Heads Up Special Riders, a nonprofit that offers horse 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 training will be provided. The company is located at Hasty Acres Farm, 121 Laurel Avenue, Kingston. Visit www.headsupspecialriders.com.
The Sarah Mook Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through Saturday, March 31. Cash awards are $100 first prize, $50 second prize, $25 third prize in each of four categories: kindergarten through second, third through fifth, sixth through eighth, and ninth through twelfth. Students can enter up to two poems of their original work. Include a separate cover sheet with the student’s name, address, and school. Visit www.sarahmookpoetrycontest.com.
Canal Clean Up Day
The Friends of the Delaware Canal is sponsoring a Canal Clean-Up Day at the Delaware Canal State Park on Saturday, April 7, to clear trash, debris, and brush from the waterway and towpath that runs from Easton to Bristol, PA. Volunteers will be working all along the Canal’s 58.9-mile length, but help is especially needed in the areas listed on www.fodc.org. Those who wish to participate should choose a location, and then contact the area coordinator for that section to register.
Nominate an RVCC Alumnus
The Raritan Valley Community College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni Award, which will be presented at the college’s academic awards dinner on May 9. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes living alumni for their achievements in the following areas: professional successes; civic contributions within their local community, state or nation; academic accomplishments; service to RVCC; and personal triumphs. The nomination form can be found at www.raritanval.edu/alumni. Nominations are due Monday, April 2.
March For Our Lives
The Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action has reserved buses to take area supporters from Princeton to Washington D.C. for the March for our Lives being organized under the leadership of high school students from Parkland, Florida. The buses will leave at 7:30 a.m. from the parking lot adjacent to the Princeton Municipal Building at 400 Witherspoon Street in Princeton. The buses expect to depart D.C. at 5 p.m. and arrive in Princeton at about 9 p.m. Cost is $50 per seat for CFPA members; $75 per seat for non-members. Visit www.peacecoalition.org for information.