Prinal Patel of Nothing Bundt Cakes, 1443 Route 1 south, North Brunswick, is conducting a diaper drive through July 3 on behalf of Central Jersey Diaper Bank.
Children’s diapers in all sizes are needed.
Receive a free bundtlet with dropoff.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday to Saturday.
For more information, call 732-592-2537.
The Tour of South Brunswick Photo Scavenger Hunt is presented by the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township.
The scavenger hunt is intended to build community awareness through the visitation and enjoyment of public places and commercial locations throughout South Brunswick.
Team must have at least two and no more than five members and can be comprised of family and/or friends.
Each team is required to have an adult over 18 years of age to act as team manager. The manager will be the contact for all hunt correspondence.
A minimum $5 tax deductible donation to the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township Inc. is required. Donation must be received before June 20 to be eligible.
Prizes include 12 $25 gift cards and two $100 gift cards to local restaurants.
Teams must register at https://edfoundationsb.org.
The hunt begins on June 11 and runs through June 20.
Visit https://edfoundationsb.org/scavengerhunt/ for details.
The regular public meeting of the North Brunswick Board of Education scheduled for 7 p.m. June 23 will be held in person at the North Brunswick Township High School auditorium, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick.
For instructions on how to access the meeting and make comments during the public participation session, visit www.nbtschools.org
Amaranth at North Brunswick is the township’s first age-restricted community, currently under construction on Route 130.
Low- and moderate-income residents who would like to be part of the community can add an email address to be part of the marketing for the development.
To register, visit amaranthnj.com
The Daniel Anderl Love is Light 5K will be held July 17 at North Brunswick Community Park, 2053 Route 130, to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Anderl, who was killed in his North Brunswick home on July 19, 2020.
Rain date is July 18.
The event will benefit the St. Joseph High School Daniel Anderl ’18 Memorial Scholarship Fund. Anderl graduated from the Metuchen private school in 2018.
The cost in advance is $25, or $25-$35 in person the day of.
Or, to donate to the scholarship fund, visit https://alumni.stjoes.org/g/daniel-anderl-18-memorial-fund
Due to COVID-19, all registrations will be handled remotely.
Appointments can be made at www.sbschools.org/central_registration Go to Central Registration to pre-register and schedule an appointment.
If you have already scheduled an appointment, someone from Central Registration will contact you.
Any questions, email Registration@sbschools.org
Complete all five challenges from April to August to collect Team USA gear during the North Brunswick Tour de Parks.
Each challenge costs $3 per participant.
After completing each challenge, submit photos and the completed form in order to collect gear.
The cost is $3 per participant.
Details on future activities will be announced.
Participants can register for one event at a time, or choose the Spring Summer Total Tour de Parks option and commit to all five.
Register at https://register.capturepoint.com/NorthBrunswickTownship or email email@example.com or call 732-247-0922, ext. 475.
The North Brunswick Municipal Complex, located at 710 Hermann Road, will be fully open and operational to the public beginning July 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Council, committee and board meetings will resume in person beginning June 29. Remote meeting access will continue to be available as an option.
Visitors must wear a mask upon entering the building.
The North Brunswick Public Library will offer free Zumba classes virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, June 16 and 30.
The class is open to those 16 and older.
Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
For a complete listing of virtual events, visit https://northbrunswicklibrary.org
The annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Township of North Brunswick and hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, will be held on June 20 at Boyd Pond on Independence Way, off Route 130 south, North Brunswick.
There will be sessions at 8 a.m. or 9:30 a.m.
Bring a chair, fishing pole and bait.
Each family will have a designated fishing spot six feet apart.
Registration is required by calling 732-247-0922, ext. 475.
United Way is hosting a drive-by collection event for food donations on June 21 in the parking lot at 32 Ford Ave. in Milltown.
Volunteers will be available to unload your vehicle from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1-3 p.m.
NAMI New Jersey will hold its virtual annual meeting and conference from 6-8 p.m. June 18 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19. Meeting times are tentative.
