ESL for Business
YWCA Princeton’s English as a Second Language program offers “American Business Culture” presented by Rick Moretti to help students adapt to American culture in the workplace. The new course is designed to provide a safe forum to learn about the rules of etiquette in the workplace. Call 609-497-2100, ext. 306 for information.
New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives. The blood service volunteer assists donors with registration, escorts them, and watches for post donation reactions. Contact R. Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Photos
Friends for the Abbott Marshlands seeks entries for a photographic exhibition featuring the works of artists showcasing Abbott Marshlands and natural areas in Hamilton, Trenton, and Bordentown. The show opens at Ellarslie on Saturday, September 20, with an awards ceremony. On view to November 20, it then travels to the Tulpehaking Nature and Interpretive Center at Roebling Park. Entry categories are plants, wildlife, natural habitats, and people connecting with nature. Visit www.marsh-friends.org for information.
India Foundation of Metropolitan Princeton, a community based organization serving the cultural and social needs of the Indian community in the greater Princeton area, has volunteer opportunities for high school students. The group was started in 2012 by high school students with a mission to support and address the needs of the Indian community first locally, then globally. The group has performed music and dance shows at seven nursing homes, raised money for Ekal Vidyalaya and Sankara Eye Foundation, and performed at a Sandy benefit concert to support those affected by the storm. The youth group is seeking volunteers and musicians who are motivated, want to develop leadership, communication, social and, organization skills, as well as wanting to make a difference in the lives of others around them. Meetings are held in West Windsor every Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. E-mail email@example.com.
New Jersey State League of Municipalities offers a scholarship opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who are residents of New Jersey and plan to continue their education after high school. The statewide scholarship competition seeks to advance the virtues of elected and volunteer members of municipal government.
Write a 500-word essay on the theme “What My Municipal Government Does Best” based on your perceptions and experiences with your municipality’s local government. Essays must be submitted to your hometown mayor by Monday, March 10. Visit www.njslom.org.
For the Young
Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey invites submissions by students in grades 5 to 8 for the PSA Challenge contest. Create a 30-second television public service announcement to get the message out about the importance of avoiding substance abuse. Deadline is Friday, April 11. Visit drugfreenj.com, E-mail Matt@drugfreenj.org, or call 973-467-2100, ext. 24.
PEAC Health and Fitness in Ewing has launched a new training program for children ages 6 to 10. “Jump Start” will get kids on the road to fitness and/or athletics with age-appropriate exercises. The program will focus on balance, coordination, endurance, and agility in a non-competitive atmosphere. Call 609-883-2000 or E-mail Christine Salmon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fulper Farms in Lambertville offers “Farmstead Adventure Camp” in one week sessions from July to mid-August. Visit www.fulperfarms.com, E-mail email@example.com, or call Megan Dewalt at 609-651-5991.
Speakology offers “The Art and Science of Speaking” for ages 7 to 17. Many children experience challenges to communicate and express themselves clearly online or in person. Dana Lichtstrahl, a Princeton resident and founder of Speakology, presents a six session 12-hour course beginning Saturday, March 15, 4 to 6 p.m., through April 19. $225. The location is Tigerlabs on the second floor of 252 Nassau Street, Princeton. Visit speakology.us.
Summer Is Coming
WaterWorks Aquatic Complex is accepting applications for resident and non-resident memberships for families, individuals, and seniors. Visit www.westwindsornj.org or call 609-799-2400.
United Way offers assistance in filing taxes online for free if you earn $58,000 or less. Visit myfreetaxes.com/mercercash or call 855-698-9435 for information.
NAMI Mercer is accepting registration for Family-to-Family, a free, 12-week education course for adult family members of persons living with mental illness. Classes begin Tuesday, March 25, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1985 Pennington Road, Ewing.
By attending this program, family members have the opportunity to meet others like themselves in a confidential setting. The curriculum covers the biology of brain disorders, recent developments in brain research related to mental illness, and the latest medication and treatment options. Families also learn how to cope with the stress of caregiving and how best to advocate for their loved ones. Call 609-799-8994 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mercer County requests that residents who were affected by Superstorm Sandy take a health and well-being assessment survey at www.mercercounty.org. The anonymous survey will focus on major issues that residents dealt with during and after the storm including medical and mental health issues, preparedness activities, and gaps in recovery services. The data will be compiled by the Mercer County Division of Public Health and used to improve ongoing and future storm recovery efforts. Responses are requested by Friday, March 21.
Community Justice Center, a legal services non-profit with offices in Trenton, is seeking a law student for its summer internship. While the position is unpaid, the center will participate with any law school stipend/grant program. The agency assists low-income, disabled veterans, and other eligible residents.
The internship will include direct interaction with prospective and current clients including coordinating referrals, conducting intakes, and participation in community events and outreach. Experience and/or demonstrated interest in disability and civil rights work is required. Experience and/or familiarity with “invisible” medical conditions and geographic familiarity with Central New Jersey are preferred. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com, with the subject line: Summer 2014 Internship. Deadline is Monday, March 31.
Baseball for All
Bordentown Little League’s Challenger Division, a program for developmentally and physically challenged youth, seeks players for 2014. It is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 18 from surrounding areas. The program seeks to provide participants with the opportunity to experience the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play, while playing with the same equipment on the same fields as the other divisions of play. Contact Mark Roselli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-586-2257, or visit www.bordentownlittleleague.org.