MKL Day Events in Scotch Plains and Fanwood

924bd7d09d2c1565b6a7_MLK_pic.jpg
924bd7d09d2c1565b6a7_MLK_pic.jpg

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – Residents of both Scotch Plains and Fanwood are urged to attend the many events planned for the 4th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, which will begin at 12:30 on Monday, January 21 in a variety of locations around both towns.

Dr. King believed that "everybody can be great because everybody can serve." Individuals and families can honor his legacy by donating a few hours to one or more worthy local organizations. Last year's MLK Day of Service, which involved more than 40 local organizations and attracted more than 1,000 volunteers, was a resounding success.

Age-appropriate activities will take place throughout the two towns, from creating get well cards for cancer patients to baking apple pies for senior citizens.  "So many organizations in our community have created volunteer opportunities for the day," says Amanda Barnett, a member of the planning task force. "There truly is something for everyone." 

Sign Up for E-News

The day will kick off with a "Drop-in Lunch and MLK Day Fair" from 12:30-1:30 pm at the YMCA (1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains).  Nick's Pizza of Fanwood will sell pizza slices and drinks, with 50% of their proceeds to be donated to MLK Day activities. Following the lunch, most activities at other locations will conclude by 5:00 pm. 

Same-day registration will be available on Monday, should there be any places left in each event.

The MLK Day of Service is co-sponsored by the towns of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, the JCC of Central New Jersey, the YMCA, the Fanwood/Scotch Plains Ministerium and other local groups.  

For more information please visit www.spfmlkday.com

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Summer Life Guard Job Opportunity in Union County

April 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air all summer long while sharpening valuable life skills including leadership, ...

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill Is a Huge Blow to The Middle Class

April 8, 2018

Dear Editor:

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices. 

A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Union County College’s Drama Club to Present “12 Angry Jurors”

April 20, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College’s Drama Club will be performing for their spring show the play, “12 Angry Jurors,” as adapted by Sherman L. Sergel and based on the Emmy award-winning TV movie by Reginald Rose. The play is based on the same plot as “12 Twelve Angry Men,” but by being named “12 Angry Jurors” both men and women appear in the ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

"All About Owls" Nature Presentation with The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 21, 11:00 AM

PetSmart, Millburn

Dog Adoption Event

Other

Sat, April 21, 12:00 PM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Healthy Kids Day

Health & Wellness