Community Calendar: Oct. 4-Dec. 16

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Joint Replacement Seminar • Oct. 4 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 Age. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Fish (or Chicken) & Chips Dinner • Oct. 4 from 5-7 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Rd. (entrance on Middlesex Ave.) will host a Fish (or Chicken) & Chips dinner. Tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors and kids under 12. Info: 732-283-1188 or www.iselinpresbyterian.org

Octoberfest • Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, Clark, will hold an Octoberfest event with music for dancing and listening by Heimatklaenge, a pig roast, German specialty foods and more. German attire encouraged. No pets, skates, skateboards, bicycles, or glass containers. Admission: $5 per person. Info: 732-574-8600 or www.deutscherclub.usa.

Concert • Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. – David Wilcox opens the 14th season of the Coffee with Conscience Concert Series at First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 East Broad St. Doors open at 7:30. Admission is $30 at the door and proceeds benefit the Community Food Bank of NJ.

Live Music • Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. – Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio will perform a “Mostly Motown” music review at the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave. Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930 or questions@sfplnj.org

Dine Around The World • Oct. 6 from 4-7 p.m. – Sample food from around the world at 13 different stations at Trinity Church’s Dine Around The World Event. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the door. The church is located at 650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Info: 732-634-7422 ext. 10.

Boy Scouts • Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Boy Scout Troop 56 meets at the Sherman School cafeteria, 375 East Grant Ave., Roselle Park. Boy Scouts are open to youth 11-18. Info: Call Stu Cox at 908-370-7157.

Live Music • Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Friends of the Cranford Public Library will present the Carnaby St. Band performing music of the British Invasion at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission.

Art Show • Oct. 8 – Nov. 14 – The Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will host a solo show by artist Rosalia Tignini Verdun. The museum is open during library hours Monday through Saturday, but closes a half hour before the library. Info: 973-376-4930.

RBMC Public Meeting • Oct. 8 – Raritan Bay Medical Center will hold its annual public meeting in Auxiliary Hall B&C, Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital, One Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. Topics include the medical center’s construction project at its Old Bridge facility and ongoing growth and renewal plan. Registration encouraged; call 732-324-5300.

Tax Appeal Seminar • Oct. 9 – Realtor Peter Jordan will host a free seminar on how to appeal NJ property taxes at the Greater Union County Association of Realtors in Westfield. To register or for more information, visit www.nj?r???rt?t?x?????l.n?t.

Library Book Sale • Oct. 9 from 4-8:30 p.m., Oct 10 & 11 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will hold a used book sale in the friendly book cellar at the Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave. Most prices range from 25 cents to $2.

Maternity Pavilion Tour • Oct. 9 at 5, 6 or 7 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center’s monthly tour of the Berkow Maternity Pavilion and family health information open house for newly expectant parents will leave from the main lobby of the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Registration required; call 1-800-DOCTORS.

Joint Replacement Seminar • Oct. 11 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 Age. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

German Biergarten • Oct. 11 from 5:30-10 p.m. – The Deustcher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Ln., will hold an authentic German Biergarten, with German and American food and beverages available for purchase. There will also be a Volkswagen auto show. The event is open to the public; admission: $2 per person. No outside food, pets, bicycles, skates, skateboards, etc. Info: 732-574-8600

Health Information Event • Oct. 12 from 1-5 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free “Men and Women’s Health” informational event at the Woodbridge Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge.

Halloween Trick Tray • Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. – 4-H of Middlesex County will host a Halloween Tricky Tray at the County 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick. Ticket drawing begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 and includes one page of tickets. Costumes (not too scary) are encouraged. Info:  732-940-9528 or 4Hfundraising@gmail.com

Live Music • Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. – The Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Rd., Union, will host New Tricks and Mike Zuko & Friends. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission: $15 ($10 for students with ID). Info: www.roadhousecafe.org or 908-686-1028.

Singles • Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Couples welcome too. No jeans/shorts/t-shirts/sneakers. $15 admission. Info: 973-343-6994 or www.steppinoutsingles.com

Classic Car Show • Oct. 13 – The Woodbridge Corvette Club will host its 28th annual Corvette, Classic Car & Truck Show at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St., Woodbridge. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Woodbridge Food Bank. Info: 908-753-7229.

