Free tours of the Wyckoff-Garretson House & Museum, which dates back to 1730, will be held the second Sunday of every month, through October.
Docent-led tours are held from 1-4 p.m. at the house, 215 South Middlebush Road, Somerset.
For more information, visit themeadowsfoundation.org
The Burlington County Farmers Market enters its 16th season, held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through October at the Burlington County Agricultural Center on Centerton Road in Moorestown.
Live music, food, handcrafted goods, cooking classes and Jersey fresh farm produce can be found from more than 20 farms, two dozen food vendors and multiple artists and crafters. Some participants include 1895 Organic Farm, Pinelands Produce, Durr’s Blue Box, the Soup Bar and Hoop House Bakery, Black Sheep Farm, Sparrow Lake Farm and Truly Seasoned.
Craft beer and liquor sales are back after debuting last season. Marlton-based Zed’s Beer and Columbus-based Recklesstown Farm Distillery, plus Burlington City’s Third State Brewery and Cherry Hill’s Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery are on tap. Alcohol sales will be for off-site consumption, though overage adults will be permitted to try a limited number of samples.
The Mercer County Nutrition Program for Older Adults will resume in-person lunches at nine of its locations after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
The Nutrition Program for Older Adults provides a daily nutritionally balanced meal Monday through Friday, except for county and/or municipal holidays.
All meals meet the required one-third of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) daily referenced intake of nutrients for an individual 60 years or older.
Meals are available to Mercer County residents age 60 or older and their spouses (regardless of age), any county resident with a disability whose primary caregiver is a program participant, anyone volunteering in the program, and the personal care aides of program participants when they accompany a participant to the site where the meals are provided.
In-person services will be hosted at: Jennye Stubblefield Senior Center and Sam Naples Community Center in Trenton, Lawrence Township Senior Center, Princeton Café for Older Adults, John O. Wilson Neighborhood Service Center in Hamilton, Hamilton Senior Center, Hopewell Valley Senior Center, Hollowbrook Community Center in Ewing, and Robbinsville Senior Center.
Most meal services begin at 11:30 a.m., although times may vary by location, so call 609-989-6650 or inquire at a local site.
No payment is required for a meal; however, there is a suggested donation of $1 for each meal provided.
Reservations are required; call 609-989-6650 to reserve a spot.
Monthly menus can be found on the Nutrition Program for Older Adults web page.
If transportation is a barrier to participating in the congregate meals, Mercer County TRADE may be able to help; call 609-530-1971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of the sites also may have transportation options for its participants.
There may be home-delivered options.
The South Ward Senior Center and North 25 Terminal/Reading Senior Center in Trenton will remain closed due to ongoing construction, and no service will be provided at this time. Additionally, the East Windsor Senior Center is under construction, but will continue to provide grab-and-go and home-delivered services.
For more information, call 609-989-6650 or email email@example.com.
The Bordentown Historical Society announced the reopening of the Bordentown Friends Meetinghouse Museum and grand opening of the new Joseph Bonaparte exhibit.
The launch of the exhibit marks the first public opening of the meetinghouse in more than two years.
The meetinghouse will be open twice a month for visitation, in addition to special events throughout 2022 to educate the public on Bonaparte, the former King of Naples and Spain and, perhaps, Bordentown’s most famous one-time resident.
The first exhibit to grace the space will feature Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte, the eldest brother of and advisor to Napoleon Bonaparte. Co-incident with the recent preservation of the former Point Breeze property once owned by Joseph Bonaparte in Bordentown, the BHS has assembled an exhibit and will present a series of events to explore this famous resident’s impact on America and Bordentown. There will be letters and memorabilia on hand, and experts will offer narratives on the furniture that came from the mansion on display at the Friends meetinghouse, an archaeologist’s perspective of life on the property, a review of artworks that were on display in Joseph’s mansions, and more.
For more information, visit www.BordentownHistory.org
Residents can view two exhibits on loan from the permanent collection of the Ukrainian History and Education Center that are on display in the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery, located in the county Administration Building, 20 Grove St., Somerville.
The exhibit in the lobby, “Ukraine 1933: A Cookbook,” is a portion of the linocut series by Ukrainian artist Mykola Bondarenko that depicts the “menu” people were forced to use to survive the genocidal artificial famine of 1932-33.
Pysanky, on display in glass cases on the third floor of the county Administration Building, are decorated Ukrainian eggs, traditionally made during Easter or the weeks leading up to Easter. Pysanka comes from the Ukrainian word “pysaty,” which means to write. The designs on the eggs are written using a stylus, hot wax and dyes.
View a video about the exhibit at www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpPA3IBKtDw.
For more information, contact the Cultural & Heritage Commission at 908-231-7110 or CulturalHeritage@co.somerset.nj.us.
Gesher LeKesher is currently accepting applications from 11th and 12th grade teens as of the 2022-23 school year to participate in a Jewish peer leadership program.
As Gesher “Madrichim” (peer leaders), teens lead a group of seventh to ninth grade “Talmidim” (learners) in outreaches addressing trending topics from a Jewish perspective including friendships, the impact of social media, peer pressure, prejudice and anti-Semitism on campus.
Gesher LeKesher meets six hours each month: two Monday night trainings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and an additional outreach time either Monday or Wednesday night or Sunday morning.
For more information, visit www.jfcsonline.org/gesher-lekesher.
The Jewish Community Youth Foundation is celebrating its 20th year bringing together teens in grades 8-12 from the Mercer and Bucks counties area. The Jewish Community Youth Foundation is a project of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County and the Ricky and Andrew J. Shechtel Philanthropic Fund. The program is designed to have teens learn about, experience and act upon Jewish values.
Each teen philanthropist donates their own money which gets matched and pooled with money they fundraise during the program. Students meet to discuss Tzedakah and explore needs and the non-profit organizations who address them. At year-end, each group decides how their dollars will be donated.
