Blood Drive • Sept. 24 from 2-7:30 p.m. – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Road, will host a blood drive. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with consent from their parent or legal guardian) and weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
RAHWAY—St. Thomas Byzantine Catholic Church will hold its first flea market and craft sale of the season on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
RAHWAY—The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will hold their annual “Ghosts of the Past” Rahway Cemetery Tour over two days, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4, from 1-4 p.m. in Rahway Cemetery, St. Georges Avenue in Rahway.
CLARK—The Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark invites you to come celebrate at its annual Polish Harvest Festival “Dozynki” on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m.
TRENTON – Citing studies that document the health risks to non-smokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke, as well as environmental concerns, Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) said today she is introducing a bill to ban smoking at all state, county and municipal parks and beaches.
CARTERET—For 34 years the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrate the diversity that comprises this suburban community.
The review of director Shane Acker’s “9” you really want to read is preferably rendered by a bright, precocious adolescent who, after attending Carnegie Mellon, hopes to excel in an occupation for which there is yet no name. He or she could condescendingly inform why this animated bit of post-apocalyptic sci-fi is either “awesome” or “just so puerile.”
UNION – The Department of Theatre at Kean University will reunite decades of alumni in “Encore! a Theatre Retrospective,” on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Kean’s Wilkins Theatre.
UNION – Five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will perform at the grand opening of the Gene and Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University’s East Campus on Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
EDISON—Belching smokestacks, colossal clock cogs, the ribbed wreckage of a crashed zeppelin, all under lit by the blazing Fires of Industry, Dawson’s steam-punk version of Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” features a soundtrack of Beethoven symphonies screened through the fractious filters of punk, thrash, and techno, then scribble scratched by a goggle-eyed DJ sitting atop a scaffolded clock tower that rises 15 feet above the boards.