Community Calendar: Feb. 22-Dec. 8

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calendarSummer Camp Registration • Now – May 1 – Registration is underway for the YMCA at the Woodbridge Community Center’s 2013 Summer Camp Program, offering a variety of activities and specialty camps. Early registration discount before May 1. Info: sue.kelly@ymcaofmewsa.org or www.ymcaofmewsa.org

Theatre • Feb. 8-24 – The Villagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, will present “Next To Normal” with performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors & students.) Info: www.villagerstheatre.com or 1-732-873-2710.

Linguini Dinner • Feb. 22 from 5-7:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #9199 of Fords will hold a linguini dinner every Friday during Lent at the Our Lady of Peace Church Annex on the corner of Amboy Ave. & Walsh Ave., Edison. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors & $5.50 for children under 12. Special family price: $20 (eat in only – includes 2 adults & any children under 12). Info: 1-732-233-4473.

Free Concert • Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. – Baritone Casey Molino Dunn and pianist Tony Bellomy will perform An Evening of Arias, Art Songs and Musical Theatre at Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church, 286 Main St., Chatham, as the inaugural performance of Concerts on Main, a free series sponsored by the church. Info: www.concertsonmain.org

Jersey Shore Rose Society • Feb. 23 – The Jersey Shore Rose Society will meet in the Community Room, Kensington Court Assisted Living, 864 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls. From 12:30-1:30 p.m., there will be a beginner clinic. The main meeting is from 1:30-3:30 p.m., with a lecture on “cooking with roses.” Free admission. Info: www.jsroses.com/map.html or 1-732-688-4282.

Flea Market & Collectibles Show • Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Arthur L. Johnson High Schook, 365 Westfield Ave., Clark, will host a flea market & collectibles show sponsored by Clark Unico. Info: 1-201-998-1144 or events@jcpromotions.info

Book Signing • Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. – Milltown resident William Koch Jr. will sign copies of Patriotic Passion, at the Milltown Public Library, 20 West Church St. Info: 1-888-361-9573.

Purim • Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will offer a Purim service, spiel & celebration geared to the 18+ crowd. After the service, there will be music, snacks, dancing and a mask competition. Info: 1-732-549-4442.

Singles • Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+, no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 1-862-397-4723.

Blood Drive • Feb. 24 from 7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Sacred Heart Church, 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Purim Carnival •  Feb. 24 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. – After a kid-friendly Purim Service at 11 a.m., Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will hold a Purim Carnival with games and prizes. All who come in costume will receive a prize. Bring a canned or boxed food donation for the temple’s food pantry. Info: 1-732-549-4442.

Purim Carnival • Feb. 24 from noon-3 p.m. -  The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, Congregation Neve Shalom and Congregation Beth Mordecai will sponsor a Purim Carnival Extravaganza at the JCC, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison. Admission & games are free. Receive two prize tickets if you come in costume. Info: 1-732-494-3232 ext. 631.

Employment Bootcamp Workshop • Feb. 25 from 6-9 p.m. – The Jewish Renaissance Foundation’s Perth Amboy Alliance For Community and Academy for Workforce Empowerment are partnering to present a workshop at Delaney Recreation Center, 701 Chamberlain Ave., Perth Amboy, to show jobseekers how to accentuate their positives and eliminate your challenges. Light refreshments. Registration required; call 1-732-376-0501 or email sherri.goldberg@jrfnj.org. Provide your name, address, phone & email.

HIV Support Group • Feb. 25 from 6-8 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center sponsors an HIV Support Group meeting for anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone who has the disease. Meetings are held at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. To register, call 1-732-324-5352.

Readers’ Forum • Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. – Cranford Public Library’s Readers’ Forum will meet at the library, 224 Walnut Ave., to discuss Rachel Simon’s 2011 novel, The Story of A Beautiful Girl. New members welcome at any time. Info: 1-908-709-7272 or library@cranfordnj.org

Blood Drive • Feb. 28 from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., Clark will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Feb. 28 from 2 – 6 p.m. – Wardlaw-Hartridge Upper School, 1295 Inman Ave., Edison will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Prom Expo • Feb. 28 from 4-7 p.m. – The Roselle Park High School Class of 2013 is hosting a Prom and Sweet 16 Expo at the high school, 185 West Webster Ave., Roselle Park. Vendors for tuxedos, limos, dresses and more will be represented. Tickets are $2 at the door.

