April 23

• Proceeds Night, sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes School, Milltown, 5-9 p.m., at TGI Friday’s, Route 1 south, North Brunswick. Restaurant will donate 20 percent of each supporter’s check (eat-in or takeout) to the school. Diners must present event flier for donation to count. For fliers, call the school office at 732-828-1951, log on to

April 24

• Tricky Tray, sponsored by Lawrence Brook School PTA, doors open at 6 p.m., event begins at 7:30 p.m., in the gymnasium at the school, 48 Sullivan Way. Prizes include four One-Day Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla.; a Day of Beauty at Lancome, The Boutique, in New York City; various gift baskets; theater tickets; sports tickets; more. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Guests may bring food and drink. Alcohol not permitted. Call Chris at 732-565-0338.

• Comedy Night, starring Matt Bridgestone and friends, sponsored by American Legion Post No. 253, buffet dinner at 7 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m., at the post home, Devoe Avenue, Spotswood. Cost is $50 per couple, $30 per person; includes beer, wine, soda, buffet, show. Advance purchase only; tickets will not be sold at the door. 732-251-1030 or 732-251-1221.

• Mother/Son Night, sponsored by Showstoppers Plus, doors open at 6:45 p.m., event runs 7-9:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) School, 44 Cleveland Ave., Milltown. Youngsters in prekindergarten eighth grade and their mothers invited. Participants may wear their favorite team jersey and play basketball, flag football, hopscotch, dodge ball; jump rope; dance. Cost is $10, $5 for additional siblings. Donations of drinks and baked goods appreciated. Proceeds benefit OLOL School. 732-297-0031.

April 24 & 25

• Miniature Golf Weekend, sponsored by the St. Paul’s Church Youth Group, 6-9 p.m. April 24, 6-9:30 p.m. April 25, at St. Paul’s Church Social Hall, West Lakewood Avenue, Milltown. Proceeds help finance the group’s upcoming mission trip to Calais, Maine. Cost is $5 per game for adults, $3 per game for seniors and youngsters age 12 and under. 732-828-0020.

April 25

• Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market and Craft Fair, sponsored by the Family Readiness Group of the New Jersey Army National Guard 50th Chemical Company, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Somerset Army National Guard Armory, 1060 Hamilton St., Somerset section of Franklin. Rain date is May 2. Proceeds go to a Welcome Home Dinner/ Dance on a cruise ship for the 50th Chemical Company soldiers, who are deployed in Iraq and due to return to New Jersey in June. Call Linda at 732-432-7998, email

• Multifamily Yard Sale, sponsored by Memorial School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the school parking lot, 11 Ely Ave., Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. Call Chris at 732-501-2828.

• Meatloaf Dinner, sponsored by Spotswood Reformed Church, 5-7 p.m., takeouts available after 4:30 p.m., at the church, Main Street. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, green beans, variety of beverages and desserts. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for children ages 5-12; free of charge for children under age 5. Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling the church office at 732-251- 9277.

• Roast Pork Dinner, sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church, 4:30-7 p.m., takeouts available after 5 p.m., at the church, 815 Bordentown Ave., Sayreville. Pork, mashed potatoes, salad, vegetables, beverage, homemade desserts. Admission is $13 for adults, $6 for children ages 5-12, free of charge for youngsters under age 5. 732-721- 3558.

• Indoor/Outdoor Community Yard Sale, sponsored by Chittick School PTA, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the school parking lot and gymnasium, 5 Flagler St., East Brunswick. Clothing drive 11 a.m.-3 p.m. curbside. PTA accepting clean, wearable clothing; accessories; linens; backpacks; lunch boxes; stuffed animals. Toys will not be accepted. PTA earns 10 cents a pound for donations. Licensed jeweler on site in to pay cash for unwanted gold and platinum jewelry; PTA receives 10 percent of the proceeds. New Jersey Blood Services blood drive; donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Call Michelle at 732-651-7262 or Dolores at 732-238-3980.

