STATE – There’s a terrific feeling of “freedom” when biking along the Jersey Shore. The cooler morning air when the mist begins to burn off is one of the best times of day to pedal near the beach. This feeling is what draws hundreds of participants to the annual Bike MS “Coast the Coast” event.
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Free Public Library will continue its lunchtime film series, “Did You Miss These? – Recent Award Winners” on Tuesday, May 3, at noon, with the fifth film in the six-film series. The series is being shown on alternate Tuesdays through May 17.
There’s no doubt that the life of a student is busy. With six or more hours of school, as well as extracurricular activities, homework and studying each day, most children find that their schedules are full from the moment they wake up until they turn out the lights to go to sleep
EAST BRUNSWICK — Go line dancing with the Rhythm in Motion Cloggers. The 4-H Club will host a Line Dancing Party on Thursday, May 19, at the Middlesex County 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick.
UNION COUNTY — Most new mothers – anywhere from 60 to 80 percent – experience at least a brief episode of the “baby blues” – feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, or moodiness – within the first few days of giving birth. After a couple of weeks these symptoms typically disappear.
RAHWAY — The Friends of the Rahway Public Library and the Library’s Board of Trustees will present the first Amazing Rahway Race on May 21.
UNION COUNTY – Overlook Community Hospital has announced a series of community health events in May. Unless noted otherwise, call 1-800-247-9580 to register for any of these programs. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.
SOMERSET — Following a successful year of social and charitable programs, the Freemasons and Stars will celebrate their annual convention. The Most Worshipful Job Grand Lodge and Bethune Grand Chapter perform various charities within the state. These charities range from scholarships, soup kitchens, athletic leagues, food baskets, blood drives, youth mentoring programs and more.
OLD BRIDGE– Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is celebrating National Medical Emergency Services Week by offering local EMS providers free continuing education courses. National EMS Week, which runs May 15 through May 21, honors the work of EMS providers while educating the public on safety and other practical tips.