Dear EarthTalk: What is “tar sands oil” and what is the controversy over possibly building a pipeline for it from Canada into the United States? — Bill Berkley, Omaha, NE
What a vicious society we live in, were ability may not be the name of the game. How positively sick is the fact as to what’s been happening in certain areas? How many can remember when it was noted how many personal family members were employed by the county? Did it ever change? Now we have the same in another direction.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Are you interested in art or horticulture? Explore your skills by attending the “Introduction to Painting in the Garden” workshop presented at the EARTH Center on Saturday June 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.
PISCATAWAY — The Diocese of Metuchen will host a free movie night on Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway.
UNION — The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Main Library during the month of June:
UNION — “One World, Many Stories” is the theme this summer at the Union Public Library. Children are invited to explore places from Oceania to Europe through stories, crafts, music, dance, and other activities.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 10, Union County will be offering an opportunity for people to get up-close and personal with wildlife in their own “backyard” during Bio-Blitz 2011.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department is gearing up for summer by announcing their 2011 summer trips. All trips are first come first served and are open to adults and children.
RAHWAY — The Somerset Jazz Consortium will be returning for jazz performances at the Rahway Public Library on Saturday afternoons in June. During these performances, listeners will hear samples from many styles of jazz from wide selection of musicians.