Eva Samo Lecture: ‘The New Global Crisis’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Ralph Buultjens, a leading analyst of world affairs, will examine critical issues in international politics at the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School’s Eva Samo Lecture on Monday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Columbia High School Library. Buultjens, a professor at New York University and the former Nehru Professor/Professorial Fellow […]

America’s shadow wars

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mark Mazzetti, the Washington investigations editor for The New York Times, a job he assumed after covering national security from The Times’ Washington bureau for 10 years, will discuss America’s shadow wars from Sept. 11, 2001, to the Trump era at a South-Orange Maplewood Adult School lecture on Thursday, Oct. 19, at […]

Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning art history education Janet Mandel will discuss Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin in a South Orange-Maplewood Adult School lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room D16 at Columbia High School. In February of 1888 van Gogh traveled to Arles in the south of France to […]

‘American Movie Musical’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With its characters bursting into song and dance at the drop of a top hat, no Hollywood genre is more blissfully escapist than the movie musical — nor more attuned to the reality its audiences need to escape. The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School will look at the evolution of this genre and […]

Wouldn’t it be loverly to see ‘My Fair Lady’ on Broadway

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School is offering early-bird discount tickets to “My Fair Lady,” the classic musical that is returning to Broadway after 25 years! Orchestra tickets to the Friday, May 11, 2018, show at 8 p.m. cost $137. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 15. Bartlett Sher, the […]

Sharing summer fun with the Adult School

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Trustees from the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School board looked in on the class building fairy houses during this year’s Children’s Summer Program at South Orange Middle School. From left, Emily Zacharias, Amy Dahn and Nonie Murphy inspect the skills of two young builders, who were among the 770 students and 78 […]

‘Likely Stories’ returns March 27

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Inspired by Isaiah Sheffer’s “Selected Shorts at Symphony Space,” “Likely Stories” is an evening of storytelling at which great short stories are performed by celebrated actors. This year’s event features Jeff McCarthy, Brenda Pressley and Emily Zacharias and will take place on Monday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. at The Woodland. There […]

Register for SOMAS children’s summer program

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School children’s summer program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes — there are five periods in a day — and the day can be as long or short as they like. This […]

Make sure to register for the SOMAS summer program for children

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Catalogs are out and registration is under way for the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School’s children’s summer program. The program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes; the day can be as long or short as you like, […]

‘Likely Stories’ are told at CHS

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Inspired by Isaiah Sheffer’s Selected Shorts at Symphony Space, “Likely Stories,” formerly known as “Celebrity Readings,” is an evening of storytelling presented by the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School. Each year great short stories are “performed” by celebrated actors and this year’s event features local luminaries Charlie Pollock, Ami Brabson […]