– District offering special-ed services
The Child Study Team for the Milltown School District is seeking to identify preschool age and school-age students who are in need of special-education and related services, as well as students with disabilities, regardless of the severity of the disabilities, who are attending nonpublic schools. In addition, the district is interested in identifying the needs of migrant and homeless children.
Any parent or guardian who believes that a child may be in need of special-education and related services should visit the Office of Student Support Services, Joyce Kilmer School, West Church Street; or call 732-214-2365 and press 4.
– Vendors welcome at St. Ambrose event
The St. Ambrose School Holiday Craft Show/Flea Market is set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the school, 81 Throckmorton Lane, Old Bridge.
Vendors are sought. Spaces cost $25-$30. For an application or more information, call 732-679-4700.
– Home brewers can expand knowledge
Rutgers Cooperative Extension will hold a free “Advanced Home Brewing Q&A: Beyond Extract” class for experienced home brewers at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the former Agricultural Museum of New Jersey on the Rutgers University Cook Campus, 103 College Farm Road, off Route 1 south, New Brunswick.
Register in advance by Nov. 17 by calling 732-398-5262.
– Rod Stewart tribute coming to Monroe
The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission will present “The Ultimate Tribute to Rod Stewart,” featuring Rick Larrimore and Blondes Have More Fun, 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Richard P. Marasco Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe.
Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for patrons, free of charge for students.
For more information, log on to www.MonroeTownshipCulturalArts.com. To purchase tickets, call 1-877-77CLICK or 732-521-4400. Tickets also will be available at the box office two hours before the performance.
– Sports card, collectible show to benefit squad
The Sayreville First Aid Squad will hold its next Sports Card and Collectible Show fundraiser 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22 at the First Aid Squad Building, 776 Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville.
The event is designed to help raise money for the squad. Members of the public are invited to attend.
Dealer tables are available by calling 732-614-8639.
– Tickets on sale for New Year’s Eve gala
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 4815 annual New Year’s Eve Dinner-Dance is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the council home, 61 Pine St., Old Bridge.
A DJ will provide dance music from the ’50s,’60s and ’70s. The menu will feature hot-and-cold hors d’oeuvres, a hot buffet dinner, soda, coffee, tea, wine, tap beer and desserts. There will be a cash bar for mixed drinks, a 50/50 and door prizes.
Tickets, which are available in advance only, cost $55 per person. To reserve, call 732-251-0970.
– Physician will offer information on Ebola
Dr. Henry Redel, an infectious disease and internal medicine physician practicing in East Brunswick and Highland Park, will discuss the Ebola virus at the Hadassah meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the East Brunswick Jewish Center, 511 Ryders Lane.
All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
– Walkers invited to Slow Down for Sara
The Sara Dubinin Foundation will sponsor its Slow Down for Sara Walk Nov. 16 beginning at Sara’s Garden, near the boat ramp at Kennedy Park, Sayreville. Registration is set for 10 a.m. The event will start at 11 a.m.
Walkers are encouraged to wear pink or purple. Registration is $10 per person. All proceeds will go directly to the Sara Dubinin Foundation to provide scholarships for students at Sayreville War Memorial High School; Our Lady of Victories Elementary School, Sayreville; Cardinal McCarrick High School, South Amboy; and the 4-H Club Horseback Riding.
Sara Elizabeth Dubinin was a 19-year-old resident of Sayreville when she was a passenger in a motor-vehicle crash on Sept. 24, 2007. She slipped into a coma and eventually passed away from her injuries. Her parents were not notified of the crash until hours later, which prompted Sara’s Law, creating a next-of-kin registry in New Jersey to be used to notify family members when an individual is rendered unconscious in an auto accident.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to the foundation’s Facebook page.
– Holiday dinner to aid youngster’s treatment
A Home for the Holidays Dinner fundraiser for Zachary Nemeth, a Helmetta youngster who was born with multiple disabilities, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the East Brunswick Elks Lodge, 21 Oakmont Ave.
The buffet menu will include herb-crusted roast beef; roasted chicken with herb gravy; rosemary-and-garlic roasted pork; whipped mashed potatoes; sweet-potato casserole; green beans with mushrooms and bacon; roasted honey-glazed parsnips and carrots; spring-mix salad with cranberries and feta; hot dinner rolls with butter; and desserts including caramel cream cake, red velvet cake, pumpkin pie with ice cream, Bananas Foster upside-down cake and Joanne’s trifle.
Chefs will be Jan and John Locklear. The event will feature music by a DJ.
Cost is $15 for adults, $6 for youngsters ages 4-10; children ages 3 and under will be admitted free of charge.
Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve, call 732-238-3733 and leave a message or email JL0cklear@aol.com (note the numeral 0 after the JL in the address).
– Education foundation to sponsor book fair
The East Brunswick Education Foundation (EBEF) will hold a book fair 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 22 at Barnes and Noble, Brunswick Square Mall, Route 18 south, East Brunswick.
A percentage of all sales, including café purchases, will benefit the EBEF when the appropriate voucher is presented to the cashier at checkout. Students and staff will share favorite books, written works and other presentations.
Individuals also may support the EBEF online by logging on to www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs/ and using Book Fair ID No. 11398591 at checkout Nov. 22-27.
Vouchers and additional information are available at www.ebnet.org.
– Rosarians offer grave blankets and wreaths
St. Stan’s Altar Rosary Society will take orders for Christmas grave blankets and wreaths Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at the church, MacArthur Avenue, Sayreville.
