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.
RAHWAY — The Rahway Valley ‘Jerseyaires’, a men’s barbershop chorus, is seeking new male singers to join the ‘a cappella’ barbershop harmony choral group.
TRENTON – Celebrating its 15th year, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Development will hold its annual Teen Media Contest to reinforce the Department’s mission to instill an understanding of parental responsibility in teens. The statewide contest is open to all New Jersey middle and high school students.
UNION – Tony Award Winning composer and lyricist William Finn will speak at Kean University on March 1 at 3:30 in the University Center Little Theatre, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, as part of the 2010 Premiere Stages Artists Series.
WOODBRIDGE –The Barron Arts Center recently announced the schedule for “Red, White & Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State,” a free concert series beginning in May and running through the summer of 2010.
METUCHEN – The Metuchen Branch YMCA is planning a bus trip to see the Blue Man Group, one of New York’s longest-running shows.
Thrift Shop Sale • Feb 12 & 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption will hold a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds will support the rescue group and donations of dog and cat food is also welcome. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
EDISON – Tickets are on sale for the 13th annual Taste of Middlesex. More than 40 vendors will provide food and beverages for you to sample between 5:30 and 8 p.m. at the Pines Manor on Monday, March 22.