Hunt. Cty Library Mid-Oct Events (17-19)

Union County College’s Historic Tree Project with Dr. Tom Ombrello

Dr. Tom Ombrello, Senior Professor of Biology at Union County College, presents an illustrated talk on the story of UCC’s Historic Tree Project at the North County Branch Library, Clinton, October 17 at 7:00 pm.

Begun in 1997, the Project is collecting seeds or cuttings of noteworthy historic trees around the country and especially NJ. Offspring trees are grown in the college’s greenhouses and outdoor nursery. One offspring of each historic tree is planted in the Historic Tree Grove established on the Cranford campus of UCC. When available, extra offspring seedlings are distributed to schools, municipalities, etc. The college recently donated the 16 year-old offspring of the deceased Basking Ridge White Oak. It was transplanted from the college to the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in April, where it carries on the legacy of its parent. The approximately 600 year old parent tree was thought to be the oldest white oak in the country (and the world). An emphasis will be placed on historic trees from NJ.

While here, check out our NCB Garden Club Plant Swap table! Also, see the HCL Library Seed Exchange upstairs in the Reference Department, and perhaps bring seeds from your own garden or unused 2017 packets to donate. To reserve, call 908-730-6135, or visit the Events Calendar at

How to Get the Most from PTR Tax Freeze and Homestead Rebates

A representative from the NJ Division of Taxation will give an informative presentation on PTR and Homestead Rebates including how to properly fill out the forms to maximize returns at the Hunterdon County Library, Rt. 12, Flemington, October 17 at 7:00 pm. To reserve, call 908-788-1434 or visit the Events Calendar at

Singer, Dancer and Choreographer Randy Accardi

Professional singer, dancer and choreographer Randy Accardi performs your favorite hits of the 40s-80s, including jazz standards, oldies, dance tunes, Broadway, cabaret, and adult contemporary at the North County Branch Library, Clinton on October 19 at 7 pm. Randy will dazzle you with his charm and dynamic energy, singing, dancing and twirling his baton—he has over 30 years experience performing on stage in many theaters across the Tri-State area. To reserve, call 908-730-6135, or visit the Events Calendar at