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

Blood Drive • Sept. 3 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 4 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.

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Holiday Speed Dating • Sept. 4 from noon – 3:30 p.m. – Professional & Business Singles Network will sponsor a holiday speed dating brunch buffet at the HAT Tavern, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit. For singles 45+ Admission: $75, reservation required – call 1-610-348-5544.

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.

Cholesterol Screening • Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings at the Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark St. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register. Fee: $10.

Friends of The UCAC • Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. – The Friends of the Union County Arts Center will hold their regular meeting at the café of the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. A social period precedes the meeting. Dr. David Stuhlmiller, head of the Emergency Center at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital at Rahway, will discuss what to do for a patient while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

Blood Drive • Sept. 8 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Elizabeth PBA #4, One Police Plaza, Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Hearing Screening • Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct hearing screenings at the Home Depot, Springfield Ave., Vauxhall. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

Blood Drive • Sept. 9 from noon – 6 p.m. – Big Shots Sports Bar & Grill, 780 Route 1 North, Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Sept. 9 from 2 – 8 p.m. – What’s the Scoop, 410 Main St., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Sept. 9 from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Civic Center, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

End of Summer Bash • Sept. 10 from 1-5 p.m. – The Edison Elks Lodge will hold their “End of Summer Bash” on the lodge’s picnic grounds. The pool will be open; there will be food and entertainment. Admission: $15 for adults & $7 for children. Info: 1-732-985-2487.

Live Music • Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. – Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Arts Council present singer/songwriters Mark Conklin and John Sontag in concert at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center, 75 N. Martine Ave., Fanwood. Suggested donation: $10; $5 for seniors and students. Info: www.fanwoodperformanceseries.org

Live Music • Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. – The Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Rd., Union, will host New Tricks and Mike Zuko, two pop & rock bands, in concert. Admission ($15; students $10) includes gourmet coffees, beverages, hot & cold snacks, desserts. Info: 1-908-686-1028

Jewish Singles • Sept. 10 from 9 – 11:30 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison will host “Get Moving With The JCC Singles” for Jewish Singles ages 30-45. Admission is $20 at the door. There will be a “Zumba Experience,” volleyball and basketball games, and mingling. Info: 1-732-494-3232.

Blood Drive • Sept. 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Neve Shalom of Metuchen, 250 Grove Ave., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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

Chug Ivrit • Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. – Chug Ivrit, a Hebrew club for intermediate to advanced speakers, will meet at a private home in the Edison/Highland Park area. Info: 1-732-819-9298.

Blood Pressure Screening • Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct free blood pressure screenings at the Scotch Plains YMCA, Martine Ave. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

Memorial Mass • Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will hold a memorial Mass for deceased spouses at Holy Name R.C. Church, Emerson Street, Carteret. After the Mass, there will be a business meeting at the Carteret Senior Center, Pershing & Cooke Aves. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Library Board Meeting • Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave., Carteret. Info: 1-732-541-3830

Blood Pressure Screening • Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct free blood pressure screenings at the Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Ave., Vauxhall. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

Community Health Presentation • Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. – Michael Chen, M.D., will discuss “What can a pacemaker do for you?” at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. To register, call 1-732-499-6193.

Library Reading Club • Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library Adult Reading Club will meet to discuss “Terrorist” by John Updike at the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

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.

Cholesterol Screening • Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings at the Westfield Board of Health, 425 East Broad St. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register. Fee: $10

Community Health Presentation • Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. – Paula Rovinsky, MA, RN, Reiki Master, will discuss “Reiki 101” at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. To register, call 1-732-499-6193.

German Day • Sept. 18 – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold a German Day celebration. The German band Juramusikanten will play from 1-6 p.m. Stands featuring German and American foods will open at 11:30 a.m. (No outside food permitted). German attire encouraged. Outdoors, rain or shine. Admission: $5. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

Dance • Sept. 18 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.

Stroke Screening • Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Overlook Medical Center will conduct stroke screenings at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave., Summit. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

Community Health Presentation • Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. – Diane Weeks, chef and dietitian, will discuss “Reiki 101” at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. To register, call 1-732-499-6193.

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.

Hadassah General Meeting • Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. – The Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah will hold the first meeting of the new year at the Highland Park Conservative Temple. There will be a light Zumba demonstration. Free admission; light refreshments.

Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers • Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the children’s room of the main library, located at George Fredrick Plaza, Rte. 35, Woodbridge. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

Blood Pressure Screening • Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct free blood pressure screenings at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

Blood Drive • Sept. 22 from 1:30–7:30 p.m. – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Sept. 22 from 3–7:30 p.m. – Texas Roadhouse, 1000 US Highway 9, Parlin, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

4-H Yard Sale • Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Middlesex County 4-H will hold a yard sale at the 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick. Tables are $20; spaces (provide your own table) are $15. Call Abbie at 1-732-398-5265.

Singles • Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will host an upscale dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40 +; no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $17. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

Car Show • Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. – noon (Rain date: Oct. 2) – The Jason’s Friends Foundation will hold their inaugural car show at the Clark Community Pool on Oak Ridge Rd. Registration is $20 for participants. There will be food, music and vendors. Info: 1-908-917-4637.

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.

Cholesterol Screening • Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings at the Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Summit. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register. Fee: $10.

Blood Pressure Screening • Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct free blood pressure screenings at the Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

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.

Cholesterol Screening • Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings at the Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register. Fee: $10.

Blood Drive • Sept. 29 from noon – 6 p.m. – The Edison Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Blvd., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Childhood Vaccination Program • Sept. 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. – A pediatrician from Overlook Medical Center will answer questions and address concerns about childhood vaccinations at Conference Room 4, Overlook Medical Center, 99 Beauvoir Ave., Summit. To register, call 1-800-247-9580.

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

Church Yard Sale • Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Divine Mercy Parish, Carteret, will hold a final yard/estate sale at the Sacred Heart Church Rectory, 67 Fitch Street. The parish will sell items from closed buildings, such as catering dishes and furniture.

Flea Market • Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Divine Mercy Parish will hold a flea market in the parish center and parking lots on Pershing Avenue in Carteret. Indoor tables are $15; outdoor spaces are $10. Info: call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736.

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.

Theatre • Oct. 13-15, 20-22 & 27-29 – Mystic Vision Players will present “The Laramie Project” at The Loft, Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Tickets: 1-732-499-8226.

Concert • Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. – Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will host “Comes Love,” a jazz performance and tribute to the music of Billie Holiday. Tickets are $20 at the door. Info: 1-732-381-7511.

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.

Clothing Drive • Oct. 15 from 8-11:30 a.m. – Divine Mercy Parish will hold a clothing drive in the parking lot on Pershing Avenue, Carteret. Bring unstained clothing and shoes in plastic garbage bags for donation. Info: call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736

St. Mary’s Altar Rosary Society • Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. – St. Mary’s Altar Rosary Society is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a Living Rosary in the church at 104 Center Street, Perth Amboy. It will be followed by a 6 p.m. dinner reception at the Forge, Route 9 North, Woodbridge. Cost is $40 for adults, $20 for children. Cash bar. Reservation deadline: Oct. 7. Call 1-732-442-0039.

Theatre • Nov. 11-12, 18-19 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m. – Mystic Vision Players will present the holiday comedy “Nuncrackers” at the Reformed Church of Linden, 600 N. Wood Ave. Tickets: 1-908-925-9068.

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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