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

House-decorating contest set in Monroe

The Monroe Township Recreation Department will sponsor its annual Holiday House- Decorating Contest for township residents.

Judges will view the entries through Dec. 31, depending upon weather conditions. Residents are asked to leave on their decorative lights during the course of the judging. Winners will be presented with their awards at the Jan. 11 meeting of the township Recreation Advisory Board.

To enter, interested individuals should call the rec department at the Monroe Township Community Center, 732-723-5000, and leave their name, home address and telephone number. Only registered decorated homes will be judged.

Adult Craft Night scheduled at library

The Sayreville Public Library, Washington Road, will present the next installment in its Adult Craft Night series 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14.

Theresa Chuntz will lead participants in making a Piece of My Heart Mirror using puzzle pieces, glitter and wooden-heart mirrors.

For more information or to register, email Alaina at; call 732-727-0212, ext. 25; or log on to

Job search workshops set for Jan. 12, Feb. 16

The Business Resource Connection at the East Brunswick Public Library will offer two free job search workshops led by the Middlesex County Workforce Development Board.

On Jan. 12, job search techniques and resumes will be discussed. On Feb. 16, job interviewing and networking will be reviewed. Both workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

The workshops are free and open to the public. To register, contact Martha Hess at 732-390-6767 or

Elder-law attorney to speak at meeting

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.

Seniors offering trip to Resorts Casino, A.C.

Jamesburg Senior Citizens will host a Dec. 28 trip to Resorts Casino, Atlantic City. Sign-in is set for 10:15-10:45 a.m. at the Jamesburg Senior Center, 139 Stevens Ave. The bus will depart at 11 a.m.

Cost is $25 per person and includes transportation and a $25 return in slot play. All are welcome to attend. Participants must be age 21 or older and show photo identification.

To reserve, call Sue at 732-251-8386 or 732-986-5494 and leave a message. All are welcome to attend.

Reservation deadline is Dec. 18.

Woman’s group to gather Jan. 12

The East Brunswick Woman’s Club will meet 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at East Brunswick Fire District No. 1, Civic Center Station, 303 Rues Lane.

There will be a business meeting, followed by refreshments and a tricky tray.

All are invited to attend. Prospective members are always welcome.

For more information, call Laura at 732- 254-5742.

Event at café to assist S.A. youngster, family

The Chamber of Commerce serving Old Bridge, Sayreville and South Amboy will hold a community fundraiser to benefit Wyatt Scott, a South Amboy youngster diagnosed with neuroblastoma, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 19 at Love Is All You Knead Café, 112 N. Broadway, South Amboy.

Proceeds will go to help make Christmas happier for Wyatt and his family. Children will have the opportunity to visit with and take photos with Santa Claus and Batman at the event.

Admission is free of charge; however, donations to be given directly to the Scott family are strongly encouraged. Love Is All You Knead will donate a portion of its proceeds for the day.

For more information, call the café at 732-525-BAKE.

Holiday events ongoing in E.B.

The East Brunswick Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Services is sponsoring and participating in several holiday drives and activities throughout the month of December.

Toys for Tots collections are ongoing through Dec. 18 at East Brunswick Water and Sewer, 25 Harts Lane.

Santa and his firefighting reindeer friends from the East Brunswick fire districts are scheduled to ride around town Dec. 19.

A food and gift-card collection will continue through Dec. 31 at the rec office.

A Kids Winter Movie Night-New Year’s Party is planned for 7-10 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road.

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