RAHWAY – The holiday season begins in Rahway on Friday, Nov. 27, with the city’s official tree lighting ceremony. The event will be at 7 p.m. in City Hall Plaza. Afterwards, Santa Claus will be on hand to take photos with Rahway children.
WOODBRIDGE-PERTH AMBOY-In previous Thanksgiving columns, I wrote about the annual Woodbridge-St. Mary’s Perth Amboy football games from 1932 and 1933. I was not able to pinpoint the exact year of this game, but it was in with a bunch of 1930s material given to me.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – When alarm clocks ring Friday, Nov. 27, waking thousands from their after-turkey slumbers to hit those early morning holiday sales at their local malls, Quick Chek, will offer these early risers complimentary medium coffees to help kick-off their Black Friday weekends!
QUINCY, Mass. – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is calling on cooks across the nation to include fire safety in their recipes because Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires.
EDISON—Multi [Ply], an exhibition of fine artwork, was held at Middlesex County in November through Dec. 10. The work explored the physical and graphic attributes of paper.
LINDEN – The recreation department will hold a holiday ceramics class for Linden students in kindergarten through eighth grade at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m.
STATE – AAA Mid-Atlantic projections indicate that fewer than 800,000 New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving this year, the smallest Garden State travel total in six years and a nearly five percent decrease compared to 2008.
SCOTCH PLAINS—December coming up fast! To so many of us, this time of year means shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and rushing around. Willow Grove church leaders remind you to take a break and invest some quality time with your family and friends.
Blood Drive • Nov. 28 from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Knights of Columbus Council 857, 130 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption will hold a one day only 60% off your total bill sale at their Scotch Plains thrift store on Friday, Nov. 27. There will be a 50% off sale on Saturday Nov. 28.