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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.

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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

Theatre • April 29 & 30 at 7:30 p.m.; May 1 at 2 p.m. – The Forum Theatre’s Stars on Stage students will present Broadway Bound, featuring songs from classic and contemporary Broadway shows. Tickets are $14. The theatre is located at 314 Main St., Metuchen. Info: 1-732-548-5600

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.

Blood Drive • May 1 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.

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.

Blood Drive • May 5 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Elizabeth Fire Headquarters, 411 Irvington Ave., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Clark Seniors • May 5 at 1 p.m. – The Clark Senior Monthly Meeting will be held at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. A representative from Investors Savings Bank will be the guest speaker. Refreshments. For info, call Phyllis at 1-732-382-7134.

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.

Book Club • May 12 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library’s adult reading club will meet to discuss “Cinnamon Kiss” by Walter Mosely. The library is located at 100 Cooke Ave., Carteret. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Blood Drive • May 13 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Kumsitz • May 15 from 5:30-8 p.m. – Celebrate Lag B’Omer Israeli style with a “Kumsitz” at Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Avenue, Metuchen. Bring your own lawn chairs or blanket as and enjoy the indoor “bonfire” atmosphere. Pizza supper, drinks and dessert, followed by Israeli singing and dancing. Cost is $8. Call 1-732-494-3232 to register.

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

Camp Info Night • May 17 from 7-8 p.m. – The Edison YMCA, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will hold an information night for YMCA Camp Mason. Meet the camp director & watch a slideshow. Kids welcome. Info: 1-908-362-8217.

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

Concert • June 16 at 7 p.m. – Singer & acoustic guitarist Kenny Cunningham will perform in the Columbia Bank Room at the Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St. Registration required & Linden residents receive preference. Call 1-908-298-3830, ext. 11 or sign up at the library.

 


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