Community Events and Notices

*2020 Census Information*
Census employees will begin knocking on doors of households that have not yet completed the Census all across New Jersey starting August 11. Census taker will follow COVID-19 safety protocols and have been trained on social distancing and other health and safety protocols. Census employees are safe and secure! Check to make sure Census takers have a valid photo ID badge featuring a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date.  Census workers will never ask for your Social Security number, bank or credit card account numbers, money or donations or anything on behalf of a political party. 

*Information on Elections*
How the election will work this year
Additional polling locations and drop-off boxes

*Raritan Valley Drive Through Testing to Continue*
Information here
Additional polling places and drop-off boxes added

*September 19 – CPR Training*
Hands Only CPR Training at Stonecrest Community Church
Saturday, 8AM to 1PM
Just 5 Minutes of training can save a life.

*September 20 – Warren County Pet Fair*

*September 21 – WHRHS PTO Meet and Greet*
RSVP requested

*September 22 – Zoom Meeting on Slavery*

*September 26 – Warren Lions Club Drive-in Movie Night*

Registration to attend here

*September 27 – New Jersey Blood Services Blood Drive*

Information on the event here

*October 2 – Watchung-Warren Rotary Club Comedy Night Fundraiser*

Information and registration here

*October 17 – Performance of Moody Blues Music Livestream*

Information on the event here

*SAT Test Center Closing Information*
From the College Board

*Changes to MVC Deadlines and Streamlining of Processes*

Information on the new legislation here

*Gov. Murphy Coronavirus Restrictions Partially Lifted*

Information on changes here and here

*Stonecrest Church Event Information*

Find out about their events here

*Somerset County Library System Virtual Events*

You can find all the library system’s upcoming virtual events here

Their 2020 Virtual Library Card Sign-up Month Bingo Information here

*Warren Voting Information Site*
Created by a WHRHS Student

*Absentee Voting Ballets*

You can get your absentee ballet here

*Emergency Rental Relief Program*

Information on how you can get assistance for owed rent during the pandemic here

*School Reopening Information*

Information on Watchung Hills’ reopening here

*Project Graduation 2021 Face Mask Order Form*

Link to information here

*Disability Placards Expiration Extended*

*Made to Order Face Masks*

Info on ordering here – Link to shop

*Watchung Arts Center Virtual Arts Camp extended Through Aug. 1*

More info here

*US National Census May Stop Counting Early*

Information on the early stopping here

*Petition – Change the WHRHS Mascot*
Sign the petition

*Warren Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squads Accept High School Aged Applicants*
The town pays for the fire academy

*Capacity Limits on NJ Transit Lifted but Face Mask Requirement Stays*

Article on Changes Here

*Somerset Patriots Drive-In Movies*
Schedule and ticket information

*Petition to Save Lord Stirling Stables*

Article on the Petition

*Warren Now Livestreaming Meetings*
You can now virtually attend township committee meetings

*Watchung Hills High School Scholarship Awards*
Watch the event on YouTube

*Round Top Swim and Tennis Club Accepting New Member Application*
Apply here

*Greenbrook Lions Scholarship Opportunities*
Green Brook Lions Club has 4 scholarships available to graduating seniors from GB.  email us for info greenbrooklions@gmail.com

*Duke Farms to Reopen*
Social distancing rules will be enforced

*Guidelines for Youth Sports*
Practices can start June 22

*High School Sports to Return in Fall*
NJSIAA reveals guidelines

*Governor Murphy Announces Colleges to Return*
Guidelines are detailed here

*Governor Murphy Lifts Stay At Home Order*
Includes loosened restrictions on churches and businesses, social distancing should still be maintained.

