Cranford Calendar

Jan
12
Sun
2020
Cranford Hockey Night at NJ Devils @ Prudential Center
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm
Cranford Hockey Night at NJ Devils @ Prudential Center | Newark | New Jersey | United States
Cranford Hockey Night at the New Jersey Devils
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St Newark, New Jersey 07102
Sun, Jan 12, 7:00 PM
From $55

Come support the Cranford High School Hockey team on January 12th when the Devils take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 pm.

A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to support the hockey program. After the game join us as we will be going down on the ice to take a photo around the Devils logo.

With any questions please contact Sam Burgasser at 973-757-6401 or [email protected]

Jan
13
Mon
2020
Foreign Film Series @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Foreign Film Series @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join the Friends of the Cranford Public Library for captivating international films! January’s Film will be shown in French with subtitles. Please contact the Cranford Public Library at (908) 709-7272 for details.

Foreign Film Series @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Foreign Film Series @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join the Friends of the Cranford Public Library for captivating international films! January’s Film will be shown in French with subtitles. Please contact the Cranford Public Library at (908) 709-7272 for details.

Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone
Jan 13 @ 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.

Jan
14
Tue
2020
Orange Ave School Blood Drive @ Orange Ave School
Jan 14 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Orange Ave School Blood Drive Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:30pm – 8pm
901 Orange Ave Cranford, NJ

Appointments appreciated. To schedule an appointment go to http://tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS sponsor code is 65747

WALK-INS Welcome!

All donors at NYBC January drives will be entered into a sweepstakes for a trip for 2 to Cancun.

“Medicinal Plants of the Civil War” @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm
“Medicinal Plants of the Civil War” @ Cranford Community Center
“Medicinal Plants of the Civil War” at the Cranford Community Center
 
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center as we welcome Garden Historian Lesley Parness for a very special presentation, “Medicinal Plants of the Civil War.” Could plants have played a role in the outcome of the Civil War?  Learn how important plants were in every aspect of this conflict, on battlefields and home fronts of both the North and the South.  Over 30 plants will be discussed and their medicinal properties noted.  “Receipts,” or recipes are included for popular herbal remedies such as horehound lozenges and witch hazel tonic.  Audiences are often surprised to learn how many “Civil War” plants they are already growing, and the haunting historic images create a compelling tale of interest to history buffs as well as gardeners alike!
 
Lesley Parness is the retired Superintendent of Horticultural Education at New Jersey’s Morris County Park Commission where she oversaw programming at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center.  She is a member of the Herb Society of America, The Council on Horticultural and Botanical Literature, and Garden State Gardens, a consortium of New Jersey’s public gardens of which she is a Founding Member. 
 
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.   
 
This history program is made possible in part by a 2019 HEART (History,Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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Jan
15
Wed
2020
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 15 @ 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.

Jan
18
Sat
2020
The Theater Project: Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Theater Project: Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Theater Project returns in 2020 with live, script-in-hand readings of original plays, followed by discussions with the playwright, director, cast, and audience. NJ actor, director, and writer Dennis D’Aprile will debut “Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son,” a new work based on George Horace Lorimer’s 1903 book about a wealthy man grooming his son to take over the family business by making him start at the bottom, as portrayed in comparison to our modern measures of success.

Jan
19
Sun
2020
Cranford Jaycees 2020 AFC/NFC Fundraiser @ Thirsty Turtle
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Cranford Jaycees are pleased to present the 2020 AFC NFC Fundraiser, held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the Thirsty Turtle. All money raised will benefit the Art Bilenker family. Art Bilenker is a longtime member of the Cranford Jaycees, town resident, dentist, and military veteran who was paralyzed in 2017. Funds raised will help supplement his at-home medical costs.

The AFC NFC Fundraiser will occur from 3:00-6:00pm, during the first game (the AFC Championship).

Ticket cost is $40 advance, $45 at the door. Advance ticket sales end Sunday, January 12, 2020. Only 45 tickets remain. Tickets can be purchased via Paypal, [email protected] (please select the family/friends payment option). In the event the fundraiser sells out, any tickets purchased after will be refunded to the purchaser.

Included with ticket:

  • Unlimited Miller Lite and Yuengling draft beer from 3:00-6:00pm (sorry, no pitchers).

  • Unlimited select appetizers from 3:00-4:30pm (3 serving locations).

  • 1 craft beer chip redeemable for a select menu on tap.

  • $10 coupon off a future visit to Thirsty Turtle.

  • 10% off Thirsty Turtle food menu items after 4:30pm.


There will also be Super Bowl/AFC/NFC Box Pools, daily fantasy-style contests, and raffle items.

A selection of this year’s raffle items include donations from the New York Giants, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, New York Red Bulls, Sky Blue FC, Seton Hall Men’s Basketball, New York Islanders, New York Lizards Lacrosse, State Theatre of New Jersey, and Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Jan
20
Mon
2020
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA HOSTS HOLIDAY JUMP ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY @ Westfield Y
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA HOSTS HOLIDAY JUMP ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY @ Westfield Y

Are the kids home from school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20? The Westfield Area YMCA located at 220 Clark St., Westfield is hosting Holiday JUMP, perfect for families with children ages 8 and under. This indoor active fun event features three huge inflatables and an arts and crafts station. Two sessions will be offered: 9:00am-10:30am, and 10:45am-12:15pm.  The Y will also host a Holiday JUMP on Presidents Day, Monday February 17.

Space is limited, and registration for each session closes when maximum capacity is reached. This event is open to members and the community. Register online at www.westfieldynj.org or in person at the Main Y Welcome Center. 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].

