Spring Recreation Programs – Register now for Clark Recreation’s spring programs, sports and classes. Information is available at the recreation center office, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. Info: 1-732-428-8400.
Art Exhibit • Now through April 27 – The Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts, 339 Reade St., Perth Amboy, will host an exhibit by Nigerian artist Tunde Odunlade, “Dreaming Between Worlds.” Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and by appointment. Info: 1-732-826-1690 x4325
Blood Drive • March 24 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, is hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the Blood Center of New Jersey. Donors will receive a $10 Shop Rite gift card and can enjoy a continental breakfast or light German lunch. For questions of eligibility to donate, call 1-973-676-4700 ext. 140. For info or to sign up, call 1-800-652-5663 ext. 155.
Singles • March 24 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will host an upscale singles 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.
Art Exhibit • March 25-April 26 – Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will host “Part & Parcel: The Deconstruction of the Female Form in Contemporary Art.” There will be a free opening reception on March 25 from 1-4 p.m. Info: 1-732-381-7511
Fish Fry • March 25 from 4-6 p.m. – Trinity Episcopal Church, 650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, will hold their annual fish & chip dinner in the Parish Hall. If you would prefer chicken, call the Parish Office and leave your name and phone number. Takeout orders available. Advance sale tickets may be purchased from the Parish Office. Adults: $14; children under 8: $8. Info: 1-732-634-7422 ext. 10
Theatre • March 25 at 6 p.m. – Villagers Theatre, located in the Franklin Municipal Complex at 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, will present “The True Story of Cinderella” (opera buffa). Tickets are $20. Call 1-732-873-2719.
Live Music • March 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – The Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza, will host a performance by the Rahway Valley Jerseyaires. Enjoy barbershop, bebop, doo-wop and other music. Info: 1-732-340-1551 x212.
Vendor Sale • March 27 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Ron’s Towels & Linens will hold a vendor sale at Runnells Specialized Hospital, 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights, in the multi-purpose room. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the hospital’s Volunteers Guild. Info: 1-908-771-5847
Book Week • March 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. Raritan Bay Coffee Company, inside the train station at 233 Smith St., Perth Amboy, will host author Beverly Samuelson, who will describe her inspiration and work process for her murder mystery “Eyes of Greed” set in South Amboy.
Passover Seder • March 28 at 11 a.m. – The YM-YWHA of Union will offer its annual model Passover Seder. YM-YWHA Executive Vice President Bryan Fox will explain the important parts of the Seder. Includes complete Seder meal. Cost is $3 for members and $8 for non-members. To make reservations, call Susan at 1-908-289-8112.
Book Week • March 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. Raritan Bay Coffee Company, inside the train station at 233 Smith St., Perth Amboy, will host writer/publisher Marion Corbet of New York, who will describe “Raw Voices,” a female-generated anthology which includes a work by Perth Amboy resident Tracy Jordan.
Concert • March 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Jazz pianist Geri Allen will perform a rare solo concert at LightSoundSpace, 1591 Irving St., Rahway. Tickets are $25. Info: 1-732-381-7400 or www.lightsoundspace.com
Book Week • March 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. Raritan Bay Coffee Company, inside the train station at 233 Smith St., Perth Amboy, will host author Kristyann D’Errico of Woodbridge, who will discuss her book “Color Him Crazy: Dating Memoirs of a New Jersey Hairdresser.”
Concert • March 29 at 7:30 p.m. – Woodbridge Township’s Music On Main Street concert series continues with a performance by Little Feat Acoustic Duo at the Methodist Church, 69 Main St., Woodbridge. Tickets are $28 at the door. Info: www.WoodbridgeArtsNJ.org.
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Prairiefyre Time Exchange • March 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – The Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 S. 2nd Ave., will host a dinner benefit for Prariefyre Time Exchange, a movement towards exchanging services in a new economy. Suggested donation: $15 per person, $30 per family. Childcare available. Info: http://www.hourworld.org/bank/?hw=1014
Flapjack Fundraiser • March 31 from 8-10 a.m. – The Bishop Ahr High School Music Department is sponsoring a flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s, Route 1 North, Edison, to support the students’ competition trip to Busch Gardens, Va. Enjoy a complete breakfast for $10 per person. For info or tickets, call Lisa at 1-732-642-1323.
Easter Bunny Breakfast • March 31 from 9-11 a.m. – Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave. & Chestnut St., Union will hold breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Donation: $5. Tickets available at the door. Have your picture taken and enjoy breakfast, games & prizes. Info: 1-908-688-3164.
Nonviolent Communication Workshop • March 31 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, will host “Moving Beyond Enemy Images in Peace & Justice Work” presented by Eliane Geren, CNVC Trainer. Registration is $60 and participants should bring a bagged lunch. Info: 1-973-838-8576.
