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JCC of Central New Jersey’s Youth Community Theater Presents Peter Pan Feb. 2-5

January 20, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey’s Youth Community Theater Group, in its ninth year, will present Peter Pan on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m.and on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are at Terrill Middle School, 1301 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains.

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Make a “Memory” as Play Theater Presents "Cats" at All Saints Episcopal Church in Scotch Plains on Jan 28 and 29

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Play Theater, a musical theater program that provides classes and performance opportunities for local children, will present “Cats” on Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m. and Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church (559 Park Ave..) Scotch Plains. The cast and crew is comprised of 46 local children ages 6-13. Admission is free.

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The JCC of Central NJ Receives One of 22 Making Music Happen Grants

 The JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains is one of 22 JCCs across North America to receive a grant from JCC Association (JCCA) of North America in honor of its 2017 Centennial Celebration. The grant is intended to enable JCCs to create music projects tailored to their community’s interests and needs and is funded by Marvin J. Pertzik, a former JCCA board member, in cooperation with ...

Citing Respect for Springsteen, Tribute Band Pulls Out of Garden State Inaugural Ball in DC

FANWOOD, NJ -- For more than three decades, The B Street Band, a popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, has played Jersey Shore bars and festivals, as well as the 2009 Garden State Ball for Barack Obama's first Inauguration and a return engagement four years later. However, the group, which pioneered the "tribute band" concept in 1980, has never received as much flak for ...

JCC Presents Screening of "Be an Upstander: The Fred Heyman Story" on Jan. 9

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central (1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) will present Be an Upstander, the story of Fred Heyman, a local Holocaust survivor who has done extraordinary things within his community on Monday, Jan. 9, at 7:00 p.m.

His story describes the Jewish people's darkest times while sending an incredibly powerful message of hope ...

Union Catholic to Host Annual Cabaret Night on Friday, January 6

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What started out as just a simple way of reconnecting alumni has turned into one of the most anticipated nights of the year at Union Catholic.

On Friday, January 6th beginning at 7 p.m.,  the Performing Arts Company of Union Catholic will host its 2nd Annual “Cabaret Night." The fun-filled, action packed evening of singing and ...

Chess Club Set to Make Return to Scotch Plains Library in January

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Chess is a game a wit, endurance and intellectual skill. But it is also a game that has been neglected in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community for quite some time, according to Alfonse Akins, a member of the Scotch Plains Recreation Commission.

For years, parents and children were forced to travel to neighboring towns including Westfield, Cranford, Clark, Rahway and ...

Plainfield Symphony's Annual Free Family Concert to Be Presented on Jan. 28 

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Plainfield Symphony, New Jersey's oldest community symphony and the third oldest in the country, will present its annual Family Concert on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 3:00 p.m. under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program, entitled “Around the World with the PSO,” will feature a musical tour around the world.

From rustic Norway ...

Scotch Plains Public Library to Host After-School Club for Middle School Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Starting on Monday, Jan. 9, kids in grades 5-8 are invited to Teen Scene to relax, socialize, and have fun every Monday and Wednesday after school at the Scotch Plains Public Library. From 3:30-4:30 p.m., students can complete homework in our gallery space or head into the meeting room for games, snacks, and make activities with friends. No registration is ...

Piano Recital at The Chelsea Brings Holiday Cheer to Fanwood Seniors

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fourteen of Amy Schetelich's piano students brought some holiday cheer to seniors at The Chelsea in Fanwood. 

Students ranging from kindergarten to high school played Christmas Carols such as "The First Noel," "Joy to the World" and "Oh, Holy Night" and secular tunes, such as "Holly, Jolly Christmas."

This was the third year ...

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Scotch Plains Public Library Announces Dates for January and February Meetings of the Teen Anime Club

January 15, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Join the teen librarians and the ever-expanding members of the teen anime club for more great conversation and activities. 

Meet downstairs on Monday, January 23 and Monday, February 6 at 7 pm to watch the widely acclaimed anime series (Your Lie in April), discuss favorite titles, and continue work on bleach t-shirts. 

Snacks will be served. Registration is ...

Scotch Plains Public Library Announces Dates for January and February Meetings of the Teen Anime Club

January 15, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Join the teen librarians and the ever-expanding members of the teen anime club for more great conversation and activities. 

Meet downstairs on Monday, January 23 and Monday, February 6 at 7 pm to watch the widely acclaimed anime series (Your Lie in April), discuss favorite titles, and continue work on bleach t-shirts. 

Snacks will be served. Registration is ...