Samples will be on display in the church main lobby and elevator lobby. Grave blankets are available in small ($21), medium ($26) and large ($36) sizes. Wreaths cost $21 each. Bows also will be on sale.
Pickup is set for noon-2 p.m. Dec. 6 in the parking lot behind St. Stan’s School. Payment is due when the order is placed. Checks should be made out to St. Stan’s Altar Rosary Society; the words Grave Blankets should be written in the memo line. Orders and checks may be dropped in the collection basket or returned to the church office.
For more information, call Bernadine at 732-257-3077, Alfreda at 732-257-4839 or Julie at 732-254-4908.
– Divorce, money to be topics at workshops
The Women’s Center at Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Middlesex County, 32 Ford Ave., Milltown, will offer two free upcoming workshops.
“Divorce: What Every Woman Needs to Know” is set for 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Attorney Andrew Economos will cover alimony, child support, custody, parenting time, division of property and debt, college costs, mediation, post-divorce issues and more.
“Money Management: Learn to Budget Your Money and Pay Down Debt” is planned for 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Experts from Novadebt will explain how to create a budget, set financial goals, track expenses, pay down debt and protect against identity theft.
Advance registration is requested. For more information or to register, call 732-777-1940 or email email@example.com.
– Brain Injury Alliance holds driving contest
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) has received a $15,000 grant from the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) to support the fifth annual “U Got Brains Champion Schools Program,” a contest challenging New Jersey high school students and teachers to develop fun and interactive campaigns aimed at educating teens about the importance of safe driving.
The deadline for schools to apply is Nov. 14. To learn more or apply, visit www.ugotbrains.com/champion-schools.
– Initiative aims to help domestic-abuse victims
The newly enacted “No Taps Against Borders” domestic violence initiative will present a workshop at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the North Brunswick Public Library, 880 Hermann Road. Rutgers University sophomore Sharifa Noble will speak about the interactive initiative geared toward getting victims more comfortable with the idea of speaking out about abuse.
The goal is to bring the community’s attention to the issue of silencing abuse within the home. The hope is to develop a “Prevention: Escape Empowerment Plan” for current, previous and potential victims of this crime.
For more information, call 732-246-3545 or visit www.northbrunswick-library.org.
– Summit will focus on investor fraud
The New Jersey Bureau of Securities will hold a free “Safe Investing” summit 5-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Rutgers University Busch Campus Student Center.
New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman will speak about investor fraud, along with convicted fraudsters and prosecutors and FBI agents who were involved with several well-known frauds.
To register, visit www.njsecurities.gov or call 1-866-I-Invest.
– Church thrift store sets anniversary sale
The ShareGood Thrift Shoppe, an initiative of Sayreville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Simpson United Methodist Church, Old Bridge, is holding its First Anniversary Sale during the month of November at the shop, Sayreville United Methodist Church, 406 Main St. Entrance is on Ida Street, off Pulaski Avenue. The store will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, except Nov. 27 and 29.
Shoppers will have an opportunity to spend $3 and fill a grocery bag with as many tops and bottoms as they can during the monthlong event. A surprise sale featuring different items will take place every week. Donations for the shop are accepted during regular business hours.
– Seniors offering trip to A.C. casino, show
The St. Thomas Seniors Club of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge, will offer a Dec. 3 trip to the Taj Mahal Casino or the Tropicana Casino (if the Taj closes before the trip date), Atlantic City.
Cost is $75 and includes a $25 casino slot return and a ticket to the Bobby Vinton-Jimmy Sturr performance.
To reserve or for more information, call Irene at 732-407-5367.
– Pocketbook Bingo planned for Nov. 13
The St. Thomas the Apostle School HSA will sponsor its Designer Pocketbook Bingo Nov. 13 in the auditorium at the school, Route 18 south, Old Bridge. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Games will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Game-package cost is $25 in advance for six bingo sheets/three boards per game, and includes admission; package price is $30 at the door. Tickets for additional board games, raffles, a 50/50 and more will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own food. Admission is limited to individuals 18 years old and above.
For more information or to reserve, call Christine at 917-751-1428.
– PTA Vendor Event on tap in Spotswood
The Spotswood PTA will host its second annual Vendor Event noon-3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Spotswood High School, Summerhill Road.
A variety of vendors will be on hand.
For more information, email Coryna Barberis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Historical panel slates show-and-tell
A show-and-tell program will be presented at the annual meeting of the South River Historical and Preservation Society set for 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the South River Museum, 64-66 Main St.
Members and guests are encouraged to bring South River memorabilia to share.
Admission is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Kathleen at 732-355-0498 or email email@example.com.
– St. Thomas to hold Pocketbook Bingo
St. Thomas the Apostle School HAS will sponsor a Designer Pocketbook Bingo for those age 18 and older on Nov. 13 in the St. Thomas School auditorium, Route 18 south, Old Bridge.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 7:30 p.m.
The cost is $25 for six Bingo sheets (three boards per game) in advance, or $30 at the door. Attendees may bring their own food.
For tickets, call Christine at 917-751-1428.
– Sisterhood to host Holiday Boutique
The Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Shalom will sponsor its second annual Holiday Boutique 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the synagogue, Fern and Old Stage roads, East Brunswick.
A wide variety of vendors will offer an assortment of items for holiday gift-giving including fashion jewelry, handbags, cosmetics, skin-care products, clothing, food and kitchen products, candles, stationery, home décor, dog treats, balloons, party accessories and more.
Shoppers also will have the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle and a tricky tray. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is free of charge.
For more information, log on to www.bnaishalom.com.