May 2010 Archives
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Lakeview School, Roosevelt Park- 10 Oak Drive, Edison
8:00AM T-shirt and race number pick-up, and race day registration
9:30AM 5K and Family Fun Walk, Stroll or Roll start
-5K Run/walk fees: $20- pre-register by May 27; $30- after May 27 until race day
USATF member discount: $18- pre-register by May 27; $28 after May 27 until race day
-Family Fun Walk, Stroll or Roll fees: $10 pre-register by May 27; $15 after May 27 until race day. Register online at www.raceforum.com/lakeview or print and mail in completed forms to NJID, c/o Lakeview 5K, 10 Oak Drive, Edison, NJ 08837. Make check payable to NJID.
Amenitites include: Commemorative T-shirt, Finish line reception, Raffles, Refreshments, and Awards!
For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 732-549-6187, ext 539
Performed by The Forum Theatre's Stars on Stage
Friday May 21st at 7PM
Saturday May 22nd 2pm & 7pm
Sunday May 23rd 3pm
Tickets can be online at www.forumtheatrearts.org
All seats $12
On April 30th, the Metuchen Shade Tree Commission and Mrs. Pata's 4th grade class planted two trees on the grounds of Campbell Elementary School. The maintenance team at Campbell School dug holes to our specifications and the kids backfilled, tamped, watered and mulched the plants! George Fromm, chair of the commission, helped prepare the holes for planting.
Come on down to the Old Franklin School in Metuchen on Friday, May 21st for the final coffeehouse of the season. The Metuchen Cultural Arts Commission is proud to present Steve "fiddleboy" Miller, a multi-instrument musician who draws songs from Irish, old time country and Americana traditions. His own songs range from slice of life stories to love gone wrong to the absurd. You may know him from his days as the singer/guitarist for the cult classic power pop band "Ambulance". He also appears with the Irish Pub band "Paddy and the Pale Boys" and as the fiddler/accordionist with the Cajun/Zydeco band "Da Roux". Joining Stevie will be Martin O'Connor, singer/bassist for the Pale Boys. You can check out his music at fiddleboy.net and thepaleboys.com.
The evening begins at 8:00pm on May 21st at the Old Franklin School located at 491 Middlesex Avenue (right next to the firehouse). Admission is five dollars which includes light refreshments. Free parking is across the street at Borough Hall. If you have questions please call 732-632-8502 or go to www.metuchennj.org.
It was a fun event with approximately 150 riders of all shapes and sizes (Free T-Shirts with your $5 registration). People were riding everything from high-end roadbikes to Mountain bikes to beach cruisers to tandems to BMX trick bikes to Sting-Rays with banana seats and training wheels (that little girl didn't make the whole ride - just a few blocks). The ride started at the Edison Municipal Complex at 9 a.m. and wound through much of Edison and Metuchen before looping back to the start. There were rest stops in Edison including the Menlo Tower. We went through Roosevelt Park and had a brief rest at Metuchen Borough Hall. We then headed down Main and over the Graham Footbridge before heading back into Edison.
The Junebug Arts Festival, Metuchen's premier event in the month of June, has announced two very special art contests which are sponsord by two of our mainstay Main Street eateries, Dick's Dock and Alessio's. Dick's is called SOMETHING FISHY and Alessio's is ITALIAN DREAMS. Yes, you can imagine what they are looking for but, Artists, heed the call and check out this link for further information. Only artists 18 years and older are eligible to compete in these contests.
This weekend, The Forum Theatre continues its run of Greenberg from Writer/Director Noah Baumbach (Kicking and Screaming, The Squid and the Whale) and starring Ben Stiller (There's Something About Mary, The Royal Tenenbaums). For a review click here. For show times click here. For the trailer scroll down.
Did you know that through the contributions of individuals and businesses in Metuchen, the Metuchen Education Foundation (MEF) has distributed over $250,000 in grants to Metuchen public school teachers since 2000? Smart boards, virtual field trips, cultural arts presentations--all are results of the ongoing efforts of MEF to enrich and broaden the scholastic experience for Metuchen's kids.
On Friday, May 14, at Hailey's Pub, a silent auction will take place, sponsored by the MEF. For a $20 admission fee, you will get hors d'ouevres and a complimentary drink and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors while you celebrate and contribute to the MEF's dedication to our district and its kids. Great gifts like Jets Tickets and two one-week beach house vacation stays are being auctioned off so you won't want to miss this!
RSVP (not required, but appreciated) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Who Does She Think She Is?" is a look into the lives of four women artists--who are also dedicated mothers. Their personal narratives form the basis of a perspective that every working mother can understand--the pull between work and home is a difficult and often painful balancing act. You don't have to be an 'artist,' per se, to get the gist of Boll's undertaking--the film delivers an emotional wallop when you see the ways in which women, particularly mothers, are expected to push and pull amazing loads in order to keep the lives of their families running smoothly, while trying to attest to the pull of the "muse." It's a perfect paen to mothers everywhere, and this is not lost on the sponsors of the program, given that it runs Mother's' Day Weekend.
I loved this film and I think that you will, too. And it's not just for overworked mothers--the focus on the pull of work and family is a topic which contemporary dads, so much more involved in their lives of their families than ever before, can understand, too. I believe that Boll has just started mining what is a potentially endless digging project about what 'parenting' means--we all define it with our own version of sacrifice and selflessness. These women have not drawn any lines and are taking it all on, some with dire consequeneces.