Registration is open for all participants in grades 8-10, and returning participants in 11th and 12th grades. Space is limited.
For more information, visit www.jfcsonline.org/jcyf.
Community service hours are available for both programs.
Contact Celeste Albert at 609-987-8100, ext. 210 or CelesteA@jfcsonline.org with any questions.
Select dates, as of Thursday, Sept. 8
Mercer County’s Notary Nights will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 3-7:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Connection satellite office, 957 Route 33, Hamilton.
The dates for 2022 are Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.
Sessions will also be held on business days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, and from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office, 209 S. Broad St., Trenton.
A mask or face covering must be worn to enter.
To be sworn in by Mercer County Clerk’s Office staff as a new notary, prospective notaries must apply and have their applications signed by a legislator. If you file your application online it will be sent to your legislator electronically.
After the State of New Jersey processes your application, you will be sent your commission by mail.
You must take your oath of office.
The fee is $15; checks and money order are accepted.
Prospective notaries will also need a photo ID and their certificate on hand to be sworn in.
After July 2022, all notary applications will have to be completed electronically, and an education component will be required for new notaries due to a change in state notary laws.
The Clerk’s Office also has new updated Notary Handbooks, which are available for pickup at the office at 209 S. Broad St. in Trenton.
For more information about notaries public and for updates on office openings and closings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.mercercounty.org/government/county-clerk-/office-services/notary-public, or call the office’s main number at 609-989-6465.
Hillsborough Township is holding a back-to-school supply drive through the Hillsborough Community Assistance Network.
Drop off hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hillsborough Township Social Services Department, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough.
Through Sept. 18
The nonprofit Friends for the Abbott Marshlands will present Voices for the Marsh, its 2022 biennial, 10th Juried Photography Exhibit, through Sept. 18 at the Tulpehaking Nature Center’s galleries at 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton.
It is juried by Al Horner of New Jersey Pinelands photographic fame, and Pat Coleman, naturalist and president of the Friends.
The show provides an opportunity for both fine art photographers and local hobbyists to capture the cultural and ecological richness of the marshlands and participate in the Friends’ efforts to build awareness and support for the protection and stewardship of the marshlands.
The Abbott Marshlands are a critical natural and cultural resource located in central New Jersey along the Delaware River between Trenton and Bordentown, including Hamilton. Its 3,000 acres of open space include the northernmost freshwater tidal marsh on the Delaware River and surrounding lowland and upland forests.
The Tulpehaking Nature Center provides educational resources, answers to questions for the public and bathrooms. There are free weekly and monthly group walks with registration at rotating locations between: Watson Woods, Spring Lake at Roebling Park, Northern Community Park, Bordentown Bluffs with Crosswicks Creek Water Trail, and D&R Canal State Park between Bordentown and Trenton. Another location will be added soon in Point Breeze State Park, the historic former estate of Joseph Bonaparte, and most recently, the Divine Word Missionary.
For more information, visit https://abbottmarshlands.org.
Registration is open for Hillsborough Township residents, local businesses and Hillsborough Township youth and adult organizations to create a scarecrow for the 2022 Scarecrow Festival in Hillsborough. Deadline to enter is Sept. 18.
The public can vote online for their favorite entries from Oct. 3-24. Winners will be announced by the mayor on Oct. 25 at the Township Committee Meeting and also posted on the township’s Facebook page.
Through Nov. 8
The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) will be participating in a statewide initiative in partnership with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) called the Democracy Conversation Project through Nov. 8.
The goal of the program is to discover what New Jerseyans have to say about the state of our democracy. The tool that SCLSNJ and NJCH are using to collect this information is called Storybox. These Storyboxes provide a place for New Jerseyans to add their voices to the national story with personal reflections on preprinted response cards.
Join the conversation at SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater, Hillsborough, North Plainfield, Somerville, Warren, and Watchung branches. To learn more about the Democracy Conversation Project, visit: https://njhumanities.org/programs/museum-on-main-street/dcp.
PSRC August, September dates
Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) is hosting a number of programs in August. Program formats include in-person, hybrid and virtual.
Mondays, through Sept. 26 – 10 a.m. – Gentle Yoga and NIDRA – Summer quarter via Zoom.
Registration is open for Evergreen Forum fall classes at PSRC. The forum includes 21 courses including “Imagining Women: Films of the 1940s,” “Explaining the iPhone to Isaac Newton,” and “Exploring the Early Neolithic World.”
For more information visit princetonsenior.org. Classes begin the week of Sept. 26 and meet once a week for two hours.
September at Gourgaud Gallery
Gourgaud Gallery is holding an exhibit about some of Cranbury’s notable citizens from the past running from Sept. 2-26 at the gallery, 23 North Main St., Cranbury.
The exhibit is titled, “Not to be Forgotten: Some of the People Who Helped to Make Cranbury What It Is Today.”
The exhibit is a collaboration between The Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society and the Gourgaud Gallery.
The Gallery in Town Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
As part of a non-profit Cranbury Arts Council, The Gourgaud Gallery donates 20% of art sales to the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs that supports arts in the community. Checks made out to the artist, or cash are accepted as payment. For more information visit https://www.cranburytownship.org/about/pages/gourgaud-gallery and visit https://www.cranburyartscouncil.org.
September at Morven Museum & Garden
Morven Museum & Garden is hosting a number of events in September
Sept. 11 – 2 p.m. – 9/11 Day of Remembrance: The History of the American Flag
Sept. 22 – 6:30 p.m. – The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow
Sept. 24 – 2 p.m. – Afternoon Tea at Boxwood Cottage (Part of Morven in May’s silent auction)
Sept. 28 – 6:30 p.m. – Musical evening with The Ragtime Relics
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St., Princeton, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For tickets and information visit www.morven.org
Battlefield tours on Sundays
The Princeton Battlefield Society will conduct six tours at the Princeton Battlefield State Park.
