in brief Catena School plans ‘empty bowl’ event The Joseph J. Catena School, Burlington Road, Freehold Township, will hold its third annual Project EAT (Everyone Ate Today) Empty Bowl Dinner to benefit the Freehold Open Door food pantry on April 10 between 6:30-8 p.m. A meal of soup and bread will be served which will …

bulletin board • In-store book fair to benefit St. Veronica’s PTA, Howell, will be held from 6-9 p.m. March 29 at Barnes and Noble, Route 9, Freehold Township. • A free lecture on stress will be conducted by the Wellness Education Foun-dation at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Marlboro Branch of the Monmouth County …

Seminar for veterans to be held in Freehold The Veterans Administration, Lyons, will hold a "Health Benefits Seminar for Veterans" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at American Legion Post No. 54, West Main Street, Freehold. The seminar will address questions on VA benefits, prescriptions and other concerns of veterans. Blood pressure screenings …

bulletin board • Superintendent of Schools James Wasser, Freehold Regional High School District, will present an overview of the 2000-01 budget at the Marlboro High School PTA meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 22 in the school’s media center. Dr. Steven Mishkin and other members of the Board of Education will be present to answer questions. …

Marlboro school will host art auction April 7 MARLBORO — The Marlboro Elementary School PTA will sponsor an art auction April 7 at the school, 100 School Road West. Preview will be at 7:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 8:30 p.m. The auction will feature lithographs, serigraphs, multilevel cast paper, etchings, oils, watercolors, …

Erasmus Hall classes will hold 50th reunion The January and June 1950 graduating classes of Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., will hold a 50th reunion on June 4 at the Players Club, Gramercy Park, New York City. For more information, January graduates should call Joe Weishar at (212) 686-7200; June class members should call …

Jewish Center to host fashion show March 22 The Jewish Community Center of Western Monmouth will hold its first fashion show on March 22. "House of Style" will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Marquis, Route 9, Old Bridge. The evening will begin with cocktails and a shopping boutique, followed by a presentation …

Bulletin Board • Blood drives will be conducted by Central Jersey Blood Center: from 6-8:30 p.m. March 16 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, in the Blood-mobile at the Outpatient Department; and from 5-9 p.m. March 20 at St. Veronica’s Church, Route 9, Howell. Details: (732) 842-5750. • "Defensive Dining Out," a workshop designed to …

bulletin board • Lupus Foundation, Monmouth Branch, will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Eatontown Public Library, 47 Broad St., Eatontown. Guest speaker James Kinarney will discuss Social Security. All are invited to attend. Details: (201) 791-7868. • Monmouth County Association for the Blind will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 13 for a …

Optimists to sponsor fashion show March 22 The Noontime Optimist Club of Freehold will sponsor a fashion show at 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the Battleground Country Club, Manalapan. The event will feature a dinner, fashion show, gift auction and door prizes. Tickets are $30 per person, and proceeds will benefit Optimist-sponsored youth activities. For …