NEW BRUNSWICK—An Irish proverb says a good laugh is one of the best cures a doctor can offer. In this case, oncology nurses at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) are prescribing the laughter as they gear up for the fourth annual CINJ Comedy Night, proceeds from which will go to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation to benefit CINJ Nursing Education. CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMNDJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
QUINCY, Mass. – While only 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters, they are involved in 79 percent of home heating fire deaths, according to the new report Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment released last week by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
MOUNTAINSIDE—On Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Concert Band will perform at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue in Mountainside. This is the third of a five concert series for the 2009-2010 concert season. The event is open to the public and admission is $10 per person.
CLARK—Three young, local pianists will perform at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark on Sunday, Feb. 28, to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin.
RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will host Children’s Ghost Night at the Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 27, with three tours, the first beginning at 6 p.m.
UNION – Premiere Stages, the professional theatre in residence at Kean University, announced two summer theatre camp sessions for creative students.
IOWA CITY, Iowa—Registration is now open for the April 10 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before March 5.
SOUTH AMBOY-Remember having off from school on both Lincoln’s Birthday (Feb. 12) and Washington’s Birthday (Feb. 22.)? In February 1942, School No. 1 held exercises to mark famous birthdays.
WOODBRIDGE – Les Jumelles Jazz will kick off the “Red, White & Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State,” concert series at The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge on Friday, March 5, at 8 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Reservations are required and are on first-come basis. Call 1-732-634-0413 for more information or to reserve your seats.
RAHWAY—Registration is now open for spring classes for adults, teens and children at Arts Guild New Jersey (formerly The Arts Guild of Rahway). Spring classes begin the week of March 22.