Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Weird NJ crew will be presenting a night of music and food.
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Thursday, January 17
Weird NJ is bringing a special fundraiser to West Orange this weekend in order to raise money for those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The Restore Our Shore fundraiser will be held at the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh on Jan. 19, from 7 p.m. to midnight. All funds raised will benefit the following charities: The fundraiser will provide relief to those residents whose homes were destroyed. In addition, the Weird NJ crew is looking to help the businesses who were affected by the storm. Weird NJ publishers Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran will be guest hosting the event. Local bands such as The Poor Man’s Opera, The Will O’Connor Live Acoustic Show, and special musical guests will be performing for the crowd, while local restaurants and …
Friday, September 14, 2012
This annual fundraiser returns to help fund cures for childhood cancers.
The Shillelagh Club is going bald for St. Baldrick’s this weekend when it hosts its annual fundraiser to combat children’s cancer. People will line up on Saturday to get their hair buzzed to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancers. Kevin Kinney, of West Caldwell and who is organizing the event, said about 70 people have already signed up to get their heads shaved by volunteer barbers, such as those from JT’s Barbershop in Verona. The event continues to draw people year after year from not only West Orange, but the Caldwells, Verona, Montclair and various other communities. The fundraiser will also feature live bands, step dancers, food, and drinks. “Every year we try…
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's MuckRuckus MS obstacle course is this weekend at the South Mountain Reservation.
One national charity has found a way to combine fundraising and fun, drawing hundreds of people to South Mountain Reservation this weekend to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis by bringing them to an obstacle course and mud pits. For the past week, crews have been building the MuckRuckus MS obstacle course in the open space across from McLoone’s Boathouse located in the county’s recreation complex. This enormous playground for adults is all part of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s aim to raise money and awareness for the disease. “They are a lot of fun,” said Bonnie Bardinas, communication’s manager of the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the NMSS. “This is a fun-filled kind of event, and it is just another opportunity to raise MS…