Mon., May 30
A re-dedication of the Civil War Monument at the Brainerd Cemetery, 22 N. Main St., Cranbury will be held at 10:30 a.m. by the N.J. Civil War History Association, re-enacting as the 14th N.J. Volunteer Regiment, Company H. The re-dedication service will include the unveiling of a new smaller monument, adjacent to the original, with the names of the 70 soldiers that are listed on the 1866 Civil War Soldiers Monument.
The Annual Hightstown-East Windsor Memorial Day Parade will start on Stockton Street at 9 a.m. and will proceed through the center of town at approximately 9:30 a.m., finishing at the VFW on Dutch Neck Road. The grand marshals for this year’s parade will be Joel McKay of Hightstown and Alvin Miller of East Windsor. The event will honor the veterans with five wreaths placed throughout the parade route. Everyone is invited to attend and show support for all veterans.
The Hightstown Animal Welfare Committee is taking Paws Walk to a new level. This year, dogs will be walking in the Memorial Day Parade in Hightstown. Participants are asked to gather in the field at the VFW on Dutch Neck Road by 10 a.m. Red-white-blue decorated bones will be available on a first come basis while treats last. Dogs must be walked by an adult, and on a 6-foot leash. Water bowls are provided along the route. Themed dog kerchiefs are available for purchase at the Animal Welfare table on the VFW field. Dogs can also join the group during the parade along Stockton Street. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., June 1
Knitting & Crochet Club, Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. and Thursday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at the Plumsted Branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Do you enjoy knitting, crochet, or needlepoint? Then join us as we chat, and share ideas. Bring your old and new projects to work on. Stop in, call the library at 609-758-7888 or visit the website at www.theocaencountylibrary.org to register or find out about monthly programs.
Thurs., June 2
The Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Werner Lecture Fund presents, “Glickman – One Voice Changed the Sports World Forever,” at 7 p.m. The legendary voice of the New York Knicks, Giants, and Jets writes of his years as a Syracuse football star and a track Olympian who was denied his chance to compete in the 1936 Olympics due to anti-Semitism in Berlin, where he was dropped from the 400 meter relay team. Join us as we present the DVD and exchange stories of your watching and listening to Marty Glickman. Admission is free. Call the Beth El Synagogue office to RSVP. The synagogue is at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, N.J., 08520; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net.
Coloring for Adults, 2 p.m., Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Coloring pages, pencils and markers provided. Lucy, the therapy dog, will attend most sessions. No registration required.
Personal Financial Wellness Seminar, 7 p.m., Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Kheeda Gopaul of Primerica will focus on credit repair and helping both families and individuals become debt free. Attendees have the option to submit information for a free financial analysis to begin the process of financial recovery.
Fri., June 3
Cranbury Public Library, will present “Called to Duty,“ a documentary film about N.J. Civil War training camps, at 7 p.m. in the Library at 23 N. Main St.The Cranbury Historical & Preservation Society is co-sponsoring this program. The film was written and produced by Tom Burke of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association.
Friday Afternoon Movie: “Suffragette”, 2 p.m., Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. See the popular movie starring Carey Mulligan. Rated PG-13; 107 minutes. A small snack will be provided. No registration is required.
Sat., June 4
The annual Strawberry Festival, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury Board of Deacons, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Strawberries, cake, ice cream, hamburgers, hot dogs, music, games, face painting, a clown and more will be available. The church is at 22 S. Main St., Cranbury. The event will be held rain or shine and benefits the Deacons benevolence fund.
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.
Maker Monday: Father’s Day at 3:30 p.m. at the Plumsted Branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Feeling crafty? Stop in to test your DIY skills and create something unique for Father’s Day. Grades 6 –12. Stop in, call the library at 609-758-7888 or visit the website at www.theocaencountylibrary.org to register or find out about monthly programs.
Wed., June 8
Buying and Selling on Craigslist, 10:30 a.m., Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Learn how to set up an account and to successfully navigate this popular e-commerce website. Please call the library to register for the class at (609) 448-1330.
Excel for Beginners, class will be taught at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Learn the basics of the popular spreadsheet program. Please call the library to register at (609) 448-1330.
