The St. Michael’s Youth Ministry is presenting a “Living Nativity” with live animals, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, on the Miln Street lawn outside St. Michael Church. All are welcome to stop by. Youth Group members will be there after the 5:30 pm Mass Tuesday, until after the 10 pm Mass that night (approximately midnight); the animals will be there through Christmas morning, at least until after the 12:10 Mass on Christmas Day (approximately 1:30 pm). This is the first time St. Michael’s has hosted the Living Nativity in twenty years.
For the 7th year in a row, First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ is inviting all community members to participate in a Service Fair to assist with assembling packages and other various hands-on projects to benefit homeless youth, the elderly, veterans and more! The Service Fair will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Monday, January 20, in “Bates Hall” (the large gym) on the corner of Springfield Avenue and Miln Street. This is a great event for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, confirmation service hours, and anyone who wants to make the day count by brightening the lives of people in need.
This is a non-sectarian community event. Come and make the day count!
Cranford residents and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Brennan Sweet and his cellist wife, Christine, along with pianist and Grammy-winner Allison Franzetti, present a night of warm and uplifting music. A light dinner will be served at 7, and the concert begins at 8 at the First Presbyterian Church on February 14. Proceeds will benefit the Cranford Schools Friends of Performing Arts. Listen to a 2014 Cranford Radio interview with Brennan.
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].