Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
CLARK—Six seniors at Mother Seton Regional High School have been designated as Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars for the 2010-11 collegiate academic year, Sister Regina Martin, principal announced.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Middlesex County will conduct its Point in Time Count 2010 survey throughout the county’s 25 municipalities. This annual survey will assist in developing a “snapshot” of the number of homeless persons living unsheltered either outside, in transitional housing, or emergency shelters.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage will present a divorce procedures workshop on Monday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Family Courthouse, first floor, 120 New Street, New Brunswick.
NEW BRUNSWICK – On Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey will present The Hester Street Troupe in an age-old Yiddish folk music tradition known as klezmer at the Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.
NEWARK—Continuing their partnership, Opera New Jersey and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present “Carmen,” Bizet’s opera of passion, jealousy and murder, in three venues across the state.
NEW BRUNSWICK—The efforts of more than 100 dedicated cyclists and others in the this year’s Century for the Cure bike ride, has resulted in $110,000 being given to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) Foundation.
TRENTON — The state Senate rejected — by a vote of 14 to 20, with six senators not voting — a bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak aimed at legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
NEW BRUNSWICK—The Band of the Irish Guards and the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Regiment of Scotland will perform at the State Theater on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.
NEW BRUNSWICK – VSA arts of New Jersey announces spring program offerings for children with autism. Programs are open to children with autism ages 3 to 21 and their family members. The registration deadline is Jan. 11, 2010.