Hispanic Community Day • May 18 from 1-3 p.m. – Woodbridge will celebrate Hispanic Community Day with a festival, entertainment and information kiosks at Parker Press Park at Main Street & Rahway Avenue in Downtown Woodbridge. U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has been invited to join township officials.
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.
Basketball Shootout • May 18 from 7-11 p.m. – The Masterpeace Program presents the third annual Masterpeace Shootout at the Linden Multi-Purpose Center, 1025 John St. It features a dunk contest, 3-point shootout, half-court shot, free throw contest, skills challenge and more. Free to enter; cash and prizes for winners. Info: Rev. Manuel Donelson – 973-474-6196, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mayor Richard Gerbounka – 908-474-8493, email@example.com.
Concert • May 18 at 7:30 p.m. – The Coffee with a Conscience Concert Series will conclude its 13th season with the traditional Ice Cream Social at First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 East Broad St. (corner of North Ave.) Westfield. Lipbone Redding will perform, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19 at lipbone.eventbrite.com and $23 at the door. Info: 908-412-9105.
Concert • May 19 at 4 p.m. – Latin American Art Song Classics Sung by Olfary Gutiérrez - Soprano, accompanied by Vincent Carr – Associate Organist, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Church of Anne, 325 Second Ave., Garwood. 908-789-0280; 732-770-3822 firstname.lastname@example.org or parishofstannegarwood.org
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.
Dance • May 19 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 are welcome. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Refreshments. Info: 732-381-3255 or 908-757-0515.
Prom Fashion Show • May 20 from 7-9 p.m. – Linden High School’s Cosmetology Program will present a senior prom fashion show in the school’s auditorium, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for guests.
Tricky Tray • May 22 at 8 p.m. – Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church of Rahway will host its spring tricky tray auction at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, 1400 St. Georges Ave., Rahway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Hot sandwiches, hot & cold drinks and desserts will be available from the church kitchen. Proceeds will benefit the church maintenance fund. Advance tickets are available from Judy at 908-232-7874 or Paula at 732-574-9799.
Charity Bazaar Market • May 25 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – School No. 5 at E. Curtis and McCandless St., Linden will hold a charity bazaar market with great prices on great things. Free admission for shoppers. Info: email@example.com
Flea Market • May 25 from 9-5 p.m. – The Msgr Coyle Springfield Columbiettes will host a flea market at Lots 5 A&B at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave. Cranford. Free admission. 50+ Vendors. Info: 201-998-1144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike The Knight Charges Into Bridgewater Commons Mall • May 25 at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. – Children’s favorite Mike the Knight and friends will stage live performances of Mike the Knight and the Mission for Hidden Treasures at Bridgewater Commons Mall, 400 Commons Way, Bridgewater. There will be meet & greets, photo opportunities and giveaways.
Blood Drive • May 25 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. – The Outlet Collection/Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566
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.
Blood Drive • May 28 from 2-8 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566
Bus Trip • May 29 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Union AARP Chapter #4026 will sponsor a bus trip to Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City for a family-style luncheon, including wine sampling, followed by a stop at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. Tickets are $50 with a casino bonus of $25. For reservations, call 1-908-687-3394.
Blood Drive • May 29 from 1-7 p.m. – Elizabeth PBA #4, One Police Plaza, Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566
Blood Drive • May 30 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd, Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566
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.
Cancer Walk •June 1 at 8:30 a.m. – Carteret’s 2nd Annual 5K Cancer Walk will take place at Carteret Middle School, 300 Carteret Ave., Carteret. $10 registration fee; proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Sign up online at www.relayfieldday.org/fielddaycarteretmiddleschoolNJ
Summer Festival • June 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – St. Agnes Church, 342 Madison Hill Ave., Clark, will hold a festival to kick off summer in the church parking lot. There will be inflatable rides, a petting zoo, crafts, games, pony rides, live entertainment, food and more. Free admission; tickets will be sold for rides & games. Rain date: June 8.
Flea Market • June 1 & 2 – Dunellen American Legion Post 119, Boy Scouts Troop 119 and Girl Scout Troop 876 are hosting a flea market. A 10×10 space is $25 per day or $40 for both days. Tables are available for an additional $10. Pick up a vendor application at Post 119, 137 New Market Rd., Dunellen or call 1-732-968-9899.
Obamacare Presentation • June 3 at 6:15 p.m. – Author and consumer educator Katherine Woodfield Hermes will give a presentation, “Obamacare and You: You Can Win” at the Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza. The discussion will include topics such as health care reform, insurance exchanges and how to save money on premiums. Info: 1-732-340-1551.
Blood Drive • June 5 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave, Iselin. Info: 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566).
Blood Drive • June 5 from 4-8 p.m. – The Clark Fire Dept. and the Blood Center of NJ are hosting a blood drive at the firehouse at 250 Broadway, Clark. Donors will receive a $10 Shop Rite gift card. Info: www.bloodnj.org or www.clarkfd.org.
Homeopathy Lecture • June 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. –Carol Moy, owner of Mind Body Homeopathic Health LLC will visit the Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza, to talk about homeopathy, the world’s most frequently used alternative medicine. Info: 732-340-1551 x 212 or go to our website www.rahwaylibrary.org .
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 email@example.com.
Blood Drive • June 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at First Baptist Church, 929 Dill Ave., Linden. Info: 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566).
Blood Drive • June 8 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. and June 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at The Outlet Collection / Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth. Info: 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566).
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
Blood Drive • June 12 from 3 – 9 p.m. – New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at Cathedral of St. Francis, 3 Main & Elm Ave, Metuchen. Info: 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566).
Blood Drive • June 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – New Jersey Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at All State Legal, 1 Commerce Dr., Cranford. Info: 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566).
Bus Trip • June 13 at 10 a.m. – Union AARP Chapter #4026 will sponsor a bus trip to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse to see the comedy “Wake Up Darling. There will be a luncheon, with six entrees to choose from. Tickets are $65, which include the show, meal, transportation, tip and tax. For reservations, call 1-908-687-3394.
Ukrainian Cultural Festival • June 22 from noon-8 p.m. – Assumption Catholic Church, 684 Alta Vista Pl., Perth Amboy, will hold a Ukrainian Cultural Festival featuring church and school tours, live entertainment, dancing, family activities, vendors, traditional Ukrainian food, and more. Free admission. Info: 732-826-0767 or www.assumptioncatholicchurch.net
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
Borough-wide Garage Sale • June 22 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Roselle Park will hold a borough wide garage sale. Permit applications available at the Clerk’s Office, 110 East Westfield Ave.; A list of participating homes will be available at all municipal buildings and at www.rosellepark.net.
Avant-Garden Party • June 23 from 4-8 p.m. – Arts Guild NJ will celebrate its 14th year of programs with The Avant-Garden Party at the Rahway Knights of Columbus, 80 W. Inman Ave. Admission: $45; includes buffet dinner, live music & cash bar. Casual attire. For tickets, visit www.agnj.org Info: 732-381-7511.
Blood Drive • June 26 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St., will host a blood drive in the Columbia Bank Room. For questions about eligibility, call 1-800-NJBLOOD.
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
Anniversary Gala • Sept. 12 – Jewish Renaissance Family of Organization will hold their anniversary gala at Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City. For more information, contact Tracy Jordan at 1-732-376-6638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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