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PERTH AMBOY – Local churches, organizations and businesses have partnered to sponsor the Sunday Community Dinners for those in need of a warm meal and good company. at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center at One Olive Street, Perth Amboy, NJ.

Special Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by Renovation House, on Thursday, November 24. Senior citizens: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., General Public: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information call 732-826-1690, extension 4307.

Hungarian Homemade Nut Rolls
WOODBRIDGE – There will be a Homemade Nut Roll Sale at the Calvin Hungarian Reformed Church, 94 N. James St., Woodbridge. Available: English Walnut, Poppy Seed, Prune-Lekvar, Apricot and Raspberry. Each individually hand rolled are made from the best ingredients, each weighing 1lb 8oz. Price $16. Orders accepted by Sunday, November 27, 2016. Orders will be available for pick-up on Friday, December 16, 2016 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the Church. Please use Ross Street Entrance. All orders must be paid in full upon ordering. Call Mrs. Forette Pastor at 732-636-2868. Sponsored by the Lorantffy Women’s Guild of the Calvin Hungarian Reformed Church, Woodbridge.

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles
Position: Bell Ringer
PERTH AMBOY – Seasonal Job – Full time; $9.00 per hour; 5 days per week (Tuesday’s thru Saturday’s) – 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Need to have Social Security and State ID. November 25 thru December 24. The Salvation Army of Perth Amboy, 433 State Street, Perth Amboy, N.J.  For more info contact: 732-826-7040

Roman Legion Wrestling
PERTH AMBOY – Roman Legion Wrestling is a nonprofit wrestling club that helps Perth Amboy wrestling. Gabriel Roman Jr., a PAHS alumni ’08 and Missouri Baptist College graduate 2015 and All American, along with Joanna Navvaro will be hosting the Second Annual Alumni Duel at Perth Amboy High School on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Bake sale food starts at 5 p.m. and wrestling main even starts at 7 p.m. Admission for the day is $7. Presale tickets $5. There will be food photo-booth. We are working on bringing the Perth Amboy community together through the sport of wrestling. For more information, call Joanna at (732)362-1050.

Christmas Cake Sale
PERTH AMBOY – St. John The Baptist Orthodox church Perth Amboy is having a Christmas Cake Sale on Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 Call 732-826-7067 to place an order between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Pick up your order at 404 Division Street, Perth Amboy. All Gourmet items Homemade and Handmade, therefore call early before the maximum is reached. Cake:  Poppyseed, Walnut, Prune, Apricot and Raspberry. $12:00 each. The order time is Nov. 28th to Dec.1st. The pick-up date is Dec. 5th to Dec. 7th. Pick-up will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thank you for your order!

Spies in the Revolutionary War
WOODBRIDGE – On Monday, November 28, you are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township at the Main Library. November’s program will feature Damien M. Cregeau, historian and consultant, discussing Spies in the Revolutionary War. The noted speaker is a member of the Connecticut Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, Vice President of the Sons of the American Revolution and member of the Wethersfield Connecticut Historic District Commission. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Downstairs Meeting Room of the Woodbridge Main Library located on Amboy Avenue. Light refreshments will follow.
For further information, contact brenda.velasco@twp.woodbridge.nj.us

Weird and Wonderful South Amboy
On Tuesday, November 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 pm, the Dowdel Library will open its archives to the treasure within!  Hear all about quirky and weird facts about South Amboy!
The Dowdell Library’s hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 12-4 pm. For more information on the Library, please visit www.dowdell.org, or contact the Library at 732-721-6060 or comments@dowdell.org.

Accelerated Childbirth Education Class
PERTH AMBOY- Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is holding an Accelerated Childbirth Education class, Wednesday, November 30, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  The class is designed to help expectant parents better understand the childbearing process and is intended for those with limited time. A registered nurse with special training in labor, delivery and infant care facilitates the class.  It will be held at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy, NJ.  The fee for the class is $75 per couple.  Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677) and reference zip code 08861.

