Community Bulletin Board

Tickets available for Italian Night Dinner

Sayreville United Methodist Church, 406 Main St., will hold an Italian Night Dinner from 5-7 p.m. on June 10.

The menu will include meatballs, spaghetti, bread, rolls, green salad, dessert and beverages.

Tickets, which cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 12, may be purchased in advance or at the door. Takeouts will be available.

For more information or to reserve, call Christine at (732) 613-8768.

Tricky tray will aid

Save the Children

The fourth annual Kids Count Tricky Tray is set for 7:30-9:30 p.m. on June 2 at Kids Count Child Center, 1308 Englishtown Road, Old Bridge.

All proceeds will go to Save the Children Foundation.

Prizes will include family four-packs to Land of Make Believe, Hope, and to Raceway Park, Old Bridge. Gift baskets also will be featured.

For more information, call the school at (732) 723-9416.

Donors needed for

June 11 blood drive

Our Lady of Victory Knights of Columbus Council No. 2061 will hold a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 11 at the council home, 775 Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville. Donors are sought. For more information, call (732) 257-2061.

Lemonade sales will aid

pediatric cancer research

Michele Katora of East Brunswick, age 9, will hold her second annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 10 at 2 Biernacki Court, East Brunswick, corner of Old Stage Road, across from Spotswood ShopRite.

All proceeds will benefit the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Receipts can be provided for tax-deductible cash donations.

Cold lemonade, bottled water, iced coffee and cookies will be available.

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Choir Festival to end

concert series

The Presbyterian Church, West Church Street and Gatzmer Avenue, Jamesburg, will conclude its 2006 Concert Series at 7 p.m. on June 3 with its second semiannual Choir Festival, featuring the combined choirs of the Monmouth Presbytery and local churches.

Admission to the concert is free of charge; however, a free-will offering will be accepted. All proceeds will be used to fund the church’s concert series and music program. For more information, call (732) 521-1711.

Society Hill blood drive to benefit area hospitals

The Blood Center of New Jersey will sponsor a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 3 in the Society Hill Clubhouse, 400 Thames Drive, Old Bridge.

All donors will receive a free cholesterol test. A free continental breakfast, cookies and treats, coffee, tea and juice will be served.

Donors must be at least 18 years of age; 17-year-olds need parental permission. Participants must present a driver’s license or other photo identification and know their Social Security number. Individuals may donate blood every 56 days.

Blood donations will aid area hospitals.

For information on donor qualifications or the donation process, call the Blood Center of New Jersey at (800) NJ-BLOOD.

For directions to the clubhouse, call (732) 679-5827.

Public invited to dance to music of big-band era

The Imperial Dance Band will play music of the big-band era at a dance set for 7:30-11 p.m. on June 10 at the Imperial Music Center, 48 Appleby Ave., South River.

The event will feature dancing and light refreshments. The public is welcome.

Cost is $18 per person in advance, $20 at the door. Checks may be mailed to the Imperial Music Center, 48 Appleby Ave., South River, NJ 08882.

For more information and to reserve, call Nina at (732) 254-5862.

Advance tickets offered for St. Stan’s Carnival

The 2006 St. Stan’s Carnival will take place from June 21-24 on the St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish grounds, MacArthur Avenue and Main Street, Sayreville.

Discounted ride tickets and advance 50/50 raffle tickets may be purchased at several locations according to the following schedule:

+ Foodtown of South Amboy, Bordentown Avenue, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 3;

+ ShopRite of Sayreville, Washington Road, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 10;

+ Sayreville Seafood and Deli, Washington Road, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 17 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 18;

+ prior to Tuesday-Night Bingo at St. Stan’s Parish, 6-7:30 p.m. on June 6, 13 and 20;

+ prior to Sunday-Afternoon Bingo at St. Stan’s Parish, noon to 1:30 p.m. on June 4, 11 and 18.

For more information, call the parish office at (732) 254-0212.

Law panel to offer wills, estate planning seminar

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will present a free public seminar on wills and estate planning from 7-9 p.m. on June 13 at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square (off Ryders Lane), New Brunswick.

Topics will include wills and trusts, gift and tax planning, New Jersey probate procedures, power of attorney, living wills, federal estate tax and New Jersey inheritance tax.

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations.

The seminar is open to the public. Advance registration is required.

