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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.

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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. Info: 1-800-652-5663, ext. 140

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.)

FairTax New Jersey • April 30 at 12:30 p.m. – FairTax New Jersey will hold its annual membership meeting at the Collingswood Library, 771 Haddon Ave., Collingswood. New members welcome. If interested but unable to attend, call John O’Rourke at 1-732-458-9271.

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

Fish Fry • May 6 from 5-7 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd., will host Argyle’s Fish (& Chicken) Fry. $12 adults / $11 seniors & children under 12. Info: 1-732-283-1188.

Meditation Exercises • May 7 from 10:30 a.m. – noon – Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, will offer a free course of Medical QiGong meditation exercises. Info: 1-908-232-5678.

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: wwwgroundworkelizabeth.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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