Community Calendar: Oct. 9-Nov. 15, 2012

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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.

Yard Sale & Pet Adoption Day • Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – There will be a multi-family yard sale & pet adoption day at Barry Ave. in Perth Amboy. Support a local non-profit animal rescue organization. Info: call or text 1-732-486-6382

Art Exhibit Opening • Oct. 14 from 1-4 p.m. – Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will hold an opening reception for its exhibit “Toys & Toons.” Free admission; wheelchair accessible. Info: 1-732-381-7511. Exhibit will remain open until Nov. 8.

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.

Blood Drive • Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Burger King, 803 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret, 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 • 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

Blood Drive • Oct. 25 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.

Blood Drive • Oct. 26 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.

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.

Holiday Bazaar • Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Academy, 170 Hussa St., Linden, will hold a Holiday Bazaar. Vendors wanted (new items only) – $25 per table. Call Yvette at 1-732-381-5561 or the school at 1-908-486-2507.

Job Preparation Event • Nov. 9 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.

Concert • Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. – British a cappella ensemble The King’s Singers will perform at Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. Tickets are $20 & $30. Call 1-908-737-7469.

NJ Boat Regulation Commission • Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. – The Raritan Yacht Club, 160 Water St., Perth Amboy, will host an open public meeting of the New Jersey Boat Regulation Commission. Info: www.njsp.org/maritime


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