EDISON — It’s not too late to start college. At Middlesex County College, a special “Fall II” program of accelerated courses begins Sept. 27. Courses are offered day, evening, and through the internet as well as at various locations throughout the county.
Wrestling • Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Rahway Recreation Center, 275 E. Milton Ave., will host a wrestling show. For info, call 1-732-888-1704.
Remember those back to school commercials from a few years ago that featured ecstatic parents gliding along on a shopping cart in a school supply store? Their darling children stood frozen and expressionless as a voiceover could be heard singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation will host its 18th Annual Gala on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at The Villa at Mountain Lakes, Mountain Lakes. This year’s gala will honor Dr. Thomas H. Brown on the occasion of his retirement.
Artsy without being too schmartsy, director Anton Corbijn’s “The American” should please those viewers who don’t mind their movies veering off the main line from time to time.
UNION — Red Reyne will perform at Salem Roadhouse Cafe, 829 Salem Road, Union, on Saturday, Sept. 11 following an opening performance by Summer Rae McLaughlan.
RAHWAY — On Monday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m., F. Alexander Shipley will discuss a famous case 19th century murder case at the Rahway Public Library.
LINDEN — The city’s Department of Public Property and Community Services offers free senior citizen craft classes, beginning on Monday, Sept. 13.
NEW BRUNSWICK-The Europa Theater, Opera House, was at 196 Somerset St., RKO International; 41 Albany St. and RKO Rivoli Theatre; 416 George St. It was also known as the B.F. Keith Theatre. The Strand Theater was at 123 Albany St. It was originally a church in 1840.
It was a weird kind of quiet. The kids were back at school after a long summer, and we both had the morning off. After the last bus pulled away we were faced with an almost otherworldly quiet; even the pets seemed to know it was an unusual morning and called a truce to their usual sleep-fueled quest for world domination.