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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday features debate, rally, concert, talk

'tis the season...
Plainfielders have a plethora of cultural and political opportunities this Sunday afternoon.

In the order of times they begin, here is the roster --

From 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Democratic candidates will appear in a rally targeted to Latin American voters at the Plaza at Park Avenue and Front Street.

Besides gubernatorial candidate Sen. Barbara Buono, those making appearances will be Sen. Nick Scutari, Assembly candidates Jerry Gree ad Linda Stender, Freeholders Linda Carter and Sergio Granada and Mayoral candidate Adrian O. Mapp.

The rally will feature music, food and T-shirts, as well as artists and others.
The Drake House Museum will host author L'Aura Hladik in a talk on ghost hunting at 2:00 PM.

Learn about the hot spots of ghost hunting in New Jersey and New York City based on the America's Haunted Road Trip series. Among the highlights: Proprietary House, the Spy House, Manhattan Bistro and more.

Seating in the Gallery is on a first-come basis (it will fill quickly), and light refreshments will be served after the talk.

The Drake House is at 602 West Front Street, at the foot of Plainfield Aveue. Parking on site and on Geraud Avenue.
The acclaimed Norfolk State University Concert Choir presents a concert at Shiloh Baptist Church at 4:00 PM (doors open at 3:30).

Under the leadership of Carl Haywood and Terry Butler, director and assistant director of choral activities at the University, the 60-member concert choir will present a varied program of sacred and inspirational music.

The concert is open to the public; a freewill offering will be taken.

Shiloh Baptist Church is at West 4th and Liberty Streets. Parking in the church lot on West 5th Street.
The Plainfield Chapter of the NAACP will hold its candidate forum at 5:00 PM at the Mohawk Lodge.

Since the school board election has been moved to the November general election, the forum will include the four candidates for mayor (Adrian Mapp, Sandy Spector, Mustapha Muhammad, D.Scott Belin), two candidates for the 4th Ward Council seat (Bridget Rivers, Barbara Johnson), and the six nonpartisan candidates for the Board of Ed (Annabella Melgar, Richard Lear, Deborah Clarke, Wilma Campbell, Frederick Moore, David Rutherford).

The Mohawk Lodge is at 1357 West 3rd Street (corner of Rushmore Avenue). Parking available in the club's lot and on the street.
This weekend marks the home stretch in the fall general election, which takes place on Tuesday, November 5. The next, and last, opportunity to see and hear all the candidates will be at the League of Women Voters forum, Wednesday, October 30 at the Plainfield Public Library (oops! at Emerson Community School) at 7:00 PM.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

"The rally will feature music, food and T-shirts".
Isn't that exactly what we're always getting on Sharon for – too many circuses with too much bread? I guess it must be OK if these rallies aimed at our so-called "low information" voters produce the right result, which is electing the candidates we like, as opposed to, say, Sharon.

Anonymous said...

Did the Dems take out the proper permits for the rally?

Anonymous said...

Jerry Green and The New Democrats! Perfect bedroom buddies!

The more things change, the more they stay the same.