This is an accumulation of some of my research from around Union County.
RAHWAY—The Union County Performing Arts Center is looking for volunteers to give back to the arts in their community. The theater is holding volunteer training on Wednesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. All motivated individuals who are willing to volunteer their time, creativity and experience are welcome.
RAHWAY—The Union County Performing Arts Center is offering a one-week theatre camp this summer.
CRANFORD—Thanks to more than a year’s work and the assistance of a host of volunteers, the Cranford Public Library recently completed a comprehensive index to its collection of sheet music books.
Stylish as Johnny Depp’s portrayal is in director Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies,” it appears the splendid thespian is a bit late to the party. Short of reinventing the antihero, his performance, like Dillinger himself, was doomed. Just as our idea of the hero changes, so does its counterculture variant. This bad boy is strictly old fedora.
PERTH AMBOY—Perth Amboy’s Business Improvement District invites area residents to the 2009 Blueberry Festival & Jazz Concert.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Tuesday, July 28, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will present a Build a Rain Barrel workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.
PERTH AMBOY—The Royal Garden Club By The Bay will present “Perth Amboy-An Architectural Anthology.” This home and garden tour will be held on Sunday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four county parks.
WOODBRIDGE—After I printed Thomas Saboy’s memories with the mention of former pro baseball player, South Amboy’s own Allie Clark, Mr. Saboy wrote back “I once won an autographed ‘Allie Clark’ baseball at an AS&R (Gugie’s) picnic at Vardy’s Grove in Fords in the late 1940s.”