SCOTCH PLAINS—Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains will offer a free course of meditation exercises known as Medical QiGong on Saturday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
STATE — Stuttering is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for millions of people. Help is available at most public libraries in the form of DVDs and books. If you are interested in checking one out and your library doesn’t have it, ask them to contact the Stuttering Foundation for a complimentary copy.
Mother’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate your love and appreciation for the moms in your life. So buys flowers and make dinner reservations, or whatever your custom is. But before too many days pass, schedule a “reality check” conversation about personal finances to make sure your mother is covering all her financial bases.
CRANFORD – Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots taxpayer organization, will hold a public hearing regarding the group’s model Taxpayers’ Budget for New Jersey on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at VFW Post #335, 479 South Avenue East, Cranford.
SAYREVILLE — The Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold a household hazardous waste drop-off day scheduled on Saturday, May 15 at the Middlesex County Division of Highways located at 750 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville.
TOMS RIVER — The New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association (NJWMA) advises consumers to beware of rogue operators offering low estimates. They may have sophisticated websites to make them appear to be large legitimate companies.
PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Department of Recreation invite city residents to participate in the first annual arts festival on June 19, which is part of an initiative to help develop the arts and culture in the community.
TRENTON – Mother’s Day calls to mind images of flowers, greeting cards and Sunday brunches. But for mothers affected with postpartum depression (PPD) or other perinatal mood disorders (PMD), the holiday is far from joyful. In New Jersey, women have numerous resources available to them to overcome the effects of PMD, but first they must ask for help.
RAHWAY — The 21st annual Rose Ball raised almost $102,000 for RWJ Rahway to upgrade its technology, purchase new equipment and improve its facilities, according to Christine Kline, Rose Ball chairman and RWJ Rahway Foundation trustee.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption will hold their annual Mother’s Day plant sale at the thrift shop on Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
LINDEN – Linden AARP Chapter#1894 will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 21, at the Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terrace. The Board of Directors will meet at 11:45 a.m. at the church. A social period with refreshments will also begin at 11:45.
PERTH AMBOY—Melisa Ayllon, a fourth grade student at Perth Amboy Catholic School, has been selected as a runner-up in the International Fund for Animal Welfare 2009-2010 Art Contest titled “Under One Sky-Why Animals Matter.”
RAHWAY—Grade 4 Gifted and Talented students from the Rahway Public Schools recently attended The New Jersey State Bar Foundation 2010 Law Fair Mock Trial Program.