June 25-July 5

• Food Drive, to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, in the main lobby of the Chelsea at East Brunswick, 680 Cranbury Road. Items sought include: canned fish/meat; powdered milk and infant formulas; boxed meals (pasta, potatoes, rice); canned meals (macaroni and cheese, chili, stews, meaty soups); peanut butter (plastic jars only); canned fruit and vegetables. Donors asked to check expiration dates. Items in glass or cellophane will not be accepted. Community FoodBank operates emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and feeding programs for seniors and children across New Jersey. Food drive organized by the Health Care Association of New Jersey, a group of long-term care facilities. 732- 651-6100.

June 25, ongoing

• Bedtime Bags Drive, sponsored by the Junior Woman’s Club of the Greater Brunswick Area. Seeking donations of new children’s books, pajamas, stuffed animals and small blankets to be used in creating Bedtime Bags that will be donated to Foster and Adoptive Family Services. Bedtime Bags encourage foster parents to read bedtime stories with their foster children, helping to bond foster families together and boost children’s literacy skills. Call Kim Davey at 732-937-5097 or email jwcgba@

June 26

• A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance, sponsored by South River VFW Post No. 1451, 7-11 p.m., at the post home, 31 Reid St. Cost is $15; includes beer, wine, soda, snacks, coffee, cake. Hot dogs, cheese nachos available for purchase. All welcome. 732-254-9834, 732-446- 0917, 732-238-8238.

• Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly, 5-8 p.m., at the council home, 83 Lincoln Ave., Jamesburg. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children under age 12. Call Ron Wilson at 732-521-1388.

• Tricky Tray, to benefit the residents of Crescent Park and Woodmere Senior Hous- ing, Spotswood, 6 p.m., at Spotswood High School, Summerhill Road. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door; available in advance 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, at Crescent Park Senior Housing, 1 Arlington Ave. 732-416-9244, 732-723-3529.

June 27

• Car Wash, sponsored by the East Brunswick Young Adult Charity Players (EBYACP), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at East Brunswick High School, 380 Cranbury Road. Cost is $5 for cars, $8 for vans, similar vehicles. EBYACP will perform its original musical, “Camp Showbiz,” July 31- Aug. 2 at the new East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center. All proceeds from ticket sales, car washes, other fundraisers benefit Camp Daisy, an organization for people with special needs, and its Parents Association, East Brunswick. EBYACP is student-run; cast and crew members range in age from 12-24. Second car wash planned for July 18. Email

• Bake Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library and the Spotswood Public Library, at the library, 548 Main St. Donations may be brought to the library 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26, 10 a.m.- noon June 27. All proceeds support the library and its mission. 732-251-1515.

• Garage Sale, sponsored by the First Reformed Church of South River, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the church, 40 Thomas St. Call Tom Peterson at 732-906-2512.

• Community Yard Sale, to benefit the Raritan Valley YMCA Strong Kids Youth Scholarship Fund, conducted by employees from J.C. Penney, East Brunswick, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., at the YMCA facility, 144 Tices Lane, East Brunswick. The Y has provided more than $20,000 in financial aid to youth and families in the Brunswicks, Spotswood, Helmetta, South River, Milltown. Need is to send less fortunate youth to camp. 732- 257-4114.

June 28

• Rummage Sale, sponsored by Chabad House, 352 Applegarth Road, Monroe. Items for donation may be brought to Chabad House 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through June 25. Clothing will not be accepted. 609- 409-1000.