NEWARK—Carol Boston Weatherford, a writer who started penning poems in the first grade, will read from and sign copies of her book, “Becoming Billie Holiday” at the Newark Public Library. The book reading and signing will take place at 6 p.m.
SANDY HOOK—For a small state, New Jersey’s famous 127-miles of coastline are packed with historical and cultural treasures. To help residents and visitors better appreciate New Jersey’s coastal cultural connection, The New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant (NJMSC/NJSG) has just launched coastalheritagenj.com.
RAHWAY – The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway has announced a new show by 1990s jam band Rusted Root, on Friday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($27.50 – $37.50) are on sale now.
PERTH AMBOY-After my Jan. 28 column asking about the owners of the Puritan Dairy, I heard from Rose Tarloski Celecki: “The partners of Puritan Dairy were Harold Greenspan, Mr. Hollander and Phil Borak, who was a member of the Lyons Club with my father, Ed Tarloski.”
EDISON—Due to the recent severe storms and unusually warm weather, the Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation has been forced to end the ice skating season at the popular Roosevelt Park Family Ice Rink in Edison. The original closing date was March 28.
CLARK—Barnes & Noble is sponsoring a book fair on Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20, at their Clark store located at 1180 Raritan Road, to support Literacy Volunteers of Union County.
TRENTON—New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Bob Martin has approved the New Jersey Fish and Game Council’s 2010 Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy.
ELIZABETH—The Rotary Club of Elizabeth’s 36th Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Benedictine Academy, 840 North Broad Street, Elizabeth.
“She’s Out of My League,” a flawed but often endearing romantic comedy, explains in feature length proportions what it is that makes people watching so much fun. Sitting in the park, studying the couples that walk by, you tally who got the best of each deal. Oh c’mon, you do it. Wide disparities in attractiveness inevitably elicit a, “What’s he got?”
CLARK—The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present an exhibition of artworks by the students of Ivan Bratko’s Art School. The school is located at the foundation since 1999.