The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford (FPCC), 11 Springfield Ave., Cranford, will hold its eight-week seminar, “Journey to Wholeness – Healing the Grieving Heart”, on Sunday evenings from Sept 15 to Nov 3, 2019. Topics of discussion will include loss in all of its different forms, and how one can cope and continue forward past their pain and suffering. Pre-registration opens on Aug 1 and is required prior to the first session.
Patti Williams, R.N. and Certified Pastoral Bereavement Counselor, and Virginia Waters, PhD. Psychologist, have been hosting this program for 19 years at FPCC, and have helped almost 3,000 people experience healing, find new purpose for their lives and feel joy once again.
Sessions will run from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Prime Time Room of the church. Note, this location is handicapped accessible. Teaching is interactive and the small groups are paired with a facilitator who has faced the same loss.
Per Williams, “This is an experience like no other. It does not matter if your loss is divorce, death, depression, loss of health or job loss; loss is loss – it must be grieved. It does not matter how long ago you experienced loss.”
The sessions include learning about the stages of grief and understanding the tasks of the grieving process, coping strategies and tools for the journey, taking good care of ourselves, dealing with changes, decisions, loneliness, holidays, anniversaries, building a support system and more.
Both of the leaders and all of the facilitators have experienced loss within their lives and share from “the inside out”. Bring family members and friends. All faiths are welcome. You must pre-register for this life-changing event and attend the first session. Registration closes Sept 14. Call Williams to register at 908-709-1341. No fee is charged.
In the words of a recent participant, name removed for privacy purposes, “I have learned more along this heartbreaking journey than I ever thought possible. I have learned that you will never ever forget your love and that you are changed forever, but you need to give yourself permission to heal… I believe that your loved one only wants the best for you and you will be reunited one day.”
The seminar is dedicated to Patti’s late husband, the Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Williams who had a vision for this program and a desire to help others deal with their pain and suffering during their time of loss.
For more information about the program, visit www.firstprescranford.org/journey-to-wholeness-healing-the-grieving-heart/
The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to host a multi-generational evening of West African Dance and Jazz provided by Ailey Arts in Education. This family-fun community event will be held on Friday, September 13 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Main Y Facility, located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.
Ailey Arts in Education is a division of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with a goal of inspiring audiences to explore their own creativity and experience the joy of dance. Proceeds of the Family Fun Night will benefit the Westfield Area YMCA Achievers Program.
Achievers is a college readiness, career development, leadership, life skills and mentoring program for diverse high school students in Union County offered at no cost. Participation includes a Westfield Area YMCA teen membership and test prep classes.
Register online at westfieldynj.org or in person at the Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark Street. For more information on either the Ailey Family Fun Night or the Achievers Program, contact Nadya Lawrence at [email protected] or 908-301-YMCA (9622) x280.
It’s that time of the year again!! Music fest 2019! This event is the type of thing that makes our little town so unique. Please add the date to your calendar and come enjoy an afternoon of great music, delicious food and of course tricky tray!! As always, all proceeds go right back into our community. The funds raised are used for revitalizing, beautifying and maintaining the Centennial Avenue business district.
Consider it and afternoon out for a cause!
The Westfield Area YMCA has announced that registration is open to run, walk, roll, sponsor or volunteer at the 5K Run for Everyone. The event will be held Sunday, September 15 at 9:30AM and supports special needs programs at the Y.
The start and finish for the 5K Run for Everyone will be in front of the Main Y Facility at 220 Clark Street. Awards will be given to the top three overall male & female, the top three male & female in each age group and the top three male & female hand cyclists. Participants will have a chance to win prizes and refreshments will be served. Registrants by 8/30 are guaranteed shirts, others as available. Online registration is open through 9/13. Walk-in registrations at the Main Y Facility are available 8:00AM-2:00PM on 9/14 and 8:00- 9:00AM on 9/15. A free Kids Run for ages 8 and under will be held at 9:00AM from Roosevelt School to the Main Y. Registration is required, and all participants will receive a ribbon.
Past proceeds established the Dragonfly Program which offers physical, recreational and social programs for young adults with special needs for free or at minimal cost. This year’s proceeds will continue to support Dragonfly and inclusion camp for children with special needs while helping launch a new socialization program entitled Crafty Crew, adding a second yoga class, a new cooking class and expanding the gardening program to help provide produce to the local food pantry.
Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor, volunteer or participate with friends, family or coworkers. Tax-deductible sponsorshipsare available at various levels. Sponsors by 8/23 will be on shirts and banners.
For details and registration, visit www.westfieldynj.org/get-involved/5k-run-for-everyone, the Westfield Area YMCA Welcome Center at 220 Clark Street, Westfield, or call 908-301-YMCA (9622).
