– Women to hold walk against domestic violence
The South Brunswick Commission on Women is sponsoring its third annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk at 9 a.m. on Oct. 17 at the Wetherill Historic Site, 269 Georges Road, Dayton.
Admission is a shoebox filled with personal hygiene products, new socks and/or new underwear. The boxes will be sent to the Rescue Mission of Trenton.
Attendees should wear blue pants, shorts or a skirt with a white tee shirt.
Additional donations may be sent to the Rescue Mission of Trenton, 98 Carroll St., Trenton.
For more information, call Debbie Johnson at 732-823-1067.
– Education Foundation gala set for Oct. 19
The Education Foundation of South Brunswick will serve as the host to its sixth annual “A Taste for Education” gala fundraiser 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Princeton Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel Princeton, 4355 Route 1 at Ridge Road, South Brunswick.
For ticket information, visit www.edfoundationsb.org.
– Fire company to hold flea market Oct. 24
North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3 will hold its annual Autumn Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the firehouse, 1470 Cozzens Lane, North Brunswick.
For vendor information, call 732-846-5536 or visit www.nbvfd3.net.
– Volunteers needed to clean up Pulda Farm
The North Brunswick Historical Society will be the host to a “Clean the Barns” event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Pulda Farm, 300 Old Georges Road, off of Route 130 north, adjacent to the Maple Meade Board of Education building.
Volunteers can assist in cleaning and organizing nine different structures on the farm, including wood and storage sheds, a hen house and a carriage house. This light-duty work will generally entail collecting a lot of debris and garbage by hand that can be disposed, along with collecting and organizing items of interest to be kept and stored including farm tools and equipment.
Gloves, trash bags and other necessary cleaning items will be provided.
To participate, email email@example.com.
– Fall Foliage Walk to go through Cook trail
The Kingston Greenways Association’s Annual Fall Foliage Walk will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 17.
This year’s walk will be along the new trail through the Cook Natural Area. The walk will be leisurely and on mostly level ground.
Parking is available in the lot at the juncture of Division Street and Ridge and Heathcote Roads. Carpooling is encouraged.
For more information, visit www.kingstongreenways.org or call 609-750-1821.
– Dance performance to benefit Balaji temple
The Sanskriti School of Dance, with support from IACF Inc. and Ambika Raman Performing Arts Academy, will present a group ensemble by Padmashri Leela Samson and her troupe at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 at North Brunswick Township High School, 98 Raider Road.
Tickets are $50, $35 or $25, or $20 for students. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Srivari Sri Balaji temple. To purchase, call Ambika at 732-310-5747 or Rajam at 732-422-6830.
– Skits by seniors set for Oct. 22
The South Brunswick Senior Center will present The Public Face of Positive Aging at 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Senior Center, Route 522, Monmouth Junction.
Originally founded in 2007, OnStage Seniors: A Community Project of McCarter Theatre creates documentary theater performances that explore the stories and issues of our community each year. The ensemble – all over age 55 -generate delight, insight and affirmation about senior memories and experience.
After the compilation of skits and vignettes, there is a post-show talkback about the issues that are raised in the scripts.
The event is free for South Brunswick residents age 55 and older. For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.
– Wellness Day includes free health screenings
Community Wellness Day will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the South Brunswick Senior & Wellness Center, 540 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction.
Free programs for all ages include an adult CPR class at 9 a.m., a recital by Dance Storm at 10 a.m., a gentle yoga class at 11 a.m., Ask the Doctor/Nutritionist/Pharmacist, children’s crafts and car seat safety checks.
Free health screenings include arthritis, blood pressure, sleep apnea, vision, glaucoma, hearing, osteoporosis, oral cancer, orthodontic braces, glucose, cholesterol, body mass index, posture and balance, and pulmonary function. To make an appointment for a health screening, visit www.sbtnj.net.
For more information, call 1-888-897-8979.
– Art lecture to focus on Gaugin on Oct. 21
The South Brunswick Senior Center will present an art lecture on Paul Gaugin on at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Senior Center, 540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction.
The free program is presented by art lecturer Maurice Mahler for township residents age 55 and older.
Registration is required by calling 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.
– Charming Charlie fundraiser to benefit food bank
The North Brunswick Food Bank will hold an afternoon of fun and shopping 3-6 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Charming Charlie, in the Shoppes at North Brunswick, Shoppes Boulevard off of Routes 1 and 130.
Ten percent of each purchase will benefit the township food bank.
– Vision changes to be topic of conversation
Learn about age-related vision changes that could be affecting quality of life from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Office on Aging, South Brunswick Senior Center Wellness Center, located in the Municipal Complex, Route 522, Monmouth Junction.
Dr. Colleen Coleman, board certified in opthalmology and a member of the medical staff of Princeton HealthCare System, will discuss refractive cataract surgery, glaucoma and macular degeneration prevention.
Princeton Healthcare will also hold a free blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 20. No appointment is necessary.
To register, visit the Wellness Center or call David at 609-497-2230.
– Workshop will focus on healthy diet Oct. 17
“Quick and Easy Ways to Include Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet” will be offered by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County 12:15-2 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.
The program is free, but registration is required by Oct. 14 by calling 732-398-5252. No walk-ins will be permitted.
– Travel basketball tryouts set for Oct. 19,20
The North Brunswick Basketball Association will hold tryouts for the travel team on Oct. 19 and 20 in the North Brunswick Township High School gymnasium, 98 Raider Rd.
All interested students in grades 3 to 8 must attend both tryouts.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.nbbasketball.org.
– County Cooperative Extension offers workshop on healthy eating
“Quick and Easy Ways to Include Fruits and Vegetables in your Diet” is the topic of an upcoming workshop offered by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County.
The class will take place from 12:15-2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, located in South Brunswick at 42 Riva Ave.
This workshop will demonstrate ways to get the most out of your meals by adding in extra servings of fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables help to create a more flavorful and filling meal, and contribute greatly to overall health and well-being.
The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health recently published research that found people who eat seven or more portions of vegetables and fruit a day have a 42 percent lower risk of dying from any cause, compared to those who eat less than one portion. They also enjoy a 31 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 25 percent lower risk of cancer.
“Join the Rutgers Cooperative Extension for this class, and learn how you can keep your family healthy through the meals you prepare,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I admire the commitment of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and their efforts to show Middlesex County how nature can enhance every aspect of our lives.”
“Here in Middlesex County, we are not only looking to keep our residents healthy, but to give them the resources they need to manage their own health each day, and to contribute to the care of their family’s health,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chairman of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “Practicing good nutrition is one of the best and most direct ways to care for your family. I hope that many residents and families will attend this event.”
The program is free, but registration is required by Oct. 14. Call 732-398-5252. No walk-ins will be permitted.
For more information on programs offered by the Middlesex County Office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, call 732-398-5260.