Community Events

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  • Angels A Action
    Saturday, September 23 in Plainfield

    Angels A Action

    Angels in Action are hosting multiple of resources and events. 

  • Fall 2023 Fashion Sewing Classes
    Saturday, September 23 in Vauxhall
    Union Recreation

    Fall 2023 Fashion Sewing Classes

    Beginner and Advanced Beginner for either class available!

  • NJ Family Care Covers All Kids!
    Saturday, September 23

    NJ Family Care Covers All Kids! Virtual

    NJ Covers All Kids! All children can apply for NJ FamilyCare regardless of their immigration status.

  • NYU School of Global Public Health
    Saturday, September 23

    NYU School of Global Public Health Virtual

    NYU School of Global Public Health is hosting a survey which you may be able to be compensated with up to $121 for participation. 

  • Garwood Recreation-Fall Soccer Classes
    Saturday, September 23 @ 9:00 AM in Garwood (Weekly)
    Garwood Recreation

    Garwood Recreation-Fall Soccer Classes

    Parent & Me Soccer Squirts is a fun and positive introduction to soccer for young children with a helping hand from Mom or Dad!!

  • Health Care Transition Youth Development Initiative
    Saturday, September 23 - Friday, December 29 @ 1:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    Health Care Transition Youth Development Initiative Virtual

    A learning opportunity for youth 12-17 with developmental disabilities on the importance of health care transition. Youth will be mentored by young adults who have built self-advocacy skills. Apply with the link provided.

  • Union County Community Drop-in Centers
    Saturday, September 23 @ 3:30 PM in Plainfield
    Performing Arts Center

    Union County Community Drop-in Centers

    Drop-in centers at Roselle, Hillside, Rahway, and Plainfield. Open to students in 6th-12th grades.

  • Motorcycle Run and 13th Award Car Show
    Sunday, September 24 @ 9:00 AM in Clark
    Oakridge Park

    Motorcycle Run and 13th Award Car Show

    Free admission to the public! 

  • Bayway & KEAN University Nurtured Heart Program
    Monday, September 25 in Elizabeth Port (Weekly)
    Family Success Center

    Bayway & KEAN University Nurtured Heart Program

    Program for families with children from ages 5-7 years-old who have limited resources and access to therapeutic services to our upcoming program. 

  • the YMCA
    Monday, September 25 in Rahway
    The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch

    the YMCA

    School's out, Fun is in! Vacation Days! During upcoming school holidays!

  • Breast Cancer Support Group
    Tuesday, September 26 in Scotch Plains (Weekly)
    RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center

    Breast Cancer Support Group

    Breast cancer support group meeting every first Tuesday of every month 7-8pm or first Wednesday of every month 5:30-7pm. 

  • Dope Chic Project
    Tuesday, September 26 in Plainfield (Weekly)

    Dope Chic Project

    Youth Empowerment Program in Plainfield, NJ. Workshops meet once a week for 8 weeks. 

  • Fall Art Program
    Tuesday, September 26 @ 4:00 PM in South Plainfield (Weekly)
    South Plainfield Public Library

    Fall Art Program

    Learn essential art techniques in our ART WITH ATULA programs, Tuesdays at 4:00 PM. For ages 10 - 14, registration required.

  • Intentional Living: Finishing 2023 Strong!
    Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:00 PM
    Enjoying Life Fully LLC

    Intentional Living: Finishing 2023 Strong! Virtual

    Participants will gain clarity on their focus areas and the action necessary to activate and/or achieve before 2024: Identifying goals aligned with priorities and values, through mind mapping, resources, and strategic partnerships.

  • Food Distribution Event
    Wednesday, September 27 @ 10:00 AM in Plainfield
    HOPES Community Action Partnership, Inc., Early Childhood and Family Services Center

    Food Distribution Event

    HOPES will be hosting a free food distribution event in Plainfield, NJ on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 10AM-12PM

  • Food Distribution in Plainfield
    Wednesday, September 27 @ 10:00 AM in Plainfield
    HOPES Community Action Partnership, Inc.

