Cranford Calendar

Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 15 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford Annual Holiday Boutique @ Historic Crane-Phillips House
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford Annual Holiday Boutique @ Historic Crane-Phillips House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

All are welcome to Green Thumb Garden Club’s Annual Holiday Boutique at HISTORIC CRANE-PHILLIPS HOUSE,
December 7th, Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
December 8th , Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

The Club’s long tradition of crafting “Boxwood Trees” (diminutive fresh trees decorated in miniature) have long captured the imagination of boutique attendees. Expertly decorated wreaths will be available to deck the halls and front doors. Green Thumb also offers beautiful fresh arrangements for every size and space in every home. Signature long-lasting fresh green Porch Pots (suitable for outdoors), specialty ornaments, and baked goods will be available as well as miniature arrangements that make for wonderful hostess gifts. The garden club will once again be selling our Landmark Series of noteworthy Cranford buildings and homes. Please join Green Thumb Garden Club members at our new Holiday Boutique Venue (previously Hanson House).

Proceeds from the sale are used to beautify township plantings that are maintained by Green Thumb, as well as the new waterfall in the atrium of the Cranford Community Center.

Green Thumb will take “pre-orders” of the Boxwood Christmas Trees or Porch Pots until Dec 4th. Visit our Facebook page for more details.

Celebrate the Season! Skate with Santa. @ Warinanco Sports Center
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Celebrate the Season! Skate with Santa. @ Warinanco Sports Center | Kenilworth | New Jersey | United States

Ho ho ho! Celebrate the Season Tickets are now on sale.
Your chance to Skate with Santa, listen to the Carol Singers and do some fun crafts with your family. Tickets are limited to 325 people.
All guests need tickets, even if you are not skating. These tickets sold out fast last year so don’t delay!

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites you to this special event at the new Warinanco Sports Center.
Celebrate the Season at Warinanco! Skate with Santa and his elves will be on Sunday, Dec. 8th 2019 from 11am-1pm!
Bring your family & kick off the holiday season at the newly modernized Warinanco Sports Center

Skate on the newly modernized rink
Visit with Santa & skate with the elves
Enjoy holiday carols
Kids crafts & face-painting
Sit by the fire
Dine in the café
Tickets include entry to the event, skate rental, hot chocolate and cookies!

Choose from: 11am-1pm, 1:30-3.30pm, 4-6pm.


All people wanting to enter the building will require a paid ticket if they are skating or not. Under 2’s are free of charge. There will be no opportunity to buy a ticket on the door so please ensure you have accounted for everyone in your group when purchasing tickets, including spectators.

Home For The Holidays House Tour @ Throughout Cranford
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Home For The Holidays House Tour @ Throughout Cranford

Our 30th Annual Home for the Holidays House Tour is a self-directed tour featuring 4 beautiful Cranford homes lovingly decorated for the holidays. Attendees will be guided through each home where volunteers will share information on the special details of each one. Stop by our Hospitality House, where you are invited to share in some light refreshments. In your interest, and our homeowners’, please wear low-heeled, comfortable shoes. Please, no children under 12 or photography.

Check-in/ticket pick up: Booklets are available for advance pickup on Thursday 12/5 from 6pm-9pm and Saturday 12/7 from 10am-1pm at the Cranford Community Center Atrium (220 Walnut Ave). Please note: Tour Booklets are required for entrance to the homes.

Additional tickets may be purchased on the day of the Tour for $30 each at the Hanson House. The price of $25 is for advance sales only. Thank you!

It’s A Wonderful Life at CDC Theatre @ CDC Theatre
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
It's A Wonderful Life at CDC Theatre @ CDC Theatre | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

CDC Theatre presents It’s A Wonderful Life!

Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us as we share ideas and talk about ways to improve the Teen Zone! Help plan programs, select new materials, and earn community service hours, just for showing up. Bring your friends and make new ones. Snacks will be provided.

Getting Started with Government Contracting @ UCEDC
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
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!

“21-21” Forum on Veterans’ Affairs @ Cranford VFW Post 335
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm
“21-21” Forum on Veterans’ Affairs @ Cranford VFW Post 335
The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is joining forces with a number of partner organizations to host a public forum on veterans’ affairs, part of a continuing series of public events presented as part of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s 21-County, 21st-Century Community Policing Project, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Wednesday.
The forum is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10 at Cranford VFW Post 335, located at 479 South Avenue East in Cranford. Admission is free, and citizens of all ages, veterans, as well as local representatives of social service agencies and other organizations serving veterans, are encouraged to attend.
A panel of subject matter experts will serve as the centerpiece of the forum, with Prosecutor’s Office Assistant Prosecutor Tiffany Wilson, who administers the state’s Veterans Diversion Program in Union County, serving as moderator. Also scheduled to speak are U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Justice Outreach Specialist Mark Correale, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Assistant Director of Enforcement Gregory K. Turner, VFW Department of New Jersey Judge Advocate Jay Boxwell, Union County Office of Veterans Services Coordinator Janna Williams, Union County Human Relations Commissioner Peter McTiernan, and retired Union Township Police Department Sgt. Michael Boll, whose work with the Operation Rebound nonprofit group supporting permanently disabled veterans has won him several community awards.
More than 15,000 veterans call Union County home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Statewide, the veteran population numbers greater than 400,000, or about 5 percent of New Jersey’s total. The purpose of this forum, and many others like it going on across the state during recent months, is to spread awareness of the many various forms of social services available to benefit veterans.
“Veterans across Union County and across the state selflessly answered a call to serve their nation and its armed forces,” Prosecutor Ruotolo said. “We owe them not only a debt of gratitude, but a helping hand, whenever it’s needed.”
The Prosecutor’s Office thanks Judge Advocate Boxwell and Cranford VFW Post 335 Commander Col. Drew Burns for hosting this event. For more information, call 908-527-4621 or email [email protected].
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Sip ‘N Shop at Cougar HQ @ Cougar Headquarters
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm