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  • Laurel Kornfeld
    Dear Friends, It is shaping up to be an active spring in and around Highland Park. Please use the table of contents below to find the events that interest you.
    Message 1 of 57 , Apr 9, 2007
      Dear Friends,

      It is shaping up to be an active spring in and around Highland Park.
      Please use the table of contents below to find the events that
      interest you.

      Announcements:
      Free Help Filing Tax Returns
      Board of Education Elections

      Community Events:
      Public Readings from The Ditchdigger's Daughters
      National Day of Action on Global Warming
      Colonial Songs, Singing Games, and Dances
      Presentation by Author of The Ditchdigger's Daughter
      New Brunswick Environmental Health and Justice Tour
      Edison Chamber of Commerce Networking Event
      HP Chamber of Commerce Networking Event
      Fair Trade Sale
      Environmental Education Center Ribbon Cutting
      "Down the Shore: The Coastal History of New Jersey"
      Mercury Thermometer Exchange
      89th Annual Ag Field Day
      33rd Annual New Jersey Folk Festival

      Arts and Culture:
      Library Display: Photos by Bill Bonner
      Rutgers Jazz Ensemble
      New Jersey International Film Festival
      April Open Mike at PJ's
      Out of the Box Open Mike Night
      Jewish Film Series Presents "Sentenced to Marriage"
      HP Recorder Society Concert, "Spanish, Sephardic, and Latin
      American Music"
      Cantabile Concert, "Spring Awakening"

      Children's and Teens' Programs:
      Anime Club Rescheduled for April 12
      Teen Advisory Group Meeting
      Tiny `n' Two
      Preschool Pals
      Nursery Rhyme Time
      Night Tales
      After School Specials
      Teen Book Club

      Senior Citizens' Programs:
      HealthEase
      Shopping Service for Seniors

      Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences:
      "Sustainable Living in New Jersey" with Rep. Rush Holt
      NJ Environmental Federation 21st Annual Conference
      Seminar, "Eminent Domain in New Jersey"
      Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future; New Jersey's
      Challenge"
      Conference, Environmental Leadership, Educational
      Institutions & the Community
      Rutgers Conference on Reading and Writing
      Conference, "Exploring World Cultures Through Music"
      NESEA Workshop, "Toward Zero Net Energy Homes"
      Main Street NJ Downtown Revitalization Institute
      NJ Conservation Foundation Land Conservation Rally

      Main Street Meetings:
      Borough and County Meetings:

      Announcements:

      Free Help Filing Tax Returns
      Taxpayers can receive free help filing their returns on Saturday,
      April 14 and Sunday, April 15 at the New Brunswick Free Public
      Library. Rutgers University Accounting Honor Society volunteers and
      Lucia Chen, a certified accountant, will help taxpayers on by
      appointment only. For an appointment, please call the library at 732-
      745-5108 or stop by the library's Main Desk. The service is
      sponsored by VITA, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
      When you come to your tax-help appointment, please bring your W-2
      forms, Social Security cards for you and any dependents, any tax
      forms sent to you by the government, records of expenses you want to
      declare, and a copy of last year's tax returns, if available.

      Board of Education Elections
      Board of Education elections will take place on Tuesday, April 17
      from 2-9 PM, for both candidates and the 2007-2008 school budget.
      Vote at your regular polling place.

      Community Events:

      Public Readings from The Ditchdigger's Daughters
      As part of the borough's "One Book, One Highland Park" program, the
      Arts Commission and the Highland Park Public Library will feature
      public readings of inspiring excerpts from The Ditchdigger's
      Daughters on Wednesday, April 11 at the Senior/Youth Center, 220
      South Sixth Avenue, from 7-8:30 PM.

      National Day of Action on Global Warming
      As part of the National Day of Action on Global Warming, Tina
      Weishaus will present the slide show presentation of "An
      Inconvenient Truth" at the Senior/Youth Center, 220 South Sixth
      Avenue, on Saturday, April 14 from 4-6 PM. Poets, musicians, and
      visual artists are invited to go outdoors and do something public
      and green as part of this event. To participate, contact Tina at
      weishaus@... You can also learn more about this national
      event to send a message to Congress to step it up and pass
      legislation to limit carbon emissions to 80% of today's emissions by
      2050 by visiting http://www.stepitup2007.org

      Colonial Songs, Singing Games, and Dances
      East Jersey Olde Towne Village and the Middlesex County Cultural and
      Heritage Commission are sponsoring "Colonial Songs, Singing Games
      and Dances" on Sunday, April 15 at 2 PM in East Jersey Olde Towne
      Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway. Stacey Roth and Flora
      Newberry of "History on the Hoof" will present 17th and 18th century
      music on subjects of love, courting, and nature. They will also
      teach a colonial dance and demonstrate period instruments. This
      event is free, but advance registration is required. To register,
      call (732) 745-3030. Those with hearing impairments should call
      (732) 745-3888 TTY. This site is fully accessible, and assistive
      listening devices are available. Sign Language Interpreters are
      available with prior request. Visitors may also request one of the
      site's folding wheelchairs.

      Presentation by Author of The Ditchdigger's Daughters
      The culminating event for "One Book, One Highland Park," titled "The
      Writer Speaks," will be held at the Highland Park High School
      cafeteria on Monday, April 16 at 7 PM, featuring Dr. Yvonne
      Thornton, author of The Ditchdigger's Daughters, who will give a
      presentation on her book followed by a discussion and reception.
      All are encouraged to attend.

