BERKELEY HEIGHTS—New Providence violinist Yuji Sugimoto, 12, can be seen in several airings on cable TV throughout December playing the Allegro movement of Vivaldi’s Spring concerto with the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO).
PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Wilda Diaz invites Perth Amboy residents to share a special evening in celebration of Chanukah on Sunday, Dec. 13.
EDISON – Township officials will be joined by community, family and friends at Edison’s annual Festival of Lights celebration on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. This special holiday event is being staged inside the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison.
Moments of great truth partially compensate for the plodding predictability of director Kirk Jones’s “Everybody’s Fine,” a remake of Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Stanno Tutti Bene” (1990). But if your interest is prompted by the TV ads, beware.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission announces the Holiday Program on Sunday, Dec. 13, at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway.
RAHWAY—St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Rahway will host a flea market and craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 12. Over 50 vendors will be offering gifts and collectibles for purchase. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Center, located at 1407 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway.
NEW BRUNSWICK—On Saturday, Dec. 12, Rutgers Students and the community-at-large will gather to dance at “All That Jazz.” Music for dancing will be provided by Brian Nash.
CLARK—On Sunday, Dec. 6, internationally known multilingual singer Naomi Miller joined with the Hester Street Troupe, a New Jersey-based Klezmer band for an afternoon of entertainment “from Broadway to Klezmer” at Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah in Clark.
Many people take vacation or visit family at this time of year. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there are a number of scams that unsuspecting travelers can fall victim to if they are not careful.
Gift Wrap Event • Dec. 11 & 12 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Summit Animal Rescue Association will wrap Christmas gifts at First Baptist Church, 170 Elm St., Westfield, to raise money. Bring your own wrapping paper or use available donated paper. There will also be a bake sale. For info, call 1-908-578-4354.