Call for Nominees
JFCS of Greater Mercer County announces the Rose & Louis H. Linowitz Mensch Award. This is a merit-based award for deserving Jewish eighth-grade and high school senior students living in Greater Mercer County. Candidates should exemplify what it means to be a mensch — a person of integrity and honor, a doer of good deeds, and an all-around good person. Students must be nominated by a member of the community such as a Rabbi, educator, youth group advisor, secular school guidance counselor, teacher, parent, etc. Eighth-grade Mensch-In-Training award is $300 and high school senior Mensch Award winners will receive $1,500. This is not a need-based scholarship. Applications are due by Friday, April 30.
Online Courses Open
Bucks County Playhouse’s acclaimed education program encourages children, teens and adults to explore their creativity through a variety of online classes for spring, 2021. The current roster of classes includes: Acting for Adults, Broadway Dance Workshops, Improv for Adults, Writers Workshop, and Writing and Performing Your Own Solo Show. Details on the programs are available at www.bcptheater.org or by calling Michaela Murphy, Director of Education at 215-862-2121. Returning students can receive a 20 percent discount for referrals and there is also a sibling discount of 20 percent if two or more household members want to take the same class. To receive the discount, students must inquire prior to registration at email@example.com
Aid Available for Renters
The deadline for renter households in Mercer County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for financial assistance toward unpaid rent or utility bills has been extended until Monday, April 5, County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced.
Help is available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), launched by the Mercer County Department of Human Services, Office on Homeless Services, in partnership with the Mercer County Board of Social Services. The program is being funded by a nearly $11 million grant made possible by the federal stimulus package signed in December.
For more information, visit www.mercercounty.org/ERAP.
Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs invites singers of all levels to participate in a Zoom sing of the Mozart Mass in C Minor on Sunday, April 11, at 4 p.m. Marjorie Herman will introduce the piece and guide a warmup. Then everyone will be muted to each sing (and/or play) along to a YouTube recording with professional orchestra and chorus, with scrolling score. There will be an opportunity to chat at the end of the session. Visit musicalamateurs.org for further information.
Call for Blood Donors
New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is experiencing a blood shortage. Donors with type O and type B blood are especially needed as NJBS currently has a 1-2 day supply of these blood types. Donations are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 1-800-933-2566 or visiting www.nybc.org.