Cranford Calendar

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Mars Rover Racing with the Rutgers Geology Museum, Grades 5-7 @ Cranford Community Center
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Mars Rover Racing with the Rutgers Geology Museum, Grades 5-7 @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join the staff of the Rutgers Geology Museum for an interactive activity to learn how scientists communicate with and pilot the Mars Rover from over 140 million miles away! Activity followed by a hands-on, space-themed craft and time to “Ask the Geologist.”

Aug
11
Sun
2019
Montclair State University Hockey 9th Annual Golf Outing @ MEADOWS GOLF CLUB
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm

FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND ALUMNI, IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN TO BE A PART OF OUR
ANNUAL HOCKEY GOLF OUTING. THIS YEAR WE WILL CHANGING LOCATIONS WHICH WILL
ALLOW US TO PLAY ON A SUNDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. THE MEADOWS GOLF CLUB IN
LINCOLN PARK, NJ HAS MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A WEEKEND AFTERNOON SHOTGUN
START AND IS THRILLED TO HAVE US THERE. THIS ANNUAL EVENT IS THE LARGEST EFFORT
FOR BOTH THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAMS TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR PROGRAMS
TO OFFSET THE LARGE COSTS OF EACH TEAM FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON. WE ALSO HAVE
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO
CONTACT ROB MARTINEZ WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE @ 973-655-3336. THANK YOU

AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE.

 

Aug
24
Sat
2019
“How Trees Work” At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
“How Trees Work”
 
Please join us at Hanson Park on Wednesday, August 21st at 10:00 AM for “How Trees Work,” an educational program for 3rd-5th graders.  During this free, hour-long class, students will learn all about trees from Master Tree Steward, Dean Talcott.  Some of the topics covered will include: why leaves fall, the types of trees in NJ, how to tell the age of a tree and all about maple sugaring.  A round of Tree Jeopardy will be played, all while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the park.
 
Hanson Park is located at 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  This program is recommended for children in third through fifth grade.  Registration is not required.  In the event of inclement weather, we will be relocating to the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Ave.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy, a non-profit group dedicated to developing and maintaining Hanson Park and providing the community with educational programs and workshops.  To learn more, please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com 
Oct
15
Tue
2019
Getting Started with Government Contracting @ UCEDC
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Getting Started with Government Contracting @ UCEDC | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.

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!

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Union County Women’s Health Fair @ Liberty Hall Center
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Women’s Health Fair on Wednesday, October 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Atrium at Liberty Hall Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, in Union Township. The event is sponsored in partnership with Atlantic Health System/Overlook Medical Center.
The event includes free health screenings and giveaways, and a panel discussion featuring leading female physicians in breast surgery, neurology, OBGYN, cardiology, primary care, colorectal surgery, and gynecological oncology.
The Women’s Health Fair is free but pre-registration is required at ucnj.org/women.
Nov
2
Sat
2019
The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show  @ Trailside Nature and Science Center
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show  @ Trailside Nature and Science Center | Mountainside | New Jersey | United States

Union County residents and visitors are invited to explore the fascinating world of rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and jewelry at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 from noon to 5:00 p.m. on both days. Admission to the event is free.

The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show presents an excellent opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about the world of rocks and gems through the many exhibits and displays,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Whether you’re a geology enthusiast or simply have a casual interest, this event offers something for everyone.”

Geologists young and old can enjoy a wide variety of specimens on display for free and purchase items for sale. Children can purchase geodes, arrowheads and fluorescent minerals, while adults may enjoy the jewelry, fine gems and collector-grade pieces.

Sponsored jointly with the New Jersey Mineralogical Society and the New Jersey Lapidary Society, the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will host more than 20 vendors selling minerals, rocks, gemstones, jewelry, sea shells and fossils from around the world.

For more information about the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show or other programs offered this fall at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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!

The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show  @ Trailside Nature and Science Center
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show  @ Trailside Nature and Science Center | Mountainside | New Jersey | United States

Union County residents and visitors are invited to explore the fascinating world of rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and jewelry at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 from noon to 5:00 p.m. on both days. Admission to the event is free.

The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show presents an excellent opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about the world of rocks and gems through the many exhibits and displays,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Whether you’re a geology enthusiast or simply have a casual interest, this event offers something for everyone.”

Geologists young and old can enjoy a wide variety of specimens on display for free and purchase items for sale. Children can purchase geodes, arrowheads and fluorescent minerals, while adults may enjoy the jewelry, fine gems and collector-grade pieces.

Sponsored jointly with the New Jersey Mineralogical Society and the New Jersey Lapidary Society, the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will host more than 20 vendors selling minerals, rocks, gemstones, jewelry, sea shells and fossils from around the world.

For more information about the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show or other programs offered this fall at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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.
Nov
19
Tue
2019
WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? NOV.19 The National Alliance on Mental Illness invites all who care for a loved one with a mental health illness to join our peer-led group meetings and gain support and insight from others facing similar challenges. Time: Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford. For more info: call 908-233-1628 or email: [email protected]