      New Brunswick Environmental Health and Justice Tour
      GreenFaith, the Edison Wetlands Association, the New Brunswick Area
      Branch of the NAACP, the Environmental Research Foundation, and the
      Central Jersey branch of the NJ Environmental Justice Alliance are
      sponsoring the New Brunswick Environmental Health and Justice Tour
      on Wednesday, April 18 from 9 AM-1:30 PM beginning and Ending at
      Ebenezer Baptist Church,126 Lee Avenue, New Brunswick.
      Continental breakfast and Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
      Bus Tour from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      Lunch and Resources from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
      The tour will feature a visit to New Brunswick-area contaminated
      sites and information
      detailing the threats they pose to the community; an introduction to
      a range of environmental health concerns, including lead poisoning,
      diesel emissions, air and water quality; and an Environmental
      Justice Toolkit for Action for all Tour participants. Space is
      limited – please reserve a place on the tour by calling GreenFaith
      at 732-565-7740 or info@....

      Edison Chamber of Commerce Networking Event
      The Edison Chamber of Commerce invites Highland Park Chamber members
      to a business networking event on Wed., April 18, from 5:30 to
      7:30pm at Konica Minolta, 517 U.S. Highway 1 South, Iselin. The
      multi-chamber event will also bring together Woodbridge, East
      Brunswick, Piscataway/Middlesex/South Plainfield and Metuchen
      members. Bring plenty of business cards! The member cost is $15; $15
      for any first-time guest/potential member that you bring; and $20
      for non-members/non-guests of members. The hosts, Jim Law and
      Jessica Darvalics, will provide hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and
      beverages. Highland Park members should register in advance by
      calling the Chamber serviceline at 732-249-3375 or emailing
      HPChamber@... Payment must be received at HPCC, P.O. Box 4733,
      Highland Park NJ 08904, or in- person at Unity Bank (see Walter
      Deutsch) by noon on Friday, April 13. Only advance registrations are
      being accepted out of courtesy to partner chambers and hosts, who
      need to know how much food and beverage to have on hand! Bring a
      door prize with a minimum value of $50 to announce and take
      advantage of a free company promotion. And don't forget to bring
      your company literature for the resource table.

      HP Chamber of Commerce Networking Event
      Come downtown on Thursday, April 19 for an evening of networking
      with fellow businesspeople from the Highland Park trade area at the
      Chamber of Commerce After Hours Business Card Exchange, which will
      take place at PJ's Coffee, 315 Raritan Ave., from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
      Your host is PJ's Coffee proprietor Craig Cadmus. Admission for
      Chamber members is free with an RSVP. Non-member admission is $10 in
      advance or at the door. Don't forget to bring a fistful of business
      cards. Please register by Friday, April 13 at 732-249-3375 or
      HPChamber@...

      Fair Trade Sale
      On Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, St. Paul the Apostle
      Church and Who Is My Neighbor, Inc. are sponsoring a Fair Trade Sale
      on Saturday from 6-7 PM and on Sunday from 12 noon-4 PM at St.
      Paul's Social Hall, 502 Raritan Avenue. Buy beautiful handcrafts,
      jewelry, toys, home décor and more. Fair Trade allows the world's
      poorest artisans and farmers to earn fair wages and to use their
      profits to combat poverty in their own communities. Twenty-five
      percent of proceeds from the sale go to St. Paul's Church.

      Environmental Education Center Ribbon Cutting
      The ribbon cutting for the Eugene P. Young Environmental Education
      Center will take place on Sunday, April 22. The schedule for the
      day is as follows: 2 pm at environmental center (Lisa Jackson, DEP
      Commissioner will make remarks; Amandala and school chorus may
      sing), and the Shade Tree Advisory Committee will distribute
      seedlings.
      3pm Centennial Park official opening
      4pm Meadows Trail official opening with Bob Spiegel of the Edison
      Wetlands Association.

      "Down the Shore: The Coastal History of New Jersey"
      The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the
      Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders present the opening
      reception for an exhibit, "Down the Shore: The Coastal History of
      New Jersey," on Sunday, April 22 beginning at 2 PM at Cornelius Lowe
      House Middlesex County Museum, 1225 River Road, Piscataway. This
      event is free, but advance registration is required. To RSVP, call
      (732) 745-4489. Those with hearing disabilities should call (732)
      745-3888 TTY. Folding wheelchairs are available at the site.

      Mercury Thermometer Exchange
      The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Borough of
      Highland Park are sponsoring a free mercury thermometer exchange on
      Monday, April 23 from 11 AM-1:30 PM at the Senior/Youth Center.
      Bring your thermometers to the Center in their storage cases. Please
      transport them via zip-lock plastic bag. When you turn in your
      mercury thermometer, you will receive a new, mercury-free, digital
      thermometer. For more information, call the Middlesex County
      Division of Solid Waste Management at (732) 745-4170 or email
      solidwaste@...

