For Kids

Princeton HealthCare System and Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center invite children in grades K through 8 to register for the sixth annual Kids Marathon. Participants incorporate exercise into their daily lives with a goal of walking, running, or rolling a total 25 miles in the several weeks leading up to a 1.2-mile Fun Run that will be held Sunday, October 12, at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.

Children who do not complete a full 25 miles prior to October 12 are welcome to participate in the Fun Run. All children who participate will receive a T-shirt and a medal. The October 12 event features kids’ crafts, local vendors, and activities for the whole family. Registration and parental permission are required. Registration is $25 for the full marathon and $20 for the Fun Run alone.

Proceeds raised by the event support the care of infants and children at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center at University Medical Center of Princeton. Visit www.­princetonhcs.­org/kids­marathon or call 888-897-8979.

National Children’s Chorus is accepting applications for the 2015 winter and spring season for children ages 5 to 16. Auditions will be held Thursday, October 16, at the Church of Saint Paul near Columbus Circle, New York City.

Instructors work with students to develop their vocal skills. Working together as an ensemble culminates in performances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and beyond. Call 646-308-1744.

Call for Art

West Windsor Arts Council calls for artists and artisans for “Off the Wall: An Affordable Art Exhibit” (Monday, November 10, to Saturday, January 3), and a one-day “Artisan Market” on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two-dimensional artwork in a variety of themes and media may be offered at prices not exceeding $300 for exhibit. Artwork must be brought to the WWAC Gallery for jury review on Saturday, November 8, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Artisans who sell handcrafted pieces of jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, and more are sought for the market event on December 6. Submissions for jury review must be submitted electronically by Saturday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Visit www.­westwindsorarts.­org, call 609-716-1931, or E-mail wwacexhibits@gmail.­com.

Piano for Adults

The New School for Music Study offers Lunchtime Piano for Adult classes for beginners. E-mail admissions @nsmspiano.­org.


Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks offers “Introduction to Judaism,” an 18-week course beginning Tuesday, October 28, at Congregation Beth Chaim in West Windsor. The course is designed to learn more about your heritage, for people thinking about converting, and a way to understand Jewish friends and family members. Call 609-799-9401, ext. 102, or E-mail rabbiblum@bethchaim.­org.

Volunteer Please

Literacy New Jersey, Mercer County Programs offers tutor training sessions in October. The five-week evening session begins Wednesday, October 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. A daytime session also begins October 8 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All classes will be held at the law office of Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman Community Room, 100 Nassau Park Boulevard, West Windsor. Tutors need be 18 or older, have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent, and sign up for the five session training course. Call 609-587-6027.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is accepting applications for a 300-hour Americorps volunteer for the 2014-’15 school year. Stipend provided. Eligibility requirements include a senior in high school or college student, college graduate, U.S. citizen, and a strong desire to make a difference in the area of hunger and vulnerable populations. Responsibilities include managing the food pantry and assisting with case management. Contact Lara Wellerstein at laraw@jfcsonline.­org or 609-987-8100.

Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum seeks adult volunteers to help visiting elementary and middle school students learn about diversity appreciation, community service, and bullying prevention. No experience is necessary.

An information session will take place Tuesday, October 7, at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.; or Wednesday, November 5, at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. The Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum is housed in the Ewing Senior & Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. Visit www.­kidsbridgemuseum.­org, E-mail erickson47@verizon.­net, or call 609-356-8972.

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