HILLSBOROUGH: Community calendar, issue of June 10

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Blood drive to be hosted at YMCA this afternoon 
Fri., June 10 — People can also give blood at a drive from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hillsborough YMCA on East Mountain Road.
Donors must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds and feel well at the time of donation. Call 908-685-2926 with questions and to make an appointment or schedule online at www.rwjuhdonorclub.org. 
Touch-a-truck event will benefit Manville library 
Sat., June 11 — The Friends of the Manville Library and the Manville Recreation Department will give youngsters and adults a chance to “touch a truck” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manville High School field, 1100 Brooks Blvd. There will be all kinds of vehicle and the chance to meet and greet police officers, fire fighters, medical technicians, sanitation workers and more. The fee of $2 per person or $5 per family funds the Friends group, which supports the local library.
Rain date is June 12. 
Listen to jazz, enjoy homemade strawberry desserts 
Sun., June 12 — Savor the delightful acoustic jazz sounds of Stringzville, along with homemade strawberry treats, at 3 p.m. in St. Francis Hall at Church of St. Charles Borromeo, 47 Skillman Road, Skillman for the benefit of Raritan Valley Chorus. All tickets $20.
Financial ‘coach’ to hold ‘Mindful Money’ workshop 
Tues., June 14 — Laura Kinney, a financial/budget “coach,” will help participants manage financial challenges in a “Mindful Money” workshop at Fit and Firm in the Mountainview Plaza, 856 Route 206, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 908-281- 0013 to register. The workshop is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Learn to prioritize spending goals, work collaboratively with a partner to manage spending priorities, maintain control of spending with active budget management, and get out of debt fast and stay that way. 
Fig tree farm manager to present to garden club 
Thurs., June 16 — Bill Muzychko, founder and owner of Bill’s Figs at 329 Old York Road, Flemington, will talk to the Neshanic Garden Club at its monthly meeting at 9:45 a.m. at the Station House on Olive Street, Neshanic Station.
Mr. Muzychko manages every stage in the life of a fig tree, including the planting, growing, picking, pruning and winterization of every tree he grows. Fig trees are warm-weather plants that need special care in cooler climates. He has not only developed a system that eliminates the need to “bury“ fig trees during the winter months but also dramatically increases crop output.
This is also the club’s annual meeting, which will include the installation of 2016-17 officers. Luncheon will be catered by La Strada Café at $20 per person.
Prospective members are encouraged to attend. For information about club meetings, contact president Marion Nation at 908-359-6317. For information regarding the club, visit www.neshanicgardenclub.org.
High school’s graduation moves indoors in afternoon 
Thurs. June 16 — Hillsborough High School’s graduation of the Class of 2016 will be held at the Sun Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, starting at 3 p.m. Students must there at 1:30 p.m. Parents can enter the arena at 2 p.m. General admission is free; no tickets needed. Project Graduation rendezvous is at 8:30 p.m. at the high school. 
Route 206 firehouse hosts season flea markets 
Sat., June 18 — Sell or browse the merchandise at a flea market held twice a month at the Hillsborough Fire Co. No. 2 firehouse at 375 Route 206.
The flea markets are held from 9 a.m. and go as long as there are customers. Markets are located on the grass adjacent to the firehouse. Arrive as early as you like.
Parking will be on the grass and behind the firehouse. There will be no parking next to the firehouse or in the driveway.
Future markets are July 9 and 23, Aug. 6 and 27, Sept, 10 and 24, and Oct. 8 and 22.
Market outside spaces are available for $15 each on morning of event. No tables or chairs provided.
The markets are fundraisers for Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary. For information, call 908-359-6819, 908-359-2785 or 908-725-4908, or click on www.HillsboroughFireCo2.com. Go to “About,” “Membership” and then “Ladies Auxiliary” for information. 
Township plans celebration with games, food, fireworks 
Sat., June 25 — Township’s Independence Day celebration will be held at Auten Road Intermediate School, starting at 5 p.m. There will be inflatable attractions, boardwalk games, DJ, food tent and fireworks at about 9 p.m.
Parking at ARIS will be limited to permit holders only. Free shuttle service will be available from Hillsborough High School, beginning at 5 p.m. through the conclusion of the event. 
Program addresses topic of ‘New Age of Job Searching’ 
Wed., July 6 — Harold Levin, staffing manager at SmartStaff Personnel, will lead a free program on “The New Age of Job Searching” for a support group for those who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change. The program will be 7 to 9 p.m. at Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, 150-A West High St., Somerville.
This group is open to the community. Funding is provided by grants from United Way of Hunterdon County, Arnold A. Schwartz Foundation and Magyar Bank. To register or for information about career counseling services, contact Elise Prezant at 908-725-7799, ext. 108, or [email protected]. 
St. Mary’s Catholic Church hosts monthly Slavic meal 
Wed., July 13 — 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.
Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of every month. Each month a special dish will be prepared by St. Mary’s chef John Pagano. Orders to go available. For information, call 908-725-0615.
GOP election committee hosts golf fundraiser 
Fri., July 15 — The Hillsborough Republican Election Committee will hold a modified scramble golf outing at Royce Brook Golf Club, on Hamilton Road. Registration and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. and a Hawaiian shirt “beach bash” featuring the Tyrone Stackhouse Project band begins at 7.
Registration is asked by July 1. $200 per golfer, with checks made payable to Hillsborough Republican Election Committee. $60 for dinner only, $40 for bash only. Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Greg Burchette at 908-458-2612.
Continuing events 
Community theater — Somerset Valley Players will present “Boeing Boeing,” a high-flying comedic farce of the swinging ’60s, on weekends until June 19 at their theater on Amwell Road.
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. Buy tickets through the website at www.svptheatre.org.
For information, call 908-369-7469.
Cleanup tickets available — Coupons for access to drop off items at the Auten Road DPW facility and Senior Citizen stickers for curbside pickup are available at the Hillsborough Township Department of Public Works office, 21 East Mountain Road, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday The coupons are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
This program is for Hillsborough residents only; proof of residency is required. The drop-off site across from the Auten Road Intermediate School is open rain or shine on the specified dates.
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 month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Road.
Divorce support group — A nondenominational support group to help separated and divorced people to a new beginning. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, Route 206 at Homestead Road. Call 908-295-6740. 
Send items to [email protected] or fax to 609-924-3842. For details, call 609-874-2163. 