Five things you need to know today, Friday, July 1.
- Today is the first of July, which is National Ice Cream Month. Celebrate with a stop at the winner, Scoops in Scotch Plains or local winners in Garwood and in Clark. You can get real, old fashioned, hand-cranked ice cream at Independence Day celebrations this weekend at on Saturday and on Sunday. Or simply buy all the fixins and make a super sundae yourself!
- For the month of July, the , in conjunction with Saint John The Apostle Food Pantry, has announced they will be collecting new toys for needy children. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday at the Clark Municipal Building, room 18, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with a , one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the U.S. tomorrow, Saturday, July 2. Learn about how the Trust has rehabilitated and released hundreds of injured wild birds; meet the 50 raptors that have found permanent homes at the center, including our national bird, the Bald Eagle, and watch a rehabilitated hawk soar free during an on-site hawk release.
- Discover who were the Lenape Native Americans and how they used this land to survive by registering for Trailside Nature & Science Center’s Friday Family Program today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
- Clark Recreation Department and Central Jersey Skate Shop will present tomorrow, Saturday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Esposito Park on Madison Hill Road. Watch and participate in skateboard, BMX, Freestyle Scooter and Best Trick demonstrations and contests, plus enjoy music and prizes. Admission and contest entry are free. Helmets are required to participate.
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