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PUPPET SHOW… Kathleen Jacobs & Puppets will perform at Park Middle School in Scotch Plains, as part of the Annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 28, at 7 p. m.
SCOTCH PLAINS – The annual Halloween Parade in Scotch Plains will be held on Thursday, October 28, beginning at 6 p. m. The parade route will begin at Scotch Plains Municipal Building and end at Park Middle School.
The local police and fire departments will assist in the event. Marchers will proceed down Park Avenue to Park Middle School. Paraders will then be treated to an interactive puppet show by Kathleen Jacobs & Puppets. This production will feature
the mysterious Dragon which will come to life with the assistance of audience members.
In the event of rain, which will cancel the parade, participants will proceed directly to Park Middle School’s auditorium for the puppet show.
A pumpkin will be given to one member of each family, compliments of the Scotch Plains Business & Professional Association and a candy treat from the Scotch Plains Department of Recreation.
IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY!… Hosted by Franklin Elementary School, The Great Pumpkin Fair will return this year on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., rain or shine, at Roosevelt Intermediate School. Scarecrow making, cookie walks, a Chinese auction, crafts, games, caricatures and a bake sale will be available. Tickets for the event will be presold at Franklin School and on the day of the fair. Chinese auction tickets will be sold at the fair. For more information, please call Debbie Solan at (908) 6544223.
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WESTFIELD – Joanne Krueger, a Scotch Plains resident and former president of the Union County Master Gardeners, will present a free lecture, “Tips on Fall Bulbs” on Wednesday, October 27, at 1 p. m. at the Scotch Hills Country Club in Scotch Plains.
The presentation will cover his tory, selection, planting techniques
and care. The discussion will be illustrated with color slides and free handouts.
New members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from noon to 3 p. m. For more information, please call (908) 7545160.
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WESTFIELD – The St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform for instrumental students at Westfield High School on Monday, October 25, to explain their music and coach students.
The ensemble will appear as part of the Arbor Chamber Music Society’s Mentoring Program, which brings musicians to the high school string and wind students throughout the school year. The program is made possible this year by Lucent Technologies, the Westfield Foundation and the Bergen Foundation.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet will open the Chamber Society’s ninth season on Sunday, October 24, at 4 p. m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield. A program featuring Schumann’s String Quartet No. 1, Janacek’s String Quartet after Tolstoy (“ Kreutzer”) and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet,
with pianist Lenore Davis, will be held.
Tickets are $17.50, $15 for seniors and free for students. A preconcert discussion will be given by composer John Sichel at 3: 15 p. m. For tickets and more information, please call (908) 2321116 or email arbormusic@ home. com.
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Cranford Dramatic Club
will continue its production of Forever Plaid on October 22 and 23. All performances will be held at 8 p. m. Tickets are $15 or $14 for senior citizens. For more information, please call (908) 2767611.
Metro Rhythm Chorus
will present Smokin’ Jo’s Cafe
at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains on Saturday, October 30, at 8 p. m. Tickets are $12. For more information, please call (908) 6386661.
The Crossroads in Garwood will welcome Shady Groove this evening; Blunt Force on Friday, October 22, Billy Populus Band and Brother Cameleon on Saturday, October 23, and Cup of Joe and F. P. Toz on Thursday, October 28. For more information, please call (908) 2325666.
Union County Arts Center
will host Billy Guy’s Coasters, The Drifters & The Platters on October 23. For more information, please call (732) 4998226 or visit www. ucac. org.
Waterloo Village in Stanhope will host its Harvest Weekend from October 23 to October 24, noon to 4 p. m. For more information, please call (973) 3470900.
Four Centuries in a Weekend... A Journey Through Union County History
will be held on October 23 and 24. For detailed information, please call (908) 5582550 or visit www. unioncountynj. org.
Taste of Westfield, a sample of area restaurants and vendors, will be held on October 24 at Temple EmanuEl in Westfield. For more information, please call (908) 5182983 or visit www. westfieldnj. com/ firstnight.
