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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.

Lawrence Township

May 6 – 2-7 p.m. – The Meadows at Lawrence, 12 Morris Hall Cir Dr.

Princeton

May 13, 15 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Princeton University Frist Campus Center, 75 Washington Road

Titusville

May 7, 14 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Johnson & Johnson Titusville Campus, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road

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.

Mercer County has received a competitively awarded grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor to provide summer employment and job readiness skill development to County youth, both in-school & out-of-school, ages 16 – 24. The total award amount is $475,200 and will provide jobs to at least 120 students.

Mercer will partner with businesses, educational institutions, and community and faith-based organizations to provide work experience. The work experience will be complemented by dynamic workshops focused on topics such as time management, effective communication, business etiquette, financial literacy, emotional intelligence, job readiness skill development, and career exploration.

Applications will be available online until May 10. Participants will receive $16 per hour, with an opportunity to earn up to $3,200 for the summer. The program will run from July 1 through Aug. 23. For additional information, contact Theo Siggelakis at TSiggelakis@Mercercounty.org.

New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

The New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition announces that nominations are open for the annual New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. The awards celebrate the important role of immigrants in today’s economy and honor the contributions of immigrant business leaders to their communities.

Award categories include growth, advocacy, innovation, sustainability, and leadership, as well as the 2024 Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year. There is no fee to enter and nominations close on June 1. If you are an immigrant entrepreneur or know an entrepreneur who excels in his or her field, please fill out a short nomination form – njbusinessimmigration.org.

Save the date for the awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 25 at The Pines in Edison.

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.

May 3 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.

May 6 – 10 a.m. – ELL: English Language Learners.

May 6 – 5:30 p.m. – Gentle Yoga.

May 7 – 10 a.m. – Mother’s Day Craft Kit Grab and Go.

May 7 – 10:30 a.m. – Baby and Toddler Time.

May 8 – 10 a.m. – ELL: English Language Learners.

May 8 – 5 p.m. – Bordentown Gaming Club.

May 10 – 10:30 a.m. – Parachute Time.

May 10 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.

Fellowship

Are you passionate about history, conservation, and community engagement? Look no further! D&R Greenway is offering a unique summer fellowship to an individual interested in exploring the historic heritage and natural resources of Bordentown, and the Delaware River. Paid fellowship will run from June 8 to Aug. 23 at 101 Park St., Bordentown. Apply before May 18. For more information call (609) 924-4646.

Cranbury

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

May 4 – May the Fourth Be With You … On Free Comic Book Day!

May 4 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Tai Chi.

May 4 – noon to 4 p.m. – Dungeon and Dragons Club.

May 4 – 1 p.m. – Darth Vader Bookmark Craft.

May 4 – 2-3 p.m. – Interactive Virtual Cartooning Class!

May 7 – 6:30 p.m. – Spinning Yarns.

May 8 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Gentle Yoga.

May 8 – 11 a.m. – Family Storytime.

May 8 – 11 a.m. – Senior Beginner Cell Phone and Internet Classes.

May 9 – 3:30 p.m. – Thursday Crafternoon: Coffee Filter Butterflies!

May 9 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Introduction to Python for Students.

May 9 – 6 p.m. – Indian Cooking Class: Making Fresh Indian Paranthas.

May 9 – 7 p.m. – Cranbury Public Board of Trustees meeting.

May 10 – 11 a.m. – Living Well with Serious Illness.

May 10 – 3:30 p.m. – Pawns Pathways at CPL Chess Club.

Cranbury Arts Council Gourgaud Gallery 

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

The Gourgaud Gallery will host a photography exhibit by the Cranbury digital Camera Club (CdCC) during the month of May.

The show will feature original, framed photographs of various subjects and sizes taken by club members.

The show will be on exhibit from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 31.

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.

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.

May 3 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Story and Snack: Ants on a Log (nut free).

May 3 – 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Creation Station.

May 3 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie.

May 4 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Family Fun Time.

May 4 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Cards and Cookies: Pop-Up Mother’s Day Cards.

May 5 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie.

May 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Messy Monday.

May 6 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – ESL Conversation.

May 6 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 6 – 5-5:30 p.m. – School-age TEAM: Strawberry-Scented Playdough.

May 6 – 7-8 p.m. – Free Play with mTiny Robots.

May 7 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 7 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

May 7 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Scrabble for Adults.

May 7 – 4:30-5 p.m. – Mother’s Day Bingo.

May 7 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Chess for Adults.

May 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Discovery Time.

May 8 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Hickory Corner Book Club.

May 8 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Current Events Chat.

May 8 – 3-4 p.m. – (Virtual) Learn about New Jersey State Library Resources.

May 8 – 4:30-5:15 p.m. – Chess Club.

May 8 – 6:30–7 p.m. – Evening Storytime.

May 9 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby Time.

May 9 – 11 a.m. to noon – Basic Skills Craft for Adults.

May 9 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Taking Advantage of New Jersey-Grown Produce near Mercer County.

May 9 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Crochet and Knit Corner.

May 9 – 5-5:30 p.m. – Crafternoon: Spring Bird on a Branch Craft.

May 10 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Creation Station.

May 10 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Dance Party.

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

May 10 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie.

Hightstown Branch Library

Hightstown Branch Library is located at 115 Franklin, Hightstown.

May 4 – 11 a.m. to noon – Small Steps Into S.T.E.A.M.

May 4 – 3-4 p.m. – Citizenship Exam Preparation.

May 6 – 10 a.m. – Bilingual (Spanish/English) Bingo for Preschoolers.

May 6 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 6 – 6 p.m. – Grades 1-8 Tutoring.

May 6 – 10 a.m. to noon – (virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 7 – 10 a.m. to noon – (virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 7 – 5-8:15 p.m. – Learning English.

May 8 – 10 a.m. – Kids’ Concert with Miss Kim.

May 8 – 3-4 p.m. – (Virtual) Learn about New Jersey State Library Resources.

May 8 – 4-5 p.m. – Citizenship Exam Preparation.

May 9 – 10 a.m. – Shape A Story: Play-Doh story time.

May 9 – noon to 12:45 p.m. – Guided Meditation.

May 9 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Taking Advantage of New Jersey-Grown Produce near Mercer County.

May 9 – 5 p.m. – Grades 4-8 Public Speaking.

May 9 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Planning for Social Security.

Twin Rivers Branch Library

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

May 6 – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 6 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Resume Review.

May 7 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 7 – 2-3 p.m. – Craft and Chat.

May 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby Time.

May 8 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Read More with Libby.

May 8 – 3-4 p.m. – (Virtual) Learn about New Jersey State Library Resources.

May 9 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Taking Advantage of New Jersey-Grown Produce Near Mercer County.

May 9 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bingo.

Child Passenger Seat Inspections

To promote child passenger safety, Mayor Janice S. Mironov, members of council and the police department will be hosting free Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspections for East Windsor Township residents, underwritten by a New Jersey Highway Traffic Safety Division grant. Participants will have their child car seats inspected to ensure proper installation and will receive educational materials on how to properly and safely restrain children passengers.

The program will be held on several dates at the following locations:

  • Friday, May 10
  • Thursday, June 6
  • Wednesday, July 10
  • Tuesday, August 6
  • Monday, September 16

Dates May 10, June 6, July 10 and Sept. 16 – inspections will be held from 3-7 p.m. at the East Windsor Township police/court building, 80 One Mile Road. On Aug. 6, the inspection will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the East Windsor PAL complex, 30 Airport Road, during National Night Out.

Sunday, June 16

Jazz for Prostate Cancer Awareness and Americana Kitchen and Bar team up for their 4th annual Jazz4Dads Father’s Day Dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m., 359 U.S. 130, East Windsor. The event aims to raise funds to strengthen the organization’s year-round awareness campaign to advocate for men’s wellness by supplying accurate information about prostate cancer while increasing exposure to live Jazz music. For more information visit https://jazz4pca.org.

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.

May 4 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Saturday Stations.

May 6 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Coding Club.

May 7 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.

May 7 – 1-2:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

May 7 – 4-5 p.m. – Teen Book Club.

May 7 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Crafts for Non-crafters – Upcycled Book Flower.

May 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Movin’ Munchkins.

May 8 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Fantastic Worlds Book Club.

May 9 – 11 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

May 9 – 1-2 p.m. – SOARING Storytime.

May 9 – 6-6:30 p.m. – Animal Craft.

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

May 10 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Read to a Therapy Dog.

Yoga By the Pond

Hillsborough Township Mayors Wellness Campaign presents Yoga By the Pond from 10-11 a.m. on May 4, 10, 18; and June 1, 8, 22 at Ann Van Middlesworth Park, 17 Pleasant View Road. Rain dates are the following day of the canceled event. For more information contact the Hillsborough Township Recreation Department at (908) 369-4832.

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.

May 4 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Hogg Slopping and Weighing – Piggy Magnets.

May 11 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sheep Shearing and Herding – Wool Sheep Pin.

May 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Corn Planting and Gardening – Corn Mosaic Sunflower.

May 25 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Haying and Wagon Rides – Straw Star.

Hopewell Branch Library

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

May 3 – 10 a.m. to noon – Mah Jongg in the Morning.

May 3 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

May 3 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Stay and Play.

May 4 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

May 4 – 1-2 p.m. – Pokémon Club.

May 4 – 2-4 p.m. – Star Wars Day.

May 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

May 6 – 1-1:45 p.m. – Homeschool Teens: Discover America.

May 6 – 2-3 p.m. – Monday Afternoon Book Club.

May 6 – 3-4 p.m. – Pride Club Meet-up.

May 6 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 6 – 4-5 p.m. – Crafternoon: Mother’s Day Cards.

May 7 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 7 – 10-11 a.m. – Cribbage and Coffee.

May 7 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

May 7 – 4-5 p.m. – Crafternoon: Mother’s Day Cards.

May 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Babytime.

May 8 – 2-3 p.m. – The Short of It: Amy Tan.

May 8 – 3-4 p.m. – (Virtual) Learn about New Jersey State Library Resources.

May 8 – 3-4 p.m. – Teen Art Journaling.

May 8 – 4:30-5 p.m. – Reading Rebels: A Guided Reading Book Club.

May 8 – 6-6:30 p.m. – Storytime.

May 9 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Taking Advantage of New Jersey-Grown Produce Near Mercer County.

May 9 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Lego Club.

May 9 – 7-8 p.m. – Sports Book Club.

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

Pennington Public Library

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

May 5 – 3-4 p.m. – Spring Card Making Workshop for Adults.

May 7 – 4-5 p.m. – Read to a therapy dog.

May 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Family Story Time.

May 8 – 7-8 p.m. – Author Talk with Nina Simon.

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/

Friday, May 31

This year will mark the 17th anniversary of Hopewell Tour Des Arts, the much-anticipated annual event that opens the doors of local artists’ studios and pop-up art spaces to the public. On Friday, May 31, a fundraiser to support Tour Des Arts and student art scholarships will be held at the Hopewell Theater in Hopewell Borough. For more information visit https://hvartscouncil.org

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.

May 3 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Movers and Shakers.

May 3 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Internet Basics.

May 3 – 3-4 p.m. – Drum Circle.

May 4 – 10 a.m. – Free Comic Book Day.

May 4 – 10 a.m. – Star Wars Scavenger Hunt.

May 4 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Intro to Word.

May 4 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Storytime.

May 4 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Word Essentials.

May 5 – 2-3 p.m. – Genealogical Research via the USHMM and the International Tracing Service.

May 6 – 10 a.m. – Storytime.

May 6 – 10-11 a.m. – Morning Book Club: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie.

May 6 – 11 a.m. – Little Artists.

May 6 – 4 p.m. – Round Singing.

May 6 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 7 – 10 a.m. – Baby time.

May 7 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Intro to Word.

May 7 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 7 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Quiet Storytime.

May 7 – 2:30-4 p.m. – Poetry Writing Workshop.

May 7 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Kawaii Craft Club: Felt Poptart.

May 8 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Storytime.

May 8 – 1-2 p.m. – ESL Conversation Circle.

May 8 – 3-4 p.m. – (Virtual) Learn about New Jersey State Library Resources.

May 8 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Excel Essentials.

May 8 – 6:30 p.m. – Coding Basics with mTiny Robots.

May 9 – 10 a.m. – Storytime.

May 9 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Fiction Writers’ Workshop: Sharing Your Words.

May 9 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Windows 11: Files and folders.

May 9 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Taking Advantage of New Jersey-Grown Produce Near Mercer County.

May 9 – 1-5 p.m. – Upcycle Challenge: Vehicles.

May 9 – 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Play with Clay.

May 9 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Poetry Circle: This State We’re In – Poems about New Jersey.

May 10 – 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.

May 6 – 3-7:30 p.m. – Snack and Study.

May 6 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

May 6 – 5-7 p.m. (half hour) – Monty Tutoring.

May 6 – 5:15-6 p.m. – Art Academy.

May 8 – 11 a.m. to noon – DIY Cards with Cricut.

May 8 – 5:15-6 p.m. – STEM Challenge.

May 9 – 10:30-10:50 a.m. – Baby Bounce.

May 9 – 2-3 p.m. – Tech Cafe.

May 9 – 5-6 p.m. – Read to a Therapy Dog.

May 9 – 5-7 p.m. (half hour) – Monty Tutoring.

May 9 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Flower hour.

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

Princeton

Thursday, May 9

Fresh cut floral arrangements and spring annual arrangements will be available for purchase, perfect for Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the corner of Nassau and University Place in downtown Princeton. (Across the street from Princeton Nails and Jammin Crepes.) Look for the flower flags! Stop by after the farmer’s market or on your lunch break. Parking will be available for shoppers. Proceeds benefit The Garden Club of Princeton Civic Projects.

Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12

Award-winning pianist Sara David Buechner joins the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) for performances of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 the weekend of May 11-12. The concerts take place on Saturday, May 11 at 8pm and Sunday, May 12 at 4pm at Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University. For more information visit Princeton Symphony Orchestra website at princetonsymphony.org or call (609) 497-0020.

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.

Morven Museum & Garden is pleased to present the special exhibition Morven Revealed: Untold Stories from New Jersey’s Most Historic Home, on view through Sunday, March 2, 2025. This new exhibition will shed light on lesser known stories of this historic home and its residents.

On Sunday, May 19, at 1 p.m. explore Princeton’s Mercer Hill neighborhood and the Stockton family’s fascinating history with a special Discovering Princeton at Morven Walking Tour led by the authors of “Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours.” This 90-minute tour is offered in-person only, and space is limited to 25 participants. 

Princeton Public Library

Princeton Public Library is located at 65 Witherspoon St.

May 3 – 9:45 a.m. to noon – Job Seekers: The CEO of Me.

May 3 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

May 3 – 4-6 p.m. – Film: “Americanish.”

May 4 – 10 a.m. to noon – Special Event: Exploring Korean Culture.

May 5 – 11 a.m. to noon – Performance: ABC-XYZ by Lucilla Trapazzo and Alessandro Olla.

May 5 – 2-3 p.m. – Kids and Teens: The Art of Wood Block Printing.

May 5 – 3-3:30 p.m. – Kids: Russian Storytime.

May 6 – 11 a.m. – noon – Playtime Fun: Animal Adventures.

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

May 6 – 3-5 p.m. – Kids: Screen-Free Week: Community Cardboard Village.

May 6 – 6-7 p.m. – Authors: Eric Cline and Glynnis Fawkes.

May 6 – 7-8:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

May 6 – 7-8:30 p.m. – Continuing Conversations on Race.

May 7 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

May 7 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playtime Fun: Animal Adventures.

May 7 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Tech: Ask the Mac Pros.

May 7 – 3-6 p.m. – Kids and Teens: Homework Help.

May 7 – 3-5 p.m. – Kids: Screen-Free Week: Create and Bookmark!

May 7 – 4-7 p.m. – Mercer County Community ID.

May 7 – 6-8 p.m. – Tech: The AI Disruption part 1: An Overview of AI.

May 7 – 6:30-8:45 p.m. – Princeton Tech Meetup.

May 7 – 7-8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Writers Room.

May 8 – 10 a.m. to noon – Drop in and Knit.

May 8 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

May 8 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime.

May 8 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

May 8 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Tech: All Things Google.

May 8 – 3-6 p.m. – Kids and teens: Homework Help.

May 8 – 3-5 p.m. – Kids: Screen-Free Week: ‘I Spy” Challenge.

May 8 – 4-5:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

May 8 – 7-8 p.m. – Author: Michelle Weinfeld.

May 8 – 7-8:15 p.m. – International Cinema: “Petite Maman.”

May 8 – 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Author: Stacey Abrams.

May 9 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

May 9 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Fiction Book Group.

May 9 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Meet Our Community Partner: Housing Initiatives of Princeton.

May 9 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime.

May 9 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

May 9 – 3-6 p.m. – Kids and Teens: Homework Help.

May 9 – 3-5 p.m. – Kids: Screen-Free Week: memory Magic.

May 9 – 4-5:30 p.m. – Neurodivergent Crafts and Games.

May 9 – 7-8 p.m. – Author: Anne Lester in Conversation with Gus Canzano.

May 9 – 7:15-8:30 p.m. – Black Voices Book Group.

May 10 – 9:45 a.m. to noon – Job Seekers: Identifying Your Natural Abilities.

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

May 10 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Spring Puppet Show.

Lewis Center of the Arts

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

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. 

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.

Monday, May 13

Jersey Harmony Chorus invites women of all ages, backgrounds and careers who love to sing to come and experience the joy of being part of an a cappella choral group. The open house will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Griggstown Reformed Church, Recreation Hall, 1065 Canal Road, Princeton. For more information visit jerseyharmonychorus.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.

May 3 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Sing-a-long with Ms. Pat.

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

May 4 – 11 a.m. to noon – Stars Wars Day: Jedi Training Session I.

May 4 – noon to 1 p.m. – Stars Wars Day: Jedi Training Session II.

May 4 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – 3D Printing and Modeling.

May 6 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Cinco de May Baby Storytime.

May 6 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 6 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Messy Club. May 6 – 6:30-8:15 p.m. – Spanish Stories.

May 7 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 7 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.

May 7 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playdate Pals.

May 7 – 6-7 p.m. – Mother’s Day Craft-a-Present.

May 7 – 6-7 p.m. – Public Speaking Solutions.

May 7 – 7-7:30 p.m. – Breathe, Relax, and Focus: Guided Meditation and Relaxation.

May 8 – 10-11 a.m. – Crafts for Grown-ups: Collage Coasters.

May 8 – 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Little Libros – English/Spanish Storytime.

May 8 – 2-4:20 p.m. – Wednesday Film Festival – “Fame.”

May 8 – 3-4 p.m. – (Virtual) Learn about New Jersey State Library Resources.

May 8 – 6-7 p.m. – Letter Writing Club: ‘Dear Body of Water.’

May 9 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers I.

May 9 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers II.

May 9 – 1-2 p.m. – (Virtual) Taing Advantage of New Jersey-Grown Produce near Mercer County.

May 9 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Let’s Play Chess.

May 9 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Youth Writers Workshop with Nida: Intro to Creative Writing.

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

May 10 – 2-3:30 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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