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Club Teen: Painting Class

Wed, February 21, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Library, Vauxhall

Club Teen: Painting Class

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 02/21/2018 6:00pm 02/21/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Club Teen: Painting Class

Come in and relax as we paint together. Supplies will be provided. For students in 9th-12th grade. Please register in advance.

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
Course on Biblical Interpretation Taught by Rutgers Professor

Wed, February 21, 7:00 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Course on Biblical Interpretation Taught by ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 02/21/2018 7:00pm 02/22/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Course on Biblical Interpretation Taught by Rutgers Professor

Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold an eight-session course, “The Enchantment of Midrash,” taught by Dr. Azzan Yadin-Israel, Professor of Jewish Studies and Classics at Rutgers University. Classes begin on January 17 and meet from 7-9:30 p.m. on eight Wednesday evenings. The course is open to adults in the community.

The course will provide an introduction to ...

18 Shalom Way Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Workshop for Parents & Educators: Reducing Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

Fri, February 23, 8:30 AM

Honor Ridge Academy, Clark

Workshop for Parents & Educators: Reducing ...

Education Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 02/23/2018 8:30am 02/23/2018 3:30pm America/New_York Workshop for Parents & Educators: Reducing Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

Honor Ridge Academy Presents ‘Reducing Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom’ Workshop

Honor Ridge Academy has recruited Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA, a behavior analyst, special educator, school consultant and author of ‘The Behavior Code’, to present a comprehensive workshop, Reducing Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom, for parents, educators, ...

342 Madison Hill Rd. Clark, NJ 07066
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

Fri, February 23, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 02/23/2018 3:30pm 02/23/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

Teens, help make the library a better place for YOU! Let us know what books, movies, music, and programs you want to see and earn community service hours in the process! For ages 13+. Please register in advance.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
Black History Month Bingo

Mon, February 26, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Black History Month Bingo

Education Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 02/26/2018 4:30pm 02/26/2018 5:30pm America/New_York Black History Month Bingo

Learn about important African-American figures in history while playing Bingo! We're also hosting a potato chip tasting in honor of George "Crum" Speck, African-American chef and inventor of the potato chip. Designed for children in grades 4-6. Please register in advance.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
Toddler & Pre-K Program

Tue, February 27, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Library, Vauxhall

Toddler & Pre-K Program

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/27/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler & Pre-K Program

Interactive storytimes, crafts, and more for young children and their parents/guardians every Tuesday morning.

Feb. 6: Music & Movement, featuring a special showing of 'Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story'

Feb. 13: Pre-K STEM Storytime: Hearts

Feb. 20: Interactive Learning Time, featuring puzzles, coloring, memory & other fun games

Feb. 27: Pre-K Story & ...

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
OPEN HOUSE at The Arc Kohler School for Students with Special Needs

Wed, February 28, 11:30 AM

The Arc Kohler School, Mountainside

OPEN HOUSE at The Arc Kohler School for Students ...

Education Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 02/28/2018 11:30am 02/28/2018 1:00pm America/New_York OPEN HOUSE at The Arc Kohler School for Students with Special Needs

We invite you to come tour and learn about the exciting growth and learning opportunities available at The Arc Kohler School. With a designated room for our new Life Skills program and a brand new high school class, we'll be having tours and providing information about our school which is one of the best schools in New Jersey for children with special needs.

-Jennifer Kaufman, ...

1137 Globe Ave Mountainside, NJ 07092
Course on Biblical Interpretation Taught by Rutgers Professor

Wed, February 28, 7:00 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Course on Biblical Interpretation Taught by ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 02/28/2018 7:00pm 03/01/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Course on Biblical Interpretation Taught by Rutgers Professor

Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold an eight-session course, “The Enchantment of Midrash,” taught by Dr. Azzan Yadin-Israel, Professor of Jewish Studies and Classics at Rutgers University. Classes begin on January 17 and meet from 7-9:30 p.m. on eight Wednesday evenings. The course is open to adults in the community.

The course will provide an introduction to ...

18 Shalom Way Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Thieves Steal Catalytic Converters from Cars in Scotch Plains

September 16, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains police department's most recent blotter was filled with multiple reports of thefts of catalytic converters from cars locally. 

On Saturday, Sept. 11, thefts of catalytic converters were reported on the 200 block of Willow Ave. and on Elm Court. On Sept. 13, a resident on Hunter Ave. also reported the theft of a catalytic converter. All of ...

Free Guided Nature Walks for Seniors Return, at Trailside Nature and Science Center

September 21, 2021

The Union County Board of Commissioners welcomes back seniors age 55 and up to participate in a series of free guided walks at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside this fall.

Located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside, the series will take place every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., beginning October 8.

“These guided walks offer an excellent opportunity ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 13, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...