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The Spotswood Library will hold Pioneer Day from 11 a.m. to noon on Feb. 3 at the library, 548 Main St., Spotswood.

Learn how to make butter and create old-fashioned crafts. Come dressed in costume.

For more information, call 732-251-1515.

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The Jamesburg Public Library will hold a new English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program from Feb. 1 to March 8 and again from April 12 to May 17. Attendees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at the library, 229 Gatzmer Ave.

All languages and skill levels are welcome. Residents of any town may join.

The style of the program is educational and instructional, including one-on-one tutoring.

Register in advance by visiting the library or calling 732-521-0440.

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The East Brunswick Library will hold a Medicare workshop at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the library, Civic Center Drive.

Mike Salum of Senior Advisors will discuss the five most common mistakes people make on Medicare. Topics include how supplement policies work, the difference between plans and some of the proposed changes to Medicare in the future.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. To register, call 732-390-6767.

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The Suburban Artist Guild (SAG) will hold its next monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the East Brunswick Library, Jean Walling Civic Center, near Ryders Lane.

SAG will present a figure drawing workshop. Members will be able to practice drawing from a clothed model. Both long and short poses will be included in the session. Bring your favorite drawing materials.

For more information, email Joycewms69@yahoo.com

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“Chasing Coral,” a documentary on the world’s vanishing coral reefs, will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the East Brunswick Library, Civic Center Drive, followed by a discussion with Rutgers marine scientist Liti Haramaty of East Brunswick.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit friendsebec.com

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The East Brunswick Woman’s Club will hold its next general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at East Brunswick Fire District 1, Civic Center Station, 310 Rues Lane, East Brunswick.

Doug Aumack will speak about the history of medicine in New Jersey.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Linda 732-522-1314.

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AARP East Brunswick Chapter 4855 will hold a general meeting at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the East Brunswick Firehouse, Civic Center Station, 310 Rues Lane.

Registered nurse Kathleen Iannuzzo from Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick will speak about fall prevention. Iannuzzo is nationally certified in gerontology and will discuss senior health promotion and disease prevention.

Attendees are encouraged to wear the color red for Valentine’s Day.

A brief general meeting and refreshments will follow.

For more information, call 732-238-6326.

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The East Brunswick Library will welcome registered nurses from Saint Peter’s University Hospital at 5 p.m. Feb. 20 to offer a free blood pressure/blood sugar screening at the library, Civic Center Drive off Ryders Lane.

Registration not required.

For more information, call 732-390-6767.
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The annual South River Police Department Basketball Free Throw Tournament will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 in the South River Middle School gymnasium, 3 Montgomery St.

All South River children from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in each of the six age groups. The overall champion will receive a brand new Playstation 4.

Refreshments will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting South River High School’s Project Graduation.

Waivers must be completed by the participant’s parent/guardian and submitted no later than Feb. 22. Waivers will be sent home with students. Additional waivers can be obtained at the main office of each school or at South River Police Headquarters, 61 Main St. Waivers will also be available at the door from 9-10 a.m. for walk-in participants; however, a parent/guardian must be present to sign.

All participants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

For more information, contact Ptl. Pinto at 732-254-1150 ext. 132

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American Legion Post 253 will host international medium Dolores Rilho with “Messages From Heaven” from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the legion, 50 Devoe Ave., Spotswood.

The evening will include a question-and-answer session. Soft beverages, light appetizers and a ticket for a complimentary glass of wine or beer are included. Cash bar.

Children under 13 not permitted.

Not everyone is guaranteed a reading.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To purchase tickets, call or text Crystal at 732-991-9507 or reserve directly by sending payment to PayPal via prdmom1973@aol.com

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The Ancient Order of Hibernians Brian Boru Division 14 of Middlesex County meets at American Legion Post 214 of South River on the third Thursday of every month.

For more information, call 908-227-0834.

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Brandeis University Middlesex Chapter will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the East Brunswick Library, Civic Center Drive off Ryders Lane, to discuss how the travel industry meets the demands of today’s vacationers.

A travel professional from Best Cruises will discuss land and sea vacations, and share tips that will enhance any vacation.

The program is free and open to all.

The February social justice collection will collect diapers, wipes, formula and new/gently used baby clothing (sizes 0-2) for Bebe Bell.

For more information about Brandeis membership, call Thelma at 732-257-4833.

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The Churchill Junior High School Drama Club will present “Anne Frank & Me” at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 at the school, 18 Norton Road, East Brunswick.

A hip hop dancing teenager in the 1980s gets transported to the 1940s and lives like Anne Frank in World War II.

Students are performing, running the lights, sound and creating the production in honor of those who suffered in the Holocaust and those who still suffer the atrocities of genocide today.

Tickets are $10 for adults, or $8 for students, seniors and staff.

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The Displaced Homemakers Network of NJ and the Monroe Public Library will host a screening of the documentary “Equal Means Equal” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe.

The film discusses life stories and legal cases based on sexual harassment, domestic violence and the foster care system.

All are welcome to attend this event, which also features a panel discussion after the film.

For more information, visit www.dhnj.org

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VFW Post 133 East Brunswick and The Pipes & Drums of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Old Bridge will present Cherish the Ladies in concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Joyce Kilmer American Legion Post 25, 4 JFK Dr., Milltown.

Tickets are $35. Call 908-705-1606.

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The Spotswood Education Foundation will host a casino fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. March 3 at the Helmetta Community Center, 1 Brookside Pl., Helmetta, to support grants for the Spotswood education system.
Price is $50 per person and includes dinner catered by David Ellis Caterers, desserts and assorted beverages. Must be 21 to attend.

Each ticket receives $100 in “play” money.

Tickets can be pre-purchased by Feb. 26. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. To donate a service or item for the raffle, contact Nick Legakis at 917-476-6418.

For more information, e-mail NJSEF@yahoo.com.
Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $78,000 in grants to teachers in the Spotswood Public Schools, which educates children from Helmetta and Milltown.

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A limited number of plots are available for rent at the East Brunswick Community Garden for the 2018 growing season.

Located next to the Municipal Complex on Rues Lane, the garden has 10 x 10-foot plots available to new gardeners on a first-come, first-served basis.

The $45 cost for the season includes a temporary assessment to fund the addition of wooden borders around each plot. Gardeners must be township residents or employed in the township.

For more information and to register for a plot, visit ebcommunitygarden.webs.com or email ebcgarden@gmail.com.

The garden is a project of the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.

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New Beginnings Animal Rescue will host a “Night of Shenanigans” fundraiser and Pot of Gold Raffle from 7-11 p.m. March 9 at the 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.

There will be a hot buffet, soft drinks, coffee and dessert. BYOB. Entertainment by DJ Mike the Apeman with dancing, trivia contests, name that tune, prizes, a mini-tricky tray, 50/50 and door prizes.

The Pot of Gold Raffle will be pulled at 9:30 p.m. for the $1,000 grand prize.

Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased by contacting Joanne at 732-261-1887 or joanne@itsurwrap.com. Tables may be reserved for parties of 8 or 10 only.

For more information, visit Facebook or call New Beginnings at 732-238-1348.

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The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission will presents a chamber music series of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, In collaboration with the Monroe Township Public Library, at 1 p.m. March 5 at the Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe.

Music of the flute, viola and harp will be featured.

Registration is not required. Admission is free.