HIGHLAND PARK – Highland Park will be transformed into an enchanted land of haunted tours, hay rides, music, dancing and fun for the ninth annual Autumn in the Park festival.
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BOUND BROOK–- Kill the lights, let the skeletons dance and the candle burn behind the pumpkin’s mischievous grin; it’s time to almost time to celebrate Halloween weekend.
LINDEN–Jeff Baron, an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, grew up in Linden. He went on to write for television, film and theatre, working on The Tracey Ullman Show, Sisters, A Year in the Life, and Nickelodeon.
CRANFORD—The Cranford Public Library, in partnership with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, will host a screening and discussion of Revolution ’67 on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
SOUTH AMBOY-In 1913, Wisconsin Creamery was at 235 Broadway. “We are doing more to reduce the high cost of living than any concern in America. Strictly fresh laid eggs in cartons and easy to carry home. Economical housewives cannot afford to pass us by.”
RAHWAY – Comedic icon Joan Rivers will take the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center for one night only on Friday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.
PISCATAWAY – The 2010 Faith Formation Convocation, sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen Department of Formation and Leadership, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane.
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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.