Toddler Story Time • Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. – Anne Lemay will host a lively story time for toddlers ages 0-4 at the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave. Info: 1-732-541-3830.
Civil War Presentation • Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m. – Rutgers University Professor William Gillette will talk about New Jersey’s role in the Civil War at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison. Free and open to all. To register, call Sue Horowitz at 1-732-494-3232×603.
Czech Experience • Jan. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. – Raritan Bay Coffee Company, located inside the Perth Amboy Train Station (on the northbound side) at 233 Smith St., will host a free presentation by Paul Kosar, director of the National Czech Tourism Authority. Info: 1-732-343-1717.
Blood Drive • Jan. 26 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.
Blood Drive • Jan. 26 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.
Elizabeth AARP Meeting • Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will hold their monthly meeting at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna St., Elizabeth. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.
Blood Drive • Jan. 27 from 2:30–7:30 p.m. – Valley Road School, 150 Valley Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
Blood Drive • Jan. 28 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. – Edison YMCA, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
Casino Night • Jan. 28 from 6-11 p.m. – The Eric LeGrand Patriot Saint Foundation, in conjunction with Woodbridge Little League, will be sponsoring a “bELieve” Casino Night at the Gran Centurions, 440 Madison Hill Rd., Clark. $40 per person admission includes 50 chips plus food and soda, beer and wine. For tickets & info, call Donna Bruno at 1-732-887-2362
Singles • Jan. 29 from 11:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – HAT Tavern, 570 Springfield Ave, Summit, will host a speed dating brunch buffet. $75 admission, 45 plus age group. Rotate among 8 or more guests. Reservations required; call 1-610-348-5544.
Closing Reception • Jan. 29 from 1 – 4 p.m. – Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will hold a closing reception for the Nexus NJ exhibit. Info: 1-732-381-7511
Dance • Jan. 29 from 7-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. Refreshments; all welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515
Atlantic City Boat Show • Feb. 1-3 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – The Atlantic City Convention Center, One Miss America Way, will host the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show. See all varieties of boats and accessories and enjoy a variety of demonstrations, clinics, and other activities. Admission: $14. Info: 1-718-707-0716 or www.ACBoatShow.com
Health Presentation • Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. – Learn about “Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Triglycerides: Know What Your Numbers Mean For Your Heart,” at the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad St. in a presentation by Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Advance registration is required for this free program; call 1-888-724-7123.
Ceremony To Honor Servicemembers • Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. – The City of Rahway and the Rahway Black History Committee will honor servicemen and women at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., during the opening reception of Black History month. The keynote speaker will be Master Sgt. Shade Lee, USAF (Retired) H.M. “Killer Cox” Chapter, TAI-DOTA, and Pioneer Tuskegee Military Aviation. Uniforms encouraged but not necessary. Info: 1-732-669-3600 or 1-732-827-2014.
Flight School Open House • Feb. 3 at noon – American Flyers Flight School, 50 Airport Rd., Suite 120, at Morristown Airport will host an open house and barbecue. Tour classrooms, see flight aircraft and hear a presentation by a certified flight instructor. Guests are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early. Info: 1-973-267-3223.
Singles • Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $17. Info: 1-732-656-1801. Directions: 1-732-494-6200.
Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers • Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, at Pershing and Cooke aves. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.
Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers • Feb. 8 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 and widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.
Art Exhibit • Feb. 12-March 15 – Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will present a new exhibit “Road Trip: My America.” Opening reception on Feb. 12 from 1-4 p.m. Free admission. For info & gallery hours, call 1-732-381-7511.
Sports Card Show • Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Rahway Senior Citizens Center, 1306 Esterbrook Ave., will host a sports card and collectibles show. Suggested donation: $1. (Children under 10 accompanied by an adult are admitted free.) Info: 1-732-827-2094.
Fish & Chips • Feb. 17 from 5-8 p.m. – The Rahway High School Band Boosters will sponsor a fish and chips dinner by Argyle Restaurant at the American Legion Hall, 581 Maple Ave., Rahway. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 10 years old. Call 1-732-882-8745 or 1-732-208-4633. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Singles • Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $17. Info: 1-732-656-1801. Directions: 1-732-494-6200.
Art Workshop • Feb. 25 – Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will present an Encaustic Painting Workshop. Fee: $70 + $25 materials fee. Registration required; call 1-732-381-7511.
Gift Auction • March 2 at 7:30 p.m. – The Parents Guild of Mother Seton Regional High School. Valley Road, Clark (GSP Exit 135) will sponsor a “Bon Voyage” Gift Auction. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission: $15. No tickets sold at the door. For tickets and info, call 1-732-382-1952.
Art Workshop • March 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will present an Alla Prima Painting Technique Workshop. Fee: $70. Registration required; call 1-732-381-7511.
Art Workshop • March 10 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will present a Dynamic Figure Drawing and Anatomy Workshop. Fee: $95. Registration required; call 1-732-381-7511.
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