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Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash • June 24 & 25 at 8:30 a.m. – The 37th annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash will offer collectors the chance to buy, sell & swap 78s, LPs, CDs and memorabilia at the Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Two day admission is $20; after 5 p.m. Friday, pay just $10. Info: 1-516-681-7102

Elizabeth AARP • June 24 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will hold their monthly meeting at the New Zion Baptist Church, 800 Flora St., Elizabeth. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.

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Book Signing • June 25 from 9-11:30 a.m. – Joyce Ann Staples will sign copies of “Cooking With A Jersey Girl” at Bagel Fresh Delli & Grill, 2222 Route 130, North Brunswick. Info: 1-732-422-3585.

Blood Drive • June 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Coldwell Banker, 67 Elmora Ave., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Live Music • June 25 from 2-4 p.m. – The Family Tradition Band will perform as part of the Café Music Series at Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza. Listen to family favorites. Info: 1-732-340-1551 x212.

Blood Drive • June 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd., will hold a blood drive. Info: 1-732-283-1188 or www.iselinpresbyterian.org.

Theater Project Benefit • June 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – The Garlic Rose, 28 North Ave., Cranford, will be the site of Sing For Your Supper, a benefit for The Theater Project, which is raising money for relocation. Includes appetizers, pasta buffet, entertainment & cash bar. Tickets are $40 at the door ($35 if purchased before June 21) Visit www.BrownPaperTickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.

Free Concert • June 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Listen to the music of New Orleans as performed by Zydeco A GoGo at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd., Linden, in the event of rain.

Free Concert • June 30 at 7 p.m. – The Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave., will present jazz violinist Diane Perry and vocalist Ted Brancato in a free concert. Info: 1-908-851-5452 for further information.

Free Movie • June 30 at 8:30 p.m. – Watch “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” a 1959 thriller, at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

Sample Sale • July 1&2, 8&9, 15&16, 22&23 and 29&30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – The World Enterprises Showroom, 990 Raritan Rd., Clark, will hold a public sample sale with women’s & men’s apparel & swimwear, and women’s accessories. All sizes: XXS-XXL. All at below retail & clearance prices. Pre-sale June 24 & 25. Info: 1-732-388-4001.

Singles • July 3 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Pre-July 4th upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Avenue South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers/shorts. $17 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801

Summer Reading Registration • July 5-7 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. & July 8-9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. –The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will hold registration for the children’s summer reading program. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Blood Drive • July 5 from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Free Concert • July 5 at 7:30 p.m. – Listen to the music of the British Invasion, performed by The Robert Murdock Band, at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd., Linden, in the event of rain.

Atlantic City Bus Trip • July 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – The Rahway AARP will host a bus trip to the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. The cost is $22, with a $30 cash voucher. Call Irene at 1-732-499-7740 to reserve your spot.

Blood Drive • July 7 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Menlo Park Mall, 100 Menlo Park, Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Free Concert • July 7 at 7 p.m. – Parrot Beach will play a Jimmy Buffett tribute show on the concert stage behind the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.

Dance • July 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. Refreshments. All welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

Blood Drive • July 9 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. & July 10 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.

Country Western Night • July 9 from 6-10 p.m. – The Deutscher Cluber of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold a country western night event with live music by Thunderhill Band. German and American food will be available for purchase; no outside food is permitted. Donation: $5; children under 12 free. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

Live Music • July 9 at 8 p.m. – Art Lillard will play original jazz at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Rd., Union. Admission: $15 adults, $10 students. Includes coffee & snacks. Info: 1-908-686-1028.

Singles • July 9 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold am upscale singles dance party at the Gran Centurions, 440 Madison Hill Rd., Clark. Ages 40+; no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers/shorts. $17 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801

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.

Widows Or Widowers • July 11 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center at Pershing and Cooke aves. All widows or widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

Wii Bowling • July 12 at 1 p.m. – Every Tuesday from July 12-Aug. 16, the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., invites kids, teens, adults and seniors to take part in a friendly Wii bowling competition. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Library Program • July 12 at 2 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will hold an interactive music program for all ages. Participants will see and hear various musical instruments and receive a free flutophone at the end of the program. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Free Concert • July 12 at 7:30 p.m. – Ragdoll will perform a Frankie Valli & Four Season tribute show at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.