*Township Modifies Zoning for Outdoor Dining*
Permits will be given to allow restaurants to reopen on June 15

*Living In Harmony With Nature Series at Somerset County Library*
A series of virtual presentations on green living

*Volunteer at Reeves Arboretum*
Opportunities are listed here

*Get Involved in the Watchung Hills Elks*
We sure do love cooking! Thanks volunteers!
Are you interested in getting more involved in your community? We have a Lodge building with social/bar area, pavilion/picnic area and bandstand, members-only swimming pool and the Hofheimer Grotto all on over 6 acres of park-like settings in Warren Township.
Join us and become active in your choice of nearly two dozen committees including services for Special Needs and Veterans groups.
#ElksCareElksShare #NJElks #WarrenNJ #BPOElks #BestPeopleOnEarth #Volunteerism #VolunteersAreGreat

*Community Advocacy Group*
On Facebook

*Raising A Dog During a Pandemic*
Courteous Canines has a weekly series

*Talking to Your Teen About Protests*
From the New York Times

*Collecting Used Baseball and Softball Equipment!*
My name is Shreyas and I’m a sophomore at Watchung Hills Regional High School.  I am part of an organization called “Homerun Hopefuls” which collects baseball and softball equipment for underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic. Collecting in any condition: Bats, gloves, cleats, sneakers, batting gloves, batting helmets, catcher’s gear, balls, tee-shirts, baseball pants and socks, hats, and belts.
I will be picking up every Thursday curbside.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Sincerely,
Shreyas Sekhar
shreyasssekhar2004@gmail.com | Cell: 908.868.6050

*Nursing Home PenPals*
Whenever I hear news about COVID19 nursing home deaths, I think it must so scary be to live there, and I’m grateful to all our volunteer writers. Through our Senior PenPal program, we have students, children of all ages, families, and solo adults writing to the residents to brighten their days. And some of them are writing back! This heartwarming program will continue on for many months – thank you writers! (If you’re interested in volunteering call 908-312-0298 to ask how to register!)

*Drive Through Animal Farm*
Now through the end of May at Skylands Stadium

*NJ MVC Extends Grace Period Until July 31*
Includes license renewals, registration renewal, inspections, etc.

*NJ Balloon Festival Pushed Back to October*
The 38th Annual NJ Balloon Festival has been pushed back due to COVID 19

*NJ NJEDA Announces Grant Expansion*
Small businesses can apply

*Status of Warren Parks and Trails*
Check here

*Register to be a Contact Tracer*
Register to become a contact tracer

*Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Now Open*
*Adoptions by appointment only*
Call us today at 908-725-0308 to discuss our curbside, no contact adoption process. Thank you!

*Guidelines for Restarting High School Sports*
From the National Federation of State High School Associations

*Virtual Book Club*

Andrea Silvershein is offering a virtual book club for women

*Somerset Parks cancel events for the rest of 2020, Warrenbrook Pool closed for season*

Official press release

*Information regarding voter registration and vote by mail*

Step by Step Guidelines

Voter Registration Form

Application to Vote by Mail Ballot

https://www.vote411.org/

 

*Let’s Make Some Noise for Our Local Heroes*

 

*Free Tutoring*

*Gentle Yoga Class*
Free Gentle yoga class twice a week every Saturday 9:00 am and Wednesday 7:15 pm. Through Zoom webinar. If any one interested please e-mail
chotismile2000@yahoo.com

*ReFrame Dance Theatre*

The dance company ReFrame Dance Theatre is working towards a September performance inside of The Coffee Box – Rahway. As they research and rehearse, it’d would be very helpful for them if the community shares some of their favorite Cafe experiences through this google form: https://forms.gle/A7q1sktwsmxrKbKD8

Submissions are anonymous, no questions are required, and it’s all for internal use only.

*Hip Hop Dance for Kids*

Free Virtual Hip Hop Fusion offered by Ronit Shahane
Two 30 minute classes weekly

If interested, contact him directly at (732) 491-9784 or

ronitshahani@gmail.com

*Scavenger Hunt*

Join the Great Swamp Watershed Association for their weekly scavenger hunt! And there are even great prizes for you to win!

*St. Hubert’s Pet Food Bank*

If you are finding it difficult to afford pet food during these difficult times St. Hubert’s has a pet food bank at their Madison facility.

*Halloween Costume Drop Off*

Donate at Imagine That Children’s Museum in Florham Park