Community Bulletin Board

Old Bridge Library
schedules programs

Old Bridge Library
schedules programs

The Old Bridge Public Library Main Branch, Route 516 and Cottrell Road, has scheduled several upcoming events.

Individuals of all ages who are interested in learning more about family history are invited to the next meeting of the library’s new genealogy club, set for 7 p.m. on March 12.

The Coffeehouse Board Game Club of Old Bridge will meet at 1 p.m. on March 15 in the library coffee café. The club concentrates on classic board games, but community members are welcome to bring in a wide variety of games for everyone to try. Individuals of all ages are welcome. The library asks that participants bring their own games, if possible.

A meeting of the library’s gardening club is set for 7 p.m. on March 19 in the large meeting room. Participants will trade secrets and tips, plan visits to gardening centers and more. Discussion will focus on remaking the library garden and trading plants. A demonstration on how to propagate cuttings is scheduled.

The new Mystery Book Discussion Group will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on March 19. Topic will be Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich.

Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam will be the topic at the Original Book Discussion Group of Old Bridge meeting set for 7:30-8:45 p.m. on March 20 in the library conference room. All book lovers are welcome. Copies of the book will be available at the library circulation desk.

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells will be the topic at the next meeting of the library’s new Science Fiction Book Discussion Group planned for 7 p.m. on March 27.

Members are sought for the library’s new Romance Book Discussion Group. Interested individuals should call the library for details

For more information on all programs, call Tim at (732) 721-5600, ext. 2313; e-mail

OLV Knights will offer

Atlantic City overnight

Knights of Columbus Council No. 2061, Fourth Degree Assembly 0670, Parlin section of Sayreville, will offer an Atlantic City overnight trip, May 26-27. Departure will be at 2 p.m. on May 26 from the Knights council home, Washington Road.

Cost is $125 per person, based upon double occupancy. Price includes round-trip transportation, one night’s accommodations at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, casino coin bonus, baggage handling, taxes and an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. A $20 deposit is due upon registration. Final payment is due March 27.

For more information and to reserve, call Ann and Jack Floersch at (732) 254-7263.

Women’s center to offer

‘Sandwich Generation’

The Center for Women at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division, will sponsor the first program in its spring educational series at 7 p.m. on March 19 in the hospital’s Medical Arts Building, off Ferry Road, between routes 9 and 18. Guest speaker Carol Abaya, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and expert on aging, will present a lecture titled "The Sandwich Generation: Aging Parents and You." The program is designed to help participants understand the unique challenges of adult children caring for their parents. The event is free of charge, but space is limited. Well-lighted, free parking will be available. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to register, call (732) 324-5300, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Band parents to sponsor

March 23 A.C. bus trip

The Sayreville War Memorial High School Band Parents Association will sponsor a March 23 trip to the Showboat Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City. The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the school parking lot, Washington Road. Return will be at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Cost is $21 per person, with a $14 return in coin. A snack and beverage are included in the ticket price. Seats are limited. Proceeds will benefit the Sayreville War Memorial High School Marching Band. For more information and to reserve, call Sandy at (732) 254-0455.

Spring organ concert

planned at St. Stan’s

The community is invited to celebrate the arrival of spring at a family organ concert set for 3 p.m. on March 30 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 225 MacArthur Ave. Sayreville.

Guest organist Rudolph Lucente will present works of Bach, Purcell, Ireland and others. Lucente is the director of music at St. Rose Catholic Church, North Wales, Pa. He is an assistant organist at the Grand Court Organ (formerly Wanamaker’s) in Philadelphia, and a holiday staff organist at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, call (732) 254-0212.

Simpson youth group

to host spaghetti dinner

The youth group of Simpson United Methodist Church, Route 516 and Owens Road, Old Bridge, will host a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser from 5-7 p.m. on March 22. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12; youngsters under age 4 will be admitted free of charge. Takeouts will be available. For more information and to reserve, call (732) 679-7499. Tickets also will be available at the door.