WHAT’S GOING ON for the week of 6/10/16

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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, music, refreshments and a few surprises. Tickets at $12 each are available by calling 609-402-4221. Proceeds from the event will benefit Woman’s Club of Cranbury charities, including the group’s 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. For more information, 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 (which are 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. 
Mon., June 20 
Interactive storyteller Mr. Malcolm will be featured from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Children ages 3-6 will become part of the story as Mr. Malcolm regales those attending with classic and fun tales like “The Tortoise & the Hare” and “Frozen.” Siblings are welcome to join in the fun. Register online at www.mcl.org.
Mystery Book Club will be held 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 “Faceless Killers” by Henning Mankell. No registration is required and new members are always welcome. 
Tues., June 21 
Understanding Your Social Security Benefits seminar will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. This informative seminar, led by Social Security Administration District Manager David Vinokurov, will show you how and when to apply for Medicare and Social Security and other topics. Call the library to register at 609-448-1330.
The Importance of Estate Planning seminar will be held at 7 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. This informational seminar presented by Attorney Robert F. Morris will cover New Jersey inheritance and estate taxes, New Jersey probate procedures, and a discussion on how the basic estate planning documents work. Call the library to register at 609-448-1330. 
Wed., June 22 
Meet the mammals with “Eyes of the Wild,” the summer reading kick-off event, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Children ages 4-12 can get up close and personal with some of nature’s coolest mammals in this fun, comical and educational program. Siblings are welcome. Register online at www.mcl.org.
Sit & Be Fit Exercise DVD Class 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. Follow along with a DVD to practice these easy chair exercises designed for seniors and others with limited mobility. Host Mary Ann Wilson, RN, leads viewers through exercises to help improve strength, range of motion, balance, dexterity, cognitive functioning and mood. Please bring a bath towel. 