Last week Dan Aubrey introduced readers to Elizabeth Sheldon, the Princeton-based founder of Juno Films, whose documentary, “Radium Girls,” is premiering through the Garden Theater’s virtual screening program on Friday, November 13.
It is not the only film with regional connections making its debut that evening. At 7 p.m. the theater offers a livestream on its website of “Voices: The Eden Story — 45 Years of Family,” a new documentary celebrating the 45th anniversary of Eden Autism Services in Plainsboro.
The documentary explores Eden’s origins as well as the evolution of autism services. In 1975 a small group of parents came together in search of a better education for their children with autism. The film chronicles how a class held in a Princeton church basement grew into a leading provider of autism services. Together with the Princeton community, Eden’s founding families and staff helped advance autism services beyond education into employment opportunities and residential services.
The film, funded by a grant from a generous donor, was created by Tony Stewart of StewartFilms, who collected 35 hours of interviews and archival footage, and scanned and digitized more than 2,000 photos, slides, and documents.
The livestream is free and is followed by a question-and-answer session featuring Eden staff and families. For more information visit www.princetongardentheatre.org/films/eden-autism.
HomeFront Raises Awareness
Lawrence-based HomeFront has announced a number of events in recognition of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, which runs from November 15 through 22. The nonprofit focused on breaking the cycle of poverty is offering the community four ways to learn, get involved, and have an impact.
November 14 – December 15: Buy holiday art online, or by appointment, at HomeFront ArtSpace’s “Art For The Holidays” Event. The event showcases art from local and HomeFront artists, to benefit homeless families. Please visit: www.artjamnj.org.
Sunday, November 15: Stop by HomeFront’s “Pop Up” Information & Donation Drop Off Center from noon to 5 p.m. at 63 Palmer Square, Princeton. HomeFront welcomes the community to stop in and learn more about the local situation, how to help, and will be accepting donated non-perishable food, coats, diapers, wipes, and formula.
Thursday, November 19: Princeton Public Library & HomeFront co-host a Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Virtual Panel Discussion at 6 p.m. Learn about the local situation, solutions, and ways to get involved. The event is free.
Friday, November 20: Take a virtual tour of HomeFront’s headquarters at 3 p.m. Learn more about the local situation, how HomeFront helps, and how to get involved. The event is free.
Stop by HomeFront’s “Pop Up” Information & Donation Drop Off Center from 4 to 7 p.m. at 63 Palmer Square, Princeton.
Saturday, November 21: Take a virtual tour of HomeFront’s headquarters at 11 a.m.
Stop by HomeFront’s “Pop Up” Information & Donation Drop Off Center from noon to 5 p.m. at 63 Palmer Square, Princeton.
Sunday, November 22: November 21: Stop by HomeFront’s “Pop Up” Information & Donation Drop Off Center from noon to 5p.m. at 63 Palmer Square, Princeton.
For more information and log-on access to virtual events visit www.homefrontnj.org.