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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.

Flea Market • Oct. 29 & Oct. 30 from 9-5 p.m. – Lyndhurst United Methodist Church will hold a flea market, craft & collectible show at the New Jersey Transit Lot at New York Ave. Info: 1-201-998-1144.

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.

Singles • Oct. 31 from 5:30-9 p.m. – The Professional & Business Singles Network will hold a Halloween Singles’ Social at Arirang Steakhouse, Route 22 West, Mountainside. Costumes optional. $18 admission. Info: 1-610-348-5544

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.

Blood Drive • Nov. 2 from 2:30 – 7 p.m. – Livingston Avenue School, 75 Livingston Ave., Cranford, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566. ID required; first time donors must know their Social Security number.

Blood Drive • Nov. 3 from 2 – 6 p.m. – Wardlaw-Hartridge Upper School, 1295 Inman Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566. ID required; first time donors must know their Social Security number.

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

Hypnosis Weight Loss & Smoking Cessation • Nov. 3 –The Hypnosis Counseling Center will offer workshops to help people lose weight and stop smoking at the North Brunswick Municipal Building, 710 Hermann Rd. The smoking cessation workshop is from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; the weight loss workshop is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $45, plus $18 for optional CD. Info: 1-732-247-0922 x264.

Bazaar • Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Christ United Methodist Church, 485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, will hold its annual fall bazaar, with crafts, baked goods, attic treasures, toys, clothing and more for sale. Proceeds benefit mission projects. Info: 1-732-752-4212 or 1-732-463-2156.

Flight School Open House • Nov. 5 at noon – American Flyers Flight School at Morristown Airport, 50 Airport Rd., Suite 120, will hold an open house, with a free barbecue lunch and facility tour. A flight instructor will conduct a free FAA WINGS seminar. Info: 1-973-267-3223.

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.

Library Trustees • Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. – The Carteret Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Jewish Festival Bus Trip • Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will hold a bus trip to the Fiesta Banquet House in Wood-Ridge for lunch and a Jewish Festival. Cost is $69 for members & $65 for JCC Senior Adult Club members. Info: 1-732-494-3232 x603. Register by Nov. 2.

Film • Nov. 10 at noon & 7 p.m. – Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will show “The Swimsuit Issue” (2008) as part of its international film festival. Swedish with English subtitles. Info: 1-973-376-4930.

Dance • Nov. 11 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.

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.

Book Sale • Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Nov. 14-17 from 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will hold a used book sale. Donations will be accepted Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. – noon. Funds will benefit senior citizen programs. Info: 1-732-494-3232 x603.

Bridge Class • Nov. 14 from 7-9 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will offer a 6-session Bridge class for advanced beginners. Last session: Dec. 19. Come alone or with a partner. Fee: $36 members, $46 non-members. Registration required; call 1-732-494-3232.

Bridge Class • Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. – noon – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will offer a 6-session Bridge class for intermediate players. Last session: Dec. 21. Fee: $36 members, $46 non-members. Registration required; call 1-732-494-3232.

Reading Club • Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Library Reading Club will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave., to discuss “The Tea Rose” by Jennifer Donnelly. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

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.

Fisherman’s Flea Market • Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Rahway Fall Fishing Flea Market will be held at St. Thomas Church Hall, 1400 St. Georges Ave., Rahway. Salt & freshwater fishing tackle will be for sale. Admission: $4 (children 12 & under free). Info: 1-732-381-2165.

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.

Blood Drive • Nov. 21 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will hold a blood drive. Info: 1-732-541-3830. ID required; first time donors must know their Social Security number.

Craft Fair • Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Parents’ Guild of Mother Seton Regional High School, 1 Valley Rd, Clark, will hold their annual “Peppermint Boutique” craft fair. More than 100 crafters will display handmade items & holiday decorations. Free admission.

Film • Dec. 8 at noon & 6:45 p.m. – Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will “Bride Flight” (2008) as part of its international film festival. Swedish with English subtitles. Info: 1-973-376-4930.

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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