Sandbrook Meadow Farm, offers a fresh produce drop-off to the Princeton area. Members and their families can spend as little or much time on the farm as they wish participating in the growing process throughout the season. Members will receive a box of produce beginning the first week of June and continue for 22 weeks through October. $685 yields an average of $30 of naturally grown produce weekly. Half shares are $360. For information visit www.sandbrookmeadowfarm.com or call 908-782-0074.
Mercer County Soil Conservation District’s annual poster contest, “Soil to Spoon,” is open to Mercer County students in grades 2 through 12. The contest is designed to help students explore the connection between healthy environments and the food they eat. Deadline is Tuesday, April 17. Visit www.mercerscd.org/education/contest.htm or call 609-586-9603 for information.
Har Sinai Temple seeks volunteers to prepare and serve an annual outreach meal to some 200 needy adults and children at the Church of the Sacred Heart, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton, on Sunday, March 25. Volunteers are needed to help assemble the meals, serve them, and clean up afterwards. Monetary donations from $3 for one meal to $72 for 24 meals are also welcome. Food preparers are needed at Titusville’s Union Fire Company, 1396 River Road, on Sunday, March 25, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers are also needed at the Church of the Sacred Heart from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for food preparation and serving, and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for serving and cleanup. To volunteer or donate call 609-730-8100.
Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound in the Trenton/Ewing area Monday through Friday. Volunteers partner with the clients’ families to ensure they remain healthy and independent. After a short training session, volunteers have the option to serve as a runner, delivering meals directly to the homebound, or they can choose to drive the runners to each home. Volunteers can commit to one day a week, one day a month, or on an as needed basis. Routes are available in Trenton and Ewing. Visit www.mowte.org, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 609-695-3483 for more information.
Call for Art
The Delaware River Mill Society will be having an art exhibit featuring New Jersey’s historic heritage at Prallsville Mills, Stockton, from Saturdays, April 14 to 28. The all media show of artistic subjects should feature historic resources that provide public access. Historic sites administered by non-profit organizations or municipal, county, state, and federal governments are eligible. Subjects can be located within a state park or along one of our federally recognized scenic byways. Awards will be given for the top three positions, as well as best state-owned historic properties, best non-state owned historic property, best historic landscape, best architectural detail, best historic artifact, best interpretive use (programming, reenactors, encampments, etc), best historic monument or sculpture, best use of materials, and most innovative. The 12 recognized works will be exhibited at the Spirit of the Jersey State History Fair on Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville. Entries will be accepted on Saturday, April 7, and Monday, April 9, from noon to 5 p.m., at Prallsville Mill Saw Mill Gallery, 33 Risler Street, Stockton. Call 609-397-3586 for information.
Lawrence Library has a call for art for its third annual Trashed Art contest designed to encourage people to consider trash from a different viewpoint, and to create an awareness of the usefulness of garbage. Change trash into art. Artists are invited to submit one piece of original artwork in any art medium using a minimum of 75 percent recycled content. The criteria for recycled is something that has been manufactured and would otherwise be thrown away. The age categories include one for students in grades 7 to 12 and one for adults 18 and older who live in Mercer County. All accepted art entries will be publicly displayed throughout the library during the month of April.
An artists’ reception will be held at the library on Thursday, April 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Items must be delivered to the library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, by Friday, March 30. Prizes will be awarded. For more information contact Karen Serach at E-mail email@example.com or call 609-989-6922.
Youth Services Department of the West Windsor Library will be holding open auditions for its upcoming Spring Playfest. Four short plays, including “Dollhouse Blues,” “My Secret Admirer,” “Cookie Crazy,” and “The Book of Spells” will be performed on Friday to Sunday, May 18 to 20. Roles are for actors ages 8 to 13, with a few roles for older teens or adults. The auditions will take place on Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 4 p.m., and Thursday, March 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts. Scripts will be available at the reference desk or can be sent by E-mail. Auditions will take place at the West Windsor Branch, 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction. Rehearsals will begin in early April. Volunteers to help with makeup, costumes, and set construction are also needed. Contact Michael Kerr by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-275-8901.
Spring Break Camp
West Windsor Arts Council presents “Thinking with the Whole Brain and Body,” an art and science camp for ages 5 to 10, from Monday to Friday, April 9 to 13. The innovative camp program is a result of collaboration between professional artists at the center and scientists from ScienceSeeds. Campers will design and build their own machines and explore movement from a variety of perspectives as they develop characters and stories with their creations. Children will work in groups led by a team that will include one artist and one scientist, so that each of the activities draws on the expertise of both fields, and the teachers can more easily reinforce concepts that come up throughout the day. Some concepts that will be explored include mechanical motion, centers of gravity, balance, movement qualities, hydraulics, storytelling, and circuitry. Children will also help to document the learning process through photography, video, and journaling. $50. Visit www.westwindsorarts.org or call 609-716-1931 to register.
South Brunswick Food Pantry seeks help with Feinstein Foundation’s Challenge to Fight Hunger through Monday, April 30. The more donations made to the food pantry, the more money the pantry will receive from the Feinstein Foundation. Donations may be non-perishable food items or a check payable to the South Brunswick Human Intervention Trust Fund (memo should read the Feinstein Foundation). Each food donation is valued at $1. Bring donations to the municipal building or mail to South Brunswick Township, Box 190, Monmouth Junction 08852. Non-perishable food donations may also be dropped off in the South Brunswick Library.
Kelsey Theater needs assistance backstage during the run of Hairspray including dressers for quick changes, hair and make-up assistants, and general backstage work such as scene changes, props, etc. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. Dates for technical rehearsals and productions are April 1 to 22. Contact Tracy Antozzeski by E-mail to email@example.com or call 609-570-3566.
Mercer County offers a free day of golf to all current golf card holders on Saturday, March 31, starting at 7:30 a.m. Courses include Mercer Oaks East and West in West Windsor, Mountain View in Ewing, and Princeton Country Club in West Windsor, will all be open, weather permitting. Internet reservations may be made with both Mercer Oaks courses and Mountain View. Card holders can walk-on at Princeton Country Club. Visit www.mercercounty.org or call 609-882-2177 for information and registration.
Health Care Ministry of Princeton, a non-profit organization serving the elderly, needs volunteers to drive clients to health and medical appointments. The time commitment is very flexible and fits the volunteer’s schedule. Volunteers utilize their own cars and provide rides within a 10-mile radius of Princeton. Contact Carol Olivieri at 609 921-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.
Paper Mill Playhouse invites singers 18 and older to participate in ensemble singing in the new adult chorale. Members of the company will explore the world of American popular music including contemporary, standards, and Broadway tunes. They meet on eight Mondays, beginning April 2, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The cost to participate is $80. There will be a showcase and other performance opportunities available. For more information or to register call Mickey McNany at 973-315-1669 or visit www.papermill.org for the registration form.
For Fire Departments
The organizers of Rock, Ribs & Ridges Music and Food Festival kick off the event by seeking 12 fire departments to enter one firefighter each for a rib eating contest on Saturday, May 12. The winner’s firehouse will receive $500, with the individual winner receiving a pair of general admission tickets to the festival at the Hidden Valley Club in Vernon on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 to 10.
Each participating firehouse will receive $100 and the individual contestants will each receive one free general admission ticket to the festival. The contest is free and will take place at 3 p.m. at the Franklin Sussex Auto Mall, 315 Route 23 North, Sussex. Contact Brett Matak via E-email at email@example.com, call 973-882-5464, ext. 12, or visit www.rockribsandridges.com.