JERSEY CITY – Spirit Awards, the highest non-academic honor a student at Saint Peter’s Prep can receive, were presented to six seniors following the Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service, continuing a 33-year Prep tradition of recognizing the unsung heroes of the school community.
UNION COUNTY — Libraries are inviting their patrons to help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a food drive. From Nov. 25 – Dec. 16, Union County Public Libraries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Wharton Music Center presents the Lark Quartet featuring pianist Lenore Davis on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. at its performance hall located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The concert is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased by calling 908 790-0700 or at the door for $25 adults and $20 students 16 and under and seniors.
UNION COUNTY — A representative from the labor union representing Runnells Hospital employees had a long list of questions for freeholders moving toward privatization of the county facility, which has been losing money for years.
MOUNTAINSIDE — Marielle Anzelone, a contributing writer to the New York Times and the founder of New York City Wildflower week, will give a talk on “Native Flora in the Urban Landscape” at Union County’s Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Admission is $2.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS – “Craft Day in the Barn” on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the newly renovated historic Masker’s Barn, nestled in the woodsy Deserted Village in the Watchung Reservation, will feature two different workshops – one in the morning for adults only; the other in the afternoon for families – that give participants a chance to get ready for the holidays by making their own crafts.