9/11 Ceremony • Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. – Edison Township will hold a ceremony at Papaianni Park to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. For info, call 1-732-248-7312.
Book Signing • Sept. 11 from 1 – 3 p.m. – Sewaren author H.S. Reed Jr. will sign copies of his motivational book, “Find A Way To Make A Way!” at Barnes & Noble, 240 Route 22 W., Springfield.
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.
Record & CD Show • Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Greater New Jersey Record & CD Expo will be held at Holiday Inn, Route 22 West, Springfield. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 seniors, kids under 12 get in free.
Blood Drive • Sept. 13 from 11:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Kean University/Downs Hall, Morris Ave., Union, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
Clark Food Pantry Committee • Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. – The Clark Food Pantry Committee will meet at the Municipal Building, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark in Room #30. Volunteers welcome. For info, call Nancy Raymond at 1-732-428-8405.
Mass for Departed Spouses • Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will hold their annual Mass for Departed Spouses at Holy Family Church, Emerson St., Carteret. All widows or widowers are invited to attend. After the Mass, there will be a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center on Pershing Ave.
PJ Storytime • Sept. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will host PJ storytime for children ages 3-5. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.
Concert • Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Verdict will perform music of the islands at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 North Wood Ave., Linden. In the event of rain, call 908-474-8604 after 4 p.m.
Business Workshop • Sept. 15 from 9-11:30 a.m. – Jack Armstrong of FranNet of New Jersey will hold a workshop for people interested in buying a business or franchise at Barnes & Noble, 240 Rt. 22 West, Springfield. To register, call 1-908-737-4220.
Blood Drive • Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – ILA c/o Maher Terminal, 1210 Corbin St., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
POW/MIA Ceremony • Sept. 17 at noon – Edison Township will host a ceremony to remember the sacrifices of U.S. prisoners of war and service members still missing in action at the Veterans Memorial Monument on Municipal Blvd.
Blood Drive • Sept. 17 from 2:30 – 8:30 p.m. – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 445 Old Post Road, Edison, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
German Biergarten • Sept. 17 from 5:30-11 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold an authentic German Biergarten. There will be a car show and music by the Adlers. German & American food & beverages available; no outside food permitted. For info, call 1-732-574-8600.
Flea Market • Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Oasis Christian Center, 2052 St. Georges Ave., will host a flea market to benefit the Leslie McCarthy Family Fund. For info, call Joyce Johnson at 1-908- 419-1398 or Jackie Kurzweil at 1-908-327-3000.
Rummage Sale • Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. Thomas Church, 1407 St. Georges Ave., Rahway, will host an annual rummage sale. Kitchen open for breakfast & lunch. For info, call William at 1-732-574-0560 or Maryann at 1-908-518-0107.
Chili Bake Off • Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. – There will be a chili bake off at the American Legion, 115 Grove St., Roselle. Admission: $10.
Singles • Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans, shorts, t-shirts or sneakers. $15 admission. For info, call 1-732-656-1801.
Motorcycle Ride • Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. – Rolling Thunder’s ® motorcycle Ride for Freedom will depart from Warinanco Park, Roselle for the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel. There will be wreath laying ceremonies, guest speakers and food vendors. (No alcohol permitted.) Registration begins at 8 a.m. and requires a $5 donation to the NJVVMF. For info, call 1-609-971-3544.
Singles • Sept. 19 from 7-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. Light refreshments; all welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. For info, call 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.
Kids Bingo • Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will host bingo for kids. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.
Blood Drive • Sept. 21 from 3 – 8 p.m. – South Amboy High School, 200 Hoffman Plaza, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
Kids Reading Club • Sept. 21 from 4-6 p.m. – Children in grades 3-6 are invited to join the Carteret Public Library’s Book It! Reading Club. For info, call 1-732-541-3830. The library is located at 100 Cooke Ave.
Concert • Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. – 52nd Street will perform a Billy Joel tribute show at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 North Wood Ave., Linden. In the event of rain, call 908-474-8604 after 4 p.m.
Club Meeting • Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. – The Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah will hold a welcome back meeting at the Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 South Third Ave. Learn about Tai Chi from a master instructor. Free admission. Hadassah welcomes all Jewish women.
Blood Drive • Sept. 23 from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Road, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
Movie • Sept. 23 at 6:53 p.m. – Watch “Invaders From Mars” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 North Wood Ave., Linden.
Pink Ribbon Run • Sept. 25 – Perth Amboy will host the Central NJ Pink Ribbon 5K Run and 1-Mile Health Walk to benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure. On site registration and t-shirt pick-up will begin at 10 a.m. at 302 Front Street. The 5K Run begins at 3 p.m., the health walk begins at 4 p.m. and awards will be presented at 5 p.m. Register online at www.NJPinkRibbonRun.org.
Bake Sale • Sept. 25 – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will hold a bake sale after the 4:30 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church on Walnut St., South Amboy. For info, call Eileen at 1-732-525-2696.
Singles • Sept. 25 from 8:30-11 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, will host “Jewish Singles Under The Stars” for people ages 45-60. There will be a speaker, music and hors d’eouvres for $15 per person. Register by Sept. 20: send your name, address, phone number, email and birthday with a check marked “Singles Sukkot” to Jennine at the JCC. For info, call Jennine at 1-732-494-3232 ext. 621.
Blood Drive • Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Sacred Heart Church, 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
Blood Drive • Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Lenahan Chiropractic, 346 Bordentown Ave., South Amboy, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
Harvest Festival • Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. –5 p.m. –The Union County Harvest Festival will be held at the Trailside Nature & Science Center, Mountainside. For info, call 1-908-527-4900.
German Day • Sept. 26 from 1-6 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host German Day. There will be music by Oetzer Wellerbruggeler from Tirol Austria and German and American food available. Donation: $5 per person. For info, call 1-732-574-8600.
PJ Storytime • Sept. 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. — The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will host PJ storytime for children ages 3-5. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.
Blood Drive • Sept. 28 from 2:30 – 7 p.m. – Livingston Avenue School, 75 Livingston Ave., Cranford, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
Concert • Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Dara & Frank will perform as part of Fire Prevention Night at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 North Wood Ave., Linden. In the event of rain, call 908-474-8604 after 4 p.m.
Blue Mass • Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. – The Diocese of Metuchen will hold a Blue Mass to honor local, state and federal law enforcement officials of all faiths who live within the diocese at St. Stephen Church, 49 State St., Perth Amboy. Lunch to follow. For info, call 1-732-562-2461.
Italian-America Feast • Oct. 8, 9 & 10 – Clark UNICO will hold their 4th annual Italian-American Feast at the Clark Municipal Building on Westfield Ave. For info or to volunteer, call Ralph Bernardo at 1-908-337-7773.
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.
Club Meeting • Oct. 10 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 Rachel Weintraub at 1-732-819-9298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Music • Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. – Francine Evans and Joel Zelnik will present a cabaret show, “Girl Singers of the 50s,” at the Kennilworth Public Library. For info, call 1-908-276-2451.
Arts Festival • Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – South Amboy & the Hernandez Theater Workshop will present the 1st annual Festival of the Arts with crafters, artists, food vendors and entertainment on Broadway. For info, email email@example.com
Crafts Festival • Oct. 29-Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Nearly 300 artisans will showcase contemporary crafts and fine art at the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset. Admission: $9; children under 12 admitted free. For info, call 1-800-210-9900.
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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