HAMILTON—A trip to the auto repair shop can feel like visiting a foreign country for some motorists—they do not understand the language and are worried about being taken advantage of by the locals.
WOODBRIDGE – The Parker Press Park in Woodbridge will again be transformed into a fine art and craft gallery on Saturday, Oct. 10. The second annual BarronFest, a free-to-the-public juried fine arts and crafts festival, will feature over 50 talented local artisans.
Diabetes Screening • Oct. 9 from 2-4 p.m. – The Linden Board of Health will conduct a diabetes detection screening for Linden residents at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 301 N. Wood Ave. For info, call 1-908-474-8410.
CLARK—The Clark chapter of Unico invites area residents to enjoy the third annual Italian American Feast to be held this weekend in Clark.
CLARK—Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway will benefit from a community fundraiser sponsored by the Windsor Diner in Clark on Monday, Oct. 19 from 5-9 p.m.
CLARK—Pat Yanusz never lost faith. Throughout the years, the Clark resident was a winner of a number of Bingo events held at Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah.
UNION COUNTY—Washington Rock and Hemlock Falls await the autumn hiker interested in touring South Mountain Reservation Oct. 17 at 9:30 am.
CLARK– Every year at Halloween, children envision ghosts, goblins, and the possibility of amassing a treasure trove of candy. On the other hand, concerned parents worry about their children’s safety during this yearly candy-gathering ritual.
CRANFORD—Dr. James T. Fisher, author of the recently published “On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York” (Cornell University Press), will speak at the Cranford Community Center on Oct. 7.
I suffer from misoneism…a highfalutin term for fear of the future. Well, actually I don’t. It just seemed a good way to get right at the nub of director Jonathan Mostow’s “Surrogates.” Truth is, most of us are misoneists to some extent or another. Which is why we are scared by—but nonetheless drawn to—sci-fi sagas set in a foreboding future.