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Plainfield Weekend Update: March 25-26

Dairy Queen Bike Giveaway Credits: Dairy Queen Plainfield Facebook page
Credits: Jennifer Popper
Marion Johnson, New Jersey's "Hidden Figure"
Betty Livingston Adams Credits: via Plainfield Public Library
SCLSNJ librarian Carol Simon Levin (pictured as Abigail Adams) has published “Remembering the Ladies: from Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates.” Credits: Courtesy SCLSNJ

PLAINFIELD, NJ – No matter the time nor the day, you can find something to do in and around Plainfield this weekend, whether it's learning a bit of history, shopping for some baubles, or yelling, "BINGO!" for a good cause.

Here's a look at what's on tap. 

Saturday, March 25

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  • Starting at 9:00 am, Dairy Queen of Plainfield will hold another bike giveaway event, gearing up to give away more than 120 bicycles, with over 190 helmets, to families in need in the Plainfield area.  Get there early, it's first come, first serve!    READ MORE HERE.
  • A Community Empowerment Expo will be held at Plainfield High School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Information on jobs and career development, education and health will be disseminated.  READ MORE HERE.
  • Betty Livingston Adams will discuss her latest publication, Black Women’s Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb, at 2:00 pm at the Plainfield Public Library, located at 800 Park Avenue.  LEARN MORE.
  • The Cedarbrook Park Tenants Association in Plainfield will be holding its 1st Annual Rummage Sale on this day, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Located at 1272 Park Avenue, the sale will take place in the Community Room.
  • Designer Bag Bingo with Plainfield Area Humane Society will be at St. Luke's Church, 300 Cliinton Avenue in North Plainfield.  Doors open at 6:30 PM, and bingo starts at 7:15 PM.  Follow the event on Facebook.

Sunday, March 26

  • At 2:00 pm, the Historical Society of Plainfield at the Drake House Museum will host a special event with author Carol Simon Levin as Abigail Adams.  There will be a lecture and Levin will be signing her book, Remembering The Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates.  According to an Amazon reviewer, “the author has done significant research to craft easily readable, yet engaging biographical summaries. She's also included interesting factoids, suggestions for further reading for various ages, as well as places to visit and websites for further exploration. All ages can enjoy the book, which would be a valuable addition for any school, library, youth and adult club and organization.”  The Drake House Museum is located at 602 West Front Street in Plainfield.  READ MORE HERE.
  • In celebration of Women's History Month, a panel, Overcoming Obstacles to Success, will feature panelists Leslie Anderson, the Executive Director of NJ Redevelopment Authority, Marion Johnson, New Jersey's Hidden Figure, and Dr. Elaine Asyah Aquil of Nubian Chiropractic.  There is a $20 donation that will benefit area soup kitchen programs.  The program begins at 2:00 pm at 321 Grant Avenue.  Read more about Leslie Anderson HEREpdfpdf.



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