Liberty Hall Museum to Host Luncheon, Lecture and Book Signing

UNION — Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host the Darwin Victorian Luncheon, featuring a lecture and book signing with special guest Weslie Janeway, co-author of “Mrs. Charles Darwin’s Recipe Book Revived and Illustrated,” on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $80 per person, formal attire suggested. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.

Learn To Start Your Own Business

CRANFORD—A representative of SCORE will provide a free seminar, “Starting and Managing Your Own Business,” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

Learn About Reiki Relaxation Technique

SCOTCH PLAINS – Have you ever been curious about Reiki, the Japanese use of touch to promote relaxation and healing? You can learn about Reiki in a free program at the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Road, Scotch Plains.

“Julie & Julia” – Cooks Up a Scrumptious Story – 3 popcorns

Hide your soul. No identity is safe. Not as long as Meryl Streep plies her chameleon charms. Body-snatching gourmet legend Julia Child’s very essence in “Julie & Julia,” she endows Nora Ephron’s exercise in comparative destines with its key ingredient. If imitation is in fact the greatest form of flattery, then there could be no finer homage.

Judge’s Nazi Joke Stokes Ethics Complaint

STATE—The state Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct has accused Union County Superior Court Judge William L’E. Wertheimer of improper behavior for the third time, after he allegedly made a joke referring to an organization that supported Nazi Germany during the 1930s.

Inaugural Somerville Jazz Festival Set For September

SOMERVILLE – Downtown Somerville will host its inaugural Somerville Jazz Festival on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 1 – 6 p.m., rain or shine, on the Somerset County Courthouse Green. Jimmy Heath will be headlining the festival, which will also include The Gretchen Parlato Band, Harry Allen Quartet and Sherman Irby’s “Organomics.”