Community Bulletin Board: the Suburban

The St. Stan’s Holy Name Society will hold a rib roast at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5 at their carnival grounds on Main Street and MacArthur Avenue in Sayreville.

The price is $20 for a full rack and $12 for a half rack.
Sales will continue until the ribs sell out.

The Old Bridge middle school soccer teams will host two Pink Out games at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Jonas Salk Middle School girls will play Carl Sandburg Middle School girls while the two middle school boys’ teams will take the challenge at the same time on adjacent fields at Geick Park, located off Route 516.

Pink-Out shirts, which cost $10, will be available for purchase.

The Salk Builders Club has volunteered to sell refreshments and collect cash donations during the games.

For more information visit

The Sayreville Public Library will be closed for renovations Oct. 12-20.
The Old Bridge, South Amboy, South River and East Brunswick libraries will honor Sayreville library cards.
Patrons may continue to return books and other materials in book drops at the Sayreville library during the closure.


The Sayreville War Memorial High School (SWMHS) Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for its 2020 induction program, scheduled for spring 2020.

Nominees must be graduates of SWMHS who have made outstanding contributions to his/her profession, organization or community.

Briefly list the individual’s accomplishments, year of graduation and contact information, including email address.

Nomination forms can be found on the Hall of Fame link on the SWMHS website, or call Elaine Kubacz at 732-727-0192. Nomination letters may also be submitted to: SWMHS Hall of Fame Committee, 20 Holly Dr., Parlin 08859, before Nov. 8; or emailed to or


Christ Church will present a Flashback Dance Party from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s from 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the church, 257 4th St., South Amboy, featuring the music of Q-Atro and DJ Abstract.

Light refreshments will be served. BYOB.

Tickets are $15. Call 732-309-8161 or 917-208-8172.


Music at Saint Mary’s will present an American organ recital at 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Saint Mary Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy.

Organists Shea Velloso and Christopher Deibert will open the 2019-20 concert that includes a sing-a-long event to highlight the Saint Mary Church Jardine and Sons 1883 pipe organ.

A $15 donation is suggested.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert.

For more information, call 732-857-0202.


Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare & Adoption Center in Sayreville will hold its second annual Happy Tails Fun Run and Walk on Oct. 26 at the Capik Nature Preserve off of Bordentown Ave (Route 615), between Browns and Cheesequake Road, Sayreville.

The cost is $30 per person, and a team of five is $25 per runner. The one mile scenic
walk is $10 per person and only $5 per person for anyone under 12.

The event is for humans only.

All participants will receive an event t-shirt.

To register, visit




The Old Bridge Township Public School District provides special education and related services to disabled children/students ages 3-21 who are in need of special education.

Residents within the district or a person with a child attending a non-public school in Old Bridge who suspect their child may be disabled due to physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive or social difficulties, can call the district’s Office of Special Services.

For children 3-5 years old, pre-school disabled means an identified disabling condition and or measurable developmental impairment that requires special education and related services.

For more information, call a neighborhood school and ask for the Child Study Team or call the Office of Special Services at 732-360-4461.

St. Stan’s H.S.A. will hold its seventh annual Coach Bingo & Tricky Tray fundraiser on Oct. 18 in the school gym, 221 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Calling begins at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket price is $30 per person and includes 12 games of bingo (three cards per game), coffee, tea and dessert. Additional bingo boards and daubers will be available for purchase.

There will also be various raffles and a 50/50.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased in the parish office or by contacting Gina by calling or texting 732-277-2552.

Must be 18 years old to enter and participate.

The First Presbyterian Church of Sayreville will hold a Fish and Chicken Fry on Oct. 18 at the church, 172 Main St., Sayreville.

Take out will begin at 5 p.m. Dining room seating will be from 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Chicken is available by advance order only.

Tickets are $15 in advance. There will be limited tickets at the door.

For tickets, call 732-257-6353 or email

“Funny Girl: The Musical” will be performed at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4-12, at Main Street Theatre Company, 3018 Bordentown Ave., Parlin.

Presented in agreement with Tams-Witmark, a Concord Theatricals Company.

For ticket information, visit

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

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 Brandon Tyler Narleski Foundation will hold its fourth annual fundraiser at Club Pure, 1970 Route 35, on Oct. 13.

Narleski was killed by a drunk driver in 2014 at age 19. The foundation was created in 2015.

Proceeds will be used for scholarships to SWMHS and Old Bridge High School and drum lessons for less fortunate individuals.

There will be music, food and a tricky tray.

For more information, visit


St. Bernadette’s Church’s Social Concerns Ministry will hold its fall clothing drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 in the parking lot, 20 Villanova Road, Parlin section of Sayreville.
Clothing, small appliances, household items, toys, reading books, small furniture, linens, blankets, curtains, drapes, bedspreads, pillows, handbags and shoes will be collected. 
No large appliances or furniture will be accepted.   
Students over 12 years of age who need service hours may volunteer; arrange a time by calling Karen at 732-425-0387.   



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 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 to register.

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

Larry Wolfert will cover the music of well-known Jewish folk singers at 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 at Congregation Beth Ohr, 70 Route 516, Old Bridge.

A bagel breakfast will be included.

To attend, send a check for $5 per person to Congregation Beth Ohr, P.O. Box 206, Old Bridge 08857 in time to arrive by Oct. 18. Indicate in the memo: Jewish Folk Singers Program.

This program is sponsored by Congregation Beth Ohr’s Sisterhood and Men’s Club.

For more information, call Ann at 732-257-1685, Lisa at 732-614-4997, or the temple office at 732-257-1523.


The Madison-Old Bridge Township Historical Society will hold its 54th annual Apple Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Old Bridge Township Civic Center, Route 516 and Cottrell Road, Old Bridge.

There will be crafts, holiday gifts, refreshments, live music, historical re-enactments, fresh picked apples and handmade apple pies.

Admission is free.

Donations are welcome.

For more information, call Jeff Kagan at 646-246-5598.

Our Lady of Victories is seeking vendors and crafters for its annual Christmas Bazaar, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Monsignor Dalton Hall, 42 Main St., Sayreville.

Cost is $35 for one table.

Those who are interested must send an email with his/her name and vendor/craft type to, or call Nicole at 732-857-5082.

The South Amboy-Sayreville Rotary will hold a Polka dance fundraiser to support community service projects. Each year the club provides free dictionaries to every third grade student in South Amboy and Sayreville.

The dance will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the VFW hall, Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville.

Tickets are $20 per person.

Refreshments and Polish kitchen available for purchase.

For ticket information, contact Greg at 732-721-0400, or Rocco at 732-721-0475 or

Our Lady of Victories will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Monsignor Dalton Hall, 42 Main St., Sayreville.

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 or call 1-855-JOB-2020.