Community Bulletin Board: the Suburban

The Columbian Club of Old Bridge will hold a tricky tray event on Oct. 25 at its hall, 61 Pine St., Old Bridge.
Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 4815.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Calling begins at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $15 and includes one sheet of regular tickets, coffee, tea and one dessert. Food and beverages available for purchase. Outside food permitted but no alcohol.
Adults only.
Proceeds benefit autism research.
For more information, call 732-707-3417 or 908-510-5693.
MAVIS (The Music Association for the Visually Impaired Students of New Jersey) will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 775 Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville.
Donation is $10 per person; or $8 for persons with visual impairments, seniors, and children under 12.
For more information, call 732-254-4795.
MAVIS subsidizes some of the costs for youth and adults with visual impairments to receive music lessons and instruments.
“Off the Pedestal: Four Jewish Boys Who Fought for the Confederacy” and “Noah – Is It Literally True?” will be discussed by Rabbi Eric Wisnia, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, when he appears as Scholar in Residence at Congregation Beth Ohr in Old Bridge on Nov. 1 and 2.


The 7:30 p.m. service on Nov. 1, at which Wisnia will speak, will be preceded by a 6 p.m. dinner, the cost of which is $25 per person.

The service on Nov. 2 begins at 9:30 a.m.; Wisnia will present his talk at the Kiddush luncheon following the service. The luncheon is $10 per person.

To be present for either or both meals, send checks to Congregation Beth Ohr, P.O. Box 206, Old Bridge 08857, indicating clearly on the check what it is for. In addition, RSVP to 732-257-1523 in advance so that sufficient food is ordered.

Congregation Beth Ohr is located at 70 Route 516,Old Bridge. For more information, call 732-257-1523.


The Sayreville Recreation Department is offering a trip to see “Disney on Ice – Road Trip Adventures” on Nov. 9 at The Prudential Center in Newark. The show starts at 7 p.m.

The bus will leave at 5 p.m. sharp from the Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center, 167 Main St., Sayreville.

Tickets are $55 per person and are on a first-come first-served basis. Price includes bus transportation and ticket to the show.

For tickets, call 732-390-7096 or visit


The Sayreville Public Library will be closed for renovations through Oct. 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 Old Bridge Library will hold the following Halloween-related programs:

A Sisters in Crime Author Event will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 19. Several authors will share their experiences and tips as mystery and crime writers.

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a teen party with spooky games, costume contests, snacks and prizes at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22.

A Sensory Play Halloween Party will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 25. Designed for children with special needs and their families to improve social play and develop fine motor skills by investigating and exploring Halloween-themed sensory stations as well as hands-on activities and crafts. Caregivers must stay with their children.

The Li-Scary Spooktacular will be held on Oct. 26, beginning with a spooky storytime at 11 a.m., followed by crafts and activities for children. Costumes are encouraged. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be Baby Boo & Toddler Too Halloween Party, a drop-in party for children up to 3 years old in the Story Time Room. The festivities will have fun crafts, sensory stations and activities specifically tailored for this age group. All children will have the chance to trick-or-treat around the Library.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. This interactive screening of the cult-classic will feature audience participation, costumes, sing-alongs, fake snowball fights and scary decor.

A Halloween Hullabaloo will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 31. Young patrons are invited to show off their costumes and celebrate Halloween with a spooky storytime, craft and trick-or-treat parade around the library.

All library events are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

The library is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Route 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information is available at or by calling 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.


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


Temple Beth Shalom, 108 Freehold Road (Route 522), Manalapan, will hold its fall vendor event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27.
Vendors will sell jewelry, clothing, sports memorabilia, children’s products, books, makeup, household goods, art, crafts, etc.
For more information, call 732-446-1200.

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.

There will be more than 75 vendors selling crafts and merchandise.

There will be wheels of chance including baked goods, gift cards and toys as prizes.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle, tricky tray, children’s games and pictures with Santa.


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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].


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.   

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 [email protected], or call Nicole at 732-857-5082.



New Beginnings Animal Rescue of East Brunswick will host a Fall Harvest Shenanigans event on from 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Sayreville VFW Post 4699, 575 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville.

There will be a buffet dinner, dessert, DJ Mike the Apeman, trivia, games, tricky tray and a 50/50 raffle.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Tickets are available at

For more information, contact Kim at [email protected]



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.



Christmas Con will be held from 5-11 p.m. on Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the N.J. Convention & Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison.

Celebrity guests include Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett, Cameron Mathison, Jackee Harry, Alicia Witt, Nikki DeLoach, Erin Krakow, Paul Greene, Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Paevey, Chad Michael Murray, Melissa Claire Egan, Jack Wagner, Melissa Joan Hart, Andrew Walker, Jill Wagner, Rachel Boston and Danica McKellar.

Catch Alicia Witt in concert at 8 p.m. on Nov. 9, an ugly sweater contest posted by Jonathan Bennett on Nov. 9, and Gingerbread Wars hosted by Bennett on Nov. 10.

Varying ticket packages range from $10-$170.

For more information, visit



Holocaust survivor Lois Flamholz will describe her fight for survival at Congregation Beth Ohr’s Kristallnacht program at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 during the Sabbath evening service.

All are invited to attend.

Congregation Beth Ohr is located at 70 Route 516 in Old Bridge.


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. Parking is available in the Old Bridge Civic Center municipal lot.

Donations are welcome.

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


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  [email protected] or [email protected].



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 [email protected].


The Friends of the Sayreville Public Library will hold a Book & ReGifting Sale from 1-3:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 17 at the library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville.
All proceeds will benefit the library.
For more information, call 732-727-0212.


Dwight D. Eisenhower School will hold a celebration for its 50th anniversary from 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the school, 601 Ernston Road, Parlin section of Sayreville.

RSVP by emailing [email protected].



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.