STATE – Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, an annual event where participating comic book shops give away free comics to anyone who comes into their shops.
STATE –Tonight’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth $224 million. Mega Millions, a game played in 12 states, has a number drawing every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. that is broadcast live on NJN.
STATE – Residents of New Jersey will celebrate Arbor Day 2010 on April 30. While some states chose to celebrate Arbor Day on a different date that coincides better with their growing season, National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April by many states such as New Jersey.
RAHWAY – Recently voted New Jersey’s Favorite Dance Company, New Jersey Ballet returns to UCPAC on Saturday, May 1 at 8PM, with Tappin’ with the Ballet and on Sunday, May 2 at 3PM with a double header that features two childhood favorites, Peter and the Wolf and Beauty and the Beast.
Dear EarthTalk: Which woods are OK to purchase, and which are not, in the interest of preserving forests and not harming those who depend upon them? — Jon Steiner, Boise, ID
CLARK—The American Cancer Society will unofficially kick-off the Relay For Life season by “Painting The Town Purple” on Saturday, May 1. All residents of Clark and neighboring communities are invited to join the festivities, which will take place in front of Clark Bagels, 1045 Raritan Road, from 9 a.m. to noon.
STATE–Starting with the Saturday, May 1, Powerball drawing, players will have a chance to increase their winnings by ten times, just by selecting the ‘PowerPlay’ option when they purchase their tickets.
Clothing Drive • May 1 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. – Holy Family Parish, 215 Pershing Ave., Carteret, will hold a clothing drive in the parking lot. Clean clothing, linens and sneakers will be accepted in plastic garbage bags. For info, call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Saturday, May 1, the EARTH Center, home of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host a Garden Season Kick-Off & Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.
PERTH AMBOY – On May 1, Perth Amboy High School will be hosting an “International Festival-United for All” Benefit to aid the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti and Chile. The whole community is invited to attend this event, which will last from noon to 4 p.m.