Community Bulletin Board: the Sentinel

The American Jewish Experience Lecture Series, presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, continues for its 22nd consecutive year with a presentation by Dr. Marcia Midler, entitled “Gertrude Berg: Broadcasting Pioneer/Creator of Molly Goldberg: the Original Jewish Mother.”

The lecture will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29 at Jewish Family Services, 52 Concordia Shopping Center, Monroe.

A $2 donation is requested at the door.

For more information, email INFO.JHSCJ@gmail.com or call 732-249-4894.

The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission will be the host its annual Juried Art Show in October at the Monroe Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe.

The exhibit is open to living artists of all ages and works in all media will be considered. Entry submission is from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 with a $10 non-refundable fee.

David Anderson, president of the Princeton Photography Club, will be the juror.

An opening reception, by invitation only, will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 20. The show will be open to the public from Oct. 21-27.

For more information, call 732-521-4400 or visit www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com.

A Fall Freecycling Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road.

Items may be dropped off until 1 p.m. Browsing concludes at 2 p.m.

A semi-annual event, Freecyling Day offers area residents an opportunity to discard usable, unwanted household items in an environmentally-friendly way. After dropping off their items, they can also hunt for “finds” from small furniture and housewares to toys and tools.

There is no charge to participate in this “free trade” event. All items must be offered for free, for personal use and not for resale.

Recommended freecycling items include clothing, shoes, bicycles, fish tanks, dishes, pots and pans, toys, silverware, small appliances, tools, power tools, kitchen items, garage items, electronics and pet supplies. Large furniture pieces will not be accepted. It is recommended that boxed toys, games and anything with small parts be taped shut.

Prohibited items include mattresses, televisions, computer monitors, paints, VHS tapes, computer disks, paints, pesticides, tires, toiletries, unframed mirrors, food or any hazardous materials.

The Friends of EBEC reserves the right to reject items.

In the event of rain, check friendsebec.com for updates.

 

The East Brunswick Woman’s Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at East Brunswick Fire District 1, Civic Center Station, 310 Rues Lane, East Brunswick.

Following the meeting agenda, speaker Susan Luczu, dressed in 18th Century costume, will share the history of Life in the 18th Century – Home and Hearth.

Non-members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Laura at 732-254- 5742.

 

The Suburban Artist Guild will meet at 2 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the East Brunswick Library, Civic Center Drive off Ryders Lane, East Brunswick.

Artist Joanne Amantea creates unusual mixed media artwork. She uses collage for the basic structure and then adds layers with additional paper, paint and ink.

Bring materials to use. Some materials may be supplied by the artist.

To RSVP, email Joycewms69@yahoo.com

 

The East Brunswick Public Library and the East Brunswick Arts Commission will offer a multicultural dance workshop series at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road.

The series begins on Oct. 13 as the Ballroom Dream Dance Studio presents a dance workshop on Bachata for ages 18 and up.

East Brunswick choreographer Phil Solomon leads a hip hop dance class on Nov. 10 for ages eight and up.

The series ends on Nov. 17 with an Israeli dance workshop. Led by Vera Galleid, the program shares circle, line and partner dances set to Israeli music, for ages eight and up.

All three dance workshops start at 12:30 p.m. These programs are free and open to the public.

The fall dance series is sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Library and the East Brunswick Arts Commission.

For more information, visit www.ebpl.org.

East Brunswick Elks Lodge 2370 will hold Designer Bag Bingo on Oct. 12 at the lodge, 21 Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick.

Doors open at noon. Calling begins at 2 p.m. sharp.

Tickets are $35 for 10 games of bingo. Additional cards can be purchased at the event.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own snacks, such as chips, pretzels and cookies.

There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Warriors, Army of Hope and Elks’ veterans.

Contact Dawn E. Gross at dawnegross@yahoo.com or Colleen Murphy at cmm2u@aol.com, or call 732-821-8527.

 

Learn about medical marijuana, its benefits, its use and the law, presented by medical oncologist Dr. James C. Salwitz, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the East Brunswick Library, Civic Center Dr., East Brunswick.

Learn about the New Jersey cannabis law, indications for medical marijuana, if marijuana is addictive, the status of research of cannabis, how to administer medical marijuana, and if marijuana can cure cancer.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To register, visit ebpl.org/calendar

Aldersgate United Methodist Church will hold an indoor yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the church, 568 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick.

There will be a variety of household items, clothes, toys, gifts and crafts for sale, new and gently used.

There will also be a pumpkin patch.

Middlesex County invites all of Monroe’s adult communities to participate in the Fall Harvest Food Drive. The initiative is a coordinated effort among Middlesex County, MCFOODS (Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services), the Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA), Feeding Middlesex County, and the Monroe Township Department of Public Works.

Items will be collected by the Monroe Department of Public Works on Oct. 21. Place nonperishable donations in a bag or box near your mailbox. The Monroe DPW will pick up your items between and 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The most needed items include canned chicken, cereal, macaroni and cheese, canned meats, canned pasta, low sodium vegetables, low sugar fruits, diapers and wipes, low sodium stew, granola bars, rice, pasta, dry beans, paper products, soap, shampoo and toothpaste.

