Common calendar, Packet papers, May 14



The Bordentown Historical Society needs a female theatrical storyteller for its award-winning Harrowing History performances.

Looking for a woman who likes to perform, dress up in period costumes and entertain people.

Send a message with contact information to [email protected]



The Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Alliance for substance use awareness and prevention sponsors the Adopt-A-Highway clean up.

Look for signs on Route 206.

Volunteers are needed, age 18 and older, will clean both sides of Route 206 between New Amwell and Homestead Road.

Volunteers are asked to wear masks and socially distance from other volunteers.


The Hopewell Valley Arts Council seeks artists, artisans and creatives ready for an eco-art challenge at its newest community event: The Junkyard, an upcycle art exhibition.


The Junkyard will run from July 23-25 at Woolsey Park in the Titusville section of Pennington, and will feature artwork created out of discarded or unwanted items destined for the landfill by Team Challenge participants as well as established professional and eco-artists.
Additional features include The Kids Zone for artwork created by children and youth; The Green Zone for informative and educational environmentally-related displays; and The Marketplace where vendors will sell artisan and environmentally-related items.


Artwork will be judged by a panel of artists and will be awarded first, second and third place, and Honorable Mention for their entire display. Individual special awards will also be given to the best entry in each of the four challenge categories.


Registrations will be accepted until June 30. Register online at There is no geographic residency requirement for participation.
There is a small participation fee for non-members.
Team Challenge opportunities are limited, and participants will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Although not mandatory, artists are encouraged to be present during public viewing hours as much as possible to promote the artwork and answer visitors’ questions. See the Hopewell Valley Arts Council website for additional registration details and set-up and take-down times.


For more information, and registration, visit




The Camp College summer youth program, located on the campus of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor, will be in full swing beginning June 21 with in-person camp activities all summer long for children ages 6-16.

Registration for courses is now in progress.

Camp College will roll out a new “Campus Kids Pods” program where groups of children stay together. This season, Campus Kids Pods will be divided into two sessions operating Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first session runs from June 28 to July 15 and the second session runs July 19 to Aug. 12. Campers choose a specific age-appropriate pod per session, while staying together in small groups throughout the day.

“Specialty Camp” is also new this year. This format specifically pairs courses to create a weekly (Monday through Friday) full-day experience, with some limited programs offered as a half-day option. Campers combine study in a variety of stimulating subject areas that emphasize intellectual growth and skills development with the fun of recreational activities.

For detailed information about Summer 2021 Camp College including course descriptions, dates and fees, visit


Rowan College at Burlington County’s 22nd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition features more than 90 pieces of work from Rowan students in an online gallery.

Pieces range from graphic design and digital media to photography, paintings, drawings and jewelry.

The art is free to view online throughout May.

Students were allowed to submit up to six artworks each to be judged by members of the Art Gallery Department.

View the exhibition at


The Princeton Farmers Market returns to the Franklin Avenue lot on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 18.

Masks are required to be worn for all vendors and shoppers at the market, and while waiting in vendor lines practice social distancing and be mindful of others.

The market is authorized to accept SNAP/EBT cards and matches up to $10 on SNAP transactions, per eligible customer, per day. Those eligible for SNAP benefits can learn more at the Farmers Market table.

For a list of market dates, vendor information and more, visit

The Arts Council of Princeton is exhibiting a collection of paintings, pen and ink drawings, and photography works by Leslie Vought Kuenne through June 19 at the council building, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton.

Kuenne produced outdoors in plein air, in her Princeton studio, at the Arts Council, and at her summer home in Vermont.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, visit 








Saturdays, through October

The Burlington County Farmers Market will continue weekly from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October at the Burlington County Agricultural Center on Centerton Road in Moorestown.

The market features a wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, flowers, plants and baked goods, along with an assortment of handmade crafts.

Opening Day this year will also feature craft beer sales for the first time. The beer sales are permitted under a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in February that allows the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control to issue special seasonal permits to New Jersey breweries or wineries to sell their products at farm markets.

Beer sales will be for off-site consumption, though overage adults will be permitted to try a limited number of samples at the market.

In addition to shopping opportunities, each market day features live entertainment from area musicians. 

While COVID-19 capacity limits have been relaxed in recent months, customers and vendors will still be required to wear face masks or face coverings when attending the market.







Select dates, through Sunday, June 13

Somerset Valley Players, a nonprofit community theater in Hillsborough, has developed a virtual mini season of three consecutive shows.

“The Radio Play Disaster” by Don Zolidis streams May 14, 22 and 23.

“Four Weddings and an Elvis” by Nancy Frick streams June 4, 5, 12, and 13.

Tickets for each show will be $12 per device, available at

The SVP Spring Season of Comedy sponsor is Edgestone Realty’s Gilbert Gray, who has also appeared on the SVP stage.



Select dates, through May 22

The Princeton Friends School will host performances of Disney’s “The Lion King” at 6:30 p.m. May 14 and 21; and at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 15 and 22, outdoors at the school, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton.

Performed by Pegasus Theater Company of Princeton.

All patrons must wear a mask while on campus.

Seating will open 45 minutes before each performance and will be first come, first served.

The first two rows of seating are reserved for those seated on blankets or ground-level camp chairs (that they must provide). Additional guests may choose to bring their own chairs or use school chairs. 

All groups will be seated together, with at least 6 feet between each group on all sides. 

Tickets may be available at the door if a show is not sold out. Bring cash for day-of purchases.

In the event a performance is canceled because of rain or other inclement weather, you may transfer your ticket(s) to another performance that still has tickets available, convert the cost of your ticket to a tax-deductible donation, or request a refund.

For tickets, visit



Friday, May 14


The PTOs from Clara Barton Elementary School and McFarland Intermediate School will present Food Truck Friday from 5-8 p.m. May 14 at Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks St., Bordentown.

There will be food trucks from D&D Catering, Wholly Bowls and Sweet Concessions.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle, local coupon cards on sale, and spirit wear.

Free entry and free parking.

For more information,email [email protected]


“Building blocks of better brain health” is the topic for the next Brown Bag Lunch Program presented by the Older Adult Ministry Committee of the Pennington Presbyterian Church.

On May 14, attendees will gather on Zoom at 12:45 p.m., with the program beginning promptly at 1 p.m.

Kevin Jameson, founder of the Dementia Society of America, will discuss the top 10 peer-reviewed interventions for improving the health of the brain. Citing international science-based studies, Jameson will discuss the positive steps a person can easily take to increase the likelihood of mitigating the effects of aging, disease, and decades-old lifestyle choices.

All are welcome.

To register and receive the Zoom link, call the church at 609-737-1221, ext. 10.


Hope for Tomorrow, a mental health fair, will be held from 5-7 p.m. May 14 at the Hillsborough Municipal Building, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough.

The event will feature community resources, music, games, crafts, a poster contest and prizes.

The event is free.

Sponsored by BoroSAFE.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit


Spring Dance Festival – May, an evening of new dance works performed by Princeton seniors, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance, will be held via Zoom at 8 p.m. May 14.

Princeton Dance seniors will perform a filmed program of newly created solos, duets and ensemble works by professional guest choreographers Adam Barruch, Rena Butler, Christine He, Loni Landon, Martha Nichols, Christopher Ralph, and Jermaine Spivey, and an original dance film by Elisa Clark based on the movement language of Robert Battle.

Free and open to the public.

Advance Zoom registration required.

For more information and the registration link, visit

Through Friday, May 14

The Bordentown Regional High School Class of 2023 Booster Club is holding a raffle fundraiser.

Tickets are $10 each.

Prizes include custom-made cornhole boards made by Daniel Comeau, Class of 2018 and bean bags; and a gift card for a personalized vinyl decal from DD Graphics.

The drawing will be at 7 p.m. May 14 at the high school.

Fill out the Google form at and the tickets will be texted once payment is received.

The West Windsor Arts Council Member Show: Floral Persuasion will take place through May 14.

The exhibition is on view at and the gallery by appointment.

Jurors Thomas Kelly and Megan Uhaze are commissioners from Hamilton Township Cultural and Performing Arts Advisory Commission.

The exhibition was an open call to WWAC members and featured prize winners, chosen by the jurors.

Exhibiting artists include Zakia Ahmed, Sherri L Andrews, Clara S Beym, Tom Chiola, Connie Cruser, Jayme Fahrer, Janet Felton, Michael F. Graham, Jeanette Gaston Hooban, Joy Kreves, Lori Langsner, Sonya Legg, Eleni Litt, Concetta A. Maglione, Hetal Mistry, Abelardo Montano, Tatiana Oles, William Plank, Maia Reim, Martin Schwartz DDS, Christine Seo, Deirdre Sheean, Margaret Simpson, Sally Stang, Zina Umyn and Janet Waronker.


