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Sun, October 21, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

Other

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 10:30am 10/21/2018 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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Sun, October 21, 11:30 AM

Saint Joseph High School, Metuchen

Open House Saint Joseph High School - Metuchen

Education

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 11:30am 10/21/2018 2:00pm America/New_York Open House Saint Joseph High School - Metuchen

METUCHEN, NJ - Have you thought about a private school education for your son? Then it is time to take a tour and get a look into the day-to-day activities of students at the Saint Joseph High School Open House in Metuchen, New Jersey, on October 21, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Meet the students, faculty, parents and administrators that make up the Saint Joseph High School family and see ...

145 Plainfield Ave Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Sun, October 21, 12:00 PM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Fall Harvest at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 12:00pm 10/21/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Fall Harvest at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) will host its annual Fall Harvest event on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The annual event is free and open to the community and will feature a variety of activities for the entire family.

Activities on that day include: pumpkin picking, pony rides, hay maze, healthy snacks, games, program demonstrations, arts and crafts, raffles, and much more ...

1340 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Four Centuries in a Weekend

Sun, October 21, 12:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Four Centuries in a Weekend

Other

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 12:00pm 10/21/2018 5:00pm America/New_York Four Centuries in a Weekend

The Miller-Cory House Museum will be presenting a special exhibit during Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend 2018. Entitled “Aprons to Wigs – 18th Century Finery,” the exhibit features men’s and women’s fashions and accessories from 18th century America. Also included in the weekend are demonstrations of authentic colonial-era open hearth cooking using ...

614 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, October 21, 6:30 PM

Wagner Farm Arboretum, Warren

Brite Nites 2018

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 6:30pm 10/21/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Brite Nites 2018

The 7th Annual WFA’s Brite Nites event is back with over 1,000 lighted pumpkin, a new “Barn of Fear”, food trucks, hot cocoa and dining pavilion. Due to overwhelming response and a weather cancellation we have added Sunday, Oct. 21 to the list of event dates.

Meander down the “Pumpkin Path” and be mesmerized by the intricately carved pumpkins and displays. Try not ...

197 Mountain Avenue Warren, NJ 07059
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Sun, October 21, 7:00 PM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

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Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 7:00pm 10/21/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film

Visit Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains on October 21, 7:00 p.m., for an evening with author John Kenrick. Free and open the public, the evening's program is entitled "Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film." It is a fascinating look at how an industry dominated by Jewish executives and creative talents has depicted Jews, from the silent era to the present.

John ...

1925 Lake Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, October 22, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

Other

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 10:30am 10/22/2018 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
Adult Studies “In the Beginning: Genesis, Then and Now”

Mon, October 22, 7:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Westfield, Westfield

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

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 7:30pm 10/22/2018 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 23, 10:00 AM

Clark Public Library, Clark

Baby Bookworms

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/23/2018 10:00am 10/23/2018 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 23, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

Other

Add to My Calendar 10/23/2018 10:30am 10/23/2018 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 24, 10:00 AM

Fanwood Presbyterian Church, Fanwood

Thrift Shop at Fanwood Presbyterian Church

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 10:00am 10/24/2018 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.

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

74 South Martine Ave. Fanwood, NJ 07023
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Wed, October 24, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

Other

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 10:30am 10/24/2018 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 24, 12:00 PM

Youth & Family Counseling, Westfield

FREE PARENT EDUCATION GROUP: DRUG ADDICTION

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 12:00pm 10/24/2018 1:00pm America/New_York FREE PARENT EDUCATION GROUP: DRUG ADDICTION

FREE PARENT EDUCATION GROUP: DRUG ADDICTION

Learn the facts about drugs

Start a discussion with your kids about drugs

What parent’s must do to keep kids safe

Wednesday October 24th 2018 6:00-7:00

233 Prospect St., Westfield

Facilitated by Todd Loffredo, LPC, LCADC (Licensed Addiction Counselor)

Assistant Director of Youth & Family Counseling ...

