Youngsters invited to join library clubs

The Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, offers clubs for youngsters ages 8 and up.

The Coin Club, designed for those who collect coins or are interested in learning about collecting, will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 7.

Children who play chess and would like to meet others who like to play are welcome at the next meeting of the Chess Club set for 7 p.m. Jan. 7.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29. To sign up or for more information, log on to www.monroetwplibrary.org, call the library at 732-521-5000, or visit the Youth Services desk.

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 www.oldbridgelibrary.org 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 www.monroetwplibrary.org.

Choir, orchestra to perform at church

Immaculate Conception Church, 23 Manalapan Road, Spotswood, will present its Christmas Concert 8 p.m. Dec. 18.

The event will feature Christmas carols and music, led by the Immaculate Conception Choir accompanied by a 45-piece professional orchestra.

Admission at the door is $15 for adults, $10 for children under age 12.

For more information, call the church at 732-251-3110.

Jewish musicians to perform Dec. 24

Jewish musicians Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson will perform at concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24 at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

Both musicians are known for transforming ancient Jewish prayers and texts into soulful live performances.

Tickets are $36 for adults or $18 for students.

At the door, tickets will be $45.

The optional Chinese food dinner at 5:30 p.m. is $12 for adults or $8 for children age 8 and younger.

Patrons who would like to have dinner beforehand and preferred seating can do so for $136.

For tickets, visit www.aemt.net or call 732-545-6484.

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.

Twelfth Night gala scheduled at church

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 90 Leonardine Ave., South River, will hold its first Twelfth Night Celebration 5-10 p.m. Jan. 9, 2016.

The event is designed as an evening of music, magic and mirth for all ages. Highlights will include Renaissance-inspired foods and festive nonalcoholic drinks. Jesters, magicians, singers and musicians will entertain. Twelfth Night historically marked the end of the Christmas season.

Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for seniors and youngsters ages 5-12, $40 for families; children under age 5 will be admitted free of charge.

Tickets may purchased in advance by calling the church at 732-254-1734 or at the door on the night of the event.