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Tue, January 16, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

Homework Helper

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/16/2018 4:00pm 01/16/2018 6:00pm America/New_York Homework Helper

A certified teacher will be on hand to provide academic assistance to students at the Hannah Atkins Community Center, at 508-52 West 3rd Street.

The program runs from October 2, 2017 to May 31, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays.

Ages 5 to 13: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ages 14 to 17: 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Register on CommunityPass.net. For additional information, call 908-753-3097.

508-52 West 3rd Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
Open Auditions for Very Special "Annie, Jr."

Tue, January 16, 6:00 PM

Community Access Unlimited, Elizabeth

Open Auditions for Very Special "Annie, Jr."

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/16/2018 6:00pm 01/16/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Open Auditions for Very Special "Annie, Jr."

The CAU Community Players will be holding open auditions for their 2018 production of "Annie, Jr." Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., with call backs 1:00-3:00 p.m. All auditions will take place in the auditorium of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, 07202.

The CAU ...

80 West Grand Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202
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Tue, January 16, 8:00 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Plainfield BOE Business Meeting

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/16/2018 8:00pm 01/16/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Plainfield BOE Business Meeting

Download the agendas here.

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Wed, January 17, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

Homework Helper

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/17/2018 4:00pm 01/18/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Homework Helper

A certified teacher will be on hand to provide academic assistance to students at the Hannah Atkins Community Center, at 508-52 West 3rd Street.

The program runs from October 2, 2017 to May 31, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays.

Ages 5 to 13: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ages 14 to 17: 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Register on CommunityPass.net. For additional information, call 908-753-3097.

508-52 West 3rd Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, January 18, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

Homework Helper

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/18/2018 4:00pm 01/19/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Homework Helper

A certified teacher will be on hand to provide academic assistance to students at the Hannah Atkins Community Center, at 508-52 West 3rd Street.

The program runs from October 2, 2017 to May 31, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays.

Ages 5 to 13: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ages 14 to 17: 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Register on CommunityPass.net. For additional information, call 908-753-3097.

508-52 West 3rd Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
Collaborative Concert of Musicians with Disabilities and Kean University Music Majors

Fri, January 19, 7:30 PM

Wilkins Theater at Kean University, Union

Collaborative Concert of Musicians with ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/19/2018 7:30pm 01/19/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Collaborative Concert of Musicians with Disabilities and Kean University Music Majors

The collaborative concert of musicians with developmental disabilities and Kean University music majors has been rescheduled for Jan. 19 at the Wilkins Theater at Kean University beginning at 7:30 p.m.

About 25 members of the Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) for adults with disabilities will be joined by about 20 Kean music majors. Choirs from middle schools in Elizabeth, Rahway, Roselle ...

1000 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
North Jersey Aquarium Society Monthly Saturday Event

Sat, January 20, 12:30 AM

Clark Public Library, Clark

North Jersey Aquarium Society Monthly Saturday ...

Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2018 12:30am 01/20/2018 4:30pm America/New_York North Jersey Aquarium Society Monthly Saturday Event

Every 3rd Saturday of the Month at the Clark Public Library in Union County (Exit 135 GSP). All welcome. Our events feature a guest speaker (see below and on our website and Facebook Page); auction of fish/plants/inverts/dry goods (buy/sell/share/donate); Breeders & Growers Award Program; sales table; refreshments; and door prizes. Meet fellow hobbyists and take your aquarium enthusiasm and ...

303 Westfield Ave, Clark, NJ 07066 Clark, NJ 07066
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Sat, January 20, 10:00 AM

Emerson Community School, Plainfield

Vision Board Workshop

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2018 10:00am 01/20/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Vision Board Workshop

This workshop will inspire you and help you concentrate on a particular life goal.

You'll create a collage of images that help you visualize dreams and goals that are important to you under the guidance of Dr. Denise Dennis.

