Knead Out Hunger

Piccolo Pronto is celebrating its grand opening by giving back to the community with its Knead Out Hunger charity event and pizza giveaway at Campus Town at the College of New Jersey on Wednesday, March 30, from noon to 9 p.m. Customers who donate any amount of money will receive a free pizza, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. All are invited from TCNJ and the surrounding community for charitable giving, music, prizes, and free pizza.

Summer Camps

The Arts Council of Princeton seeks counselors-in-training at least 14 years old and counselors at least 16 years old for its summer arts camps. CITs and counselors must be available to work at least two weeks of camp. Background check may be required. Apply online at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. Deadline is Thursday, March 31.

Summer Reading

Mercer County Library System offers free summer reading programs for children and teenagers at its nine branches. This year’s themes are “On Your Mark, Get Set … Read!” for children and “Get in the Game: Read!” for ages 12 to 18. Registration for the six-week program begins Monday, June 20. The program ends Friday, August 5. Special registration events will include magicians, science presentations, concerts, fitness and wellness workshops, juggling and acrobatics shows, crafts, live animals, and contests. Children will receive a reading log and weekly prizes will be awarded. Visit www.mcl.org.

Homebuyer Assistance

Mercer County offers assistance to potential homebuyers through its First-Time Homebuyer Program. Workshops will be held Wednesday, April 20, at the Lawrence branch of the Mercer County Library and Thursday, September 22, at Hamilton Public Library, at 6:30 p.m. Participants learn how the mortgage process works and meet with potential lenders. Eligibility is based on family size and income. Contact the Mercer County Housing Office at 609-989-6858.

Cast Your Vote

Entries submitted for the seventh annual Trashed Art Contest are on display at Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, throughout April. Entrants were encouraged to turn something destined for the landfill into something artful. Visit the library’s reference department to view the entries and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Contact Julia Cuddahy at 609-989-6922 or jcuddahy@mcl.org.

Volunteer

Montgomery Township holds its annual recycling fair on Sunday, April 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at the baseball complex, 52 Reading Boulevard, Belle Mead. Community organizations may register to collect and recycle items. Volunteers and sponsors are also sought for the event. Visit edf.montgomery.nj.us or contact Lauren Wasilauski at 908-359-8211 ext. 343 or lwasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us.

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