Community Calendar

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.

Health Seminar • Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Novartis Oncology and the National CML Society will present a day of education, support and networking for people affected by chronic myeloid leukemia. The event will be held at Westin Governor Morris Hotel in Morristown. Info & registration:

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.

Missionary Sunday • Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Representatives from The Gideons International will be the guests at Calvary Assembly of God’s monthly missionary Sunday worship service. The church is located at 953 West Chestnut St., Union. Info: 1-908-964-1133.

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.

Mystery Writers Event • Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. – Members of the Central Jersey Chapter of Sisters in Crime, who are published authors, will concoct a mystery storyline from audience suggestions at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave. Info: 908-851-5452.

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.

Political Seminar • Oct. 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Americans for Prosperity Director Steve Lonegan and state Sen. Mike Doherty (R-23) will speak at a “Courts Gone Wild” seminar at the Rahway American Legion, 581 Maple Ave., Rahway. Info: 1-201-487-8844.

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:

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.

Political Fundraiser • Oct. 21 from 7-9 p.m. – Andy Smith, a Republican candidate for the Union County Board of Freeholders, will hold a fundraising event with guest speaker Steve Lonegan at 485 Springfield Ave., Summit. Donation: $75 per person or $100 per couple. RSVP To 908-447-9972.

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.

Book Signing • Oct. 22 from 3-5 p.m. – Authors Michael & Patty Nicolosi of Avenel will sign copies of their book, “Words for Troubled Times: A 52-Week Devotional” at Brewed Awakening, 417 Main St., Metuchen.

Political Fundraiser • Oct. 22 from 7-11 p.m. – Garwood GOP Voter Awareness Night, with entertainment by the Brother John Brown Band, will take place at the Garwood Knights of Columbus, 35-43 South Ave. Buffet & soda included; cash bar. Donation: $30 per person. RSVP: 908-451-9988.

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.

Harvest Moon Ball Luncheon • Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. – Tenor Salvatore Chiarelli will sing at the Harvest Moon Ball Luncheon at the YM-YWHA of Union, 501 Green Lane. A full course chicken dinner will be served. Tickets are $5 for Y members and $7 for non-members. Info & reservations: 1-908-289-8112 ext. 34

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.

Magic Show • Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. – The Reformed Church of Linden, 600 North Wood Ave., will present a Halloween Treat, the Mike Spade Magic Show. Tickets are $5 for individuals or $12 for the family package. Come in costume. Info: 1-908-486-3714.

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.

Banking Solutions Program • Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. – Representatives from Valley National Bank will speak to parents about savings accounts for their children and banking solutions for seniors at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave. Info: 1-908-851-5450 ext. 5452.

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.

Christian Movie • Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. – Calvary Assembly of God, 953 West Chestnut Street, Union, will host a screening of the film “The Ecounter,” a faith-filled family drama about five people who are brought face to face with Jesus and encouraged to examine the true condition of their lives. Info: 1-908-964-1133

Dance • Oct. 30 from 7-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrissey Ave., Avenel. Light refreshments; all welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

Lunch & Learn • Nov. 1 at noon – The YM-YWHA of Union’s J.O.Y. Program will present the first in a series of Lunch & Learn programs. Philip Cantor of the Jewish Historical Society of Central NJ will talk about “The Rise of Media in the Lower East Side.” The YM-YWHA is located at 501 Green Lane, Union. Info: 1-908-289-8112 ext. 34.

Senior Driving Classes • Nov. 2 & 3 from 1-4 p.m. – The YM-YWHA of Union, 501 Green Lane, will offer the 55 Alive Driving Program through the AARP to anyone over the age of 50 who wishes to improve their driving skills or potentially qualify for an auto insurance discount. Both sessions must be successfully completed. Cost: $10. To register, call 1-908-289-8112 ext. 34.

Book Discussion Group • Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library’s (Really Good) Book Discussion Group will meet to talk about “Nemesis” by Philip Roth. The group meets in the Palmer Museum. The library is located at 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. New members welcome. Info: 1-973-376-4930 x 229

Religious Service • Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. – Pastor James Tate, founding pastor of Evangel Church (Scotch Plains) and Calvary Tabernacle (Cranford) will minister at Our Father’s House, 2 Denman Ave., Clark. Info: 1-848-250-1574.

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.

Chug Ivrit • Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. – Chug Ivrit (Hebrew Club) will meet at a private Highland Park-area home. Chat in Hebrew & read a short story or article. Info: 1-732-819-9298.

Klezmer Music • Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. – David Aaron will discuss and perform Klezmer music at the YM-YWHA of Union, 501 Green Lane. Cost is $3 for Y members; $5 for non-members. Info: 1-908-289-8112 ext. 34.

Museum Bus Trip • Nov. 8 – The YM-YWHA of Union will offer a bus trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The trip cost, which includes transportation, museum admission and a brown bag lunch, is $25 for Y members and $50 for non-members. Info: 1-908-289-8112 ext. 34.

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.

Bingo • Nov. 19 at 6:15 p.m. – Bingo is back at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Academy, 170 Hussa St., Linden. Doors open at 5 p.m.; must be 18. Info: 1-908-327-5775.

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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