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Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center, which provides blood for local patients, is looking for a few good volunteers.

The blood drive volunteer is an integral member of our team whose tasks include assisting donors with registration and/or at the refreshment area. No medical background necessary. Volunteers should be outgoing to provide friendly customer service, be able to perform tasks as needed and must provide proof of COVID Vaccination prior to volunteering. Must have transportation. All training is provided including additional precautions for the safety of our team and blood donors. For additional information call or text Sharon Zetts, manager of NJBS Volunteer Services at 732-850-8906 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

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Don’t wait until there’s a crisis to give – donors of all blood types, especially type O blood donors and those giving platelets – are needed now to keep the blood supply strong enough to support critical patient care all season long. Book a time to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

American Red Cross Llura Gund Blood Donation Center – Central New Jersey

707 Alexander Road, Suite 101, Princeton

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:30-7:15 p.m.

Thursday: 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The American Red Cross blood supply has fallen to critically low levels, and we now face an emergency blood shortage. In recent weeks, we’ve had to limit our distributions of some of the most transfused blood types to hospitals. We need donors now, and in the weeks ahead, to help rebuild the blood supply.

Princeton

April 10 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Princeton University Frist Campus Center, 75 Washington Road.

April 19 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Princeton University Frist Campus Center, 75 Washington Road.

April 21 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 216 Nassau St.

Hillsborough

April 14 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hillsborough YMCA, 19 E. Mountain St.

April 21 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 67 US-206.

West Windsor

April 21 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East

Lawrence Township

April 22 – 2-7 p.m. – The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, 2688 Main St.

Bordentown

April 25 – 2-7 p.m. – Bordentown Township Senior Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

Nutrition

The Mercer County Nutrition Program for Older Adults has in-person lunches at nine of its locations.

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 trade@mercercounty.org. Some of the sites also may have transportation options for its participants.

There may be home-delivered options.

For more information, call 609-989-6650 or email adrc@mercercounty.org.

Take-Home rapid COVID-19 test kits

Take-home rapid COVID-19 test kits are available at all Mercer County Library System branches. Mercer County residents may request up to three kits at a time. The kits are Lucira brand over-the-counter rapid molecular nasal swab test comparable to a PCR test.

Hiring

Mercer County Correctional Police is hiring. Send resume to mcorrectioncareers@mercercounty.org.

The Mercer County Board of Elections is asking county residents for their help. Election Board Workers – citizens who check in voters during elections and assist in the Election Day process – are still needed for the upcoming June Primary and November General Elections. Mercer County residents who apply and undergo a required training session can make up to $300 during a full day shift. Half day shifts are available and offer $150. Additionally, bilingual residents who speak English, as well as Spanish, Hindi and Mandarin are especially needed. For more information visit https://www.mercercounty.org/boards-commissions/board-of-elections.

Wednesday, April 24

Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy is hosting a Resource Fair from 2-6 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 343 S. Broad St., Trenton.

Bordentown

Wednesdays

The Bordentown Township Police Department offers Straight to Treatment on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Insurance is not necessary to receive assistance. Neither is residency in Burlington County. No appointment is needed.

For more information visit www.straighttotreatment.com or email treatment@co.burlington.nj.us.

Bordentown Library events

Bordentown Library is located at 18 E. Union St., Bordentown. For more information about the events below call 609-298-0622 or visit https://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/locations/bordentown-library.

April 12 – 10:30 am. – Parachute Play Time.

April 12 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.

April 15 – 10 a.m. – ELL English Language Learners.

April 16 – 10:30 a.m. – Baby and Toddler Time.

April 17 – 10 a.m. – ELL: English Language Learners.

April 17 – 5 p.m. – Bordentown Gaming Club.

April 17 – 7 p.m. – Li-Brewery Trivia Takeover.

April 18 – 11 a.m. – Gentle Yoga.

April 18 – 2 p.m. – Ebooks and More.

April 18 – 5 p.m. – Teen Craft Social.

April 19 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.

Cranbury

The Cranbury Public Library (CPL) is located at 30 Park Place West. For more information on listed events please call (609) 722-6992.

