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Neighborhood Watch Resident Meeting
PERTH AMBOY – Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6 p.m., 415 Fayette Street in the Community Room. We will be meeting to continue the conversation on Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood.
Topics will include:
• Street Lights
•Our next Neighborhood Watch and Shred event at Patten Park, 339 Read Street
•FREE Weatherization for homeowners
Come early for food and refreshments. Please confirm your RSVP by calling 732-442-0384 or by email at info@partnernj.org. We at PARTNER look forward to seeing you there!

Movies @ Main: Money Matters
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Main Library is concluding a Spring Film Series that will highlighted financial issues.
The Pursuit of Happyness, a film depicting entrepreneur and author Chris Gardner’s homelessness during the early 1980s, will be shown on Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m.
These films are free and no registration is required. Our films are sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries of Woodbridge Township. Light refreshments are provided by the Woodbridge Library Foundation.
The Woodbridge Public Library is located at 1 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge.

B-Men Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk
PERTH AMBOY – About 1 in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder. Autism is almost five times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189). April is Autism Awareness Month and on Saturday, April 22, 2017, B-men is having its 3rd Annual Autism Awareness 5k Run/Walk event in order to spread awareness. On-Site registration and sign-ups begin at 11 a.m. and the run/walk will kick off at noon. Registrations are ongoing. If you’d like to register for the event or make a donation, you can go to https://bmenautismwalk2017.eventbrite.com or register on-site. Registration cost is $10.
To learn about the 3rd Annual Autism Awareness 5k Run/Walk please contact Edison Jaquez at 732-362-1897 or email B-Men at BMenMentoring@gmail.com. You can also visit the B-Men website at www.bmemmentoring.org.

Neighborhood Cleanup
PERTH AMBOY – Come join the Neighborhood Cleanup on International Earth Day. We will be CELEBRATING with food, music, Neighborhood Watch demonstrations, and a shredding truck will be available. Sponsored by AARP’s Fraud Watch Network.  Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Patten Park, next to the Perth Amboy Art Gallery, 339 Reade St., Perth Amboy. Clean up registration starts at 12 noon and the Earth Day and Neighborhood Watch presentation kicks off at 2 p.m. Bring those important documents to shred. For more information call Lisett Lebron 732-442-0384

St. John Paul II Parish Celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Martyrs
PERTH AMBOY – St. John Paul II Parish Celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Martyrs. Our Lady of the Rosary Fatima Church, 188 Wayne St., Perth Amboy.
Saturday, April 22, 2017:
12 Noon: Commencement of Feast with food, beverage, and musical presentations.
7 p.m.: Musical presentation of “NRG Band” of South River, NJ for dancing
8 p.m.: Presentation of Folklore group “Barcuense” of Newark
10 p.m.: Continuation of the Dance
12 a.m.: End of the Feast celebration outdoors. Continuation of feast celebration in church hall until 1 a.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
11 a.m.: Mass
12 Noon: Procession accompanied by “Filarmonic Band” of Our Lady of Fatima Church of Newark. Feast commencement immediately following with food and beverages.
4 p.m.: Musical Presentation of the group “Duo Rotaco” of Newark
5 p.m.: Presentation of Folklore group “Raizes de Portugal” of South River
8 p.m.: Ceremony of Passing of the Feast Banner of 2018
8:30 p.m.: Continuation of the Dance until 10 p.m.
We invite everyone to attend this Grand Celebration. Don’t miss the homemade traditional desserts, traditional Portuguese foods, games, raffle, etc. Banquet tent protects the festival site to guarantee better climate conditions for the festivities.

Murder Mystery Show
EDISON – Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 9199 will be hosting a Murder Mystery Night in the OLP Parish Center Gymnasium (No Stairs!) on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  The Parish Center is located at 25 Franklin Ave, Edison, NJ 08837.  This is a live and interactive comedy show with audience participation.  The Knights will provide the food, beer, wine, beverages and dessert.  Cost is $40.00 per person and we have a limited number of seats, so reserve ASAP!!  For tickets, call Kevin at (908) 217-0312 or e-mail kofc9199@optonline.net.

Clothing Drive
SOUTH AMBOY – Sacred Heart Altar-Rosary Society is sponsoring a used clothing drive on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Items needed are gently used clothing, winter outerwear, shoes, belts, purses, linens, bikes and toys. Please bring your donations to Memorial Hall, across from Sacred Heart Church, 531 Washington Ave. Any questions, please call Virginia Zrebiec, President, at 732-721-1521.

