Community Bulletin Board: the Suburban

St. Thomas the Apostle HSA will hold pocketbook bingo on Nov. 14 at the school, 333 Route 18 south, Old Bridge.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. First game at 7 p.m.
Game package is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Includes six bingo sheets with three games per board.
Bring your own food and beverages.
Must be 18 or older to attend.
For more information, email [email protected]

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.

“Words Matter” will be the panel discussion taking place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Congregation Beth Ohr, 70 Route 516, Old Bridge.

The program, sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, celebrates the Global Day of Jewish Learning. All are invited.

East Brunswick rabbis Eric Eisenkramer of Temple B’nai Shalom, Jeff Pivo of East Brunswick Jewish Center, and Efraim Unterman of Young Israel will discuss what we can learn from the words or silence of three unique biblical figures. Rabbi Joel Mishkin of Beth Ohr will moderate the discussion. Questions from the audience will be entertained following the formal presentation.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the office at 732-257-1523.




The Old Bridge Public Library will welcome Diego Allessandro at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2to the library, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, corner of Route 516 and Cottrell Road, Old Bridge.

Old Bridge resident Allessandro will entertain with his signature Americana sound, which blends 80s and 90s pop and 2000s punk.

The Navesink Brass Quintet will perform at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 9. This professional brass quintet performs all styles of music from the Renaissance to jazz to rock. The band features Thomas Bender (trumpet), Donald Swinchoski (trumpet), Nancy Shalvatis (horn), Daniel Carver (trombone) and Paul J. Eschelbach (tuba).


Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable, unexpired donation for the Old Bridge Food Bank to these free events.

For more information, visit or call 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.




“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

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.



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]





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].


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


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].



Music at Saint Mary’s will present the five musicians of Quinception (Jenny Cline, flute; Nicholas Gatto, oboe; Kevin Dayton, clarinet; Evan Young, horn; and Liz Rosa, bassoon) during a concert featuring the works of Franz Danzi, Aaron Copland, Percy Grainger, Eugène Bozza, and living composers Arturo Márquez and Amanda Harberg, at 4 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Saint Mary Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy.

Donation of $15 suggested.

This family-friendly concert will be followed by a Meet-the-Artists reception.


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.