Mass of Thanksgiving • Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – The Diocese of Metuchen will hold a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Papacy of Benedict XVI at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, 32 Elm Ave., Metuchen. Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski will be the principal celebrant and homilist. All are welcome. Info: diometuchen.org

Student Theatre • Feb. 28, March 1 & 2 at 7:30 p.m. – Metuchen High School, 400 Grove Ave., will present the musical South Pacific. Tickets are $10 ($7 for senior citizens).

Linguini Dinner • March 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #9199 of Fords will hold a linguini dinner every Friday during Lent at the Our Lady of Peace Church Annex on the corner of Amboy Ave. & Walsh Ave., Edison. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors & $5.50 for children under 12. Special family price: $20 (eat in only – includes 2 adults & any children under 12). Info: 1-732-233-4473.

Gift Auction • March 1 at 6 p.m. – The Parents’ Guild of Mother Seton Regional High School, Valley Road, Clark, will sponsor a “Malt Shop Memories” gift auction. Admission is $15 in advance, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Info: 1-908-468-0422.

Comedy Night Fundraiser • March 1 at 7:30 p.m. – The Metuchen Parent-Teacher Council will present a Comedy Night fundraisers at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. There will be a silent auction and light snacks. Admission is $50 per person, and a cash bar is available. Info: ptocomedynight@yahoo.com

Blood Drive • March 2 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. – The Outlet Collection / Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowksi Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Spaghetti Dinner • March 2 from 5-8 p.m. – American Legion Post 401 and Boy Scout Troop 10 will host a spaghetti dinner at the Post Hall, 148 Major Rd., South Brunswick to raise funds for Patrick Hurley’s Eagle Scout Project to refurbish areas of the Tall Timbers Park off Culver Rd. Tickets are $10, kids under 5 are free. Info: 1-732-329-9861

Concert • March 3 at 4 p.m. – Clarinetist Martha Reed Boughner, soprano Lynn Marie Dolce and pianist Laurie MacNeill Clancy will present the works of Mozart, Brahms, Gershwin and others at the Church of St. Anne, 325 Second Ave., Garwood. A free will offering will be collected, with a $10 suggested donation. Info: 1-908-789-0280 or www.parishofstannegarwood.org

Medicare-Medicaid Seminar • March 4 from 1-3 p.m. – The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will present a free public seminar on navigating the Medicare-Medicaid Maze at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. Registration required; call 1-800-FREE-LAW. Info: www.njsbf.org

Widows Or Widowers • March 4 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing & Cooke aves., Carteret. All widows or widowers welcome. Info: 1-732-541-4380 or 1-908-757-0515.

Book Sale • March 6 from 4-7:30 p.m., March 7 & 8 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & March 9 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are holding a book sale in the library’s friendly book cellar at 224 Walnut Ave. Books, CDs, DVDs at prices from 25 cents to $2. Saturday is bag day; fill a bag for just $8. Info: 1-908-709-7272

Blood Drive • March 7 from 7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Bishop Ahr High School, One Tingley Lane, Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Clark Senior Meeting • March 7 at 1 p.m. – The Clark Seniors will hold their monthly meeting at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. Dr. Robert Fishberg of the Associates in Cardiovascular Disease will be the guest speaker. Info 1-732-382-7134.

Book Discussion Group • March 7 at 7 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library’s (Really Good) Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, at the Palmer Museum. Refreshments are served and new members are welcome. To reserve a copy of the book, call 1-973-376-4930 x229 or email questions@sfplnj.org

Concert • March 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Majestic Winds, the professional wind band of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, will perform its winter concert at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield. A freewill offering to benefit the church will be collected. The program will include classical music by Verdi, Haydn and Bach and selections from “South Pacific.” Info: 1-908-789-9696.

Landlord-Tenant Issues Seminar • March 7 from 7-9 p.m. – The NJ State Bar Foundation will sponsor a free seminar, “Landlord-Tenant Issues,” at the New Jersey Law Center off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. Open to the public. To register, call 1-800-FREE-LAW.