Tours start promptly at 1 p.m. and will be approximately 90 minutes on Sundays – Sept. 11, 25 and Oct. 2, 16. The tours will last approximately 90 minutes. A tour requires a donation of $5 for each adult and child over 16 years old. Children under 16 and veterans are free.
On Sept. 18, the society will have its youth-focused Young Patriots Day.
Following the tour, people can visit the historic Thomas Clarke House, the home of a Quaker farming family and the only remaining structure from the Jan. 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton.
Pre-registration is required. Visit https://pbs1777.org/battlefield-tours to register.
Fridays, Sept. 9 and Nov. 4
Newspaper Media Group/Packet Media LLC will host an Employment Weekly job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 and Nov. 4 at the Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, in the Nordstrom corridor.
Job seekers can register at https://nmg.ticketleap.com/job9/?ct=t
Employers will receive 5% when booking two dates, or 15% off when booking three dates.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for vendor opportunities.
For more information, email email@example.com
Through Sept. 9
West Windsor Arts, in collaboration with the Historical Society of West Windsor, is hosting a sculpture design contest.
People of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to imagine what these interstellar beings would look like as they transition to their new home in West Windsor, New Jersey. Entries are encouraged to take inspiration from the audio description given by Orson Welles, but also give an original and friendly spin to how these Martians are depicted.
Designs will be collected until Sept. 9 and then a public vote will be held to determine which design will be sculpted as the official mascot across town. The winning design will be used to create blank, fiberglass sculptures, which will be given to local artists to decorate as part of a separate design contest that will be released in the spring of 2023.
The winning sculpture designer will receive a cash prize of $500. Details and full parameters of the contest can be found at WestWindsorArts.org.
Save the date for the unveiling of the winning design, which will be held during a fundraiser cocktail reception on Oct. 30 at the historic Schenck Farmstead in West Windsor. The event will also feature a talk by A. Brad Schwartz, author of “Broadcast Hysteria,” as well as farm tours, a bonfire, and food and libations.
West Windsor Arts is also looking for more community members to join the planning committee for the Martian Project. Volunteers will help in all aspects including event planning, logistics, fundraising, site selection, and more. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Seuls en Scène Princeton French Theater Festival will run from Sept. 9-23 at various venues on the Princeton University campus.
The festival is presented by Lewis Center for the Arts L’Avant Scène and Department of French and Italian at Princeton University and organized by Florent Masse, senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian and artistic director of L’Avant-Scène.
The festival is free and open to the public. Advance tickets are required, available via University Ticketing online at or at the Frist Campus Center ticket office. All guests must either be fully vaccinated or have recently tested negative and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others.
All performance venues are accessible. Guests in need of other access accommodations are asked to contact the Lewis Center at LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least one week prior to the event date.
Princeton Symphony Orchestra 2022-23 season begins Sept. 10-11
Princeton Symphony Orchestra 2022-23 season opens with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers Sept. 10-11. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Sept. 10, 4 p.m. on Sept. 11.
Oct. 15, 16 – Britten & Elgar featuring Elina Vähälä – Showtimes are 8 p.m. Oct. 15, 4 p.m. Oct. 16.
Dec. 17 – 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Holiday POPS!
Jan. 14, 15 – Pretty Yende – Showtimes are 8 p.m. Jan. 14, 4 p.m. Jan. 15.
Feb. 4,5 – Brahms & Beethoven – Showtimes are 8 p.m. Feb. 4, 4 p.m. Feb. 5.
March 11, 12 – Seven Decisions of Gandhi – Showtimes are 8 p.m. March 11, 4 p.m. March 12
May 13, 14 – Harold in Italy – Showtimes are 8 p.m. May 13, 4 p.m. May 14.
Kickoff Sept. 10
“Save the Sourlands” event will bring cyclists from all around the tri-state area will gather to enjoy the natural beauty, breathe in the fresh air, and have fun to “Save the Sourlands” event.
The “At Your Own Pace” cycling, hiking, and running event runs from Sept. 11-17.
The Sourland Spectacular kickoff event will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10. When posting, please be sure to include the hashtag #sourlandspectacular2022. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.sourlandspectacular.com or email email@example.com.
There are three routes ranging from 29.3 to 62.4 miles. Arrows of different colors will be affixed to the roads, marking every turn. Participants can download draft cue sheets from the website, https://www.sourlandspectacular.com/routes-1. Riders may begin their ride at any time between 7-10 a.m. and should plan to finish in time for lunch.
Gallery 14 season – Sept. 10 to Oct. 2
Gallery 14 kicks off its new season of exhibits with a ‘Best of the Best’ members exhibit from Sept. 10 to Oct. 2.
‘Best of the Best’ member’s Exhibit 2022 features the works of all of the members of the gallery and will be a highly varied show. It opens at noon on Sept. 10.
There will be a Meet the Artists from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 11. The exhibit will run through October 2.
Each member will be showing a selection of new and older works in an eclectic show that highlights the diversity of photography. “After being closed for two years we were very pleased with the response from patrons to last year’s season of exhibits. With both new and longtime members, we look forward to bringing the local community another year of exciting photographic art,” says gallery president “Dutch” Bagley.
Gallery 14 will also be participating in the Hopewell Tour Des Arts on Oct. 1, 2, which connects local artists of music, poetry, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, photography and more, with the community.
Gallery 14 is located at 14 Mercer St. in Hopewell and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Additional appointments can be made by an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Sept. 9
Fund for Irish Studies will present a special event opening the 2022-23 Fund for Irish Studies series with novelist, playwright and poet Colm Tóibín, who will read – for the first time – his new short story, “The News from Dublin,” and several of his recent poems.
The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau St., Princeton University campus.
The event is free and open to the public; no tickets required. All guests must either be fully vaccinated or have recently tested negative and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others.
Guests in need of access accommodations are asked to contact the Lewis Center at LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least one week prior to the event date.
Saturday, Sept. 10
The Meadows Foundation will present an evening with noted psychic Jane
Doherty beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Wyckoff-Garretson house, 215 South Middlebush Road, Somerset on Sept. 10.
