The Arts

For Kids

Participate Please

Volunteer Please


Singles Groups

Sporting Singles

Religious Singles

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Opportunities and Singles

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The Arts

Mill Ballet School offers an eight-week class featuring wheelchair

dance technique for students age 10 and up. Kitty Lunn teaches by

transposing traditional classic ballet and modern dance technique for

students using wheelchairs. Classes include traditional barre

exercises and floor work. Visit or call

609-397-7244 ext, 805.

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For Kids

Mercer County Improvement Authority is sponsoring an environment earth

day contest for Mercer County students, grades K to 8. The theme is to

show how you care about the environment in your neighborhood, town, or

in Mercer County. Projects may be a greeting card, bumper sticker, or

grocery bag. Deadline is Friday, March 3. Awards will be presented on

Saturday, April 22. For information visit or call

Brenda Ricci at 609-278-8094.

Junior League of Greater Princeton seeks scholarship applications for

the 2006 Volunteerism Scholarship Program that provides two $1,500

scholarships to students planning to attend either college or

vocational school. The awards recognize overall volunteer service

and/or outstanding leadership in a single community service project.

Applicants must be female and live in Mercer Bucks, Hunterdon,

Middlesex, Monmouth, or Somerset counties. Visit for

application. Deadline is March 1.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute seeks submissions for a national

student essay contest focusing on George Washington and America’s

Religious Heritage. High school students are invited to write an

original 400 to 600 work essay. Deadline is Sunday, January 15. Visit or call Caitlin Anderson at 800-526-7022.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital offers "Babysitting Basics"

course for teens and pre-teens on Saturday, January 7, 11:30 a.m. to

2:30 p.m. $15. Call 732-418-8110 to register.

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Participate Please

Plainsboro Public Library is launching a chess program for advanced

adult players. Contact Viraf Kapadia at 609-799-4368 or E-mail

Interamerican University Studies Institute offers two programs in

Latin America next summer for high school students. Costa Rica Pura

Vida focuses on biology and Spanish immersion. Artes en Mexico

provides an opportunity to work with professional Mexican arts

teachers. Two years of high school Spanish required. Application

deadline is February 10. Visit or call 800-345-4874.

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Evolve) offers a support and

information program for recently widowed men and women of all ages.

The 10-week session including lectures, discussions, small group

workshops, and guest speakers begins in January. Call 856-751-4673 for


Dorothea’s House offers Italian language classes for adults and

children beginning January 7 for 15 weeks. $82.50 to $127.50. Call

908-359-1564 for information.

Middlesex County College offers a three-week winter session beginning

December 27. For a complete listing and registration information visit or call 888-968-4622.

Kelsey Theater offers a six-night benefit cruise from New York to the

Bahamas sailing June 18 to 24. Prices are $765 to $1,045 per person.

For information visit or call


Mensa announces the 2005-’06 scholarship essay contest. Visit or send SASE to Mensa Foundation

Scholarship Contest, 18 West Felton Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078.

Requests must be postmarked by Thursday, January 5.

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Volunteer Please

Liberty Science Center seeks volunteers in sales, guest services,

classroom programs, or working with animals. Visit or call

201-41-0006, ext. 233 for information.

Fresh Air Fund seeks host families for the summer, 2006. Visit or call Rhonda Corkedale at 609-799-4673.

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Middlesex Count Public Health Department’s rape Crisis Intervention

Center offers free group counseling for women who have been sexual

abused as children. The group begins meeting in mid-January. Call

732-321-1189 ext. 321 for information.

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Singles Groups

55 Plus, Jeanne at 732-329-9470 or Steve at 215-493-6494. Meets second

and fourth Thursdays at the Princeton Y, for potluck. $2 if you bring

a dish; $6 if you don’t. Upcoming events: potluck, Thursday, December


Central Jersey Singles, 732-723-1585. East Brunswick-based

organization that meets in private homes for buffets, speakers,

dancing, and mingling. Age range varies. No membership fee, but events

cost approximately $25.

