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Union Catholic to Present
How To Succeed In Business
UPCOMING MUSICAL…Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains’ spring musical, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, will feature senior Matt Price of Fanwood, left, as J. Pierrepont Finch (Ponty) and junior Brian Reagan of Scotch Plains as Mr. Bratt. Matt is a 1998 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award nominee. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturdays, March 19, 20, 26 and 27, at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets for all performances are $8 for reserved seating, and $6 for students and senior citizens. For reservations, please call (908) 889-1600.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains will present its spring musical, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, on Fridays and Saturdays, March 19, 20, 26 and 27. All shows will be held at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
The production is based on the book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.
It chronicles the rise up the corporate ladder of J. Pierrepont Finch, an opportunist who gets ahead not through hard work but through a series of fiendishly well-formulated deceptions.
Featuring an 84-member cast, the production is directed by Maryann Carolan, a member of the Union Catholic English Department, with Musical Director Larry Rothweiler and Choreographer Gina Lawrence.
Among the show’s songs are “The Brotherhood of Man,” “I Believe In You,” “Coffee Break,” and “How To
Succeed.” There are also several dance numbers.
Reserved seats are priced at $8. Students and senior citizens will be admitted for $6. For additional ticket information and reservations, please call (908) 889-1600.
Symphony Orchestra Plans Concert With Cantor Novick
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Symphony Orchestra (WSO), the resident orchestra of the Union County Arts Center in Rahway, will present a concert featuring mezzo-soprano Martha Novick, Cantor for Temple Emanu-El in Westfield, on Saturday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at the center.
The evening’s repertoire will include Rossini’s Overture to Barber of Seville, Copland’s Old American Songs, and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.
Cantor Novick will sing the Copland songs, as well as the fourth movement of Mahler’s symphony.
She has performed leading roles for the New York Metropolitan Opera Association, the National Shakespeare Theatre, CBS and PBS Television, WNYC Radio, the Center for New Music in New York and the Liederkranz Opera Workshop.
She has also performed solos for Musica Hebraica Sela and the Hebrew Arts Chorale, as well as the Choral Arts Society. Cantor Novick has previously appeared with the WSO and has appeared in concerts and recitals throughout the United States and Israel.
“Cantor Novick’s voice is of exceptional beauty. She also has the rare and unique talent of transporting her audience through intense and emotional singing — she is a delight to hear,”
remarked David Wroe, the Westfield Symphony’s Music Director and Conductor.
Cantor Novick received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Performance and a master’s degree in music education from New York University.
She was also awarded a bachelor’s degree in sacred music from Hebrew Union College, where she was invested as Cantor in May of 1983. She currently serves on the college’s faculty.
Applications Available For Senior Complex
WESTFIELD — The Second Westfield Senior Citizens Housing corporation announced applications for tenancy will be available from Monday, March 15, to Friday, March 26.
The housing complex is situated on a site adjacent to the existing senior citizens development on Boynton Avenue in Westfield.
Ruth B. Smith, the corporation’s Executive Director, stated, “We are delighted to respond to the many calls and visits asking us for an opportunity to apply for these affordable senior units.”
Prospective tenants are screened on the basis of age and income. For more information or to receive an application, please call Thelma May Smith, Housing Manager, at (908) 518-9586.
Annual Best Chef’s Night Prepared By Girl Scouts
WESTFIELD – The Washington Rock Girl Scout Council (WRSGC) will sponsor its 4th Annual Best Chef’s Night and Silent Auction on Monday, March 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Westwood in Garwood.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, if available. Attendees must be 18 or older to participate and business attire is requested.
Restaurants and bakeries provide samples of their finest cuisine, while throughout the evening a silent auction will be held and door prizes will be raffled.
Some participating restaurants include Freshwater’s of Plainfield, The Rusty Spigot of Plainfield, Ciro’s of Colonia, and the Union Plaza. Door prizes will include dinner for two
from The Brick Oven of Westfield and many other local restaurants.
A ladies’ watch from AM Jewelers of Clark, and collectibles, including an authentic autographed Mickey Mantle photograph and rare Beanie Babies, are some of the prizes that will be featured.
