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Jazz Record Collectors Bash • June 29 & 30 at 8 a.m. – Buy, sell, swap, trade & schmooze at the 38th annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash at the Hilton Woodbridge in Iselin. In addition, enjoy rare vintage jazz films each day. General admission is $20 for two days; after 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday admission is $10.

Elizabeth AARP • June 29 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will meet at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna St., Elizabeth. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-355-3193.

Dance Night • June 29 from 7:30-10 p.m. – There will be a Doo Wop Night dance night at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Blood Drive • June 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Metuchen Branch YMCA, 65 High St., Metuchen, 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.

Live Music • June 30 from 2-4 p.m. – Mindy Schmitt will perform music with an indie folk rock and bluegrass flavor as part of the Rahway Public Library’s Café Music Series. The library is located at 2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway. Info: 1-732-340-1551 x 212

Singles • June 30 at 7 p.m. – The Professional and Business Singles Network will sponsor Hustle dance instruction and a singles dance party & social at the Elks Lodge on Farrington Lake, 21B Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick. Live band. $20 cover. Ages 35+ Sharp casual attire; no shorts or sneakers. Info: 1-610-348-5544.

Singles • June 30 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an Upscale Singles Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+, no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers/shorts. Admission: $15. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

Blood Drive • July 2 from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, 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.

Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers • July 2 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing & Cooke aves., Carteret. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

Blood Drive • July 3 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.

Free Concert • July 3 at 7:30 p.m. – Sirius Orchestra will perform R&B, Soul and Funk music at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Singles • July 3 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a 4th of July Singles Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+ No jeans/shorts/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

Blood Drive • July 5 from 1–7 p.m. – Burger King, 501 South Broad St., 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.

Blood Drive • July 6 from 3:30 – 8 p.m. – Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, 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.

Blood Drive • July 7 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Lafayette Lodge #27, 1550 Irving St., Rahway, will sponsor a blood drive. Donors will receive a $15 ShopRite gift card. Info: 1-732-388-0309.

Blood Drive • July 7 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. and July 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – The Outlet Collection: Jersey Gardens, 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.

Singles • July 9 from 5:30-9 p.m. – The Hat Tavern at Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave, Summit, will host a singles casual social for the 40+ age group. Sharp casual attire; $18 admission. Info: 1-610-348-5544.

Blood Drive • July 10 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Menlo Park Mall, 100 Menlo Park, 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.

Pain Management Workshop For Cancer Patients • July 10 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Cancer patients are invited to a workshop, “Using Your Hands To Help Yourself” to teach them how to use acupressure to help relieve pain and reduce stress. The workshop will be held at the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, Conference Center A, 225 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Light refreshments. To register, call Sharon Kurtz at 1-908-994-8730.

Free Concert • July 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Verdict will perform music of the Caribbean Islands at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Blood Drive • July 11 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge, 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.

Library Board Meeting • July 11 at 6 p.m. – The Carteret Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave., Carteret. Info: 1-732-541-3830.

Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers • July 11 at 6:30 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the children’s room of the Woodbridge Main Library, George Frederick Plaza, Rte. 35, Woodbridge. All widows & widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

Blood Drive • July 12 from 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Kean University/Downs Hall, Morris Ave., Union, 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.

Beer Garden • July 13 from 5:30 – 10 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold an authentic German biergarten. There will be German & American food for purchase (no outside food permitted), music for listening & dancing, and new & antique Porsche cars for viewing. Admission: $2 per person. No pets, bicycles, skates, skateboards, scooters or glass containers. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

Dance • July 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. All welcome. Refreshments. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

Live Music • July 14 at 8 p.m. – The Stephen Fuller Quartet will play at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Rd., Union. Admission: $15, $10 students with ID. Info: 1-908-687-1028.

Singles • July 14 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Singles Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+ No jeans/shorts/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

Blood Drive • July 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Hillside Presbyterian Church, 1141 Salem Ave., Hillside, 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 • July 15 from 7-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will hold an open dance a 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.

Blood Drive • July 16 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.

Mysteries Of The Paranormal • July 16 at 7 p.m. – Author L’Aura Hladik, founder and director of the NJ Ghost Hunters Society, will give a presentation on the paranormal at the Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave., Clark. Registration required. Info: 1-732-388-5999

Free Concert • July 17 at 7:30 p.m. – The Kootz will perform easy listening music at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Fishing Derby • July 18 from 1:15-3:15 p.m. – The 5th annual George W. “Butchie” Scoles Fishing Derby, open to Linden children ages 6-13, will be held at McGilvray Pond at Wilson Park. (rain date: July 20) Drop off children at Wilson Park by 12:45 p.m.; they must have their own fishing pole. Info: 1-908-474-8639.