    Food Distribution in Plainfield

    Food distribution being held in Plainfield, NJ on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

  • B-WISE After School Alliance
    Thursday, September 28 in Union (Weekly)
    The Knights of Columbus

    B-WISE After School Alliance

    For our young boys entering grades 3-5

  • Crossroads: Bankruptcy and Family Law
    Thursday, September 28 @ 10:00 AM
    South Jersey Legal Services

    Crossroads: Bankruptcy and Family Law Virtual

    SJLS Bankruptcy Law Coordinator Robert J. Cooper, Esq. will give an overview of the impact of bankruptcy on family law issues such as divorce, equitable distribution and marriage settlement agreements and answer frequently asked questions as part of a free webinar. There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of the webinar.

  • Crossroads: Bankruptcy and Family Law
    Thursday, September 28 @ 10:00 AM
    South Jersey Legal Services

    Crossroads: Bankruptcy and Family Law Virtual

    SJLS Bankruptcy Law Coordinator Robert J. Cooper, Esq. will give an overview of the impact of bankruptcy on family law issues such as divorce, equitable distribution and marriage settlement agreements and answer frequently asked questions as part of a free webinar. There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of the webinar.

  • Union Farmer's Market
    Thursday, September 28 @ 1:00 PM in Union (Weekly)
    Biertuempfel Park

    Union Farmer's Market

    Every Thursday ongoing until October 26th, Union will be having a Farmer's Market for the community.

  • Cancers in Women & Focusing on Self-Care
    Thursday, September 28 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Cancers in Women & Focusing on Self-Care Virtual

    Learning about cancers of the female reproductive system may reduce your risk and help you identify ways to prevent them, so it's important to be proactive about your health. DR. JOYCE VARUGHESE, a board certified, fellowship trained gynecologic oncologist, will lead a discussion of the programs available at Capital Health for women undergoing treatment for gynecologic cancers and related health challenges. Nancy McCormack, an internationally certified and registered yoga therapist from the Capital Health Wellness Center, will close the program with a demonstration of gentle yoga stretches.

  • Union County Fresh Start
    Friday, September 29 in Plainfield (WeekLast)
    Plainfield Public Library

    Union County Fresh Start

    Union County Fresh Start at the Plainfield Public Library.

  • Union County Community Advisory Board Meeting
    Friday, September 29 @ 1:00 PM in Rahway
    Union County Council for Young Children UCCYC

    Union County Community Advisory Board Meeting

    Share your thoughts and suggestions in an effort to help us better serve the community!

  • 2023 SPAN Leadership Conference/CONFERENCIA DE PADRES LIDERES 2023
    Saturday, September 30 @ 8:00 AM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    2023 SPAN Leadership Conference/CONFERENCIA DE PADRES LIDERES 2023 Virtual

    Together We Rise: Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change! Juntos nos levantamos ¡Alza la Voz! ¡Actua Ahora! ¡Crea Cambios!

  • SAT Prep Class
    Saturday, September 30 @ 10:00 AM (Weekly)

    SAT Prep Class Virtual

    SAT Prep Class, classes offered on-line. Registration deadline is September 24th.

  • New Life Counseling presents the C.H.A.R.M.S. Groups
    Sunday, October 1 in Bloomfield
    ew Life Counseling and Mental Health

    New Life Counseling presents the C.H.A.R.M.S. Groups

    New Life Counseling presents the C.H.A.R.M.S. Groups for female youth ages 12-21. Female Empowerment Group. Safe space, snacks and transportation provided.

  • S.A.G. E. (Sharing Adversity through Group Engagement
    Wednesday, October 4 - Monday, December 4 @ 3:30 PM (Monthly)
    Stuck In The Middle

    S.A.G. E. (Sharing Adversity through Group Engagement Virtual

    S.A.G.E. is sharing adversity through group exchange. It provides an open and safe space for members to share their experiences; and offers support and guidance for friends and family with parenting and relationship struggles.

