Call for Art

Lawrence Library seeks artwork in any medium for its fourth annual Trashed Art contest, designed to create awareness of the usefulness of garbage. Each piece must use at least 75 percent recycled content –– something that has been manufactured and would otherwise be thrown away. The contest has two age categories, one for students in grades 7 to 12, and one for adults 18 and older, who live in Mercer County.

All accepted art entries will be publicly displayed throughout the library during the month of April. An artist’s reception will be held at the library on Thursday, April 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The deadline for entries is Sunday, March 31, and items must be delivered to the library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Winners will be notified by phone or E-mail. E-mail lawprogs@mcl.org or call 609-989-6922.

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed seeks art for its Butterfly Festival design contest from New Jersey students in grades 8 to 12. The theme, Metamorphosis, reflects the changes that will soon take place at the Watershed, including a new LEED Platinum environmental center and a redesigned trail network. Art must contain some color and depict metamorphosis as it relates to butterflies. Original art, including paintings, drawings, or photography, is acceptable.

Art and a completed entry form must be received by Friday, March 1, at noon. Art may be supplied in two-dimensional format or as an electronic file. Drawings or paintings should be mailed or delivered to Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington 08534, or E-mailed to smoran@thewatershed. Photographic submissions must be provided as digital files, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at final size (8.5 x 11 inches). Vertical format is preferred. Contact Suzanne Moran at 609-737-3735 or Smoran@thewatershed.org.

Scholarships

American Chemical Society offers several scholarships. African American, American Indian and Hispanic students planning to major in a chemistry-related field can apply for scholarships of $2,500 to $5,000 per year. Apply by Friday, March 1, at www.acs.org/scholars.

The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship, awarded to professionals in the chemistry pursuing a master’s degree in education or becoming certified as a science teacher, is up to $6,000 per year. The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors interested in teaching high school chemistry. Scholars receive $6,000 per academic year for up to six years. ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grants for school teachers include grants of up to $1,500 to chemistry teachers with ideas that transform classroom learning. Apply by Monday, April, 1 at www.acs.org/hach.

English as a Second Language

YWCA Princeton expands its free ESL program to offer an evening GED math preparation class, starting Tuesday, March 5. The class will run Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Bramwell House at the YWCA. Class materials are free. Call 609-497-2100, ext. 329, or E-mail ctompkins@ywcaprinceton.org.

Cyberwalk

NAMI NJ’s Walk for Recovery will be held in cyberspace to raise awareness and funds for statewide NAMI programs. Walkers can create teams, become captains, and collect donations for their teams.

Team captains are invited to the kick-off luncheon on Saturday, March 23, at Sir Johns Restaurant in North Brunswick. Visit www.naminj.org.

Seeking Women

of Distinction

American Heart Association seeks nominations for its seventh annual Women of Distinction Award. The award recognizes and honors New Jersey women who work towards promoting a healthy lifestyle for or among women, make a sustained, unique, or extraordinary effort to improve the community, support, and advance women issues or serve as a role model to other women.

The award will be presented at the Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon on Monday, May 13, at the Palace in Somerset. Nominations are due by Friday, March 8, at 5 p.m. Categories include Business, Industry, Healthcare; and Education, Non-Profit, Community, Civic, and Other. Visit www.heart.org/gardenstategoredluncheon or call 609-223-3727.

Sports

World Class Riders offers enrollment for the family-oriented Hamilton motorcycle club. Membership are available at www.worldclassriders.com. Dues are $25 per year.

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