PERTH AMBOY — U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) visited the Acelero Learning Center in Perth Amboy on Thursday to break ground on a Head Start renovation project. The expansion will more than double the size of the facility by adding five classrooms for preschool students and two new classrooms for infants and toddlers under the age of three.
SOUTH AMBOY — The City of South Amboy was given the go ahead Thursday to advertise for bids to construct the Radford Ferry Road Extension, which is the third phase of a four phase project to improve transportation options and infrastructure and bring ferry service back to this city.
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.
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.
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.”
CLARK — “What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play…” at Arthur L. Johnson High School’s production of “Cabaret.” The famed Kander and Ebb musical will hit the ALJ stage in late March 2011.
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.
RAHWAY–Registration is now open for spring classes for adults, teens and children at Arts Guild New Jersey (formerly The Arts Guild of Rahway). Spring classes begin on March 26 through 31 and run for eight weeks.
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