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Club Meeting • Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – The Royal Garden Club By The Bay will meet at St. Peter’s Parish House, 183 Rector St., Perth Amboy. Light refreshments will be served.

Living History • Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy, will host re-enactors who will showcase military history from different eras ranging between the French and Indian War and the Vietnam War. Uniforms, equipment and weapons will be on display. Hunting and survival skills can be described for younger audiences. $6 suggested donation. For info, call 1-732-826-5527.

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Blood Drive • Jan. 16 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Film Festival • Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. – The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, will present the Best of the Garden State Film Festival – Short Films. Tickets are $15, call 1-732-499-8226.

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.

Pro-Life Mass • Jan. 17 at noon – A Pro-Life Mass is scheduled at Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica, 89 Ridge St., Newark. The Most Reverend John W. Flesey will preside.

Concert • Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. – Healing the Children® Midlantic presents An Evening with Max Agende and Friends at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Tickets start at $25; call 1-732-499-8226.

Dance • Jan. 17 from 7-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. Light refreshments; everyone welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. For info, call 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

Martin Luther King Jr. • Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. – Linden’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee invites Linden residents to the 25th annual ceremony celebrating the life of Dr. King at the First Baptist Church, 929 Dill Ave. Rev. Evans Spagner of Fountain Baptist Church in Summit will be the guest speaker.

Martin Luther King Jr. • Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. – The Woodbridge Interfaith Clergy Council will host a community tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Woodbridge Community Center Auditorium, 600 Main St. Mayor John McCormac and other local and school officials are scheduled to participate. The Colonia High School Choir will present musical selections.

Politics • Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. – The NJ Conservative GOP will host a dinner/panel discussion on “The Christie Administration and the Conservative Movement” at the Forge on Rt. 9 in Woodbridge. Former mayor Steve Lonegan, state Sen. Michael Doherty and Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll will be on the panel. Tickets are $45. For info, call 1-732-596-2116.

Book Sale • Jan. 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are holding a book sale in the basement of the Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave. (enter through the side door off the main parking lot.) Proceeds benefit the library. For info, call John Malar at 1-908-709-7272.

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.

Classical Concert • Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. – The Choral Art Society of New Jersey will perform John Knowles Paine’s “Mass in D” at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, at Mountain Ave. and East Broad St. Admission is $20; $15 for seniors and students. For info, call 1-908-654-5737.

Tot Shabbat • Jan. 23 at 10 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. Tickets are available at the temple. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Blood Drive • Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Flea Market • Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Clark UNICO will sponsor an indoor/outdoor flea market at ALJ High School, 365 Westfield Ave. Free admission. For info, call 201-998-1144.

Church Event • Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. – Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 253 Central Ave., Rahway, will hold the annual Stewardess Day with guest speaker Rev. Mattie Carmon. For info, call 1-732-388-0225.

Gift Auction • Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. – The Mother’s Guild of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will sponsor a gift auction at the Parish House on Rector St., Perth Amboy. Auction begins at 6 p.m.; Admission: $4. For info, call 1-732-826-1594.

Book Club • Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Public Library’s Readers’ Forum will meet to discuss “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen.  The library is located at 224 Walnut Ave. The Feb. 22 meeting will feature “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield. For info, call 1-908-709-7272.

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.

Blood Drive • Jan. 28 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Blood Drive • Jan. 29 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. – Valley Road School, 150 Valley Road, Clark, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Gospel Jazz • Jan. 29 from 7-11 p.m. – Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 253 Central Ave., Rahway, will sponsor Friday Night Live Gospel Jazz, with poetry, comedy, music and food. For info, call 1-732-382-0541.

Blood Drive • Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Masons Lafayette Lodge #27, 1550 Irving St., Rahway, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566. Walk-ins welcome.

Dance • Jan. 31 from 7-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. Light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Admisstion: $10 members, $12 guests. For info, call 732-381-3255 or 908-757-0515.

Blood Drive • Feb. 1 from 3-8 p.m. – Osceola Presbyterian Church, 1689 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. To schedule an appointment or for more info, call the church at 1-908-276-5300 or NJ Blood Services at 1-732-220-7000.

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

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.

Concert • March 5 at 10 p.m. – Come out for Mike Findeis’ Birthday Bash and a night of great acoustic covers by True Acoustic at The Lemontree, 350 New Brunswick Ave., Fords. Call 1-732-738-7722 for info.


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