She will address the spirits connected with each attendee, including loved
ones who have passed on. Doherty acts as a contact point to aid in communication
between the earthly and spirit worlds.
For more information visit www.TheMeadowsFoundation.org For more information on Doherty visit www.JaneDoherty.com
Attendees are solely responsible for any items they bring. If you have any questions, contact Sue Ann Derkach at email@example.com.
Hopewell Valley will hold its 9/11 ceremony at 11 a.m. at Woolsey Park. Bring lawn chair, lunch will be provided.
The ceremony is presented by the HV September 11 and Emergency Services Memorial Committee.
Bordentown Township will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony at Northern Community Park beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 10.
South Branch Reformed Church is hosting a Take-Out Baked Honey Glazed Ham Dinner with all the trimmings will be held at the church, 870 River Road, Hillsborough, from 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10.
For reservations call (908)369-4956 or visit app,gopassage.com/events/ham-dinner2.
Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will hold its annual 2022 Insect Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10, at Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township. The festival is rain or shine. Admission is free and on-site parking is available.
Lambertville Goes Wild is sponsoring a native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Cavallo Park, 2 Mount Hope St., Lambertville.
Toadshade Wildflower Farm and Gino’s Nursery will be selling an array of perennials, shrubs, trees, and vines. Representatives from Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and the Hunterdon County chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey will also be on hand for information and advice.
Plus, Lambertville Goes Wild representatives will be there to identify mystery plants, provide advice on what to plant and on how to make your yard a thriving wildlife habitat.
For more information is available visit http://lambertvillegoeswild.weebly.com
Sunday, Sept. 11
Princeton Makes, a Princeton-based artist cooperative, and Ragged Sky Press, a local publisher focused on poetry, will host a Second Sunday Poetry Reading at 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at Princeton Makes in the Princeton Shopping Center.
The September reading will feature Margaret Ray and Arlene Weiner. Their readings will be followed by an open mic available to up to 10 audience members who would like to read their original poetry.
Additional information is available at www.princetonmakes.com, and everyone is invited to follow Princeton Makes on Facebook and Instagram.
Through Sept. 12
Somerset County’s annual Senior Art Show will be held in the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery, located in the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St., through Sept. 12.
First place winners in both the professional and nonprofessional categories in the show will have their work displayed at the New Jersey State Senior Art Show, which will be held both virtually and in person from Sept. 23 to Oct. 28 at Meadow Lakes Senior Living in East Windsor.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
The Mercer County Library System has a number of in-person and virtual events for September.
Virtual program – Sept. 14 – 7 p.m. – Rediscovering Joseph Bonaparte’s Point Breeze Estate in Bordentown
Recent archaeological excavations in Bordentown have unearthed the remains of Joseph Bonaparte’s palatial estate, Point Breeze. Joseph, the elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte and former King of Spain and Naples, fled to the United States in 1815. He lived in New Jersey from 1816 until 1839. The excavations have revealed remains of Joseph’s first mansion and recovered an intriguing collection of artifacts that provide a unique glimpse of the lifestyles of the rich and famous in 19th century New Jersey.
Richard Veit is a professor of anthropology and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register to receive link to program.
For more information visit www.mcl.org.
The Somerset County-operated Senior Wellness Center at Hillsborough, located at 339 South Branch Road, invites residents age 60 and above to participate in in-person “Tai Chi Chih” exercise classes. Tai Chi Chih is ideal for older adults, and experience is not necessary.
The ten-week event will run from 9:30-10:15 a.m. beginning Sept. 21 and will continue every Wednesday through Nov. 23. Registration will be open until Sept. 14.
To register, or for more information, call Health Promotion Specialist Lisa Cheng at 908-704-6327 or send an email to email@example.com.
Thursday, Sept. 15
Princeton Senior Resource Center is holding its 2022 Fall Benefit at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 with cocktails, dinner and entertainment at 101 Poor Farm Road, Princeton.
Fridays beginning Sept. 16
Abrakadoodle and Hillsborough Township Parks & Recreation Department are teaming up to bring Mommy and me classes art classes and will bring little ones to Fantasy Land for six weeks.
Starting Sept. 16, young artists will fingerpaint, sculpt, collage, and construct enchanted castles, magical unicorns, mermaids, gnomes with garden houses, flying dragons, fairytale frogs, and more.
Dates: Fridays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 21 (six weeks)
Times: 9-9:45 a.m. (20-36 months with caregiver)
10-10:45 a.m. (3-5 years with caregiver)
For price and registration visit https://www.hillsborough-nj.org/
Friday, Sept. 16
The Princeton Folk Music Society opens its 56th season with John Roberts, a singer of sea shanties, broadside ballads, and pub tunes, from the British Isles at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. The concert will also be Live Streamed on YouTube at princetonfolk.org/livestream
Show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ample free parking. Masks and proof of vaccination required for entry.
For tickets and more information visit www.princetonfolk.org
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18
Join American Repertory Ballet for its Lighter Than Air: a photographic series by renowned photographer Harald Schrader. This exhibit will feature images of American Repertory Ballet (ARB) company members and artistic leadership, including Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel and Artistic Associate Gillian Murphy.
Schrader, a formally trained photographer and long-time Princeton resident, studied in Berlin and Hannover in Germany. He has collaborated with performing and visual artists in Italy, Germany, the U.S. and Canada.
Images on exhibit will capture both the dynamic and quiet moments of ballet. Schrader’s photography has been featured in ARB performance graphics for Stiefel’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the upcoming performance of Kaleidoscope at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Sept. 23-25, as well as in the launch of the new arballet.org website.
Lighter Than Air will be on exhibit Sept. 17-18 at American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School’s studios located at 301 N Harrison St Unit C, Princeton.
Schrader and members of American Repertory Ballet will be in attendance for the opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 17. Select images will also be on exhibit at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) at 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, Sept. 23-25.
