WHAT’S GOING ON for the week of 10/21/16

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Sat., Oct. 22 
The Hightstown High School Class of 1971 is celebrating its 45th reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. at La Piazza Restaurant, 11 Church St., Allentown, N.J. Dinner will be served family style and the event is BYOB. Cost is $65 per person, payable to Barbara Smith, 26 Haymarket Court, Cranbury, N.J. 08512 as soon as possible. Include a brief update about you and your family. The weekend will also include two other events for class members: the homecoming football game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, against West Windsor Plainsboro South at McIntire Field; and a tour of the high school at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 (meet in the commons). For more information or questions, email [email protected]. 
Sun., Oct. 23 
An exhibit featuring more than four hundred pieces of 20th Century costume jewelry will be available for viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East. Famous makers such as Trifari, Weiss, Danecraft, Coro, Marcel Boucher, Sarah Coventry, Carolee, Napier, Hollycraft, Kramer, Florenza, Monet and Christian Dior are included in the collection. Pearls, rhinestones, cameos, mother of pearl, Bakelite and marcasite are represented, along with more than 75 Christmas pins.
Sunday Afternoon Movie: “The Meddler” 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 Susan Sarandon. Rated PG-13; 103 minutes. A small snack will be served. No registration necessary.
Historic House Tour, “A Step Back in Time,” sponsored by the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society, 164 North Main Street, Hightstown, will be held on from 1 to 5 p.m. The tour includes seven historic homes dating back to the 1800s. The day of tour tickets can be purchased at the society headquarters after 12:30 p.m. for $25. Pre-sale tickets are available for $20 at Perennial Home, 119 West Ward Street, Hightstown; and Weichert Realtors, 417 Route 130, East Windsor. For more information website is www.hewhs.com or call 609-448-8388. 
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.
Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta from 10:30 to11:30 a.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St., Hightstown. Children ages 2-6 will learn drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor Mrs. Mehta. Messy play clothes, please. Online registration is suggested at www.mcl.org.
Paint and Pencil Family Art with Miss Barbara from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St., 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.
Hand Embroidery Pattern Design Basics for Beginners will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Learn how to follow hand embroidery kit template instructions, then explore ideas for creating your own embroidery designs. Methods for transferring design onto fabric will be discussed. Students must have prior embroidery experience. All materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please call the library to register at (609) 448-1330. 
Tues., Oct. 25 
Mother Daughter Book Club Pizza Party from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St., Hightstown. For girls ages 11 and up and their mothers. Come enjoy fun conversation and snacks as we discuss “Compass South“ by Hope Larson. No registration required and new members welcome.
Free Immigration Legal Clinic from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St., Hightstown. Register in person or by phone at (609) 448-1474 for a free 15-minute consultation with an immigration lawyer. 
Wed., Oct. 26 
Alzheimer’s: Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, 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 workshop will provide information on the facts about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, planning for care and the importance of early detection. Presented by Nicolette Vasco with the Alzheimer’s Association. Please call the library to register at (609) 448-1330.
Hickory Corner Book Discussion will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. The group will be discussing “A Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman. No registration necessary and new members are always welcome.
AARP Smart Driver Course from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cranbury Public Library. This two-part, two-day refresher course in specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call the library to register at (609) 655-0555. Bring your license, AARP membership card, and payment on the first afternoon of the course. 
Thurs., Oct. 27 
Science and a Story from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St., Hightstown. Children ages 2-6 will listen to stories and conduct theme-related science experiments. Messy play clothes, please. Register at www.mcl.org.
Kid’s Art Class with Mrs. Mehta from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St., Hightstown. Children ages 7-11 will learn drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor Mrs. Mehta. Messy play clothes, please. Online registration is suggested at www.mcl.org.
Educator Beth Broder Epstein will hold a Conversational ESL class at 10:30 a.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please call the library to register at (609) 448-1330.
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. No registration required.
AARP Smart Driver Course from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cranbury Public Library. This two-part, two-day refresher course in specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call the library to register at (609) 655-0555. Bring your license, AARP membership card, and payment on the first afternoon of the course. 
Fri., Oct. 28 
Friday Afternoon Movie: “Hocus Pocus” 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 Bette Midler. Rated PG; 96 minutes. A small snack will be served. No registration necessary. 
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.
Sunday Afternoon Movie: “The Witches” 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 Angelica Huston. Rated PG; 92 minutes. A small snack will be served. No registration necessary. 
Sun., Oct. 30 
An exhibit featuring more than four hundred pieces of 20th Century costume jewelry will be available for viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East. Famous makers such as Trifari, Weiss, Danecraft, Coro, Marcel Boucher, Sarah Coventry, Carolee, Napier, Hollycraft, Kramer, Florenza, Monet and Christian Dior are included in the collection. Pearls, rhinestones, cameos, mother of pearl, Bakelite and marcasite are represented, along with more than 75 Christmas pins.
Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Genealogy Club will sponsor a discussion titled, “Jump Start Your Genealogical Research” at 7:30 p.m. In many cases knowing where to start your genealogical search can save a huge amount of your time and effort. Doing genealogy was once a solitary task. There was no way to find out who else, if anyone, was doing research on the same families as you were. Today, with the numerous aids that are available, it’s a simple matter to find colleagues with whom you can compare notes and share discoveries. At the meeting, you’ll have an opportunity to try some of these methods for yourself, online. Beth El Synagogue is located at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, N.J., 08520. www.bethel.net. Contact the Synagogue Office with any questions, (609) 443-4454. 
