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Wednesday, Sept. 27

Knights' Watch Academy self-defense classes, 1 to 7 p.m. on the front lawn of The Yard, 40 College Ave. Free demonstrations by the Rutgers University Police Department. 

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Setting Up Families for Success: 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rutgers Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick. The National Women's Law Center and the NJ Time to Care Coalition invite you to join the conversation on challenges faced by parents in the low-wage workforce. Brainstorm and identify potential solutions.

Mariel Bildsten Trio, 8 to 11 p.m. at INC American Bar & Kitchen, 302 George St., New Brunswick. Part of the New Brunswick Jazz Project. No cover charge. Please RSVP. 

Thursday, Sept. 28

Film screening of "Dreams That Money Can Buy," (1946, 80 minutes), 6 p.m. at Ruth Adams Building Room 001. $12 general admission, $10 for students and $9 for seniors. Part of the 36th Bi-Annual New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2017. More information at

Jared Gold Quartet, 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany St., New Brunswick. Featuring Steve Nelson on vibes, Paul Bollenback on guitar and McClenty Hunter on drums. No cover charge.

Friday, Sept. 29 

Blood drive hosted by the Alpha Epsilon Delta - Rutgers Chapter, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Ave., New Brunswick. Donate blood and save a life. 

Arts and Crafts Fair at Hidden Grounds, 4C Easton Ave., New Brunswick, 8 to 10 p.m. Support small business vendors and browse an array of locally made art. Email for more information and to participate. 

Saturday, Sept. 30. 

litLAB - Writing Workshop, 1 to 4 p.m. at Above Art Studios, 55b Morris St., New Brunswick. Street and deck parking available. Free writing workshop by coLAB Arts. Develop your own project to be showcased at the Nov. 29 litLAB live event at Pinos' Lounge in Highland Park. For more information, contact Jad at 732-672-9871 or

Sunday, Oct. 1 

Community story-telling event around domestic violence prevention, 2 to 4 p.m. in the courtyard of the First Reformed Church, 160 Neilson St., New Brunswick. Rain location inside the church. Storytellers will provide a deeper understanding of the cycle of violence and resilience of survivors. Partnership between the Town Clock Community Development Corporation and coLAB Arts, to kick off the city's observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Free admission. Refreshments to follow. 

Film screening of Siamo La Fine Del Mondo (We Are At The End Of The World), (2017, 15 minutes), followed by Life by the Landfill (2016, 57 minutes). 7 p.m. at Voorhees Hall, Room 105. $12 general admission, $10 for students and $9 for seniors. Part of the 36th Bi-Annual New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2017. More information at