Community Calendar: Oct. 18 – Dec. 16

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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.

Halloween Murder Mystery Theater • Oct. 18 from 7-10 p.m. – Dunellen American Legion Post 119, 137 New Market Rd., Dunellen, is hosting an interactive Halloween Murder Mystery staged by professional actors. Help solve the mystery and enjoy a gourmet buffet with beer, wine and soda for $60 per person. Costumes optional. Info: 732-261-3346 or catladyjb61@msn.com

Lecture • Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. – Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen, will present Professor Ben Dworkin on the subject of the NJ election forecast. Free admission. Info: Hazzan Levin at 732-548-2238 ext 14.

Open Mic • Oct. 18 from 8-10:30 p.m. – The Cave (in the basement of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, S. 2nd Ave.) will host Out of the Box, an open-mic opportunity for all types of performers. Listeners & sharers welcome. Admission: $5-$10 donation requested ($3 for students). Signups begin at 7:45 p.m. Info: 732-718-0134 or Pandora@pandorascooter.com

Coat Drive • Oct. 19 & 20 – The Council of Catholic Women, Church of the Sacred Heart, 531 Washington Ave., South Amboy will collect coats for the Rescue Mission of Trenton. Drop off coats at the church entrance or in a receptacle located across the street in front of Memorial Hall. Info: 732-525-2696.

Flea Market • Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Golden Rule Lodge, 212 Burkley Place, Vauxhall, will hold a flea market. For info or to reserve a table, call Rob at 973-332-8240. Rain date: Oct. 26.

Divorce Seminar • Oct. 19 from 1-3 p.m. – Attorneys from the law firm of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C., will explain the divorce process and answer questions during a free seminar at Holiday Inn, 36 Valley Road, Clark. Reservations required; call 908-272-0200.

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.

“Fighting For Respect” • Oct. 20 & 27 at 1:30 p.m. – The Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will present a two-part program, “Fighting for Respect: Jewish and African American Experiences in the Sport of Boxing.” Free and open to the public. Info: 973-276-4930 or www.springfieldpubliclibrary.com

Author Event • Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. – Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen, will present the Donald and Ruth Kahn Book and Author Event. Presenters include Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins: A Novel) Allison Amend (A Nearly Perfect Copy: A Novel),  Ruth Behar (Traveling Heavy: A Memoir Between Journeys) and Naomi Schaefer Riley (‘Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America.) Books will be available for purchase & signing. Free admission. Info: Hazzan Levin at 732-548-2238 ext 14.

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.

Oktoberfest Trip • Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. – The South Amboy Y is planning a day trip to the Platzl Brauhaus in Pomono, N.Y. to celebrate Oktoberfest. There will be music, dancing, entertainment & outdoor activities. Cost is $82, which includes bus transportation and four course family style dinner. Space is limited. Register at the South Amboy YMCA welcome desk. Info: 732-316-8205 or mike.tonzola@ymcaofmewsa.org

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.

Job Seekers Workshop • Oct. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. – Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlsex County will hold a free seminar at its Monroe location on “working an event” to help those in career transition or thinking about a job change to learn how to network successfully at business and social functions. Call JFVS to pre-register: 732-777-1940 or 609-395-7979.

Divorce Workshop • Oct. 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – The Women’s Center at Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County will present a workshop, “Divorce: What Every Woman Needs To Know” at 32 Ford Ave., 2nd Flooer, Milltown. To register, call 732-777-1940.

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.

End Of Life Care Preferences Program • Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. – The Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will host Dr. Jeanne Kerwin of Overlook Medical Center to discuss a new state law that protects patient preferences for end-of-life care. Free and open to the general public. Info: 973-276-4930.

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.

International Night • Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. – The Traffic Club of Newark will hold International Night at Galloping Hill Inn & Catering Service, Galloping Hill Rd. & Chestnut St. (5 Points), Union. Jim Pelliccio, president of Port Newark Container Terminal, will be the keynote speaker. Reservations required by Oct. 21. Call Tony Taranto at 347-866-2342 or visit www.newarktrafficclub.org

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.

Linden AARP • Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. – Linden AARP Chapter #1894 will meet at the Linden Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Orchard Terrace and Princeton Rd. Refreshments available at noon. The program will be a discussion of Medigap insurance. Guests welcome.Tickets will be on sale for the Dec. 13 Christmas party.

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.

Service Auction • Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. – The Deustcher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold a service auction. Tickets are $25 at the door and include dinner of German food, beer, wine, soda and dessert. Info: 732-574-8600.

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.

