Educational Tools

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey offers free educational toolkits to nonprofit organizations and downloadable campaign tools to encourage statewide participation in April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. Call 800-children or visit for information.

Art Workshops

Grounds for Sculpture offer adult workshops beginning in April for spring photography, garden art, and stone carving. Spring Photography begins Thursday, April 2, $65. Garden Art begins Saturday, April 4, $215. Stone Carving begins Saturday, April 18, $260. Call 609-586-0616 to register.

Art Design

South Brunswick Public Library invites school age children to enter the Autism Awareness poster contest. Submissions may be made at the library between through Monday, April 13. Entries will be judged in four age groups. Posters should not exceed 14 by 18 inches. Call 732-329-4000, ext. 7285 for more information.

Grounds for Sculpture is running a contest to design a tee shirt to be used on adult shirts and other apparel. Entries must be original designs (no photographs), hand drawn or computer generated. Limited to two entries per person. Entries may be E-mailed (jpg or pdf only) to Deadline is Friday, May 15. Applications are available at

Donate Formal Wear

Hope’s Chest is accepting donations of lightly used prom dresses, evening gowns, and formal accessories for high school students who cannot afford a new prom dress this year. Bring clean items to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 142 Sandhill Road, Monmouth Junction, on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 732-297-4607 or visit Hope’s Ches t will be open on Saturdays, April 18 and 25 for high school students to choose a special dress for their prom. Free while supplies last with a valid student ID.

For Parents

Family Support Organization of Burlington and Mercer Counties offers Total Transformation Program, a seven-week program to understand your child’s disrespectful and disruptive behavior and manage it more effectively. Tuesdays, April 21 to May 26, 6 to 8 p.m. at 3535 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton. Register at 609-586-1200. Free.

Homes Needed

Opera New Jersey seeks host homes in the Princeton area to house artists for the summer season. Time periods vary from two to seven weeks in June and July. Perks for hosting include tickets to rehearsals, open night party, and opera. Contact Jennifer Basten at 609-799-7700 or E-mail

Vendors Needed

Deborah Hospital Foundation seeks vendors for fall festival on Sunday, September 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Browns Mills. Fees range from $50 to $120. Call Doreen Dohery at 609-893-0096 or E-mail


Trenton Museum Society offers kundalini yoga classes with SiriOm Sing on Saturdays, March 21 to May 9, 9:30 to 11 a.m. $75. Call 609-989-3632 or visit to register.


Church World Service is appealing for donations of kits including school, hygiene, baby kits, and emergency clean-up buckets to distribute to disaster victims, refugees, and others who need assistance. Assembling kits is a hands-on project fro congregations, youth groups, schools, camps, or civic organizations. Kits may be delivered to First Congregational Church of Woodbridge, 539 Barron Avenue, Woodbridge on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit or call 888-297-2767 for information.

Free Trees

Arbor Day Foundation offers 10 free white flowering dogwood trees in exchange for a $10 donation to the foundation. Send to Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE or visit Deadline is Tuesday, March 31.

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