Central Jersey Tall Friends Club, local chapter (140 people) of an

international social club that dates back to the 1930s. Requirements:

men must be at least 6-foot-2 and women at least 5-foot-10. The group

meets once a month for a business meeting, and sporadically for

formals, museum excursions, beach parties, or barbecues. Contact:

Allen Hodgson,

NEW! Cupid’s Arrow Speed Dating, hosting a variety of fun upscale

social events for single people who are tired of the bar scene. Ages

35 and up. Call 732-557-5575 or visit

Dinnermates, a dinner and networking group for business and

professional singles that meets Friday and Saturday evenings at fine

restaurants. Mates are grouped together according to age (20s to early

40s) and there are roughly 200 members to date.

Jersey Jumpers, 609-683-9798. Singles and swing dance. Third Fridays,

beginner dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., swing dance from 8:15 to 11:15

p.m. No partner necessary, all levels welcome. $10; $7 students.

Unitarian Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.

McCarter Theater Singles Hour, meet other singles at a pre-show party,

enjoy the theater at night and discuss the show afterwards – all for

less than the price of a regular ticket. Call the box office at

609-258-2878 or E-mail (mention Singles Hour).

Mercer County Single Volunteers,, for all ages 21+. A

non-profit with the motto "connect by helping others," organizes

volunteer projects for singles to help the community while interacting

with other like-minded people. Also hosts numerous social activities.

General meeting is the third Tuesday of each month at the Mercer

County Library, Lawrenceville Branch, Business Route 1 and Darrah

Lane, at 7 p.m. Call 609-737-2362. For listings of upcoming volunteer

and social events, visit

Music and Art Lovers’ Connection, hosts activities each month at

locations between central Jersey, Philadelphia, and Wilmington.

Concerts, theater parties, and other cultural events. Ages 30s to 60s.

Newcomers are welcome, membership is not required. For more

information call Ralph Israel, toll free 888-348-5544.

Need a Friend, for senior singles, ages 55 to 75, meets every Thursday

at 7:30 p.m. at the Prestige Diner, Route 33 East, East Windsor. Call

Joyce at 609-448-3378 or 732-625-0605.

NEW! NJ Fun Tribe, E-mail Girls just want to have

fun with or without a date. Stay current, connect, make friends,

network, and go out. Activities include movies, dining out, theater,

cultural arts, shopping, pop culture entertainment, and book club.

Central New Jersey, ages 35 to 50.

Princeton Singles, 609-720-1860 or E-mail A

50s-plus social club with more than 100 members who meets for pitch

and putt, house parties, theater, dining, and dancing. Dues are $25 a


Professional and Business Singles Network, events hotline 800-537-3859

or visit www.- A 30,000-member organization that hosts 30 to 50

activities per month at locations between central Jersey,

Philadelphia, and Wilmington. House parties, dances, seminars,

cultural events, after work socials, and speed dating. Ages 30s to

60s. Membership is not required, however, $65 one year membership

provides member with a lower event activity fee. For more information

call Ralph Israel toll free 888-348-5544.

Rhythm and Bugs, Hamilton, 609-252-0502. A community-oriented social

swing dance held on frequent Fridays in central New Jersey. No partner

necessary; 40-50 participants, most of them single. All dances are

held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 2200 Genesee Street, Hamilton.

$5. Fourth Fridays have live swing jazz music, $10. Beginner lindy hop

lesson 8 to 9 p.m.; dance from 9 p.m. to midnight.

SingleFaces, 732-345-9900 (24/7 hotline). An upbeat upscale scene that

brings singles together at Top 40 dance parties in 30 different north

Jersey and Central Jersey locations, $12. Ages 30s, 40s, and 50s. For

a schedule of events visit

Single Gourmet of Greater Philadelphia, 215-732-0260. A

Philadelphia-based 750-person social club that hosts three to five

restaurant affairs per month, including a trip to Le Bec Fin during

the winter holiday season. Also organizes romantic getaways.

