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Blood Drive • Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold a blood drive. Donors will receive a $15 gas card. Info: 1-800-652-5663 x140.

Arts Festival • Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. – 4 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

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Scleroderma Forum • Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m. – Learn about new scleroderma research and treatments at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick. Info: 1-800-867-0885

Ghost Tours • Oct. 23 & 24, 30 & 31 –Take a tour of the Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy, with a psychic. Tours leave on the hour from 6-10 p.m. each night. $10 suggested cash donation. No reservations needed. Info: 1-732-826-5527

Singles • Oct. 23 at 8:30 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles Upscale Dance Party will be held at the Crowne Plaza Clark, 36 Valley Road. Ages 40+; no jeans/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

Blood Drive • Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Raritan Turkish-American Cultural Foundation, 1 Ethel Road, Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

Street Fair • Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Kenilworth’s 2nd annual street fair will be held along the Boulevard from N 23rd St. to N 18th St. Free admission, live entertainment. Activities for all ages. Info: 1-201-998-1144.

Lecture • Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. – Milton Heumann, Ph.D. of Rutgers University will present a lecture “Peeking Over the Wall of Separation Between Church and State” at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison. Pre-registration requested: 732-494-3232 x603.

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.

Astrology For Beginners • Oct. 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Learn how to read an astrological birth chart at the Elizabeth Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 11 S. Broad St. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7203.

Pumpkin Festival • Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. – Children in Pre-K to Grade 2 are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities at the Elizabeth Public Library, Elizabethport Branch, 102-110 Third St. Info: 908-289-9032.

Ghost Hunting Presentation • Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. – L’Aura Hladik will share information about the top haunted spots in NJ and NYC based on the books from the “America’s Haunted Road Trip” series at the Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave. Registration required. Call 1-732-388-5999.

Business Forum • Oct. 26 from 8-9:30 a.m. – Ira Cohen, CPA, will speak about measuring profits & productivity at the Edison Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 336 Raritan Center Parkway, Campus 6, Edison. Free for chamber members; non-members $25. Register: 1-732-738-9482.

Concert • Oct. 28 at noon – Performers from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of Arts will give a concert at the Elizabeth Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 11 S. Broad St. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7154.

Blood Drive • Oct. 28 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

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.

Book Club • Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. – The Food For Thought Friday Book Club will discuss “The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Danile Stashower at the Elizabeth Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 11 S. Broad St. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7203.

Halloween Festival • Oct. 30 from 2-4 p.m. – Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., will hold a family Halloween Festival. Come in costume & take part in costume contest. Member families: $10 / non-members: $15. Info: 1-732-596-4164.

Pumpkin Festival • Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. – Children in Pre-K to Grade 2 are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities at the Elizabeth Public Library, Main Library Children’s Room, 11 S. Broad St. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7209

Halloween Movie • Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. – The Westfield Symphony Orchestra will show the 1925 version of “The Phantom of the Opera,” staring Lon Chaney, complete with live symphonic soundtrack at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.; costume contest with cash prize. Tickets range from $25-$70. Info: 1-908-232-9400.

Jewish Singles • Oct. 30 from 8-11 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will host “A Middle Eastern Experience” for Jewish singles ages 45-60, with music, exotic food and entertainment. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Mail your name, address, phone number, email & birth date with your check to the JCC of Middlesex County, Attn: Jennine Shpigel. Info: 1-732-494-3232 x621.

Singles • Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles Halloween Dance will be held at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans/sneakers. Costumes optional; prizes for best costumes. Admission: $15. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

Halloween Parade • Oct. 31 – Line up for the South Amboy Halloween Parade at Progressive Firehouse on Bordentown Ave. and march down Bordentown Ave. and up Broadway to the reviewing stand at City Hall. Free Halloween giveaways to all marchers. Info: 1-732-727-4600

Halloween Dance • Oct. 31 from 7-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows or Widowers will hold an open Halloween dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. Light refreshments; all welcome. $10 members/$12 guests. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

Blood Drive • Nov. 1 from 2-8 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, 270 Woodbridge Ave., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

Blood Drive • Nov. 2 from 2-6 p.m. – The Wardlaw Hartridge Upper School, 1295 Inman Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

Tricky Tray • Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. – The Arc of Union County will hold a tricky tray fundraiser at L’Affaire in Mountainside. $40 admission includes dinner and one sheet of pink level tickets. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. No one under 21. Info: 1-973-315-0020

Blood Drive • Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. –2  p.m. – St. Andrew’s Church, 244 Avenel St., Avenel, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

Book Sale • Nov. 7-11 – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will hold a used book sale from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Donations accepted Nov. 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. – noon. Info: 1-732-494-3232×603

Blood Drive • Nov. 10 from 3-8 p.m. – Highland Ave. School #10, 2801 Highland Ave., Linden will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

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.

Blood Drive • Nov. 15 from 2:30-8:30 p.m. – The Osceola Presbyterian Church, 1689 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

Memory Screening • Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Right at Home, 43 West Prospect St., 2nd Floor, East Brunswick, will offer free, confidential memory screenings as part of National Memory Screening Day. Info: 1-732-967-0900


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