Community Calendar – April 26-Dec. 10

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calendarOpen House • April 26-28 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Sam’s Club, 1900 Linden Ave., Linden, will hold a three-day open house to allow non-members to see what the store has to offer. The event will allow shoppers to taste dozens of complimentary warm weather food and beverage items before they buy and browse spring and summer accessories for outdoor living from gazebos to pool floats and playsets.

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.

Car Wash • April 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Cub Scout Pack 145 of Clark will hold a free car wash at ALJ High School, 365 Westfield Ave., Clark. Special environmentally-friendly car wash. (Donations greatly appreciated.)

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.

Tricky Tray • May 18 at 6 p.m. – The Finderne First Aid & Rescue Squad will hold a tricky tray fundraiser at the Somerset Vocational & Technical School, 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call Carol at 1-732-648-8452 or visit www.findernesquad.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.

Political Fundraiser • May 30 from 6-8 p.m. – Assemblyman Joe Cryan and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano invite supporters to a whiskey tasting at Galloping Hill, 325 Chestnut St., Union. Tickets are $500, and sponsors are $1,500. RSVP to Scott Snyder at Scott@SJSConsultingNJ.com or 1-732-245-1287.

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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