“Going green” is a hot topic these days. More and more people are trying to make changes that reduce energy usage, minimize landfill waste and support environmental sustainability. In fact, 90 percent of Americans say they buy green products at least sometimes, according to market researcher Mintel.
NEW BRUNSWICK– Rutgers will open its New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses and classrooms to the public for the second annual Rutgers Day on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WOODBRIDGE—Woodbridge Veterinary Group will be offering free dog behavior workshop: “100% Housebreaking and Home Freedom,” on Saturday, April 24, at 9 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD—In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (Thursday, April 22), the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club is encouraging motorists to recycle used automotive and marine batteries.
WOODBRIDGE – Phillip Gould will be discuss “New Perspectives on Renaissance Art and the Rise of Humanism” as the next speaker in the Barron Arts Center’s Dr. Stephen Kaplan Taste of the Arts Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. These lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Thursday April 22, Middlesex County’s office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension invites you to celebrate the 40th birthday of the modern environmental movement, with Earth Day at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, from 4 to 7 p.m.
MOUNTAINSIDE—On Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) Concert Band under the direction of conductor Howard Toplansky will perform a spring concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue in Mountainside.
PISCATAWAY – On Sunday, April 25, at 2 pm, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey present Traditional Jewish Folktales with Storyteller Rivka Willick at East Jersey Olde Town Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway. This program is offered free of charge but advance registration is required.
STATE – The Powerball lottery jackpot is $212 million for Saturday night’s drawing, and the Mega Millions prize has reached $122 million for tonight’s drawing.
Shawn Levy’s “Date Night” reminds that there is a little good in every movie, just as there is in every person. Well, except for “Message in a Bottle” (1999) and Adolf Hitler, that is. Light and convivial, this is the type of film you see when you don’t know what to see. No need to give it your full attention. It’s not like you haven’t seen it all before.