PISCATAWAY—New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324 will be participating in the 12th Annual NJ Elks Walkout on Drugs Walkathon to be held on Sunday, May 2, at Johnson Park in Piscataway. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk-out at 11 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD—In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (Thursday, April 22), the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club is encouraging motorists to recycle used automotive and marine batteries.
CLARK—A healing Mass will take place on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:45 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, located at 1805 Penbrook Terrace on the border of Clark and Linden.
SAYREVILLE—Middlesex County is sponsoring a mercury thermometer exchange. County residents can turn in their old mercury fever thermometer(s) and receive a new mercury-free digital thermometer – free of charge.
WOODBRIDGE – Phillip Gould will be discuss “New Perspectives on Renaissance Art and the Rise of Humanism” as the next speaker in the Barron Arts Center’s Dr. Stephen Kaplan Taste of the Arts Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. These lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
NEWARK—April is NJ Underground Damage Prevention Month, and PSE&G is reminding customers, contractors and excavators that they must call before digging to avoid hitting underground gas and electric lines. To make it easy to call, 811 has been designated as the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Thursday April 22, Middlesex County’s office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension invites you to celebrate the 40th birthday of the modern environmental movement, with Earth Day at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, from 4 to 7 p.m.
MOUNTAINSIDE—On Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) Concert Band under the direction of conductor Howard Toplansky will perform a spring concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue in Mountainside.
LINDEN—Elizabeth A. Christiani, a student at Linden High School, has earned a $1,000 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.
PISCATAWAY – On Sunday, April 25, at 2 pm, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey present Traditional Jewish Folktales with Storyteller Rivka Willick at East Jersey Olde Town Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway. This program is offered free of charge but advance registration is required.
EDISON — The area in front of the College Center was transformed into a laboratory for the coolest course on campus as students in the Garde Manger class at Middlesex County College learned the fundamentals of ice carving.
LINDEN—Linden School No. 4 students and community recently had an eclectic tour of the world by celebrating unique and diverse culinary traditions through the annual School No. 4 Cultural Food Festival.
RAHWAY – Ten members of the Rahway High School winter track team were named to the Star-Ledger All-County team.