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Information Session • Feb. 12 – Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., Linden will hold an information session for homeowners, home buyers and tenants. Info: 1-908-282-0781 ext. 1146 or email jackie.j@bndcdc.org

Blood Drive • Feb. 12 from 8:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. – St. James Church, 145 Grove Ave., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

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Concert • Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. – The Ritz Theatre, 1148 E. Jersey St., Elizabeth, will present Disco Fever, featuring Boney M, Trammps, Anita Ward, Maxine Nightingale and Thelma Houston. Tickets are $45-$89. Call 1-908-352-1919

Jewish Singles • Feb. 12 from 8-11 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will hold a dance party for Jewish singles ages 30-45 at the Days Hotel, 195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick. Live DJ, cash bar. Admission: $25. Info: 1-732-494-3232 ext. 621.

Live Music • Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. – Jazz musician Janice Friedman will perform at Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Rd., Union. Donation: $15 per person ($10 students). Includes hot & cold snacks & beverages. Info: 1-908-686-1028.

Singles • Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at Crown Plaza Edison, 2055 Lincoln Highway (Rt. 27). Ages 40+, no jeans/sneakers/t-shirts. Admission: $17. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

Sports Card Show • Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

Hadassah Meeting • Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. –Raritan Valley Hadassah will hold a general meeting at the Highland Park Temple, 201 South Third Ave. A local psychotherapist will lead members through the techniques of Bibliodrama, an encounter between the inner worlds of Biblical characters and the inner worlds of ourselves.

Business Seminar • Feb. 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Learn about buying a business or franchise at a free seminar conducted by Jack Armstrong of Frannet at the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 E. Broad St. Pre-register by emailing sbdc@kean.edu or call 1-908-737-4220.

Tax Seminar • Feb. 15 from 7-9 p.m. – The State Bar Foundation will hold a free public seminar on estate and federal income tax issues at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. Info: 1-800-FREE-LAW

Chix With Stix • Feb. 16 at 8:15 p.m. – The Raritan Valley Hadassah Knitting Group, Chix with Stix, knits hats for preemies and ill infants in local and Israeli hospitals. For info, call Natalie Herbin at 1-732-339-8492. To participate by knitting at home, call Tillie Pass at 1-732-572-0753.

Blood Drive • Feb. 17 from 7:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m. – Bishop Ahr High School, 1 Tingley Lane, Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

CEO Roundtable • Feb. 18 from 8-10 a.m. — Pam Wassermann, Shulman & Associates will talk about increasing your revenue source at the Edison Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s CEO Roundtable at Metuchen Golf and Country Club, 244 Plainfield Rd., Edison. Edison Chamber Members Senior Management only. $20. Register at www.EdisonChamber.com

Blood Drive • Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. –4 p.m. – Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

Blood Drive • Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. –2 p.m. – First Baptist Church of Metuchen, 225 Middlesex Ave., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

Blood Drive • Feb. 20 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

Chug Ivrit • Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. – Chug Ivrit Hebrew speaking club will meet. Contact Rachel Weintraub at rachel@weintraubworld.net or 1-732-819-9298 for location.

Singles • Feb. 20 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. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515

Book Group • Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. – The Raritan Valley Hadassah book group is reading “The Pity of It All” by Amos Elon. Call Gustine Matt at 732-545-3147 for meeting place and further info.

Singles • Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+, no jeans/sneakers/t-shirts. Admission: $17. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

Blood Drive • Feb. 23 from 2–6 p.m. – Wardlaw-Hartridge Upper School, 1295 Inman Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

Blood Drive • Feb. 23 from 2–8 p.m. – What’s the Scoop, 410 Main St., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

Hypnosis Workshops • Feb. 24 – The Hypnosis Counseling Center will offer smoking cessation and weight loss workshops at the Edison JCC, 1775 Oak Tree Rd. The smoking cessation workshop runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and the weight loss workshop runs from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $45 per workshop. Info: 1-908-996-3311

Blood Drive • Feb. 24 from 1:30–7:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

Charity Concert • Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. – Three alternative/indie bands – Fifteen Fleeting, Small Town Scoundrels and Modern Airs, along with singer Kevin Reavey, will perform at a charity event at Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen. Tickets are $15 and proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team.

Blood Drive • Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will host a blood drive at the Sacred Heart School cafeteria, located behind the convent on Walnut St., South Amboy. There will also be an Irish soda bread sale. Info: 1-732-525-2696.

