WESTFIELD—Just as song lyrics from “Barnum” invite everyone to “Just join the circus like you wanted to, when you were a kid. Climb aboard before it moves on and you’ll thank your lucky stars you did,” so director Kenneth Horn hopes that aspiring actors, in grades 6 through 12, will join the cast of the Summer Stage Theater in the 2010 production of “Barnum” this July.
In answer to the question I’ve most been asked since viewing Joe Johnston’s “The Wolfman,” only insofar as the lunatical idea itself is it true to the original. Even the spelling of the titles is different, “The Wolf Man” (1941) being constructed as three words. Fielding the second most posed inquiry, it is more gruesome than shocking.
UNION – In celebration of African-American History Month, the Office of Africana Studies at Kean University will host Here We Stand: Forgotten Moments in African American History on Feb. 24 and 25.
NEW BRUNSWICK—On Saturday, Feb. 27, Rutgers Students and the Community-at-Large will gather to dance at “Murder Mystery Ballroom.” Music for dancing will be provided by Brian Nash.
Cue the lights: USA.gov’s video contest is your opportunity to showcase your talent and creativity while you spread the word about the official spot on the web for information on government benefits and services.
BETHESDA, Md. – Older adults are more vulnerable to a number of risks including fire, either at home or in assisted living facilities such as nursing homes. In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Americans correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk group.
TRENTON – The state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will consider a bill today that would ban smoking at all state, county and municipal parks and beaches.
CLARK – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Clark is trying to recruit volunteers. New teams, team captains and individuals are welcome to attend Relay For Life monthly meetings, prior to the event.
SCOTCH PLAINS—The works of local artists, both African Americans and those who pay tribute to the talents of African Americans, will open in an exhibit honoring Black History Month at the NJ Blood Services blood center and South Avenue Gallery on Feb. 22, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Help provide shelter for earthquake victims in Haiti and food for neighbors in need while enjoying international cuisine and listening to vocal and instrumental music from China. Attend the International Dinner at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains on Saturday, March 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.