NEW BRUNSWICK—An Irish proverb says a good laugh is one of the best cures a doctor can offer. In this case, oncology nurses at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) are prescribing the laughter as they gear up for the fourth annual CINJ Comedy Night, proceeds from which will go to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation to benefit CINJ Nursing Education. CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMNDJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
SOUTH AMBOY—The Provident Bank’s Deposit $1 of Hope fundraising drive will continue through Feb. 23. In an effort to raise funds for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Provident is hosting the drive at each of its more than 80 branches throughout New Jersey.
QUINCY, Mass. – While only 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters, they are involved in 79 percent of home heating fire deaths, according to the new report Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment released last week by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
MOUNTAINSIDE—On Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Concert Band will perform at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue in Mountainside. This is the third of a five concert series for the 2009-2010 concert season. The event is open to the public and admission is $10 per person.
RAHWAY—Students from Madison Elementary School in Rahway are participating in the “Hearts for Haiti” campaign.
PERTH AMBOY—On Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m., Cathedral International presents a drama presentation written and directed by Dr. Evelyn Graves entitled, “Let My People Go.”
CLARK—Three young, local pianists will perform at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark on Sunday, Feb. 28, to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin.
RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will host Children’s Ghost Night at the Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 27, with three tours, the first beginning at 6 p.m.
CLARK – The Gran Centurions Scholarship Fund is sponsoring a bus trip to the new Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., to raise money.