Office of the Mercer County Clerk, the County Superintendent of Elections, and the County Board of Elections have extended its hours for Vote-by-Mail processing and have added a second location for registered voters to receive and drop off their ballots for the upcoming election.

Extended hours are at Old Court House, 209 South Broad Street, Second Floor, Trenton; and the Joyce McDade Administration Building, Room B-08, 640 South Broad Street, Trenton. Tuesday to Friday, October 30 through November 2, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 3, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and Monday, November 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, and polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Good Causes

The Contemporary Women’s Club of Trenton is selling poinsettia plants for $6 and $15. Call 609-392-9727 by Friday, November 30 to order. Choice of colors is red, white, pink, or marble. Plants must be picked up at the Contemporary Townhouse Museum on Wednesday or Thursday, December 5 or 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Profits from this sale benefit local charities.

JM Group is collecting donations for Mercer Street Friends Food Bank’s Turkey Drive. Donate $10 and the JM Group will match the donation. Bring to Nassau Street Seafood, Blue Point Grill, or Witherspoon Grill, or donate online at www.jmgroupprinceton.com. Donations accepted through Friday, November 9.

Abundant Life Family Worship Church seeks to provide Thanksgiving dinner for 100 families. Each family will receive a turkey and non-perishable items. Donations will be accepted on Tuesday, November 20, at 259 George Street, New Brunswick. Call 732-545-3897, E-mail jhart@alfwc.org, or visit www.alfwc.org for information.

Salvation Army seeks volunteer kettle workers to fill four-hour shifts throughout New Jersey. Donations collected from red kettles are used for food, warm clothing, and gifts for families in need at Christmas; programs and services throughout the year; youth and senior programs, prescription assistance, emergency disaster services, shelters, food pantries, and after-school programs.

Create a virtual red kettle at www.onlineredkettle.org for friends and family members to visit. Call Judith Anderson at 908-851-8236, E-mail judith.anderson@use.salvationarmy.org. or visit www.salvationarmynj.org/volunteer.

Princeton Junction’s Coldwell Banker Real Estate is accepting adult coats to benefit Trenton Area Soup Kitchen at West Windsor Farmers’ Market on Saturday, November 3.

Chez Alice Catering Company is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots. Bring new, unwrapped toys to the collection box or drop a monetary donation in the tip jar for Toys for Tots at 7 Tree Farm Road, Suite 100, in Pennington. Hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 609-737-1199.

Call for Art

Alfa Art Gallery is seeking submissions of 12 by 12 inches, or smaller, 2D or 3D art in all mediums and subjects. Deadline is Thursday, November 15. Visit www.alfaart.org or call 732-296-6720 .

Call for Vendors

New Brunswick Community Arts Council seeks vendors for the juried holiday event on Friday, December 14. The event will be held at George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Deadline for applications is Thursday, November 15. E-mail nbcommunityartscouncil@gmail.com or look for New Brunswick Community Arts Council on Facebook.


North Brunswick Department of Recreation offers a trip to Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Sunday, December 2. A coach bus will drop you off near Rockefeller Center. Seating is in the third mezzanine and the show begins at 11:30 a.m. There will be time to eat and shop after the show. Bus will depart Manhattan at 5 p.m. $95 includes transportation. Call Greg Kikelhan at 732-247-0922, ext. 475.

Call for Plays

Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, seeks submissions to the ninth annual play festival. This yearly competition for unproduced scripts offers developmental opportunities to four playwrights born or currently residing in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut. The winner of the festival will be awarded $2,000 and a full Equity production in the 2013 season. The runner-up will receive $750 and an Equity workshop in June; two other writers will receive staged readings in March and $500.

Entries are evaluated by a panel of theater professionals in consultation with the artistic director and resident dramaturg. Postmark deadline is Tuesday, January 15. Visit www.kean.edu/premierestages.


Chabad Jewish Center of South Brunswick presents “The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential,” a six-session course that begins the week of November 4. Classes will be held on Tuesdays at 7:45 p.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. The program is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. Open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship. Call 732-398-9492 or visit www.myJLI.com.

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