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Live Music • March 26 at 8 p.m. – The Hub Kings, an instrumental soul-jazz trio, will play at La Travola Cucina, 700 Old Bridge Turnpike, South River. Info: www.hubkings.com

Chug Ivrit • March 27 at 10 a.m. – The Raritan Valley Chapter Hadassah Chug Ivrit Hebrew speaking club will meet. Open to men & women, regardless of Hadassah membership. Info: 1-732-819-9298.

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Vendor Expo • March 27 from noon – 4 p.m. – Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva, 2 Harrison St., Edison, will host a vendor expo with over 30 vendors offering Judaica, toys, crafts, jewelry, bags, children’s fashion and more. Free admission. Info: 1-732-239-9434

Live Music • March 27 at 1 p.m. – Pianist Harriet Steinberg will perform her show “Popular Songs from Classical Music” at the YM-YWHA of Union County, 501 Green Lane, Union. Free admission. Info: 1-908-289-8112 x 34.

Live Music • March 27 from 1-4 p.m. – Friends of the Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave., will host three musical groups from Cranford High School: The Madrigal Choir, Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra. Free admission; refreshments.

Women’s Health Seminar • March 29 at 5:30 p.m. – “Understanding Abnormal Uterine Bleeding” Speaker: Labib E. Riachi, MD, Board Certified OB/GYN, Specialist in Advanced Pelvic Surgery and Female Incontinence, Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Cervantes Restaurant, 24 North Ave., East, Cranford. To register, call 908 994 – 8939.

Live Music • March 29 at 7:30 p.m. – Musician Gordon Wells will talk about the pedal steel guitar and play music from pop to swing and light jazz at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. Info: 1-908-709-7272.

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 • March 31 at 8 p.m. – Jefferson Starship will perform a 40th anniversary concert at the Forum Theatre Arts Centre, 314 Main St., Metuchen, with founders Paul Kantner and David Freiberg, longtime drummer Donny Baldwin, Grammy-nominated Broadway singer Cathy Richardson, lead guitarist Slick Aguilar and keyboardist Chris Smith. Tickets are $40 & $35. Info: 1-732-548-5600.

Drill Team Performance • April 1 at 7 p.m. – The Rahway High School Junior ROTC drill team, the Devil Pups, will perform their award-winning routines at the high school gym, 1012 Madison Ave. Free admission, but donations to defray the cost of attending a national drill team competition in Daytona, Fla. are appreciated.

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

Easter • April 2 – Middlesex County’s 4-H Junior Council will present “Breakfast with the Bunnies” at the Middlesex County 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick. Parents and children (ages 2-8) can enjoy a pancake breakfast and children’s activities for $5 (children 8 and under) or $8 (ages 9 and up). There are two sessions: 8:30-10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. – noon. Info: 1-732-398-5261

Easter Bunny Breakfast • April 2 from 9 a.m. – noon – Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave., Union will host breakfast & pictures with the Easter Bunny. Pancakes, sausage, coffee & juice. $5 per person. Info: 1-908-688-3264.

Train Expo • April 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show is coming to the NJ Expo Center in Edison. Admission is $7, good for both days. Children 11 & under get in free. Info:www.greenbergshows.com

Concert • April 2 at 8 p.m. – The Incredible Simulators will present the Music of the Beatles at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Tickets range from $35-$95. Info: 1-732-499-8226

Concert • April 2 at 8 p.m. – Frontiers, a Journey tribute band, will perform at the Forum Theatre Arts Center, 314 Main St., Metuchen. Tickets are $16. Info: 1-732-548-5600.

Concert • April 3 at 6 p.m. – Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Fred Hersch will perform a solo concert at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Tickets are $20; call 1-732-499-8226.

Talent Auditions • April 3 from 1-3 p.m. & April 4 from 7-10 p.m. – The Westfield Community Players will hold auditions for its annual talent showcase on June 11. Info: http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCPtalentform.html

Health Seminar • April 4 at 5 p.m. – “The Diabetes Epidemic” Speaker: Ari Eckman, MD, Director, Trinitas Regional Medical Center Diabetes Management Center. YM-YWHA, 501 Green Lane, Union. Healthy refreshments. To register, call 1-908-994 – 8939.

