Common Sense plans

meeting for March 19

Common Sense of South Brunswick will hold its general membership meeting on March 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room at the South Brunswick Municipal Building.

The community nonpartisan, watchdog group will be discussing general issues that are of importance to the South Brunswick community, according to club representatives.

There will be discussion on education, Planned Adult Retirement communities (PARC), Route 92, the township budget, open space, the Television Cable Commission, and the Pigeon Swamp (Dallenbach) issues.

All members and the public are encouraged to attend to bring any other community issues and concerns to the attention of the group.

S.B. Rec. to hold fall registration March 23

The South Brunswick Department of Recreation and Community Affairs will hold fall registration for the "Bright Starts" (45-minute preschool program) on March 23.

Registration for "Creative Learning" programs for prekindergarten, "Yippie I’m 3", "Stepping Stones" and "Fundays" will be on March 28.

Both registrations will be held at the South Brunswick Community Center in Woodlot Park, New Road, Kendall Park, from 7-8 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seat numbers will be distributed. All forms will be checked at that time. The registration is open to all residents of South Brunswick Township. Nonresidents may register two days before programs begin, if there is available space.

The following will be the format for spring registration: first-come basis; in person only, (may register only one other family); choose one class, with a second choice if first class is full; must have registration form; a copy of child’s birth certificate must be on file or a copy must accompany the registration form; Creative Learning registrants must have updated medical data forms completed. Child must meet the age requirements before April 14.

For additional information, call the Recreation/Community Affairs Office at (732) 329-4000, ext. 671.

Sunday school to hold children’s powwow

The Sunday School of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3330 Route 27 in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, will hold a powwow for children of the church and the surrounding community on March 26 from 2-4 p.m.

The price of admission is a new or used toy (in good condition) which will be donated to the Navajo Indian tribe that the children of the church have been sponsoring the last few years. The Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Ministries in Colorado and The Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in New Mexico have been sending the toys to the children of the tribe. The children of the church are learning the meaning of fellowship and helping those less fortunate. Pizza and soda will be provided and there will be face painting, games and prizes.

St. Barnabas hosts art auction on March 25

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, will hold an art auction on March 25 from 7-10 p.m. The event will be held at the South Brunswick Senior Center which is located behind the Municipal Building on Ridge Road. The auction, run by Marlin Art Inc., of New York, will offer 160 pieces of art in many types, styles and prices, ranging from $35-$500. Participants may preview the art starting at 7 p.m. The auction will begin at 8 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person; this evening is for adults over 21 only. Refreshments will be served and door prizes are included. The event will benefit the church’s Building Fund. The public is invited.

For additional information or tickets, call (732) 297-4607.

Special-needs kids may sign up for Buddy Ball

The North Brunswick Baseball Association will hold Buddy Ball Baseball for children with special needs in the community.

Children ages 6 years old and up are invited to attend the first meeting on March 26 at 1 p.m. at the North Brunswick Township High School Softball Field No. 4 (located in back of the high school next to Veterans Park).

If it rains that afternoon, the meeting will be moved into the high school gymnasium.

Buddy Ball players will be assisted by local teens who will buddy up with the players to help field, hit, and run the bases.

For additional information on Buddy Ball Baseball, contact Phil Sinicropi at (732) 846-7806 or Pete Clark at (732) 249-3296.

Little Rocky Hill Fire

Co. plans trip to A.C.

The Little Rocky Hill Fire Company, 4348 Route 27, between Kingston and Kendall Park, will hold a bus trip to Atlantic City on March 26.

The cost is $23 per person; $17 in coin will be returned upon arrival. Participants plan to leave the firehouse at 9:45 a.m. returning at 8 p.m.

For additional information and reservations, call (732) 297-0327.

Cancer society to host

patient makeovers

The American Cancer Society will hold a program to help female cancer patients with beauty techniques to help enhance their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

The Mercer County Unit of the American Cancer Society, in conjunction with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, offers this free program for women who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments. The women will receive free makeup tips to minimize some of the visual effects of cancer therapy during treatment. A complete makeover and instruction in skin care, wig care and accessories such as hairpieces, hats and scarves will be offered.

The make-overs will be scheduled for March 27 from 12:45-3 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, One Hamilton Health Place. Preregistration is required. For additional information, or to register for this free program, call the American Cancer Society at (609) 895-0101.

B’nai Tikvah to offer adult courses in spring

Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 1001 Finnegan’s Lane, North Brunswick, is offering several adult education courses in March, April and June. None requires knowledge of Hebrew.

Rabbi Eliezer Diamond will host "A Twice-Told Tale of Slavery and Redemption" on March 23 at 7:45 p.m. This one-session class offers insights into the Passover story.

Rabbi David Mark Eligberg of congregation B’nai Tikvah will lead a two-class program, "Why Is This Seder Different From All Other Seders?" on March 30 and April 6 at 7:45 p.m.

Rabbi Eligberg, Cantor M. Sered-Lever and selected others will hold "Tikkun Lel Shavuout: Wait for the Midnight Hour" on June 8 from 8 p.m.-midnight. The program discusses the answers to the questions posted at the Passover Seder and explores the events that took place at Mount Sinai when God manifested the Divine Presence to the Jewish people. This class includes a meal. All registrations for this program must be received by May 15.

All classes are free and membership is not required. However, space is limited. For directions, information or to register for any of these courses, call the synagogue office at (732) 297-0696.

No. Brunswick ready for kindergarten registration

The North Brunswick Board of Education will hold its kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1. The schedule is as follows: March 20, Livingston Park School; March 20 and 21, Judd School; March 21 and 22, John Adams School; and March 23, Parsons School. Hours of registration are 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. To register, parent or guardian must provide the child’s birth certificate, proof of residency (current lease, municipal tax bill or mortgage, as well as two current utility bills) and the child’s Social Security card. Parents must also present proof of the following immunizations: DPT series, polio series, measles, mumps and rubella.

It is not necessary for the child to attend the registration. Parents who are unable to attend the designated day are asked to call the school for an appointment. The telephone numbers for the schools are as follows: Livingston Park (732) 289-3300; John Adams (732) 289-3100; Parsons (732) 289-3400, and Judd (732) 289-3200.

Parents of students who are presently attending private or parochial school who plan to enroll their child in a public school in North Brunswick in September 2000 should notify the respective school principal. Early notification will help the planning of classes and the purchase of instructional materials.

H.S. needs nominees for Women’s History Month

The North Brunswick Township High School Social Studies Department is seeking nominations for "Women Who Had a Major Impact on the History and Growth in North Brunswick" in celebration of Women’s History Month.

The school is asking residents to nominate women from past to present in all fields, such as the fire department, first aid squad, educator, business, authors, etc.

Nomination forms are available at the North Brunswick Library, The North Brunswick Senior Center, The North Brunswick Municipal Building and the main office at the North Brunswick Township High School. Nominations should be returned to Pete Clark by March 17.

All honored guests will be invited to attend a continental breakfast on March 31 at 9:30 a.m.

For additional information, call Pete Clark at (732) 289-3748.

S.B. VFW to sponsor

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9111 of South Brunswick and the Women’s Auxiliary will host a St. Patrick’s Day Dance on March 11 at 8 p.m. The event will be held at the post home located at 11 Henderson Road. Live music will be furnished by The Bill Garry Trio. Corned beef and ham will be served.

Donation is $12.50 per person. For additional information and tickets call (732) 297-9823.

American Legion Post No. 401 sets breakfast

American Legion Post No. 401, Major Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on March 12 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Adults are $5; children $3 (ages 6-10); children under 5 are free.

For additional information call the American Legion at (732) 329-9861.