Donate Please

PEAC Health & Fitness will collect gently used clothing to benefit the Rescue Mission of Trenton from February 2 to 29. The non-profit organization shelters an average of 200 individuals daily. Clothing donations will both help to clothe these individuals or may be sold in the Mission Store to generate funding to provide food, shelter, and support services to those in need. Bring donations to PEAC, 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. Call or E-mail Christine Salmon at 609-883-2000 or csalmon@­peachealthfitness.­com for information.

Art Class

Morven Museum offers “Winter Scenes and Still Life Watercolor Workshop on Mondays, February 1 to 29 (no class on February 15), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will focus on watercolor techniques, pigments, and composition for creating paintings of seasonal subjects. The individual artworks can vary from still life to strongly shadowed winter scenes. Experienced members of the group may focus on challenging their skills with new watercolor pigments and combined media. Classes will be led by Gail Bracegirdle, an instructor with Arts Council of Princeton. Register. $155. Call 609-924-8144 or E-mail info@­morven.­org for information.

Call for Art

West Windsor Arts Council invites members to submit artwork from all mediums with the underlying theme of “My Paradise”; an ideal or idyllic place or state. Works suggestive of a paradise that are not literal representations are also encouraged. Deadline is Friday, February 19. Exhibit is March 8, to April 30. Opening reception is Sunday, March 13, 4 to 6 p.m. Artists may join as a WWAC member for $40. Call 609-716-1931 for more information.

For Teens

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company has auditions for teens, ages 13 to 18, for a five week musical theater conservatory on Saturday, February 6. Auditioners must prepare 16 bars each of two musical theater songs — an uptempo and a ballad — and be prepared to dance. Students rehearse, take master classes, attend season shows, and do outreach performances. Program culminates in a two-week run of “The Sound of Music” on the Bucks County Playhouse stage. Program runs July 11 to August 13. Free. Call 267-740-2090, ext. 113, for an audition appointment.

Nominations Invited

New Jersey Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma is accepting nominations for the ambassador awards honoring the individuals and faith-based communities that have provided effective supports, services or programs that reduce the ways in which society stigmatizes people with mental illnesses. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, February 1. E-mail Lisa Powell at Lpowell@­naminj.­org for information.

Expanded Program

Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing is now Meals on Wheels of Mercer County. The group provides home-delivered meals and related services to East Windsor, Hamilton, Hightstown, Lawrence, Princeton, West Windsor, Ewing, and Trenton. E-mail info@­mealsonwheelsmercer.­org or call 609-695-3483 for information, to make a donation, or to volunteer.


Patrons of the Arts of Monroe Township presents a trip to St. Louis and Branson, Missouri, from October 17 to 21. One night in St Louis, three nights at the Chateau on the Lake. $1,179 includes all tickets, entrance fees, motor coach transportation, accommodations, tour guides, breakfast and dinner daily, and round trip airport transfers from Monroe. Does not include airfare. Single supplement of $350. Call 732-605-0262 for information and registration.

Picnic Areas

Mercer County Park Commission will begin accepting reservations for the West and East picnic areas in Mercer County Park, Rosedale Picnic Area in Mercer Meadows, Princeton Country Club Picnic Area in West Windsor, and Valley Road Picnic Area in Hopewell Township on Tuesday, February 23. Call 609-443-8560 or visit www.­mercercountyparks.­org.

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