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Money for Memory
If you see Paul Olium of Merrill Lynch or Lisa Snyder of Kistler
Tiffany Benefits walking around in costumes at Mercer County Park next
Sunday morning, they aren’t going Trick or Treating, they are raising
funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Because this year’s Memory Walk
takes place on Halloween, walkers are invited to come in costume.
Prizes will be awarded to the largest team, the team and individual
that raise the most money, and the best costume.
On Sunday, October 31, at 9 a.m., the Memory Walk starts with
entertainment, celebrities, and food, followed at 10 a.m. by a
three-mile non-competitive stroll that winds its way through the park.
There is no entry fee, and walkers can sign up on the day of the
event. Call 609-514-1180 for information.
The Memory Walk is the only national fundraiser for Alzheimer’s, and
it supports such programs as respite care assistance, a 24-hour
toll-free telephone HelpLine, education and training programs, and
support groups (call 800-883-1180). Among the sponsors are Janssen
Pharmaceutical Products and Genesis Healthcare.
Walking, as it turns out, is one of the best things you can do for a
healthy brain. If you add regular exercise, including walking, you
decrease your chances of losing your memory, says Paul Nussbaum, who
spoke at a national Alzheimer’s event in Philadelphia last summer. His
other lifestyle suggestions for a healthy brain are:
Do not smoke. And follow your doctor’s advice.
Learn new information and engage in the novel and complex. Drive to
work by different routes, or do crossword puzzles.
Socialize, have fun, and slow down. Maintain strong family and
Be spiritual and engage in daily prayer and meditation.
Eat less and include antioxidants.
Nussbaum’s last point will warm the hearts of many: Do not retire. He
echoes what many have observed over the decades, that when you have a
role and purpose in life, you stay healthy.
McCarter Theater seeks 100 volunteers to play the chorus in a
developmental workshop of a new adaptation of Antigone. The play,
adapted by Emily Mann, will be directed by Daniel Fish. Call Mark
Orsini at 609-258-6521 to register. The workshop takes place Thursday,
October 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kelsey Players seek actors age 8 and older for a December production
of "’Twas the Night Before Christmas." Auditions are at Mercer College
on Saturday, November 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 609-530-0912 for an
Kelsey Theater seeks actors 10 years or older for a January production
of "Jenny and the Jersey Devil." Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday,
November 2 and 3, at 7 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. For appointment call
609-586-4800, ext. 3580.
Bridge Players Theater Company seeks actors for Neil Simon’s "Plaza
Suite," to be performed in FebruaryAuditions are Tuesday and
Wednesday, November 9 and 10, 7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 638
Parry Avenue, Palmyra. For information visit
www.bridgeplayerstheatre.com or call 856-303-7620.
Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey seeks piano students ages 4 to
18. Application and audio tape should be sent to YPNCJ, Box 3,
Martinsville 08836. The final round is December 18 with the winners
performing at Steinway Hall in New York. Winners are eligible to
perform at Carnegie Hall in June. Website: www.youngpianist.org.
Young Pianists Showcase of New Jersey seeks piano students ages 5 to
20 for a showcase in March. Auditions are at the former Strand
Theater, 181 Main Street, Hackettstown, on Saturdays, October 30,
November 20, and January 15, 22, and 29. Call 800-837-3899 for
Princeton Center for Yoga and Health offers free Jazzercise classes on
Monday, October 25; Tuesday, October 26; and Friday, October 29. Bring
a mat, water, and supportive athletic shoes. Call Ohrel at
Garden State Baseball offers winter training sessions beginning
December 12 for ages 13 and up. Www.gardenstatebaseball.com or contact
John at 732-382-4610.
Kingston Post Office is now accepting passport applications Monday to
Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment. Passports may also be
processed through the Princeton Junction Post Office, Tuesday through
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. Both first time
applicants and renewals may be done although renewals can be done by
mail. For information visit www.usps.com or call 800-275-8777.
Center for Innovative Family Achievements seeks treatment foster
parents at least 21 years old with some experience with working with
or raising children. Earn up to $1,800 per month per child. Call
Special Olympics New Jersey seeks volunteers for the 16th annual
Special Olympics on Saturday, and Sunday, October 30 and 31. Needed
are volunteers for cycling and golf. Call 609-896-8000 ext. 275.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service seek volunteers to donate
specific gift items requested by participant families or money to
purchase gifts. The annual LIGHTS project (Love is Getting Hanukkah
Toys to Share) is designed to help families with children and elderly
people during the holidays. Call 609-987-8100.
HomeFront "hosts" a fundraising event without a date by asking "What
would you give not to attend another gala this year?" Funds that would
have gone to a caterer, florist, and band, will be used for homeless
children in Mercer County. Visit www.homefrontnj.org or call
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