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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Saturday's exhibits, car show, firefighter BBQ will keep you busy


A scene from last year's Firefighters' Community Appreciation BBQ.

A pair of exhibits bookend a busy Saturday of Plainfield events this weekend --

11 AM - 1 PM
The Plainfield Public Library's annual summer invitational photo exhibit kicks off with an opening reception. This year's featured local photographers are David Beverly, Elizabeth King and Bernice Paglia. The exhibit runs through September 29th in the Room 2 Gallery at the Library, Park Avenue at 8th Street.
5 PM - 7 PM
Twenty-seven winners of this year's duCret Annual Spring Art Show will be honored at a reception opening an exhibit of their works at Swain Galleries. Students representing Plainfield, South Plainfield, Piscataway and other neighboring communities are showing 44 diverse works of art.  Besides oils and pastels and other traditional techniques, stained glass and some unusual art forms such as 3-D and graphic illustration. Swain Galleries is at the corner of Watchung Avenue and East 7th Street.
3 PM - 9 PM
The annual Firefighters' Community Appreciation BBQ. Plainfield's firefighter organizations, The Plainfield Vulcan Pioneers, FOA #207 and FBA #7 join forces to treat the community to a free BBQ in appreciation, giving back to the citizens of the Plainfield community, which they proudly serve. A family-friendly event; all are welcome. On Church Street, between East Front and East 2nd Streets. You can see a video of last year's BBQ on YouTube here.
11 AM - 5 PM
The Queen City Car, Truck and Bike Show will take place alongside Pollo Campero, at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and East Front Street. Trophies, food, DJ. Cars: $20, Bikes: $10. Look on Facebook for more info.
You'll be guaranteed a great time mingling and munching at these four events.

    -- Dan Damon [follow]

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