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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.

Book Signing • July 14 from 2-4 p.m. – New Jersey author Cristina Guarneri will sign copies of her novel, “See No Evil” at Barnes & Noble, 240 Route 22 West, Springfield. Info: 1-888-361-9473.

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.

Art Program • July 16 from 10:30 – 4 p.m. – The Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., will host a program “Art in Depth: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden.” The cost of the full day program is $35 for members, and $45 for non-members. Morning and afternoon sessions are $25 each. Pre-registration required; call 1-973-596-6613.

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.

Blood Drive • July 16 from 4 – 8:30 p.m. – Texas Roadhouse, 1000 U.S. Highway 9, Parlin, 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.

Mental Illness Association Presentation • July 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Raritan Bay Coffee Co., 233 Smith St., Perth Amboy (inside the train station), will host a presentation by Deb Richman, “Introduction the National Association of Mental Illness.” Learn how and where to turn during an emotional or mental “bump in the road.” Info: 1-848-203-3432.

P.J. Storytime • July 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will present a special P.J. Storytime event with “Jesse” from Toy Story. The popular cartoon character will read stories and help children ages 0-5 with craft projects. Info: 1-732-541-3830

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

Blood Drive • July 17 from 2 – 8 p.m. – What’s the Scoop, 410 Main 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.

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.

Open Mic • July 17 from 7:30-10 p.m. – Raritan Bay Coffee Co., 223 Smith St., Perth Amboy (inside the train station) will offer an open mic night for music, song, and spoken word performers. Info: 1-848-203-3432.

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.

Blood Drive • July 19 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., 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.

Art Reception • July 19 at 6:30 p.m. – The Raritan Bay Coffee Co., 223 Smith St., Perth Amboy (inside the train station) will host a reception for local artists Carlitos Rosario of USA Graphic Design. With live music by Tequila Bamboo. Info: 1-848-203-3432.

Blood Drive • July 20 from 1 – 7 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.

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.

Blood Drive • July 22 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. Genevieve R.C. Church, 200 Monmouth 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.

Blood Drive • July 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Jewish Community Center, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., 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.

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.

Open Mic • July 24 from 7:30-10 p.m. – Raritan Bay Coffee Co., 223 Smith St., Perth Amboy (inside the train station) will offer an open mic night for music, song, and spoken word performers. Info: 1-848-203-3432.

Jazz Concert • July 25 from 7-9 p.m. – Mike Kaplan Nonet and the Eric Mintell Quartet will play at Tony’s Café, 21 N. Union Ave., Cranford. Tickets are $29.95 and include a choice of Italian dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. BYOB.

Singles • July 26 from 5:30-9 p.m. – Hat Tavern at the 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 26 from noon – 6 p.m. – Birdsall, 1819 West Elizabeth Ave., Linden, 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 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.

Thursday Nights @ The Park • July 26 at 6 p.m. – The Perth Amboy Alliance for Community will present a Dancing For Your Health with Horizon Healthcare at Francis Street Park, at the corner of Francis & Ashley Sts. Info: 1-732-324-2114.

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

Blood Drive • July 27 from 3:30 – 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.

Beer Garden • July 27 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.

Live Music • July 27 from 7-9 p.m. – Raritan Bay Coffee Co., 233 Smith St., Perth Amboy (inside the train station) will host a live muscial performance by Tequila Bamboo. Info: 1-848-203-3432.

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.

Blood Drive • July 28 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Knights of Columbus, Mid. Council 857, 130 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 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – St. Mary’s Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy, 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 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.

Vacation Bible School • July 30 – Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. – noon. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd., Iselin, will hold a Veggie Tales vacation Bible school program. Donation: $10 per child. Info: 1-732-283-1188.

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.

Open Mic • July 31 from 7:30-10 p.m. – Raritan Bay Coffee Co., 223 Smith St., Perth Amboy (inside the train station) will offer an open mic night for music, song, and spoken word performers. Info: 1-848-203-3432.

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.

Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers • Aug. 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 or widowers are invited to attend. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

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.

Thursday Nights @ The Park • Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. – The Perth Amboy Alliance for Community will present PAAC Movie Night at Francis Street Park, at the corner of Francis & Ashley Sts. Info: 1-732-324-2114.

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.

Thursday Nights @ The Park • Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. – The Perth Amboy Alliance for Community will present Taste of the Neighborhood Potluck at Francis Street Park, at the corner of Francis & Ashley Sts. Info: 1-732-324-2114.

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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