PLAINFIELD, NJ — Here is a round-up of this week’s upcoming events in Plainfield. There is something for everyone in the Queen City. Did we miss anything?
- The HOPES CAP blanket drive starts. Drop off new blankets through Dec. 13 at 1201 East 7th St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- A City Council Agenda-Fixing Session will be conducted in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave., at 7 p.m. Download the agenda here.
- Cinema Tuesdays, 1 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave. First and third Tuesdays of the month in the Anne Louise Davis Room. Free and open to all. Light Refreshments are provided. Today, catch Spiderman: Far from Home.
- Adults Craft Too at the Plainfield Public Library, 7 p.m. - Open to ages 12+. Program will follow online tutorials from CreativeBug. The program is free and all supplies will be provided. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis due to space limitations.
- Enjoy a duCret School of Art Lunch 'n Lecture, 12 to 1 p.m. at 1030 Central Ave. Thad Baltimore worked for 14 as a designer and art director for Nickelodeon's consumer products division, specializing in apparel and accessories product development. His team made SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora The Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles consumer products success stories, generating over a billion dollars in royalties through his relationships with several apparel and accessory licensees. Lunch will be served. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Plainfield's Board of Education will conduct a Work & Study meeting in the conference room at 950 Park Ave. at 8 p.m.
- Master Plan Community Workshop, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Washington Community School, 427 Darrow Ave. The City of Plainfield is developing a new Master Plan, and your input is welcome. Share your vision for the city's future land use, development, housing, transportation, sustainability, parks, and other important topics. There will be a brief presentation at the start of each workshop. Find out more, and take the survey: www.publicinput.com/plainfield
- Zoning Board of Adjustments, 7 p.m. in City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave. The agenda should be available here, but was not posted as of press time.
- Planning Board, meeting at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library. The agenda should be available here, but was not posted as of press time.
- Holy Savior Academy is hosting a Christmas Craft Fair and Dinner with Santa from 2:30-8:30 p.m. Buy unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends. Handmade items, jewelry, clothing, and more will be available. Santa will be available for dinner from 6:30-8:30 pm, and families can purchase pizza (pre-order for $12/pie), come in your pajamas to take pictures with Santa (a volunteer can take pictures for you, but please bring your own phone/camera), and do Christmas crafts and games. Free parking, free admission to the craft fair, and the cost for Dinner with Santa is $5 per person (adults and children 5 and over); Children 4 and under are free. Holy Savior Academy is located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield. Email Melodie at email@example.com if you have any questions.
- Holiday Lights Celebration, on the plaza at City Hall, starting at 6 p.m. Santa will arrive, and gifts will be distributed, starting at 6:45 p.m.
- What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a day of shopping and socializing? The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Champagne Brunch and Holiday Boutique will be held this year at the Plainfield Country Club, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The boutique features exceptional vendors of unique gifts of jewelry, accessories, and home décor. Purchase tickets here.
- Case Studies in NJ Genealogy — In this lecture, Melissa Johnson will present several case studies covering different time periods and various types of problems. Each problem will be resolved using different approaches and a variety of sources. Case studies will feature using land records, cemetery & probate records, state census records, and more. Melissa Johnson is a Certified Genealogist® specializing in genealogical research, lecturing, writing, editing and publishing. She has expertise in researching families with origins in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, England and Poland.
- Parent Education Conference at Maxson Middle School, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - (Download the form to be returned to the school by Thursday, Dec. 5.) Maxson Middle School is hosting a one-day Parent Education Conference because they believe parental involvement can make a positive difference in the educational experience of their children. They feel it is very important to connect with the students' parents because communication between home and school helps a teacher to know a student better, which in turn allows the teacher to teach the student more effectively. Maxson Middle School Principal Kevin Stansbury believes that, “Effective communication requires a two-way flow of information and his goal is to implement efficient structures for getting information to parents. The workshop being offered on Saturday will assist us in continued effort to develop a successful parent-school partnership that is aligned with the school's overall vision and mission.” Workshops include:
- Immigration rights
- Managing daily stress
- How to identify potential special needs
- Social media, sexting and how parents can help prevent school violence
- How to listen, so young people speak
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