MILLBURN — Cameron Mackintosh announced the casting of his new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables making its United States premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse prior to a major U.S. National Tour. The all-new production of Les Misérables features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.
UNION — On Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., The Union Public Library will host a special Halloween presentation, “Historic Haunts of Central Jersey.” The program—to feature a mix of local history and legends, accompanied by haunting images and sounds—will be presented by writer and New Jersey resident Gordon Thomas Ward.
CLARK – School-age children are invited to bring their own pumpkin to the Clark Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2:30 p.m.
NEW BRUNSWICK—The State Theatre is collecting “gently used” winter coats to help benefit New Jersey residents in need. The coats are being collected for the annual coat drive hosted by the nonprofit organization, Jersey Cares.
STATE–Eleven land-based New Jersey Lighthouses, two museums displaying the Fresnel lens, and one life savings station host the 2010 “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” weekend on Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17.
CLARK — The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present a photographic exhibit titled “SPACES” from Oct. 15-29.
Among the many ‘titles’ bestowed on me by family members over the years, are “Best Italian Sauce Maker”, “#1 Wife” and “World’s Greatest Mom”. I know at least this last one is true because I have a tee shirt to prove it. When I taught dance a few years ago, I was given a trophy that said “Outstanding Performer and Choreographer”.
SOUTH AMBOY-More past information from the old bars and liquor stores since I started researching them in 1997.
RAHWAY — The Somerset Jazz Consortium will be returning for jazz performances at the Rahway Public Library on Saturdays Oct. 9, 16, and 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Italian-America Feast • Oct. 8, 9 & 10 – Clark UNICO will hold their 4th annual Italian-American Feast at the Clark Municipal Building on Westfield Ave. For info or to volunteer, call Ralph Bernardo at 1-908-337-7773.