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Book Sale • March 12 & 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will hold a used book sale in the cellar of the library, located at 224 Walnut Ave. Most prices range from 25 cents to $6. For info, call 908-709-7281.

Craft Festival • March 12-14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – More than 275 craftspeople will showcase contemporary crafts and fine art at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset. Admission is $8 and is good for all three days. For info or directions, call 1-800-210-9900.

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Gift Auction • March 12 at 6:30 p.m. – St. John the Apostle School, Valley Road, Clark, will hold its annual gift auction in the Sr. Donna Marie O’Brien Auditorium. Tickets are $12 at the door. Drawings begin at 8 p.m. For info, call 1-908-347-4548.

Casino Night • March 12 from 8 p.m. – midnight – Colonia High School’s PTO will hold a casino night fundraiser at the Gran Centurions, 440 Madison Hill Rd., Clark. Tickets are $58 per person and include buffet with dessert as well as $100 in “play money.” Cash bar. Proceeds will be used for scholarships. Call 732-499-8163 for tickets; no one under 21 admitted.

Flea Market • March 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1407 St. Georges Ave., Rahway, will host a flea market and craft sale. The kitchen will be open with a full breakfast and lunch menu. For info about becoming a vendor, call Maryann at 1-908-518-0107.

Blood Drive • March 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Masons Mt. Zion Lodge #135, 483 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Pysanky Demonstration • March 13 at 6 p.m. – St. Ann’s Society will hold a demonstration of Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) techniques in the basement of Ukrainian Assumption Church, Meredith & Jacques streets, Perth Amboy. Kits and decorated eggs will be available for purchase.

Train Show • March 13 & 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show will return to the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison. Admission is $7 for both days and kids under 12 get in free. For info, call 1-630-279-4087.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade • March 13 at 2 p.m. – The South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade will run from S. Pine Ave., along Bordentown Ave., to Stevens Ave. before turning onto Main St. and finishing on Broadway. For info, email saparade@gmail.com.

Gala Fundraiser • March 13 from 7-11 p.m. – The Amici e Cugini American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team will sponsor the 4th annual Winter Gala at Gran Centurions, 440 Madison Hill Road, Clark. Tickets are $75 per person; buffet dinner, beer & wine included. Cash bar. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Call Cindy at 1-908-233-5683.

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.

Read to the Dogs • March 14 – Beginning and reluctant readers between the ages of 4 and 10 are invited to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog at the Clark Public Library. Sessions are 15 minutes long; call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

Blood Drive • March 14 from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – St. Agnes Church, 332 Madison Hill Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • March 14 from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – St. Stephen’s RC Church, 500 State St., Perth Amboy, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Irish Afternoon Fundraiser • March 14 from 4-6 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center will host a corned beef & cabbage dinner fundraiser at the Trinity Church Hall, 650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Tickets are on sale at the arts center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, priced at $12 for adults and $6 for children. For info, call 1-732-634-0413.

School Board Forum • March 15 at 7:30 p.m. – The NAACP Rahway Branch will sponsor a Board of Education candidates’ forum at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 253 Central Ave., Rahway.

Storytime • March 16 at 1:30 p.m. – Young listeners are invited to the Clark Public Library for a story, songs and a craft. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

Blood Drive • March 16 from 2:30-8:30 p.m. – The American Legion Post #471 will sponsor their first annual blood drive at the post home, 25 Brown Ave., Iselin. Appointments can be made by calling 1-732-634-9119, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Business Mixer • March 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. – The Edison Chamber of Commerce will participate in a speed networking business mixer at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 3050 Woodbridge Ave., Edison. Participating chamber members: $20; all others welcome: $35. Limited to 2 people from the same company. For info, call 1-732-738-9482.

Bus Trip • March 17 from 9:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Metuchen Branch YMCA will run a bus trip to Doolan’s in Spring Lake for a St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Fee is $65. Bus departs from the Metuchen Municipal Pool parking lot. Call Jean Vick at 1-732-548-2044 ext. 217 for info.

St. Patrick’s Fun • March 17 at 3:30 p.m. – Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to stop by the Clark Public Library for a story, light snack and craft. For info, call 1-732-388-5999.

Blood Drive • March 18 from 2-8 p.m. – Ben Franklin School, 2485 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive in the front gym. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • March 18 from 2-8 p.m. – New Beginnings Deliverance Temple, 382 East Ave., Perth Amboy, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Classic Film • March 18 at 7 p.m. – Watch “The More the Merrier” (1943) at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Student Theatre • March 18, 19 & 20 at 7 p.m. – Arthur L. Johnson High School, 365 Westfield Ave., Clark, will present “Gypsy.” All seats are $5.

Tricky Tray • March 19 at 6 p.m. – Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Academy, 170 Hussa St., Linden, will hold a tricky tray auction. Proceeds benefit the academy’s educational fund. For info, call 1-908-486-2507.