Women’s Day Celebration
PERTH AMBOY – Concord Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Women’s Day Services on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Preacher For The 10:30 a.m. Service will be The Rev. Dr. Danielle L. Brown, Associate Minister of The Cathedral International Church Of Perth Amboy, N. J. At the 4:00 p.m. service, Rev. Dr. Almelda Lee, Senior Pastor of the Providence Baptist Church of Cliffwood, N.J. will be the guest preacher. The Theme Is: “Women Who Praise the Lord.”

Mother’s Guild Tricky Tray
PERTH AMBOY – -Sunday, April 23 doors open at 3 p.m. auction starts at 5 p.m. admission $5 per person, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 183 Rector Street, Perth Amboy.

A.C. Bus Trip – St. John Paul II Seniors
PERTH AMBOY – There is a Trip to the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City. The next trip will be held on Wed. April 26, 2017. Cost $30 pp.; $25 back in slot play and a $5 food coupon. Bus will depart from behind St. Stephens Church parking lot on Mechanic Street at 9:45 a.m. Call Bobbi to reserve a seat: 732-636-2867.

Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group
OLD BRIDGE – The Institute of Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group Meeting Wednesday, April 26, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at its Old Bridge location. For individuals who have had surgery or contemplating weight loss surgery or are trying to maintain a healthy weight.  Family and friends are welcome.  The meeting will be held in Auxiliary Hall B, One Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ.  Registration required, call 1-855-TIME-4-ME (1.855.846.3463).

Beautiful Beginnings: Accelerated Childbirth Prep Class
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is providing a Beautiful Beginnings: Accelerated Childbirth Prep class, Thursday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ.  Attendees will learn diapering, feeding, sleeping habits and CPR from an experienced registered nurse.  Cost is $50 per couple.  Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS.

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, April 28, 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.

Broadway Bound – Community  Theater
PERTH AMBOY – Friday, April 28, 2017 & Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Perth Amboy YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave.

International Tabletop Day
WOODBRIDGE – Come out for an afternoon of fun and games at the International Tabletop Day at Woodbridge Main Library!  Join us on Saturday, April 29 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for an afternoon of meeting new people and playing new games. We will be featuring classic easy to learn games, such as Ticket to Ride and Tsuro.  We will have demos all day for anyone looking to learn a new game and open gaming for anyone looking to play and meet new people.  It doesn’t matter if you have ever played a tabletop game before or if you are a seasoned player, there is something for everyone and for every age!
Since 2012, International Tabletop Day has served as a day to get together with new people from all over and experience all that tabletop gaming has to offer.  Stretching from simple dice and card games to table spanning epic role playing games.  Tabletop gaming has blossomed in recent years as new players and developers have breathed new life into a medium once dominated by Monopoly and Risk.  There is a game type for everyone; be it press-your-luck type dice games, set building card games, deduction/bluffing social games or even multi-player co-op games where players play against the game itself instead of each other. Sitting at a table and learning a new game fosters a unique social experience that other entertainment mediums are hard pressed to copy. All that is needed is to get some people together or get out there and find a gaming group.  But most importantly is to Play More Games!

Pirohi Sale
PERTH AMBOY – St. John’ s Church Pirohi Sale (Potato): Order Dates: May 1 – May 4. $8 doz. Pick-up orders at St. John’s Church, 404 Division St., Perth Amboy. Pick-up will be at 2:30 p.m. – No Earlier!

Opening the Door to Home Ownership
PERTH AMBOY – First Time Home Buyer Seminar May 3, 4 & 11, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cost: $30 (Money Order Only). This seminar will be in English only. Call us today and register for your seat – 732-826-3110 ext. 627. The Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy, 881 Amboy Ave., Perth Amboy.

Edison AARP Ch. 3446
EDISON – Edison AARP Chapter 3446 Upcoming Events.
Day Trips:
May 16: “Born Yesterday” – Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
Call Mary Ann at 732-287-3659 for information and reservations.
Tours:
May 2-3: Jonah at Sight & Sound Theater, Dutch Apple Theater, Hobo Railroad – Lancaster, PA.  Call Bob at 732-885-1789 for information.
Various items for local hospitals, nursing homes, and MCFOOD bank will be collected at the meeting.
For additional information, visit our website at www.edisonaarp.org.

