Sponsored by The Dance Academy

The Dance Academy (TDA) offers training for students of dance with exceptional dance training in a professional and positive environment. They believe dance should be both an educational and an inspirational experience. Each dancer is unique, and TDA aims to ensure he or she reaches their maximum potential. They offer several dance classes and programs for students of all ages. TDA’s dance classes are designed to help each child develop strong core techniques and artistic talent. They offer toddler dance, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, creative dance, theater dance, and tumbling. The students at The Dance Academy range from 2 ½ to young adults. Their goal is for their dancers to have fun, develop their creative expression, and of course, get much-needed exercise. TDA’s instructors teach age-appropriate dance skills for each age level.

TDA has been offering professional dance training with a personal touch for over 30 years, instilling the love of dance to students under the creative direction of Miss Donnajean Kline and staffed by a group of highly-trained instructors. Their dance season starts in September. Please visit our website at www.thedanceacademybuckscounty.com for more information about programs and classes offered this fall.

It’s that time of year already. In just a few weeks, summer activities will come to a close and another school year begins. Now is the time to prepare – get a fresh hair cut, grab a new pair of shoes and make sure your family is fully prepared for the first day of school. This guide has everything you need to know from important dates to the best spots to get your supplies.

back to school guide

Click the buttons below to find everything you need to know and get your ready to be back to school this year.







Bloomsbury School District
August 30, 2021

Califon School District
September 1, 2021

Clinton Township School District
September 1, 2021

Delaware Township School District
September 8, 2021

Delaware Valley Regional High School District
September 1, 2021

East Amwell Township School District
September 2, 2021

Flemington-Raritan School District
September 8, 2021

Franklin Township School District
August 26, 2021

Frenchtown Borough School District
September 1, 2021

Hampton Borough School District
September 1, 2021

High Bridge School District
September 2, 2021

Holland Township School District
August 30, 2021

Kingwood Township School District
September 1, 2021

Lebanon Borough School District
September 2, 2021

North Hunterdon-Vorhees Regional High School District
August 26, 2021

Readington Township School District
September 8, 2021

Union Township School District
August 26, 2021

West Amwell School District
September 1, 2021

Get a Fresh Cut

Hunterdon Haircutters
51 Reaville Ave
Flemington, NJ 08822
Hunterdon Haircutters, 2021 Happening List Winner for Haircuts, provides the best haircut for men, women and children. The locally owned business was founded in 1960 and is loved by many customers. Same-day appointments and walk-ins are available.

Schedule a Dentist Appointment

My Children’s Dentist
2 N Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
Now is a good time to make sure you are up to date on dental cleanings and schedule an appointment. My Children’s Dentist, the 2021 Happening List Winner, has a reputation for offering dental care in a friendly, inviting, professional environment. There are two locations and you can read more about services offered on the website.

Back to School Photos

Jersey Sunshine Photography
Schedule a photo session before heading back to school with one of our Happening List Finalists, Jersey Sunshine Photography. There are multiple photo packages to choose from on the website.

Hire a Dog Trainer

Pup Scouts of Hunterdon
(908) 581-3469
[email protected]scoutsofhunterdon.com
School isn’t just for kids!
Expert Puppy Tips from Hunterdon’s Puppy Experts
  • Someone is always the teacher, and someone is always the learner. Whether you are actively training your puppy or not, she is always learning.
  • Teach your puppy the behaviors you want instead of focusing on the behaviors you don’t want. Change how you think, and you will change your puppy’s behavior.
  • Puppies do what works for them. If jumping up gets them love and attention, your puppy will keep jumping up. Behavior that is rewarded, repeats.
  • Puppies have short attention spans. Train in 5-10 minute sessions throughout the day.
  • Puppies require about 18-20 hours of sleep each day. Be sure to have scheduled nap times.
  • A tired and enriched puppy is a better-behaved puppy. Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise. Provide your puppy with food puzzle toys to help reduce
    boredom and tire them out.
  • Teaching the behaviors you want now is easier than fixing unwanted behavior later.

Going back to work? Kids back to school? Separation anxiety can happen with your pup and is not something quickly treated. It is a process that will require time, patience, and consistency. The good news: Applying the necessary time, patience, and consistency works. Separation anxiety absolutely can be successfully treated. A future where you can leave the house without guilt and return home without worry is possible. And we’ll do everything we can to help you get there.

