WHAT’S GOING ON for the week of 4/15/16

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Sat., April 16 
Join Temple B’nai Shalom 6 at 6 p.m. to watch the “Deli Man” movie. Experience a deli meal, watch the movie, and enjoy a concert by Cantors Jack and Fredda Mendelson. Pricing at the patron level is $54 per person which includes the concert, followed by dinner and the movie. Other sponsorship levels are available. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit the Temple B’nai Shalom website at www.bnaishalom.com or call 732-251-4300 ext. 222. Temple B’nai Shalom is located at 15 Fern Road in East Brunswick.
The Millstone Township Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary will host a Spring Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millstone Firehouse, 461 Stage Coach Road. Donations of gently used household items, linens, toys, clothing, books and sporting equipment accepted at the firehouse from Tuesday, April 12, through Thursday, April 14, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Due to government regulations, cribs and car seats cannot be accepted. No computers or exercise equipment will be accepted. All proceeds to benefit the Millstone Township Fire Company. For additional information, contact Allison at 609-259-9862 or Geryl at 609-658-6386.
The Friday Club, member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs will be holding a garage sale on from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 408 South Main Street, Hightstown. Proceeds from the sale will go toward a scholarship to a female from the graduating senior class at Hightstown High School who has been chosen for her community service. 
Sun., April 17 
St. Anthony Social Justice Committee is sponsoring the annual environmental fair in St. Anthony’s gym, 156 Maxwell Avenue, Hightstown, N.J., from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. You will have the opportunity to explore exhibits and be entertained by Rainbow the Clown and Mr. T as they teach us how to take care of our earth. Students from the Hightstown High School Project Green Club, as well as students from The Peddie School, Better Beginnings, Learning Experience, and The Islamic Institute of Studies weekend program will be among the groups displaying their projects. Children will be invited to create crafts from recycled materials. In addition, techniques for organic gardening, composting, and the use of worm farms will be explained. Representatives from the West Windsor Health Department, the Tsu Chi Foundation, and Plainsboro Preserve will also be present to answer questions. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. 609 448-6470.
The Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, will feature the exhibit, “Merchants of Main Street: A Stroll Through the Shoppes of Cranbury’s Past,” from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit celebrates the creativity, hard work and entrepreneurial skills of the Main Street Merchants of the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries. Come take a stroll down Main Street, visit our merchants and view their wares and services. This exhibit will be displayed through August 2016. 
Mon., April 18 
Book Café with guest author at 3 p.m. at the Plumsted Library. Meet local author Johnny Carrasquillo, pen name Julian Crane, as he presents his books “Bloodswept” and “Loveswept.” Light refreshments will be served. Books available for purchase. The Plumsted Branch is at 119 Evergreen Road. New Egypt. Stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check the website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all programs.
Hickory Corner’s Mystery Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. The group will be discussing “The Brethren” by John Grisham. New members are always welcome. No registration required. 
Wed., April 20 
Understanding the Nutrition Facts Food Label will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Food coach Verna Dentino will show you what to look for on food labels when shopping; how to determine if the product contains unhealthy ingredients, such as added salt or sugar. She will discuss the five key food label categories and how to read them. Call the library to register at 609-448-1330. 
Thurs., April 21 
OCL Puppet Players Present: “Splat the Cat” at 1:30 p.m. at the Plumsted Library. The Puppet Show Players are doing a show based on the “Splat the Cat” books by Rob Scotton. The Plumsted Branch is at 119 Evergreen Road. New Egypt. Stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check the website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all programs.
The late spring session of “Dancing by the Peddie Lake with Candace-Woodward-Clough,” offering instruction in Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz and Latin dancing, will be held at 112 Etra Road in Hightstown. Classes will begin Thursday, April 21, for four weeks and Friday, April 29, for four weeks. Beginner classes start at 7:30 p.m. and intermediate classes begin at 8:30 p.m. Class size is limited; you must pre-register by calling 732-995-4284 or email candaceclough1987@yahoo.com. The cost is $60 per person for the four-week session. Ms. Candace Woodward-Clough, previous director of the Ballroom Dance Department of the New York Health and Racquet Club, will be the instructor.
Coloring for Adults will be held at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Coloring pages and pencils provided or bring your own. Lucy, the therapy dog, will also be in attendance at most sessions. No registration required. 
Fri., April 22 
Buying & Selling on Craigslist will be presented at 10:30 a.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. It’s spring cleaning time. Learn how to sell your stuff and how to find the best buys on this popular e-commerce website. Call the library to register at 609-448-1330.
The film “Brooklyn” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. A screening of the popular movie starring Saorise Cohen, which is about an Irish immigrant in 1950s Brooklyn. Rated PG-13, 111 minutes. No registration required. A small snack will be provided. 
Sat., April 23 
Bike Drive, sponsored by the Robbinsville Hamilton Rotary Club, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Pond Road Middle School, 150 Pond Road, Robbinsville (at the township Green Fair). Drop off used bikes for the Boys & Girls Club’s Bike Exchange program. To learn more, visit rhrotary.org, or call 609-439-3933. 