Widows Or Widowers • April 4 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing & Cooke aves. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-969-2228.

Open House • April 4 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Mother Seton Regional High School, Valley Rd., Clark will hold an open house for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls and their families. Info: 1-732-382-1952.

Hadassah • April 6 from 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Hadassah will hold its annual regional education symposium, Israel: The Power of the Nation, at the Forsgate Country Club, Monroe. Hadassah members: $46; non-members $48. Sign up early: 1-732-643-1100.

Friends Of UCPAC • April 6 at 7 p.m. – The Friends of the Union County Arts Center will meet in the UCPAC café, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Eric Rickles, a former president and founder of the original Landmark group that renovated and re-opened the arts center, will be the guest speaker.

Government Classes • April 6 from 7-8 p.m. – The JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will offer U.S. Government classes taught by a state-certified U.S. history teacher. A six-week session costs $75, while an 8-week session is $100. Citizenship test information will be provided upon request. Info: 1-732-494-3232 x619

Clark Seniors • April 7 at 1 p.m. – The Clark Seniors Monthly Meeting will be held at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave. Schools superintendent Kenneth Knops will be the guest speaker. Info: 1-732-382-7134

Book Sale • April 7 from 6-8 p.m., April 8 & 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza will host a book sale. On Saturday, fill a bag with books for just $5.

Movie • April 7 at 7 p.m. – The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, will show The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Cheney as part of the Rahway Arts District’s First Thursday events. Free admission. Info: 1-732-499-8226

Concert • April 7 at 8 p.m. – The Concert Artist Program of Kean will present “From Behind the Iron Curtain,” featuring sonatas and chamber music by Soviet composers, at Kean Hall on the school’s main campus, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. Tickets are $25; call 1-908-737-7469.

Passport Fair • April 8 from 10 a.m. –2 p.m. –The Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive St., Perth Amboy will host a passport fair. Info: 1-732-826-1690 ext. 4326

Rummage Sale • April 8 from 1-4 p.m. & April 9 from 9 a.m. – noon – The Reformed Church of Linden, 600 N. Wood Ave., will hold a rummage sale with men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, household items, books & toys.

Dance • April 8 from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers, Carteret Chapter, will hold an open dance at the American Legion Hall, 1155 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret. Live music & refreshments. All welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Info: 1-732-969-2228

Concert • April 8 at 8 p.m. – Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann will perform at the Forum Theatre Arts Center, 314 Main St., Metuchen. Tickets are $45. Info: 1-732-548-5600.

Flea Market • April 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Connecticut Farms Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, will host a flea market. Table rentals: 1-908-245-0562.

SAT Review • April 9 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. –The Constine Evans Scholarship Fund of the Morning Star Community Development Corporation will sponsor an SAT test review at the Linden/Roselle Community Center, 1238 E. St. Georges Ave, Linden. $10 registration fee; deadline March 26. Registration & continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.; lunch will be served. Info: scholarship@mscdc.org

Celebrity Appearance • April 9 from 1-3 p.m. – Actor Tony Sirico, known for playing Paulie Walnuts on HBO’s The Sopranos, will be signing bottles of Sopranos Wines at Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlet, 489 Rt. 1 South, Woodbridge. For every bottle sold, $1 will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project & St. Jude Children’s Hospital. No outside memorabilia will be signed. Info: http://www.jcanals.com/pauliewalnuts.php

Live Music • April 9 at 7 p.m. – Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Rd., Union will host musical performances by Melinda Davis and Damn the Torpedoes. Admission: $15; $10 for students. Info: 1-908-686-1028
Films • April 9 at 8 p.m. – The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway will show Asbury Shorts’ The NY “Short Film Concert” Tickets are $15; call 1-732-499-8226.

Singles • April 9 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance party at the Crowne Plaza Clark, 36 Valley Rd., Clark. Admission: $17. Ages 40+ No jeans/sneakers/t-shirts. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

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.

