Grants Available

Trenton Historical Society is accepting applications for the eighth annual Restore Trenton! Historic Property Rehabilitation Grant Program. The fund promotes the preservation and restoration of eligible historic properties within Trenton through exterior projects incluing rehabilitation, restoration, and major repairs of architectural details and features. Properties must be 50 years or older and in residential use. Preference is given to properties owned by Trenton residents and those within designated historic districts. Grants range from $500 to $3,000. Visit or contact or 609-396-4478. Application deadline is Friday, April 29.


Art All Night, Trenton’s 24-hour celebration of creativity and community, seeks volunteers for its 2016 event on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, from 3 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Historic Roebling Wire Works, 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton. All volunteers receive a free T-shirt. Visit or E-mail

Call for Films

Princeton Public Library is accepting original film submissions for the 2016 Princeton Student Film Festival being held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 20 and 21. Student filmmakers whose works are selected will be invited to introduce and talk about their works during the 13th annual festival.

Students ages 14 to 25 are encouraged to submit original films with running times of 20 minutes or less, in a wide range of genres and styles. There is no fee to enter. Deadline for submission is June 1. The entry form and other guidelines are available at

For Seniors

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System offers health fairs for adult communities in Monroe. Screenings will include blood pressure, blood sugar, bone density, pulse oximetry, and sun skin damage. Seniors will also be able to bring their health questions about medications and access information about adult day care services, mammograms, sleep apnea, dental issues, foot problems, long-term care, and home-care assistance. Old hearing aids will be collected for repair and re-use by the needy. The N.J. Office of Veterans’ Affairs will be on hand to inform veterans about benefits eligibility. Sign-ups for screenings can be made the day of the fairs. Call 732-745-8600, Ext. 8662, for more information.

The fairs will be held Monday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Ponds; Thursday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Concordia; Monday, May 16, 5 to 7 p.m. at Stonebridge; Thursday, May 19, 5 to 7 p.m. at Encore; Monday, May 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Greenbriar at Whittingham; Wednesday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regency; Thursday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clearbrook; and Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rossmoor.

For Students

Students from Somerset, Morris, Mercer, Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Union counties are invited to enter the Wings of Hope T-shirt contest sponsored by Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey. Winning designs will be worn by attendees at the National Cancer Survivors Day event in Bedminster on Saturday, June 4. Participants should submit a 8.5×11 black-and-white line drawing that illustrates what “hope” means to them. E-mail drawings as an attachment to with name, age, school, and an explanation of the piece. Submissions will be posted on Facebook for public voting through Saturday, April 30. The winning design from an elementary school student will be used for youth shirts; the winning middle or high school design will be used for adult shirts. Visit

CYO of Mercer County offers Yardville Summer Day Camp for ages 5 to 12 from June 27 to August 26. CYO Yardville also offers swim lessons for ages 4 to 14 on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, June 27 to August 17, at 6 or 7 p.m. Cost is $90. Visit

Kidsbridge, a nonprofit dedicated to bullying prevention, empathy, diversity appreciation, and respect for all, is accepting entries for its second annual youth competition. This year’s theme is “Standup4Diversity: How I Include and Respect Others.” Entries are accepted in three categories: essay, art poster, and video PSA. Visit for information and to enter. Deadline is Friday, May 13. Winners will be honored at the Walk2Stop Bullying on Saturday, June 18, at Educational Testing Service in Princeton.

For Teachers

Kidsbridge also seeks to recognize educators who go above and beyond as leaders in the schools in the areas of character education, diversity appreciation, and/or bullying prevention through its second annual Educator Character Education Leadership Awards Contest. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, May 13. Visit Winners will be honored at the Walk2Stop Bullying on Saturday, June 18, at ETS in Princeton.

Bus Trip

CYO of Yardville offers a trip to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx to see the Yankees face the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, May 15. The cost is $99 per person, which includes the game ticket, a continental breakfast, lunch, and beverages on the bus. The bus will leave the Yardville CYO, 453 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, at 10 a.m. and return at approximately 7 p.m. Contact Dan Bossio at 609-585-4280 Ext. 112 or

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