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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.

Bumble Bee Bazaar • April 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Bumble Bee Bazaar will be held at the Church of the Assumption’s Lower Chiego Hall, 113 Chiego Pl., Roselle Park. Shop for crafts & other items. Info: 1-201-522-8022.

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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.

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

Dance • April 9 from 8-11:30 p.m. – The Rutgers University Recreation Instructional Program will sponsor a dance at the College Ave. Gym, 130 College Ave., New Brunswick that is open to Rutgers students and the community-at-large. Music provided by Brian Nash. Admission: $10 ($5 w/Rutgers ID) Info: 1-732-932-8204,

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.

Blood Drive • April 10 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – St. Mary’s Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

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.

Walk To End Homelessness – April 10 at 9 a.m. – Middlesex County College, Mill Road, Edison, will be the site of the Walk to End Homelessness. Info: Ann Geller, ageller@miphnj.org; 1-732-729-7770

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.

Blood Drive • April 12 from 3-9 p.m. – The Cathedral of St. Francis, 3 Main & Elm Ave., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

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 a question & answer session. Free admission. Info: 1-732-494-3232 ext. 621.

Business Networking • April 13 at noon — The Cranford Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking event at Brooklyn Pizza, 2 South Ave. East, Cranford. All members & guests invited. $10 per person; RSVP to 1-908-272-6114 by April 8.

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.

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.

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.

Herbalist Program • April 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Certified clinical herbalist Lorraine Harwelik will present “A Natural Basket: The Beginner’s Guide To A Healthful Diet” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. Info: 1-908-709-7272,

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.

Blood Drive • April 16 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. & April 17 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

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.

Dance • April 17 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.

Library Program • April 20 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Aspiring artists in first through sixth grade are invited to join Peri at the Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave., to create art in the style of George Pierre Seurat and learn about famous artists. Registration required; call 1-732-388-5999

Widows Or Widowers • April 20 at 6:30 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Children’s Room of the Woodbridge Main Library, located at George Frederick Plaza, Rte. 35. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-381-3255.

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 23 at 9 a.m. – The Cranford Chamber of Commerce will host breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Garlic Rose, 28 North Ave., Cranford. Children: $10; Adults $15. Limited pictures with the bunny avail. for $3 ea. Reservations required; call 1-908-276-5749.

Easter • April 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – First Baptist Church of Metuchen, 255 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 27) will host a free indoor Easter Egg-Stravaganza for children ages 2-11. Egg hunts, face painting, car races, games, crafts, snacks & more. An adult must accompany children. To pre-register, call 1-732-548-4279. Info: Call Deb at 1-732-396-8291

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.

Blood Drive • April 28 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Roselle Catholic High School, 1 Raritan Rd., Roselle, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

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

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.

Benefit Dinner • May 5 at 6 p.m. – The annual dinner for Edison Sheltered Workshop will be held at the Rosewood Caterers. Info: www.eswnj.org or 1-732-985-8834

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.

Library Book Sale • May 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will hold a giant book sale. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Boy Scout Award Dinner • May 17 at 6 p.m. – The Middlesex County Boy Scout Award Dinner will be held at Pines Manor, Edison. Freeholder Director Christopher Rafano will be honored. Info: 1-609-419-4186 or alison.filla@scouting.org

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.

Concert • June 9 at 8 p.m. – Mark Miklos and the Ramblers will perform an outdoor concert ath the Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Suggested donation: $5. Info: 1-732-634-0413.

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

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.

Concert • July 14 at 8 p.m. – Wiser Time will perform an outdoor concert at the Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Suggested donation: $5. Info: 1-732-634-0413.


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