Saturday, May 15

Adults can try tomahawk throwing from 1-3:30 p.m. May 15 at Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville. Meet at the Nature Center.

Throw a small hatchet into a wooden target.

Advanced registration required. Call 609-737-0609.

There is no cost to attend.


Lawrenceville Main Street will hold a secure shed fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 15 at the Lawrenceville Swimming Association, 74 Craven Lane, Lawrence Township.

Open to the public. Six box limit per car.

Reservations are required. Visit

The $10 donation will benefit Lawrenceville Main Street.


Road Maestro Bicycle Service, Greater Mercer TMA, StreetSmart and Old Hights Brewing Company will hold Bicycle Night at the Brewery from 2-7 p.m. May 15 at Old Hights, 123 W. Ward St., Hightstown.

Celebrate National Bike Month. Bring your bike.

On-site minor repairs for $10; discounts on scheduled repairs.

There will be information tables featuring Greater Mercer TMA and Hightstown Complete Streets. Learn about the Hightstown Mobility Plan.

Visit for more information.



Attitudes In Reverse, a Princeton-based nonprofit, will present its In Their Shoes exhibit for the first time since the pandemic began from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 15 at Dowling Gardens, 2 Dowling Parkway, Woodland Park. Rain date is June 6.

This event, which is being held with support from the Woodland Park Range and Woodland Park Stigma-Free Task Force, will also include the Coming Up for AIR mental health education and suicide prevention presentation.

The exhibit consists of 277 pairs of shoes to represent the New Jersey youth, ages 10-24, who lost hope and ended their lives in the years 2014 to 2016, according to the 2018 New Jersey Youth Suicide Report published by the state’s Department of Children and Families. Most of these individuals – 196 – were young men.

For more information about AIR, visit or call 609-945-3200.



Saturday, May 15 – Monday, May 23

The Nassau Film Festival (NFF) screens short films and music videos (30 seconds to 20 minutes) in the categories of fiction, documentary, animation, student fiction, horror, music videos, trailers, and episodic. 

It will be held virtually this year from May 15-23, instead of at the Princeton Garden Theater.

Best of Festival Awards are given in each of the categories and attendees have a chance to network with actors, actresses, directors, writers, producers and directors of photography at a special festival event. Audience members will also have the opportunity to participate virtually in question and answer panel discussions with filmmakers whose films are selected to screen at the festival.  

Over the years, NFF has earmarked funds donated from patrons and sponsors each year to assist various non-profit organizations. Buy a festival pass or make a donation to Feeding America’s Community Food Bank of New Jersey, which has a COVID-19 Response Fund that is helping to ensure local food banks can feed those in need right now, including children who rely on school meals to eat.

For more information, visit


May 15 to June 15

The Historical Society of Princeton will present its first-ever virtual house tour from May 15 to June 15. This signature event will feature on-demand, multimedia content for participants to navigate at their leisure throughout the entire month.

The tour will feature four unique homes, each a distinct example of its own time and style. Every house will offer an in-depth portal where participants can dive into videos and descriptive details room by room, including spotlights on the house’s history, distinctive furnishings and artwork, impressive remodels and restorations, and extraordinary architectural features.

Interviews with designers, architects, and artisans will shed light on the decision-making and painstaking work involved in preserving and updating a historic home.

A new house will be released each week during the month when the tour is live, starting on May 15. Once released, houses will remain available through June 15.

This year’s virtual house tour will feature 2 Boudinot St., 20 Boudinot St., 8 Evelyn Place and 600 Pretty Brook Road.

Tickets start at $20 per screen. Login credentials will be shared with ticket buyers on May 15. For tickets purchased after May 15, purchasers receive their login within two business days.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 609-921-6748, ext. 100.

Proceeds help fund the Historical Society’s core history education activities throughout the year, including collections stewardship, exhibitions, public programs, and co-curricular support for schools.


Sunday, May 16

The French Ambassador to the United States, Phillipe Etienne, will join D&R Greenway’s annual celebration of land preservation during its virtual gala from 4:30–5:30 p.m. May 16.

The event will feature Point Breeze, the former estate of Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte, the exiled King of Spain. Located in Bordentown, Point Breeze once drew famous dignitaries from Spain and France, as well as founders and notables of the newly independent United States of America. The recent preservation of the site has drawn media attention from around the world.

Surprise speakers will share the importance of this property from the perspective of 13,000 years of history. Guests will learn of archeological finds and future plans, and historical artifacts that will be displayed in the soon-to-open museum.

The celebration will recognize the presence of Native Americans who lived along this promontory on the Delaware River.

Acknowledging the 60th anniversary of the New Jersey Green Acres Program, a major partner in the land’s preservation, will be the director of the statewide program, Martha Sapp, who has been involved in state land preservation for 34 years.

The gala’s highlight will be the presentation of D&R Greenway’s premiere 2021 Donald B. Jones Conservation Award to Bordentown City Mayor James L. Lynch, Jr., who will share his thoughts about saving this property from warehouse and housing development.

Sponsors of the event will be invited to small, special interest gatherings on the property to meet the mayor and view features first-hand when it is safe to gather in the summer and fall of this year.

To join in virtual and actual Greenway Gala festivities with a sponsorship, contact Nancy Faherty at 609-462-4057, or email Deb Kilmer at [email protected].

In addition to sponsorships that include on-site experiences, tickets to the virtual celebration may be purchased at Specially-priced First Time Gala Goer tickets encourage new participants with an interest in land preservation, history, gardens, birds and archeology to attend. All sponsorships and tickets support the work of D&R Greenway to preserve land and the renovation and opening of this property to the public.


Monday, May 17

The Cranbury Lions Club is offering three scholarships and two awards, all of which are available to students residing in Cranbury.

Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships and awards; and parents, school staff members, youth leaders and neighbors are encouraged to nominate any worthy student for the Stan Thomas Community Service Award. Two will be awarded.

Visit for details and application forms.

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than May 17 and mailed to Cranbury Lions Club, ATTN: Scholarship and Award Selection Committee, P.O. Box 365, Cranbury 08512.


Chef Chris Voigtsberger offers cooking classes through Lawrenceville Main Street and Acacia. He will make homemade gnocchi with smoked ham, spring peas and pesto from 6-6:45 p.m. May 17.

If purchasing the meal kit option, the ingredients to make the meal for a family of four will be included.

The class-only option will provide a shopping list a day or two in advance of class.

Tickets range from $25 to $55. Five dollars from each sale benefits Lawrenceville Main Street.

Tickets are available at



The Cranbury Township Mayor’s Wellness Campaign continues with a session of Jazzercise on May 17 taught by Lara Taber at 7 p.m.

Jazzercise is a dance fitness program, combining dance-based cardio with strength training. Choreographed to music, Jazzercise is a fusion of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing.
Open to everyone. No experience required.

Wear comfortable clothes.

Have a blanket to lie down, some folded towels accessible to improve comfort if needed, and light weights if posible.

The link is using password 297854.

For details, visit


The Princeton Public Library will expand hours on May 17 in line with state guidelines for indoor spaces and after consultation with the Princeton Health Department.

Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday (extended hours until 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday) and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Contactless pickup of materials ordered from the library’s online catalog will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (extended until 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday) and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Along with expanded hours, library will add some of the furniture that had been removed previously, while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Groups of individuals who enter the library together will be able to work together at tables in common seating areas.

Study Rooms will remain closed and room rentals will not be available, as advised by the municipal Health Department.

Masks will be required for everyone while inside the building and food and drink will not be permitted.

The Friends of the Library will begin accepting book donations without appointment during operating hours beginning May 17.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough.

Parking is available on neighboring streets and in the municipally owned Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library.

For more information, call 609-924-9529 or visit




Tuesday, May 18

For the upcoming Primary Election on June 8, New Jersey will return to a traditional election where voters can choose to vote at the polls or by mail.

This means that voters will not receive a vote-by-mail ballot in the mail unless they apply for one, or if they have requested to always receive a vote by mail ballot “for all future elections.”

In New Jersey, any registered voter can vote by mail for any reason. Voters do not have to be sick, working, or out of town to request a ballot, so this remains a viable option for those who prefer to vote from home.

The voter registration deadline is May 18.

A registered voter may apply for a ballot by completing and mailing a Vote-By-Mail application by June 1. Extended walk-in hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5. The deadline for walk-ins is June 7 at 3 p.m.

This year, the Mercer County Clerk’s Office is offering vote by mail instructions in many languages including English, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, Chinese, Polish, Urdu and Haitian Creole. Call the Office at 609-989-6494 or email your address to [email protected] and be sent a ballot.

To request a Vote-by-Mail application, voters can call 609-989-6494 or the email above.

Vote-by-Mail applications also are available on the web at in both English and Spanish.

The State Division of Elections website also offers vote-by-mail ballots in Indian, Korean and Chinese languages. That website is

The ballots will be mailed once they are printed.



