WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y’s holiday round up starts with the Westfield Y’s Men’s Club annual tree lot sale at the Elm Street Field in Westfield. All proceeds benefit the Westfield Area Y and other community organizations. The lot is now open and hours are as follows: Weekdays from 5–9 p.m. and weekends: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. until Dec. 23.For more information, call Leonardo Gonzalez at the Y at 908-233-2700 x271.
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.
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y Achievers Program for high school students is collecting toys for all ages in collaboration with Young Men of Resilience for the Ozanam Family Shelter in Edison and Beth Israel Medical Center. Donations of gift wrap, gift bags and tape are welcome and can be placed in the blue container by the Main Y front door marked “Achievers Service Project” until Dec. 11. Gifts should be wrapped and marked with tags indicating gender and age range.
WESTFIELD — The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series continues its 14th season with a special holiday concert event benefiting super storm Sandy relief. The family friendly concert will take place on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 East Broad Street in Westfield. Doors will open at 2:30 PM.
UNION COUNTY — Margaret Heisey (left), program coordinator of Union County’s Recreation Programs for People with Disabilities, presents Alex Jackman (center) of Westfield with a freeholder-sponsored resolution honoring her for her dedication to autism awareness.
WESTFIELD –The Friends of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield will present a special concert on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. The concert will showcase St. Paul’s magnificent pipe organ – one of the largest in the northeast region.
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y will host a special concert series featuring Majestic Winds, the professional wind band of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts to benefit the Westfield Area Y’s Strong Kids Campaign.
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y Aquatics Department will host a special free Thanksgiving “Gut Buster Workout” for adults and teens ages 13+ on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield.
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Y’s Fun for Fours and More for Fours preschool classes from both Westfield and Cranford preschool locations recently took a joint trip together to Williams Nursery in Westfield and celebrate the beauty of the season.