Classes in the Arts

Registration is open for the Arts Council of Princeton’s winter classes and workshops for adults, teens, and children in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777.

Poetry Prize

Sarah Mook Poetry Prize has its ninth annual student poetry contest. The awards are: $100 first prize, $50 second prize, $25 third prize in each of four categories: kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth, sixth through eighth, and ninth through twelfth grade.

In the first eight years the organization received more than 10,000 poems from students throughout the United States, awarded nearly $7,000 in prizes to young poets, and donated more than $3,000 to Saint Joseph’s Indian School and to Smile Train.

Enter two poems of any length, on any subject, any style. Poems must be typed or word-processed. The student’s name, address, or school should not appear on the poems. Include a typed cover sheet with student name, address, grade level, school name, and the poem title. Home schoolers are welcome.

Teachers: When submitting a class set of poems, include your full name, name of the school, a list of student names, their poem titles, grade level for each student, contact information for the school, and a self addressed stamped envelope and your E-mail address to receive the results.

A $5 donation made to Sarah Mook Outreach Fund should accompany each entry. Donations will be donated to Smile Train, an organization providing free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries. The new mailing address for entries is Sarah Mook Poetry Prize, 896 Ferncliff Road, Poultney, VT 05764. The deadline is Sunday, March 31.

Support Groups

Think You’re Stuck?, an eight week workshop for people over 50, will be offered on Mondays, starting January 28, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at 601 Ewing Street, Princeton. The new group will be led by psychotherapist Jane Adriance MSW, LMFT. The workshop asks the questions “Are you leading your life or is life leading you?” and “Are you willing to write the next chapter of your life?” Register with Adriance at 609-452-8576 or E-mail janeadriance@comcast.net.

Grief and Loss Support Group, an eight session program, meets at United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street, Allentown, beginning Wednesday, January 23. The sessions begin with dinner at 6:15 p.m. Free. Call 609-259-7392 for information.

Be Animal Friendly

Hamilton’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center dish detergent, glass cleaner, laundry detergent, pet friendly multi-purpose cleaners, paper towels, scrub brushes, scouring pads, washcloths, rags, pens, markers, highlighters, tall kitchen bags, leashes, collars of all sizes, bones and treats, Nylabones, Greenies, metal bowls, Beneful dog food, cat toys, catnip, bath towels, metal dishes, cat treats, Purina cat food (indoor formula in a green bag), metal litter pans, and cat litter.

The shelter is located at 2100 Sylvan Avenue, Hamilton, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pets can be adopted for $25. Call 609-890-3550 or E-mail animal-shelter@hamiltonnj.com.

Motorcycle Club

World Class Riders, a family oriented Hamilton motorcycle club, welcomes riders of any make of motorcycle. The next general meeting is Wednesday, January 16, at 7 p.m. at Hamilton Elks, 1580 Kuser Road, Hamilton. Visit www.worldclassriders.com. Dues are $25 per year.

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