All items should be canned and packaged goods only. No glass items will be accepted.

Monetary donations will be accepted in the form of a check payable to Feeding Middlesex County and mailed to P.O. Box 781, Edison 08818.

For more information on MCFOODS, visit www.mciauth.com.

Silverman & Roedel, LLC, a personal injury law firm, will sponsor the upcoming Arthur A. Roedel Jr. Golf Classic on Oct. 17 at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Dr., Monroe.

Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

With a fundraising goal of $50,000, the golf outing honors Arthur Roedel Jr., who passed away on July 3, 2017, from multiple myeloma. The event falls on what would have been his 76th birthday.

For more information and to register, visit www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/arthur-a-roedel-jr-golf-classic.

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Corpus Christi Church will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 in the church parking lot, 100 James St., South River.

Donated items including household items, Christmas and Halloween decorations, fishing gear and more will be sold.

Proceeds will help the needy of South River.

Private vendors will also participate.

For more information, call 732-589-1576 or 732-432-0365.

 

 

The Holy Name Society and Altar Rosary Society of St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church will hold a fundraising dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the parish center, 30 Jackson St., South River.
Take out dinners will be available from 4 p.m.
The menu will include pierogi, stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut, kielbasa, rye bread, coffee, tea and dessert.
Adults are $15, children under 12 are $5 and children under 5 are free.
Tickets are on sale in the parish office during business hours, and at the door.

 

 

The East Brunswick Friends of the Library will hold a Designer Handbag Bingo fundraiser on Oct. 18 at the East Brunswick Library, 2 Civic Center Dr.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. First game will be called at 7:30 p.m.

All tickets include three bingo boards and light refreshments. Additional bingo boards can be purchased at the event.

Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase at the library’s Circulation Desk or online at www.ebpl.org/friends. After Oct. 16, tickets can be purchased at the event.

There will also be a tricky tray, 50/50 raffle and other prizes.

For more information, visit www.ebpl.org/friends.

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 Matt Collura 5K Run/Walk & BBQ will be held on Oct. 20 at Thompson Park, off Perrineville Road, Jamesburg.

Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. Race begins at 10:30 a.m.

The cost is $30 per person, or $15 per child age 7 and under. Participants must register in advance.

To become a sponsor, to donate, or for more information, email mattcollura5k@gmail.com, or call Tony Collura at 732-513-2628.

For more information, visit mattcollura5K.com.

 

 

The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission, in collaboration with the Monroe Township Public Library and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, will present a Chamber Music series starting with a quartet of the violin, cello, oboe and viola, at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Monroe Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe.

Admission is free.

The American Jewish Experience Lecture Series, presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, continues for its 22nd consecutive year with a presentation by Dr. Marcia Midler, entitled “Gertrude Berg: Broadcasting Pioneer/Creator of Molly Goldberg: the Original Jewish Mother.”

The lecture will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29 at Jewish Family Services, 52 Concordia Shopping Center, Monroe.

A $2 donation is requested at the door.

For more information, email INFO.JHSCJ@gmail.com or call 732-249-4894.

If you are a soprano, alto, tenor or bass and would like to join the Monroe Township Chorus, rehearsals are from 9-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Monroe Township Senior Center, 12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe.

Anyone age 18 and over residing in Monroe is welcome to prepare for the Nov. 17 concert.

For more information, call Sheila Werfel at 609-619-3229.

The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission will present “Popular Classics with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra,” led by conductor Nell Flanders, at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts, 1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe.

The full orchestral concert features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and the music of Johann Strauss, Jr. and Ennio Morricone.

The cost is $25 for patrons, $30 general admission, or free for students with ID.

Tickets are available at www.monroetwonshipculturalarts.com, by calling 1-800-514-3849 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., by calling 732-521-4400 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by calling 877-77CLICK.

 

 

The Boheme Opera NJ Lecture Performance Series, “I’ve Grown Accustomed – The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe,” will be led by Jerry Kalstein at 1 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe.

Admission is free.

 

 

Playhouse 22 announced its 2019-20 season lineup:

“Bye Bye Birdie” will be Nov. 8-25.

“A Christmas Carol” will be Dec. 13-22.

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” will be Feb. 7-23.

“Harvey” will be March 20 to April 5.

“Camelot” will be June 12-28.

All performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets for the main stage are $22 for adults or $20 for seniors and students.

A season subscription of three shows is $63 per person, or $57 for seniors and students. A select package of four shows is $80 per person or $72 for seniors and students. An elite package of five shows is $95 per person, or $85 for seniors and students.

 Special times will be announced for “A Christmas Carol.” All tickets to “A Christmas Carol” and other special events and concerts are $15.

Playhouse 22 is located at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.

For tickets, visit www.playhouse22.org.

The Altar Rosary Society of Immaculate Conception will hold a fall festival and craft fair, formerly known as Granny’s Cellar, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the church, Manalapan Road, Spotswood.

There will be photos with Santa.

The kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch.

Free admission and parking.

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.

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.