Linguini Dinner • March 8 from 5-7:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #9199 of Fords will hold a linguini dinner every Friday during Lent at the Our Lady of Peace Church Annex on the corner of Amboy Ave. & Walsh Ave., Edison. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors & $5.50 for children under 12. Special family price: $20 (eat in only – includes 2 adults & any children under 12). Info: 1-732-233-4473.

Craft Show • March 8 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., March 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and March 10 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – More than 250 artists and craftspeople will come to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset. Admission is $8 online or $10 at the door. Children under 12, free. Info: www.sugarloafcrafts.com or 1-800-210-9900.

Blood Drive • March 9 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. James Church, corner of Rt. 35 and Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Spring Fling Craft Show • March 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Middlesex County 4-H will hold its Spring Fling Craft Fair at the 4-H Center on Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick. There will be crafters and vendors with items for sale, hands-on crafts for kids, a bake sale and snacks for sale from the kitchen. Info: 1-732-723-9968 or 4Hfundraising@gmail.com

Live Music • March 9 at 7 p.m. – Jazz vocalist Rosalind Grant will perform at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Rd., Union, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 ($10 for students with ID) and includes coffee, tea and a selection of snacks. Info: 1-908-687-1028 or www.roadhousecafe.org.

Singles • March 9 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Saturday Night Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+. No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. $15 admission. Info: 1-973-343-6994 or www.steppinoutsingles.com

Record & CD Expo • March 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Greater NJ Record Shows is holding a Record & CD Expo at Hotel 304 West, Route 22 West, Springfield. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for seniors, free for kids under 12. Info: GNJRecordShows@yahoo.com

Open Mic • March 10 from 1-2:30 p.m. – The Metuchen Public Library, Library Place, Metuchen, will host an open mic in the upstairs common room. For info, call Jana Siciliano at 1-732-603-9494

Astronomy Lectures • March 12 & April 9 at 2 p.m. – Astronomer and Newark Museum Planetarium Manager Kevin Conod invites you to explore the universe from the planets in the solar system to the outer reaches of the Milky Way and beyond at the museum’s Dreyfuss Planetarium. The lectures are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Either individual lecture is $20. Registration required; call 1-973-596-6613.

Poetswednesday • March 13 from 8-10 p.m. – Nicole Greenwood and Alissa Pecora will be featured at Poetswednesday at the Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Info: 1-908-272-3141.

Student Theatre •March 14-16 at 8 p.m. – Linden High School will present its production of Seussical in the school auditorium, 121 W. St. Georges Ave., Linden. Tickets are $12. To reserve yours, call 1-908-486-5432.

Linguini Dinner • March 15 from 5-7:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #9199 of Fords will hold a linguini dinner every Friday during Lent at the Our Lady of Peace Church Annex on the corner of Amboy Ave. & Walsh Ave., Edison. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors & $5.50 for children under 12. Special family price: $20 (eat in only – includes 2 adults & any children under 12). Info: 1-732-233-4473.

Tricky Tray • March 15 at 6 p.m. – Saints Mary and Elizabeth Academy, 170 Hussa Street, Linden is holding its 10th Annual Tricky Tray. Purchase advance tickets for $15 ($17 at the door), Value Packs $50 in advance for $75 worth of tickets before March 1. Call 1-908-486-2507, email smeacademynews@yahoo.com or visit smeacademy.org

Freestyle Motocross • March 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. – Nuclear Cowboyz®are coming to the IZOD Center in East Rutherford to offer a show with  fearless freestyle aerial feats, gravity-defying stunts, and electrifying pyrotechnic and laser displays synchronized to an energizing soundtrack. Tickets start at $45 for adults and are $15 for kids. Call 1-800-757-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com

Singles • March 16 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Saturday Night Dance Party at the Crowne Plaza Monroe, 390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe. Ages 40+, no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 1-973-343-6994 or www.steppinoutsingles.com

Taste Of Middlesex • March 18 – More than 50 local businesses are expected to provide food or beverages at the 16th annual Taste of Middlesex, hosted by the Edison Chamber of Commerce and the Pines Manor, Edison. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from C.A.R.E: Dora – 1-732-299-7332;  Hands of Hope: Jackie – 1-732-236-3330; Hugs for Brady: Sherrie – 1-908-334-7740; Ronald McDonald House: Lynne – 1-732-225-8755; Women Aware: Patricia – 1-732-249-4900 ext 105; and Edison Chamber of Commerce: 1-732-738-9482.

