Please Donate Clothing and Toiletries

On Tuesday, January 25, the Trenton/Mercer Continuum of Care will conduct a one-day event, Project Homeless Connect, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Trenton. A hot breakfast and lunch will be served to the homeless, who will also have access to services and helpful items. Please donate: jeans, sweaters, coats, hats, gloves, sneakers, or work boots. Pants needed for men and women from sizes 28 to 56 and shirts in small to 4x. Other items needed are flashlights and batteries, reading glasses, razors, deodorant, lip balm, tissue packets, and personal first aid kits. To donate items call 609-844-1006.

Art for Good Cause

South Trenton Area Residents’ Society is distributing wooden hearts to decorate for the organization’s annual Hearts and Stars Art Auction. There is no fee for decorating a heart or donating art to the auction. Pickup and drop off locations include Artifacts, Artworks, Covello’s Pizzeria, Framesmith, Taco Bell, Ellarslie, and Waterfront Park. Deadline to return decorated hearts is Wednesday, January 26. www.trentonstars.org.

Health

Princeton HealthCare System offers a series of webchats to discuss sustainable weight loss. “The Year for Change: Sustainable Weight Loss” is presented by Anthony Dissen on Thursday, January 20, at 7 p.m. at www.ustream.tv/channel/princetonhealth. Users need a PC or MAC with a broadband Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player. Log in or create a new account. Preregister by phone at 609-897-8980 or visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar.

Art Design

Hamilton Jewelers has an open call design contest with the winning design to be crafted by master jewelers and made available for sale in stores. Conceptualize and illustrate a piece of wearable jewelry using originality. E-mail design@hamiltonjewelers.com for information and an official entry form.

For Filmmakers

Diocese of Trenton is accepting entries for the second RE:Image Film Festival opening on April 16 in Manasquan. The festival will feature films no longer than 25 minutes, completed after January, 2008, and uphold and defend the dignity of the human person. Films may be musical, documentaries, animation, dramas, or comedy in categories of Youth, Young Adult, and General. Cash prizes. Submit online to withoutabox.com or visit www.reimagefilmfestival.com/submissions. Deadline is Monday, January 31, $20 to $35; Late deadline is Friday, February 18, $30 to $50. Entries may also be sent to Diocese of Trenton, Office of Radio and Television, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville 08648. For information call Patrick Dolon at 609-406-7400, ext. 5517 or E-mail pdolan@dioceseoftrenton.org.

Volunteer Please

Womanspace seeks volunteers for victim response teams to provide support, information, and referral to victims at police stations or hospitals. Volunteers receive more than 80 hours of specialized training to provide appropriate responses at a very critical time. Trained volunteers must be on call for two to four shifts a month. Training begins in March. Applications may be downloaded at www.womanspace.org and mailed to Womanspace by Tuesday, February 15. Interested persons must submit to a background investigation, including fingerprinting. Bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply. Contact Heidi Mueller at dvvrt@womanspace.org or Alison Daks at sas@womanspace.org or call 609-394-0136.

For Teens

Dale Carnegie Training offers a free two-hour preview session of “Generation.Next,” a leadership and confidence building curriculum for young adults. Sunday, January 23, 2 to 4 p.m., 243 Route 130, Bordentown. The actual program includes eight interactive sessions about real-life situations and role-playing exercises. Register at 609-324-9200 or E-mail success@dalecarnegie.com.

Performing Arts

Raices Cultural Center presents performing arts classes in New Brunswick through new partnerships with the Lustig Dance Theater and the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick. Afro-Caribbean Dance for adults and teens will be offered at 80 Albany Street every Saturday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Children’s and family cultural workshop will be held every Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 9 Bayard Street. Call 908-227-5671 or visit www.raicesculturalcenter.org for information and to register.

Weight Loss

Harvest Moon Weight Loss presents a four-week weight loss seminar at Aniko’s Art of Massage Studio, in Hopewell. The first class is Monday, January 31, from 7 to 8 p.m. $150. Call 609-466-0088 for information.

Astrology

Astrological Society of Princeton offers “Beginning Astrology” beginning on Wednesday, February 9, at 7:15 p.m. at 173 South Harrison Street, Princeton. The eight week class covers the basics of the zodiac including meanings and practical applications of quadrants, houses, planets, signs, and aspects. Bring pads, pencils and your birth information (date, time, and location). Birth chart information will be shared in class for study purposes. There will be homework and quizzes. $75. Call Debe Koestner at 908-672-2158 for information and registration.

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