You’re probably busy this week getting ready for Passover or Easter and your kids will be off of school on Friday. If you’re looking for things to do, you’ve come to the right place. Check out Upcoming Events for everything going on in Baristaville. Don’t forget that the Easter Bunny will be around again on Saturday! Find out where to find him here. Here are this week’s highlights:


Make a Compost Cupcake
Head over to Whole Foods today after school and make and decorate an edible compost cupcake.
Experience a Gustafer Yellowgold Concert
Check out this concert that blends live music with moving image at the Montclair Public Library. Read our post about the show here.
Bond With Other New Moms
Part of Starseed Yoga’s eight week mothering group for new moms and their babies every Monday afternoon.  This week’s topic is “Sensory Play for Your Baby”.
Get Crafty
Make a seedling pot for your garden out of old newspaper at Whole Foods. 


Wednesday, April 8
Playing in the Dirt: “Compost” Cupcake Cooking Class
Who: Kids, ages 6 and up, who like to make mud pies and eat them.
What: Kids will learn how to decorate their own “compost” cupcakes to take home.
Where: Whole Foods, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m..
Cost: $5 – Registration is required. Please sign up at customer service or call (973) 669-3196 to reserve a spot.  Class size is limited. 
Saturday, April 11
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Fever Show
Who: Children ages 3 and up and their parents.
What: Concert with a unique blend of live music and moving image. The New York Times calls it, “A cross between “Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss'”
Where: The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. 
Cost: Free
Monday, April 13
Mothering in Awareness – Topic: Sensory play for your baby – learn fun, creative ways to play with your baby at all stages of development.
Who: New moms and their babies.
What: A postpartum circle get together to meet new moms, share stories and experiences and discuss various topics related to your transition into motherhood.
Where: Starseed Yoga, 215 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Mondays, February 23 – April 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 for the 8 week series / $20 per pre-registered class / $25 per class drop-in.
Tuesday, April 14
Whole Earth Month Craft: Make Your Own Seedling Pot
Who: Kids of ages with green thumbs.
What: Stop by the café and meet members of the Essex County Master Gardeners who will help kids create seedling pots from old newspaper.
Where: Whole Foods, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Tuesday, April 14 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free – Registration is not required; however, projects will be completed on a first come first serve basis.

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