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Summer Programs

Arbor Day Splendor

Tribute to Korea: New Jersey Folk Festival

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Howard Gallery of Fine Art invites artists residing with 100-mile

radius of New Hope to submit up to two paintings in any medium,

sculpture, or art glass for exhibit "From Easton to Bristol" benefit

show beginning on June 10. Visit or call

215-862-5272 for information.

Home and Garden Television Show seeks high energy arts and crafts

people to show how to make one of their projects on camera for an

episode of "That’s Clever!" The show will tape in May in Philadelphia.

E-mail Lisa Sichi at for information.

CAPPS seeks actors for Mary Zimmerman’s "The Odyssey" for July

production. Auditions are Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, 2 to 5

p.m. at the Swig Arts Center at Peddie School, Hightstown. Rick Joyce

is directing. Auditioners should prepare a five-minute story of their

choosing. Visit or call 609-490-7550 for information.

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Princeton Public Library invites submissions for summer film festival

from high school and college students. The works should be original in

half-inch VHS or DVD format with the title of the project, direct,

contact information, and a completed entry form (available at Deadline Thursday, June 15.

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Participate Please

Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants to become

homeowners of houses constructed by the organization and volunteers.

Plans include two houses in Old Bridge with five bedrooms. Applicants

must be low-income Middlesex County residents in need of affordable

housing with resources adequate to repay a no-interest mortgage from

Habitat. They must also work with volunteers in the construction of

their home or in other ways to support Habitat. Visit or call 732-634-5360 for information.

HomeFront offers Mother’s Day cards online at with

a donation.

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Summer Programs

Actors Dance Studio is taking registration for ballroom classes for

summer sessions ages 7 to adult. Call 609-278-0799.

HomeFront and Americorps Vista offers a 10-week summer program to work

with campers. Call 609-989-9417, ext. 33.

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Arbor Day Splendor

An open house at the former Princeton Nurseries Lands, now Mapleton

Preserve, 145 Mapleton Road, takes place Saturday, April 29, 1 to 5

p.m. 609-924-5705.

The afternoon will include a slide presentation, `Princeton Nurseries,

The Flemer Family Legacy,’ by William Flemer IV; tours of the newly

-restored headquarters of the D&R Canal State Park; guided walks on

Mapleton Preserve; nature crafts for children; and bluegrass music by

Mountain View Band and the Riverside Bluegrass Band.

Princeton Nurseries (now located in Allentown) has provided three

specimen trees to be planted for the Arbor Day celebration: their

recently-introduced Pin Oak cultivar "Pringreen’ Green Pillar" and two

white-bloomed Sargeant Cherries "Princeton Snowcloud." Each guest will

receive a seedling of the New Jersey State Tree, a Northern Red Oak.

Photo: Tasha O’Neill.

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Tribute to Korea: New Jersey Folk Festival

This year’s New Jersey Folk Festival takes place Saturday, April 29,

with artists including, clockwise from right: singer and acoustic

guitarist Ian Thomas, singer and festival regular Spook Handy, and

Masters of the Celtic Harp. This year’s theme is `The Charm of Korea,’

with events including Korean calligraphy, Hahoe Mask Dance, and Korean

tea ceremonies. For a full festival schedule and directions to the

Rutgers campus visit

Designed in 1975 the festival has grown into a major event, with

dozens of pre-emininent performers filling three stages.

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