For the Young

Princeton Public Library seeks summer volunteers entering grades 7 through 12 to help with summer reading clubs and other library activities. Potential volunteers are required to attend one of five orientation sessions scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, at noon; Wednesday, May 23, at 4 p.m.; Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m.; or Thursday, June 7, at 4 p.m. The teens are asked to work at least 10 hours during the summer and to commit to a regular schedule. Visit or the youth services desk on the third floor at the library for an application. The deadline is Monday, May 28. Call Susan Conlon or Allison Santos at 609-924-9529, ext. 240.

Edible Jersey Magazine and the New Jersey Farm to School Network are accepting entries for the inaugural School Garden of the Year award at Open to any New Jersey preK-12 school, applicants must have had a school garden open during the 2011-’12 school year and be able to provide documentation through photos and video of its uses and existence. Gardens must be in established settings on school grounds. Raised beds and container gardens are acceptable. The winning garden will receive a $1,000 prize at an award ceremony in September. The deadline is Friday, June 1. E-mail or call 609-577-5113.

Princeton GirlChoir invites girls in grades 3 to 12 to audition Saturday, April 14, at Princeton Day School. Girls are asked to sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” Visit or call 609-688-1888.

Mercer County Improvement Authority has a recycling contest for K-8 students in Mercer County. Artistic green and clean recycling bins are being sought and the winning designs will be produced and displayed at both the Sun National Bank Center and Trenton’s Waterfront Park. The recycling bin needs to be constructed from recyclable cardboard. Dimensions should fall within 28” high, 19” wide, and 19” deep. You may incorporate logos, pictures, slogans, and recyclable materials on the bin. All materials must be recyclable. Deliver the form available at and recycling bin to the MCIA, 80 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Trenton. The deadline is Monday, April 23. Call Brenda Ricci at 609-278-8100.

Specialty Camps

Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Mercer County presents Camp Gan Israel for ages 3 to 12 for its 10th year. The first day is Monday, June 25. Visit, call 609-252-0124, or E-mail

For This One partnered with Lose the Training Wheels to teach children with disabilities to ride a bicycle. Each camper in the five-day program receives an hour of instruction a day using a series of adapted bikes and techniques. For children 8 and older with disabilities. The camp will be held from Monday to Friday, August 13 to 17, at North Brunswick High School, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick. Call 732-407-5357.


North Wild Beach Writers Conference is Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5 and 6, at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Using social networking to promote your work, speakers, writing contests, manuscript evaluations, and prizes. Visit


Travel Ports & Voyages presents “Victorian Cape May,” a two day, one night bus trip to Cape May. Wednesday and Thursday, September 26 and 27. $224 per person. Register with Gail Fishman at 732-521-1221 or

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