Volunteer Please

New Jersey Blood Services seeks volunteers to work blood drives to assist donors with registration, escorting and snacks, and to watch for post-donation reactions. Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public and be able to perform different jobs as needed. Call Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or E-mail rzepka@nybloodcenter.org.

The Arts

VSA Arts is accepting registration for the annual Partners in the Arts Festival on Wednesday, May 19, at Middlesex County College in Edison, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day offers opportunities for children and adults with and without disabilities to participate in performances, exhibits, and arts workshops. Interested parties are also invited to present exhibits and performances for the festival’s audience. Free. Call 732-745-3885 to register. Deadline is Monday, March 15.

Good Causes

Pennington Autism Lifelong Services (PALS) invites registration for its third annual Poker Run, an event that combines riding, driving, and touring, on Saturday, May 22. The event begins at Pennington Market Shopping Center, Route 31, at 9 a.m., and ends at Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington beginning at 1:30 p.m. $25 per rider/driver; $10 per passenger on bike or ragtop; $10 for non-riders joining festivities. Register at www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County invite registration and donations for its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on Saturday, April 17, at Colonial Lanes, Lawrenceville. The organization matches children with adult mentors in one-to-one relationships to transform the life of a child and an adult to transform schools, neighborhoods, and communities for the better. Visit www.bbbsmercer.org for information, to volunteer, or to make a donation.


American Legion offers membership to people who have served in the reserves of a military branch with at least one day on federal active duty during one of the designated war periods and have an honorable discharge or are still on active duty. Call 732-329-9861 or E-mail alpost401@hotmail.com for information.


Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce offers a free prescription card to residents of Mercer and surrounding areas. The card can provide savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs and is accepted at more than 50,000 pharmacies across the country. It can be used by multiple members of a household. Download at www.mercerchamber.org or call 609-689-9960, ext. 21.


Lawrenceville Library seeks male actors to play college-aged characters in its One Act Play Festival on Saturday, April 24. Auditions are on Thursday, March 4, 6 to 8 p.m. at 2751 Route 1 South, Lawrenceville. Call James Damron at 609-989-6915 or E-mail jdamron@mcl.org to schedule an audition time.

For Bikers

Keep Middlesex Moving offers the 2010 Middlesex County Bicycle Guide, a publication that displays bike trails and paths, and bicycling accommodations. Visit www.kmm.org for a free copy.

Crafters Wanted

East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #1 seeks crafters for a craft and psychic fair on Saturday, April 17, in East Windsor. $20 for one table; $35 for two tables. Call 609-448-1022. Deadline is Wednesday, March 24.

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