NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, is scheduled to hold more than 30 blood drives between now and July 18 as part of Music Saves Lives, a youth culture program of music, entertainment and lifesaving causes.
RAHWAY — Rahway’s AARP will hold its monthly trip to Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino on Thursday, July 1. The cost is $22 with a $30 cash voucher.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that bananas are taboo for anyone who is concerned about rainforest destruction? Even if I seek out “fair trade” or organic bananas, am I feeding the demand which is causing rainforest to be cleared?
UNION – Premiere Stages, celebrating its sixth year as the professional theatre in residence at Kean University, announces the premiere of The Good Counselor, by Kathryn Grant.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County students entering fifth through eighth grades are invited to attend a summer day program at the county’s Extension office called “Eco- Adventures at the EARTH Center”. The program will be held Aug. 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick.
With millions of American schoolchildren starting summer vacation, cries of “I’m bored” will soon ring out across the nation. Swimming lessons and trips to the mall can fill only so many hours. Before you give up and hand over the TV remote, consider some activities that can be productive, safe and fun for kids of all ages.
CRANFORD—The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite the public to enjoy a selection of arias, Italian songs and popular standards as interpreted by tenor Salvatore Chiarelli at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Tuesday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m.
STATE – Quick Chek will celebrate the first official day of summer with thousands of its customers as it proclaims the day Quick Chek’s Summer “Sub-tacular” Day.
NEWARK—According to a study in the April 2010 issue of Pediatrics, children and adolescents spend more time with media than they do in any other activity except for sleeping.
TRENTON – One lucky New Jersey Lottery player has won the Powerball second prize of $200,000 for the Wednesday, June 16 drawing. The winning ticket, which was sold in Hudson County, was purchased at Quick Stop in Bayonne.