Good Causes

Fantastic Sam’s is donating a percentage of every service performed through Saturday, October 24, to Cancer Institute of New Jersey for breast cancer research. 2235 Route 1, North Brunswick. 732-951-1313.

First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury seeks non-perishable food for its annual holiday food drive. Items may be left in the collection boxes inside the church through Friday, November 20. Main Street, Cranbury. 609-395-0897.

New Hope Arts is collecting used or new adults-sized 100 percent cotton t-shirts for Pantaluna, the eco-friendly clothing company in Rosemont. Pantaluna will pay New Hope Arts 20 cents per shirt and recycle the shirts into art wear clothing. Bring clothing to 2 Stockton Avenue, New Hope. Call 215-862-9606.

Peac Health and Fitness is collecting bicycles for the benefit of the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton and Mercer County. Bikes will be reconditioned by Bike Exchange volunteers and sold. For every $1,000 collected, an area child receives after school care for an entire year. Bikes will be collected on Saturdays, October 24, November 7, 14, and 21. Contact Laura Geltch at 609-883-2000 or E-mail 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing.


Mercer College offers copies of “Kelsey Review 2009,” a collection of poems, short fiction, and drawings featuring works of 17 writers and artists who live, work, or study in Mercer County. The deadline for submissions for the 2010 edition is Sunday, May 9. E-mail or visit

Marriage or Divorce

Bristol Riverside Theater offers the chance to renew wedding vows on Wednesday, November 11 following the 2 p.m. matinee of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Anyone who holds a divorce party during the run of the show gets a free subscription to the singles night series. Call Rayna at 215-785-6664 to register.


Pennington Dance offers a chance to observe classes in progress during Monday to Saturday, November 16 to 21. Call 609-737-7596 to make an appointment.

Call for Entries

Design Within Reach invites you to submit pumpkins for display in windows Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30. Awards will be distributed during a Halloween party on Saturday, October 31. 30 Nassau Street, Princeton. 609-921-0899.

Dance Auditions

McCarter Theater is holding auditions for “A Christmas Carol” on Monday, October 26, at 9 a.m. at Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, Studio 602, New York City. Be warmed up and ready to dance at 10 a.m. Prepare a song and bring sheet music, a headshot, and a resume. Dancers and singers of all ethnicities, male and female, in their 20s and Charlotte Fezziwig, a dancer who sings. Must be non-equity. Do not call or write.

For Kids

Peac Health and Fitness offers a two day babysitting class on Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6, for ages 11 to 16. Register. $23. 609-883-2000 or


Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County presents “One Couple, Two Faiths” on Tuesdays, November 10, 17, 24, and December 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. $36 per couple. Register by Monday, November 2. Call Linda Kanner at 609-987-8100 or

Nominations Invited

New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association invites nominations for the 15th annual animal hall of fame. Nearly 80 animals including dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a turtle, have been honored by the organization.

Mercer County offers residents free firewood every other Saturday beginning October 31, behind the ranger headquarters in Mercer County Park, West Windsor. Firewood in manageable pieces will be distributed up to half-cord per vehicle. Must show driver’s license to ensure residency.

Hope Fire Company offers pumpkin pies to benefit the ladies auxiliary. $10. Order by Monday, November 23. 609-259-3505. 82 Route 526, Allentown. Pies must be picked up on Wednesday, November 25, between 3 and 6 p.m.

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