The meeting will recognize the efforts of mental health advocates to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness. These awards are presented to affiliate leaders, individuals and families affected by mental illness, community leaders, mental health service providers, law enforcement officers, educators, legislators and media.
The theme is “Growing Through Adversity, Embracing Resilience.”
Registration information will be released.
For more information, visit naminj.org
Old Bridge PBA Local 127 will once again sponsor the Old Bridge Militia’s Bulldozer Bash, which will be held at 2 p.m. June 19 at Old Bridge Elks Lodge 2229, 67 Old Amboy Road, Old Bridge.
The Old Bridge Militia Foundation has played a part in cultivating a hard rock and heavy metal scene, while also assisting those who might be interested in learning about music, especially younger members of the community. Funds raised by those initiatives go to those who do not have the financial means to purchase instruments or lessons.
Donation of $30 includes beer and soda. Food trucks will be on site all day.
Summer Fun & Games in the Park for North Brunswick children in grades K-7 will be offered from June 21 to Aug. 27 at Veterans Park, Roosevelt Avenue.
All CDC guidelines will be followed during summer day camp.
Deposit is $15.
Register early in order to ensure programming is not canceled.
For more information, visit www.northbrunswicknj.gov
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Safe Kids Middlesex County will co-host Summer Safety at the North Brunswick Library.
Learn about water safety during a webinar at 4 p.m. June 23 via Zoom.
For more information, visit northbrunswicklibrary.org
A local Veterans Stand Down serving homeless and at-risk veterans will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24 at the American Legion Joyce Kilmer Post 25, 4 JFK Dr., Milltown.
Services include benefits, claims, housing, women and men’s clothing, lunch and other services.
For more information, contact Bob Looby at 908-894-0746 or email@example.com, or Ron Dixon at 732-404-7445 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival will be held from July 1-11 by DeVry/Chamberlain University, 630 Route 1 north, North Brunswick.
Hours are: 6-11 p.m. weeknights, 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 3 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, 3-11 p.m. Sundays.
Special hours for July 4 are 3 p.m. to midnight, July 5 from 3-11 p.m. and July 6 6 p.m. to midnight.
There will be free entertainment, rides, Rosaire’s Royal Racers, High Flying Pages thrill show, motorcycle stunt show, a Gossamer Magic Show and a new Kiddie Land.
Fireworks will be presented at 10 p.m. July 4 and at 10 p.m. July 10. Rain date is 10 p.m. July 11.
For discounts and a mega pass, visit www.nbysf.com
Win at Weight Loss workout in the park will be held by the South Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department from 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 1 at Beech Woods Park, 137 Beekman Road, Kendall Park section of South Brunswick.
Join Claire Mason of PurposeFit LLC for an outdoor workout that is a mix of cardio, conditioning circuits and strength training.
Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.
Bring a mat, water and a set of dumbbells.
There are no rain dates; virtual classes or class recordings will be offered in the event of inclement weather.
Drop-in sessions are $15. Packages are available.
For more information, call 908-403-7093 or visit www.purposefitcoach.com
The North Brunswick Department of Parks & Recreation will award the Grandparents of the Year.
A one-page typed explanation of why the grandparent(s) deserve(s) the title should include the name, address and phone number of both the nominee and nominator.
Submissions are due by Aug. 1.
Email to Lou Ann Benson at email@example.com
Recipients will be awarded in September near Grandparents Day.
For more information, call 732-247-0922, ext. 8233.
North Brunswick Township is accepting nominations for the Ann Marie Chandlee Volunteer Service Award for 2021.
Any organization, business or person who willingly gives their time, talents and resources to fulfill the needs of the community and improves the lives of North Brunswick residents can be nominated.
Return the nomination form to the North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, 710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick; fax to 732-247-0979; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or drop the nomination form inside the box marked “Volunteer Service Award Nominations.”
