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Friday, April 26, 2019: ARBOR DAY Friends of Anderson Park will plant several trees in the park with Scouts and youth groups. 2-4:30 p.m. For information and inquiries about participating contact Lisanne Renner at Lisanne@FriendsOfAndersonPark.com.

Sunday, May 5, 2019: SHORT-STORY CONTEST CELEBRATION Dramatic readings of the winning entries of the Friends of Anderson Park Short Story Contest. 3 p.m. at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair.

Saturday, May 18, 2019: ANDERSON PARK HISTORIC WALKING TOUR Before Anderson Park existed, three houses and a fire station sat on the property. Find out where they went and other surprising stories about how this Olmsted-designed Essex County park came to be created over a century ago, how it shaped Upper Montclair, and how it led to the formation of other Montclair parks. Also hear about efforts to rejuvenate the landscape of this park, on the National Register of Historic Places. Free. Meet at the boulder at the park's northeast entrance, 274 Bellevue Avenue, east of North Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair. At 10 a.m. Sponsored by Friends of Anderson Park. Information: (973) 477-7207 or Lisanne@friendsofandersonpark.com, FriendsOfAndersonPark.com. (Check the Friends of Anderson Park Facebook page for weather updates.)

Saturday, June 8, 2019: MUSIC UNDER THE JUNE MOON Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the Chamber Music Society of North Jersey playing under the historic Olmsted Oak in Anderson Park. 8 p.m. FREE. Anderson Park, 274 Bellevue Avenue, east of North Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair. Sponsored by Friends of Anderson Park and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. (Raindate, June 9, same time.) (Check the Friends of Anderson Park Facebook page for weather updates.) www.FriendsOfAndersonPark.com, (973) 477-7207.

Sept. 21-22, 2019: FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A juried show free to the public featuring more than 185 fine artists and crafts people, as well as food vendors. Stop by the Friends of Anderson Park booth near Bellevue and North Mountain Avenues and try your luck on our raffle baskets. Details: www.rosesquared.com.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019: TULIP PLANTING 1-3 p.m. (Rain date, Nov. 3, same time) Help Friends of Anderson Park plant more than 600 May in Montclair tulip bulbs. Bring a shovel, trowel or tulip digger if you have them. (Shovels are most useful.) We have lots of gloves. Meet at the north end of Anderson Park, near Bellevue Avenue. Information: (973) 477-7207 or lisanne@friendsofandersonpark.com, www.FriendsOfAndersonPark.com.