Cranford Calendar

Mar
23
Sat
2019
BLOOD DRIVE SPONSORED BY: Church of the Assumption & Knights of Columbus @ Church of the Assumption
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
BLOOD DRIVE SPONSORED BY: Church of the Assumption & Knights of Columbus @ Church of the Assumption | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States

BLOOD DRIVE SPONSORED BY: Church of the Assumption & Knights of Columbus SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  LOWER CHIEGO CHURCH HALL 113 CHIEGO PLACE ROSELLE PARK, NJ 07204 Appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome. All Donors will receive the following free health screenings: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Iron, Pulse & Blood Type Donor Guidelines: * Weigh at least 110 lbs.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING HEALTHY FOODS TO AVOID BEING DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES AND, ALSO MANAGE YOUR DIET IF YOU ALREADY HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES.

In Conjunction with the Shoprite Dietician of Garwood. It will be interactive, fun, and sure to be educational.

Apr
7
Sun
2019
Borough of Roselle Park 1st Annual Health Fair @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Borough of Roselle Park 1st Annual Health Fair @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States

The Borough of Roselle Park in partnership with Lions Club MD16, the Union County Office of Health Management, Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex & Union Counties and Union County CEED through Hoboken Family Planning presents the First Annual Community Health Fair.

The health fair will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Michael Mauri Gazebo Park. Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ 07204.

It will include health screenings, giveaways, door prizes, and children’s activities.

For more information, or to participate please contact Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666 or email [email protected].

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Operation Take Back @ Cranford Police Department
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Operation Take Back @ Cranford Police Department | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Cranford Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Cranford Police Department at 8 Springfield Avenue, rear entrance. (We cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Ameri cans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com

Contact Information:
Joseph Van Bergen
Captain
908-272-2222

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Greta’s Run @ Roosevelt Intermediate School
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am
Greta's Run @ Roosevelt Intermediate School | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

5K RUN • WALK • ROLL • VOLUNTEER • DONATE • SPONSOR | April 28

Greta’s Run is the principal fundraiser for Greta’s Run Foundation, a volunteer-led, granting-making 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Greta’s Run is organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School freshman who died from injuries sustained on the first anniversary of 9/11 when a tree fell on her during lunch. Her childhood friends, Jayne Ruotolo and Ben Nanna, founded Greta’s Run in 2013, to continue the work Greta was already doing. In honor of Greta’s sister Elise, who has cerebral palsy, all proceeds benefit people with special & adaptive needs.

“The Westfield Public Schools join with the community in upholding the values of kindness and compassion that have become Greta’s legacy. The students, athletes and staff look forward to helping make Greta’s Run a success.”
Westfield School District Statement

VIP Pet Care Clinic @ Pet Supplies Plus - Garwood NJ
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
VIP Pet Care Clinic @ Pet Supplies Plus - Garwood NJ | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

VIP Petcare makes it convenient for you to get your pet the preventive care it needs! Please bring your cat in a secure carrier and make sure your dog is on a leash. Clinics are held at local pet and feed retail stores, and no appointment is necessary. VIP Petcare staff will be located inside or right outside the store. When you walk up to the clinic area, our caring staff of pet lovers will walk you through the process.

We will also send you reminders so your pet can remain protected from disease and parasites. Your pet’s records are stored safely in our database so if you ever need proof of pet vaccination or have questions about your pet’s health history, we’re simply a call or a click away.

Once your pet is seen by one of our veterinarians, you will become part of the VIP Petcare family. During your visit the clinic staff will discuss the lifestyle of your pet, under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, so you know exactly what your pets need to stay healthy, happy and safe.

May
7
Tue
2019
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING HEALTHY FOODS TO AVOID BEING DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES AND, ALSO MANAGE YOUR DIET IF YOU ALREADY HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES.

In Conjunction with the Shoprite Dietician of Garwood. It will be interactive, fun, and sure to be educational.