  • High Achievers (High Schoolers): Stress Management Group
    Thursday, October 5 @ 7:00 PM in Fanwood
    Hope, Healing & Happiness

    High Achievers (High Schoolers): Stress Management Group

    Hope Healing & Happiness Counseling Centers is excited to offer a weekly virtual group starting October 5th Thursdays 7-8pm for high achieving high school students who want to learn how to better manage their stress and anxiety! Please visit our website for more information.

  • Annual Flea Market and Bazaar & Annual Health Fair
    Saturday, October 7 @ 9:00 AM in Plainfield

    Annual Flea Market and Bazaar & Annual Health Fair

    United Presbyterian Church Presents Annual Flea Market and Bazaar & Annual Health Fair

  • Programa De Fortalecimiento Familiar
    Tuesday, October 10 @ 5:00 PM in Elizabeth (Weekly)
    Centro de Eport

    Programa De Fortalecimiento Familiar

    Un divertido programa basado en evidencia de 14 semanas que tiene como objetivo fortalecer a las familias a traves de tecnicas de comunicacion eficaz. 

  • Budget Counseling
    Wednesday, October 11 @ 10:00 AM
    South Jersey Legal Services

    Budget Counseling Virtual

    SJLS Bankruptcy Law Coordinator Robert J. Cooper, Esq. will give an overview of budgeting and money management and answer frequently asked questions as part of a free webinar. There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of the webinar.

  • Finding Your Somebodiness
    Wednesday, October 11 @ 4:00 PM (Bi-Weekly)

    Finding Your Somebodiness Virtual

    Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you want to talk to other parents in a safe space? Do you want to share your journey with other parents?

  • A Future that Includes Employment: The Importance of Family Engagement
    Thursday, October 12 @ 12:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    A Future that Includes Employment: The Importance of Family Engagement Virtual

    Join Us! Presentation by: Sean Roy, Chief Innovation & Training Officer TransCen, Inc. • We will discuss the importance of engaging families in the transition process with an emphasis on competitive integrated employment • Review tools and strategies for supporting youth toward employment success • Discuss ways to raise family expectations.

  • Un Futuro que Incluye Empleo: La Importancia de la Participaci√≥n Familiar
    Thursday, October 12 @ 12:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    Un Futuro que Incluye Empleo: La Importancia de la Participación Familiar Virtual

    ¡Unase a nosotros! Presentado por: Sean Roy, Jefe de Innovación y Formación TransCen, Inc. • Hablaremos de la importancia de involucrar a las familias en el proceso de transición, haciendo énfasis en el empleo competitivo e integrado. • Haremos un repaso de las herramientas y estrategias para apoyar a los jóvenes a alcanzar el éxito en el empleo. • Analizaremos las diferentes maneras de aumentar las expectativas familiares.

  • Cancer de mama: lo que necesita saber
    Thursday, October 12 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Cancer de mama: lo que necesita saber Virtual

    Un diagnóstico temprano de cáncer de mama puede abrir la puerta a más opciones de tratamiento y conducir a mejores resultados. Únase a la DRA. SARAH SORDO, médico en medicina interna certificada por la junta, en Capital Health Primary Care – Hopewell, para conocer los factores de riesgo del cáncer de mama y la importancia de la detección temprana, las mamografías y las pautas de detección recomendadas. Ella hablará sobre estrategias de prevención y el papel que juega la genética en el cáncer de mama. La conferencia se presentará en español.

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month Block Party Celebration
    Friday, October 13 @ 6:00 PM in Plainfield
    Black Lives Matter Plaza

    National Hispanic Heritage Month Block Party Celebration

    Join Us for a Spectacular Hispanic Heritage Month Block Party!

    Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Location: Black Lives Matter Plaza (515 Watchung Ave)

  • Union County Community Health Fair
    Sunday, October 15 @ 8:00 AM in Roselle
    Warinanco Park

    Union County Community Health Fair

    Union County Board of Commissioners & Union County Office of Health Management present: Union County Community Health Fair!

