Arts & Entertainment

The Week Ahead in Cranford

Credits: Kathy Monahan

CRANFORD, NJ – Here’s a glimpse of the week ahead in Cranford:

MONDAY Jan. 18:
- All Township offices are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Cranford’s 4th Annual Day of Service 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. Michael School cafeteria
- Varsity hockey vs. Westfield 6:30 p.m., Warninanco

TUESDAY Jan. 19:
- Varsity swimming vs. Union 3:45 p.m., Memorial Pool
- Lego Club 6:30 p.m., at the library
- Classic Film: “Murder on the Orient Express” 7:00 p.m., the community center
- Varsity girls basketball vs. the Patrick School 5:30 p.m., at home
- Raising Resilient Children and Teens 7:00 p.m., CHS auditorium (for both parents and teens)
- Varsity boys basketball vs. Hillside 7:00 p.m., at home
- 2nd Annual Adult Winter Reading Program 8:00 p.m., the library

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- Cranford Chamber of Commerce Kick-Off party 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Garlic Rose
- Varsity wrestling at Roselle Park 7:00 p.m.
- 8th grade parent orientation 7:00 p.m., CHS
- Rave On! Featuring music of Roy Orbison 7:30 p.m., the library

- Varsity girls swimming vs. Oak Knoll 3:45 p.m., Memorial Pool
- Varsity boys swimming vs. Oratory 3:45 p.m., Memorial Pool
- Varsity girls basketball vs. Governor Livingston 4:00 p.m., at home
- Varsity boys basketball at Governor Livingston 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY Jan 22:
- LAS Night of the Stars 6:00 p.m., CHS
- Varsity wrestling vs. Elizabeth 7:00 p.m., at home

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Upcoming Events


Mon, February 19, 11:00 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

President's Day Jump

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Wed, February 21, 7:00 PM

The Cranford Hotel (hosted by Calvary Lutheran Church), Cranford

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Thu, February 22, 1:15 PM

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