WHAT’S GOING ON for the week of 6/3/16

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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. 
Sun., June 5 
The Cranbury Museum will host a program titled “When We Were Young: Shopping Along Cranbury’s Main Street” to compliment the museum’s current exhibit, “Merchants of Main Street: A Stroll Through the Shoppes of Cranbury’s Past.” The program, which begins at 1:30 p.m., will feature a panel of community members who lived and shopped on Main Street, sharing personal experiences and family stories about the businesses. The discussion with audience participation will focus on the recollections of various shops and shopkeepers in town. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to [email protected] or 609-409-1289. 
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.
A pasta dinner to benefit Better Beginnings in Hightstown will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 22 S. Main St., Cranbury. Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $8 per person and $5 for students and seniors. Children five years old and under eat free. 
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. 
Wed., June 15 
Get Balanced will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Attend this informative session to learn how to improve your balance and about what you can do to prevent falls. Please wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes for the exercise component. Presented by Matter of Balance instructor Carolyn Schindewolf, health educator with Princeton HealthCare Community Education & Outreach. Call the library to register at 609-448-1330. 
Thurs., June 16 
The Thyroid’s Role in Your Health will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Weight gain, fatigue, depression, muscle aches, sleep problems, high cholesterol, and low libido can all be signs that your thyroid isn’t working properly. Join Joseph A. Deblasio, Jr., MD, of Princeton HealthCare System for a general overview of common thyroid diseases including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and thyroid nodules. Call the library to register at 609-448-1330. 
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 protected]. 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.
Drum & Percussion Circle will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Join musician and teacher Reed Thomas to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and percussion instruments (provided). No experience necessary.
Microsoft Word: Intermediate will be taught at 10:30 a.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Join us to learn some of the in-depth features of the popular word processing program. Call the library to register at 609-448-1330. 
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. 
Sat., June 25 
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. Pre-sale tickets for $12 are now available at Perennial Home,(Tues.-Sat.)119 W. Ward St., Hightstown, or Weichert Realtors, 417 Route 130, East Windsor. 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. 
Continuing events 
Spinning Yarns Craft Circle: 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 knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation. All levels welcome.