WESTFIELD – The Raritan Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is planning an open house at the chapter on June 28 and 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will also be a “Dine Out” fundraiser on Thursday, June 30, at several participating restaurants.
STATE — As summer begins, the Department of Health and Senior Services reminds residents to have fun in the sun while taking steps to avoid sunburn and heat-related illness.
METUCHEN – The Forum Theatre Arts Center in Metuchen will host a screening of “Jews and Baseball, An American Love Story,” on Sunday, June 26 at 5 p.m.
SUMMIT–The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will offer over 20 classes for adults this summer. There will be full courses in painting, digital photography and jewelry making, among other subjects.
CRANFORD—Have you ever wondered exactly what it takes to turn a manuscript into a book? How you find a publisher, get a literary agent, earn any money?
SCOTCH PLAINS — Robert O’Brien, president and one of the founders of the New Jersey Museum of Boating, presented an illustrated talk on the history of boating in New Jersey at the general membership meeting of the Watchung Sail and Power Squadron on Tuesday, June 14 at Snuffy’s Pantagis Restaurant.
TRENTON – Legislation to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program has been released by the Assembly Education Committee.
HILLSIDE – An artist known for his paintings of hamburgers is launching a new venture to help food banks around the nation, including the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
CLARK — The Senior Citizens Club of Clark is planning a trip to the Royal Manor in Garfield on Wednesday, Oct. 5, for an “Oktoberfest” event.
Dear EarthTalk: I heard that some reusable bags contain lead. Is this a major health concern?