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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.

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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.

Kids • Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. – As part of the summer reading program, Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will host Capt. Yum Yum’s Magic Show. Info: (732)541-3830. All ages welcome.

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.

Bone Density Screening • Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. – noon – Find out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis at the Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark St., Westfield. $10 fee. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

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.

Business Mixer • Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. – The Edison Chamber of Commerce is participating in a multi-chamber mixer summer bash at Affinity Federal Credit Union, 2190 Route 27, Edison. $15 members, $30 non members, $0 first time guests. Advance registration requested: 1-732-738-9482.

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.

Cholesterol Screening • Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Health care professionals from Overlook Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings at 5 Points YMCA, 201 Tucker Ave., Union. Fasting is not required. $10 fee. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

Kids • Aug. 4 at noon – As part of the summer reading program, Carteret Library, 100 Cook Ave., will host a music and art show by Danny and Kim Alderman. Info: (732) 541-3830.

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.

Blood Drive • Aug. 5 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 • Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. – Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra will perform a polka concert at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Blood Drive • Aug. 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – St. James Church, 145 Grove Ave., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Blood Drive • Aug. 9 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Roselle Catholic High School, 1 Raritan Rd., Roselle, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Teens • Aug. 9 at 4:15 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will host a “Bling Tattoo Information Show” for teens. Info: (732) 541-3830.

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.

Widows Or Widowers • Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Children’s Room of the Main Library, George Frederick Plaza, Rte. 35, Woodbridge. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

Kids • Aug. 11 at 1:30 p.m. – As part of the summer reading program, the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will host “The Lizard Guys” and an array of live lizards. Info: (732) 541-3830. All ages welcome.

Casino Luncheon Business Mixer • Aug. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. – The Edison Chamber of Commerce will hold a casino luncheon business mixer at Courtyard by Marriott, 3105 Woodbridge Ave., Edison. Bistro lunch, beer, wine & soda. $15 members, $30 non-members, $0 first time guests. Advance registration requested: 1-732-738-9482.

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.

Cholesterol Screening • Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. – noon– Health care professionals from Overlook Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings at Home Depot, Springfield Ave., Union. Fasting is not required. $10 fee. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

Blood Drive • Aug. 12 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 • Aug. 12 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.

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.

Blood Drive • Aug. 16 from 2-8 p.m. – The American Legion T. Nulty Post #471, 25 Brown Ave., Iselin, will hold a blood drive. Appointments can be made by calling 1-732-634-9119. Walk-ins welcome.

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.

How To Forum • Aug. 17 from 8-9:30 a.m. – Linkedin Level 2 For Business People at Urbach & Avraham, CPAs, 1581 Route 27, Suite 101, Edison. $15 for members, $30 non-members. Advance registration required: 1-732-738-9482.

Blood Drive • Aug. 17 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Bone Density Screening • Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. – noon – Find out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis at the Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Ave., Vauxhall. $10 fee. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

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. 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.

Blood Drive • Aug. 19 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Summer Gospel Fest • Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. – The Singing Pastors of Piscataway and the Anointed Trio will be featured performers at the Summer Gospel Fest at Christ United Methodist Church, 485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway. Tickets are $15. Info: 1-732-463-1517.

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

Dance • Aug. 21 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.

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.

Blood Drive • Aug. 25 from 1:30 – 5 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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. 27 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. & Aug. 28 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.

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.

Blood Drive • Aug. 29 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

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

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.

Street Fair • Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The City of South Amboy’s annual festival and street fair will bring crafters, artists, food vendors and entertainment to Broadway. Free admission.

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.

Oldies Dance • Oct. 14 from 8 p.m. – midnight – The NAACP Perth Amboy Branch will hold its inaugural oldies dance at the Woodbridge Elks, 665 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Tickets are $45 and include hot buffet & beverage. Cash bar. For tickets or info, call Sandette at 1-908-305-8519 or Brenda at 1-732-826-5284.

Sports Card Show • Nov. 13 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.

Sports Card Show • Dec. 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 • Dec. 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


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