STATE—The New Jersey Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is continuing to present The Military and Political Roles of New Jersey in the Civil War, a series of 10 public lectures.
EDISON – The recreation department will offer open volleyball for teens and adults registered with the community center, beginning April 12.
PISCATAWAY—The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Cornelius Low House Museum announced a new exhibition, “Call the Doctor! Call the Nurse! History of Medicine in New Jersey, 1775 – 1975.”
PERTH AMBOY – Only eight candidates for Perth Amboy’s three open City Council seats will appear on the May 11 nonpartisan election ballot.
LITTLE FALLS – “Giants Past & Present,” a new coffee table book written by native New Jerseyan Dan Fost, will take center stage in a special reading at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls.
WATCHUNG—The Life Drawing Studio Group will offer two exhibitions at the Watchung Arts Center during the month of April.
UNION COUNTY—Literacy Volunteers of Union County is currently recruiting new tutor volunteers. The non-profit, volunteer driven organization aims to improve the lives of adults by teaching them to read, write and speak English so they can participate more fully in family, workplace and community life.
In the not too distant future conceptualized by director Miguel Sapochnik’s “Repo Men,” it is apparent no health care reform was passed back in 2010. Funny, though…rather than inspiring the sick and infirm to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, the lack of dignifying legislation has more than ever rendered folks beholden to the company store.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains will offer a free mediation class, open to everyone, on Saturday, April 10, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
CARTERET – The Carteret Public Library Reading Club will meet to discuss “And Never Let Her Go” by Ann Rule on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre and AM Productions will present Dick Fox’s Golden Boys starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell on Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $32-97.
PARSIPPANY — Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation announced this week that its fourth annual Oral Health Education Initiative program for public and charter elementary schools in school districts formerly known as Abbott Districts is accepting applications through June 18.
RAHWAY—The students in Alicia Scipioni’s second grade class at Franklin School just finished reading the story, ‘Goodbye Curtis’. The story is about a letter carrier who had been delivering mail for 42 years and was about to retire.