Band parents slate

prom fashion show

The Sayreville War Memorial High School Band Parents Association will sponsor a prom fashion show at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 in the cafeteria at the high school, Washington Road. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The latest in prom gowns and tuxedos will be modeled by students of the Sayreville Marching Unit.

Tickets cost $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Coffee and dessert will be served. For more information, call Donna at (732) 721-7296.

Sayreville youth invited to apply for state jobs

The Governor’s Office Summer Employment Program offers paid summer jobs for essential personnel in the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry. Positions are available for general maintenance workers, interpretive service personnel, lifeguards, visitor service attendants and office workers.

Some jobs are available as early as April 1 and run through Sept. 4. Since the nature of the parks service is to serve the public, the positions may require shift work and weekend employment through Labor Day. The state also makes reasonable accommodations in the work environment to enable a person with a disability to perform essential job functions and to participate with coworkers without disabilities.

Sayreville residents ages 16 and older may pick up a state summer job application in Sayreville Borough Hall, Main Street. Applications must be returned by April 1.

For more information, call (609) 777-2226.

O.B. Library slates exhibits and displays

A variety of exhibits are on display during the month of March at the Old Bridge Public Library Main Branch, Route 516 and Cottrell Road.

Works by Old Bridge students will be exhibited in honor of Youth Art Month.

The library is showcasing books describing various art forms. Visitors will have the opportunity to study the works of well-known painters and sculptors.

The stone, plastic and glass turtles of student Cynthia Tomback are on display at the library’s Laurence Harbor Branch, Shoreland Circle. Tomback’s collection includes a "turtle lamp." For more information, call (732) 721-5600, Ext 2313.

Free diabetes support group to hold meeting

A free diabetes support group, co-sponsored by the Marion Tanzman Diabetes Center of Raritan Bay Medical Center and the American Diabetes Association, will meet on March 21. The event will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. in Auxiliary Hall at the Old Bridge Medical Arts Building adjacent to the medical center, off Ferry Road between routes 9 and 18.

Individuals coping with the disease are invited to attend with a spouse or friend. Agendas are determined by participants. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to register, call (800) 624-6555.

Holocaust panel will hold May 7 observance

The Henry Ricklis Holocaust Memorial Committee will hold its "Yom Hashoa Holocaust Commemoration" at 1:30 p.m. on May 7 in the Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts, Monroe Township High School, Perrineville Road.

The event will include Holocaust accounts by survivors and by committee founder, Henry Ricklis, who was a liberator. Also featured will be Cantor Clair Franco and the children’s choir from Temple B’nai Shalom, East Brunswick.

A Holocaust survivors candle-lighting ceremony will take place from 1-1:30 p.m., prior to the start of the program. This is a change from past practice.

The public is invited to the program, which is jointly sponsored by the Jewish communities of Clearbrook, Concordia, Rossmoor, Whittingham at Greenbriar and The Ponds, all Monroe; the Monroe Township Jewish Center; the Perrineville Jewish Center; the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County; and the Second Generation Holocaust Survivors of Mid-Jersey.

Knights will hold

Lenten fish dinners

The Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes of Our Lady of Victory Council No. 2061 will sponsor fish fry dinner nights throughout the Lenten season. Dinners will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. on Fridays, March 17-April 21 at the Knights Victorian Hall, Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville. Takeouts are available. For more information, call (732) 257-2061.

‘Skunk Cabbage’ event

slated at Cheesequake

A "Skunk Cabbage Walk and Draw" program will begin at 11 a.m. on March 19 at the Cheesequake State Park Interpretive Center, 300 Gordon Road, Old Bridge. Participants will take a short hike to see the skunk cabbage, Cheesequake’s earliest blooming wildflower, and will then use their powers of observation to draw the flower. Drawings will be exhibited in the center during the following week. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call James Faczak at (732) 566-3208.

Nursing school sets

March 19 open house

Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Charles E. Gregory School of Nursing, Route 18, Old Bridge, will hold an open house "Ice Cream Social" for interested students and their parents at 2 p.m. on March 19. The event will include a presentation, informal discussion and tour. Participants are asked to reserve by calling (732) 607-6500.

