Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras This Week in Maplewood

Here's a look at what's ahead in town.


It's a quiet week for meetings in town, but a big week for holidays that emphasize wining, dining and carousing.

On Tuesday, Kids Who Cook, a non-profit organized by kids to help fight world hunger, is hosting a Mardi Gras party at the South Orange Elks at 7 p.m. Cajun, Zydeco and Cosmic Country music $5, BYOB, food prepared by Kids Who Cook $20 - All you can Eat. Proceeds donated to charity.

Essex County officials will be discussing results of the recently completed Deer Management Program on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at a press conference in West Orange. Patch will be there.

The program, which recently completed its sixth year on Feb. 7, began Jan. 22 and was culled back by county officials when Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the program on Jan. 15.

The program took place in the Essex County South Mountain Reservation, the Hilltop Reservation and the old Essex County Hospital Center complex. It did not include the Eagle Rock Reservation this year.

It's Valentine's Day on Thursday, Feb. 14. Check out Patch's compilation of local things to do and places to eat and shop to prepare for the Big Day of Love.

Reminder: South Orange - Maplewood Schools are closed Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents' Week.  Schools are open on Feb. 14.


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