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Live Music • March 18 from 9 p.m. – midnight – Robert Ross will perform at Robin’s Nest, 3103 Tremley Point Rd., Linden. For info, call 1-908-290-3090.

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.

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

Pancakes & Jazz • March 20 from 8 a.m. – noon – The Rahway High School Band Boosters’ annual Pancakes & Jazz breakfast in the high school cafeteria, 1012 Madison Ave. Tickets are $5.

Atlantic City Trip • March 20 at 9 a.m. – The Clark Democrats are sponsoring a bus trip to the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. The bus leaves Mother Seton Regional High School on Valley Road and Broadway. Breakfast and refreshments will be served on the bus. The trip costs $35, with a $25 casino bonus. For info, call Donna at 1-732-423-3801 or Michele at 1-908-463-1683.

St. Patrick’s Celebration • March 20 from 6-10 p.m. – The St. Mary Society is sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Celebration at St. Mary’s Auditorium, 232 Central Ave., Rahway. There will be a corned beef & cabbage dinner and Irish music by DJ John Brasser. Tickets are $20 per person. Call 1-732-388-0082.

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.

Dinner Comedy Show • March 20 from 7-11 p.m. – Avenel VFW Post 7164, 60 West Park Ave., will host a “St. Patty’s Day” Dinner Comedy Show. Tickets are $25 at the door and include a corned beef dinner. Cash bar. For info, call 1-732-636-9615.

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.

Blood Drive • March 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace Church, 26 Maple Ave., Fords, is sponsoring a blood drive. For info, call 1-732-738-7940 or 1-732-225-3476.

Dinosaur Days • March 21 at 2 p.m. – Budding paleontologists (ages 4-8) are invited to the Clark Public Library to learn about dinosaurs. For info or to register, call 1-732-388-5999.

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. Takeout will also be available.

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 1-732-738-9482.

UNICO Event • March 22 at 7 p.m. – Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, founder and president of the new Italian-American Museum, will speak at the Clark Public Library. For info or to register, call 1-732-388-5999.

Religious Service • March 22 – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women invites you to “Mary’s Way of the Cross” following the 7 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy. For info, call Eileen at 1-732-525-2696.

Live Music • March 23 at 7:30 p.m. – Rosewood and Rhythm, a musical trio with classical guitar, cello and percussion, will present a multicultural experience of Spanish and Brazilian-influenced music at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission.

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.

Teen Wii Gaming Tournament • March 24 at 3 p.m. –  The Clark Public Library will hold a Nintendo Wii gaming tournament, open to students in grades 6-12. For info, call 1-732-388-5999.

Lenten Devotional • March 24 at 6 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Road, will offer a Lenten soup & devotional. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

Live Music • March 24 at 7:30 p.m. – Harpist Merynda Adams will perform at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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.

Musical Theater • March 25 at 8 p.m. – Mystic Vision Players will perform “One Night Only: Pop Goes the Musical!” at the Cavalier Regency Ballroom, 2401 Wood Ave., Roselle. Tickets are $15 plus purchase of two menu items. For info and reservations, call 1-908-925-8689.

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.

Student Theater • March 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m. and March 28 at 2 p.m. – Rahway High School’s award-winning musical theater department will present “The Music Man” in the high school auditorium, 1012 Madison Ave. For reservations, call 1-732-396-1100.

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 Event • March 27 from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. -- The Easter Bunny will be visiting O’Johnnie’s, 170 Westfield Avenue, Clark. Families can have their picture taken with the bunny for free, receive a free pack of Jelly Belly jellybeans, free chocolate Easter eggs and pick up an entry for the store’s coloring contest.

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.

Easter Egg Hunt • March 27 from 1-3 p.m. – Woodbridge’s 8th annual Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt will be held at Colonia Middle School, Delaware Ave., Colonia. Donation: $5 per child. For info, call Debbie at 1-732-382-0273.

Concert • March 27 at 2 p.m. – Tenor Salvatore Chiarelli will sing at the Clark Public Library. For info or to register, call 1-732-388-5999.

Fish Dinner • March 27 from 4-6 p.m. – St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 211 West Grand Ave., Rahway, will host a fish dinner. Eat in or carry out. Adults: $10, children: $5. Reservations required: call 1-732-382-8844.

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.

Live Music • March 27 at 7:30 p.m. – The Rahway Valley Jerseyaires Barbershop Chorus will host their 49th annual Novice Quartet Contest at Roosevelt School, 811 St. Georges Ave., Rahway. Admission is free. For info, call Clint Crane at 1-908-276-0900.

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.

Live Music • March 29 at 7:30 p.m. – The Grove City College Touring Choir will perform a concert of sacred music at First Presbyterian Church, 600 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

Living Last Supper • March 30 at 7:30 p.m. – The First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Road, will hold a living Last Supper. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

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.

Easter Bunny Photos • April 3 –The Cranford Chamber of Commerce has arranged for the Easter Bunny to visit the Clock from 10 a.m. to noon and the Gazebo from 1-3 p.m. Get your child’s photo taken with the bunny for $3.

Widows Or Widowers • April 5 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing & Cooke aves. All widows & widowers welcome. For info, call 1-732-541-2174.

Children’s Magic Show • April 7 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Linden Recreation will sponsor a free magic show for Linden children in pre-school through 5th grade at the McManus Middle School, 330 Edgewood Rd., Linden. For info, call 1-908-474-8600.

Slavic Dinner • April 7 from 5-8 p.m. – St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church, 1407 St. Georges Ave., Rahway, will offer a traditional Slavic dinner. $10 adults, $5 children. For tickets or info, call Robert Devitt at 1-732-396-3251 or William Graham at 1-732-574-0560.

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.

Flea Market • April 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Connecticut Farms Church, Stuyvesant Ave. and West Chestnut St., Union, will hold a flea market to raise money for mission projects. To rent a table, call 1-908-245-0562.

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.

Sled Hockey • April 17 at 10 a.m. – Woodbridge Police PBA #38 will play the United Spinal Rangers in a sled hockey benefit game at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St. Suggested Donation: $5.

Craft & Vendor Expo • April 17 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Friends of the Dowdell Library, 100 Hoffman Plaza, South Amboy, will hold a craft and vendor expo. For information on selling items at the expo, call 1-732-721-6060.

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.

Boating Safety Course • May 1 at 8 a.m. – Linden Recreation is sponsoring a one-day boating safety certification course at the Gregorio Center, 330 Helen St., Linden. A $75 registration fee is due by April 9. For info, call 1-908-474-8600.

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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