ELIZABETH—The Consulate General of Portugal, Maria Amelia Paiva, will pay a special visit to Monsignor João S. Antão School No. 31 in Elizabeth, on Thursday.
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.
RAHWAY—LaFayette Lodge #27 F&AM of Rahway held their annual charity night Jan. 8. The lodge continued their tradition of giving monetary donations to several local groups.
ROSELLE PARK—Has the bitter cold weather depressed you? Are you tired of shivering in spite of your layers of clothing? The Roselle Park Casano Community Center has a cure for those winter blahs!
CLARK—PSE&G is installing energy efficient streetlights in New Jersey municipalities, including Clark. The new fixtures are brighter, last four times longer, and cost less to operate than older, existing models. The upgrades will provide an environmentally friendly source of light in addition to helping lower municipal lighting bills.
LINDEN—Soehl Middle School in Linden recently announced its Students of the Month.
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Rotary has announced its February program schedule.
UNION – Premiere Stages at Kean University will hold its annual Premiere Student Readings on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre in the University Center at Kean University.
LINDEN – Two puppies recently adopted from All-Star Pet Rescue in Linden can be seen in Animal Planet’s upcoming Puppy Bowl VI on Feb. 7. Jake and Duncan competed with other pups from all over the country in a two-hour contest played with toy footballs.
CRANFORD – Dr. Lawrence Hogan, Senior History Professor at Union County College, and Robert Scott, former pitcher and first baseman for the New York Black Yankees of the Negro National League, will be the guest speakers for a Black History Month Program, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Negro League Baseball at Yankee Stadium, 1930-1948.”