  • Annual New Jersey Youth Transition Conference
    Monday, October 16 - Saturday, October 21 @ 7:00 AM
    Camden County Partnership for Children

    Annual New Jersey Youth Transition Conference Virtual

    The NJ Youth Transition Conference was created for youth ages 14-21+ who experience I/DD, their families and caregivers, and the professionals who serve them. The 3rd Annual NJYTC will help you to understand the key organizations & services that support people and families in the transition process. 

  • Entrepreneurship Essentials Workshop
    Tuesday, October 17 @ 6:00 PM in Plainfield
    Plainfield Library

    Entrepreneurship Essentials Workshop

    Who should attend? New business owners and anyone interested in opening a business.

  • Grief and Loss: Recovery is Possible
    Tuesday, October 17 @ 7:00 PM
    Enjoying Life Fully LLC

    Grief and Loss: Recovery is Possible Virtual

    Workshop provides a forum for anyone who has experienced grief and/or loss to explore their feelings and experiences, ask questions, and discover new tools towards recovery! This is an opportunity to self-explore and reflect while building community and creating meaningful deposits in a safe space.

  • Domestic Abuse Training & Assistance Program (DATA)
    Wednesday, October 18 @ 10:00 AM in Oradell

    Domestic Abuse Training & Assistance Program (DATA)

    A Partnership for Change (APFC) is a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to ending intimate partner violence.

  • Thursday, October 19 @ 10:00 AM in Plainfield
    Plainfield Performing Arts Center (P-PAC)

    Nonprofit Leadership Panel Discussion Series

    Grant writing skills for the resilient nonprofit.

  • The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders
    Thursday, October 19 - Thursday, October 26 @ 9:45 PM
    BHM

    The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders Virtual

    When Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders collide, they present challenges for clients & service providers. Participants will examine how SUDs may impact the safety of DV victims and how DV may hinder addiction recovery.

  • 25th Union County Red Ribbon Prevention 5K Family Fun Festival
    Saturday, October 21 @ 10:00 AM in Cranford

    25th Union County Red Ribbon Prevention 5K Family Fun Festival

    25th Union County Red Ribbon Prevention 5K Family Fun Festival

    Saturday, October 21st 10AM-3PM

  • Union County Red Ribbon Day Family Fun Festival
    Saturday, October 21 @ 12:00 PM in Roselle

    Union County Red Ribbon Day Family Fun Festival

    Saturday, October 21st, 12-3pm After the 5K Run/Walk

  • Guardianship and Children's SSI Benefits Webinar
    Wednesday, October 25 @ 12:00 PM
    South Jersey Legal Services

    Guardianship and Children's SSI Benefits Webinar Virtual

    Jill Roth-Gutman, Esq. of Roth-Gutman Law, LLC and Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., from South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. will discuss the following and more: SJLS – Who we are and what we do, The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children & Children's SSI Project, Importance of guardianship, Power of attorney vs. guardianship, Does your child need a guardianship? Types of guardianship, How to file, fees & service. There will be a Q & A after the presentation!

  • Vaping: Get the Facts
    Thursday, November 2 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Vaping: Get the Facts Virtual

    The use of e-cigarettes skyrocketed in recent years. We now know that once inhaled, these harmful products have ingredients that can damage the lungs and can also cause many other physical and psychological symptoms from cardiovascular effects to nausea, flu-like symptoms and decline in sexual performance. Get the facts on vaping.

  • The Impact of Hip Hop on Behavior and Culture
    Friday, November 3 @ 9:30 AM
    Behavioral Health Matters

    The Impact of Hip Hop on Behavior and Culture Virtual

    This course will dissect the multifaceted impact of hip-hop, from empowering marginalized communities to redefining societal norms. Whether you're a hip-hop enthusiast, a cultural observer, or simply curious about the genre's transformative power, this course offers insight into the dynamic relationship between hip-hop and behavior as well as treatment implications.

