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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

Alternative Health • July 17 – Dr. Sharma’s Holistic Center, 131 Millburn Ave., Millburn, will host a natural health and alternative free meeting. Limited seating; email treasureoflove2000@yahoo.com for event time and to reserve a space.

Concert • July 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. – The Brio Concert Band will play at the Warren Park Mini-Theater, Florida Grove Rd., Woodbridge as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series.

Missionary Sunday • July 17 at 6:30 p.m. – Calvary Assembly of God, 953 West Chestnut St., Union, will have missionary evangelists Jonathan & Marcia Garlock speak during the Sunday evening service. Info: 1-908-964-1133.

Dance • July 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 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Blood Drive • July 18 from 2 – 8 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Concert • July 18 at 7:30 p.m. – Big Shot will play a Billy Joel tribute show as part of the Woodbridge Mayor’s Summer Concert Series on the lawn of Woodbridge High School, Samuel Lupo Place. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a non-perishable food item donation.

Health Seminar • July 19 at 6 p.m. – Learn about treatment options for varicose veins in a seminar sponsored by Trinitas Regional Medical Center at Echo Executive Plaza, 899 Mountain Ave., Suite 1A, Springfield. Light dinner provided. Reservations required. Call 1-908-994-8939.

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.

Health Lecture • July 20 at 6 p.m. – A vascular surgeon will discuss the most effective ways to treat varicose and spider veins at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. To register for the free program, call 1-732-499-6193.

Concert • July 20 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Zydeco-A-Go-Go will play New Orleans-style rhythm & blues at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, O’Leary Blvd., South Amboy, as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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.

Blood Drive • July 22 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

German Biergarten • July 22 from 5:30 – 11 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host an authentic German biergarten. Live music by the Barry Adler Band. No admission fee. German and American food will be available; no outside food or beverages permitted. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

Blood Drive • July 23 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Provident Bank, 600 Washington Ave., South Amboy, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Music Benefit • July 23 from 1-8 p.m. – The 52 Festival, a fundraiser for paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand, will be held at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park at Sewaren Peninsula, Cliff Road, Woodbridge. Enjoy music, food and other activities. Tickets: $20. Info: www.52fest.com

Blood Drive • July 24 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Seventh Day Adventist Church, 260 State St., Perth Amboy, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • July 24 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. Genevieve RC Church, 200 Monmouth Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Chug Ivrit • July 24 at 11 a.m. – The Chug Ivrit Hebrew speaking club will meet at the home of Rachel Weintraub, 120 Highland Ave., Edison. Chat in Hebrew & read a short Hebrew story or article. Info: 1-732-819-9298.

Concert • July 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. – The George Krauss Memorial Band will play at the Warren Park Mini-Theater, Florida Grove Rd., Woodbridge as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series.

Jewish Singles • July 24 from 8-10:30 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will present a Jewish Singles Summer Social at Mei Garden Cuisine, 229 Raritan Ave., Highland Park. The event is open to singles ages 30-45 and is $25 per person, which includes a kosher Chines buffet. Register by July 20. Info: 1-732-494-3232 x 621 or jshpigel@jccmc.org

Blood Drive • July 25 from 2 – 8 p.m. – What’s the Scoop, 410 Main St., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Concert • July 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes will play as part of the Woodbridge Mayor’s Summer Concert Series on the lawn of Woodbridge High School, Samuel Lupo Place. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a non-perishable food item donation.

Blood Drive • July 26 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Concert • July 27 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Bernie Goydish’s Jersey Polka Stars will play at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, O’Leary Blvd., South Amboy as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Blood Drive • July 28 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.

Concert • July 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. – George and Jake will perform country, folk and blues music on guitar and harmonica at the Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza. Info: 1-732-340-1551 x212.

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.

Blood Drive • July 29 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Menlo Park Mall, 100 Menlo Park Drive, Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Neighborhood Block Party • July 30 from noon – 6 p.m. –Morning Star Community Development Corp. will sponsor a neighborhood block party at Chandler Ave. / Middlesex St., Linden, featuring food, fun and activities for all.

Blood Drive • July 30 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Knights of Columbus Council 857, 130 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Concert • July 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. – The Great American Rootin’ Tootin’ High Falutin’ Puttin on the Ritz Novelty Band will play at the Warren Park Mini-Theater, Florida Grove Rd., Woodbridge as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series.