A.C. Bus Trip – St. John Paul II Seniors
PERTH AMBOY – There is a trip to Resorts Casino, Atlantic City every fourth Wednesday of the month. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next trip will be held on November 30, 2016. Cost $30 pp.; $25 back in slot play. Bus  will depart from behind St. Stephens Church parking lot on Mechanic Street at 9:45 a.m. Call Bobbi at 732-636-2867 to reserve a seat and for more information.

A.C. Bus Trip – San Salvador Seniors
PERTH AMBOY – The San Salvador Seniors are sponsoring a bus trip to Caesar’s Casino in AC on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Bus leaves 12 Noon from the Perth Amboy Knights of Columbus, High Street, Perth Amboy. Cost 30 pp. Receive $30 back in slot dollars. For more info call Joe at 732-826-0819.

Trip to Sands Casino – Holy Rosary Seniors
HOPELAWN – Holy Rosary Seniors Bus Trip to Sands Casino – Tony Orlando Holiday Show – Thursday, December 1, 2016. Cost: $60 – Includes $20 Back In Play, Bus And Tip + The show at 2 p.m. Bus leaves church parking lot (625 Florida Grove Road, Hopelawn) at 10 a.m. and arrives back approx. 7 p.m. Anyquestions, etc. please contact Ronnie Dematteo at 732-442-5252.

Grandparents Newborn Care Class  
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is providing a Grandparents Newborn Care Class Thursday, December 1, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ.  Instruction is provided to help in your grandbaby’s growth and development. The latest research in baby care will be discussed.  Cost is $50 per couple.  Make checks payable to RBMC.  Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).

Yoga & Beer/Wine
SOUTH AMBOY – Grab a friend, bring a mat and join us on December 2 to relax and release. You may need it the holidays are coming! Yoga and beer/wine may seem like an unlikely match, but if you give it a try you may be surprised. The relaxed feeling you get when you have that first drink will help you feel less anxious and more confident. This is a great way to try something new, easy and relaxing Yoga in a safe comfortable environment.  Make new friends, release tension and stress from everyday life and experience something different. This event will be held at the Knights of Columbus #426, 308 Fourth St., South Amboy. Friday, December 2nd 6:30 p.m. – 8:30p.m. $20/pp  Participants must be over 21. Price includes: 50 minute Yoga Class and 1 Pint or 1 glass of wine. For more information or to register please call Denise Morgan, CPT, CGEI, Certified Yoga Teacher 732-525-9536 or email: healthandfitnesswithdenise@gmail.com . Part of the proceeds go to The Columbian Club #426.

We Keep You Moving
PERTH AMBOY – The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session Friday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement. Registration required, call Nurse Navigator Clare Schuld, R.N., at 732-535-4746.

Annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
PERTH AMBOY – Saturday December 3 at 4 p.m. (rain date, Saturday, December 10) Parade line up at 3 p.m., beginning at Wilson and Smith Streets. Followed by the Tree Lighting Cerremony at Ciry Hall Circle. Refreshments & gift bags for children! Photos with Santa! For more information, please contact Department of Human Services, Samantha Miranda 732-826-1690 ext. 4305, smiranda@perthamboynj.org.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment
PERTH AMBOY – 2016 Free Open Enrollment Program for All Perth Amboy Residents, Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 & 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive St. Free Registration Assistance is available. Certified staff will be available to assist residents step-by-step with the quick online registration & application process for health insurance in English and Spanish.  *No appointment is needed. Registration is first come, first served. For more information, contact: The Office of Housing & Social Services 732-826-4300.

