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Fish Dinner • Oct. 16 from noon-5 p.m.– Second Presbyterian Church, 1221 New Brunswick Ave., Rahway, is selling chicken and fish dinners. Full dinner: $10; Sandwiches: $5. To order, call Annette at 1-732-763-8413 or Sallie at 1-732-381-6273.

Coat Drive • Oct. 17 & 18 – The Council of Catholic Women of Church of the Sacred Heart, 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy, is conducting a coat drive to benefit the Rescue Mission of Trenton. Coats can be dropped off at the front entrance or across the street in the bin. For info, call Ellen at 1-732-721-9052

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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 blood 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.

Neighborhood Watch Meeting • Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. – The Carteret Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit will discuss Personal Safety For The Holidays at the Community Center Hall/Library Building, 100 Cooke Ave., Carteret. Refreshments. For info, call Sue at 1-732-541-4127.

Tricky Tray • Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. – Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church will hold its semi-annual tricky tray at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church parish center, 1400 St. Georges Ave., Rahway. Admission is $5; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Food will be available. For info, call 1-908-232-7874.

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.

Ghost Tours • Oct. 23 & 30 on the hour from 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 24 & 31 on the hour from 5-10 p.m. – Renowned psychic Jane Doherty will lead ghost tours of the Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave, Perth Amboy. The historic building has been featured on the SyFi Channel’s “Ghost Hunters.” Suggested donation: $10 per person; $3 per child under 16. For info or directions, call 1-732-826-5527.

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.

Rummage Sale • Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Oak Tree Presbyterian Church, 445 Plainfield Rd., North Edison (between Oak Tree Rd. & Stephenville Pkwy.) will hold a Trash & Treasure Sale. Back to school items, bikes, kitchen, sports, jewelry, household items and more. For info, call 1-732-549-4178.

TEA Party Rally • Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. – The James Poesl for Assembly Campaign will hold a rally at Bernie Anderson Park, at the intersection of Route 35 and North Park Drive in Woodbridge. Ambassador Alan Keyes is scheduled to speak. For info, call 1-732-734-0704.

Family Halloween Event • Oct. 24 from 4-6 p.m. – Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., will hold a family Halloween festival and Haunt Fest with family games, crafts and special Halloween surprises. Appropriate for children of all ages. $10 per YMCA member family; $15 per non-member families. For info, call 1-732-596-4164.

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.

Musical Theatre • Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. – The Westfield Symphonic Orchestra will play a newly-created soundtrack as the original classic 1931 film “Dracula” starring Bela Lugosi is projected above the orchestra. The orchestra will also play Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3. There will be a Halloween costume contest with a $200 prize. Tickets for the event, at the Westfield Presbyterian Church, are priced from $25-$70. For info, call 1-908-232-9400.

Singles Dance Party • Oct. 24 at 8:30 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+ Proper attire required; no jeans/sneakers. $15 admission. For info, call 1-732-656-1801.

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.

Mah Jongg Tournament • Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. – Elmora Hebrew Center, 420 West End Ave., will host its fall Mah Jongg tournament. Registration is at 9 a.m., games start at 10 a.m. $45 fee. $125 cash first prize and other cash prizes. For info, call Carole at 1-908-353-1740.

Piano Concert • Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. – The First Presbyterian Church of Rahway, at the corner of West Grand Ave. and Church St., will hold a classical piano concert featuring the church’s music director, Adonis Gonzalez. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They may be purchased at the church office Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. or at the door. For info, call 1-732-382-0803.

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.

Travel Program • Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Learn about “Touring Israel on a Shekel” at the the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Refreshments. RSVP to Linda at 1-732-906-0737 by Oct. 23.

Senior Masquerade Ball • Oct. 29 from 1-4 p.m. – The Woodbridge YMCA will hold a Senior Masquerade Ball with ghoulishly good treats courtesy of Sen. Vitale’s office, a 50/50 raffle and more. Pre-registration required; call 1-732-569-4170.

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.

Jazz Concert • Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. – Trumpet Player Herb Alpert and his wife, Grammy-Award winning singer Lani Hall, will perform at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone at 1-908-737-7469, or online at www.keanstage.com.

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.

Jazz Concert • Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play will perform at Kean University’s Enlow Hall, 215 North Ave., Hillside. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. They are available at the Wilkins Theatre Box Office, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, by calling 1-908-737-7469, or online at www.keanstage.com.

Play • Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. – The Barter Theatre’s production of “Of Mice and Men” will be performed at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. Tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for seniors and children. They are available at the box office, by phone at 1-908-737-7469 or online at www.keanstage.com.

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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