Wed. Feb. 29, 2012 - 2 p.m. Admission: free
Enjoy the movie Ninotchka with Greta Garbo at the Long Hill Township Public Library, located at 917 Valley Rd, Gillette, NJ.
Plot: "Garbo Laughs!" declared the ads for Ninotchka.
The film opens in Paris during the aftermath of the Russian revolution. A trio of Russian delegates are sent to Paris to sell the Imperial Jewels for ready cash. Grand Duchess Swana, who once owned the jewels, sends her boyfriend Count Leon (Melvyn Douglas) to retrieve the diamonds, and he turns the trio into full-fledged capitalists, wining and dining them all through Paris.
Moscow then dispatches the humorless, doggedly loyal Comrade Ninotchka (Garbo) to retrieve both the prodigal Soviets and the gems. When Leon turns his charm on Ninotchka, she regards him coldly, informing him that love is merely a "chemical reaction." Even his kisses fail to weaken her resolve.
Leon finally wins her over by taking an accidental fall in a restaurant, whereupon Ninotchka laughs for the first time in her life. She goes on a shopping spree and gets drunk, while Leon begins falling in love with her in earnest.
As a bonus to the frothy script, by Billy Wilder and others, and its surefire star power, Ninotchka features what is perhaps Bela Lugosi's most likeable and relaxed performance.
Wed. Feb. 29, 2012 -- Doors open at 6 p.m, performance begins at 7 p.m.
Jazz it Up - Lauren Shub & the Ilya Maslov Trio perform at Sorrento's Restaurant, 631 Central Ave., Westfield, NJ | Admission: $29.95 includes: choice of Music Menu dinner entree, dessert & beverage and bring your own beverage.
Advance tickets available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/226723 or for reservations & information, call the SunRex Hotline: 908-301-1285 or Sorrento Restaurant Info call: 908-232-2642.
Thurs., March 1, 2012 -- 8 to 9 p.m.
Coffee & Clergy Corner at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 240 Us Highway 22, Springfield, NJ. Discussion with Pastor David Knecht of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Rabbi Mark Mallach of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael. Topic: NJ Marriage Equality.
Coffee & Clergy features informal and enriching discussions based on a different topic each month.
For more information, contact: TBAY office at 973-376-0539; Holy Cross office at 973-379-4525.
Wed. Feb. 29, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Lecture: Key Tips For Surviving Market Turmoil at the Berkeley Heights Library, 290 Plainfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ. Lecture presented by Eve Kaplan.
To register, contact the Reference Department at (908) 464-9333 or sign up at the Reference desk.