For more information, or to reserve space as a vendor, please contact Debra Lampert-Rudman, WRGSC Fund Development/Public Relations Director at (908) 232-3236, Extension 209.
For tickets, please call Vicki at (908) 232-3236, Extension 221. Credit card orders accepted by fax at (908) 232-2140. Please specify type of credit card, number, expiration date, and signature.
Monthly Alzheimer Group To Meet At Local Hospital
The next Caregiver/Alzheimer Support Group of Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County will meet from Thursday, March 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Family Conference Room of the facility, located at 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights.
This professional support, education and information group for caregivers and family members, held the third Thursday of each month, is open to the community, free of charge.
The support group shares information on the disease, research updates, practical care techniques and a list of community resources. An
important part of the meeting is discussing the frustrations individuals feel in caring for those stricken with Alzheimer’s disease.
Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County sponsors the meetings in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Association is an organization committed to easing the burden and finding a cure for Alzheimers, the national fourth leading fatal disease among adults.
For further information on this wheelchair accessible program, please call (908) 771-5835.
Westfield Newcomers Club Announces March Events
WESTFIELD – The Newcomers Club of Westfield has posted its schedule of events for March.
On Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m., the Dinners Committee has chosen the Raagini Restaurant for their monthly dinner.
On Thursday, March 18, at 8 p.m. the Fundraising Committee will be hosting a Pampered Chef party, with part of the proceeds going to local charities. This event will be open to the public. Call the club for details.
On Saturday, March 20, at 10 a.m. the Children’s Committee will throw a spring party for children including an egg hunt with a special guest, the Easter Bunny.
The Dinners Committee is also planning a Progressive Dinner for Saturday,
March 27. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please call for the location. Members will meet at a single house for appetizers, then split up into smaller groups of 8-10 for a theme dinner at several members homes, and meet again at another home for dessert.
The Newcomers Club is a social organization formed to promote friendships and a sense of community for new residents, as well as existing residents who have recently hat a lifestyle change such as marriage, birth or local move.
For more information about the above events or to join the club, please contact the Membership Committee chairperson, Jeannie Arida at (908) 654-0313.
Union Catholic to Present Special Tricky Tray Auction
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Parents Guild of Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains will sponsor The Rockin’ ‘N’ Rollin’ Tricky Tray Auction on Friday, March 12, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of the high school.
Each table will have a specific theme relating to Rock and Roll, such as “The Big Bopper” with the Huffy Sports storable basketball system; “Turn Up The Jukebox” with a 19-inch color television; “Happy Days” with a stoneware dinnerware service for eight; “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” with two Huffy
bicycles, a 20-inch girls and and a 20-inch boys.
In front of each item will be a can in which participants can place tickets. At the end of the evening, there will be a random drawing for each item.
The admission fee of $6 includes a sheet of bid tickets and, if purchased before Friday, March 12, an additional bid sheet will be given for free.
Finger desserts, coffee and tea will be served throughout the night. For further information, tickets, and table reservations, please call (908) 8891600.
BCW/BPW Announces Monthly Dinner Meeting
WESTFIELD — The Berkeley Heights/Clark/Westfield Business and Professional Women (BCW/BPW) monthly dinner meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 16, at The Kenilworth Inn.
Networking will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Non-members are welcome to attend.
This meeting will feature Michael Mirabella, a Community Development Specialist with The Sharing Network. He will discuss organ and tissue donation and transplantation and their role in saving lives and restoring physical function.
BCW/BPW is part of BPW/NJ and BPW/USA. Membership in the organization offers professional growth, individual development, personal empowerment and legislative awareness.
Advance registration for the dinner meeting is recommended. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person. Reserva
tion deadline is Wednesday, March 10. For reservations and information, please call (908) 687-5239.
Library to Present Internet Training
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Library will hold a class on Internet searching techniques on Tuesday, March 23, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the library.
The presentation, which will be given by the library’s reference staff, will be a hands-on introduction to the Internet and will include instruction on using EBSCOhost, an on-line magazine database.
In-person or telephone registration will begin on Monday, March 15, at the Circulation Desk. A valid Westfield Library card will be required to attend the classes.
Class size will be limited to eight individuals. For more information, or to register, please call (908) 789-4090.