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SOUTH BRUNSWCIK — On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. – noon, Middlesex County’s office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension will present a gardening seminar at the EARTH Center, 42 Riva Ave, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick. The topic will be, “Green Screens for your Yard”.
UNION – The YM-YWHA of Union’s senior department is planning a September Bash on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The program features music by Ted O’Connell, who plays an array of popular songs that encourage singing and dancing.
Welcome to Rosa’s Black History, Past & Present. I’m Rosa Harrington, president of Youth Reading To Senior Citizens, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Each month, I will give you a quiz on Black history to help increase your interest and knowledge in the subject.
UNION COUNTY – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students to fill the gap or sufficient nurse faculty to teach them, the Garden State’s health would suffer.
CLARK — Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark will be one stop on a 20-week national tour called “Change My World Now,” which aims to promote self-acceptance, self-reliance, tolerance, and self-worth in students.
LINDEN – City residents can make use of the fully-equipped wood shop at The Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street.
SOUTH AMBOY — On Thursday, Oct. 6, TGI Friday’s in Old Bridge will host a “Dining to Donate” fundraiser in collaboration with the Dowdell Library Foundation to benefit the South Amboy Dowdell Library.
LINDEN — Linden resident Kier Thompson, a junior at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is spending the fall 2011 semester studying at Wroxton College, FDU’s overseas campus in Oxfordshire, England. At FDU, he is enrolled in the theater undergraduate program.