The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee (ELC) will return after a 10-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a live webinar featuring Somerset County Administrator Colleen Mahr from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 18.

The webinar meeting is free of charge and available to all residents, business owners and employees and elected officials.

As administrator, Mahr is responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of county departments and projects, implementing policies set by the Board of County Commissioners, and representing the commissioners in internal and external matters.

New to Somerset in 2021, Mahr will introduce herself to the county community and discuss her plans to move the county forward.

Registration is available at Following registration, access information will be emailed the evening prior to the event.

For more information about the Somerset County ELC or the Business Partnership, contact Chris Edwards at 908-218-4300 or email [email protected].


Members of the Princeton University Art Museum can join “Exploring Recent Acquisitions in the Art of the Ancient Americas” at 5:30 p.m. May 18.

Join Bryan R. Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, curator and lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas, to learn about a selection of recently acquired works from the ancient Americas, including a glistening Olmec jade, shimmering Mochica metal ornaments, and a rare Maya necklace of carved jaguar teeth.

Registration is open exclusively to members. To join as a member for free, visit

To register, visit



Tuesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 27

The Burlington Mercer Chamber of Commerce will hold networking events from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 18 at Tindall Road Brewing Co., 102 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, and at 11:30 a.m. May 27 at Villa Mannino, 73 Route 130, Bordentown.

Admission on May 18 is free for anyone who brings a door prize.

The business networking lunch on May 27 costs $20 including lunch, networking and a guest speaker.

Wear a mask.

Bring business cards.

For information, visit


Wednesday, May 19

Digitally connect with literary award-winning and best-selling author, poet and longtime library admirer Kwame Alexander from 1-1:45 p.m. on May 19.


During the virtual program from the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, students in grades 4-12 will have the opportunity to discover Alexander’s life experiences and works, as he shares stories and poetry, and hosts a Q&A.


For more information, visit



Through Thursday, May 20


The Cranbury Lions Club is sponsoring a Memorial Day contest for students in grades K-8 to help the Cranbury community commemorate its heroes.

Students can spend some time understanding Memorial Day and Veterans Day, ask family members what it means to them, and transform their knowledge into a poster or essay.

Winners will be posted on the Cranbury Lions Club website at

Entries are due by May 21.



Thursday, May 20

United Way of Greater Mercer County Board of Directors will host the “United in Impact Awards” to celebrate community champions.

The event will be held virtually from 5-6:15 p.m. May 20.

Honorees include Michael Van Wagner, vice president of Public Affairs at NJM Insurance Group & NJM Insurance Group – Live United Award; Frank J. Lucchesi, senior regional Public Affairs manager at PSE&G – Community Quarterback Award; and Diane Grillo, vice president of Health Promotions at Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton – Advocate Award.

The Eugene Marsh Community Impact Award will be given posthumously to former board member Eugene Marsh, and will be accepted by his wife, Elaine Walker Marsh.

“The United in Impact Awards celebrates those in our community that give their all to better Mercer County and beyond,” noted Michael Mancini, COO, Thomas Edison State University and UWGMC Board Finance Chair “The United Way of Greater Mercer County’s role in uniting people and organizations for a greater impact is a corner stone of our mission and is reflected in our partnerships and these awardees,” he continued.

Proceeds from the event will directly provide food, rental assistance, health insurance access, tax preparation services, financial coaching, and other resources to help individuals and families get ahead. There are over 55,000 families in Mercer County struggling to make ends meet.

Sponsors to date include NJM Insurance Group, PSE&G, Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton, Thomas Edison State University and Imbue Creative.

To register or for more information, visit


Princeton University Art Museum will present “Francis Bacon: Revelations” at 5:30 p.m. May 20.

By day, the painter Francis Bacon explored the secrets of a dark century; by night he swashbuckled through London’s Soho, a Wildean figure who “adored” life and never concealed his homosexuality.

In their monumental new biography of the artist, “Francis Bacon: Revelations,” Mark Stevens ’73 and Annalyn Swan ’73 bring to life this complex man and offer fresh insights into his unforgettable art.

The Pulitzer Prize–winning authors are joined in conversation by Museum Director James Steward.

To register, visit

Signed copies of the book are available at



Attitudes In Reverse (AIR), a Princeton-based nonprofit, is partnering with more than 600 leading brands, government agencies, cultural leaders and other nonprofits for the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, which is sponsored by MTV Entertainment, on May 20. May is Mental Health Month.

On Mental Health Action Day, AIR and the partners will encourage people to take mental health action. This can include personal steps for themselves, such as meditating or doing yoga; reaching out to others they care about, offering support; and, if needed, seek professional help for themselves or encouraging others to do the same. It can also include advocating for change to increase access to mental healthcare services.

As part of Mental Health Action Day, AIR will give presentations to three groups of children: 3-7-year-olds; 8-11-year-olds; and 12 years and older. It will be held at the Windsor Athletic Club on May 20 from 6-8:15 p.m. Social distancing and mask wearing will be enforced.

For more information about AIR, visit or call 609-945-3200.


The Community Relations and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education is hosting a workshop focusing on the importance of student mental health and wellness from 7-8:30 p.m. May 20 via Zoom.
Guest speakers are Kimme Carlos, CEO and founder of Kimme Carlos Motivational Consulting, co-founder and lead facilitator of Sister Wellness Retreats: Healing Spaces for Black Women, and founder and former executive director of the Urban Mental Health Alliance: Advocating for Healthy Minds in Urban Communities; and
George Scott, a licensed family therapist practicing at the Center for Counseling Services in Mercer County, and former director of Student Services in South Brunswick schools, as well as the former county coordinator for the Traumatic Loss Coalition (TLC) in both Middlesex and Monmouth counties.
Registration is open at A Zoom link will be emailed before the event begins.
Questions for the presenters can be submitted beforehand at



Princeton Infrared Technologies will present an advanced course with Martin H. Ettenberg about non-visible imaging theory and techniques from 1-2:30 p.m. May 20.

The virtual Certified Vision Professional Certification training has live instructors.

For registration information, visit




Thursdays, May 20 & June 17

YWCA Princeton Area Newcomers & Friends holds Social Coffee as a way to learn about the organization, meet members and find opportunities to explore interests and community.

The sessions are held from 9:30-11 a.m. every third Thursday of each month unless there is a holiday conflict. The next scheduled dates are May 20 and June 17.

This will be a virtual gathering via Zoom.

For more information, email [email protected]  or visit


Friday, May 21


Leaping Dog Art Studios will offer pet caricatures from 3-8 p.m. May 21 in front of the studio, 325 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown.


The West Windsor Arts Council’s Faculty/Student Show will hold its opening reception at 7:15 p.m. May 21 via Zoom.

To register, visit


Princeton University Art Museum Director James Steward will discuss the history of the collections, the museum’s history of building and rebuilding, and the designs for the new museum during a virtual talk at 5:30 p.m. May 21.

To register, visit


Through Friday, May 21

Lawrenceville Main Street is calling all community artists to participate in the online and on site “inside out” art exhibit to connect artists with Main Street businesses.

Artwork will be shown in windows, but will be visible from sidewalks and porches.

Art can be sold through the event’s Flickr page.

All submissions will be featured online.

Windows of Hope is partnering with HomeFront’s ArtSpace program for this project.

Registration ends at 5 p.m. May 21.

For more information and the registration form, visit



Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22

The Downtown Bordentown Business District will present City Sidewalks sales on May 21 and 22 from 3-8 p.m.

There will be specialty food and signature cocktails in addition to shopping.



Saturday, May 22

NAMI Mercer is holding a virtual walk, NAMIWalks Your Way, to support its mission of destigmatizing mental illness and providing support, education and advocacy for families and individuals affected by mental illness.

NAMI Mercer is a Hamilton-based local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The NAMIWalks Your Way event will take place on May 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s walk theme is Mental Health for All – and Always, which is a cause being championed by the national NAMI organization as well as hundreds of affiliate chapters across the country in both the spring and fall during walk events like this one.

To participate in NAMIWalks Your Way and learn more about NAMI Mercer, visit

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Julia Dare at [email protected] or 609-799-8994, ext. 13.


The 10th Annual Miki & Friends Open AIR event will be held on May 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at West Windsor Community Park, 271 Clarksville Road, West Windsor.

Attitudes In Reverse (AIR) is a Princeton-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth and adults about mental health, related disorders and suicide prevention.

For more information, visit


The Art of Wine Tasting will be presented by Kevin Zraly from 5-6 p.m. May 22, courtesy of the Arts Council of Princeton.

The virtual event is a fundraiser to support the community in need, including at-risk youth and low-income seniors. Proceeds also benefit the arts council’s scholarship fund.

To RSVP, visit



The Hightstown/East Windsor Lions Club will hold a clothing drive fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 in the American Legion parking lot, 895 Route 130, East Windsor.

