Big House Needed

Junior League of Greater Princeton seeks designer home for its 16th Designer Showcase & Gardens to take place in the spring, 2010. The ideal house has 25 or more design spaces and generous grounds that can be transformed by interior and landscape designers. Call 609-771-0525 or E-mail jlgpshowhouse@gmail.com.

Readers Needed

Cringe Night: From Wince We Came seeks adult volunteers to read unedited excerpts from any diary or journal written during their pre-college years. The open-mic program will be held at Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 195 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, on Thursday, April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations of $5 to $10 per person benefit Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum. “There’s a strong connection between the kinds of problems kids write about in their diaries and Kidbridge’s mission,” says Robin Levinson, a co-chair of the event. “We’re hoping that men and women across central Jersey will register to read from their diary, or just drop in and be part of the fun,” says John Brennan, co-chair. Register by E-mail at cringenight@gmail.com. Drop-in readers will also be welcome.

For Artists

Gallery 125 seeks entries for “The Summer Show,” a juried show for all media, May 8 to July 2. Submit digital files of art on a CD with a $20 check payable to TDA/Gallery 125, and a brief biography or resume. The title of the piece must be medium and framed. Send to Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton 08608. Deadline is Tuesday, March 24. Visit www.gallery125.com or call 609-989-9119.

Dessert News

Rita’s offers free Italian ice on the first day of spring, Friday, March 20. Beginning also on March 20 is a contest to name the new “mystery” flavor Italian ice. The winner will be announced on April 27.

Reunion

Hightstown High School, Class of 1989 seeks fellow classmates for a 20-year reunion celebration on Saturday, November 28, at 8 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza in Monroe. $80 includes a two hour hors d’oeuvres, four-hour bar, and music. E-mail reunions@stuandstew.com for information.

Humanitarian Awards

Kidsbridge seeks nominations for a child, a group of children, or a colleague who has demonstrated an extraordinary act of kindheartedness, service to the community, or peaceful resolution of conflict or compassion for the less fortunate. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 27. Visit www.kidsbridgemuseum.org or call 609-581-0239 for information.

Essay Contest

Provident Bank offers an essay contest for New Jersey students to pick their favorite president or invention and write an essay about why. Entries will be sorted into grades 5 to 8, and 9 to 12. Prizes include 8GB iPods, donations to their school’s media center, and savings bonds. Visit www.providentnj.com/essaycontest for details. Deadline is Tuesday, April 28.

Health

Princeton HealthCare System offers pre-surgery joint replacement classes in Princeton. Presentations include what to expect before, during, and after surgery, including insurance, rehabilitation, and pain management. Call 609-597-4218 for information.

Antiques Roadshow

WHYY seeks volunteers to assist with “Antiques Roadshow” on Saturday, June 6, in Atlantic City. Volunteers receive a free shirt and have up to two items appraised. A mandatory training session will be held on Friday, June 5. Visit www.whyy.org for information. The lottery to attend the filming is at www.pbs.org/antiques.

For Teachers

Rutgers University offers graduate credits or hours toward professional development to prepare current or prospective teachers to teach advanced placement courses. Visit www.apinstitute.rutgers.edu for detailed course information.

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