      89th Annual Ag Field Day
      Cook College will hold its 89th annual Ag Field Day on Saturday,
      April 28 from 9AM-4 PM rain or shine. For more information, visit
      http://agfieldday.rutgers.edu/

      33rd Annual New Jersey Folk Festival
      The 33rd annual New Jersey Folk Festival will take place rain or
      shine at Douglass College on Saturday, April 28 from 10 AM-6 PM,
      highlighting the culture of the Dominican Republic. For more
      information, call (732) 932-5775, email njff@... or
      visit http://www.njfolkfest.rutgers.edu/

      Arts and Culture:

      Library Display: Photos by Bill Bonner
      Currently on display at the library is a photo collage by Bill
      Bonner of "One Book, One Highland Park" events and "Block Play," an
      exhibit by children of the Pine Grove Nursery School. View new art
      exhibits in the meeting room and the display case.

      Rutgers Jazz Ensemble
      The Rutgers Jazz Ensemble presents an evening of music by Frank
      Sinatra and Duke Ellington and arrangements by Harry Mancini in the
      Nicholas Music Center, Douglass College, tomorrow, Tuesday, April
      10, at 8 PM. Special guest artist Frank Sinatra, Jr. will be
      featured. Tickets are $40/$25/$15 based on seating location. For
      tickets, call (732) 932-7511 or visit
      http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu Those with hearing disabilities
      should call (732) 932-3873 TTY.

      New Jersey International Film Festival
      On Friday, April 13, Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, The
      New Jersey International Film Festival presents "Wildwood Days," a
      54-minute 2004 film directed by Carolyn Travis; "Ford's Toxic
      Legacy," a 40-minute 2006 film directed by Tom Franklin; and "The
      Ultimate Betrayal: A Survivor's Journey," a 49-minute 2006 film
      directed by D. R. Hernandez. All three films will be shown in Scott
      Hall, Room 123, College Avenue Campus, at 7 PM on all three
      evenings. Special Double Bill Admission Prices: $10=General
      Admission; $9=Students/Seniors; $8=Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC
      Friends. For more information, go to http://www.njfilmfest.com or
      email NJMAC@... or call (732) 932-8482.

      April Open Mike at PJ's
      The HP Musicians Cooperative is sponsoring an Open Mike Night at
      PJ's, 315 Raritan Avenue, on Thursday, April 19 from 6:30-9 PM.
      Sign up begins at 6:30, and open mike starts at 7. Even if you don't
      sing, come share your instrumental talents with P.J.'s appreciative
      patrons and your fellow musicians. All levels of experience are
      welcome. For more information, visit http://www.hpmusiccoop.com/

      Out of the Box Open Mike Night
      Out of the Box presents its monthly Open Mike Night on Friday, April
      20 at 8 PM in the Pride Center of New Jersey, 1048 Livingston
      Avenue, North Brunswick. Suggested donation is $5 general and $3 for
      students. For more information, email pandorascooter@... or
      outoftheboxinfo@.... For directions
      only, call the Pride Center at 732-846-2232.

      Jewish Film Series Presents "Sentenced to Marriage"
      The Highland Park Conservative Temple and Center is sponsoring the
      next in its Jewish Film Series, "Sentenced to Marriage," a 65-minute
      2004 Israeli film directed by Anat Zuria, on Saturday, April 21 at 9
      PM in Highland Park Borough Hall. Admission is free though a $5
      donation is suggested. For more information, visit
      http://www.hpctc.net/files/active/0/AJA_2006-7_Program.pdf

      HP Recorder Society Concert, "Spanish, Sephardic, and Latin American
      Music"
      In honor of its 20th anniversary and in memory of beloved friend
      Eugene Roan (1931-2006), the Highland Park Recorder Society
      presents "Cultural Crossroads: Spanish, Sephardic, and Latin
      American Music" on Sunday, April 22 at 3 PM in the United Methodist
      Church, Livingston Avenue and George Street, New Brunswick. Musica
      Dolce and Zorzal Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble will take part in a
      multi-cultural blend of Medieval, Renaissance, and traditional music
      from Spain and Latin America. This concert will feature the NJ
      premiere of a new composition by Zorzal's Artistic Director Lynn
      Gumert. For more information, contact the Recorder Society at (732)
      828-7421, email recorderdonna@... or visit
      http://www.hprecorder.org

      Cantabile Concert, "Spring Awakening"
      Cantabile, a Chamber Chorale directed and conducted by Rebecca
      Scott, along with the Cantabile Youth Singers directed by Elizabeth
      Verderosa, present "Spring Awakening: Turn the World Around," a
      concert featuring classical and jazz songs about war and peace,
      death and rebirth, spring and love with music by Barber, Bernstein,
      Belafonte, and Gershwin, on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 PM in Christ
      United Methodist Church, 485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway. General
      admission is $18; student and senior admission is $15. For more
      information, call (732) 560-7132 ext. 2 or visit
      http://www.cantabilechamberchorale.org This venue and its parking
      area are handicapped accessible.

      Children's and Teens' Programs:

      Anime Club Rescheduled for April 12
      The April 5 Anime Club meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday,
      April 12 at 3 PM. Come watch the film "Final Fantasy 7" at the
      Library. Refreshments will be served.
      If you have any questions about this event, please call Teen
      Librarian Michelle Reasso at
      (732) 572-2750 or visit http://www.hpplnj.org

      Teen Advisory Group Meeting
      The Library's Teen Advisory Group will meet with Teen Librarian
      Michelle Reasso on Monday, April 30 at 7 PM to plan upcoming events
      for teens and suggest new titles for the Library's teen book
      collection. For more information, call (732) 572-2750.