Book Fair Fundraiser
PERTH AMBOY/EDISON – The Friends of the Perth Amboy Free Public Library are joining with Barnes & Noble of Menlo Park for a day of fundraising on Saturday, December 3 from 10am – 6pm.  Story times for this event are scheduled between 11:30am – 3pm.  Stop by and have a Friend gift wrap your holiday purchases.  In addition, student artwork from Perth Amboy schools will be on display.
A percentage of net sales will go to the Friends of the Perth Amboy Free Public Library. You must present a valid book fair voucher or mention participation in the book fair at the register prior to making your purchase. Vouchers will be available in-store or by contacting the Friends at friendsofperthamboylibrary@gmail.com. If you cannot make it to the store, visit BN.com/bookfairs from December 3 to December 8 by entering Bookfair ID 12027330 at checkout.
The Friends of the Perth Amboy Library encourage the love of reading and independent learning, play a role in community involvement, sponsor special programs, raise funds for special projects, equipment and materials in excess of the general Library budget.
Additionally, this is a special Educator Event day for Barnes & Noble starting at 9am.  Pre-K through 12 educators are invited to a special holiday shopping event.  Educators will receive a 25% discount on books, toys, games, movies, music and more.  Check store for details.
Barnes & Noble is located at 419 Menlo Park Mall in Edison. The Friends of the Perth Amboy Free Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Holiday Auction
PERTH AMBOY – Sponsored by the Women’s Guild of the Magyar Reformed Church, Perth Amboy on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in the Church Center on the corner of Fayette Street and Kirkland Place. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Admission $7.00 (includes 1 Board) Many different raffles 50/50 raffle. Door Prizes Appliances, Holiday Gifts & More! Food will be available: Cabbage noodles, Palacsinta (Crepes), Hot Dogs, Kolbasz Sandwiches and Soda, Coffee and Cake. Please – NO OUTSIDE FOOD MAY BE BROUGHT IN. Join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

Pierogie Sale
SAYREVILLE – St.  Stan’s Rosary Altar Society Annual Pierogie Fund Raiser 2016. Order by Dec. 5, 2016 –  Pick up dates Friday, Dec. 16th.  2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  & Saturday, Dec.17th. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Use Back Door of School Cafeteria for Pick Up. Pierogies: Cheese (Cottage), Potato, Potato & Cheddar Cheese, Potato & Onion, Sauerkraut, Sauerkraut & Mushroom -$5.50 per Doz. Blintzes: Cheese, Apricot, Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry – 3 per pkg. for $5.50. Mail check to St. Stan’s Rosary Altar Society, 225 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville, NJ 08872. Call Yvonne 732-257-4634 or Pat M. 732-257-3963, Barbara G. 732-254-1495 for more information regarding pick up time and place.

Free Family Movie Matinee
SOUTH AMBOY – The South Amboy Knights of Columbus Council #426 are showing the movie: “The Polar Express” on Sunday December 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. at 308 Fourth St., South Amboy. Free admission. Snacks and beverages will be sold before and after intermission. For more information, call Daniela at 201-240-2843 or the Knights of Columbus at 732-721-2025.

Dowdell Library’s Annual Holiday Open House
SOUTH AMBOY – Open House on Monday, December 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. SADIE’S STUDIO – Make it yourself (MiY) fun for all ages! 3D printer, 3D pens, jewelry making, etc. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. HOLIDAY CHEER – Refreshments & Music Meet your neighbors! You never know, Santa might drop in!! Adjacent to South Amboy High School – off O’Leary Blvd. 732-721-6060 or email comments@dowdell.org www.dowdell.org

Faith Basics – A Monthly Class On the Basics of Judaism and Christianity
PERTH AMBOY – Faith Basics – A Monthly Class On the Basics of Judaism and Christianity. What: Session 1: Who is a Jew? Who is a Christian? on Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Mordecai, 224 High Street, Perth Amboy. The first of five monthly sessions exploring the basic concepts of Judaism and Christianity. This month, we will explore the ever-changing nature of Jewish and Christianity identity through the ages, including a close look at the different denominations of Judaism and Christianity. Cost: $10 per session or $25 for all 5 sessions. Please RSVP to  Rabbi Ari Saks (ari.saks@gmail.com), Reverend Anne-Marie Jeffery (ajeffery04@yahoo.com), or via our Facebook Event page – Faith Basics: Who is a Jew? Who is a Christian?. This program is jointly sponsored by Congregation Beth Mordecai and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Future Classes – Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Full Class
PERTH AMBOY – The EMS Training Department at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is holding a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Full Class, Tuesday, December 6, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ. Call 732-324-5393 or email EMSTraining@hackensackmeridian.org for more information.  Register online at https://trainingcentertechnologies.com/RaritanBayMC/CourseEnrollment.aspx.

