Community Bulletin Board: the Sentinel

North Brunswick will hold its 37th annual Heritage Day event from 1-10 p.m. on Oct. 5 at North Brunswick Community Park, 2053 Route 130 south, North Brunswick.

There will be lie music, food, vendors, rides, dancing, crafts, pony rides, a beer garden and a petting zoo.

The Ann Marie Chandlee Heritage Day Award will be presented at 7 p.m., followed by a live band and fireworks.

For updated information, visit www.northbrunswicknj.gov.

North Brunswick Township High School Parent Teacher Student Organization will hold a used clothing drive from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 5 in the school’s auditorium, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick. Rain or shine.

Clothing, shoes, pocketbooks, belts, baby accessories, backpacks, winter wear, briefcases, gloves, ties, blankets, tablecloths, bed linens, draperies, pillows, towels, quilts, comforters, stuffed animals, scooters, bicycles, and small baby toys less than 2-feet in size will be accepted.

VCR tapes, CDs, books, TVs, outdoor play sets, exercise equipment, appliances, furniture, lamps, house decor, board games, electronics, glassware, pots and pans, rugs, puzzles, car seats, cribs, hair dryers, mattresses, baby walkers, baby bath seats and any toys with lead will not be accepted.

 

Homework Buddies Peer Tutoring has begun at the South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.
The sessions will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary.
Select high school students volunteer to help students in kindergarten through 12th grade with homework and studying concerns.
Tutoring is not available on school holidays or early closing days.

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, is offering Bharatanatyam dance classes through its Dances of the World program.

The class will be taught from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays in three sessions from Oct. 16-30 at the school’s Princeton studio, 301 N. Harrison St.

The classes will be taught by Supriya Hariprasad, an award-winning dancer and teacher of the Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam.

Classes are intended for students age 13 and older.

Students can drop in for one or more classes or sign up for all three. All levels are welcome.

For more information or to register, visit www.arballet.org/class-division/open-enrollment-classes/ or call 609-921-7758.

 

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will hold the Middlesex County 4-H’s annual open house from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.

All families with school-age children are invited to attend this event, which will feature student and volunteer representatives from many different 4-H groups throughout Middlesex County.

There will also be petting zoos and demonstrations from different clubs.

For more information, call the Middlesex County 4-H office at 732-398-5261.

The Judd Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization for the Class of 2020 will hold a golf outing on Oct. 14 at Tamarack Golf Course, 97 Hardenburg Lane, East Brunswick.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. Tee time is 9 a.m. Lunch reception to follow at 1 p.m.

The event will include 18 holes of golf, longest drive contest, closest to the pin contest, giveaways, raffles and prizes.

Cost is $125 per golfer or $480 for a foursome.

Sponsored by C3 Technologies.

For tickets or sponsorship information, email juddpto@hotmail.com or visit www.juddpto.com/golf.

SAMHAJ (South Asian Mental Health Awareness in Jersey) will hold its next Central Jersey Support Group from 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the NAMI NJ office, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick.

Open to those with mental illness and their loved ones.

For more information, visit www.naminj.org.

North Brunswick resident and author Diane Young Uniman, also know as Princess Diane von Brainisfried, will hold a book signing from 12:30-3 p.m. on Oct. 12 at The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, 211 Main St., North Brunswick, for her new book, “Bonjour, Breast Cancer – I’m Still Smiling”.

To promote breast cancer awareness, there will be photos with the North Brunswick Police Department’s pink patrol car, a visit by The Greene Turtle mascot, tiaras, and a special non-alcoholic beverage created in honor of the book signing.

The South Brunswick Commission on Women will be walking to break the silence against domestic violence from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

For more information, visit sites.google.com/view/sbwomenscommission.

Middlesex County College (MCC) will hold its HarvestFest Community Celebration from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the college, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison. Rain date is Oct. 4.

There will be hayrides, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, trunk-or-treat, games, music, a showcase of MCC’s student clubs, a car show by Kroozin Productions, food trucks, and an exhibition by the faculty and staff of the college’s Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department.

Visit middlesexcc.edu/harvestfest for more information.

HarvestFest is being held in conjunction with a fall open house. Prospective students can visit the campus, take tours, meet faculty and staff, and learn about the academic programs and support services the College offers. Visit middlesexcc.edu/openhouse to register.

Activities are free but bring a non-perishable food donation for the MCC Cares Food Pantry.

The Golden Years Social Security and Medicare Workshop educates people who are becoming eligible for Social Security and Medicare.

