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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 before dropping off any large pieces of


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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

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. Call Jennifer

Apostol at 609-409-5033.

Federal Emergency Management Agency offers disaster assistance for New

Jersey homeowners and renters affected the April storm.


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. 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. Call 609-989-9119 for

exact details.

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

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 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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