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Elizabeth AARP • Sept. 23 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.

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.

Park Cleanup • Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. – To mark National Public Lands Day, Woodbridge residents will clean up township parks, playgrounds and other public areas. Volunteers will meet at the Pin Oak Forest Conservation Area in Avenel to receive assignments. At noon, clean-up teams and volunteers will gather at the town hall parking lot to help turn recyclable items into art with eco-artist Lisa Bagwell. There will also be live music performances. To volunteer, contact Martina Shubak at 1-732-596-4108 or martina.shubak@twp.woodbridge.nj.us. Event cancelled due to anticipated weather.

Central Jersey Beerfest • Sept. 24 from 1-5 p.m. – The 5th annual Central Jersey Beerfest returns to Parker Press Park in Woodbridge. $25 for beer tasting adults; $15 for non-beer tasting adults. Children under 12 admitted free. Tickets available at the gate. Info: 1-732-634-2929

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.

Singles • Sept. 26 from 5:30-9 p.m. – The Professional & Business Singles Network will hold a singles social at the Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave. $18 admission; cash bar. Ages 40+; Sharp seasonal attire. Info: 1-610-348-5544

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.

Concert • Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. – St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church, 1407 St. Georges Ave., Rahway, will host a concert of sacred music from the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe. A free will offering will be collected, and refreshments offered after the concert in the Parish Center.

Free Concert • Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. – Human Wheels will present a John Cougar Mellencamp 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

Blood Drive • Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Menlo Park Mall, 100 Menlo Park Dr., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Essential Tremor Seminar • Oct. 1 from 9:30 a.m. – noon – The International Essential Tremor Foundation is offering a free educational seminar on essential tremor, the most common of all movement disorders. Learn about the latest research, treatment options and support groups. The event will be held at JFK Medical Center, 65 James St., Edison. Register by Sept. 23; call 1-888-387-3667.

Hemophilia Rock Festival • Oct. 1 from 2- 10 p.m. – The Hemophilia Foundation of New Jersey is sponsoring its 3rd annual Rock Festival at the Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane. Live bands, carnival rides & games, raffles, fireworks & more. Adults: $35; children 6-12: $15. (Tickets will be $5 more at the gate.) Info: k.kaminskas@comcast.net or www.hanj.org

Blood Drive • Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Hillside Presbyterian Church, 1141 Salem Ave, Hillside, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers • Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing & Cooke avenues. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

Blood Drive • Oct. 5 from noon – 6 p.m. – New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Atlantic City Bus Trip • Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Rahway’s AARP will hold its monthly bus trip to Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino. Cost: $22 (receive a $30 cash voucher on arrival). For reservations, call Irene: 1-732-499-7740.

Blood Drive • Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – HP Financial Services, 200 Connell Dr., Berkeley Heights, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Hypnosis Programs • Oct. 6 – The Hypnosis Counseling Center will offer workshops at the Edison JCC, 1775 Oak Tree Rd. Smoking Cessation is from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Weight Loss is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Workshops cost $45 each. Info: 1-908-996-3311.

Book Discussion Group • Oct. 6 from 6-7 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library’s (Really Good) Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss “The Invisible Wall” by Harry Bernstein. Discussions take place in the Palmer Museum. Refreshments. New Members welcome. Info: 1-973-376-4930 x229.

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.

Blood Drive • Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Lafayette Lodge #27, 1550 Irving St., Rahway, will host a blood drive. Donors will receive a complimentary ShopRite gift card. Info: 1-732-388-0309.

Blood Drive • Oct. 9 from 7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – St. Agnes Church, 332 Madison Hill Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Singles • Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale Columbus Day Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+; No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers/shorts. $17 admission. Directions: 1-732-494-6200. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

Blood Drive • Oct. 10 from 3:30 – 8 p.m. – St. Bernard’s Church, 368 Sumner Ave., Plainfield, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

College & Career Night • Oct. 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Rahway High School, 1012 Madison Ave., will hold its 14th annual college & vocational career night in the school gym. Representatives from approximately 90 schools will be on hand to provide information. All are welcome.

Hip & Knee Pain Treatment Options • Oct. 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. – A doctor from St. Barnabas Medical Center will explain treatment options for knee and hip pain at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave. Registration required; call 1-973-322-9908.

Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers • Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting in 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.

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.

Blood Drive • Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Middlesex County College Center, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Oct. 13 from 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Kean University Center, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Clark Seniors • Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. – The Clark Seniors monthly meeting, originally scheduled for Oct. 6, will be held at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. Refreshments. Info: 1-732-382-7134.

Library Reading Club • Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library’s adult reading club will meet to discuss “False Impressions” by Jeffrey Archer at the library, 100 Cooke Ave. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Concert • Oct. 13 at 9:30 p.m. – Post-punk power-pop band Sorrows will play at Roxy & Dukes, 745 Bound Brook Rd., Dunellen with The Disconnects. $8. Info: 1-732-529-4464. Sorrows recently released an album, “Bad Times Good Times” on the Bomp! Records label.

Fish Fry • Oct. 14 from 5-7 p.m. – The First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd., will host Argyle’s Fish (& Chicken) Fry. Donation: $13 adults, $12 for seniors & children under 12. Meal includes salad, beverage & dessert. Info: 1-732-283-1188.

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

Poconos Shopping Trip • Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. – The Trinitas Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a bus trip to The Crossings in Tannersville, Pa. A roundtrip bus leaves the corner of Williamson and Pearl streets in Elizabeth to take you to 5 hours of shipping at designer outlet stores. $25 per person. For info & reservations: 1-908-994-8988 or 1-908-687-0781.

Kidney Disease Screening • Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Get tested by the Kidney Early Evaluation Program in the physicians conference room, lower level, administrative services building, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 210 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Limited to the 1st 100 people who call for an appointment. Must be over 18. 1-908-994-5127.

Spine Surgery Presentation • Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. – A surgeon from St. Barnabas Medical Center will explain surgical treatments for back pain at AVE, 1070 Morris Ave., Union. Registration required; call 1-973-322-2988.

Breast Cancer Awareness • Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. – Speakers from Trinitas Regional Medical Center will present a breast cancer awareness seminar following a dinner at the Westwood, 438 North Ave., Garwood. Reservations required; call 1-908-994-8939.

Health & Wellness Expo • Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Medical equipment provider Komfort & Kare will present a Health & Wellness Expo at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 West Marlton Pike. More than 120 health & wellness exhibitors will attend. Info: www.komfortkare.com

Family Movie • Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will show “Gnomeo & Juliet.” Refreshments. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

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.

Singles • Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will host a Halloween Dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Costumes optional; prizes awarded for best ones. Ages 40+. No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. $17 admission. Directions: 1-732-494-6200. Info: 1-732-656-1801.

C.R.O.P. Walk • Oct. 30 at 1:15 p.m. – The Woodbridge Interfaith Clergy Council is sponsoring the Iselin-Woodbridge Community C.R.O.P. (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk at Fords Park. Call Rev. Jim Thomas for info: 1-732-283-1188.

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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