Monday, Sept. 19
The Jewish Center in Princeton will host a Zoom lecture at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 with Marc Dollinger, professor of Jewish studies and social responsibility at San Francisco State University.
He will give a talk titled “1619, 1654, 2022: Jews, Race, and U.S. History.” This will kick off the traveling exhibit Black + Jewish: Connection, Courage, Community, at The Jewish Center, Sept. 17 to Oct. 31, which explores the history of Black and Jewish relationships in the United States; it was created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University.
Oct. 2 – 4 p.m. – Adina Langer, curator at the Kennesaw Museum of History and Holocaust Education whose students put together the exhibit under her direction, will talk on Zoom about “Creating the Black + Jewish Exhibit.” She will give insight and details into how and why it came into being and be available to answer questions about it.
Nov. 9 – 7 p.m. – John L. Withers II, former U.S. ambassador to Albania, will speak on Zoom about his book Balm in Gilead: A Story from the War, which relates how, in 1945, his father and the other members of an all-Black U.S. Army company sheltered two young Dachau concentration camp survivors in contravention of military policy.
The exhibit and all programs are free. To register for a Zoom link, schedule a docent tour, or get additional information, including hours the exhibit is available, contact Linda Oppenheim, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting Sept. 19
Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey (GOTRCNJ) is seeking volunteer coaches for its fall season starting week of Sept. 19 for the following sites:
Somerset County: Cedar Hill Elementary, Bernards Township.; Bernardsville Polo Grounds; Mt. Prospect School, Basking Ridge; East County Park, Warren; and VanDerveer Elementary, Somerville.
Monmouth County: Fair Haven Fields, Marlboro Recreation Center, Monmouth Beach Elementary, Shrewsbury Elementary and Swimming River, Tinton Falls.
Both men and women are invited to volunteer, and you don’t have to be a runner or athletic. Just bring energy and enthusiasm. Volunteers provide critical leadership, and the non-profit organization is currently seeking coaches to facilitate the program with teams of eight to 20 girls.
GOTRCNJ is a positive youth development program for girls in third through fifth grades in Camden, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset counties. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to the community. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The nine-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5K event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.
For more information about coaching, participant registration or to start a new site in your area, contact Donna York, Executive Director at email@example.com, 908.642-4321 or go to www.gotrcnj.org Coach application can be found here: https://www.pinwheel.us/volunteer/index/CNJNEWCOACHFALL22
A “Photo Show Live” podcast with photographer Collette Fournier will take place in-person and on the Zoom conferencing platform at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) JKC Gallery in Trenton at noon on Sept. 22. at 12 noon.
Fournier is a member of Kamoinge, the famed group founded by Civil Rights Era photographers such as Roy DeCarava and MCCC former Photo Coordinator, Louis Draper. A selection of photographs by Fournier will be on display at JKC Gallery for one week beginning Sept. 19.
“Photo Show Live” is a live format podcast in three parts: a discussion about the artist, a presentation, and a Q&A from the audience. The event will also be recorded and downloadable on YouTube.
For more information visit https://jkcgallery.online/photo-show-live-at-the-jkc-gallery-with-collete-fournier/.
Thursday, Sept. 22
Princeton Senior Resource Center will hold Pups & Cups in person at PSRC’s 101 Poor Farm Road location the fourth Thursday of every month, from 3-4 p.m., through Aug. 25.
Join an hour of socializing and pet therapy. A certified therapy dog will be available to provide comfort, cuteness, and relaxation, along with the opportunity to socialize and enjoy some hot beverages.
The program is sponsored by Angelion Mobility and Oasis Senior Advisors. For more information visit https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/zmj8ah50c6up98/
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services invite the public to an official flag decommissioning ceremony at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Veterans Park (Klockner Road entrance) in Hamilton Township.
Individuals and organizations that wish to have an American flag properly disposed of at this year’s ceremony should bring the flag to Mercer County Veteran Services, 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing; Mercer County Connection, Route 33 at Paxson Avenue, Hamilton; or Thorne Memorial Cemetery, Hamilton Avenue between Klockner Road and Cypress Lane, Hamilton, no later than Sept. 14.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, will hold its 33rd annual Guardian Angel Dinner Dance, Back in Black Tie, from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center.
Join a night of entertainment, silent auction, 50/50 raffle.
For tickets, visit www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/GADD2022
The Diocese of Trenton serves Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Select dates – Sept. 16, Oct. 6
New Jersey’s 16th District legislators Sen. Andrew Zwicker, Assemblyman Roy Freiman and Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer will host Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) mobile unit events, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at 530 Willow Road, Hillsborough; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at 1 Monument Dr., Princeton.
The mobile units will provide the following services:
Driver’s Licenses: Renew the license, obtain a duplicate license, change name or address on license, add a boat endorsement, add a veteran designation, register to vote and/or make organ donation selections.
Non-Driver Identification Cards: Photo identification that may then serve as a primary or secondary form of personal ID.
Registrations: Renew registration or obtain a duplicate registration card.
REAL ID: Available if license or ID card is expiring within the next 6 months. For REAL ID, please arrive no later than noon.
License Plates: Surrender license plates.
Placards: Persons with a Disability, Purple Heart, or Disabled Veteran can obtain a placard.
Examination Permits: Apply for an examination permit to take a written knowledge test. The written test itself is not available.
Registration is required. For instructions, email SenZwicker@njleg.org attn: Pam Hersh. Individuals with no access to email should call 732-823-1684.
Saturday, Sept. 17
SS Peter & Paul Parish will hold an indoor Flea & Craft Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church hall, 285 Hamilton St., Somerset, close to Rutgers University College Ave, New Brunswick). Free entry, parking and handicap accessible.
Multiple vendors. Shop for gifts, clothing, toys, jewelry and more. Snack stand. First of three markets this fall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special events in September, October
“People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos (P&S/GyC) is entering an exciting era as they ramp up their 50th anniversary celebrations.
