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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call 732-247- 0922 ext. 475.
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 email@example.com.
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.
The Education Foundation of South Brunswick will hold a murder mystery fundraiser 7-11 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Double- Tree Hotel, Princeton.
Tickets include entertainment and dessert. Advanced sales are $35; tickets are $40 at the door.
Guests are encouraged to wear their best outfit from the 1980s.
The South Brunswick Senior Center is starting a new monthly activity, Coloring for Adults, 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the center, in the municipal complex, Route 522 West, Monmouth Junction.
Coloring can be beneficial for adults, namely for its de-stressing power. The practice generates wellness, quietness and stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.
This event is for South Brunswick residents, age 55 and older. To register, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.
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.
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.
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.
American Legion Post 401’s annual Toys for Tots drive has begun.
The post will be accepting new, unwrapped toys any time after 2 p.m. all week long through Dec. 18 at American Legion Post 401, 148 Major Road, Monmouth Junction.
Last year, the post collected more than $1,500 in toys.
For more information, call 732-329- 9861.
Chef Jason will greet members of the South Brunswick Senior Center at 12:15 p.m. Dec. 10. There will be a cooking demonstration and food sampling.
Registration is required as there is limited seating. Call 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.
The program is open to township residents age 55 and older.