WOODBRIDGE – Artist and educator Ray Skibinski will be offering “Life Drawing” classes, designed for artists, both amateur and professional, who wish to improve their drawing skills. Classes will be held at the Barron Arts Center, located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge.
PERTH AMBOY – The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc., will celebrate the 23rd annual Roberto Clemente Festival from Friday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 23. The free event will take place at the athletic field by the Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School, 51 First Street in Perth Amboy.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s front seat belt usage rate increased for the 13th consecutive year in 2009 to a record 92.67 percent, Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Pam Fischer announced last week.
WESTFIELD—The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Concert Band is seeking interested intermediate and advanced woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists to perform in its 17th year of community concerts in Union County.
TRENTON—In conjunction with the American Gaming Association’s Responsible Gaming Education Week, Aug. 3-7, a New Jersey Lottery announced that it is placing renewed emphasis on its continued commitment to responsible play and the prevention of underage gambling.
WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center is seeking vendors for their Fall Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 12.
UNION – Kean University held commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate students in May. Among the degree recipients were more than 600 students who graduated with honors, the largest group in the university’s history to graduate with distinction.
ELIZABETH – The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Elizabeth raised $7,600 to fight childhood cancer and fund research through the company’s 2009 Triple Winner program. These funds contributed to the $5.25 million raised chainwide this year.
In the concrete landscapes of New Jersey’s cities and suburbs, urban farmers markets are oases of fresh produce, good nutrition and community. They’re a reminder that the state we’re in wasn’t dubbed “The Garden State” for nothing. And their numbers are growing!