Sept. 20 – 10:30 a.m. – Trenton Free Public Library will host the inaugural 50th anniversary event: a “Try It” in Spanish.
Sept. 24 at 11:00 a.m. – a sample “Try It” event will be held in English at the Trenton Free Public Library.
Light refreshments to follow. Click to register for the Trenton Public Library events: https://forms.gle/4uqtetkzZrm1jgRb8
Sept. 30 – 5 p.m. – an overview evening presentation of P&S/GyC programming along with a sample “Try It” session followed by light refreshments, will be held at P&S/GyC headquarters, Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Road in Lawrenceville. For details and registration email email@example.com.
Oct. 22 – 10:30 a.m. – Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) is partnering with P&S/GyC to celebrate its 50th anniversary to provide a free GyC session in Spanish: an oral reading of an enduring short story followed by a rich, guided discussion.
LALDEF is located at 714-716 South Clinton Ave., Trenton. Childcare and luncheon will be provided. For details and registration email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 19, 21 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – two-part coordinator training workshop at P&S/GyC headquarters, Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Road in Lawrenceville.
Those who have participated in a “Try It” event or as a participant in previous programs are invited to attend this two-day workshop led by Executive Director Cheyenne Wolf and a small cohort of expert P&S/GyC coordinators. Email P&S/GyC Program Manager Maria Saiz at email@example.com for more information. Registration is required by Sept. 30, space is limited.
Oct. 26 – 6 p.m. – An exciting collaboration with the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) with The Art of P&S/GyC inspired by ACP’s exhibition of Mexican contemporary artist Karima Muyaes.
Teens through adults are invited to join a read aloud led by a P&S/GyC facilitators of one of Mexican author Angeles Mastretta’s short stories from her collection: “Women with Big Eyes”.
Directed discussions – available in both English and Spanish – follow the reading exploring the literary elements of the text alongside participants’ personal narratives. Mexican refreshments to follow donated by La Lupita’s Groceries.
Full details and registration for this “pay as you can” event are available at this link: https://artscouncilofprinceton.org/event/art-of-people-and-stories/
Sunday, Sept. 25
The 14th annual Steeplechase Distance Run will be held at Amsterdam School in Hillsborough and as a virtual event to raise funds for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.
Coordinated by Somerset Health Care Foundation, the event offers three ways to participate. Runners and walkers can join in-person on Sept. 25 for 10K and 5K runs on a USA Track & Field (USATF) certified course, as well as a two-mile walk and kids’ sprints. New for 2022, the 10K course has been named the 2022 10K USATF New Jersey Master Men and Women’s Championship Race (700 points). Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three men’s and women’s masters finishers who are USATF members.
Participants can also support the event virtually by running, walking, swimming or biking on their own. And back by popular demand is the Steeplechase Distance Run 100-Mile Challenge where participants can run, walk or bike 100 miles through race day to receive a special commemorative medal. No matter the event chosen, each participant will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag.
Proceeds from the event will benefit educational and support programs and a patient assistance fund at the Steeplechase Cancer Center. The patient assistance fund is used for cancer patients’ supportive needs, including financial assistance for wigs and prostheses offered at the cancer center’s Sanofi US Wellness Boutique; groceries; medications; house cleaning services and other living expenses.
On race day, registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The 10K run starts at 8:45 a.m. followed by the 5K run and 2-Mile Walk at 9:30 a.m. Kids’ sprints are scheduled for 10:45 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine.
To register for the in-person or virtual event, go to www.SteeplechaseDistanceRun.com.
Ficus Bon Vivant, a restaurant promoting community, culinary and visual arts, is holding an art exhibit through Dec. 11.
The exhibit opening will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 25, at Ficus, 235 Nassau St., Princeton to meet the artists of The Autumn Salon in Princeton and to enjoy appetizers, refreshments, and music at Ficus.
The Autumn Salon in Princeton features Heather Barros (artist, art instructor, and scientist who has painted for over 25 years), Beatrice Bork (a watercolor artist who specializes in animal art), Bill Jersey (twice Academy award-winning documentary film director and painter from Bucks County) and Laura Rutherford Renner (occupational therapist and painter) who depicts contemporary life in Pennsylvania.
Sept. 27-Oct. 2
Hillsborough Township is holding its fifth annual restaurant week. Visit www.hillsboroughbusiness.org.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Bordentown City and Township will host a Shredder Day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Public Works Garage, 266 Crosswicks Road.
October 1 & 2
The Downtown Bordentown Association announced the return of the 32nd annual Cranberry Festival on Oct. 1 and 2.
For more information on the “Maker Fest on Farnsworth,” visit btowncranfest.com
Monday, Oct. 3
Mercer County Community College (MCCC) invites friends and supporters of Mercer Athletics to hit the links on Oct. 3 for the 31st Annual Golf Classic for Scholarships.
Registration and breakfast begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Golf is followed by an awards lunch at 2:30 p.m.
The event is co-hosted by the MCCC Foundation and the Athletics Department. The tournament will be held at Trenton Country Club, 201 Sullivan Way, West Trenton.
As in recent past tournaments, Haldeman Auto Group is the event’s lead sponsor.
The tournament committee continues to welcome corporate sponsorships and monetary donations. Sponsorships will be accepted through Sept. 6. More information is available at www.mccc.edu/golf
Saturday, Oct. 8
The annual Bordentown Fall Festival is set noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Joseph Lawrence Park.
Sunday, Oct. 9
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (JFCS) will be holding their second annual Wheels for Meals bike ride to fight hunger, on Oct. 9 at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor.
Event proceeds will benefit all JFCS food programs, including their on-site and mobile food pantries and senior nutrition programs. Collectively, JFCS food programs benefit over 32,000 individuals across the greater Mercer region each year.
This year, routes for all riding abilities are available. For more experienced riders, there is now a 50-mile route. Intermediate riders can choose between 25- and 10-mile routes while novice riders can pick the three-mile route, all of which start at MCCC. The event also offers multiple levels of sponsorship for businesses or groups looking to create teams and support at a higher level.