What Can I Eat?
OLD BRIDGE – The Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is providing a diabetes self-management educational workshop “What Can I Eat?” Wednesday, December 7, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in Suite 420, Medical and Surgical Pavilion, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ.  “What Can I Eat?” reviews how to plan meals, count carbohydrates, read food labels and provide education on carbohydrates present in participants’ diets and how they affect blood sugar levels.  Registration and insurance verification is required; call 732-360-4070.

Healthy Heart Event
SOUTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a healthy heart event providing free education about chronic heart conditions, medication management, blood pressure screenings and heart rate testing Wednesday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at South Amboy YMCA, 200 John T. O’Leary Blvd.  High blood pressure and irregular heart rate is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions.  Take advantage of these screenings and education to maintain a healthy heart.

P.A.M.A. Awards Dinner Rescheduled
PERTH AMBOY – The P.A.M.A. Award Dinner new date is Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 6:30 p.m.. to 11:30 p.m. at the Cornucopia Cruise Line: Riverboat St. Charles.

First Steps
OLD BRIDGE – The Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is providing an educational workshop “First Steps” Thursday, December 8, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Suite 420, Medical and Surgical Pavilion, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ.  “First Steps” reviews the basics of diabetes self-management, including; blood sugar, hypo- and hyperglycemia and target ranges, foot care, medication and nutrition.  Registration and insurance verification is required; call 732-360-4070.

Accelerated Childbirth Education Class
PERTH AMBOY- Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is holding an Accelerated Childbirth Education class, Thursday, December 8, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  The class is designed to help expectant parents better understand the childbearing process and is intended for those with limited time. A registered nurse with special training in labor, delivery and infant care facilitates the class.  It will be held at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy, NJ.  The fee for the class is $75 per couple.  Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677) and reference zip code 08861.

Bag Bingo
PERTH AMBOY – There will be Bag Bingo on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Saint John Paul II Parish, St. Stephen’s School, 500 State St., Perth Amboy. Doors open at 6 p.m. Game Starts at 7:30 p.m. Outside food Welcome, B.Y.O.B. $ 20 pp. (one set of 12 bingo cards/each 3 bingo boards). Includes a ticket for door prizes. For Reservations call 732-826-1395 or 732-485-9367.

Joyce Richardson Book Reading
PERTH AMBOY – Music Teacher Joyce Richardson will be reading her book, “The Peacock of Half-Way Tree: A Caribbean Fable” at the Kearny Cottage, 63 Catalpa Ave., Perth Amboy on Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come to hear this delightful children’s tale. Recommended age 5 – 7 yrs.

Book Sale
PERTH AMBOY – Pick up a book or two ($.50 for paperbacks/$1 for hard cover) …or select a “bag of books” for a price of only $5. Book Dealers Welcome.  Visit us at the Brighton Ave. Community Center located at the corner of Brighton Ave. and Sadowski Pkwy. in Perth Amboy.  The next booksale is on Saturday, December 10. We will be there from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.  (weather permitting). For more info, e-mail us at friendsofperthamboylibrary@gmail.com.

Dowdell Library Cooking Class
Millennials ages 18-34, join us on Tuesday, December 13 from 6:30 – 8 pm for a hands on cooking class and learn how to turn simple ingredients into fast and delicious appetizers and desserts! Space is limited, so please call 732-721-6060 or email comments@dowdell.org
The Dowdell Library’s hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 12-4 pm. For more information, please visit www.dowdell.org, or contact the Library at 732-721-6060 or comments@dowdell.org.

Healthy Heart Event
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is holding a healthy heart event providing free education about chronic heart conditions, medication management and blood pressure screenings and heart rate testing Tuesday, December 13, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy, NJ.  High blood pressure and irregular heart rate is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions.  Take advantage of these screenings and education to maintain a healthy heart.