Sun., April 24 
The Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, will feature the exhibit, “Merchants of Main Street: A Stroll Through the Shoppes of Cranbury’s Past,” from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit celebrates the creativity, hard work and entrepreneurial skills of the Main Street Merchants of the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries. Come take a stroll down Main Street, visit our merchants and view their wares and services. This exhibit will be displayed through August 2016. 
Mon., April 25 
“Mindful Eating” will be presented at 7 p.m. by Joseph Wieliczko, PhD. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor N.J. Mindful eating addresses our relationship to food. Habits such as excessive eating, late night eating, and unhealthy eating patterns lead to feeling of guilt, regret, disappointment and the sense that we can never over our struggle with food. Call the library to register at 609-448-1330. 
Wed., April 27 
ReferenceUSA for Business & Job Seekers will be presented at 10:30 a.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor NJ. Learn how to use the free library database to research any region in the U.S. for potential customers and employers. Call the library to register at 609-448-1330.
The Hickory Corner Book Discussion Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor N.J. The group will be discussing “Re Jane” by Patricia Park. New members are always welcome. 
Fri., April 29 
The Cranbury Township Shade Tree Commission will have its annual Arbor Day celebration at 2 p.m. Cranbury has once again been named a “Tree City” for the 28th year. A cherry tree will be planted at Memorial Park near the firehouse. Shade Tree Commissioner Norma Swale will officiate and Mayor Dan Mulligan will read the Proclamation. The Cranbury School second-graders will participate with songs and poems, and help plant the tree. Saplings will be given out to anyone in attendance. The public is invited.
The film “Spotlight” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. A screening of the popular movie starring Mark Ruffalo about the Boston Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church. Rated R; 129 minutes. No registration required. A small snack will be provided. 
Sat., April 30 
The Women’s Club of Cranbury will have its Mother’s Day Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, in front of Studio 43 Hair Salon, 43, N. Main St., Cranbury. In addition to the sidewalk sale, the club is accepting pre-orders on the red and pink geraniums in 4.5-inch pots. Prices are $2.50 each or three for $7. Cash or check only. Proceeds will benefit various WCC charities. Mail orders along with payment to the Women’s Club of Cranbury, P.O. Box 94, Cranbury, N.J., 08512. For more information, email Phyllis Robinson at WCCflowersale@gmail.com.
St. David’s Episcopal Church will have its annual Women’s Tea Party at 3 p.m. Join us for an Afternoon Tea Social with teas, scones, assorted pastries and tea sandwiches. A program featuring “TEA-for-ALL” certified tea specialists will be presented as well as musical entertainment. The outreach mission this year is Breast Cancer Resource Center at the Princeton YWCA. See the website for more information www.stdavidscranbury.com or call 609-655-4731 for tickets ($30). The church is at 90 South Main Street, Cranbury. 
Sun., May 1 
The Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society is sponsoring an event at the historic Walnford Mill Park, near Allentown, N.J. at 4 p.m. Friends of the society and the community are invited to have a supper and enjoy a tour of Waln’s Mill. The mill is operated and powered by a turbine rather than an external water wheel, which represented the peak of stone grinding gristmill design when it was rebuilt in 1872 following a disastrous fire. Included in the event is a catered supper, a tour of the Waln House built in 1773, a tour of an 1879 carriage house, cow barn and corn crib. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for ages 12-18 years of age and $15 for those under 12 years. Reservations can be made by calling 609-448-8388. For more information, visit the society website at www.hewhs.com.
The Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, will feature the exhibit, “Merchants of Main Street: A Stroll Through the Shoppes of Cranbury’s Past,” from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit celebrates the creativity, hard work and entrepreneurial skills of the Main Street Merchants of the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries. Come take a stroll down Main Street, visit our merchants and view their wares and services. This exhibit will be displayed through August 2016.
The Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Shalom will host a rummage sale on from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A wide variety of items will be available at low prices including clothing, shoes, books, toys, household items and more for the entire family. Cash & check (with ID) only. Bring a bag or basket to help you shop. Temple B’nai Shalom is at 15 Fern Road in East Brunswick. Visit www.bnaishalom.com for more information. 
Fri., May 6 
First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury will have a potluck supper meeting at 6:30 p.m. in its Fellowship Hall, 22 S. Main St., Cranbury. The program is the showing of the film, “Called to Duty,” some of which was filmed in Cranbury in 2015. Civil War Heritage Association member Tom Burke, who wrote and produced the film, will introduce it. Bring your own place setting and a dish for eight to share. Beverages will be provided. 
Sat., May 7 
A Red Cross blood drive with Hightstown Knights of Columbus Post #6284 will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Aid squad in Hightstown, 168 Bank Street. You can sign up to donate online at www.redcrossblood.org enter sponsor code KofC6284. The Hightstown K of C #6284 has been hosting Red Cross blood drives for more than 10 years and has collected more than 1,000 blood donations. Please donate blood if you are able. 
