December 5, 2013
- Welcome to Western Monmouth Macaroni Kid...
- Custom Airbrush Spray Tan $20 for Macaroni Kid Readers
- Educational Theater Improves Lives OPEN HOUSE Sat. 12/7
- Studio Fusion has the only Barre class in Marlboro/Manalapan...
- The Nutcracker ~Sun. 12/8 at 2pm - Millstone Performing Arts Center
- Lose Flab Fast - Tips from Breaktthrough Wellness Center
- M.A.D. Grrl - Customized Girls Apparel - Perfect Gifts!
- Mani/Pedi - Gel Polish Discounts from Liza and Sue at Metro in Marlbor
- Hair Color/Highlights Macaroni Kid Discount ~ Alex at Metro Salon
- MAX Challenge Starts January 13th - $100 Discount
- Art Workshop Classes - Drop The Kids Off!
- Sesame Place Four Pack Giveway
- How Can I Get My Business on Macaroni Kid?
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel
- Play With Your Food!
- Use Up Your Leftovers: Turkey Noodle Casserole
- North Pole Breakfast
- Making Magical Memories This Christmas
- I’m Dreaming of a GREEN Christmas
- ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas
- 25 (+) Books of Christmas for Children
- All Natural Homemade Holiday Scents!
- Happy Holidays from Vonda and Vanessa
- Like Us on Facebook!
- Where-to-Go Wednesdays
Sinful Tans - Marlboro Plaza - Thru 12/31
They're offering a customized Novell Sunless Spray Tan for only $20 (Reg. $40) exclusive to Macaroni Kid Readers.
Just mention Macaroni Kid to receive this discount. Valid thru 12/31/13
You'll get sprayed by a professionally trained, highly knowledgeable salon consultant. The consultants ...
Dratz Social Theater Group
Open house from 11am-2pm. Saturday 12/7
Join us for live music, theater games, improv, dance, and refreshments
- Social Theater
- Music Lessons
- Movement & Dance
- Music Therapy
52 N. Main St.
Bldg. B, Unit 2
Marlboro, NJ 07746
DRATZ believes in integration, co-teaching students with special needs and students without special needs in a mainstream theater and music program. This approach provides exceptional benefits due to the increased social opportunities, exposure to role models, and mentoring opportunities, resulting in greater self-esteem and ...
Meet you at the Barre!
Looking for a fun way to tone and shape up? Come try out the only Barre Fusion class in town and work your way to a ballet dancer's body!
Barre Fusion--A fun and innovative, ballet/pilates-inspired program specifically designed to tone, sculpt, and reshape your body while increasing flexibility and improving balance. Exercises are performed at a wall-mounted barre for a more targeted workout for longer, leaner muscles! The only Barre class in our area! Click here for a schedule of classes.
Barre Fusion classes are held at ...
Production by Performing Arts Ensemble
This Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 2:00pm at Millstone Performing Arts Center - 5 Dawson Court/Baird Road (Off of Rt. 33) in Millstone Township catch The Nutcracker!
Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for Seniors/Children. To purchase tickets, group sales, scouts and discounts call: 732-614-5426 or 732-610-4003.
Kick off your holiday season in style and enjoy this classic presented by the Performing Arts Ensemble. It’s Christmas Eve at Clara’s house and there is a big celebration with her family and friends. Her favorite godfather Drosselmeyer ...
Specializing in Physical Therapy, Pain Management, Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture
1. Processed foods. If it comes in a box or a package with a laundry list of ingredients, eliminate it. Instead, concentrate on eating mostly whole, natural foods.
2. Soft drinks, juice, and other sweetened beverages. Drinks sweetened with sugar or high fructose corn ...
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Girly tutus and zebra prints give a rock and roll vibe to party dresses and make birthdays and special occasions memorable. M.A.D.Grrl is a boutique brand for the girl who loves to sparkle and shine ...
New special for December!
Sue is offering a manicure and pedicure for $28, upgrade to a gel polish manicure for $10 more.
Or get the gel polish special - $15 from Liza or Sue! Just mention Macaroni Kid.
