Monthly Archives: October 2014

Oktoberfest – October 11th

MCC hosts Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 11 from 6-11pm

Dust off your beer steins and practice your polka steps! The Martinsville Community Center hosts its 1st Annual Oktoberfest, Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Chris and Ron’s Three Piece German Polka band will entertain you; your favorite ethnic foods such as Roladen, Weiner Schnitzel , Wursts and more will be available for purchase. Hackerschorr and Spaten beers will wet your whistle. Entrance Tickets are $6 for adults 21 and over, $3 for patrons under 21. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Washington Valley Library in Martinsville as there will be limited seating.
Proof of age will be required the day of the event. Contact for further information. Reserve NOW!

Annual Fall Festival – October 11th

MCC hosts annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct.11 from 11am-3:00pm

Come join the fun and be a part of your community! The Martinsville Community Center is hosting its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, 10/11 from 11am-3:00pm. There will be games for children, pumpkin painting, and face painting plus live entertainment by the Quarry Lane Band. Visit the exhibitor tent and the organizations that support your community—Bridgewater Township Police Department, Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department, Martinsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, and the Somerset County Historical Society. Admission is FREE! Contact for additional information.

Christmas In Martinsville – December 6th

Saturday, December 6th: Christmas in Martinsville, 1:30-4:00pm

The Martinsville Community Center, in conjunction with the Washington Valley Business Alliance, will be hosting “Christmas in Martinsville” on Saturday, December 6, starting at 1:00pm at its facility at 1961 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville. Everyone is invited to participate! Pictures with Santa will be from 1:00-2:30pm (attendees are invited to bring their own camera as well), followed by Santa reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. There will be crafts for the children and hot chocolate and baked goods for everyone to enjoy. If you would like to donate baked goods, please contact Jane Gandolfe at (732)533-3634 or

Washington Valley Business Alliance News

We have enjoyed our networking sessions. Thank you for your participation and support. However, after reviewing the attendance and our mission, we feel these networking sessions are no longer aligned with what we set out to accomplish. We still think there are great opportunities to enhance the awareness of businesses and services in Martinsville/Washington Valley Area and would like to work with you on a new plan to accomplish this goal. Our web site will continue to display member information and events. Again, thank you for your participation and we look forward to seeing you at other meetings.

Stay tuned for future announcements!

Washington Valley Library News

The Washington Valley Library is thriving. It is a great one room library, with terrific children’s books, and the newest fiction books. Also, there are the latest magazines, and they circulate! The reading program with the Giving Nest preschool (next door) which began a year ago is working out well. These youngsters come to the library at least once a month and have learned how to select and borrow books. What a great way to develop a love of reading from the start! If you are interested in volunteering at the library (2 hrs/day, one day a month or more), please contact Carole Juth at

Volunteers Needed


Volunteers are needed for the building/yard clean-ups and also to help organize events. If you have ideas for activities for adults or for children, please contact Jane Gandolfe, or (732) 469-0999. This is YOUR community center and we want you/your family to enjoy it. Remember annual membership is only $25/household.