Kids Club open for three- to five-year-olds

The North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services will hold a Kids Club for three- to five-year-olds, 9-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 13 through March 18, at Sabella Park, 1453 Cozzens Lane, North Brunswick.

Children will have fun through learning and play.

The fee is $260 for residents or $270 for non-residents. To register, call 732-247- 0922, ext. 475.

Nominations accepted for Dr. MLK Jr. award

Nominations are being accepted for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Award, which is presented annually to a North Brunswick resident who lives their life with the characteristics that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reflected in his life. This includes strong character, concern for others and fairness to all.

The award will be presented on the evening of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program, scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in the North Brunswick Township Court Room, 710 Hermann Road.

Email submissions to Lou Ann Benson, director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, at lbenson@northbrunswicknj.gov.

For more information, call 732-247- 0922 ext. 475.

Project Grad to host prom fashion show

South Brunswick High School Project Graduation will host its annual Prom Preview Fashion Show 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the school, 750 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction.

More than 40 seniors and juniors will walk the runway in the latest prom fashions from David’s Bridal and Chaz MaTazz Formalwear in Princeton.

In addition, there will be tricky tray prizes that include tickets to both the junior and senior proms.

Tickets are $10 at the door, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dana Miller at danamarkm@comcast.net.

Citizenship Award open to high schoolers

The Jersey Blue Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is holding its fourth annual Middlesex County Good Citizenship Award contest.

All Middlesex County high school sophomores and juniors who are in good academic standing with a C average and above and who exemplify the characteristics of a good citizen of the United States can apply.

Contestants are required to submit an application, including a student fact sheet that outlines the student’s accomplishments in leadership positions, organizations, awards and community service; a written essay; one recommendation from his or her school’s faculty member and one from a close adult associate other than family such as a coach, an employer, a member of the clergy, a scout or 4-H leader.

The topic for the essay is: “What is the importance of patriotism in today’s world?” The essay should include specific examples of the student’s patriotism as it relates to his or her community service. It should be two to three pages in length.

One winner will be selected to receive a check for $250, a medal and certificate on March 6 at the Jersey Blue Chapter Annual Meeting and Awards ceremony.

To request the complete guidelines, forms, and where to submit award entries, contact Mary Kwietniak, at 732-846-0633.

Bake sale to benefit child with brain tumor

Sanzio Salon and Day Spa will hold its ninth annual Holiday Bake Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 19 and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the salon, 1008 Route 34, Matawan.

This year, Mikey Richert, a 10-year-old cousin of an employee, who attends schools at John Adams Elementary in North Brunswick, is suffering from a medulloblastoma brain tumor. The funds will also go toward the Jamie Levy Memorial Scholarship for Volunteerism and Community Service.

Volunteer bakers are needed. Contact Wendy Levy at 732-766-5578 or Sanzio Salon at 732-566-6800.

Islamic Society celebrates 40 years

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) will celebrate its 40th anniversary.

The Muslim American organization was established as a non-profit in 1975 and has been at its present location at Promenade Boulevard and Route 1 south since the early 1980s.

Over the last 40 years, members of the ISCJ have distinguished themselves by volunteering at the Trenton Soup Kitchen and Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick; spending hundreds of hours annually at area hospitals, senior centers and libraries; organizing fundraisers for several charities; and responded to natural disasters with fundraising and food, medicine and clothing drives.

The ISCJ community serves as teachers, engineers, lawyers, judges, businesspeople, social workers, cab drivers and in law enforcement and U.S. Armed Forces agencies.

For more information, visit iscj.org or www.facebook.com/ISCJ.

Special needs aquatic program begins Jan. 9

The North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services’ Special Needs Program will offer Adaptive Aquatics on Saturdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, at the North Brunswick Township High School pool, 98 Raider Road.

Highly trained staff will help participants practice breathing, kicks, arm movements, treading and water safety.

Ages 5 to 10 will meet from 9:30 to 10 a.m., followed by ages 11 to 17 from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

The cost is $60 for residents or $70 for non-residents.

To register, call 732-247-0922, ext. 475 or email J. Paul Suydam at jsuydam@northbrunswicknj.gov.

Counselors available on health insurance

Residents needing assistance applying for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act can consult with certified counselors 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 10-15 at the North Brunswick Public Library, 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick.

To schedule an appointment, call 732- 246-3545

The program is being offered in partnership with the United Way of Central Jersey.