at the Community Center:
Spend the morning with friends learning about fall prevention and trying chair yoga! Yoga has been proven time and again to have many beneficial properties – reduces stress, firms and tones the body, increases sense of well-being. Fall prevention is a critical skill for a long and healthy life! Please register for this event at http://tinyurl.com/mxwjelx
The Morris Plains Municipal Alliance is excited to announce a new and improved Stage Fun for kids in grades 4 through 6! The program will include production of a full-length musical theater performance with our beloved director Joe Wohlgemuth, as well as workshops in mask-making, improvisation, and props with professionals in the field.
The nine-week program will run mornings from February 15 through April 5 from at the Community Center.
A dress rehearsal and final performance will take place the week of at Borough school (exact dates to follow).
The cost for this incredible experience is just $150 per child. So if your child enjoys acting, singing, and performing, and is curious to discover other aspects of stagecraft, please sign him or her up today. Space is limited to 25 children
For more information, please click on the link below:
Breakfast With The Easter Bunny will be followed by Easter egg hunt.
The recrereation programs include T Ball, Tennis, Basketball and Parents and Me Sports Squirts.
The "Magic of Reading" classes are for children in grades K-3 and is designed to help children who encounter difficulties with literacy. The "Rainbow Loom Club" is for children in grades 1 - 5 who like to practice their bracelet-making skills on the Rainbow Loom with a fun mentor/friend.
The Course will be held Wednesday evenings starting March 26th.
"Acrylic Painting for Kids" and "Acrylic Painting for Adults" classes are being offered this spring.
Please click on the following links for more information and the class registration form.
It is almost Spring and time to start thinking about registering for the 2014 pool season at Community Park. Registration will begin on March 1, 2014. The Pool is scheduled to open on June 21st.