      Tiny `n' Two
      The Library is sponsoring Tiny `n' Two featuring stories, finger
      plays and crafts for two year olds accompanied by an adult. Choose
      either Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, 5/1 to 5/29 or Thursdays at 11:15 AM,
      5/3 to 5/31. Registration is required and begins on April 19. Please
      register for only one session series (Tuesday OR Thursday). For more
      information, call (732) 572-2750.

      Preschool Pals
      The Library is sponsoring Preschool Pals for children ages 3-4 on
      Tuesdays, May 1 to May 29 at 1:00 PM. Children will experience
      stories and a craft for 3-4 year olds accompanied by an adult.
      Registration is required and begins April 19. For more information,
      call (732) 572-2750.

      Nursery Rhyme Time
      The Library is sponsoring Nursery Rhyme Time for children ages 1-2
      on Thursdays, May 3-May 31 at 10:30 AM, featuring finger plays,
      songs and stories recommended for 12-24 months accompanied by an
      adult. Registration is required and begins April 19. For more
      information, call (732) 572-2750.

      Night Tales
      The Library is sponsoring Night Tales, evening story time for
      families with children ages 3-5 on Thursdays, May 3 and May 31 at
      7:00 PM. Children should be accompanied by a parent. For more
      information, call (732) 572-2750.

      After School Specials
      The Library is sponsoring After School Specials for children ages 5-
      6 on Mondays, May 7 - May 21 at 4:00 PM, featuring stories, creative
      drama and crafts for 5-6 year olds. Registration is required and
      begins April 19. For more information, call (732) 572-2750.

      Teen Book Club
      The Library's Teen Book Club will next meet on Monday, May 7 at 7 PM
      to chat about "So Yesterday" by Scott Westerfeld. This fast-paced
      novel is the One Book New Jersey 2007 novel for teens. It explores
      the theme of how popular culture is created. There will be
      discussion and refreshments. For more information, call (732) 572-
      2750.

      Senior Citizens' Programs:

      HealthEase
      HealthEase, a new exercise program designed to improve the health
      and wellness of older adults, good for people at all levels of
      physical ability, is now being offered every Thursday at 11 AM in
      the Senior/Youth Center, 220 South Sixth Avenue. This class
      replaces the Center's Arthritis and Pain class and may supplement
      other exercise classes. For more information or to register, call
      (732) 819-0052.

      Shopping Service for Seniors:

      The Office on Aging is offering a new shopping service for seniors.
      Every Thursday at 5:30 PM, students will pick up seniors' shopping
      lists and money, shop for them, and deliver groceries, receipts, and
      change. Four seniors can be served each week. Sign up is required.
      To register, call (732) 819-0052. This is a community service
      sponsored by the Gesher Progressive Religious School.

      Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences:

      "Sustainable Living in New Jersey" with Rep. Rush Holt
      The Office of the Mayor of East Brunswick, the East Brunswick
      Environmental Commission and the Friends of the East Brunswick
      Environmental Commission are sponsoring a workshop, "Sustainable
      Living in New Jersey: A Discussion with Congressman Rush Holt" on
      Thursday, April 12, 7:30 PM at the East Brunswick Senior Center, off
      Ryders Lane on Civic Center Drive. For information and directions,
      visit the East Brunswick EC website
      http://homepage.mac.com/rwolfert/NatureWebsiteMC/index.html

      NJ Environmental Federation 21st Annual Conference
      The New Jersey Environmental Federation will hold its 21st Annual
      Conference on Saturday, April 14 from 8 AM-5 PM at the Rutgers
      University School of Law, 123 Washington Street, Newark. 5pm. With
      Governor Corzine the invited keynote speaker, this environmental
      justice plenary features urban mayors, and workshops on pesticides,
      energy, children's health, healthy towns/healthy schools, drinking
      water, site remediation, and clean water regulations. Breakfast,
      lunch and reception provided.
      Registration: $30 per person, $25 for groups of 5 or more, and $15
      for students. Contact Jenny Vickers at 732-280-8988 or mail in a
      check payable to NJEF to: NJEF, 1002 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ 07719.

      Seminar, "Eminent Domain in New Jersey"
      Lorman Education Services presents "Eminent Domain in New Jersey" at
      the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick on Tuesday, April 17 from 9
      AM-4:30 PM. For more information, visit
      http://www.lorman.com/seminars/seminar_details.php?sku=373149

      ETS, "Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future; New Jersey's
      Challenge"
      On Wednesday, April 18, The Educational Testing Service and the
      Public Education Institute of Rutgers University present "America's
      Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future; New
      Jersey's Challenge" in Conant Hall Lounge C, Princeton, NJ.
      Breakfast is at 8 AM, and the program runs from 9-11:30 AM. To
      register, visit http://ntis12.ets.org/onyx/etspei.htm

      Conference, Environmental Leadership, Educational Institutions & the
      Community
      Raritan Valley Community College is sponsoring a conference and town
      meeting on "Environmental Leadership, Educational Institutions, and
      the Community" on Thursday, April 19 at the college's Grand
      Conference Center, Route 28 & Lamington Road, North Branch from 8:15
      AM-2 PM. Workshops will focus on Transportation, Dietary Issues,
      and Building Energy. To register for the conference, print out the
      form (please mail) at
      http://www.raritanval.edu/activityevent/econs07_reg.html For
      directions to the college, visit
      http://www.raritanval.edu/rvcc/frameset/maps_directions.html For
      additional information, please contact Dan Aronson, (908) 526-1200
      x8238, or daronson@...

