PISCATAWAY – The 2010 Faith Formation Convocation, sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen Department of Formation and Leadership, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane.
Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental benefits of the hydroponic growing of lettuce and other crops? — Bruce Keeler, Oakland, CA
SOMERSET — Master craftspeople will display their talents during live demonstrations at the 16th annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Somerset, Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Garden State Exhibit Center.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS – New Jersey is known for its diners. In fact, Bayonne is credited as the birthplace of the first structured diner. To celebrate this popular symbol of New Jersey culture, Palisades car insurance company is inviting New Jersey residents to vote for their favorite diner as part of the first Palisades “Jersey Diner’s Choice Awards.”
CLARK — Clark Township will be offering free rabies vaccinations on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Clark Municipal Building, 430 Westfield Avenue between 6:30-7:30 p.m.
DES PLAINES, Ill.—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of lead exposure by observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) on Oct. 24-30.
NEW PROVIDENCE – The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment and unwanted paper documents on Saturday, Oct. 30, so residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment, and shred old personal documents in a secure and environmentally proper manner.
CAPE MAY-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his partner Dr. Watson return to Cape May for a suspense-filled weekend during Sherlock Holmes Weekend, Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).
EAST BRUNSWICK — The Middlesex County Coalition for Healthy Communities will hold its first-ever “Shop ‘Til You Drop” event on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 1 to 6 p.m.