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Halloween Day • Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Perth Amboy’s recreation department will hold a day of Halloween activities, beginning with costume pre-judging at 11 a.m. at the train station. There will be a parade along Smith Street at noon, followed by festivities and awards at Five Corners lasting until 2 p.m. Info: 1-732-826-1690 x4305

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.

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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

Computer Class • Nov. 2 from 6-7 p.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., will hold an introductory computer class in the 3rd floor community learning center. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7238.

Book Club • Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m. – The Elmora Branch Library Book Club will meet at 740 W. Grand, Elizabeth, to discuss “The Bell Ringers” by Henry Porter. Info: 1-908-353-4820.

Lapsit • Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. – Children up to 2-years-old are invited to the lapsit program at the Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7209.

Concert • Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. – The Westfield Symphony Orchestra Duo will perform at the Elizabeth Public Library Auditorium, 11 S. Broad St. Info: 1-908-354-6060.

Computer Class • Nov. 4 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., will hold an introduction to Word class in the 3rd floor community learning center. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7238.

Music History • Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. – The Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave., will present a program “New Ragtime Guitar: A Musical & Historical View of America’s First Popular Musical Fad.” Free. Info: 1-908-851-5452.

Computer Class • Nov. 5 from 6-7 p.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., will hold an “Everything Google” class in the 3rd floor community learning center. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7238.

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

Holiday Boutique • Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Oak Tree Presbyterian Church will hold a holiday boutique and harvest bake sale. The church is located at 445 Plainfield Road, Edison, between Oak Tree Road & Stephenville Pkwy. Info: 1-732-549-4178.

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

Veterans Day Parade • Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. – Woodbridge will hold a Veterans Day parade, starting at St. James Church, 145 Grove St., and finishes at Town Hall, 1 Main St. The church parking lot will be a staging area from 1 p.m. Parking available in NJ Transit lot near Town Hall. Info: 1-732-596-4048.

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

Veterans Info • Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The DAV Mobile Service Officer will provide information and claim filing assistance for veterans and their families at the American Legion Lenape Post 211, 240 Mac Arthur Ave., Sayreville. Info: 1-973-297-3378.

Turkey Time • Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. – The Elizabethport Branch Library, 102-110 Third St., Elizabeth, will host a holiday program for children ages pre-k – 2nd grade. Info: 1-908-289-9032.

Computer Class • Nov. 9 from 6-7 p.m. – Learn to create an email account at the Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St. Registration required; call 1-908-354-6060 x7238.

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

Club Meeting • Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the children’s room of the Woodbridge Main Library, George Frederick Plaza, Rte. 35, Woodbridge. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515

Book Club • Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. – Food for Thought Friday will discuss “Little Chapel on the River” by Gwendolyn Bounds at the Elizabeth Public Library auditorium, 11 S. Broad St. Info: 1-908-354-6060.

Computer Class • Nov. 12 from 6-7 p.m. – Learn how to build a website at the Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St. Registration required; call 1-908-354-6060 x7238.

Holiday Bazaar • Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave. & West Chestnut St. in Union, will hold a holiday bazaar with handcrafted gifts and homemade cakes & cookies. Info: 1-908-688-3164.

Concert • Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. – Kenny Cunningham will offer a classic rock/contemporary folk concert at the Elizabeth Main Library auditorium, 11 S. Broad St. Info: 1-908-354-6060.

Cocktail Fundraiser • Nov. 13 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. – Summit Supports Our Troops will hold a gourmet cocktail reception fundraiser at Baltusrol Golf Club, 201 Shunpike Road, Springfield. Tickets are $250; call 1-908-273-2144.

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. For info or appointment: 1-732-220-7000

Turkey Time • Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. – Children in pre-k to 2nd grade are invited to a holiday program at the Elmora Branch Library, 740 W. Grand Ave., Elizabeth. Info: 1-908-353-4820.

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

Computer Class • Nov. 16 from 6-7 p.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., offers an introduction to computers in the 3rd floor community learning center. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7238.

Turkey Time • Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Children in pre-k to 2nd grade are invited to participate in a holiday program at the LaCorte Branch Library, 434 Palmer St., Elizabeth. Info: 1-908-820-4298.

Lapsit • Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., will host a lapsit program for children up to 2-years-old. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7209.

Computer Class • Nov. 18 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., will offer an introduction to Word in the 3rd floor Community Learning Center. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7238.

Computer Class • Nov. 19 from 6-7 p.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., will show you how to make money on the internet. Registration required; call 1-908-354-6060 x7238.

Fishing Flea Market • Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. Thomas Church Hall, 1400 St. Georges Ave., Rahway, will host a fishing flea market with merchants offering a variety of new and used fishing and boating items. Info: 1-732-381-2165.

Turkey Time • Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., will host a holiday program for children in pre-k to 2nd grade. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7209.

German Christmas Market • Nov. 21 from noon-5 p.m. – The Duetscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Ln., will hold an indoor & outdoor Christkindlmarket featuring imported German linens and gifts, handmade items, cookies, candies & more. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

Computer Class • Nov. 30 from 6-7 p.m. – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., will offer an introduction to computers in the third floor community learning center. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7238.

Author Lecture • Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. – Linden author Richard Lukenda will speak about his novel, “A World Gone Crazy” at the Linden Free Public Library, 31 East Henry St. Call Dennis Purves at 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11 to register.

Local History • Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. – Rahway author Alex Shipley will speak about his book, “The Case of the Unknown Woman” at the Linden Free Public Library, 31 East Henry St. Call Dennis Purves at 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11 to register.


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