Recreation & Lifestyle

Learn About America’s Beginnings On July 4

PISCATAWAY – Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and East Jersey Olde Towne Village invite you to celebrate our nation’s independence with Bob Gleason from the American Historical Theatre performing as Baron von Steuben, on Monday, July 4, at 2 p.m. at the Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway.

Community Calendar

Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash • June 24 & 25 at 8:30 a.m. – The 37th annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash will offer collectors the chance to buy, sell & swap 78s, LPs, CDs and memorabilia at the Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Two day admission is $20; after 5 p.m. Friday, pay just $10. Info: 1-516-681-7102

Writer’s Block: Commencement

As a high school counselor, I have been to more than my fair share of graduations. Each one pretty much follows the same format. Yet, because each graduating class really does have a ‘personality,’ the student and teacher vibe at the ceremony can conjure up lots of emotion.