Dear EarthTalk: I heard that some reusable bags contain lead. Is this a major health concern?
BOUND BROOK — The Borough of Bound Brook will host the 2011 Riverfest celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, along Main Street in downtown Bound Brook. Produced by JC Promotions, this eighth annual community festival with free admission, which was renamed Riverfest last year, will offer festivities for the entire family.
CLARK –The Clark Public Library is hosting many free programs and special events for children, teens and adults this summer in conjunction with the One World, Many Stories summer reading program.
FLORHAM PARK—Approximately a million fewer Americans will travel during the Independence Day holiday weekend, according to a AAA forecast released this week.
WOODBRIDGE — On Tuesday, July 27, the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel will play host to RATFEST 2011, the most recent edition of WRAT 95.9 FM’s annual, day-long summertime rock blowout. This year, the concert will feature bands including Disturbed, Godsmack and Megadeth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For 25 years, warning labels on cigarettes have gone largely unnoticed. As required by the Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enacted a final rule that requires graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages and advertisements starting in fall 2012.
TRENTON – Whether you’re at the beach, pool or lake this summer, the Department of Health and Senior Services is advising residents to take safety precautions to be sure their time spent near water is accident free.
CRANFORD — The World Famous Alan Zerbini Circus is coming to Cranford on June 28, 29 and 30. It is being sponsored by the Cranford Chamber Of Commerce and TD Bank, and will be performing under the Big Top with two shows, at 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., each day.
WOODBRIDGE – Enjoy free concerts and listen to music from around the world with Woodbridge Wednesdays. The free concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge. Bring a lawn chair.
SOUTH AMBOY — The South Amboy Branch YMCA will host a free basketball clinic in partnership with Fundamental B-Ball, LLC and Coach Rich Brunson on Monday, June 27.