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Tue, March 26, 11:15 AM

JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains

Musical Theater and Film with Professor John ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2019 11:15am 03/26/2019 12:15pm America/New_York Musical Theater and Film with Professor John Kenrick: Gene Kelly - Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

John Kenrick teaches theater at NYU and brings his lifetime of theater experiences to this class. This session we will learn about the tough fisted kid from Pittsburgh who became Hollywood's dancing personification of masculine grace. How did someone who swore he'd never work for MGM become that studio's longtime star. Sponsored by Jill Horowitz Rome of Coldwell Banker.

Price: $8, ...

1391 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, March 26, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2019 6:00pm 03/26/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 400 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, March 26, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Public to Presentation on Gateway Project March ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2019 7:00pm 03/26/2019 9:15pm America/New_York Public to Presentation on Gateway Project March 26 in Cranford

Jerry Zaro, the New Jersey Trustee to the Gateway Development Program, will discuss and update the public about the project. NJ Transit officials invited

The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project, beginning at 7:00 ...

220 Walnut Ave. Cranford, NJ
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Wed, March 27, 10:00 AM

Westfield

Cursive Penmanship Course Held by Westfield ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 03/27/2019 10:00am 03/27/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Cursive Penmanship Course Held by Westfield Historical Society

Westfield Historical Society to Offer Mini-Course in Cursive Penmanship

Westfield, NJ -- Did you know that most students no longer learn the skill of cursive penmanship? This means that historians in the future may not be able to read historic documents or even personal letters from generations back. The Westfield Historical Society is sponsoring a mini-course in cursive handwriting ...

314 Mountain Ave Westfield, NJ 07090-3032
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Wed, March 27, 11:15 AM

JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains

Melodies of Memories and Miracles: Broadway ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/27/2019 11:15am 03/27/2019 12:15pm America/New_York Melodies of Memories and Miracles: Broadway Classics with James Michael

James Michael keeps the sounds of his Broadway childhood idols alive as he enchants us with his world-class baritone voice and brings us Broadway classics. Sponsored by the Berg Family in memory of Sid Lieppe.

Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 ...

1391 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, March 27, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Memoir Writing Workshop @ the Scotch Plains ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 03/27/2019 1:00pm 03/27/2019 2:30pm America/New_York Memoir Writing Workshop @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Join local teacher and writer Edie Scher for a series of memoir writing workshops. Capture the memories you want to leave as a legacy for your family. Workshops will guide you through the process of writing, editing, and compiling your chapters in a supportive environment.

This group will meet on select Wednesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm. Scheduled dates are: March 27, April 10, May 8 & 22, ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Thu, March 28, 7:00 PM

Saint Joseph High School , Metuchen

Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/28/2019 7:00pm 03/28/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company

Come out to support the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company as it presents Into The Woods!

Productions will be March 28-30, April 4-6, March 31 and April 7.

You can pre-order tickets by clicking here

145 Plainfield Avenue Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Thu, March 28, 7:30 PM

Union County Torah Center, Westfield

Yossele's World

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/28/2019 7:30pm 03/28/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Yossele's World

The Union County Torah Center at 111 Laurel Place in Westfield will be presenting a program titled "Yossele's World” on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm. Charlie Bernhaut will present the program where he will explore the exceptional life of one of the world's greatest cantors, Yossele Rosenblatt.

This power-point presentation takes you on his journey from the Ukraine, through ...

111 Laurel Place Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, March 29, 4:00 PM

Scotch Plains

Stations of the Cross for Families

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/29/2019 4:00pm 03/29/2019 4:45pm America/New_York Stations of the Cross for Families

Please join us as we walk the Way of the Cross in a way that offers practical examples of how children can grow in their spiritual life on a daily basis. Mark your calendars for Fridays at 4:00 p.m. throughout Lent.

1571 South Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, March 29, 7:00 PM

Saint Joseph High School , Metuchen

Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/29/2019 7:00pm 03/29/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company

Come out to support the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company as it presents Into The Woods!

Productions will be March 28-30, April 4-6, March 31 and April 7.

You can pre-order tickets by clicking here

145 Plainfield Avenue Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Sat, March 30, 10:00 AM

Westfield

Cursive Penmanship Course Held by Westfield ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 03/30/2019 10:00am 03/30/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Cursive Penmanship Course Held by Westfield Historical Society

Westfield Historical Society to Offer Mini-Course in Cursive Penmanship

Westfield, NJ -- Did you know that most students no longer learn the skill of cursive penmanship? This means that historians in the future may not be able to read historic documents or even personal letters from generations back. The Westfield Historical Society is sponsoring a mini-course in cursive handwriting ...

314 Mountain Ave Westfield, NJ 07090-3032
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Sat, March 30, 11:00 AM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Scotch Plains

Lenten Healing Mass

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/30/2019 11:00am 03/30/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Lenten Healing Mass

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scotch Plains will be hosting a Healing Mass, or Mass of Anointing, on Saturday March 30th in the Main Church.

Although the Sacrament termed "Anointing of the Sick" is normally associated with the terminally ill, this Mass represents a broader outreach to those who are troubled in mind, body or spirit. Healing is but one apect of a broader sense of ...

