University Inn & Conference Center At Rutgers, 178 Ryders Lane
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a free conference for area small businesses will offer tips and information for disaster preparation and recovery.
Rutgers Delta Sigma Pi Blood Drive, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway
NJ Blood Services is hosting this drive, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Todd Andrlik Author Event, Barnes and Noble at Rutgers University Bookstore, 100 Somerset St.
Author Todd Andrlik will discuss his latest book, "Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before it Was History, It Was News" at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant, 338 George St.
There is a $5 cover charge for this performance, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
20th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, corner of Livingston Avenue and George Street.
New Brunswick City Market will host its annual holiday tree lighting celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and will feature musical entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus, free carriage rides, a scavenger hunt and a chili cook off, with tasting kits available for $1.