Wed., May 11 
Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Israel Affairs Committee presents “A Journey Through Time: Highlighting a local contribution to fulfilling the Zionist dream,” for two shows, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m. The evening will commemorate Israel Memorial Day and celebrate Israel Independence Day. Take a journey back in time to pre-1948 and learn about the Hechalutz Farm in Hightstown, N.J. This farm trained young Zionists in the farming industry prior to them going to Israel and establishing several Kibbutzim. There will be a moment of remembrance for the fallen soldiers of Israel’s wars. This will be followed by the broadcast of the UN vote to establish Israel’s independence. A light falafel dinner and dessert will be served for $7 per person from 6:30 to 7 p.m. RSVP is required for the dinner. Beth El Synagogue is at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, N.J, 08520; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net. 
Sun., May 15 
Beth El Synagogue Genealogy Club will present a program to all interested in discovering a family’s Jewish roots and the journey one person took to get there at 7:30 p.m. at the synagogue. Wanting to know and understand more about his European relatives deported from their homes in Germany, and sent to their death in Poland’s concentration camps during the Holocaust, Ryan Lilienthal embarked on a mission to examine the past by traveling to his family’s town of origin in Germany. This program is dedicated to Holocaust Memorial Day – Yom Ha Shoah. Beth El Synagogue is at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, N.J., 08520; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net.
The Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, will feature the exhibit, “Merchants of Main Street: A Stroll Through the Shoppes of Cranbury’s Past,” from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit celebrates the creativity, hard work and entrepreneurial skills of the Main Street Merchants of the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries. Come take a stroll down Main Street, visit our merchants and view their wares and services. This exhibit will be displayed through August 2016. 
Tues., May 17 
The Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Werner Lecture Fund presents “Art in the Afternoon – Marc Chagall in Paris” at noon. Join us for a light lunch followed by a guest lecturer, Barbara Tomlinson. The fee is $10. Reservations are required by May 9, 2016. Beth El Synagogue is at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, N.J., 08520; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net. 
Mon., June 6 
Concert by the First Presbyterian Church Brass Choir at 7 p.m. at the Parsonage Barn, 3 Cranbury Neck Road, Cranbury. Enjoy an evening of music at the barn. Arrive early or bring a blanket or chair. 
Continuing events 
Spinning Yarns Craft Circle: This club meets the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Cranbury Public Library at 23 N. Main St. in Cranbury. Visit the Gambino Room for an hour of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation. All levels welcome.
The Monroe Township Police PBA #255 & SOA #203 is having its second annual toy drive between now and Dec. 9. Residents are asked to drop off an unwrapped toy or make a monetary donation for children of all ages at the police department, 3 Municipal Plaza. For more information, contact Lt. Lisa Robinson at 732-521-0222, ext. 149 or email lrobinson@monroetwppolice.org; or Officer Wesley Panckeri at 732-521-0222, ext. 210 or email wpanckeri@monroetwppolice.org.
Read It and Eat It! Cook Book Club: This club takes place the third Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Cranbury Public Library at 23 N. Main St. in Cranbury. Call the library to reserve a copy of this month’s book or visit www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/264622.
Toddler Stay and Play: This event is held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the at 23 N. Main St. in Cranbury. Early literacy story time helps prepare children with future reading skills. After singing, reading, and talking, children ages 12-24 months with a caregiver stay and play.
Movie Club: This club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Cranbury Public Library at 23 N. Main St. in Cranbury Join the lively discussions about movies.
Central Jersey Chapter 148 of Korean War Veterans Association: Any veterans who served during the war from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 or who have served in Korea from July 27, 1953 to the current date can join the group that meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month (except January, February, March and April) at the Monroe Township Municipal Building. Requirements for membership include paying dues of $25 to the Korean War Veterans Association and a $10 chapter fee per year. The chapter is involved in various functions throughout the year including parades with color guard, flag raisings, Korean War memorial ceremonies, funerals and more. For more information, contact Charles Koppelman at 609-655-3111 or email him at KWVANJ@yahoo.com.
Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool: Registration for the 2015-16 school year for both Pre-K-3 and Pre-K-4 programs continues to be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Preschool Director Kathy Schroeder at 609- 298-2880 ext. 101 for availability.
Community dinner: Rise and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen offer free hot meals at the First Presbyterian Church, 320 N. Main St., Hightstown, on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the First United Methodist Church, 187 Stockton St., Hightstown, on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All meals are provided free on an unconditional, no-questions-asked basis. Volunteers are welcome.
Food Pantry: The Rise Food Pantry is open 52 weeks a year from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 5 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Baby care items, personal products and all nonperishable and perishable food items are needed for local families. The pantry welcomes locally grown fruits and vegetables. Food can be donated directly to the pantry at 225 Franklin St., Hightstown, during operating hours or to the Greater Goods Thrift Store, 114 Rogers Ave., Hightstown. Contact info@rise-community-services.org for more information. 
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