Call for Donations

The Friends of South Brunswick Public Library are holding an outdoor book and media donation drive in the rear of the library parking lot on Friday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please donate only new and gently used books and media items in good condition. No magazines, encyclopedias, VHS, or audio cassette tapes. The library is located at 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction. Visit www.sbpl.info.

Call for Photography

The New Brunswick Free Public Library’s 13th annual photography contest will take place virtually. Submissions are due by Thursday, October 15. Professional photographers and library staff will judge submissions. On Friday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a virtual opening reception through Zoom where the winners will be announced.

After the reception, winners will be allowed to pick up their prizes at the library by arranging a time they would like to come in. The winning photographs will be displayed in an exhibition at Above Art Studios until December 12.

Submission forms and full details are available on the library’s website at www.nbfpl.org/photocontest. This is a digital submission only contest; please do not send any hard copies of your photos to the library. For any questions, contact Kavita Pandey at kavita@lmxac.org.

For Seniors

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton invites seniors 65 and older to join its free Better Health Program, based out of the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton. The program combines medical education, interesting lifestyle topics, and fun activities, offered year-round, both in-person and online.

The program is free to join for adults over 65 and registration is now available by calling 609-584-6422 or visiting www.rwjbh.org/hamiltonbetterhealth.

Sports for Causes

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Mercer County has taken its annual Run for Club Kids virtual. Participants can choose how, when, where, and with whom they want to participate. Run/walk 5K, 10K, or a half marathon alone, as a family, or form a team and encourage neighbors, colleagues, or friends to join.

Create a safe route or run on a treadmill. Complete the “race” anytime between October 1 and November 1. Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for kids. Additional fundraising is encouraged: those who raise $300 or more receive BGC Mercer Swag.

All registrants will receive a race t-shirt, a race bib, & a finisher medal. Please take a photo as you run and tag @bgcmercer #rfck2020. For more information or to register visit www.bgcmercer.org/upcoming-events.

For Singers

Voices Chorale NJ is offering a fall program of online education for singers who would like an opportunity to hone musical and singing skills. Classes will meet on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m., September 28 through December 14.

The series will be curated by David A. McConnell, the artistic director of VCNJ. Guest artists and educators will join some sessions. Topics will include vocal development, ear training, sight singing, study of choral literature, and more.

All members of the singing community are welcome to participate. The cost for the program is $115. Interested singers should email info@voiceschoralenj.org.

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