Hadassah will offer ‘Life Cycling’ program

"Life Cycling," a program designed to build Jewish community and continuity, is Hadassah’s newest family education program. Classes are open to men and women of all ages. Hadassah membership is not required. Individuals who are intermarried or in a nontraditional relationship are welcome, as are those who have a desire to learn more about Jewish life.

The program will feature 10 holiday-based classes on the first Wednesday evening of every month (except July and August) at the Center for Jewish Studies at Princeton University, Washington Street. The first session, a study of Passover, is set for 7-9 p.m. on April 5. A $100 fee ($75 to Hadassah members) covers all text materials, food appropriate to the celebration of each holiday, and arts and crafts supplies.

For more information, call Bernice Fahrer at (732) 271-0266.

Mother’s Club to hold March 25 dinner-dance

The Monroe Township Mother’s Club will sponsor a "Times Square Millennium New Year’s Eve Dinner-Dance" on March 25 at Monroe Township Fire Company No. 1, Harrison Avenue.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Music and dancing will get under way at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature door prizes and awards for the best New Year’s Eve apparel. BYOB.

Donation is $15. All are welcome.

For more information and to reserve, call Nancy at (732) 723-3654.

Residents invited to ‘Shabbat’ in Monroe

Area residents are invited to join with members of the Monroe Township Jewish Center, Cornell Avenue, on March 31 as they celebrate "Shabbat Across America and Canada," an event which will be shared by more than 750 synagogues across the continent.

The evening will begin with a traditional kosher Sabbath dinner at 7:15 p.m. Rabbi Benjamin Levy and Jack Kusher, cantorial soloist, will conduct a special interactive service following the dinner.

A contribution of $14.50 per adult (age 13 and up) and $7.50 for ages 8-12 will cover the cost of dinner. There is no charge for youngsters under age 8.

For more information and to reserve, call the temple office at (732) 251-1119 or Harriet Katz at (609) 655-9056.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

History club to offer

Vietnam War program

The Spotswood High School History Club will present a conversation on the Vietnam War with Christopher Wilkens, war historian and veteran, at 2:45 p.m. March 23 in the high school media center, Summerhill Road. The public is welcome. For more information, call Frank Yusko at (732) 723-5101.

Sunshine Magic Circus coming to South River

Phills Brothers will host a March 24 Sunshine Magic Circus fund-raiser to benefit the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at South River High School, Montgomery Street. Two children will be admitted free of charge with one paid adult. Adult tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door. For more information, call (732) 238-5250.

Ladies Auxiliary will host Lenten fish fries

The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post No. 177, Old Bridge, will host a fish fry at 4 p.m. every Friday during Lent at the post home, 17 Emerson St., East Brunswick. Cost is $7. Takeouts will be available. For more information, call (732) 254-9690.

Spring frog program slated at Cheesequake

A "Spring Singers and Slimy Creatures" program will begin at 11 a.m. on March 26 at the Cheesequake State Park Interpretive Center, 300 Gordon Road, Old Bridge. Spring is the time of year when a tiny frog called the spring peeper emerges from its winter sleep. Participants will learn about the peeper and other amphibians at the park. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call James Faczak at (732) 566-3208.

Sayreville Main Street Theatre sets auditions

The Sayreville Main Street Theatre Company will hold open auditions for its summer season at 7:30 p.m. on March 27, 29 and 30 at the theater, MacArthur Avenue, Sayreville. Upcoming shows will include My Fair Lady, Grease and Damn Yankees. Participants should be prepared to dance, read from the script and present a song showing their range. For more information, call (732) 739-1404 or (732) 553-1153.

‘Lunch in God’s House’ scheduled for March 30

Trinity United Methodist Church, 70 Manalapan Road, Spotswood, will host "Lunch in God’s House" at noon on March 30. The church offers food and fellowship on the last Thursday of every month. For more information, call (732) 251-0815.