      Rutgers Conference on Reading and Writing
      On Friday, April 20, Rutgers will hold its 39th Annual Conference on
      Reading and Writing from 7:45 AM-3 PM at the Doubletree Hotel,
      Somerset, NJ. For more information or to register, visit
      http://cesp.rutgers.edu/events/RWC07.html or email
      mlrosen@... or call 732/564-0566.

      Conference, "Exploring World Cultures Through Music"
      A workshop for teachers and teaching artists for grades 2-6 will be
      held on Monday, April 23 from 4-7 PM at the State Theatre in New
      Brunswick. The workshop offers three professional development
      credit hours, and its fee is $30. Teachers will learn how to
      introduce students to the richness of the cultures of India, West
      Africa, and Brazil through children's songs, rhythms, and musical
      activities. The strategies will help students learn about the
      lifestyles and values of children in faraway countries and
      appreciate the similarities and differences between these cultures
      and their own. Workshop leader Imani Gonzalez is a professional
      vocalist and music teacher who is on the rosters of the Louisiana
      Division of the Arts, South Carolina Arts Commission, and Maryland
      State Arts Council. Participants in the workshop will receive a copy
      of her children's world music book and CD, Dhimiki, to help them use
      the songs and activities with their own students. This workshop was
      developed in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the
      Performing Arts. For more information, contact Lian Farrer, Vice
      President for Education, State Theatre, at 732-247-7200 ext. 513 or
      by email lfarrer@... or by visiting
      http://www.StateTheatreNJ.org

      NESEA Workshop, "Toward Zero Net Energy Homes"
      The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) will hold a
      workshop, "Toward Zero Net Energy Homes" at Rider University,
      Student Recreation Center, Seminar Room, Lawrenceville, NJ on
      Tuesday, April 24 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. The object of this workshop
      is to give attendees a thorough understanding of the methods for
      achieving homes that require little or no non-renewable energy to
      power them. To register or for more information, visit
      http://www.nesea.org/workshops/zero_nj.php

      Main Street NJ Downtown Revitalization Institute
      On Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25, Main Street New Jersey
      will hold the second of its quarterly Downtown Revitalization
      Institute sessions at Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ. The
      focus of this session will be "Guiding Design on Main Street." The
      fee is $150 per person or $500 for all four quarterly seminars. To
      register or for more information, visit
      http://www.state.nj.us/dca/dcr/msnj/msnj_dri.shtml

      NJ Conservation Foundation Land Conservation Rally
      The NJ Conservation Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Land
      Conservation Rally on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at
      the Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, 8:00am – 4:30pm
      both days. The Annual Land Conservation Rally, sponsored by NJCF
      and New Jersey's land conservation community is a daylong event
      offering nearly 30 workshops, plenary sessions and networking
      opportunities. Over 300 conservationists attend each year. Take a
      day to visit a preserved property and learn new conservation
      techniques! On Friday, April 27, 2007 – the day before the Rally's
      classroom style workshops – NJCF will offer four field trips. Online
      registration is not available. Please mail or fax your completed
      registration form. If you would prefer a hard copy of the Rally
      Brochure, please contact Jennifer Hayden at
      Jennifer@... or 908-234-1225 ext. 105.

      Main Street Meetings (All meetings at Main Street Office, 421
      Raritan Avenue):

      Economic Restructuring Committee Meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 7 PM
      Design Committee Meeting, Wednesday, April 11, 7 PM
      Board of Directors Meeting, Thursday, April 19, 6:30 PM

      Borough and County Meetings:

      Shade Tree Advisory Committee Meeting, Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 PM,
      Borough Hall
      Board of Health Meeting, Thursday, April 12, 7 PM, Borough Hall
      Board of Education Meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 PM, Bartle Media
      Center
      Borough Council Agenda and Regular Meetings, Tuesday, April 17, 6:30
      and 7 PM respectively, Borough Hall. Conference Meeting to follow
      Regular Meeting
      Environmental Commission Meeting, Wednesday, April 18, 8 PM, Borough
      Hall
      Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting, Thursday,
      April 19, 7 PM, County Administration Building, New Brunswick
      Library Board of Trustees Meeting, Monday, April 23, 7:30 PM, Library
      Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting, Monday, April 23, 7:30 PM,
      Borough Hall
      Volunteer Appreciation Night, Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 PM, Borough
      Hall
      Planning Board Meeting, Thursday, April 26, 7:30 PM, Borough Hall

      Best Wishes,
      Laurel
    • laurelkornfeld
      Dear Friends, Please use the Table of Contents below to find the events that interest you: Community Events: Autumn in the Park Pampered Chef Fundraiser for
      Message 57 of 57 , Oct 19, 2012
        Dear Friends,

        Please use the Table of Contents below to find the events that interest you:

        Community Events:
        Autumn in the Park
        Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Fire Department

        Arts and Culture:
        Marc's Place Coffeehouse
        Highland Park Dance Socials
        Friends of the Library Poetry Night with Rita Signorelli-Pappas
        Rutgers Theater Presents "Bengal Tiger"

