Letter From Santa

Arthritis Foundation offers children a personalized letter from Santa Class and a token gift. Proceeds support programs and services for adults and children with arthritis in New Jersey. Send a check payable for $8 to Arthritis Foundation, and send to Santa’s Workshop, 200 Middlesex Turnpike, Iselin 08830. Include the recipients’ name, address, age, and sex. Visit www.arthritis.org or call 732-283-4300, ext. 321.

Dare to Imagine

VSA Arts of new Jersey seeks nominations for the fourth annual Dare to Imagine awards to recognize adults who have made a positive different in the life of a person or persons with disabilities. Individuals whose contributions are related to the arts are encouraged to apply. Deadline is Wednesday, January 7. Visit www.vsanj.org or call 732-745-3885.

For Gifts

Historical Society of Princeton offers a variety of Princeton-related merchandise and holiday gifts on Thursday, December 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. The shopping party features the work of artist Sergio Bonotto, who will discuss and sell his drawings and notecards of Princeton streetscapes and landmarks. Bring a new unwrapped toy for donation tot he Marine Toys for Tots program. 158 Nassau Street, Princeton. Visit www.princetonhistory.org or call 6090-921-6748.

Seeking Warmth

Plainsboro Public Library seeks unused sweaters, coats, and blankets to benefit Trenton’s Lifeline Emergency Shelter. Drop off at the library from Saturdays, November 22 to December 6. Visit www.lmxac.org/plainsboro or call 609-275-2897. Kelly Somers is organizing the project.

Pen Pals

Manhattanville My Soldier pen pal program offers the opportunity to support an adopted soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan. Visit www.mysoldier.com or call 914-323-5172.

Can you Remember?

Princeton Medical Institute offers free memory screenings and evaluations for Alzheimers disease through November 30. Call 609-921-6050.

Good Cause

Witherspoon Grill is donating $5 from every meal served on Thanksgiving to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. The four-course meal will be served on Thursday, November 27, noon to 7 p.m. www.witherspoongrill.com or call 609-924-6011.

Think Green

Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program is open to all New Jersey residents with an interest in learning more about the environment and a willingness to donate their time to assist with conservation projects. Training is available through Cooperative Extension. $250. Call Laurie Magee at 609-499-3600, ext. 221.

Food Drive

YogaAbove is accepting donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. www/yogaabove.com.

Coat Drive

Monroe Chiropractic is collecting new or used coats through Friday, December 19. 15 East Railroad Avenue, Jamesburg. 908-507-6464.

Toy Drive

West Windsor Police seek new unwrapped gifts for children through Sunday, December 21. Bring to the police station at the corner of North Post and Clarksville roads. 609-799-0452.

Buy a Book for a Cause

HomeFront is the recipient of royalties from Larry M. Bartels’ book, “Unequal Democracy,” a study of the political causes and consequences of increasing economic equality in contemporary America. www.homefrontnj.org or call 609-989-9417.

Christmas CD

Friends of World Food Program feature “A Princeton Christmas” album to raise funds for children of African. The 18 track music compilation features holiday selections from The American BoyChoir, Princeton Day School Madrigal Singers Princeton GirlChoir, Princeton High School Choir, Princeton University Chapel Choir, Tigerlilies, Tigertones; Tartantones of Stuart Country Day School; and Westminster Choir. For locations where the CD is sold, visit amazon.com or www.princetonchristmas.org.

Arts Grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts offers grant applications workshops throughout the state. Tuesday, December 9, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, 2 p.m. is the closest to Central New Jersey. Call 609-392-6130 for information.

Volunteer

WW-P Bike Pedestrian Alliance seeks volunteers to help with improvements to the Zaitz Nature Preserve Trails on Saturday, November 22, 10 am. to noon. www.wwbpa.org.

Give a Tree

Arbor Day Foundation offers “Give-A-Tree” cards to plan a tree in honor of a recipient. Members is $10 and the friend will also receive 10 free trees. www.arborday.org.

For Kids

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge offers high school juniors and seniors to compete for scholarships. www.m3challenge.siam.org. Challenge weekend is March 7 and 8. No fees.

Racehorses

Rerun offers a second chance to former racehorses through an audition for racing fans. www.rerun.org or call 609-301-8772

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