For more information and to register, call (800) FREE-LAW.

Contributions sought for vets monument fund

Donations are needed for the Combat Wounded Veterans Monument Fund of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 10. Funds are being raised to honor Middlesex County veterans of all wars who were combat wounded or killed in action. Plans are for a monument to be placed on the corner of George Street and Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, in front of the Heldrich Center and across from the State Theatre. The monument will honor all those who have earned a Purple Heart, the oldest and only medal that honors all branches of the military.

Checks or money orders may be made payable to Chapter 10 Purple Heart Monument Fund and mailed to MOPH Chapter 10, c/o Commander Joseph Belardo, 527 O’Donohue Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080. The contribution will entitle the donor to an invitation to the monument’s dedication.

Hospital sets Children’s Health and Safety Fair

Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, will host its annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on June 3 (rain or shine) at the hospital’s main entrance, 254 Easton Ave.

The event, which is sponsored by the Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s, is designed to help parents and caregivers plan a safe, smart and healthy summer for their children.

Safety activities, such as basic life-support demonstrations, child car-seat safety checks and hand-washing techniques, will be offered. There will be interactive displays from community organizations including the American Red Cross, the Central New Jersey Maternal Child Health Consortium and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Also featured will be hospital services such as Community Mobile Health, the Pediatric Emergency Department and the Center for Diabetes Self-Management and Education.

All family members are invited to attend. There will be games, door prizes, refreshments and more. For more information, call (732) 745-8600, ext. 7906. Registration is not required.

New dental office opens

in Gateway Plaza, O.B.

Allied Dental Practices of New Jersey has opened a general and multi-specialty group practice in the Gateway Plaza, Route 9 south, Parlin. The office provides all phases of general and specialty dentistry, with services including periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, pedodontics and oral surgery.

Emergency walk-in care is available with no appointment during office hours, and same-day denture repairs are done Monday through Friday before 10 a.m. with no appointment necessary. Allied Dental participates with most insurance plans. Payment plans are available with interest-free financing for up to one year. Those with no dental insurance can take advantage of an $80 welcoming special that includes a comprehensive dental exam, full-mouth series of X-rays, oral cancer screening, periodontal screening and polishing. The office is open Monday-Saturday with evening appointments available. The practice can be reached at (732) 553-9393.

Byzantine church

to host rummage sale

St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Church, Rahway, will hold its annual Parish Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 3 in the parish center, 1407 St. George Ave.

The event will feature many one-of-a-kind items including collectibles and antiques. Household bargains, toys, infant items, books and electronics also will be available. The kitchen will be open all day. Breakfast and lunch will be offered. For more information, call Maryann at (908) 518-0107.

Church rummage sale

to benefit Crisis Room

Aldersgate United Methodist Church will host its Church Indoor Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 9 in the white house next to the church, 568 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick.

Proceeds will go to the church’s Crisis Room, which offers food, clothing and financial assistance to needy families in Middlesex County. Parking will be available in the church parking lot. For more information, call (732) 254-7361.

Vendors and crafters sought for tag sale

St. James Columbiettes will hold a Tag Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 24 at in the parking lot at Holy Trinity Church, 100 Main St., Helmetta. The event will be held rain or shine.

Vendors and crafters are sought. Cost is $15 per table. For more information and to reserve, call Linda (732) 521-4681.

Ralph Bowen Trio will perform at library

The Old Bridge Public Library will present the Ralph Bowen Trio, featuring Jared Gold on organ, Michael Baggetta on guitar and Bowen on drums, in a jazz concert beginning at 1:30 p.m. on June 10 at the library’s main branch, Route 516 and Cottrell Road.

Admission is free of charge. Registration is not required.

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

Senior Chai offers trip to McCarter Theater Senior Chai, a program of Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Southern Middlesex County, will offer a June 11 trip to see “Ridiculous Fraud” at the McCarter Theater, Princeton. Interested participants will meet at the JFS office, 52 Concordia Shopping Center, Monroe.

Lunch is set for 12:30 p.m. Departure is planned for 1 p.m. Return will be at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Donation is $45, in advance. A light kosher lunch and transportation will be provided. Limited reservations will be accepted.

Senior Chai is designed for active senior adults who are widowed, single or caregivers of a spouse.

For more information and to reserve, call Jennifer at (609) 395-7979.