NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre presents six time Grammy® Award-winning group The Chieftains on Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m. The ensemble will perform their latest and greatest hits, as well as songs from their upcoming album of Celtic-Mexican influences, San Patrico. San Patrico is scheduled for release on March 9. Tickets range from $32-62.
Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
CLARK—Al MacDougall, president of the Clark Kiwanis Club, has announced the date of the club’s 17th annual spaghetti dinner. “We hope people will save the date of Sunday, March 7, to ‘mangia’ with us at the Zion Lutheran Church in Clark,” he said.
CARTERET-Here are more memories of the City Line Bar and Grill, which used to be on Roosevelt Ave. I had shared memories of this bar before, in my Oct. 2, 2009 column. They are from the grandson of the owners, Bill Donovan.
CLARK – The Clark Recreation Department recently organized a night of ice skating for Clark families at the Warinanco Park Skating Rink.
UNION – “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” comes to Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre in a hysterical production by the Department of Theatre Feb. 26 through March 6.
RAHWAY—Registration for the YMCA of Eastern Union County, Rahway Branch’s Summer Camp program is now open.
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.
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.
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.