Temple Sha’arey Shalom, 78 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, will hold a clothing drive starting on March 8 and ending on March 12. The clothing will be going to a third world country to benefit their needy population. Contributions can include clothes, shoes, toys, linens and CDs/DVDs. Contributions can be dropped off at the temple: March 8 11:30am – 1:00pm; March 9 9:00am – 7:30pm; March 10 9:00am – 5:00pm, 5:30pm – 8:00pm; March 11 9:00am – 5:00pm; March 12 9:00am – 12:00 pm.
For more information, including details on the kinds of items that are desired, please call the temple at (973) 379-5387, e-mail [email protected], Facebook Facebook.com/Shaarey, web site www.shaarey.org.
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]
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “Gardening to Attract Native Pollinators” with Virginia Lamb. Come learn how you can attract and foster native pollinator populations in your community through plant selection and organic gardening methods. Native pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds are vital to maintaining diverse, resilient ecosystems and play a critically important role in agricultural and horticultural plant (and food) production. 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.