b'nizations.ThankstoJai- I do. Its my calling, sheEvents That Matter October/Novemberme, she makes sure theseexplains.items are used for those inWhilebringingher need. kids to school, Collins- South Orange SymphonyEvenSouthMoun- ColdingnoticedthereOct 27 3PM The concert will include the music of tainElementarykinder- wasasnackcontainerWagner, Rachmaninoff and portions of Haydns The garteneducatorsSerenafor hungry kids at Co- Creation, which will feature singers from the Columbia WatkinsonandDebbielumbiaHighSchool.High School chorusWright helped, donatingItwasmostlyempty. DETAILS South Orange Middle School Photo credit - Leebags of shoes from theirShecontactedKarenSeidenberg Photography classes annual drive. Thanksgiving donations inWeiland at the South But there were still aNewark at the World of LifeOrangeMaplewoodSouth Orange Performing Arts Center lot of people in need. Food Distribution Center.SchoolDistrictsPar- Oct 11 8PM Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Eventually, Collins-Colding startedentingCenter,andlastyeartheyPeter, Paul and Maryto wonder if she could lure more do- workedtogethertomakesureCHSOct 12 8PM Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes Onnationswithatax-deductiblestatus.kids have enough to eat. Bags of foodNov 1 8PMThe Glenn Miller Orchestra I didnt know how I was going to ap- were donated by companies like Trader proach that. It was not something IdJoes and Costco to fill the snack boxNov 7 7:30PM Dana Fuchs in the Loft Donna Fuchs done before, and we had no money toand CHS students stomachs.Nov 8 8PM Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl hire legal help, she confesses. And she wasnt done yet. Collins- Wheeler, Patty Larkin, Cliff EberhardtThats when she received a call fromColdingwantedtogivebacktoherNov 9 8PM Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemblea professor at Rutgers Law School. Hecommunity in Liberia, where she wasNov 177:30PM Drummer Carl Palmer\'s (ELP) Legacysaid their students could incorporateborn. So Feed 2000s mission expand-[her] charity free of charge, Collins- ed again. Partnering with her grand- Nov 22 8PM Gaelic StormColding says.fatherschurch,Feed2000wasable DETAILS One Sopac Way, South Orange; 973-313-2787She was delighted. And Feed 2000to create a school that admitted 147Laura & Linda Benantiwas official. students the first year. Kangars TownSOMA Artists Studio Tour After Pastor Thompson at FreedomElementary School is now in its fifth M i n - year in operation.Nov 2-311AM-5PM More than 70 local artists open i s t r i e sThe school has angels here in Ma- their studios to visitors and shoppers passedplewood and South Orange with Mor-DETAILS studiotoursoma.coma w a y ,row Church sending clothes and sup-Collins- plies. We often see students who are Orange Sky by Tara O LearyColdingbarefoot and hungry when they come affiliatedto our school. By graduation, they areMaplewood Garden Club Speakers Collins-Colding among 500 bags that were distributedF e e dclothed,fedandeducated,Collins- Program to the Essex County Snack2 0 0 0Colding declares with pride. Nov 47:30PM Garden photographer, author and coach Program.with theCollins-Coldinghasseenneedin VailsburgAssemblyofGod,justoffNewJerseyandinLiberiaandhasKaren Bussolini will explain how to create exciting plant South Orange Avenue in Newark.risen to try to meet it. But this laud- combinations using color, contrast and movementYoumightthinkCollins-Coldingable effort can always use more helpingDETAILS Maplewood Memorial Library; maplewoodgardenclub.orgfilled the need she saw and could movehands. If youd like to assist Feed 2000 on. But despite starting Feed 2000 andthisThanksgivingandbeyond,youThe Maplewood Strollers finding time in her personal life to fos- can donate money online at Feed2000. Nov 8-23 Working: The MusicalA musical based on ter 15 children at various times (andorg. You can also visit the website tointerviews conducted by noted author and broadcaster adopting two of them), she saw moreask about volunteer opportunities. AsStuds Terkelneed and moved forward. This is whatThanksgivingapproaches,theneed for people to help prepare and serveDETAILS The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood. Performance times vary; thestrollers.org; 973-meals is significant. And donations of761-8453.The cast of Workingcannedgoods,especiallytraditional trimmings,arealwaysappreciated.The Friends of Maplewood Library Fall Reach out, and help Feed 2000 do theBook Salevery best it can. AdriannaDonatisafreelancewriterNov 23-2410AM-5PM Wide-ranging selection of whorecentlypublishedherchildrensbooks, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks. Entry Sunday is via the book The Mustache Fairy, just in timeparking lot only and shoppers can fill a whole bag with Children waiting to see Collins-Colding,to celebrate the Movember Foundationschoice of books.from the school she helped build in Bassa,annualmonth-longdrivetosupport Liberia. She says, " It brought tears to myDETAILS Maplewood Memorial Library; 973-762-4136eyes. They even made an arch for me tomens health.walk under."feature story /51'