A Cultural Adventure

YWCA Princeton offers “India: Culture, Etiquette, and Traditions,” a four-week program on Fridays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30, at 7 p.m., at Bramwell House, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. Highlights include “Introduction to India,” “Travel and Business Etiquette,” “Food and Clothing,” and “Traditions and Customs.” Register at www.ywcaprinceton.org or call 609-497-2100. $75.

Tennis, Anyone?

Mercer County Park Commission offers junior and adult tennis lesson programs for all levels and ages, tournaments for singles, doubles, and mixed doubles; a tennis league; and more. Register for programs at the Mercer County Tennis Center at https://register.communitypass.net/mercer or call 609-448-8007.

Breakfast in Bed

Princeton Senior Center offers “Brunch at Home” for delivery on Sunday, March 25, by 9 a.m. The basket includes bagels, a quiche, smoked salmon, sparkling cider, fruit, and more. Register at www.brunchathome.org, E-mail aklein@princetonsenior.org, or call 609-924-7108. $37.50.

Call for Poetry

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites poets to submit poetry in the theme of “Babbling Brooks and Silent Springs” for a juried poetry reading on Thursday, April 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. An art exhibit of the same name will be on display from March 5 to May 4. Call 609-924-4646 for information. Deadline is Thursday, March 22.


Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society has open auditions for principal roles and chorus positions for “The Pirates of Penzance” on Sundays, March 4 and 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, Route 413 and 202, Buckingham, Pennsylvania. Prepare one to two minutes of any G&S number with a piece from Pirates preferred. Provide your own music. If auditioning for the chorus prepare any song that demonstrates your ability to sing. Register at 215-534-1932 or E-mail bucksgands@gmail.com. Production is Friday to Sunday, June 8 to 10.

Creative Drama

Paper Mill Playhouse teams up with VSA-NJ to offer a creative drama class for students ages 9 to 12 with developmental disabilities. The class will meet Fridays, April 13 to May 25, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. $170. Register. www.papermill.org.

Childhood Music

Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts, will offer its early childhood music program in West Windsor for the first time. Classes will meet weekly for 10 weeks on Tuesdays, beginning on March 20, at Princeton Presbyterian Church, 545 Meadow Road, in West Windsor. Parents and children are invited to an open house on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. The programs are for children from four months to nine years of age. For more information visit www.rider.edu/conservatorykids, call 609-921-7104, or E-mail LuAnn Longenecker, the program director, at Llongenecker@rider.edu.


Congregation Beth Chaim is offering a four week Bible class beginning Wednesday, March 14 at 10 am. Rabbi Cari Bricklin explores the Biblical Text and Rabbinic Midrash (non-legal) interpretations of these texts and applies these lessons to our lives today. No previous knowledge is needed. Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, West Windsor, 609-799-9401.


Snap Fitness at 2025 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, offers a free week of classes for new members. Call 609-371-7627 or visit .

Picnic Spots

Mercer County Park Commission is accepting automated picnic reservations via the Internet. Residents may make a reservation, pay, and receive a permit for any of the county’s picnicking areas. Visit www.mercercounty.org to search areas and available dates.


Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks offers Israel program scholarships for teen and college students. Contact Lara Wellerstein at 609-987-8100, ext. 104, or by E-mail at laraw@jfcsonline.org.

Volunteer Please

Jewish Community Center seeks adult and teen volunteers to assist at Special Olympics of New Jersey’s basketball sectionals. Positions are open for timers, scorekeepers, court assistants, award presenters, and fans in the stands. Lawrenceville School, 2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, Sunday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Jerry Schwartz at 609-219-9550 or jschwartz@jcctoday.org for information.

The Friendship Circle, a Jewish organization that matches children with special needs with teen volunteers, seeks volunteers for various programs. Adult volunteers are also needed for the adult programs. Call 609-683-7240 or visit mercerfriends.com for more information.

Donate Please

Har Sinai Temple is collecting all kinds of bikes for Boys & Girls Club of Trenton’s Bike Exchange. All of the donated bikes will be repaired and sold at reasonable prices by the Boys & Girls Club. Bring to 2421 Pennington Road, Hopewell, Wednesday to Friday, February 22 to 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sunday, February 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 609-730-8100 for information.


Princeton Battlefield invites American and British units to practice drills, field maneuvers, and fieldcraft on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 973-271-8333 or E-mail rebelworx@yahoo.com for information.

Family Retreat

Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders offers a family retreat weekend Friday to Sunday, June 8 to 10 at YMCA Camp Bernie. Call 908-575-7350 or visit www.njcts.org for information and registration.


Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking nominations for the seventh annual Richard Rotter Award for Excellence in Environmental Education. The honor will be awarded to an area teacher who demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to environmental education in their classroom. Nominees should include any classroom teacher, grades K through 12, who explores environmental topics and/or shares the wonders of nature in a unique, memorable, and/or engaging manner. Presentation of the award will occur at the Association’s annual meeting on their Reserve in Pennington on Monday, April 23.

To nominate a teacher, contact Maryann Polefka by E-mail to mpolefka@thewatershed.org. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 2. Call 609-737-7592 for more information.

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