Single Moms, Hillsborough/ Princeton Area, 908-884-6842. Single moms,

ages 35-50, get together once a month at area restaurants. E-mail:

Separated and Divorced Support Group, contact Gregg Flanner at

609-588-0790. Meets Monday nights, 7:30 p.m., St. Gregory’s Catholic

Church Community Center, 4690 Nottingham Way, Hamilton.

Single Women Friends Group, Mercer/Middlesex/Monmouth County area. A

lively club of single, divorced, widowed, and never married straight

women, ages late 40s to early 60s who enjoy dining out, the theater,

movies, and single events. To join or for more information contact via

E-mail at

Singles on the Move, 856-589-2844, South

Jersey’s social club for singles age 35 to mid 50s.

Singles Monthly Dinner Club, E-mail Single

women’s group seeking single men, ages 35 to 50, to join us for food,

fun, and conversation at area restaurant.

Singles Speak-Up Toastmasters, 609-371-0803. Improve your speaking

while having fun. Meets second and fourth Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Mary

Jacobs Library, 64 Washington Street, 1/2 mile east of intersection of

routes 518 and 206, in Rocky Hill. The group socializes at the nearby

Sante Fe Grill after meetings.

Singles2Travel, 609-575-2180. Male and female single adults over 30

are invited to meet over dinner.

NEW! Sociable Single Seniors, call Eli at 609-655-5137. Upcoming

event: Wednesday, December 21, 2 to 4 p.m., holiday party, Jewish

Congregation of Concordia, Monroe Township, $5.

Widows and Widowers, Mercer County chapter, 609-587-8959 or

609-896-3818. Upcoming event: Friday, December 23, 7:30 p.m., monthly

dance social, Knights of Columbus, 1451 Klockner Road, Hamilton.

Yardley Singles, 215-736-1288, Activities such

as movie and pizza nights in Bucks County. Also on hotline, house

parties, dining, biking, and excursions. Upcoming event: Friday,

December 30, 9 p.m., drop in at Odetee’s, 274 South River Road, New

Hope, Broadway songs and popular standards at the piano bar, cash bar.

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Sporting Singles

Outer Circle Ski Club, Plainsboro-based ski and social club for ages

21 and up, with more than 300 members. Year-round activities and

weeklong and weekend ski trips. Meets first Wednesday of each month at

8 p.m. at Good Time Charley’s restaurant, Route 27, Kingston. Contact

us at or visit

Social Sports, 609-895-0121. Friendly but competitive, co-ed

volleyball every Friday night. 7:30 to 11 p.m., St. James Church,

Eglantine Avenue, Pennington, $3.

Somerset Hills Single Hikers, 732-863-4909. Meets the first, third,

and fifth Sunday morning in the realtor’s lot across Hillside Avenue

from Willie’s Tavern, Route 202, Bedminster, second light north of

Route 287. Six to eight-miles hikes. Bring water. No reservations are

required; hikers are encouraged to just show up.

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Religious Singles

Central Jersey Christian Singles, 609-577-8068. For professionals ages

25 to 45, meets the third Saturday of every month, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.,

at Larison’s Corner Presbyterian Church, 1000 Old York Road, Ringoes.

Christian Singles, 609-588-0597. Ages 55-plus, meets Sundays, 2 p.m.,

at Hightstown Presbyterian Church, 320 N. Main Street, Hightstown.

NEW! Christian Singles Fellowship, 609-585-7846. Potluck and Bible

study/discussion group, every other Sunday in a private home, Hamilton

area, call for directions.

Get-Together, Christian Singles, Ewing. 609-406-1336. A night of

friendship and fellowship. Register.

Jewish Singles of Mercer County, A group for single Jews ages 35 to

55. Regular monthly events scheduled. For information E-mail

NEW! Starlight Socials, 732-764-9073. For Christian professionals, 30s

and 40s.

Temple Beth-El Jewish Singles Group, ages 25-55, six to eight events

per month. Calendar available on E-mail at

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