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MLK Day of Service, Rotary Wine Tasting, Comedy Night at St. Bart's This Week

What's happening in Scotch Plains and Fanwood this week.

Events in Scotch Plains and Fanwood from Jan. 20 - 27, 2014:

Scotch Plains/Fanwood MLK Day of Service: For the fifth year in a row, residents of Fanwood and Scotch Plains will be able to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving back to their communities. On Jan. 20, the 5th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service will take place in a variety of locations within these neighboring towns, providing an exciting volunteer opportunity for the whole family. Read more here. Monday.

Westfield mom opens farm-to-table delivery service: Are you missing the local fruits and vegetables that filled the farmer's markets during the warmer months? Just Farmed, a locally-based produce delivery service, is debuting a winter box of one box full of fresh fruits and veggies during January, February, March and April. From apples and pears to sunchokes and squashes, each box will include a variety of the items from farms of NJ and PA. The first box ($34) is scheduled to be delivered on Thursday, Jan. 23. Email contactus@justfarmed.com to sign up. The following towns are currently included in the delivery route: Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Garwood, Millburn, Mountainside, New Providence, Scotch Plains, Short Hills and Westfield. More towns will be added when the regular season resumes in early May. 

SPF Baseball League registration: 
Register for Spring 2014 now on www.spfbaseballleague.org.

13th Annual Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Wine Tasting: The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club will be holding its 13th Annual Wine Tasting on Wednesday at the Stage House Restaurant. The cost is $85 per person paid in advance or $95 at the door. This year, the event will feature renowned wine expert Tom Jackson. Wednesday, 7 p.m. 

"Start Up Secrets" at the Scotch Plains Library: Learn about the resources available to help New Jersey entrepreneurs quickly launch a business. Find out what it takes to get your idea off the ground in terms of human and financial capital.  Understand what investors are looking for and how to get them to fund your start up idea. Presenters: Dr. Michael Ehrlich - Associate Professor of Finance NJIT School of Management & Co - Director NJ Innovation Acceleration Center, and Judith Sheft - Associate Vice President, Technology Development & Co-Director NJ Innovation Acceleration Center. Thursday, 7 p.m.

"Midnight in Paris" at the Scotch Plains Library: On Fridays in January, the Scotch Plains Public Library will show a series of films set in warm locales. Bring a snack and enjoy the show. Friday, 1 p.m.

Comedy night at St. Bart's: St. Bartholomew Academy Home School Association presents their 4th annual Night of Comedy featuring three professional comedians: Andy Fiori, Joe Fernandes and Mark Riccoadonna. Friday, doors open at 6:45 p.m., social hour starts at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. 

Author Judy Petsonk to speak about Ancient Queen of the Jews: Judy Petsonk, author, will discuss her novel, "Queen of the Jews." on Sunday at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains. The event is open to the community. Sunday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Mah Jongg tournament at Newmark Schools: Play the ancient game of Mah Jongg at a special fundraiser on Sunday at Newmark. Newmark K-8 School and Newmark High School are state-approved, private schools serving children living with autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention issues and other developmental disabilities. Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

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