Nov. 20, 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. 20 & 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.

Nov. 20-Dec. 1

• Fresh Pierogi and Blintz Sale, sponsored by St. Stanislaus Kostka Rosary Altar Society, Sayreville. Pierogi cost $4.25 per dozen; blintzes cost $4.50 per package. Various fillings offered. Order deadline is Dec. 1. Call Joan at 732-257-7516, Yvonne at 732- 257-4634 or Madeline at 732-257-6510.

Nov. 20-Dec. 19

• Coat Drive, sponsored by Dr. Debra De- Marco 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. 21

• Tricky Tray, sponsored by the Sayreville Main Street Theatre Company, doors open at 6 p.m., at the Sayreville Senior Center, Main Street. Gifts and prizes. Admission is $5; includes one sheet of drawing tickets. Call 732-553-1153; log on to

Nov. 22

• Sweetness of Giving Gala, to honor Dr. Michael Nissenblatt and Marlene Nissenblatt, sponsored by Temple B’nai Shalom, East Brunswick, at Excelsior Caterers, Manalapan. Silent auction, dining, dancing. Proceeds support temple programs and the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research. Silent-auction donations sought. For tickets or to contribute to the auction, call 732-251-4300, ext. 0; email; log on to

• “The Bobby Byrne Show,” to benefit the Interfaith Network of Care, 8-11 p.m., at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen. Broadway tunes, Irish ballads, Italian arias, novelty numbers, rock music, old-time sing-alongs. Tickets: one for $25; two or more, $20 each. Send check to InterfaithNetwork Care, 62 S. Main St., Milltown, NJ 08850. www.interfaithnetworkof

• Holiday Mart/Bazaar, sponsored by the Presbyterian Church of New Brunswick, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the church’s Friendship Hall, 100 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. Curios and Collectibles Table; Christmas houses, trees, snowmen, angels; other Christmas decorations; handmade baby blankets, sweaters, scarves, hats, dolls; other crafts. Luncheon café and baked goods. Proceeds go to mission work including Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen, the Chia School in Ghana and other programs. Call Ida White at 609-395-8416 or Doris Jones at 908-707-1006.

Nov. 22 & 23

• Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar, sponsored by the Sons of Norway Noreg Lodge, Marlboro, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 22, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 23, at the Old Bridge Township Municipal Center, Route 516 and Cottrell Road. Imported gift items, food, baked goods. Dinner, including lapskaus and pea soup, available. Admission and parking free of charge.

Nov. 23

• Sisters in Service Dinner, to honor religious order sisters, sponsored by Our Lady of Victory Knights of Columbus Council No. 2061 Columbiettes, at the Knights Victorian Hall, 775 Washington Road, Parlin. Participants attend the 5 p.m. Mass at OLV Church. Dinner follows at the hall. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 and under. Call Arleen at 732-254-2003 or Diane at 732- 254-8896.

• Turn Your Unwanted Gold Into Cash, sponsored by the Little House Association, 2- 4 p.m., at the Little House, 12 West George St., South River. Guests, who are invited to bring their broken bracelets or necklaces, single earrings, mismatched pieces or other gold pieces they never wear, will be offered cash, based on currentmarket value. The gold companywillmake a donation to the Little House Association based on the amount of money paid out at the fundraiser. E-mail fundraising@

Nov. 25

• Proceeds Night, sponsored by the Samsel Upper Elementary School PTO, Sayreville, 5-9 p.m., at TGI Friday’s, Route 9 north, Old Bridge. Participants should tell their server that they are there to support the Samsel Upper Elementary School PTO. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of each supporter’s bill (pretax) to the PTO, which provides special activities20and programs for Samsel students through fundraising. Call Christine at 732-727-3193.