Good Causes

Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro is hosting an Easter meal for the community on Saturday, March 31, specifically for the homeless and low income families. All children will receive Easter baskets. Contact Mary Lynn Mura, the director of He Cares, We Care Ministry, at 609-799-9000, ext. 11 or E-mail mlmura@princetonalliance.org.

Parkinson Alliance announced the third annual Princeton Dines Out for Parkinson’s Research to coincide with Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Dine at any of the participating restaurants from Sunday, April 15, to Saturday, April 21, and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to The Parkinson Alliance. Donations by the restaurants will be matched by the Tuchman Foundation and 100 percent of all donations go directly to Parkinson’s research. Participating restaurants include Blue Point Grill, Elements, Eno Terra, Gennaro’s, Mediterra, Teresa Caffe, Witherspoon Grill, and Yankee Doodle Tap Room. For more information call 800-579-8440, E-mail hisaacs@parkinsonalliance.org, or visit www.parkinsonalliance.org.

One Simple Wish offers a boutique experience for teens in foster care featuring designer gowns, jewelry, clutches, shoes, and scarves. Most gowns are $10 to $20 and accessories are under $5. Gourmet treats served on Saturdays. Donations of gently used dresses and costume jewelry are appreciated. Volunteers to staff the shop, hair stylists, make-up artists, crafts, and food vendors are needed. 360 South Broad Street, Trenton, 609-883-8484, www.onesimplewish.org, or E-mail info@onesimplewish.org.

American Cancer Society presents Relay For Life, an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance, and take turns walking or running around a track relay-style to raise funds to fight cancer. Committee members, event volunteers, and groups are invited to join. Sponsorships are invited. Friday, May 11, to Saturday, May 12, at the Pennington School, 112 West Delaware Avenue, Pennington. Call 732-951-6312 or visit relayforlife.org/PenningtonHopewellNJ.

Trips

55 Plus offers a spring trip to Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Museum, on Wednesday, April 18. Both are along Prospect Park. The bus leaves Princeton at 8 a.m. Lunch is not included. Cafes are available. No picnic facilities. $55 is due by Tuesday, April 3. E-mail almarmed@verizon.net.

East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary offers a bus trip to Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Must be 21 or older. $30 includes $20 of free slot play. Call 609-448-0671.

Art

New Hope Art League is accepting photography, works on paper, mixed media, paintings, and digital art created in the last two years for “Images of New Hope,” a juried show that will be on view at the New Hope Winery. Deadline is Sunday, April 15. Entry fee is $25. Visit www.newhopeartleague.webs.com for complete information and forms.

The organization is also offering a plein air workshop with West Fraser on Sunday and Monday, May 20 and 21, 9 a.m .to 4 p.m., in the New Hope area. $275. Visit www.westfraserstudio.com for information and registration.

Back to School

Mercer County Community College is offering multiple sessions for greater scheduling flexibility this summer. Students may choose credit sessions of six to 11 weeks, with starting dates of May 21, June 1, June 18, and July 5. Courses are available at West Windsor and Trenton campuses, as well as at MercerOnline. An open house is on Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at the West Windsor student center. Visit www.mccc.edu/summer or call 609-570-3737.

Audition

Theater Dance Workshop is looking for male actors ages 45 to 60 for a staged reading Saturday, April 28. E-mail theaterdanceworkshop@gmail.com or call 609-213-4578 for information.

For Kids

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association offers a spring break mini-camp for ages 6 to 12. Monday to Friday, April 2 to 6, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended day is available. $65 per day. Sibling and multi-day discounts are available. Call 609-737-7592.

For Re-Enactors

Princeton Battlefield Society invites British and American units to Military Field Days on Friday to Sunday, April 20 to 22, and to a living history of the Battle of Princeton from May 25 to 27. Participants are encouraged to camp overnight. Bathrooms, water, firewood, and straw will be provided. Bring your own rations. For information E-mail brianjkovacs@aol.com or call 908-295-3732.

Theater

Times Square Spring Theater Festival presents “Two Sides of Love,” an original play written by Tom Baldinger of Hillsborough at the Roy Arias Theater, 300 West 43rd Street, New York City. Performances are Thursday, April 5, at 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m.; and Thursday, April 12, at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $18. Register at www.smarttix.com.

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