305 Emerson Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07062
The Wonderful World of Snow Globes

Sun, January 21, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

The Wonderful World of Snow Globes

Other

Add to My Calendar 01/21/2018 2:00pm 01/21/2018 4:00pm America/New_York The Wonderful World of Snow Globes

The miniature worlds under glass called snow globes have been delighting people since the 1800's. The program includes a display of these charming collectibles, a short history, a children's craft and light refreshments. Admission: $4 age 13 and older; $3 ages 3-12; free under age 3.

614 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
Mostly Music Chamber Music Concert

Sun, January 21, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Mostly Music Chamber Music Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/21/2018 3:30pm 01/21/2018 5:30pm America/New_York Mostly Music Chamber Music Concert

Mostly Music is offering its second chamber music concert of the 2017-18 season on January 21, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad St., Westfield, NJ. The concert will include Brahms, Trio for Horn Viola and Piano; Bartok, Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano; Hindesmith, Duo for Viola and Cello; and Dohynanyi Sextet for Horn, Clarinet, Strings and Piano. Enjoy music by ...

756 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, January 22, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

Homework Helper

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2018 4:00pm 01/23/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Homework Helper

A certified teacher will be on hand to provide academic assistance to students at the Hannah Atkins Community Center, at 508-52 West 3rd Street.

The program runs from October 2, 2017 to May 31, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays.

Ages 5 to 13: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ages 14 to 17: 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Register on CommunityPass.net. For additional information, call 908-753-3097.

508-52 West 3rd Street Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Downtown Plainfield Alliance Receives Grant for North Avenue Historic District Street Signage

North Avenue is at the heart of the downtown and is the first perception of Plainfield that many visitors see. The architecture and history of the district, convenience of the train station and new lofts and apartments constructed nearby suggests a new renaissance for this district. Unfortunately, not many people know the area is a historic district at all since presently no signs have been ...

Watson Coleman Statement on Trump’s Comments Targeting Immigrants from Africa and Central America

January 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the followings statement in response to reports that Donald Trump attacked immigration from “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and African countries:

 

“Donald Trump continues to make clear what many of us knew to be ...

NJSIAA: Bills Grant Super Powers to 20 Schools; Upcoming Vote Puts Kids at Risk

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As a 100-year-old, independent, private, and voluntary non-profit association serving the needs of 435 public and non-public high schools and nearly 300,000 student athletes, we have an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting education-based interscholastic athletics. At our core, we are committed to ensuring a safe and competitive environment, while also enhancing the educational ...

State Fish Hatchery in Warren County Stocks Record-Setting 5 Million Fish in 2017

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HACKETTSOWN, NJ — The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery stocked a record 5 million fish representing 15 species in 2017, according to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection.

The fish, totaling 5,082,841 with a total weight of more than 26,000 pounds, were produced at the Warren County facility — far surpassing the previous high of 3,774,885 set in 2014. And most of the fish ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

January 12, 2018

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson

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Alex Cross, subject of James Patterson's 25th book in this venerable, fast paced detective series, is in big time trouble again. Even though his great nemesis is dead, Gary Soneji has a way of plaguing Alex from the grave, through his son, Dylan Winslow, and dastardly accomplices.

Using one of the major ...

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume (Vintage Books, 2015)

 

I loved In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. Set in Elizabeth, NJ in the early 1950s, the landmarks, famous people of the era, name brand products, and cultural background are so familiar to those of us who grew up in Central Jersey that it's impossible not to relate to the novel on a personal level. The small city of ...

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly

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Being a book reviewer has its pitfalls, the biggest of which is the “the false start.” This is when I get half way through a book and realize that I will have nothing concrete to say to my readers about it, and finishing the book would be a waste of my time. Since Beth's Books will be celebrating its third ...

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

Several months ago I reviewed the magnificent compendium Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda. This charming edition is a must for anyone who is planning to see the Hamilton in order to become familiarized with the libretto and prepare him/herself for an extra-ordinary ...

Garth Brooks Concert

The Garth Brooks Concert- Prudential Center, December 3, 2017

When the last child cries for a crust of bread

When the last man dies for just words that he said,

When there's shelter over the poorest head,

We shall be free.

My husband, Tom, and I stood on the platform at the Menlo Park train station, wearing our black cowboy hats and jeans, waiting for the train to the ...