St. Patrick’s Day Party • March 19 from 7-10 p.m. – The Rahway Republican Party will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Rahway Italian American Club, 530 New Brunswick Ave., Rahway. Enjoy traditional corned beef & cabbage, real Irish music and a performance by the famous Peter Smith Dancers. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for children under 16. RSVP to Patrick Cassio by March 14 at 1-732-388-7671.

Blood Drive • March 20 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Iron Workers Local 373, 462 Market St., Perth Amboy, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Fishing Flea Market • March 20 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Rahway Spring Fishing Flea Market will be held at St. Thomas Church Hall, 1400 St. Georges Ave., Rahway. For info, call 1-732-381-2165.

Pancake Breakfast • March 21 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – American Legion T. Nulty Post 471, 25 Brown Ave., Iselin, will host a pancake breakfast. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children. Proceeds will be used to defray shipping costs for care packages for U.S. troops serving overseas. Call 1-732-634-9119 for info and reservations.

Fish Fry • March 21 from 4-6 p.m. – Trinity Episcopal Church, 650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, will hold their annual fish & chips dinner in the parish hall. Chicken dinners will also be available by advance request. Takeout will also be available. To reserve a dinner, call 1-732-634-7422 ext. 10 by March 18.

Taste of Middlesex • March 22 from 5:30-8 p.m. – Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, will be the site of the annual Taste of Middlesex. Sample food and drink from 40 area restaurants, caterers and food suppliers. Live entertainment & door prizes. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door. For info, call 1-738-9482.

Blood Drive • March 24 from 2-8 p.m. – Tano Mall, 1199 Amboy Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • March 25 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 874 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Relay For Life Meeting • March 25 at 6:30 p.m. – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Of Clark invites community members to learn about a fun and rewarding way to participate in the fight against cancer. The meeting will be held at the Ayers Room of the Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave. RSVP to Raquel Nogueira at 1-732-407-8883.

Classic Film • March 25 at 7 p.m. – Watch “Lost Horizon” (1937) at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Musical Theater • March 25-27 at 7 p.m. – Hillside High School, 1085 Liberty Ave., will present a student production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Asiah Jones and Thomas Foster will lead the talented cast, under the direction of Peter Henning.

Blood Drive • March 26 from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Bishop Ahr High School, 1 Tingley Lane, Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Fire Training Demonstration • March 27 at 9 a.m. – Perth Amboy residents are invited to watch their fire department participate in a training demonstration at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville. For info, call Sammy Arroyo at 1-732-324-3505.

Blood Drive • March 27 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Masons Lafayette Lodge, 1550 Irving St., Rahway, will host a blood drive. To make an appointment, call 1-800-933-2566. Walk-ins welcome.

Blood Drive • March 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Edison YMCA, 1775 Oak Tree Road, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Homeless Cats Workshop • March 27 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – The Animal Protection League will host a workshop on the Trap-Neuter-Return program to control feral cats at First Presbyterian Church, 1731 Church St., Rahway. RSVP by March 19. $10 fee includes reference materials and refreshments. Call 1-732-446-6808 to register.

Easter Egg Hunt • March 27 from noon – 2 p.m. – Clark Recreation will hold an Easter Egg Hunt for Clark children up to and including the fifth grade at the Recreation Center. Parents should bring their own camera to take photos of their children with the Easter Bunny. For info, call 1-732-428-8400.

Musical Performance • March 27 at 7 p.m. – The choir of Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, Stuyvesant Ave. and Chestnut St., Union, will present “The Day He Wore My Crown,” a musical cantata retelling the last days of Jesus Christ. Free admission.

Blood Drive • March 28 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Knights of Columbus Council 2859, 118 N. Park Ave., Linden, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Hearing Screening • March 29 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Total Hearing of Edison and the Township of Clark will offer a free hearing screening at the municipal building, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark in Room 30. No residency requirement.

Blood Drive • March 30 & 31 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Classic Film • April 1 at 7 p.m. – Watch “Carousel” (1956) at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Classic Film • April 8 at 7 p.m. – Watch “Kiss of Death” (1947) at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Tricky Tray • April 10 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Friends of the Linden Animal Shelter will hold a tricky tray fundraiser at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen St., Linden. Tickets are $7. For info, call 1-908-500-2550.

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.

PoetsWednesday • April 14 at 8 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, will host a poetry reading by Frank Niccoletti. Free admission; donations appreciated. For info, call 1-908-272-3141.

Classic Film • April 22 at 7 p.m. – Watch “My Favorite Wife” (1940) at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

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.

Sports Dinner • April 25 at 2 p.m. – The Linden Athletic Hall of Fame will induct new members and present scholarships at Amicis III Ristorante, 1700 West Elizabeth Ave., Linden. For tickets and info, call Santa Goleme at 1-908-486-8250 weekdays between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Classic Film • April 29 at 7 p.m. – Watch “Johnny Belinda” (1948) at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

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.

Oral Cancer Walkathon • May 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The second annual New Jersey Oral Cancer Walkathon will take place at Rahway Park in Rahway. Sign up at http://oralcancernj.org or call Robert Schermer at 1-201-310-3338.

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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