Ghost Tours • Oct. 30 on the hour from 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 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.
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.
Halloween Party • Oct. 31 from 4-8 p.m. – Gino’s Pizzeria, 1576 Irving St., Rahway, will host Gino’s 4th annual “Monster Mash, Halloween Bash!” Kids in costume are welcome and eligible for prizes. For info, call 1-732-382-9774.
Blood Drive • Nov. 2 from 2-6 p.m. – Wardlaw-Hartridge Upper School, 1295 Inman Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
Club Meeting • Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing and Cooke avenues. All widows and widowers are welcome. For info, call Dorothy at 1-732-541-2174 or Lois at 1-908-757-0515.
Art & Music Reception • Nov. 5 from 6-8 p.m. – Historic Midtown Elizabeth presents an art & music reception at the Altenburg Piano House, 1150 E. Jersey St. Refreshments. For info, visit www.elizabethsid.org
Food Tasting • Nov. 6 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. – The Rahway Center Partnership will host The Taste at the Rahway Recreation Center, City Hall Plaza, Milton Ave. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Call 1-732-396-3545. More than 35 food vendors and 35 wine and liquor vendors are scheduled to take part.
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.
Chicken Barbecue • Nov. 7 from 4-7 p.m. – The Woodbridge United Methodist Church, 69 Main St., will hold a chicken barbecue. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For info, call 1-732-225-0580 or 1-732-634-0559.
Fish Dinner • Nov. 7 from 4-7 p.m. – Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, will host a fish or chicken & chips dinner catered by Argyle Restaurant. Eat in or take out. $13 adults, $7 children 12 7 under. Reservations suggested; call 1-908-688-3164.
Dinner/Comedy Night • Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. – Holy Family Church, 213 Pershing Ave., Carteret will host an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner followed by a comedy show featuring Chad Shapiro. Adults: $22, seniors and children 12-18: $18. No children under 12. For tickets, call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736.
Veterans Day Service • Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. – Avenel VFW Memorial Post 7164 will host its annual Veterans Day service at 60 Park Ave., Avenel. The public is encouraged to attend and refreshments will be served. For info, call 1-732-636-9615.
Blood Drive • Nov. 11 from 2:30-8 p.m. – Tano Mall, 1199 Amboy Ave., 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.
Club Meeting • Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Library Reading Club will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave., to discuss Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell To Arms.” For info, call 1-732-541-3830.
Club Meeting • Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. – Colonia Unit 248, American Legion Auxiliary, will meet at the Post Home, 806 Middlesex Turnpike, Colonia.
Flea Market • Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1400 St. Georges Ave., Rahway, will host a flea market and craft show. Kitchen will be open from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. serving breakfast and lunch. For info or to reserve a table, call Maryann Laskowski at 1-908-518-0107 or Barbara Mytrowitz at 1-732-382-2417.
Blood Drive • Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. – Edison Elks 2487, 375 Old Post Road, Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
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.
Clothing Drive • Nov. 15 from 8-11:30 a.m. – Holy Family Parish will hold a clothing drive in the parking lot on Pershing Ave., Carteret. Clean, unstained clothing and linens will be accepted in plastic garbage bags. No early drop-offs. For info, call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736.
Rummage Sale • Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The Sisterhood of Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah, 111 Valley Road, Clark, will hold a rummage sale. For info, call 1-732-381-8403.
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.
Reading Festival • Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Summit Center for Learning, 226 Morris Ave., Springfield, will host a free winter reading festival. Activities will include story reading, games, prizes and refreshments. Each child is asked to bring a new or gently-used children’s book to donate to needy children. For info, call 1-973-564-9552.
Concert • Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. – The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, will host a World Jazz Summit concert with five acts from around the world: Randy Weston, Emilio Valdes, Cedar Walton, Stefon Harris and Lionel Loueke. Tickets are $40; call 1-732-499-8226.
Christmas Market • Nov. 22 from noon-5 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold an authentic German Christkindlmarket, with vendors indoors and outside. Purchase imported German linens and gifts, German Christmas cards, candies, handmade items and jewelry. For info, call 1-732-574-8600.
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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