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

Ukrainian Festival • Oct. 13 from noon-6 p.m. – St. Demetrius UOC Banquet Center, 691 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret, will host a Ukrainian Festival with ethnic food, baked goods, music, entertainment, refreshments and vendors. Handicap accessible. Admission: $2. Sponsored by St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. Info: 732-541-1530

Columbus Celebration • Oct. 13 from 1-6 p.m. – Ill Amici Ristorante, 1700 W. Elizabeth Ave., Linden, will host the 25th annual Columbus Oldies But Goodies Celebration. Tickets are $55 per person and include an unlimited Italian-American buffet, bottled wine, soda, coffee, and custom designed cakes by Bella Palermo Pastry Shop. Guest speakers scheduled to include Freeholder Alexander Mirabella and Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage. Entertainment includes doo-wop music from the 50s to the 80s. Info: 908-486-1949.

Reiki Demonstrations • Oct. 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Holistic Nurse Practitioner Paula Rovinski will conduct free 15-minute Reiki demonstrations at RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. Call 732-499-6109 to reserve a time.

Boy Scouts • Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Boy Scout Troop 56 meets at the Sherman School cafeteria, 375 East Grant Ave., Roselle Park. Boy Scouts are open to youth 11-18. Info: Call Stu Cox at 908-370-7157.

Movie • Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will continue its free lunchtime film series, “Even More Recent Hits!” Bring a brown-bag lunch; light refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. Info: 973-376-4930.

Blood Pressure Screening • Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is providing free blood pressure screenings at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St., Woodbridge.

Smart Lipo Presentation • Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. – Dr. Carlos Burnett will present an educational seminar, “Smart Lipo: The New Era of Body Sculpting,” at RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. Info: 732-499-6193.

Civil War Lecture • Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. – Historian Mark J. Luongo will talk about the 39th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, better known as the Garibaldi Guard, and its participation in the Civil War at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Info: 908-709-7272.

Joint Replacement Seminar • Oct. 18 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 Age. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Blood Drive • Oct. 18 from 1- 7 p.m. – The Outlet Collection / Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Tap Seminar • Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. – Dance teacher Corinne Wnek will conduct an educational seminar on how tap dance can improve your mood in Studio 2 at RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. Info: 732-499-6193.

Proprietary House Ghost Hunt • Oct. 19 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.

Open Dance • Oct. 20 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: 732-381-3255 or 908-757-0515.

Boy Scouts • Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. – Boy Scout Troop 56 meets at the Sherman School cafeteria, 375 East Grant Ave., Roselle Park. Boy Scouts are open to youth 11-18. Info: Call Stu Cox at 908-370-7157.

Cardiac Club • Oct. 21 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., in Centennial Hall. Info: 732-324-5178.

Blood Pressure Screening • Oct. 22 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.

Blood Drive • Oct. 22 from 2- 8 p.m. – What’s the Scoop, 410 Main St., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Educational Seminar • Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. – Elizabeth Miller, MPH, will conduct an educational seminar “How to Age Well: Lifestyle Factors to Stay Healthy Longer” at RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. Info: 732-499-6193.

Film • Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield, will screen the award-winning documentary “Grizzly Man” (Rated R). Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930 or www.sfplnj.org

Blood Pressure Screenings • Oct. 24 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is providing free blood pressure screenings for senior citizens at the Sayreville Senior Citizen Center, 425 Main St.

Blood Drive • Oct. 24 from 1:30- 7:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Joint Replacement Seminar • Oct. 25 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 Age. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Rummage Sale • Oct. 25 from 1-4 p.m. & Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The Reformed Church of Linden, 600 North Wood Ave., will hold its fall rummage sale, with men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, household items, small appliances and more for sale.

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

Childbirth Education Class • Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a one-day Childbirth Education class at Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy. Fee: $125 per couple. Registration required; call 1-800-DOCTORS.

Blood Drive • Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Bishop Ahr High School, One Tingley Lane, Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Oct. 26 from 12- 6 p.m. – Menlo Park Mall, 100 Menlo Park Dr., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Oct. 26 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – The Outlet Collection / Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Calendar Dinner Dance • Oct. 26 from 6:30 – 11:30 p.m. – St. Ann’s Society of Assumption Catholic Church in Perth Amboy will hold its annual Calendar Dinner Dance in the school auditorium, 380 Meredith St. Includes a buffet by Pantagis Diner and DJ music. Tickets are $30 per person; call 732-826-0767.

Movie • Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will continue its free lunchtime film series, “Even More Recent Hits!” Bring a brown-bag lunch; light refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. Info: 973-376-4930.

