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Things to do in Plainfield This Weekend: June 8-10


PLAINFIELD, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend in Plainfield?  Here’s a rundown of what’s on TAP!

Donations are now being collected for victims of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire.  Towels, blankets/bed sheets, and clothes, and new/unused items such as diapers and toiletries, can be dropped off at Angels for Action, 209 West Second Street, Thursday and Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Friday, the Boys & Girls Club of Union County presents Building Bosses: Understanding Your Freedom in Finances and Entrepreneurship at 145 Park Ave. in Plainfield at 5:30 p.m.  Register online.

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Students at Cook School present The Jungle Book, at 6:30 p.m.  Purchase tickets at the main office at the school 8:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.  Tickets are $7 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under.

Saturday offers something for everyone.  Opt outside, and check out the Plainfield Garden Club’s Shakespeare in Bloom garden tour in Cedar Brook Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Did you know the garden only contains flowers that are cited in works by William Shakespeare?  

The Division of Parks and Recreation is hosting two events.  Enjoy a family-friendly fishing derby, Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs.  Prizes will be given out for most fish caught, and biggest fish caught (for 16 years or younger).  No license is required to participate.  At Cedar Brook Park pond, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  And kids can make something for dad at the Father’s Day Arts & Crafts session at Hannah Atkins, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Grace Episcopal Church is holding its annual yard sale at 600 Cleveland Ave. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, call the church office at 908-756-1520.  

A second presentation of The Jungle Book will kick off at 2 p.m. at Cook School on Leland Ave.

A free rabies vaccination clinic will be held at the fire department's headquarters, 315 Central Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information, call the Plainfield Division of Health at 908-753-3092.

The Organization for Recovery presents its 4th Annual Community Outreach & HIV Awareness event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 200 West Front Street.  There will HIV education and free testing, other tests, giveaways, raffles and more.  

The girls track team will participate in the Meet of Champions at Central RHS, 9 a.m.

The Coffee Box, located at 1359 South Ave., is throwing an all-day musical festival, and you’re invited!  Enjoy live music, ranging from jazz, Latin, pop, rap, R&B, salsa, and Andean folklore.  Artists include the Elgarten Jazz Quintet, Alan Peters, Kalpas, the Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies Jazz Ensemble, Amadeo, Ali Gambino and W!LL JR.  The event is free, and family-friendly.  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s Open Talent Night at First Unitarian Society of Plainfield.  Learn more.

The PAAAS Theater Studio Program presents Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau.  Two showings, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 1700 West Front Street.  Tickets for adults are $10; students are $5.

On Sunday, the final performance of the PAAAS production, Skeleton Crew, takes place at 2 p.m.

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