Community Calendar: Nov. 1 – Jan. 11

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Total Joint Replacement Education Session • Nov. 1 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. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Men’s Socialization Group • Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. – Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County offers a socialization group for men ages 60+ in its Monroe Twp. Office, 52 Concordia Shopping Center. Pre-registration required; 609-395-7979 or 732-777-1940. Fee: $3 per session.

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

Flea Market & Collectible Show • Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Clark UNICO will sponsor a flea market & collectible show at Arthur L. Johnson High School, 365 Westfield Ave., Clark. Free admission. More than 50 exhibitors will offer a variety of merchandise. Food will be available for purchase. Info: 201-998-1144 or events@jcpromotions.info

Blood Drive • Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Knights of Columbus-Council 5088, 109 Morrissey Ave., Avenel, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Books & Bagels • Nov. 2 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave., will host its Books & Bagels monthly book chat program in the library’s Fridlington Room. Bring a few of your favorite reads and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. Refreshments. No registration required. Info: Sally Hanford, 908-709-7272 ext. 2104 or s-hanford@cranfordnj.org.

Blood Drive • Nov. 2 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and Nov. 3 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.

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

Book Sale • Nov. 3 from noon-5 p.m., Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. – noon) – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 East Broad St., Westfield, will hold its 26th annual Giant Book Sale in the church’s Parish Hall. Info: 908-451-5082 or cbnj123@verizon.net

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.

Blood Drive • Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Temple Beth-El, 338 Walnut Ave., Cranford, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Open House • Nov. 4 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Mother Seton Regional High School, 1 Valley Rd., Clark, will hold an informal open house for 5th-8th grade girls and their parents. Tour the school, meet with faculty & students, and learn about curricular and co-curricular programs. Parents or students may attend alone if time is not convenient for both. A scholarship exam for 8th graders is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 14. Info: 732-382-1952 or www.motherseton.org

Tai Chi & Qigong Meditation Classes • Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2 & 9 – The Division of Integrative Medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center will offer Tai Chi and Qigong meditation classes at RBMC Old Bridge, 3 Hospital Plaza, off of Ferry Rd., from noon to 1:15 p.m. and at Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy, from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Cost is $75 for six sessions. Registration required; call 1-800-DOCTORS.

Blood Drive • Nov. 5 from noon-4 p.m. – Wardlaw-Hartridge Upper School, 1295 Inman Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Total Joint Replacement Education Session • Nov. 6 from 8-11 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screening • Nov. 6 from 9-11 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center will offer free blood pressure screenings at Raritan Bay YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., lower level, Perth Amboy.

Diet & Nutrition Seminar • Nov. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. –  Trinitas Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar on Healthy Eating for the Holidays presented by Michelle Ali, RD, at the CORE Building, 1164 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth. Call 908-994-8939 to register.

Diabetes Discussion Group • Nov. 6 from 7-8 p.m. – The Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free Diabetes Discussion Group meeting at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Registration required; call 1-800-DOCTORS.

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

“Small Business Opportunities” Program • Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. – Representatives of SCORE will present a free seminar, “Small Business Opportunities,” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Registration required; call 908-709-7272 or email lbrary@cranfordnj.org with your name, telephone number and email address.

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.

Widows’ Group • Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. – Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County offers a socialization group for widows ages 60+ at its Monroe Twp. Office, 52 Concordia Shopping Center. Pre-registration required; call 609-395-7979 or 732-777-1940. Fee: $3 per session.

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.

Adoption Presentation • Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. – Adoptions From The Heart will present a free information meeting, “Learn About Domestic Adoption,” at the Iselin Branch of the Woodbridge Public Library, 1081 Green St., Iselin. Info: 856-665-5655 or www.afth.org

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.

Total Join Replacement Education Session • Nov. 8 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. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Men’s Socialization Group • Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. – Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County offers a socialization group for men ages 60+ in its Monroe Twp. Office, 52 Concordia Shopping Center. Pre-registration required; 609-395-7979 or 732-777-1940. Fee: $3 per session.

Babysitter Safety Class • Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is providing a Babysitter Safety Class at the Raritan Valley Area YMCA, 144 Tice Lane, East Brunswick. The interactive class for ages 10-16 focuses on first aid, household safety and fundamentals of childcare. Cost: $35 (includes safety manual) Registration required; call 1-800-DOCTORS.