Radio City Holiday Trip Planned for December
SCOTCH PLAINS – Scotch Plains Department of Recreation will sponsor a trip to see the Wednesday, December 14, performance of the “Christmas Spectacular” in Radio City Music Hall.
The bus will leave from Green Forest Park in Scotch Plains at 3 p. m. and return to the park, leaving New York City immediately after the 5 p. m. performance.
There is a limit of four tickets per person and residents may register beginning on Monday, November 1. The cost is $45 per person.
Nonresidents may register, spacepermitting, beginning on Monday, November 8, at a cost of $47 per person. Children attending must be over five years old and will be charged the adult price.
Holiday Craft Bazaar Set By Atlas Chapter
WESTFIELD – Atlas Chapter No. 99 Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey will hold its Holiday Bazaar at the Masonic Temple in Westfield on Saturday, October 23, from 9 a. m. to 3: 30 p. m.
Lunch will be served from 11: 30 a. m. to 1: 30 p. m.
Handcrafted items, fall and Christmas decorations and baked goods will be available.
For more information, please call (908) 2334188.
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Fiftyone Union County organizations and presenters of arts programs will receive a total of $144,600 from the 19992000 Union County Arts Grant Program:
·Lenore Davis of the Arbor Chamber Music Society: $4,000 for six chamber music concerts and $2,500 for master classes in middle and high schools.
·Ann Hoener of the Choral Art Society: $3,500 for a series of choral music concerts.
·Cynthia Smith of Westfield Community Players: $5,000 for an annual series of theatrical productions.
·Dr. Barbara Thomson of the First Congregational Church of Westfield: $1,800 for a series of halfhour concerts entitled, “MidDay Musicales.”
·Margaret N. Fontana of Function Ten: $1,300 to provide a series of four theatrical performances.
·Elisa Sananman of New Jersey Connect, Inc.: $3,500 to provide a public art mural in a specialneeds facility.
·Julia Black of the Westfield Y and First Night Westfield: $1,800 to present to New Year’s Eve arts events.
·Lois Altschul of the Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey: $1,800 for the musical theater revue, “Broadway Kids.”
·Linda O’Brien of the Scotch PlainsFanwood PTA Young People’s Theatre: $2,200 to fund a series of eight theatrical performances.
·Ching H. (Robert) Chang of the Chinese American Cultural
Association: $3,000 for performances and classes in Chinese and Western choral music.
The organizations receiving grants through programs coordinated by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs will be honored by the Freeholder Board at a reception that celebrates October as National Arts and Humanities Month.
The reception, hosted by The Elizabethtown Gas Company at its
headquarters at Liberty Hall Center in Union, on Wednesday, October 27, at 6 p. m. is open to the public. Recognition will also be given to 10 recipients who were awarded directly from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 54 Union County HEART (History, Education, Art Reaching Thousands) Grant recipients and the 22 “Four Centuries In A Weekend” sites of Union
County. Marcia Cohen, Chairman of Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board explained that the applications were initially evaluated by professional panels and then were reviewed by the Arts Grant Committee in a competitive process before being acted upon by the Advisory Board.
To register for the reception and for information about the grant program and other services offered by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Department of Economic Development, please call the Division at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, 07202, (908) 5582550. Relay users may call (800) 8527899.
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WESTFIELD — Kathy Czap of Westfield recently completed the North American Summer Music Games Tour with the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps.
The group’s finalist finish at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Madison, Wisc. placed it in the Top 6 in the world and the Top 5 drum corps in its division in North America.
This is Kathy’s second season with the Raiders. She was featured on the flag and also appeared in dance solos.
During the winter months, Kathy performs with Stardust Color
Guard, also sponsored by the Raiders. Kathy is a Junior at Westfield High School where she participates in the marching band program.
The Raiders are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Secaucus, and the Joseph Lane American Legion Post of Lodi.
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For information on the Raiders or Stardust please call (732) 9511507 or mail your request to P. O. Box 76, Lodi, 07644.
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