East Brunswick AARP Chapter No. 4855 will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at East Brunswick Fire District No. 1, Civic Center Station, 310 Rues Lane.
Guest speaker Gary B. Garland, certified elder-law attorney, will offer a program titled “Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Living Wills and Trusts.”
Refreshments and a general meeting will follow. Guests are welcome to attend.
For more information, call 732-238- 6326.
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.
Voices Chorale, a community chorus with more than 50 members, will hold auditions 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 and 11 at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road (Route 654), Hopewell, prior to the group’s 7:15 p.m. rehearsals.
Interested singers should call auditions coordinator Susan Evans at 609-291-7456 or email email@example.com to set up an audition time.
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.
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.
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.
New Jersey Blood Services will hold a blood drive 1:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 at the Public Works and Utilities building, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction.
Type “O” blood, the universal donor, is in demand.
To donate blood or to organize a blood drive, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
Spicuzzo released from prison after serving two of nine-year sentence By JENNIFER AMATO Staff Writer Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo has been released from jail. Spicuzzo was sentenced in 2013 to nine years in prison for running a jobs-for-cash scheme that yielded him approximately $112,000 in bribes from those seeking positions or promotions in the sheriff’s department, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said at the time. He was released from the Central Reception and Assignment Facility (CRAF) in Trenton on Dec. 17, according to a receptionist at the CRAF. Spicuzzo had to serve at least two years before becoming eligible for parole. He faced numerous charges in the scheme, but entered into a deal in which he pleaded guilty to only one of them. The 70-year-old Helmetta resident was sentenced in state Superior Court in Monmouth County on Sept. 20, 2013, after pleading guilty to a charge of accepting $25,000 in exchange for a job in his office. He was the Middlesex County sheriff for three decades, from 1980 until his 2010 retirement, and was chairman of the Middlesex County Democratic Organization for 16 years. Former Middlesex County Sheriff’s Investigator Darrin P. DiBiasi, 47, of Monmouth Junction, and former Middlesex County Sheriff’s Officer Paul A. Lucarelli, 50, of South River, also submitted guilty pleas. The two men admitted to a third-degree charge of conspiracy to make illegal gifts to a public servant. DiBiasi was sentenced on Sept. 20, 2013, to 364 days in jail, five years probation, 200 hours community service and a $5,000 fine. Lucarelli was sentenced to three years probation, fined $2,500 and ordered to perform 500 hours of community service during his sentencing on Oct. 4, 2013. Contact Jennifer Amato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Pajama Donation Drive is being held for children ages infant to 18 who are battling cancer at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick.
Drop off new pajamas or monetary donations through Dec. 23 to Jersey Physical Therapy, located at 3228 Route 27, Suite 2A, Kendall Park; 3 Liberty St., Suite 1032, Plainsboro; or 180 Tices Lane, East Brunswick.
For more information, call 732-297- 0032.
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.