BERKELEY HEIGHTS' CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, Sept.14 - VFW Post 6259 Berkeley Heights Township BBQ from 1 to 7 p.m. (rain date, Sept. 15) Festivities include Pig Roast, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Bratwurst, Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Beer Tent, Horseshoe Tournament, Children’s Activities, Sponsored Door Prizes.  Cost: Adults $25, Youth (8-14 yrs.) $10, Children (under 8 yrs.) Free. Proceeds benefit the “Relief Fund” and a future yearly college scholarship to Governor Livingston High School. BBQ will be held behind the First Aid Squad located at 15 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights.

Sunday, Sept. 22 -  17th Annual Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk at 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Park in Berkeley Heights presented by Smith Chiropractic. An exciting morning is planned for friendly competition, family fun, and a sea of community support. The Berkeley Heights 5K is sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association and is a 500-point race in the New Balance New Jersey Grand Prix Series.  Free Tot Trot and Fun Runs for children ages 2-11 round out the day with over 150 smiling children dashing across Memorial Field.  Early registration by 9/12 guarantees a race T-shirt.  For more information on the run and charitable recipients please visit  www.berkeleyheights5k.com.  A Red Cross Blood Drive is also being sponsored the day of the race from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Heights Community Center, 29 Park Avenue (directly across from Memorial Field).

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Saturday, Sept. 28 - Berkeley Heights Clean Communities Clean-Up Day at 9 a.m. to noon.  (Rain date Sept. 29, noon to 3 p.m.) Local organizations and residents are invited to help clean up litter in public areas in Berkeley Heights.  Made possible through the NJ Clean Communities Program for the Township of Berkeley Heights, in cooperation with the Suburban Chamber of Commerce.  For more information call 908-522-1700.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 - 8th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at The Primavera Regency, 1080 Valley Road, Stirling.  This year’s honorees are Joseph Allegra, Dolores Scott Croneberger, Kathleen A. Harrison, and Sue Johnson. The event chairman is Ciro Scalera, a 2007 Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award recipient and an active volunteer in the Berkeley Heights community. For more information on Scouting in Berkeley Heights, attending the event, and sponsoring the program journal, contact Jennifer Volz, Development Director, at (973) 765-9322 ext. 249 and/or jennifer.volz@scouting.org.

Friday, Oct. 4 - Highlander Booster Club Annual Beefsteak Dinner at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Hall, 56 River Road, Berkeley Heights.  The Highlander Booster Club will be hosting their The Annual Booster Club Beefsteak Dinner on October 4, at Mount Carmel Hall, 56 River Road, Berkeley Heights from 7-11 p.m.  The all you can eat feast includes their famous sliced tenderloin on french bread,  french fries, pickles, ice cream and adult beverages. This adult-only social evening will feature DJ and dancing, 50/50, Basket Raffle and test your luck at the Money Wheel.  Tickets are $45 per person.  Tables of 10 are available.  Checks should be made out to Highlander Booster Club and mailed to Barbara Smith, 73 Columbia Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922. Contact Carol Policastro at rvpolicastro@msn.com or 908-256-1842 or Jackie Ippolito jackalini@aol.com with any questions.  Proceeds benefit Gov. Livingston Athletics.

Saturday, Oct. 5 - Job Search Using Social Media with Dr. Colleen Georges,  certified professional in online job search and reputation management, co-author of ‘Contagious Optimism’ at 10:00 a.m. at the Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights. 

Sunday, Oct. 6 - Oktoberfest from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stage House Tavern in Scotch Plains. The Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center PTO is hosting this special event to raise funds and provide educational programs for the nearly 400 students at Mary Kay McMillin. For more information on the “Oktoberfest” event, please email laurajwalker@verizon.net.

Wednesday, October 9 - Work From Home Now, finding legitimate telecommuting and flexible jobs with Noelle Frieson, founder and CEO of JobProsper.com.  Program is at the Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, October 16 - Ready For a Change In Career? Are you considering a career or job change?  Are you ready to re-enter the job market?  A talk by Diane Lang, therapist, educator & life coach, author of ‘Creating Balance and Finding Happiness’ and ‘Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Care'. Program is at the Berkeley Heigths Public LIbrary, 290 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights at 7 p.m.