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Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.

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.

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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.

State Of The Township • Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. – Edison Mayor Antonia Ricigliano will deliver the State of the Township address at Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Highway/Rt. 27, Edison. Free, no reservations required. There will be a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and an open bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets: $25, reservations required. Call 1-732-738-9482.

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.

Book Signing • Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. –2 p.m. – Michael Pellegrino, author of “Jersey Brew, the Story of Beer in New Jersey,” will conduct a book signing at the Garden State Breweriana Show at the Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark.

School Open House • Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. Joseph School, 865 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret, will hold an open house to allow prospective students and their parents to meet faculty and see the pre-k through grade 8 school. For info, call 1-732-541-7111.

Fundraiser • Jan. 31 from noon to 3 p.m. – Snuffy’s Pantages Caterers, off Route 22 East at Park and Mountain Ave. in Scotch Plains, will be the site of a fundraiser for the 32 Degree Masonic Learning Center for Children that teaches dyslexic youth to read and write. There will be a buffet, with music and door prizes. Tickets are $35 per adult and $10 per child. For info, call 1-908-355-6383.

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.

Blood Drive • Feb. 2 from 3-8 p.m. – Highland Ave. School #10, 2801 Highland Ave., Linden, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Singles Mixer • Feb. 2 from 5:30-9 p.m. – The Professional and Business Singles Network will sponsor an After Work Social at the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s Valley Mill Bar, 36 Valley Road, Clark. Admission: $12 ($10 before 6 p.m.) Cash bar, happy hour hors d’oevres. No reservation required. For info, call Ralph at 1-610-348-5544.

Relay For Life • Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Clark will hold a kick-off celebration at Bistro 1051, 1051 Raritan Road, Clark. Learn about a rewarding way to fight cancer in your own community. RSVP to Beatriz Newborn at 1-973-747-7728 or email Beatriz.Newborn@cancer.org.

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.

Fish & Chips Dinner • Feb. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terr., will hold a fish & chips dinner prepared by Argyle’s of Kearny. Dinners are $13 in advance ($11.50 seniors, $7 children under 10). Call 1-908-486-3066. Tickets will be $15 at the door, if available. Take out available.

Educational Program • Feb. 6 at noon – Singer/songwriter Briz will present “Freedom Stairway,” a program about the Underground Railroad and the journey of slaves to the Freedom Stairway, at the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cookie Ave. All ages. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.

Business Networking • Feb. 9 from 7:30-9 a.m. – The Edison Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a morning business networking event at the Skylark Fine Diner & Lounge, Route 1 & Woodling Ave., Edison. Pre-registration required; $16 per person, Edison chamber members only. Call 1-732-738-9482.

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.

Blood Drive • Feb. 13 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and Feb. 14 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.

Blood Drive • Feb. 13 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – St. James Church, corner of Rt. 35 S. & Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Live Music • Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Brian Fitzpatrick & The Band Of Brothers will perform original songs (rock, folk, pop) at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Club Meeting • Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. – Chug Ivrit (Hebrew Club) will meet at a private Highland Park area home. Chat in Hebrew and read a short Hebrew story or article. For info, call Helene Frankel at 1-732-572-0036.

Book Signing • Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. – Rock historian Pete Fornatale will sign copies of “Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock” at the Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Advance reservations are required; call 1-732-634-0413.

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.

Live Music • March 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Carla Ulbrich, “The Original Smart Aleck” will perform original music and comedy at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Roast Beef Dinner • March 28 from noon – 5 p.m. – The Knights of Columbus Linden Council 2859 will hold their annual roast beef dinner at 118 Park Ave., Linden. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. For info, call Daryn Bogart at 1-609-968-1738 or 1-908-486-9518. There will be a raffle for autographed sports memorabilia.

Live Music • April 10 at 7:30 p.m. – The Torpedoes, Unplugged! will perform original music and Tom Petty classics done acoustically at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Live Music • May 8 at 7:30 p.m. – The Christine Santelli Band will perform original blues and rock at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Live Music • June 19 at 7:30 p.m. – Mike Pek will perform original folk and rock at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Live Music • July 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Eldad Tarmu will perform original jazz at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Live Music • Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Bradford Hayes will perform jazz at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Live Music • Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. – Red Reyne will perform original folk, rock and blues at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Live Music • Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Pam Purvis and the Blue Skies Band will perform smooth jazz at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Live Music • Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Trysette will perform original folk and rock at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union. Admission: $15. Includes gourmet coffees, teas, snacks & dessert. A portion benefits local charities. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.


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