SCOTCH PLAINS–Seniors Jamie Ciocon of Edison and Florianne Jalac of Union have been named Commended Students in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program, Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, the principal of Union Catholic High School, announced.
CLARK—The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present an exhibit titled “The Art of Emotionalism,” showcasing works of Ewa Maslowska, Ewa Zeller and Grzegorz Jakubowski.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS – The Patriot’s Path Council, Boy Scouts of America recently honored local citizens at the Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner.
ELIZABETH—St. Mary of the Assumption High School hosted a blood drive on Oct. 1. Over 35 students registered to give blood.
ELIZABETH—The Rotary Club of Elizabeth, celebrating its 92nd year of service to the greater Elizabeth community, will host a unique food-tasting event, The Taste of Elizabeth and Beyond, on Monday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel, 1170 Spring Street, Elizabeth.
WESTFIELD—The NJWA Rockin’ Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Ted Schlosberg with assistant director Caryn Feder, will rehearse for its 2009-2010 season each Saturday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts studios, 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield.
CRANFORD—The Readers’ Forum, the lively book discussion group of the Cranford Public Library, will meet on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Fridlington Room. The group will discuss “The Glass Castle: A Memoir” (2005) by Jeanette Walls.
RAHWAY—On October 20, Rahway High School will take part in the National Day on Writing with 100% participation from teachers in all academic disciplines.
RAHWAY—Student teacher Drew D’Amico, who is from St. Peter’s College, recently conducted a science class at Madison Elementary School in Rahway. Students worked cooperatively to conduct a hands-on science investigation to discover the components of some mock rocks.
RAHWAY—The Rahway Recreation Center will host two Halloween events on Friday, Oct. 30.