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, May  4, 2017. 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.

Chili Church
PERTH AMBOY -Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 183 Rector Street, Perth Amboy. More information call 732-826-1594. Free Event.

Movies @ Main: Denzel Washington
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Main Library will present a late Spring/early Summer Film Series, scheduled each Friday at 2 p.m., that will spotlight the diverse and award-winning roles of Denzel Washington. On May 5, the first movie of the series is The Magnificent Seven, a 2016 remake of the classic 1960 western film, with Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.  On May 12, we will screen Inside Man, a crime thriller directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, and Jodie Foster. May 19 will feature Flight, a tense drama with Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle, focusing on the seemingly heroic actions of older pilot.  Much Ado About Nothing, a romantic comedy based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name, will be shown on June 2, followed by Training Day, the film for which Denzel Washington earned his Oscar for Best Actor, which will be shown on June 9.  On June 16 we will watch The Manchurian Candidate, an updated version of the classic 1962 political thriller with Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Live Schreiber, and Jon Voight.  Fences, based on August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, directed by and starring Denzel Washington will be shown on June 23.
These films are free and no registration is required.  Our films are sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries of Woodbridge Township. Light refreshments are provided by the Woodbridge Library Foundation.
The Woodbridge Public Library is located at 1 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ.

33rd Annual Harbor Lights Ball
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation’s premier fundraising event, the 33rd Annual Harbor Lights Ball, will be held Friday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge, N.J.  The ball is chaired by Jessica and George Smith, M.D., and honors members of the community who have been valued partners of the hospital. Proceeds from the ball will be used to support the hospital’s new Center for Robotic Surgery at Raritan Bay in Old Bridge.
Four awards will be presented during the evening. Honorees were selected based on their dedication and philanthropic commitment to Raritan Bay and the surrounding community. Honorees include:
•Excellence in Medicine Award: Gregorio Guillen, M.D.
• Business of the Year Award: The Liberty Group.
•Executive of the Year Award: Ali Rada.
•Distinguished Service Award: Joan Harewood, DNP, R.N., NEA-BC.
The Ball will feature a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dancing, a silent auction and a 50/50 cash raffle. There are many opportunities for individuals, organizations and corporations to sponsor the event and place ads in the program. For more information on how to support the Harbor Lights Ball, or to receive a formal invitation, contact Executive Director of Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Linda Hill, PharmD, at 732.324.5374 or email linda.hill@hackensackmeridian.org. Online registration is also available atwww.MeridianHealth.com/RBMCBall.

United Messengers of Peace Host Lung Cancer Awareness Walk
PERTH AMBOY – Nonprofit organization and charity, United Messengers of Peace invites community members to sign up for their first Lung Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at the Perth Amboy Train Station and ending at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (183 Rector St).
Participants can register online at UMoPLCA.eventbrite.com. Volunteers are needed for the event. Volunteer information will be provided upon request. The UMoP Lung Cancer Awareness Walk, supported by the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, Renovation House, Abundant Life Worship Center, Thrift World Outlet, and God’s Army Ministries, will aim to bring awareness of lung cancer to the community. Registration for this event is free.
The walk starts at 11:00 a.m., with participant and sponsor registration running from 9 a.m. -10:15 a.m. Open registration will also occur during this time frame. This will occur at the Perth Amboy train station.
Following the event, participants are invited to refreshments and information provided by various community businesses and organizations! For more information or to register online, please visit UMoPLCA.eventbrite.com or unitedmessengers08.wix.com/umop/lca-walk-registration.
A Quick Note: United Messengers of Peace is a registered nonprofit organization and NJ charity. Donations for the event will be accepted at any time and are tax-deductible.

Stamp Out Hunger!
PERTH AMBOY – The 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive on Saturday, May 13, 2017 Specific questions regarding the Food Drive should be directed to NALC Director of Community Services Pam Donato at 202-662-2489 or at donato@nalc.org.

