SCOTCH PLAINS – Recently selected as the 2011 Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Youth of the Year at a special recognition dinner, Bria Barnes, 17, of Scotch Plains is a true example of extraordinary youth.
WESTFIELD – As food prices climb, many residents are looking for ways to cut their grocery bills. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is offering a free class that will teach you how to do just that and eat healthier foods at the same time.
RAHWAY – Some of Union County’s most talented middle and high school students will have the chance to perform on stage in front of a live audience on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Teen Arts Showcase at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.
KENILWORTH — National Pro Wrestling Superstars will return to the Kenilworth Veterans Center (33 South 21st Street, just off The Boulevard, minutes from the Garden State Parkway) on Saturday, May 14 at 7:35 p.m., in a benefit show for the Kenilworth Vietnam Veterans.
MORRISTOWN – The New Philharmonic of New Jersey concludes a successful 34th season with the full orchestra joined by Hungarian born soprano Isabella Megyeri on Sunday, May 22, at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station. The concert will feature a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the great Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt.
WOODBRIDGE – VSA New Jersey (VSA/NJ) announces its first bowling benefit to be held on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at Woodbridge Lanes located at 346 Main Street in Woodbridge.
PISCATAWAY – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County is planning a bowling night for Jewish singles later this month at Stelton Lanes in Piscataway.
STATE – There’s a terrific feeling of “freedom” when biking along the Jersey Shore. The cooler morning air when the mist begins to burn off is one of the best times of day to pedal near the beach. This feeling is what draws hundreds of participants to the annual Bike MS “Coast the Coast” event.
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Free Public Library will continue its lunchtime film series, “Did You Miss These? – Recent Award Winners” on Tuesday, May 3, at noon, with the fifth film in the six-film series. The series is being shown on alternate Tuesdays through May 17.