Pictured here:  The variety of inflatables at the Westfield Area YMCA are always a hit at Holiday JUMP!

7th Annual Service Fair In Honor Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ
Jan 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7th Annual Service Fair In Honor Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

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!

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 Kick-off & Retirement CelebrationParty @ Kick Glass Art Studio
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 Kick-off & Retirement CelebrationParty @ Kick Glass Art Studio | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to our annual Kick off Party for members and friends.
We will also celebrate the retirement of:
Dottie Baniewicz, Executive Director
Barbara Bilger, Secretary
Linda Leifer, Board Member

This is our first event of the year, specifically designed to kick-start your success in the coming year.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from our President, meet the new Executive Board, Board of Directors, as well as new and future members.

Food & drink included. $20pp. Click here to register.

WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Jan 21 @ 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]

Jan
22
Wed
2020
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 22 @ 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.

New Movie Night: “Judy” @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Movie Night: "Judy" @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Public Library presents Hollywood hits! January’s film will be “Judy.” Set in late 1968 and early 1969, “Judy” portrays Judy Garland hustling in Swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband.

Jan
23
Thu
2020
St. Michael’s School Open House @ St. Michael’s School
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

St. Michael’s School in Cranford, celebrating over 90 years of academic excellence, will host a series of
open house events. Parents and prospective preschool through grade eight students are invited to
visit during two sessions: Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 PM – 8:30 PM and Sunday, Jan. 26, from 10:30 AM-
1:30 PM. The school is located at 100 Alden St. in Cranford.

Parents and students will have the opportunity to tour the school and enjoy conversation with
Principal Sandy Miragliotta. Parents and current students will be assisting with each tour. Teachers
will also be available in their classrooms to answer questions.

Any family that registers during one of the Open House sessions for the 2020-2021 academic year
will receive $50 off first child’s registration and $25 off registration for each additional child.
St. Michael School, established in 1929, is a thriving, faith-based school where children become
independent thinkers and grow into responsible young adults grounded in Catholic values
St. Michael School is a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and
accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary Schools. Primary,
elementary and middle school curriculums are based on guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of
Newark to prepare students for high school and beyond.

Controlled class sizes and average 16:1 student-teacher ratio fosters individualized attention and
offers students the ability to engage in classroom inquiry, discovery, and learning.

The early childhood education program offers pre-kindergarten 3 & 4 (full and half-day) and full-day
academically-based kindergarten. On-site before and aftercare is also available.

Extracurricular activities include instructional and competitive sports programs, instructional music,
drama and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

For more about St. Michael School, please contact the school at 908-276-9425. For a copy of the St.
Michael’s School brochure and for more information about the school, visit: www.smscranford.com

Jan
25
Sat
2020
Calvary Nursery School & Child Care Registration @ Calvary Nursery School & Child Care
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calvary Nursery School & Child Care Registration @ Calvary Nursery School & Child Care

CRANFORD — Calvary Nursery School & Child Care (CNSCC), is beginning registration in January for the 2020-21 School Year. The new school year begins in September 2020 and it will be the program’s 27th year of providing high-quality early childhood care and education for children ages 2 ½-6 years old. New families are welcome to tour the program and register during their Open House on Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Limited space is available, and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. CNSCC is located at 108 Eastman Street, Cranford. For more information visit https://www.calvarycranford.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/CNSCC/, or call 908-272-3962.

Jan
26
Sun
2020
St. Michael’s School Open House @ St. Michael’s School
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

St. Michael’s School in Cranford, celebrating over 90 years of academic excellence, will host a series of
open house events. Parents and prospective preschool through grade eight students are invited to
visit during two sessions: Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 PM – 8:30 PM and Sunday, Jan. 26, from 10:30 AM-
1:30 PM. The school is located at 100 Alden St. in Cranford.

Parents and students will have the opportunity to tour the school and enjoy conversation with
Principal Sandy Miragliotta. Parents and current students will be assisting with each tour. Teachers
will also be available in their classrooms to answer questions.

Any family that registers during one of the Open House sessions for the 2020-2021 academic year
will receive $50 off first child’s registration and $25 off registration for each additional child.
St. Michael School, established in 1929, is a thriving, faith-based school where children become
independent thinkers and grow into responsible young adults grounded in Catholic values
St. Michael School is a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and
accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary Schools. Primary,
elementary and middle school curriculums are based on guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of
Newark to prepare students for high school and beyond.

Controlled class sizes and average 16:1 student-teacher ratio fosters individualized attention and
offers students the ability to engage in classroom inquiry, discovery, and learning.

The early childhood education program offers pre-kindergarten 3 & 4 (full and half-day) and full-day
academically-based kindergarten. On-site before and aftercare is also available.

Extracurricular activities include instructional and competitive sports programs, instructional music,
drama and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

For more about St. Michael School, please contact the school at 908-276-9425. For a copy of the St.
Michael’s School brochure and for more information about the school, visit: www.smscranford.com

Jan
27
Mon
2020
Readers Forum Book Club @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Readers Forum Book Club @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The popular Readers Forum book club meets monthly in the Cranford Public Library. New members are always welcome! Sessions are on Monday at 7:00 pm in the Fridlington Room. Questions? Call the Reference Desk at 908-709-7272, or email [email protected]. The library can’t guarantee a copy of each book for every participant, but every effort will be made to obtain multiple copies.

January’s title is “Educated” by Tara Westover (2018): An extraordinary memoir of a woman who grew up in Idaho off the grid testifying to the irrepressible thirst to learn.

Jan
28
Tue
2020
Getting Started with Government Contracting @ UCEDC
Jan 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:10 am
Getting Started with Government Contracting @ UCEDC

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.