ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy is offering a summer acting workshop from June 22-26 at the school, located at 840 North Broad Street in Elizabeth.
STATE—In New Jersey, approximately 1.15 million residents – or 17 percent of adults – smoke. Of that number, nearly 76 percent want to quit, yet without seeking help only a little better than 10 percent succeed. To help improve the odds of success, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) offers a comprehensive menu of services to help smokers quit.
UNION – Premiere Stages at Kean University will kick off its 2009 summer season with an interactive staged reading of Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, a new play by Tammy Ryan, at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 28.
ELIZABETH—On Saturday, July 18, Trinitas Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a bus trip to see the Staten Island Yankees.
EDISON—The next meeting of Chug Ivrit, a Hebrew Club for intermediate to advanced speakers, will be on Sunday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at the home of Marian Pianko 137 Highland Avenue, Edison.
CARTERET—At last week’s Borough Council meeting, Mayor Dan Reiman congratulated 16 of this year’s graduates, presenting each with a commendation and a $500 scholarship check from the Mayor’s Children’s Charity Trust Fund.
STATE—NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers, to work blood drives. The blood mobile volunteer is an integral member of the blood collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, perform canteen duties and make appointments for their next donation.
There is no definite consensus among lexicographers as to whether or not snazzily, the adverb for snazzy, belongs in our language. Pity. For it would best describe the manner in which action maven Tony Scott reprises “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.” The pedigreed phrases heart thumping, character-driven and lickety-split could accompany it.
LINDEN – In 1965, five Linden teens formed a band whose music symbolized the lighthearted bubble gum genre, which contrasted against the hard rock counter-culture songs of protest and social action.
CLARK – The Deutscher Club is planning a country western night outdoor festival on Saturday, July 11. The event, which will be held rain or shine, is open to the public.
TRENTON – The state Senate unanimously approved a bill requiring the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to publicly report certain preventable patient safety errors at New Jersey’s hospitals on June 18, by a vote of 39-0. The legislation now goes to the governor for his signature.
NEWARK—Anyone who spends time in the sun, from golfers to beachgoers, should be proactive about protection from the sun’s harmful rays. This year over one million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
ROSELLE – Zamba Chicken will prove on Aug. 8 that every once in a while, there is such a thing as a free lunch.