Special offer for Hunterdon Happening readers: Receive an additional 1-hour training session ($100 value) with the purchase of our Puppy Concierge package.

Use code HHBTS Offer expires 9/17/21

Prepare the Home

Hillis Adjustment Agency
2336 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

It’s that time of year again…as you prepare for the start of the school year there is much to do. Here are some tips to prepare your home for the Fall and Winter months!

  • Inspect your siding

  • Clean your gutters and install gutter guards to prevent backups

  • Clean on and around your HVAC Units

  • Put away seasonal outdoor furniture

Planning for the potential harsh cold weather and fall winds will mitigate some damages from occurring. If you do sustain damages to your home call Hillis Adjustment Agency as we can assist you in each aspect of your claim. We assist with ALL property claims and if we can not be of service we have built solid, trusted relationships over the past 35 years so we can refer to you someone who can assist you!

Don’t settle for less…Call Hillis First! 215-245-5600 – [email protected]www.hillis1.com

Find a Tutor

Silver Oak Learning
1465 Route 31
Annandale, NJ 08801
99 Route 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
It’s never too early to find learning support and Silver Oak Learning K-12 is the 2021 Happening List Winner for Tutoring Services. Silver Oak Learning K-12 provides test preparation, tutoring and SAT prep classes. Visit the website to learn more.

Sign Up For Gymnastics

Dynamix Gymnastics
181 Wheeler Court, Unit C
Langhorne, PA 19047
Looking for a great alternative for your child’s physical education class? Check out Homeschool gymnastics at Dynamix Gymnastics! Elements from all gymnastic events are available in an open gym format. This program offers overall body fitness, coordination development, and helps build confidence. Our homeschool program is offered for children ages 5+ regardless of past experience. To learn more about our Homeschool program and all of the awesome things our gym has to offer visit www.dynamixgymnastics.com/special-programs.

New School Outfits

We Kids of Flemington – 2021 Happening List Winner!
25 Turntable Junction
Flemington, NJ
We Kids of Flemington specializes in carrying quality, gently-used clothing for children, pre-teens, teens and adults on consignment. You will find great brands at affordable prices. They carry clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, sports equipment, DVDs, books and more. Stop in to stock up on back to school outfits, shoes and more.

Upgrade Eye Glasses

Pearle Vision Eye Care Center – 2021 Happening List Winner!
315 State Highway 202
Flemington, NJ
Upgrade eye glasses and schedule an eye exam at Pearle Vision Eye Care Center in Flemington. Bring your prescription or get an eye exam in the store. Schedule your appointment online.

Spa Treatment

Radiance Spa at the Bucks Club
2600 York Road, Jamison, PA
215-343-0350 Ext.6
Visit www.DaivasShop.com for skincare products.

Your teenager will be back-to-school ready after having a Teen Facial at Radiance Spa. This facial is customized for the skin conditions typical of the teenage years – oily skin, acne, rosacea, and blackheads. Some of this is due to hormonal changes but also due to lack of knowledge on home skin care. When you come in for a Teen Facial not only will you have an amazing facial treatment with customized products for your skin condition, but you will also receive a lesson on the right way to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin to help alleviate the skin problems you may be experiencing. You will also receive some sample products to use at home to help with your skin routine.

Moms and Dads – now that the kids are back in school maybe you have some free time available for relaxation and stress relief at the spa. Our relaxing atmosphere and professional therapists will treat you to luxurious spa treatments including a full selection of massages, facials, body treatments, spa packages, spa parties, waxing and beauty enhancements.

Shop Gifts For Teachers

Sage by Attachments Boutique – 2021 Happening List Winner!
124 Main Street
Flemington, NJ
Start off the year by bringing your teacher a gift. Attachments & Sage in Flemington carries beautiful accents that would make lovely gifts for teachers. Visit the website to see what’s available.

School Supply Drive

Zanya Spa Salon
287 S Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
During the month of August, receive 20% off your retail purchases when you donate a new backpack with school supplies! *Discount applies day of donation only* As an added thank you for your donation, you will receive your VIP card good for 10% off  any color, massage, or esthetics service in September.

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