If you're not familiar with gel polish, it goes on like polish, but it dries under a uv light. You can walk out the salon with nails that are perfectly dry. The shine lasts and the polish typically stays on for two weeks.
Call 732.536.0900 to schedule your appointment. Book ...
Simply mention Macaroni Kid to Alex and you will receive 50% off any color service including highlights for new customers of Alex's.
The receptionist will not be aware of this promotion so just let Alex know. Call 732.536.0900 to book your appointment.
Metro is located in Marlboro at 140 US Highway 9, in Kohl's shopping center. Above is a recent photo shoot from VeroLuce Photography, thanks to Alex for the awesome highlighting and styling!
Alex can be found at Metro Salon in Marlboro. 732.536.0900 ...
All Locations 10 Week Challenge $450 Less $100
$100 off the ten week fitness, nutrition and motivational challenge beginning Jan. 13th! $350 total. Gift certificates are available for new members and existing. Just call and we can mail it out to you or stop in!
Classes fill quickly view the website for more information.
The MAX Challenge is a fitness, nutrition and motivational with a ton of support. There's nothing like it around.
As a parent, it's hard to find time for ourselves - this ...
Winter Break Art Camp - Half or Full Days
Winter break art camp will begin on Monday, December 23rd ending on December 30th. No class will be held on Christmas day.
Half day choose 9am-12pm or 12pm-3:30pm.
Full day runs 9am-3:30pm.
Daily rate $40 half day
Half days for the entire week $185
Full days for the ...
Very Furry Christmas, Now Open
Visit the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street® - Sesame Place®!
There are Christmas shows, a larger-than-life Christmas tree and light show, a festive parade, mechanical rides, yummy holiday treats and much more.
Such a great time to visit! Learn more by clicking here.
Click here to enter to win!
Contact Us to Reach Moms and Families
As you know, Macaroni Kid Western Monmouth is a great resource for invaluable information. We provide fun events and activities for families in Marlboro, Manalapan. Old Bridge, Millstone, Howell, Freehold, Colts Neck, Matawan and Monroe.
If your goal is to reach Moms in the area this is a great place to do so. We can create the perfect plan for your business.
I can be reached at SheriG@macaronikid.com or 732.995.2596
Looking forward to helping you!
Macaroni Kid Western Monmouth
Where: Asbury ParkWhen: All dayWho: All are invited.How: Just show up.Cost: Free
- Offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
Where: Local Home Depot (there's one in the Union Hill Plaza in Marlboro and one by the Freehold Raceway Mall)When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 5-12, with an adultHow: Just show upCost: Free
Where: Freehold Barnes & Noble, 3981 US Hwy 9 NorthWhen: Events begin at 5:30 PM; Storytime is at 7:00 PMWho: allHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: 732-409-2929
Also weekend of Dec. 14 and 15
Where:A. Casola Farms, 178 Highway 34, Holmdel,When: Starting at 2:30 PMWho: AllHow: Just show upCost: Free
Where: Historic Longstreet Farm, HolmdelWhen: 8:00 AMWho: Ages 4 and up, with parent.How: Just show upCost: The cost is $15 per pair; $5 per additional person.
Where: Food court in Freehold Raceway MallWhen: 9:00 AMWho: All are invitedHow: Just show up.Cost: Free
Where: Sweet Lews, Main Street, Downtown FreeholdWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: All are invited.How: Call 732-308-1887 for reservationsCost: Cost of breakfast
Where: Dearborn FarmsWhen: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: AllHow: Just show upCost: Free
Where: Town Hall, ManalapanWhen: 1:00 PMWho: AllHow: Just show upCost: Free
Where: Pollak Theatre, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJWhen: 2:00 PMWho: AllHow: Call Box Office at 732-263-6889Cost: $12 for adult tickets; call box office for child ticketsFor more info: 732-263-6889 or http://www.monmouth.edu/events/arts.aspx
Where: Millstone Performing Arts Center 5 Dawson Court (Off Route 33/Baird Road) Millstone Township, NJWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Perfect for all ages, the Nutcracker will delight and spark the imagination of the child within us all!How: To purchase tickets, group sales, scouts and discounts call: 732-614-5426, 732-610-4003 or 732-730-5925Cost: Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for Seniors/ChildrenFor more info: The Performing Arts Ensemble founded by Evelyn Gardell includes talented young dancers from New York and New Jersey with NY guest artists and children chosen by audition to put on large cast, fully staged performances with professional scenery, elaborate costumes and special effects. As a non-profit dance company, it is a member of the Monmouth County Arts Council as well as Dance New Jersey.
