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Food TastingNov. 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.

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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.

Tricky Tray • Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. – The Church of the Good Shepherd, at the corner of Irving Street and Elm Avenue in Rahway, will sponsor a tricky tray gift auction. Admission is $7. For info, call 1-732-388-3460.

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.

Classic Film • Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1960 film, “The Magnificent Seven” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

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.

Comedy Showcase • Nov. 12 at 8:10 p.m. – The Mayor Garrett Smith Civic Association presents an R&B and Comedy Showcase at the Cavalier Regency, 2401 Wood Avenue, Roselle.

Shabbat Alive! • Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, invites people of all ages to Shabbat Alive, a program of celebration and song to welcome the Sabbath. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Open Dance • Nov. 13 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.

Holiday Bazaar • Nov. 14 & 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold a holiday bazaar at the Parish House, 183 Rector Street, Perth Amboy. Shop at the indoor garage sale, buy holiday crafts and enjoy ethnic food. For info, call 1-732-826-1594.

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.
Concert • Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. – The Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union, will present The Booglerizers in concert. Admission: $12; students (with school ID): $8. Includes gourmet coffee, snacks, homemade desserts. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

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. – noon – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison will host a rummage sale featuring clothes, appliances and other items. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

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.

Spaghetti Dinner • Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the high school students’ upcoming trip to Israel. RSVP to templeemanuel@edisontemple.org.

Healing Mass • Nov. 18 at 7:45 p.m. – St. John The Apostle Church, 1805 Penbrook Terrace, Clark, will offer a Healing Mass for all who need physical, emotional, relational and spiritual healing. For info or directions, call 1-908-486-6363.

Classic Film • Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1936 film, “Modern Times” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Tot Shabbat • Nov. 20 from 6-7 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, invites younger children (up to age six) to participate in a short service and do arts and crafts. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Play • Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. – Kean Stage will present a new musical version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, “The Jungle Book” at the Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. The program is appropriate for children ages 5-9. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. To purchase, visit the box office, call 1-908-737-7469 or visit www.keanstage.com.

Healing Service • Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, invites you to a Friday evening Shabbat service and a special service for those in need of healing prayer or offering healing prayer for others. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

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.

Gift Auction • Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. – The Mothers’ Guild at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will a gift auction at the Parish House, 183 Rector St., Perth Amboy. Food and beverage will be for sale from 5-6; the auction starts at 6 p.m. For info, call 1-732-826-1594.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service • Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host an interfaith Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Metuchen Edison Area Interfaith Clergy Association. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Classic Film • Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1933 film, “The Invisible Man” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

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.

Classic Film • Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1954 film, “Carmen Jones” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Classic Film • Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1959 film, “The Hanging Tree” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.


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