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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.

Fish or Chicken Dinner • May 6 from 5-7 p.m. – Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, Stuyvesant Ave.& Chestnut St., Union, will host a fish or chicken & chips dinner catered by Argyle Restaurant. Eat in or take out. Adults: $13; children under 12: $7. Info: 908-688-3164.

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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.

Art & Music Reception • May 12 from 6-8 p.m. – The Historic Midtown Elizabeth Special Improvement District presents an art & music reception on the Altenburg Piano House, 1150 E. Jersey St., Elizabeth featuring art displays from the Elizabeth Arts Council and local artists such as Dario Scholis and Miguel Garcia, as well as music performed by pianist Matilda Wallace and the jazz band Radam Schwartz. Refreshments.

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.

Dance • May 13 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. Music by Sommers & Steel. Refreshments. All welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Religion • May 15 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. – Popular Christian recording artist Janet Paschal will take part in three services at the Abundant Life Worship Center, 482 Stelton Rd., Piscataway. Info: 1-732-762-5540

Hadassah Conference • May 15 at 9:30 a.m. – Hadassah Southern New Jersey Region Annual Spring Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 390 Forsgate Drive, Jamesburg. Couvert $42; Everyone is invited, both men and women whether or not you are a member of Hadassah. For more information, contact the Region Office: Region.SouthernNJ@hadassah.org or 1-732- 643-1100.

Music • May 15 at 4 p.m. – Holy Spirit Church, Morris Ave., Union, will host Songfest 2011 – Around The World In Music. Tickets are $20 in advance (available at the Deustcher Club of Clark – 1-732-574-8600) or $22 at the door.

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.

Dance • May 15 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.

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

Hadassah Installation Gala • May 17 at 7:30 p.m. – The Raritan Valley Hadassah Installation Gala will take place at the Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 South Third Avenue, Highland Park. Come meet and honor the new slate of officers for the 2011/2012 year. Suggested donation $5.

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.

Business Networking • May 18 at noon – The Cranford Chamber of Commerce will hold a business networking event at Café Lia, 117 N. Union Ave., Cranford. U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance is scheduled to be the guest speaker. Members $10, non-members $15.

Yard Sale • May 21 & 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. –The Joan Angela D’Alessandro Memorial Foundation will hold a yard sale at 45 Florence St., Hillsdale (off Clinton Ave.) to benefit neglected & homeless youth at the Father English Center in Paterson and Youth Haven in Passaic. Info: 1-201-664-9140

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.

Sports & Concert • May 21 from noon-7 p.m. – Journeys Backyard Barbeque Tour will visit Woodbridge Center, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge with alternative sports demonstrations, a free headliner concert and a battle of the bands for local acts. Info: www.journeysbbq.com

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

Antique Roadshow • May 22 from 1-4 p.m. – The Deustcher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold an antique appraisal event. Fee: $12 for first item, $17 for second item, $4 for each additional item. This event is not open to the public, but club members may each bring up to 9 guests. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

Blood Drive • May 23 from 1-7 p.m. – Elizabeth PBA #4 will host a blood drive at One Police Plaza, Elizabeth. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
Blood Drive • May 24 from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Merrill Lynch, 333 Thornall St., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

AARP Meeting • May 26 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will meet at New Zion Baptist Church, 800 Flora St., Elizabeth. Info: 1-908-342-6920.

Blood Drive • May 27 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.

Blood Drive • May 28 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. & May 29 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.

African America Heritage Parade • May 29 at 11 a.m. – The 45th Anniversary African American Heritage Parade will begin in front of City Hall, 902 Broad St., Newark. A carnival and festival will take place at Weequahic Park, Elizabeth & Meeker Aves., Newark. Info: 1-973-642-8760 or www.aahpc.org.

Spring Festival • May 29 from noon-6 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold Fruhlingsfest – a German spring festival. The outdoor event is open to the public and will include music by the Bud Gramer Orchestra. German American beer and food will be available. No outside food permitted. Donation: $5 per person (children under 12 free). Info: 1-732-574-8600

Singles • May 29 at 8:30 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Memorial Day upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+ No jeans, t-shirts, sneakers or shorts. $17 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

Blood Drive • May 31 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. – The Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Ave., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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 7 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.

Author Appearance • June 20 at 7 p.m. – David Wheeler, author of “Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State” will speak at the Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St. Registration require & Linden residents will receive preference. Call 1-908-298-3830, ext. 11.

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.

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.

Health Fair • Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Trinity Christian Center will hold a community health fair & family day at 417 Pennington St., Elizabeth. There will be music, refreshments, children’s rides and activities. Rain date: Aug. 27. Info: 908-352-9725.

Blood Drive • Aug. 29 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St., will hold a blood drive in the Columbia Bank Room. Info: 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11.


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