Family Theater • April 10 at 3 p.m. – Kean Stage will present “Frindle,” a heartwarming story of a resourceful and gutsy 5th grader who decides to put what he learns in school to the test. Recommended for children ages 7-11. Tickets are $15; call 1-908-737-7469.

Live Music • April 10 at 3 p.m. – The Reformed Church of Linden, 600 North Wood Ave., will present Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon with the Jay D’Amico Trio. Suggested donation: $12 (children get in free if accompanied by an adult.) Info: 1-908-486-3714.

Fish Fry • April 10 from 4-6 p.m. – Trinity Episcopal Church, 650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, will hold their annual fish & chips dinner. Dine in or take out. Info: 1-732-634-7422 x10.

Police Dog Demonstration • April 11 at 3:30 p.m. – The Linden Public Library will host a police dog demonstration in the Columbia Bank Room. Sign up at the circulation desk or call 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11.

Religion • April 11 – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will present “Mary’s Way of the Cross” after the 7 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy. Info: 1-732-525-2696.

Local History • April 12 at 6 p.m. – Kevin Woyce will give a slideshow presentation on the history of the Jersey shore at the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave. Info: 1-7320541-3830.

Israel Presentation • April 12 at 7 p.m. – The Israel Awareness Committee of Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen, will host “Meet the IDF.” Meet Israel Defense Forces soldiers, watch a short film and take part in an question & answer session. Free admission. Info: 1-732-494-3232 ext. 621.

Library Board Meeting • April 13 at 6 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave., Carteret.

Build A Bird House • April 13 at 5 p.m. – Build a bird house at the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., at an event conducted by The Home Depot. Limited to 45 participants. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Lecture • April 13 from 6-8 p.m. – Philip D’Angelo of JoDAN Technologies will speak about the Japanese earthquake, the resulting tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in the Columbia Bank Room of the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St. Call 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11 to register. Seating is limited.

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.

Book Club • April 14 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library Reading Club will discuss “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult at the library, 100 Cooke Ave. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Family Movie • April 15 at 3 p.m. — The Children’s Department of the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will show Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Light refreshments. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Educational Dinner • April 15 at 6:30 p.m. – The Linden Interfaith Council will host an educational dinner at the Linden Presbyterian Church. Jeffery Tandul will speak about the Linden Community Environmental Enhancement Project. Tickets are $12; call Jane Dedinsky at 1-908-486-3714.

Singles • April 15 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Admission: $17. Ages 40+ No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

Earth Day Movie Marathon • April 16 at 10 a.m. – The Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza, will hold an Earth Day movie marathon. Stop in and watch planet-friendly movies in the library’s auditorium.

Easter Musical • April 16 at 7 p.m. – Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, will host a free Eater musical, “Raise The Crown,” presented by the choir. A free will offering will be accepted.

Concert • April 16 at 7:30 p.m. – Pianist & composer Jim Brickman will perform a one-night-only concert at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University’s East Campus, 215 North Ave., Hillside. Tickets are $40; call 1-908-737-7469.

Concert • April 16 at 8 p.m. – THE British Invasion, a 1960s tribute band, will perform at the Forum Theatre Arts Center, 314 Main St., Metuchen. Tickets are $16. Info: 1-732-548-5600.

Palm Sunday • April 17 at 8 a.m. & 11 a.m. – Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., Linden will hold Palm Sunday worship services. Info: 1-908-925-7979.

Local History • April 17 from noon-4 p.m. – The Dr. William Robinson Plantation & Museum, 593 Madison Hill Rd., Clark, will offer tours.

Easter • April 21 at 7 p.m. – Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., Linden will present “On the Road To Calvary” a music & arts – drama ministry production. Free admission. Info: 1-908-925-7979

Easter • April 24 at 6 a.m., 8 a.m. & 11 a.m. – Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., will hold Resurrection Sunday celebration services. Info: 1-908-925-7979.

Men’s Health • April 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. – Prostate Cancer Support Group. Speaker: Dr. Brett Opell, Urologist. Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, Conference Room, First Floor, 225 Williamson Street, Elizabeth. To register, call Grisela Hidalgo, LCSW, at 1-908-994-8535.

