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Things To Do Today: Aug. 19, 2012

Concerts By The Bay • Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. – Perth Amboy’s free Concerts By The Bay series continues with “Songs of the Sea” at Bayview Park on Water St., at the foot of Market St. In the event of rain or excessive heat, the concert will be held at the McGinnis School on State St.


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Dear EarthTalk: Has anyone calculated the energy wasted at night by unnecessary lighting in and around buildings? What can we do to reduce our light footprint? — Bill Rehkamp, via e-mail

Carteret To Host 2nd Battle Of The Bands Tonight

CARTERET — The Borough will be hosting its second annual Battle of the Bands live musical competition on tonight, Aug. 18 at Carteret Waterfront Park. Dubbed “A Fistful of Sound,” the event will promote and showcase regional amateur musical performers through fun and friendly competition, and present a new entertainment venue to area residents and visitors.


Dear EarthTalk: I read that CO2 in our atmosphere is now more than 300 parts per million. Doesn’t this mean that we’re too late to avoid the worst impacts of climate change? — Karl Bren, Richmond, VA

Things To Do Today: Aug. 17, 2012

Blood Drive • Aug. 17 from noon – 6 p.m. – Burger King, 439 Morris Ave., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Donors must be 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 lbs., and present photo or signed ID. Donors over 75 can keep donating with a note from their doctor. First time donors must know their Social Security number. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Writer’s Block: Growing Winners

The recent London Olympics have given us a new batch of heroes to worship. Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas and Ryan Lochte are just a few names that have come to personify hard-work, courage and perseverance. These winners got well-deserved gold medals for doing what they trained so hard for over the past four years.