UNION—On Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m., the Union Public Library will host a presentation on two of New Jersey’s most famous and colorful political figures of its past: Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, and Atlantic City Mayor Enoch L. “Nucky” Johnson.
Selection of trees for planting in a home landscape depends on the desired effect and the purpose the trees will satisfy in the landscape, explains Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association.
STATE — Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball lottery drawing, the jackpot will grow to an estimated $120 million.
MOUNTAINSIDE – In what has become a favorite spring tradition, hundreds of gardening enthusiasts of all ages are expected to attend this year’s Master Gardeners of Union County annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.
PISCATAWAY – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway, announces its 37th Annual Greek Festival, taking place May 14 – 16. Hours of operation are Friday, 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., and Sunday, noon– 8 p.m.
STATE – State Police officials remind personal watercraft operators that New Jersey personal watercraft laws have recently changed.
Document Shredding • May 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Prudential New Jersey Properties, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, will hold a public document shredding event to help residents dispose of private household papers to protect against identity theft. Items that can be shredded include paper, books, magazines, binders and notepads.
CLARK—On Sunday, May 16, from noon- 4 p.m., the Dr. Robinson Museum will host a children’s herb planting workshop. Children will learn about herbs, their uses and how to plant and care for herbs. Each child will take home a small starter herb garden they create themselves.
Director Jon Favreau, who tries to top or at least match his “Iron Man” (2008) with “Iron Man 2,” might have benefited from the baseball adage, “Don’t show ‘em all your pitches in the first three innings.”
CRANFORD – From May 14 to July 1, a solo exhibition of Glen Ridge artist Ellen Eagle will be on display in the Tomasulo Gallery in the MacKay Library of the Cranford campus of Union County College.