Drop off new or gently used clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed and bath linens and stuffed animals.


Hillsborough Township, in partnership with Raritan Headwaters, will hold a well water testing event from 2-5 p.m. May 22 at the municipal complex, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough.

Any resident who would like to have their well water tested may purchase a test kit at a discounted rate during the event.

Representatives will be on site to answer any questions about well water.

ArtWalk 2021 is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. Rain date is May 23.

Pick up craft items along a one-mile course before returning to the arts center for lunch, music and craft-making, all outdoors.

The cost is $25 for a family up to four; children under three are free. Individuals are $8.

To register,


The 2021 season of the Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook continues on May 22; Amani will perform jazz, blues, ballads and bop.

The Closet Carpenters will perform the songs of the duo Richard and Karen Carpenter on May 30 at 7 p.m.

All seating is socially distanced with CDC safeguards followed.

Visit or call 732-469-7700 for more information on all shows and to order tickets.


Through Saturday, May 22

Mercer County Community College’s James Kerney Campus Gallery will showcase the works of Brass Rabbit in “The Greyscale Economics Project” through May 22.

The gallery is open for visits on Mondays by appointment.

An artist talk and reception will be held in person and live on Zoom from 4-6 p.m., and from 6-8 p.m. April 27.


Brass Rabbit is a fine artist and documentary photographer living and working in Trenton. “The Greyscale Economics Project” highlights her stories of the individuals who work in non-traditional economies, with a focus on simple barter systems, under-the-table-payments, e-commerce and illicit industries.


More about Brass Rabbit can be found at


Gallery hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 137 N. Broad St. in Trenton by appointment.

To learn more about the show, the reception and registration requirements, including Zoom links, visit Email [email protected] to request appointments for in-person visits.


The Borough of Hightstown is accepting registrations for its 20th “Almost” Annual (aside from 2020) Spring Borough-wide Yard Sale, scheduled for May 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will be required to follow and enforce CDC guidelines by wearing masks, requiring social distancing and providing hand sanitizer for public use on their property.

There is no charge to participate in the event, and those wishing to do so may register their address by using the online registration form at, or by calling the Borough Clerk’s office at 732-490-5100.

A list of registered addresses will be available on the website and updated daily.

Borough businesses are encouraged to participate and register.

Official headquarters for the event will be located at the Hightstown-Apollo Lodge 41, 535 N. Main St. Public restrooms, information lists, maps, food and beverages will be available there throughout the day.

In addition, space will be available there for individuals and/or community groups needing a central location from which to sell.

Contact the lodge via email at [email protected] or call 609-448-0042 for details; or contact Tony at 609-712-1488 to rent a space for $15.



Sunday, May 23

The Student Activists of Central New Jersey, in collaboration with South Brunswick Girl Scout Troop 81030/82460, will present Princeton’s first Pan-Asian Cultural Festival from 3-6:30 p.m. May 23 in Hinds Plaza, Princeton.

CelebrAsian is an event to appreciate, education and illuminate. Join an appreciation of the Asian community through discussions and musical and visual performances.

Masks are required.

Email [email protected] or visit the Instagram page @thesacnj



Take a hike through Baldpate Mountain from 1:30-4:30 p.m. May 23.

Hikers age pre-teen and older will take the Summit Trail from its trailhead on Fiddlers Creek Road.

Meet at the parking lot by Niederer’s Pond on Church Road in Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville.

Hikers will then drive to the trail.

Advanced registration is required for this free hike.

 For more information, call 609-737-0609.



Wednesday, May 26

Take a full moon bike ride up the Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath toward the Lambertville wing dam, approximately 13 miles round trip, beginning at 8:45 p.m. May 26, under the light of the Flower Moon.

Meet at the Nelson House parking lot of Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville.

Bring your own bike, bike light and helmet.

Advanced registration required. Call the Nature Center at 609-737-0609 for directions. Free.


The Princeton Learning Cooperative will offer a workshop from 7-8 p.m. May 26 via Zoom to discuss the many paths to a successful life available when teenagers have the flexibility to develop an education that will work for them.

A panel of teens and young adults will discuss their experiences creating a meaningful education for themselves without school. The panel includes current members and alumni of Princeton Learning Cooperative who will tell their story, with a Q&A to follow.

To register for the Zoom link, visit



The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will salute Princeton High School’s (PHS) Class of 2021 with an outdoor concert of works by American composers, performed by the PSO Brass Quintet, at 4 p.m. May 26 in Palmer Square, opposite Nassau Presbyterian Church.

The free performance is anonymously sponsored by a former PHS parent in honor of all PHS seniors, and will take place in Princeton’s Palmer Square.

The performance is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine.

No tickets or advance registration required.

CDC guidelines, state and local mandates, and industry best practices will be followed to ensure the health and safety of the audience and artists.

Find the PSO online at






Saturday, May 29

View magnetic sun storms safely through a telescope equipped with special filters from 1-3 p.m. May 29 at Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville.

Observe sunspots, solar flares, prominences and other solar phenomena. Learn how these storms can affect the earth as well as other interesting facts about Earth’s closest star.

Jennifer and Dave Skitt and other members of the Amateur Astronomer’s Association of Princeton will lead this activity.

Clear skies required. Rain date is May 31.

Park vehicle entrance fee is $5.00 per car.

 For more information, call 609-737-0609.


Lawrence Township’s annual Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. May 29 from the Lawrence High School parking lot, then wind its way onto Darrah Lane to Birchwood Knoll and then onto Berwyn Place and back to the high school parking lot.

A registration form for parade participants is available on the Lawrence Township Recreation Department page on the township website at




Weekends, May 29-30 and June 5-6

In the magical village of Crossford – which Liberty Lake in Bordentown becomes this time of year – the faeries will gather to host their very own socially distanced Masquerade Ball as part of the annual New Jersey Renaissance Faire.

The story unfolds each morning at 10 a.m., with seven action-packed hours of interactive entertainment including knight jousts, sword fighting, fire breathing, aerialists, comedy, music, shopping in the Merchant Village of fine artisans, faire-food, and local craft beers and wine.

Special attractions include Shelli Buttons, the Righteous Blackguards, William Shakespeare himself, the swashbuckling Lords of Adventure, and Chaste Treasure.

Dates are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 29 and 30, and June 5 and 6, rain or shine, at Liberty Lake, 1195 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown.


Single day tickets are $25 for adults or $10 for children 5-12. VIP Season Pass (four days is $80.

Tickets are limited to 30% capacity.

For information, visit or



Sunday, May 30

Take part in a stream stomp from 1:30-3 p.m. May 30 at Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville. Meet at the Nature Center.

Open to anyone age 6 and older.

Come out for a wet hike the path follows a park stream in search of crayfish, salamanders, caddisflies, stoneflies, mayflies, frogs, minnows and other stream inhabitants.

Wear water shoes or old sneakers and be prepared to get wet at least up to the knees.

Park vehicle entrance fee is $5 per car.

 For more information, call 609-737-0609.


Cranbury Township will not hold its annual Memorial Day Parade, but a Memorial Day Ceremony can be viewed on the Cranbury Lions Club website at on May 30.



The 2021 season of the Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook continues with The Closet Carpenters performing the songs of the duo Richard and Karen Carpenter on May 30 at 7 p.m.

All seating is socially distanced with CDC safeguards followed.

Visit or call 732-469-7700 for more information on all shows and to order tickets.



Through June 1

The Hillsborough Dukes has opened registration for the 54th consecutive year for the 2021 Fall Football and Cheer Season.

Lady Dukes flag cheer is a free learn-to-love-cheer program for ages 5-7.

The Dukes tackle and flag football programs officially begin Aug. 2. Registration is free for both programs.

Cheerleaders who register early will receive a free Dukes fleece blanket while supplies last. There will also be a free football accessory for all players registered by June 1.

Free summer workouts will be offered to all.

For more information, visit


The Dr. Esther Wollin Memorial Scholarship Fund offers a scholarship opportunity available to Jewish female students who reside in the Princeton Mercer Bucks community.

Monies from Dr. Wollin’s estate were designated to grant a college scholarship to eligible Jewish female full-time students who will be, or are already attending Rutgers University and raised by their Jewish mother in a single-parent household in the Princeton Mercer Bucks Community.

Eligibility is based on financial need.

Submission deadline is June 1.

For more information or to apply, visit, or contact Joyce at 609-987-8100 or [email protected].


Stuart Country Day School’s Summer Camp registration is open.

Stuart is planning for an in-person and online camp experience for boys and girls ages 2-16 from June 7 to Aug. 6.

Campers will explore Stuart’s 55-acre wooded campus at 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton, develop new athletic skills, discover the artist within, hone their writing and leadership skills, and find their voices both on paper and on stage.

Summer programs are taught by Stuart faculty and coaches.

Sibling discount granted automatically beginning with the second child.

