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Top Of PageGood Causes
Mercer County seeks supplies for Operation Open Arms, a project
benefiting men and women serving overseas in all branches of the
military. Items most needed include bug spray and wipes, lip balm,
Q-tips, razors, eye drops, powdered drink mixes, socks, protein bars,
mouthwash, granola and cereal bars, sugar-free foods, batteries,
tissues, baby and foot powder, shave cream, wipes, toilet paper,
deodorant, feminine products, cookies, microwave popcorn, coffee and
tea, over the counter medicines, small boxes of cereal, snack foods,
and nuts. Bring to Mercer Libraries, or the County Connection office,
Route 33, Hamilton. Call Sharyse Porter at 609-278-7192. Deadline
Monday, May 28.
Pedal with a Purpose: A Bicycle Journey from Sea to Sea benefits Camp
Quality, a summer camp in New Jersey for children with cancer. Abigail
Boroh, a 16- year-old student at Stuart County Day School, is one of
seven teens who will cycle across America, from the Pacific to the
Atlantic to raise money and awareness for children with cancer.
Donations payable to Camp Quality may be sent to Abigail Boroh, 189
Wilshire Drive, Belle Meade 08502.
Arena Cares, Sovereign Bank’s newly organized community service group,
partnered with Homeless to Independence to collect items for the
residents of South Jersey affected by the recent fire in Ocean and
Burlington counties. Items will be collected at the SB Arena through
March 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items needed include clean summer
clothing; diapers, baby wipes, ointments, formula, and other infant
and baby supplies; hygiene products; toys and game; furniture. E-mail
email@example.com before dropping off any large pieces of
Top Of PageAvailable
New Jersey Council for the Humanities offers humanities festival
grants for programs taking place in October on the theme of "The
Immigrant Experience in New Jersey: Our Community." Visit www.njch.org
for information, guidelines, and application. Deadline Friday, June
Middlesex County Improvement Authority offers M.C. Blue, a recycling
education robot with information about recycling for young children,
teens, and adults. Register. Free. www.mciauth.com. Call Jennifer
Apostol at 609-409-5033.
Federal Emergency Management Agency offers disaster assistance for New
Jersey homeowners and renters affected the April storm. www.fema.gov.
Princeton Bridge Center offers the social and competitive world of
duplicate bridge at Princeton Senior Resource Center. Organized by
Bill Miller, a duplicate bridge Silver Life Master, he is accredited
by the American Contract Bridge League as a bridge director and
teacher. Games begin Thursday, June 7, at 1 p.m. Lessons will also be
scheduled. Call Miller at 908-872-7927 or E-mail
Top Of PageClasses
Arts Council of Princeton is accepting registrations for summer art
classes from painting to dancing. Full descriptions at
Har Sinai Temple is accepting registration for new and continuing
students for the 2007-’08 school year. The oldest Reform synagogue in
New Jersey broke ground in April for a new nine-classroom educational
center; combined chapel, social hall, and activities center; and
administration offices in Pennington. www.harsinai.org. Call
Top Of PageFor Artists
Gallery 125 seeks submissions for its juried photography exhibit.
Submit digital files on CD, labeled with the title, media, framed
dimensions, and year created. All submissions must include a $10 check
payable to TDA Gallery 125. www.gallery125.com. Call 609-989-9119 for
Top Of PageVolunteer
Art All Night Trenton seeks volunteers to work for three hours at the
24-hour art fest on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24.
My Daughter’s Keeper seeks single moms raising daughters from 8 to 19
to share stories for a book project. Deadline is Friday, May 25. Call
632-565-3793, ext. 8, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Of PageFor Kids
New Jersey Parents Foundation seeks nominations for "Parents of the
Year" awards. Parents selected will be honored on Sunday, July 22, in
ceremonies throughout the state. For guidelines and forms E-mail
njparentsDay@aol.com or call Linda Haft at 201-842-8863.
The organization’s youth essay contest, "What My Parents (or Parent)
Mean to Me" is for ages 10 to 19. An art project or poster on the same
theme is requested of ages 9 and younger. Contact Haft for
Top Of PageTrips
Arts Council of Princeton has a bus trip to the Metropolitan Museum of
Art on Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The excursion includes the
exhibits, Frank Stella, One of a Kind, as well as a show on carved
ivory treasures from 1450 to 1800. Register. $90.
Beth El Synagogue is sponsoring a trip to Ellis and Liberty islands on
Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The trip includes transportation,
ferry, and admission to both islands. The bus stops at Deli King in
Clark for dinner on your own. Bus departs from 50 Maple Stream Road,
East Windsor. Adults, $45; Children under 13, $35. 609-443-4454.
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