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.
RAHWAY – Union County residents will be able to get rid of outdated or unwanted household chemicals, mercury thermostats, propane tanks, and automobile tires in an environmentally safe manner at a Household Hazardous Waste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.
PERTH AMBOY – Perth Amboy will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, Oct. 29. From 10 a.m. –2 p.m., residents may bring unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs to the Perth Amboy Police Department Lobby at 365 New Brunswick Avenue for safe disposal.
PERTH AMBOY – The city’s Fire Department invites parents and children to attend a fire prevention open house on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 375 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy.
PERTH AMBOY – The city will hold several Halloween activities this weekend, starting with a kids’ dance on Friday night.
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 – 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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7) announced today his endorsement of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for President.
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.