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Paul Casale Art Scholarship @ Jersey Central Arts Studio
May 4 all-day
Paul Casale Art Scholarship @ Jersey Central Arts Studio | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Sip N Shop – Downtown Cranford check-in at The Porch @ Check in at The Porch
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sip N Shop - Downtown Cranford check-in at The Porch @ Check in at The Porch | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Proceeds to benefit Cranford Junior Women’s Club Philanthropic & Scholarship Fund.

Check in for the event will be at The Porch Salon at 27 North Union Avenue. First 100 to check in will receive a goody bag with wonderful samples and special coupons from our merchants.

Live Jazz, Wine & Cheese at Simply
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Simply celebrates 8 years in business, with live jazz, wine, and cheese. This celebration will be held during the Sip & Shop event, held by the Junior Women’s Club.

Cranford Jaycees Blood Drive @ Cranford Community Center
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Books & Bagels @ Cranford Public Library
May 7 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Bagel bookBooks & Bagels sessions take place monthly in the library’s Raddin Room. Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell your fellow group members what you like about them. There is no required reading, and you will learn about books recommended by other group members. Plus, refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Registration is not required.

Kentucky Derby Day at Periwinkle’s
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Kentucky Derby Day at Periwinkle's

Periwinkle’s annual Kentucky Derby Day Party is not to be missed. It’s a 20% Off One Day Sale on in-store items, (cards excluded) just in time for Mother’s Day.
Choose Your Horse– from their group of horses or from the Kentucky Derby horses. You could win a $10 gift certificate for each. Enter the Hat Contest and win a $50 gift certificate. Sounds like a tri-fecta!

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    The Township, located in the heart of Union County, was incorporated in 1871 and through the years the business district and neighborhoods sprang up around the train station and the Rahway River. Today, the downtown, the river and the train station remain valued amenities to more than 22,000 residents in the four square mile township.

    By 1885, there were 76 residents commuting daily from Cranford to New York City. Today, close to 1,000 people take the train every day from Cranford’s Train Station.

    Cranford is a close knit community where many of its residents are actively involved in schools, sports, civic and community organizations. The Township is proud of its recreational facilities that include two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and fitness complex, bike path, canoe club, tennis courts, sports fields and parks. Cranford has a first rate K-12 school system.

    The Township operates under a Committee form of government with five commissioners elected at-large for three year terms. The commissioners decide who will serve as mayor and deputy mayor for a one-year terms. Four of the commissioners have oversight assignments for the various departments and municipal operations. The Township is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Township Administrator and department heads.