‘Shabbat’ program coming to E.B. temple

The Young Israel of East Brunswick, 193 Dunhams Corner Road, will host a "Shabbat Across America" program at 5:45 p.m. on March 31. Cost is $13 per person, $49 for a family of four or more. For more information, call Marsha at (732) 390-2197 or Esther at (732) 238-8833.

 

Performing arts school to stage ‘Twelfth Night’

The School of Performing Arts of Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools will present a March 31 performance of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

The event will take place at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium, 112 Rues Lane, East Brunswick. Admission is free. The public is invited.

 

Chinese auction set for April 1 in South River

Phila Chapter No. 216, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a Chinese auction on April 1 at the lodge, 120 Old Bridge Turnpike, South River. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; calling will begin at 7 p.m. Admission costs $3; no children, please. Food and refreshments will be available.

 

Spotswood parish to sponsor D.C. bus trip

Immaculate Conception parish, Spotswood, will sponsor a two-day bus trip to Washington, D.C., April 1-2.

Cost is $169.95 per person and includes bus, hotel, two meals, tours of the Smithsonian museums and sightseeing. For more information and to reserve, call (732) 251-6690.

African-American association plans gala

The African-American Association of East Brunswick will host its annual dinner-dance from 8 p.m. to midnight on April 8 at the East Brunswick Chateau, Cranbury Road. The evening will feature a full dinner, dancing and music. Donation is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For more information and to reserve, call (732) 545-2323.

 

Granny’s Cellar craft show set in Spotswood

Granny’s Cellar Spring Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8 at Immaculate Conception Church, Manalapan Road, Spotswood. The event will feature more than 130 crafters, a country kitchen serving breakfast and lunch, babka breads and other specialty bakery items. Admission is $2 for adults, free of charge to children (no baby strollers, please). For more information, call (732) 251-5366.

 

Vendors sought for April 9 flea market

Vendors are sought for an April 9 flea market sponsored by East Brunswick Elks Lodge No. 2370. The event will take place indoors and outdoors from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks lodge, Hardenburg Lane and Oakmont Avenue. Space rental costs $12. Food and soft drinks will be sold. Proceeds will benefit handicapped children. For more information, call Mary or Jeanne at (732) 821-9527.

FUND-RAISERS

Today through March 31

• Book sale

, sponsored by the Spotswood Public Library, 548 Main St., during regular library hours. Paperbacks, 25 cents; hardcover books, 50 cents; audio books, $1.50; bag of books, $4; "All You Can Carry for $4" on March 30 and 31. Proceeds benefit the library and its programs. (732) 251-1515.


Thursday

• Charity basketball game

featuring the Liberty, Sting, Sparks and Comets Tri-League Teams (girls 14) vs. police officers from the East Brunswick DARE (Drug Awareness Resistance Education) program and the East Brunswick Police Project 18 Unit, sponsored by the East Brunswick Jewish Center (EBJC) to benefit the East Brunswick Rescue Squad’s new building, 7:30 p.m., at the EBJC, Ryders Lane. Cost: $4, adults; $3, children. East Brunswick. Call DARE officers Guy Limato or Joe Marcantonio at (732) 390-6943.


Friday

• "Victorian to Vogue"

spring fashion show featuring vintage fashions from the 1850s-1950s, sponsored by the Eagle Parent Association and the senior class of St. Mary Regional High School, South Amboy, presented by the Performing Arts Ensemble, gift auction at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and show, at St. Clement’s Banquet Hall, Matawan. Tickets: $35, adults; $22, students; available at the school development office. (732) 721-0748, Ext. 226.

• Sunshine Magic Circus

, hosted by Phills Brothers, to benefit the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey, 7:30 p.m., at South River High School, Montgomery Street. Two children admitted free of charge with one paid adult. Adult tickets cost $5; available at the door. (732) 238-5250.

• "Family Night Out,"

featuring hypnotist Denny More and stand-up comedian Joe Miller, sponsored by Monroe Township High School PTO, 8 p.m., at the Richard P. Marasco Performing Arts Center at the high school, Perrineville Road. Tickets: $10 in advance for adults, $12, at the door; $8 in advance for students and seniors, $10 at the door. Call Debbie Banack at (732) 251-0252.

