Community Bulletin Board: the North and South Brunswick Sentinel


For South Brunswick Girl Scout Mahiyah Sampson’s Gold Award project, she will present a mental health awareness event for girls ages 13-18 from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 16 at 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick. Sponsored by Rutgers University.

Check for RSVP information.

For more information, email [email protected].



The South Brunswick Food Pantry is seeking donations for its annual holiday food drive.

Thanksgiving donations may be dropped off in the office on the lower level of the municipal building, 540 Ridge Road, through Nov. 20.

To make a monetary donation, make checks payable to South Brunswick Township and drop it off in the Social Services Office; or, visit and click the Donate Now link.


Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver kosher meals to homebound seniors.
The immediate need is for meal pickup one day per week at 11 a.m. at JFS, 32 Ford Ave., Second Floor, Milltown, for delivery in North Brunswick.
JFS kosher meals are available to Middlesex County homebound seniors age 60 and over who are unable to shop or prepare meals for themselves due to physical or cognitive impairment.
For more information, call 732-777-1940 or email [email protected].

The 10th annual Hugs for Brady Foundation Winter Gala will be themed “Oh What a Night!,” featuring entertainment from the stars of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys,” on Jan. 25 at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset.

The gala honors individuals who have made significant contributions to help those affected by childhood cancer. This year’s honorees are The 2020 Gala Committee as the Ellen Gambatese Pediatric Cancer Volunteer of the Year; Roy G. Svenson as the Brady Buggy Wagon Volunteer of the Year; Steven K. Libutti, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, as the Dr. Randy Siegel Pediatric Cancer Medical Humanitarian of the Year; and Kevin Cummings, chairman and CEO of Investors Bank, as the Hugs for Brady Founation Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian of the Year.

Sherrie and Michael Wells of South Brunswick started the Hugs for Brady Foundation in 2009, shortly after their 13-month-old son, Brady Michael, was diagnosed with non-differentiated acute leukemia. In 2010, Brady passed away at 23 months old, after he had battled the disease for 10 months.

For more information, tickets, sponsorship information, to donate or to take part in the silent auction, visit

Any mothers with children up to age five are invited to join MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, who meet from 9-11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from October through June at the North Brunswick Library, 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick.

Childcare will be provided.

For more information, visit



The MOMS Club of North Brunswick is a group of stay-at-home or part-time working mothers of children of all ages who are interested in support, cultivating friendships and fun for the children.

For more information, visit


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey will offer an evening of food from around the world, music and giveaways during the Oncology Nursing Recruitment Open House at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the center, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick.

To register, visit


American Legion Post 401’s annual food drive in support of the South Brunswick Food Bank is ongoing.

Area residents may drop off non-perishable food donations any time after 4 p.m., seven days a week, at the post home, 148 Major Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.

Items needed include coffee, tea, water, Parmalot milk, vegetables, canned and boxed potatoes, rice, canned meats, beef stew, chili, canned and boxed pastas, cereal and oatmeal, boxed macaroni and cheese, boxed cake mixes and icing, pie crusts and filling, brownie mixes, muffin mix and soups.

For more information, call 732-329-9861.




North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Adams Athletic Club, 1210 Cozzens Lane, North Brunswick.

Menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, beverages, dessert, coffee and tea.

Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under, or free for children under 5.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Proceeds benefit firefighters.




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 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.


With President Donald Trump’s signature on the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service), the ongoing declared period of war was extended back to Dec. 7, 1941, making all honorably discharged veterans eligible for membership in the American Legion.

Eligibility now spans from Dec. 7, 1941, until a time when the United States is no longer at war, as determined by Congress.

Veterans wanting to join American Legion Post 401 in South Brunswick, or any other post, may request an application by emailing [email protected] or by stopping by the post at 148 Major Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, any day after 4 p.m.




Mobile Family Success Center of Middlesex County will offer healthy Thanksgiving recipes from 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Parsons Elementary School, 899 Hollywood St., North Brunswick.

For more information, call 732-367-1220.


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 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 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.


Our Lady of Peace will hold its annual craft and vendor show and basket auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23 in the church hall, 1740 Route 130, North Brunswick.







The South Brunswick Senior Center will introduce the following new programs in December for its resident members age 55 and older:

A Podcast Café will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Mondays.

The Write Away Club will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Creatively Yours will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The Dance Zone will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Call the Senior Center at 732-329-4000, ext. 7670 for more information on each program, or to register.






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
The Friends of the South Brunswick Senior Center will hold a Winter Wonderland event from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.
Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. Music with Pam & Steven begins at 12:15 p.m.

South Brunswick resident members age 55 and older should sign up at the Senior Center.

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.



Blue Jersey Band will perform at the South Brunswick Jazz Cafe at 8 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the South Brunswick Municipal Complex Herb Eckert Auditorium, 540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

“Jazz & Django” will include traditional, swing, blue, new and gypsy jazz by Frank Ruck on guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals; Ellen Ruck on guitar and vocals; and Ian Young on bass and trombone.

Admission is $6 at the door. Light refreshments included.
For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7635 or visit


South Brunswick has scheduled the following blood drives:

Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Center, Woodlot Park, New Road

Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. at the library, 110 Kingston Lane

For more information, visit


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.