Lunch through the FLIK dining service.

Before and after care will not be offered out of an abundance of caution.

Register at


Summer programs at Princeton Day School (PDS), 650 The Great Road, Princeton, will be offered from June 14 to Aug. 9, with co-ed full-day and half-day programs for campers pre-K to Grade 12.

This year PDS varsity coaches will lead camps in squash, basketball and baseball.

Or, take part in Crazy for Clay, tennis, chess, other sports, water play and more.

New offerings include Piñatas & Parties, Bridges & Towers, and Puppetry & Storytelling.

Campers do not have to be PDS students to attend.

Pre-camp and extended day options are available.

Visit or call 609-924-6700, ext. 1342 for more information, or to register.



Tuesday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 8

Whenever a longtime executive director who has created a lasting legacy plans to retire or leave for another opportunity, it presents an enormous challenge to a nonprofit.

Independent consultant and BoardSource Senior Governance Consultant Susan Meier will share her decades of experience during “Succession Planning: Who’s Next?—Proactively Navigating Successful Transitions.” This two-part virtual session for nonprofit board members and executive directors will cover practices and emerging trends around executive succession planning and board leadership cultivation and will consider how to identify a diverse pool of candidates.

The sessions will take place on June 1 and 8 from 12-1:30pm.

To register, visit or contact NonProfitConnect Executive Director Allison Howe at [email protected] or 609-921-8893.


June 2-20

Tickets for the Princeton Festival’s 17th season, running June 2-20, are available for purchase at or by calling 609-759-1979.

There will be four live-streamed events from the Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton. A decision on whether to admit limited, socially distanced in-person audiences to these events is pending at this time.

Performance events start at 7 p.m.; the piano competition streams at 3 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:

  • June 4: Concordia Chamber Players. The renowned ensemble plays intriguing music primarily by 20th and 21st century composers in a program exclusively for the Festival
  • June 6: International piano competition final round, with winners announced at the end of the program
  • June 8 and 10: Baroque chamber orchestra, playing music by such composers as Bach, Handel, Biber, and Vivaldi on period instruments, live-streamed from Morven. In-person seating will be offered as well.
  • June 13 and 20: Opera by Twilight. Eight leading singers in arias and ensembles from famous operas, live-streamed from Morven. Performers for June 13 are soprano Meroë Adeeb, mezzo Janara Kellerman, tenor John Viscardi, and baritone Brian Major. The June 20 performance features Alexandra Batsios, Krysty Swann, Michael Kuhn, and Stephen Gaertner. In -erson seating will be offered as well.
  • June 17: Dreaming and Undreaming, an immersive multi-genre, interdisciplinary video based on stories by Jorge Luis Borges, commissioned by and created especially for the festival by Chicago performance collective Kosmologia,

Buyers may purchase admission to individual events or opt for a season pass at significant savings. Virtual tickets for the live-streamed events may be upgraded to in-person seats depending on availability.

Concertgoers may reserve their spaces via or by calling 609-759-1979.


Wednesday, June 2 to Monday, July 5

Art Speaks, a gallery show of paintings and photographs, opens June 2 at Small World Coffee, 104 Witherspoon St., Princeton.

The show by Art+10’s area artists covers a broad range of subjects using narrative and abstract art forms. Narrative art is distinguished from other genres in its ability to tell a story across diverse cultures.

These works can be seen at Small World in their “Walk Thru Gallery” during business hours.

The show runs through July 5, and all work is for sale.

Art+10 is a collective of working artists. Participating in Art Speaks are Gail Bracegirdle, Ryan Lilienthal, Deborah Land, Phyllis Wright, Jane Zamost, Betty Curtiss, Heather Barros, and Katja Reutyer.

For information call 609-924-4377 or visit


Thursday, June 3

The West Windsor Arts Council will hold a free storytelling workshop from 7-8 p.m. June 3 via Zoon.

Maureen Connolly-Hersh will lead a workshop on how to tell a story.

To register, visit



A Proud Heritage: The African American Presence and Contribution in the Sourland Mountain Region & Surrounding Area, will be presented virtually at 6:30 p.m. June 3.

The talk will be led by local historians Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, award-winning authors of “If These Stones Could Talk” and co-founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum.

Suggested contribution is $18 per household. Profits will be donated to the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum.

Register at

Co-Sponsored by Congregation Beth Chaim’s Racial Justice Task Force, Har Sinai Temple’s Social Justice Committee, Flemington Jewish Community Center, and Congregation Kehilat Shalom Racial Justice Working Group.


The Mercer County Park Commission announced the third year of “Eyes on Eagles” programming to celebrate the four pairs of bald eagles that nest in Mercer County, including two pairs that have chosen county parks for nest sites.

Two virtual “Eyes on Eagles” panel discussions will offer an even closer look at life in the nest on June 3 at 7 p.m. The Park Commission will air up-to-date video footage of the nest featuring two important stages in eaglet development.

During the Zoom-based program, expert panelists will supply commentary on eagle behavior, biology and conservation.

Registration is required by visiting!/activities/eyes-eagles

For the safety of the eagles, all viewing will be done from a distance. Bald eagles and many bird species are sensitive during their nesting season. Park patrons must remain on marked trails at all times; disturbance to wildlife will cause harm, where they may refuse to return in the future.

Local and regional wildlife photographers are encouraged to share their images of the breeding eagles through email or social media. Images can be emailed to [email protected] with the photographer’s name, or shared through social media by tagging or mentioning the Mercer County Park Commission on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If posting pictures of eagles in Mercer County parks, tag the Park Commission and use the hashtag #capitalcountyeagles. Credit will be given to the photographers if outside photos are shared.

To learn more about bald eagle programming opportunities, visit or


Friday, June 4

Concordia Chamber Players is for back for its 17th season with a festival at 7 p.m. June 4 with works by composers such as Giacomo Puccini, Hugo Wolf and Jean Françaix.

The ensemble features Concordia’s artistic director and cellist Michelle Djokic; Alexi Kenney, violinist; Jonathan Moerschel, violist; and Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violinist.

For ticket information, visit


Saturday, June 5


The Hillsborough Baseball League will hold its annual clothing drive fundraiser benefiting 12U’s Road to Cooperstown from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5 at Mountain View Park, 141 Mountain View Road, Hillsborough, in the parking lot by the baseball fields.

Acceptable items include usable and wearable clothing for all seasons in all sizes, clothing, shoes packed in separate labeled bags;

Pocketbooks, belts, baby accessories, backpacks, hats, scarves, briefcases, gloves, ties, handbags;

Blankets, tablecloths, bed sheets, drapery, curtains, pillows, towels, quilts, comforters;

Stuffed animals, bicycles, scooters, toys 2 feet or less, car seats with base, and strollers.

Place all items in large black garbage bags.

The following items will not be collected: VCR tapes, CDs, books, box TVs, monitors, oversized play sets, outdoor play sets, workout or exercise equipment, appliances, furniture, lamps, house decor, board games, electronics, glassware, pots and pans, rugs, baby gear, hard toys, chair seats, cribs, hair dryers, mattresses, pack and plays, baby walkers, baby bath seats, and any toys with lead.


The Mercer County Improvement Authority will hold a household hazardous waste collection and electronics recycling event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5, rain or shine, at the John T. Dempster Fire School, 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrence Township.

Accepted materials include aerosol cans, used motor oil, propane gas tanks, pesticides and herbicides, car batteries, paint thinner, oil-based paint, stains and varnishes, gasoline, anti-freeze, driveway sealant, insect repellents, mercury, and fluorescent and CFL bulbs.

Accepted electronics include computers, printers, copies, fax machines, stereos, televisions and microwaves.

Prohibited items include latex paint, heating oil, infectious waste, radioactive materials, explosives or munitions, railroad ties, asbestos, tires, wood, fencing, air conditioners, helium or oxygen tanks, humidifiers or dehumidifiers, batteries and any unknowns.

No registration is required, just proof of Mercer County residency.

For more information, visit or call 609-278-8086.



The 30th annual Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Golf Classic, presented by Sean’s Landscaping, will take place on June 14 at Cobblestone Creek Country Club, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville.

Each golfer will experience a full day of activities: greens fees with individual cart, scheduled tee time, use of the driving range, individual pre-packaged lunches with insulated lunch tote, refreshments and snacks throughout the course, complimentary gift, and a gift certificate to The Clubhouse at Cobblestone Creek Country Club (in lieu of dinner).

Tee times will be scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.

There will be individual carts for each golfer.

For more information and to register, visit


Saturday, June 5 & Sunday June 6

Princeton Boychoir’s spring concert, Journey On, will premiere on June 5 at 7 p.m. with an encore performance on June 6 at 4 p.m. Both performances will be streamed on Westrick Music Academy’s YouTube channel.

