A college education remains a big-ticket item. In fact, the average annual tuition at a private four-year college is now $26,273, up 4.4 percent from last year, while annual tuition at public four-year colleges jumped 6.5 percent to $7,020.
NEW PROVIDENCE –Union County residents will be able to get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment at a recycling event on Saturday, March 27 in New Providence.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—Middlesex County is sponsoring free composting workshops. Middlesex County residents will learn how to reduce waste and improve their soil by composting their yard waste and kitchen scraps right in their own backyards.
CARTERET—Holy Family Church will once again team up with National Wrestling Superstars to host a huge all-star benefit show on Friday night, April 16, with a 7:45 p.m. bell time.
RAHWAY – Visitors to Rahway’s First Thursdays monthly arts event will be able to see Tanzania “Exposed” in a special art exhibit at EDGE Galleries, 1571-77 Irving Street.
CLARK—During spring break week, several children’s programs will be offered at the Clark Public Library.
PERTH AMBOY—The Proprietary House located at 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy, will be the site of a multi-period military timeline on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office will be open during special weekend hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 to process U.S. Passport applications.
RAHWAY—In honor of National Library Week, the Rahway Public Library will be offering a one-time fine amnesty to all patrons.
NEWARK—Carol Boston Weatherford, a writer who started penning poems in the first grade, will read from and sign copies of her book, “Becoming Billie Holiday” at the Newark Public Library. The book reading and signing will take place at 6 p.m.
SANDY HOOK—For a small state, New Jersey’s famous 127-miles of coastline are packed with historical and cultural treasures. To help residents and visitors better appreciate New Jersey’s coastal cultural connection, The New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant (NJMSC/NJSG) has just launched coastalheritagenj.com.
RAHWAY – The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway has announced a new show by 1990s jam band Rusted Root, on Friday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($27.50 – $37.50) are on sale now.
Walking is a natural pain reliever for most people suffering from arthritis. A recent study released by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) concluded that walking, specifically the Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease program is an effective course in decreasing disability and improving arthritis symptoms.