Cranford Calendar

Jan
18
Fri
2019
Three Crazy Days of Crafting Fun @ Kick Glass Art Studio
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Three Crazy Days of Crafting Fun @ Kick Glass Art Studio | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Baby, it’s cold outside! Craft Extravaganza. See flyer for additional details.

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Three Crazy Days of Crafting Fun @ Kick Glass Art Studio
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Three Crazy Days of Crafting Fun @ Kick Glass Art Studio | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Baby, it’s cold outside! Craft Extravaganza. See flyer for additional details.

Jan
20
Sun
2019
Three Crazy Days of Crafting Fun @ Kick Glass Art Studio
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Three Crazy Days of Crafting Fun @ Kick Glass Art Studio | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Baby, it’s cold outside! Craft Extravaganza. See flyer for additional details.

Theater Project Play Reading @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Theater Project Play Reading @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Theater Project will present a staged, script-in-hand reading of an original play, followed by a discussion with the playwright, director and cast. The Theater Project is an acclaimed professional theater group and the winner of two NJ Tony Awards. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Jan
22
Tue
2019
Getting Started with Government Contracting @ UCEDC
Jan 22 @ 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!

“Josephine: The Empress Gardened” @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm
"Josephine: The Empress Gardened" @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center as we welcome Garden Historian Lesley Parness for a very special presentation, “Josephine—The Empress Gardened.”  Ms. Parness will discuss how French Empress Josephine’s fine taste informed 18th and 19th century style, from couture fashion to interior design.  Likewise, she was influenced by her Caribbean heritage, her narrow escape from the guillotine, and her legendary love for flowers.  When divorced from her husband, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, this powerful style-maker and lifelong fashionista focused her energies on her estate, Malmaison. There, Josephine’s passion for plants grew and bloomed.  Her legendary love of roses stopped a war, cost a fortune, set explorers to sail, and started a floral industry that endures today. 
 
Lesley Parness is the retired Superintendent of Horticultural Education at New Jersey’s Morris County Park Commission where she oversaw programming at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center.  She is a member of the Herb Society of America, The Council on Horticultural and Botanical Literature, and Garden State Gardens, a consortium of New Jersey’s public gardens of which she is a Founding Member.    
 
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.comor like us on Facebook.
Jan
23
Wed
2019
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Jan
24
Thu
2019
St. Michael’s School Open House @ St. Michael School
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
St. Michael's School Open House @ St. Michael School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please see flyer for additional details.

Jan
26
Sat
2019
Calvary Nursery School & Child Care Open House & Registration @ Calvary Nursery School & Child Care
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calvary Nursery School & Child Care Open House & Registration @ Calvary Nursery School & Child Care | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Come find out more about how your child can be part of this high-quality, play-based Early Childhood program for children ages 2 1/2-6. Registrations accepted with a check payment on a first-come-first served basis.

Jan
27
Sun
2019
St. Michael’s School Open House @ St. Michael School
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
St. Michael's School Open House @ St. Michael School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please see flyer for additional details.

St. Clare’s Homes for Children Fundraiser at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church,
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Clare’s Homes for Children Fundraiser at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church,  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Proceeds to benefit St. Clare’s Homes for Children, which offer transitional care for medically fragile children who would otherwise board in hospitals or live at-risk in the community and have helped 1,700 children since 1987. Everyone is Welcome!

 

Jan
30
Wed
2019
Third Annual Multi Chamber Event (Nine Chambers are included) @ Galloping Hill Caterers
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Third Annual Multi Chamber Event (Nine Chambers are included) @ Galloping Hill Caterers | Union | New Jersey | United States

$40 Members/$50 Non-members/$15 extra at the door. Buffet Dinner/Cash bar. Limited to 250 – Register Early. To register go to CranfordAreaChamber.com.

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Feb
2
Sat
2019
St. Michael’s School – 90th Anniversary Celebration @ Saint Michael's School
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Michael's School - 90th Anniversary Celebration @ Saint Michael's School   | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please join us on Sat. 2/2 to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of St. Michael’s School in Cranford. 5:30pm mass at St. Michael’s Church. 6:30pm Wine & Cheese Reception at St. Michael’s School auditorium. All alumni of & their families are invited to attend.

Feb
4
Mon
2019
St Michael School Dine Out @ Kilkenny House
Feb 4 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
St Michael School Dine Out @ Kilkenny House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us at the Kilkenny House to support St. Michael’s School in Cranford! Lunch or dinner. Dine in or take out. Please mention you’re with SMS to ensure a portion of your bill will be donated back to SMS’s 8th Grade!

Feb
5
Tue
2019
Author Visit – Lockey Maisonneuve @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Author Visit - Lockey Maisonneuve @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford author Lockey Maisonneuve will visit the Cranford Community Center to discuss her memoir, A Girl Raised by Wolves, which documents her harrowing story from childhood to the present day. This program has been made possible by the Cranford Public Library.

Lockey Maisonneuve is a survivor. As a child, she lived with neglectful, alcoholic parents, and was sold into childhood prostitution by her father. As an adult, she survived breast cancer and her mother’s murder. Today, she wants readers to know that she is not only surviving, but thriving. In A Girl Raised by Wolves, she uses her life‘s challenges and her sense of humor to provide lessons to support other’s along their healing journeys. At the Community Center, Lockey will read excerpts from her memoir and share the tools and techniques she used along her healing journey. Copies of her memoir will be available for signing.

As a certified yoga and meditation guide, Lockey offers classes for incarcerated men, people in drug and alcohol recovery, mental health patients and students in inner-city schools. Lockey’s unique experiences give her credibility to share mindfulness programs in these marginalized communities.

According to Lockey, “Healing trauma is not a one-and-done event.” In her classes and workshops, Maisonneuve incorporates her own experiences with managing flashbacks, triggers, anxiety, and rage. Her Jersey girl sarcasm, which shines through in her memoir, helps her to connect with her participants.

No registration is required for this free event. The Cranford Community Center is accessible to all. To learn more about Lockey and her memoir, visit www.agirlraisedbywolves.com. For more information about the Cranford Public Library, visit www.cranfordlibrary.org.

Feb
6
Wed
2019
Closed Board Retreat @ CEC Research
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Feb
11
Mon
2019
Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us as we share ideas and talk about ways to improve the Teen Zone! Help plan programs, select new materials, and earn community service hours, just for showing up. Bring your friends and make new ones. Snacks will be provided.

Feb
12
Tue
2019
“The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding” @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm
“The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding” @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding.” 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 familiarizes participants with using bird feeders, water and shelter to attract native birds. In addition, we will learn about unique and interesting bird behavior.  For example, the male Northern Cardinal feeds its mate in courtship.  We will also learn how to discourage nuisance animals and how to make our properties bird-friendly.  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.