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.
CLARK—The American Cancer Society invites residents of Clark and surrounding communities to learn about Relay For Life, an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp-out and barbecue, while taking turns walking or running around a track “relay” style.
Frank Capra directed “It Happened One Night”—the archetype for filmmaker Anand Tucker’s “Leap Year”—in 1934. A smash hit starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable, it has since worked its way into our romantic comedy vocabulary. Hardly a decade goes by without several so-so permutations. Consider this one 2010’s failed contribution.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Sen. Bob Gordon and Sen. Joseph Vitale was signed into law this week banning the use of electronic smoking devices, commonly known as “e-cigarettes,” in indoor public places and the sale of the devices to minors.