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SP-F Women’s Club Seeking New Members

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Women’s League is looking for women who are interested in bowling Friday mornings at Clark Lanes.

The group offers free baby-sitting for members. Club dues are $8, or $2.45 for absent members.

The group gathers for an average of two hours a week to relax and chat with other women. Mothers of Kindergartners can expect to be home by 11 a.m., according to a club spokeswoman.

The group’s events include a 50/50 raffle, wine raffles, gift certificates, a Christmas party and an end-of-the year banquet with trophies and awards.

Bowling teams consist of three persons per team. A member can bring two friends for a team or play with two other club members.

Raider Show Band Dazzles at Show

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raider Show Band dazzled family and friends with their first performance of the school year.

The band’s compilation of Gershwin tunes can be seen during Raider football game half-time shows, and at several competitions this fall, with the first one scheduled for the evening of Saturday, October 4, in Somerville.

Junior Statesmen To Hold Car Wash Sunday at Exxon

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Junior Statesmen of America chapter will hold a car wash this Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Terrill Road Exxon Station.

The charge for cars will be $4, with vans charged extra depending upon the size.

College Fair Slated For Union Catholic On September 18

College Fair ’97 will be held at Union Catholic Regional High School, 1600 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, tonight, Thursday, September 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Approximately 100 colleges and universities are scheduled to send admissions representatives to answer questions on selecting a college, the admission requirements, financial aid and specific dates for college visits.

For further information, please call the Guidance Office at (908) 889-1613.

Thanksgiving Arrangements Is Theme for Garden Club

Anthony Brown, owner and operator of Visions Floral Decorations, will present a program on Thanksgiving Day arrangements at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Garden Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14.

The event will feature "unusual and one-of-a-kind designs," according to club spokeswoman Liz Mangan.

Among the designs will be an Asian Ikebana, a floral art form refined by the Japanese, which utilizes branches, stems and leaves to convey the continuation of growth.

The program will be presented at the garden club’s new meeting place, the Community Room at the Fanwood Train Station, located at the corner of North and Martine Avenues.

Mr. Brown is well known for his creative designs in Europe and New York City, where he has worked with Philip Baloun Designs, Anthony Ferraz’s Art & Floral Decor, Remy Designs and Scardale’s Au Ciel Flowers.

Besides being exclusive decorator for the Short Hills Hilton and the Somerset Marriott Hotels, he has created designs for celebrity events, such as Eddie Murphy’s wedding at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and talk show host Maury Povich’s daughter’s wedding.

An affiliate of the Garden Club of New Jersey, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Garden Club has won several awards. The club is also active in civic beautification projects.

Each year members provide plants for the Scotch Plains Village Green on Park Avenue at the Municipal Building, and maintain the beauty of the park by watering the plants and weeding regularly.

Club members are also providing volunteer assistance for the improvement and beautification of LaGrande Park in Fanwood.

The Garden Club provides seasonal floral displays and wreaths to the Scotch Plains and Fanwood public libraries and the United National Bank Building on South Martin Avenue in Fanwood and the senior citizen complex on Martine Avenue.

In addition to their civic beautification efforts, the Garden Club regularly provides flowers and monetary contributions to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Lyons. The club also supplies floral arrangements and tray favors for Meals on Wheels, a service that brings hot meals to homebound citizens.

To support these activities, the Garden Club conducts an annual plant sale on the weekend before Mother’s Day and a bulb sale each fall. The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Room in the Fanwood Train Station.

Membership is open to all. For more information, please call Shirley Farkas at (908) 889-6208.

Scotch Plains Library Begins Registration For Kids Programs

Registration for preschool Story Time and for the Kindergarten to first grade Story Time, will be held on Tuesday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Children’s Department by means of the lottery system.

Participants will be notified by telephone.

"Pre-School Story Time" will run from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 14 to November 25, or 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, October 15 to November 26.

Children must be 3 on or before the date of the first program. Kindergarten to first grade Story Time will run from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, October 15 to November 26.

These programs are offered for Scotch Plains residents and Scotch Plains Public Library card holders.

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