Holiday Gifts

Morven Museum seeks new, unwrapped toys through Friday, December 16, for Toys for Tots. 55 Stockton Street, Princeton. Call 609-924-8144 or visit for information.

HomeFront seeks sponsors to “adopt” needy children and to purchase specific gift requests costing less than $40 per child. E-mail or call 609-989-9417, ext. 138 for information. Deliver the unwrapped gift to HomeFront between Monday to Friday, December 12 to 16.

Mediterra Restaurant in Princeton seeks donations of non-gender specific educational toys in exchange for tapas during lunch or dinner. Avoid battery operated or aggressive toys. Toys will be delivered to New Covenant United Methodist Church in Trenton and children will receive your toy courtesy of Santa Claus at Rowan Towers’ 10th anniversary holiday event.

PEAC Health & Fitness is collecting new, unwrapped toys for ages newborn to 16, from Saturdays, November 19, to December 10. 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. The toys will be distributed to charities in Mercer and Bucks counties. Call 609-883-2000 or E-mail for information.

Enable invites individuals, families, community, and corporate groups to donate non-perishable food items, toys, clothing, dishes, toiletries, and gift cards to grocery stores. Items may be brought to headquarters between Monday, November 28, and Thursday, December 8. Financial donations are also needed. Bring to 13 Roszel Road, Suite B110, West Windsor. Visit for information.

Weichert Realtors invites new, unwrapped toys at each of its officers through Friday, December 9. The toys will be delivered in conjunction with local charities that assist financially and physically disadvantaged children. Visit to find the office nearest to you.

Monroe Library seeks new books and financial contributions for the Books to Keep holiday book drive. New hardcover and paperback books suitable for children from preschool to adolescent will be accepted through Thursday, December 15. Checks should be payable to Libraries of Middlesex, and mailed to Leah Wagner, Monroe Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe.

Food Drive

New Hope Chamber of Commerce is collecting food to benefit Fisherman’s Mark of Lambertville, an organization aiding community families put food on their tables, overcome personal and medical hardships, and care for their children. Donations sites may be located at or call 215-862-9990.

Rock for Cause

School of Rock Princeton has a three day recording workshop of Mike Peters and the Alarm’s “Love Hope Strength” and Bandaid’s “Feed the World” beginning Friday, November 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. at 3570 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton. Proceeds from online downloads benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation, a cancer charity co-founded by Peters and James Chippendale. The group raising the most money receives Peters as a guest performer. Register. $250.

On Stage

The Centenary Stage Company, a professional Actors’ Equity theater on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, is accepting applications for the spring internship position. It offers qualified candidates the opportunity to serve as artistic interns for a season and offers a monthly stipend. The program offers the opportunity to explore all aspects of theater and is geared toward candidates who have completed their undergraduate training. The company is interested in hiring acting interns it can also cast in mainstage shows to earn equity points. Interns also work with the education touring program. Submit a resume and two letters of recommendation to Catherine Rust or Carl Wallnau; Attention: Internship Position, Centenary Stage Company, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown 07840; or fax to 908-979-4297. The position will run from January 3 to July 1.

Ice Skating

Mercer County offers ice skating at the public rink in Mercer Park in West Windsor. It is open seven days a week through mid-March. Visit or call 609-371-1669 for information. Tickets are $7. Lessons and skate rentals are available.

Call for Photos

Princeton Photography Club and D&R Greenway Land Trust seek entries for “Waterscapes,” a high school student photographic juried show. Cash prizes. Submit digital photos by Monday, February 20. Visit for full submission rules and show dates.

Spark’s Go Central Jersey Visitors Guide seeks photos of downtowns, shopping and dining destinations, golf course, farmers’ markets, hotels, meeting facilities, parks, and other attractive locations. The top prize is $100 and the second prize is $50. Winning photos will be included in print and online versions. Deadline is Friday, December 2. The winners will be announced on on Friday, December 9. Visit or call 732-747-4449 for information.

School Program

George Street Playhouse added “Austin the Unstoppable,” a new musical, to its educational touring theater. The show addresses healthy eating and exercise for students in grades 4 to 8. Visit or call 732-846-2895, ext. 115 for information.

Save the Date

Princeton University has “Stand Up: My Rise and Collapse” presented by Steve Martin on Thursday, December 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets will be distributed at Richardson Auditorium on Thursday, December 1, at 6 p.m. Limit of two tickets per person. Free.

Defensive Driving

South Brunswick Library offers a two-day program on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 29 and 30, at 6 p.m. $55 or $65 depending on the discount plan you choose. Call 732-257-2967 for information.

Hall of Fame

New Jersey Business Hall of Fame seeks nominations of clients or business leaders in the community who have made a significant impact on New Jersey. Visit for information. Deadline is Thursday, December 15.

Small Business Saturday

Princeton Merchants Association is participating in the second annual Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 26. Visit for sales, information, and prizes.

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