 

Fridays through April 21

 

• Fish fry

, sponsored by Jamesburg Elks Lodge No. 2180, 5-8 p.m., at the lodge home, 74 W. Railroad Ave. Fresh fish. Takeout orders available. (732) 521-2180.

• Lenten fish dinners

, sponsored by St. James Knights of Columbus Council No. 6336, 5-8 p.m., at the council home, 83 Lincoln Ave., Jamesburg. Fresh fish and pasta dinners, soup and salad bar, dessert table. Takeouts available. (732) 521-3366.

• Fish fry dinner nights

, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes of Our Lady of Victory Council No. 2061, 4:30-7 p.m., at the Knights Victorian Hall, Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville. Takeouts available. (732) 257-2061.

• Fish fry

, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2319, 5-8 p.m., at the post home, 45 Broad St., Milltown. Music by Billy Phillips. Cost: $8, adults; $4, children; add 50 cents for takeouts.

• Fish fry

, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post No. 177, Old Bridge, 4 p.m., at the post home, 17 Emerson St., East Brunswick. Cost: $7. Takeouts available. (732) 254-9690.

 

Saturday

• Travel and entertainment

auction, sponsored by Temple Ohav Shalom, doors open at 7:30 p.m., auction begins at 8 p.m., at the temple, Bordentown Avenue, off Ernston Road, Parlin section of Sayreville. Bid sheets cost $5. Refreshments. Call Bret at (732) 525-9015 or the temple at (732) 727-4334.

• Car wash

, sponsored by the East Brunswick High School Volleyball Booster Club, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the high school, Cranbury Road. Cost: $5, cars; $7, vans. (732) 251-1441.

• "Times Square

Millennium New Year’s Eve Dinner-Dance," sponsored by the Monroe Township Mother’s Club, doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., music and dancing begin at 7:30 p.m., at Monroe Township Fire Company No. 1, Harrison Avenue. Door prizes, awards for best New Year’s Eve apparel. BYOB. Donation: $15. Call Nancy at (732) 723-3654.


Sunday

• "Collectible Auction,"

sponsored by Congregation Beth Ohr, 2 p.m., at the temple, 70 Route 516, Old Bridge. Free admission. (732) 257-1523.

• Italian dinner

to benefit the junior and senior high youth groups of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5 p.m., at the church, Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Tickets: $6, ages 12 and older; $3, ages 2-11. (732) 246-7318. After the dinner, the Jeremiah People Christian musical theatre group will present Love … It’s Greek to Me at 6 p.m. Free-will donation accepted. (732) 257-6636.

Hypnotist, comedian set for ‘Family Night’

Monroe Township High School PTO will sponsor a March 24 "Family Night Out" featuring hypnotist Denny More and stand-up comedian Joe Miller. The event will take place at 8 p.m. at the Richard P. Marasco Performing Arts Center at the high school, Perrineville Road.

Tickets cost $10 in advance for adults, $12 at the door; $8 in advance for students and senior citizens, $10 at the door.

For more information, call Debbie Banack at (732) 251-0252.

bulletin board

Church association

offers Lenten services

The Jamesburg Association of Churches will hold a special Lenten worship series. Services are set for Ash Wednesday, March 8, at Jamesburg Presbyterian Church, 177 Gatzmer Ave.; March 15 at St. James Catholic Church, 36 Lincoln Ave., Jamesburg; March 22 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 56 Main St., Helmetta; and April 5 at St. John’s Baptist Church, Lake Avenue, Jamesburg. All services will take place at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (732) 521-1711.

Monroe Dems to host

meeting at high school

The Monroe Township Democratic Club will hold a meeting at 8 p.m. on March 14 at Monroe Township High School, Perrineville Road. Guest speaker Cary Mintz, chairman of the Monroe Township Planning Board, will explain the process by which the Planning Board and the Zoning Board arrive at decisions.

