ELIZABETH—The Union County freeholders will hold two open public hearings for the review of the 2010 executive budget.
Book Sale • March 12 & 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will hold a used book sale in the cellar of the library, located at 224 Walnut Ave. Most prices range from 25 cents to $6. For info, call 908-709-7281.
ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County, Union County College, and the County of Union’s Department of Human Services have partnered to launch Reconnections, a program to assist formerly incarcerated individuals to gain access to services to help develop skills that they can use to make their lives better.
PLAINFIELD—United Way of Greater Union County’s African American Leadership Committee will host their signature event: “Making a Mark” on Friday, March 12, at The Burney Manor 1127 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield.
ELIZABETH—This week, 50 seniors began enjoying a healthy, hot lunchtime meal at the Plainfield Senior Services Program. Federal stimulus funding awarded to the county Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, allowed expansion of the nutrition program for seniors.
SPRINGFIELD—The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club invites AAA members and the general public to donate to its pet collection, which will benefit local animal shelters.
UNION COUNTY – Monday was the deadline for school board candidates to file nominating petitions to run in the April 20 school elections. These are the candidates from Union County.
Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
EDISON—On the morning of Feb. 24, Lisa Cheng of Colonia and Eileen Huynh of Edison, current parents at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, visited fourth graders to teach them about Chinese New Year.
UNION COUNTY — Superior Court Judge Philip Maenza suspended a probation sentence pending the outcome of several appeals in the bizarre stalking case against Assemblyman Joseph Cryan’s ex-girlfriend.