        Children's and Teens' Programs:
        Halloween Storytelling by Lantern Light
        Junior Cadet Academy
        Twos and Threes, Library
        Nursery Rhyme Time, Library
        Book Break, Library
        Spooktacular, Library
        Mini Pumpkin Decorating, Library
        Talk, "Keys to Unlocking Financial Aid," Library
        Teen Film Club
        Read to Belle, Library
        Annual Halloween Costume Parade and Festival
        Lego Days, Library
        Musical Mondays, Library
        Chopstick Craft, Library
        "Friends Forever Bracelet-Making Workshop, Library
        "Love and Not Love" by New Rude Mechanical Theater, Library
        Make Your Own Play Dough Workshop, Library
        Robotics Workshop, Library
        Anime Manga Club, Library
        After School Games, Library

        Senior Citizens' Programs:
        Elder Law Forum Luncheon
        October Fall Event
        Alliance for Retired Americans Game Day
        Free Memory Health Fair
        Atlantic City Trip

        Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences:
        ANJEC Annual Environmental Congress
        Citizens' Campaign Public Forum
        Safe Routes to School Coalition Meeting
        Main Street Meetings:
        Borough and County Meetings:

        Community Events:

        Autumn in the Park
        Main Street Highland Park will hold its annual Autumn in the Park, featuring harvest activities, on Sunday, October 28 from 2-5 PM along Raritan Avenue between Second and Fifth Avenues. For more information, please call (732) 828-8444.

        Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Fire Department
        A Pampered Chef fundraiser to benefit the Fire Department on Monday, November 19 from 7-10 PM at the Senior/Youth Center, 220 South Sixth Avenue. For more information, please call (732) 819-0052.

        Arts and Culture:

        Marc's Place Coffeehouse
        Marc's Place Coffee House, a monthly coffee house of music, poetry and discussion, will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 7:30 PM at the Highland Park Reformed Church, 19-21 South 2nd Ave., Highland Park.
        Discussion: How Smart Is School Reform?
        Panel:
        Deborah Cornavaca: Organizer, Save Our Schools New Jersey
        Dan Cummings: Public School Teacher and member of the NJ Education Association
        Music: The Mark Gronlund Band
        Come for the food and performances …stay for the conversation!
        Admission Free, but donations gratefully accepted.
        Accessible from municipal lot at rear of the church. Enter lot from Magnolia Street between South 2nd and 3rd.
        Sponsored by Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War, http://www.againstendlesswar.com .
        For further information call Dorothy at (732) 207-3358 or email her at schwartzapn@... .

        Highland Park Dance Socials
        Saturday, October 20, 2012
        With American FoxTrot Lesson taught by Elena Korb
        Hosted by Marc Liebeskind
        Lesson from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
        Social from 7:30pm to 11:30pm Dinner included (served until 9pm)
        Admission: Lesson and Social $20 / $18 full time students with ID
        Lesson only: $10.00
        Social only: 15.00 / $13.00 full time students with ID.
        Sunday, October 21, 2012
        With County Two-Step Review lesson taught by Marc Liebeskind
        Hosted by Marc Liebeskind
        Lesson from 4pm to 5:15pm
        Social from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

        Halloween Dance Party at IM Gallery
        Saturday, October 27, 2012
        Hosted by Marc Liebeskind
        With special Halloween Dance Performances!
        Social from 7:30pm to 11:30pm
        $15.00 / $13.00 full time students with ID.
        Dinner included (served until 9pm)

        For more information on any dance socials, contact Marc at (201) 320-9176, or visit http://www.DancingInHighlandPark.com/IMGallery.htm

        Friends of the Library Poetry Night with Rita Signorelli-Pappas
        Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series will hold its next Reading and Open Mike on Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 PM. Rita Signorelli-Pappas has been writing and publishing poetry for over twenty years. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Southwest Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Chelsea, The Literary Review, and Poet Lore, among other journals. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she was a finalist for the 2008 May Swenson Award, and she received the 2008 Italian Americana Award in Fiction. Her poems have been compared to those by Sylvia Plath and Louise Gluck. Open mike follows reading. For more information, call (732) 572-2750.

        Rutgers Theater Presents "Bengal Tiger"
        Rutgers Theater Company presents "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," a tragic-comedy about the nature of evil by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Marc Cirnigliaro at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, from Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 11. Performances are Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $25 for general public; $20 for Rutgers alumni, employees, and seniors, and $15 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, please call (732) 932-7511 or visit http://www.masongross.edu .

        Children's and Teens' Programs:

        Halloween Storytelling by Lantern Light
        The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and East Jersey Olde Towne Village present "Halloween Storytelling by Lantern Light" on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway. Storytellers Jim Albertson, Gerry Fierst, and Dave Emerson will tell scary stories at 7 PM and again at 8 PM Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday, October 21, at 2 PM, Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker will read from several of their writings and describe their motivation in writing them. Theyare played by actors from the Traveling Literary Theater dressed in period clothing. Attendance is free, and costumes are welcome. Registration is required. To register, call (732) 745-3030. Those with hearing disabilities should call (732) 745-3888 TTY. This site is accessible and an assistive listening device will be in use during the programs. Wheelchairs are available for those who need assistance from the parking lot to the programs.

        Junior Cadet Academy
        The Police Department is sponsoring a Junior Cadet Academy for all Highland Park residents currently in fifth grade. It will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 PM at the Senior/Youth Center, 220 South Sixth Avenue from late October through mid-December. This program is designed to motivate young people to become outstanding citizens through law enforcement education. Participants will be encouraged to be partners in building a safer community. They will learn how police officers respond to crimes and calls for service and how they act as role models. The program is designed to take the mystery out of law enforcement in a safe, comfortable environment. For information, please contact Sgt. Jason Culver at jculver@... or Ptl. Brian O'Mara at bomara@... . Officers can also be reached at Police Headquarters at (732) 572-3800.

