Cranford Calendar

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Pumpkin Decorating at The Chelsea @ The Chelsea at Fanwood
Oct 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring the KIDS to The Chelsea at Fanwood for Pumpkin Decorating!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
EVERYTHING IS SUPPLIED!
RSVP BY OCT. 21, 908-654-5200. LIMITED SEATING.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’ @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm
Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin' @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’
1:00 pm Gathering & Registration (Cranford Community Center Parking Lot)

1:30 pm Judging
2:00 pm Parade
2:30 pm Pumpkin Chunkin (Gazebo at Fire Department)
Awards to follow

Oct
30
Wed
2019
Connecting with your Teen: Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries @ Westfield Memorial Library
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Connecting with your Teen:  Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries @ Westfield Memorial Library | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

Here2Help Mental Health Coalition Announces 3nd Library Forum: Connecting with your Teen:  Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains-Westfield Here 2 Help Mental Health Coalition will offer its third library forum aimed at providing useful information regarding common stress and anxiety concerns. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street.

As a parent or guardian of a teenager, do you struggle to find a way to connect?  Are you looking for ways to elicit answers to questions that contain more than one word?  Are you trying to find strategies to handle difficult conversations and situations?  At Here2Help’s 3rd library event Connecting with your Teen: Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries, our experts will identify parenting styles, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and provide empirical research about outcomes.  Angelo D’Amico, M.A., LAMFT from High Focus Centers in Cranford will discuss and lead a panel of experts about setting healthy boundaries, detaching with love and empathic support.

Originally organized by the Westfield and Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCAs, the mission of the Here2Help Mental Health Coalition is to improve community awareness and understanding of mental health issues through education, basic skills training and resource information and to help break down barriers that prevent people from seeking care.  Coalition members include Caring Contact, High Focus Centers, Imagine, Jewish Family Service, Prevention Links, Resolve Community Counseling Center, representatives of area school districts, municipalities, clergy and other concerned citizens and organizations. Information about Here2Help can be found at www.here2helpnj.org and on their Facebook page, here2helpnj.  Both are filled with timely and important mental health-related resource information.

Admission is free, seating is limited.  Please register at https://H2Hlibrarymentalhealthforum.eventbrite.com

 For more information on Here 2 Help, please contact Bonnie Cohen, [email protected], 908-301-9622 x240 or Tracy Crane, [email protected], 908-889-8880 x116.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run @ Bloomingdale Avenue School
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am
BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run @ Bloomingdale Avenue School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please join us for the SIXTH ANNUAL BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run!  This family-fun event raises money for both Bloomingdale Avenue (K-2) and Orange Avenue (3-8) Schools in Cranford!

Nov
7
Thu
2019
Little Literacy Program @ Reach for the Stars
Nov 7 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Little Literacy Program @ Reach for the Stars | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Multi-Sensory Small Group Reading Program for children ages 5 & 6. Taught by Nicole Caggiano, MA. $250.00 for 6 weeks. Starts November 7, 4:15-5:15. Call 908.272.3400 to register.

Nov
12
Tue
2019
“Who Is That At My Feeder?” @ Cranford Community Center
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm
“Who Is That At My Feeder?” @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Calling all bird lovers!  Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “Who Is That At My Feeder?” Pete Axelrod from Wild Birds Unlimited of Scotch Plains will discuss how attracting birds is a great way to bring us closer to nature while offering hours of enjoyment.  This program will introduce us to the birds that commonly come to backyard feeders and how to distinguish between very similar species. He will also discuss unusual birds that have appeared this season.  Birds add another dimension to the artistry of a garden with their striking colors, behaviors and allure of their songs!
 
Pete has been a nature enthusiast since the age of five.  His passion led him to study Wildlife Biology and Natural History Interpretation.  Pete has volunteered in avian population studies, wild bird rehabilitation, habitat restoration, wildlife education and birding ventures throughout New Jersey (with NJ Audubon, Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and The Raptor Trust). He enjoys cycling, kayaking and hiking and always has his binoculars handy!  
 
The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  The program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required, but seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy.  To learn more, please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com or like us on Facebook.