Community Calendar: March 15-Dec. 8

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calendarJoint Replacement Presentation • March 15 from 9 a.m. – noon – The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  Session will be presented by clinical specialists. Registration required, call 1-732-535-4746.

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

Student Theatre • March 15 & 16 at 7 p.m. – Arthur L. Johnson High School, 365 Westfield Ave., Clark, will present Godspell. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Open Mic • March 15 from 8-10:30 p.m. – Out of the Box is an open mic opportunity for all types of performers, including poets, singers, comedians, tragedians, musicians and jugglers. It’s held on the third Friday of every month in “The Cave” (the social hall of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19-21 South Second Ave., Highland Park). Suggested donation: $5-$10 ($3-$5 for students). Sign up begins at 7:45 p.m. Info: 1-732-717-0134.

Student Theatre • March 15 & 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.

Karaoke Dance • March 15 at 8:30 p.m. – American Legion Post 401, 148 Major Rd., South Brunswick, will host a karaoke dance, which is free and open to the public. Info: 1-732-329-9861.

Blood Drive • March 16 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold a blood drive in conjunction with the Blood Center of New Jersey. Donors will receive $10 ShopRite gift cards and a continental breakfast or light lunch.

Childbirth Education Class • March 16 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a one day Childbirth Education.  A registered nurse with special training in labor, delivery and childcare techniques will facilitate the class.  It will be held at Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy.  The fee for the course is $125 per couple.  Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677).

Used Book Sale • March 16 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324, 40 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, will hold a used book sale to raise funds for children with special needs. Info: Call 1-732-545-0658 and leave a message for Brenda Bleacher.

Reiki Training Workshop • March 16 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine and Professional Development Department  is holding a First Level Reiki Training workshop at the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to RBMC Old Bridge on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18. Learn to practice this simple and effective Japanese healing technique that encourages profound relaxation and brings relief from emotional and physical pain all with the touch of a hand. Demonstrate how to do a chair and table Reiki treatment and incorporate Reiki into the delivery of nursing care. The class will be taught by Reiki Master Sharon Yeskel. The fee for the course is $175.  To register or more information, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677), 1-732-442-3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.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

Concert • March 16 at 8 p.m. – First United Methodist Church, 1 East Broad St., Westfield, will continue its Coffee With A Conscience Concert Series with a performance by singer/songwriter Catie Curtis. Tickets are $27 at the door and proceeds benefit the Keith Knost Special Needs Fund. Info: 1-908-412-9105.

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

Dance • March 17 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.

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.

Grief Seminar • March 18 from 6-7 p.m. – The Vauxhall Branch Library, 123 Hilton Ave., Vauxhall, will host certified grief recovery specialist Dr. Cheryl Hardy, Ph.D. as she presents “Moving Beyond Loss,” a program for people who have suffered losses due to death, divorce, loss of health, financial changes etc. Signup required. Info: 1-908-851-5451.

Cardiac Club • March 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Club will meet at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  Cardiac Club meetings are held in the hospital’s Centennial Hall and explore heart conditions and healthy living.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, call 1-732-324-5178.

Blood Pressure Screenings • March 19 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is providing free blood pressure screenings at the Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., Woodbridge.  High blood pressure is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions.  Find out your pressure levels and basic steps to regulate and maintain healthy blood pressure levels.

Tai Chi • March 19 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – The Vauxhall Branch Library, 123 Hilton Ave., Vauxhall,  will hold a free Tai Chi exercise program for mature adults. Wear sneakers & comfortable clothing. Signup required. Info: 1-908-851-5451.

Joint Replacement Presentation • March 20 from 8-11 a.m. – The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session at the medical center’s Old Bridge location 3 Hospital Plaza.  Registration required, call 1-732-535-4746.

Blood Pressure Screenings • March 20 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering free blood pressure screenings for senior citizens at the Old Bridge Senior Citizen Center, 1 Old Bridge Plaza. High blood pressure is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions.  Find out your pressure levels and basic steps to regulate and maintain healthy blood pressure levels.

Diabetes Group Discussion • March 21 from 2-3 p.m. & 6-7 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free “Not Sugar Coated” Facts About Diabetes group discussion at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy.  Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone who is diabetic is welcome to attend. For more information and to register, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677).

Pasta Night • March 21 from 5-7 p.m. – Roselle Park High School’s Interact Club, Class of 2013 and the Roselle Park Education Association are holding a Pasta Night fundraiser at the high school, 185 West Webster Ave., Roselle Park. Tickets are $5 for students & seniors, and $7 for adults. Email vfucci@rpsd.org.

Breast Cancer Support Group • March 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Support Group meeting at the Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge, 740 Route 1 North, Iselin.  The support group is for women currently in treatment or who have completed breast cancer treatment, to share experiences and learn tips to deal with everyday issues. The meeting is facilitated by Melissa Scholz, RN, BSN, CBPN-IC and Gayatri Sheth, PTDPT, CLT. For more information and to register, call 1-732-324-5135.

Vegetarian Quick Start • March 21 at 7 p.m., South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction will host a  free seminar about all things vegetarian: menus, recipes, nutrition, etc.  For more details, visit www.sbpl.info or call 1-732-329-4000, ext. 7286.

Joint Replacement Presentation • March 22 from 9 a.m. – noon – The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  Session will be presented by clinical specialists. Registration required, call 1-732-535-4746.

