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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.

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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.

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.

Greyhounds On The Go • March 28 at 2:30 p.m. – Learn about retired racing greyhounds and meet four dogs who were adopted from the Greyhound Friends of New Jersey at the Clark Public Library. Call 732-388-5999 for info.

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.

Bus Trip • March 29 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – A bus trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. will benefit the Gran Centurion Scholarship Fund. Cost is $27 for the bus trip and breakfast; you will receive $20 play money and a $5 food voucher at the casino. The trip leaves from 440 Madison Hill Road, Clark. For info and tickets, call Marge at 1-732-381-3686 or Kaye at 732-381-2008.

Food Bank Meeting • March 29 at 6:30 p.m. – The Clark Food Bank committee will meet in Room 30 of the Clark Municipal Building, 430 Westfield Ave. For info, call Nancy Raymond at 1-732-428-8405.
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.

Bus Trip • April 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Rahway’s AARP will hold a trip to Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino. Tickets are $22, with a $30 cash voucher for the casino. To reserve a spot, call Irene at 1-732-499-7740.

Art Exhibit • April 1 at 6 p.m. – The EDGE Galleries, 1571-77 Irving St., Rahway, will host Tanzania “Exposed,” an art exhibit featuring art, video and pictures from the African country. There will also be a special African/Haitian dance performance. For info, call 1-732-827-2084.

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 EGG-Stravaganza • April 3 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The First Baptist Church of Metuchen, 225 Middlesex Ave., will host an indoor Easter event for children 2-11 with egg hunts, games, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For info, call Deb at 732-396-8291.

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.

Singles Dance • April 3 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40 & up; no jeans/sneakers. $15 admission. For info, call 1-732-656-1801.

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.

Lunch & Learn • April 7 at 12:30 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host a lunchtime Torah discussion group in the temple library. Bring your own lunch from home. Sessions will be also be held on April 14, 21 & 28. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

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.

Social Event • April 9 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. Live music and refreshments. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. For info, call 1-732-541-2174 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Club Meeting • April 14 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, Woodbridge. All widows and widowers are welcome. For info, call 1-732-381-3255.

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.

Pro Wrestling • April 16 at 7:45 p.m. – Holy Family Parish, Pershing Ave., Carteret, will sponsor a pro wrestling night. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children and seniors. For info, call Debbie at 732-541-5736 or Joe at 732-888-1704.

H1N1 Clinic • April 17 at 9 a.m. – The Clark Health Department will offer free H1N1 vaccine to any New Jersey residents over six months of age at the municipal building, 430 Westfield Ave.

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.

Book Discussion • April 18 at 3 p.m. – Author John David Scalmonti will speak about his conversion to the Jewish faith after being a Catholic priest, based on his book “Ordained to Be A Jew” at Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison. For info, call 1-732-549-4442.

Healing Mass • April 21 at 7:45 p.m. – St. John the Apostle R.C. Church, 1805 Penbrook Terr., Clark, will hold a Mass for all who are in need of physical, emotional, relational or spiritual healing. For directions or info, call 1-908-486-6363.

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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