FAFSA Information Sessions
PERTH AMBOY – Attention Parents and Students!!! Have you completed the FAFSA? Don’t wait! Get assistance today! Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), a financial form that can be submitted annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility. Questions??? Contact the Office of Economic Community Development at: 732-293-1638. Sessions are at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive St., Perth Amboy. Session #2: Wednesday, December 14 at 6 p.m. FREE.

Cookie Walk
PERTH AMBOY – St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church, Perth Amboy is having a Cookie Walk on Sat. December 17 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The address is 404 Division Street, Perth Amboy. All Gourmet items Homemade and Handmade. Hope to see you at the Cookie Walk!

Charity Basketball Game
SOUTH AMBOY – The 5th annual Friends of South Amboy charity basketball games at South Amboy High School on December 17. There will also be a Tricky Tray the day of the event. Donations are being accepted for the Tricky Tray. Please contact  the Friends of South Amboy via Facebook Messenger or Janet Kern at 732-824-3494.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Breanna Hathcock, a local resident and South Amboy Middle High School graduate who is currently battling cancer.
2:00 p.m. – South Amboy Middle School Boys -vs- Calvary Christian
4:00 p.m. – South Amboy Girls Varsity -vs- Calvary Christian
6:00 p.m. – Sayreville Boys Varsity -vs- Bishop Ahr
8:00 p.m. – South Amboy Boys Varsity -vs- Calvary Christian
Visit our Facebook page for more information . https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSouthAmboy/

K of C Breakfast with Santa
SOUTH AMBOY – The South Amboy Knights of Columbus Council 426 will hold their annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 18, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 308 Fourth St., South Amboy. Enjoy a hot breakfast with your family and bring your camera to take pictures of your children with Santa Claus. Cost is $8 Adults; $3 Children 2 to 12; under 2 FREE. For more information call 732-721-2025.

Edison AARP Ch. 3446
EDISON – Tickets are now available for our holiday luncheon at The Pines on December 19, 2016.
On December 31, 2016, join us for New Year’s Eve at Noon – Doolans Shore Club at Spring Lake. Call Mary Ann at 732-287-3659 for information.
We will be collecting holiday gifts at the meeting; Male & Female for the Edison Veterans Home.
For additional information on the chapter, visit our website at www.edisonaarp.org.

RESIDENTIAL MAINTENANCE SAFE HOUSING GRANT FOR OWNER-OCCUPIED SENIOR CITIZENS (Single Family Home)
GRANTEES ARE ELIGIBLE UP TO 1,500.00 FOR QUALIFIED RESIDENTS
Homeowner(s) must occupy their home within the City Municipal taxes, water, and sewer bills must be paid to date.
Home Insurance Policy must be current.
Applicants must be 60 years of age and older.
Single Family Homes Only.
For applications and more information contact the: Department of Human Services Office of Housing, Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive Street – 2nd Floor,  Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 732 826-4300 Ext. 4307.

Seeking Items to Help the Homeless During the Winter Months
NEW BRUNSWICK – At last night’s Middlesex County Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) meeting, it was brought to everyone’s attention that the Point-in-Time Homeless Count & Project Homeless Connect is seeking items to help the homeless during the winter months. The most needed items include:  Gently used coats, new warm hats/scarves, new gloves/mittens, blankets, new warm socks, hygiene kits.
For more information about Project Homeless Connect or to arrange for delivery of donated items, please contact Harriet Slonim at 732-745-4041or harriet.slonim@co.middlesex.nj.us.

Become A Member of the South Amboy First Aid & Safety Squad
SOUTH AMBOY – Serve the Emergency Medical Needs of Your Community! A Unit of A.R.C. If you are at least 16 years old and have a few available hours in your day each week to give to others, contact us at Southamboyfirstaid.org or call (732) 721-1005. South Amboy First Aid Squad serves our residents 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a -year. The squad is an independently run private organization, completely staffed by dedicated volunteers and supported by tax-deductible donations. Join your fellow residents with service to our community. Neighbors Helping Neighbors! All training courtesy of the South Amboy First Aid Squad. See how a little bit of your time can benefit so many. Become A Volunteer Member Now! South Amboy First Aid Squad – PO Box 328 – South Amboy, NJ 08879

Exploring Law Enforcement
NEW JERSEY – Get your hands on the challenging field of Law Enforcement. Law Enforcement Exploring offers young men and women ages 15-20 the chance to experience law enforcement career opportunities. For information about scouting contact Will C. Adams Office# – 973-765-9322 ext. 234; Cell# – 732-540-5936 or email: will.adams@scouting.org Join Now!

