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Wine & Cheese Party • Aug. 6 from 5:30-9 p.m. – The Rahway Center Partnership will host a wine & cheese party at the Rahway Train Station Plaza, on Milton Ave. between Irving and Broad Sts. Admission: $15 per person, advance tickets available at Beana’s, 988 Saint Georges Ave., Rahway.

Blood Drive • Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Masons Lafayette Lodge, 1550 Irving St., will hold a blood drive. All donors will receive an AMC Theaters movie ticket. For more info, call 1-800-933-2566.

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Blood Drive • Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at Masons Mt. Zion Lodge #135, 483 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Train Show • Aug. 8 & 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show is coming to the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison. See operating layouts, exhibits and demonstrations and shop for new items for your own collection. Admission is $7 for adults and is good for both days. Children 11 and under get in free. For more info, visit www.GreenbergShows.com.

Pet Adoption • Aug. 8 & 9 from 1-4 p.m. – Best Friend Animal Adoption will hold a pet adoption at the Reigning Cats and Dogs Salon, 759 Central Ave., Westfield. (Dogs available on Sunday only). The Best Friend Thrift Shop, 1750 East Second Street, Scotch Plains, will also hold a 50% off sale on everything in the store from Aug. 6- 15. The shop is open from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For info, call 908-486-0230.

Oktoberfest • Aug. 8 from 6-10 p.m. and Aug. 9 from noon-6 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host Oktoberfest with live music, German American food and beverages. Donation $5 per person; children under 12 free. No outside food or beverages, pets, skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles. For info, call 732-574-8600.

Concert • Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. – The Salem Roadhouse Café, located at Townley Presbyterian Church at 829 Salem Rd, Union, will present Carrie Jackson & Her Jazzin’ All Stars. A portion of the $15 admission fee, which includes coffee and dessert, benefits Center For Hope and Alzheimer’s charities.

Concert • Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. – Townley Presbyterian Church’s Salem Roadhouse Cafet will present jazz artist Carrie Jackson. Admission is $15, with a portion of door proceeds going towards charities. The admission includes gourmet coffees, beverages, snacks and homemade desserts. The café is located at 829 Salem Road, Union. For info, call 908-686-1028 or email salemroadhouse@gmail.com.

Play • Aug. 8 through Aug. 15 at 8:30 p.m. – Middlesex County Plays in the Park will present “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Stephen J. Capestro Theater, off of Route 1 South in Roosevelt Park, Edison. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, 60 year of age and older. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The box office opens at 5:30 p.m. on the day of performances. Audience members must bring a low-back lawn chair, which they may place on the lawn area immediately after purchasing a ticket. No chairs with backs taller than 40” are allowed, and chaise lounges are forbidden. For info call 732-548-2884.

Flea Market • Aug. 9 from noon-6 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold a flea market, rain or shine. For info, call 732-574-8600.

Peace Arts Fair • Aug. 9 from 1-7 p.m. – The Union County Peace Council’s sixth annual Peace Arts Fair will focus on the role of community in fostering peace. Local artists, musicians and survivors of the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki will participate. The event will be held a the Eastman Plaza Clock Park, Eastman Ave. at North Ave. in Cranford. For more info, call Monica at 908-884-1262.

Pasta Sauce Cookoff • Aug. 9 from 4-8 p.m. – Union County Relay for Life will hold a pasta sauce cookoff event at the Manor Park Swim Club, 2 Laurel Place, Westfield to benefit the American Cancer Society. Competitor fee: $15; entrance $10 (children under 5 free) and $15 for those who would like to swim. Contact Beatriz Newborn at 973-736-7771 ext. 2005 or beatriz.newborn@cancer.org to register.

HIV Support Group • Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting for anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV.  Meetings are held at the hospital’s Perth Amboy campus, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  For time, location and to register, call (732) 324-5022.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Aug. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregivers Support Group for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. meeting will be held in Raritan Room D, 530 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Call (732) 324-4930 to register.

Club Meeting • Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting in the Children’s Room of the Woodbridge Main Library, located at George Fredrick Plaza, Rte. 35. All widows and widowers are welcome to attend. For info, call 732-381-3255 or 908-757-0515.

Free Concert • Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. – As part of the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series, Junior Mack will perform behind the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Bring a lawn chair. For more info, call 732-669-3600.

Dance • Aug. 14 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. -- Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers, Carteret Chapter, will hold an open dance at The American Legion Hall, 1155 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret. Live music and refreshments. Admission $10 members. $12 guests. For info, call 732-541-2174 or 908-757-0515.

Babysitter Safety Class • Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. – noon – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a babysitter safety training class at the hospital’s Perth Amboy campus, designed for babysitters (ages 10-16), their parents, and parents considering hiring a babysitter. Cost is $25 per person. Registration is required, call (732) 324-5393.

Cooking Demonstration • Aug. 16 from noon – 2 p.m. – Chef Elsie Ramos will provide a live cooking demonstration with original recipes highlighting her Hispanic Heritage at Supremo Food Mart, 25 S. Broad St., Elizabeth. There will also be product tastings, raffles and giveaways.

Dance • Aug. 16 from 7-11 p.m. — Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will hold an open dance at The Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. Everyone is welcome. Admission $10 members, $12 guests. For info, call 732-381-3255 or 908-757-0515.

Pet First Aid • Aug. 17 from 5-9:30 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a pet first aid training class at the hospital’s Perth Amboy campus. This training session provides participants with basic animal first aid skills. Cost is $35 per person, $60 per couple. Registration is required, call (732) 324-5393.

Art Show Reception • Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, will hold a reception for Bodyscapes, an exhibition of life model drawings by members of the Barron Life Drawing Group. Reservations suggested, call 732-634-0413. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Support Group • Aug. 20 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meeting at the hospital’s Perth Amboy campus, 530 New Brunswick Ave., for those who have had weight loss surgery, contemplating weight loss surgery or just trying to maintain a healthy weight.  Family and friends are welcome.  The meeting will be held in Centennial Hall.  For more info, call (732) 324-6025.

Free Concert • Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. – As part of the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series, Red Molly will perform behind the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Bring a lawn chair. For more info, call 732-669-3600.

Free Movie • Aug. 20 at sunset – Linden Recreation will screen “The Parent Trap” on a 10 ft. by 17 ft. screen at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., next to the post office. The movie will be cancelled in the event of rain. For info, call 908-474-8600.

Diabetes Support Group • Aug. 26 from 7-8 p.m. -- Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Diabetes Support Group at the hospital’s Perth Amboy campus, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  for anyone coping with diabetes as well as their spouse or caregiver. The meeting will be held in Raritan Room C&D. Registration required, call (732) 324-5300.

Free Concert • Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. – As part of the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series, the Cameos will perform behind the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Bring a lawn chair. For more info, call 732-669-3600.

Free Movie • Aug. 27 at sunset – Linden Recreation will screen “Wall-E” on a 10 ft. by 17 ft. screen at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., next to the post office. The movie will be cancelled in the event of rain. For info, call 908-474-8600.

Free Movie • Sept. 3 at sunset – Linden Recreation will screen “Viva Las Vegas” on a 10 ft. by 17 ft. screen at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., next to the post office. The movie will be cancelled in the event of rain. For info, call 908-474-8600.

Free Movie • Sept. 17 at sunset – Linden Recreation will screen “Forbidden Planet” on a 10 ft. by 17 ft. screen at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., next to the post office. The movie will be cancelled in the event of rain. For info, call 908-474-8600.

Free Movie • Oct. 1 at sunset – Linden Recreation will screen “Star Trek” on a 10 ft. by 17 ft. screen at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., next to the post office. The movie will be cancelled in the event of rain. For info, call 908-474-8600.

Tricky Tray • Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. – Friends of the Linden Library will host a Tricky Tray at the Knights of Columbus, 118 N. Park Ave., Linden. Grand prizes include a 42” flat panel HDTV and a Ninentdo Wii game system. Advance tickets are $8, call Mary at 908-298-3830 ext. 14; $10 at the door.

High School Reunion • Garfield High School, class of 1954 is seeking classmates for its 55th reunion on Sept. 19. Reunion will be held at Brick House, Goodwin Ave., Wychoff, N.J. at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. Get in touch with Rudy Monteleone at rjmonte@optonline.net

High School Reunion • Colonia High School, Class of 1969, will be having their 40th reunion on Oct. 10 at LaGriglia Seafood Grill, 740 Boulevard in Kenilworth at 7 p.m. The cost is $85 per person. Cash bar. The deadline for payment is Sept. 22. For info, contact Elaine Weiss at chinfam@comcast.net or 908-232-0062.


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