Community Calendar: Jan. 17-March 29

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Art Gallery Reception • Jan. 17 from 7-9 p.m. – Rahway Arts District’s 1591 Gallery, 1591 Irving St., Rahway, will hold an opening reception for Chartball Graphics’ exhibit of large-scale data visualization posters that blend sports history and design. Info: info@artsrahway.com

Religion • Jan. 18 at 9:30 a.m. – Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen, will present Rabbi Kerry Olitzky to speak about “The Most Important Mitzvah: Welcoming The Stranger” following services and lunch. Free and open to the public. Info: Hazzan Levin – 732-548-2238 ext. 14.

Book Signing • Jan. 18 from 4-6 p.m. – Author Azuka “Zuke” Obi will sell and sign copies of his self-help book, “Power to Excel: Reaching for your Best” at Second Baptist Church, 200 Locust St., Roselle. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Students Scholarship Fund. Info: 908-245-1187.

Community Presentation • Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. – Congregation Neve Shalom will present “Fulfilling the Dream: Jewish ‘Takes’ On Social Justice” featuring speakers from Neve Shalom, Temple Emanu-El, Beth Mordecai and the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County at Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison. Free and open to the public. Info: Hazzan – Levin – 732-548-2238 ext. 14.

Film • Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will screen the award-winning film “Monsieur Lazhar.” Dr. Susan London will lead a discussion afterwards. Refreshments will be served. The cost is $8 for members ($11 for non-members). To register, send names of participants and a check payable to the JCC to: JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, NJ 08820 attn: Diane Mael and write “Monsieur Lazhar” in the memo section. Info: 732-494-3232 ext. 3614.

Singles • Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a dance at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. Admission: $15. Info: 973-343-6994 or www.steppinoutsingles.com

Movie • Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield, will continue its lunchtime Science Fiction Classics film series. Light refreshments served at 12:30 p.m. Patrons invited to bring a bagged lunch. Info: 973-376-4930.

Healthy Cooking Class • Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. – Chef Diane Weeks, RD, will teach “Confused About Carbs? Good Carb Meals That Work For You” at Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. Info: 732-499-6193.

Linden AARP • Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. - Linden AARP Chapter #1894 will meet at the Linden Presbyterian Church, corner of Orchard Terr. & Princeton Rd. Refreshments will be available at noon. Anyone who belongs to the national AARP may join the Linden Chapter. Guests welcome.

Open House • Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace School, 630 Amboy Ave., Edison, will hold an open house for parents and families. The school offers classes for Pre-K3 through 8th Grade.

Live Music • Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. – Rhonda Duvet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio will perform “Mostly Motown” at the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. Free admission. Info: 973-376-4930 or email questions@sfplnj.org

Book Club • Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. – The Reader’s Forum will meet at the Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave., Cranford to discuss “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Walker. New members welcome. Info: 908-709-7272 or library@cranfordnj.org

Open House • Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. – Mother Seton Regional High School, 1 Valley Rd., Clark, will hold an informal open house for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls and their families. Eighth graders who have not applied should call 732-382-1952 to request an application ASAP. Parents or students may attent alone if the evening is not convenient for both.

Healthy Cooking Class • Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. – Chef Diane Weeks, RD, will teach about “Fabulous Seafood” at Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Rd., Scotch Plains. Info: 732-499-6193.

Movie • Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield, will continue its lunchtime Science Fiction Classics film series. Light refreshments served at 12:30 p.m. Patrons invited to bring a bagged lunch. Info: 973-376-4930.

Bus Trip • Feb. 9 from 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County is offering a bus trip to the Neue Galerie in New York City to see the special exhibit “Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925.” The cost is $50 for members ($55 non-members) which includes bus transportation, admission, and a private docent tour. The bus will leave from the JCC on Oak Tree Rd., Edison. To register, mail the names of the participants and a check payable to the JCC to JCC of Middlesex County, 1885 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, NJ 08820, attn: Diane Mael and write “NEUE GALERIE” in the memo section. Info: 732-494-3232 ext. 3614.

Movie • Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield, will continue its lunchtime Science Fiction Classics film series. Light refreshments served at 12:30 p.m. Patrons invited to bring a bagged lunch. Info: 973-376-4930.

Movie • March 3 at 1 p.m. – The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield, will continue its lunchtime Science Fiction Classics film series. Light refreshments served at 12:30 p.m. Patrons invited to bring a bagged lunch. Info: 973-376-4930.

Spring Auction • March 29 at 4 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace School of Fords will hold its annual spring auction. Prizes include Disney Hopper passes, theater tickets and more. Calling starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and includes one sheet of small prize tickets, unlimited coffee and desserts. Bring your own food. No one under 18 admitted. For tickets and info, contact Meaghan DiCarlo at 732-343-4372 or meaghandicarlo@gmail.com.


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