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.
Coat Drive • Oct. 20 & 21 – 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.
Craft Fair • Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Azure Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of NJ will sponsor a craft fair at the Masonic Lodge Hall, 478 South Ave., East, Cranford featuring home décor, antiques, collectibles, Christmas items, gourmet food, wood crafts and more. There will also be a bake sale. Free admission. Info: 1-908-789-0813.
Street Fair • Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Kenilworth’s 4th annual street fair will be held along the Boulevard between 18th and 24th streets. Free admission. 200+ exhibitors, food, kiddie ridges, petting zoo & pony rides and more.
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.
Elizabeth AARP • Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will hold their monthly meeting at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna St., Elizabeth. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-355-3193.
Oktoberfest • Oct. 26 from 6:30-11 p.m. – The Old Bridge Sayreville Rotary is hosting their annual Oktoberfest at Sacred Heart Memorial Hall, Main St. & Washington Ave., South Amboy. Tickets are $30 and include Oktoberfest beers, seasonal wines, a traditional German dinner. A DJ and the band Reason for Being will provide music. Wear your lederhosen and receive a prize. Advance ticket sales only. Call Glenn at 1-732-921-1468 or Jeff at 1-732-921-1466. Proceeds will benefit local food banks.
Halloween Family Movie Night • Oct. 26 from 7-9 p.m. – Reformed Church of Linden, 600 North Wood Ave. will hold a free family movie night. Refreshments. Come in costume if you like. Info: 1-908-486-3714.
Kolbas Sandwich Sale • Oct. 27 – The Holy Name Society of Holy Trinity Church, Johnstone & Lawrie Sts., Perth Amboy, will hold a kolbas sandwich sale fundraiser in the parish hall after the 5 p.m. mass. Tickets, which are $8 per person, will include a sandwich, choice of beverage and cake, will only be sold at the door. Info: 1-732-721-5914.
Halloween Parade • Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Perth Amboy’s Halloween Parade and Costume Judging Contest will take place at the Train Station, Smith Street Side to Historic Ferry Slip on 300 Front St. Info: 1-732-826-1690 ext. 4305.
Jersey Shore Rose Society • Oct. 27 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. – The Jersey Shore Rose Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Community Room, Kensington Court Assisted Living, 864 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls. There will be a beginner clinic at 12:30, followed by the main meeting at 1:30 p.m. Whether you know nothing or a lot about roses, all are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Info: 1-732-688-4282
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.
Seniors Halloween Party • Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. – The Perth Amboy Office on Aging is organizing a Halloween Party for seniors at the Alexander F. Jankowksi Community Center, 1 Olive St., Perth Amboy. To register, call 1-732-826-1690 ext. 4326 or 4307
Children’s Halloween Dance • Oct. 31 from 6-8:30 p.m. – There will be a Halloween Dance for children ages 5-10 at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive St., Perth Amboy. Info: 1-732-826-1690 ext. 4305.
Bumble Bee Bazaar • Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Bumble Bee Bazaar returns to the Church of the Assumption, Roselle Park, Lower Chiego Hall, 113 Chiego Place. Handmade crafts, gifts, and more.
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.
Harvest Fest • Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – There will be a Harvest Fest at the Historic Ferry Slip on 300 Front St., Perth Amboy. Info: 1-732-826-1690 ext. 4305.
Tricky Tray • Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. – Calvin Hungarian Reformed Church, at the corner of School Street and No. James St., Woodbridge will host its annual tricky tray auction. Doors open at 4 p.m., drawing at 6 p.m. Hungarian food avail. Free cake & coffee with $5 admission. Bring a non-perishable food donation, get one free “extra” ticket. Must be over 18. Use the Ross St. entrance. Info: 1-732-828-3467.
Financial Aid Workshop • Nov. 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. – First Baptist Church of Linden, 929 Dill Ave., Linden, will host a financial aid workshop for future college students. Free and open to the public. Info: 1-908-241-7653.
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.
Concert • Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. – Olfray Gutierrez will perform Spanish Latin American Art Romanzas accompanied on classical guitar by Francisco Roldan at the Church of St. Anne, 325 2nd Ave., Garwood. Suggested offering: $10, $5 seniors and students. Info: 1-908-789-0280 ext. 10.
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
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
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