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Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Feast of things for body, mind and spirit today


 There is truly a feast of things for Plainfielders' bodies, minds and spirits today.

You can start off with a DOWN HOME BREAKFAST offered by residents of Cedar Brook Apartments: Scrambled eggs, grits, ham or bacon, homemade biscuits, apple or orange juice and tea or coffee. All for $5. From 9:00 AM to... Cedar Brook Apartments, a senior residence, is at 1272 Park Avenue; use the rear residence. They will deliver, too! For information or home delivery, call (908) 361-8533.

After breakast, join the ladies of the Plainfield Garden Club at THE SHAKESPEARE GARDEN between 9 AM and 11 AM as they spruce it up for the spring season. (See my post here.) Wear old clothes and bring some gloves and tools to work with. This is the debut of their Saturdays at the Shakespeare Garden program, where volunteers can join with memnbers to groom and care for Plainfield's rare botanical jewel. Just show up, no need to call, but you can get more information at their website

Kids and families will find plenty to do at the YMCA's free HEALTHY KIDS DAY from Noon - 3 PM. There will be fun and games, tours of the facility and music and refreshments. The national YMCA promotes this event to help promote children's health and leisure-time habits as well as to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity. The YMCA is at Watchung Avenue and East 6th Street. Parking available in its lot or on the street. Info: (908) 756-6060.

Also beginning at 12:30, you can take a self-guided TOUR OF PLAINFIELD HOUSES OF WORSHIP sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Registration begins at Noon at St. Bernard/St. Stanislaus Kostka Church at George Street and Sumner Avenue. Tickets are $20/person, $10/Seniors and students. There is a reception after the tour at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church. (For more info, see my post here.)

You can wrap up the day with the PLAINFIELD SYMPHONY'S 93rd SEASON FINALE CONCERT AND CONDUCTOR'S CIRCLE PARTY -- an evening with Verdi -- at 7 PM at the orchestra's permanent performance home, Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church. Besides a sumptuous concert, you can end the day with the equally sumptuous Conductor's Circle Party after the concert, where the orchestra's principal flautist Leslie Pruess will be honored. (For more info on the concert, tickets and the after-party, see my post here.)

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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