Blood Drive • July 13 from 2–8 p.m. – Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Free Movie • July 14 at 8:30 p.m. – Watch “The Princess Diaries 2 – Royal Engagement” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

Blood Drive • July 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Birdsall, 1819 West Elizabeth Ave., Linden, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Online Chess & Checkers • July 15 at 2 p.m. — Each Friday from July 15-Aug. 19, the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will offer an online chess and checkers gaming session. All ages welcome. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Singles • July 16 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Avenue South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers/shorts. $17 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801

Blood Drive • July 18 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. Each eligible donor will receive a free movie ticket. Info: 1-908-298-3830, ext. 11.

Free Concert • July 19 at 7:30 p.m. – Listen to salsa americano music by the David Cedeno Orchestra at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd., Linden, in the event of rain.

Free Concert • July 21 at 7 p.m. – Blues & folk artist Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea will perform on the concert stage behind the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.

Free Movie • July 21 at 8:20 p.m. – Watch Walt Disney’s “Dumbo” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

Family Theatre • July 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 at 8 p.m. & July 24 at 3 p.m. – Mystic Vision Players, in conjunction with the Linden Cultural Committee, will present their 19th summer season production “Once On This Island” at Linden High School Auditorium, 121 W. St. Georges Ave., Linden. Tickets are $15, or $12 for students and seniors. To purchase in advance, call 1-908-486-4144.

Free Concert • July 26 at 7:30 p.m. – The Rhythm Doctors will play R&B, Soul and Funk music at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.

Free Movie • July 28 at 8:15 p.m. – Watch The Beatles’ 1968 animated feature “Yellow Submarine” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

Free Concert • Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. – Jobonanno & The Godsons will perform at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden as part of the National Night Out Against Crime event. Concert will be held at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd., Linden, in the event of rain.

Family Theatre • Aug. 3, 4 & 5 at 7 p.m. – Mystic Vision Players’ 11th annual Children’s Summer Workshop presents “Once On This Island,” a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid story, at the Linden High School Auditorium, 121 W. St. Georges Ave., Linden. Tickets are $8. To purchase in advance, call 1-908-486-4144.

Free Concert • Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. – Swingadelic, the metropolitan area’s greatest “little big band” will play on the concert stage behind the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.

Free Concert • Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. – The Kootz will play music from the Jersey shore at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.

Free Movie • Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. – Watch “Toy Story III” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

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.

Free Concert • Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. – Enjoy Elvis Trilogy – Remembering the King at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.

Free Concert • Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. – Folk singers Buskin & Batteau will play on the concert stage behind the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.

Free Movie • Aug. 18 at 7:50 p.m. – Watch “Cinderella” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

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.

Free Concert • Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. – The Sensational Soul Cruisers will play the Best of Motown at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.

Free Movie • Aug. 25 at 7:40 p.m. – Watch “Peter Pan” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

Blood Drive • Aug. 30 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.

Free Concert • Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. – Moonlight Mile will play a Rolling Stones tribute show at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.

Free Concert • Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. – World Within will create “music on the spot” in the tradition of the Grateful Dead on the concert stage behind the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.

Free Concert • Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. – Verdict will play the music of the Caribbean Islands at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.

Free Movie • Sept. 8 at 7:15 p.m. – Watch “Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

Sports Card Show • Sept. 11 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 • Sept. 11 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

Free Concert • Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – The James Dean Band will play a salute to Duke Ellington & Count Basie at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.

Free Movie • Sept. 15 at 7:05 p.m. – Watch The Beatles in “Hard Days Night” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

Free Concert • Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. – Rave On will play a Buddy Holly tribute show at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.

Free Movie • Sept. 22 at 6:55 p.m. – Watch the 1956 original version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Movie cancelled in the event of rain.

Free Concert • Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. – Human Wheels will present a John Cougar Mellancamp tribute show on Fire Prevention Night at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.


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