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Mon, October 15, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

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Add to My Calendar 10/15/2018 10:30am 10/15/2018 6:30pm America/New_York FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

The Youth Group at First United Methodist Church Westfield will be hosting their second-annual Pumpkin Patch from October 13th to 31st! The Patch will be open daily from 10:30-6:30 PM on the church lawn (1 E Broad St. in Westfield), with pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes available for purchase. All proceeds from the Patch will go towards the youth summer mission trip!
On select nights, ...

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, October 15, 6:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Inspiration and Motivation of Job Searching

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 10/15/2018 6:30pm 10/15/2018 8:30pm America/New_York The Inspiration and Motivation of Job Searching

When you’re in job search mode, you spend most of your time and energy on networking, honing your resume and LinkedIn profile, and interview preparation. Even with all the right tools, many job seekers get stuck and don't fully execute their plans. Yet your success depends on finding inspiration and sustaining motivation to carry you through. How can you win this psychological game and ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Adult Studies “In the Beginning: Genesis, Then and Now”

Mon, October 15, 7:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Westfield, Westfield

Adult Studies “In the Beginning: Genesis, Then ...

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 10/15/2018 7:30pm 10/15/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Adult Studies “In the Beginning: Genesis, Then and Now”

Another year of numerous and diverse learning experiences for adults began in October at First Congregational Church of Westfield. Throughout the year, FCC will once again present a wide range of opportunities for spiritual growth to meet as many different interests and learning styles as possible, including several four or five-week “units”, on-going series, and “one ...

125 Elmer St. Westfield, NJ 07090
Baby Bookworms

Tue, October 16, 10:00 AM

Clark Public Library, Clark

Baby Bookworms

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/16/2018 10:00am 10/16/2018 10:15am America/New_York Baby Bookworms

Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and movement. Geared toward the under 2 crowd with caregiver. 30 minutes of open play follows.

303 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ 07066
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Tue, October 16, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

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Add to My Calendar 10/16/2018 10:30am 10/16/2018 6:30pm America/New_York FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

The Youth Group at First United Methodist Church Westfield will be hosting their second-annual Pumpkin Patch from October 13th to 31st! The Patch will be open daily from 10:30-6:30 PM on the church lawn (1 E Broad St. in Westfield), with pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes available for purchase. All proceeds from the Patch will go towards the youth summer mission trip!
On select nights, ...

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, October 16, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club at Scotch Plains Library: The ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/16/2018 1:00pm 10/16/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club at Scotch Plains Library: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

On Tuesday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m., the Afternoon Book Club will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession--a rare edition of Poe poems--has been stolen. Over time, he has given up ...

1927 Bartle Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, October 17, 10:00 AM

Fanwood Presbyterian Church, Fanwood

Thrift Shop at Fanwood Presbyterian Church

Add to My Calendar 10/17/2018 10:00am 10/17/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Thrift Shop at Fanwood Presbyterian Church

The Fanwood Presbyterian Thrift Shop is open every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our inventory includes household items, books, linens, and a vast amount of clothing for all ages at reasonable prices.

50% Off Sale this week only!

All proceeds are given to local organizations such as the local fire dept. and rescue squad. Habitat for Humanity, the Seeing Eye, Furniture Assist, ...

74 South Martine Ave. Fanwood, NJ 07023
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Wed, October 17, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

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Add to My Calendar 10/17/2018 10:30am 10/17/2018 6:30pm America/New_York FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

The Youth Group at First United Methodist Church Westfield will be hosting their second-annual Pumpkin Patch from October 13th to 31st! The Patch will be open daily from 10:30-6:30 PM on the church lawn (1 E Broad St. in Westfield), with pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes available for purchase. All proceeds from the Patch will go towards the youth summer mission trip!
On select nights, ...

