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UPDATED: The Week Ahead in Plainfield: Mar 19-25

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield news and events.

 

TUESDAY

  • Bilingual Storytime with Miss Jai in the Children's Room at 3:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, at 800 Park Ave.
  • The Board of Education business meeting will be held at 8 p.m.in the cafeteria at the high school, 950 Park Ave.  Action will be taken at the meetingpdf; a preliminary budget will be adopted.

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UPDATE:  WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED DUE TO AN IMPENDING SNOW STORM

  • CANCELED:  The Youth Advisory Board will meet at 3:45 p.m. in Room 5 at the library.  Help influence what programs the library offers young people.  For those library patrons age 11 to 17 years.
  • CANCELED:  Senior Space is at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Senior Space is a place for older adults to live, learn, and socialize through activities, classes and more.  Yoga, art, healthy eating, and resources for seniors are a few of the offerings.
  • Tickets go on sale for Holy Savior Academy's 4th Annual Spring Splendor Tricky Tray, which takes place on April 21.

THURSDAY

  • A contractor and developer network event will take place at PNC Bank, 1125 South Ave. in Plainfield.  For more information, call 908-753-3377. 
  • Bookbinding for Beginner's is a workshop for 11 to 17 year olds to learn how to make a Japanese-style 4-hole book binding.  Materials are provided for this event at the library at 3:45 p.m. in Room 5.
  • Join Miss Mary Lou to make spring crafts in the library's Children's Room at 3:30 p.m.
  • The Union County Freeholders meet for a combined Agenda Setting Session and Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, on the 6th floor. 

FRIDAY

  • The Housing Authority's Black History Month rescheduled event will be held at 510 East Front Street at 6 p.m.  Educator Dr. Willa Cofield and Motivational Youth Speaker Rayvon will speak, and there will be food, vendors and performances.  The event is sponsored by the Plainfield Culture & Heritage Commission, Housing Authority of Plainfield, Premier Community Development Corporation, and Richmond Towers/Joann Hollis Gardens Resident Associations.  For more information, visit www.hapnj.org.
  • RESCHEDULED FROM WEDNESDAY:  EZ Ride and the City of Plainfield are partnering with Canela’s Grocery and Deli, 414 Liberty Street, to host a free event for residents featuring free healthy snack samples, coupon giveaways, a healthy basket raffle, and nutrition information. Atlantic Health will also be at the event with a mobile unit to provide free blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol screenings for customers.  From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

  • The Greater Central Jersey Clergy Association, Inc. and Plainfield Public Schools district will partner for the 2018 Community Empowerment Expo.  This is a free event that will feature a health fair, a job fair and community services.  For more information, contact Minister Mollie Germain, GCJCA Expo Chairperson at 732-406-4265, or Gloria Montealegre of the school district at 908731-4333.
  • The Division of Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cedar Brook Park at 10:15 a.m.  It will be in the park near the Shakespeare Garden.  Read more.
  • Deadline to apply for the Clearinghouse Scholarship

SUNDAY

  • A Women's History Month celebration will be held at Masjidullah Plainfield from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this celebration will benefit the soup kitchen programs at Masjidullah.  This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.  A donation of $20.00 is recommended.  The event topic is 'Overcoming Obstacles to Success' and there will be three speakers:
    • Dara Aquila Govan, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney
    • Dr. Elaine Asyah Aquil, Nubian Chiropractic
    • Rev. Dr. Deborah Stapleton, Assistant Pastor at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens

 

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