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
28
Sun
2019
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
5
Sun
2019
Victorian Hat Box Tea Fundraiser @ Cranford Historical Society, Hanson House
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cranford Historical Society Presents Our Third “Victorian Hat Box Tea” Fundraiser
Featuring Guest Speaker: Gail Alterman/Costume Curator

Hats and Victorian dress are optional. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, laughter, and good company while enjoying a Spot of Tea, Tea Sandwiches and Dessert.

Two Hat Boxes filled with items and a Victorian Floral Chandelier will be raffled off as well as a 50/50 raffle and a Door Prize.

RSVP by April 13, 2019, as seating is limited to only 24. Along with your RSVP, please submit a donation of $25 (per person). Checks to be payable to the Cranford Historical Society.

Proceeds to benefit the Hanson House, Crane-Phillips House Museum grounds as well as the Society’s High School History Award fund.

Our featured talk – “To Tell The Truth – Historic Costume on the Screen,” by Costume Curator Gail Alterman, will focus on those costume dramas we all know and love. Gail will discuss historical dress and how it is used in select television shows. She will compare and contrast their accuracy and how well they play to character. Shows may include Poldark, Outlander, Victoria, Mrs. Maisel, and The Crown.

If you have a favorite show that you would like included, please comment on our Facebook page and it may be added to the discussion:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2317958948482662/?active_tab=discussion

May
7
Tue
2019
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING HEALTHY FOODS TO AVOID BEING DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES AND, ALSO MANAGE YOUR DIET IF YOU ALREADY HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES.

In Conjunction with the Shoprite Dietician of Garwood. It will be interactive, fun, and sure to be educational.

May
14
Tue
2019
Pop Up Yoga with Alluem @ Cranford Community Center
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm