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Diabetes Screening • Oct. 9 from 2-4 p.m. – The Linden Board of Health will conduct a diabetes detection screening for Linden residents at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 301 N. Wood Ave. For info, call 1-908-474-8410.

Dance • Oct. 9 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 1-732-541-2174 or 1-908-757-0515.

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Flea Market • Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1400 St. Georges Ave., will host a flea market/craft show. Free admission. For info or to reserve a table, call Maryann Laskowski at 1-908-518-0107 or Barbara Mytrowicz at 1-732-382-2417.

Octoberfest • Oct. 10 from 5-11 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host an indoor Octoberfest. Admission: $3 members, $6 non-members. German-American food available 5-9 p.m.; live music 7-11 p.m. No outside food. German outfits encouraged, no jeans or sneakers allowed. For info, call 1-732-574-8600.

Concert • Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Salem Roadhouse Café at Townley Presbyterian Church, 829 Salem Road, Union, will feature singer/songwriter Michael Zuko and Friends at Mike’s Birthday Bash. Admission: $12; $10 students. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Concert • Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. – The Forum Theater, 314 Main St., Metuchen, continues “Rocktober” with a Bon Jovi & the Boss tribute starring Runaway & E Street Shuffle. Tickets are $20 / $15 students & seniors. Call 1-732-548-5600.

Columbus Day Event • Oct. 11 from 1-6 p.m. – The Columbus Parade Association of Union County will sponsor a Columbus Do Wop Jukebox Celebration at Ill Amici’s Ristorante, 1700 Elizabeth Ave., Linden (off Stiles St.) The event will feature D.J. Dennis De Somma and special guests. Includes buffet, wine, soda and desserts. Tickets are $50 at the door ($40 seniors).

Columbus Day Celebration • Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. – Sen. Joe Vitale and the Knights of Columbus Woodbridge Township invite all to join Mayor John McCormac, Grand Marshall Pasquale ‘Pat’ Trombetta, Miss Italian-America Gianina Pezzella Mack and other dignitaries for a flag raising ceremony with musical entertainment by Andrew Zajack and Valentina Seramba at Woodridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street.  For info, call 1-732-855-7441.

College & Career Fair • Oct. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Rahway High School will host a college and career fair for students and their parents in the school’s gymnasium, 1012 Madison Ave.

Widows Or Widowers Meeting • Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting in the children’s room of the Woodbridge Main Library, George Frederick Plaza, Rte. 35. Light refreshments; all widows and widowers welcome. For info, call 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-5015.

Poetswednesday • Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, will host a poetry reading by published poet John Amen. Refreshments will be available. Free admission; donations encouraged. For info, call 1-732-634-0413.

Track Program Signup • Oct. 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Elite Runners TC, a non-profit youth track and field program in central New Jersey, will hold signups for winter and spring sessions at the Woodbridge Public Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza. Boys and girls ages 6-17 are eligible. Cost: $75 winter; $110 winter and spring.

Concert • Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. – The Forum Theater, 314 Main St., Metuchen, continues “Rocktober” with a Tom Petty / Eric Clapton tribute starring Damn the Torpedoes & Bell Bottom Blues. Tickets are $20 / $15 students & seniors. Call 1-732-548-5600.

Blood Drive • Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Road, will conduct a bood drive. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

Blood Drive • Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Antique Appraisal • Oct. 18 from 1-3 p.m. – Friends of the Dowdell Library will present an antique appraisal by Barbara’s Unique Boutique of Jamesburg at the library in South Amboy. $5 per item; 3 item limit. No weapons or furniture. For information, call 1-732-721-6060

Art Gallery Reception • Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m. – Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will host a free opening reception for “NEXUS – Merck 2009 Invitational Exhibit for Union County Artists.” The show will be on display from Oct. 16 through Nov. 6. For info, call 1-732-381-7511.

Concert • Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. – Legendary musician Andy Statman will perform at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Tickets are $5 until Oct. 15 and $10 after. For tickets, call Sue Horwitz at 1-732-494-3232 x603.

Crop Walk • Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin will participate in the Crop Walk at Alvin Williams County Park in Sewaren to raise money to fight hunger. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. For info, call Rev. Jim Thomas at 1-732-283-1188.

Widows Or Widowers Dance • Oct. 18 from 7 – 11 p.m. – Woobridge Widows Or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. Music by the Blue Notes. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. For more information call 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

College Admissions Workshop • Oct. 19 at 7:15 p.m. – Consultant Angela Fleyzor will host a free parent/student college admissions workshop at the Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave. For info, call 1-973-635-0603.

Motivational Lecture • Oct. 20 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Howard University medical doctor and author Dr. Therman E. Evans will discuss his latest book, “From Purpose to Promise Driven Life,” at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., Roselle. For info, visit www.communityactingnow.com.

Blood Drive • Oct. 22 from 2-7:30 p.m. – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Road, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Oct. 22 from 2-7:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Mall, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Spaghetti Dinner • Oct. 23 from 4-8 p.m. – The Prodigal Foundation will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the Hungarian American Citizens Club, 95 Port Reading Ave., Woodbridge. Tickets cost $8 for adults; $4 for children 6-11 and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds will be used to help children with cancer. For info, call 1-732-636-9200.

Fish Dinner • Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Road, will host Argyle’s Fish & Chips Dinner. Adults: $11, Seniors & Children: $10. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

Concert • Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. – Full Metal Blues will perform at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 1-732-381-7511 or visit www.rahwayartsguild.org.

Concert • Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.—The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, will present “Oh What A Night Of Doo Wop” featuring Charlie Thomas Drifter, Larry Chance & the Earls and many others. Tickets are priced at $47, $42 & $37. For info, call 1-732-499-8226.

Blood Drive • Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. – St. Andrew’s Church, 244 Avenel Street, Avenel, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Oct. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Neve Shalom of Metuchen, 250 Grove Ave., will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Atlantic City Bus Trip • Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – The Linden Citizens Association will sponsor a bus trip to Atlantic City, leaving from the Knopf Street Public Parking Lot. Tickets are $35, with a $30 voucher issued upon arrival. For reservations, call Dolores Hynes at 1-908-510-0007 or 1-908-925-0263 by Oct. 15.

Blood Drive • Oct. 28 from 2:30-8 p.m. – What’s The Scoop, 410 Main Street, Metuchen, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Oct. 31 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Bishop Ahr High School, One Tingley Lane, Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Poetswednesday • Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. — The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, will host a poetry reading by published poet Edwin Romond. Refreshments will be available. Free admission; donations encouraged. For info, call 1-732-634-0413.

Poetswednesday • Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, will host a poetry reading by published poet Matt Borkowski. Refreshments will be available. Free admission; donations encouraged. For info, call 1-732-634-0413.


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