Call for Art

The West Windsor Arts Council invites artists to submit works for its “Art and Healing Visual Art Show.” WWAC is creating an exhibition that looks at art as a healing tool, reflecting the realities, feelings, or experiences during this surreal time, or from other past events, both personal or public.

The exhibit will be on view from Monday, August 31, through Friday, October 23. A determination will be made at a later date whether the show will have an in-person component or be online only. Submissions are due by Sunday, July 26.

Any artist over the age of 18 is invited to submit new, original art. There is no size limit for pieces to be displayed virtually. If circumstances allow, WWAC will select works to hang in its gallery and foyer. Works to be considered include: paintings, drawings, installations, sculpture, digital media, videos, mixed media, photography or printmaking, Artwork must be in its original form for the medium being submitted.

Artwork offered for sale must be available throughout the duration of the show for purchase. If your artwork is purchased, it will need to be delivered to the Arts Center. Up to three works of art can be submitted. The fee is $10 for WWAC members and $15 for non-members.

For more information visit www.westwindsorarts.org.

Farm Tours

Howell Living History Farm is offering “Share the Harvest” tours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Pre-registration is required via the Mercer County CommunityPass portal. Tickets are not available at the farm, which is otherwise closed to the public.

Tours last about one hour and guide visitors past fields, gardens, and barns for a close-up look at the corn, oats, wheat, vegetables, and eggs being donated to Mercer County’s food pantries, food banks, and soup kitchens this summer and fall. Participation is open to everyone, and includes using an interactive map distributed at the farm’s reception center.

During the tour, visitors learn about each production area through a crop-themed crossword puzzle, an Instagram photo contest, and a match game that challenges youngsters to identify vegetables grown in the farm’s market garden. Guests who complete the crossword puzzle receive a sample bag of the farm’s whole wheat flour and a recipe card to take home. Visit www.howellfarm.org.

Fresh Produce for Seniors

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced that older adults in Mercer County will have the opportunity to receive fresh-produce checks through the Mercer County Office on Aging that will enable them to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farm stands.

To be eligible a recipient must living in Mercer County and be over age 60. A single person’s income must not exceed $23,606 per year or $1,968 monthly; a couple’s income must not exceed $31,894 per year or $2,658 monthly.

Call 609-989-6661 and speak with a staff member or leave a message. Each person will receive six $5 checks for a total $30 valid until November 30. Checks will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

“During this COVID-19 situation, the availability of fresh fruits and vegetable from farmer’s markets is more important than ever. The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program offers older adults an increased opportunity to include a nutritious choice to their eating habits. It also helps the older adult who may be struggling financially to get the most for their money,” Hughes said.

Social Opportunity

The YWCA Princeton Area Newcomers & Friends Women’s Club (NCF) invites new members to join for its 2020-’21 season, which began July 1. Planned activities offer chances to stay connected virtually or outdoors including Picnics in the Park, Brain Games (an online group), Have Bike Will Ride, Investment Club, Pickleball, Understanding Race, Walking in Skillman Park, Books by Moonlight, Book Talk, Exploring Family History, Fun & Games, Great Artists, Jin Shin Jitsu, Lunch Bunch, Pins & Needles, Teen Talk, and more.

Club dues are $90. Visit www.ywcaprinceton.org/newcomers and click “Join Now” button and for more information. For more information email newcomersmembership@ywcaprinceton.org.

Since 1959, the NCF has welcomed people from around the world and introduced them to the area through weekly and monthly activities, interest groups, and special events. Members come from all over the greater Princeton area including Montgomery, West Windsor, Plainsboro, Lawrenceville, Cranbury, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Pennington, Monroe, and more even from Pennsylvania.

Stand Against Racism

YWCA Princeton invites members of the Mercer County community and beyond to participate in its virtual Stand Against Racism Run-Walk. Participants will be able to run or walk any distance they are able to and raise funds in support of YWCA Princeton’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

Fundraising can start from the date of signup and the run/walk will be held from July 27 from August 10. Early registrants who register by Thursday, July 9, will receive a t-shirt, and top individual and team fundraisers will receive awards. Event participants are given a minimum fundraising goal of $100. Visit www.ywcaprinceton.org/runwalk.

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