Mon., Oct. 31 
Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta from 10:30 to11:30 a.m. at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St., Hightstown. Children ages 2-6 will learn drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor Mrs. Mehta. Messy play clothes, please. Online registration is suggested at www.mcl.org. 
Tues., Nov. 1 
Beginning Hatha Yoga will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Learn basic yoga postures and exercises. Led by certified yoga instructor Mehri Vesali. Bring a mat or large towel. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330. 
Wed., Nov. 2 
Hand Embroidery for Arts & Crafts will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Explore a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials, techniques and creative paths that you can take to create your own unique hand embroidery projects. While no previous experience is necessary, an understanding of basic embroidery stitching, materials and techniques is helpful. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330. 
Thurs., Nov. 3 
Conversational ESL 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. Educator Beth Broder Epstein will teach how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330.
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. No registration required. 
Fri., Nov. 4 
Friday Afternoon Movie: “The Shallows” 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 Blake Lively. Rated PG-13; 87 minutes. A small snack will be served. No registration necessary. 
Sat., Nov. 5 
The Hightstown High School After Prom Committee is planning its Bingo fundraising event at the Hightstown High School cafeteria, 25 Leshin Lane, Hightstown. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo will be played from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission for the event, for ages 18 and over, is $25, which includes four cards/15 games, light snacks and beverages. Additional boards will be available for purchase and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the 2017 Hightstown High School after-prom event.
Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor is hosting an evening with “The Space-Time RIFFS, An Improvisation Comedy Group,” featuring Rafi Reguer at 7:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of laughs, desserts, coffee and tea. The cost is $15 per person. Beth El Synagogue is located at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, N.J., 08520. www.bethel.net. Contact the synagogue office to RSVP by Nov. 2, 2016, (609) 443-4454. 
Sun., Nov. 6 
Sunday Afternoon Movie: “Money Monster” 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 George Clooney. Rated R; 95 minutes. A small snack will be served. No registration necessary. 
Mon., Nov. 7 
PC Basics Computer Class will be taught at 2:30 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Come to learn the fundamentals of computer use. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330. 
Tues., Nov. 8 
Teddy’s Restaurant, Bites for Books, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cranbury Public Library. Join library friends and neighbors for dinner at Teddy’s in downtown Cranbury. Teddy’s will donate 20 percent of your bill to the Cranbury Library Foundation. 49 N. Main, Cranbury.
Beginning Hatha Yoga will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Learn basic yoga postures and exercises. Led by certified yoga instructor Mehri Vesali. Bring a mat or large towel. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330.
The Secrets to Healthy Skin will be discussed at 7 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Jessica Simon, MD, board certified in dermatology and a member of the medical staff of Princeton Healthcare System, will review important skin care techniques and discuss how to evaluate abnormal growth as well as what to do if you are concerned about changes in your skin. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330. 
Wed., Nov. 9 
Library Website Adventures computer class will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Learn to navigate the Mercer County Library’s website to find the information and downloads you want. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330. 
Thurs., Nov. 10 
Conversational ESL 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. Educator Beth Broder Epstein will teach how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330.
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. No registration required.
Introduction to Ayurveda will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Ayurveda is the ancient way of healing the body, mind and soul. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330.
Embroidery Circle will be held at 7 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J. Open to all skill levels. Bring projects you are working on to share with others. No registration is necessary. 
Sat., Nov. 12 
Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Israel Affairs Committee will present “Syria: This is a War of Necessity,” at xxx. This Shabbat Kiddush briefing by guest speaker Dr. Ghaidaa Hetou will follow morning services at Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor. RSVP 609-443-4454 or [email protected]. Between ceasefires, air-strikes and ongoing diplomatic talks, progress toward peace in Syria proves unattainable, at least in the short term. Dr. Hetou will discuss a crucial factor for achieving a negotiated settlement, namely the military component. This program is free and open to the public. Beth El Synagogue is located at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, NJ, 08520. www.bethel.net. Contact the synagogue office to RSVP, (609) 443-4454, [email protected]. 
Sun., Nov. 13 
The Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Shalom will host its fourth Annual Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of vendors will be participating. Sale items will include fashion jewelry, handbags, cosmetics, skin care products, clothing, food and kitchen products, candles, stationery, home décor, dog treats, balloons & party accessories and much more. A 50/50 Raffle and Tricky Tray will also be held. Free admission. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Temple B’nai Shalom is at 15 Fern Road, on the corner of Fern and Old Stage Road, in East Brunswick. E-mail [email protected] with any questions, or to inquire about becoming a vendor. 
Thurs., Nov. 17 
Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Seniors Group will present Rabbi Jay Kornsgold at 1 p.m. leading a discussion on the presidential election. Participants can discuss the election and its effects on everyone after the actual election has taken place. This program is free and light refreshments will be served. Beth El Synagogue is at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, N.J., 08520; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net.
Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Werner Lecture Series will present “Yes, I Can: A Survivor’s Story,” at 7 p.m. Sol Lurie was only 11years old when he began his journey of concentration camps; six in four years. Mr. Lurie is an inspirational speaker for audiences of all ages. The program is free. Beth El Synagogue is at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, N.J., 08520; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net. 
Fri., Nov. 18 
Saluts de Salies – Ten Months in Southwest France, at 7 p.m. at the Cranbury Public Library. This program will be presented by Cranbury resident Richard Moody. He will speak about the 10 months he and his wife, Lisa, recently spent in a 400-year old house in the medieval town of Salies de Bearn in the province of Bearn in southwest France. The library is at 23 N. Main, Cranbury. 
Sat., Nov. 19 
The Monroe Township High School PTO is hosting a fall craft/vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe. Free admission. 
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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