Community Bulletin Board

O.B. church to sponsor Outdoor Flea Market

Cottrell Corners Community Church, 442 Cottrell Road, Old Bridge, will hold its annual Outdoor Spring Flea Market from for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 3.

The event will feature crafts, a flea market, vendors and baked goods. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund.

For more information, call Pat at (732) 441-1055.

Friendly’s event to raise funds for youth group

A Simpson United Methodist Church Youth Group Night is planned for 5-9 p.m. on June 5 at Friendly’s, Ferry Road and Route 9, Old Bridge. Participants should tell their server they are there to support the Simpson Youth Group. The restaurant will then donate 15 percent of each supporter’s total check to the youth group. All proceeds will go toward the cost of the group’s summer mission trip.

Flea market planned for June 3 at S.R. church

Conklin United Methodist Church will hold a flea market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 3 at the church, 82 Main St., South River.

Hot dogs with chili, beverages and snacks will be available.

For more information, call (732) 257-0559 or (732) 254-5062.

Car wash proceeds to aid children with autism

Bayshore Jointure Commission-Developmental Learning Center, Aberdeen and Union Beach, will sponsor a car wash to benefit children with autism from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 3 at Matawan Methodist Church, Atlantic Avenue and Church Street.

Rain date is June 10. All proceeds will go directly to the students of the Developmental Learning Center.

Benefit car shows, cruise nights under way

The Just Us Cruisers classic car club will hold its annual benefit Cruise Nights/Car Shows from 6-9 p.m. every Friday night through Oct. 20 at the Paramount Diner, Route 35, South Amboy/Sayreville. The weekly family-oriented events will feature more than 50 antique and classic cars from all over the tristate area. There will be trophies, games and music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. All proceeds will benefit the Sayreville Brain Injured Children Association. Businesses are invited to donate a trophy and have their names mentioned at the shows. For more information, call Richard Hart at (732) 525-0412 or log on to www.cnjcca.com.

Dancing to the oldies on tap in Old Bridge

Knights of Columbus Council No. 4815 will host an Oldies Dance from 8-11 p.m. on June 16 at the council home, 61 Pine St., Old Bridge.

The event will feature dancing to the music of the ’50s and ’60s. Soda, cake, coffee and tea will be served. Dances are held on the third Friday of every month. Singles are welcome. Admission is $8 per person.

For more information, call Tony at (732) 251-0970.

S.R. recreation offers trips to Yankee games

The South River Parks and Recreation Department is offering bus trips and tickets for the following baseball games:

+ June 9 – New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics;

+ Sept. 29 – New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

The buses will depart at 4:15 p.m. from the South River High School parking lot, Montgomery Street.

Cost is $60 per person, per trip. Prices include game admission and bus fare. Limit is four tickets per person for Yankee games.

Residents and nonresidents may purchase tickets by calling the recreation office at (732) 254-4412.

Student dancers to perform in concert

The School of Performing Arts Dance Department at the East Brunswick campus of Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools will present its annual spring concert, “In the End,” at 7 p.m. on June 2 auditorium at the school, 112 Rues Lane.

The evening will begin with a performance of the Cou Cou, a traditional African dance from Guinea, and will continue with choreography by the student dance majors.

Approximately 15 dancers will open the show with the Cou Cou, performed to the live music of African drummer Dion Rivers. Material in an array of styles, including tap, ballet, hip-hop, jazz and modern dance, also will be performed. Several of the student choreographers’ works will include video projections they created themselves, as well as music they composed using the sound editing system, Garage Band.

Tickets cost of $5 per person and will be available at the door. For more information, call (732) 254-8700.

Chinese auction on tap for Tara Association

The Tara Association will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. on June 21 at the Milltown Senior Center, Violet Terrace.

A Chinese auction will feature Irish gifts and handicrafts.

The group is open to individuals interested in Irish heritage, culture, language and music.

For more information, call (732) 549-1247.

EBHS cheerleading boosters plan car wash

The East Brunswick High School (EBHS) Cheerleading Booster Club will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 10 at Irwin Elementary School, 71 Racetrack Road, East Brunswick. Rain date is June 11

Cost is $5 for cars, $7 for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and trucks.

Belarusian Festival coming to South River

St. Euphrosynia Belarusian Church, South River, will hold its annual Belarusian Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 3 at the Belarusian-American Center, 284 Whitehead Ave., South River. The event will feature ethnic food, music, dancing and merchandise; tricky trays; raffles; baked goods; and more. For more information, call Tanya at (732) 516-8661.

Columbian Squires sets June 11 car wash

The Columbian Squires of Our Lady of Victory (OLV) Knights of Columbus Council No. 2061 will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 11 in the parking lot at the council home, Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville.

Cars, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and vans are welcome. For more information, call (732) 257-2061.

