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The Week Ahead in Plainfield: June 5-11

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at some of the educational and recreational events  going on this week in the City of Plainfield, along with the reminder to head to the polls on Tuesday to vote.

 

Tuesday, June 6

  • There has been much discussion leading up to Plainfield's primary election for Mayor and City Council seats.  Residents heard from candidates at the forum held at Shiloh Baptist Church and the one hosted by the Plainfield League of Women Voters.  Now it's up to the voters to go to the polls.  Not sure where to vote, or who the candidates are?  Read more here.

 

Wednesday, June 7

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  • A Credit Seminar will take place at Punto Colombiano, located at 314 Watchung Avenue in Plainfield.  Inform yourself how important credit is for you, and learn strategies to increase your credit score.  The event is sponsored by The 504 Company, and will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Registration is required, and you can do so HERE, or call 908-226-2513.
  • The Plainfield Public Library presents What Happens Next, an interactive writing workshop series for 11-17 year olds.  This four-week series will introduce participants to use inklewriter, an online story building app that makes it easy to keep track of stories, and create interactive paths for readers.  This free workshop will take place upstairs in the Computer Lab.  Additional dates include June 14, 21 and 28.
  • Parents and students in primary and intermediate schools are invited to attend a meeting to establish Before & After School Programs at 6:00 pm at the high school, located at 950 Park Avenue.
  • PAAAS presents an evening of Tony-Award winning musical numbers and Pulitzer Prize winning scenes in PAAAS Takes the Stage.  The event takes place at Plainfield High School, 950 Park Avenue.  Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults.  Showtime is 7:30 pm.
  • The Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield's 90th Annual Track and Field Meet for middle school students will be held at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex on Randolph Road in Plainfield at 1:00 pm, and is open to the public. Kids from area schools will compete for medals and ribbons in six different events for three age groups. All officiating is done by Rotarians and friends. Interested in helping out? Rain date is June 14.  Contact the club at PNPRotary@gmail.com or call 908-822-1441.

 

Thursday, June 8

  • If you missed the Wednesday performance, you have two opportunities, at 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm, to catch PAAAS Takes the Stage today.
  • Plainfield library card holders aged 11-17 are invited to join the Youth Advisory Board for the next meeting, at 4:45 pm.  Read more here.
  • The City of Plainfield's Office of Community Development, in partnership with the faith-based community, presents a film screening of The Return, a documentary about second chances, and California's amendment of the "Three Strikes" law.  A panel discussion will take place immediately following the screening.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the film will begin at 6:45 pm.  This special event takes place at the Plainfield Public Library, located at 800 Park Avenue.  Please RSVP to donna.morris@plainfieldnj.gov.

 

Saturday, June 10

  • The Visions of God Family Worship Church will be holding a Community Yard Sale from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Read more here.
  • The Plainfield Family Success Center will be hosting a Community Health and Safety Day at 209 Berckman Street from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Learn more.
  • The Union County Fishing Challenge will be held at the Cedar Brook Park Pound from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Fun and prizes, and no license required.  Register on Community Pass.
  • The 5th Annual Union County Fatherhood Breakfast Conference, presented by the Union County Fatherhood Initiative Coalition (UCFI), will kick off the day at 8:00 am at the Community Access Unlimited Conference Center.  This year's theme is "Fathers Making a Difference."  Plainfield's Carlos N. Sanchez, Deputy City Administrator for Economic Development, will be honored for Community Service.  Register for this free event here.

 

Sunday, June 11

  • The Van Wyck Brooks Historic District presents an Afternoon Tea Event to be held in a Plainfield classic historic home.  There are still a few seats left.  Read more here.

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