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Opportunities and Singles
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 www.millballetschool.com or call
609-397-7244 ext, 805.
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 www.mcia-nj.com 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 www.jlpg.org 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
www.isi.org 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.
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 www.iusi.org 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
www.middlesexcc.edu 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 www.cruiseone.com/crobinson or call
Mensa announces the 2005-’06 scholarship essay contest. Visit
www.merf.us.mensa.org/scholarships or send SASE to Mensa Foundation
Scholarship Contest, 18 West Felton Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078.
Requests must be postmarked by Thursday, January 5.
Liberty Science Center seeks volunteers in sales, guest services,
classroom programs, or working with animals. Visit www.lsc.org or call
201-41-0006, ext. 233 for information.
Fresh Air Fund seeks host families for the summer, 2006. Visit
www.freshair.org or call Rhonda Corkedale at 609-799-4673.
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.
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, www.cjtall.org.
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 www.cupidsarrowspeeddating.com.
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. www.dinnermates.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (mention Singles Hour).
Mercer County Single Volunteers, www.mcsvnj.org, 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 www.mcsvnj.org.
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 NJFunTribe@aol.com. 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 email@example.com. 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.-
PBSNinfo.com. 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 www.singlefaces.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singles on the Move, 856-589-2844, www.singlesonthemove.org. South
Jersey’s social club for singles age 35 to mid 50s.
Singles Monthly Dinner Club, E-mail email@example.com. 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, www.yardleysingles.org. 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.
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
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.
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
Temple Beth-El Jewish Singles Group, ages 25-55, six to eight events
per month. Calendar available on www.yazbot.com/tbesg. E-mail at
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