A new group called DeathCafe will meet at 6:30 p.m. the Perkins Restaurant at 50 Princeton Hightstown Road, East Windsor. The meeting offers an opportunity to gather in a safe, non-judgmental environment to discuss any aspect of death that may be of interest to you. Times are changing and the taboo regarding discussing death needs to go by the wayside. It will be an evening of interesting and informative discussion on all matters and issues relating to that taboo subject of death. RSVP to Laurie at 609-443-1844.
Fri., June 10
Friday Afternoon Movie: “Concussion” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. See the popular movie starring Will Smith. Based on the true story of the doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE in football players, and the uphill battle he faced in bringing the information to the public. Rated PG-13; 123 minutes. A small snack will be provided. No registration is necessary.
Sat., June 11
“Remembering Downton Abbey” will be presented in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, 22 S. Main St., Cranbury. This event will include team trivia questions about Downton Abbey and England, a silent auction of Downton Abbey memorabilia and other special items, door prizes, projected photos from the series, refreshments and a few surprises. Tickets at $12 each are available now by mailing a check by June 1, payable to The Woman’s Club of Cranbury to: WCC “Remembering Downton Abbey,” 4 Labaw Drive, Cranbury, N.J., 08512. Please include a self- addressed stamped envelope, for the return of your tickets, unless you would like them held at the door. Proceeds will benefit Woman’s Club of Cranbury charities, including their Scholarship Fund.
Bike Collection Drive, by the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton, Robbinsville Community Park, West Manor Way, Robbinsville (at the township festival). Benefits the Boys & Girls Club’s Bike Exchange program. 2 pm to 6 pm, June 11. Visit rhrotary.org or call 609-439-3933.
Sun., June 12
Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, 1-4 p.m., features the exhibit, “Merchants of Main Street: A Stroll Through Through the Shoppes of Cranbury’s Past,” which celebrates the creativity, hard work and entrepreneurial skills of the Main Street Merchants of the 18th, 19th and 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.
Fri., June 17
Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor will be hosting its 7th Annual American Barbecue Carlebach (ABC) Shabbat at 6 p.m. Kick off the summer season with outdoor services featuring tunes of Shlomo Carlebach followed by a BBQ dinner. Dinner pricing: Beth El Members: $10/Adults, $8/Children (3+), Prospective Members: $5/All Ages (3+). For further details and to RSVP by June 6, contact the Synagogue Office at (609) 443-4454 or E-mail email@example.com. Services will move inside in case of inclement weather. Beth El Synagogue is located at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, NJ, 08520; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net.
Sun., June 19
Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Genealogy Club will present Art Finkle and a discussion on the Jewish Community that settled into the Trenton area at 7:30 p.m. Art is the chair of the Trenton Jewish Historical Society and will delve into the immigrant periods of a displaced people adapting to a completely new environment. He will highlight Trenton’s institutions, its work and its eventual economic success, and explore the second generation Russian community along with the older and smaller German Jewish community. Trenton is one of many small cities that served as havens for Jewish refugees who came to the land of opportunity to eventually achieve the American dream. Art also plans to highlight the history of Beth El Synagogue, whose congregation dates back to 1906. RSVP to the Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, N.J., 08520; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net.
The Rocky Brook Garden Club is sponsoring a Garden Tour: “Wonderland in the Gardens,” a tour of seven private gardens in Hightstown and Cranbury, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at Hightstown East Windsor Historical Society, 164 North Main St., Hightstown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check website www.hewhs.com or call 609-448-8388 for more info.
Sun., July 10
The Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton will host “ROTARUN”, a 5K race and fundraiser to benefit veterans groups and local charities, in Veterans’ Park in Hamilton Township, N.J. Sign-in for runners will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 runners in several categories. There will also be a 1K fun walk. Registration forms are available at First Choice Bank (Route 130 at Shoppes at Hamilton), Pacers Princeton Running Store (7 Palmer Square West, Princeton), HVCB/Northfield Bank (corner of Youngs and Quakerbridge Roads) and Affiance, LLC (941 Whitehorse Ave., Ste. 18-19, Hamilton). The fee is $25. Visit rhrotary.org for online registrations and more information. The club welcomes event sponsors to help support its efforts to improve lives in our community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or Officer Wesley Panckeri at 732-521-0222, ext. 210 or email email@example.com.
Mon., May 30