North Brunswick PBA Local 160 announced the return of its annual Cops & Rodders Car Show for Sept. 19. Rain date will be Sept. 26.
More details will be announced.
For more information, email email@example.com
Playhouse 22 will reopen to the public for live theater with the opening night of “Harvey” on Oct. 8 at the community theater, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
The annual production of “A Christmas Carol” will return in December.
More information about tickets, new safety guidelines and the 2022 season will be available at Playhouse22.org
The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold its 2021 walk, NAMIWalks NJ Your Way: A United Day of Hope, virtually on Oct. 9
For more information, visit namiwalks.org/newjersey
Right at Home of Central New Jersey can organize a Senior Citizen Prom for local facilities.
They will provide music and entertainment.
A prom king and queen will be crowned.
For more information on how to schedule a prom, call 732-967-0900.
Serving northern Middlesex, Mercer and Monmouth counties.
New Jersey State Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) COVID Crisis Fund is supporting the rising demand for medical oxygen for hospitals in India.
Make a check payable to AAPI and mail to Dr. Binod Sinha, 4 Progress St., Suite A9, Edison 08820.
Or, visit https://njstateaapi.org/donation-for-medical-oxygen-to-india/ to donate online.
Camp Middlesex, a summer enrichment program for children age 7-15, will return for the summer.
Camp runs from June 28 to Aug. 20 at the college’s Edison campus.
While most programs will be in person, there is also a virtual component for those who prefer that option.
Each week, children choose a program that combines two classes, which have been paired together to create an all-day experience in areas such as sports, crafts, STEM, Super Science for Kids, computers and theater.
There is also an option to take classes in a “virtual Live” setting, in which campers sign up and participate at a set time from their home computers. These include cupcake making, drawing, genealogy, poetry and painting.
The new theater camp will run both morning and afternoon, and is centered on musical theater.
For those students interested in science, math and technology, Camp Middlesex offers Black Rocket courses, which run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. They include Minecraft Designers, eSports, Creating Video Games, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and many others. These classes are run on-site, but there is also a virtual option, in which campers can participate from home.
For more information, visit middlesexcc.edu/Camp-Middlesex or call 732-906-2556.
Keep Middlesex Moving has developed a transportation finder to help seniors find a ride to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
The tool allows users to see what transportation options are available at almost all of the 40-plus vaccination sites in Middlesex County.
For more information, visit https://kmm.org/
Sign up at https://forms.gle/nxuZUi5AMJe1RcyJ8
The Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-site, operated by RWJBarnabas Health, is seeking volunteers to assist in the efficiency of the registration and vaccination process and help visitors feel comfortable.
Volunteers of the mega-site, located at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, will greet patients and visitors; perform temperature screenings; direct patients through various steps of the vaccination process; provide education materials; and assist with maintaining the registration area and supplying vaccination stations.
Volunteers do not administer vaccines.
Those who apply to volunteer must be a minimum of 18 years old and will be subject to a background check and a drug screen, and will need to sign a confidentiality statement.
College students requiring community service hours are also eligible to volunteer. RWJBarnabas Health will track hours and provide written verification for those who need it.
Volunteers must commit through June to at least two shifts per week from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.; or one full day from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. Shifts are available seven days a week.
Send your name, phone number, email address, desired start date and your availability to Megasite_Volunteer@rwjbh.org.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick has launched the Substance Abuse and Addiction Loss Support Group for families who are coping with loss due to addiction.
The free and confidential support group meets virtually on the second Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m.
Inspired by Saint Peter’s Opioid Task Force, the Substance Abuse and Addiction Loss Support Group is for families and close loved ones of people who have passed away from addiction.
The support group is open to everyone in New Jersey and serves as a safe space for families to discuss their grief.
To join the Substance Abuse and Addiction Loss Support Group, call Jeanne Delacruz, a social worker at Saint Peter’s who facilitates the support group, at 732-745-8522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Middlesex County’s Parks and Recreation Department will accept reservations for picnic groves at nine county parks via a new online reservation system.
