Community Bulletin Board: the Sentinel

CASA of Middlesex County is seeking volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. When a child is in foster care, having a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) means they are more likely to find a permanent home, spend less time in foster care, and perform better in school.

The next information session will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 26 at the South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

RSVP to Nora Siklosi Szabo at nora@casaofmiddlesexcounty.org

For more information, visit www.casaofmiddlesexcounty.org/volunteer

 

Kenneth Vercammen will hold a free community program for South Brunswick residents at 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 28, offering information on wills and probate, and how to plan ahead to save family assets.

Main topics will include the New Jersey Estate Tax eliminated in 2018, the 2019 changes to federal estate and gift tax, power of attorney recommendations, living wills and advance directive, administering the probate/surrogate, and avoiding unnecessary expenses.

The meeting will take place at the South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7675.

 

 

 

The Jack Furlong Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the South Brunswick Jazz Cafe, inside the South Brunswick Municipal Complex’s Herb Eckert Auditorium, 540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.
With Jack Furlong (saxophones) are Sean Gough (piano), Jon McElroy (bass), and John O’Keefe (drums).
Admission is $6 at the door; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Light refreshments included.
For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7635 or visit www.sbarts.org/jazz-cafe/

 

SAMHAJ (South Asian Mental Health Awareness in Jersey) will hold a support group meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the NAMI NJ office, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick.

Those who are suffering from mental health disorders, and their loved ones, are invited to receive social and emotional support that focuses on hope and recovery in a stigma-free atmosphere.

For more information, visit www.naminj.org.

 

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 South Brunswick Senior Center will hold a food drive during November and December at the center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

Needed items include coffee, canned tomatoes, boxed milk, canned fruit, canned meat, prepared noodles, rice mix, macaroni and cheese, whole wheat pasta, peanut butter and jelly, hearty soups, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, juice boxes, pancake mix and syrup, oatmeal, cereal and toiletries.

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

 

 

 

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.

 

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 thats4entertainment.com/christmascon

 

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.

 

Students at Crossroads Middle School North will hold a French soiree at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 for senior residents of South Brunswick.

They will share poems, artwork and other French projects.

Light refreshments will be served.

The school is located at 635 Georges Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. Transportation will not be provided.

Sign up by Nov. 12 by calling 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.

 

 

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.

 

 

The South Brunswick Senior Center will hold its monthly birthday lunch at 11 a.m. on Nov. 26 at the center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

There will be trivia, lunch and cake.

Open to South Brunswick residents age 55 and older. RSVP by Nov. 19.

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

 

 

 

The theme of NAMI NJ’s 2019 conference on Dec. 7 is “Prevention Recovery Wellness: Hope for the future.”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairbridge Hotel and Conference Center, 195 Davidson Ave., Somerset.
Topics will include the eight dimensions of wellness, crisis planning for individuals and families, legal issues in mental illness, a Q&A with a psychiatrist, employment and recovery, and self care.
Special keynote speaker is filmmaker Lucy Winer, who will discuss “Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution.”
Early bird registration ends Nov. 15 for non-members and professionals. Discounts available for NAMI members.
To become a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser, visit www.naminj.org.

 

 

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.