Learn Spanish

Spanish Accreditation Center of Princeton offers Spanish classes at Waldorf School, 1062 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. Classes begin Saturday, February 27, from 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., and will run for 10 weeks. The exam will take place on Friday, May 20. E-mail spanishacp@gmail.­com or visit www.­spanishacp.­org for information.

For the Young

Trenton City Museum offers spring camp for ages 6 to 10 from Monday to Friday, March 28 to April 1, in Cadwalader Park. Educators will guide the students through the process of comic book creation, career exploration, and museum collection related activities. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $175.00. Call 609-989-1191 to register.

QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning and PNC Bank invite New Jersey students in grades 2 through 12 to take part in the “American Patriot Essay Contest” by writing a short essay on the topic “What the American Flag Means to Me.”

The grand prize winner will receive a visit to his or her school by a 75-foot-tall hot air balloon in June and a VIP package at the balloon festival in July: a hot air balloon ride for two, four Blue Sky Club VIP tickets, and the opportunity to meet one of this year’s concert headliners. The winning student’s immediate classmates will each receive one complimentary general admission ticket to festival. The winning student’s teacher and school principal will each receive two Blue Sky Club VIP tickets.

Second and third place prizes include admission and merchandise. Teachers who submit a group of 15 essays or more on behalf of their students will receive two free general admission tickets.

The essays of 100 words or less will be selected based on creativity, poignancy, and clarity with consideration given to the grade level of the contestant. Deadline is Saturday, April 30. Visit www.­balloonfestival.­com/pncessay or E-mailing information@balloon­festival.­com for information.

Greenwood House in Ewing seeks student volunteers for “Getting to Know You,” a multi-generational project. The purpose is to create short biographical sketches of residents. Volunteers will visit Greenwood House to spend time interviewing the residents to obtain information. Contact Carol Horowitz at 609-577-5692 or csh.msw@gmail.­com for information.

For Singers

Sacred Harp of Central New Jersey will hold a singing workshop on Sunday, February 21, for those interested in the American tradition of four-part, a cappella hymn singing. Dean Jens will teach the basics of Sacred Harp singing, a four-shape notation system that was used in Colonial singing schools to teach sight-reading to people with no musical training. The workshop begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Lawrenceville School chapel, Route 206, Lawrenceville. Free. Loaner books will be available. Call 609-896-8094 or E-mail sacred.harp.princeton@gmail.­com.

Call for Art

Rutgers University seeks entries for “Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities” through the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities. It is a group exhibition that will be on view from January to April, 2017. Artworks should focus on education, family, cultural connectivity, nutrition, health, safety, economics, housing, and labor issues. Visit cwah.rutgers.­edu; call 848-932-3726; or E-mail womenart@rci.rutgers.­edu for information. Submission deadline is Friday, April 8.

Call for Poetry

NAMI NJ seeks entries for the Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest. Families, friends, and those with the mental health challenges are affected by the consequences of living with a mental illness. Send your entry about the positive aspects of having or being close to someone with mental health challenges. Poems must be typewritten and 40 lines or less. Provide a cover letter that includes your name, E-mail, mailing address, and phone number. Mail to NAMI NJ Poetry Contest, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick 08902; or E-mail poetry@naminj.­org. Deadline is Friday, April 1.

Scholarships

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute seeks applicants for the Wyndham Worldwide Scholar Intern program, a paid program that provides qualified students real-world work experience in the hospital industry and scholarship funds for postsecondary education. Visit apply.chci.­org for information. The deadline is Friday, February 19.

Rotary Club of Trenton invites local high school seniors to apply for a $10,000 Lion Woodward Scholarship. The scholarship award is paid out $2,500 per year for four years and administered by the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

A variety of factors are considered as part of the evaluation process, including financial need, academic achievement, exemplary community service, and leadership. Deadline is Tuesday, March 1. Visit trentonrotary.­org/lion-woodward-foundation-scholarship for information.

Call for Volunteers

Mercer County Wildlife Center is holding orientations for new volunteers at the facility in Hopewell Township. Volunteer orientation sessions Saturday, March 19; and Sunday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers must be able to commit to one, four-hour shift, once per week, from April until September. This commitment is necessary because of the feeding schedule requirements and housing demands of the animals. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have a current tetanus vaccine, and are required to attend one orientation session. Volunteer duties are varied and include cage cleaning, diet preparation, laundry, and other behind-the-scenes opportunities. Contact Jane Rakos-Yates at 609-303-0552, ext. 103 or jrakosyates@mercercounty.­org for information.

Princeton Learning Cooperative seeks volunteers to work with teen members in academic and non-academic areas through tutoring, leading classes, activities, or offering one-time workshops. Contact Alison Snieckus at alison@princetonlearning­coop­er­a­tive.­org or 609-851-2522 for information.

Howell Farm is accepting applications for parent/child enrollment in its spring hatchery program which begins in March. The program is designed to introduce children to life on the farm, while parents volunteer time helping the Howell Farm staff work with school group visits to the farm and other chores related to farming. One parent must work at the farm as a volunteer in exchange for one child’s participation in the program. No experience is necessary.

The program for children aged 3 to 5 years includes feeding farm animals, collecting eggs, storytelling, and taking a hayride ride. The program runs one morning per week for 12 weeks, on either Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays, March 16, 17,or 18 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parents may enroll by attending an organizational meeting on Thursday, February 18, or Wednesday, February 24, at 1 p.m. at 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell. Meetings are intended for parents only. Applications will not be accepted by mail or phone. Call 609-737-3299 or visit www.­howellfarm.­org for information.

Donate Your Car

SERV Behavioral Health System is accepting donations of cars, boats, RVs, or other vehicle. Donate For Charity will arrange for your vehicle — whether it is running or not — to be picked up anywhere free of charge. You can get a tax deduction if you itemize your federal tax return. Call 609-662-3059, E-mail tfresco@servbhs.­org, or visit www.­servbhs.­org for information.

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