Linguini Dinner • March 22 from 5-7:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #9199 of Fords will hold a linguini dinner every Friday during Lent at the Our Lady of Peace Church Annex on the corner of Amboy Ave. & Walsh Ave., Edison. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors & $5.50 for children under 12. Special family price: $20 (eat in only – includes 2 adults & any children under 12). Info: 1-732-233-4473.

Fishing Flea Market • March 23 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Rahway Spring Fishing Flea Market will celebrate their 17th year at St. Thomas Church Hall, 1400 St. Georges Ave., Rahway. New, used, antique & custom fishing & boating items for sale. Admission: $4 for adults; kids 12 & under are free. Info: www.fishingfleamarkets.com or 1-732-381-2165.

Clark Recreation Easter Egg Hunt • March 23 from noon-2 p.m. – Clark Recreation will hold its 8th annual Easter Egg Hunt for township children up through 5th grade at the Clark Recreation Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Info: 1-732-428-8400.

Jersey Shore Rose Society • March 23 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. – The Jersey Shore Rose Society will meet at the community room of Kensington Court Assisted Living, 864 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls. Photographer Michael Miller will speak about photographing roses. From 12:30-1:30 p.m., there will be a beginner clinic. Directions: www.jsroses.com/map.html Info: 1-732-784-2400.

Singles • March 23 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Saturday Night Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+. No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. $15 admission. Info: 1-973-343-6994 or www.steppinoutsingles.com

Linguini Dinner • March 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #9199 of Fords will hold a linguini dinner every Friday during Lent at the Our Lady of Peace Church Annex on the corner of Amboy Ave. & Walsh Ave., Edison. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors & $5.50 for children under 12. Special family price: $20 (eat in only – includes 2 adults & any children under 12). Info: 1-732-233-4473.

Dinner Fundraiser • April 14 at 1 p.m. – The Andrea Fornelos Foundation will hold a fundraiser at the Mediterranean Manor, 255 Jefferson St., Newark. Dinner with wine, beer & sangria, plus entertainment by comedian Chris Johnson and a DJ. Admission is $55 for adults and $25 for kids between 6-11. Info: cuhashellzs@aol.com or 1-732-877-0778

Flea Market • April 20 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Kiddie Keep Well Camp, located in Roosevelt Park, Edison, will hold its 9th annual spring flea market. Baby items, furniture, household items, clothing, etc. A 10×10 space is $30, two spaces are $45. Info: 1-732-548-6542.

Beef Steak Dinner Fundraiser • April 27 at 7 p.m. – The South Brunswick Library Foundation will hold its annual all-you-can-eat beef steak dinner fundraiser at the South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road. Menu includes filet mignon, bread, pasta, antipasto, dessert and beverages. Vegetarian options also available. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the library or online at www.sbpl.info/foundation/tickets Info: 1-732-329-4000, ext. 7287

Record & CD Expo • June 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Greater NJ Record Shows is holding a Record & CD Expo at the NJ Expo Center in Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for seniors, free for kids under 12. Info: GNJRecordShows@yahoo.com

Record Collectors • June 21-23 – The 39th Annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash will be held at the Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. General admission for two days (Friday & Saturday) is $20. Early admission (Thursday evening after 7:30 p.m.) is $40. Info: 1-516-681-7102 or www.jazzbash.net

Record & CD Expo • Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Greater NJ Record Shows is holding a Record & CD Expo at the NJ Expo Center in Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for seniors, free for kids under 12. Info: GNJRecordShows@yahoo.com

Record & CD Expo • Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Greater NJ Record Shows is holding a Record & CD Expo at the NJ Expo Center in Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for seniors, free for kids under 12. Info: GNJRecordShows@yahoo.com


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