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.
WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center has announced Jeffrey Wechsler as the next speaker for their “Taste of the Arts” lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
RAHWAY – The St. Mary Society, of the Sts. Mary/Mark Parish, is sponsoring an Oktoberfest Nite on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6 – 10 p.m. in St. Mary’s Auditorium, 232 Central Avenue, Rahway.
WOODBRIDGE-Here are more wonderful memories from Martha Storey Webb:
“Publix Drug Store was where the VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) is today. Busy Bee Market came next, to later become Pappas Restaurant (owned by Charles and Marian Pappas), now San Remo Pizza.
NEW BRUNSWICK–VSA arts of New Jersey announces an exhibit by artist Michael Turner from Oct. 12 to Nov. 13 at the Red Horse Gallery at the Freehold Raceway Mall.
FLORHAM PARK—AAA encourages motorists to extend the life of their vehicle by adhering to the manufacturer’s recommended service guidelines.
UNION—Dr. Brian Regal, an assistant professor in the Department of History at Kean University and a resident of Plainfield has authored a new book, entitled “Pseudoscience: A Critical Encyclopedia.”
KENILWORTH—The Union County Emerald Society is celebrating its 28th anniversary with its annual pub night at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street in Kenilworth.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department invites you to do some “fowl” shooting to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
EDISON–The Edison Recreation Department wants to come check out your house this Halloween; but only if it’s decorated for the holiday.