April 12 – 3:30 p.m. – Pawns Pathways at CPL Chess Club.

April 12 – noon to 3 p.m. – Holi Celebration.

April 14 – 1-2:30 p.m. – Expressive Art Workshop.

April 15 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – The Speaking Solution.

April 16 – 6:30 p.m. – Spinning Yarns.

April 17 – 11 a.m. – Family Storytime.

April 17 – 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion.

April 17 – 4 p.m. – Embroidery Workshop.

April 18 – 2-2:45 p.m. – Mindful Movements and Guided Meditation.

April 18 – 3:30 p.m. – Thursdsay Crafternoon: Paint Your Own Birdhouse!

April 18 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Introduction to Python for Students.

April 19 – 3:30 p.m. – Pawns Pathways at CPL Chess Club.

April 19 – 3:30 p.m. – Taylor Swift Listening Party.

Cranbury Arts Council Gourgaud Gallery 

Gourgaud Gallery is located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main St.

The Gourgaud Gallery is pleased to announce a special show entitled: Paisaje Imaginario (Imaginary Landscape) by Chilean Artist Facundo Cabrera.

Facundo’s show will be installed at the Gourgaud Gallery through April 25.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit cranburyartscouncil.com and gourgaudgallery.com.

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 support the arts in the community. Cash or a check made out to the artist is accepted as payment.

Sunday, April 14

Cranbury Township Police and Cranbury Township Local PBA 405 will host Coffee with a Cop from 9 a.m. to noon at Teddy’s Restaurant, 49 N. Main St.

East Windsor/Hightstown

The Hightstown High School (HHS) Class of 1984 is seeking class members, as well as other HHS attendees that are friends and siblings of the Class of 1984 to join them as they celebrate their 40th reunion. It will take place on Sept. 28th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton. For more information contact: Debralini@optonline.net, Mindyrobyn@aol.com or connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Classof1984HHS

Hickory Corner Branch Library

Hickory Corner Branch Library is located at 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor.

April 12 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Creation Station.

April 12 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Dance Party.

April 12 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Basic Skills Craft for Adults.

April 12 – 2-4:30 p.m. – Matinee Movie.

April 12 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

April 13 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Family Fun Time.

April 13 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Acrostic Name Poem Craft.

April 14 – 2-4:30 p.m. – Matinee Movie.

April 15 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Messy Monday.

April 15 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – ESL Conversation.

April 15 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

April 15 – 5-5:45 p.m. – School-age STEAM: Lightning and Thunder.

April 15 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Helmet and Bike Safety Workshop.

April 15 – 7-8 p.m. – Free Play with mTiny Robots.

April 16 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

April 16 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

April 16 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Scrabble for Adults.

April 16 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – No-Cook Series: Halvah.

April 16 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. (15 min.) – Ready to the Therapy Dog.

April 16 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) AT&T’s Pole Farm and the Transforming of Mercer Meadows.

April 17 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Discovery Time.

April 17 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Current Events Chat.

April 17 – 4-5 p.m. – Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease & Tremor.

April 17 – 4:30-5:15 p.m. – Chess Club.

April 17 – 5-6 p.m. – Passover Storytime.

April 17 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Evening Storytime.

April 18 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby Time.

April 18 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Crocet & Knit Corner.

April 18 – 5-5:30 p.m. – Crafternoon: Cherry Blossom Windsock.

April 19 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Story and Snack: Earth Day Worms and Dirt.

April 19 – 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Creation Station.

April 19 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Nonfiction Book Club.

Hightstown Branch Library

Hightstown Branch Library is located at 115 Franklin, Hightstown.

April 12 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

April 13 – 11 a.m. to noon – Small Steps Into S.T.E.M.

April 15 – 10 a.m. – Bilingual (Spanish/English) Bingo for Preschoolers.

April 15 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

April 15 – 6 p.m. – Grades 1-8 Tutoring.

April 16 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

April 16 – 5-8:15 p.m. – Learning English.

April 16 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) AT&T’s Pole Farm and the Transforming of Mercer Meadows.

April 17 – 10 a.m. – Passover Story Time with Congregation Beth Chaim.

April 17 – 4-5 p.m. – Citizenship Exam Preparation.

April 18 – 10 a.m. – Shape A Story: Play-Doh Story Time.

April 18 – noon to 12:45 p.m. – Guided Meditation.

Twin Rivers Branch Library

Twin Rivers Branch Library is located at 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor.

April 12 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

April 15 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

April 15 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Jeopardy.

April 16 – 10 a.m. to noon – (virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

April 16 – 2-3 p.m. – Adult Craft: Cherry Blossom Tree.

April 16 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) AT&T’s Pole Farm and the Transforming of Mercer Meadows.

April 17 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby Time.

April 17 – 2-3 p.m. – Relax and Draw.

April 17 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Resume Review.

April 18 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Spice Club: Poppy Seed.

Hillsborough

Photo submissions

The Administration/Clerk’s Office invites Hillsborough residents to share scenic photos of Hillsborough for the annual township calendar and planner. In the past, the calendar has showcased the township’s gorgeous open space and scenic locations including wildlife, farmland, parks, and rivers. When submitting photos, please don’t include people and pets, and avoid objects that distract including roofs, fences, and car windows. Please save pictures with your name and the location’s name before sending them to Deborah Ng at debng@hillsborough-nj. You will also need to fill out a photo release form that is located on the Hillsborough Township website.

Hillsborough Branch Library

The library is part of the Somerset County Library System at 379 S. Branch Road. For more information on the events visit sclsnj.org.

April 12 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime with Mr. John.

April 12 – 4-5 p.m. – Teen Volunteer Session.

April 12 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Read to a Therapy Dog.

April 13 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Saturday Stations.

April 15 – 3:30-7:30 p.m. – Homework Help Center.

April 16 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Open Book Hour.

April 16 – 1-2:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

April 16 – 4-4:30 p.m. – Video Game Party – Session 1.

April 16 – 4:30-5 p.m. – Video Game Party – Session 2.

April 16 – 5-5:30 p.m. – Video Game Party – Session 3.

April 16 – 5:30-6 p.m. – Video Game Party – Session 4.

April 17 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Science Stories.

April 17 – 2-3 p.m. – Coloring and Conversation.

April 17 – 3:30-7:30 p.m. – Homework Help Center.

April 17 – 4-4:45 p.m. – Nature Crafts.

April 17 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Game Night: Unplugged – Windward.

April 18 – 11 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

April 18 – 1-2 p.m. – SOARING Storytime.

April 18 – 4-4:45 p.m. – T(w)een Crafternoon.

April 19 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby Rhythm and Rhyme Time.

April 19 – 4-5 p.m. – Paper Marbling.

Saturday, April 27

South Branch Reformed Church will hold a Roast Beef Dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m., 879 River Road, Hillsborough. Dinner will be served at the church and can be taken out.

Hopewell Valley

Saturdays at Howell Living History Farm

The farm is located at 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township and is a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission. For more information on the events listed call 609-737-3299 or email info@howellfarm.org.

April 13 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Spring Beekeeping & Tree PlantingBuzzing Bee

April 20 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Potato PlantingPotato Printing

April 27 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Spring Plowing & Field WorkPumpkin Garden Starter 

Hopewell Branch Library

Hopewell Branch Library is located at 245 Pennington Titusville Road, Pennington.

April 13 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

April 13 – 1-3 p.m. – Crafternoon: Make a Book Bouquet.

April 13 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Poetry Workshop: Little Books for Little Poems.

April 15 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

April 15 – 1-1:45 p.m. – Homeschool Teens: Discover America.

April 15 – 3-4 p.m. – Pride Club Meet-up.

April 15 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

April 15 – 4-5 p.m. – Crafternoon: Make a 3D Tree.

April 16 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

April 16 – 10-11 a.m. – Cribbage and Coffee.

April 16 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

April 16 – 4-5 p.m. – Crafternoon: Make a 3D Tree.

April 16 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) AT&T’s Pole Farm and the Transforming of Mercer Meadows.

April 17 – 10-11 a.m. – Adult Craft: Decorage a Watering Can.

April 17 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Babytime.

April 17 – 2-3 p.m. – Gardening Book Group:

April 17 – 3-4 p.m. – Teen Art Journaling.

April 17 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Nature Discovery Hour.

April 17 – 6-6:30 p.m. – Storytime.

April 18 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

April 18 – 1-2 p.m. – Play Dough.

April 18 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Lego Club.

April 19 – 10 a.m. to noon – Mah Jongg in the Morning.

April 19 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

April 19 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Stay and Play.

Pennington Public Library

Pennington Public Library is located at 30 N. Main St. For more information visit www.penningtonlibrary.org.

April 14 – 3-4:30 p.m. – A Way with Words: An Afternoon of Multicultural Storytelling.

April 16 – 4-5 p.m. – Paws to Read – Read to a Cat!

April 17 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Family Storytime.

April 17 – 8-9 p.m. – Author Talk with Xochitl Gonzalez.

April 19 – 8-9 p.m. – “Such a Constellation Was He to Me”: Stargazing Event.

Saturday, April 13

Do you have a bike that you no longer use? The Mercer County Planning Department and the Mercer County Park Commission are hosting a bike drive for the benefit of the Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange from noon to 4 p.m. at two locations – Ranger Headquarters, Mercer County Park in West Windsor and the Historic Hunt House, 197 Blackwell Road, Pennington.

Gallery 14

Through April 30 – Exhibition of Works by Joy Kreves and Photographers of Gallery 14 at Hopewell Valley Arts Council, Galleries at the Global Science Institute, 10 Route 31, North Pennington.

Kreves’ works, called FIERCE CARYATIDS, are a series of photographic banners of women holding her Distressed Forest sculptures. The series is Kreves’ reaction to the current state of the environment and the effects of our addiction to plastics on the earth. These photographic works celebrate the resilience of humans and our earth while drawing attention to the damage we are doing.

Saturday, May 11

The inaugural Hopewell Township and Culture Connections Cultural Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woolsey Park.

The New Jersey State Button Society Spring Show and Competition, Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad fire hall, 1396 River Road (Route 29) Titusville, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information visit http://newjerseystatebuttonsociety.com/

Sundays at Washington Crossing Park

The Historic Education Committee of the Washington Crossing Park Association (WCPA) will lead tours of the State Park on various Sundays from 1-2:30 p.m.

Tickets are free. As space is limited, all tickets must be reserved at Eventbrite. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-washington-crossing-state-park-historic-walking-tours-tickets-634898156477)

Tours begin at the Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum with a tour overview and a screening of the film, Ten Crucial Days: The Road to Liberty. Tour guides and state park historians will introduce participants to the Museum’s world-class Swan Historical Foundation Collection of Revolutionary War artifacts. They will also discuss Lloyd Garrison’s painting of Washington’s Crossing, and how it compares to other depictions of the 1776 Crossing.

Next, visitors will walk down Sullivan Drive to the entrance to Continental Lane, where you will engage in a discussion on the reasons why Gen. George Washington chose this spot for his history-changing campaign. From there, participants will walk to the park’s Stone Barn where they will examine a map of the Battle of Trenton and a large diorama of Washington’s Crossing, the March to Trenton, and the Battle of Trenton.

Finally, visitors will walk to the nearby Landing Overlook, where they will discuss the significance of the nearby 1740s Johnson Ferry House, and the importance of ferryboat operations to the Crossing and Landing.

Tours are free but donations to the Washington Crossing Park Association are gratefully accepted. Tours are contingent on the weather. For updates: call the Visitors Center at (609) 737-0623. You may also visit https://www.wcpa-nj.com/historic-tours for more information.

NOTE: There are no park entrance fees until July 1st. After that, a $5 per car (cash only) entry fee applies on weekends until Labor Day.

Contact Information: WCPA, Executive Director Annette Earling, info@washingtoncrossingparkassociation.com.

Lawrence Township

The Lawrence Township Library Branch is located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township. For more information contact (609) 882-9246.

April 12 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Movers and Shakers.

April 12 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

April 13 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Word: Pictures, Tables, and Text Boxes.

April 13 – 11 a.m. to noon – Science Saturdays with Princeton University.

April 13 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Word: Mail Merge.

April 14 – 1:30 p.m. – Paper Circuits.

April 15 – 10 a.m. – Storytime.

April 15 – 11 a.m. – Little Artists.

April 15 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Excel: Charts and Graphs.

April 15 – 4 p.m. – Round Singing.

April 15 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

April 15 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Slime Time.

April 16 – 10 a.m. – Baby Time.

April 16 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Internet Basics.

April 16 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

April 16 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Quiet Storytime.

April 16 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Slime Time.

April 16 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) AT&T’s Pole Farm and the Transforming of Mercer Meadows.

April 17 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Storytime.

April 17 – 2:30-4 p.m. – Poetry Writing Workshop.

April 17 – 5:30-7:45 p.m. – Film Screening: The Holdovers (2023).

April 17 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Word: Pictures, Tables, and Text Boxes.

April 17 – 6:30 p.m. – Earth Day Water Bottle Mobiles.

April 18 – 10 a.m. – Storytime.

April 18 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Cook Talks: Celebrating the Kentucky Derby the Easy Way.

April 18 – 1-5 p.m. – Upcycle Challenge: Buildings and Cities.

April 18 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Google Docs.

April 18 – 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Play with Clay.

April 18 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Home Buying/Selling in Today’s Market.

April 19 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Movers and Shakers.

Anne Demarais Nature Center (ADNC)

The center is located at 481 Drexel Ave.

Every month, on the first Saturday, Lawrence Township Environmental Education Foundation is sponsoring walks through the meadow at the Lawrence Nature Center and through the Drexel Woods to see the wonders of nature, learn about the history of Lawrence Township and enjoy the great outdoors. Check back on the center’s Events page to see what is coming up and to register for a walk.

Montgomery

Montgomery Library is located at 100 Community Dr., Skillman. For more information call (908) 458-8401.

April 12 – 5-7 p.m. – Monty Tutoring.

April 12 – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Preschool Playtime.

April 13 – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Preschool Playtime.

April 15 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

April 15 – 5-7 p.m. (half hour) – Monty Tutoring.

April 16 – 5:15-6 p.m. – Lit League – Comedy.

April 16 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Garden of Wellness.

April 17 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Montgomery Writer’s Circle.

April 18 – 5-7 p.m. (half hour) – Monty Tutoring.

April 19 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler/Preschool Storytime.

Sunday, April 28

The 16th annual “Run with Rotary” – a 5K race and a one-mile ramble – will be held at Skillman Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information visit www.runwithrotary.org. All participants are encouraged to bring a nutritious, shelf-stable donation for the Montgomery Township Food Pantry.

Princeton

Saturday, April 13

Jazz Festival presented by Jazz at Princeton, Princeton University Music Department, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall from 1-10 p.m.

Happenings at McCarter Theater

McCarter Theatre Center is located at 91 University Place, Princeton. For more information about events listed or for tickets visit www.mccarter.org.

FOPOS

Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) has a number of events lined up. For more information visit www.fopos.org.

Happenings at Morven Museum & Garden

Morven Museum & Garden is located at 55 Stockton St. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact info@morven.org.

Mother’s Day plant sale is open. Onsite pick up is Mother’s Day weekend.

Princeton Public Library

Princeton Public Library is located at 65 Witherspoon St.

April 12 – 9:45 a.m. to noon – Job Seekers: Uncover the Hidden Job Market.

April 12 – 3-4 p.m. – Teens: Take and Make: Cyanotypes prints.

April 12 – 4-6 p.m. – Film: “American Fiction.”

April 13 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Earth Day 2024 at Herrontown Woods.

April 13 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Workshop: Embroidered PPL Tote Bag.

April 13 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Saturday Storytime!

April 13 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Film: “Le Petit Nicolas.”

April 14 – 2-3 p.m. – Lecture: William Still and Sanctuary Road.

April 15 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – AARP Tax Assistance by Appointment.

April 15 – 10 a.m. to noon – Workshop: Writers Room.

April 15 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playtime Fun: Music and Movement.

April 15 – 1-3 p.m. – Tech: Using Google Sheets and Forms.

April 15 – 3-6 p.m. – Kids and Teens: Homework Help.

April 15 – 6-8 p.m. – Citizenship Test Prep Course.

April 15 – 7-8 p.m. – Author: R. Jisung Park in Conversation with Allison Carruth.

April 16 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

April 16 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Tech: Ask the Mac Pros.

April 16 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playtime Fun: Music and Movement.

April 16 – 4-7 p.m. – Mercern County Community ID.

April 16 – 4-6 p.m. – Kids and Teens: Homework Help.

April 16 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Catherine Project Book Group.

April 16 – 7-8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Writers Room Online.

April 16 – 7-8 p.m. – Teens: I Read this Book.

April 17 – 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Meet the Human Services Department.

April 17 – 10 a.m. to noon – Drop in and Knit.

April 17 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

April 17 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime.

April 17 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

April 17 – 3-6 p.m. – Kids and Teens: Homework Help.

April 17 – 4-5:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

April 17 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

April 17 – 6-7 p.m. – Author: Eddie S. Glaude Jr. With Keeanga Yamahtta- Taylor.

April 17 – 7-8:30 p.m. – International Cinema Film: “Passages.”

April 18 – 10-11 a.m. – Tech: Mastering Google Docs.

April 18 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

April 18 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

April 18 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – Advanced Poetry Workshop.

April 18 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime.

April 18 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

April 18 – 3-6 p.m. – Kids and Teens: Homework Help.

April 18 – 4-5:30 p.m. – Neurodivergent Crafts and Games.

April 18 – 6:30-8:45 p.m. – Princeton Tech Meetup.

April 19 – 9:45 a.m. to noon – Job Seekers: Tips to Build Your LinkedIn Brand.

April 10 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

April 19 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Parent and Baby Support Group.

April 19 – 4-5 p.m. – Teens: Taylor Swift Release Party.

April 19 – 7-9 p.m. – Teens: Open Mic Night.

Lewis Center of the Arts

Lewis Center of the Arts is located at 122 Alexander St., Princeton.

Flight of a Legless Bird – April 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 7:30 p.m., Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton.

April 16 – 5 p.m. – Three readings of new work through Princeton’s Creative Writing program will be held at the Chancellor Green rotunda.

April 19 – 8 p.m. – Princeton Atleir presdnt

Center for Modern Aging Princeton

Center for Modern Aging Princeton is located at 101 Poor Farm Road, Building B. For more information contact (609) 751-9699 ext. 105. Programs include in-person, hybrid, or virtual.

Princeton University Library

Princeton University Library (PUL) to present “Ulises Carrión: Bookworks and Beyond,” the spring exhibition in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery at Firestone Library. Curated by Sal Hamerman, Metadata Librarian for Special Collections at PUL, and Javier Rivero Ramos, a recent Ph.D graduate from the Department of Art & Archaeology, who is now assistant curator at Art Bridges Foundation in Arkansas. The exhibition runs through June 13.

Members of the public are welcome to visit the exhibition between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Guided tours are available to the public. 

Saturday, April 20

Celebrate Earth Day with us by tidying up our shared roadsides, neighborhoods, and public lands! Morning session: 9-11 a.m.: Cleanup of Laurel Avenue and the vicinity of Rockingham Historic Site, from just north of the village of Kingston up to Route 518. Meet at the Rockingham parking lot, 84 Laurel Avenue, Kingston. Afternoon session: 2-4 p.m.: Trash collection in Heathcote Meadows Preserve. Park at 21 Monroe Court, off Cleveland Lane, Princeton.

