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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.

FairTax New Jersey • Oct. 8 from 1-4 p.m. – FairTax New Jersey will hold its semi-annual membership meeting at the Hamilton Twp. Library, 1 Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Way. New members welcome. Info: 1-732-458-9271

Parenting Lecture • Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will present guest speaker Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D., who will speak about parenting skills, nurturing children and building happy families. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

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.

Meditation Exercises • Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m. – noon – Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, will hold a free Medical QiGong course. Arrive on time; the session cannot be interrupted. Info: 1-908-232-5678.

Author Appearance • Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., Carteret, will present young adult urban fiction author Coe Booth, who wrote “Kendra” and “Tyrell.” Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Book Signing • Oct. 15 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. – Milltown poet William Koch Jr. will sign copies of “Casualties of War; Words and Images from the Heart of a Gold Star Father,” at the Milltown Public Library, 20 W. Church St. Info: 1-732-247-2270

Book Signing • Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m. – Children’s book author Antoinette Gelin will read from and sign copies of her latest work “Captain Underfish: Superhero for the Underworld” and poet rocky-o will read from and sign copies of his three books, “signature blend,” “grind central station,” and “coffee stained world,” at Chestnut Street Community Church, 303 Chestnut St., Roselle.

Flea Market • Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Edison Elks Lodge #2487, 375 Old Post Rd, will host an indoor-outdoor flea market. Table rentals from $15-$20. Info: 1-732-668-1222 or 1-732-572-2237.

Blood Drive • Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – The YMCA, 220 Clark St., Westfield, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Dance • Oct. 16 from 7-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. All welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Blood Drive • Oct. 19 from 3 – 8:30 p.m. – Hillside Avenue School, 125 Hillside Ave., Cranford, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Tricky Tray • Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. – Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church will host a tricky tray auction at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, 1400 St. Georges Ave., Rahway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Kitchen offers hot sandwiches. Proceeds benefit church maintenance fund. Info: 1-908-232-7874 or 1-732-574-9799.

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

Elizabeth AARP • Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will meet at Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna St., Elizabeth. Congressman Donald Payne is scheduled to be the guest speaker. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.

Rummage Sale • Oct. 21 from 1-5 p.m. & Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. –1 p.m. – Trinity Church, 650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, will hold a rummage sale. Info: 1-732-634-7422.

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.

Sons Of Norway Magic Fest • Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. – The Sons of Norway will hold their annual magic fest, followed by a roast pork dinner, at the Noreg Lodge, 80 Boundary Rd., Marlboro. Donation: $12. BYOB. Info: 1-732-264-0208.

Blood Drive • Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host a blood drive. Each donor will receive a $10 supermarket food coupon. Continental breakfast or light lunch available to donors. Donors must have ID. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

Tricky Tray • Oct. 22 at 7:45 p.m. – Friends of the Linden Library will hold a tricky tray fundraiser at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Academy, 170 Hussa St., Linden. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance & $12 at the door. Info: 1-908-925-8963.

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. Info: 1-732-442-0039.

Blood Drive • Oct. 28 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Oct. 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.

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.

Blood Drive • Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. Mary’s Church, 256 August St., South Amboy, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Arts Fundraiser • Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. – Chestnut Street Community Church, 303 Chestnut St., Roselle, will host an Expression of the Arts evening featuring writers, dancers, musicians, singers and more to raise money for the church’s dance ministry. Donation: $10. Info: 1-908-241-6470.

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.

Holiday Bazaar • Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave. & West Chestnut St., Union, will hold a holiday bazaar with hand-crafted gifts, holiday decorations, homemade cookies & cakes, etc. Table rentals $25-$35. Info: 1-908-245-0562.

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.

German Christmas Market • Nov. 20 from noon-5 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host an authentic Christkindlmarket. Imported German linens & gifts, handmade items, cookies & candies, etc. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

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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