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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, January 7, 1999 Page 5

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SCIENCE FUN WITH PET ROCKS… In conjunction with their study of earth science, students in Carol Rosener’s fourth grade class at School One Elementary in Scotch Plains created their own pet rocks. Pictured, left to right, displaying their unique “pets” are Ricky Olsson, Danielle Vena, Hyun Jae Lee and Katie Stamler. Woman’s Club Sets Concert

With MotherDaughter Duo

WESTFIELD — The Woman’s Club of Westfield will host a motherdaughter duo with Dr. Barbara Thomson and Meredith HoffmannThomson in a program of songs and arias at its Monday, January 11, general meeting at 1 p. m. at the First Congregational Church of Westfield.

Dr. Thomson, an organist, will play piano for her daughter’s soprano selections on the theme of love entitled “Love in the Afternoon.”

Dr. Thomson is currently Voorhees Chapel Organist at Rutgers University, Organist/ Director of Music at the First Congregational Church of Westfield, and Organist/ Music Director at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston.

She holds degrees from the Pennsylvania State University, the Eastman School of Music, and the Peabody Conservatory. She studied at the Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna.

Meredith, a 17year old student at Cranford High School was third place winner in the High School Women, NJNATS Competition, in 1997, and

a member of the High School AllState Chorus from 1997 to 1998. She has performed with the Cranford High School Concert Choir and the Madrigal Singers. She is Vocalist with the Jazz Ensemble from 1996 to 1999. She is a member of Westfield Junior Music Club.

At the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival and Institute, in 1997 and 1998, she sang with the Opera Workshop, Festival Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and Madrigal Singers.

Meredith is also a bassoonist and has performed with the New Jersey Youth Symphony from 1995 to 1998. She has served as Principal Bassoonist since 1997; AllEastern Orchestra, 1999: All State Orchestra, Principal Bassoon, 19981999; New Jersey Performing Arts Center Youth Orchestra Festival, Principal Bassoon, 1998, and many others.

The Woman’s Club of Westfield is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international organization of women’s clubs.

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TEAM… The Woman’s Club of Westfield will host a motherdaughter duo with Dr. Barbara Thomson and Meredith HoffmannThomson in a program of songs and arias at its Monday, January 11, general meeting at 1 p. m. at the First Congregational Church of Westfield. Pictured, are Dr. Thomson, left, and Meredith HoffmannThomson.

Service League to Conduct Kitchen Collectibles Sale

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Service League will hold a kitchen collectibles sale at the Thrift Shop on Tuesday, January 12, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. The sale will include wooden handle kitchen utensils, rolling pins, food mills, pie pans, jars, glasses, tiles and sewing machines, as well as various other kitchen items.

This special sale is the result of several donations of kitchen collectibles made to the League this year.

The shop is also stocked with a

WHAT’S COOKIN’?… Westfield Service League members preparing for the kitchen collectibles sale at the Thrift Shop, pictured left to right, are: Dianne Mroz, Anne Laird, Beth Hanscom, Barbara Horner and Doreen O’Boyle. The sale will take place on Tuesday, January 12, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. The shop is located at 114 Elmer Street.

large selection of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel.

Patrons may also purchase jewelry, shoes and accessories. In addition to clothing, the shop sells books, toys, bricabrac, household and vintage items.

The Thrift Shop, located at 114 Elmer Street in Westfield, is open for business Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Donations are accepted during business hours. Proceeds are donated to local charities. For more information, please call (908) 2332530.

Art Association to Welcome S. Allyn Schaeffer, Painter

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Art Association will welcome oil painter, S. Allyn Schaeffer, who will present an artist demonstration on Sunday, January 10, from 2 to 4 p. m. in the Westfield Community Room.

Mr. Schaeffer will use a step by step approach to direct painting while creating a landscape in oil paints. He will offer insight into the creative process and answer questions from the audience.

Mr. Schaeffer teaches at the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts in Summit and the Somerset Art Association in Bedminster. He has written four books on oil painting as well as the “Big Book of Painting Nature in Pastel,” all published by WatsonGuptill.

He studied with W. Lester Stevens at the Art Students’ League with Robert Brachman where he was awarded the Schanackenberg Merit Scholarship; and the National Academy of Design with Ivan Olinsky. He is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America.

Mr. Schaeffer has been represented by the Swain Galleries in Plainfield, the Everhart Gallery in, Basking Ridge and the Sporting Gallery in Virginia. He has exhibited at the State Museum in Trenton, the Hammond Museum in New York, the Springville Museum of Art in Utah and the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in South Carolina.

He has painted a 16foot mural at the State Bank of Springfield and a 12foot mural at the Long

Branch Public School in Long Branch.

Mr. Schaeffer’s paintings are in the permanent collections of the Continental Airlines Arena at Giants Stadium, New Jersey Transit, Monmouth Park Racetrack, Meadowlands Racetrack, Fanwood Public Library, Muhlenberg Hospital, Schering Corporation and Winsor Newton.

He is a member of the Salmagundi Club, New York City and the Westfield Art Association.

The public is invited to attend. For further information, please call (908) 2327058.

S. Allyn Schaeffer American Revolution Groups

To Hold January 12 Meeting

WESTFIELD – The West Fields Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold a meeting on Tuesday, January 12, at 7: 30 p. m. in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building. The Westfield Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will join the meeting.

The meeting will be open to the public.

Eric Olsen, a Post Ranger at Morristown National Historical Park, will portray a Continental Army Sergeant and depict the soldier’s life in that period. Mr. Olsen has been a ranger for 20 years.

The Morristown National Historical Park includes Washington’s Headquarters and Jockey Hollow. Membership in the Sons of the American Revolution is available to men who are lineal descendants from a man or woman who served in the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, marine or civil officer.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Offers Successful Spending Plan

WESTFIELD – Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County has suggested how to plan and prepare a successful spending plan.

· Determine your net monthly income – This is the money available to spend each month after taxes and other payroll deductions are subtracted. Net monthly wages are onetwelfth of your net annual income. If paid weekly, multiply your weekly wage by 52 and divide by 23 to get the monthly total. If paid every two weeks, multiply your biweekly wage by 26 and divide by 12.

· Estimate your monthly expenses – Expenses generally fall into one of three categories: fixed, controllable, and periodic. Fixed expenses, such as rent, require a regular payment amount by a specific date each month. Controllable expenses, such as food, are items over which you have control or choice each month. Periodic expenses, such as tuition and holiday gifts, may be fixed or controllable but do not occur every month. You will need to determine the monthly portion of periodic expenses to include in a monthly spending plan.

· Calculate the difference between your income and expenses and make necessary adjustments – Subtract the total of monthly expenses from monthly income. If you have a positive balance, this is the amount that you have to save. If you have a positive balance but do not have any extra money in your checkbook or pocket, this is the amount of money that has “fallen through the cracks” or is unaccounted for. If you have a negative balance, it is time to seek ways to either increase your income or reduce your expenses.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension will offer a free spending plan worksheet that can help identify and total various household expenses. To obtain a copy, please contact Dr. Karen Ensle at (908) 6549854.
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