Grabbers, gloves, orange vests, and garbage bags will be provided. Wear sturdy boots and clothing. Sessions are rain or shine. All are welcome! https://www.kingstongreenways.org/

Sunday, April 21

Reflections of Cuba featuring Isabella Lamadriz and Pablo Zinger at 1 p.m. at St. David the King, 1 New Village Road, Princeton Junction. An afternoon of Cuban music featuring the greatest Cuban Composers of the 19th and 20th century. Free and open to the public, all proceeds support the Cuban Art Song Project.

Book Launch “Perserverance” and Author, Emelia Timpo, Discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Princeton United Methodist Church, Fellowship, 7 Vandeventer Ave.

Friday, April 26

Three social entrepreneurs and authors will appear together in the Princeton area and share uplifting stories and lessons learned in their journey to justice. The “Three-Authors” events will be held Friday, April 26 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mercer County Library Lawrence Headquarters, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, and again on Friday, April 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Nassau Presbyterian Church Assembly Room, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton. Both events are free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 27

Help the Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands establish a new colony of Virginia bluebells, transplant wildlife-friendly native tree and wildflower seedlings, and plant this year’s Arbor Day tree, a beautiful “Snow Queen” Oakleaf hydrangea at the Mapleton Preserve from 2-4 p.m., April 27. Rain date is Sunday, April 28, 2-4 p.m. Free baby trees for all while supplies last. Pre-registration is requested at https://fpnl.org/ or (609) 683-0483. Meet at the Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park Headquarters at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston.

Thursday, May 9

Princeton Research Day will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. May 9 at the Frist Campus Center, Princeton University. Princeton Research Day (PRD) is your opportunity to celebrate and explore the research and creative work taking place at Princeton University. In an informative and relatable way, our early-career researchers and creators share their projects through online videos and in-person presentations. During the program on May 9 at Frist Campus Center, you can interact with presenters, vote for your favorite presentations, and attend a reception and awards celebration. Videos about each research project will be available online starting May 3.

Saturday, May 11

Voices Chorale NJ and the Berks Sinfonietta chamber orchestra present In Conversation with Haydn at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton. For more information visit https://www.voiceschoralenj.org.

West Windsor

Kelsey Theatre at Mercer is located at the Mercer County Community College (MCCC), 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

West Windsor Arts

West Windsor Arts Council, located at 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, is hosting a number of events.

For more information, call (609) 716-1931 or visit westwindsorarts.org.

West Windsor Branch Library

West Windsor Branch Library is located at 333 N. Post Road, Princeton Junction.

April 12 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Children’s Music with Ms. Kim.

April 12 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Knitting, Crochet, Et Cetera!

April 12 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Teen Advisory Board.

April 13 – 10-11 a.m. – Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

April 13 – 1-3 p.m. – A Taste of Zentangle.

April 13 – 2-4:30 p.m. – Poetray Reading Group.

April 15 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby Storytime.

April 15 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

April 15 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Messy Club.

April 16 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

April 16 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.

April 16 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Playdate Pals.

April 16 – 2-3 p.m. – Tips and Pointers for the Current Real Estate Market.

April 16 – 5-5:30 p.m. – Passover Storytime with Dana Livstone.

April 16 – 6-7 p.m. – Public Speaking Solutions.

April 16 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) AT&T’s Pole Farm and the Transformationg of Mercer Meadows.

April 17 – 10 a.m. to noon – Wednesday Morning Bookies – “The Fraud” by Zadie Smith.

April 17 – 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Little Libros English/Spanish Storytime.

April 17 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Sensory Storytime.

April 17 – 2-4:10 p.m. – Wednesday Film Festival – “Spy.”

April 18 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers I.

April 18 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers II.

April 18 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Let’s Play Chess.

April 18 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Beauty and Biodiversity Guerilla Gardening.

April 18 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Rule of Three: Reading Group: “Spring.”

April 19 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Tim Hoh’s Music for Kids.

April 19 – 2-3 p.m. – Knitting, Crochet, Et Cetera!

Saturday, May 4

Garden State African Violet Club’s 70th Annual Show and Plant Sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Mercer County Community College Student Center, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. For more information contact: GSAVCmail@gmail.com or visit Garden State African Violet Club on Facebook.

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