STATE – A majority of New Jersey residents (51 percent) feel that they’re worse off financially than they were a year ago, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. About a quarter (26 percent) say they are about the same as a year ago, and about a quarter (23 percent) say they are better off.
NEW BRUNSWICK – VSA New Jersey will present an exhibit by Monica Giglio at the Red Horse Gallery at the Freehold Raceway Mall from Oct. 3 to Nov. 8. A meet the artist reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
PERTH AMBOY — This October marks 25 years of observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That’s a quarter century of creating breast cancer awareness, education and empowerment nationwide.
As someone living with breast cancer, I’m grateful that so many people are trying to raise awareness about the disease, but simply wearing a pink ribbon—or toting a pink bag or using pink dental floss—isn’t going to save many lives.
ROSELLE PARK – The Mothers’ Center of Central New Jersey will hold its semi-annual kids stuff consignment sale on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. For the first time this year there will also be a public preview sale on Friday, Oct. 21 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
On Friday, October 2, 1959, The Twilight Zone premiered on national television. Even though it was never a top 25 show, The Twilight Zone was an oasis in television wasteland that captured a generation. However, it almost didn’t happen.
LINDEN – As part of the city’s year-long 150th anniversary celebration, Linden will host its 61st Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 30.
UNION — The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Main Library during the month of October:
EAST BRUNSWICK — If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the Middlesex County 4-H program, go to the open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 at the 4-H Center at 645 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick. 4-H offers learning and fun for youth in a variety of project areas from animals, to dance, to leadership.