SAT Review • Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Morning Star Community Urban Renewal Development Corporation’s Constine Evans Scholarship Fund will host an SAT review program for high school students at the Linden/Roselle Community Center, 1238 E. St. Georges Ave., Linden. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration: $10 – sign up online at mscdcsatreview2013.eventbrite.com

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.

Book Signing • Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m. – Author Gabriela Rozalia will sign copies of her memoir, I’m Still Standing, at The Coffee House, 931 Amboy Ave., Edison. Info: 877-727-0697.

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.

YM-YWHA Luncheon • Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. – The YM-YWHA of Union County, 501 Green Lane, Union, is celebrating its annual Harvest Moon Luncheon featuring Cantor William Walton. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for guests. Call 908-289-8112 for reservations.

Medicare Lecture • Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will present a lecture, “MedicareAssist. Making Medicare Understandable.” Free and open to all. Info: 973-276-4930 or www.springfieldpubliclibrary.com

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

Singles • Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Saturday Night Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 973-343-6994 or www.steppinoutsingles.com

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.

Play • Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. – The Hudson Shakespeare Company of Jersey City will present Titus Andronicus directed by Jon Ciccarelli at the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. Free admission. Assistive listening devices available upon request. Info: www.sfplnj.org or 973-376-4930.

Open Mic Night • Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. – Grover’s Mill Coffee Café at South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, will hold an open mic night where teens and adults are welcome. Musicians, singers and performers of the spoken word (but no comics) are invited to sign up for a performance slot.

Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers • Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing & Cooke aves., Carteret. All widows or widowers welcome. Info: 732-541-4380 or 908-757-0515.

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.

Seminar On Homebuying & Selling • Nov. 6 from 7-9 p.m. – The NJ State Bar Foundation will present a free public seminar on Buying & Selling A Home at the NJ Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. Registration required; call 1-800-FREE-LAW or visit www.njsbf.org.

Museum Trip • Nov. 7 – The YM-YHWA of Union County, 501 Green Lane, Union, will take a bus trip to the Jewish Museum in Manhattan to see the exhibit “Chagall: Love, War and Exile.” Fee includes brown bag lunch. $60 for members, $70 for guests. Call 908-289-8112.

Clark Seniors • Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. – The Clark Senior Monthly Meeting will be held at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark. Scott McCabe, Clark Dept. of Public Works Supervisor will be the guest speaker. Refreshments. Info: 732-382-7134.

Antiques Appraisal • Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. – Ken Jakuplo of Ken’s Antiques in Summit will offer antique and jewelry appraisals at the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. Participants are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign in, and pre-registration is highly recommended. A donation of $3 per item to the Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library is suggested. Info: 973-376-4930.

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.

Tricky Tray Auction • Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. – Calvin Hungarian Reformed Church, at the corner of School St and No. James St., will host a tricky tray auction. Hungarian food available for purchase. Free cake and coffee. Admission: $5. Bring a canned food donation and get one free “extra” ticket. Drawing begins at 6 p.m. Must be 18. Info: 732-828-3467.

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

Film • Nov. 14 at 1 & 7 p.m. – Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will continue its Fall International Film Festival with The Sapphires (PG-13), a story of four Australian aboriginal girls who entertain U.S. troops stationed in Vietnam. Info: 973-376-4930 or www.sfplnj.org

Singles • Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Saturday Night Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 973-343-6994 or www.steppinoutsingles.com

Live Music • Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. – Grammy-nominated artist Rachel Millman, a Springfield native, will perform at the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave. Info: 973-276-4930 or www.springfieldpubliclibrary.com

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” (PG). Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930 or www.sfplnj.org

YM-YWHA Luncheon • Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. – The YM-YWHA of Union County , 501 Green Lane, Union, is holding its annual Thanksgiving luncheon with tenor Salvatore Chiarelli. Cost is $5 for members; $7 for non-members. Call 908-289-8112 ext. 34.

Flea Market/Christmas Bazaar • Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. –  American Legion Post 119 Ladies Auxiliary and Post 119 Scouts are hosting an indoor flea market and Christmas bazaar at the Post, 137 New Market St., Dunellen. Vendor spaces are $15 (space only) or $25 (space & table); call 732-968-9899.

Fishing Flea Market • Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Rahway Fall Fishing Flea Market will celebrate its 17th year at St. Thomas Church Hall, 1400 St. Georges Ave. A variety of salt & fresh water fishing tackle will be available. Door prizes every half hour. Food & refreshments sponsored by St. Thomas Holy Name Society. Admission: $4 (children 12 & under free). Info: www.fishingfleamarkets.com or 732-381-2165.

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

Singles • Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 973-343-6994 or www.steppinoutsingles.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

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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