233 Prospect Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed, October 24, 5:00 PM

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Pasta Night

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 5:00pm 10/24/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains-Fanwood Pasta Night

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Music Boosters Organization welcomes the entire community to their annual Pasta Night on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Pasta Night will be held at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS cafeteria. Admission is $8.00 per person, families of three or more are $6.00 per person and children under the age of three are free of charge.

The ticket price includes a delicious ...

667 Westfield Road Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, October 24, 6:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Youth Chess Club at Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 6:00pm 10/24/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Youth Chess Club at Scotch Plains Public Library

On Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders ages 10-16 (OR active members of the United States Chess Federation) are invited to participate in the library’s very popular chess club led by instructor Errol Singh.

Pre-registration is required for the chess club and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders. To register, go to ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, October 24, 6:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Youth Chess Club at Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 6:00pm 10/24/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Youth Chess Club at Scotch Plains Public Library

On Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders ages 10-16 (OR active members of the United States Chess Federation) are invited to participate in the library’s very popular chess club led by instructor Errol Singh.

Pre-registration is required for the chess club and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders. To register, go to ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ - The Body Collector

Wed, October 24, 7:30 PM

Rialto NewVision Theater, Westfield

Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ - The Body ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 7:30pm 10/24/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ - The Body Collector

Director: Tim Oliehoek
Language: Dutch with subtitles
Running Time: 142 minutes

The Body Collector tells the riveting story of investigative journalist Hans Knoop and his courageous pursuit of the biggest war criminal in the Netherlands, multimillionaire Pieter Menten. When Menten announces the partial sale of his art collection, the news is picked up by Israeli journalist Chaviv Kanaan, ...

250 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Thu, October 25, 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church Westfield, Westfield

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch

Other

Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 10:30am 10/25/2018 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 25, 4:00 PM

Westfield Neighborhood Council, Westfield

Halloween Costume Sale ($5 per costume)

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 4:00pm 10/26/2018 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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Thu, October 25, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Great American Read Finale Book Discussion at ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 7:00pm 10/25/2018 8:00pm America/New_York The Great American Read Finale Book Discussion at Scotch Plains Library on Oct. 25

Join the library staff for the finale discussion of The Great American Read. First, watch the episode on PBS at home (on Tuesday, October 23 at 8pm​), then get together with library staff and other book lovers on Thursday, October 25 at 7pm to discuss the results. Light refreshments will be served. Register here.​ ​

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Hit-And-Run Reported Near Holy Trinity School in Westfield

October 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are looking into a potential hit-and-run involving a 17-year-old struck in a crosswalk near Holy Trinity School on Monday.

The youth was not injured in the morning incident during which the driver of a Jeep SUV gave the signal for the teenager to cross, but then struck the youth’s backpack as she was exiting a parking lot on Watterson Street near Rahway ...

Addictive Behaviors That Affect Self-Esteem

Any activity, substance, object, or behavior that becomes the major focus of a person’s life to the exclusion of other activities or has begun to harm the individual whether it be physically, mentally or socially is considered an addictive behavior. A person can become addicted to anything whether it be shopping, surfing the internet, food, alcohol, drugs, compulsive gambling, sex, work, ...

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 ...

How Social Media Antagonizes Anger and Political Division

October 18, 2018

Dear Editor:

Can our democracy survive technology?

Democracy is beginning to crack under the weight of tribal politics and fictitious news. The causes of these fissures are the result of many considerable causes; political partisanship on the national, state and local level, TV networks and radio stations that are designed only to appease a particular political tribe, and most portentously, ...

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? ...

Vice President of Costa Rica Hosts Celebration at Union County College

October 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Costa Rican Consulate held a celebration of Costa Rica’s 197 years of independence at Union County College’s Elizabeth Campus on Sun., Sept. 23. The Vice President of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell Barr, gave the keynote address. Elected earlier this year, Vice President Campbell Barr has the distinction of being the first woman of African descent to serve as ...