The Sourland Conservancy relies on volunteers to protect, promote and preserve the the Sourland Mountain region. To volunteer, even for a few hours, send an email to info@sourland.org.

The Hopewell Valley YMCA is always looking for caring, dedicated and motivated community members to help create a positive impact within the Hopewell Valley. For more information, visit www.hvymca.org.

The South Brunswick Public Library is seeking volunteers for its next book sale, Oct. 19-21. A love of books and familiarity with book classics and other genres is helpful. Retirees welcome. Please contact Bob Holland, friends book sale acquisition chair, at 732-991-9046.

Heads Up Special Riders, Inc. is a small non profit located at 121 Laurel Avenue in Kingston that offers horse riding to children with special needs. The program has been running continuously since 1990. The organization is in need of volunteers to assist children, handle and saddle the horses and walk with the horse and rider during lessons. No experience is necessary. Training provided. For more information, visit www.headsupspecialriders.com.

Call for Art

The Trent House Association invites local and regional visual artists over the age of 18 to submit for consideration works that highlight the 300-plus year history of the city of Trenton. Works may depict Trentonians from any period in its history. They may depict Trenton places significant or insignificant or they may depict events glorious or ignominious. No more than three digital images of works that interpret these themes may be submitted. Deadline for digital submissions is Oct. 19. For more information and prospectus, visit www.williamtrenthouse.org.

Call for Poetry

The Princeton Section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring the National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poem Contest for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. Students must write and illustrate a poem that fits the 2018 NCW theme of “Chemistry is Out of This World”. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories. Contest winners will be announced at the NCW Activities Night at Princeton University on Oct. 26. First place winners will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest. Poems and entry forms must be received by Friday, October 16, 2018. For more information, visit www.chemists.princeton.edu.

Library and Museum Award Nominations

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, awarded to libraries and museums for service to their communities. Anyone is invited to nominate an institution. To be considered, complete and return the application by Oct. 1. For nomination materials and more information, visit www.imls.gov.

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