For event details visit www.JFCSWheels4Meals.org.
Saturday, Oct. 17
The Delaware River Cleanup at D&R Canal State Park will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 17.
The New Jersey State Park Service is co-sponsoring its fifth annual Delaware River Cleanup to help tackle the litter along the shores of the Wild and Scenic Delaware River. This year’s cleanup includes 15 cleanup sites from the Reigelsville Boat Launch in Holland Township, Hunterdon County all the way downstream to the freshwater tidal section in Hamilton Township in Mercer County.
Cleanup supplies, light refreshments and a commemorative T-shirt will be provided to those who volunteer their time. Pre-registration is required.
For more information visit https://delawarerivergreenwaypartnership.org/index.php/events/event-calendar/cleanups/5th-annual-delaware-river-cleanup?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Kingston: On The Map opens April 9 in the History Room at the D&R Canal Locktender’s House, on old Lincoln Highway (off Route 27) in Kingston.
On view Saturdays and Sundays from April to November from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The village of Kingston has hosted colonial taverns, armies during the American Revolution, canal boats, railroad trains and travelers on the Lincoln Highway. One of the oldest settlements in central New Jersey, Kingston evolved with America over its 340-year history.
The display uses journal entries and prints of a dozen historical maps to illustrate Kingston’s evolution, from settlement to commercial center to modern community. One map shows how Kingston moved between the colonies of east and west New Jersey. Another shows both Kingston and Princeton divided by county lines. Railroads appeared in the 19th century, disappearing by the 20th. The Delaware and Raritan Canal was built for commerce, but is now a recreation destination.
Air circulation is limited, so masks and distancing are requested.
For more information, visit www.khsnj.org/
East Windsor community and school youth and adult groups can participate in the township’s 2022 Adopt-A-Spot program. Under the program, participating groups “adopt” one of the public properties identified by the committee 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 cleanups three times a month through Nov. 30.
To participate, interested groups should mail or fax a letter to East Windsor Clean Communities Committee, ATTN: Mayor Mironov, 16 Lanning Blvd., East Windsor 08520.
Through January 2023
Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton will have a historic slideshow where visitors can learn how the Princeton Battle Monumnet came to be, as well as special ephemera provided by the Historical Society of Princeton in an exhibition in the museum, the latter of which can be seen through January 2023.
The Museum held a commemoration in celebration of the 100-year anniversary with an unveiling and dedication on June. 9
The monument was designed by Beaux Arts sculptor Frederick MacMonnies to commemorate the 1777 Battle of Princeton, and its installation was made possible by Helen and Bayard Stockton, residents of Morven at the time.
Visitors can view the slideshow with Museum admission, or for free for Morven members.
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St., Princeton, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit www.morven.org
The American Repertory Ballet (ARB) will close its season at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, June 9-11, 2023, with PREMIERE3 featuring the company premiere and revival of Arthur Mitchell’s invigorating Holberg Suite set to the music of Edvard Grieg, as well as highly anticipated world premieres by Amy Seiwert and Ethan Stiefel.
For more information, contact Dan Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-921-7758.
Hopewell Township officials remind residents about annual pet licenses, which are required by the state for all dogs and cats. A proof of rabies vaccination is required for the license to be issued.
The township’s pet licensing fees are $22.20 for spayed or neutered dog, and $21 for spayed/neutered cats. If an animal is not spayed or neutered, the fee is $3 more. Pet owners received a notice back in October, with a deadline for payment at the end of January.
The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department will perform safety seat inspections every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m.
No appointment required.
The service is offered free of charge to improve child safety.
A typical inspection takes about 20 minutes.
Inspections are performed at the Burlington County Administration Building, 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly. Residents can call 609-265-3788 when they arrive and ask for the on-duty child safety seat technician.
Dove Hospice Services of New Jersey is seeking volunteers who are willing to make a difference with individuals who are experiencing the challenge of end-of-life.
Dove Hospice Services is looking for individuals who can dedicate a small amount of time each month to provide companionship-friendly visits, life review, play cards, sewing, knitting or craft projects, music enrichment, pet therapy and office or administrative assistance, according to a press release.
Dove Hospice Services is expanding its “We Honor Veterans” program and is seeking motivated veterans who are interested in providing compassion, support and outreach to fellow veterans and their families.
Visits can be made to individuals living in facilities or private homes. Ongoing training is provided. Volunteers must be 18 or older and a COVID vaccine is required. For additional information, contact Michelle Rutigliano at 732-405-3035.
This fall, Rider University will begin offering a cannabis studies certificate program. The 100% online program provides students with the credentials and expertise to enter the legal cannabis market.
The program explores the biological, legal, ethical, business and practical aspects of the industry through four courses.
The capstone course is taught by an industry professional, allowing students to gain experience and learn about future internship and job opportunities.
The program is open to those interested in any aspect of the cannabis industry, with no prerequisites or previous degrees required.
Registration is required at https://admissions.rider.edu/register/cannabislaunch
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties (CASA SHaW), which is dedicated to foster children in the region, is seeking applications from individuals in the community to serve on the CASA SHaW Board of Trustees.
Individuals who are interested in applying to become a member of the CASA SHaW Board of Trustees should send their resumes and credentials to CASA SHaW at email@example.com.
CASA SHaW is part of a statewide network of community-based, non-profit programs that recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers to “Speak Up for a Child” removed from home due to abuse or neglect. CASA is the only program in New Jersey that uses trained volunteers to work one-on-one with children, ensuring that each one gets the services needed and achieves permanency in a safe, nurturing home.
For more information, visit www.casaofnj.org.
Hillsborough Township’s Senior Chapters A and B each provide an experience for seniors looking to get out, mingle and experience new things. Trips, theaters, entertainment, card games, speakers, hobbies, talent shows, restaurants, history, and health screenings are some of the activities.
