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7:30 p.m., Reverend Geitz will sign copies and discuss her book, “Soul Satisfaction: Drawing Strength from Our Biblical Mothers and Sisters.”
In “Soul Satisfaction,” the author rediscovers the feminine side of the Scriptures and holds it up as a source of strength for women everywhere.
Reverened Geitz was recently appointed Interim Rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Dunellen. She has also served as Associate Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield.
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Book Signings Scheduled For Book Lovers Outlet
WESTFIELD The Book Lovers Outlet on 301 South Avenue in Westfield will be presenting two book signings by mystery writer Roberta Rogow and author and Reverend Elizabeth Rankin Geitz this month.
Ms. Rogow will sign copies and discuss her book, “The Problem of the Missing Miss,” on Friday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the book store.
She will describe how a children’s librarian at the Union Public Library came to write a mystery thriller that has gone through multiple prints and been so well received that she has a contract for two additional books.
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American Cancer Society Plans Annual Crimson Ball
The American Cancer Society, Union County Unit, will host its 1998 Crimson Ball, black tie gala, on Friday, October 30, at the Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood.
This year, the American Cancer Society will honor Saul Leighton for his continuous volunteer partnership in supporting the mission of hope, progress and answers in the fight against cancer.
As an active volunteer, Mr. Leighton was named top fundraiser for three consecutive years in the Annual Jail&-Bail Event, raising over $100,000 to support programs in education and patient and family services. He is the owner of Bayway World of Liquor in Elizabeth and is committed to his family and community.
Among other honors, Mr. Leighton was the recipient of the 1992 Tree of Life Award, from the Jewish National Fund, which is responsible for the cultivation and land reclamation in Israel. Mr. Leighton is a tremendous asset to the American Cancer Society’s mission.
For information about the 1998 Crimson Ball, please call the American Cancer Society at (908) 354-7373.
Medicare Choices to be Topic Of OWL’s Oct. 24 Meeting
The October meeting of the Older Women’s League (OWL) of Central New Jersey has been re-scheduled for Saturday, October 24, at 1:30 p.m., at the YWCA of Summit, located at Morris Avenue and Prospect Street in Summit.
A special topic, “Medicare Plus Choices — What’s It All About?” will be discussed by featured speaker Lou Schwartz, Associate State Coordinator with Community Operations of the American Association of Retired Persons of New Jersey.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.
Scheduled to start in November, Medicare Plus Choices was established to slow down rising health care costs, stimulate market competition in Medicare, and offer some of the same types of health care options that exist for those under 65.
Mr. Schwartz will explain the new plans and will also talk about the proceedings of the Medicare and Social Security forums being held by the AARP and the Concord Coalition to encourage public discussion of proposed revisions.
Speaker to Discuss Domestic Violence Impact on Children
WESTFIELD — In observance of October as Domestic Violence Month, the Monday, October 26 meeting of Westfield Hadassah will feature Dr. Ronald J. Glassman, a sociologist from Edison.
The meeting will be held at Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad Street in Westfield, at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Glassman is the principal investigator of a study on the effects of domestic violence on children, entitled “Survivors By Proxy: When Dads Hurt Moms They Hurt Kids, Too.”
Hadassah, the largest women’s volunteer organization in the United States, advocates a strong pro-active position on women’s health and early health education.
The organization also supports Hadassah’s efforts in Israel, including two major research hospitals, a college of technology, job training, and resettlement of those who emigrate to that country each year.
Free Public Lecture Set For Delbarton School
Delbarton School at 270 Mendham Road in Morristown will offer a free public lecture by Professor Anthony Tambasco on Sunday, October 25, at 8 p.m. entitled, “What Are They Saying About Mary?” at the Abbey Church at St. Mary’s Abbey in Delbarton.
Mr. Tambasco is a prominent American scholar on the New Testament. As Chairman of the Theology Department at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he has lectured on numerous biblical and ethical topics in adult education programs, both Catholic and Protestant, and in programs in Jewish-Christian dialogue.
Among his publications are numerous articles, an edited volume, and five books, one of which is “What Are They Saying About Mary?” He has also lectured on two videotaped series, “Introduction to the New Testament” and “The Life and Times of Jesus,” the latter having aired on the Learning Channel on cable television.
For more information, please call (973) 538-3231.
Soroptimist Group Announces Grants
WESTFIELD — Soroptimist International of the Greater Westfield Area (S.I.G.W.A.) has announced that this Saturday, October 24, is “Make a Difference Day” in the United States.
The organization will be collecting personal hygiene and paper products for the needy on Saturday, October 24, at Brand Travel Service, 107 Quimby Street in Westfield, as the start of a year-long service project.
Donations of napkins, Kleenex, paper towels, women’s sanitary products, diapers, toilet articles and other hygiene products are requested.
It was brought to S.I.G.W.A,’s attention by the Westfield Department of Human Services that many needy people cannot buy these products with their food stamps.
Some of the organizations that will benefit from this will be the Westfield Department of Human Services, the Interfaith Council for the Homeless, and Heart for Humanity.
For further information, please call Susan Brand, Club President, at (908) 654-4063.
