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Monday: Time to Jazz it Up, Grow Interest in Gardens

Enjoy some jazz, a gardening class or a chance to read to a therapy dog.

Mondays don't have to be dull, and this one certainly isn't. A jazz trio takes over the Bickford Theatre, with a free reception thrown in for ticket-holders. Children can get in touch with their inner gardeners, or gain some confidence by reading to therapy dogs.

Here's that you need to know today:

  1. You Need to Know About Garden Sprouts: The is planting a love of gardening in children with its programs. The class, which begins promptly at 10 a.m., is led by master gardeners Ingrid Witty and Lily Mehl. Preschoolers accompanied by adults can explore different gardens at the arboretum and enjoy stories. This one-hour class is the first in a series of seven. For more information, call 973-326-7603. The cost is $7.
  2. You Need to Know the Boy Scouts Golf Classic: The Boy Scouts of America will hold their 28th annual Golf Classic at the Morris County Golf Club at 11 a.m. The event raises funds for the Patriots Path Council, a chapter representing 20,000 Scouts and 10,000 volunteers in Morris, Sussex, Somerset, Union and portions of Middlesex counties. For more information, call 973-765-9322 x 242.
  3. You Need to Know About Paws 4 Reading: Children can enhance their skills by reading aloud to a non-judgemental listener: a therapy dog. The program takes place in the children’s room of the Morris County Library from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
  4. You Need to Know About Jazz at the Bickford: , a jazz trio, will make its long-awaited return to the 300-seat at 8 p.m. for a 90-minute uninterrupted set. Prior to the concert, the is hosting a reception for ticket-holders, which will include refreshments and access to the museum's galleries. For more information, call 973-971-3706. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
  5. You Need to Know Kathy's Still Out: We know, we miss her too. Morris Township-Morris Plains Patch editor Kathy Shaskan will be back behind the keyboard (and out in the community) in a just a few more days. But in the meantime, send any urgent messages to regional editor Louis C. Hochman (Louis@Patch.com), who, with the assistance of some very dedicated fellow Patch-associated folks, is keeping the wheels turning in Kathy's absense.

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