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.

Coloring for Adults begins Dec. 29

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 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.

Auditions set for ‘The Music Man’ in North Brunswick Jan. 6, 7

The North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services has announced the Broadway classic “The Music Man” as this year’s 46th annual community theatre musical.

Director Michael Hritz is seeking principals as well as a diverse adult ensemble. No experience is necessary.

Vocal and dialogue auditions for children’s roles only including Winthrop, Amaryllis, Zaneeta, and Tommy will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 in the auditorium and music room at North Brunswick Township High School, 98 Raider Road.

Auditions at 7 p.m. on Jan. 7 will be for adult principal and featured roles only, including Harold Hill, Marian Paroo, Mrs. Paroo, Mayor Shinn, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Marcellus and the four members of the barbershop quartet.

Those auditioning should be ready to read from the script and must prepare at least 16 measures of a song from any Broadway show, though songs from “The Music Man” are preferred.

There will be a meeting of the entire company and all others interested in joining the cast or working behind the scenes at 10 a.m. on Jan. 9.

Production dates at the school are March 3, 4 and 5.

For more information, email mhritz@northbrunswicknj.gov or call 732- 247-0922, ext. 475.

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.