We hope you've had a great summer! We just wanted to let you know thatthe next sessions of Intro to Fencing have been scheduled. The adultcourse will start on Thursday, 9/18 at 7pm, and the youth course willstart on Saturday, 9/20 at 1pm. This 10 week course is $300, and thatcost includes brand new equipment for each student. You'll get yourown mask, glove, and jacket to keep.We still have a great on-going beginner level class for kids onSaturday mornings! New students can join any time. Fencing, Fitness, &Fun is from 9am-11am every Saturday. The pricing structure is:$45 per session for 2 hours of fencing, fitness, and fun!$35 per session prepaying for one full month$25 per session prepaying for 3 full months
Past, present, and future collide at Nails in the Wall, the Gallery @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen. The church will begin its 150th anniversary celebration with ARTIFACTS, a collection of relics, history, and lore. See and hear how the history of town and church, people and building, intertwine with the growth of our nation. ARTIFACTS include hand-crafted needlework, antique handmade Sunday School materials, many photographs, maps and blueprints, books by authors who have passed our way, and much more.
Come to the opening celebration Saturday Sept. 20, 2-5pm for music and refreshments. "If these walls could talk..." well, the walls, floors, furniture, handicrafts, and especially the windows HAVE talked to our own Ted Latham, church and town historian. His many years of rummaging, salvaging, sleuthing and saving are manifest today on the Gallery walls. Talk to Ted at the opening, and you will hear even more than those Gallery walls coul contain. Walk through the historic sanctuary with Ted's printed guide for an up-close view of century-old hand-crafted stained glass windows.
Want to know more? Ted Latham will offer three talks on Sunday mornings:
Sunday, Oct.12, 11:45am
HISTORY OF THE CHURCHES IN METUCHEN UP UNTIL 1876.
Sunday, Nov.9, 11:45am
BOARD AND BATTEN CARPENTER GOTHIC ARCHITECTURAL STYLE (St. Luke's and other Metuchen Churches)
Sunday, Nov.16, 11:45am
THE ROLE OF ST. LUKE'S AND FOUNDER HENRY MILLS ALDEN IN ESTABLISHING METUCHEN'S REPUTATION AS "THE BRAINY BORO".
ARTIFACTS closes on November 20. WHAT THEN? We begin our journey into the next 150 years!
Gallery hours: M-F 9am - 2pm; Sat. 4-6pm; Sun. 11am-2pm. For further information, please contact
Guest Curator Deborah Kmetz: debKphoto@gmail.com.
Build with Purpose has received a $121,850 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Technical Assistance (TA) award from the . Build with Purpose is just one of 22 organizations to receive the TA award. On Tuesday, the CDFI Fund announced a total of $158.2 million in Financial Assistance awards to 130 CDFIs and $2.6 million in TA awards to 22 certified and emerging CDFIs.
The TA award will provide funds for training and capacity building for Build with Purpose to achieve CDFI certification. "We are excited by this new opportunity and appreciative of the support. This grant will provide Build with Purpose the resources to obtain CDFI certification which will enable us to better serve low-income communities in and around New Jersey," said Brian Keenan, Director and President of Build with Purpose.
The purpose of the CDFI Program is to use federal resources to invest in existing and emerging CDFIs and to build their capacity to serve low-income people and communities that lack access to affordable financial products and services. Since 1994, the CDFI Fund has awarded more than $1.3 billion in FA and TA awards through the CDFI Program.