Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental benefits of the hydroponic growing of lettuce and other crops? — Bruce Keeler, Oakland, CA
SOMERSET — Master craftspeople will display their talents during live demonstrations at the 16th annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Somerset, Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Garden State Exhibit Center.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS – New Jersey is known for its diners. In fact, Bayonne is credited as the birthplace of the first structured diner. To celebrate this popular symbol of New Jersey culture, Palisades car insurance company is inviting New Jersey residents to vote for their favorite diner as part of the first Palisades “Jersey Diner’s Choice Awards.”
DES PLAINES, Ill.—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of lead exposure by observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) on Oct. 24-30.
CAPE MAY-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his partner Dr. Watson return to Cape May for a suspense-filled weekend during Sherlock Holmes Weekend, Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).
EAST BRUNSWICK — The Middlesex County Coalition for Healthy Communities will hold its first-ever “Shop ‘Til You Drop” event on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 1 to 6 p.m.
ELIZABETH – Artwork by participants in the Bridgeway Fine Art Instruction Program is on display at the Freeholders Gallery, located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth. The exhibit, “Oil, Inkpot & Graphite: A Celebration of Talent,” is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 12.
CRANFORD— Radio historian Henry L. Morse, otherwise known as the Old Time Radio Man, will present a lecture on “Comedy and the Golden Age of Radio” on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
UNION—Calvary Assembly of God will show the film, “The Last Sin Eater” on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m.
TRENTON – With no jackpot winner Tuesday night, the Mega Millions grand prize will grow to $101 million for the drawing on Friday, Oct. 22. The cash option is $68.3 million.