Community Calendar: Aug. 17 – Dec. 10

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Back To School • Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m. – Menlo Park Mall in Edison will host a “Back At It” event in conjunction with Teen Vogue’s 2nd annual “Back To School Saturday” initiative in the mall’s Nordstrom Court and Wing on the Lower Level. Reverse Order is scheduled to perform at 1:30 p.m. and “Monk” from WPLJ’s “Scott & Todd Big Show” will host the event. Guests will be able to see the latest fashion trends and get back-to-school makeup tips from Nordstrom beauty experts, among other activities. Info: www.facebook.com/MenloParkMall

Sports First Aid & Injury Prevention • Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. – noon – The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering a sports first aid and injury prevention class at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Designed for coaches & trainers. A separate CPR/AED training for children & adults is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Cost is $35 for either event or $65 for both. Registration required; call 1-800-362-8677

Blood Drive • Aug. 19 from 2-8 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings • Aug. 20 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering free blood pressure screenings at the Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St.

Climate Change Program • Aug. 20 from 7-9 p.m. – Rutgers professor of climate sciences Dr. Alan Robock will talk about “Our Climate: What Is Happening, Why & What We Can Do About It” at Trailside Nature & Science Center, Watchung Reservation, 452 New Providence Rd., Mountainside. Sign up at http:/OFA.BO/Union-CC-Forum

College Savings Presentation • Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. – Dave Larkin, CFP® with Merrill Lynch, will present a program on ways to save for your child’s education at the Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St. Register at the circulation desk or call 908-298-3830. Info: 908-789-4379.

Blood Drive • Aug. 21 from 1-7 p.m. – Old Bridge Public Library, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Blood Drive •Aug. 21 from 2:30-7 p.m. – American Legion T. Nulty Post #471 will sponsor its 2nd annual blood drive at the post home, 25 Brown Ave., Iselin. Walk-ins welcome; call 732-634-9119 to make an appointment.

Blood Drive • Aug. 22 from 1-7 p.m. – Roselle Park Middle School, 57 W. Grant Ave., Roselle Park, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org .

Blood Drive • Aug. 22 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings • Aug. 22 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.

Salt Savvy Cooking Class • Aug. 22 from 7-9 p.m. – Nutrition expert Dr. Karen Ensle will teach a two-hour class to teach how to cook great-tasting meals while trimming salt intake to “heart smart” levels. The class will be held at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, 300 North Ave. East, Westfield. A $5 materials fee will be collected at the door. Pre-registration required; call Judi Laganga at 908-654-9854 (opt. 2) or email jlaganga@ucnj.org

NJ/NY Teenage Expo • Aug. 23 & 24 – The NJ/NY Teenage Expo is coming to the NJ Convention and Expo Center in Edison. Find out what’s trending for today’s teenager. Back to school shopping, food, workshops for teens, parents and teachers. Info: www.njnyteenexpo.com

Joint Replacement Presentation • Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. – noon – The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center will sponsor a free “We Keep You Moving” total join replacement education session at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Biergarten • Aug. 23 from 5:30-10 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host an authentic German Biergarten. Open to the public. Admission: $2 per person. German & American food and beverages available for purchase; no outside food & beverages allowed. Info: 732-574-8600 or www.deutscherclub.us .

Gospel Concert • Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. – Israel & New Breed will perform at the Ritz Theatre, 1148 E. Jersey St., Elizabeth. Tickets from $26-$56. Info: 908-351-7575 or www.sonyticket.com

Blood Drive • Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Edison Moose Lodge 1978, 410 Talmadge Rd., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Flea Market & Collectible Show • Aug. 24 from 9-5 p.m. – Make A Muscle 4 Matthew will host a flea market and collectible show at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford, in Lot 5A. Free admission. Food will be available for purchase. Info: 201-998-1144 or events@jcpromotions.info

Poetry Reading • Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. - The First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd., will host “The End… And The Beginning! Readings of Poetry of Dr. Ambubhai Patel” Info: 732-283-1188

Blood Drive • Aug. 24 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 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

American Legion Post Picnic • Aug. 24 from noon – 6 p.m. – American Legion Post #5, 581 Maple Ave., Rahway, will host a picnic. Tickets are $25 per person (kids under 12 get in free). Info: 732-428-4772

Street Fair • Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – The Cranford Chamber of Commerce will hold host a street fair in downtown Cranford. Walnut Ave., North Union, Railroad Plaza and Alden St. will be closed. Vendors will offer food, drinks, clothing and services. Free parking will be available around the fair.

Blood Drive • Aug. 26 from 2-8 p.m. – Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Blood Pressure Screenings • Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. – noon – Raritan Bay Medical Center offers free blood pressure screenings at the South Amboy YMCA, 200 John T. O’Leary Blvd.

Blood Drive • Aug. 27 from1-7 p.m. – Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Blood Drive • Aug. 27 from 1-7 p.m. – Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566 or www.nybloodcenter.org.

Blood Pressure Screenings • Aug. 27 from 4-6 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center offers free blood pressure screenings at the Raritan Valley YMCA, 144 Tices Lane, East Brunswick.

Joint Replacement Presentation • Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. – 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 732-535-4746.

Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group • Aug. 28 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 people who have had or who are contemplating weight loss surgery. Family and friends welcome. Meeting will be held in the cafeteria in the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18. Info: 1-855-846-3463.

Joint Replacement Presentation • Aug. 30 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 its Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Childbirth Education Class • Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a one-day childbirth education class at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy. The class is designed to help expectant parents better understand the childbirthing process. Fee: $125 per couple. Registration required; call 1-800-362-8677.

Blood Drive • Aug. 31 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 or www.nybloodcenter.org .

Open House • Sept. 1 from 9-11 a.m. – Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen, a conservative egalitarian synagogue, will hold an open house for its religious school programing for children from kindergarten through Hebrew High School and its nursery school and kindergarten before/after school enrichment program. Info: 732-548-2238, ext. 12, office@neveshalom.net, www.neveshalom.net

Atlantic City Bus Trip • Sept. 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Rahway’s AARP will hold its monthly bus trip to Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino. Cost: $24, returns a $25 cash voucher. Call Irene at 732-499-7740 to reserve your spot.

Clark Seniors • Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m. – The Clark Seniors will hold their monthly meeting at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. Refreshments. Info: Call Phyllis Cupo at 732-382-7134.

Book Presentation • Sept. 7 from 6-8 p.m. – Roselle Health Plus, 125 East 2nd Ave., Roselle, will host a book launch event for Azuka Zuke’s self-help book, “The Power To Excel.” Free admission. Info: 1-908-380-9392.

Living History Military Timeline • Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Proprietary House Association and Museum, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy, will host a living history military timeline, with re-enactors representing many different time periods and conflicts. Free admission; donations welcome. Info: 732-826-5527 or www.theproprietaryhouse.org

Street Fair • Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – The New Providence Business & Professional Association will hold its annual street fair on Springfield Ave. from Livingston St. to South St. There will be kiddie rides, a petting zoo, live entertainment, vendors with food and other items and more. Info: 201-998-1144 or events@jcpromotions.info

Singles • Sept. 9 from 6-9 p.m. – The Professional and Business Singles Network will sponsor a singles casual social at the Hat Tavern at the Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave. $18 admission includes optional “Navigating the Dating Scene” workshop. Ages 40s & 50s. Sharp casual attire. Cash bar with 20% discount on food. Membership not required. Info: 1-610-348-5544 or www.PBSNinfo.com

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 tjordan@jrmc.us.

YM-YWHA Welcome Back Luncheon • Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. – The Senior Dept. of the YM-YWHA of Union County, 501 Green Ln., Union, will hold a welcome back luncheon with musical entertainment by Leonardo. Cost is $5 for members; $7 for non-members. For reservations, call Susan at 908-289-8112 ext. 34.

Golf Tournament • Sept. 14 – American Legion Post 401 will host its inaugural golf tournament at Bunker Hill Golf Course, 220 Bunker Hill Rd., Princeton. First tee off is 9:15 a.m. Cost: $75 for single golfers; $300 per foursome. Includes golf, beer & soda, and dinner. Dinner only is $25. Paid entries due by Aug. 30. Info: 732-329-9861.

Classic Car Show • Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The 17th annual Summit Antique/Classic Car Show, sponsored by Summit Downtown Inc., will take place on the streets adjacent to the Summit Train Station. Rain Date: Sept. 22. Free admission & parking. Participants should visit www.summitdowntown.org for registration information.

Film • Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will conclude its lunchtime film series “Books Into Films: John Grisham Novels.” Free admission; patrons are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Info: 973-376-4930.

Digital Camera Tips • Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. – The Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St., will present author and photographer Walter Choroszewski to offer “Photo Tips For Better Pics” for digital camera owners. Registration required; call 908-298-3830 or sign up at the circulation desk.

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

Fannywood Day • Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Fanwood will hold its 18th annual Fannywood Day on South Martine and South avenues. The giant block party will include pony rides and a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, live entertainment and a dj, a car show, children’s activities and more. Info: 201-998-1144 or www.fanwoodnj.org

Tea With “Benjamin Franklin” • Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. – The Proprietary House Association and Museum, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy, will tea with Benjamin Franklin, as portrayed by Barry Stevens. Admission: $10 suggested donation. Info: 732-826-5527 or www.theproprietaryhouse.org

Proprietary House Ghost Hunt • Oct. 12 from 8-11 p.m. – Paranormal investigators are welcome to bring their own equipment to attempt to document evidence of supernatural activity at the Proprietary House,  149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy. An expert guide will show guests around the basement and first floor to investigate and conduct EVP sessions. Light refreshments. Admission: $20. Reservations required; email Greg Caggiano at nyr1199@comcast.net. Children under 15 not permitted.

Flea Market  • Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy, will hold its first fall flea market in the parking lot. The house will also be open for free tours, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Vendor spaces are $20 (you must provide your own tables). Email info@theproprietaryhouse.org

Proprietary House Ghost Tours • Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from 7-11 p.m.; Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 from 6-10 p.m. – The Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy will host ghost tours led by a psychic or other expert. The tours last approximately an hour and children are welcome. Admission: $10 suggested donation. Info: 732-826-5527 or www.theproprietaryhouse.org

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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