Church thrift shop plans June 3 yard sale

St. Peter’s Thrift Shop, 505 Main St., Spotswood, will hold its annual Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 3.

All items will be priced at 50 cents each. Refreshments will be available.

If any inventory remains at the end of the sale, the shop will be open for its June Super Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call (732) 251-4113.

Music of Mozart, Bach to fill Christ Church

The Christ Church Choir and the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra will present “A Pentecost Celebration: Music of Mozart and Bach” beginning at 7:30 p.m. on June 4 at Christ Church, 5 Paterson St., New Brunswick.

Soloists will include Erin Schneider and Diana Whitener, sopranos; Giulia Utz, alto; Wilfredo Coriano and Timothy Smith, tenor; and Frederick Fischer, bass.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and are available at the door.

Parking is free of charge. A reception will follow.

For more information, call (732) 545-6262.

Chamber of Commerce sets health, fitness expo

The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its second annual Health and Fitness Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 3 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 4 in the center court at Brunswick Square Mall, Route 18, East Brunswick.

The event, sponsored by Satori Academy and Tiger Schulmann’s Karate, will feature local vendors who will be on hand to provide the latest health-related news and information. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to take advantage of free health screenings and giveaways that will be offered throughout the day.

For more information, call the East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce at (732) 257-3009 or log on to www.ebnjchamber.org.

Pro-wrestling event to benefit firefighters

The Disabled Firefighters Fund and Sports Entertainment Group will sponsor a professional wrestling fundraiser beginning at 7:35 p.m. on June 3 at South River Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1451, 31 Reid St. Proceeds will benefit the firefighters fund.

The event will feature wrestler Lex Luger in his first-ever appearance in a Central Jersey wrestling ring. Also on the card will be Extreme Championship Wrestling stars Matt Hyson (“Spike Dudley”), John Mahoney, Danny Doring, Simon Diamond and Dawn Marie, the Equalizer and New Jack, and World Wrestling Entertainment’s Bastian Booger.

Tickets, which cost $30 for first and second rows ringside, $25 for third and fourth rows and $21 for row 5 and beyond, are available at Cuts Women, ShopRite Plaza, Washington and Ernston roads, Mr. Dee’s Hot Dogs, Johnson Lane and Ernston Road, and TJ’s Pizza, Bordentown Avenue and Cheesequake Road, all Parlin section of Sayreville; Minit Mart, Main Street, Sayreville, across from the post office; and Villaggio’s Pizza, Main Street, South River.

Tickets may also be ordered by logging on to www.doubleplaytixx.com or by calling (732) 888-1704.

For directions and more information, log on to www.nwswrestling.com.

OBPD to offer Summer

Youth Police Academy

Individuals ages 10-17 are invited to take part in the Old Bridge Police Department (OBPD) Summer Youth Police Academy. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Four sessions are available:

+ July 10-14 – grades five and six;

+ July 24-28 – grades five and six;

+ Aug. 7-11 – grades seven, eight

and nine;

+ Aug. 14-18 – grades 10, 11 and 12.

The program is designed to provide an awareness of the law-enforcement field and includes classes in physical-fitness training, crime-scene investigation, substance-abuse prevention and police canines. The course is not a boot camp for troubled youth.

All recruits will be required to adhere to a strict code of conduct and dress. Each recruit will receive a youth academy T-shirt and hat.

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be issued a certificate and an Old Bridge Police dog tag. The Old Bridge Fraternal Order of Police and Police Benevolent Association will sponsor a lunch on the day of graduation.

Fee is $50. Applications will be accepted on a first-come basis. Space is limited. Parental consent is required to participate in the program.

All applications should be downloaded from the township Web site at www.oldbridge.com. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Palumbo at obpolice@oldbridge.com or call (732) 721-5600, ext. 3434.

Salon collects donations

for ACS Relay for Life

The J.C. Penney Salon at Brunswick Square Mall, Route 18, East Brunswick, is holding a monthlong fundraiser through June 30 to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life.

For every dollar contributed to the cause, the salon will enter the donor’s into a drawing to win a spa pedicure and spa manicure. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

In addition, the salon is raffling off a basket of salon hair products and store merchandise valued at more than $200. No purchase is necessary to enter the drawing. Entry forms are available at the salon.

For more information, call Barbara Terebush at (732) 238-3900, ext. 341.

Library Friends to hold

Books and More Sale

The Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library will sponsor its annual Books and More Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 10, 12:30-5 p.m. on June 11, and 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 12, 13, 14 and 15 at the Old Bridge Main Library, Route 516 and Cottrell Road. June 15 will be the “Bag Day” for sale remainders.

A wide selection of items, including books (hardcover and paperback), magazines, CDs, DVDs and tapes, will be available for purchase. Material for children and adults will be offered.

Proceeds will benefit library programming and services.

For more information, call (732) 721-5600, ext. 5033.