Bingo
PERTH AMBOY – Magyar (Hungarian) Reformed Church Hall, 347 Kirkland Place, Perth Amboy has weekly $1000 Bingo on Monday nights. There is NO BINGO ON MONDAY November 28 and December 5. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen will be open for more info call 732-442-7799.

Sayreville/South Amboy Police Auxiliary Members Wanted
SOUTH AMBOY/SAYREVILLE – Attention South Amboy / Sayreville Residents:  The Sayreville Police Auxiliary is seeking new members to join its volunteer force. If you are interested in a future in law enforcement and have a desire to serve your community, this is a great opportunity! 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. Interested applicants can download an application from: www.sayrevillepoliceaux.org

Bingo
SAYREVILLE – FEELING LUCKY! Get out of the house and off the couch – come enjoy an evening or afternoon playing Bingo. St. Stan’s Parish, 225 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville – has Bingo each Thursday evening, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and games beginning at 7:30 p.m. We also have Sunday afternoon Bingo each week, with doors opening at 12 Noon and games beginning at 1:30 p.m. Our kitchen is open for great homemade lunch and dinner specials along with a nice selection of snacks to munch on. Please call our Parish Office at (732) 254-0212 for more info. See you there!

Christ Church of South Amboy Thrift Store and Services
SOUTH AMBOY – 1. Our Thrift Store is open: Tuesday, 12 p.m. until 3 p.,. and Thursday, 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. All are welcome to shop.
2. Please join us for Mass and Fellowship on: Saturday, Service at 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, Service at 9:00 a.m. Fellowship follows our 9:00 a.m. Mass.
Christ Church is located at 257 Fourth Street, South Amboy. The entrance for parking is on Main Street.

DVD/Media Drive
SOUTH AMBOY – The Sadie Pope Dowdell Library is having a DVD/Media Drive. Please place your unwanted DVDs, Blu-Ray, CDs, and video games in good condition, into the collection boxes at the Dowdell Library, or Madura Pharmacy Your contributions will be donated to the Dowdell Library to help enhance its current collection. Larger collections call Grace at 732-721-6592 for pick-up Thank you for your support! This on-Going Collection Drive is sponsored by the Dowdell Library Foundation, Inc.

Stories From Perth Amboy
PERTH AMBOY – Stories From Perth Amboy by Katherine Massopust is available at the Barge Restaurant, 201 Front St., Perth Amboy or in Fertig’s Uniform Store, 195 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy For more info call Katherine at 732-261-2610 or call the Barge at 732-442-3000 –  or Fertig’s at 732-442-1079 –  A Great Gift! Get it now along with Then & Now: Perth Amboy!

Do You or Someone You Know Have Old Photographs or Documents?
The Kearny Cottage Historical Society is looking for old photos and documents of Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Woodbridge, Fords, etc. (local area) for an archiving project. Your photos and documents will be scanned into digital format and returned to you. For more info please call 732-293-1090

Minecraft & Agar.io
SOUTH AMBOY – Minecraft & Agar.io 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Dowdell Library, 100 Harold G. Hoffman Plaza, South Amboy, Refreshments! For more info call 732-721-6060.

$100 Groceries for $40 or Less
PERTH AMBOY – The Jolin Food program is designed to provide families with nationally branded food products at wholesale prices. On behalf of the Cathedral’s Community Development Corporation, the Jewish Renaissance Foundation’s AmeriCorps is helping to promote the Jolin Food Box. Order by the 2nd Tuesday of the month online or by phone and pick up by the 3rd Saturday of the month. Go to  https://jolinfoodbox.com to place your order online or call 732 826 8207 and ask for Juana Kearney.

