ROSEMONT, Ill. — On the brink of Chicago’s popular marathon, 45,000 marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will turn corners and pick up their pace for the big race in October.
EDISON — With October marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BJ’s Wholesale Club in Edison and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) are asking the community to “think pink” at its “Pink Picnic” on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. at the BJ’s on 1000 US Highway 1.
CRANFORD—Local author Naomi C. Desiderio will appear at the Cranford Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss her two historical novels, Hell at Sea (2007) and Reunion (2010).
ELIZABETH – “Art in the Gardens,” an October celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, takes place over the Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 8-11, at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth.
QUINCY, Mass. – Smoke alarms save lives, and can cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. However, smoke alarms must be installed, maintained and working properly to do so.
CLARK — Valley Road School students from Patricia Peitz’s first grade class recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day. With the help of their teacher and their parents, each student made his own mini apple pie using fresh ingredients.
QUINCY, Mass. – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
STATE – October is AAA Car Care Month and the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club advises motorists to follow the right maintenance schedule for their vehicle, which can not only help save money, but also the environment.
RAHWAY — In an effort to show that Freemasonry is not so secret anymore, La Fayette Lodge #27 F.& A.M. and many lodges in the state will be hosting an open house on Saturday, Oct. 9.
CRANFORD – A day of healthy outdoor family activities marks the start of Red Ribbon Week 2010 on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Nomahegan Park in Cranford. Supported by Union County, Prevention Links and the Union County D.A.R.E. Officers Association, the Red Ribbon Campaign works to prevent substance abuse by bringing families together.