UNION – Premiere Stages at Kean University will hold its annual Premiere Student Readings on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre in the University Center at Kean University.
LINDEN – Two puppies recently adopted from All-Star Pet Rescue in Linden can be seen in Animal Planet’s upcoming Puppy Bowl VI on Feb. 7. Jake and Duncan competed with other pups from all over the country in a two-hour contest played with toy footballs.
CRANFORD – Dr. Lawrence Hogan, Senior History Professor at Union County College, and Robert Scott, former pitcher and first baseman for the New York Black Yankees of the Negro National League, will be the guest speakers for a Black History Month Program, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Negro League Baseball at Yankee Stadium, 1930-1948.”
Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
CARTERET—The Carteret Public Library is holding a “B.Y.O.B. Book Sale.” Bring your own grocery store bag and fill it with book sale items and pay only $2.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Senior Softball League seeks players for its competitive slow pitch softball season in both the 50+ Division (birth year of 1960 or earlier) and the 60+ Division (birth year of 1950 or earlier.)
RAHWAY—The Rahway Elks Lodge #1075 is sponsoring a murder mystery dinner theater event on Saturday, March 6. This event will take place at the Lodge Hall, which is located at 122 West Milton Avenue in Rahway.
RALEIGH, N.C.—Love those old detective stories and film noir with the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre? Well now you can star in a personalized detective novel, the second in a series from writer Geno Vincenzo and YourNovel.com.
WOODBRIDGE – The All Seasons Chamber Players will return to perform at the Barron Arts Center located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge, on Friday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m.
RAHWAY—St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church will host a one-day Slavonic Festival on Saturday, Feb. 6, from noon to 11 p.m.