• Community Child Fair Flea Market and Vendor Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Kiddie Academy, 410 Main St., Spotswood. Proceeds from space-rental fees benefit the Christopher Basile Foundation. Christopher is a 4-year-old student at Kiddie Academy who has been battling brain cancer since last year. Businesses welcome to hand out literature and/or gifts at the event. 732-251-2686.

• Tricky Tray, sponsored by Animal Rescue Force, East Brunswick, doors open at 6 p.m., event begins at 7:30 p.m., at East Brunswick High School, Cranbury Road. Prizes include a flat-screen color television, Wii, iPod, digital camera, portable DVD player, GPS system, gift certificates, gift baskets. 50/50 drawings. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Force, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding good homes for homeless cats and dogs. 732-257-7559.

• Blessing of the Bikes, a gathering of Christian motorcycle clubs and other individuals who wish to participate, registration at 10 a.m., at St. George’s Anglican Church, 56 Main St., Helmetta. Music by Off White Trash. All proceeds go to Saint George’s Youth Group for its mission trip. Call Stan 732-966-8868 or the church at 732-521- 0169, log on to www.StGeorgesHelmetta. org.

• Lake Como 5K, in memory of late East Brunswick resident Grania Maggio, sponsored by the Jersey Shore Running Club, 10 a.m., at Bar Anticipation, 16th Avenue, Lake Como. Participants run the certified 5K course around Lake Como, including a short stretch at the beachfront. Start and finish are at Bar Anticipation. Barbecue, drink specials, party with giveaways follow the race. Sponsorship money goes to the Grania Maggio Study Abroad Endowment Fund at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Registration fee is $25.

• Clued-In Mystery Symposium, sponsored by Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey and the New Jersey Press Women, doors open at 8:30 a.m. for continental breakfast and networking, symposium ends at 5 p.m., at the Jamesburg Senior Center, 139 Stevens Ave. Registration is $40, $35 for Sisters in Crime members, $30 for students and seniors; includes clue pack, clue sheet, continental breakfast, full buffet lunch, five professional panels, author signings, door prizes, networking, scavenger hunt, more. Proceeds benefit area literacy programs. Log on to, email or

April 25 & 26

• Fundraising Drive for Children With Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Monroe Township Knights of Columbus, Nativity of Our Lord Council No. 14658, at local supermarkets and convenience stores. Donation cans at cash registers throughout Monroe. All proceeds go to programs supporting children with learning disabilities.

April 25-May 1

• Book and Media Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Monroe Township Library, at the library, 4 Municipal Plaza. April 25 — preview day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $1 entry donation; April 26 — opening day, 1-4 p.m.; April 27-30 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; May 1 — 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Fill-A-Bag-for-$1 event. Gently used books and media at bargain prices. Thousands of donated items sorted into fiction, hardcover, paperbacks, nonfiction, children’s books, movies, music, audiobooks. Gift books, better editions, coffee-table books at individual bargain prices. Hardcover books, $2 each; trade paperbacks, $1; mass-market paperbacks, 50 cents; DVDs, $4; videos and music CDs, $2; audio books, $3; children’s books, 50 cents. Special items priced as marked. Cash and checks accepted for payment. Magazine back issues available. 732- 521-5000.

April 26

• Commanders Cup, annual baseball game featuring the East Brunswick High School Bears vs. the Spotswood High School Chargers, 1 p.m., at Waterfront Stadium, Trenton. Also, Trenton Thunder vs. New Britain Rock Cats. Cost is $10 per ticket and includes both games; buy four tickets, get one ticket free. Call 917-557-1266, email

• Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of New Brunswick, 8 a.m.- noon, at the North Brunswick Senior Center, corner of Linwood Place and Glenn Avenue. Tickets, available at the door, cost $5 for adults, $4 for children. 609-655-5639.

• Bowling for Breast Cancer, to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, 1 p.m., at Brunswick Zone, 1400 Route 36, Hazlet. Minimum donation is $25; includes bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soda. To register, email Nicole at