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed, October 17, 6:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Teen Cooking Class @ ScotLib: Grilled Cheese

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 10/17/2018 6:00pm 10/17/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Teen Cooking Class @ ScotLib: Grilled Cheese

​On Wednesday, October 17 at 6:00 pm, join Dana for the library’s ever-popular cooking class. Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to learn how to make creative and adventurous grilled cheese sandwiches. Registration is required and space is limited; please note any food allergies on the registration form. This class will involve the use of dairy products.

To register, visit ...

1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, October 17, 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Coming to America - The Great Waves

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/17/2018 7:30pm 10/17/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Coming to America - The Great Waves

CRANFORD, NJ -- The Friends of the Cranford Public Library bring you a timely and informative presentation on early immigrants to the United States.

Lecturer and photographer Walter Choroszewski will present the history of immigration to America from the first Colonial wave through the second mid-1800s wave of frontier expansion, culminating with the third Great Wave that passed through Ellis ...

220 Walnut Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016
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Thu, October 18, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Great American Read Discussion at Scotch ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/18/2018 10:00am 10/18/2018 11:00am America/New_York The Great American Read Discussion at Scotch Plains Library: "Other Worlds"

​Join the library staff as they delve deeper into some of the books on the PBS The Great American Read list. First, watch the episode on PBS at home (Title: "Other Worlds" / Date: Tuesday, October 16 / Time: 8 pm), then get together with library staff and other book lovers on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the week’s theme. Light refreshments will be served. Register ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Thu, October 18, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

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Add to My Calendar 10/18/2018 10:30am 10/18/2018 6:30pm America/New_York FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

The Youth Group at First United Methodist Church Westfield will be hosting their second-annual Pumpkin Patch from October 13th to 31st! The Patch will be open daily from 10:30-6:30 PM on the church lawn (1 E Broad St. in Westfield), with pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes available for purchase. All proceeds from the Patch will go towards the youth summer mission trip!
On select nights, ...

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Thu, October 18, 4:00 PM

Westfield Neighborhood Council, Westfield

Halloween Costume Sale ($5 per costume)

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 10/18/2018 4:00pm 10/19/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Halloween Costume Sale ($5 per costume)

Dry-cleaned, gently-used Halloween costumes for $5 each! Getting spooky has never been easier.

(All proceeds go to Westfield Neighborhood Council, a non-profit community center that provides low-cost and free services and activities to underserved members of its community.)


127 Cacciola Place Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, October 19, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

Other

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 10:30am 10/19/2018 6:30pm America/New_York FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

The Youth Group at First United Methodist Church Westfield will be hosting their second-annual Pumpkin Patch from October 13th to 31st! The Patch will be open daily from 10:30-6:30 PM on the church lawn (1 E Broad St. in Westfield), with pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes available for purchase. All proceeds from the Patch will go towards the youth summer mission trip!
On select nights, ...

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, October 19, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films at Scotch Plains Library: Bless Me, ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 12:00pm 10/19/2018 2:00pm America/New_York Friday Films at Scotch Plains Library: Bless Me, Ultima on Oct. 19

​In October, the Scotch Plains Library's Friday Films at Noon will be based on novels from The Great American Read! How does the film compare to the book?

On Friday, October 19 at NOON, the library will be screening, Bless Me, Ultima (PG-13, 102 min).

A healer introduces a young boy to the spirit realm when she comes to live with his family in New Mexico during World War II. Based on ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, October 19, 5:30 PM

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy with Jammin Jenn, Plainfield

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy ...

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 5:30pm 12/21/2018 5:30pm America/New_York WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy with JamminJenn

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Inc. is a non-profit 5013c tax-exempt organization that supports families that have autism and special needs through advocacy, social play dates, resources, seminars and workshops. Family counseling is available. Their website is WallynZavys.org.

Jammin Jenn Music Therapy is a program that goal is to capture the power of music at work during the ...

