Community Bulletin Board: the Sentinel

 

North Brunswick Public Library Corner:

  • Tuesday Night Book Club: “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, 7-8 p.m. on Oct. 15. Visit the library to borrow a copy.
  • Crafty ‘Tweens for ages 9-12, 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. Call 732-246-3545 or visit the library to register.
  • Fall Jars with Pat Dahli, 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. Register at fgle/iMTj53vdtpV9D9PT8
  • Knitting & Crocheting Club, 10 a. to noon on Oct. 18
  • Chair Tai Chi with Chris Wadhera, noon to 1 p. on Oct. 18. Register at forms.gle/VVAwbiZ7vGb5MDsw9
  • Magical Muggle Mayhem, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 19. A day of games, thrills and magical snacks for ages 2-18. Witches and wizards welcome.
  • Self Defense for Women, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. In recognition of Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, along with Mobile Family Success Center. Open to all ages. There will be a raffle and refreshments. For more information, call the Mobile Family Success Center at 732-387-1226, email mfscmiddlesex@ccdom.org, or call the library at 732-246-3545.
  • LGBTQ+ 101 Workshop (An introduction to sexual identities), 7-8 p.m. on Oct. 24. Hosted by Garden State Equality. Open to all ages. Registration is suggested by visiting gle/wxfkNihp4XxbZ2PJA
  • DaVinci STEAM Club for ages 3-5, 1-2 p.m. on Oct. 25. Register at the reference desk or by calling 732-246-3545.
  • Crafty Kids for ages 6-8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. Call 732-246-3545 or visit the library to register.
  • Sensory Play for ages 3-5, 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 30.
  • Card Making Workshop, 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 30. Register at gle/aW6oW7o94Fr974Ry9

 

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Escape the Room from 6-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the South Brunswick Public Library’s Cafe, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.
There will be one room filled with clues to figure your way out, and an “escape room in a box” for you and a group to figure out.
The theme is the 1980s; costumes are encouraged.
For adults age 18 and older.
Refreshments will be provided.
Registration is required at www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm
Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

Andrew Katz will read from his fiction novel “The Vampire Gideon’s Suicide Hotline & Halfway House for Orphaned Girls” from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 12 at NAMI NJ, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, visit andrewkatz.eventbrite.com by Oct. 10.

The Friends of the South Brunswick Library Fall Boo-k Sale Donation Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 12, from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.
Bring new and gently used books, CDs and DVDs. No magazines, VHS, audiotapes or encyclopedias.
The Friends Fall Preview Sale will be from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 17. Admission $10. All welcome.
The Friends Fall Public Sale will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 18; from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 19; and from 1-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 20. Free admission.
Funds raised by the sale of donated items hlp support literacy in South Brunswick, including library workshops, classes and seminars for all ages, interests and abilities.

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 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.

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.

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.

 

South Brunswick Community Development’s Charleston Place Senior Citizens will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19 at the center, 3424 Route 27, Kendall Park section of South Brunswick.

Proceeds enable new and existing senior programs.

Donations of clothing and household items are welcome.

For more information, contact Dawn at 732-297-7966 or ddavis@sbcdc@gmail.com.

 

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 North Brunswick Library will hold a course in self defense for women from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the library, 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick.

In recognition of Domestic Abuse Awareness Month.

There will be a raffle and refreshments.

For more information, call the Mobile Family Success Center at 732-387-1226, email mfscmiddlesex@ccdom.org, or call the library at 732-246-3545.

 

 

The North Brunswick Library will hold a workshop on LGBTQ+ from 7-8 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the library, 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick.

Familiarize yourself with contemporary sexual identity terminology. Hosted by Garden State Equality.

Open to all ages.

Registration is suggested by visiting forms.gle/wxfkNihp4XxbZ2PJA

 

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.

 

 

The South Brunswick Senior Center will hold a Veterans Day Luncheon & Patriotic Party from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by acknowledgements at noon and musical entertainment by Stiletto & Sax at 12:15 p.m.

Lunch is free for the first 25 veterans who register; call 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.

General registration is due by Oct. 30.

 

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.

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 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 offer a program on how to make sound decisions during difficult times from 10:30-11:15 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

Liz Cohen, a hospice social worker, will discuss how hospice and palliative care programs provide help and support, their similarities and differences, and how they can make a positive difference. 

Open to South Brunswick residents age 55 and older. Sign up by calling 888-897-8979.

 

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.

 

The South Brunswick Senior Center will offer a police lecture on holiday safety at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

Open to South Brunswick residents age 55 and older.

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

 

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.