  • Advances in Foot and Ankle Sports Injury Treatments
    Monday, November 6 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Advances in Foot and Ankle Sports Injury Treatments Virtual

    Foot and ankle injuries are some of the most common problems for athletes of all competitive levels. Learn about the latest advances in treatment options.

  • Brain Fog Causes and What to Do About It
    Thursday, November 9 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Brain Fog Causes and What to Do About It Virtual

    Forgetfulness, lack of mental clarity, loss of motivation, and an inability to concentrate are associated with a non-medical condition broadly identified as "brain fog." Learn about the cognitive impact of COVID-19 and other conditions and treatment options to help dissipate the fog.

  • Avoiding Burnout - Holiday Edition
    Tuesday, November 14 @ 7:00 PM
    Enjoying Life Fully LLC

    Avoiding Burnout - Holiday Edition Virtual

    The holidays can be a time of happiness; filled with social gatherings, activities, and rejoicing. It can be a period of painful loneliness, recognizing grief and loss, anxiety, or depression. It is often a time of high emotion and demands when family and other interpersonal conflicts surface. Even people who love the holidays can experience feeling overwhelmed, burnout, or sadness. Feeling overwhelmed because of pressure from others or one's own expectations associated with the holiday season is often referred to as "holiday burnout". This workshop will provide participants with proven tips to help manage stress and emotions this holiday season.

  • Coping with School Shootings: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Child
    Thursday, November 16 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Coping with School Shootings: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Child Virtual

    School shootings have become a tragic fact of life, and the impact of these events often extends beyond the victims and their families to the larger community. Learn about the far-reaching psychological impact of school shootings and support and coping strategies for children and families.

  • Small Step Strategies for Prediabetes
    Monday, November 20 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Small Step Strategies for Prediabetes Virtual

    Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is that by making lifestyle changes, it is possible to prevent type 2 diabetes and even reverse prediabetes. Learn more about prediabetes and how small steps can make a big difference in preventing type 2 diabetes.

  • Overcoming Loneliness and Social Isolation
    Thursday, November 30 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Overcoming Loneliness and Social Isolation Virtual

    Research shows that people with little or no social contact or support are more likely to experience a range of physical and mental health challenges. Learn about risk factors and coping strategies and will share tips for overcoming a sense of isolation.

  • Manifesting Abundance & Vision Boarding
    Tuesday, December 5 @ 7:00 PM
    Enjoying Life Fully LLC

    Manifesting Abundance & Vision Boarding Virtual

    * Are you ready to become the CEO of your life? * Do you feel like life is happening to you and not for you? * Are you done with settling for less than your ultimate dreams? * Are you ready for a new level of success and abundance? Whatever the story, this workshop is a perfect tool for everyone, facilitating clarity around aspirations and how to manifest them into reality!

  • The Knee: A to Z
    Wednesday, December 6 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    The Knee: A to Z Virtual

    The knee is one of the largest joints in the human body and one of the most complex. Learn more from an expert about the anatomy and physiology of the knee, common injuries, and the latest surgical techniques available.

  • Achieve More with a Healthy Pelvic Floor
    Thursday, December 7 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Achieve More with a Healthy Pelvic Floor Virtual

    Are you experiencing pain in your pelvic area during sex, personal care, or urination/bowel movements? It's time to advocate for yourself! Learn strategies for living your life without pelvic pain and the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy. All genders are welcome!

  • 2024: Moving Forward!
    Monday, January 8 @ 7:00 PM
    Enjoying Life Fully LLC

    2024: Moving Forward! Virtual

    It's LEVEL UP time! No more settling or second guessing, it's GO time! Dispel popular opinion to experience a contrarian life! Take YOUR life to the next level. Move the big dreams and goals from desire to reality. This is an opportunity to achieve your aspirations and goals by investing in becoming better equipped with new habits, new tools, and new methodologies. Let's get the mind right so that the pursuit of passion will follow! It's time to say "bye-bye" to the old, and "HELLO" to the new!