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Many Ways to Give Back This Weekend

From a turkey/ham collection at St. Al's to Rock Out Cancer concert at Rockn' Joe.

Local groups are asking for your help when you are out shopping for groceries and other needs over the weekend.

is collecting turkey, turkey breast and ham for the Easter season. Donations, preferably frozen, can be dropped off to the vestibule of Gym (behind the church) on Monday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Non-perishable food items are also welcome. The items will be distributed to some local families and will help fill the freezers of St John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark. St. John’s serves about 200 hungry people every day with two pots of soup.

The Scholarship Committee is selling $25, $50 and $100 gift cards for the spring holidays. There is no additional cost to you, and 5% of the sales are donated to the JCHS Scholarship Fund. To order, send an email to matoni@me.com or call Mary Caracappa at 973-364-1386.

Other ways to give back this weekend:

in Caldwell will host a night of music on Friday, March 30, starting at 5:30 p.m., to benefit local Relay for Life efforts for the American Cancer Society. Featured bands include Funkenstein, Conrad Womelsdorf, the Kronics, Split Statement, GNGR, the Retromen and special guests.

The North Caldwell Partnership for Education’s annual fundraiser will be a to be held on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the . Attendees can spin the roulette wheel, play a hand at the blackjack tables or hit the slots. .

A 12-hour scrapbooking event to raise funds for Venture Crew 59 will take place at the on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The $45 entrance fee includes light breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert, goody bags, and Crew members to carry your scrapbooking stuff in and out of the crop area. Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women.

Patty D'Angelo March 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM
The date on the turkey collection at St AL's is incorrect -- it is Tuesday, March 26 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Thank you Patty D'Angelo

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