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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.

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.

Octoberfest • Oct. 8 – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold an indoor Octoberfest event. Music by Bernie’s Orchestra from 7-11 p.m. Dinners served from 5-9 p.m. No outside food. Donation: $6 for non-members, $3 for members. German outfits encouraged. Info: 1-732-574-8600

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.

Open Dance • Oct. 14 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.

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.

Coat Drive • Oct. 15 & 16 – Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a coat drive. Coats may be dropped off at the front entrance of Sacred Heart Church or across the street from the church located at 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy. Info: 1-732-306-5489.

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.

Art Exhibit • Oct. 23-Nov. 17 – “Nexus NJ” will be on display at Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St., Rahway. Reception: Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m. Free admission; wheelchair accessible. Info: 1-732-381-7511.

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.

Fish & Chips • Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7363, 6 Broadway, Clark, will host a fish and chips dinner by Thistles. Chicken will also be available. Dine in or eat out. Donations: $12 in advance, $15 at door. Children under 12: $10. Info: 1-732-428-4720 after 1 p.m.

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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