‘Basic Bead Stringing’

sessions set at library

The Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, will offer "Basic Bead Stringing With Suzanne Hye" at 7:30 p.m. on March 21 and 28 and April 11. Participants in the workshops will make finished jewelry — tin cup necklace, March 21; illusion necklace, March 28; Y-necklace, April 11. The program is open to the public. There will be a small materials fee for each session. Class size is limited. Interested individuals should register at the library’s circulation desk. For more information, call (732) 521-5000.

St. James Knights

schedules fish dinners

St. James Knights of Columbus Council No. 6336 will host Lenten fish dinners from 5-8 p.m. on Fridays through April 21 at the council home, 83 Lincoln Ave., Jamesburg. Fresh fish and pasta dinners, soup and salad bar and a dessert table will be featured. Takeouts available. For more information, call (732) 521-3366.

Hadassah to present

registered dietitian

East Brunswick Hadassah will present registered dietitian Ann Chicchi, M.S., R.D., at 8 p.m. on March 23 at the East Brunswick Jewish Center, 511 Ryders Lane. Chicchi’s topic will be "Weight Loss and Fad Diets: Weighing Your Options." For more information, call Marsha at (732) 390-2197 or Judi at (732) 817-1174.

Library to offer origami

workshop on March 27

The Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, will offer an origami workshop at 2 p.m. on March 27. Registration is taking place at the circulation desk. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be limited to 12 participants. For more information, call (732) 521-5000.

INBRIEF

Registration is slated

for E.B. rec day camp

In-person and mail-in registration for the East Brunswick Division of Recreation Summer Day Camp began Monday. Applications and at least one-third of the seasonal fee will be accepted and processed, if space is available, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the recreation office, 350 Dunhams Corner Road. Balance of payment must be received by April 3.

Brochures and applications are available at the recreation office or at the East Brunswick Library, Jean Walling Civic Center.

All-day camp programs for grades 1-10 will be located at various township schools beginning June 26 for seven weeks. Half-day programs begin on the same date for six weeks.

For more information, call (732) 390-6797.

Registration for public

school kindergarten set

South River Public Schools will begin kindergarten registration in March.

Registration packets may be obtained from 9:30-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. on weekdays beginning on March 14 at South River Elementary School, Johnson Place. At the time of pickup, appointments may be made for a physical examination with the school physician.

The packets must be completed and returned on the following days: March 21, last names beginning with the letters A-M; March 30, last names N-Z.

Registration will not be accepted unless accompanied by an official birth certificate, completed immunization records and a physician’s certificate of recent examination.

To be eligible for enrollment, a child must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1 and both the child and parent(s) or guardian(s) must have proof that they are borough residents.

Accepted forms of residency verification include: current tax bill or receipt; mortgage statement; rental agreement or lease; contract to purchase a home; notarized letter from a landlord or property owner; and property deed. A driver’s license will not be accepted. For more information, call (732) 613-4073.

‘Rosie to Roosevelt’ set

at Monroe Twp. Library

"From Rosie to Roosevelt: A Film History of America in World War II" is scheduled over several weeks this spring at the Monroe Township Library.

The program schedule is as follows:

"The Home Front" — March 9;

"Women Join the Work Force" — March 23;

"Japanese-Americans and World War II" — April 6;

"The Double V: African-Americans and the War" — April 27;

"America and the Holocaust" — May 11.

For more information, call (732) 521-5000.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘Spring Craft Show’

coming to St. Thomas

St. Thomas the Apostle HSA will sponsor a "Spring Craft Show" on March 11. The event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school auditorium, Route 18 south, Old Bridge, and will feature a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and refreshments. Admission is free. For more information, call (732) 251-0265 or (732) 723-1549.

Church will sponsor

March 11 ‘Blini Dinner’

St. Euphrosynia Church, South River, will hold a "Blini Dinner" from 4-8 p.m. on March 11 at the Belarussian-American Community Center, South Whitehead Avenue, South River. The menu will feature Belarussian pancakes, sausages, ribs and gravy, and blintzes. Takeout orders will be available. For more information, call (732) 254-9594.