May
9
Thu
2019
Lincoln School Used Clothing Drive @ Lincoln School
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
10
Fri
2019
Lincoln School Used Clothing Drive @ Lincoln School
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
11
Sat
2019
Lincoln School Used Clothing Drive @ Lincoln School
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
14
Tue
2019
Pop Up Yoga with Alluem @ Cranford Community Center
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
21
Tue
2019
The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community @ McManus School Auditorium
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community @ McManus School Auditorium | Linden | New Jersey | United States

The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community

Union County residents can learn about the local impacts of the national opioid crisis first-hand from representatives of the Union County Prosecutor, Sheriff, Police Division and other professionals by attending a free public meeting hosted by the Public Safety Committee of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders titled, The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the McManus School auditorium, at 300 Edgewood Road in Linden. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required.

“Opioid abuse impacts the entire community, and that is why we are providing the public with an open discussion about the scope and nature of opioid abuse in Union County, and an assessment of the tools that are available to fight it,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “I encourage all concerned citizens to come and learn how public resources are deployed to fight this epidemic.”

“Although the most recent numbers are encouraging, now is the time to bear down and get to the root of the crisis,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak, who is the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. “We are looking forward to hearing from professionals on the front lines of the battle against opioid abuse, and sharing this information with the public.”

The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community will include:

  • Overview of facts and trends about the opioid epidemic in Union County
  • Details about the County Prosecutor’s Operation Helping Hands program and CLEAR, a collaborative program including the Union County Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Union County Sheriff, the nonprofit organization Prevention Links, and the Union County Department of Human Services
  • Prevention Links presentation on prevention, treatment and recovery featuring personal stories and Recovery Coaches
  • Information on Naloxone lifesaving assistance presented by First Responders
  • Office of the Union County Sheriff K-9 demonstration and discussion about the impact of fentanyl on drug detection
  • Discussion of statewide efforts to combat the opioid epidemic by representatives from the New Jersey Department of Health and Department of Human Services

A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

For more information contact Karen Dinsmore, Assistant Director, Union County Department of Human Services, [email protected] or 908-527-4809.

Lettuce Bowl Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lettuce Bowl Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, May 21st from 6:30-7:30 PM for our Lettuce Bowl Workshop at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford.  In this “make it & take it” workshop we will be using a selection of lettuce, herb, and flowering annuals to create a 12-14 inch container garden to bring home for your patio or deck.  All supplies will be provided, however, it is suggested that participants bring their own garden gloves. Sign-up early on our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com, as registration is limited to the first 15 people.  The cost is $15 for members of the Hanson Park Conservancy ($20 for non-members).  The registration deadline is May 17th.  Payment is due at time of registration and non-refundable.  This program is rain or shine.

May
30
Thu
2019
Farm Yoga Event: A Yoga Practice in the Fields at Dreyer Farms @ Dreyer Farms
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Farm Yoga Event: A Yoga Practice in the Fields at Dreyer Farms @ Dreyer Farms | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Farm Yoga Event: A Yoga Practice in the Fields at Dreyer Farms
with Gina Pachkowski
Thursday, May 30th – 6:30-8:30 pm

Join Alluem Yoga at Dreyer Farms for an evening of yoga and farm fresh food to get you grounded and back to the earth! Breathe the fresh air in a yoga class with Gina, then enjoy a taste from the delicious Dreyer Farms! There will be a light bite to eat, some sweet treats, and juice samples with Fresh Press Juice Co.!! All are welcome! Register here to save your spot!
Pay at the farm (831 Springfield Ave, Cranford) upon arrival – $25 per person – cash or check.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Oceanic Global.
Learn more at the event or visit:
www.oceanic.global/jake-price/
Bring your own mat & blanket/towel to place under your mat. We’ll be in the dirt, but don’t worry…you’ll also be receiving free soap samples from Forevergreen so you can clean yourself up later!

