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Craft Fair • Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Parents’ Guild of Mother Seton Regional High School, GSP Exit 135 in Clark, will sponsor their annual “Peppermint Boutique” Craft Fair. Over 100 crafters expected. Free admission.

Toys For Tots • Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Edison Elks Lodge #2487 will collect new, unwrapped Toys for Tots at the lodge, 375 Old Post Rd., Edison. Info: 1-732-225-4438.

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Medical QiGong • Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. – noon – Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, will offer a free class in Medical QiGong. Once the class begins, it cannot be interrupted. Info: 1-908-232-5678.

Blood Drive • Dec. 4 from 12:30–6:30 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

Teen Program • Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. – Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the Clark Public Library to learn basic origami techniques and how to make assorted holiday items. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

Concert • Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. – The Westfield Symphony Orchestra presents “Home for the Holidays” at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Tickets are $25-$70; students K-12 only $10. Info: 1-908-232-9400.

Jewish Singles • Dec. 4 from 8-11 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will host a Chanukah Party for Jewish singles ages 30-45. Live DJ & karaoke. Admission: $20. Info: 1-732-494-3232 x621.

Author Appearance • Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. – Clark author Dale K. Nelson will discuss his political thriller novel, “Born Innocent” at the Clark Public Library and how he got it published. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

Children’s Art Program • Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. – Children in grades 1-6 are invited to the Clark Public Library for an afternoon of art in the style of Georgia O’Keefe. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

Elks Memorial Service • Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. – The Edison Elks Lodge #2487 will conduct their annual memorial service to honor departed members at the lodge, 375 Old Post Road, Edison. Info: 1-732-816-2141.

Gift Auction • Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. – St. Peter’s Church Mothers’ Guild will hold a gift auction in the parish house on Rector St., Perth Amboy. Admission is $4. Info: 1-732-826-1594.

Storytime • Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m. – Children ages 3-5 are invited to the Clark Public Library for stories, songs and a craft. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

Parent Workshop • Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. – Parents are invited to learn about online resources for parents offered by the Clark Public Library. Call 1-732-388-5999 to register.

Library Board Meeting • Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

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.

Blood Drive • Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. –5 p.m. – Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

Lapsit • Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. – Babies to 2-year-olds are invited to the Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., for stories, songs, finger plays & verse. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7209.

Christmas Dinner Dance • Dec. 9 from 6-11 p.m. – The Middlsex East and Woodbridge chapters of Widows Or Widowers will hold their 15th annual Christmas Extravaganza Dinner Dance at the Gran Centurion, Madison Hill Road, Clark. Music by Fred Lehotay and The Melody Men. Tickets $39 per person. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-732-6969-2228.

Book Club • Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will host a book club meeting to discuss “Hornet Flight” by Ken Follett. Open to all adult readers. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Jewish Singles • Dec. 9 from 7:30-10 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will host a Chanukah Party for Jewish singles ages 45-60. Live DJ & karaoke. Admission: $20. Info: 1-732-494-3232 x621.

Sample Sale • Dec. 11 & 18 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. – World Enterprises Wholesale Showroom, 990 Raritan Rd., Clark, will hold a holiday sample sale that is open to the public. Fashion items including ladies’ handbags, jewelry, scarves, clothing and athletic apparel will be on sale at below retail prices. Info: 1-732-388-4001

Book Sale • Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Friends of the Perth Amboy Free Public Library are holding a book sale at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy, 365 New Brunswick Ave. Info: 1-732-442-3632.

Holiday Event • Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. – The Choir of Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church presents The First Noel – A Christmas Cantata. Free admission, all welcome. The church is located at Stuyvsant Ave. & Chestnut St.

Singles • Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+ No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. $15 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801

Blood Drive • Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. –2 p.m. – St. Genevieve RC Church, 200 Monmouth Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

Blood Drive • Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. –2 p.m. – St. Mary’s Church, Augusta St. & Steven Ave., South Amboy, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933- 2566

Hebrew Club • Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. – Chug Ivrit will meet at a private Highland Park area home. Chat in Hebrew and read a short story or article. Info: 1-732-819-9298.

Live Nativity • Dec. 12 from 7-9 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Avenel invites you to experience the meaning of Christmas by driving through a live nativity scene at the corner of Avenel St. & Woodbridge Ave. Info: 1-732-634-1631.

College Recruitment • Dec. 14 from 5-7 p.m. – Union County College will hold a recruitment drive at the Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St. Info: 1-908-298-3830

Holiday Bazaar • Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Linden/Roselle Community Center, 1238 St. Georges Ave., Linden will host a holiday bazaar. Raffles, food & door prizes.

Polar Antics • Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m. – Children in grades pre-k—2 are invited to the Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., for stories, crafts & activities. Info: 1-908-820-4298

Holiday Crafts • Dec. 18 from 2-4 p.m. – Teens are invited to the Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St., for holiday crafts and snacks. Register by calling 1-908-354-6060 x7237.

Singles • Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+ No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. $15 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801

Singles • Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+ No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. $15 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801

Book Bingo • Dec. 29 at 2:30 p.m. – Children are invited to the Elizabeth Public Library, 11 S. Broad St. for holiday book bingo. Info: 1-908-354-6060 x7209.

Blood Drive • Jan. 4 from 1-7 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St., will host a blood drive. All eligible donors will receive a free t-shirt.

Concert • Jan. 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Vocalist & guitarist Presley will perform at the Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St. To register to attend, call 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11.


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