Cranford Calendar

Apr
7
Sun
2019
Borough of Roselle Park 1st Annual Health Fair @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Borough of Roselle Park 1st Annual Health Fair @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States

The Borough of Roselle Park in partnership with Lions Club MD16, the Union County Office of Health Management, Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex & Union Counties and Union County CEED through Hoboken Family Planning presents the First Annual Community Health Fair.

The health fair will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Michael Mauri Gazebo Park. Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ 07204.

It will include health screenings, giveaways, door prizes, and children’s activities.

For more information, or to participate please contact Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666 or email [email protected].

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking @ Investors Bank
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking @ Investors Bank | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
No charge for Members / $10 Non-Members (This is a rescheduled event from March 19th).
This event is sponsored by Investors Bank. Refreshments wil be served.
RSVP a must: [email protected] or 908.272.6114.

 

Getting Started with Government Contracting @ UCEDC
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Getting Started with Government Contracting @ UCEDC | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

We’ll lead you through the registration processes for the federal and state procurement systems, show you exactly where to go to get a clear picture of who’s buying what, and share the secrets to becoming a sub-contractor, among other essential practices.

This is your opportunity to get the clear directions you need to get started in government contracting. No matter what you are selling, somebody in the federal or state government is probably interested in buying it! You’ll start small, but some of our most successful clients started out with contracts worth just a few hundred dollars!

Already registered with the government but need a refresher in making the most of procurement opportunities? Attend this workshop and you’ll come away better prepared to find relevant postings and close the sale!

Apr
10
Wed
2019
Homefirst Hosts an Evening of Thanks to Honor Community Philanthropy @ Shackamaxon Country Club
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Homefirst Hosts an Evening of Thanks to Honor Community Philanthropy @ Shackamaxon Country Club | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

Homefirst Hosts an Evening of Thanks to Honor Community Philanthropy

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services will host our annual Evening of Thanks on April 10, 2019, 6 PM – 9:30 PM at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, honoring the contributions of four community philanthropist. This year’s honorees are:

1. Benjamin Serna, Homefirst Hero
2. Armando Guerra, NJ Governor of Lions Club International (District 16J)
3. Annette Quijano, Assemblywoman NJ Legislative District 20
4. Adrian Mapp, Mayor of Plainfield, NJ

“Each year the Homefirst Our Evening of Thanks event recognizes and honors the people, businesses and organizations who have been extremely generous with their time, talent and treasure to enable us to offer the services we provide to nearly 2,000 children, men and women throughout Union County. It’s only with the support of our partners, funders and volunteers that we are able to make a difference in the lives of so many, by giving them a helping hand to a pathway out of poverty,” said Rev. Ron Thomas, Homefirst Board President.

Benjamin Serna continues a family legacy of giving as a Homefirst Hero. Benjamin is recognized this year for organizing a costume drive for kids at the Plainfield Family Support Center. “In my life before this project I had never realized how much of a luxury it is to have the costume you want. This was the important part to me — I didn’t want people to just donate costumes. I wanted these kids to get the new costume they wanted,” said Serna.

Armando Guerra, NJ Governor of Lions Club International is an honoree for his contribution to humanitarian relief. Guerra’s reach has been felt in the community through his efforts with Lions Club International. In addition, Guerra’s philanthropic achievements are complemented by a solid 13 years of real estate experience where he has been helping families turn their houses into homes since 2005.

Champion legislator, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano is honored for her community advocacy. Assemblywoman Quijano serves as Chairperson of the Hispanic Delegations on Racial Equity, and has received recognition for her participation in the State Legislative Leaders Foundation’s 2011 Emerging Leaders Program and Emergency Preparedness Program to provide comprehensive workshops for those affected by “Superstorm Sandy.”

Adrian Mapp, Mayor of Plainfield, accredited for his ‘aggressive agenda focused on rebuilding the city’s economy and ensuring opportunity for all residents’, is among this year’s honorees. His civic duties lead to such initiatives as Plainfield Promise and Healthy Plainfield aimed to promote financial literacy for kindergarteners, create scholarships for high school graduates, as well as, create vocational and job training opportunities.

About Homefirst
Homefirst strives to make it possible for every family to have safe, decent housing they can afford; and to provide family support services to create a home and a future filled with promise. We provide transitional, supportive and permanent housing, homelessness prevention assistance and services to individuals and families. For more information, www.homefirstinc.org, or contact Homefirst Interim Executive Director Karla Spivey at (908) 753-4001 or [email protected].

Apr
12
Fri
2019
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center
Apr 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Closed Board Meeting

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ The Garlic Rose
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ The Garlic Rose | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Adults:$18/Children:$12. Reservations a must, please call 908.276.5749. Sponsored by Arnold’s Pest Control.

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
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.