Church plans dinners

for single parents, kids

Single parents and their children are invited to free fellowship dinners set for 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Calvary Gospel Church, 423 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick. To reserve, interested individuals should call the church at (732) 254-0224 on Mondays; the first 75 reservations will be accepted.


Cardiac club slates

meeting at hospital

The Cardiac Club of Raritan Bay Medical Center will meet from 7-9 p.m. on March 20 at Centennial Hall in the hospital’s Perth Amboy division, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Guest speaker Daisy Behman, M.D., will discuss "How Hormones Affect Your Heart." Club meetings, which explore heart conditions and healthy living, are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call (732) 324-5178.

Columbiettes plan

March 21 meeting

Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes Council No. 2061 will hold a first degree at the group’s next meeting, set for 7 p.m. on March 21 at the Knights of Columbus Victorian Hall, Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville.

Junior auxiliary will

hold March 23 meeting

The Old Bridge Junior Auxiliary of Raritan Bay Medical Center will hold an open meeting on March 23. The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. in Auxiliary Hall of the Old Bridge Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital, off Ferry Road, between routes 9 and 18. Students ages 13-18 are invited to attend. For more information, call (732) 324-5006.

Lupus Foundation to

host March 23 meeting

The Middlesex County Branch of the Lupus Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter, will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 at the East Brunswick Library, Jean Walling Civic Center. Topic will be "Living With Lupus." Patients, families and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call (201) 791-7868.

Lapidary panel

schedules meeting

The Tri-County Mineral and Lapidary Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on March 23 at the Stone Museum, 608 Spotswood-Englishtown Road, Monroe. The program will be "Wire Wrapping." Participants should bring unmounted stone. Refreshments will be served.

Reiki seminar slated

for March 16 at ACS

A free Reiki seminar will be presented by Allison Hecht from 7-9 p.m. on March 16 at the American Cancer Society (ACS), 846 Main St., Fords section of Woodbridge. For more information, reservations and directions, call (732) 257-6611.


St. Stan’s HSA will

host March 10 fish fry

St. Stan’s HSA will hold a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. on March 10 in the school cafeteria, 221 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville. Takeout will be available. Flounder dinners cost $8 for adults, $5 for children. Homemade haluski, macaroni and cheese, and mozzarella sticks will be available. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. For more information and to reserve, call John at (732) 254-1120.

‘Spring Craft Show’

coming to St. Thomas

St. Thomas the Apostle HSA will sponsor a "Spring Craft Show" on March 11. The event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school auditorium, Route 18 south, Old Bridge, and will feature a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and refreshments. Admission is free. For more information, call (732) 251-0265 or (732) 723-1549.

Church will sponsor

March 11 ‘Blini Dinner’

St. Euphrosynia Church, South River, will hold a "Blini Dinner" from 4-8 p.m. on March 11 at the Belarussian-American Community Center, South Whitehead Avenue, South River. The menu will feature Belarussian pancakes, sausages, ribs and gravy, and blintzes. Takeout orders will be available. For more information, call (732) 254-9594.

Old Bridge temple to

offer ‘Torathon 2000’

Congregation Beth Ohr, 70 Route 516, Old Bridge, will hold "Torathon 2000" from 8-11:30 p.m. on March 11.

The evening will feature Torah study with area rabbis and educators from across the religious spectrum. Keynote speaker will be Rabbi Yakov Hilsenrath, rabbi emeritus, Highland Park Conservative Temple and Center.

The program is free of charge. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Lisa at (732) 257-1523.

Arthritis support group

will meet on March 11

The North Edison Arthritis Support Group will hold a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on March 11 at the North Edison Public Library, 777 Grove Ave.

The program will feature a "Care and Share Brunch." Participants are asked to bring a hot or cold dish to share. Family and friends are welcome. For more information, call the Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter, at (732) 283-4300.

‘Cedar Swamp Hike’

slated at Cheesequake

A "Cedar Swamp Hike" program will begin at 11 a.m. on March 12 at the Cheesequake State Park Interpretive Center, 300 Gordon Road, Old Bridge. Participants will take a one-hour hike through the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp and discuss its ecology and history.

