Donors needed for area blood drives

New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC) is asking for help in maintaining an adequate supply of all blood types, especially O negative, the “universal” blood that can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. Current inventory is running below the desired target level for all types.

The upcoming blood-drive schedule is as follows:

 Dec. 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. — New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St.;

 Dec. 29, 1:30-7:30 p.m. — United Methodist Church, 47 N. Main St., Milltown;

 Dec. 29, 2-9 p.m. — New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St.;

 Dec. 30, 2-8 p.m. — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4589, 33 Daniel Road, Spotswood;

 Dec. 30, noon-6 p.m. — Comfort Inn Hotel and Suites, 1275 Route 1 and 9 South, Avenel section of Woodbridge.

For more information, call 1-800-933- 2566 or log on to

Elder-law attorney to speak at meeting

East Brunswick AARP Chapter No. 4855 will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at East Brunswick Fire District No. 1, Civic Center Station, 310 Rues Lane.

Guest speaker Gary B. Garland, certified elder-law attorney, will offer a program titled “Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Living Wills and Trusts.”

Refreshments and a general meeting will follow. Guests are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 732-238- 6326.

Organizing digital photos to be topic

Tech-gadget guru Hank Loch will offer a program titled “How to Access and Organize Your Digital Photos” 6-8 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Sayreville Public Library, Washington Road.

Participants will learn how to move pictures from digital cameras to computers and vice versa, how to manage photos on smartphones and tablets and how to create print pictures from digital photos.

For more information or to register, email Alaina at; call 732-727-0212, ext. 25; or log on to

Tickets on sale for Daddy-Daughter gala

The South Amboy-Sayreville Rotary Club will sponsor its 11th annual Daddy- Daughter Date Night 7-10 p.m. Feb. 19 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4699, Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to community activities and humanitarian projects. Dads, uncles, granddads and stepdads may escort their little girl to dinner and dancing. There will be a child-friendly buffet, raffles and gifts.

Cost is $55 per couple, $25 each additional young lady, if payment is received by Jan. 23. Seating is limited. Early reservations are recommended.

To reserve or for more information, call Greg at 732-721-0400 or email

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 or call 732-545-6484.

Volunteers sought for auxiliary police

Sayreville Auxiliary Police is seeking new members to join its volunteer force.

Interested applicants must be 18 years of age or older, be able to pass a criminal background check, and possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.

Applications may be downloaded from, or a letter of interest may be sent to Sayreville Police Department, Attn.: Auxiliary Police, 1000 Main St., Sayreville, NJ 08872. The applicant’s full legal name, address, telephone number and a brief summary about himself or herself must be included.

Pajamas needed for hospitalized children

A Pajama Donation Drive is being held for children ages infant to 18 who are battling cancer at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick.

Drop off new pajamas or monetary donations through Dec. 23 to Jersey Physical Therapy, located at 3228 Route 27, Suite 2A, Kendall Park; 3 Liberty St., Suite 1032, Plainsboro; or 180 Tices Lane, East Brunswick.

For more information, call 732-297-0032.