The parks included in this new reservation system include Alvin Williams Park in Woodbridge; Donaldson Park in Highland Park; Fords Park in Woodbridge; Johnson Park in Piscataway; Joseph Medwick Park in Carteret; Merrill Park in Woodbridge; Roosevelt Park in Edison; Thompson Park in Monroe; Warren Park in Woodbridge.
These picnic groves offer visitors a socially distanced way to host picnics and small gatherings in an outdoor setting.
Fees vary for each location and are contingent on the Executive Order in place at the time of event.
To reserve a picnic grove online and view a list of accommodations provided at each grove such as electrical outlets, charcoal grills, shelter, etc., visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov/About/ParksRecreation/Pages/PR/Reservations.aspx.
A list of rules and regulations for the use of picnic areas will be listed on that page.
NAMI In Our Own Voice (NAMI En Nuestra Propia Voz) is a program by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Jersey chapter geared toward community education and reducing the stigma of mental health, as trained volunteers share their lived experience of mental health recovery.
To schedule a presentation at a school, PTA meeting, congregation, town hall, support group or professional training, email email@example.com
Presentations are available in English and Spanish.
Gain stability from an in-demand occupation; apply for a Women’s Center career training grant from Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County.
Qualified persons who are active members of the JFS Women’s Center must submit an application and attend an interview. Grants are available for short-term training programs for in-demand jobs.
Eligible candidates must qualify as a “displaced homemaker,” a woman who is a single mother, divorced, separated, widowed, or living with a disabled spouse/partner.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org
North Brunswick is seeking crossing guards for three hours per day at a rate of $12 per hour.
Applicants must be available from 7-9:15 a.m. as well as from 2-4 p.m.
Applicants must have access to a vehicle and a cell phone.
Interested parties can fill out an employment application and submit it to the Business Administration’s office, second floor, Municipal Complex, 710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick.
A copy is available at www.northbrunswicknj.gov/crossing-guard
A copy of a driver’s license is required.
If interested, contact Lt. Greg Gyumolcs, Traffic Safety Bureau, at 732-247-0922, ext. 321; or Sonia Brown, Human Resources, at 732-247-0922, ext. 242.
French American School Princeton (FASP) is accepting enrollment.
At FASP, students in preschool (3 years old) through grade 8 benefit from a rigorous bilingual curriculum accredited by the Middle State Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools and the French Ministry of Education; personalized attention thanks to small class sizes; and a multicultural community with more than 30 nationalities represented.
FAPS is located at 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton.
Central Jersey SCORE, a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration, is looking for volunteers to assist people looking to start a business or grow an existing small business.
The organization is recruiting business owners and executives, both current and retired, who want to share their experience and knowledge with today’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
The Central Jersey Chapter of SCORE serves Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.
Central Jersey SCORE provides in-person mentoring and webinars, both offered virtually in line with current pandemic restrictions. In addition, the SCORE website offers tools and templates on a wide variety of topics and numerous online courses and webinars to assist small business owners through every aspect of business development and management. Services are offered free of charge.
Anyone interested in volunteering with SCORE or seeking additional information should email email@example.com
The Township of North Brunswick will continue honoring veterans with a secondary street signs at township roads.
Applications for wartime veterans are received throughout the year. The honored veterans must be a past or current resident of North Brunswick.
The requirements can be found at www.northbrunswicknj.gov; on Facebook; or at the Municipal Building at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, 710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick.
For more information, contact Lou Ann Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Antonia Maria Foundation has beds available at Gracie’s House in North Brunswick for women seeking a safe, loving, caring environment in which to recover from addiction and trauma.
There is in-house and overnight staff available 24/7. There are daily check ins, recovery guidance and weekly house meetings. Private Reiki sessions, individual EFT/tapping sessions, in-house yoga, nutritional education, meditation and other healing and spiritual tools are offered.