Magic Show • April 27 – Linden recreation is offering a free magic show for children in pre-school though 5th grade at the McManus Middle School, 330 Edgewood Rd. There are two sessions: 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Musical • April 28 at 8 p.m. – The national touring production of the perennial Broadway favorite “The Music Man” will stop at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway for one night only. Tickets range from $32-$60. Call 1-732-499-8226.

Theatre • April 28 – May 15 (8 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday) – The African Company Presents Richard III at the Theater Project at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford. Tickets are $25, $10 for students. Info: 1-908-659-5189 or TheaterProject@aol.com.

Casino Night • April 29 at 7 p.m. – Autism NJ is holding a casino night fundraiser at the Hamilton Park Hotel in Florham Park. Tickets are $125 in advance ($150 at the door). Open bar. Grand prize is a vacation getaway to Orlando. Info: 1-800-4-AUTISM or www.autismnj.org

Bake Sale • April 30 & May 1 – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will hold a bake sale with homemade pies, cakes, breads and cookies after all Masses across the street from the church, located on Washington Ave., South Amboy. Info: 1-732-525-2696.

Blood Drive • April 30 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold a blood drive. Donors must present signed or picture ID and are advised to eat a meal before donating.

Garden Tour • April 30 from noon-4 p.m. –Two private gardens in Colonia and Far Hills will be open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. The tour begins at Babbling Brook, 335 New Dover Rd., Colonia; directions to the Far Hills garden will be provided. Cost: $5 per garden, children under 12 free. Info: 1-888-842-2442 (weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Ballet • April 30 at 8 p.m. – The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, will host the NJ Ballet’s production of Swan Lake. Tickets range from $22-$37; call 1-732-499-8226.

Singles • April 30 at 8:30 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Admission: $17. Ages 40+ No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

Ballet • May 1 at 3 p.m. – Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, will host the NJ Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty. Tickets range from $15-$22 for this family show; call 1-732-499-8226

Holocaust Memorial • May 2 at 7:30 p.m. – The Metuchen-Edison Area Interfaith Clergy Association and the JCC of Middlesex County will sponsor an interfaith Yom Hashoah Holocaust memorial program at 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison. Free admission. Info: 1-732-494-3232 ext. 621.

Concert • May 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Guitarist, pianist & composer Matthew Fishteyn will perform a free jazz/blues/rock concert at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St. To register, call 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11.

Ceramics Class • May 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. – Linden recreation offers a Mother’s Day ceramics class for Linden students in kindergarten through 8th grade at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen St., Linden. Fee: $10. Registration deadline: May 4. Info: 1-908-474-8627 or www.linden-nj.org

Ceramics Class • May 5 from 7:45-9:30 p.m. – Linden recreation offers a Garden Ceramics class for Linden adults at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen St., Linden. Fee: $10. Registration deadline: May 4. Info: 1-908-474-8627 or www.linden-nj.org

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.

Fundraiser Luncheon • May 21 from noon-2 p.m. – The Bonefish Grill, 625 U.S. Highway 1, Iselin, will host a fundraiser luncheon for the Central NJ Pink Ribbon Run to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Tickets are $30 in advance at the Perth Amboy City Clerk’s Office, 260 High St., and $35 at the door.

Bicycle Tour • May 22 at 7:30 a.m. – Groundwork Elizabeth’s 8th annual Tour de Elizabeth event will be held, rain or shine. Info: www.groundworkelizabeth.com or 1-908-289-0262

Musical Revue • June 5 at 3 p.m. – Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County will present a musical revue, “They Changed Broadway” at the Marasco Performing Arts Center in Monroe. Tickets are on sale; call 1-732-777-1940 or 1-609-395-7979.

Blood Drive • June 6 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St., will host a blood drive in the Columbia Bank Room. Info: 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11.

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.

Record Show • June 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Hotel 304 West, Route 22 West, Springfield, will host a Record & CD Expo. Admission: $6 adults; $3 children


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