Medicare Seminar • March 3 from 1-3 p.m. – The State Bar Foundation will sponsor a free public seminar on navigating the Medicare-Medicaid Maze at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. Info: 1-800-FREE-LAW

Landlord-Tenant Seminar • March 3 from 7-9 p.m. – The State Bar Foundation will sponsor a free public seminar on landlord-tenant issues at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. Info: 1-800-FREE-LAW

Gift Auction • March 4 at 7:30 p.m. – The Parents’ Guild of Mother Seton Regional High School. 1 Valley Rd., Clark, will hold a “Pot of Gold” gift basket auction. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission, which includes one sheet of tickets, coffee or tea and dessert, is $15 (advance only.) For info or tickets, call 1-732-382-1952.

Concert • March 4 at 8 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, will host a concert by the Spook Handy Trio. Suggested donation: $5. Reservations required; call 1-732-634-0413.

Fundraiser Brunch • March 6 at 11 a.m. – Raritan Valley Hadassah will hold a Youth Aliyah Brunch honoring Sissy Princz at Congregation Ahavas Achim, 216 South First Avenue, Highland Park. Proceeds benefit Hadassah’s Youth Aliyah Villages for at-risk youth in Israel. Donation categories; $36, Shalom Advisor, $50 New Life, $100 Guardian Donor, $500 Mitzvah Donor, $1000 Ima or Abba Donor. RSVP by no later than Feb. 20 by writing a check payable to Hadassah and mailing it to Roseyln Bell, 134 Highland Ave, Edison, NJ 08817.

Poetry • March 9 at 8 p.m. – Poets Rene Ashley and Kate Greenstreet will be the featured readers at Poetswednesday at the Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Free admission, donations encouraged. There will be an open reading following the featured poet. There is a poetry workshop from 7-8 p.m. for a nominal fee. Info: 1-908-272-3141.

Ceramic Class • March 10 – Linden recreation will offer a surprise ceramic class for city children and adults. The children’s class begins at 6 p.m. and the adult class begins at 7:35 p.m. Fee: $10. Info: 1-908-474-8627.

Concert • March 10 at 7 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St., will host jazz singer Carol Erickson. Registration required; Linden residents have priority. Call 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11.

Craft Show • March 11-13 – The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will feature approximately 275 artisans at the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset. Info: www.sugarloafcrafts.com

Art Reception • March 11 at 7:30 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, will host an opening reception for an art show by Paul Kiesche, “Off the Beaten Path.” Reservations recommended; call 1-732-634-0413.

Craft Fair • March 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Middlesex County 4-H Spring Fling Craft Fair will take place at the county 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick. There will also be a bake sale. Info: 1-732-723-9968.

Sports Card Show • March 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

St. Patrick’s Day • March 13 from 4-6 p.m. –The Barron Arts Center will hold their annual “Irish Afternoon” St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser at the Trinity Church Hall, 650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served. Adults: $12, children: $6. Takeout available. For info or to buy tickets: 1-732-634-0413.

Blood Drive • March 15 from 1-7 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-908-298-3830 ext.11.

Concert • March 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – The Rahway Public Library will host a performance by the Rahway Valley Jerseyaires a cappella chorus. Enjoy barbershop, bebop, doo-wop and other music. Info: 1-732-340-1551 x212

Library Event • March 30 at 7 p.m. – Author Dale K. Nelson will discuss his book, “Born Innocent” at the Linden Library, 31 E. Henry St. For info or to sign up, call 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11.

Arts Lecture • March 30 at 7:30 p.m. – Anabel Tortorel will discuss the film “Ellis Island: Island of Hope, Island of Tears” at the Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Reservations required; call 1-732-634-0413.

Concert • April 1 at 8 p.m. – The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, will present a concert by Tom Brislin. Suggested donation: $5. Reservations required; call 1-732-634-0413.

Sports Card Show • April 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

Author Appearance • April 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Local author Leo J. Battenhausen will talk about his self-help book, “Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Finding Happiness and Satisfaction,” at the Linden Public Library on East Henry St. Info: 1-908-298-3830.

Sports Card Show • May 8 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

Sports Card Show • June 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

Sports Card Show • July 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

Sports Card Show • Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

Sports Card Show • Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

Sports Card Show • Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

Sports Card Show • Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.

Sports Card Show • Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will hold a sports card show. Suggested donation: $1 Info: 1-732-827-2094.


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