localmatters / 51 Maplewood Strollers community theatre presents Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays at the Burgdorff Center of Perform- ing Arts in Maplewood November 9, 16, 10 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Novem- ber 11 at 2 p.m. This holiday-centric comedy-meets-murder mystery is set in 1936 in the Connecticut home of Broadway legend William Gillette, known the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. For details and tickets please call 973-761-8453 or visit thestrollers.org. Rent Party, presents the 2nd An- nual Cranksgiving, a food drive on two wheels, November 11 at 12 p.m. at The Woodland. Participants bring a bike, a bag and a lock and ride to grocery stores in Maplewood, South Orange and Millburn to buy food to donate to SOMA’s most needy. The event is free but participants will need to spend $15-$20 on food donations. For details, visit cranksgiving.org. Maplewood Strollers present Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot; or Holmes for the Holi- days at the Burgdorff Center of Perform- ing Arts starting November 9. The 2nd Annual Cranksgiving, a food drive on two wheels, will be November 11. Maplewood Memorial Library will host local historian Stuart Lutz November 14 at 7 p.m. Lutz has the largest archive of Vietnam War materi- als in private hands, some of which he will bring to this discussion, including materials signed by Dr. Martin Lu- ther King, Jr. and carried by ordinary GIs. The Friends of Maplewood Li- brary is holding its annual Fall Book Sale November 17 from 10-5p.m. and November 18 from 11-5 p.m. A wide range of books will be available, as will DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks – all at great prices. For details call 973-762- 1622 or visit maplewoodlibrary.org. The Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey will present a free concert November 18 at 3 p.m. at Chatham Middle School, 480 Main Street, Cha- tham. Under the direction of Maestro Michael Stratechuk, the orchestra, in- cluding Maplewood residents James Buchanan (string bass) and Leo Grin- hauz (cello), will play Copland’s Out- door Adventure, Gershwin’s An Ameri- can in Paris, Amy Beach’s Symphony in E Minor and Copland’s Rodeo Four: Hoedown. Donations are accepted. For details call 201-259-2363 or visit met- ropolitanorchestra.org. Astah's Fine Art Gallery will cel- ebrate its 20th anniversary October 20 - 21, from 2-6 p.m. with a special art show featuring noted and respect- ed quilt maker Phyllis Stephens. An award-winning fifth generation quilt maker, Stephens is considered by crit- ics to be a master of African-American story quilts. She has quilted profes- sionally for more than 30 years and has had her quilts displayed in some of the most prestigious museums and gal- leries in the world. Stephens will host a discussion about her art and the ar- tistic process on October 20 at 2 p.m. Local historian Stuart Lutz will show his Vietnam War memorabilia at the Maple- wood Library November 14. call to schedule a tour Matters Ad.indd 1 7/24/18 10:09 PM Roofing & Siding We do not Sub-Contract Replacement Windows Family Run Business 973-324-9461 CE17703 Certified $200 OFF Any Complete Roof this coupon must be presented when contract is signed. CHIMNEY REPOINTING