The program is open to all ages. For more information, call James Faczak at (732) 566-3208.


Band parents offering

tickets to Devils game

The Sayreville War Memorial High School Band Parents Association is selling tickets to the New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres hockey game, set for 7:35 p.m. April 6 in the Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford. Cost is $30 (box office price: $44) for second-level seating. Payment is due by March 15. For more information and tickets, call Ann at (732) 727-2786.


Women’s health talk

slated for March 15

Joyce A. Venis, R.N.C., women’s health expert and president of Depression After Delivery Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading universal awareness of mood and anxiety disorders surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, will lead a March 15 open discussion on women’s health issues and concerns. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Route 1, North Brunswick. Audience participation and interaction is encouraged. For more information, call Donna Como at (908) 541-9712.


Temple sets travel and

entertainment auction

Temple Ohav Shalom, Bordentown Avenue, off Ernston Road, Parlin section of Sayreville, will host a travel and entertainment auction on March 25. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.; the auction begins at 8 p.m. Bid sheets cost $5. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Bret at (732) 525-9015 or the temple at (732) 727-4334.


Church offers free

lunch, fellowship

Simpson United Methodist Church, Route 516 at Owens Road, Old Bridge, will offer free lunch and fellowship from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 16. The event takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Call (732) 679-7499 for more information.


‘Forum’ to be staged at

Spotswood High School

Spotswood High School will present the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at 7 p.m. on March 16, 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. on March 19 in the cafeteria, Summerhill Road. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for students, and will be available at the door. For more information, call Joan at (732) 723-5141.


St. Mary’s Church to

host March 17 fish fry

St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, 30 Jackson St., South River, will sponsor a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. on March 17. Takeout will be available. Fish platter for adults costs $10; pizza meal for children under age 12 costs $5. Proceeds will aid in the renovation of the church. Advance tickets are available after all Masses or by calling Charlotte Batko at (732) 254-5737.


Sayreville GOP seeks

candidates for council

The Sayreville Republican Committee is seeking candidates for Borough Council. Interested individuals should send a résumé and/or letter of interest to the Screening Committee, c/o Ed Rappleyea, 134 N. Edward St., Sayreville 08872. For more information, call (732) 257-1184.

Vendors are sought for

Oct. 7 Old Bridge Day

Vendor applications are now being accepted for the fifth annual Old Bridge Day, set for Oct. 7. Rain date is Oct. 8. For more information and an application, call (732) 607-7940.

Project Graduation

collecting bottle caps

Old Bridge High School Project Graduation is collecting Snapple caps. Residents are urged to bring the caps after 7 p.m. on March 13 to the television studio at the high school east campus, Route 516. Individuals who attend the 7:30 p.m. Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meeting at the school may bring the caps with them at that time.

Hadassah young moms

to sponsor play group

Dor Chadash, a new generation of Hadassah young mothers in the Old Bridge/Matawan area, is starting a children’s play group. For more information, call Jennifer at (732) 607-1006 after 4 p.m.

Sayreville Library

Friends sets meeting

The Friends of the Sayreville Public Library will hold its first annual meeting at 2 p.m. on March 19 in the conference room at the library, Washington Road. All members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend to join the group. Light refreshments will be provided after the meeting. For more information, call Teri Yetsko at (732) 727-7639.

St. Ambrose offers

smoke-free atmosphere

St. Ambrose Parish, Throckmorton Lane, Old Bridge, is now smoke-free. All indoor parish functions, including meetings, weddings, celebratory dinners and fund-raising events will be held in a smoke-free environment. For more information, call the rectory at (732) 679-5666.

‘Family Movie Day’ set

for March 26 at library

The Friends of the Old Bridge Library will present a "Family Movie Day" beginning at 2 p.m. on March 26 at the Old Bridge Library Main Branch, Route 516 and Cottrell Road. Julie Andrews stars in the classic film about a very special nanny. Participants will watch the G-rated movie on a large screen. Admission is free. For more information, call Wendi at (732) 721-5600, Ext. 2313.