Book Sale
PERTH AMBOY – Pick up a book or two ($.50 for paperbacks/$1 for hard cover) …or select a “bag of books” for a price of only $5. Book Dealers Welcome.  Visit us at the Brighton Ave. Community Center located at the corner of Brighton Ave. and Sadowski Pkwy. in Perth Amboy.  The schedule for the next months is as follows:  Saturday, December 10. We will be there from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.  (weather permitting). For more info, e-mail us at friendsofperthamboylibrary@gmail.com

Ask the Rabbi
EDISON – “Ask the Rabbi” with Rabbi Saks from Congregation Beth Mordecai of Perth Amboy, in the Menlo Park Mall food court, every Wednesday from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. All questions will be answered. Everyone is invited to ask. (NO session on Wednesday, October 12.)

Have You Volunteered Lately?
PERTH AMBOY – The first and biggest benefit AmeriCorps VISTA members get is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone, such as pride, satisfaction and accomplishment are worthwhile reasons to serve.  There are other benefits as well including awards, job and education certifications, professional development, and more. For more info call the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, 275 Hobart Street, Perth Amboy.

Food Stamps Assistance
PERTH AMBOY – Every Wednesday there will be a Food Stamps Assistance Program 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.:  JRF’s Family Success Center families to come in and meet with a representative from the Community Food Bank of NJ to assist with food stamps application and eligibility guidelines. For additional information please call 732-638-5063 or visit our office located at: 149 Kearny Ave. Perth Amboy (Rear of Proprietary House).

HIV Support
PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting on Monday’s at 6 p.m. Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome to attend.    Meetings  are  held  at  the hospital’s  Perth  Amboy Division, New Brunswick Avenue. To register or for more information, call (732) 324-5022.

Volunteer Firefighters Needed
PERTH AMBOY – The Perth Amboy Fire Department: Volunteer Division needs members. Accepting men and women ages 18 years or older.  Volunteers must be a Perth Amboy resident.  For more information please contact 732-442-3430 or 732-324-3505.

Tea Room Open
PERTH AMBOY – The Proprietary House is now open every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for tea and tours.  The tea room has reopened, serving their usual delicious homemade cakes and assorted teas.  Hostesses Dot, Helen and Joanne are back to greet you.  A $7.00 donation includes both the tea and a tour of the mansion.  Although the house is still in the process of being restored, some rooms have been newly decorated, and we have acquired several pieces of antique furniture, including a 1700’s desk and game table. The gift shop is also opened. A visit to the tea room is the perfect way to spend a pleasant afternoon. Groups are welcome, although reservations are required for groups over six people.  The Proprietary House is located at 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ. Tel: 732-826-5527. Email: Info@proprietaryhouse.org.

Connections Program Seeks Volunteers
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Connections Program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, a voluntary child to adult match program is seeking adult volunteers to provide a positive friend relationship to children and youth that has suffered a loss or has special needs.  These children reside in Middlesex County and Franklin Township and are in desperate need of a positive role model.  Adult Volunteers are being sought to make a difference in the lives of children and youth through one-to-one activities.   Any individual 18 years old or older, of any ethnic, religious or economic background, who is interested in making a positive impact on a child’s life is eligible to become an adult volunteer mentor.   All adult volunteers will be screened, receive training, staff support and other services as needed.   If you are interested in learning more about the Connections Mentoring Program, please contact Jeanette Cullen at (732) 738-1323.

Notice: Community Announcements or “Shorts”
The Amboy Guardian is committed to serving the community. However, due to the rising cost of print publication, we are forced to now charge a small fee for community announcements in our print version. We will provide one complimentary short paragraph or “short” per event. After your event “short” is published for one week, there will be a $5.00 fee per week charge for each additional “short” published pertaining  to that particular event. For those who pay for a display ad, there will be no fee for additional shorts pertaining to the event in the paid display ad. To our regular loyal advertisers who hold community events, your “short” announcements will remain complimentary. Effective 1/1/16. Thank you.
Carolyn Maxwell, Owner/Editor/Publisher
Katherine Massopust, Asst. Editor/Writer/Layout
The Amboy Guardian.

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