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.

Community-Wide Yard Sale • March 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The South Amboy Branch YMCA, 200 John T. O’Leary Blvd., will hold a community-wide yard sale in the gymnasium. Tables are $25 or $40 for two. Info: 1-732-316-8217.

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

Religion • March 24 at 6 p.m. – The International Choir of the Union Baptist Church, 1088 East Grand St., Elizabeth, will present “The Crucifixion,” depicting the last days, death, burial and resurrection of Christ through brief acting, Biblical narration and song. All are welcome. Info: 1-908-527-8066 or www.ubcnj.org.

Blood Pressure Screenings • March 26 from 10 a.m. – noon – Raritan Bay Medical Center is providing free blood pressure screenings at the South Amboy YMCA, 200 John T. O’Leary Blvd.  High blood pressure is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions. Find out your pressure levels and basic steps to regulate and maintain healthy blood pressure levels.

Mary’s Way Of The Cross • March 27 – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women, South Amboy, will present “Mary’s Way of the Cross” after the 7 p.m. Mass. Info: Call Eileen at 1-732-525-2696.

Joint Replacement Presentation • March 27 from 8-11 a.m. – The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session at the medical center’s Old Bridge location 3 Hospital Plaza.  Registration required, call 1-732-535-4746.

Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group • March 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meeting at its Old Bridge location. For individuals who have had weight loss surgery, are contemplating weight loss surgery or are trying to maintain a healthy weight. Family and friends are welcome.  The meeting will be held in the cafeteria in the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18. For more information, call 1-855-TIME-4-ME (1-855-846-3463).

Happy Hour Workshop • March 27 from 7-8 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Happy Hour workshop at the hospital’s Old Bridge location, One Hospital Plaza.  Join Denise Reisert, EMP/RCP, and Robin Matteo, EMP, for an hour of positivity, transformation and connection that will leave you feeling more open and uplifted. Each individual workshop will be filled with activities and thoughtful conversation.  Cost is $10 per person.  For more information and to register, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677).

Weight Loss Surgery Presentation • March 27 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” seminar at its Old Bridge location. The event will focus on weight loss surgery including discussion on Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Banding, and Gastric Sleeve; Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri will lead discussions on the concerns surrounding weight loss surgery as well as its successes. Family and friends are welcome.  The meeting will be held in Auxiliary Hall B&C, Medical Arts Building, adjacent to RBMC Old Bridge on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18. For more information, call 1-855-TIME-4-ME (1-855-846-3463).

Blood Pressure Screenings • March 28 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering free blood pressure screenings for senior citizens at the Sayreville Senior Citizen Center, 425 Main St.  High blood pressure is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions. Find out your pressure levels and basic steps to regulate and maintain healthy blood pressure levels.

Babysitter Lessons Discussion Group • March 28 from 4-5 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free babysitter lessons discussion group at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy. This discussion group focuses on safe babysitting, child growth and development and play.  New ideas will be introduced and discussed by a trained babysitting instructor.  For more information and to register, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677).

Joint Replacement Presentation • March 29 from 9 a.m. – noon – The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  Session will be presented by clinical specialists. Registration required, call 1-732-535-4746.

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.

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

Clark Seniors • April 4 at 12:30 p.m. – The Clark Seniors will hold their monthly meeting at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. Earl from Zoom Balloon Entertainment will perform and refreshments will be served. Info: Call Phyllis Cupo at 1-732-382-7134.

Holocaust Memorial Program • April 8 at 7:30 p.m. – The Metuchen Edison Interfaith Clergy Association and the JCC of Middlesex County will sponsor an Interfaith Yom Hashoah Holocaust Memorial Program at 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison. There will be readings and musical selections to remember all those who perished. Free admission. Info: 1-732-494-3232 ext. 621.

Israeli Art Expo • April 14-17 – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will present the Bar Kocva Israeli Art Expo, with over 45 Israeli artists selling handcrafted fine art and jewelry at prices starting at $20. The expo will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday & Tuesday, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday. Info: Call Jennine at 1-732-494-3232 ext. 621 or email jshpigel@jccmc.org.

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

Tricky Tray • April 19 at 6 p.m. – Sacred Heart School will hold its 14th annual Tricky Tray at the Sacred Heart Memorial Hall on Washington Ave. in South Amboy, across the street from the church. Tickets are $15; call Judy McCrone at 1-732-721-6592. The event is expected to sell out.

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.

Fish & Chips • April 26 from 5-7 p.m. – The First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd., will offer Agyle’s Fish & Chips (or Chicken) Dinner. Tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors & kids under 12. Info: 1-732-283-1188 or www.iselinpresbyterian.org.

Tricky Tray • April 26 at 6:30 p.m. – The Animal Protection League of NJ will hold a tricky tray fundraiser at East Brunswick High School, 380 Cranbury Rd. Ticket pulling begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $6, which includes a sheet of tickets, a door prize ticket, baked goods and coffee. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Info: 1-732-446-6808 or TrickyTray@aplnj.org

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

Bicycle Tour • May 19 at 7:30 a.m. – The 10th annual Tour de Elizabeth is a 15-mile bike ride around Elizabeth, open to all levels of cyclists, that starts and finishes at City Hall. Pre-register online at www.elizabethnj.org or www.groundworkelizabeth.com, or call 1-908-289-0262 for more information.

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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