TRENTON – A Senate Committee substitute for bills sponsored by state Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Loretta Weinberg which would give adoptees in New Jersey access to medical history and birth records was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee last week by a vote of 8-1.
RAHWAY—The Rahway Division of Senior Services will hold its 2010 spring/summer program registration for Rahway residents age 62 and up starting on Wednesday, March 10 at 9 a.m. at the Rahway Senior Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave, Rahway. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Chefs in the Raw: Sushi and Other Delights is the topic of the Chef of the Month program on March 25 at 7 pm at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains.
WOODBRIDGE – The American Irish Association of Woodbridge will sponsor the 37th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration scheduled to get underway on Sunday, March 14 at 9 a.m. with the presentation of proclamations to the St. Patrick’s Day honorees and the raising of the Irish Flag at Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street.
PERTH AMBOY—A Cathedral Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS is scheduled for Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Cathedral International, Cornerstone Complex, 205 Smith Street, Perth Amboy.
MOUNTAINSIDE – Taxpayers seeking tax preparation assistance should look into the IRS sponsored, community-based, volunteer tax return preparation programs. The IRS sponsors both the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.
LINDEN – The Linden Board of Education will hold a special meeting for the 2010-11 final budget hearing on Wednesday evening, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building, 2 East Gibbons Street.
CRANFORD—On Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, Union County College Division of Economic Development and Continuing Education will be hosting an open house for kids, teenagers and parents interested in learning more about the Summer 2010 College for Kids and College for Teens programs.
ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County, Union County College, and the County of Union’s Department of Human Services have partnered to launch Reconnections, a program to assist formerly incarcerated individuals to gain access to services to help develop skills that they can use to make their lives better.
UNION—The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Main Library during the month of April:
CLARK – Author Kelvin R. Ward shares a dark phase in his life and recalls how he managed to see the light again in his new book. In “Divorce Ahead – Detour,” the Clark resident offers inspiration as he tells of the miracle that unfolded before him after coping with divorce.
PLAINFIELD—United Way of Greater Union County’s African American Leadership Committee will host their signature event: “Making a Mark” on Friday, March 12, at The Burney Manor 1127 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield.
UNION – The YM-YWHA of Union County Jewish Voices will present a Day of Learning on Sunday, May 16. Highlights include an introduction by Rabbi EM Teitz and a choice of six sessions led by top rabbis in the field.