Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of environmental impact? — Graham Rankin, via e-mail
CLARK—Students at Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark, will be performing in “High School Musical 2” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, March 26 and March 27. A matinee performance is scheduled for Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the school auditorium.
PERTH AMBOY—Art aficionados, those interested in supporting Raritan Bay Medical Center’s patient care services or simply looking to enjoy an elegant night out will want to attend Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation’s “Inspirations: A Celebration of Art & Spring,” art show reception Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Avenue.
RAHWAY—Saint Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church will offer a traditional Slavic dinner on Wednesday, April 7, from 5 until 8 p.m. The church is located at 1407 St. George Avenue in Rahway.
STATE—“Spring-time is always welcome, but pest management professionals will tell you it is also the time when dormant pest populations come to life, renewing the ancient cycle that poses problems for homeowners and others,” says Leonard Douglen, the executive director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association.
Live Music • March 18 from 9 p.m. – midnight – Robert Ross will perform at Robin’s Nest, 3103 Tremley Point Rd., Linden. For info, call 1-908-290-3090.
CRANFORD—As Dolores Maviglio made her way through the gallery, she was not only struck by the sheer quality of the art, but that all the works were created by teenagers. She was very impressed.
CLARK – The classic American musical “Gypsy” will be performed at the recently-renovated Arthur L. Johnson High School auditorium on Thursday, March 18, Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20.
RAHWAY—Tickets are on sale now for the Rahway Recreation Talent Show, scheduled for Friday, April 16, at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Union Catholic High School Performing Arts Company will be performing their spring musical “Les Miserables” under the direction of Maryann Carolan.