Nomination Please

American Heart Association seeks nominations for its annual New Jersey Go Red for Women “Woman of Distinction” award. The movement raises women’s awareness of their risk for heart disease and stroke and encourages them to take action to reduce their personal risk for disease. Visit www.goredforwomen.org or call June Mahon at 609-223-3737.

Photography Tips

Vagabond Vistas Photography offers free gallery talks presented by David J. Simchock featuring his nomadic and artistic commentary for images taken around the world. “Morocco: The Story Behind the Photos” is Thursday, December 11, 7 p.m., and “Peru: The Story Behind the Photos is Sunday, December 14, 4 p.m. will be held at the Upstairs Gallery, Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA. “Around the World in 60 Minutes” will be held on Thursday, December 18, 7 p.m., at the Farnsworth Gallery, 134 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown. www.vagabondvistas.com.

Poetry Slam

Bristol Riverside Theater is holding its first poetry slam on Saturday, December 6, at 7 p.m. The event, open to all high school students, is hosted by Will Power. Admission is free. Cash prizes range from $250 to $1,000. Both Power and spoken word artist Joshua Bennett have been working with teens in the area through workshops and assemblies. Visit www.howwewill.org or call 215-785-6664.

Benefit for Autism Services

Eden Family of Services and Autism benefits with sales from Wendy’s on Route 130, East Windsor, on Wednesdays, December 3, January 7, February 4, or March 4. Visit www.edenservices.org for a voucher that must be presented to Wendy’s at the time of the sale. Eden also benefits during a wine and fashion night at Rouge, 51 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, all evening.

Cookbook

Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 401 released a new cookbook filled with recipes from members and area cooks. $10. Call Barb Buhl at 732-821-6673 to order a copy.

Volunteer Please

Enable seeks volunteers to partner with a person who had disabilities to pre-train for “Walk ‘N Roll with Enable,” a walk on Sunday, February 8, at PEAC Health & Fitness in Ewing. The walk is for persons with disabilities, their families and friends, community members, and volunteers. www.enablenj.org or call 609-987-5003.

Italian Classes

Dorothea’s House presents Italian classes for adults and children, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Weekdays and Saturdays. Call Gilda McCauley at 908-359-1564 or E-mail james_mccauley@comcast.net.

Toy Drive

Weichert Realtors is collecting toys in support of children’s programs at Martin House in Trenton. Please donate new and unwrapped toys by Thursday, December 11. 53 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Call 609-799-3500 for information.

Singers Needed

Voices Chorale seeks singers with music reading skills for concerts in April and June. Basses and tenors are of particular interest. Visit www.voiceschorale.org or contact Sandy Duffy at 609-799-2211.

Bus to Inauguration

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is accepting reservations for spaces on chartered buses to take supporters to the inauguration of Barack Obama on Tuesday, January 20.

Buses are reserved to leave from Princeton, Pleasantville and Cherry Hill, and Lansdowne, PA. If there is sufficient interest, arrangements can be made for one or more buses to leave from an area where there are sufficient reservations to justify it.

Because the buses must be paid in full by mid-December, the reservation deadline for seats on the buses is Friday, December 12. Visit www.peacecoalition.org, or call the CFPA office at 609-924-5022.

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