Jun
2
Sun
2019
9th Annual Velocity 5k @ Starts at Lincoln School
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am

The 9th annual Velocity 5k will take place on Sunday, June 2nd, and will be part of the very first Cranford Grand Prix. Proceeds go to the improvement of Centennial Avenue. Come on out and support the neighborhood and have some fun.

https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Cranford/TheCentennialVillageVelocity5k

https://m.facebook.com/CentennialVillageGroup

Jun
6
Thu
2019
Yoga on the Green – Moved to Thursday, June 6 due to weather @ Shackamaxon Country Club
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga on the Green - Moved to Thursday, June 6 due to weather @ Shackamaxon Country Club | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

Yoga on the Green  with Gina Pachkowski
Come support the Westfield High School Girls Ice Hockey Team!
​Please join us for our third annual Yoga on the Green at Shackamaxon Country Club!  
All levels welcome to this course side class with Gina Caruso Pachkowski! Overlook the rolling greens under the big blue sky!  Visit the Westfield High School Girls Ice Hockey team website to purchase tickets, event-related tank tops, money-saving packages, and an optional poolside dinner following Yoga. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $30, but we are encouraging everyone to buy their tickets in advance. We expect to sell out! All ages welcome. Dinner registration will be unavailable after 9 pm on May 20th. Online yoga registration will be unavailable after 9 pm on June 4th.  In person registration for yoga only will still be available at the event on Wednesday. (100 Tillinghast Turn, Scotch Plains) Bring a mat!
 *Rain date June 6th
Te Register, visit:
www.westfieldhighschoolgirlsicehockey.com

Aug
14
Wed
2019
A Lecture on Coccyx (Tailbone) Pain with Dr. Patrick Foye – RSVP by August 7th @ ProTouch Physical Therapy
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm
A Lecture on Coccyx (Tailbone) Pain with Dr. Patrick Foye - RSVP by August 7th @ ProTouch Physical Therapy | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Do you or someone you know suffer from coccyx (tailbone) or pelvic pain?

Join us on Wednesday, August 14th @ 7 pm to see Dr. Patrick Foye, also known as “The Tailbone Doctor”, give a lecture on coccyx (tailbone) pain. Refreshments will be available as well as swag bags!

Anyone can attend, but seats are limited. Please RSVP by August 7th to Jenny at [email protected].

570 South Ave East Bldg G, Suite C Cranford, NJ 07016

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Yoga Day & Mala Bead Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am
Yoga Day & Mala Bead Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Please join us at Hanson Park (38 Springfield Ave., Cranford) as we celebrate Global Mala on Sunday, September 15th.  Global Mala is a celebration of mindfulness with a goal of wrapping the world in peace (the word mala means garland).  We will kick off the day at 10:30 AM with a free yoga class with Bridget Briant of YogaToGo.  Our Mala Workshop will begin at 12:00 PM with participants making prayer bead necklaces.  This workshop is $25 per person with a $10 deposit due by September 3rd.  Please go to YogaToGoNJ.com to register and pay.  This is a perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings of Hanson Park.  And don’t forget your yoga mat!
 
Bridget Briant is a classically trained yoga instructor who attained certification in 2002 at Nicole’s Yoga Center in Garwood, NJ.  She has studied many forms of yoga including Hatha, Ashtanga, Kriya, Raja and Kundalini.  She started teaching children in 2002 and adults at Rutgers University in 2003. Her style has evolved into a practical form of yoga, as her classes are tailored to meet the needs of her clients.
 
This Global Mala celebration is presented by the Hanson Park Conservancy (HansonParkConservancy.com) and YogaToGoNJ.com.  For more information please visit our websites or like us on Facebook.
Oct
19
Sat
2019
Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk & Family Fun Activities @ Nomahegan Park
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk & Family Fun Activities @ Nomahegan Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us on October 19th, 2019 for the 21st Annual Red Ribbon Day and Drug Prevention Walk! Our event is a countywide kickoff celebrating Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Week throughout Union County. Red Ribbon is celebrated locally and nationally to increase awareness and support for substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery. Join us the day of and walk to prevent drug abuse. Immediately following the Walk we will kick off our Family Fun Day with many activities for kids and informational health exhibitors.

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Union County Women’s Health Fair @ Liberty Hall Center
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Women’s Health Fair on Wednesday, October 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Atrium at Liberty Hall Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, in Union Township. The event is sponsored in partnership with Atlantic Health System/Overlook Medical Center.
The event includes free health screenings and giveaways, and a panel discussion featuring leading female physicians in breast surgery, neurology, OBGYN, cardiology, primary care, colorectal surgery, and gynecological oncology.
The Women’s Health Fair is free but pre-registration is required at ucnj.org/women.