Call for Art

Mercer Gallery calls for entries for “Mercer County Artists 2013.” Artists aged 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County are invited to submit their art for consideration for this year’s juried exhibition at Mercer County Community College. Jurying takes place on Saturday, February 23, at the Gallery. Artists may enter up to two original works completed since March, 2011, in any media except photography. Drop off work between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Works that are not accepted for the show should be picked up between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Visit www.mccc.edu/gallery or E-mail gallery@mccc.edu for more information. The show will be on display from Tuesday, March 5 through Thursday, April 4. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 13, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.

Wellness

NAMI offers Family-to-Family, a free 12-week course for family caregivers of adults with serious mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained NAMI members who have lived with this experience and offers education and support for families and friends of people with mental illness. Classes will begin the third week of February. Call the NAMI Mercer office at 609-799-8994 for information and registration.

Jazzercise East Windsor and Jazzercise Plainsboro are offering a free week of classes in February in honor of National Heart Disease Awareness Month. No experience required. Visit www.jazzercise,com, E-mail mjjazz81@verizon.net, or call 609-890-3252 for information.

Nominate

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is seeking nominations for the eighth annual Richard Rotter Award for Excellence in Environmental Education. The honor will be awarded to an area teacher who demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to environmental education in their classroom. Nominees should include any classroom teacher, grades K through 12, who explores environmental topics and/or shares the wonders of nature in a unique, memorable, and/or engaging manner. This could include hands-on lessons in the schoolyard or community, multi-disciplinary lessons or projects exploring nature and the environment, in-class or neighborhood investigations and much more. Presentation of the award will occur at the Watershed Association’s annual meeting on their Reserve in Pennington on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

To nominate a teacher, contact Maryann Polefka at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington 08534 or E-mail mpolefka@thewatershed.org. Letters must include the teacher’s name, their grade and school, as well as the name and contact information of the nominator. Include a narrative or description of the activities they employ and/or the impact these lessons had on students. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 1. Call 609-737-7592 for more information.

Faith

Har Sinai Temple at 2421 Pennington Road, Hopewell, is forming a Bar and Bat Mitzvah class for adults. The class will be held under the guidance of Rabbi Stuart Pollack. Participants will learn Hebrew, chant from the Torah, and lead a service. E-mail Rabbi Pollack at triplechai@msn.com or call him at 609-730-8100 for information.

Politics

Republican Women of Mercer County, through their affiliation with the National Federation of Republican Women, are seeking applications for the Kabis Memorial Internship Program for young women. The application deadline is Monday, February 18.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens in their junior year of college or college students age 21 and over, having completed high school but not yet graduated from college. Applicants should have a general knowledge of government and a keen interest in politics, including campaign experience, and must be adaptable to a busy office. The internship provides housing in the D.C. metropolitan area and round trip airfare. A small monetary allowance is given. Visit www.rwomc.org for an application.

Donate Please

Rescue Mission of Trenton has a new location for the public to donate gently used and new clothing at the Robbinsville Township Fire Department, 1149 Route 130, Robbinsville. All clothing donations should be bagged and washed. Wearable shoes and accessories, men’s clothing, especially professional wear; winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. At-home pickup service is available for donations of furniture and clothing. To schedule 800-528-8825.

Volunteer Please

West Windsor Arts Council hosts a Call to Service day on Saturday, February 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the West Windsor Arts Center – 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. They are looking for camp interns, talent scouts for programs, as well as help with marketing, development, media, ticket sales, and event volunteers. Call 609-716-1931 or E-mail info@westwindsorarts.org for more information.

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