This special concert will feature all three choirs singing music they learned during online rehearsal this spring. Journey On will include a variety of music traditions and will share the boys’ journey of joy and hope through song, reflecting on this challenging time while also looking to brighter days ahead.

Journey On will be led by Westrick Music Academy Education Director and PBC Music Director Fred Meads.

In lieu of tickets, there is a suggested donation of $10, but any amount is appreciated.

For more information, visit


Remember the legacy of Seward Johnson on June 5 and 6 at Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, there will be live music, poetry readings, dance performances, a drum circle, self-guided tours, Atelier tours, a sing along and more to remember visionary founder, Seward Johnson.

Also, meet artists and staff of The Seward Johnson Atelier, plus have a chance to record stories, tributes and remembrances.

Hosted by the Johnson Family, The Seward Johnson Atelier, The Atlantic Foundation and Grounds For Sculpture.

For ticket information, visit

Sunday, June 6

Good Grief’s annual 5K Run & Walk will return in person on June 6 at Giralda Farms in Madison.
There will be a 5K run, 2 mile walk, kid dashes, family activities, memorial wall and more.
For those who participate virtually, there will be virtual 5K courses and a livestream broadcast.
Good Grief teaches resilience and facilitates healthy coping in the lives of grieving children, families, students and communities. There are locations in Princeton and Morristown.

The Hightstown Youth Fishing Derby, part of the New Jersey “Hooked on Fishing-Not Drugs” program, will be hosted on June 5 by Hightstown Engine Co. No. 1.

Come to Peddie Lake from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Free registration on the day of the event.

Open to all ages; families encouraged. Participating youth under age 20 are eligible to receive giveaways and prizes. Must be present at the close of the event to receive a prize.

The event occurs on New Jersey’s Free Fishing Day, when no fishing license is required.

For more information, call 609-448-1245, or email [email protected]

Monday, June 7

Bridgeway Rehabilitative Services will hold its 2021 golf classic on June 7 at Echo Lake Country Club, 515 Springfield Ave., Westfield.
On course games. Putting contest. Tournament prizes.
Registration and breakfast start at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. in a shamble format.
BBQ lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
The cost is $400 for individual golfers; foursome and corporate sponsorships start at $2,500.
Bridgeway serves those with mental illness across 10 counties in New Jersey. Proceeds benefit Bridgeway programs and recipients of services.
Contact Lisa Giannascoli at 908-635-7647 or [email protected] for early registration and information.
For more information, visit



Through Monday, June 7

“Antiques Roadshow” is going back on the road in 2021 to film all-new episodes in its continuing quest to discover America’s next hidden treasure.

Beginning in August, the show will visit five locations to film invited guests and their treasured items for Season 26. The show will film at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton on Oct. 6.

With a focus on health and safety, a modified production process this year features invitation-only filming on closed sets. Fans can apply to win an invitation to a filming location at

Entry deadline is June 7. No purchase necessary.

Prize has no monetary value and does not include transportation.

Must be 18 or older or have parent’s permission to enter, must be U.S. resident, must be available to attend with item.

Entrants agree to official rules at Winners selected at producer’s discretion. Restrictions apply.






Through Saturday, June 12

The Arts Council of Princeton is accepting proposals through June 12 for gallery exhibitions for the 2022 season.

The Arts Council’s Paul Robeson Center serves as a resource for contemporary art in central New Jersey. Through thought-provoking exhibitions and related public programs, the Arts Council presents artwork with a broad range of aesthetic, social, cultural and political themes.

To celebrate art’s power to lift out of darkness, the ACP’s gallery committee will place an emphasis on exhibition proposals that reflect a sense of optimism. Artists are encouraged to embrace the theme in any medium, literally or figuratively, through a realistic or abstract lens.

Interested artists should submit their proposal to 



Saturday, June 12


The Bordentown City Green Team will hold its 2021 Green Fair on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at the Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks St., Bordentown City.


There will be live music, children’s activities, eco-friendly goods, native plants and local food vendors.


Come and Whine at a wine tasting storytelling event held by the West Windsor Arts Council from 5-7 p.m. June 12.

The outdoor event will include a wine tasting with snacks, as well as storytelling.

For more information, visit


Keith Barry, world-renowned mentalist, magician and subconscious mind specialist, will appear at the Hopewell Valley YMCA’s first-ever virtual Spring Fundraiser on June 12.

Michael Markulec will be awarded the Larry Rothwell Social Responsibility Award named for Larry Rothwell of Pennington Quality Market. Markulec is a former Hopewell Township mayor who was instrumental in starting the free teen center at the Y.

He was liaison to the Hopewell Township Youth Advisory Board. He is a long-time volunteer and champion of Hopewell Valley wrestling and football clubs. He also served two terms as a member of the Hopewell Valley Regional Schools Board of Education.

Kevin Ryan will be honored with the Community Leadership Award. He has been an active member of the Hopewell community for over 33 years through many local sports associations including the Hopewell Valley YMCA sports and Special Olympics programming.

Through the Hopewell Valley Chapter of the Mid-Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Ryan started a high school scholarship program and to this day continues to help Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Mercer County. He contributes to the local community through the Pennington Business and Professionals Association, Economic Development Committee, and the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

Ticket sales will support the Hopewell Valley YMCA.

More information about this event can be found at






Diana Lee Santamaria will connect with families during a special outdoor program at Billian Legion Park, located near the Bound Brook branch of the Somerset County Library System, at 2 p.m. June 12.

Santamaria will host a Q&A session and share stories in English and Spanish.

Santamaria will read selections from her children’s picture book series DLee’s World, which includes “DLee’s Shapely Imagination: Bilingual Story” and “DLee’s Snow Day: The Snow Kids and Curious Cat – Bilingual Story.”

Billian Legion Park is located at 548 E. Main St. in Bound Book.

The rain date for the event is June 26 at 2 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit






Sunday, June 13

“Images from the Human Journey” will be performed by the Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra outdoors from 3-4 p.m. June 13 in the lot of 300 Witherspoon St., Princeton (Homestead and Capital Health).
Stretto will present three short works by members of the ensemble and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. 

This concert is free and open to the public. 


June 14 to Aug. 21

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s (SCLSNJ) Summer Reading Challenge takes place from June 14 to Aug. 21.

Take the challenge at

Children can discover their next adventure through the Library System’s e-book collection at

Drawing tickets and prizes will be awarded at different reading milestones throughout the summer.

  • At 10 days participants will receive one virtual drawing ticket;
  • At 20 days participants will receive two virtual drawing tickets;
  • At 30 days participants will receive three virtual drawing tickets;
  • At 40 days participants will receive a reading recognition reward and one virtual drawing ticket;
  • At 50 days participants will receive five virtual drawing tickets;
  • At 60 days participants will receive a free book, a virtual drawing ticket, and an automatic entry for the golden ticket prize.

SCLSNJ’s Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored by the Somerset Patriots, NJ/NY Gotham FC, Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and the Somerset County Parks Commission.

Explore SCLSNJ’s collection at


Wednesday, June 16

Author and illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo will digitally connect with students in grades K-5 for a virtual program at 2 p.m. June 16.

During the presentation, DiLorenzo will share the story “Quincy: The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Blend In,” which follows a chameleon that learns to accept his uniqueness on his journey to fit it.

To register, visit

Through Friday, June 18

The Hopewell Township Police Department will hold its Youth Police Academy this summer for any Hopewell Valley resident presently completing the seventh or eighth grade.

Class times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16-20. Graduation will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Hopewell Township Municipal Building, 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville.

The classroom curriculum will include such topics as criminal law, arrest search and seizure, criminal investigation, traffic stops/motor vehicle law, physical fitness training, the court system, juvenile law, crime prevention, evidence collection and patrol practices. There will be demonstrations on the use of police equipment, radar and drug identification.

Application are available for pickup at the Timberlane Middle School Main Office, 51 S. Timberlane Dr., Pennington; the Hopewell Township Police Department in the same complex as the municipal building; or at

All applications must be completed and returned to the Hopewell Township Police Department no later than 4 p.m. June 18.

The class will be limited to 20 students.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place (mask usage, social distancing, sanitizing, etc.). If it becomes necessary to cancel the academy as a result of COVID-19, enrollees will be notified immediately.

Questions should be directed to Sgt. Louis Vastola at 609-737-3100, ext. 5320.




Saturday, June 19


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation’s We Vs. C Committee will hold this year’s fundraising event, The Tree of Life, benefitting the Holistic Program at the Cancer Center, from 6-9:30 p.m. June 19.

The evening will be a celebration with entertainment, cultural rituals, seasonal cuisine and unique beverages.

A limited number of in-person tickets may be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, dependent on the current Executive Order. The location is Brick Farm Tavern, 130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Road, Hopewell.

There will also be a virtual experience for those who choose not to attend in person.

