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Weekend Ideas for April 22 - 23

One of the most notable dates coming up this weekend is globally celebrated Earth Day. Many communities will be putting together celebrations on Saturday to recognize the importance of taking care of our planet. Many of the festivals are free of charge and open to the general public.

10th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Centenary University in Hackettstown is hosting its yearly Earth Day event on Saturday. Highlights of the event include a petting zoo, bounce house, live music, and an arts and crafts area. There will be plenty of food on hand as well as a fashion show featuring clothing made from recycled materials.

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11th Annual Bring the Heat Chili Cook Off

Love chili? Then you won’t want to miss the Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad’s annual fundraising event. Purchase tasting tickets in advance for $12, or at the door for $15. There will be live music, a tricky tray, and a cash bar. The event will be held at the squad’s headquarters on Saturday from 4-8 p.m.

Northern Valley Earth Fair

Tenakill Middle School in Closter will host a multi-town Earth Day celebration on Saturday. Entry is free and the event will feature vendors showcasing “green” products such as electric cars and solar-powered inventions. There will be conservation displays along with bee demonstrations. Live music and food trucks will be on hand for the duration of the fair. The schedule of events will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Earth Day Festival

Liberty State Park has one of the most popular Earth Day events in the state. The festival is completely free and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 100 vendors and exhibitors are expected to attend. There is also a 5 km run that will be held rain or shine.

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Parenting Children with Autism: Strategies for Success

April 20, 2017

Participants will learn about programs that will enhance occupational, physical, and speech therapy for their autistic child from Trinitas's children's Therapy services professionals at this free seminar. Presenters are Benjamin Lipman, physical therapist, Trinitas; Aida Mendez-Boud, occupational therapist, Trinitas; Tara Sheerin, executive director, The Data Group; Craig Domanski, ...

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UNION, NJ - New Jersey Recovery High School will host their very first Recovery Film Festival with guest speaker Daniel Baldwin at Kean University in the STEM Building, 6th Floor, located at 1075 Morris Ave. Union, NJ. on Saturday, June 3.

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Free Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is Inclusive of Special Needs Children

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Children, 12 years old and younger, including special needs children, are invited to the Second Annual Community Egg Hunt, hosted by Moving New Jersey Forward Foundation, Saturday, April 15, from 1p.m. to 3p.m. at Warinanco Park. 

Moving New Jersey Forward Foundation was created by Union County Freeholder Sergio Granados.

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The Truth Behind Immunizations

ELIZABETH, NJ - This free seminar addresses the pros and cons of immunizations and will help participants understand what is right for them. Presenter is Dr. Clark Sherer, director of infectious diseases and director of medical students education.  

Date: Wednesday, April 19

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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ELIZABETH, NJ – A third man has pleaded guilty in connection with the 2012 killing of a teenager in Roselle a little more than a month after one of his two co-defendants was convicted in the case, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced April 21.

Derrick Dunn, 23, pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of Damel Mitchell.

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Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will be hosting a quintet from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at its Elizabeth headquarters Thursday, May 11, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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