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Children and Adults Can Investigate Winter Wonders at Trailside


Trailside naturalist Cathleen Bolton leads a group of children on a winter walk to search for squirrel nests, woodpecker holes, buck rubs and other winter wonders in the Watchung Reservation. Registration for the winter series of programs at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside is now under way with workshops including Toddler Time (for adults with children up to three years of age); Two of Us (for adults with children ages 3-4); Small Fry Days (drop-off programs for 4-6 year-olds); Afterschool Explorations (for  children in the 1st and 2nd grade); and Trailside Explorers (for children in the 3rd thru 5th grade).  These popular programs offer hands-on investigations of the natural world through crafts, hikes and interactive educational activities. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Please call Trailside at 908-789-3670 for a complete brochure of winter offerings or visit us online at Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road, at Coles Ave., in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.




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Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

April 20, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...

Annual Fishing Derby Returns to Oakwood Park on Saturday, April 28

Mark your calendars!  The annual Fishing Derby returns to Oakwood Park Saturday, April 28th, rain or shine, from 8:00 – 11:00am.  Co-sponsored by New Providence P.B.A. Local #132 and New Providence Recreation, this family favorite event is one of the borough’s “signs of spring”!

Bring your rod, reel & bait to fish for trout of varying sizes stocked in ...

Free Living History Event Showcases World War I Centennial

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to experience battlefield life as a World War I American Salvation Army volunteer, featuring Ms. Laurie MacDonald-Gaulke, actress and storyteller, in a special free presentation of “Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salvation Army Lassie in France.”

Doughnuts for Doughboys takes place on Tuesday, April 25 at ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 16, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

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