Call Destiny at 609-384-4023 for information on how to apply.
Dove Hospice Services of New Jersey seeks compassionate volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families.
Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes, which can also be nursing facilities or assisted living facilities, at least once a week. They read to the patient, reminisce about their lives, play cards, help with letter writing and provide respite for caregivers.
Visits can be virtual, and are either during the day or early evening.
Volunteers may also assist with administrative work within the hospice office.
Patient care volunteers complete an application and attend a virtual volunteer training program that covers the role of a hospice volunteer. Day and evening virtual training programs are offered.
To sign up for the next virtual training class, contact Volunteer Coordinator Deborah Adams at 732-405-3035 or email email@example.com.
South Brunswick VFW Post 9111 is seeking monetary assistance from the community.
The organization has long supported free Christmas parties for children, food drives, Purple Hearts Chapter 10, the American Veterans Dog Foundation that trains dogs to support veterans, and a Christmas party for veterans at the New Jersey State Veterans Memorial Home in Menlo Park.
The efforts are in jeopardy because of the impact of COVID-19.
To donate to the GoFundMe account, visit https://gf.me/u/ynb882
The Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ), in partnership with the South Brunswick Food Pantry, holds a weekly drive-thru food pantry program every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at ISCJ, 4145 Route 1, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.
The ISCJ is providing a box of provisions meant to supplement a family of four for one week. Items in this box generally include pasta, spaghetti sauce, rice, canned beans, canned soup, oil, hummus, cheese, bread, canned beef or fish, frozen organic chicken, corn flour, pudding, some personal protective equipment and personal hygiene items.
This service is open to all citizens in need, regardless of legal status, creed, ethnicity or geography.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding the program, to seek assistance, to volunteer or to donate food.
Residents of South Brunswick are able to preregister and pick up food twice a week at the Municipal Building, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.
Drive-thru is available from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Register to receive food by emailing email@example.com by 1 p.m. the day prior to pickup. After you register you will receive a confirmation number which you will show on the day of your pickup.
On your pickup day you will pull around to the rear of the building and pull up to the drive thru. Upon arriving you will show one of the employees the confirmation number from your phone or you can write it on a piece of paper and hold it up to the window.
An employee will place the boxes in your trunk after verifying your confirmation number. Food will not be distributed without a confirmation number.
Remain in your vehicle and keep your windows rolled up at all times.
This program is for South Brunswick residents only.
For more information, call Wert at 732-329-4000, ext. 7674.
The North Brunswick Police Department is seeking donations of sanitizing wipes and other PPE.
Drop off items at police headquarters, 710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick.
Call 732-247-0922, ext. 326 for more information.
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium is offering a series of virtual support groups.
A New Dad Support Group for expectant and new fathers with babies under 1 year old will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, co-facilitated by a therapist and an experienced father of twins.
Registration is required by emailing Pat Vena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A New Mom Support Group for pregnant and new moms with babies under 1 year old will be held in English at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in Spanish at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
To register in English, email Pat Vena at email@example.com. To register in Spanish, email Mariella Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Listening Hearts and Minds Support Group is held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for pregnant and parenting women, co-facilitated by experienced counselors. Topics include parenting skills, coping with COVID-19, stress management, keeping mental health and meditation.
Pre-registration required by contacting Deena Cohen at email@example.com or 888-633-5502.
CJFHC is located at 30 Silverline Dr., Second Floor, Suite 1, North Brunswick.
For more information, visit www.cjfhc.org or call 732-937-5437.
Monroe Township Jewish War Veterans Post 609 is collecting United States and foreign stamps, both on and off envelopes.
Stamps are used by veterans as hobbies and as therapy to support medical staff at VA Medical Centers nationwide.
Stamps are not traded or sold; they are forwarded to veteran patients at no charge.
Also requested are DVDs suitable for veterans at those locations.
Send all items to JWV Post 609, c/o Charles Koppelman, 6 Yarmouth Dr., Monroe 08831-4742.