PLAINFIELD, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend in and around Plainfield? Here are some ideas to get you motivated.
A student art exhibit will be held at Plainfield High School on Friday at 5 p.m. There will also be food and vendors. For more information, visit www.plainfieldnjk12.org.
The Union County Magnet High School, at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, is holding a silent auction on Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to benefit Project Graduation 2018, an alcohol-free, safe celebration for seniors the night of their graduation. For more info, contact Gloria Shih at MagnetPSA@gmail.com or call 908-561-5057.
Black Love Matters - Join the staff of Iris House for this free celebration of love and music on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield (FUSP), 724 Park Ave. There will be live music, games and giveaways. RSVP to Audria at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-561-5057.
Celebrate 2018 Black History Month with Friends of Plainfield Public Library (FOPPL) on Saturday. Take a trip through time to hear African-American history through Plainfield orators, poetry and music. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Plainfield High School will send members of the wrestling team, including Union County Heavyweight Champion Christian Cajon, to the Regional Championships at Union High School on Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m.
Frontiers International Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series presents Returning to the Source: Learning African History for Self-Liberation with Dr. Akil Khalfani, Director of Africana Studies at Essex County College. Dr. Khalfani will speak on Saturday at Washington Community School, 427 Darrow Ave. from 1 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. The event is supported by the Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission. For more information, call 908-868-8704.
It's jazz in the sanctuary at Shiloh Baptist Church on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Cynthia Holiday will host the premiere performance of the 2018 Jazz in the Sanctuary series. Shiloh is located at 515 W. 4th Street and is a free will offering. For more information, call 908-754-3353 or visit www.shilohplainfield.org.
Crescent Concerts presents a Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists, on Sunday at 3 p.m. Talented local young musicians chosen by competitive audition will amaze you. General admission is $20, tickets for seniors are $15, and $5 for students. The concert will take place at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Avenue. Visit crescentconcerts.org for more information.
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