Community Calendar: April 19 – Dec. 10

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Total Joint Replacement Education Session • April 19 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. To register, call 1-732-535-4746.

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.

Blood Drive • April 20 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Knights of Columbus Mid. Council 857, 130 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Bumble Bee Bazaar • April 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Place, Roselle Park, will hold its biannual Bumble Bee Bazaar with vendors selling handmade crafts and other gift items. Info: 1-201-522-8022.

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.

Artists’ Flea • April 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Rahway Arts District, Inc. will present of curated market of handmade and one-of-a-kind items at the Rahway YMCA gym, 1564 Irving St., Rahway. Free admission. Info: 1-732-540-1075.

Sands Casino Bus Trip • April 20 at 10 a.m. – The Auxiliary of Trinitas Regional Medical Center is running a bus trip to Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. The bus leaves from TRMC Williamson St. Campus at the corner of Williamson and Pearl sts. Free parking in the TRMC Parking Garage. Trip cost is $30, includes $20 free slot play & $5 food voucher. Info: 1-908-994-8988.

Blood Drive • April 20 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and April 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – The Outlet Collection / Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Tricky Tray Auction • April 20 at 6 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace Home School Association will present its 39th annual spring auction, this year with a “beach party” theme, at the OLP Middle School gym on Franklin Ave., Edison. Ticket calling begins at 8 p.m. Admission tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 at the door, and include 25 small prize tickets, a door prize ticket, unlimited coffee and desserts. No one under 18 admitted. Info: call Hollie Ferreira at 1-732-407-6401 or email hollie5@comcast.net

Concert • April 20 at 6:30 p.m. – Carrie Jackson’s Jazz Vocal Collective for Singers will present a Showcase of Stars concert at Townley Presbyterian Church, 829 Salem Rd., Union. Admission: $15. Early bird reservations suggested. Call 1-908-686-1028 or email info@cjayrecords.com

Spaghetti Dinner • April 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Linden 5th Ward Council Candidate Manuel K. Donelson is holding a spaghetti dinner at 812 E. St. Georges Ave., 2nd Floor, Linden. Donation: $20. For tickets & info: 1-732-619-3658 or 1-516-263-8446

Dance • April 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.

Readers’ Forum • April 22 at 7 p.m. – The Readers’ Forum will meet at the Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave., to discuss Canada by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford. New members welcome. The next meeting will be on May 20 to discuss A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. Info: 1-908-709-7272.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings • April 23 from 10 a.m. – noon – Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering free blood pressure screenings at the South Amboy YMCA, 200 John T. O’Leary Blvd.

Blood Drive • April 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Blood Drive • April 23 from 2 – 8 p.m. – What’s the Scoop, 410 Main St., Metuchen, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Total Joint Replacement Education Session • April 24 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. To register, call 1-732-535-4746.

Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group Meeting • April 24 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, in the cafeteria at the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd., between Routes 9 & 18., for people who have had weight loss surgery, are contemplating weight loss surgery or are trying to maintain a healthy weight. Info: 1-855-846-3463.

Happy Hour Workshop • April 24 at 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. Cost: $10. To register, call 1-800-362-8677.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings • April 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering free blood pressure screenings for senior citizens at the Sayreville Senior Center, 425 Main St.

Blood Drive • April 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. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Total Joint Replacement Education Session • April 26 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. To register, call 1-732-535-4746.

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.

Pasta Dinner • April 26 from 5-7 p.m. – The Kiwanis Club of Linden will hold its annual pasta dinner fundraiser at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen St., Linden. $10 donation requested; children under 10 eat free. There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

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

Bake Sale • April 27 & 28 – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will hold a bake sale after the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday and after the 7 a.m. Mass until 1:30 p.m. across the street from Sacred Heart Church, 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy. Info: Call Eileen at 732-525-2696.

Flea Market & Collectible Show • April 27 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – The St. James Church CYO will hold a flea market & collectibles show in Lots 5A & B at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford. Free admission. Info: 1-201-998-1144 or events@jcpromotions.info.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic • April 27 from 9 a.m. – noon – The City of Perth Amboy and the Middlesex County Office of Health Services will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic for Perth Amboy residents. Bring your dog or cat to the Public Works Garage, at the foot of Fayette St., behind ShopRite. Info: 1-732-826-0290.

Staged Play Reading • April 27 at 2 p.m. – The Theater Project will present a script-in-hand staged performance of “A Night in the Wilde Wild West” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. A discussion with the play’s creators and actors will follow. Free admission. Info: www.cranford.com/library/

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

Jersey Shore Rose Society • April 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. – The Jersey Shore Rose Society will meet in the community room of Kensington Court Assisted Living, 864 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls. Leslie Cox, president of the Jersey Shore Rose Society, will speak about Oriental Manner Floral Arrangements. From 12:30-1:30 p.m., there will be a beginner’s clinic. Info: www.jsroses.com/events.html or 1-732-688-4282.

Blood Drive • April 28 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. Michael School, 100 Alden St., Cranford, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Art Show Opening Reception • April 28 from 1-4 p.m. – Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will hold a free public reception to open PREEMPTIVE STRIKE!, a curated exhibition of works by more than 30 artists from Asbury Park. The show will be on display through May 30. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Info: 1-732-381-7511.

8 et 40 • April 28 at 2 p.m. – An 8 et 40 meeting will be held at the Menlo Park Veterans Home, Menlo Park. It will be the group’s final meeting of the year and all committee chairs should be prepared to give their final reports. A slate of officers for the 2013-14 year will be voted upon.

