Hunt. Cty Lib. Later July Events (22-29)

Annual Garden Expo at the North County Branch Library, Clinton, July 22 from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Includes County Rutgers Master Gardeners and Division of Parks and Recreation, orchid expert Carole Stober of Stony Hill Gardens, cacti and succulents expert Jeff VanNewkirk (9:30-12), and Hunterdon County Library Seed Exchange. Also the Invasive Species Strike Team – a statewide cooperative effort to prevent the spread of emerging invasive species and America’s Grow-A-Row – whose mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce. The NW NJ Beekeepers Association returns with their observation hive of live bees as well as other beekeeping equipment. Learn how to start a hive in even a small backyard —bees are not for just honey, but critical pollination for other crops as well. Plus a plant swap table where gardeners and non-gardeners can exchange plants, seeds, books, etc., as supplies permit. Bring your questions and enjoy the displays at this indoor event.



Alternative Non-Toxic Cancer Treatments

Naturopathic doctor Derek Rodger, CNHP, CNC, will speak on July 27 at 7:00 pm at the Hunterdon County Library, Rt. 12 Flemington. In addition to alternative options for cancer treatments, he will discuss the four main causes of death in the U.S., heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s and explain why this is happening and what you can do to lessen your chances of being diagnosed with these diseases. In his Clinton and Flemington based practice, “2nd Opinion, Non Drug Health Solutions”, he uses science-based, clinically verified, holistic medical nutrition and herbs. Dr. Rodger is also a Diplomate Member of (American Association of Nutritional Consultants), Professional Member of International Foundation of Nutrition & Health, and a naturopathic doctor for The Promise of Hope Cancer Foundation. To reserve, call 908-788-1434 or visit the Events Calendar at



Best-Selling Author Michelle Stevens, Ph.D.

Dr. Stevens, author of the recently released Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving will speak on July 29 at 2:00 pm at the Hunterdon County Library, Rt. 12 Flemington. The book chronicles the years of abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather, a local teacher; her struggle to overcome her ordeals, and her ultimate victory as she conquered her past, becoming a psychotherapist. Michelle Stevens, who grew up in Hunterdon County, received her doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University, where her thesis was honored as the “Dissertation of Distinction”. Now living in California, she is the founder and executive director of Post-Traumatic Success, a non-profit organization that provides education and inspiration to those affected by psychological trauma and has a private practice to help other victims heal and thrive. Dr. Stevens has been featured on Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show and in numerous national publications including a feature in People magazine. To reserve, call 908-788-1434 or visit the Events Calendar at