        Twos and Threes, Library
        The Library is sponsoring TNT (Twos and Threes) on Tuesdays, October 23-November 27, 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM. Please register for only one session. Stories, crafts, songs and rhymes for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult. Please register by calling (732) 572-2750 or signing up at the library.

        Nursery Rhyme Time, Library
        The Library is sponsoring Nursery Rhyme Time for children 12-24 months from Wednesdays, October 24-November 28, 10:30 AM. Songs, rhymes and stories for the very youngest accompanied by an adult. Children will be exposed to a variety of manipulative objects such as shakers, bells, sticks and scarves. Please register by calling (732) 572-2750 or signing up at the library.

        Book Break, Library
        The Library is sponsoring Book Break Wednesdays, October 24-November 27, 2:00 PM
        Stories, crafts, creative drama for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required. Please register by calling (732) 572-2750 or signing up at the library.

        Spooktacular, Library
        The Library is sponsoring "Spooktacular" Wednesday, October 24, 3:30 PM. Spooky stories, games and a craft. Not for the faint hearted. Registration is required. For children in Grades kindergarten -2nd grade. Please register by calling (732) 572-2750 or signing up at the library.

        Mini Pumpkin Decorating, Library
        The Library is sponsoring Mini Pumpkin Decorating for teens on Thursday, October 25, 3: 00 PM. Please register by calling (732) 572-2750 or signing up at the library.

        Talk, "Keys to Unlocking Financial Aid," Library
        The Library is sponsoring a talk for teens, "Keys To Unlocking College Financial Aid" with Rana Slosberg from Slosberg College Solutions LLC., on Monday, October 29, 7:00 PM. For more information, please call (732) 572-2750.

        Teen Film Club
        The Teen Film Club will next meet on Monday, November 5, 7:00 PM in the Library. Here's your chance to make a short film. For more information, please call (732) 572-2750.

        Read to Belle, Library
        The Library is sponsoring "Read to Belle" Thursdays, October 26-December 13, 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Belle the library dog is back and ready to listen to your stories. For children beginning to read or who need help practicing. This unique experience has helped children conquer their reading inhibitions. Space is limited to first come first served. Children will be expected to be available for a 15-minute period each week during the dates and times outlined. Please register by calling (732) 572-2750 or signing up at the library.

        Annual Halloween Costume Parade and Festival
        The Department of Community Services invites all to its annual Halloween Costume Parade and Festival on Sunday, October 28 from 2-5 PM on North Third Avenue between Raritan Avenue and Dennison Street. There will be music, dancing, crafts, giveaways, and refreshments, plus a parade with first, second, and third prizes for best costumes, Halloween safety tips. For more information, please call (732) 819-0052.

        Lego Days, Library
        The Library is holding Lego Days on Sunday, October 28 and Saturday, December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM. Create with the library's Legos or bring your own. Recommended for children in Kindergarten and up. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call (732) 572-2750.

        Musical Mondays, Library
        The Library is sponsoring Musical Mondays on Mondays, November 5 and December 10, 10:30 AM. Join in a preschool romp as we make music with Ann Wild. Recommended for preschoolers. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call (732) 572-2750.

        Chopstick Craft, Library
        The Library is sponsoring Chopstick Craft for teens on Wednesday, November 7, 3:00 PM. Decorate chopsticks to eat in style or to adorn your hair. For more information, please call (732) 572-2750.

        "Friends Forever" Bracelet-Making Workshop, Library
        The Library is holding a "Friends Forever Bracelet-Making Workshop on Wednesday, November 28, 3:15-5:00 PM. Make a friendship bracelet for yourself or a friend. Registration is required. For grades 3-5. Please register by calling (732) 572-2750 or signing up at the library.

        "Love and Not Love" by New Rude Mechanical Theater, Library
        The Library is sponsoring "Love and Not Love" by the New Rude Mechanical Theater, a group of young performers, who will present a variety of skits for grades three and up, on Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 pm or on Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm. For more information, please call (732) 572-2750.

        Make Your Own Play Dough Workshop, Library
        The Library is sponsoring Make Your Own Play Dough for kids and teens on Friday, November 16, 3:00 PM. Play dough isn't just for kids! For more information, please call (732) 572-2750.

        Robotics Workshop, Library
        The Library is holding a Robotics Workshop on Saturday, November 17, 1:30-4:00 PM. Learn how to program and navigate a robot with Robert Peins of Robodyssey. For children in grades 3-5. Space for this hands-on workshop is limited to the first 25 children. Registration is required. Please register by calling (732) 572-2750 or signing up at the library. Please register by calling (732) 572-2750 or signing up at the library.

        Anime Manga Club, Library
        The Library's Anime/Manga Club for teens will meet on Monday, November 19, 7:00 PM. Films, books and everything Anime and Manga. For more information, please call (732) 572-2750.

        After School Games, Library
        The Library is sponsoring After School Games for kids and teens on Friday, November 30, 7:00 PM. Bring your favorite board game or try one of theirs! For more information, please call (732) 572-2750.

        Senior Citizens' Programs:

        Elder Law Forum Luncheon
        The Senior/Youth Center is sponsoring an Elder Law Forum and Luncheon on Monday, October 22 at 12 PM. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, MORE Unit, will discuss elder care and how to avoid scams and thefts targeted at seniors. The luncheon is presented by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. For more information, call (732) 819-0052.