The workshop teaches the public how and when to enroll with Medicare and how it works. Other topics discussed are Social Security optimization, retirement planning, long-term care options and prescription drug costs.

A session will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

Residents of all communities are welcome to attend. There is no charge.

For more information, call 732-526-7659 or email devin@goldenyearsdesign.com.

The 6-acre cornfield at Von Thun’s Country Farm Market in South Brunswick has a different, fun theme carved into it each year.

The 2019 maze theme celebrates the 150th anniversary of college football and the two teams who started this American tradition, Rutgers and Princeton universities.

The maze takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes to walk through.

Admission to the maze is included with Fall Festival Weekend admission. The maze is also open from 1-5 p.m. weekdays; buy tickets at the Farm Market. There is a Moonlight Maze as well.

For ticket information, and more details on Fall Festival events, visit vonthunfarms.com.

Von Thun’s is located at 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

The Township of North Brunswick will celebrate its 240th anniversary with its fourth Community Gala on Oct. 18 at the Heldrich in New Brunswick, including a cocktail reception with an open bar, a dinner, entertainment and an awards program.

This year’s gala pays tribute to six community volunteers for their distinguished service to the community: Jocelyn Caffrey, Joseph “Pete” Clark, Thelma Comparato, James Grieco, the Rev. Mark McGrath and Evelyn Smirnow.

 Proceeds will continue the preservation and renovation of the Pulda Farmhouse and the launch of an effort to create and place historical markers at sites of notable interest throughout the township.

For more information or to be added to the invitation list, email nbhistsoc1779@gmail.com.

Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey (IACFNJ) will hold its Grand Navratri Garba celebration in South Brunswick from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12. The first three days will take place at Crossroads Middle School South, 195 Major Road, Monmouth Junction, while the last day of Garba for Sharad Poornima will be held at South Brunswick High School, 750 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. Guaranteed entry only until 9:30 p.m.

The Navratri celebration marks the festival of nine nights when Hindus worship the goddesses Shakti Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.

Mahesh Mehta and his artists from Bollywood, and local singers and musicians of Entertainment Unlimited, will rock the stage with famous old and new live singing of traditional garbas, dandiya, sanedo and bhangaras, with live entertainment for more than five hours on all three days.

The special attraction will be the participation of high school students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

The Goddess Amba Maa’s divine traditional Aarti and prayer will be performed on all days followed by the Prasad to all attendees.

The cafeteria will have food stalls and local vendors with clothing, jewelry and traditional items selling.

For more information, visit www.IACFNJ.org or email info@iacfnj.org.

The Middlesex County 4-H Haunted House and Hayrides will be held every Friday and Saturday in October from 7-10:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.

The cost is $5 for one activity or $8 for a combination ticket. Proceeds benefit 4-H community service projects.

For more information, contact the 4-H office at 732-398-5261 or email 4H.information@co.middlesex.nj.us.

The North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services will hold Trunk-or-Treat from 4-8 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Veterans Park, Roosevelt Avenue, North Brunswick.

There will be costume contests, a hayride, a haunted house, trunk-or-treating and food trucks.

Entry fee is $5, or free with a donation to the North Brunswick Food Bank.

Any interested food trucks or North Brunswick organizations that would like to participate should call 732-247-0922, ext. 475 or email events@northbrunswicknj.gov.

The International Food Festival will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

Cost is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 8-17, or free for children under 7.

The South Brunswick Senior Center will hold a Culture Fest FRIENDaversary Bash on Oct. 24 to celebrate 20 years of the Friends of the Senior Center organization.

To represent your culture through music, poetry, dance or food, see Tirath Kairon at the Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.

Our Lady of Peace Church will hold a choir concert to celebrate the church’s 50th anniversary at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the church, 1740 Route 130, North Brunswick.

The Stained Glass Multi-Media Event will feature the church’s adult choir, the youth choir, and members of the Philomusica Concert Choir, under the direction of organist and choir director Joseph Suchocki.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Students and seniors are free with an ad, available online at www.northbrunswicknj.gov.

Poll workers are needed to work the general election in North Brunswick in November.

Anyone interested should call the Township Clerk’s Office at 732-247-0922, ext. 470 for an application.

T A Sprinkler, Inc. will hold its annual Winter Wonderlights Spectacular from Nov. 30 to Jan. 5, 2020, at the Middlesex County Fairgrounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.

There will be Christmas lights, food, hot chocolate and photo opps with Santa.

The United States Census Bureau is seeking applicants for jobs for the 2020 Census.

For information on how to apply, visit 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-JOB-2020.