April 20

+ Partylite Candle Event, sponsored by the Monroe Township Mother’s Club, 7:30 p.m., at the First Aid Hall, corner of Monmouth Road and First Avenue. Public welcome. Refreshments. A percentage of all sales of candles and accessories will be donated to the Mother’s Club to assist in its endeavors throughout the community. Log on to www.monroetownshipmothersclub.comor e-mail; call Nicole at (732) 521-9026.

April 21

+ Tricky Tray, sponsored by Animal Rescue Force, East Brunswick, doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 8 p.m., at East Brunswick High School, Cranbury Road. Admission is $5; includes one sheet of tickets, complimentary coffee and cake. (732) 257-7559.

+ Wine Tasting, sponsored by the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 250th Anniversary Committee, 7-11 p.m., at the Main Street Firehouse, Spotswood. Wines from Snowhill Liquors, Spotswood and Frenchtown. Snacks, including cheese, crackers, fruit. Admission is $10 per person; includes a commemorative glass from which to sample the vintages. (732) 251-2449.

+ Adult Tricky Tray, sponsored by Our Lady of Victories (OLV) Parish, doors open at 5 p.m., event begins at 7:30 p.m., in the church’s Monsignor Dalton Hall, Main Street, Sayreville. Open to individuals age 18 and above. Tickets, $8 each at the parish office, include admission, two sheets of prize tickets, coffee, tea, dessert. Participants may bring their own food and beverage. Call the parish office at (732) 257-0077.

+ Spring Fling Dance, sponsored by the St. Lawrence Youth Group and Triple H DJs, 7-10 p.m., at the St. Lawrence Parish Center, Laurence Parkway, Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. All students in grades 6-10 welcome to attend. Admission is $5 at the door. Call Lisa at (732) 583-1024 or Anna at (732) 316-7929.

+ Oldies Dance, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 4815, 8 p.m., at the council home, 40 Pine St., Old Bridge. Dancing to the music of the ’50s and ’60s. Soda, cake, coffee, tea. Dances held on the third Friday of every month. Singles welcome. Admission is $8 per person. Call Tony at (732) 251-0970.

April 21, 22 & 23

+ Towel and Linen Sale, sponsored by Sacred Heart HSA, South Amboy, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 21 and 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 23, in Sacred Heart Memorial Hall, Washington Avenue, South Amboy. Featuring 22 categories of name-brand American linen, sold in its original factory packaging, offered at savings of 25-40 percent. More than 900 sheet sets on display. Comforters, blankets, towels, rugs, pillows, mattress pads, bath sets, kitchen linen. Call the school at (732) 721-0834.

April 22

+ Comedy Night, sponsored by St. Bartholomew Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes, doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 8:30 p.m., at St. Bart’s Parish Hall, 460 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick. Headliners include comedians Rich Walker, Jim Dailakis, Jeff Pirami. Cost is $30 per person. (732) 742-9767 or (732) 583-3595.

+ Casino Night, sponsored by the Immaculate Conception Fathers Club, doors open at 6 p.m., event set for 7-10 p.m., in the cafeteria at Immaculate Conception School, 23 Manalapan Road, Spotswood. Casino games, food, beverages, DJ. Prizes include a 27-inch television with DVD/VCR; barbecue grill; seven-day vacation to Myrtle Beach, S.C.; home-theater system; spa treatment; more. Tickets cost $40 per person and include $25 in gaming chips. (732) 251-9392.

+ Big-Band Dance, featuring the Imperial Dance Band, 7:30-11 p.m., at the Imperial Music Center, 48 Appleby Ave., South River. Dancing, light refreshments. Cost is $17 per person in advance, $20 at the door. Mail checks to the Imperial Music Center, 48 Appleby Ave., South River, NJ 08882. (732) 254-5862.

+ Yard Sale Day, sponsored by the Monroe Township High School PTO, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parking lot at the high school, Perrineville Road. Rain date is April 23. Vendors invited to sell their treasures. Spaces cost $10 each. Proceeds help support the PTO scholarship fund. Call Cheryl at (732) 416-0143, Kathy at (732) 446-1709, Emily at (732) 521-5239, or e-mail

+ Wine Tasting, sponsored by the Interfaith Network of Care, 6-9:30 p.m., in the auditorium at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, 323 Elm Ave., Metuchen. Six wines from around the world, cheese, door prizes. Moderator: Debbie Miller Nelson. Tickets cost $40 per person. (732) 247-1655.

April 22 & 29

+ Hoop-A-Thon, sponsored by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, New Jersey Chapter. April 22 event is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rutgers University Louis Brown Athletic Center (the “RAC”) on Rutgers’ Livingston campus, Piscataway. April 29 event set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hoop Heaven Basketball Center, Whippany. Participants stand at the foul line and shoot as many baskets as they can in 10 minutes. For each basket that is sunk, sponsors (signed up by each shooter prior to the contest) donate a pledged amount of money. Flat donations also accepted. Many shooters receive sporting goods gift certificates proportional to the money they raise. Every participant who raises $75 or more receives a Hoop-A-Thon T-shirt. Net proceeds benefit programs for Huntington’s disease. Call (609) 448-3500, or visit the Hoop-A-Thon Web site at

April 22-27

+ Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Monroe Township Library, at the library, 4 Municipal Plaza. Schedule: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 22, Preview Day, with a $1 entry donation; 1-4 p.m. on April 23; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 24-26; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 27. (732) 521-5000.

April 23

+ Young at Heart Doll Club Show and Sale, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Centerpoint, Monroe, Exit 8A off the New Jersey Turnpike. Antique and collectible dolls, bears, accessories; doll hospital and appraiser available; surprise guests scheduled. Refreshments. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children. Free parking. Proceeds benefit the doll club’s charitable activities. Call Diane at (609) 752-0777 or Linda at (732) 679-2623.

+ Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Morgan Lions Club, 8 a.m. to noon, at Eisenhower School, Ernston Road, Sayreville. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children under age 12. Call Edward Anderson at (732) 721-4350.

April 26

+ Charity Luncheon, sponsored by the East Brunswick Woman’s Club, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in a private home at 2 Margie Road, East Brunswick. Participants asked to make a main dish, salad or dessert, and to bring a minimum donation of $10 for the club’s chosen charity, the fight against myelodysplastic syndrome, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Guests welcome. Call Joyce at (732) 257-9233 or Pat at (732) 672-0184.

April 27

+ Volleyball Game to Fight Multiple Sclerosis (MS), sponsored by the Spotswood High School History Club and Octagon Community Service Club, 6-8 p.m., at the school, Summerhill Road. All proceeds benefit the MS Research Foundation. Admission is a donation in any amount for the MS Research Foundation. Public welcome.