Soto Completes Basic Training

GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Seaman Apprentice Shanel A. Soto, daughter of Dawn M. Deboer and Carlos Soto of Perth Amboy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Rotary Event Kicks Off Restaurant Week In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH—The Rotary Club of Elizabeth, celebrating its 92nd year of service to the greater Elizabeth community, will host a unique food-tasting event, The Taste of Elizabeth and Beyond, on Monday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel, 1170 Spring Street, Elizabeth.

Rock Around the Clock

WESTFIELD—The NJWA Rockin’ Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Ted Schlosberg with assistant director Caryn Feder, will rehearse for its 2009-2010 season each Saturday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts studios, 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield.

Readers’ Forum To Meet

CRANFORD—The Readers’ Forum, the lively book discussion group of the Cranford Public Library, will meet on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Fridlington Room. The group will discuss “The Glass Castle: A Memoir” (2005) by Jeanette Walls.