1571 South Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, March 30, 7:00 PM

Saint Joseph High School , Metuchen

Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/30/2019 7:00pm 03/30/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company

Come out to support the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company as it presents Into The Woods!

Productions will be March 28-30, April 4-6, March 31 and April 7.

You can pre-order tickets by clicking here

145 Plainfield Avenue Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Sun, March 31, 10:00 AM

Union Catholic High School, Scotch Plains

Trinitas Health & Wellness Expo

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 03/31/2019 10:00am 03/31/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Trinitas Health & Wellness Expo

Back for its 2nd year, Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the GWACC is proud to present its 2019 Health and Wellness Expo. On Sunday, March 31st from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Union Catholic High School exhibitors from a variety of health modalities and medical practices will be in attendance to help you be the best YOU in 2019.

There will be something for every age including free bike ...

1600 Martine Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sun, March 31, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Maple Sugar Sunday

Other

Add to My Calendar 03/31/2019 2:00pm 03/31/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Maple Sugar Sunday

One of the most important seasonal tasks of colonial farm life was sugar making in the maple woods. The museum's presenter will talk about the technique of maple sugaring, explaining how the maple sap rises and flows, how it is collected using wooden buckets and handmade spiles, and how sugar and syrup are made from the sap. (Please note that no tree will actually be tapped.)

Two ...

614 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, March 31, 3:00 PM

Westfield

Sonic Spectacular, Oratorio Singers Concert at ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/31/2019 3:00pm 03/31/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Sonic Spectacular, Oratorio Singers Concert at the First United Methodist Church in Westfield

Sonic Spectacular! Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m. is the Oratorio Singers annual concert at the First United Methodist Church in Westfield featuring many musical gems with chorus, large brass ensemble, percussion, and organ. Enjoy Mozart’s Te Deum, selections from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, All Creatures of Our God and King by John Rutter, The Holy City by Stephan Adams, and the ethereal The ...

One East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, March 31, 3:00 PM

Saint Joseph High School , Metuchen

Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/31/2019 3:00pm 03/31/2019 5:30pm America/New_York Into The Woods Presented by the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company

Come out to support the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company as it presents Into The Woods!

Productions will be March 28-30, April 4-6, March 31 and April 7.

You can pre-order tickets by clicking here

145 Plainfield Avenue Metuchen, NJ 08840

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

April 19, 2019

When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some water.

This method is great for making anything from one large egg to a couple dozen at ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

NJ Girl Scout Teaches Kids Healthy Cooking & Eating with Classes, Videos

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since the 1970s. One Springfield Girl Scout is looking to make a change to that statistic by encouraging the next generation to eat healthier in a simple and fun way.

“I just realized childhood obesity is a growing American epidemic, and unhealthy food is growing in popularity ...

New Jersey Date Night: Comfort Food Restaurants to Brighten a Bad Day

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

It happens to the best of us. The culprit can be a flat tire or perhaps a demanding boss with attention deficit disorder. Or maybe it’s dealing with screaming, unsatisfied children or irritated, displeased clients. So many situations can lead to a bad day, and a bad day in New Jersey can be torturous.

Music & Food Festival in Fanwood will Honor World Autism Month

April is World Autism Month, and Fanwood, NJ, is gearing up for its annual Rockin’ For Autism festival on Sunday, April 28.

Rockin’ for Autism is the brainchild of 17-year-old Fanwood resident Mallory Banks, who since 2011 has raised more than $52,000 in honor of her brother, Ethan. In 2018, Rockin’ For Autism was named the top autism awareness fundraiser for Autism New ...

Jurors Hear Recording of Kai the Hitchhiker Claiming Clark Lawyer 'Raped Me'

April 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney.

"At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy in statement to police that was recorded on video on May 16, 2013, hours after he was ...

VIDEO: Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze at Ocean Grove Boardwalk Pavilion

April 13, 2019

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Smoke could be seen for miles for most of the afternoon as firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at the Ocean Grove boardwalk pavilion, according to officials.

Dozens of fires trucks from towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties were called to respond to the blaze, which was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on April 13. No injuries have been reported as of 2:30 p.m.

Grieving for The Westfield High School Principal

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us. There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. Our loss could be the passing of a loved one or even the loss of a ...

Top 10 Signs You're Having an Emotional Affair... Is It Cheating?

An emotional affair is when you turn to a friend or co-worker for emotional (not physical) intimacy. The seduction is that this person gives you what you feel that your spouse does not: support, ego boosts, playfulness, empathy, flirting, and understanding.

This relationship begins in a very innocent way, yet you may begin to share more with this person than with your spouse. You know you ...

Meet Two Members of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad

April 10, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Jerry Handsman joined the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad in 1992 at the age of 40. He’s now been riding for 27 years and served most recently as a deputy chief.

Always wanting to help others, Jerry decided to take it beyond the CPR training that he was certified for at the time and became an emergency medical technician (EMT). He’s been on many calls over the ...

Celebrate Easter at First Congregational Church of Westfield

April 19, 2019

Celebrate Easter at First Congregational Church of Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – First Congregational Church of Westfield is a spiritual community with a rich history of encouraging freedom of thought and a strong commitment to supporting and serving those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

In all aspects of its life and mission, FCC welcomes and affirms people of every ...