Blood Drive • Jan. 15 from 12:30 –6:30 p.m. and Jan. 16 from 11:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566
SCOTCH PLAINS — Community members are invited to a discussion of the book, “Three Cups of Tea,” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, at Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains.
RAHWAY — Arts Guild New Jersey will present a screening of animated short films on Jan. 15, 2011, at 8 p.m. The screening will be held at 1670 Irving Street in Rahway.
RAHWAY – City Hall will remain open until 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, beginning Feb. 14.
SAYREVILLE-These memories are from former Morgan resident, Verne James: “I have to say this topic was certainly a highlight for those of us fortunate enough to have grown up in Morgan during the 1960s and early 1970s.
NEW BRUNSWICK – For the third year in a row, the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division is asking middle and high school students to film their own Law Day video and enter it in the YLD’s Law Day 2011 YouTube Video Contest.
UNION — Brazilian composer Dr. João Guilherme Ripper is Kean University’s 2011-2012 Concert Artist Composer-in-Residence, program director Dr. Anthony Scelba announced.
SCOTCH PLAINS — New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) calls all negative blood types to donate at the Scotch Plains donor room at 2279 South Ave. on Monday, Jan. 17 from 2 to 8:30 p.m. All donors will receive unique positively negative T-shirts after donating.
STATE – Two local retailers sold winning tickets in Jersey Cash 5 drawings this week.