ELIZABETH – Postal Service officials are asking dog owners to do their part to reduce the frequency of dog bite injuries.
PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), recently received a $12,500 grant from Northfield Bank Foundation in support of the medical center’s Center for Women, a Hologic designated Pink Ribbon FacilityTM.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series begins its 51st season of music on Wednesday evening, July 6, with a performance by “American Rapture” – a 17-member Rock and Soul Revue complete with marvelous singers and plenty of brass. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
PARSIPPANY — Fans will come together to celebrate the hit TV series Supernatural when Creation Entertainment brings to Parsippany an unforgettable weekend called The Salute to Supernatural Convention. This three-day event will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 8-10, Hilton Parsippany Hotel, 1 Hilton Court.
LINDEN – The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services will present the Golden Falcon Baseball Camp in Linden from Monday, July 18, to Thursday, July 21.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will offer an adult co-ed softball league for the 18th season beginning in September. Teams will pay an entrance fee of $200; the league is open to everyone.
ROSELLE PARK– “Worldly Impressions and Expressions of People” a solo exhibit of ink, lithograph, acrylics, and oils, by Roselle Park resident Melinda Khan, will be on display at the Casano Community Center Gallery through Aug. 19.
NEW PROVIDENCE – The final tally is in: a turnout of more than 4,000 participants, including volunteers, children, transplant recipients, donor families, and sponsors, inspired by NJ Sharing Network’s mission, helped to raise more than $443,000 for NJ Sharing Network Foundation’s inaugural Share NJ 5K Race to Save Lives Through Organ & Tissue Donation.
PISCATAWAY — All children ages 3 to 12 in the Piscataway area are welcome to take a trip to the jungle to be created in Christ United Methodist Church from July 25-29 for its annual vacation Bible school.
SOUTH AMBOY — The South Amboy Branch YMCA will be hosting a six-week basketball clinic in partnership with Fundamental B-Ball, LLC and Coach Rich Brunson.
LINDEN — The city’s Department of Public Property and Community Service will offer senior citizen bingo this summer.
UNION — The Union Public Library continues its International Film Festival with six selections for summer 2011 beginning Tuesday, July 5, and continuing through Aug. 9.
Dear EarthTalk: Radioactive rain recently fell in Massachusetts, likely due to Japan’s nuclear mess. Given the threats of radiation, wouldn’t it be madness now to continue with nuclear power?