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Roller Skating • Dec. 25 from 4-7 p.m. – United Skates of America will open for Christmas Day roller skating at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St. There will be music, games, prizes and a light show. For info, call 1-732-596-4103.

Blood Drive • Dec. 26 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and Dec. 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

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Singles Dance Party • Dec. 26 at 9 p.m.—Steppin’ Out Singles will host an upscale dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40 and Up. No jeans/sneakers. $15 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801. Directions: 1-732-494-6200.

Blood Drive • Dec. 27 from 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. – St. Andrew’s Church, 244 Avenel St., Avenel, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Dec. 28 from 1:45-7:45 p.m. – Elizabeth PBA #4, One Police Plaza, Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Dec. 28 from 1:45-7:45 p.m. – Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Book Club • Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host a meeting of the book club. The next reading is “The Speed of Light” by Elizabeth Rosner. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Blood Drive • Dec. 29 from 1-7 p.m. – JEC, 330 Elmora Ave., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Dec. 29 from 2-8 p.m. – Colonia Fire Dept., 250 Inman Ave., will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Dec. 29 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. – Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Christmas Party • Dec. 29 from 6-9 p.m. – The Rahway Republican Christmas Party will be held at the Rahway Italian American Club, 530 New Brunswick Ave. There will be hot & cold buffet, refreshments and holiday surprises. Admission: $15 (kids 10 & under, $6). Call 1-732-388-7671 to RSVP by Dec. 27. Bring a canned food donation for Food for Friends.

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

New Year’s Eve Party • Dec. 31 from 6-10 p.m. – United Skates of America will hold a family New Year’s Eve party at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St. For $15, get roller skating admission, skate rental, unlimited pizza and soda. For info, call 1-732-596-4103.

Blood Drive • Jan. 2 from 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Singles Dance Party • Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale “dress down” dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40 & Up; $15 admission. Directions: 1-732-494-6200 Info: 1-732-656-1801

Club Meeting • Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing and Cooke Aves. All widows and widowers welcome; light refreshments. For info, call 1-732-541-2174 or 1-908-757-0515.

Blood Drive • Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Edison Municipal Complex, 100 Municipal Blvd., will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Irish Music • Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. – Celtic singer, fiddler & dancer Jennifer Johnson will perform contemporary and traditional music at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Pre-register before Dec. 30, 2009 by calling 1-732-494 -3232 x603

Children’s Story Time • Jan. 5 from 2-3 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will hold weekly story time sessions for 3-4 & 5 year olds. There will also be a weekend story time session, every other Saturday starting Jan. 9, from 10-11 a.m. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.

Classic Film • Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1937 film, “Captains Courageous” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Blood Drive • Jan. 8 from 2:45 – 8:45 p.m. – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 445 Old Post Road, Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Open Dance • Jan. 8 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.

Torathon • Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will hold a day of Torah study. The event is also a fundraiser for the temple’s lifelong learning programs; participants are asked to make a free-will donation. A dairy lunch will be available for $8; if you bring a dish to share, lunch is free. Sign up at the temple or call 1-732-549-4442.

Club Meeting • Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. – Chug Ivrit, a Hebrew club for intermediate to advanced speakers, will meet at a private Highland Park area home. For location and more information, contact Rachel Weintraub at 1-732-819-9298 or rachel@weintraubworld.net.

Poetswednesday • Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, will host a poetry reading by published poet Joan Cusack Handler. Refreshments will be available. Free admission; donations encouraged. For info, call 1-732-634-0413.

Beginners Bridge Class • Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. – noon – Learn to play bridge in a six-week class at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Come alone or with a partner. Fee: $36 members; $46 non-members. Registration required; call 1-732-494-3232 x603. Class will be cancelled if there is insufficient registration.

Blood Drive • Jan. 14 from 4-8 p.m. – Theodore Roosevelt Masonic Lodge, 82 Elm Street, Carteret, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Classic Film • Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1982 film, “Victor/Victoria” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Club Meeting • Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library Reading Club will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave., to discuss “Play Dead” by David Rosenfelt. All adult readers are welcome. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.

Tot Shabbat • Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will hold a children’s service, followed by arts and crafts. Youngsters up to age six are welcome. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Shabbat Dinner • Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will serve a Shabbat dinner, followed by services at 8 p.m. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Blood Drive • Jan. 17 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El will hold a blood drive at Metuchen Library, 480 Middlesex Ave. For info, call 1-732-4442.

Club Meeting • Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. – The Clark Senior Monthly Meeting will be held at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. Clark Emergency Management Coordinator Jerry Fewkes will be the guest speakers, and refreshments will be served. For info, call Phyllis Cupo at 1-732-382-7134.

Classic Film • Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1945 film, “And Then There Were None” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Tot Shabbat • Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host a children’s service. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Concert • Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. – Beth Schafer will sing songs in Yiddish and English at Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Lecture • Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. – Lena Feld will give a lecture on “Growing Up In Shanghai” at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Call 1-732-494-3232 to register.

Classic Film • Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1937 film, “A Star Is Born” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner • Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host a Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner. Stay for the family service that starts at 7 p.m. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Classic Film • Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1937 film, “Easy Living” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Poetswednesday • Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, will host a poetry reading by published poet Joan Cusack Handler. Refreshments will be available. Free admission; donations encouraged. For info, call 1-732-634-0413.

Classic Film • Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1932 film, “Scarface” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Classic Film • Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1959 film, “North by Northwest” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Classic Film • Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Library’s Classic Film Night will screen the 1945 film, “State Fair” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.


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