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  • Teen Mentoring Event

    To my neighbors in Hoboken:

    My name is David Lambert and I am writing to invite you to an important gathering in Hoboken, NJ on March 5th. The theme of the event is Mentoring. The centerpiece of the evening will be a screening of the film Journeyman, a one-hour documentary about two teenage boys and the impact that mentoring has on their lives.

    My goal is to create a discussion about the importance of mentoring in our evolving community, and I’d like you to be part of this event!

    About the event:
    You are invited to a screening and discussion at All Saints Episcopal Parish, at 701 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. Please join everyone at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. In addition to the general public, I am inviting many people from many local and state organizations, from the town Board of Ed and local youth groups to the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services, as well as mentoring organizations such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys to Men and iMentor.

    This is a non-denominational event. Light snacks will be provided. A suggested donation of $5 will cover the costs of screening the film. Continue reading  Post ID 290


  • Cabin Fever Festival, Sunday March 1, 2009

    Cabin Fever is approaching… expect to see great local entertainment and excellent raffle prizes. This year we will have the Baby Lounge hopping with Puppetonia, Baby Ole, Romparoo, Traveling Tumblers and the Movement Center. The Sound Stage downstairs will have dancing with Louie Miranda, Garden Street Music, Monroe Street Movement Space and the Fuzzy Lemons. Check the fliers and our website for specific times.

    Expect Arts and Crafts, Little Detectives Computer Demonstrations, Garden Street Music Instrument Introductions, HUMC Infant CPR Demos, Climbing Castle from Symposia, Balancing from Little Gym, Cookies from the Girl Scouts and a Photo Booth sponsored by Hoboken Pediatrics, plus so much more. There will be entertainment for all ages!

    Besides all the fun, Cabin Fever is a time to see your membership dollars at work. We will be awarding 5 local charities with $10,000 in grants – our largest amount yet. Distribution will be at 12:30 on the Sound Stage.

    Food and Beverages will be available through the Elks Lodge downstairs.

    Strollers MUST be parked outside so please be prepared with locks and your Bjorn.

    Please join us…. as in the past, HFA Members will be free but feel free to invite friends and family. A nominal $20 charge per family will apply. (We will waive the entrance fee for those that elect to enroll in the HFA at Cabin Fever)

    Time: 11:00 to 3:00
    Elks Lodge, 1005 Washington

    If you have questions or would like to help with the event please email Heather Khazen at hthomas29@nullyahoo.com.


  • Cabin Fever Festival, March 1st

    The HFA was put together about 10 years ago as a means to organize parents, children and families within town - it started out as a simple spreadsheet of a few local moms and has grown into over 400 families. Besides organizing parents and children we have also taken on projects and charities in town that are family friendly. For the last several years we have helped to support monthly programs at the Jubilee Center and annually we have given out grants to local charities to help with specific projects, last year we awarded money to Hudson CASA for support of foster children, the Jubilee Center for camp programs and Hudson Cradle for newborn care.

    We use our large Cabin Fever event (scheduled this year for March 1st) as a chance to connect with members and to award the chosen charities with grants. We are looking for people that might be interested in helping to organize and put together the event for 2009. The event usually produces a large gathering and is hosted at the Elks Club on Washington Street. During the event we host several sessions of entertainment that range in age appropriateness, it is a perfect opportunity for you to review classes that are in town, see demos and to determine what your child might prefer best, we do arts and crafts, photo stations, etc..... as in the past the event will be free for existing members of the HFA. A nominal admittance fee will be charged for non-HFA families, with an option to join the HFA and get free admittance.

    In addition to all the entertainments, demos, etc.... we will also have a raffle for many wonderful prizes. The prizes range from spa services, gym memberships, birthday parties, class packages, etc..... as you can imagine contacting the vendors, coordinating with pick up of items, preparing them for distribution and then contacting winners, etc.... can be a huge undertaking. I am looking for a few members that would be interested in helping to work on this part of the event... in the past we have been able to recruit enough people that you would only be responsible for short list of vendors/stores to contact. We are also looking for raffle prizes, if you have a prize that you would like to donate please contact me directly.

    The event itself also requires that we have several volunteers available for helping to maintain the raffle section, safety patrol, entertainment scheduling, set up and clean up.

    If you are interested in helping out with the Cabin Fever event this year please contact me via email at hthomas29@nullyahoo.com. Like most of you, I too am a working mother of two and understand the value of time and how hard that it can be to make some -  so any help that you can offer is greatly appreciated!  The HFA has always hosted these events for the betterment of our children, our community and the charities.

    Heather M Khazen