Community Calendar: Sept. 28-Oct. 31, 2012

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Nutrition & Wellness for Older Adults • Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. – Join Lauren Purdy, R.D. from ShopRite of Clark and Norman Zong, Registered Pharmacist for a seminar at the Clark Public Library discussing nutrition and wellness specific to the older adult population. Learn about the foods you can incorporate into your diet to better your health. Registration required; call 1-732-388-5999

Blood Drive • Sept. 28 from 3:30 – 8 p.m. – Menlo Park Mall, 100 Menlo Park Dr., 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.

Job Preparation Event • Sept. 28 from 7-9 p.m. – The Reformed Church of Linden, 600 North Wood Ave., will host a free Friday night job preparation series open to young people ages 16-21. Learn how to search for jobs, write your resume and ace the interview. To register, call 1-908-486-3714.

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.

Grand Opening • Sept. 29 from noon-4 p.m. – The Jewish Renaissance Foundation’s Family Success Center, located at 242 Madison Ave., Perth Amboy, will hold a grand opening with refreshments, raffles, giveaways, face painting and more. Info: 1-732-324-2114 x128.

Oktoberfest • Sept. 29 from 7-11 p.m. – Our Lady of Victories Parish of Sayreville will hold a parish Oktoberfest in Monsignor Dalton Hall. Bernie’s Orchestra will provide German music and the Bayern Verein dancers will entertain throughout the evening. Tickets are $35 and include a German dinner, beer, wine, soda and water. Info: 1-732-727-7639 or 1-732-257-4351.

Singles • Sept. 29 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/t-shirts/sneakers/shorts. Admission: $15. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

Blood Drive • Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. – 2 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.

Blood Drive • Oct. 1 from 2-7 p.m. – The Rahway Public Library is hosting a blood drive organized by the American Red Cross. Call the Reference Desk at 1-732-340-1551 ext. 212 to register. Drop-ins welcome as well.

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.

Garden Club • Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. – The Royal Garden Club by the Bay will meet at St. Peter’s Rectory, 188 Rector St., Perth Amboy. New members welcome.

Book Discussion Group • Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. – Springfield Free Public Library’s (Really Good) Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss “1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created” by Charles C. Mann in the Palmer Museum. Refreshments. New members welcome. Info: 1-973-376-4930 x229.

Woodbridge GhostWalk • Oct. 5 & 6 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. – The annual Woodbridge Historic Ghost Walk offers a tour of downtown Woodbridge that reveals NJ’s oldest municipality’s supernatural side. First tour starts at 6:30 p.m., last tour leaves at 9:30 p.m. Fee: $5. Free cookie & hot chocolate for all walkers courtesy of QuickChek. Groups of 10 or more may make reservations by calling European School of Dance at 1-732-738-6022.

Blessing Of The Animals • Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – noon – The First Presbyterian Church of Iselin will hold a Blessing of the Animals. Info: 1-732-283-1188.

Octoberfest • Oct. 6 from 7-11 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold an indoor Octoberfest event with music by Bernie’s Orchestra and German & American dinners available for purchase between 6-9 p.m. No outside food, jeans or sneakers. German attire encouraged. Admission: $6 non-members, $3 members. Info: 1-732-574-8600.

Singles Dance Party • Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+, no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers/shorts. Admission: $15. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

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

Fish Fry • Oct. 12 from 5-7 p.m. – The First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd., will host Argyle’s Fish & Chicken Fry. Meal includes salad, beverage & dessert. Donation: $13 adults, $12 seniors & children under 12. Info: 1-732-283-1188.

Book Signing • Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. – New Jersey author Cristina Guarneri will sign copies of her novel, “See No Evil,” at To Be Continued… Bookstore Boutique & Café, 431 Main St., Metuchen. Info: 1-888-361-9473.

Dance • Oct. 12 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.

Coat Drive • Oct. 13 & 14 – The Council of Catholic Women, Church of the Sacred Heart, 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy, will be collecting coats for the Rescue Mission of Trenton. Coats may be dropped off at the church entrance or in a receptacle located across the street in front of Memorial Hall. Info: 1-732-525-2696.

College & Career Fair • Oct. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Rahway High School, 1012 Madison Ave., will host its 15th annual college & career fair in the gymnasium. All are invited.

Job Preparation Event • Oct. 19 from 7-9 p.m. – The Reformed Church of Linden, 600 North Wood Ave., will host a free Friday night job preparation series open to young people ages 16-21. Learn how to search for jobs, write your resume and ace the interview. To register, call 1-908-486-3714.

Singles Dance Party • Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a singles dance Snuffy’s, 250 Park Ave., Scotch Plains. Ages 40+, no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers/shorts. Admission: $15. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

Ukrainian Festival • Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – A Ukrainian Festival will be held at St. Demetrius Banquet Center, 691 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret. There will be ethnic food, baked goods, music, entertainment and vendors. Admission: $2. Info: 1-732-541-1530.

Dance • Oct. 21 from 7:30-11 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. All welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Refreshments. Info: 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

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

Elvis Tribute Show • Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. – St. Anthony of Padua, 436 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading, will host an Elvis Tribute Show starring Rick Alviti. Tickets are $45 and include a hot buffet, dessert, coffee, tea & soda. B.Y.O.B. Seats are limited; call Francine at 1-732-881-3619.

Halloween Bash • Oct. 29 from 5-9 p.m. – Law Explorer Post 629 will host a Halloween Bash fundraiser at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen St., Linden. There will be a buffet dinner, a costume contest (appropriate attire, no toy guns), karaoke, games, and more. Advance tickets are $7 for children 11 and older, $5 for children 6-10 and free for children 5 and younger. At the door, all tickets are $10, but children ages 5 and younger are still free. Info & tickets: 1-908-718-7877.


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