Linden Recreation Offers Kids’ Karate Classes

LINDEN — Linden’s Department of Public Property and Community Services is sponsoring karate classes for Linden students ages 5 through 15. Grand Master Ralph Chirico, a 10th degree black belt with over 40 years of experience, will provide students with a strong foundation for becoming champions in karate and in life.

College To Offer “Effective Writing” Course

ELIZABETH — Union County College will offer an eight-week professional development writing course at its Elizabeth campus in the Kellogg Building, located at 40 West Jersey Street. “Effective Writing,” will address grammar, style, and presentation of information for business and academic purposes. The class runs from Sept. 22 to Nov. 10 and will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Children’s Specialized Hospital Offers Parenting Workshop Series

MOUNTAINSIDE — Starting this October, Children’s Specialized Hospital is hosting a parenting workshop series titled, “Managing Your Child’s Challenging Behavior” in Mountainside. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. in the auditorium at Children’s Specialized Hospital, 150 New Providence Road, Mountainside.