The first and second Thursdays of each month are designated for regular meetings at the municipal building for Chapter A and Chapter B, respectively.
Any Hillsborough senior age 60 or over who is interested in learning more can contact the Social Services Department at 908-369-3880.
The Monroe Township Jewish War Veterans Post 609 is collecting United States and foreign stamps, both on and off envelopes.
Stamps are used by veterans as a hobby and as therapy at VA medical centers nationwide.
The stamps are not traded or sold; they are forwarded to veteran patients at no charge.
Also requested are DVDs suitable for veterans at those locations.
Send all items to JWV Post 609, c/o Charles Koppelman, 6 Yarmouth Dr., Monroe Township 08831.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator of Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies (NJ CARES), which is responsible for overseeing addiction-fighting efforts across the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, have renewed their partnership to host the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Learning Series in 2022.
The Learning Series, which began in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, features regular webinars focusing on various aspects of the opioid epidemic and its impact on New Jersey and the nation. It is a branch of PDFNJ’s Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day initiative, which is held annually on Oct. 6 to educate residents and prescribers on the risks of prescription opioids and to raise awareness of the opioid crisis throughout the state.
The 2022 Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Learning Series will include a webinar every month on wide-ranging topics concerning the opioid epidemic, including medication-assisted treatment, harm reduction, the impact on families and addiction recovery.
To learn more about the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day and for a schedule of this year’s webinars, visit knockoutday.drugfreenj.org.
Volunteers are needed to help end domestic violence in Burlington County.
The Domestic Violence Response Team consists of volunteers who work with Providence House, domestic violence services and police departments to help people who experience domestic violence by empowering and advocating for survivors.
Must be 18 years of age or older, a resident or employee of Burlington County, have a valid New Jersey driver’s license and access to transportation, and no criminal history.
For more information, call 856-904-4344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
East Windsor residents can volunteer for appointment to various township boards and committees, including the Clean Communities Advisory Committee, Commission on Aging, East Windsor Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse, Economic Development Committee, Environmental Commission, Health Advisory Board, Local Assistance Board, Planning Board, Recreation Commission, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The mayor and council will make appointments at the January reorganization meeting, as well as throughout the year as opportunities arise.
Residents interested in volunteering can obtain an application form from the Municipal Clerk or from the township website or send a letter of interest and a resume or information about their background to: Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members, East Windsor Township Municipal Building, 16 Lanning Blvd., East Windsor 08520; or fax to 609-443-8303.
For an application form or further information, call 609-443-4000, ext. 238.
The U.S. State Department is experiencing longer than usual delays in the processing times of passports.
For those looking to travel and needing to renew their passports, it is advised to begin this process immediately. The current wait times for passport services is 10 weeks for expedited services and up to 14 weeks from the time of submission for a regular application. This delay is likely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information regarding passports, visit the Mercer County Clerk’s website at www.mercercounty.org/government/county-clerk-/office-services/passports or call the clerk’s passport office at 609-989-6473; for Spanish, call 609-989-6131 or 609-989-6122.
Appointments at the Mercer County Connection, located at 957 Route 33, Hamilton, are available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment at the Mercer County Connection, call 609-890-9800.
All customers must have applications filled out, money orders and checks along with documentation and copies prior to appointment. Delays in appointment availability may be experienced due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Mercer County’s Swift911 system notifies the public in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information via phone, text or email.
All calls will have the caller ID of “Mercer County Alert.”
Personal information will not be provided to any outside agencies or companies.
To sign up, visit www.mercercounty.org/departments/emergency-management-public-safety/mercer-county-emergency-notification-system
For assistance with registration, email OEM@mercercounty.org
Mercer County posts regarding emergency closures are available at www.cancellations.com/ and www.fox29.com/closings
Central Jersey Chapter 148 of the Korean War Veterans extend an invitation to any veterans, regardless of the branch of service, who served during the Korean War from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, in any location, including Europe; or who have served in Korea from July 27, 1953, to the current date.
Other veterans may join as associate members.
The group meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month, from May to December, at the Monroe Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Plaza, in the court room.
Requirements for membership include paying dues of $25 to the Korean War Veterans Association and $10 to the chapter per year.
Korean War Veterans National LIFE membership is available for those 80 and older, and is $75.
The chapter is involved in various functions during the year, including fundraising to help veterans at the New Jersey State Veterans Memorial Home in Menlo Park, the Lyons campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System, and the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland.
For more information, contact Charlie Koppelman at 609-655-3111 or KWVANJ@yahoo.com
The Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences is turning into a wedding venue.
Burlington County Clerk Joanne Schwartz will begin performing weddings every Wednesday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. by appointment only, in the historic and picturesque Lyceum building on High Street in Mount Holly.
Burlington County couples interested in being married can make appointments online at http://co.burlington.nj.us/611/Marriage-Services.
There is no fee for the service, but couples must obtain a marriage license from the municipality where either the bride or groom resides or from Mount Holly, where the Lyceum is located. Obtaining a license typically takes 72 hours.
For more information, call the Clerk’s Office at 609-265-5142.
Bentley Community Services, a designated 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, has been helping working families in financial crisis regain self-sufficiency by providing a full range of grocery provisions and more each week, offsetting grocery bills.
Bentley also offers educational and informational workshops throughout the year facilitated by professionals.
Bentley Community Services is located at 4064 Route 1 north, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, but helps families in communities from the entire central New Jersey region, including Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset and Monmouth counties.
For more information, call 908-227-0684 or visit www.bentleycommunityservices.org
Donations of perishable, non-perishable foods and toiletries are accepted throughout the year.
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@example.com
Sign up at https://forms.gle/nxuZUi5AMJe1RcyJ8
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations are available in English and Spanish.
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@example.com
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 www.mercersolidarity.org/ or email MercerCountyPOL@gmail.com.
Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions each week is 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For details, call 732-358-5200, ext. 8233.