Where: Monmouth Museum 765 Newman Springs Rd. Lincroft, NJ 07738When: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: All are invited.How: Just show up!Cost: GENERAL ADMISSION - $7.00 per person*, Children under 2 are Free, Monmouth Museum Members: Free, Brookdale Students and Staff: Free with vaild IDFor more info: Visit www.monmouthmuseum.org or call 732-747-2266
Saturday, December 7 through Sunday, December 8 - Christmas Express Train Rides with Santa at Allaire Park
Where: Pine Creek Railroad in Allaire State Park, WallWhen: Day trains leave every half hour from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Night trips begin on December 9Who: All are invited.How: Just show upCost: $6/person; Payment of cash/check only, thank you.
Where: Red Bank Business DistrictWhen: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: All are invited.How: Just show upCost: Free
Where: 171 First Avenue (on West Garfield), Atlantic Highlands--New locationWhen: 1:00 PM (Show runs until Jan. 4)Who: All ages.How: 732 775-0290Cost: $9For more info: http://www.papermoonpuppettheatre.com
Where: Two Locations: Bridge Ave (across from the Galleria) and Broad St (in front of Murphy Style Grill).When: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All are invited.How: Just show upCost: Free
Where: Pottery Barn Kids, The Grove West, 540 Rte. 35, ShrewsburyWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: All are invited.How: Just show up.Cost: Free.For more info: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/cust/bookclub/content.cfm
Where: Cheeburger, Cheeburger, Best Buy Plaza, Rt. 9 South, ManalapanWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: AllHow: Just show upCost: Entertainment is free
Where: Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive, ManalapanWhen: Two times: 4:00-4:25 PM; 4:35-5:00 PMWho: Grades 1 and up.How: Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.
In-person registration begins on Thursday, November 7 at 9:00 am.
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.Cost: FreeFor more info: 732-431-7220 x 7226
Where: Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive, ManalapanWhen: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.How: In person registration begins on Wednesday, November 27 at 9:00 am. Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.Cost: FreeFor more info: 732-431-7220 x 7226
Where: Marlboro Library, Wyncrest DriveWhen: 4:15 PM - 4:50 PMWho: This program is intended for children Grades 1 and up.How: Registration is required and begins Thursday, December 5.Cost: FreeFor more info: 732-536-9406
Where: The Hobby Shop, Rte 34, AberdeenWhen: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWho: AllHow: Register hereCost: All Supplies Included. $7 Event Fee
Where: Trolley leaves from Sun BankWhen: Dec. 13 from 5-8 PM and December 14-15: 4-8 PMWho: All are invited.How: Call 732-333-0094 for ticketsCost: $5
Where: Local Lowe's--closest one is on Rte. 9S, by Rte 520When: Saturday at 10:00 AMWho: All are invited.How: REGISTRATION OPENS ON MAY 22nd. Register hereCost: Free
Where: First Energy Park, LakewoodWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: AllHow: Just show upCost: Free--bring nonperishable food and/or unwrapped toy
Where: Knob Hill Golf Club, 1 Shinnecock Drive , Manalapan, NJWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: AllHow: Call ahead for reservationsCost: $19.95 adults; 14.95 for kids 4-12; $9.95 for kids 2-3; plus tax and gratuity
Where: West Main Street, FreeholdWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PMWho: All are invited.How: For reservations, call 732-294-4722Cost: Cost of breakfast
Where: Lower Level of Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive, ManalapanWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMWho: Suitable for ages 4 and up, and their families.How: Free tickets are necessary and will be available beginning at 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 27 at the children’s desk.Cost: FreeFor more info: 732-431-7220 ext7226
Where: State Theatre, New BrunswickWhen: 2:00 PMWho: AllHow: Click here for ticketsCost: Tickets: $35 / $25
Where: American Hotel, Main Street, Downtown FreeholdWhen: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PMWho: All are invited.How: 732-431-3220Cost: Cost of breakfast
