HILLSBOROUGH: Community calendar (issue of Feb. 12)

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Fish dinner buffet is offered at firehouse 
Fri., Feb. 19 — Woods Road Fire Company will hold a fish dinner buffet at the firehouse at 324 Woods Road, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Buffet of baked tilapia and fried cod, fried clams, fried shrimp, chicken fingers, pierogies, vegetable medley, french fries, rice, homemade coleslaw, salad. $13 for adults, $12 for seniors (62 and older), and $10 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children 4 and younger eat free. Tickets sold at door. 
Cub Scouts invites all boys to Pinewood Derby races 
Sat., Feb. 20 — Cub Scout Pack 289 will hold its annual Pinewood Derby race at the Triangle Elementary School from 9 a.m. to noon. About 19 Cub Scouts will put their cars to the test to see who is the fastest, and who will take home the checkered flag.
Parents and children interested in Cub Scouting are welcome to attend.
The first Pinewood Derby was held in 1953 by Don Murphy, Cubmaster of a pack in California. He said, “I wanted to devise a wholesome, constructive activity that would foster a closer father-son relationship and promote craftsmanship and good sportsmanship through competition.” 
Garden club will hear about wildlife in garden 
Thurs., Feb. 25 — Diana and Mark Dove of Dove Environmental Education will talk about wildlife garden visitors at the Neshanic Garden Club meeting at 9:45 a.m. at the Station House on Olive Street, Neshanic Station.
The Doves will focus on wildlife species that venture into gardens, and how to react when coming in contact with them. This is a green program that includes information about how harmful litter is to wildlife and what we can do to make a difference.
Bring a bag lunch and lug your mug. Dessert and beverage only will be served at noon. Prospective members encouraged to attend. For info about meetings, contact club president Marion Nation at 908-359-6317. 
Lacrosse boosters sponsor comedy benefit 
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The Hillsborough High School Lacrosse Booster Club will sponsor “Laugh and Give Back,” a night of comedy, at the Somerville Elks, 375 Union Ave., Bridgewater, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.
The evening includes a full dinner and show with headliner Steve Shaffer, ventriloquist Pete Michaels and comedian Rich Carucci. Attendees can participate in a 50/50 raffle, basket auction and a wine tasting and sale.
The price per person is $45 in advance or $50 at the door. All proceeds go to benefit the high school lacrosse team.
To reserve a seat, contact Tom Columbia at 973-951-2189 or email tcolumbia@comcast.net. You can buy tickets online at www.hillsboroughlax.com. 
Township Democrats will eat pasta and discuss politics 
Sun., Feb. 28 — Hillsborough Democrats will hold traditional Italian-style Sunday dinner at Mariana’s Pizzeria and Latin Grill, 381 Triangle Road, (near Wawa), 12:30 to 3 p.m.
The dinner will give people a chance to informally discuss issues and Democratic prospects in Hillsborough.
Attendees will choose from pasta dishes, plus bruschetta, salad and beverages. Price is $28.50/person, and checks should be made out to Hillsborough Democratic Organization and mailed to 62 Peterson Road, Hillsborough, 08844. You may also pay online at j.mp/borodemsleap. Email event@borodems.org for information or to RSVP, or call Anne 908-359-5188 by Feb. 24. 
Career-search counselor shares tips on landing jobs 
Wed., March 2 — Career search counselor John Hadley will talk to the Job Seekers support group from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jewish Family Services, 150-A West High St., Somerville, for job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.
His topic is “Secrets of Career Search Networking” on specific techniques and strategies to land jobs, such as getting the meetings in the first place, and turning 1-on-1 meetings into connections that accelerate your search.
To register or for info about career counseling, contact Elise Prezant at 908-725-7799 X108 or eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org. 
Students will present ‘Into the Woods’ musical 
March 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 — Hillsborough High School Theatre will perform Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Into The Woods,” borne from classic fairy tales, on March 4, 5 and 12 at 7 p.m. and Sundays, March 6 and 13, at 1 p.m. at the high school at 466 Raider Blvd. At an “Into The Woods Tea Time” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, you can meet the characters up close and personal. Activities and snacks for tea time guests will be provided. Performance tickets are $10 each and Tea Time tickets are $8. Order at https://hill.booktix.com or emailhhstheatreboxoffice@gmail.com. 
St. Mary’s Catholic Church holds Slavic dinner 
Wed., March 9 — St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church holds its monthly dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., in the St. Mary Parish Center, 1900 Brooks Blvd. $14 for adults (ages 9 and up) and $5 for children (8 and younger). All-you-can-eat pirohi, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes. Orders to go available. For information, call 908-725-0615. Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of every month. 908-725-0615. 
Republicans will celebrate 100 days in office at dinner 
Fri., March 11 — The township Republican organization will hold a beef steak dinner to celebrate 100 days in office for this year’s all-Republican Township Committee from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Landing Restaurant at 311 Amwell Road. Steak, garden tossed salad, French fries, pasta, beer, wine and soda (mixed drinks cash bar). Entertainment by strolling magician Will Fern. $75 per person. Sponsors sought, too.
Checks go to Hillsborough Republican Election Committee, P.O. Box 7362 Hillsborough, 08844. Questions? Contact Greg Burchette at gburchette@hotmail.com or 908-458-2612. 
Easter Bunny will appear at firehouse’s breakfast 
Sat., March 12 — The Easter Bunny will attend the pancake breakfast sponosred by the Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3’s auxiliary at the firehouse at 324 Woods Road. Seatings at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Bring a camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny.
Breakfast includes pancakes, French toast, ham, scrambled eggs, yogurt. All tickets $12 per person. Reservations and payment in advance required. For reservations or questions, e-mail Genene Rozycki at nenerie22@aol.com or call 908-829-4447. Type “Easter Bunny Breakfast” in subject line of email. 
Therapy group that uses horses offers comedy night 
Sat., March 19 — Veterans, at-risk teens and young children suffering bereavement all find solace with a herd of horses in Hillsborough.
The Hillsborough-based nonprofit Spring Reins of Life will raise funds for the Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy group therapy sessions for moderate at Comedy & Dessert night from 7-10 p.m. at the Flemington Elks Lodge, Route 31. Featured stand-up comic is Mark Riccadonna will be joined by Sean Lynch, Teddy Daniels and Ritu Chandra. Cash bar, light fare snacks, desserts. Tickets $35 with option to add donation. 
Continuing events 
Community theater — Somerset Valley Players presents “The Graduate,” directed by Matthew Muccigrossi, on weekends from Feb. 26 to March 13. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for senior citizens and students.
The mature content and periods of brief nudity may not be suitable for all ages, so the show is recommended for those over age 17.
For information, call 908-369-7469.
VFW meetings: Monthly meetings of Hillsborough VFW Post 8371 are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the county nutrition center, 339 South Branch Road. The post’s mission is to honor and help other veterans. All veterans with foreign service are welcome. For information about activities, contact Ron Miller at 908-369-5195.
Coping with addiction — Parents of Addicted Children helps parents understand and cope with drug problems they are facing, and will face, with their children. Meets first and third Monday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Road.
Alzheimer’s support group — The Alzheimer’s Association has a support group in Hillsborough. Family members and caregivers come together to share information and support in a safe, confidential atmosphere.
Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Brookdale Hillsborough, 600 Auten Road. Call 908-431-1300.
Send items to grobbins@centraljersey.com or fax to 609-924-3842. 

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