Students Work To Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

ELIZABETH–Benedictine Academy Campus Ministry students are uniting with the United Nations’ “Blue Heart Campaign” in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking- the practice of forcefully coercing or deceiving children, women and men into slavery for exploitation and/or profit.

Diocese To Host Double Choir Concert

NEW BRUNSWICK – The Diocese of Metuchen Festival and Chamber choirs will join with the parish choirs of St. Peter the Apostle Church and St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral for a Double Choir Concert on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 94 Somerset Street in New Brunswick.

Essay Contest Winner Will Bring Hot Air Balloon To School

READINGTON – PNC and the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning are inviting New Jersey students in grades 2 through 12 to take part in the 8th annual PNC American Patriot Essay Contest by writing a short essay on the topic “What the American Flag Means to Me.”

Gift Auction To Benefit St. John The Apostle School

CLARK – On Friday, March 11, the St. John the Apostle Parent Faculty Guild is sponsoring a gift auction/tricky tray. The fundraiser will be held in the Sister Donna Marie O’Brien Auditorium, located at the school on Valley Road, Clark. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and drawings are to begin promptly at 8 p.m.

Community Calendar

Animated Film Festival • Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. – Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will show 21 short animated films varying in technique, style and subject. Some material may not be appropriate for children under 18. Admission: $3. Info: 1-732-381-7511