Dance • July 31 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 or 1-908-757-0515.

Hadassah Cooking Demonstration • July 31 at 7:30 p.m. – Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah will hold a cooking demonstration for new and potential members at the home of author Sharon Starr Heyden, 159 N. 8th Ave., Highland Park. RSVP to Cindy Boda at 1-732-543-1786 or cipa93@yahoo.com.

Vacation Bible School • Aug. 1 – 5 from 9 a.m. – noon – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd., will offer vacation Bible school with the theme “PandaMania – Where God is Crazy About You!” There is a $10 per child fee. Info: 1-732-283-1188 or www.iselinpresbyterian.org/VBS

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

Concert • Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. – Bobby & The Jets will play an Elton John tribute show as part of the Woodbridge Mayor’s Summer Concert Series on the lawn of Woodbridge High School, Samuel Lupo Place. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a non-perishable food item donation.

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.

Library Book Sale • Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will hold a book sale fundraiser in the basement of the library at 224 Walnut Avenue. Prices range from a quarter to $2. Info: 1-908-709-7272.

Concert • Aug. 3 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – The Perry Brothers Irish Band will play at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, O’Leary Blvd., South Amboy, as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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.

Hadassah L’Dor V’Dor Picnic • Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. – L’Dor V’Dor, the Hadassah young women’s group, is holding a make-your-own-sundae picnic at a private Edison home. All young families are invited to join them. Bring your own lunch; kosher drinks and sundae ingredients will be provided. Cost: $5 per person / $10 per family. Register by Aug. 3. RSVP to Jackie at 1-732-318-6409 or ywhadassahevents@yahoo.com.

Concert • Aug. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. – The Billion Dollar Sound will play at the Warren Park Mini-Theater, Florida Grove Rd., Woodbridge as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series.

Concert • Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. – The Duprees will play as part of the Woodbridge Mayor’s Summer Concert Series on the lawn of Woodbridge High School, Samuel Lupo Place. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a non-perishable food item donation.

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.

Lunch & Entertainment • Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Right at Home will hold a lunch and entertainment from the 30s and 40s to honor and help preserve the legacy of the Greatest Generation at Care One East Brunswick, 500 Cranbury Rd. Info & RSVP: Beth Sholom, 1-732-967-0900.

Concert • Aug. 10 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – The Sandy Sasso Swingin’ Big Band will play at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, O’Leary Blvd., South Amboy as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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.

Octoberfest • Aug. 13 & 14 – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host Octoberfest. Live music on Saturday by Barry Adler from 6-10 p.m. and on Sunday by Bernie’s Orchestra from 1-6 p.m. Donation: $5 per person, per day. Children under 12 free. German & American food available to purchase; no outside food permitted. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

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.

Concert • Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. – Kenny Vance & The Planotones will play as part of the Woodbridge Mayor’s Summer Concert Series on the lawn of Woodbridge High School, Samuel Lupo Place. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a non-perishable food item donation.

College Recruitment • Aug. 18 from 3-5 p.m. – Representatives from Union County College will provide information and answer questions for prospective students at the Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St. Info: 1-908-709-7518.

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.

Concert • Aug. 17 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Starfish Rocks! will play family-friendly rock n roll for kids at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, O’Leary Blvd., South Amboy, as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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.

Concert • Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. – Hotel California will play an Eagles tribute show as part of the Woodbridge Mayor’s Summer Concert Series on the lawn of Woodbridge High School, Samuel Lupo Place. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a non-perishable food item donation.

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.

Concert • Aug. 24 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – The Tim Gillis Band will play country western music at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, O’Leary Blvd., South Amboy as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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.

Concert • Aug. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. – Bernie Goydish’s Jersey Polka Stars will play at the Warren Park Mini-Theater, Florida Grove Rd., Woodbridge as part of the county’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series.

Concert • Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. – The Infernos will play as part of the Woodbridge Mayor’s Summer Concert Series on the lawn of Woodbridge High School, Samuel Lupo Place. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a non-perishable food item donation.

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.

Heart Walk • Oct. 1 – Join the American Heart Association at the Central Jersey Heart Walk at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater. Info: 1-609-208-0020 or www.centralnjheartwalk.org

Sports Card Show • Oct. 9 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.


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