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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

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

May 25 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Durga Mandir, 4240 Route 27

May 29 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – MarketFair Mall, 3535 US Route 1 South.

Titusville

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

Florence

May 24 – noon to 5 p.m. – Florence Township Fire Department No. 1, 401 Fire House Lane.

Pennington

May 31 – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, One Capital Way.

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 and out-of-school, ages 16 to 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 10 – 10:30 a.m. – Parachute Time.

May 10 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.

May 13 – 10 a.m. – ELL: English Language.

May 14 – 10:30 a.m. – Baby and Toddler time.

May 14 – 6 p.m. – The Craft Table: Succulent.

May 15 – 10 a.m. – ELL: English Language Learners.

May 15 – 7 p.m. – Li-Brewery Trivia Takeover.

May 16 – 11 a.m. – Gentle Yoga.

May 16 – 2 p.m. – Intro to Computers.

May 16 – 4 p.m. – Fizzy Painting.

May 17 – 1 p.m. – Mahjong Meetup.

Saturday, May 11

Bordentown annual citywide yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

Tuesday, May 21

Bordentown Township Green Team meeting at 6 p.m., Bordentown Township Senior Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

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

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

May 11 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Bob Ross Painting workshop.

May 13 – 11 a.m. – Caregiver Support Group.

May 13 – 1 p.m. – Senior Social Hour.

May 13 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – The Speaking Solution.

May 14 – 3-4:30 p.m. – Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion.

May 15 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Gentle Yoga.

May 15 – 11 a.m. – Family Storytime.

May 15 – 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion.

May 16 – 3:30 p.m. – Thursday Crafternoon: Coffee Filter Butterflies.

May 16 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Introduction to Python for Students.

May 17 – 2:30 p.m. – Living Well with Serious Illness.

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 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 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.

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

May 11 – 2:30-3 p.m. – Slime Time: Floam Slime.

May 12 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie: “The Count of Monte Cristo” (2002).

May 13 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Messy Monday.

May 13 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – ESL Conversation.

May 13 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 13 – 5-6 p.m. – School-age STEAM: Earthworms.

May 13 – 7-8 p.m. (virtual) The Story of Shofuso.

May 13 – 7-8 p.m. – Kids Can Paint Like … Sirin Thada.

May 14 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 14 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

May 14 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Scrabble for Adults.

May 14 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – No-Cook Series: Coconut-Lime Stuffed Dates.

May 14 – 4:30-5 p.m. – Make Filipino Fruit Salad.

May 14 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Understanding and Treating Sciatica.

May 15 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Discovery Time.

May 15 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Current Events Chat.

May 15 – 4:30-5:15 p.m. – Chess Club.

May 15 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Evening Storytime.

May 15 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) Manet: Amazing Art, Life and Legacy.

May 16 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby time.

May 16 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Crochet and Knit Corner.

May 16 – 4-7 p.m. – Free Eye Screening.

May 16 – 5-5:30 p.m. – Crafternoon: Easy Spring Trees Painting.

May 17 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Creation Station.

May 17 – 2-4 p.m. – Matinee Movie: “Shadowlands” (1993).

Hightstown Branch Library

Hightstown Branch Library is located at 115 Franklin, Hightstown.

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

May 13 – 10 a.m. – Bilingual (Spanish/English) Bingo for Preschoolers.

May 13 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 13 – 6 p.m. – Grades 1-8 Tutoring.

May 13 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) The Story of Shofuso.

May 14 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 14 – 5-8:15 p.m. – Learning English.

May 15 – 10 a.m. – Wiggle, Giggle, Read.

May 15 – 4-5 p.m. – Citizenship Exam Preparation.

May 15 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) Manet: Amazing Art, Life and Legacy.

May 16 – 10 a.m. – Shape A Story: Play-Doh Story Time.

May 16 – noon to 12:45 p.m. – Guided meditation.

May 16 – 5 p.m. – Grades 4-8 Public Speaking.

Twin Rivers Branch Library

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

May 13 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 13 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) The Story of Shofuso.

May 14 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 14 – 2-3 p.m. – Only Murders in the Library: Mary & Bill.

May 15 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Baby time.

May 15 – 2-3 p.m. – Relax and Draw.

May 15 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) Manet: Amazing Art, Life and Legacy.

