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NEW! Alternative for Singles, 609-750-1910. Romantic house parties – crackling fire, live piano music, refreshments. Ages 30s through 50s. Upcoming dates: Fridays, April 9 and 23. Will meet regularly second and fourth Fridays. Call now for a reservation.
Among Friends, 609-915-4788. Among the oldest and largest singles groups in the area, for ages 45+. Social get togethers for an evening of relevant discussion, music, dinner. First Friday of every month, the Unitarian Church of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, 8 to 10 p.m. $10. Contact: Bonnie Williams.
Book and Movie Club, 609-587-7265. Small informal discussion groups, biweekly trips to movies, ages 40+, meetings alternate Fridays, 8 p.m., P.J.’s Pancake House, Nassau Street, Princeton. E-mail: KlassicKorner@aol.com.
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.
Fifty Something Singles, 215-493-6494. Buffet and discussion at the Princeton YMCA, second and fourth Thursdays, at 7 p.m. $1 if you bring a dish, $5 if you don’t. Contact: Steve.
NEW! 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. Www.jerseyjumpers.org.
Music and Art Lovers’ Connection, Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, 888-348-5544. Singles nights start with a buffet at Toto’s restaurant followed by a concert of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Princeton Singles, PO Box 1457, Princeton 08542. A 50s-plus social club with more than 100 members who meets for pitch and putt, house parties, dining, and dancing. Dues are $25 a year.
Professional and Business Singles Network, 800-537-3859. A 30,000-member organization that hosts nearly 50 activities per month at locations between Philadelphia and Central Jersey. House parties, dances, seminars, barbecues. Also Voice Personal Ads and an introduction service for shy singles. Median age is late 40s; 60 percent are women. Newcomers welcome. Events hotline: 800-537-3859. Contact: Ralph Israel, 888-348-5544. For a schedule of events, visit www.pbsninfo.com. One-year membership, $65. Upcoming event: Friday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., experiential seminar, "Seven Principles of Conscious Dating, presented by Bernadette M. Smith, certified life coach and motivational speaker, Yardley Country Club, followed by dance and social; Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m., experiential seminar, "The Art of Flirting, with Bernadette M. Smith, followed by dance and social, Doral Forrestal, Princeton.
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. www.patmedia.net/rhythmandbugs. Upcoming dates: April 9 and 23; May 7 and 28.
SingleFaces, 732-542-2200 (24-hour 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. Contact: Sy Bassman. 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 to places like Santa Fe and New Orleans. Upcoming events and trips: Wine and food festival in New Orleans, May 28 to 31. Contact: Florence Weltman. One-year membership, $99. Www.singlegourmetphilly.com.
Single People Contributing to Society Inc. (SIPECOS), interactive singles events and semi-formal events to benefit various charities. Www.sipecos.com.
NEW! Single, Separated, Divorced, and Widowed Support Group, 609-588-0790 or 609-586-7678. Meets Monday nights, September through June (Tuesdays, July and August), non-denominational, 7:30 p.m., Draus Room, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Community Hall Building, 4680 Nottingham Way, Hamilton. Occasional social activities. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Singles Speak-Up Toastmasters, 908-371-1323. Improve your speaking skills while having fun, meets first and third Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Kingston Presbyterian Church, Route 27, Kingston.
Widows and Widowers, Mercer County chapter, 609-587-8959 or 609-896-3818.
Yardley Singles, 215-736-1288. Activities such as movie and pizza nights in Bucks County. Also on hotline, house parties, dining, biking, and excursions.
Yoga for Singles, 609-924-7294. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Montgomery Professional Center, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman. Second Friday of every month. $20; $15 if you pre-pay. Www.princetonyoga.com.
Princeton Indoor Tennis Center, 609-799-8214. Tennis parties first and third Saturdays in April.
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, 2nd light north of Route 287. Six to eight-miles hikes. Bring water. No reservations are required; hikers are encouraged to just show up.
Weekend Racquets, Brunswick Hills Racquet Club, 1020 Route 18 Shopping Plaza (across from Seville Diner), East Brunswick, 732-432-7728 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday tennis parties for intermediate to advanced intermediate players only, 6 to 10 p.m. Tennis balls and liquid refreshments only. Mix and mingle on the courts. New price: $20. Contact: Sherman Mark.
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. Www.central-jersey-christian-singles.org.
Christian Singles, 609-588-0597. Ages 55-plus, meets Sundays, 2 p.m., at Hightstown Presbyterian Church, 320 N. Main Street, Hightstown.
Get-Together, Christian Singles, Ewing. 609-406-1336. A night of friendship and fellowship. Register.
Jewish Singles of Mercer County, 609-987-8100. A new group for single Jews ages 35 to 55, under the auspices of Jewish Family and Children’s Services and Board of Rabbis of Mercer Bucks County. Regular monthly events scheduled. Www.mercerjewishsingles.org or E-mail JewishSinglz@aol.com.
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