Community Choir Holds Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser & Dessert Cabaret
For 81 years, The Celebration Singers, a local multi-generational community choir has entertained audiences within Union County and across the globe. On February 7 & 8, 2020, they will hold their Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser & Dessert Cabaret at Union Elks Lodge 1583, 281 Chestnut Street in Union, NJ. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and guests can immediately start placing their tricky tray tickets in for the prizes. The show, “Are We There Yet?”, begins around 8 p.m. and features songs about places performed by members of its adult choir.
Artistic Director Joe Elefante, along with Collaborative Pianist, James Lubrano artfully cast the showcase which features a musical review of solos, duets, trios, as well as small and full ensemble pieces. Co-Hosts Kathy Gordon and Daniel Frieri emcee the evening. Their witty humor and playful banter are sure to bring a smile to your face and fill the room with laughter and enjoyment.
“I love singing with the choir throughout the year, especially for our Cabaret – it’s a chance to feature our singers’ vocal talents individually”, said, President Nicole Pepe. “The tricky tray and 50/50 gets bigger and bigger every year. We’ve had guests leave with $1,000+ in their pockets and vacations to Florida, the Hamptons, and even tickets to a Knicks game!”
In addition to door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and exciting tricky tray baskets, homemade desserts, and a cash bar will also be available. Tickets are Adults – $25, Seniors – $20, and a 10% discount with advanced purchases of full tables of 10.
Funding for the Celebration Singers is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
Fire and Ice! Activities will include an Ice Carver at Eastman Plaza from 1-3 PM, as well as the return of the Hot Chocolate & S’mores Stations.
The Westfield Area YMCA is hosting the annual President’s Day Holiday JUMP on February 17 at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark St. in Westfield. Open to the community, this event is perfect for families with children ages 8 and under. The Holiday JUMP features three huge inflatables and an arts and crafts station. Two sessions will be offered: 9:00am-10:30am, and 10:45am-12:15pm. Space is limited, and registration for each session closes when maximum capacity is reached. Register in person at the Main Y Welcome Center, or online at www.westfieldynj.org.
Proceeds benefit the Annual Support Campaign which ensures that no one experiencing a bona fide financial hardship that lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside is turned away for inability to pay. The majority of awards enable participation in the Y’s early learning, school age and summer day camp programs. Questions? Please contact Eileen Rooney at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x134 or [email protected].
Join Representative Malinowski for a presentation on what seniors need to know before filing their 2019 taxes. The workshop will feature various resources and programs seniors can use to prepare their taxes before the April deadline.
The Congressman’s constituent services representatives will also be in attendance to provide assistance to anyone struggling with IRS, Social Security, or Medicare issues.
When: Saturday, February 22nd, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
Where: Chisholm Community Center, 100 S. Springfield Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081
RSVP: If you’re interested in attending, please call 908-547-3307 or click here to RSVP!
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “Gardening to Attract Native Pollinators” with Virginia Lamb. Come learn how you can attract and foster native pollinator populations in your community through plant selection and organic gardening methods. Native pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds are vital to maintaining diverse, resilient ecosystems and play a critically important role in agricultural and horticultural plant (and food) production. 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.