Bring Your Device for some Free Advice at the Westfield Area YMCA on October 10
Presented by Westfield High School Senior Tech Buddies Club, the Westfield Area YMCA will host “Bring Your Device for some Free Advice” at the Main Y, 220 Clark Street on Columbus Day, Monday, October 10 from 12:30-1:30pm. Whether you have questions about your cell phone, laptop, Ipad or other device, these tech-savvy teens are ready to help!
Just bring your device and questions to the Y. Light refreshments provided. The event is free but registration is requested by October 3 online or in-person.
For information on all Westfield Area YMCA programs and services, visit www.westfieldynj.org or call the Welcome Center at 908-301-YMCA (9622).
Join OMNY Taiko for an interactive Taiko performance! Taiko (太鼓, literally “big drum”) is a type of Japanese percussion that has been played for well over 1,000 years. Traditionally, taiko were used in religious ceremonies, festivals, and as theatrical accompaniment. Kumi-daiko, or ensemble drumming, was created in the 1950s. In kumi-daiko, many drummers play different-sized drums to create complex rhythms and stylized performances. This style of taiko drumming has become extremely popular and taiko groups have formed all across the world.
This program is for all-ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.
The Cranford Carve-Out is back for its 8th year on Saturday, 10/22 at Hanson Park. Stroll along the pumpkin-lighted garden paths from 5:30-9 PM to see the amazing carved pumpkins on display. Hosted by Jersey Central Art Studios (JCAS) with support from the Cranford Jaycees and the Hanson Park Conservancy. Rain date 10/29.
This is a FREE event and is open to all ages. Individuals can drop off their carved pumpkins from 10 am until 3 pm on the 22nd at Hanson Park along with a completed registration form (available at jcas.org/carve-out-
Cash awards will be given for funniest, scariest, and most original and will be grouped by ages; 4-8, 9-16, and 17 and up.
Also, a big screen outdoor showing of a surprise favorite movie will start at dark. Bring your blankets! The movie, stroll, and contest are all free, and hot cider will be available for purchase.
The JCAS is a group of artists and citizens dedicated to raising awareness of the arts and the artistic process, as well as integrating the arts into the community through education, events, and economic development. The JCAS sees art as a vital component to our lives and one that will also enrich our community.