Dear EarthTalk: Recent news reports have revealed the discovery of previously unknown species inhabiting the deepest parts of our oceans. Is anything being done to protect this habitat before humans have a chance to fish it to death or otherwise destroy it? — Matthew Polk, Gary, IN
RAHWAY — Rahway Public Library, in collaboration with Middlesex County College, will be offering job readiness workshops on Wednesday evenings during the months of April and May. These workshops are for those who are looking for employment or considering a job transition.
CRANFORD—Author David Wheeler will discuss his newly published book, Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State, at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.
UNION COUNTY – Thursday, March 31, is the final day for teams to register to play in the seventh annual Play Ball for Miracles Charity Softball Tournament to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
PERTH AMBOY – The city will hold classes to train volunteers who want to join the Community Emergency Response Team, beginning Wednesday, March 31.
Up to 50% of child-bearing-age women struggle with endometriosis, a condition that can cause mild to severe pelvic pain before and during menstruation and can lead to infertility in women.
EDISON — Restaurants from all over the area will be offering samples of their best dishes at the Middlesex County College Alumni Association food tasting on Wednesday, April 27. The event, which will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., is a fundraiser for the association’s scholarship fund.
RAHWAY — Students at Roosevelt School have been preparing for the NJASK Test, a statewide multi-grade skills assessment test. On Thursday, March 24, staff and students dressed up, attended assembly programs, and ate lunch with lights dimmed and tablecloths on the lunch tables.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Over 300 students were recently awarded endowed scholarships for study at Pace University in New York.