Old Bridge temple to

offer ‘Torathon 2000’

Congregation Beth Ohr, 70 Route 516, Old Bridge, will hold "Torathon 2000" from 8-11:30 p.m. on March 11. The evening will feature Torah study with area rabbis and educators from across the religious spectrum. Keynote speaker will be Rabbi Yakov Hilsenrath, rabbi emeritus, Highland Park Conservative Temple and Center. The program is free of charge. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Lisa at (732) 257-1523.

St. Stan’s HSA will

host March 10 fish fry

St. Stan’s HSA will hold a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. on March 10 in the school cafeteria, 221 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville. Takeout will be available. Flounder dinners cost $8 for adults, $5 for children. Homemade haluski, macaroni and cheese, and mozzarella sticks will be available. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. For more information and to reserve, call John at (732) 254-1120.

Arthritis support group

will meet on March 11

The North Edison Arthritis Support Group will hold a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on March 11 at the North Edison Public Library, 777 Grove Ave. Participants are asked to bring a hot or cold dish to share. Family and friends are welcome. For information, call (732) 283-4300.

‘Cedar Swamp Hike’

slated at Cheesequake

A "Cedar Swamp Hike" program will begin at 11 a.m. on March 12 at the Cheesequake State Park Interpretive Center, 300 Gordon Road, Old Bridge. Participants will take a one-hour hike through the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp and discuss its ecology and history. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call James Faczak at (732) 566-3208.

Band parents offering

tickets to Devils game

The Sayreville War Memorial High School Band Parents Association is selling tickets to the New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres hockey game, set for 7:35 p.m. April 6 in the Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford. Cost is $30 (box office price: $44) for second-level seating. Payment is due by March 15. For more information and tickets, call Ann at (732) 727-2786.

Women’s health talk

slated for March 15

Joyce A. Venis, R.N.C., women’s health expert and president of Depression After Delivery Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading universal awareness of mood and anxiety disorders surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, will lead a March 15 open discussion on women’s health issues and concerns. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Route 1, North Brunswick. For more information, call Donna Como at (908) 541-9712.

Temple sets travel and

entertainment auction

Temple Ohav Shalom, Bordentown Avenue, off Ernston Road, Parlin section of Sayreville, will host a travel and entertainment auction on March 25. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.; the auction begins at 8 p.m. Bid sheets cost $5. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Bret at (732) 525-9015 or the temple at (732) 727-4334.

Hospital to present

osteoporosis program

St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, will present an osteoporosis community education program on March 23. "Osteoporosis: Are You At Risk?" will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the hospital’s Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center, Room 1, 254 Easton Ave. Registration is required by March 17. Fee, including refreshments, is $25 per person, $40 per couple. For more information, call (732) 937-6011.

FUND-RAISERS

Today

Sayreville War Memorial High School Band Parents Association is selling tickets to the New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres hockey game set for 7:35 p.m. on April 6 in the Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford. Cost: $30 (box office price: $44) for second-level seating. Payment due by March 15. Call Ann at (732) 727-2786.

Friday

• Fish fry

, sponsored by St. Stan’s HSA, 4-7 p.m., in the school cafeteria, 221 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville. Takeouts available. Flounder dinner prices: $8, adults; $5, children. Homemade haluski, macaroni and cheese, mozzarella sticks also available. Limited tickets available at the door. Call John at (732) 254-1120.

• Fish fry

, sponsored by the Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church, Sayreville, at the church, 172 Main St. Takeout orders at 4:30 p.m.; dinner seating at 5 p.m. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, children under age 12. Call (732) 605-1205 or (732) 257-9060.

Fridays through April 21

• Fish fry

, sponsored by Jamesburg Elks Lodge No. 2180, 5-8 p.m., at the lodge home, 74 W. Railroad Ave. Fresh fish. Takeout orders available. (732) 521-2180.

