STATE – The IRS sponsors community-based volunteer programs that offer free assistance with basic income tax preparation for qualifying taxpayers.
ELIZABETH — Gov. Chris Christie’s review of the Schools Development Authority construction program resulted in the recommendation to advance 10 projects in 2011, including the Academic Magnet High School in Elizabeth. These projects represent a state investment of almost $584 million.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Center For Hope Hospice & Palliative Care will offer a four-week lecture series titled “Journey through Grief.” The series will run Tuesday evenings, March 1 – 22 from 7–9 p.m.
ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County’s African American Leadership Initiative (AALI) will host their signature event: “Making a Mark” Black History Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 25
WEST ORANGE – Falls are the most common cause of injury in the United States, particularly among older adults. Whether it’s a slip on wet or icy pavement or a trip on a rug or stairway, the risk of bruises, broken bones and back and head injuries is significant.
LINDEN – The 2011 Linden Recreation Men’s Slow-Pitch Wood Bat Softball League is looking for teams. Play will begin in April.
ROSELLE — Mystic Vision Players have announced “Everything Goes,” the fifth installment in their One Night Only series. This performance turns musical theatre on its ear — or its high heel — as the company flips genders and switches the roles to provide a night of hysterical entertainment.
PARLIN – The swimming pool at the Center for Lifelong Learning YMCA in Parlin will be closed for maintenance and repairs from March 1-11.
UNION COUNTY – County artists age 60 and older are invited to submit their recent original works for the annual Union County Senior Art Exhibit. It is open to both amateur and professional artists.