The regular public meeting of the North Brunswick Board of Education will be held in person at 7 p.m. May 26 at North Brunswick Township High School in the auditorium, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick.
For instructions on how to access the meeting and make public comments during the livestream, visit www.nbtschools.org
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Safe Kids Middlesex County will co-host Summer Safety at the North Brunswick Library, a series to help children stay safe while having fun.
Webinars will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesdays via Zoom.
May 26 will be about playground safety; register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsc-2trjsiGdP7jBNJsZSjSybz02Yg1joj
June 23 focuses on water safety; register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvde2pqT4qGdIkXFcrWYlo3bkCtfxclEOY
For more information, visit northbrunswicklibrary.org
The Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands will present “We’re Back!”: The Emergence of the Brood X Periodical Cicadas via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. May 27.
Professor George Hamilton, chair of the Department of Entomology and director of the Rutgers Graduate Program in Entomology, will speak about the highly anticipated emergence of the 17-year cicadas in an illustrated slide talk.
Pre-register to receive the link by emailing email@example.com or by calling 609-683-0483.
The South Brunswick School District has opened kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year.
Due to COVID-19, all registrations will be handled remotely.
Appointments can be made at www.sbschools.org/central_registration Go to Central Registration to pre-register and schedule an appointment.
If you have already scheduled an appointment, someone from Central Registration will contact you.
Any questions, email Registration@sbschools.org
Bentley Community Services in South Brunswick has been selected by the Dayton Stop & Shop store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Community Bag Program for May.
Bentley is a unique food pantry serving families, seniors and individuals in need, creating access to and providing high quality, fresh foods and other products weekly, facilitating healthy diets and nutrition. By Bentley offsetting/eliminating weekly grocery bills, clientele are able to save crucial monies they need for monthly bills, reduce debts and work toward self-sufficiency.
Bentley Community Services will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable Community Bag purchased at this location in May.
The store is located at 24 Summerfield Blvd., Dayton section of South Brunswick.
Learn more about Bentley Community Services by visiting www.bentleycommunityservices.org or call 908-227-0684.
For more information about the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, visit https://stopandshop.bags4mycause.com/
Complete all five challenges from April to August to collect Team USA gear during the North Brunswick Tour de Parks.
Each challenge costs $3 per participant.
After completing each challenge, submit photos and the completed form in order to collect gear.
The cost is $3 per participant.
Details on future activities will be announced.
Participants can register for one event at a time, or choose the Spring Summer Total Tour de Parks option and commit to all five.
Register at https://register.capturepoint.com/NorthBrunswickTownship or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-247-0922, ext. 475.
North Brunswick’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park will be held in person at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31.
Prior, at 10 a.m. there will be a ceremony at Sabella Park, Cozzens Lane, by members of the North Brunswick Adams AC.
For more information, visit www.northbrunswicknj.gov
The School of the Arts on the East Brunswick campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools will present an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” May 26-30.
Theater, music, dance, and arts technology students are collaborating on the performance, which will be presented before a limited audience in the outdoor “Hobbit” courtyard on the East Brunswick campus, 112 Rues Lane.
The play will be directed by theater arts teacher Brian Homer, with set design by arts technology teacher Lea Anello, and choreography by dance teacher Cleo Mack.
Music will be provided by East Brunswick campus music students under the direction of their teacher, Andy Greatorex, with costume design by students Emily Rosado, Paige Brathwaite, Louis Meagher-DiEllo, and Kevin Hernandez; light design by students Isabella Tomazic and Kirstyn Surowiec, and sound design by student Oliver Nichols.
The production will feature students Darrion Brown of North Brunswick as Lysander, Theodore Lenahan of South Amboy as Demetrius, Cheyenne Busch of North Brunswick as Helena, Isabella Sanchez of Highland Park as Hermia, Elizabeth Saucier of Edison as Hippolyta and Titania, Joseph McKenzie of Highland Park as Theseus and Oberon, Chris Bush of South River as Egeus, Dylan Ferrel of Carteret as Puck and Philostrate, Jonathan Williams of Avenel as Peaseblossom, Nya Wright of Highland Park as Cobweb, Nashaly Espinal of New Brunswick as Moth, Emily Gonzalez as Mustardseed, Arden Gonzalez as Snug and Starveling, Dajah McCormick of South Plainfield as Flute, Aleks Spohr of Edison as Snout, and McKenna Swan of Sayreville as Bottom.
The production team is led by Anello as company manager, with students Katarina Puig and Tiffany Crosby as stage managers.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, with matinees at 2 p.m. on May 29 and 30.
Tickets are $20 for the general public. There will be limited reserved seating with strict social distancing.
Tickets can be purchased through Ludus at mcvtsarts.ludus.com
COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing in India, with more than 350,000 cases reported per day. The death toll is devastating the most vulnerable and marginalized populations: the homeless, poorly paid daily wage laborers and domestic workers. There are critical shortages of ventilator beds, medical oxygen, medicines and other lifesaving supplies.
United Way of Central Jersey (UWCJ) has established an India COVID-19 Relief Fund to raise financial support for the United Way of India to help battle this pandemic. The UWCJ India Relief Fund will accept donations though May 31.
Donations may be mailed to: UWCJ at 32 Ford Ave., Milltown 08850; or visit https://bit.ly/3gNsSdZ
One hundred percent of all donations will be directed to the UWCJ India COVID–19 Relief Fund.
The North Brunswick Public Library will offer free Zumba classes virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, June 2, 16 and 30.
The class is open to those 16 and older.
Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at email@example.com
For a complete listing of virtual events, visit https://northbrunswicklibrary.org
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey will present a workshop titled “Implications and Treatment of the Long-Term Neurological and Cognitive Effects of COVID-19” at noon on June 3.
Identify long-term and neurological impacts of COVID-19; describe the lingering cognitive issues resulting from COVID-19 and useful strategies to increase function; and describe options for medical, rehabilitative and recovery programs for those individuals who have experienced long-term effects of COVID-19.
Presented by Dr. Carol Sonatore, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, and Jennifer Murphy, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.
Register at bianj.org/webinars
The Brain Injury Alliance is located in North Brunswick.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host the final lecture in its virtual family lecture series on the topic of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine from 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 2.
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