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Theatre • Nov. 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.

Singles • Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold 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.

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.

Living History • Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Cowboys come to the Proprietary House Museum, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy. Learn about the old west during several time periods from the 1860s to 1900. Suggested donation: $6 adults, children free. Info: 1-732-826-5527.

Live Music • Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. – The Salem Roadhouse Café, at Townley Presbyterian Church, 829 Salem Rd., Union, will host jazz vocalist Gil “Bop” Benson. Admission is $15; students $10, which includes unlimited hot and cold snacks and beverages. Info: 1-908-686-1028.

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.

Teen Yoga • Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. – The Clark Public Library will offer a teen yoga program for students in grades 6-12. Registration required; call 1-732-388-5999.

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. 13 from 10 a.m. – noon. Funds will benefit senior citizen programs. Info: 1-732-494-3232 x603.

Singles • Nov. 14 from 5:30- 9 p.m. – The Professional & Business Singles Network will hold a business and social networking event for the 40 plus age group at the Hat Tavern at the Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave. $18 admission; sharp seasonal attire. Info: 1-610-348-5544.

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.

Chamber Cocktail Party • Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a complimentary cocktail party at Café Lia, 117 North Union Ave., Cranford. Live entertainment, hors d’ouvres and cocktails.

Hadassah General Meeting • Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. – The Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah will hold a Thanksgiving-oriented meeting at the Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S. Third Ave. Light refreshments.

Blood Drive • Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Roselle Park High School, 185 West Webster Ave., Roselle Park, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Holiday Gift Drive • Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 from 7-9 p.m. – The Middlesex County 4-H Teen Council will host a holiday gift drive at the 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick. Bring new items (clothing, toys, games, etc.) for children ages infant through 18. Info: 1-732-398-5261.

Blood Drive • Nov. 17 from 11:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Kean University/Downs Hall, Morris Ave. Union, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Nov. 17 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.

Friends Of Clark Library • Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. – Friends of the Clark Public Library will hold an open meeting. For more information, call 1-732-388-5999.

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.

Tax Practitioner Seminar • Nov. 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The IRS and NJ Association of Public Accountants will hold a one-day seminar at Kean University, University Center Room 228, Union, for tax practitioners. Fee: $135 ($15 for full-time college students with valid ID.) Info: 1-609-645-8880.

Elizabeth AARP • Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will hold their monthly meeting at New Zion Baptist Church, 800 Flora St., Elizabeth. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.

Blood Drive • Nov. 18 from 2 – 7:30 p.m. – McKinley School, 500 First St., Westfield, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Lego Club • Nov. 18 at 3:15 p.m. – The Clark Public Library’s Lego Club for students in grades 1-6 will meet. Registration required; call 1-732-388-5999.

School Play • Nov. 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. – Mother Seton Regional High School, Valley Rd., Clark, will present “Cinderella.” Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students & seniors, & $8 for children under 12. Info: 1-732-382-1952.

Holiday Harvest Fair • Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Avenel First Presbyterian Church, 621 E. Woodbridge Ave., Avenel, will host a holiday harvest fair. Food, crafts, and other items for sale. Children’s magician/puppet show at 11 a.m. – $5 charge.

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.

Dance • Nov. 20 from 7-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. Light refreshments; all welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Write-In • Nov. 21 from 6-8 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St., will host a write-in for National Novel Writing Month. Participants are trying to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Info (&RSVP): 1-908-298-3830 ext. 11.

Singles • Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a pre-Thanksgiving upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. $17 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801

Holiday Tree Lighting • Nov. 27 from 3-6 p.m. – Clark’s tree & menorah lighting will take place at the Clark Recreation & Municipal Building, 430 Westfield Ave. There will be live music by the Clark school choirs and ALJ Band, horse-drawn hay rides, a petting zoo, and more. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Donations for Toys For Tots will be collected.

Concert • Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. – Judy Collins and Arlo Guthries will perform as part of the “Home For The Holidays – Winter Tour 2011” at Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Tickets run from $45-$95 and are available by calling 1-732-499-8226.

Gallery Opening • Nov. 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. – The Casano Community Center Gallery, 314 Chestnut St., Rosell Park, will hold an opening reception for Leona Seufert’s exhibit of digital collages, “Roselle Park – My Home Town.” The show will be on display through Dec. 16 during normal gallery hours. Info: 1-908-241-5874.

Book Discussion • Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. – The Reader’s Forum will discuss “Cutting For Stone” by Abraham Verghese at the Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave. Info: 1-908-709-7272.

Tax Appeal Seminar • Nov. 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. – Prudential New Jersey Properties Sales Associate Peter Jordan will lead a seminar on how to appeal NJ property taxes at the Scotch Plains Library, 1927 Bartle Ave. Call 1-732-910-1301 to make your reservations.

Blood Drive • Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Israel Travel Presentation • Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. – The JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will host a presentation “Israel Travel For Every Budget”. RSVP to Jennine at 1-732-494-3232 ext. 621 by Nov. 23.

Book Discussion Group • Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. – Springfield Public Library’s (Really Good) Book Discussion Group will discuss “Cutting For Stone” by Abraham Verghese at the Palmer Museum. New members welcome. Info: 1-973-376-4930 x 229.

Christmas Party • Dec. 2 from 5-7 p.m. – Business owners and professionals are invited to Ken Vercammen’s Christmas Party and Holiday Social at Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Ave., Lake Como/Belmar. RSVP to vercammenlaw@njlaws.com and bring a canned food donation for the St. James Food Bank Hands of Hope.

Art Show • Dec. 3 – Jan. 5, M, T, W, F from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Th from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sa from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The Guild of Creative Art, 620 Broad St.-Route 35, Shrewsbury, will hold an all-members show featuring multi-media art. Free; donations appreciated. Info: 1-732-741-1441.

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.

Bazaar • Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Morning Star Community Development Corporation will hold a bazaar at the Linden/Roselle Community Center, 1238 St. Georges Ave., Linden. Vendors wanted. Call 1-877-260-4660.

Sample Sale • Dec. 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – The World Enterprises Wholesale Showroom, 990 Raritan Rd., Clark, will hold a holiday sample sale featuring ladies handbags, jewelry, scarves, athletic apparel and more at below retail and clearance prices. Preview sale on Nov. 26. Info: 1-732-388-4001.

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.

Santa Train • Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. & 1 p.m. – The Jersey Central Railway Historical Society will run a Santa Train for families, leaving from the Westfield Train Station. Adults: $13; children 1-12; $11, infants under age 1 are free. For tickets, call 1-908-233-3603.

Christmas Brass Concert • Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. – The Christmas Brass Concert by the NY Staff Band of the Salvation Army will be held at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University, 85 George St., New Brunswick. Tickets are available at the door for $20. Info: 1-908-851-8304.

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

Ballet • Dec. 17 & 18 at 1 & 4:30 p.m. – The State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, will present the American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker featuring a live orchestra and the Princeton Girlchoir. Tickets are $32-$57; call 1-732-246-SHOW.


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