SOUTH BRUNSWICK—Middlesex County is sponsoring free composting workshops. Middlesex County residents will learn how to reduce waste and improve their soil by composting their yard waste and kitchen scraps right in their own backyards.
CARTERET—Holy Family Church will once again team up with National Wrestling Superstars to host a huge all-star benefit show on Friday night, April 16, with a 7:45 p.m. bell time.
RAHWAY – Visitors to Rahway’s First Thursdays monthly arts event will be able to see Tanzania “Exposed” in a special art exhibit at EDGE Galleries, 1571-77 Irving Street.
PERTH AMBOY—The Proprietary House located at 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy, will be the site of a multi-period military timeline on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.