631 E. Front St Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Fri, October 19, 7:00 PM

Knights of Columbus, Scotch Plains

Knights of Columbus Wine Tasting Event

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 7:00pm 10/19/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Knights of Columbus Wine Tasting Event

Knights of Columbus Annual Wine Tasting Event
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus
2400 North Ave.
Westfield/Scotch Plains border

Tickets are $30.00 per person. (Group rate: Buy 5 tickets and get sixth ticket free.) For further information, email oad314@comcast.net.

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2400 North Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07090
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Sat, October 20, 8:30 AM

Scotch Plains

Fall Park Middle School Clothing Drive

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 8:30am 10/20/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Fall Park Middle School Clothing Drive

Raise funds for Park Middle School with little effort at our Fall Clothing Drive. We are collecting in "plastic garbage bags" Usable and Wearable Clothing, shoes, bags, backpacks, belts, hats - all types, all seasons.

Also collecting Household items made of fabric - comforters, sheets, curtains, tablecloths, pillows, towels etc.

Soft Toys (in good condition, all pieces) - ...

580 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, October 20, 10:00 AM

Town Green @ Columbus Monument, Scotch Plains

Columbus Day Celebration

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Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 10:00am 10/20/2018 11:30am America/New_York Columbus Day Celebration

Join us for a Columbus Day Celebration & 20th Anniversary of the Columbus Monument, Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. on the Town Green at the Columbus Monument, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ. Refereshments provided by SP-F Unico & The Italian American Club.

430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, October 20, 10:00 AM

Westfield Neighborhood Council, Westfield

LEGO Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 10:00am 10/20/2018 11:00pm America/New_York LEGO Club

Join our monthly Lego Club!

Kids ages 7-12 will build super cool creations.

Meetings take place every third Saturday of the month.

Annual Fee" $10

127 Cacciola Place Westfield, NJ 07090

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield House Foreclosed, Mom With Breast Cancer Rides ‘Roller Coaster’; GoFundMe Set Up to Help

October 10, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 54-year-old single mom and longtime Union County resident didn’t think her life would get worse after her home in Westfield was foreclosed on.

Then Annie Vann-Ashkenazi, a mother of four, got the call from Overlook Medical Center.

“Two days after I got here, I received a call from Overlook Hospital that changed everything,” Vann-Ashkenazi, 54, ...

What to Do If Your Child Is Bullied

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Most children who are bullied keep quiet about it and do not tell an adult or parent. It is embarrassing for the child to admit that they are being bullied. Some signs to look out for include doing poorly in school, having low self esteem, being depressed, having sleep problems, withdrawing from school or social activities, being reluctant ...

Red Flags in New Relationships

The first stage of dating begins with a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn about each other. Many of us enter into a relationship with the hope that this “may be the one.”

There are many internet dating services that make promises of finding the right partner for you. This can certainly happen and for a few, it’s been a very successful way of finding “the ...

The Benefits of Family Therapy

Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. 

Members of the family are intensely connected emotionally.  What affects one, affects all in the family system.  For example: when family members get anxious, the anxiety can escalate by spreading from one ...

Scotch Plains Republican Candidates Support School Safety and Mental Wellness Initiatives

October 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

School shootings, bullying, opioid addiction, and suicide are realities that we must unfortunately deal with all too often these days.  Accounts of these problems appear in the news media every day.  

On October 2, 2018, over 300 parents, Board of Education members, teachers, police chiefs and children listed to the compelling story of Dianne ...

Phobias – What Do You Fear?

October 14, 2018

While doing research on phobias, I expected to find the usual ones such as fear of spiders, clowns, water, and driving over bridges. However, I was amazed at the number of phobias out there, the odd names that they have and the specific fears mentioned.

 

For example, did you know that some people fear peanut butter sticking to the roofs of their mouths? ...

Union Catholic's Victoria Pastore Honored as "Artist of the Week''

October 15, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic's Victoria Pastore was recognized at the school on Thursday for being named "Artist of the Week'' for a piece of artwork that was published to Union Catholic's Artsonia homepage, an on-line art gallery.

Pastore, a senior from Union, received 832 votes from website visitors to win the 10-12 grade category for the contest conducted ...