WHAT’S GOING ON for the week of 9/9/16

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Sat., Sept. 10 
“Cranbury Day – Discover the Future Library!” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pay $5 to uncover a small portion of the new library building and help us reach our goal of breaking ground at the end of this year. Cranbury Public Library, 23 N. Main Street, Cranbury. 
Sun., Sept. 11 
East Windsor Township will hold a wreath-laying ceremony to remember and honor the anniversary of September 11 at 5 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the existing 9/11 Memorial on the grounds of the East Windsor Township municipal building. Participants will include elected officials, police, fire company members, rescue squad members, the school district and community clergy. The public is invited to attend. 
Mon., Sept. 12 
Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta from 10:30 to11:30 a.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Children ages 2-6 will learn drawing & painting techniques from local art instructor Mrs. Mehta. Registration not required. 
Tues., Sept. 13 
Science Time at 10:30 a.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Fun science stories with cool experiments & demonstrations. Ages 4-6. Please stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check our website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register.
Brain Games at 11:15 a.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Have fun and exercise your brain. All materials provided. Please stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check our website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of our monthly programs. 
Wed., Sept. 14 
DIY Adult Crafternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Preserve your favorite photo by putting it on an item of glassware. Old black and white photos work best.We will be making a photocopy of your original photograph. All other materials will be provided. Please stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check our website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of our monthly programs.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Threat, 7 p.m. Shade Tree Commission member Kathy Easton will present a short video explaining this pest and its potential effect in Cranbury. The Cranbury Public Library, 23 N. Main, Cranbury. 
Fri., Sept. 16 
Pinatas! at 3:30 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Stop by the library to make your own mini piñata in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Ages 6-10. Please stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check our website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of our monthly programs. 
Sat., Sept. 17 
Fairy Princess Tea at 10:30 a.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Join us for a magical tea party. There will be crafts, stories, and some tea party treats. Feel free to wear your fairy princess finery. Ages 3-6. Please stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check our website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of our monthly programs. 
Mon., Sept. 19 
Mother Daughter Book Club Pizza Party from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. For girls ages 11 and up and their mothers. Come see what the book club is all about and enjoy cheese pizza and fun conversation as we discuss books we’ve read over the summer. Register at www.mcl.org. New members welcome.
Sing-Along with Kim Yarson from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. For ages birth to 5 & a caregiver. Dance to Kim’s high-energy guitar music as she plays classics and original songs. Online registration is suggested at www.mcl.org.
Book Café: Guest Author, at 3 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Meet local author Iris Culhane, a member of the Long Beach Island Writers Group. Light refreshments will be served. Please stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check our website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of our monthly programs. 
Tues., Sept. 20 
Coloring for Adults at 11:15 a.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Rediscover the joy of coloring. Coloring sheets and art supplies provided along with relaxing music. Please stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check our website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of our monthly programs. 
Thurs., Sept. 22 
Artists’ Workshop at 1:30 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Do you enjoy knitting, crochet, quilting, or some other form of art? Then join us as we chat, share ideas, and of course work on art. Please stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check our website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of our monthly programs.
Internet Safety for Seniors at 1 p.m. Learn how to protect yourself and your privacy while using the Internet. The Cranbury Public Library, 23 N. Main, Cranbury. 
Sat., Sept. 24 
Kids Karate Class Demo from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Children ages 3-12 can learn basic karate moves with Master Brooks from CMBKarate. Registration not required. 
Mon., Sept. 26 
Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Children ages 2-6 will learn drawing & painting techniques from local art instructor Mrs. Mehta. Registration not required.
Paint & Pencil Family Art with Miss Barbara from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. For all ages. Our resident artist, Miss Barbara, will help you express your creativity by drawing in pencil or painting in watercolors (even if you’ve never before picked up a brush). No registration necessary. 
Tues., Sept. 27 
Fiesta Story Time at 10:30 a.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Join us for stories, songs, and a special craft. Ages 4-6. Please stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check our website www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of our monthly programs. 
Wed., Sept. 28 
The Camden-Amboy Railroad in History, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Join us for a talk about a key part of Hightstown history. John Kilbride will provide an overview of the northern portion of the railroad extending from Bordentown to South Amboy, including the Trenton to New Brunswick route and Princeton branch. John currently serves as president of the Camden & Amboy Rairoad Historical Society. Register at www.mcl.org.
Color Me Calm at 6:30 p.m. Come to the library to “color away” your stress. We’ll provide all materials and refreshments to enjoy while you relax with your neighbors and unwind. The Cranbury Public Library, 23 N. Main, Cranbury. 
Thurs., Sept. 29 
Yoga Plus with Bob Kirby from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises. Bob Kirby, certified fitness instructor, will incorporate music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility and strength. Space is limited. Register at www.mcl.org. 
Fri., Sept. 30 
“Who Kidnapped the Lindbergh Baby?” presentation at 7 p.m. Join New Jersey author Jim Davidson for a discussion on the many theories of who kidnapped the Lindbergh baby. The Cranbury Public Library, 23 N. Main, Cranbury. 
Tues., Oct. 11 
A golf outing, sponsored by the Miracle League of Mercer County, will be held at Old York Country Club in Chesterfield, with registration starting at 11 am. Proceeds from the event will be used for ongoing programs to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball, and for maintenance of the baseball field. Visit miracleleaguemercer.org for costs to play golf and sponsorship opportunities, or call 609-581-5810. 
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 [email protected]; or Officer Wesley Panckeri at 732-521-0222, ext. 210 or email [email protected].
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.