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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.

Out of the Box Open Mic Night • April 20 at 8 p.m. – All types of performers, including poets, singers, comedians, tragedians, musicians and jugglers, are invited to the Out of the Box Open Mic Night at 19-21 South 2nd Ave., Highland Park, in the basement. Featured performer: Peace activist Sharleen Leahey. Admission: $5-$10 suggested donation ($3-$5 for students)

Financial Wellness Day • April 21 – Brand New Day Inc. will present a Financial Wellness Day at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St. with information for first time home buyers, as well as people who need help with savings/budgeting and credit restoration. To register, call 1-908-282-0781 x109 or email jackie.j@bndcdc.org.

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

SAT Review • April 21 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – The Constine Evans Scholarship Fund of the Morning Star Community Development Corporation will host an SAT Review session at the Linden/Roselle Community Center, 1238 E. St. Georges Ave., Linden. There is a $10 reservation fee; deadline: April 8. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served. Info: scholarship@mscdc.org

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.

Art Workshop • April 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will host a one-day Linoleum Block Printing workshop for adults. All skill levels welcome. Fee: $75 Info: 1-732-381-7511.

Blood Drive • April 21 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and April 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.– Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., 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.

Concert • April 22 at 4 p.m. – The Choral Art Society of New Jersey will present a concert of choral music at St. Anne’s R.C. Church, 325 Second Ave., Garwood. Tickets are $10 at the door. Info: 1-908-654-5737.

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

Going Green • April 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. – Raritan Bay Coffee, located inside the Perth Amboy Train Station, 233 Smith St., invites you to “Going Green: Green Initiatives of Perth Amboy.” Geri Barcheski of the Perth Amboy Public Works Department will talk about local programs and how you can get involved. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Info: 1-732-826-2010 ext. 4205.

Talent Showcase Auditions • April 24 from 7-9 p.m. & April 28 from 2-4 p.m. – Westfield Community Players will hold auditions for the 5th Annual Talent Showcase, to be held June 9. Actors, singers, dancers, instrumentalists & comedians welcome. Info: www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCPauditions.html.

Sculpture Tour • April 25 at 11 a.m. – JCC Baby Boomers and Beyond invites all adults age 50 and over to join them for a tour of The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton. Enjoy lunch on your own at the park and spend the afternoon exploring the exhibits. Cost is $12 for JCC members and $16 for non-members. Info: 1-732-494-3232 ext. 614.

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.

Blood Drive • April 26 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., Clark, 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.

AARP Chapter 5439 • April 27 at 1 p.m. – AARP Chapter 5439 will meet at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna St., Elizabeth. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-355-3193.

Fish (or Chicken) Fry • April 27 from 5-7 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd., Iselin, will host Argyle’s Fish (or Chicken) Fry. Tickets are $13 for adults and $12 for seniors and kids under 12. Info: 1-732-283-1188.

Bake Sale • April 28 & 29 – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will be holding a bake sale after the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday and after the 7 a.m. Mass until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday in front of Memorial Hall located across the street from the church at 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy. Info: 1-732-525-2696.

Blood Drive • April 28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Edison Knights of Columbus Council 4885, 71 Council Place, Edison, 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.

Singles • April 28 at 8 p.m. – Steppin; Out Singles will hold an upscale singles 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.

Charity Fundraiser • April 29 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Xchanges Hair Artistry, 345 Chestnut St., Union, will hold a charity fundraising event for Adreana Rylee Stuart, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on her fourth birthday. Suggested donation for each service is $25: haircut, makeup & blowdry. All proceeds will go to the Polewczak-Stuart family. Info: 1-908-964-2500. Appointments are being taken.

Spaghetti Dinner • April 29 from 1-5 p.m. – American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit #5 will hold a spaghetti dinner and tricky tray as a fundraiser to support our veterans at the American Legion, 581 Maple Ave., Rahway. Admission is $20, which includes 1 sheet of tickets.

Dance • April 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.

Lecture • May 3 at 7:30 a.m. – Learn how the JNF is improving the quality of life for all Israelis in this presentation at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Dr., Springfield. A complimentary breakfast will be provided between 8-9 a.m. RSVP to rsvpnj@jnf.org or 1-516-678-6805 ext. 802.

Atlantic City Bus Trip • May 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Rahway’s AARP will take its monthly trip to Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino. Tickets are $24, and include a $25 cash voucher. To reserve your spot, call Irene at 1-732-499-7740.

Blood Drive • May 4 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. – Elizabeth Fire Headquarters, 411 Irvington Ave., 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.

Singles • May 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. – The Professional and Business Singles Network will host a Business and Social Networking event for the 40 Plus Age Group at Snuffy’s Famous Steak House, 250 Park Ave. at Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains. Sharp casual to business attire. Cash bar with 25% discount on bar menu items. Just drop in. Info: 1-610-348-5544.

Blood Drive • May 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., 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.

Health Fair • May 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Greater Union County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America will hold a health fair and family fitness event at Plainfield High School, 950 Park Ave., Plainfield. There will be free screenings, fitness activities, and vendors. New Jersey Blood Services will also conduct a blood drive.

Book Signing • May 5 from 2-4 p.m. – Author Avalon Soulette Brown, RN, ASN, will sign copies of her book, “It Was The Devil All Along: A Memoir,” at Barnes & Noble, 240 U.S. 22, Springfield. Info: 1-888-361-9473.

Blood Drive • May 6 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., 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.

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.

Art Exhibit • May 6 – June 7 – Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will showcase “Prismatic,” a light-hearted celebration of rich, lustrous color and its influence on our senses. There will be a free reception on May 6 from 1-4 p.m. to open the exhibit.

Widows Or Widowers • May 7 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a members only business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing & Cooke Aves., Carteret. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Blood Drive • May 10 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Roselle Catholic High School, 1 Raritan Rd., Roselle, 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.

Dance • May 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.

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.)

Hat Show & Luncheon • May 12 from 2-5 p.m. – The Season Saints Ministry will sponsor a pre-Mothers Day Hat Show & Luncheon at the Linden/Roselle Community Center, 1238 E. St. Georges Ave., Linden. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Promise Charter School for Excellence. New & gently-worn hats for men and women will be available for purchase.

Singles • May 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/shorts. $15 admission. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

Blood Drive • May 14 from 1-7 p.m. – Elizabeth PBA #4, One Police 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.

Singles • May 27 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/shorts. $15 admission. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

9-11 Memorial Bus Trip • June 4 from 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will offer a bus trip to New York City to the 9/11 Memorial with an afternoon architecture and historical tour of lower Manhattan with tour guide Marty Schneit. The cost is $41 for JCC members and $45 for non-members. Lunch is not included, but there will be time to eat in area restaurants. Make reservations before May 25. Info: 1-732-494-3232 ext. 614.

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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