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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.

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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.

Family Game Night • Jan. 30 from 6-9 p.m. – Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, invites area families to a game night. There will be pizza and desserts. Reservations appreciated but not required; call 1-908-232-5678. Bring your favorite game.

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.

Yoga for Kids • Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. — Kids can learn about the benefits of yoga and practice doing fun yoga moves with Sharon Waldman, certified yoga instructor, at the Clark Public Library.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a large towel or yoga mat. For children in grades 2 through 5. Registration is required; call 1-732-388-5999.

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 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Basket Weaving Class • Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. – Create your own red heart-shaped basket for Valentine’s Day at the Clark Public Library. Elisa Kessler Caporale will demonstrate basket weaving skills and guide you through the creation of your own special heart-shaped basket. Must be over 18 years old. Registration is required; call 1-732-388-5999.

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.

AARP Meeting • Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. – Woodbridge AARP Chapter 3869 will meet at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, 244 Avenel St., Avenel. Refreshments. Members are asked to bring a non-perishable food item donation. National AARP members are invited to join the local chapter.

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.

Yoga is for EveryBODY • Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. – Sharon Waldman, certified yoga instructor, will gently guide teens and adults through basic yoga poses at the Clark Public Library. All you need is comfortable clothing, a yoga mat or large towel, and a positive attitude. Registration is required; call 1-732-388-5999.

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.

Meditation Class • Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. – noon – Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, will offer a class in Medical QiGong, a series of meditation exercises. Class cannot be interrupted once it begins. For info, call 1-908-232-5678.

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.

Bubbe Dinner • Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host a Bubbe Dinner. Bring a dish for 6 to 8 people and enjoy musical entertainment provided by Harry Bernstein and his group, Aliyah. Members: $10, Guests $15. Call Susan Steinfeld at 1-732-549-8143 to let her know what dish you’re bringing.

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.

Singles • Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. (Pre-registration required by Feb. 10) – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison NJ 08820, will host a chocolate tasting for Jewish singles ages 40-60. Admission is $10; send your name, phone number and email along with your check to Jennine Shpigel at the JCC. For info, call 1-732-494-3232 x621.

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.

Book Club Meeting • Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library Reading Club will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave., Carteret, to discuss “Beach Music” by Pat Conroy. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.

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.

Tot Shabbat • Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host a short evening service geared toward children six and under. The regular evening service begins at 8 p.m., followed by a healing service.

Flea Market • Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Linden Knights of Columbus, 118 N. Park Ave., will hold a flea market. Kitchen open for breakfast & lunch. Next flea market: March 20 – tables are $20. Call 1-908-486-9518 or 1-908-374-5444.

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.

AC Bus Trip • Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. – The Linden Knights of Columbus, 118 N. Park Ave., are arranging a bus trip to Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino. Your $35 donation includes $30 in coins, a t-shirt and snacks during the ride. Call 1-908-486-9518.

Purim Service & Carnival • Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host a Purim Service and Megillah Reading, as well as Schpiel (games). The carnival will begin at 10:45 a.m. and there will be prizes for those who come in costume. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food donation.

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.

Irish Night • March 13 at 7 p.m. – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Linden Knights of Columbus, 118 N. Park Ave. Enjoy great Irish food, music, Irish dancers & bagpipers. Tickets are $38 per person. Call 1-908-370-3764.

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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