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.

Flea Market & Craft Show • Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. –  St. Thomas Parish will host a flea market and craft sale at the Parish Center, 1407 St. Georges Ave., Rahway. Every attendee will receive a free raffle ticket for a gift drawing and the kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch. For vendor info, call 908-217-6856.

Blood Drive • Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – St. Michael School, 100 Alden St., Cranford, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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.

Goods & Services Auction • Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen, will hold its annual goods and services auction, featuring designer bags, theatre and sporting event tickets, original fine art and more. Complimentary coffee and dessert. Admission: $5 per person. Info: Martha Mack, 732-548-2238 ext. 17.

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.

Weight Loss Surgery Presentation • Nov. 11 from 7-8 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a seminar, “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” at the Old Bridge location, in Suite 404 of the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd., between Routes 9 & 18. Info: 1-855-TIME-4-ME

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.

Technology for Exceptional Children • Nov. 12 from 7-8 p.m. –  Learn about the latest technology in physical, occupational and speech therapy for children, including Brainwave Safari, Interactive Metronome and Xbox Kinect at Trinitas Children’s Therapy Services, Echo Executive Plaza, 899 Mountain Ave., Suite 1A, Springfield. Call 973-218-6394 ext. 13 or email knelson@trinitas.org to register.

Total Joint Replacement Education Session • Nov. 13 from 8-11 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.

Dine-In Fundraiser • Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. –  Denny’s, 1286 St. Georges Ave., Avenel, is helping the American Cancer Fund raise money with a “Dine for a Cause” fundraiser. The restaurant will donate 15% of the check (pre-tax) if customers bring in a flyer, which can be downloaded at http://njtoday.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Dennys-flyer.pdf Customers can also show the flyer on their smart phone.

Maternity Pavilion Tour • Nov. 13 at 5, 6 or 7 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center’s monthly tour of the Berkow Maternity Pavilion will allow newly expectant parents to see what the maternity unit has to offer. Participants will meet in the main lobby of the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Registration required; call 1-800-DOCTORS.

Health Information Program • Nov. 13 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Get the facts about total joint replacement so you can make an informed decision in the Physicians Conference Room, Lower Level, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Administrative Services Building, 210 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Call 908-994-8939 to register.

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

Income Tax Program • Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. – Mary Baker of Baker Tax & Accounting Services, LLC, will present “The ABCs of Income Tax” at the Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St. Registration requested; sign up at the circulation desk or call 908-298-3830.

“Enchanting Ireland” Program • Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Dr. James P. Kane will present “Enchanting Ireland,” a music, slide and lecture program celebrating the Irish people and history of Ireland, at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Free admission. Info: 908-709-7272.

Surgery Preparation Workshop • Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. – noon – The Division of Integrative Medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering a Prepare for Surgery, Heal FasterTM workshop at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Ideally suited for patients scheduled for surgery in one to two weeks. Cost: $25 per person; a family member or friend may attend for no charge. Registration required; call 1-800-DOCTORS.

Blood Drive • Nov. 14 from 11:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m. – Kean University Center, 100 Morris Ave., Union, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

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

Babysitter Lessons Discussion Group • Nov. 14 from 4-5 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free Babysitter Lessons Discussion Group at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., lower level, Perth Amboy. The discussion group focuses on safe babysitting, child growth and development, and play. Info: 1-800-DOCTORS.

Go Red Heart Program • Nov. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. –  Cardiologist Fayed Shamoon, MD, will talk about how to assure cardiac health and help prevent  a hospital admission at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, CORE Building, 1164 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth. Call 908-994-8939 to register.

Total Join Replacement Education Session • Nov. 15 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. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Men’s Socialization Group • Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. – Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County offers a socialization group for men ages 60+ in its Monroe Twp. Office, 52 Concordia Shopping Center. Pre-registration required; 609-395-7979 or 732-777-1940. Fee: $3 per session.

Medicare Options Program • Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. – The Cranford Public Library is sponsoring a program, “Unraveling Medicare: Explaining Your 2014 Medicare Health Care Options” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Info: 908-709-7272 or library@cranfordnj.org

Religious Presentation • Nov. 16 – Professor Gary Rendsburg will speak about “Dialectic In Judaism: Differing Viewpoints In The Torah,” during 9:30 a.m. services and after lunch at Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen. Free and open to the public. Info: Hazzan Levin, 732-548-2238 ext. 14.

