Community Bulletin Board: the Sentinel

The following programs are scheduled at the North Brunswick Library, 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick:

Sensory Play for children ages 3-5 will be held from 1-1:45 p.m. on Nov. 8.

The Knitting & Crocheting Club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 9. This club is opened to anyone interested in learning how to knit or crochet. Children must attend with parent. Supplies will be provided.

The Sunday Afternoon Book Club is reading “My Name is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok. Visit the library’s front desk to pick up a copy prior to the meeting at noon on Nov. 10.

Registration not required.

For more information, call 732-246-3545.

 

North Brunswick Township High School will be invaded by more than 40 high school-aged FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams on Nov. 9 for the 18th year of the robotic’ team’s post-season event, Brunswick Eruption.

Doors open at 8 a.m., with the opening ceremonies beginning at 8:30 am. at North Brunswick Township High School, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick.

Raider Robotix Team 25 members will collect food items for the North Brunswick Food Bank, as well as lightly worn or usable shoes at the side door of the high school until 9 a.m.

 

Rabbi Levi Azimov of Chabad of South Brunswick will offer Worrier to Warrior, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity, beginning Nov. 12 from 7:45-9:15 p.m. at the chabad, 1 Riva Ave., North Brunswick.

Examine factors that prevent us from achieving a more positive outlook – guilt, shame, and fear of inauthenticity- in light of the notion that a purposeful life provides the key to well-being.

Interested students may call 732-398-9492 or visit www.myJLI.com for
registration and for course-related information.

 

 

South Brunswick has scheduled the following blood drives:

Nov. 12 from 1-7 p.m. at the library, 110 Kingston Lane

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

For more information, visit southbrunswicknj.gov

 

North Brunswick will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the auditorium at North Brunswick Township High School, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick.

The patriotic ceremony will include a tribute to veterans and a panel discussion. Lunch will be served by Chartwells Food Services.

RSVP to Rose by Nov. 6 by calling 732-289-3702.

 

Pianist Dave Schlossberg will hold a free concert, “Around the World in Music,” at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. Presented by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

 

 

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 www.meetup.com/middlesex-county/mops

 

 

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 momsclubofnorthbrunswick.blogspot.com.

 

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 bit.ly/OncNurseOpenHouse.

 

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.

 

 

A Veterans Day Observance Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the monument in front of the South Brunswick Municipal Building, 540 Ridge Road (Route 522), South Brunswick.

Veterans from Lt. John Farnkopf American Legion Post 401 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9111 will present ceremonial wreathes in honor and memory of veterans of all branches of the service.

The South Brunswick High School Viking Band, with directors Donna Cardaneo and Virginia Kraft, will provide the music.

Refreshments will be served following the ceremony at VFW Post 9111, Henderson Road, Kendall Park section of South Brunswick.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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 alpost401@hotmail.com or by stopping by the post at 148 Major Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, any day after 4 p.m.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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

For more information, visit southbrunswicknj.gov

 

 

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.