May 16 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Spice Club: Parsley.

May 17 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Resume Review.

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.

Saturday, May 11

East Windsor Police Department to hold Coffee with a Cop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Cinnaholic, Town Center Plaza, 319 Route 130 north.

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

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

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

May 13 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Basic English Conversation Group.

May 13 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Coding Club.

May 13 – 6-6:30 p.m. – Pajama Storytime.

May 14 – 10:30-11 a.m. – American Sign Language Storytime.

May 14 – 1-2:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

May 14 – 2-3 p.m. – Adult Crafternoon.

May 15 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Science Stories.

May 15 – 2-3 p.m. – Coloring and Conversation.

May 15 – 4-4:45 p.m. – Nature Crafts.

May 15 – 6-7 p.m. – Flower Hour.

May 15 – 6-7 p.m. – Paper Marbling.

May 16 – 11 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

May 16 – 1-2 p.m. – SOARING Storytime.

May 16 – 4-4:45 p.m. – T(w)een Crafternoon.

May 16 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Fresh Indian Parathas.

May 17 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime with Mr. John.

Yoga By the Pond

Hillsborough Township Mayors Wellness Campaign presents Yoga By the Pond from 10-11 a.m. on May 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 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 10 – 10 a.m. to noon – Mah Jongg in the Morning.

May 13 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

May 13 – 3-4 p.m. – Pride Club Meet-up.

May 13 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 13 – 4-5 p.m. – Crafternoon: Wild Thing Craft inspired by Maurice Sendak.

May 13 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) The Story of Shofuso.

May 14 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 14 – 10-11 a.m. – Cribbage and Coffee.

May 14 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

May 14 – 4-5 p.m. – Crafternoon: Wild Thing Craft inspired by Maurice Sendak.

May 15 – 10-11 a.m. – Adult Craft: Paper Orbs.

May 15 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Babytime.

May 15 – 3-4 p.m. – Teen Art Journaling.

May 15 – 6-6:30 p.m. – Storytime.

May 15 – 7-8 p.m. (Virtual) Manet: Amazing Art, Life and Legacy.

May 16 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Storytime.

May 16 – 1-2 p.m. – Brick Free Play.

May 16 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Lego Club.

May 17 – 10 a.m. to noon – Mah Jongg in the Morning.

May 17 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Rock.

May 17 – 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.

May 14 – 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Too Busy for Books Book Club.

May 15 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Family Storytime.

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/

Hopewell PBA 342 presents Pickleball Tournament from 6-9 p.m. May 11 at the Hopewell Tennis and Swim Center, 111 Titus Mill Road, Pennington.

Due Tuesday, May 21

Applications for Hopewell Township’s 2024 Youth Police Academy, which is being held from Monday June 24 to Friday June 28, are due May 21. For questions, email Detective Steven Ciosek at sciosek@hopewelltwp.org

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

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

May 11 – noon to 4:30 p.m. – Prydonians Film Screening: “The Lost World” (1925) and “The Day The Earth Stood Still” (1951).

May 11 – 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Information Table: LWV of Lawrence Township.

May 12 – 1:30 p.m. – Paper Circuits.

May 13 – 10 a.m. – Storytime.

May 13 – 11 a.m. – Little Artists.

May 13 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Open Lab.

May 13 – 2-4 p.m. – Arm in Arm Mobile Food Pantry.

May 13 – 4 p.m. – Round Singing.

May 13 – 4-4:30 p.m. (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 13 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Slime Time.

May 13 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) The Story of Shofuso.

May 14 – 10 a.m. – Baby Time.

May 14 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Word Essentials.

May 14 – 10 a.m. to noon – (Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 14 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Quiet Storytime.

May 14 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Slime time.

May 15 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Storytime.

May 15 – 2-3 p.m. – AANHPI Heritage Month Storytime.

May 15 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Excel: Charts and Graphs.

May 15 – 6:30 p.m. – Spring Q-Tip Painting.

May 15 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) Manet: Amazing Art, Life and Legacy.

May 16 – 10 a.m. – Storytime.

May 16 – 1-5 p.m. – Upcycle Challenge: Vehicles.

May 16 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Getting Started with Google and Gmail.

May 16 – 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Play with Clay.

