Warren Cohen, Artistic Director of the NJ Intergenerational Orchestra, will teach the basics of learning how to play a violin or cello including the proper technique for holding the instrument and producing good tone. Knowing how to read music is not required, and an instrument is provided to each participant. The class will meet for eight Thursdays beginning September 19 from 12:30 to 2:00PM. This program is available to the community. There is a maximum class size of 10 students. Register by 9/16.
The Cranford Cure Diabetes 5K at Nomahegan Park is held annually to rally support to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, a disease that impacts many people in our communities. Through the growing number of race participants and the generosity of many of our event sponsors and volunteers, we are proud of our partnership and commitment to JDRF.org, the beneficiary of this event.
The Cranford Cure Diabetes 5K is a USATF Sanctioned Event run on a certified course through Nomahegan Park and is part of the USATF-NJ Grand Prix Series.
Race day tee-shirts and goodie-bags will be given to participants during registration that opens at 7:30am (while supplies last). Post-race refreshments will be available and awards given across many categories including: Top 3 Male and Female overall; Top 3 Male and Female Cranford Residents; Top 3 Male and Female Runners with Type 1 Diabetes along with top 3 teams and numerous age group categories.
To show our appreciation, every participant who wears a TUTU will receive a special prize.
First Presbyterian Church of Cranford is proud to announce that the Rev. Liz Alexander has accepted their invitation to preach on Peacemaking and World Communion Sunday on October 6, 2019. Rev. Alexander needs no introduction to long time First Presbyterian Church members and friends. A Cranford native, Liz served as Interim Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Cranford from January 2014 to June 2016. Rev. Alexander’s last call was as Interim Pastor at the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church in Edison, NJ. Since retiring in the spring of 2019, Liz has been putting additional energy into advocacy work, particularly in the areas of criminal justice reform and peacebuilding.
On July 4th, 2017, on his way to the race, Art suffered a catastrophic injury when he got out to inspect the generator in his pickup truck and the truck rolled over him, paralyzing him from the neck down. As you can imagine, he and his family have had to endure a great deal since then, and members of the Jaycees, along with two veterans organizations, Project Help and Vet Rest are doing what we can to offset some of the financial burden placed upon the Bilenker family.
The flier provides information on how to purchase tickets online, but I am also available if you’d like to purchase them locally and can be reached at 908-787-2085 or [email protected] If you order two, I’ll even drop them off at your house. For those of you know and love Cranford like I do, this is what our community is all about. Thank you for your support!
It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nlqmyscab&oeidk=a07egiuifc9904581a9. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools.