Zumba for a cause at Scotch Plains Day: At 5 p.m. on Sunday, join the Scotch Plains Recreation Commission in the fight against breast cancer with a 90 minute, outdoor, Zumba Dance Party on the Township Green taught by RWJ’s Debbie and Lucia, and by Theresa and Paul of Graham Fitness. A suggested donation of $15 will support the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the quest for a cure.Girl scout organizes a free health fair: This free health fair includes blood pressure screenings, massages, hearing tests, acupuncture, CPR training, nutrition counseling and more on Saturday in La Grande Park from noon to 4 p.m. This event is being put on by Jessica Fugett for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.
Fundraiser for Scotch Plains teen battling lymphoma: Cole Weber is a lacrosse player at SPFHS, and he’s been battling lymphoma since last spring. On Thursday, some Fanwood businesses – Nick’s Pizza, Mara’s Café, Double Dipper Cafe and Hallmark – are contributing a percentage of their sales to the Weber family to offset their substantial healthcare costs.
Scotch Plains council meets Tuesday: Council meets in council chambers at 7 p.m. On the agenda is a discussion of Shelter Development's proposed senior living project.
Fanwood council meets Tuesday: A special meeting of the Mayor and Council has been scheduled for Tuesday at Fanwood Borough Hall at 7:30 p.m. to adopt an ordinance relating to parking fees and a resolution relating to best practices.
HSPA testing: SPFHS seniors will take the High School Profiency Assessment on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Ravioli-eating contest: Florence Ravioli hosts their annual eating contest on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit or call to sign up. First prize, $100; second, $75; third, $50.
Oh' Brian's anniversary and pig roast: Join the folks at Oh' Brian's for their 3rd anniversary celebration and pig roast on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m.
Bell Labs talk kicks off innovation series at library: The Scotch Plains Library invites the public to an evening with Jon Gertner, author of The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation (2012), the first full portrait of Bell Labs. On Monday at 7 p.m. Gertner will speak, read from his critically acclaimed book, and answer questions from participants. Jon Gertner’s talk will be the first in Scotch Plains Public Library’s ongoing New Jersey Business and Innovation series.
Network with the GWACC: The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking breakfast at the JCC at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. The event is free and open to all current and prospective members.
Arts Week at the Y: All week long, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a variety of activities for the community including artwork displayed from the Y’s members. Guitarist John LaGrecca and Kevin Switek will play at noon on Wednesday and Friday. Throughout the week, art from students in the Airbrush and Digital Photography classes from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School will be on display. On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., members of the cast of Mulan will be performing at the Y. On Friday, at 7:30 p.m. Adam Bine will offer a free beginners tap class.
Learn about the F-SP Rotary: The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club invites the general public to the bi-annual Guest Day on Wednesday at the Stage House at 12:15 p.m. The speakers will present information about Rotary International, the local Rotary club and the various projects that they are involved in.
Dyslexia conference at UC: Spotlight on Dyslexia is a free half-day conference (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) for parents, students and educators scheduled for Saturday at Union Catholic High School. The purpose of the conference is to bring awareness of dyslexia to the public and to provide resources to those directly connected with a dyslexic child. This event has been organized by 17-year-old dyslexic student Will Marsh, a senior at UC.
Fanwood Democratic candidates reception in Clark: On Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., Oh' Brian's Pourhouse owners host a reception and fundraiser for Fanwood Democratic council candidates Kathy Mitchell and Tom Kranz at their new Clark restaurant. The suggested donation is $50 per person.
Shop at the farmer's market: The Scotch Plains Farmers Market continues every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through November.
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