The Town Book Store
Books make excellent additions to any Easter basket! Town Book Store also has two author events in April. On 4/13 from 2-4pm, Douglas Walsh will meet, greet and sign copies of his prizewinning debut novel, Tailwinds Past Florence, a contemporary love story with a magical twist, landing readers in the saddle of a global bicycle adventure. His novel was inspired by his multi-year bicycle tour from Seattle to Singapore. Then on 4/27, WHS alum and author, William Cort’s rescheduled Meet & Greet will take place from 2-4pm. He will be signing copies of his book Finding Ridley. Millionaires, a mini dachshund, and dreams of old Manhattan inspire a writer to leave monotony behind and follow a 1930s murder mystery that leads him to love instead. 270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535. www.townbookstore.com
This year’s Tour of Notable Homes will take place on Saturday, May 11th, presented by the Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra. A stylish group of distinguished residences located in Westfield will be open from 10am to 3pm on Saturday May 11th, Mother’s Day weekend, to benefit New Jersey Festival Orchestra. The festivities include musical interludes, refreshments, a luxury basket raffle and local vendor tastings. Tour tickets are $40 in advance, $45 on tour day, and will soon be available online at www.njfestivalorchestra.org
View the classic Chaplin movie The Immigrant as never before with Carl Davis' symphonic score performed LIVE by NJ Festival Orchestra. Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Serbian super-star violinist Stefan Milencovich complete the line up.
Saturday, June 1 at 7pm, First United Methodist Church, Westfield
For tickets ($28-$76, students $15) go to www.njfestivalorchestra.org or call 908 232 9400.