Singles • Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m. – Professional & Business Singles Network will hold a singles casual social at the Hat Tavern at the Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit. For 40s and 50s+ singles; sharp casual attire. $18 admission includes optional workshop, “Achieving Your Relationship Goals.” Info: 1-610-348-5544 or www.PBSNinfo.com

Book Club • Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. – The Cranford Public Library’s Readers’ Forum will meet in the library at 224 Walnut Ave. to discuss Garth Stein’s novel, “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” New members welcome. Info: 908-709-7272 or email library@cranfordnj.org.

Paws 4 A Cause Seeing Eye Puppy Club • Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. – The Paws 4 A Cause Seeing Eye Puppy Club will meet at the Summit Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. Info: Ricki Stochaj, 908-464-9181; Loreli Stochaj, 908-464-0815 or loreli29@mac.com; Katie Letson, 845-962-5145

Boy Scouts • Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Boy Scout Troop 56 meets at the Sherman School cafeteria, 375 East Grant Ave., Roselle Park. Boy Scouts are open to youth 11-18. Info: Call Stu Cox at 908-370-7157.

Blood Drive • Oct. 29 from 3-9 p.m. – Cathedral of St. Francis, 3 Main & Elm Ave., Metuchen, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-BLOOD or nybloodcenter.org

Donation Drive • Oct. 30 & 31 – The Sayreville Lions Club will collect donations at the ShopRite of Sayreville. Info: Sayrevillenj.lionwap.org.

Political Fundraiser • Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m. – The NJ State Industrial Union Council is holding a reception to support Democrat Barbara Buono’s gubernatorial bid at the home of Karina Wilkinson, 100 Lawrence Ave., Highland Park. Tickets start at $35 per person. Info:  http://BuonoForGovernor.com/Event/NJIUC  or 954-673-1168

Pancake Breakfast • Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. – noon – The Sayreville Lions Club will hold their semi-annual pancake breakfast at the Sayreville War Memorial High School Cafeteria. Cost: $7 adults; $3 children. Info: Sayrevillenj.lionwap.org.

Film • Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield, will screen the award-winning documentary “Thunder Soul”. Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930 or www.sfplnj.org

Identity Theft Program • Nov. 6 from 7-8 p.m. – Dr. Bobby Fewell will lead a program concerning identity theft at the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. Members of the Springfield Police Department will make the presentation. Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930 or www.sfplnj.org.

Book Group • Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library’s (Really Good) Book Discussion Group will meet and discuss The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker at the Palmer Museum. Refreshments. New members welcome. To reserve a copy of the book, call 973-376-4930 x228 or email questions@sfplnj.org.

Craft Show • Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The North Brunswick Woman’s Club is sponsoring a pre-holiday Craft Show and Tricky Tray Raffle at Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, 1740 Rt. 130N, North Brunswick. Free admission. Raffles called at approximately 1:30 p.m. Must be present to win.

Holiday Artisan Fair • Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Our Lady of Mount Virgin Holiday Artisan Fair will be held at the Parish Center, 450 Drake Ave., Middlesex. Interested vendors should email olmvholidayfair@gmail.com for more info.

Movie • Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will conclude its free lunchtime film series, “Even More Recent Hits!” Bring a brown-bag lunch; light refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. Info: 973-376-4930.

Civics Program • Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. – The Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield, will present the Benchmarks Civics Project, which aims to foster a better understanding of civics and our courts. Info: 973-376-4930 or www.sfplnj.org

Memory Presentation • Nov. 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Stress management educator Frank Mathews will present “Memory: Did You Forget Something?” at the Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway. Free admission.

Film • Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield, will screen the award-winning documentary “Stories We Tell”. Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930 or www.sfplnj.org

Paws 4 A Cause Seeing Eye Puppy Club • Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. – The Paws 4 A Cause Seeing Eye Puppy Club will meet at the Summit Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. Info: Ricki Stochaj, 908-464-9181; Loreli Stochaj, 908-464-0815 or loreli29@mac.com; Katie Letson, 845-962-5145

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

Paws 4 A Cause Seeing Eye Puppy Club • Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. – The Paws 4 A Cause Seeing Eye Puppy Club will meet at the Summit Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. Info: Ricki Stochaj, 908-464-9181; Loreli Stochaj, 908-464-0815 or loreli29@mac.com; Katie Letson, 845-962-5145


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