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Woman’s Club Program To Feature Historic Themes
Resolve Workshops For Families Begin Tonight in Township
SCOTCH PLAINS — Two short series of family communication workshops will be held at the Resolve Community Counseling Center, 1830 Front Street in Scotch Plains. Parents and children are invited to participate.
The dates for Series One are today, Thursday, February 3, and Thursday, February 17, and the dates for Series Two are Wednesdays, March 29 and April 12.
The purpose of the workshops is to help strengthen family bonding and to help parents motivate their children towards academic success and positive choices.
The workshops will be held from 7 to 9 p. m. Refreshments will be offered. To respond, please call (908) 3229180.
College Club Coffee to Focus On Recruiting New Members
HISTORIC HOME… The Cannonball House on East Front Street in Scotch Plains, pictured above, will be the focus of a program presented by members of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood during the Wednesday, February 9 meeting of the Scotch Plains Woman’s Club. The program, which will take place at the Scotch Hills Country Club beginning at 1: 30 p. m., will also feature artifacts from the life and military career of George Washington.
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch Plains Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, will host Renata Maroney and Darlene Palombo, members of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, at its monthly meeting next Wednesday, February 9.
Dressed in Colonial costume, the women will present a program on the historic Cannonball House, located at 1840 Front Street in Scotch Plains, and also on George Washington.
They will display a newspaper obituary and eulogy of the first President, a picture of Washington at his desk and other artifacts of his life and military career.
The program, part of a commemo ration of the bicentennial of
Washington’s death, will take place at 1: 30 p. m. at the Scotch Hills Country Club. The public is invited to attend.
Caregivers to Gather On Upcoming Mondays
At St. Helen’s Church
WESTFIELD — A support group for those caring for elderly or chronically ill loved ones meets on the first nonholiday Monday of each month at 8 p. m. in the parish center of St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church on Lamberts Mill Road in Westfield.
Meetings will take place on February 7, March 6 and April 3. These are information and sharing sessions. For more information, please call Marilyn Ryan at (908) 2338757.
COME JOIN US… The College Club of FanwoodScotch Plains will hold a new member recruitment coffee at the home of Club President Jeanne Pauly on Wednesday, February 9, from 9: 30 to 11 a. m. The meeting will focus on acquainting new, stayathome mothers and recentlyretired women with the organization. Pictured are Mary Ring, left, Corresponding Secretary, and Publicity Director Anna Martinelli.
FANWOOD — The College Club of FanwoodScotch Plains will host a new member recruitment coffee at the home of the club’s President, Jeanne Pauly, next Wednesday, February 9, from 9: 30 to 11 a. m.
The meeting will be specifically geared to providing information about the club to new stayathome mothers in the community and to recently retired women, according to club spokeswoman Anna Martinelli.
The College Club is a community service organization which promotes continuing education among women of Fanwood and Scotch Plains. It provides scholarships annually to women who plan to pursue or who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree and who are in need of financial assistance.
Each year, the club produces a Community Date Calendar for the community as a fundraiser for the organization. The club also sponsors an annual College Night, in cooperation with the Guidance Department at Scotch PlainsFanwood High School, which enables students and their parents to meet with representatives from over 100 colleges and universities.
The club additionally operates the “Railroad Library” at the Fanwood train station, providing paperback books for local commuters. There are also many social activities available, from tennis to the theater.
Anyone interested in attending the coffee may call Ms. Pauly at (908) 8891839 or Membership Chairwoman Anne Johansen at (908) 2324308.
Barbershop Choruses Offer Singing Valentine Packages
BE OUR VALENTINE… Members of the Rahway Valley Jerseyaires Chorus prepare to present singing valentines from Friday, February 11, through Monday, February 14. Pictured, left to right, are: Doug Brown, tenor; Clint Crane, lead; Jack Robinson, bass, and Ken Friedlander, baritone. To order a singing valentine in the Union County and Somerset County areas, please call (732) 9686677.
UNION COUNTY — The Rahway Valley Jerseyaires, in conjunction with the Deans of Harmony, both barbershop choruses of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. has announced its seventh year of performing singing valentines.
A barbershop quartet, dressed in formal attire, will sing two love songs at a location of the customer’s choice (workplace, residence, restaurant, etc.). The recipient will also receive a special valentine candy, a flower and a picture of the event.
This service will be available from Friday, February 11, through Monday, February 14, for $45. “Availability of
quartets is limited, so reserve your serenade now,” said Bill Ahern, Valentine Chairman.
For more information or to arrange the time and place for a special singing valentine, please call (732) 9686677 for Somerset and Union County coverage; (732) 4312273 for Middlesex County coverage and (732) 9686677 for other locations.
The Rahway Valley chapter’s funding has been made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Council on the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. The barbershop choruses are nonprofit and educational organizations
Designer to Share Experiences With Garden Club Members
WESTFIELD — Flip Miller, a Westfield garden designer, will give a talk entitled “Thoughts From A Professional” to the Garden Club of Westfield on Tuesday, February 8.
The owner of a design company, Mr. Miller has installed many gardens throughout New Jersey and has introduced a number of flowering perennials not previously available in the eastern United States. He is also active in several professional organizations in his field.
The club will meet at 1 p. m. at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Barbara Peek will serve as Hostess Chairwoman, assisted by Jeanne Glass, Anne Keyko, Ruth Metz, Bernice Osborne and Barbara Sandford.
Club members who will place flower arrangements in the Westfield Memorial Library each week in February include Nita McHugh, Ruth Metz, Rita Mahoney and Avis Skinner.
Puppeteer to Present Fables’ For Children at Library
WESTFIELD — The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library will present a program by the Robert Rogers Puppet Company on Saturday, February 19, at 11 a. m. at the library. All children from kindergarten through grade 4 and their parents are invited to attend.
Mr. Rogers will present “Aesop’s Fables,” an adaptation of some of the
stories by the storyteller from ancient Greece. Each fable teaches an important lesson dramatized with humor and music, according to library spokeswoman May Furstner.
Tickets are free and currently available from the desk at the Westfield Memorial Library. The library is located at 556 East Broad Street in Westfield.
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