A free Health Kids Expo will be held 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday, February 23 at the Westfield Area YMCA Main Facility, 220 Clark Street. This event will include active indoor fun including t-ball, basketball and track & field stations, the inflatable obstacle course, arts & crafts activities and carnival games. Dance Academy will offer 30 minute demo classes during the event: 1:30PM for ages 3-5, 2:30PM for ages 6+ and 3:30PM for ages 3-5. Register at www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b4fafaa29a7ff2-healthy for dance demo classes. Overlook Medical Center staff will host a Teddy Bear Clinic…bring a stuffed animal!
Learning to be safe around water is a life skill that is included in the YMCA Swim Lesson curriculum. Water safety information is available throughout the Expo in the Gym. Water safety in the pool will be held 3:00-4:00PM to be followed by family swim 4:00-5:00PM. Adults and kids can visit the Camp Open House to learn more about the Y’s ACA-accredited traditional, sports, S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), leadership and travel camp offerings for campers ages 3-15 years.
Please contact Amanda Aguirre at 908-301-9622 x258 or [email protected] with any questions.
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce 2019 summer camps at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. Online registration begins March 2nd at 9:00AM for Union County residents. In-person registration is welcome at the Trailside Visitor Center on March 2nd from 9:00AM – 4:00PM (cash and credit cards only). Non-county residents may register online Monday, March 4 at 9:00AM.
This year’s camp and program offerings include:
- Pre-first Grade Camps
- Half/Full-Day Camps, Grade 1 – 6
- Full-Day Camp Grades 7 – 9
- Family Programs
- Campfires & Skits
- Family Campout for Beginners
- Evening Programs
- Sensory Friendly Special Needs Camps
For registration and detailed program information, please visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. If you do not have an account, please create one prior to Saturday, March 2nd and make sure to include all family members. When registering please have emergency contact and child’s physician information available. Please read all general and cancellation policies.
Dear Raritan Valley Rail Line commuters:
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition would like you to know about the upcoming NJ Department of Transportation (DOT) listening tour stop at the Westfield Train station this Wednesday, March 6th beginning at 5 p.m.
Representatives from NJ Transit, NJ DOT—including DOT Commissioner Diana Guiterrez-Scaccetti and NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett—as well as members of the State Assembly, will be on hand to listen to public concerns about the Raritan Valley Rail line service.
If you are available to go, we encourage you to join us there to make your voice heard in calling for train service improvements—including a “One Seat Ride”—on the Raritan Valley Rail line.
Unfortunately, the tour has been scheduled at a time when many commuters cannot make it.
Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Chairman Bruce Bergen will be on hand with municipal officials to represent you and voice concerns to the state about the restoration of the one-seat ride and implementation of a full-time one-seat ride.
If you have any questions or wish to stay informed on rail issues, the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, which also consists of a Mayors’ Alliance and of county and state officials, can be reached on email at [email protected], is on the web at www.raritanvalleyrail.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/raritanvalleyrail and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rvrailcoalition.
With marijuana legalization around the corner it is important to understand the facts regarding marijuana and how to best discuss use with youth and young adults. The meeting will be run by our very own substance use navigators, Sean Foley, MSW, LSW & Lisa Federico, MA,LCADC, LAC
FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!
The Thornstick Mass will start the day, and be hosted in conjunction with the Elizabeth A.O.H. at St. Patrick’s Church in Elizabeth.
The Reviewing Stand Festivities at Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues in Union begin. Enjoy the “Kid’s Zone”, fun for all ages on Stuyvesant Ave. (just off Morris Ave.)
1:00 PM Sharp
The Parade begins with the Marching units gathered on Morris Avenue and along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues. The parade route proceeds east along Morris Avenue to a turn at the Main Reviewing Stand at Stuyvesant Ave. and ends at Roosevelt Avenue.
The Midway Reviewing Stand at Morris and Caldwell Avenues has parade announcers with details of all of the participants, history and other information. It’s a great place to watch the parade!
Please join Pat Aussem, LPC, of Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for an informative evening focused on eCigs, vaping, and JUULing.
Pat Aussem, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both New Jersey and New York and is a certified Master Addictions Counselor.
In her work at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, she is responsible for all clinical content, providing tools and resources to support families who have a child struggling with substance use.
Questions? D/Sgt. Matthew R. Nazzaro at 908-709-4313 / [email protected]
This presentation is made possible due the generosity of the Cranford Knights of Columbus and Cranford Municipal Alliance with support from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Cranford Public Schools.