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March Events

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  • Books & Bagels
    3/1/2014, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Avenue
    Contact Person : Sally Hanford
    Phone #: 908-709-7272, ext. 2104
    Web Site:
    You are invited to Books & Bagels, a book chat program that takes place monthly on Saturday mornings (except in July and August) from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the library's Raddin Room. The format is simple. Just bring a few of your more recent favorite reads 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. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to 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. Attend as many or as few sessions as you like. Subsequent session dates are April 5, May 3, and June 7, 2014.
  • Westfield Area Y Working Program for Parents of Kindergartners
    3/1/2014, all day, Main Y Facility
    Contact Person : Carolyn White
    Phone #: (908) 233-2700 x248
    Web Site:
    The Westfield Area Y has a program especially designed for working parents with a child in the Westfield Lincoln School Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Children begin the day at the Main Y Facility at either 7:00 or 8:40AM. The Kindergarten wraparound program includes a nurturing learning component, weekly swim lessons, daily gym and/or playground time, and time for lunch (hot lunch available). Students then ride the bus, supervised by Y staff, to Lincoln School. A Westfield Area Y afternoon complement program is held at Lincoln until 6:00PM.Registration begins March 1st at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Limited spots are available. For more information or if you cannot make the March 1st date and time, please contact Carolyn White directly at (908) 233-2700 x248 or
  • Meet Mary Elizabeth with Christine Glazer
    3/2/2014, Sunday, 2:00-4:00pm, Crane-Phillips House Museum, 124 North Union Ave
    Contact Person : The Cranford Historical Society
    Phone #: 908-276-0082
    Web Site:
    The Cranford Historical Society presents “Meet Mary Elizabeth” with Christine Glazer on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Crane-Phillips House Museum from 2:00-4:00pm. Program will begin at 2:15pm. Learn about Cranford’s 19th century Irish-American history through the tales of the Phillips family housekeeper, “Mary Elizabeth.” From land developers to servants, Irish Americans made significant contributions to the early days of Cranford. Christine Glazer will present this history in a lively conversational style. Admission is free. To reserve your seat, please call the Historical Society’s office at 908-276-0082 or email us at Established in 1928, the Cranford Historical Society, a non-profit organization, has been dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Cranford’s history. Visit our website at
  • Lecture: A Very Disagreeable War
    3/3/2014, 7:30 p.m., Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue
    Contact Person : John Malar, Cranford Public Library
    Phone #: Cranford Public Library: 908-709-7272
    Web Site:
    The program will be presented by James Malcolm. Mr. Malcolm is a member of the North Jersey Civil War Roundtable and the Madison Historical Society. He will recount Civil War events as seen through the eyes of Heyward Emmell, a Union soldier who spent three years in combat and kept a journal of his experiences. Emmell was a 19-year-old from Morristown when he joined the 7th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers. He served first as an infantryman and, later, in the regimental ambulance corps. He served with the Army of the Potomac, mainly in Virginia, and participated in the battles of Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and many more. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program was arranged by the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Public Library. Part of the “Civil War 150 Project,” it is presented by the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Classic Film: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962,128 min
    3/4/2014, 7:00 pm, Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue
    Contact Person : Fran Housten, Cranford Public Library
    Phone #: 908-709-7272
    Web Site:
    Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is set in a small Alabama town in the 1930. The story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter Scout. While Robinson's trial gives the film its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: mot memorable being Scout's reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall in his movie debut), the reclusive "village idiot" who turns out to be her salvation. To Kill a Mockingbird won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Peck), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction.--All Movie
  • Westfield Area Y Offers Beginner Bridge Class
    3/5/2014, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm , Westfield Area Y’s Bauer Branch
    Contact Person : Jean White
    Phone #: (908) 233-2700 ext. 246
    Web Site:
    The Westfield Area Y is pleased to announce a new eight-week Beginner Bridge class this spring. The class begins March 5th and meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Westfield Area Y’s Bauer Branch, 422 East Broad Street in Westfield. Participants with little or no experience are welcome.Classes are open to members and non-members for a fee. Members can register online at and non-members can register in person at the Welcome Center at the Main Y Facility. For more information, please contact Jean White at (908) 233-2700 ext. 246 or e-mail Robin Gillett at The Y also offers bridge classes for all experience levels from beginner to intermediate.
