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.
HILLSIDE – Biggest Loser finalist Amanda Arlauskas will kick off the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s efforts in the Pound for Pound Challenge on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 5-7 p.m. (31 Evans Terminal, Hillside). Arlauskas lost more than 85 pounds on the show last fall, which saw her finish third in the December finale.
Well…I just saw the video for the remake of “We Are The World”, celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, just in time for them to latch Haiti on as their cause-du-jour.
Flea Market • Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Linden Knights of Columbus, 118 N. Park Ave., will hold a flea market. Kitchen open for breakfast & lunch. Next flea market: March 20 – tables are $20. Call 1-908-486-9518 or 1-908-374-5444.
RAHWAY – At last week’s City Council meeting, council members approved a resolution to spend $90,000 for the purchase of a handmade Italian piano as part of a plan to establish the Klavierhaus Piano Conservatory.
NEW BRUNSWICK—New Brunswick’s State Theatre has just added Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band, presented by State Theatre and Live Nation on Monday, July 5, 2010 at 8pm. Tickets are now on sale and range from $55-175.
WESTFIELD—Director John Correll of Westfield Community Players is holding open auditions for Ray Cooney’s comedy “Caught in the Net” on Monday, Feb. 22, and Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Westfield Community Players theater at 1000 North Avenue West, Westfield.
While trying to figure what went into the making of a bad movie is a trifling pursuit at best, director Pierre Morel’s nearly awful “From Paris with Love” raises the question more than most. Like others of its ilk, how everything went so wrong is inevitably more interesting than the story. Add a name brand star to the mix and it ups the ante.
CLARK—The Studies Program of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark is currently accepting registration for its language classes which begin the week of March 4.