Panel Discussion Will Address The Future Of Books

SUMMIT–The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will present “Future of the Book: A Panel Discussion” on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 7-9 p.m. This event will explore the evolving roles and meanings of the book in today’s society. Experts will expand upon the general understanding of the nature of the book and address topics such as technology, social media, libraries, and the book as an object.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event In Rahway

RAHWAY – Union County residents will be able to get rid of outdated or unwanted household chemicals, mercury thermostats, propane tanks, and automobile tires in an environmentally safe manner at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, Oct. 29, sponsored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Concert Band To Play At Temple Emanu-El

WESTFIELD — On Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) Concert Band under the direction of conductor Howard Toplansky will perform a fall concert at Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad Street in Westfield. This is the second of a five concert series for the 2011-2012 concert season. The event is open to the public and admission is $10 per person.

Linden Sends Stuffed Animals Overseas

LINDEN – Longtime resident Patricia Backes recently approached Mayor Richard Gerbounka for help collecting slightly-used stuffed animals to send to the Marines at Camp Leatherneck where her grandson-in-law is stationed could distribute them to children in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Invest In The 7 Billion As Human Capital

On 31 October, the world’s population is projected to reach 7 billion. The 7 billionth person will be born into a world that is very different from when the United Nations was founded in 1945, when our numbers were only about a third of what they are today.