The Weekender: Family Fun, Fundraisers and Furry Friends

From festivals to fundraisers, this weekend has something for everyone to enjoy.

This week has been busy getting the kids back to school and the weekend is a perfect time to relax. This weekend offers a number of events that the family can do together. Enjoy a performance at the Union County Performing Arts Center or spend the day at the Family Fun Street Festival. Archery Safety Lessons are also offered this weekend and end the perfect weekend by bringing home a new furry friend.

Whatever you decide to do, enjoy your time together and have fun. You can write a short blog for Patch highlighting the event you attended and attach photos for the community to enjoy. 

Please refer to Patch calendars for more events and feel free to add your event to the calendar.


Show your school spirit and attend the 3rd Annual Cranford Booster Club All Sports Kickoff Event. This is a wonderful way to celebrate Cranford’s athletes and fans. This event will be held at Memorial Field – lower gate. Admission includes food, snacks, refreshments and admission to the football game.  $5.00 per person – 4:30 p.m. – Cranford


This singer/songwriter has recorded almost 20 albums and expresses himself beautifully through his music. The concert will be a variety of his songs and styles throughout the years.  $20.00 per person – 8 p.m. – Rahway

Deanne Hampton, author of the children’s book, My Look-Like-Me Mommy will be at signing autographs and greeting her fans. This wonderful children’s book teaches children that although they may not look like their parent, it is love that makes them special.  Free – 2 p.m. – Westfield


This is a community event with over 100 vendors, crafts and family fun.  This event is rain or shine and all are welcome to attend.  Free – 10 a.m. – New Providence

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is hosting archery safety classes for people who would like to learn the basics of archery. The minimum number of participants for the class is eight with the maximum of 24 and each session is two hours long.  $20.00 per person – 10 a.m. – Clark

Petco in Union will host a Best Friend Kitten and Cat Adoption Day. All are healthy and vaccinated and tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Donations will be accepted for canned cat food and unscented cat liter.  Free – 1 p.m. – Union

Let’s Yo Yogurt and Colorado Café-Zumbathon, will both host fundraisers for Autism Family Times. Please refer to Patch calendar for more specific details.  $20.00 for Zumbathon – 2 p.m. – Watchung


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