The Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County is accepting applications for its Rose and Louis H. Linowitz Mensch Award. This is a merit-based award for Jewish eighth grade and high school senior students living in the Greater Mercer County area. Candidates should exemplify what it means to be a mensch: a person of integrity and honor, a doer of good deeds, and an all-around good person.

Students must be nominated by a member of the community such as a Rabbi, educator, youth group advisor, secular school guidance counselor, teacher, parent, etc. Eighth-grade Mensch-In-Training award is $300 and high school senior Mensch Award winners will receive $1,500. This is not a need-based scholarship. Applications are due by April 30, 2019.

For more information or to nominate a student, visit, or contact Joyce at 609-987-8100 or

Call for Art

The Trent House Association invites local and regional sculptors over the age of 18 to submit for consideration works that evoke the immigrant experience during the 300-plus year history of the William Trent House and surrounding area. The exhibition will be on view June 22 through November 3. For more information and guidelines, go to

The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County and the Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center recently announced the Art of Oscar, a celebration and competition which will serve as a fundraiser for the participating non-profit organizations, community artists and participating event artists. Visual artists of all mediums can create works inspired by Hammerstein’s life, music, humanitarian service, and his home and submit them for awards, exhibition, and public sale at Highland Farm this May. Artists must register on or before April 1 at

Peer Leadership Application

Gesher LeKesher, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, is currently accepting 11th and 12th grade teens (as of the 2019-2020 school year) to participate in Gesher LeKesher, a Jewish peer leadership program. Teens will lead a group of seventh, eighth, and ninth grade learners in outreaches addressing trending topics from a Jewish perspective including friendships, the impact of social media, peer pressure, healthy dating relationships and addressing anti-Semitism on campus.

Gesher LeKesher meets six hours each month. For more information, visit or contact Celeste Albert at 609-987-8100 ext. 210 or

Hooked on Fishing

The Mercer County Park Commission holds its Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs program for ages 8 to 14 on Saturdays from April 13 to June 29. Participants meet at Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton, from 9 to 11 a.m. for activities including catching and identifying macro-invertebrates, fish art, kayak adventures, and fishing in a lake or reservoir. Register by Saturday, March 23, by calling 609-888-3218. For more information email or visit

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