Weehawken Library to celebrate Hamilton Burr Duel anniversary
To commemorate the anniversary of the Hamilton Burr Duel, the Weehawken Library will host author William Chrystal for a reading of his book “Hamilton by the Slice: Falling in Love with Our Most Influential Founding Father” on Wed., July 11 at 7 p.m.
A leading scholar/performer of founding fathers Hamilton as well as John Adams, Chrystal’s present passion involves uncovering new material about Alexander Hamilton, someone he calls "a badly misunderstood founder." Chrystal is also the “Founding Editor of Hamilton Studies: An Occasional Journal Devoted to Alexander Hamilton” which is due out this month. Earlier this year, he was named the first National Alexander Hamilton Scholar by The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.
For additional information contact the library at (201) 846-7823.
Weehawken offers indoor badminton lessons
Weehawken Recreation announces a new badminton program for boys and girls age 9 to 17 with a professional instructor. The program will take place on Friday evenings from July 13 through Aug. 24 in the high school gym located at 53 Liberty Pl.
The program for children age 9 to 12 will run from 6:30 to 7:15p.m.The program for children age 13 to 17 will start at 7:15 to 8:00 pm. Class size is limited to 8 and is on a first come, first served basis for Weehawken residents only.
It is recommended that children bring their own racquet, but there will be a limited number on hand. Tennis shoes (sneakers) required.
Registration is required. Please call the recreation office to register or for more information at (201) 319-6061.
Weehawken Weekenders to hold trips in summer, fall
The Weehawken Weekenders will take a trip on July 11 to see “The Real Husbands of New Jersey” at the Royal Manor in Garfield for $45 which includes lunch.
On July 18, Mayor Turner and the Township Council along with the Hudson County Office on Aging invites Weehawken seniors on a Hudson County boat ride aboard the “Spirit of New Jersey.”
On Aug. 12, they will visit Magnanini’s Winery in Wallkill, N.Y. for a wine tasting, dinner, and dancing for $75.
On Oct. 3, they will attend “Octoberfest” at the Royal Manor in Garfield for $45.
On Oct. 13, they will visit the Nordic Lodge with all you can eat Lobster and more in Charlestown, R.I. and proceed to Mohegan Sun Casino for $125.
The Weekenders are also planning an eight-night Canadian and New England cruise on the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, departing from Bayonne on Aug. 31, 2013 and sailing through Sept. 8.
All trips include transportation and gratuities. Call the Weekenders office at (201) 319-6059 for more information or to make a reservation.
Child advocate volunteers wanted
Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.
CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the judges, and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.
An information session will be held on Tuesday, July 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 400 of the Hudson County Administration Building located at 595 Newark Ave. in Jersey City.
Hudson County has nearly 700 children in foster care; most have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. For further information, call (201) 795-9855, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.
NHCAC announces registration for new programs
North Hudson Community Action Corporation celebrates National Community Action Month by announcing the beginning of its new programs.
They will offer two semesters of free English as a Second Language classes. The summer semester begins in June, and the fall semester in September. Call (201) 943-2410 for more information or to register.
They will also offer a financial literacy workshop series. Call (201) 866-9320, ext. 213, for more information. Both individual and corporate instruction is available.
Legal Services of N.J. offers free or low cost divorce advice
While the U.S. Census recently reported that New Jersey has the lowest rate of divorce in the nation, experts say one reason is that the cost of a divorce in the Garden State is so relatively high. And for low-income people, as well as many other locals caught in broken marriages or failed civil unions that are beyond repair, the cost of a divorce is an especially daunting barrier.
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) has published a brand new version of its popular manual, “Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide,” that instructs people – step by step – on how to do their own divorce, especially if the issues are not complicated.
The publication is free for qualified low-income people eligible for Legal Services assistance. All others can secure the print edition of the 275-page manual for $50; the digital edition is $25. Detailed information for ordering online, by mail or by phone is available at www.lsnj.org/divorce. Print editions can be ordered by calling (888) 529-8338. Low-income individuals who believe they qualify for a free copy should call Legal Services’ toll-free, statewide legal hotline at (888) 576-5529.