Cranford Calendar

Oct
30
Fri
2020
Family Halloween Scavenger Hunt @ Virtual
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm

Keep a lookout for the Scavenger Hunt List.

Oct
31
Sat
2020
Cranford Halloween Costume Contest – Open for Entries @ Virtual
Oct 31 all-day

The annual Cranford Costume Contest is open! Submit your entry now through noon on 11/1 at bit.ly/Costume-Contest-2020.

Categories are: Ages 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-16, 17-24, and 25+, plus Group, Adult with Child, Pets, and Pull Float. Winners will be announced the week of 11/1.

Alternate entry option: email your photo to [email protected] with the name of the category.

This contest is cosponsored by the Cranford Jaycees and the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department.

Pet Supplies Plus Garwood Virtual Halloween Pet Costume Contest @ Virtual
Oct 31 all-day

Join us for our Pet Supplies Plus Garwood Virtual Halloween Pet Costume Contest! Send us a message with a picture of your pet in costume!

Prizes will be awarded for Funniest, Scariest, and Best Overall!
Winners will receive a $25 PSP gift card!
Photos must be sent by Halloween! October 31st. Winners will be announced on November 1st!

Good luck and we look forward to seeing all of your cute, furry friends in their costumes!

Nov
12
Thu
2020
SMS Hosting Elf at the Cranford Drive-in Movie Theatre @ Cranford Drive-in Movie Theatre
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm

SMS to host a private screening of Elf at the Cranford Drive-in Movie Theatre

Date / Time: Thursday, November 12th at 6 pm
(Arrive by 5:30 pm for parking & concession delivery)

Cost: $40 PAYMENT DUE IN FULL no later than Wednesday, November 4th to secure your spot

Location: 1025 Orange Ave, Cranford – Outdoor Pool parking lot
Attire: Christmas PJs are strongly recommended

Questions please contact Beth Bonneville at 732-713-1656 or [email protected]

Nov
23
Mon
2020
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Cranford Family Care @ The MAX Challenge of Cranford
Nov 23 all-day

THE MAX Challenge of Cranford will be partnering with Cranford Family Care to assist their “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” initiative! We are excited to be accepting donations for our 2020 Food Drive 🥫 🏡
➡️ To schedule your drop off at our studio email [email protected] or text 9088385331
➡️ Drop-offs MUST be scheduled due to COVID-19 safety and capacity regulations.
➡️ From Wed Nov 12th – Friday, Nov 20th Cranford Cares is asking for donations of
🥞 Pancake mix
🍯 Condiments (ketchup, honey, mustard, mayo, etc)
🍽️ Children’s snacks🧃🍿 🥨 🍪
➡️ From Monday, November 23rd through Wed November 25th, we will be accepting
🥔🍠 Fresh potatoes
🍅🥑🥦🥬🥒🌶️🌽🥕 Fresh produce
All to donate to local families in need for Thanksgiving!

Cranford Community Thanksgiving Service – Cranford Clergy Council will honor Kathy Willis @ By Requests or Virtual Event
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm
Cranford Community Thanksgiving Service - Cranford Clergy Council will honor Kathy Willis @ By Requests or Virtual Event

Cranford Community Thanksgiving Service

An Interfaith Service of Gratitude

St. Michael’s Church

Monday, November 23 at 7:00p.m.

The Cranford Clergy Council will honor Kathy Willis for her years of service as Director of Cranford Family Care

Due to COVID restrictions, the sanctuary can only hold 150 people. If you would like to attend, you must contact the Parish Office, at 908-276-0360, and leave a message with your name and phone number, or email the same to [email protected] for contact tracing purposes. When you arrive at the service on the 23rd, you must wear a face covering the entire time. You will give your name to the person at the table in the vestibule to check-in. The ushers will assist in seating you, keeping attendees at a proper social distance from one another.

In honor of Kathy’s service, please consider bringing nonperishable food pantry items as a donation to Cranford Family Care.

There will also be a donation box in the vestibule. A collection is always taken at this service to go towards the High School Senior Scholarship for Service.

We hope you can join us in celebrating Kathy’s gift of service to Cranford, as well as joining our friends and neighbors in giving thanks for all we share as a community.

For any questions, please contact Cindy Hannen at [email protected]

We will live stream the service on the

St. Michael Facebook Page

www.facebook.com/stmichaelcranford

Nov
24
Tue
2020
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Cranford Family Care @ The MAX Challenge of Cranford
Nov 24 all-day

THE MAX Challenge of Cranford will be partnering with Cranford Family Care to assist their “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” initiative! We are excited to be accepting donations for our 2020 Food Drive 🥫 🏡
➡️ To schedule your drop off at our studio email [email protected] or text 9088385331
➡️ Drop-offs MUST be scheduled due to COVID-19 safety and capacity regulations.
➡️ From Wed Nov 12th – Friday, Nov 20th Cranford Cares is asking for donations of
🥞 Pancake mix
🍯 Condiments (ketchup, honey, mustard, mayo, etc)
🍽️ Children’s snacks🧃🍿 🥨 🍪
➡️ From Monday, November 23rd through Wed November 25th, we will be accepting
🥔🍠 Fresh potatoes
🍅🥑🥦🥬🥒🌶️🌽🥕 Fresh produce
All to donate to local families in need for Thanksgiving!

