Things To Do Today: Aug. 17, 2012

Blood Drive • Aug. 17 from noon – 6 p.m. – Burger King, 439 Morris Ave., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Donors must be 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 lbs., and present photo or signed ID. Donors over 75 can keep donating with a note from their doctor. First time donors must know their Social Security number. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Heart Association Offers 10 Tips To Help Your Heart & Lower Your Food Bill

STATE — With food prices significantly rising, more New Jerseyans are feeling the pinch in their pocketbook as they visit the local grocery store or restaurant. But the American Heart Association stresses that eating healthy needs to remain a priority in order to live longer, stronger lives– and can actually save you money in the long run.