Cranford Calendar

Apr
23
Tue
2019
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder with Marta McDowell @ Cranford Community Center
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder with Marta McDowell @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM as we welcome Marta McDowell, author of The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books at the Cranford Community Center.  Garden historian, Marta McDowell will take us on an entertaining journey with the beloved Little House series as we explore Wilder’s deep relationship to the landscape. Throughout, you’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, discover how to visit the real places today, and even learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the stories. The plants, animals, and landscapes are so integral to the stories, they are practically their own characters. It is a world of prairie, forest, farm and garden. Join us as we explore the natural history, places, and plants of this beloved American children’s author.
 
Marta McDowell lives, writes and gardens in Chatham, NJ.  She teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and has worked as a horticulturist at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit.  She has been a featured speaker at locations ranging from the Arnold Arboretum to the Philadelphia Flower Show. She also wrote All the Presidents’ Gardens, a New York Times bestseller, and Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life. McDowell’s garden is included in the Smithsonian’s Archive of American Gardens.  
 
The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  McDowell will have copies of her book available for purchase and signing.  Cash or check only.  This event is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy. The program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required, but seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For more information please go to our website www.hansonparkconservancy.com.
 
This history program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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Apr
24
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Clay Courts Club, located on Springfield Avenue in Cranford, is currently accepting new members for the 2019 Season.

The Club offers a long outdoor tennis season, with the courts usually open from April into December in recent years, depending upon weather conditions.

In addition, the club enjoys the distinction of being the only outdoor tennis club in the area with a lighting system for night play on the Club’s well-maintained three har-tru (soft) courts.

The culture and communal aspect of the club offers members the somewhat unique opportunity to “find a game” without needing to bring a partner, particularly on weekday and weekend mornings. There are several social events throughout the season, Monday night open mixed doubles and clinics on Sunday afternoons at 4pm.

Membership in the Cranford Clay Courts Club is open to both resident and
non-residents. For more information in joining or participating in Team Tennis,
visit www.cranfordtennis.com.

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Mid-Week Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Apr 25 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Mid-Week Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Spoken worship and Holy Communion. An opportunity for rest and reflection during the week. This service usually lasts about 45 minutes. Dress as you feel comfortable. This is Christ’s church, and there is a place for you here.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
14th Annual Seniors American Brunch @ Casano Community Center
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

14th Annual Seniors American Brunch

The Borough of Roselle Park is celebrating its 14th Annual Seniors American Brunch on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 12:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m. at the Casano Community Center.

The “Seniors American Brunch” is an opportunity to shine a light on many important issues and trends. More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They are taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. They expect to continue to live their lives to the fullest, and they are insisting on changes that make that possible. This event is a perfect occasion to recognize and celebrate what getting older looks like today.

The “Seniors American Brunch” is FREE and will feature live entertainment by the James Dean Orchestras who will sing, make you dance, and laugh. Brunch will be served during the event. The Casano Community Center is located at 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ 07204.

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invites seniors 55 and over to join in the festivities!

To participate, sponsor or for more information, please call the Casano Community Center Director Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

15th Annual Arbor Day @ Aldene Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm

The Borough of Roselle Park will hold its 15th Annual Arbor Day celebration, with the donation of a Flowering Dogwood tree to provide shade and beauty to the school for years to come.  Mayor Sig, the Borough Council, Principal Mrs. Scully, School Superintendent Pedro Garrido along with the students from the Aldene Elementary School will celebrate and plant the tree with a short ceremony on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m.

To further celebrate Arbor Day, 100 Seedlings, obtained by the Borough through the New Jersey Forest Service’s Community Forestry Program, will be distributed to students at the closing of the ceremony.

A Mayoral Proclamation will be presented to the Department of Public Works in honor of the occasion.

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invites everyone to join in on this celebration of the beauty of nature.

To participate, sponsor, or for more information, please call the Casano Community Center Director Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

Shop Local Cranford – $26 on the 26th @ Downtown Cranford
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shop Local Cranford - $26 on the 26th @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Show your support for our Downtown businesses on April 26th! Spend at least $26 on 4/26 at local businesses – shop for gifts, go out for lunch, treat yourself to a manicure or massage. Hold on to your receipts and then you can take part in an after party at A La Mode Creamery Inc from 5-7PM. The after party will have complimentary treats, and people can be entered to win a gift card to local downtown businesses. So mark your calendar for April 26th and let’s celebrate everything our businesses have to offer!

WESTFIELD AREA YMCA HOSTS POCKETBOOK BINGO TO BENEFIT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM @ Holy Trinity Parish Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA HOSTS POCKETBOOK BINGO TO BENEFIT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM @ Holy Trinity Parish Center | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA is hosting Pocketbook Bingo on Friday, April 26 from 7:00-9:30 pm at Holy Trinity Parish Center, 512 Westfield Avenue in Westfield.  The community is welcome to enjoy a great evening out and chances to go home with designer pocketbooks all for a good cause!  Only adults ages 18+ will be admitted.  A contribution of $35 benefits the Y’s direct financial assistance program and includes 10 games of Bingo, a door prize ticket, dessert, and coffee. Participants can bring their own hors d’oeuvres and BYOB. Pocketbooks include Michael Kors, Coach and Kate Spade. There will be a raffle for an MZ Wallace Soho Tote and a 50/50 raffle. Extra games and daubers will be available.

