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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.

Panel Discussion • May 3 at 7 p.m. – The Young Community Development Professionals Association and New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders will host a panel discussion on how cities are using the arts to fuel redevelopment, looking specifically at efforts in Rahway. The event will take place at Nancy’s Town House, 1453 Main St., Rahway.

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.

Fish or Chicken & Chips Dinner • May 4 from 5-7 p.m. – Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave. (corner of West Chestnut St.), Union, will host a fish or chicken & chips dinner catered by Argyle Restaurant. Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Info: 1-908-688-3164.

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.

Carnival • May 9 & 10 from 6-10 p.m., May 11 from 6-11 p.m. & May 12 from 4-11 p.m. – The Green Brook Swim Club will hold a carnival at 59 Greenbrook Rd., Green Brook. Free admission. Enjoy rides and a wide variety of food vendors. Wednesday is wristband night; pay $20 and enjoy rides all night. Live entertainment Friday. Info: http://greenbrookswimclub.com

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.

Learn To Sell On eBay • May 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Mike Skara of Computer Training Service of Livingston will show you how to sell on eBay at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission.

Tricky Tray • May 9 at 8 p.m. – Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church will hold its semi-annual Tricky Tray Auction at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, 1400 St. Georges Ave., Rahway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $5. Hot food will be available for purchase. Info & advance tickets: 1-908-232-7874 or 1-732-574-9799.

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.)

Safe Boating Course • May 12 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sea Scout Ship 228 BSA will hold a NJ Safe Boating Course for youth 13 years old or older at the Rahway Yacht Club, 1706 Paterson St. The cost is $10. Email dar228@verivon.net for info about the course or the Sea Scouts.

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

Blood Drive • June 27 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St., will host a blood drive in the Columbia Bank Room. For questions about eligibility, call 1-800-NJBLOOD.


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