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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.

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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.

Church Picnic • Sept. 19 – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Road, will hold a picnic following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Donation: $5 adults, $3 children. For info, call 1-732-283-1188

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.

Astronomy Presentation • Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. – Paul Cirillo, a member of the NJ Astronomical Association, will show you how to identify constellations and locate planets in the night sky during his presentation at the Clark Public Library. Program geared towards adults, but suitable for children in grades 3 & up. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

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.

Stories & More • Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m – The Clark Public Library will offer stories and more for children ages 3-6 every Tuesday through Oct. 26. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

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.

Teen Craft • Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Design your own unique locker mirror at the Clark Public Library. All supplies & snacks will be provided. For teens entering grades 6-12. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

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.

Game Night • Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. – Bring your favorite board game and snacks to the First Presbyterian Church of Iselin’s game night. The church is located at 1295 Oak Tree Road, Iselin. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

Family Bazaar • Sept. 23-24 from 6-10 p.m.; Sept. 25 from noon – 10 p.m. –Enjoy family games, food and more at the Edison Elks Lodge #2487 family bazaar. The free event will be held in the parking lot, 375 Old Post Road, Edison. The band Clear Blurr will play Friday. For info, call 1-732-985-2487.

AARP Driver Safety Course • Sept. 23 & 24 –Tune up your driving skills with a 2-day class at the Clark Public Library. There is a fee for the program and registration is required. Call 1-732-388-5999 for details.

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.

The Penguin Returns • Sept. 26 at 2 & 3 p.m. – See & learn about a live penguin at the Clark Public Library. Enjoy a free sundae after the program. Parents & children must register; call 1-732-388-5999.

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.

Fish Fry • Oct. 8 from 5-7 – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Road, will host a fish fry catered by Argyle’s. Fish and chicken dinners available. Adults: $12; Seniors & Children under 12: $11. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

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 atrachel@weintraubworld.net.

E-Reader Demonstration • Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. – A representative from Barnes & Noble will show Clark Public Library patrons how to use the Nook eBook reader and download free eBooks through the library’s ListenNJ digital media service. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

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.

Blood Drive • Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church, 1295 Oak Tree Road, Iselin, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

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 events@southamboynj.gov

CROP Walk • Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. – The Woodbridge Community CROP Walk will take place at Fords Park. Help fight hunger. For info, call the First Presbyterian Church of Iselin at 732-283-1188.

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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