Volunteer Group To Hold February Training Class

WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield. The class will meet weekly until mid-May.

Community Calendar

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.

After Years Of Pounding Hooves, Union County’s Watchung Stables To Get New Main Ring

MOUNTAINSIDE—Recognizing that 24 years of pounding hooves have taken their toll at Union County’s Watchung Stables, the facility is slated to get a new main ring under a plan approved by the Board of Freeholders.

Expanded Recovery Act Energy Tax Credits Help Homeowners Winterize Their Homes

MOUNTAINSIDE — People can now weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. According to the Internal Revenue Service, homeowners making energy-saving improvements this fall can cut their winter heating bills and lower their 2009 tax bill as well.

College Financial Aid Workshop

MOUNTAINSIDE — A free parent-student college workshop entitled, “College Financial Aid/FAFSA” will take place from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Mountainside Public Libary. The workshop will provide a complete overview of the financial aid process.