1. Pumpkin decorating festival Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Orange Farmer's Market. Kids can paint their free pumpkins while parents shop.
2. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host an Wednesday at Liberty Middle School in West Orange to help residents affected by . FEMA will help residents apply for assistance and answer questions. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.
3. The West Orange Arts Council has created a stunning photo-play that features the faces and places of West Orange, New Jersey, on a typical day. The 24-hour photo documentary is entitled: A Day in West Orange. The photos will be on exhibit Thursday, Oct. 20. at The Loft at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Way at 7 p.m.
4. are right around the corner. Get to know the candidates in two debates this week. Monday night, tonight at a public forum at 7 p.m. at Verona High School, 151 Fairview Ave., Verona. Cedar Grove Deputy Mayor Joseph Chiusolo and acting District 4 Freeholder Leonard Luciano are vying for a three year seat on the nine-member Freeholder board. Wednesday, State Senate incumbent Senator Richard Codey (D-Essex) and challenger William Eames (Tea Party Republican) will face off. District 27 incumbents Mila Jasey (D-Essex) and John McKeon (D-Essex) will debate Republicans Nicole Hagner and Lee Holtzman. will be at 8 p.m. in Livingston High School's Chorus Room at 30 Harp Drive.
5. McLoone's Boathouse Restaurant will open Friday. Offering American Cuisine, the is located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex.