Biergarten • Aug. 24 from 5:30-10 p.m. – The Deustcher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold an authentic German biergarten with a Volkswagon car show. Live music by Werner Goebel, der Huttenmusikant. Admission: $2. German & American food & beverages available. No outside food permitted. Info: 1-732-574-8600.
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.
Blood Drive • Aug. 25 from 12:30 – 6:30 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.
Picnic • Aug. 25 from 1-3 p.m. – The Perth Amboy Democratic Organization will hold its annual picnic at Warren Park in Woodbridge. Admission: $15; children under 10 free. Info: Call Leslie at 1-732-423-9880
Paddling Around Cape May • Aug. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. – On a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, paddle along the Cape May Cove and gain a unique perspective on the NJ Conservancy’s marine conservation plans. After paddling with the group for an hour, talk with staff members. Registration required. Call 1-908-955-0356 or visit nature.org/newjersey.
Singles • Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Singles Dance Party at the Snuffy’s, 250 Park Ave., Scotch Plains. Ages 40+ No jeans/shorts/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 1-862-397-4723.
Blood Drive • Aug. 26 from 7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women, South Amboy, in conjunction with NJ Blood Services, will hold a blood drive in the school cafeteria, located behind the convent on Walnut St. Each donor will receive a pair of tickets to a New York Mets baseball game. To make an appointment, call 1-800-933-2566. Walk-ins welcome. The council will also be selling chocolate covered strawberries.
Classic Car Show • Aug. 26 from noon-6 p.m. – The inaugural classic car show to support the Heart & Lung Center at Deborah Hospital, organized by the Colonia Chapter of the Deborah Hospital Foundation, will be held at the corner of Washington and High streets in Perth Amboy. Free admission. There will be music all day. Car registration is $10 day of show. Info: 1-732-442-7923. Rain date: Sept. 16.
Concerts By The Bay • Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. – Perth Amboy’s free Concerts By The Bay series continues at Bayview Park on Water St., at the foot of Market St. In the event of rain or excessive heat, the concert will be held at the McGinnis School on State St.
Concert • Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. – Calvary Chapel Old Bridge, 123 White Oak Lane, Old Bridge, will host a free concert by Rocky Loves Emily before the Harvest America Outreach with Pastor Greg Laurie broadcasting his gospel message live from Anaheim, Calif. Info: 1-732-479-0604
HIV Support Group • Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting at the hospital’s Perth Amboy Division, New Brunswick Ave. Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome. To register, call 1-732-324-5022.
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