Classes for Adults
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is launching a program to help anyone diagnosed with pre-diabetes from developing Type 2 diabetes or delaying its eventual onset through improved nutrition, increased exercise, stress management, and weight loss. The year-long program will meet every other week for its first six months, followed by monthly meetings in the second half of the year. All sessions will take place at Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Family Health Center, 123 How Lane, New Brunswick. The free sessions begin on August 17. Call 732-339-7772 for information or to register.
The New Brunswick Free Public Library will continue its English for Beginners class. The class supports adults new to English in building communication skills in contexts that are relevant to their lives. Class activities are interactive and focus on skills related to vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. The class is free, with all materials provided. It will be held on Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., from August 7 to September 18. To register, e-mail instructor Jessica Hunsdon, firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 732-993-4505.
Community Support and Suicide Prevention CONTACT will offer two 40-hour training courses for prospective hotline volunteers beginning Tuesday, September 12, and running weekly through November 21; mornings 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and evenings 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. One-hour, no obligation orientation sessions will be held on September 12 at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street, Pennington. The classes teach compassionate listening skills, telephone crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and addiction awareness. Information and registration: www.contactofmercer.org or 609-883-2880.
The Sourland Spectacular — a 65.4-mile cycling competition through the Sourland region on Saturday, September 9 — is looking for volunteers to assist riders during the event. Volunteers will help with registration, filling water jugs, test-riding routes, staffing rest stops, and other race and post-race activities. Visit www.sourlandspectacular.com/volunteer.
The Princeton Learning Center is seeking volunteers who can commit to one-hour weekly sessions to tutor one-one-one, lead small-group classes, or offer a one-time workshop in a wide range of education topics. Visit www.princetonlearningcooperative.org or call 609-851-2522.
LaShir: The Jewish Community Choir of Princeton is seeking experienced choral singers of all voice parts to join its ranks. Rehearsals are held Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. at the Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. For information, visit www.lashir.org. To schedule an audition, call 347-782-2746 or e-mail Director@LaShir.org.
Through mid-August, any donation or gift to the Linda Fund at Tabby’s Place — located at 110 Route 202 in Ringoes — will be matched by local businesses and benefactors. The Linda Fund provides life-saving emergency and specialty care for Tabby’s Place’s cats and kittens in need. Donations will be matched up to $216,688. For information or to make a donation, visit www.tabbysplace.org.
From Tuesday, August 1, to Tuesday, August 15, Hair Cuttery will be donating back-to-school haircuts to children. For every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut, one free haircut certificate will be donated to a local disadvantaged child. Visit www.haircuttery.com.
Trenton’s Back to School Bash
The Salvation Army in Trenton is hosting a back-to-school bash at 575 East State Street on Thursday, September 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. Residents can register for the event on July 31 and August 1. The first 250 students to register will receive a backpack and starter supplies kit for the new school year. To register bring a proof of income, photo ID, proof of address, birth certificates for all children, and social security cards. Call 609-599-9373 for information.