        October Fall Event
        The Senior/Youth Center is sponsoring an October Fall Event on Tuesday, October 30 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, hosted by IDAM Home Care Services. There will be fun and games including bingo, as well as music and prizes. For more information, call (732) 819-0052.

        Alliance for Retired Americans Game Day
        The Alliance for Retired Americans is sponsoring Game Day at the Senior/Youth Center on Tuesday, October 30 at 1 PM. Play Carasta, Bingo, Scrabble, Rummy, Rummicube, and many more games. There will be delicious homemade cakes and treats. The fee is a $5 donation for the Highland Park Food Pantry. For more information, call (732) 247-4480 or (732) 819-7411.

        Free Memory Health Fair
        The Parker Adult Day Center is sponsoring a Free Memory Health Fair on Sunday, November 4 from 11 AM-4 PM at 443 River Road, Highland Park. There will be memory screenings, memory health lectures, physical and mental activities, cooking demonstrations, and exercise classes. Register early for free lunch, gift, and consultation with a Certified Memory Care Professional. Registration is required; call (732) 565-2400 to register. For more information and directions, visit http://www.FrancisEParker.com .

        Atlantic City Trip
        The Office on Aging is sponsoring a trip to Atlantic City on Wednesday, November 7 from 8:30 AM-6:45 PM. The casino to be visited is Tropicana, and the fee is $35. Everyone will receive $25 back in slot cash upon arrival in Atlantic City. Pay by check or money order only. For information and to register, please call (732) 819-0052.

        Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences:

        ANJEC Annual Environmental Congress
        The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) will hold its annual Environmental Congress on Saturday, October 20 from 9 AM-4:30 PM at the Middlesex County College Student Center. This year's theme is "The Clean Water Act at 40: Keeping the Promise." The fee is $60 for ANJEC members and $70 for non-members. Register at http://www.anjec.org/EnvCongress12RegJ.htm . For more information on the conference and workshops, visit http://www.anjec.org/EnvCongress12RegJ.htm .

        Citizens' Campaign Public Forum
        The Citizens' Campaign is holding a free public forum, "Can You Make Government Work Better and Cost Less?" on Tuesday, October 23 from 6-8 PM at Middlesex County College, Crabiel Hall, Room 102/104, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ. The keynote speaker is NJ State Comptroller Matthew Boxer. Other speakers include Freeholder James Polos, Mark Magyar of TownStats.org, Harry Pozycki of The Citizens' Campaign, Dr. Raphael Ray Caprio, and Nancy Malool of the Department of Community Affairs Shared Services. Learn what school districts, cities, and towns are doing to protect services while cutting costs. This event is open to the public. Register by calling (732) 548-9798 ext. 3 or by visiting http://www.thecitizenscampaign.org .

        Safe Routes to School Coalition Meeting
        Save the date for the next New Jersey Safe Routes to School Coalition meeting. The meeting will take place at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick, NJ on Wednesday, November 14th at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Room 261. The meeting will start at 10:00 am. The meeting will discuss updates to the New Jersey safe Routes to School Strategic Plan. Registration is required. RSVP to https://s.zoomerang.com/s/SRTSCoaliitonRSVP . For directions to the Bloustein School, please refer to the following link: http://policy.rutgers.edu/school/visitors.php .


        Main Street Meetings (212 Raritan Avenue, former site of Nighthawk Books):

        Organization Committee Meeting, Thursday, November 1, 6:30 PM
        Promotions Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 PM
        Design Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November 13, 7 PM
        Economic Restructuring Committee Meeting, Wednesday, November 14, 7 PM
        Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 PM

        Borough and County Meetings:

        Library Board of Trustees Meeting, Monday, October 22, 7:30 PM, Library
        Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting, Monday, October 22, 7:30 PM, Borough Hall
        Board of Education Meeting, Monday, October 22, 7:30 PM, Middle School
        Sustainable Highland Park Meeting, Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 PM, Environmental Education Center
        Mayors' Teen Advisory Committee, Thursday, October 25, 7:30 PM, Senior/Youth Center
        Alliance for Retired Americans Meeting, Thursday, November 1, 1 PM, Senior/Youth Center
        Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting, Thursday, November 1, 6 PM, County Administration Building, New Brunswick
        Borough Council Agenda and Regular Meetings, Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 and 7 PM respectively, Borough Hall. Conference Meeting to follow Regular Meeting. Please note change from usual Tuesday night to Wednesday night due to Election Day.
        Board of Education Meeting, Monday, November 12, 7:30 PM, Irving School
        Shade Tree Advisory Committee Meeting, Wednesday, November 14, 8 PM, Senior/Youth Center
        Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting, Thursday, November 15, 7 PM, County Administration Building, New Brunswick
        Commission for Universal Access Meeting, Thursday, November 15, 7:30 PM, Borough Hall
        Planning Board Meeting, Thursday, November 15, 7:30 PM, Borough Hall
        Borough Council Agenda and Regular Meetings, Tuesday, November 20, 6:30 and 7 PM respectively, Borough Hall. Conference Meeting to follow Regular Meeting
        Human Rights Commission Meeting, Wednesday, November 21, 7:30 PM, Borough Hall
        Environmental Commission Meeting, Wednesday, November 21, 8 PM, Environmental Education Center

        Best Wishes,
        Laurel
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