Edison JCC will sponsor

Israeli art fair May 15

The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, will sponsor a "Hand-in-Hand With Israel Solidarity Art Fair," beginning May 15 at 8:30 p.m.

An opening night cocktail reception will be held on May 15, followed by the public opening from May 16-23.

The JCC of Middlesex County pro­motes the intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being of individuals and families in the Jewish and general community of the county.

For further information, call (732) 494-3232, ext. 613.

Edison holds Mrs. New

Jersey U.S. Pageant

The Holiday Inn, Raritan Center, Edison, will hold the 2004 Mrs. New Jersey United States Pageant on May 16.

Applications are now being accepted. Prospective contestants must be between the ages of 21 and 56.

Phases of competition will include a personal interview with a panel of judges, swim suit and evening gown.

The winner of the Mrs. New Jersey Pageant will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete in the nationally televised Mrs. United States Pageant in Las Vegas, Nev., in July.

In addition to the trip to Las Vegas, the winner will receive a 14-carat diamond crown ring and an array of prizes.

Contestants entering the pageant will be awarded a county or city title. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Special Olympics.

For further information, interested applicants can call (732) 580-3015 or email mrsnjdirec­tor@aol.com.

WHW will hold benefit concert on May 15

Women Helping Women (WHW) will continue its "Women in Song" benefit concert series at the First Presbyterian Church social hall, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen, on May 15 at 8 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Suzanne Buirgy will be featured in this concert. As a solo artist, she has performed at renowned clubs including the Bitter End, the Blue­bird Café, Genghis Cohen and Luna Park.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

For further information or to order tickets, call WHW at (732) 549-6000.