ELIZABETH — Literacy Volunteers of Union County (LV-UC) has received a grant from the United Way of Greater Union County and has partnered with Jefferson Park Ministries in Elizabeth to work with Haitian refugees who are in the United States less than one year.
Dear EarthTalk: I know that some people abstain from meat on Fridays for religious reasons, but what’s the story behind “Meatless Mondays?” — Sasha Burger, Ronkonkoma, NY
UNION — See a holiday classic come to life for three performances only at Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre on Dec. 4 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Your holiday spirits will soar when you experience The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s family classic The Nutcracker.
For many, mid-November through New Year’s Day is a blur of activity when important tasks get ignored. Who has time to review their benefits and tax paperwork when holiday planning looms overhead?
NEW BRUNSWICK — New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324 is sponsoring an all-day “All You Can Eat Pasta Benefit” on Nov. 14 to raise funds to help veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces.
NEW BRUNSWICK — The Hub Kings can found in their New Brunswick homebase the remainder of 2010.
UNION COUNTY — Amateur Astronomers, Inc. (AAI), will show you how to choose and correctly use a backyard telescope at two events this month. “Know Your ‘Scope – Know the Sky” is two nights of free lessons and a chance to view the stars through a variety of telescopes.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Equine Advisory Board has announced a new $1,000 scholarship to help 4-H or FFA members pursue their equine activities.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County will sponsor two free paper-shredding events this month.