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

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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.
The Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Genealogy Club will be sponsoring a discussion on “One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools” at 7:30 p.m. The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching the 1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes about 300 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on e- bay. This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one. Beth El Synagogue is located at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, NJ, 08520. Contact the synagogue office with any questions at 609-443-4454 or visit the website at www.bethel.net.
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.
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 “O.J. Simpson is Innocent & I Can Prove It” by William C. Dear. No registration is required and new members are always welcome.
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. 
Wed., Sept. 21 
“Dealing with Difficult People” 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. While we can’t make difficult people just go away, this seminar will offer some strategies that can improve your relationship with them. Come join this one- hour workshop. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 
Thurs., Sept. 22 
Coloring for Adults will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Coloring pages, pencils and markers provided. Lucy, the therapy dog, will attend most sessions. No registration required.
Medicare Annual Enrollment Workshop will be held at 3 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year affecting cost, coverage and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. Open enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, when people can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year. Find out key changes for 2017 and how to make the most of this annual enrollment period from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP. This is a free and impartial health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers funded through state and federal monies.
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. 
Fri., Sept. 23 
Friday Afternoon Movie: “Hologram for the King” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Join us for a screening of the popular movie starring Tom Hanks. Rated R; 98 minutes. A small snack will be served. No registration necessary. 
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. 
Sun., Sept. 25 
An interfaith dialogue on the message of Bishop Pierre Claverie will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 251 Franklin St., Hightstown. Religious and lay speakers will include the Rev. Patrick McDonnell, Lenore Islieb, Imam Sohaib Sultan, Jana Hussain, Rabbi Eric Wisnia and Anne Berman Waldorf. The event is sponsored by the St. Anthony Social Justice Committee. 
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 
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Blue to You Van is coming to the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Drive, East Windsor from 10 a.m. to noon. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will provide information about all aspects of healthcare including Medicare, NJ Family Care and the Affordable Care Act. Stop by and have a health professional check your cholesterol and glucose levels. You do not have to be a member of BCBS to take advantage of these free screenings. No appointment necessary.
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.
The Hickory Corner Book Discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. The group will discuss “The Last Painting of Sara de Vos” by Dominic Smith. No registration in necessary and new members are always welcome. 
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.
Coloring for Adults will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Coloring pages, pencils and markers provided. Lucy, the therapy dog, will attend most sessions. No registration required. 
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.
Friday Afternoon Movie: “I Saw The Light” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Join us for a screening of the popular movie starring Tom Hiddleston. Rated R; 124 minutes. A small snack will be served. No registration necessary. 
Mon., Oct. 3 
Fabulous 50s Sock Hop, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Step back in time to the Fabulous 50s! Come in costume to get a treat. There will be games, crafts, and music all from the 1950s. Stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check the website: www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of the monthly programs. 
Mon., Oct. 10 
Puppy Power: Seeing Eye Puppies at 4 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Come meet the seeing eye puppies of the Ocean County 4H Club and learn about the responsibility of raising a Seeing Eye puppy. For ages 5 and up. Stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check the website: www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of the monthly programs.
Salsa Night at 6:30 p,m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Test your culinary skills and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the library’s second annual salsa contest. All ingredients will be provided. Ages 12-18. Stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check the website: www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of the monthly programs. 
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. 
Wed., Oct. 12 
DIY Adult Crafternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Get ready for fall by making some pumpkin spice scented soap. Stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check the website: www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of the monthly programs. 
Wed., Oct. 19 
Influenza and pneumonia vaccines from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. The Ocean County Health Department will offer seasonal influenza (flu) and pneumonia vaccinations in coordination with the Ocean County Library System. Call 732-341-9700 ext. 7604 with questions. 
Fri., Oct. 21 
County Connection Mobile Service Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. The mobile service center will be in the Plumsted Library parking lot. Services provided: senior and veteran services, consumer affairs, voter registration and park and tourism info. (Fees are required for some services.) 
Mon., Oct. 24 
Halloween Celebration 6:30 p.m. at the Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) hosts a Halloween Celebration with games, crafts and treats for children ages 3-11. Wear your costume and join the spooky fun. Stop in, call the branch at 609-758-7888, or check the website: www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register and find out about all of the monthly programs. 
Sat., Oct. 29 
A Red Cross blood drive with Hightstown K of C #6284 will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct 29, at the First Aid squad in Hightstown, 168 Bank St. You can sign up to donate online at www.redcrossblood.org. Enter sponsor code KofC6284. The Hightstown K of C #6284 has been hosting Red Cross blood drives for more than 10 years and has collected more than 1,000 blood donations. Please donate blood if you are able to Every blood donation will save three lives. 
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.
Movie Club: This club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Cranbury Public Library at 23 N. Main St. in Cranbury Join the lively discussions about movies.
Central Jersey Chapter 148 of Korean War Veterans Association: Any veterans who served during the war from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 or who have served in Korea from July 27, 1953 to the current date can join the group that meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month (except January, February, March and April) at the Monroe Township Municipal Building. Requirements for membership include paying dues of $25 to the Korean War Veterans Association and a $10 chapter fee per year. The chapter is involved in various functions throughout the year including parades with color guard, flag raisings, Korean War memorial ceremonies, funerals and more. For more information, contact Charles Koppelman at 609-655-3111 or email him at [email protected].
Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool: Registration for the 2015-16 school year for both Pre-K-3 and Pre-K-4 programs continues to be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Preschool Director Kathy Schroeder at 609- 298-2880 ext. 101 for availability.
Community dinner: Rise and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen offer free hot meals at the First Presbyterian Church, 320 N. Main St., Hightstown, on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the First United Methodist Church, 187 Stockton St., Hightstown, on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All meals are provided free on an unconditional, no-questions-asked basis. Volunteers are welcome.
Food Pantry: The Rise Food Pantry is open 52 weeks a year from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 5 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Baby care items, personal products and all nonperishable and perishable food items are needed for local families. The pantry welcomes locally grown fruits and vegetables. Food can be donated directly to the pantry at 225 Franklin St., Hightstown, during operating hours or to the Greater Goods Thrift Store, 114 Rogers Ave., Hightstown. Contact [email protected] for more information.
The Central Jersey Chapter No. 148 of Korean War Veterans Association extends an invitation to any veterans, regardless of branch of service, who served during the war – June 25, 1950 through July 27, 1953 – in any location, including Europe, to join the group. It meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month – except January, February, March and April – at the Monroe Township Municipal Building. Requirements for membership include dues of $25 to the Korean War Veterans Association and a $10 chapter fee per year. The chapter is involved in various functions, including parades with Color Guard, flag raisings, funerals and other events. For more information, contact membership chairman Charles Koppelman at 609-655-3111 or by email at [email protected]. 
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