Craft Fair • Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Osceola Presbyterian Church, 1689 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a craft fair. Free admission.

Concert • Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. – The Coffee with a Conscience concert series continues its 14th season at First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 East Broad St. (corner of North Ave.) with a performance by Lucy Kaplansky. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and tickets are $30. Info: lucykaplansky3.eventbrite.com

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

Concert • Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. – Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen, will present “HALLELUYAH!,” a joyful concert featuring NJ Cantors Concert Ensemble, Hazzan Sheldon Levin, conductor; HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir; HaZamir New Brunswick & HaZamir North Jersey Cantors Joel Caplan and Anna West Ott, conductors, and Neve Shalom Children. Patrons: $50 per person, General Admission: $20, seniors and students, $10. Tickets available at Neve Shalom. Info: Hazaan Levin, 732-548-2238 ext. 14 or hazzan@neveshalom.net

Missionary Sunday • Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. – Neil & Kathy Vanaria, missionaries to Papua, New Guinea, will visit Calvary Assembly of God, 242 Shunpike Rd., Springfield, as guests during the church’s monthly Missionary Sunday worship service. Info: 973-467-4600 or www.CalvaryAssembly.tv.

Health Fair • Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The YM-YWHA of Union County, 501 Green Lane, Union, will hold a health fair with free health screenings and flu shots for Medicare recipients. You do not have to be a Y member to participate, and the nutrition site will be open, offering lunch for $1.75. Info: call Susan at 908-289-8112 ext. 34.

Sisterhood Membership Night Out • Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. – Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen, will present “Conversations with Anne,” a live performance adapted from Anne Frank’s diary entries. All Neve Shalom Sisterhood members are invited. Cost: Paid sisterhood dues ($36); members may bring guests for $18. Dinner will be served. RSVP by Nov. 11 to Barbara at 732-321-0670 or barbmcs@aol.com

Cardiac Club • Nov. 18 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings • Nov. 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center will offer free blood pressure screenings at the Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., Woodbridge.

Total Joint Replacement Education Session • Nov. 20 from 8-11 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screening • Nov. 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center will offer free blood pressure screenings for senior citizens at the Old Bridge Senior Citizen Center, 1 Old Bridge Plaza.

Networking Luncheon • Nov. 20 at noon – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Cranford Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon at Atria Senior Living, 10 Jackson Dr., Cranford. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests. RSVP to 908-272-6114 by Nov. 15.

Financial Seminar • Nov. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. – John C. Gibardi, president and CEO of Entertainment Industries Federal Credit Union, will present a free seminar on Credit Reports and Scores – What They’re Really All About, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center CORE Building, 1164 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth. Light dinner will be served. Call 908-994-8939 to register.

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.

Memory Program • Nov. 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Frank Mathews, community health educator at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway, will present a talk, “Memory: Did You Forget Something?” at the Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza. Info: 732-340-1551 ext. 212.

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

Blood Drive • Nov. 21 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Roselle Park High School, 185 West Webster Ave., Roselle Park, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Pressure Screening • Nov. 21 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center will offer free blood pressure screenings for senior citizens at the Sayreville Senior Citizen Center, 435 Main St.

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.

Blood Drive • Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Roselle Catholic High School, 1 Raritan Rd., Roselle, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Student Play • Nov. 21, 22 & 23 at 7 p.m. – The Linden High School Drama Club will present a production of Twelve Angry Jurors in the auditorium of Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door.

Total Join Replacement Education Session • Nov. 22 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. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Men’s Socialization Group • Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. – Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County offers a socialization group for men ages 60+ in its Monroe Twp. Office, 52 Concordia Shopping Center. Pre-registration required; 609-395-7979 or 732-777-1940. Fee: $3 per session.

Student Musical • Nov. 22 & 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. – Mother Seton Regional High School, One Valley Rd., Clark, will present its production of “The Sound of Music.” A special 50th Anniversary reception follows the Saturday performance. Tickets: $10 adults/students; $8 children under 12/senior citizens. Info: 732-382-1952 or www.motherseton.org

Blood Drive • Nov. 23 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Knights of Columbus-Council 857, 130 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Childbirth Education Class • Nov. 23 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. Fee: $125 per couple. Registration required; call 1-800-DOCTORS.

