Blood Drive • Jan. 2 from 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
CLARK – The Polish Cultural Foundation will celebrate the Polish tradition of Christmas caroling known as “Koledy” on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m.
PERTH AMBOY-Here is an email I received from Nancy Ridge after my Nov. 6, 2009 Veterans Day column:
“Diane, I have been meaning to write for a while now to tell you how much I look forward to and enjoy your column. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I am sure you bring joy to many, many people.
Y’know how no matter what art museum you visit there is always one room you enter that has a giant painting taking up an entire wall? You’re reaction is generally, why? Well, that’s how “Avatar,” director James Cameron’s often brilliant but overlong sci-fi extravaganza, initially strikes you.
Merry Christmas! Here is my final installment of Christmas memories for 2009.
Tis the season to eat like someone who was just rescued from a desert island. Office parties, holiday buffets, family gatherings and enough sandwiches made from leftover turkey to choke a reindeer.
NEWARK — NJ TRANSIT will offer extra service for the upcoming holidays to give customers more travel options, whether going to the mall for last-minute shopping, leaving work early for the Christmas and New Year’s weekends, or attending New Year’s Eve festivities.
CLARK—The Clark Public Library has planned several family activities during winter vacation.
Roller Skating • Dec. 25 from 4-7 p.m. – United Skates of America will open for Christmas Day roller skating at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St. There will be music, games, prizes and a light show. For info, call 1-732-596-4103.
I recently saw a wonderful documentary on singer/songwriter Sting, where he discussed his thoughts on going into the studio to make a ‘Christmas’ album.