Local Author to Present Halloween Program At Storytime on Elm
WESTFIELD — Storytime on Elm, 35 Elm Street in Westfield, has announced that Margie Palatini will appear in a Halloween program on Saturday, October 31, at 1:30 p.m. to introduce her new book “Zoom Broom.”
Ms. Palatini, who lives in Plainfield, has made past appearances at the book store to introduce her other books, including “Piggie Pie!”, “Moosetache,” and “Elf Help.”
All of Ms. Palatini’s books are available for purchase at Storytime on Elm. The program is planned for children kindergarten age through fifth grade. There will be time for book-signing and conversation with the author before and after the program.
Registration is required. Enrollment is limited, so those interested in attending are asked to call (908) 232-1343, or sign up at the store as early as possible.
Free TBI Screenings Offered This Month
WESTFIELD – In observance of October as National Brain Injury Awareness Month, Eileen Eisner, Director of Speech and Language Services of Westfield, is offering free TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) screenings throughout the month.
Bonnie Feldman, a licensed and American Speech-Language and Hearing Association certified speech-language pathologist with extensive experience in TBI, will conduct brief screenings.
If someone has experienced a brain injury, they may experience problems with attention or concentration, forgetfulness, difficulties with time and money management, or difficulties performing occupational or household tasks.
For more information or to reserve an appointment for a TBI screening, please call Speech and Language Services of Westfield at (908) 233-6602.
Town Book Store Slates Art Show; Book Signing by Westfield Author
JCC Announces Program On Catholic-Jewish Relations
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey will present a program entitled “Catholic-Jewish Relations: A Work in Progress” tonight, Thursday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilf Jewish Community Center, 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains
Rabbi James Rudin, Director of National Inter-religious Affairs at American Jewish Committee, and the Reverend John Morley, a Professor of Religious Studies at Seton Hall University and a member of the commission for Inter-religious Affairs of the Archdiocese of Newark, will both appear at the program.
The program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Central New
Library Announces Registration Dates
For Story Times
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Library has announced registration dates for its Pre-School Story Time and Magic Carpet Story Time.
Magic Carpet Story Time registration will begin on Saturday, October 31, for children in kindergarten through third grade. The sessions will meet Thursday afternoons, November 12 through December 17 (not November 26), from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Registration for Three Year Old Story Time will begin this Monday, October 26. The sessions will meet November 12 through December 17 (not November 26) from 10:30 to 11 a.m., or Monday afternoons, November 9 through December 7, from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Four Year Old Story Time registration will begin on Tuesday, October 27. The sessions will meet Tuesday mornings, November 10 through December 8, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., or Wednesday afternoons, November 18 through December 16, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Children must have reached their third or fourth birthday by the first story session.
To participate in all story hours, children must be registered in person, and a Westfield Memorial Library card for each child must be presented at this time.
OWL is a national grassroots organization addressing the concerns of mid-life and older women. For further information, please call (908) 272-5671.
Jersey, the Father Judge Apostolic Center of Stirling, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church and Union Catholic High School, both in Scotch Plains.
It is also being co-sponsored by the Union County Board of Rabbis, the Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains, the YM/YWHA of Union County, and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Jewish Committee.
The program is free and open to the community. For further information, please call Luis Fleischman at (908) 889-5335. WESTFIELD Works of art by mem
bers of the Westfield Art Association will be on display during Autumn Art Thursday on October 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Town Book Store, 255 East Broad Street in Westfield.
Different mediums will be shown including watercolors, oils and collages. A wide assortment of unframed works will also be displayed.
Members of the Westfield Art Association will be on hand to discuss their works and answer questions.
In a separate event, Westfield author Tina Lesher will be available to sign copies of her humor book “Suburban Mothers — The Funny Life” on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Town Book Store.
The second Town Book Press title to come off the presses is this collection of illustrated poetry. This humorous look at life in the suburbs pays tribute to every wife or mother who has done service as chauffeur, bake sale supplier, homework consultant, soccer mom or landscaper.
Illustrations were done by former Westfield resident Joan Mund.
For more information, call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535.
Westfield Resident Among the Winners In Dance Competition
Ballroom Magic Dance Studio of Union and owner Kelly Vuyovich recently captured top trophies from three national ballroom dance competitions.
One of Mr. Vuyovich’s students, Joan Wright of Westfield, won the runner-up award for top student nationally in the 1998 United States Dancesport Championships in Miami, Florida last month.
Ms. Wright also won all-over top student at the Embassy Ball in Irvine, California, which also took place in September.
Ballroom Magic Dancers are now in full rehearsal for their AIDS Benefit Showcase to be held on Sunday, November 1, at L’Affaire in Mountainside. Many area residents are expected to participate in the event.
For further information, please call Ballroom Magic at (908) 624-0577.
PUMPKINS FOR A PLAYGROUND…Students from Earl Tankard’s fourthgrade class at Tamaques Elementary School in Westfield display the pumpkins, mums, corn and gourds they purchased at the Mum and Pumpkin sale sponsored recently by the Parent Teacher Organization. Profits from the sale will help purchase new equipment for the school’s playground.