SPOTSWOOD, NJ - American Legion Post 253 has two upcoming events residents may want to mark on the calendars. On Saturday, August 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the American Legion is hosting Steak Dinner Night. Pre-tickets are $20 while tickets at the door on the day of the event are $25. Tickets include a ribeye steak cooked to order, baked potato, corn on the cob and a dinner salad. Cash bar is available.

On Saturday, September 14, the American Legion will host the annual James McKenna Memorial Poker Run and Pig Roast. Southern Street will be on hand to provide entertainment. The day will include food, vendors and music. Sign-in is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Party begins at noon and lasts until 6 p.m. The suggested donation is $20 per person.

The proceeds from the Steak Dinner Night and the Poker Run and Pig Roast will go to benefit veterans. American Legion Post 253 is located at 50 Devoe Avenue.