Call for Vendors

The Pennington School is seeking vendors for the Mercer Bucks Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors are welcome. If you are someone who invents, designs, creates, or builds things, you can apply for space at the fair online at www.mercerbucks.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers. There is no cost to exhibit your work.

Volunteer

Heads Up Special Riders, Inc. — a nonprofit that offers horseback riding to children with special needs — is seeking volunteers to assist the children, handle and saddle the horses, and walk with the horse and rider during lessons. No experience is necessary, and they will provide training . They are located at 121 Laurel Avenue, Kingston. The program runs Monday and Friday afternoons. Visit www.headsupspecialriders.com for more information.

Donate

Jersey Physical Therapy and Hugs for Brady have teamed up for the annual pajama drive to benefit children battling cancer at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital. Through Sunday, December 31, they are collecting new, unwrapped pajamas for ages newborn to age 22 at each of their three physical therapy office locations in East Brunswick, South Brunswick, and Plainsboro. Visit www.jerseypt.com for more information.

The Lawrence Library is collecting donations of new handmade scarves, hats, and mittens for donation to HomeFront. Items can be for children or adults and can be dropped off through Saturday, January 13, during the library’s regular business hours. Visit www.mcl.org for information.

Buy a Tree

Scouts from Princeton’s Boy Scout Troop 43 will be selling Christmas Trees on Hulfish Street behind the Nassau Inn through Christmas Eve to help fund the purchase of equipment they use throughout the year. Hours are Monday to Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grant Programs

I Am Trenton Community Foundation’s new Old Trenton Arts & Community Grants Program will begin on Tuesday, January 2. The new competitive grants program reflects current efforts by several Trenton organizations to establish an arts and culture district in the Old Trenton neighborhood, bordered by East State Street, North Broad Street, Perry Street, and Route 1. The maximum award is $8,000.

The general grants schedule is as follows: January 2, grant applications and criteria available on website; January 13 and 17, mandatory workshops; February 12, applications due at noon; March 16 and 17, notifications to applicants; March 27, award ceremony and checks presentation; March 28, projects start; September 6, interim reports due; December 31, projects end; and January 20, 2019, final reports due. For more details on eligibility, categories of funding, criteria, and selection process, go to www.iamtrenton.org.

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