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.
STATE – As teenagers anxiously await prom and graduation celebrations, nervous parents are hoping their children celebrate safely and responsibly. Curfews may be broken, seat belts forgotten and alcohol consumed. What should be a happy time for students might be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
CRANFORD—Building on the success of a well-received exhibit of some of the historic newspapers in the collection of Liberty Hall Museum, the Museum and Kean University present a three-panel traveling exhibit featuring reproductions of some of the most-famous headlines in American journalism history.
READINGTON—Disney’s Emily Osment, co-star of the highly popular television series Hannah Montana, will perform live in concert and then meet some lucky fans at the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC on Saturday, July 24.