Director Tony Goldwyn’s “Conviction,” about a woman who becomes a lawyer solely to overturn her brother’s guilty sentence for murder, instantly recalled Dr. Halberstoddter’s dictum concerning films that are based on actual stories.
PISCATAWAY – The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey will present their newest endeavor, “Joyful Rest: Shabbat in the Context of Daily Life” next month. This project includes an exhibit, a full-color monograph, lectures and discussions, storytelling, and more.
LAWRENCEVILLE – Special Olympics New Jersey has announced that online registration is open for their largest–and coldest–fundraisers. Supporters can choose to run a chilly 3K, jump into an even chillier Atlantic Ocean, or play in a Snow Bowl at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
NEWARK—The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra opens its 2010–11 POPS series with a perennial favorite, as the ageless Canadian Brass return to the NJSO stage for “Happy Holidays with the Canadian Brass.”
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Do you have questions about planting spring bulbs? Maybe an unfamiliar bug has invaded your house. No matter what season, if you find yourself asking questions on backyard environmental issues, Middlesex County’s Extension office will assist you through the Master Gardener Helpline.
WESTFIELD—The stars of the popular “Ghost Hunters” television show will come to Westfield on Nov. 28 for the fourth annual dinner and show to benefit the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome.
This is the time of madness and delirium. Halloween is over, but the lunacy continues. I’m talking about one of the busiest times of the year for high school counselors and advisors, the college application season. Just because I will not need to adjust the picture on my flat screen TV doesn’t mean that I’m not in the outer limits of sanity these days.
CRANFORD— The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will present an evening of music by the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra on Monday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
STATE – FreshDirect, a leading online grocer, announced the addition of 29 new communities in New Jersey’s Essex and Union counties over the next two months to its roster, tripling its presence in the state.
NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre presents “In the Mood” on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. More than a concert, “In the Mood” is a Big Band theatrical swing revue.