Bus Trip • April 29 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – The JCC of Middlesex County will run a bus trip to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City with an afternoon bus tour of lower Manhattan focusing on architecture and history with tour guide Marty Schneit. The fee of $41 for members and $45 for non-members includes transportation. Info: 1-732-494-3232 ext. 614.

Car Wash Benefit • April 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The employees of Sonic are holding a car wash to benefit the YWCA Eastern Union County’s Domestic Violence Services at the Sonic Drive-In, 573 Spring St., Elizabeth (Rt. 1 & 9 North). Suggested donation: $10.

Golf Outing • April 29 at noon – The South Amboy Fire Dept. 125th Anniversary Committee is sponsoring a golf outing at the Glenwood Country Club in Old Bridge. The fee is $125 per golfer, or $30 for non-golfers at the 19th hold. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Deadline: April 22. Info: contact Mike Toth at 1-908-930-3497 or mtoth1@optonline.net.

Atlantic City Bus Trip • May 1 at 8:30 a.m. – The YM-YWHA of Union County is offering a bus trip to Atlantic City’s Showboat. The cost is $29, with $25 in slot vouchers plus a bag full of snacks and a buttered bagel to eat on the trip there. The bus leaves the “Y”, 501 Green Lane, Union. Call Bobbi or Max Barth at 1-908-688-2260 to make reservations.

Gala Fundraiser • May 2 – The 2013 Annual Gala benefiting Trinitas Regional Medical Center will be held at The Venetian in Garfield. Honorees include the founding physicians For ticket information or sponsorships, contact Laura Ciraco at the Trinitas Health Foundation (908) 994 – 8249 or lciraco@trinitas.org of Trinitas Regional Medical Center and CareOne LTACH (long term acute care hospital) at Trinitas.

Author Talk & Book Signing • May 2 at 7 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will present an author talk and book signing. David Rothenberg will discuss Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion. Info:  1-973-376-4930 x228 or questions@sfplnj.org.

Singles • May 4 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a singles Saturday Night Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Admission: $15. No jeans/shorts/t-shirts/sneakers Info: 1-973-343-6994.

International Film • May 5 at 11:30 a.m. – The South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Ln., Monmouth Junction, will show the award-winning film, BESA: The Promise, in cooperation with the Sisterhood of Salaam/Shalom. There will be an exhibit of the portrait series by Norman H. Gersham that inspired the film, opening at 10 a.m. RSVP by April 22 to Library Director Chris Carbone at ccarbone@sbpl.info or 1-732-329-400, ext. 7287

Live Music • May 5 at 2 p.m. – The Banjo Rascals will perform at the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave. Free and open to the public. Info:  1-973-376-4930 or e-mail: questions@sfplnj.org.

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser • May 5 from 2-6 p.m. – Cub Scout Pack 145 of Clark will hold a pasta dinner fundraiser at the Clark Recreation Center Cafeteria, 430 Westfield Ave. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Call 1-732-423-3203.

Health Program • May 15 at 7 p.m. – Richard Perlmutter, founder of Abdington Nutrition Services, will present “Learning From The Obesity Epidemic: What Not To Eat” at the Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St., Linden. Sign up at the circulation desk or call 1-908-298-3830.

Blood Drive • May 16 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St., Linden, will host a blood drive in its Columbia Bank Room. For questions about eligibility, call 1-800-NJBLOOD.

Tricky Tray •May 17 at 6:30 p.m. – The Academy for Performing Arts will host a tricky tray fundraiser at the school’s West Hall Cafeteria, 1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains. Raffle begins at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $10; $12 at the door. Call Karen Pasek at 1-732-388-8576 or email apatrickytray@gmail.com.

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.

Singles • May 25 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a singles Saturday Night Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Admission: $15. No jeans/shorts/t-shirts/sneakers Info: 1-973-343-6994.

Home Disaster Readiness • May 30 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. – In conjunction with National Hurricane Preparedness Week, Philip E. Solomon, safety officer/emergency preparedness coordinator for Trinitas Regional Medical Center, will speak about “Home Disaster Readiness: Preparedness during Severe Weather and Always!” at the Trinitas CORE Bldg., 1164 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth. Light dinner. Reservations required: 1-908-994-8939.

Skin Cancer Screening • May 30 from 6-9 p.m. – Overlook Medical Center dermatologists will conduct a free skin cancer screening for people who are not currently under the care of a dermatologist at the Overlook Family Practice Suite LO1, Medical Arts Center 1, 33 Overlook Rd., Summit. To register, call 1-800-247-9580.

Flea Market • June 8 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The North Brunswick Women’s Club will hold a flea market at the North Brunswick Municipal Building, 710 Hermann Rd. Rain date, June 22. Vendor spaces (9×17.5 ft.) are $15, or $25 for two. Tables will not be provided. Early setup at 7 a.m., payment due by May 17. To apply, call 1-732-297-4838 or email nbwcnj@gmail.com.

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

Municipal Alliance Advisory Committee • June 11 from 4-5:30 p.m. – The Municipal Alliance Advisory Committee will meet at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive St., Perth Amboy. To learn more about the Perth Amboy Municipal Alliance To Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, visit  http://ci.perthamboy.nj.us/perth-amboy-municipal-alliance.html

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

Municipal Alliance Advisory Committee • Sept. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. – The Municipal Alliance Advisory Committee will meet at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive St., Perth Amboy. To learn more about the Perth Amboy Municipal Alliance To Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, visit  http://ci.perthamboy.nj.us/perth-amboy-municipal-alliance.html

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

Municipal Alliance Advisory Committee • Dec. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. – The Municipal Alliance Advisory Committee will meet at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive St., Perth Amboy. To learn more about the Perth Amboy Municipal Alliance To Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, visit  http://ci.perthamboy.nj.us/perth-amboy-municipal-alliance.html

 


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