Car Show • July 18 from 6-9 p.m. – Sherri & Leon Schwartz, owners of the Carpet Maven, will host the Woodbridge Downtown Cruise. Info: 1-732-855-0494.

Medicare Fraud Prevention Presentation • July 20 at 2 p.m. – Learn how seniors can take steps to prevent and mitigate the threat of Medicare fraud at a free presentation at the Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave. Registration required. Call 1-732-388 5999.

Dance Night • July 20 from 7:30-10 p.m. – There will be a Country Western dance night at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Oldies Dance • July 20 from 8-11 p.m. – Knights of Columbus #4815 will hold its monthly oldies dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 61 Pine St., Old Bridge. Admission: $10 per person. DJ music. Info: 1-732-251-0970.

Theatre • July 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 8 p.m.; July 22 at 3 p.m. – Mystic Vision Players will present The Who’s “Tommy-A Rock Opera” at the Linden High School Auditorium, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Tickets are $15 ($12 for students.) Call 1-908-486-4144.

Chug Ivrit • July 22 at 11 a.m. – Raritan Valley Chapter’s Chug Ivrit (Hebrew Club) will meet at the home of Frank Stechel, 329 Valentine St., Highland Park. For info or to RSVP, call 1-732-843-5239 or email fstechel@yahoo.com.

Free Concert • July 24 at 7:30 p.m. – Elvis Trilogy will perform a tribute to The King at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Exploring Mars • July 26 at 7 p.m. – Paul Cirillo will give a presentation on how NASA is exploring Mars with the Mars Rovers and other spacecraft at the Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave., Clark. Registration required. Info: 1-732-388-5999

Singles • July 28 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Singles Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+ No jeans/shorts/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

Free Concert • July 31 at 7:30 p.m. – The British Invasion Show will perform at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Family Theatre – Aug. 1, 2 & 3 at 7 p.m. – Mystic Vision Players’ Children’s Summer Theater Workshop will present Disney’s “High School Musical Jr.” at the Linden High School Auditorium, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Free Concert • Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. – Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, with special guest Tommy Cash, will perform at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at McManus Middle School, 300 Edgewood Rd. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Health Fair • Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Trinity Christian Center, 417 Pennington St., Elizabeth, will hold their 5th annual Health Fair & Family Day featuring health screening and information, children’s activities and rides, and more. Info: 1-908-352-9725. Rain date: Aug. 11.

Free Concert • Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Jobonanno & The Godsons will perform Jersey Shore music at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). Prior to the concert, from 5-7:30 p.m., National Night Out Against Crime festivities will include hot dogs and giveaways. In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Dance Night • Aug. 10 from 7:30-10 p.m. – There will be a Disco Night dance night at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Free Concert • Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Rave-On will perform a Buddy Holly Tribute and Ring of Fire will offer a Johnny Cash tribute at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Free Concert • Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Desert Highway will perform an Eagles tribute show at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Car Show • Aug. 15 from 6-9 p.m. – Sherri & Leon Schwartz, owners of the Carpet Maven, will host the Woodbridge Downtown Cruise. Info: 1-732-855-0494.

Free Concert • Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. – Sounds of the Street will play on Doo Wop Night at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Free Concert • Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. – The Sensational Soul Cruisers will play the Best of Motown at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Free Concert • Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. – Van Martin and His All Stars will play the big band sound of Sinatra, Martin & Manilow at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Free Concert • Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Tusk will play a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Free Concert • Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. – Zydecco A-Go-Go will play the sounds of New Orleans at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

CD & Record Show • Sept. 9 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

Vendor Sale • Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Joe the Toy Man 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

Free Concert • Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. – Park Avenue will perform the music of the Four Seasons, Temptations, Duprees and more at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Free Concert • Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. – Moonlight Mile will play a Rolling Stones tribute show at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Vendor Sale • Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Topical Solutions 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

Free Concert • Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Human Wheels will play a John Cougar Mellancamp Tribute Show at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). Prior to the concert, there will be hot dogs and giveaways as part of Fire Safety Night from 5-7:30 p.m. In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Dance Night • Sept. 28 from 7:30-10 p.m. – There will be a Motown Night dance night at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Taste Of Perth Amboy • Oct. 2 from 6-9 p.m. – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will be the site of the third annual Taste of Perth Amboy, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Perth Amboy Free Public Library. Info: Barbara 1-732-826-9466 or Rozalia 1-973-763-4273.

Vendor Sale • Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – R&K Fragrances 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

Vendor Sale • Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Bella Trends 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

Vendor Sale • Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Cellular Needs 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

Vendor Sale • Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – N&N Linnens & LGE 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

CD & Record Show • Dec. 9 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

Vendor Sale • Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – In the Bag 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

 


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