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.

Play Reading • Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. – Members of The Theater Project will read Act II of By the Shores of Alluvtoomey, by Michael McGoldrick, a crazy family comedy that investigates why story telling is so important to our lives, at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. A synopsis of Act I will be presented for those who missed last month’s reading. Free admission.

Climate Change Day Of Action • Nov. 24 from noon-2 p.m. – New Jersey Organizing For Action’s Climate Reality Project will hold a Day of Action about Climate Change at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave., Maplewood. 973-763-0750.

German Christmas Market • Nov. 24 from noon – 5 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold an authentic German Christmas market with imported German holiday items and gifts. Dinners available. Info: 732-574-8600.

Gift Boutique • Nov. 24 from noon-5 p.m. – The Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County will hold a gift boutique, children’s concert and food drive at Trayes Hall in the Douglass College Center, 100 George St., New Brunswick. Free admission. Info: 732-588-1800 or www.JewishMiddlesex.org/supersunday.aspx

Film • Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. – Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will begin its new lunchtime series, “Vincent Minelli – A Short Retrospective.” Bring a brown bag lunch; light refreshments are available at 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930.

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

Free Blood Pressure Screening • Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. – noon. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering free blood pressure screenings at the South Amboy YMCA, 200 John T. O’Leary Blvd.

Thanksgiving Food Basket Distribution • Nov. 26 from noon-7 p.m. – Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., Linden, will distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to those in need who pre-registered. Call 908-925-7979.

Total Joint Replacement Education Session • Nov. 27 from 8-11 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.

Blood Drive • Nov. 27 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group Meeting • Nov. 27 from 6-7 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Weigh Loss Support Group meeting at its Old Bridge location for individuals who have had or are contemplating weight loss surgery. Meeting location: Suite 404, Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd., between Routes 9 & 18. Info: 1-855-TIME-4-ME.

Weight Loss Surgery Presentation • Nov. 27 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a seminar, “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” at the Old Bridge location, in Suite 404 of the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd., between Routes 9 & 18. Info: 1-855-TIME-4-ME

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

Total Join Replacement Education Session • Nov. 29 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. Registration required; call 732-535-4746.

Men’s Socialization Group • Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. – Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County offers a socialization group for men ages 60+ in its Monroe Twp. Office, 52 Concordia Shopping Center. Pre-registration required; 609-395-7979 or 732-777-1940. Fee: $3 per session.

Menorah Lighting • Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. – The Edison Township Menorah Lighting & Chanukah Celebration will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison. The Avi Maza orchestra will provide entertainment, and there will be crafts and light Chanukah refreshments for all. Free admission, but nonperishable food items (no meat items) will be collected for the JFVS Food Pantry. Info: 732-494-3232.

Medicare Options Program • Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. – The Cranford Public Library is sponsoring a program, “Unraveling Medicare: Explaining Your 2014 Medicare Health Care Options” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Info: 908-709-7272 or library@cranfordnj.org

“Small Business Checkup” Program • Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. – Representatives of SCORE will present a free seminar, “Small Business Check-Up,” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. Registration required; call 908-709-7272 or email lbrary@cranfordnj.org with your name, telephone number and email address. 

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

Film • Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. – Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will continues its lunchtime series, “Vincent Minelli – A Short Retrospective.” Bring a brown bag lunch; light refreshments are available at 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930.

Avoiding Fraud & Identity Theft • Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. – Agnieska Belch of Garden State Community Bank will present a program on Avoiding Fraud & Identity Theft at Linden Library, 31 E. Henry St. Registration requested; sign up at the circulation desk or call 908-298-3830.

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

Blood Drive • Dec. 16 from 1-7 p.m. – Linden Public Library, 31 E. Henry St., Linden, will host a blood drive in the Columbia Bank Room. All eligible donors will be entered into a sweepstakes for a pair of Super Bowl tickets. Info: 1-800-NJBLOOD.

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

Film • Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. – Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., will begin concludes its lunchtime series, “Vincent Minelli – A Short Retrospective.” Bring a brown bag lunch; light refreshments are available at 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930.

Student Musical • Jan. 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m. – The Rahway High School Musical Theatre Class will present a production of Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs For A New World.” Tickets are $8; call 732-396-2966.


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