Literacy Volunteers Provides Outreach to Haitian Students

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.

EarthTalk®

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

Kean Stage Presents The Nutcracker

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.

Cut Your Taxes

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?

Learn How to Choose & Use a Backyard Telescope

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.