Additional information, along with sponsorship, special message and ticket details, can be found by visiting



Sundays, through June 20

McCarter Theatre will hold concerts in Palmer Square, Princeton, from 4-6 p.m. Sundays, through June 20.

R&B, rock, pop, jazz, swing, Reggae, Latin and country music will be performed by local musicians who are making their McCarter debuts.

No tickets or advance registration required. 

Bring your own food and drink from vendors around Palmer Square.

Concerts are free and open to the public.

Parking will be available in the downtown garage, or there is metered parking on the street.

For up-to-date information, visit





Through Monday, June 21

The Hightstown Cultural Arts Commission invites local artists to help residents celebrate Hightstown’s 300th anniversary through the creation of a 2022 wall calendar that will feature photos of historic sites in the borough alongside the chosen artistic interpretations of how the sites appear now.

Visual artists are invited to view historic photographs of Hightstown, choose one or more to render in paint, pastel, pencil, or another medium, and depict how the site appears today.

The rendering may be done in any size, but ultimately featured interpretations will be reproduced the size of the historic photograph that inspired the artwork.

Calendars will be available for purchase in October.

Completed art is due on June 21.

To review the historic photographs, visit and complete the simple form indicating interest.

For more information, email [email protected]


Saturday, June 26

The Bordentown Historical Society will present its annual History in Bloom Garden Tour from noon to 5 p.m. June 26; rain date is June 27.

Plein Air artists will be painting views of the gardens.

A landscape architect with expertise in native New Jersey trees and plants will answer gardening questions.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at

Or, tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Friends Meeting House, 302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, which is the start of the tour.

The cost for members is $18, or for mon-members $20. Children ages 8-16 are $10; children under 8 are admitted free.

For more information, contact Patti Reaney at 609-410-6057 or [email protected]. Or, visit

All participants must wear a mask and socially distance in all gardens.






Monday, July 5


Cranbury Township will hold its Independence Day fireworks event in Village Park on July 5.

Details will be announced.


Friday, July 23 to Sunday, July 25

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council will hold The Junkyard, an upcycle art exhibition, from July 23-25 at Woolsey Park in the Titusville section of Pennington.
The Junkyard will feature artwork created out of discarded or unwanted items destined for the landfill by Team Challenge participants as well as established professional and eco-artists.
Additional features include The Kids Zone for artwork created by children and youth; The Green Zone for informative and educational environmentally-related displays; and The Marketplace where vendors will sell artisan and environmentally-related items.
For more information, visit


Wednesday, July 28

New Jersey elementary school teacher and author Katrina Moore will present a virtual program celebrating the book birthday of “One Hug,” a story that explores the “many ways we embrace our loved ones, at 2:30 p.m. July 28.

Moore will engage with library customers by building excitement about literacy and participating with the audience in a group discussion and inclusive activity.


For more information, or to register, visit

Through August

Westrick Music Academy will launch its third year of Camp Westrick for rising fourth through ninth grade boys and girls, which features voice training and performance with children’s choir directors, musical theater class, daily choir rehearsals, development of musicianship, games, and more, Aug. 2-6 from 9 a.m. to noon.

There are no audition requirements.

The camp location will be announced at a later date, with possibilities for fully virtual, fully in-person or a hybrid of both being considered.

For more information about camp, the organization, or to schedule an audition, visit, or call 609-688-1888.



Saturday, Sept. 11

The Mercer County Improvement Authority will hold a household hazardous waste collection and electronics recycling event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11, rain or shine, at the John T. Dempster Fire School, 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrence Township.

Accepted materials include aerosol cans, used motor oil, propane gas tanks, pesticides and herbicides, car batteries, paint thinner, oil-based paint, stains and varnishes, gasoline, anti-freeze, driveway sealant, insect repellents, mercury, and fluorescent and CFL bulbs.

Accepted electronics include computers, printers, copies, fax machines, stereos, televisions and microwaves.

Prohibited items include latex paint, heating oil, infectious waste, radioactive materials, explosives or munitions, railroad ties, asbestos, tires, wood, fencing, air conditioners, helium or oxygen tanks, humidifiers or dehumidifiers, batteries and any unknowns.

No registration is required, just proof of Mercer County residency.

For more information, visit or call 609-278-8086.


Cranbury Day and the Helene Cody 5K Race will be held on Sept. 11.

Details will be announced.




Saturday, Oct. 9

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold its 2021 walk, NAMIWalks NJ Your Way: A United Day of Hope, virtually on Oct. 9

For more information, visit


Through Sunday, Oct. 31


The Mercer County Park Commission is accepting reservations for the five county-owned picnic areas for the 2021 season.

The West and East Picnic Areas in Mercer County Park, Rosedale Picnic Area in Mercer Meadows, Princeton Country Club Picnic Area in West Windsor and Valley Road Picnic Area in Hopewell Township are open to in-county and out-of-county residents.

Users will only be able to make their reservations online; the Park Commission will not permit walk-ups or any in-person reservations.

Available dates for the picnic season run through Sunday, Oct. 31.

Due to the popularity of the picnic grounds, the Park Commission highly recommends creating a Community Pass account before the opening date if a user does not have one already. For returning users, the Park Commission suggests revisiting your account and ensuring credentials are accurate.

Reservations will be made automatically on a first-come, first-served basis. Weekend dates are among the most popular; no date is guaranteed.

For a link to the online Community Pass reservation system, visit!/facilities/picnic-areas/. Interested parties should have either a MasterCard or Visa card ready to make a reservation.

For more information, call the Recreation and Events Center at 609-443-8560 or visit


Through November 30

East Windsor encourages community groups to participate in the 2021 Township Adopt-A-Spot Program.

Under this program, participating groups “adopt” a public property and keep it clean during the year. A placard is erected on the site indicating that it has been “adopted by” with the name of the group.

The groups are expected to perform cleanup three times per month through Nov. 30.

To participate, interested groups should send a letter to East Windsor Clean Communities Committee, ATTN: Mayor Janice S. Mironov, 16 Lanning Blvd., East Windsor 08520.


Continuing events


Mercer County Community College has opened registration for in-person summer Tomato Patch program, its dance, theater, vocal and visual arts programs at Kelsey Theatre.

For more information, email [email protected]


McCarter Theatre Center’s Resident Producer Debbie Bisno presents “The Manic Monologues.”

This initiative brings to life true stories submitted by resilient people across the world living with mental health challenges, performed by a celebrated cast of actors and enhanced by interactive design and technology.

To watch, visit




Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick has launched the Substance Abuse and Addiction Loss Support Group for families who are coping with loss due to addiction.

The free and confidential support group meets virtually on the second Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m.

Inspired by Saint Peter’s Opioid Task Force, the Substance Abuse and Addiction Loss Support Group is for families and close loved ones of people who have passed away from addiction.

The support group is open to everyone in New Jersey and serves as a safe space for families to discuss their grief.

To join the Substance Abuse and Addiction Loss Support Group, call Jeanne Delacruz, a social worker at Saint Peter’s who facilitates the support group, at 732-745-8522 or email [email protected]






The Anshe Emeth Community Development Corp (AECDC) Central Jersey Diaper Bank is collecting baby clothing sizes newborn-2T, diapers and books.
Donations can be picked up if within Middlesex County. Volunteers from the Rutgers School of Nursing will arrive between 10 a.m. and noon on the day indicated.
At this time, no shoes, equipment, toys, etc. can be collected.

Hopewell Theater’s reopening plans will focus on ensuring the comfort of patrons.

Staff members are collaborating with health officials and industry professionals to create a safe environment for a future reopening.
Residents can share their input, confidentially, on reopening plans by taking a survey at




The Princeton Public Library is increasing the number of mobile hotspots available to borrow starting March 19, and will also begin lending Chromebooks that day. Kits containing both devices may also be borrowed.

The additional devices are part of an ongoing effort to expand internet access to cardholders who do not have connectivity at home, a service that became vital to the community when the library building closed at the start of the pandemic last March.

There will be five hotspots, 10 Chromebooks and 10 kits available to borrow.

The library began circulating six mobile hotspots last summer and also extended the reach of its free high-speed WiFi to cover all of Hinds Plaza.

Library cardholders may borrow a mobile hotspot or Chromebook for two weeks. The hotspots can support up to 15 simultaneous connections with unlimited 4G LTE service. Cardholders will be able to request a mobile hotspot, Chromebook or kit through the online catalog, by phone or in person.

Cardholders will be required to sign a lending and internet-use policy agreement prior to checking out a device. A parent or guardian must sign the agreements for cardholders under the age of 18.

Additional details about borrowing devices at Princeton Public Library can be found at 


NAMI In Our Own Voice (NAMI En Nuestra Propia Voz) is a program by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Jersey chapter geared toward community education and reducing the stigma of mental health, as trained volunteers share their lived experience of mental health recovery.

To schedule a presentation at a school, PTA meeting, congregation, town hall, support group or professional training, email [email protected]

Presentations are available in English and Spanish.