Easter Egg Hunt • March 31 from noon-2 p.m. – The Clark Recreation Center, 430 Westfield Ave., will host an Easter Egg hunt, free to Clark residents. There will be games, prizes and an appearance by the Easter Bunny (bring your camera). Info: 1-732-428-8400.
Employment Forum • March 31 from 1-3 p.m. – The NAACP Perth Amboy Area Branch, in collaboration with the Perth Amboy Dept. of Human Services, will hold an employment forum where job seekers can get tips on searching for employment, resume writing, and interview readiness at the Raritan Bay YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Info: 1-908-305-8519.
Easter Cantata • March 31 at 7 p.m. – The Choir of Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave. & Chestnut St., Union, will present “Raise The Crown,” a musical for Easter. Free admission, but a free will offering will be collected. Info: 1-908-688-3164.
Singles • March 31 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
Health Seminar • April 2 from 2-4 p.m. – Trinitas Regional Medical Center will present a seminar for cancer caregivers, “Caregivers: Learning to Care for Ourselves,” at the first floor conference room at Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, 225 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Reservations required, call 1-908-994-8535.
Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers • April 2 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will hold a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, located at Pershing and Cooke aves. All widows and widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.
Nutrition Workshop • April 3 at 7 p.m. – Rita Genovese, a nutritionist and holistic health coach, will conduct a workshop on controlling your sugar at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave., Union. Info: 1-908-851-5450.
Passover Program • April 3 at 7 p.m. – Janice Samuels-Sienna will explain the meaning and origin of the Seder Meal at the Evergreen Multi-Service Center, 400 Inman Ave., Colonia. Info: 1-732-726-6262.
Summer Rec Camp & Tennis Camp Registration • April 3 & 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. – Register for Clark Recreation’s summer camp and tennis camp at the recreation center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. Info: 1-732-428-8400.
Blood Drive • April 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – City of Elizabeth Employees, 50 Winfield Scott Plaza, Elizabeth, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Donors must be 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 lbs., and present photo or signed ID. Donors over 75 can keep donating with a note from their doctor. First time donors must know their Social Security number. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
Model Seder • April 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The CAMEO Senior Nutrition Program will present a model seder at the Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 South 3rd Ave., Highland Park. Geared towards senior adults age 60 and older, the meal will offer a kosher chicken marsala luncheon for a suggested donation of $3.50 per person. RSVP to 1-732-777-1940 by March 30.
Health Seminar • April 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. – Learn about the basics of colon cancer, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and the importance of screening, at the Center for Regional Education (CORE), Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 1164 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth (enter from South Broad St., next to fire house). Light dinner will be served. Info: 1-908-994-8939.
Clark Seniors • April 5 at 1 p.m. – The Clark Senior monthly meeting will be held at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. Guest speaker Bob Barrett will present a Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary adventure video. Refreshments. Info: call Phyllis at 1-732-382-7134.
Singles • April 5 from 5:30-9 p.m. – The Professional Business Singles Network will hold a casual social at the Hat Tavern at the Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave, Summit. There will be a discussion facilitated by author A. Michael Noll, Ph.D. on “Dating Rules & Tips” at 7:45 p.m. $17 admission, cash bar. Business and social networking for the 40 plus age group. Sharp casual attire. Info: 1-610-348-5544.
Cultural Lecture • April 5 from 7:30-9 p.m. – International photographer Francesco Mastalia will present “Dreads: A Photo History of Dreadlocks” at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. Info: 1-908-273-9121. Reservations required.
Blood Drive • April 6 from 1-7 p.m. – Calvary Tabernacle-Harvest Training Center, 69 Myrtle St., Cranford, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Donors must be 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 lbs., and present photo or signed ID. Donors over 75 can keep donating with a note from their doctor. First time donors must know their Social Security number. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
Easter Egg-Stravaganza • April 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The First Baptist Church of Metuchen, 225 Middlesex Ave. (Route 27) will host a free Easter Egg-stravaganza, with egg hunts, face painting, games, crafts and more for children ages 2-11. An adult must accompany children. Info: call Deb at 1-732-396-8291. To pre-register, call 1-732-548-4279.
Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers • April 11 at 6:30 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows or Widowers will hold 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.
Open Dance • April 13 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.
Women’s Self-Defense • April 13 and 20, from 7:30-9 p.m. – The Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen St., Linden will host a self-defense course for Linden women ages 18 and older. The cost for both classes is $26. Register at any Linden recreation center or online at www.linden-nj.org. Info: 1-908-474-8627.
Flea Market • April 14 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Divine Mercy Parish will hold a spring flea market with new and used items for sale at the Holy Family Parish Center, 213 Pershing Ave., Carteret. $15 to rent a table inside, or $10 to rent a space outside (supply your own table.) Breakfast & lunch for sale. Info: 1-732-541-5736.