Where: Marlboro Library, Wyncrest DriveWhen: 4:15 PM - 4:50 PMWho: Grades 1 and upHow: Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, December 9.Cost: FreeFor more info: 732-536-9406
Where: Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive, ManalapanWhen: Two times: 4:00-4:25 PM; 4:35-5:00 PMWho: Grades 1 and up.How: Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session. In-person registration begins on Thursday, December 5 at 9:00 am. Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.Cost: FreeFor more info: 732-431-7220 x 7226
Where: The Hobby Shop, Rte. 34, AberdeenWhen: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWho: For ages 8 & up.How: Registration required--click hereCost: $7.00--all supplies included
1. Shared Air and Surface
Flu illness levels increase in winter because people spend more time indoors, sharing more space with others, touching more surfaces, and breathing more “shared” air. The high occupant density and the proximity of passengers in small spaces increase the chance of coming into contact with someone with flu. Reduce your chances by avoiding contact ...
These easy holiday crafts let you Eat The Fun
These edible No-Bake Holiday Cookie ...
Turkey Noodle Casserole
- 2 cups cooked cubed turkey (or chicken)
- 1 pound thin spaghetti
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 2 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese (mild or sharp)
- 1 ½ cups of turkey broth (or substitute chicken broth)
- ¼ cup finely diced red bell pepper
- 1 medium onion, finely diced ...
Introduce your kids to their Elf on the Shelf with this fun new tradition
Here's a cute and clever idea I saw on a friend's Facebook page: a North Pole Breakfast to introduce the Elf on the Shelf to your kids for the first time ever or to bring him back each year, thus kicking off the Christmas season.
- snow-covered donuts - powdered sugar donuts
- snowman kisses - mini-marshmallows or yogurt covered raisins
- reindeer kisses - chocolate chips or raisins
- chocolate and cloud toast - Nutella and Fluff on toast
- snowman soup - hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows
- Santa kisses - Candy Cane Hershey Kisses ...
My Favorite Ways To Make The Holidays Extra Special
The Elf On The Shelf: Adopt a special elf today and begin or continue your family tradition. This magical and sneaky little elf receives his elf name by your family and then has the magic needed to fly to the North Pole each and every night while all the girls and boys are sound asleep! While there he reports ...
Quick tips to make your holidays more eco-friendly and economical
Plus Classic TV's Annual Listing of Holiday Specials
December 1 is the start of ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas. Click here for their movie schedule and all kinds of other goodies like a Countdown Calendar where you can get free downloads, watch exclusive videos with your favorite stars and more! A new door will be unlocked every day until Christmas Day! There are also videos, games, and a holiday music guide. Tune in to ABC Family December 1-25 to enjoy all your favorite holiday movies!
Also, be sure to check out the Classic TV Database's ...
One for each night leading up to the big day!
1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
11. A Wish to be a Christmas Tree
12. The Sweet Smell of Christmas ...
I am really sensitive with many store bought chemical fragrances, what exactly IS in those anyway? You know how it goes~ first the strong chemical "spring fresh" smell, then the headache, then the nose itch, and finally all the allergy symptoms start to say "hello". I am so sensitive that sometimes those fragrances trigger an asthma attack.
a few years ago I started this all natural holiday "simmer" in my kitchen. Whenever I want the full effect of the holidays while trimming the tree or watching a Christmas movie ...
Don't Miss out on Giveaways!
If you're attending any of the events in our calendar or have some great ones we've missed be sure to post pics on our Facebook page. We'd love to share with other readers.
Fun Places to Take the Kids
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Johnson Park and the Johnson Park Zoo
Monster Mini Golf
Pinkalicious the Musical
Von Thun's Farm Fall Harvest Days
New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus
New Jersey Jackals
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