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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. Tickets will be $15 at the door, if 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.

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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.

International Bazaar • Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Cathedral Community Development Corporation will host a community bazaar featuring entertainment, food, games and more at the Family Life Enrichment Center, 272 Madison Ave., Perth Amboy. Admission: $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the College Scholarship Program, Haiti Relief Fund and Cathedral Community Development Corporation Programs. For info, call 1-732-826-5293 ext.1829.

Chocolate Making For Kids • Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. – Children in grades 1-5 are invited to make chocolate Valentine’s Day treats and a card at the Clark Public Library. Registration required; call 1-732-388-5999. Not recommended for children with food allergies.

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.

Club Meeting • Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting in the Children’s Room of the Main Library, George Frederick Plaza, Rte. 35, Woodbridge. For info, call 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Dance • Feb. 12 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. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for guests. For info, call 1-732-541-2174 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Buffet Fundraiser • Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m. – The upper level banquet hall in the Colonia Fire House, 250 Inman Ave., will be the site of a Roman Feast Buffet to raise money for Colonia resident Tiffany McDaniel. McDaniel has been invited to participate on the USA Athletes International Basketball Team that will compete in the 2010 Giro de España Tour crossing Spain this spring. Tickets are $10 per person. For info, call Risa DuPree at 1-908-930-2544.

Sweethearts Dinner Dance • Feb. 13 from 7-11 p.m. – The Avenel VFW Memorial Post 7164 will host a Sweethearts Dinner Dance. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple and include dinner. For tickets or info, call 1-732-636-9615.

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.

Clark Seniors Meeting • Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. – The Clark Seniors will meet at the Brewer School Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. For info, call Phyllis Cupo at 1-732-382-7134.

GOP Fundraiser • Feb. 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. – The Union County Republican organization will hold a Lincoln Day Buffet Dinner and Comedy Auction with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick at Solar do Minho, 147 W. Westfield Ave., Roselle Park. U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance is scheduled to be a special guest. Tickets are $80 per person or $150 per couple. For info, call 1-908-789-0200.

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.

Blood Drive • Feb. 19 from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Bishop Ahr High School, One Tingley Lane, Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Blood Drive • Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will host a blood drive at the Sacred Heart School Cafeteria, located behind the convent on Walnut Street in South Amboy. For info, call 1-732-721-0040. The council will also be holding an Irish soda bread sale at this time.

Blood Drive • Feb. 21 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – First Baptist Church of Metuchen, 225 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Preschool Open House • Feb. 21 from noon –2 p.m. – Bright Beginnings Preschool will hold an open house at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison. Preschool children turning 2 ½ by Sept. 2010 are eligible to enroll. For info, call 1-732-494-3232 ex. 625.

Summer Camp Open House • Feb. 21 from noon-2 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will hold an open house for summer camp programs for children ages 2 ½ – 13. Sessions from 1 to 8 weeks. Discounts available on this day. For info, call 1-732-494-2290.

Taste Of Cranford • Feb. 21 from 5-8 p.m. – The United Way of Greater Union County and The Cranford Community Council will host the Taste of Cranford at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door; proceeds benefit the United Way of Greater Union County’s Special Response Fund. For info, call 1-908-353-7171 ext. 112

Blood Drive • Feb. 24 from 2-6 p.m. – Wardlaw-Hartridge Upper School, 1295 Inman Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Feb. 25 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd, Clark, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Blood Drive • Feb. 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Linden Reformed Church, 600 North Wood Ave., Linden, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Feb. 28 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – St. Andrew’s Church, 244 Avenel St., Avenel, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Gift Auction • March 7 at 11:30 a.m. – Holy Family Parish will hold a gift auction in the Parish Center, 215 Pershing Ave., Carteret. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; first number called at 2 p.m. Admission: $7; no one under 18 may enter. For info or tickets, call Lori at 1-732-541-5616.

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.

Disabilities Awareness Day • March 14 from noon-4 p.m. – The Carteret Office For The Disabled will present the 26th annual Carteret Disabilities Awareness Day at St. Demetrius Hall, 681-691 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret. There will be informational displays as will as entertainment by S R Productions and music by Billy Drew Entertainment. For info, call 1-732-541-6925.

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.

Flea Market • April 24 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Holy Family Parish will hold a flea market at the Parish Center, 215 Pershing Ave., Carteret. Vendors inside & outside. Call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736 for vendor info.

Clothing Drive • May 1 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. – Holy Family Parish, 215 Pershing Ave., Carteret, will hold a clothing drive in the parking lot. Clean clothing, linens and sneakers will be accepted in plastic garbage bags. For info, call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736.

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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