Artists will paint still lifes on Jan. 8

The Suburban Artist Guild of Central New Jersey will hold its next monthly meeting at 2 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the East Brunswick Library, Jean Walling Civic Center on Ryders Lane.

Bring in materials suitable for a still life, such as bottles, imitation flowers or fruit. Several arrangements will be set up around the room. Artists can choose any or all to draw in his/her choice of medium, such as charcoal, pastels, colored pencils or watercolor.

To reserve a seat, call Allie Skislak at 732-257-0031.

Stewards will study the environment

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will offer an Environmental Stewards Program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 27-June 8 at the EARTH Center, in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave, South Brunswick.

The program will introduce non-scientists to the science underlying key environmental issues in the Garden State. Leading authorities from academia will be joined by colleagues from government and the nonprofit sector to share understanding and insights with the students.

The Middlesex County program will be covering issues such as climate change, soil health, energy conservation, water resource protection, invasive species management, and open space management and habitat conservation.

In addition, the program will partner with the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership to focus on watershed health and volunteer monitoring so students can learn how to become citizen scientists and help collect data about our local river.

The 60-plus hours of training does not replace a science degree, but helps citizens educate themselves when presented with a real world environmental problem.

To register, contact Michele Bakacs at or 732-398- 5274, or visit the program’s website at

B.D. Lenz to offer concert at library

Composer and jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz and his trio will perform in concert 2:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Old Bridge Public Library Main Branch, Route 516 and Cottrell Road.

Lenz has released eight recordings as a leader, and his music has been featured in television shows including “Breaking Bad,” “Catfish” and “Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations.”

Joining Lenz at the library will be James Rosocha on bass and Joe Facey on drums. The group will perform a mix of original music and jazz standards from greats including Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington.

The event is part of the library’s Second Saturday series of free concerts.

For more information, log on to or call 732-721- 5600, ext. 5033.

Seniors offer trip to Hunterdon Hills

Our Lady of Victories (OLV) Seniors will sponsor a Feb. 13, 2016, bus trip to see “Rock ’n’ Roll USA” at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Hampton.

The bus will depart at 4:45 p.m. from the OLV lower parking lot, Main Street, Sayreville. Return is scheduled for approximately 10 p.m.

Cost is $95 and includes the show, dinner, bus transportation, driver gratuity and snacks on the return trip.

For more information or to reserve, call Carmine at 732-254-9425.

District offering special-ed services

The Child Study Team for the Milltown School District is seeking to identify preschool age and school-age students who are in need of special-education and related services, as well as students with disabilities, regardless of the severity of the disabilities, who are attending nonpublic schools. In addition, the district is interested in identifying the needs of migrant and homeless children.

Any parent or guardian who believes that a child may be in need of special-education and related services should visit the Office of Student Support Services, Joyce Kilmer School, West Church Street; or call 732-214-2365 and press 4.

Library will hold Lizard Guys Dec. 27

The Lizard Guys, an educational-entertainment group, will offer a presentation beginning 12:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Old Bridge Public Library, Route 516 and Cottrell Drive. The event is aimed at ages 5 and up.

Group members will hold lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and various bugs. They will explain where each creature comes from, provide information on its normal diet and life expectancy and answer audience questions.

For more information, log on to or call 732-721- 5600, ext. 5033.

Youngsters invited to programs at library

The Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, will offer a variety of upcoming children’s programs.

“Stay and Play,” for ages 2-4, is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 4 and 24. Story time, puppets and more will be followed by open play. Registration will begin 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29.

“Drop-In Lego Corner,” recommended for ages 5 and above, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 11 and 25. Registration is not required.

“Becky’s Cozy Corner,” open to ages 5 and above, is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 4. Youngsters will sit and chat with Becky while she demonstrates a simple craft to make. Registration is not required.

“Music With Pat McKinley,” a musical program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, is set for 11:45 a.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Registration is not required.

“Starlight Express,” an alternative to daytime story time for ages 3-5, will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Registration is not required.

“Story Time,” for ages 3-5, is set for 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4 and 11. Registration will begin 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29.

“Make Magnetic Slime,” open to ages 9 and above, is planned for 5 p.m., Jan. 7. Participants will make and experiment with magnetic slime, a concoction that reacts with magnets. Registration will begin 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29.

To register or for more information, visit the Youth Services desk at the library or log on to