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Blood Drive • May 28 from 1-7 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Author Visit • May 28 at 2 p.m. – Local author Naomi Desiderio will discuss her book “Hell at Sea,” a historical novel set during World War II, at the Clark Public Library. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

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Blood Drive • May 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Waterfront Festival • May 29 & 30 from noon – 8 p.m. – The Elizabeth Cubano Lions Club & Melly Mell Productions will host the Elizabeth Waterfront Festival on Front Street. For info, call 1-908-527-1100.

Spring Festival • May 30 at 11:30 a.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host Fruhlingsfest, an outdoor picnic/spring festival. There will be a German American band from 1-6 p.m.; German American food available; no outside food permitted. Donation: $5 per person, children under 12 free. For info, call 1-732-574-8600.

Memorial Day Parade • May 31 at 9:30 a.m. – Clark Township’s Memorial Day parade will begin at the corner of Westfield Ave. and Nassau St. and continue along Westfield Ave. until it reaches ALJ High School. After the parade, a Memorial Day ceremony will be held in front of the school.

Memorial Day Service • May 31 at 10 a.m. – Avenel VFW Memorial Post 7165, 60 W. Park Ave., Avenel, will hold Memorial Day services. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. For info, call 1-732-636-9615.

Memorial Day • May 31 at 10:30 a.m. – Perth Amboy, VFW Post 663 and American Legion Post 45 invite you to the Memorial Day parade, beginning at Fayette & High Street. A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Way Memorial on Sadowski Parkway.

Memorial Day Service • May 31 at 10:30 a.m. – Hopelawn VFW Post 1352, 113 James St., will host a Memorial Day service. The public is invited and refreshments will be available after the program. The post will also conduct a brief service at the Hopelawn Fire House at 10 a.m.  The VFW Post with firing squad will participated in the Keasbey Fire Department services at 7:30 a.m. at their Monument Park.

Reading Club Registration • June 1 at 9 a.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library will begin accepting registrations for the teen summer reading club at the Teen Services Desk on the third floor. Sign up during June, get a preview of programs and a free book. For info, call Kimberly Paone at 1-908-354-6060 ext. 7235.

Story Time • June 1 at 1:30 p.m. – Children ages 3-5 are invited to the Clark Public Library for theme-based stories, movement, songs and a craft for active listeners. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

Yoga For Seniors • June 1 at 2 p.m. – Jewish Family Service of Central NJ will offer a free yoga class for seniors at the Elmora Racquet Club, 23 Fernwood Terr., Elizabeth. For info, call 1-908-352-8375.

Bus Trip • June 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Rahway’s AARP will hold its monthly bus trip to Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino. The trip costs $22, and returns a $30 cash voucher. To reserve your spot, call Irene at 1-732-499-7740.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan Class • June 3 at 3:30 p.m. – Jewish Family Service of Central NJ will host a T’ai Chi Ch’uan Class for older adults at the Elmora Racquet Club, 23 Fernwood Terr., Elizabeth. For info, call 1-908-352-8375

Clark’s Fallen Heroes • June 3 at 7 p.m. – Longtime Clark resident and veterans’ historian William J. Duffy will discuss the 20 Clark residents who died during our nation’s wars, from the Civil War through Operation Iraqi Freedom. To register, call 1-732-388-5999.

Classic Film • June 3 at 7 p.m. – Watch the 1959 film, “Imitation of Life” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Singles • June 4 from 8 p.m. – midnight – Professional & Business Singles Network will host dance party and mixer at the Valley Mill Lounge, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 36 Valley Road, Clark. $15 admission, 35+ For info, call 1-610-348-5544.

Flea Market • June 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Third Westminster Presbyterian Church, 780 Salem Ave. (corner of North Ave.), Elizabeth will host a flea market with 45 vendors, a bake table and lunch items available for purchase. Rain Date: June 12.

Tour Of Notable Homes • June 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Friends of Westfield Symphony Orchestra present a Tour of Notable Homes. Tickets are $30 in advance. Call 1-908-232-9400 to purchase or for more info.

Petting Zoo • June 5 from noon – 2 p.m. – The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership will sponsor a free petting zoo for children at Union Square Plaza (Elizabeth Ave. & First Ave.), Elizabeth. For info, call 1-908-965-0660.

Portugal Day Parade • June 6 at 2 p.m. – The Elizabeth Portugal Day Committee will hold a Portugal Day Parade beginning at Union Square Plaza on Elizabeth Ave. and ending at the Portuguese Instructive Social Club, 409 Rt. 1&9 South.

Club Meeting • June 7 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing and Cooke aves. All widows & widowers welcome. For info, call 732-969-2228 or 908-757-0515.

Story Time • June 8 at 1:30 p.m. – Children ages 3-5 are invited to the Clark Public Library for theme-based stories, movement, songs and a craft for active listeners. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register

Club Meeting • June 9 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. All widows and widowers are welcome to attend. For info, call 1-732-381-3255.

Book Sale • June 10 from 5-8:30 p.m., June 11 & 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Friends of the Cranford Public Library will hold a book sale in the basement of the library, located at 224 Walnut Ave. Books, CDs, DVDs, videos and audio books will be available. Most items sold for 25 cents to $2. For info, call 1-908-709-7272.

Book Club • June 10 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library’s reading club will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave., to discuss “Get Shorty” by Elmore Leonard. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.

Classic Film • June 10 at 7 p.m. – Watch the 1958 film, “The Horse’s Mouth” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Singles • June 10 from 8-10 p.m. – Jewish singles ages 40-60 are invited to enjoy coffee, cake & comedy at the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison. Admission is $14 per person until June 3, then $18 after. Send your name, phone number, email address and check to JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison 08820, Attn: Jennine Shpigel. For info, call 1-732-494-3232.

Kids Movie • June 11 at 3 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will show “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” rated PG. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.

German Biergarten • June 11 from 5:30-11 p.m. – The Deustcher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host an authentic German Biergarten that is open to the public. Live entertainment. German & American food available; no outside food or beverages. For info, call 1-732-574-8600.

Dance Presentation • June 12 at 1 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will hose award-winning dancer Guru Ramya Ramnarayan as she offers an interactive presentation about the ancient classical dance Bharatanatyam. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.

State Of The City • June 15 at 6 p.m. – Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz will present her state of the city address at Perth Amboy High School, 300 Eagle Ave. & Francis St.

Classic Film • June 17 at 7 p.m. – Watch the 1953 film, “The Big Heat” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Singles • June 18 at 8:30 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a “Dress Down” Upscale Singles Dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+; neat jeans ok. $15 admission. For info, call 1-732-656-1801.

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.

Father’s Day Picnic • June 20 from noon-6 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host a Father’s Day picnic open to the public. There will be live music and children’s activities. German American beer and food will be available. No outside food, pets, skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles. Donation: $5 per person. For info, 732-574-8600.

Bus Trip • June 21-25 – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers are sponsoring a trip to Pine Grove Dude Ranch in Kerhonkson, N.Y. Prices are $415 per person double occupancy or $515 single occupancy. For info, call Dorothy Bamburak at 1-732-541-2174.

Classic Film • June 24 at 7 p.m. – Watch the 1941 film, “Sea Wolf” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. For info, call Fran Housten at 1-908-709-7272.

Blood Drive • June 26 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Masons Lafayette Lodge, 1550 Irving St., Rahway, will host a blood drive. For an appointment, call 1-800-933-2566. Walk-ins welcome.

Singles • June 26 at 8:30 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+, no jeans / sneakers. $15 admission. For info, call 1-732-656-1801.

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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