|The Literary Café, the book chat group of the Cranford Public Library, has scheduled its next summer session for Saturday, August 3, at 10:15 am, in the Library’s Raddin Room. The program format is simple: just bring a few of your favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. Sessions are one hour long. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Registration is not required.|
Hanson Park Conservancy’s 9th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby is scheduled once again for Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4 pm. On race day, over one-thousand individually numbered rubber ducks will be released in the Rahway River at Sperry Park, Cranford NJ and tumble over the falls racing to the finish line at the North Union Ave Bridge. Numerous prizes for the fastest lucky duckies will be awarded. The top prize is a $250.00 gift card.
Tickets can be purchased at two locations: Periwinkles, on North Union Avenue downtown Cranford, or the Cranford Canoe Club on Springfield Ave. Purchase a single Duck for $5.00 or a flock of 5 ducks for $20.00. Please secure your tickets early as ducks are limited and the race has been known to sell out.
All proceeds benefit Hanson Park maintenance and educational programs. If you have not yet walked through this lovely little park, please visit this hidden gem located at 38 Springfield Ave. Have you got your Ducky?
Literary Café is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. If you don’t have a copy of the book you want to talk about, that’s okay, too. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library! Registration is not required. Attend as many sessions as you’d like. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sessions take place in the Raddin Room, and are one hour long.
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.
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 PM for our Stained Glass Stepping Stone Workshop at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford. In this “make it & take it” workshop participants will be instructed on how to make their own beautiful stained glass and cement stepping stone for their garden. All materials will be provided, however, it is suggested that you wear “crafting” clothes. Sign-up early on our website, www.