Spaghetti Dinner • Oct. 23 from 4-8 p.m. – The Prodigal Foundation will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the Hungarian American Citizens Club, 95 Port Reading Ave., Woodbridge. Tickets cost $8 for adults; $4 for children 6-11 and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds will be used to help children with cancer. For info, call 1-732-636-9200.
PERTH AMBOY-A Woodbridge reader wrote after my July 17 column where I had mention of “Gugies” (American Smelting and Refining):
CLARK – The Polish Cultural Foundation will present an evening with the author of Thaddeus Kosciuszko’s biography, “The Peasant Prince. Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution,” on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
MADISON, Wis. – Parents have long believed – and research bears out – that teenagers are more apt to pursue risky behavior if they believe “everybody’s doing it.”
About the only thing that sets “Couples Retreat” apart from the annual dozen or so movies of its formulaic ilk is that Peter Billingsley directs it. You know, little, bespectacled Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” (1983) who, despite Mom’s admonitions that he’ll shoot his eye out, prays night and day for Santa to bring him a BB gun.
RAHWAY – Aspiring young musicians, singers and songwriters can learn about rock music from a pro this fall.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Willow Grove Presbyterian Church is offering a free course in Eastern meditation exercises that is open to everyone.
ELIZABETH—St. Patrick High School Students are preparing their production of “High School Musical.” The show will be presented on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m.
Fish Dinner • Oct. 16 from noon-5 p.m.– Second Presbyterian Church, 1221 New Brunswick Ave., Rahway, is selling chicken and fish dinners. Full dinner: $10; Sandwiches: $5. To order, call Annette at 1-732-763-8413 or Sallie at 1-732-381-6273.
ELIZABETH-Here is more from the material given to me by South Amboy resident Jerry Celecki: On Feb. 9, 1831, the start of the rail line which was to become the CNJ, the Elizabeth & Somerville Railroad was chartered by the New Jersey Legislature.