For Veterans

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health offers free yoga classes to all American veterans of war through Wednesday, November 30. The more than 50 classes to choose from include a range of gentle, restorative, and vigorous sessions. Visit, call 609-924-7294, or visit 50 Vreeland Drive, Skillman, for information.

For Engaged Couples

Hamilton Jewelers presents “How She Said Yes,” a proposal contest for soon-to-be brides and grooms. Couples must create an account and submit a proposal story and a photo. Voting takes place online from January 1 to 31 at Winning couple receives a pair of A.Jaffee 18 karat white gold wedding bands with a retail value of $3,000. Entries accepted until Saturday, December 31. Call 800-5-hamilton for information.

Holiday Gift Drives

YWCA Princeton seeks help with the St. Nicholas project to provide holiday gifts for area families. Organizations, community members, individuals, families, and business may choose a large family, a small family, or an individual. E-mail Jill Jachera at with your name, E-mail address, and phone number. Participants will be provided with a wish list for a family or individual. New and unwrapped gifts should be delivered to YWCA Princeton’s Bramwell House, at 59 Paul Robeson Place, on Thursday, December 15, between 8 a.m. and noon. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Mercer County Veteran Services seeks donations to help veterans and their families enjoy a hot meal for the holidays. Rather than collect donations of food, the organization requests monetary donations that go toward the purchase of Shop-Rite gift cards for veterans to purchase holiday meals. Send checks payable to Mercer County Trust Fund to Mercer County Division of Veteran Services, 2280 Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton 08619 or call 609-989-6120.

Middlesex County 4-H’s teen council hosts a holiday gift drive on Wednesdays, November 16 and December 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., at 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Bring new clothing, toys, and games for children ages infant through 18 years. Monetary donations are also welcome. Call 732-398-5261 for information.


Playful Theater Productions has auditions for “A Chorus Line” on Thursday, December 8, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 10, noon to 4 p.m. Kelsey Theater, West Windsor. Pam Jorgensen directs. Prepare 12 bars of a song from musical theater (not from this show). Bring sheet music in the key you wish to sing. Be prepared to dance in jazz shoes. Seeking 19 performers (10 male, 9 female), 16 and up, with prior theater experience. E-mail or call 215-579-5677 for an appointment.

Call for Art

Small World Coffee seeks original artwork for the annual Love show focusing on the word love. Donations from sales may be donated to Northeast Organic Farmers Association of New Jersey. Submit a $5 check payable to Small World Coffee per artist. Online deadline is Thursday, December 15 at All artwork must be suitable for a family environment, be wired to hang, and smaller than 30×30 inches. The show will be hung on Tuesday, February 7. Opening party is Friday, February 10.


VSA New Jersey seeks nominations for outstanding students and educators in the arts including students with disabilities ages 14 to 21, and educators and administrators who established high quality arts programs for classified students. Deadline is Monday, January 16. E-mail or call 732-745-3885 for information.


U.S. Rowing has members of the women’s rowing team on the 2012 Power and Grace calender, a benefit for the U.S. Women’s National Team that trains at Mercer and Carnegie lakes. Visit to buy a calendar for $13.99 plus shipping and handling.

Salon Services

Raritan Valley College’s cosmetology student salon is open on Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater. The salon offers hair cutting and styling, coloring, straightening, relaxing, makeup application, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and facials at reasonable prices. Services are performed by students under the supervision of licensesdprofessionals. Call 908-526-1200, ext. 8619.


Zimmerli Art Museum has a bus trip to the Neue Galerie and Morgan Library and Museum in New York City on Thursday, November 17, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $125 includes transportation, lunch, and guided tours. Call 732-932-7237, ext. 611 or E-mail to register.

Tennis, Anyone?

South Brunswick Community Education offers indoor tennis lessons at the Winning Touch Tennis Courts behind the Marriott, College Road East, Plainsboro. Each session includes five lessons on Sundays, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Each session is $184. Sessions begin Sundays, November 13, January 8, and February 19. Register at 231 Blackhorse Lane, South Brunswick, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; call Deana Myers at 732-297-7800, ext. 3159, or download form at and fax to 732-348-2110. High school students need to complete an emergency form before beginning lessons. E-mail for more information.

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