WOODBRIDGE – The American Irish Association of Woodbridge will sponsor the 37th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration scheduled to get underway on Sunday, March 14 at 9 a.m. with the presentation of proclamations to the St. Patrick’s Day honorees and the raising of the Irish Flag at Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street.
CRANFORD—On Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, Union County College Division of Economic Development and Continuing Education will be hosting an open house for kids, teenagers and parents interested in learning more about the Summer 2010 College for Kids and College for Teens programs.
CLARK – Author Kelvin R. Ward shares a dark phase in his life and recalls how he managed to see the light again in his new book. In “Divorce Ahead – Detour,” the Clark resident offers inspiration as he tells of the miracle that unfolded before him after coping with divorce.
CLARK—On Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m., the Polish Cultural Foundation will present brother and sister violinists, Ania and Piotr Filochowski, with piano accompaniment by Jeeyong Hong.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.—One way to celebrate the arrival of spring is by planting trees, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for people to participate.
ROSELLE—Local community theatre company, Mystic Vision Players, will host its 4th annual “One Night Only: Pop Goes the Musical!” The evening will display some of the company’s seasoned performers, both old and new, highlighting some of their favorite songs of stage and screen.
EDISON—A program designed to help the Middlesex County College community and the general public learn about individuals with disabilities is being held at Middlesex County College Monday, March 29. It will be at 11 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
More crawl-under-your-skin icky than scary, Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” perpetrates a major, if not really novel, twist. Still, a stellar performance by Leonardo DiCaprio and great production values almost save the day. Too bad neither O. Henry nor his filmic heir, M. Knight Shyamalan, were aboard to engineer the movie’s big surprise.
MONROE–Some of us hate the never-ending task of having to tidy and organize the things in our homes and/or offices. But, according to one local property damage restoration expert, letting things pile up could lead to more than just not having a clear space from which to live or work. It can actually cause injuries and emergency hazards.
Dear EarthTalk: When the plug-in Prius is released, how much electricity will it use? Will my electric bill double if my Prius is plugged in each night? Or will the increase be minimal? Also, will all this recharging put a strain on the existing electricity grid? — G.C. Marx, Colorado Springs, CO