Call for Donations

The Office of the Mercer County Clerk seeks donations for its 2020 holiday drive to support area animal shelters and the Children’s Home Society.

Donations can take the form of checks or money orders payable to Easel, Children’s Home Society, or Trenton Animal Shelter. Also accepted are donations are new children’s clothing, unwrapped toys, pet food, blankets, nonperishable foods, and other necessities.

Bring all donations to 209 South Broad Street, first floor, Trenton. The deadline for donations is Thursday, December 17. Call 609-278-7161 for more information.

Call for Photography

Friends of Princeton Open Space encourages professional and amateur photographers to take their best shot of all that the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve has to offer.

Photographs must be taken in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve between November 27, 2020, and January 31, 2021. You may submit a maximum of two photographs. Files must be in JPG format. Any aspect ratio is acceptable, but please size the file so that the longest dimension is 1500 pixels and set the quality to “high.”

Filenames MUST include the photographer’s name and the name of image. In order to ensure anonymous judging, please do not include any signatures or watermarks on the photo that would reveal the name of the photographer.

Entries must be submitted by midnight, January 31, 2021, via email to photos@fopos.org, with “2020 Photo Contest” in the subject line. Please include your Instagram handle if you have one.

Winners will be contacted by February 28, 2021. Prizes are gift cards for REI. For submissions by children in the 11-16 age group, prizes are $25 gift cards to JaZams. For ages 10 and under, prizes are $5 gift cards to the Bent Spoon or Lillipies. Visit www.fopos.org.

For Ballet Dancers

Princeton Ballet School invites dancers ages 13 and up to jump-start the new year with a comprehensive virtual Winter Intensive, Monday through Friday, January 4 through 8.

“Dancers will have the opportunity to study different techniques and styles with master teachers from across the country and Europe,” says School Director Aydmara Cabrera. “The virtual format enables us to bring these incredible guest artists and educators to our School safely, which would have been impossible otherwise due to travel, space, and schedule restrictions.”

The Winter Intensive faculty features Riccardo De Nigris, Christina Johnson, Sarah Lane, Caridad Martinez, Jorge Navarro, Yulia Rakova, Nadia Thompson, and Tania Vergara. Classes include classical ballet technique, pointe, character, variations, contemporary, and flamenco, and meets Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7:30 p.m., and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

To register visit www.arballet.org.

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