Fanny Wood Day is much more than just a street fair. Besides the many food and craft vendors, this year’s Fanny Wood Day will host a wide array of activities including the return of kid-friendly activities in the KIDS ZONE such as a trackless train, petting zoo, pony rides, and numerous kiddie rides.
Fun games & activities from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. – Visit us at the south side train station parking lot in the Kids Zone. Free activities with the YMCA include: Paint your own “Y” T-shirt, Make your own slime, Corn hole games, Soccer goal kicks- Obstacle course.
If contests aren’t your thing, grab some delicious food from one of the many food exhibitors and trucks. We have Mammas on the Go, Catlike Reflexes Truck, Manny’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade & Ices, Good Donut Shop, Athens Delight, Dani’s Kettle Corn, Kona Ice, Viva La Crepe, Jersey Pickles, Top Tea, Pasquale’s Zeppoles, & Mr. Softee & more!
On the main stage live music all day such as The Golden Dimes, Bryan Hansen Band and Billy Wilkins. Throughout the fair contests are being held- ice cream eating, scavenger hunt, bagel toss, water balloon toss, and more.
Fanny Wood Day has something to offer everyone, so kick back for some serious people-watching, stroll the many interesting booths, visit the local merchants, eat some great food while listening to music and enjoy a beautiful day in Fanwood.
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Join us as we learn how to take better care of God’s Earth. Activities planned for the Climate Fair include: Building composting boxes, exchanging 25+ plastic grocery bags for a reusable Calvary branded shopping bag, and hands-on activities for kids. We will also be collecting gently used and new shoes for soles4souls. Help us reach our goal of 25,000 pairs!
As part of our September 15th Climate Fair, we are collecting gently used and new shoes for the non-profit ‘Soles4Souls’. The organization provides both short-term relief and long-term solutions to global poverty. Our goal is to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes. Will you help us? Drop off your donation Sunday, September 15, 1030am-1230pm at 108 Eastman Street, Cranford.
What’s better than football Sundays? Sipping a craft beer while shopping a curated craft market, of course. Back for the sixth season, we welcome 16 artisans and food trucks to Crafts and Drafts. Don’t miss Atlantic City Beer Festival winner Lone Eagle Brewing in Flemington, NJ and Marketspace Vendor Events – the perfect fall pairing! Vendors are welcome to sample the brew.
This event is free to attend, family-friendly, and dogs are permitted in the tasting room only.
Address: 44 Stangl Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822
Monday evening Cranford is playing host to a public presentation by the Regional Plan Association on their report, “A Preventable Crisis, The Economic and Human Costs of a Hudson River Rail Tunnel Shutdown.” It starts at 6:30 and will be held in the Community Center.
Learn about Scouts BSA for boys age 11-17 and join on-site! For info, contact Glenn Fannick, [email protected], New member coordinator. Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth 11-17 years old that provides fun, adventure, and leadership opportunities to help them become the best version of themselves. Learn more today!
The Cranford Recreation & Parks Department would like to announce that registration for Fall AND Winter programs begins on Tuesday,
September 10th, at 9:00am. Our Fall/Winter brochure, which lists all programs, will be mailed to Cranford residents and may also be viewed
on line at www.cranfordnj.org/recreation-parks or by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CranfordRecreationAndParks and/or
Instagram at www.instagram.com/CranfordRecreationAndParks. All programs are for Cranford residents only. We are strongly encouraging registration for all classes to be done online through Community Pass. Online registration will enable you to register 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make payment by credit card and to receive the latest program updates as they occur through your account. You may access your existing account or create a new accounts by visiting https://register.communitypass.net/cranford. If you would like assistance to register online or have any other questions, please stop by the Recreation Department or call (908) 709-7283.
The Cranford Clay Courts Club, located on Springfield Avenue in Cranford, is currently accepting new members for the 2019 Season.
The Club offers a long outdoor tennis season, with the courts usually open from April into December in recent years, depending upon weather conditions.
In addition, the club enjoys the distinction of being the only outdoor tennis club in the area with a lighting system for night play on the Club’s well-maintained three har-tru (soft) courts.
The culture and communal aspect of the club offers members the somewhat unique opportunity to “find a game” without needing to bring a partner, particularly on weekday and weekend mornings. There are several social events throughout the season, Monday night open mixed doubles and clinics on Sunday afternoons at 4pm.
Membership in the Cranford Clay Courts Club is open to both resident and
non-residents. For more information in joining or participating in Team Tennis,
Attend the Union County Business EXPO to network with local businesses and showcase your own talents!
- Connect with decision-makers in an intimate, upscale, and accessible marketplace.
- Create powerful foundations with small business owners and executives.
- Capture more contacts, leads, and business
Complimentary Food Tastings Featuring
- Clubhouse at Galloping Hill
- Tavern at Ashbrook
- Café at Warinanco Sports Center
For Further Information
Please Contact Deana Mesaros at (908) 659-7412 or via email at [email protected]
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.