CARTERET – Teens will soon have their own room with comfortable chairs, new computers and iPod docking stations at the Carteret Public Library.
CRANFORD—The Mountain Plains Mothers of Multiples will hold its Fall Swap n’ Sell on Saturday, Sept. 26. This bi-annual sale provides an opportunity to purchase gently used children’s clothing and shoes, toys, games, and other items at reasonable prices.
RAHWAY—On Thursday, Sept. 17, students at Grover Cleveland school in Rahway were treated to an assembly presented by The Music Shop. The store owner, Nick Marino, as well as Branislav Svitek, a teacher there, demonstrated flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola and cello.
SOUTH RIVER—In our busy everyday lives, it’s easy to just live through our days and never relate or even care that others may need us. There is a group that does care, and works very hard to aid those in need. That group is the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
SOUTH ORANGE – Seton Hall men’s basketball head coach Bobby Gonzalez announced Friday the hiring of Colin Hampton as Coordinator of Basketball Operations to complete his 2009-10 staff.
LINDEN—A Halloween Pumpkin Painting Contest, sponsored by the Linden Halloween Committee and the Department of Public Property and Community Services, will give Linden students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades the chance to show off their creativity.
RAHWAY—On the evening of Sept. 17, Rahway High School hosted a freshman/sophomore parent meeting. During the meeting, representatives from the Guidance Office, as well as teachers and administrators, shared important information about navigating high school with success with parents.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Mark your calendar for three cooking programs in October and November that are sure to please. Each features professionally trained chef and Registered Dietitian Diane Weeks and there will be plenty to sample.
LINDEN—Linden students in kindergarten through eighth grade can sign up for a Halloween ceramics class offered by the Department of Public Property and Community Services.
UNION — Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host its annual Pumpkin Patch Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the museum grounds.
RAHWAY—Students in Renee Jernigan’s fifth grade class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway had a lot of fun playing “Factor Captor.” This game is part of the Everyday Math program and is used to review divisibility concepts.
It doesn’t matter if the car you’re driving is new or old, big or small. Driving technique and proper vehicle maintenance go a long way toward protecting the environment. By following five simple steps, you can do your part by improving gas mileage, which will also save money at the pump.
Blood Drive • Sept. 24 from 2-7:30 p.m. – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Road, will host a blood drive. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with consent from their parent or legal guardian) and weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.