  • Jersey Central Arts Studio Watercolor Classes
    3/6/2014, 7 pm to 9 pm, Cranford Community Center
    Contact Person : Deb Leber
    Phone #: 908.272.3743
    Web Site:
    Jersey Central Art Studios will be offering its late winter watercolor class starting Thursday March 6th- April 10th from 7-9pm at the Cranford Community Centerin Cranford. This very relaxing and popular class is for the beginner as well as advanced beginner students. Dianna Strom will teach students how to mix colors and will encourage them to experiment with various techniques for painting beautiful florals and landscapes. The class will be made up of demonstrations, step by step instructions, exploration of different techniques, and plenty of one on one instruction. JCAS recommends that you sign up early for this class because it fills up quickly. Registration is available online at For more information please call 908-272-3743.
  • Westfield Y Hosts 16th Annual Westfield Area Y Achievers Banquet
    3/7/2014, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm,  L’Affaire in Mountainside
    Contact Person : Janice A. Carthens
    Phone #: (908) 233-2700 x227
    Web Site:
    The Westfield Area Y is hosting its 16th Annual Achievers Fundraising and Recognition Banquet on Friday, March 7th from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at L’Affaire in Mountainside. Keynote Speakers for the evening will be Gabrielle J. Williams, Youth Entrepreneur and Angela Meryl, Professional Stuntwoman via video presentation. Keynote Speaker Gabrielle Jordan Williams is a 13-year old entrepreneur, jewelry designer, author, motivational speaker and philanthropist. She launched her jewelry business, Jewelz of Jordan at the age of 9. At the age of 11, Gabrielle received national recognition for her #1 Amazon Bestselling book, “The Making of a Young Entrepreneur: A Kids Guide to Developing the Mind-Set for Success”. She is now an accomplished speaker and loves promoting entrepreneurship and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams. The Achievers program is funded in large part by this Annual Banquet. Funds raised by the banquet go directly to the program and scholarship, enabling youth to participate for little or no cost. The fee for this event is $75 per person. Journal Ads can also be purchased in all sizes and need to be submitted with camera ready art work or business card no later than March 3rd. Please contact Janice A. Carthens at (908) 233-2700 x227 or e-mail or Nadya Lawrence at (908) 456-6409 or e-mail for advertising details, to reserve your seat or to discuss other ways of supporting the program. Detailed information about the Westfield Area Y’s Black Achievers Annual Banquet can be found by visiting
  • An Evening of Traditional Irish Music
    3/10/2014, 7:30 p.m., Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Avenue
    Contact Person : John Malar, Cranford Public Library
    Phone #: Cranford Public Library: 908-709-7272
    Web Site:
    The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to warm up for St. Patrick's Day with a traditional Irish music session featuring McDermott's Handy. Named in honor of Ed McDermott, a fine fiddler from Ballinamore, County Leitrim, McDermott's Handy is the husband and wife duo of Dennis Gormley and Kathy DeAngelo. Dennis and Kathy have been performing traditional Irish music since 1979. Between them, they play the Celtic harp, fiddle, flute, guitar, banjo, tin whistle, bouzouki, and bodhran—and, they sing! Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.
  • Westfield Area Y Track Club Spring Registration
    3/10/2014, All day, Westfield Area Y
    Contact Person : Amanda Aguirre
    Phone #: 908-233-2700 x258
    Web Site:
    The Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club season opens on March 17th at Kehler Stadium. The Flyers Track Club is for athletes in grades 2-8 and has programs in Westfield, Cranford and Mountainside. Two levels of participation are available - developmental and competitive. Registration is available for the spring track and field program at the Westfield Area Y Main Facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Please register for the program by March 10th, 2014 as space is limited. The Flyer’s Track club is dedicated to healthy competition, teamwork and individual development. For more information contact Amanda Aguirre at 908-233-2700 x258 or visit us at
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