RAHWAY—Get creative with table settings and gift baskets at the Rahway Public Library. On Wednesday, May 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., join Valerie Garrison, proprietor of Heart to Heart Custom-made Gift Baskets, for a hands-on-demonstration for creating beautiful table settings and gift baskets.
EDISON – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will hold an open house for its two summer camp programs on Tuesday, May 4, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
CRANFORD—The Cranford Chamber of Commerce announced that its popular Cruiser Nights will return this year, beginning on May 13.
RAHWAY—The Somerset Jazz Consortium will be having jazz performances at the Rahway Public Library on Saturdays during the months of May and June.
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.