50 / matters magazine / fall 2018 soloists and the Seton Hall University Chamber Choir in a concert version of Rossini’s Barber of Seville November 14 at 7 p.m. at SOPAC; For details and tickets, visit events.shu.edu. Seton Hall’s radio station WSOU 89.5 FM will hold the Rotten Apple Fest concert series this fall in New York City. The series will feature established and rising heavy metal and hard rock bands: Clutch October 26 and 27 at Irving Plaza; GWAR October 31 at Irving Plaza; Suffocation November 16 at Gramercy Theatre; and Ministry December 6 and 7 at Irving Plaza. For details and tickets, visit wsou.net. The 2018 SOPAC Gala will be held October 27 at SOPAC at 6 p.m. and celebrate the contributions of commu- nity leaders Samuel M. Convissor, Dan Arrighi and Sam Joseph. The men will be honored for their long-time philan- thropy and activism that have added immeasurably to the success of SOPAC and the local community. Grammy Award-winning musician Judy Collins will provide entertainment. Another music legend and activist, South Or- ange resident Dionne Warwick, will be presented with a lifetime achievement award. For details and tickets call 973- 313-2787 or visit sopacnow.org. SOMA Cross-Cultural Works has partnered with the Township of Maplewood to host the 2nd Annual Diwali Fest NJ October 28 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at The Woodland in Maplewood. Diwali (the Indian festi- val of lights) is a multicultural celebra- tion marking an important holiday in South Asian cultures with food, dance, music, children’s activities, perfor- mances and presentations ending with everyone dancing the Garba on the Woodland’s grounds. For details, visit diwalifestnj.org. The Maplewood Garden Club presents The Chanticleer Gravel Gar- den November 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Ma- plewood Memorial Library. Speaker Lisa Rober is the Gravel Garden and Ruin horticulturist at Chanticleer, a contemporary garden within an his- toric setting in Wayne, Pennsylvania. During her presentation she will share gardening techniques, favorite plant combinations, design intent and how she uses photography to inform the evolution of the garden. The talk will follow a short business meeting and is open to all. For details, visit maple- woodgardenclub.org. The band Clutch takes the stage in New York City October 26 and 27, part of the Rotten Apple Fest concert series pre- sented by Seton Hall’s radio station WSOU 89.5 FM. Samuel M. Convissor will be one of the community leaders honored at The 2018 SOPAC Gala October 27. The 2nd Annual Diwali Fest NJ will be held October 28 at The Woodland. Chanticleer Garden horticulturist Lisa Rober speaks as part of The Maplewood Garden Club speaker series November 5 at Maplewood Memorial Library. Second Generation Family-Owned and Operated for 25 Years. Michael’s Chimney Service LLC & Masonry Contractors 973-271-0026 www.michaelschimneynj.com Chimneys cleaned, repaired, rebuilt, relined. Fireplace & Furnace Sweeps. Keep Your Family and Home Safe this Fall. Time for your Chimney Clean Up. Free check of your heating system flue for carbon monoxide leakage. Free Estimates - Fully Insured 24-hour Emergency Service PSE&G violations corrected. Senior citizen discounts available All types of Masonry Work: Sidewalks, Steps, Patios 10% OFF any job over $1,500 Coupon must be presented at time of contract. Expires 12/1/18 License #13VH07937500 FALL SPECIAL SOMA’s Most Reliable Chimney Experts