Volleyball Fundraiser • April 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Academy, 170 Hussa St., Linden, will host a volleyball fundraiser, “Volley For Wishes,” to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NJ. Teams (elementary-adults) are invited to participate at $50 per team. Admission is $2 ($1 for children 13 and younger.) Info: 1-908-486-2507 or Facebook.com/volleyforwishes2012
Build A Birdhouse • April 14 from 1-3 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., invites children of all ages to build a birdhouse in an activity sponsored by Home Depot of Woodbridge. Info: 1-732-541-3830.
Earth Day Event • April 15 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Edison Wetlands Association will celebrate Earth Day at the Triple C Ranch, Tyler Road, Edison with the grand opening of the Triple C Nature Center, a petting zoo, live music, eco-tours of the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area, raffles, arts & crafts for kids and more. Rain Date: April 21. Info: www.EdisonWetlands.org
Disabilities Awareness Day • April 15 from noon-4 p.m. – The North Brunswick Abilities Council will host its 4th annual Disabilities Awareness Day at North Brunswick Township High School, 98 Raider Rd. Free admission; refreshments. Info: 1-732-247-0922 ext. 619.
Gala Dinner • April 15 from 3-8 p.m. – “Eyes on the Arts,” Arts Guild New Jersey’s 4th annual gala dinner, will be held at Luciano’s Italian Ristorante and Lounge, 1579 Main St., Rahway. Tickets are $75 per person. There will be musical entertainment and the 2012 Art Star Award will be presented. Info: 1-732-381-7511,
Dance • April 15 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.
Rain Barrel Workshop • April 18 at 6:30 p.m. – Build a rain barrel to collect water from your gutter’s downspout for use in your garden at the Earth Center, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick. $45 payment required one week in advance of workshop. Call 1-732-398-5273 to register.
Holocaust Memorial • April 18 at 7:30 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison will host an interfaith Yom Hashoah Holocaust memorial program in conjunction with the Metuchen Edison Interfaith Clergy Association. There will be musical selections and readings to remember those who perished, as well as a photo exhibit. Info: Jennine at 1-732-494-3232 ext. 621.
Opera • April 20 at 7:30 p.m. & April 22 at 3 p.m. – The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera will present Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. To purchase tickets, call 1-201-227-1030.
Oldies Dance • April 20 from 8-11 p.m. – The Knights of Columbus Monthly Oldies Dance will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 61 Pine St. (one turn off Route 18 South), Old Bridge. DJ music by Tony V. Admission: $10 per person. Info: 1-732-251-0970.
Clothing Drive • April 21 from 8–11:30 a.m. – Divine Mercy Parish will collect usable, unstained clothing, linens, shoes, stuffed animals, belts and handbags in plastic garbage bags at the Parish Center parking lot, 213 Pershing Ave., Carteret. Info: 1-732-541-5736
College Open House • April 21 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. – First Baptist Church, 929 Dill Ave., Linden, will host an open house featuring representatives from local colleges. Info: 1-908-241-7653.
Vendor Sale • April 24 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Ideal Jewelry will hold a vendor sale at Runnells Specialized Hospital, 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights, in the multi-purpose room. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the hospital’s Volunteers Guild. Info: 1-908-771-5847
Live Music • April 25 at 7 p.m. – Rosalind Grant will give a jazz performance at the Linden Library, 31 E. Henry St. To sign up, visit the circulation desk or call Dennis Purves at 1-908-298-3830.
Songfest 2012 • May 6 at 4 p.m. – Holy Spirit Church, located at the corner of Morris Ave. and Suburban Rd., Union, will host the Schwäbischer Sängerbund Mixed Chorus and Sängerchor Men’s Chorus for Songfest 2012. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Frederic’s Jewelers, 1083 Raritan Rd., Clark or by calling Edda at 1-908-687-3357 or Allen at 1-908-687-2322. Tickets will be $22 at the door.
Live Music • May 9 at 7 p.m. – Carol Erickson will perform jazz music at the Linden Library, 31 E. Henry St. To sign up, visit the circulation desk or call Dennis Purves at 1-908-298-3830.
Rabies Vaccination Clinic • May 12 from 9 a.m. – noon – Perth Amboy and the Middlesex County Office of Health Services are providing an annual rabies vaccination clinic that is free for Perth Amboy pet owners. Bring your dog or cat to the Public Works Garage at the foot of Fayette St. (behind Shop Rite.)
CD & Record Show • June 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Greater NJ Record Show returns to Hotel 304 West on Route 22 West in Springfield. Dozens of music dealers will sell records, CDs, DVDs and memorabilia. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for kids. Info: GNJRecordShows@yahoo.com
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