The Westfield Area YMCA Annual Support Campaign ensures that no one experiencing a bona fide financial hardship that lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside is turned away for inability to pay.  The majority of awards enable participation in the Y’s early learning, school age and summer day camp programs.

This event sold out last year! Register in advance at the Welcome Center located at the Main Y facility, 220 Clark Street or online at www.westfieldynj.org — click “Register Online,” and search “pocketbook.” Please contact Bonnie Cohen, [email protected] or call (908) 301-9622 with any questions.

 

Pictured: BINGO! Participants enjoy last year’s sold out Pocketbook Bingo event benefiting the Westfield Area YMCA’s financial assistance program.

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The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Westfield Area YMCA provides nearly $400,000 in financial assistance to people in need who live or work in our service area each year. The majority of awards are provided for child care and day camp services. Please give for a better us.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Walk MS – Clark @ Oak Ridge Park Clark New Jersey
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Walk MS - Clark @ Oak Ridge Park Clark New Jersey | Clark | New Jersey | United States

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise… we’re that much closer.

Cause 4 Paws Cat Adoption @ Pet Supplies Plus - Garwood NJ
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come join us at Pet Supplies Plus – Garwood NJ to meet your new Furever Friend!

Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

New Vision Theatres and Downtown Cranford invite you to join us every Saturday in April at 11 a.m. for our Spring Movie Series.

Tickets are $8 for Adults and $ for children.

APRIL 6 – THE SANDLOT
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
APRIL 13 – KICKING AND SCREAMING
Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team, and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating.
APRIL 20 – THE BAD NEWS BEARS
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
APRIL 27 – LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Thank you also to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the series!

Roselle Bank’s 1st Time Homebuyer Workshop @ Roselle Bank
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Roselle Bisare hosting a 1st time homebuyer event in their Cranford branch.

Poetry by Heart @ Cranford Public Library
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm
Poetry by Heart @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Share your favorite poem with friends! Participants recite a poem from memory in front of the group. Pizza will be served, and all participants will receive a book of poetry. Registration is required.

Apr
28
Sun
2019
3C Worship: Coffee, Conversation & Communion @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
3C Worship: Coffee, Conversation & Communion @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

A discussion-based worship. How do you interpret the Bible lessons of the day and apply them to your life? Come to share or just to listen. This is Christ’s church, and there is a place for you here.

Mother’s Day Event @ Voa Salon & Studio
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mother's Day Event @ Voa Salon & Studio | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us for our first Mother’s Day Blow Out Event! Come join us on April 28th for a $35 blowout special! We will be working with and donating 20% of the proceeds to Raphael’s Life House. Help us support homeless and pregnant young women secure a brighter, more stable future. Walk-ins welcomed, or call to RSVP!

Cranford Spring Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cranford Spring Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us in Downtown Cranford for our annual Fall Street Fair, sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce. Festivities include:  Vendors, Music, Food, Children’s Activities. Fun for the whole family! Free Parking.

Greta’s Run @ Roosevelt Intermediate School
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am
Greta's Run @ Roosevelt Intermediate School | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

5K RUN • WALK • ROLL • VOLUNTEER • DONATE • SPONSOR | April 28

Greta’s Run is the principal fundraiser for Greta’s Run Foundation, a volunteer-led, granting-making 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Greta’s Run is organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School freshman who died from injuries sustained on the first anniversary of 9/11 when a tree fell on her during lunch. Her childhood friends, Jayne Ruotolo and Ben Nanna, founded Greta’s Run in 2013, to continue the work Greta was already doing. In honor of Greta’s sister Elise, who has cerebral palsy, all proceeds benefit people with special & adaptive needs.

“The Westfield Public Schools join with the community in upholding the values of kindness and compassion that have become Greta’s legacy. The students, athletes and staff look forward to helping make Greta’s Run a success.”
Westfield School District Statement

Annual Cut a Thon for Cranford Family Care and Project Home @ THE MANE EVENT SALON
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Annual Cut a Thon for Charity!!!
Sunday, April 28 at 12 noon
Walk-ins Welcome
All proceeds go directly to Cranford Family Care and Project Home
18.00 wash and cut at


The Mane Event
107 N. Union Ave 
Cranford

Music Program Featuring Michele Mountain, Harpist @ Cranford Historical Society, Hanson House
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue, for an afternoon of medieval music.

A marvelous player of the harp, Michele has been entertaining people for over 30 years on both the East and West Coasts at events ranging from weddings to historical reenactments. For our program, she will be dressed in a medieval costume and will play music from the period. To help us to understand the music, she will stop occasionally to talk about the composers and the times. Michele has made two full-length, independent CDs.

This program is free and all are welcome.

May
1
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Clay Courts Club, located on Springfield Avenue in Cranford, is currently accepting new members for the 2019 Season.

The Club offers a long outdoor tennis season, with the courts usually open from April into December in recent years, depending upon weather conditions.

In addition, the club enjoys the distinction of being the only outdoor tennis club in the area with a lighting system for night play on the Club’s well-maintained three har-tru (soft) courts.

The culture and communal aspect of the club offers members the somewhat unique opportunity to “find a game” without needing to bring a partner, particularly on weekday and weekend mornings. There are several social events throughout the season, Monday night open mixed doubles and clinics on Sunday afternoons at 4pm.

Membership in the Cranford Clay Courts Club is open to both resident and
non-residents. For more information in joining or participating in Team Tennis,
visit www.cranfordtennis.com.

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