Nov. 13, ongoing

• Adopt-A-Family, sponsored by the South River Elementary/Primary School PTA, to make the holiday season more enjoyable for disadvantaged children in South River. Seeking monetary donations, new clothing, new toys, food. Call Debbie Zemann at 732-390-0678 or Donna Geesey at 732-390-8202. Drop-off box at the South River Public Library, Appleby Avenue. Donations accepted throughout the year.

Nov. 13-17

• Fresh-Baked Thanksgiving Pie Sale, sponsored by the eighth-grade class at St. Stanislaus Kostka School, Sayreville. Sugar-free apple, apple, apple crumb, blueberry, blueberry crumb, peach, pecan, cherry, mince, pumpkin. All 9-inch pies made fresh without preservatives. Cost: $13.50 per pie. Pickup: 1-7 p.m. Nov. 25 at the school. Order deadline: Nov. 17. Call Donna Malik at 732-233- 3328 or Jeanette Erla at 732-991-0352 to order.

• Food Drive, to benefit the local community food bank, sponsored by Kiddie Academy of Spotswood. Nonperishable items may be dropped off 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, at the school, 410 Main St., Spotswood. 732-251-2686.

Nov. 13-Dec. 19

• Coat Drive, sponsored by Dr. Debra DeMarco of Monroe Chiropractic Care, Jamesburg. Clean, new or gently used coats will go to Jersey Cares, a nonprofit group that aids needy families in New Jersey. Drop-off locations: Monroe Chiropractic Care, 15 E. Railroad Ave., Jamesburg; the Jamesburg Municipal Building, Perrineville Road; New Jersey Food Bank, Hillside. Volunteers needed. 908-507-6464.

Nov. 14

• Craft Bazaar, sponsored by St. Bartholomew’s Altar Rosary Society, 5-9 p.m., in the church hall, 470 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick. Gifts, handcrafted items, bake sale, food, 50/50 raffle.

• Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Memorial Elementary School PTA, East Brunswick, 7-9 p.m., in the cafeteria at Hammarskjold Middle School, 200 Rues Lane, East Brunswick. Vendors will offer jewelry, clothing, accessories, toys, holiday gift items, stationery, household decor, Papered Chef, Tastefully Simple, more. Flu shots available. Admission is free. Refreshments available for purchase. Call Jen Harmon at 973-229-3866.

• St. Stan’s Days, 3-10 p.m., at the Sayreville Family Diner, corner of Washington Road and MacArthur Avenue. Diners should mention St. Stan’s when placing their dinner order. Restaurant will donate 10 percent of the check to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Sayreville.

Nov. 15

• Holiday Gift Bazaar, sponsored by the Spotswood Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Spotswood Firehouse, Main Street. Variety of vendors for holiday shopping. 732- 251-3460.

• Family Pasta Night, sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes School, 4-9 p.m., at the school, 44 Cleveland Ave., Milltown. Dinner, beverages, dessert, coffee, tea, music, raffles. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for children age 12 and under; available at the door. Call Geri at 732-940- 4402.

Nov. 15 & 16

• Bake Sale, sponsored by Girl Scout Cadette No. 80183 and Junior Troop No. 80426, both Old Bridge, after Masses at St. Ambrose Church on Nov. 15 (5-6:30 p.m.) and Nov. 16 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.), in the St. Ambrose School gym, Throckmorton Lane, Old Bridge. All proceeds will be used to offset medical expenses of families whose loved ones are suffering from cancer or chronic illnesses.

Nov. 16

• Tricky Tray, sponsored by the St. Lawrence Altar-Rosary Society, doors open at noon, event begins at l p.m., in the parish center, Laurence Parkway, Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. Refreshments available. Tickets cost $5. Individuals under 18 will not be admitted. 732-441-0360 or 908-338-1738.

• Holiday Gift Fair, sponsored by St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus, 1-4 p.m., at the knights home, 1 Frederick Place, Old Bridge. Several vendors. 732-727- 7366.

• All-You-Can-Eat Pancake and Much More Breakfast, sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Post No. 25, 8 a.m.-noon, at the post home, 4 JFK Blvd. Donation is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10; under age 5 admitted free. Free parking across the street from the post home. Proceeds aid the less fortunate in Milltown (via the Adopt-a-Family program) during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. 732-828-7125.

Nov. 17-21

• Sayreville Recreation Department Toy Drive, accepting new toys 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the recreation office, Dolan Street. 732-390-7092.