Community Bulletin Board

Bargain Book Sale will mark 32nd year

The 32nd annual Bargain Book and Media Sale, sponsored by the East Brunswick Friends of the Library, will take place from March 20-26 in the J.C. Penney court at Brunswick Square Mall, Route 18, East Brunswick.

Hours on opening day, March 20, will be 7-9:30 p.m. The sale will continue March 21-25 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and on March 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be a $1 admission charge on the first night only; current Friends members will be admitted free of charge. In the interest of safety, children younger than age 8 should not attend on opening night. Families are welcome at any other time during the week.

The East Brunswick Library Puppeteers will offer free puppet shows at 7 and 7:30 p.m. on March 22 and 23.

The sale will feature thousands of used hardcover and paperback books, audiobooks, video games, computer software, CDs, collector’s items and the sale’s largest selection of prerecorded movies on DVD – all at discounted prices.

Proceeds from the book sale will benefit the East Brunswick Friends of the Library and, ultimately, the library.

Cash and checks may be used as payment for purchases. Credit cards will not be accepted.

For more information, call (732) 390-6783 or (732) 390-6950, or visit the library’s Web site at www.ebpl.org and click on News and Events.

Alborada Dance plans Gala and Fundraiser

The Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre will hold its second annual Gala and Fundraiser from 5:30-10:30 p.m. on March 26 at the Spain Inn, 1707 W. Seventh St., Piscataway.

The evening will feature a Spanish tapas dinner, dessert, coffee and/or tea, soft drinks, sangria, door prizes and more. Participants will dance to the music of Donny Pesce.

Principal dancers from Alborada and guest artists Virginia Kelly and Dario DaSilva will perform.

Honoree will be Maria Naumik, executive director, Monroe Township Arts Commission.

Tickets cost $55 per person.

For more information and to reserve, write to Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, 55 Piersoll Road, Old Bridge, NJ 08857, call (732) 416-1647, or e-mail alboradadance@aol.com.

OLV Tricky Tray

planned for April 21

Our Lady of Victories (OLV) Parish will hold its second annual Adult Tricky Tray beginning at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the church’s Monsignor Dalton Hall, Main Street, Sayreville. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The event is open to individuals age 18 and above.

Tickets, which are available for $8 each beginning March 20 at the parish office, include admission, two sheets of prize tickets, coffee, tea and dessert. Dinner tickets may be purchased for $7 each, in advance only; deadline is April 7. Participants may bring their own food and beverage.

For more information, call the parish office at (732) 257-0077.

Alborada Dance plans Gala and Fundraiser

The Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre will hold its second annual Gala and Fundraiser from 5:30-10:30 p.m. on March 26 at the Spain Inn, 1707 W. Seventh St., Piscataway.

The evening will feature a Spanish tapas dinner, dessert, coffee and/or tea, soft drinks, sangria, door prizes and more. Participants will dance to the music of Donny Pesce.

Principal dancers from Alborada and guest artists Virginia Kelly and Dario DaSilva will perform.

Honoree will be Maria Naumik, executive director, Monroe Township Arts Commission.

Tickets cost $55 per person.

For more information and to reserve, write to Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, 55 Piersoll Road, Old Bridge, NJ 08857, call (732) 416-1647, or e-mail alboradadance@aol.com.

Casino Night planned for March 18 at OLV

Our Lady of Victories School HSA will sponsor a Casino Night from 7-10 p.m. on March 18 in Monsignor Dalton Hall, Main Street, Sayreville. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. Price includes admission, startup chips, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee. The event is open to beginners and experienced players. Individuals must be age 21 and above to attend. Cash prizes will not be awarded, but winners will be eligible for other prize drawings. For more information and to reserve tickets, call (732) 257-5093.

Vendors are sought for Giant Flea Market

Vendors are needed for a Giant Flea Market set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 1 at St. Lawrence Church, Laurence Parkway, Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge.

Proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at the church. The parish kitchen will be open during the event.

Space rental cost is $20 per table. Tables will be provided inside the parish hall and outside in the parking lot.

For more information and to reserve, call (732) 290-9231.

Miniature golf to raise funds for youth group

The youth group of St. Paul’s Church will host a Miniature Golf Weekend from 6-9:30 p.m. on March 24 and 25 and 1-4 p.m. on March 26 at St. Paul’s Church, corner of West Lakewood and Main streets, Milltown. The event will help raise money for the group’s summer mission trip. Call (732) 828-0020.

Church offers babka,

pierogi, blintz, chrusciki

St. Euphrosynia Belarusian Greek Orthodox Church, Whitehead Avenue, South River, is taking advance orders for its fifth annual Easter Babka Sale. Babka, pierogi, blintzes and chrusciki are available for purchase.

Food pickup is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. on April 13 at the church.

To order, visit the Belarusian-American Center, kitchen entrance, 284 Whitehead Ave., or call Lilly at (732) 613-8718 or (732) 672-8646, or Tanya at (732) 516-8661.

Order deadline is April 1.

Homesteaders to discuss

‘Modern-Day Pioneers’

Bethelena and Timothy Knotts, homesteaders in Alaska, will offer a program titled “Modern-Day Pioneers” at the next meeting of the East Brunswick Garden Club set for 7:30 p.m. on March 21 at Nativity Lutheran Church, Ryders Lane and Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick. The club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. All are welcome. For more information, call (609) 395-9292.

Fish Fry planned for March 24 at church

The Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church, 172 Main St., Sayreville, will sponsor a Fish Fry on March 24. Takeouts will begin at 5 p.m. Dining room seating is set for 5:15-7 p.m.

Tickets cost $12 in advance. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $14.

For more information, call (732) 257-6353.