Nov
25
Wed
2020
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Cranford Family Care @ The MAX Challenge of Cranford
Nov 25 all-day

THE MAX Challenge of Cranford will be partnering with Cranford Family Care to assist their “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” initiative! We are excited to be accepting donations for our 2020 Food Drive 🥫 🏡
➡️ To schedule your drop off at our studio email [email protected] or text 9088385331
➡️ Drop-offs MUST be scheduled due to COVID-19 safety and capacity regulations.
➡️ From Wed Nov 12th – Friday, Nov 20th Cranford Cares is asking for donations of
🥞 Pancake mix
🍯 Condiments (ketchup, honey, mustard, mayo, etc)
🍽️ Children’s snacks🧃🍿 🥨 🍪
➡️ From Monday, November 23rd through Wed November 25th, we will be accepting
🥔🍠 Fresh potatoes
🍅🥑🥦🥬🥒🌶️🌽🥕 Fresh produce
All to donate to local families in need for Thanksgiving!

Nov
27
Fri
2020
Cranford Track Friday 2020 @ Ray White Memorial Track
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cranford Track Friday 2020 @ Ray White Memorial Track
Track Friday is a celebration of charitable giving, held on the day after Thanksgiving, a day is commonly known for mega sales and commercialism. Participants are encouraged to redirect some of their Black Friday dollars to charitable causes, while also spending time with their community and burning off some Thanksgiving calories.

The Cranford Jaycees have been hosting a Track Friday event at the Ray White Track since 2016. In light of new considerations for COVID-19, the Jaycees will host a hybrid version of the event that allows us to continue our tradition of gathering at the track while also offering a town-wide virtual option. Cranford residents are invited to participate at the track or by running/walking virtually, anywhere, anytime on November 27th.

The Jaycees have created a special commemorative t-shirt celebrating the 5th Annual Cranford Track Friday. All net proceeds from the sales will support a fund comprised of local charities that have touched the Cranford Community in 2020. The Jaycees have nominated beneficiaries that support COVID-19 Relief, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, and Pediatric Cancer.

As always, participants are invited to create a personal fundraising campaign on our Leaderboard or support a fellow community member. Last year, the Cranford community raised over $32,000! Add your campaign here: mightycause.com/team/Cranfordtrackfriday2020

See you at the Ray White Track – or somewhere around town – on November 27th at 11 AM!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1041245353002391/

Nov
28
Sat
2020
Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Tree Lot Opens Saturday, November 28 @ Elm Street Field
Nov 28 all-day
Westfield Area Y Men's Club Tree Lot Opens Saturday, November 28 @ Elm Street Field

For over 70 years the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club has held its annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Elm Street field.  All proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. The event is run by club members from Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, and Cranford, along with many volunteers from area organizations and local youth.

The trees will be delivered and the lot set up between November 21st-27th.  This is no small feat, as there are approximately three tractor-trailer loads per year!

The Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale has been a community tradition since 1947, with all proceeds benefiting local charities and organizations. This year’s tree selection includes top-quality Fraser Firs and Balsam Firs.  This year also features a new hybrid tree called a “Fralsam.” This tree is grown in Vermont and combines the needle longevity of a Fraser with the evergreen smell of a Balsam. Tree varieties and sizes range from 3 foot “tabletop” trees all the way up to 12 footers.  Also available are Wreathes, Evergreen Roping, Grave Covers, and Tree Stands.

The lot opens on Saturday, November 28th, and closes the week of December 21, pending the remaining tree count.  Lot hours are 9 am-6 pm Saturday and Sunday and 5-9 pm Monday-Friday.

Since its inception, the Y’s Men have raised over $2.5 million for community charitable donations.  Some of the many organizations that have benefitted from the money raised include the Westfield United Fund, Contact Caring, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Imagine, Resolve Community Counseling, Scotch Plains and Westfield Rescue Squads, Westfield Crew, Master Gardeners Club, and the Westfield Area YMCA.

Along with the advantage of being in the healthy outdoors, the tree sale will observe all 6-foot social distancing and mask-wearing protocols for the duration of the sale.

The tree lot is located on the Elm Street Athletic Field, across from Stop & Shop.

For more information, please visit www.westfieldynj.org/get-involved/community-partners/ys-mens-club or visit us on Facebook at Westfield Area Y’s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Sale.