HILLSBOROUGH: Community calendar, week of Feb. 25

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Lacrosse club will sponsor comedy fundraiser night 
Fri., Feb. 26 — 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. Full dinner and show with headliner Steve Shaffer, ventriloquist Pete Michaels and comedian Rich Carucci. 50/50 raffle, basket auction and wine tasting.
Tickets at $50 at door benefit high school lacrosse team. Contact Tom Columbia at 973-951-2189, email tcolumbia@comcast.net or buy at www.hillsboroughlax.com. 
Former employees to share stories about Doris Duke 
Sat., Feb. 27 — In their own words, people who knew Doris Duke will share personal accounts at 2 p.m. at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., Somerville.
Former employees of the estate will participate in a moderated discussion about little-known facts about the legacy of Miss Duke. They will also share their memories from their time spent on the estate and inside the Duke Mansion. Light refreshments. There is a suggested donation of $5. 908-359-1121. 
Pasta dinner will help RoboRaiders offset costs 
Sat., Feb. 27 — Hillsborough High School’s robotics team, Team 75 RoboRaiders, will host an “all you can eat” pasta dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. at Hillsborough Municipal Building, 379 So. Branch Road. Event helps offset the cost of robotics competitions. $10 for adults, $5 for children 8 and younger, and $7 for senior citizens. 
Town Democrats will digest pasta and 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.
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 call Anne at 908-359-5188. 
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.
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 services, contact Elise Prezant at 908-725-7799, ext. 108, 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.
The theater program will hold an “Into The Woods Tea Time” on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. where you can meet the characters up close and personal. Activities and snacks for the tea time guests will be provided.
Performance tickets are priced at $10 and Tea Time tickets are $8. Tickets can be ordered at https://hill.booktix.com or by emailing hhstheatreboxoffice@gmail.com. 
St. Mary’s Catholic Church will 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.
During Lent the special entrée will be fish specially selected and prepared by St. Mary’s chef John Pagano. Orders to go available. For information, call 908-725-0615. 
Republicans to 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, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Landing Restaurant at 311 Amwell Road. Steak, garden tossed salad, French fries, pasta, olive plate, beer, wine and soda (mixed drinks cash bar). Entertainment by strolling magician Will Fern. $75 per person.
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 sponsored 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.
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 using horses benefits from comedy night 
Sat., March 19 — Horses are helping trauma survivors in New Jersey find present moment, rebuild trust and establish personal coping skills.
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. . Cash bar, light fare snacks, desserts. Tickets are $35 with the option to add additional donation. 
Learn networking tips at job seekers program 
Thurs., March 24 — Elise Prezant, career counselor at Jewish Family Service, will lead a free program on “The Basics of Networking” for the Job Seekers Support Group from 10 a.m. to noon at the Family Success Center, 87 Park Ave., Flemington.
Registration is required; contact Ms. Prezant at 908-725-7799, ext.108, or eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org. 
Garden club will hear how to grow, use lavender 
Thurs., March 24 — Marie Voorhees from Hidden Spring Lavender Farm in Skillman will talk to the Neshanic Garden Club’s monthly meeting about growing lavender and its therapeutic uses. The meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. at the Station House on Olive Street, Neshanic Station.
Lug a mug to the light luncheon at noon. For meeting info, contact president Marion Nation at 908-359-6317. 
Project Graduation seeks advertisers for show book 
Sat., April 2 — Hillsborough High School Project Graduation looking for advertisers and sponsors for its annual basket auction and fashion show, which will be held in the high school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. 
Continuing events 
Community theater — Somerset Valley Players presents “The Graduate ” on weekends to March 13. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
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. For info, call 908-369-7469.
Send notices of community events to grobbins@centraljersey.com. 

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