Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville is raising money through the online site Indiegogo, to build a permanent indoor theater in Flemington. The goal is $30,000 by Sunday, June 15.
Contributions will be used for the start of the capital campaign to secure the building, make the necessary renovations, and raise the curtain on a performing arts center. A variety of levels of contribution are available with perks available for all.
The company has been operating the Washington Crossing Open Air Theater in Titusville for five years. Despite the success of the venue, it poses many obstacles to overcome — including rain, sudden thunderstorms, building sets to withstand the weather, excessive heat, and insects. The creation of an indoor theatrical venue will allow the group to expand on programming and arts education. Visit www.downtownpac.com.
Ewing High School, Class of 1974 is accepting registration for the 40 year reunion to be held on Saturday, August 2, at the Westin, Forrestal Village, in Plainsboro. $80 includes a cocktail party on Friday, August 1. The Friday night cocktail party is also open to other classes for $30. E-mail Lindaziff@gmail.com or call Linda (Seifert) Ziff at 215-962-1129 for information.
PEAC Health & Fitness offers its annual bus trip to the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, on Wednesday, August 27, beginning at 7:30 a.m. $125 includes bus, general admission, and breakfast. Call 609-883-2000, E-mail csalmon@PEAChealthfitness.com, or visit www.PEAChealthfitness.com for information.
American Red Cross will be holding a youth leadership conference Monday to Thursday, August 4 to 7, at 707 Alexander Road, West Windsor, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is open to students entering grades 9 to 12. Student attendees will receive a certificate for 28 hours of community service.
Participants will receive Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED training and certification. An exploration of humanitarian law includes activities and discussions as they explore the concept of human dignity in wartime. The Be Ready course teaches students how to help their communities prepare for and respond to emergencies. There are also courses in exploring cultural diversity, lessons in government relations, and civic responsibility, and more. $150 includes lunch and snacks. Visit www.redcross.org/Princeton to register.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service is now accepting applications for a 1700-hour Americorps volunteer for the 2014-2015 school year. Volunteers receive living allowance benefits and a final education award to be used toward your higher education loans or tuition. Eligibility requirements include being college graduate and a U.S. citizen with a strong desire to make a difference in the area of hunger and vulnerable populations. Responsibilities include case management, intake, and overseeing food pantry. Contact Lara Wellerstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-987-8100.
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation provides college scholarships and educational counseling to the children of military personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. Its goal is to bridge the gap in funding between available sources of grants and scholarships and the total cost of college. Visit www.fallenpatriots.org.
North Brunswick Public Library is having a used clothing drive to support the Rescue Mission of Trenton through Tuesday, June 3. All types of clothing in all sizes will be accepted. Donations are distributed free of charge to clients in the mission’s emergency shelter or to anyone who simply cannot pay. They are also resold in the Mission Thrift Store at affordable prices. The library is located at 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick. Call 732 246-3545.