Westrick Music Academy (WMA), home of Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir, is currently enrolling students of all ages in a variety of music education classes, exploring new and engaging ways to build and strengthen musicianship skills.

For musicians in grades 3-12, there are a variety of classes for all levels. Learn how to relax and strengthen muscles while focusing on the slow, deep breathing used in singing with Yoga for Singers. In Musical Theater Fun, young artists will engage in activities focused on singing techniques, character development, acting skills and dance/choreography in preparation for a final showcase performance. In the Ukulele group class, students will build their musicianship while learning to play traditional songs on one the most delightful instruments.

Adults will also find opportunities for musical growth with WMA. In Group Ukelele for Adults, learn basic chords and strumming techniques.

WMA also looks forward to hosting a Comedy Improv Workshop this term. This highly interactive, one-day class is open to anyone of any experience level.

Find more information on WMA’s music education programs, register for a class, or learn more about WMA’s flagship choir programs at




Central Jersey SCORE, a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration, is looking for volunteers to assist people looking to start a business or grow an existing small business.

The organization is recruiting business owners and executives, both current and retired, who want to share their experience and knowledge with today’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

The Central Jersey Chapter of SCORE serves Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

Central Jersey SCORE provides in-person mentoring and webinars, both offered virtually in line with current pandemic restrictions. In addition, the SCORE website offers tools and templates on a wide variety of topics and numerous online courses and webinars to assist small business owners through every aspect of business development and management. Services are offered free of charge.

Anyone interested in volunteering with SCORE or seeking additional information should email [email protected]



French American School Princeton (FASP) is accepting enrollment.

At FASP, students in preschool (3 years old) through grade 8 benefit from a rigorous bilingual curriculum accredited by the Middle State Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools and the French Ministry of Education; personalized attention thanks to small class sizes; and a multicultural community with more than 30 nationalities represented.

FAPS is located at 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton.

Visit, call 609-430-3001 or email [email protected].


McCarter Theatre Center presents Fireside Chats to “spark” conversation in the community.

Filmed on the front lawn of the Princeton theater, student activities, Pulitzer Prize-winners, local business owners and others are interviewed by Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen.

To catch up on past episodes or to subscribe to the free YouTube channel, and to be notified when new episodes become available, visit




Cranbury residents age 55 and older can exercise via Zoom.

Classes meet on both Mondays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. with instructors Helen and Robin. Zoom opens at about 9:45 a.m. so that members can talk with the instructor and other participants before class.

On the Township of Cranbury website there is a tutorial on how to use Zoom, prepared by the Cranbury Library.

To join, contact Connie Bauder, who will forward three registration forms to complete and return before being sent the invitation to join class.

There is no charge to participate.

Request and send completed registration forms to Bauder at [email protected]

The Township of Hillsborough is working with Town Planner to produce a 250th anniversary edition of the color printed 2021 calendar, which will be mailed out to every residence in Hillsborough.

This year, the twist is historic pictures to commemorate Hillsborough’s 250-year history. Individuals interested in submitting photographs for consideration can email their high resolution image to [email protected]. There is no guarantee any photo will be used.

A photo release will need to accompany the picture. The photo release form is found at

The printing of the calendar is funded through the various advertisements contained within the calendar. Contact Jim O’Dowd at 973-650-2736 or [email protected] for more information regarding advertising.


Westrick Music Academy (WMA), home of Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir, is currently enrolling students of all ages in a variety of music education classes, exploring new and engaging ways to build and strengthen musicianship skills.
Young singers in grades 1-2 looking to develop their singing voice and music skills are invited to join Poco Voce. This non-performing music class explores the young singer’s voice. During each lesson, children will focus on tone development and fundamental musical skills, through fun and engaging games and activities.
For musicians in grades 3-12, there are a variety of classes for all levels. Improve piano skills, explore how four chords make up the majority of popular music, or add color to a vocal performance with improv – all from the comfort and safety of your home.
In a group setting, students enjoy social interaction and regular informal performance opportunities as their skills grow. Or take an individual voice lesson to grow singing and performance skills.
Adults will also find opportunities for musical growth with WMA, exploring the piano as more than a solo art form.
For more information on WMA’s music education programs, to register for a class, or to learn more about WMA’s flagship choir programs, visit



Dove Hospice Services of New Jersey seeks compassionate volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families.

Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes, which can also be nursing facilities or assisted living facilities, at least once a week. They read to the patient, reminisce about their lives, play cards, help with letter writing and provide respite for caregivers.

Visits can be virtual, and are either during the day or early evening.

Volunteers may also assist with administrative work within the hospice office.

Patient care volunteers complete an application and attend a virtual volunteer training program that covers the role of a hospice volunteer. Day and evening virtual training programs are offered.

To sign up for the next virtual training class, contact Volunteer Coordinator Deborah Adams at 732-405-3035 or email [email protected].

Hillsborough Parks & Recreation is offering an Independent Study Center designed for families looking for an appropriate setting for their children where they can work independently on their remote learning assignments and participate independently in their remote classrooms, while being supervised by a combination of recreation staff, college students and substitute teachers.
It is the student’s responsibility to complete their work, though if students seek assistance, staff will give a helping hand.
Toward the middle part of the afternoon when students begin completing their work, such activities will be provided for the students like board games, movies, internet time and outdoor activities, weather-permitting.
Students in grades 2-8 can join from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the municipal complex, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough.

The Mercer County Solidarity Network (MCSN) is a new mutual aid group designed to connect people in need throughout Mercer County with people who can help meet those needs.

The group is looking for individuals, families and businesses who would like to donate their time, resources or goods/services with people who have been affected by the pandemic and who request support. There is no minimum obligation – donors can specify whatever they feel they can provide and the group will match donors with individuals who have expressed a related need.

To sign up as a donor, visit or email [email protected].


Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that promotes communication, public speaking and leadership.
The Toastmasters Club in Hillsborough holds virtual meetings on the first and third Thursdays of the month beginning at 7:15 p.m.
To attend, email [email protected]
For more information on Toastmasters International, visit



Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study Meeting. CoDA is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Meetings are held every Friday evenings. The 24 Club, The 1860 House, 2nd floor, 124 Montgomery Road, Skillman. For more information, email [email protected].

VFW Meetings: Monthly meetings of the Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post 8371 are held the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Somerset County Hillsborough Senior Center, 339 S. Branch Road. The post’s mission is Veterans and Military Support, Youth Scholarship Activities and Community Service. All veterans with foreign service are welcome as members to assist the post in achieving its mission. For information regarding membership, post activities or the youth scholarship programs, contact Commander Tom Cellilli via phone or text at 908-255-3669.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group: Following the guidelines of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group is “a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system.” The group meets the first Monday and second Wednesday of each month at the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 651 Country Club Road, Bridgewater. All are welcome.

Free weekly support groups: Carrier Clinic hosts free weekly support groups on the campus throughout the year. These support programs include:

Weekend Codependency Program, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bright Futures for Kids, Sundays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Parents Support Group, Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Mood Disorder Support Group, Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 p.m.

For more information about these or other services and programs available at Carrier Clinic, visit or call 908-281-1513. For more information, visit

Midweek meals: The Wednesday midweek meals held in Asbury Hall, at the United Methodist Church of Bound Brook, have started back up. All seniors are invited for a full course meal for $4. Bring friends and family to enjoy a meal and fellowship.

Pop Warner: Calling all 5-7 year olds. Hillsborough Dukes Pop Warner is offering free Flag Football registration to first time players, including instructional and safe environment with fun training activities to teach core skills. Every child plays every game and the Dukes are the only organization that requires coaches to be USA Football Heads Up Certified. There are no tryouts or team drafting. Visit to register. For more information, contact [email protected].

Coping with addiction: Parents of Addicted Children helps parents understand and cope with drug problems they are facing, and will face, with their children. Meets first and third Monday of month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Road.

Alzheimer’s support group: The Alzheimer’s Association has a support group in Hillsborough. Family members and caregivers come together to share information and support in a safe, confidential atmosphere. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Brookdale Hillsborough, 600 Auten Road. Call 908-431-1300.

Mothers of Preschoolers: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Fellowship Bible Church building, 109 New Amwell Road. The group says it meets to “laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood.” Sponsored by Crossroads Community Church, it hears speakers, has a craft or project and lots of conversation and refreshment. Child care is provided. For information, see Registration fee is required.

Divorce support group: A nondenominational support group to help separated and divorced people to a new beginning. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, Route 206 at Homestead Road. Call 908-295-6740.

Swim lessons at HRC: The Swim Academy at HRC, located at 30 Brower Lane, Hillsborough, is offering swim lessons for all ages and levels. Call HRC Fitness at 908-359-3600 to register or visit for class schedules.

Send items to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions each week is 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For details, call 732-358-5200.