WHAT’S GOING ON for the week of 10/28/16

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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.
The Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Fall Book Sale will be held at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J.. from 4 to 8:30 p.m. (4 to 6 p.m. for Friends Members only). Browse through thousands of gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds are used to purchase materials for the library and provide special programs for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program. 
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.
The Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Fall Book Sale will be held at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse through thousands of gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds are used to purchase materials for the library and provide special programs for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program. 
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.
The Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Fall Book Sale will be held at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse through thousands of gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds are used to purchase materials for the library and provide special programs for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program. 
Sun., Nov. 20 
The Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Fall Book Sale will be held at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J., from 1 to 4 p.m. for a bag sale. Browse through thousands of gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds are used to purchase materials for the library and provide special programs for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program. 
Mon., Nov. 21 
Mystery Book Club will meet 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 “Maise Dobbs” by Jacqueline Windspear. New members are always welcome and no registration is needed. 
Tues., Nov. 22 
Tuesday Morning Movie: “Ratchet & Clank” will be shown at 11 a.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Join us for a screening of the popular animated movie. Rated PG; 94 minutes. No registration necessary.
Computer Class: Internet Basics will be taught at 2:30 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Join us to learn the skills needed to navigate the World Wide Web. Please call the library to register at (609) 448-1330. 
Thurs., Nov. 24 
Start off your Thanksgiving Day by helping those in need. Participate in the fourth annual Mercer County Turkey Trot at Mercer County Park, 334 South Post Road, West Windsor, N.J., 08550. The morning event will consist of a 5K Race and a 1 Mile Walk/Run. The 5K race kicks off at 8:30 am from the West Picnic area. The 1 Mile Walk/Run begins at 8:35 am. The entry fee is $35. Proceeds will benefit local food pantries, including JFCS, Rise, TASK, Catholic Charities and Mercer Street Friends. Participants are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the food pantries. For more information and to sign up, go to www.mercercountyturkeytrot.com. 
Sun., Nov. 27 
Sunday Afternoon Movie: “Café Society” 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 Jessie Eisenberg. Rated PG-13; 96 minutes. No registration necessary. 
Mon., Nov. 28 
Computer Class: Windows 10 Basics will be taught at 2:30 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Join us to learn how to use Microsoft’s newest operating system. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330. 
Wed., Nov. 30 
Book Talk: “Rescuing the Revolution” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Local author David Price will discuss his new book, “Rescuing the Revolution: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence.” The book offers a fresh perspective on the “10 crucial days” of the American Revolution and the exploits of nine men and one woman including Joseph Trumbell, Edward Hand, Charles Scott and the Mysterious Widow of Mount Holly who distinguished themselves in “the glorious cause.” Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Call the library to register at (609) 448-1330. 
Sat., Dec. 3 
JEM Productions and Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor present “The Odd Couple,” starring Marshall Alter as Felix Unger and Carlos Cervantes as Oscar Madison. This play will keep you laughing as endearing slob Oscar Madison and neat-freak Felix Unger try to live together. Performances are Saturday Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue. Tickets are available@ BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door. General admission is $30, senior and student admission is $25. Beth El Synagogue is located at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, NJ, 08520; 609-443-4454; www.bethel.net. 