SOMERVILLE – Downtown Somerville will host its inaugural Somerville Jazz Festival on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 1 – 6 p.m., rain or shine, on the Somerset County Courthouse Green. Jimmy Heath will be headlining the festival, which will also include The Gretchen Parlato Band, Harry Allen Quartet and Sherman Irby’s “Organomics.”
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the story with the Florida Panther these days? Is it still teetering on the brink of extinction, or is it on the rebound? — Alex T., via email
CRANFORD—The Friends of the Cranford Public Library’s monthly documentary film series continues on Monday, Sept. 14, with “doxita.”
AVENEL –Woodbridge AARP Chapter 3869 sponsors bus trips to Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Casino on the fourth Monday of each month. The next trip is planned for Aug. 24.
CARTERET – This morning, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman will join with county officials, senior artists, and art enthusiasts from throughout Middlesex County, for the conclusion of the 2009 Middlesex County Senior Citizen Art Contest & Exhibition.
CARTERET – The Carteret Serenaders entertainment group is seeking new members to join them in their one-hour variety shows.
UNION — Kean University and Liberty Hall Museum have collaborated to mount a new exhibit, entitled “Headline News: The Life and Transformation of the Great American Newspaper.” The exhibit opens on Sept. 10 and will feature newspapers from the Liberty Hall Museum collection spanning four centuries of American journalism.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s EARTH Center will host their Garden Field Day Open House on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 42 Riva Ave. in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick.
UNION COUNTY – According to Quick Chek’s Favorite Subs Survey where more than 1,500 votes were cast throughout its operating region, it’s all about Crispy Buffalo Chicken subs in Union County.
COLD SPRING, N.Y.—On Saturday, September 12, five private gardens in Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Somerset counties will open to the public in support of The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program.