Come To Washington, D.C. For 2nd Annual DC Bike Ride
Experience the Nation’s Capital from a Bike While Riding on Closed Roads Past Famous Landmarks
WASHINGTON – DC Bike Ride, the region’s premier scenic urban bike ride, invites visitors to cruise through the District on May 14 as part of ongoing National Bike Month celebrations.  Registration for the May 14 event is now open at http://www.dcbikeride.com, where registrants can take advantage of the early bird rates.
Make the drive from New York to D.C. for the perfect family-friendly activity on Mother’s Day.  DC Bike Ride offers a unique, recreational car-free tour of our nation’s capital. Riders will pedal by some of the capital’s most-recognizable sites, including the Washington Monument, the White House and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Participants will conclude their journey with a post-ride celebration on Pennsylvania Avenue near the United States Capitol. (The 2017 course can be found at dcbikeride.com/2017-course/).
DC Bike Ride has partnered with Marriott to provide participants with hotel options within the district. Discounted nightly rates at two great locations in close proximity to the start line are available atdcbikeride.com/hotel2017/. In addition, participants in need of a bike can rent one through Bike and Roll Washington D.C. Visit www.dcbikeride.com for more information.
JOIN DC BIKE RIDE: Registration for DC Bike Ride presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Events DC can be purchased by visiting DCBikeRide.com. Regular pricing, starting at $60, begins on March 1. VIP registration and special group pricing is also available.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Fans can also follow DC Bike Ride on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram and #DCBR and #DCBR2017 for updates leading up to the event.

A Gospel Extravaganza
PERTH AMBOY – Perth Amboy Local Branch NAACP Presents: “A Gospel Concert,” on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave, Perth Amboy. Admission: $20 (Under the Age of 12 Free). For Additional Information, Contact Janice Clark: 732-277-1051.

“A Revolutionary Tea”
PERTH AMBOY – The Proprietary House, The Royal Governor’s Mansion invites you to join us for “A Revolutionary Tea,” Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Purchase your tickets in advance for a journey back to the 18th century.  Learn why tea was of such importance to the era’s fashion-conscious families that their portraits included their tea sets. Historian Stacy F. Roth dons period attire to explore tea’s history in colonial America, the beverage’s cultural importance, tea’s social rituals and etiquette. The program includes a living history display, with demonstrations, prose, poetry & music. Following Ms. Roth’s presentation, afternoon tea, finger sandwiches & cakes will be served.
SPACE IS LIMITED!!! Tickets Now Available On A First-Come, First-Served Basis. Admission: $30 per Person; $25 for Members. To Purchase Tickets Contact – Proprietary House Association.    Phone:  (732) 826-5527; E-mail: info@theproprietaryhouse.org; Address:  149 Kearny Avenue,  Perth Amboy, NJ,  08861.
***All funds raised will benefit ongoing restoration and operation of Proprietary House’s Museum.  ***

Mets Trip
WOODBRIDGE – Come and join the Woodbridge Township Recreation Department on a trip to Citi Field for the New York Mets vs. The Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Bus leaves the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St., Woodbridge at 4 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m. Fee: $65 – includes bus and Hall of Famer Mookie Wilson Replica road jersey. There are no refunds given once payment is received. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. To register for trip, stop by the WCC. For further information call 732-596-4048. If the game is rained out there will not be another bus trip. Your tickets will become rain vouchers.

Raffle
PERTH AMBOY – Saint John Paul II Parish Raffle, 490 State St., Perth Amboy NJ; Tickets $20 Each.
1st Prize – 2017 Honda Civic
2nd Prize – Flat Screen TV 65” – Donated by Toshiba
3rd Prize – Laptop, 15” 8GB – Donated by Zevallos/Skrocki Home for Funerals
4th Prize – Portable Electric Generator – Donated by United Poles Federal Credit Union
5th Prize – Apple Watch – Donated by St. John Paul II Parish “Señor de los Milagros”
6th Prize – Apple IPad, Air 2, 9.7 inch/16GB – Donated by Julio’s Auto Repair
7th Prize – $300.00 Gift Card – Donated by Flynn & Sons Funeral Home
8th Prize – Snow Removal – Donated by Petra Best Realty
9th Prize – Canon Digital Camera EF-S 18-55MM f/3.5-5.6 IS, – Donated by Quisqueya Restaurant
10th Prize – X Box One 500GB – Donated by K&K Project
TO BE DRAWN Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Saint Stephen’s School Auditorium.
No substitutions of the offered prizes may be made. No cash will be given in lieu of the prize. Must be 18 YRS. or older to participate. Winner need not be present. Winner is responsible for all federal and state tax. All proceeds will benefit Saint John Paul II Parish.
I.D. No. 387-1-39661;
RL – 4091

