Cranford Calendar

Mar
13
Sat
2021
Annual St. Pat’s Dinner @ Church of the Assumption
Mar 13 all-day
Due to obvious reasons, we can’t have our Annual St. Pats Dinner this year… BUT, you can buy a delicious DINNER TO GO… All proceeds will go towards the Church Air Conditioner Fund…
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Church of the Assumption
113 Chiego Pl.
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Dinners to Go – $40
Please order in advance…..
Mar
20
Sat
2021
Cranford Knights of Columbus Corned Beef Fundraiser @ Saint Michael's School Cafeteria
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cranford Knights of Columbus Corned Beef Fundraiser @ Saint Michael's School Cafeteria

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, the Cranford Knights of Columbus will not be able to hold our Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance this year. In lieu of being able to hold this Worthy Event, the Cranford Council will be holding a Corned Beef Dinner Sale on Saturday March 20th as a fundraiser to support the Will DeGregorio Memorial Scholarship established by the Cranford PAL. Will was a fine young man and a great athlete who we lost way too early to Cancer.

To support this worthy cause, we are accepting pre-orders only that must be received by March 16th. The cost is $15.00 per Dinner and there is a Family Plan of 4 Dinners for $50.00 that includes Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes & Rye Bread. Dinners can be picked up at St. Michael’s School Cafeteria from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on March 20th and we can also deliver Dinners to your home. We can accept payment by check, cash or through Venmo or Zelle and that account information will be provided when you place your order. Credit Cards cannot be accepted on any basis.

To place an order please contact either:

• Grand Knight – Jim Feehan – [email protected] – 908-217-9245

• Deputy Grand Knight – Jerry Conheeney – [email protected] – 908-416-3464

• Worthy Consultant – Jim Byrnes – [email protected] – 908-447-0846

Cranford Jaycees Lip Sync Battle
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

Submissions due by 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 3rd

Finalists will be broadcast on a live-streamed event on Saturday, March 20th @ 7:00 pm

Rules for entry:

  1. Submissions should be around 30 seconds. Long submissions may be trimmed to fit within our timeline.
  2. Submissions must be in an electronic format.
  3. Costumes and/or props are strongly encouraged!
  4. All songs and performances must be in good taste. Please keep performances family-friendly.

In lieu of an entry fee, please consider a $10 donation at www.cranfordjaycees.org/donate. All donations will benefit the Cranford Friends of the Performing Arts.

Click here to complete an entry form

Mar
25
Thu
2021
Virtual Breakfast with Cranford Mayor, Kathleen Miller Prunty @ Virtual
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am
Mar
26
Fri
2021
Saint Michael School Lenten Fish Fry 2021 @ Saint Michael Schoo
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
1
Thu
2021
Return to Play/50th Anniversary Mudturtle Rugby Fundraiser Fun Run @ Virtual
Apr 1 all-day
Return to Play/50th Anniversary Mudturtle Rugby Fundraiser Fun Run @ Virtual
DESCRIPTION

The Union County Rugby Football Club, located in New Jersey, has been in operation since 1974 and touts over 1,000 club members from kindergarten age to adult. We offer both touch and tackle rugby teams that play year-round. The Club will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in three short years, and we are beginning to fundraise and draw awareness to this monumental event. In addition to the 50th, we are also preparing to start a modified season, our first since we lost 2 full seasons to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Since we were not able to gather on the field last year, we have decided to host a virtual race encompassing all of the rugby clubs in NJ to foster some friendly competition and to get people excited for the possible restart of competitive play this Spring.

Challenge yourself to one (or multiple) of the virtual race options by logging your total accumulated mileage over a time frame of your choosing. (doesn’t have to be done all at once & you can walk, run, or bike!)

If you sign up for 2 races at the same time you will receive a 10% discount on your registration automatically.

The Home Field Loop: 13.1 miles covers the same distance you would if you were to travel between all of the pitches Union County Rugby plays home games on. This would take you from Rahway River Park in Rahway to Madison Avenue Park also in Rahway, to Unami Park in Cranford, to Warinaco Park in Roselle, and back to the start at Rahway River Park.

The River Run: 42 miles is the combined distance of the two mightiest waterways running through Union County, the Rahway River, and the Elizabeth River.

