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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

friendship networks.

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.

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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 or call 856-303-7620.

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Young Pianists

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:

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


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Health and Fitness

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. or contact

John at 732-382-4610.

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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 or call 800-275-8777.

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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.

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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 or call


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