• Lenten fish dinners

, sponsored by St. James Knights of Columbus Council No. 6336, 5-8 p.m., at the council home, 83 Lincoln Ave., Jamesburg. Fresh fish and pasta dinners, soup and salad bar, dessert table. Takeouts available. (732) 521-3366.


Saturday

• "Spring Craft Show," sponsored by St. Thomas the Apostle HSA, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the school auditorium, Route 18 south, Old Bridge. Bake sale, 50/50, refreshments. Admission is free. Call (732) 251-0265 or (732) 723-1549.

• The American Cancer

Society (ACS) will benefit from the box office sales of a special performance of Godspell presented by the Sayreville Main Street Theatre Company, 3 p.m., at the Step-Inn Ballroom, MacArthur Avenue, Sayreville. Discounted admission tickets sold only through the ACS: $15, including show, dessert, beverage. Call Bill Delaney at (732) 828-1800, Ext. 197.

• "Blini Dinner,"

sponsored by St. Euphrosynia Church, South River, 4-8 p.m., at the Belarusian-American Community Center, South Whitehead Avenue, South River. Belarusian pancakes, sausages, ribs and gravy, blintzes. Takeout orders available. (732) 254-9594.

• "St. Patrick’s Day

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and Dance," sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4589 and its Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. to midnight, at the post home, 33 Daniel Road, Spotswood. Donation: $15, refreshments included. (732) 251-9862 after 3:30 p.m.


Saturday and Sunday

• Juried craft show, sponsored by the Cranbury Education Foundation, in cooperation with the Cranbury Arts Council, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at Cranbury School, Main Street. Clothing, jewelry, pottery, home furnishings, toys, folk art by artisans from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York. Admission: $4, adults; $1, children. Supervised children’s center, prize drawings, lunch, refreshments. Proceeds will be used to renovate a classroom for use as a community room. (609) 395-1700, Ext. 411.

Sunday

• Harlem Wizards

vs. the South River "River Rats" basketball game, sponsored by the PTAs of the South River elementary, middle and high schools, 7 p.m., in the high school gym, Montgomery Street. Tickets: adults, $7 in advance, $8 at the door; students ages 12 and under, $6 in advance, $7 at the door; free of charge to children ages 4 and under. Refreshments available. Call Debbie Geesey at (732) 390-8202, Debbie Cseh at (732) 254-3758 or Joann Devlin at (732) 613-4073, Ext. 7256.

• "St. Patrick’s Day

and St. Joseph’s Day Dinner," sponsored by American Legion Post No. 214, 2-6 p.m., at the post home, Whitehead Avenue, South River. Choice of corned beef or ham and trimmings. Cost: $8, adults; $4, children under age 10. (732) 257-5865.


Monday

• Snapple caps collection, sponsored by Old Bridge High School Project Graduation. Residents are urged to bring in the caps after 7 p.m. to the television studio at the high school east campus, Route 516. Individuals who attend the 7:30 p.m. Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meeting at the school may bring the caps with them at that time.

Monday through March 19

• "Bargain Book Sale,"

sponsored by the East Brunswick Friends of the Library, beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday-March 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 19, at the J.C. Penney court, Brunswick Square Mall, Route 18, East Brunswick. Discount prices on more than 50,000 books in hardcover and paperback, large-print, rare and collectible works; videocassettes; video games, books on tape; audiocassettes; CDs; computer software. Free puppet shows by the Library Puppeteers at 7 and 7:30 p.m. on March 15 and 16. A $1 admission charge on the first night only; current Friends members admitted free of charge. Proceeds benefit the East Brunswick Friends of the Library fund-raising efforts. (732) 390-6783 or (732) 390-6950.


Next Wednesday

• "Millennium Fashions" show, sponsored by the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Ohr, Old Bridge, 6:45 p.m., at the Grand Marquis, Route 9, Old Bridge. Donation: $36, includes dinner, fashion show, door prize raffle ticket. Call Lee at (732) 679-3660 or Cheryl at (732) 360-1072.