The Jersey Cup: 257 Miles is a daunting task, but covers the same distance you would if you hopped in your car to tour all of the home pitches of New Jersey’s NINE rugby clubs. This route goes south to north and would take you from Jersey Shore to South Jersey to Monmouth to Princeton to Union to Bayonne to Morris to Montclair to North Jersey. This event has its own special medal and shirt that are different from the Home Field Loop and The River Run.

 

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Register for any of the challenges
  • The event has just begun! You have until June 30, 2021, to submit results!
  • Log your workouts and distances on the results page (click here)
  • We’ll ship your awesome race swag to your door!
Apr
6
Tue
2021
Hops for Homes @ Virtual
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, which helps prevent homelessness, is running a fundraiser. Aimed primarily at young kids, Hops for Homes invites them to raise funds by hopping for a minute. The attached flyer in PDF and jpeg forms provides the information necessary for setting up fundraising pages and following the culminating event on April 6, and contact information for questions. Reminiscent of the “a-thons” of old, this one’s sponsors donate a flat rate to kids who hop for a minute; and hoppers can hop from their homes, schools, parks, and playgrounds!

https://theelizabethcoalition.networkforgood.com/projects/123824-hops-for-homes

Apr
10
Sat
2021
Cranford Town-Wide Garage Sale @ Cranford, NJ
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Cranford Town-Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 9 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine. All garage sale hosts are required to follow the current health guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.

All registered garage sale hosts will have their address and highlights of what they are selling included on the TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE participating homes list that will be published on Friday, April 9 on both our website and Facebook page. No names are included in the listing.

The registration fee is $25. All proceeds from this event go to Project Homes’s mission of helping families remain in the community by working through Cranford Family Care to distribute funds to those in need.

Online registration will be open until April 6, 2021. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by April 2, 2021. A completed registration form and a $25 check made payable to Project Home of Cranford should be sent to P.O Box 724 Cranford NJ 07016.

https://www.projecthomeofcranford.org/2021-townwide-garage-sale

May
1
Sat
2021
Return to Play/50th Anniversary Mudturtle Rugby Fundraiser Fun Run @ Virtual
May 1 all-day
Return to Play/50th Anniversary Mudturtle Rugby Fundraiser Fun Run @ Virtual
DESCRIPTION

The Union County Rugby Football Club, located in New Jersey, has been in operation since 1974 and touts over 1,000 club members from kindergarten age to adult. We offer both touch and tackle rugby teams that play year-round. The Club will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in three short years, and we are beginning to fundraise and draw awareness to this monumental event. In addition to the 50th, we are also preparing to start a modified season, our first since we lost 2 full seasons to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Since we were not able to gather on the field last year, we have decided to host a virtual race encompassing all of the rugby clubs in NJ to foster some friendly competition and to get people excited for the possible restart of competitive play this Spring.

Challenge yourself to one (or multiple) of the virtual race options by logging your total accumulated mileage over a time frame of your choosing. (doesn’t have to be done all at once & you can walk, run, or bike!)

If you sign up for 2 races at the same time you will receive a 10% discount on your registration automatically.

The Home Field Loop: 13.1 miles covers the same distance you would if you were to travel between all of the pitches Union County Rugby plays home games on. This would take you from Rahway River Park in Rahway to Madison Avenue Park also in Rahway, to Unami Park in Cranford, to Warinaco Park in Roselle, and back to the start at Rahway River Park.

The River Run: 42 miles is the combined distance of the two mightiest waterways running through Union County, the Rahway River, and the Elizabeth River.

The Jersey Cup: 257 Miles is a daunting task, but covers the same distance you would if you hopped in your car to tour all of the home pitches of New Jersey’s NINE rugby clubs. This route goes south to north and would take you from Jersey Shore to South Jersey to Monmouth to Princeton to Union to Bayonne to Morris to Montclair to North Jersey. This event has its own special medal and shirt that are different from the Home Field Loop and The River Run.

 

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Register for any of the challenges
  • The event has just begun! You have until June 30, 2021, to submit results!
  • Log your workouts and distances on the results page (click here)
  • We’ll ship your awesome race swag to your door!
May
22
Sat
2021
Relay for Life of Cranford @ CRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL
May 22 all-day
Relay for Life of Cranford @ CRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Event Details

Relay For Life is a grassroots, community-based team event.

Although every Relay For Life event is different, they do have a few things in common.

Event Schedule

Opening Ceremony

Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.

Survivor/Caregiver Walk

Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.

Luminaria Ceremony

During this ceremony, we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

 

Closing Ceremony

Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It’s a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.