Bus Trip Holy Rosary Seniors
HOPELAWN – Holy Rosary Seniors sponsoring a bus trip to Mount Airy Casino on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Includes a 3:30 p.m. show, “The Music of Mamma Mia,” lunch buffet, $10 slot play and bus. Cost is $70 a person. Bus leaves church parking lot at 10:00 am. For more details please call Ronnie 732-442-5252

Independence Day Celebration 2017
PERTH AMBOY − Spectacular sights and sounds will fill the evening sky over Perth Amboy’s waterfront as the “City by the Bay” is going to present New Jersey’s most extraordinary fireworks display during its 2017 Independence Day celebration. The fireworks display is one of the many special events, cultural activities and programs for business that Perth Amboy Business Improvement District (BID) is presenting this year.
Perth Amboy and South Amboy are jointly staging the fireworks, which are renowned for their size, scope and sound, on Monday, July 3. The theme is “Americana,” and the event includes a slate of pre-show family activities, as well as a magnificent musical program that is simulcast by WMAQ-FM during the fireworks.
The fireworks extravaganza and preliminary events are free and open to the community and their guests. Visitors are invited and there is room for all. The program’s expenses are paid with funds raised from generous individual contributions and sponsorships from corporations, and small businesses as well as nonprofits. Companies and individual can make a donation to the fireworks at Celebrate Our Stars & Stripes, which raises funds, plans and helps present the event. Many groups and individuals volunteer their time to help the BID make these programs and events a worthwhile. Generous support is provided by Perth Amboy’s municipal departments and local schools and such key groups as PARTNER, Horizon, Jewish Renaissance Foundation and NJSHCC.

Ask the Rabbi

Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. @ Food Court in Menlo Park Mall (between Chik-fil-A and Panera). Have a question? Have a seat! Bring your lunch and ask Rabbi Ari Saks of Congregation Beth Mordecai ANY question you’d like about Judaism, life, spirituality…anything! First person to come will get a FREE drink from the rabbi. For more information please contact Rabbi Saks at ari.saks@gmail.com

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!

Kearny Cottage Open
PERTH AMBOY – Come visit the historic home of Commodore Lawrence Kearny. The Cottage is located at 63 Catalpa Ave, Perth Amboy, and is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and the last Sunday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. by appointment. The Kearny Cottage needs your help.  Anyone interested in joining the Kearny Cottage Historical Society please contact 732-293-1090.  We are on the web!   www.KearnyCottage.org

Proprietary House Open
PERTH AMBOY – The Proprietary House, the last official Royal Governor’s residence still standing in the original 13 colonies, is open every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., for tea and tours.  Tea  is served in our atmospheric candle-lit wine cellar, and includes our delicious homemade desserts and assorted teas. A $10 donation, $5 for children under 12, covers both the tea and a mansion.
Although the house is still in the process of being restored, some rooms have been newly decorated. Go back in time and learn about William Franklin and other residents of the house. It’s a perfect way to spend a pleasant afternoon. The gift shop is also open.
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 E-mail: info@proprietaryhouse.org. Follow us on our website, www.theproprietaryhouse.org and/or Facebook.

Volunteer Drivers Needed For Meals on Wheels Program
HIGHLAND PARK – Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound senior adults in the Highland Park area for the Kosher Meals on Wheels Program.  The program delivers meals Monday – Friday mornings. A commitment of at least 2 days per month for regular volunteers is required. Also seeking substitute drivers who can fill in as needed throughout Middlesex County.  Must have valid driver’s license. Please contact the JFS Volunteer Coordinator for more detailed information at 732-777-1940 or visit www.jfsmiddlesex.org under the Volunteer Tab.

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 (Shuttle service from church parking lot on Wilson Street from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.) $1,000 BINGO on Mondays. 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 or 732-261-8726.

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!

$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.

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.

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

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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MON. May 22

• City Council, Caucus, 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

WED. May 24

• City Council, Regular, 7 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

THUR. May 25

• Historic Preservation Commission, 7 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

All Meetings are at City Hall, High Street unless otherwise noted.
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South Amboy Calendar

WED. May 17

City Council, Regular, 7 p.m.
City Hall, N. Broadway

WED. May 31

• Planning Board, 7 p.m.
City Hall, N. Broadway

Stay informed! Attend public meetings. All are welcome!