May 17 – 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 10 – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Preschool Playtime.

May 11 – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Preschool Playtime.

May 13 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

May 13 – 5-7 p.m. (half hour) – Monty Tutoring.

May 14 – 10-11 a.m. – Tuesday Morning Page Turners.

May 14 – 5:15-6 p.m. – Lit League.

May 14 – 6-7 p.m. – Paper Crafts.

May 15 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Montgomery Writer’s Circle.

May 15 – 3:30-7 p.m. – Game Night.

May 15 – 4-7 p.m. – Passport Services.

May 16 – 5-7 p.m. (half hour) – Monty Tutoring.

Princeton

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.

The Princeton Triangle Club, continuing its tradition of presenting an original musical comedy, will present an encore performance of the newest Triangle Show at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey this May at Princeton’s reunions. Created by Princeton University’s most talented undergraduates, Ship Happens: A Cruisical! will play its final performances Friday, May 24, 8pm; and Saturday, May 25th, 7pm.

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.

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 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.

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

May 11 – 2-3 p.m. – Teens: Go Between Club.

May 11 – 3-4:30 p.m. – Panel: “Weaving Identity.”

May 11 – 3:30-5 p.m. – Youth: Drop-In Chess Sessions.

May 13 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playtime Fun: Farm Friends.

May 13 – 3-6 p.m. – Kids and Teens: Homework help.

May 13 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Tech: Enhancing Photos with Adobe Lightroom Classic.

May 13 – 7-8:30 p.m. – English Conversation Group.

May 13 – 7-8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Writers Room Poets.

May 13 – 7-8 p.m. – Author: Monika Zgustova.

May 14 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Art: Princeton Sketchers.

May 14 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

May 14 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playtime Fun: Farm Friends.

May 14 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Tech: Ask the Mac Pros.

May 14 – 2-3 p.m. – Tech: Librarian Bootcamp.

May 14 – 4-7 p.m. – Mercer County Community ID.

May 14 – 4-6 p.m. – Kids and Teens: Homework Help.

May 14 – 7-8 p.m. – Workshop: Moms Returning to the Workplace.

May 15 – 10 a.m. to noon – Drop in and Knit.

May 15 – 10-11 a.m. – Tech: Beyond Cable.

May 15 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

May 15 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime.

May 15 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

May 15 – 3-6 p.m. – Kids and Teens: Homework help.

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

May 15 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

May 15 – 6-8 p.m. – Workshop: Bullet Journal Club.

May 16 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Kids: Storytime!

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

May 16 – 11:30 a.m. to noon – Kids: Baby Storytime.

May 16 – noon to 1 p.m. – Baby Play Group.

May 16 – 4-5:30 p.m. – Neurodivergent Crafts and Games.

May 16 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Speaker: Quantum Cryptography and Sensing.

May 17 – 9:45 a.m. to noon – Job Seekers: Staying Motivated and Building a Daily Routine.

May 17 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – English Conversation Group.

May 17 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Parent and Baby Support Group.

May 17 – 7-9:30 p.m. – Music: Open Mic Night on the Plaza.

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. 

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

Tuesday, May 14

The Kingston Historical Society’s Spring 2024 Talk will be held at the Kingston Fire House, 8 Heathcote Road Kingston. The presentation will be available as a “Hybrid” – you may attend in person, or pre-register to attend via Zoom. For directions, parking information, and how to register visit https://www.khsnj.org/talk/

In celebration of its 100th anniversary of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, past fire chief George Luck, Jr. will present an illustrated talk covering the history and membership of the fire company at 7:30 p.m.

The Kingston Historical Society will be mounting an accompanying display – “100 Years of Volunteers” – later in May at the Kingston Lock-Tender’s House on the Delaware and Raritan Canal at Kingston. The Kingston Lock-Tender’s House is open to the public on weekends and major holidays from April through October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and in November from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The House is closed from December through March. The GPS address is 39 Old Lincoln Highway, Kingston, NJ 08528.

West Windsor

West Windsor Community Farmer’s Market – third Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vaugn Lot.

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  • October 19

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.

June 1 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Run. Walk. Dance. Create! ArtWalk 2024 and Try-Art-Athon features new activities and games focused on family fitness and fun.

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

May 10 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Knitting, Crochet, Et Cetera!

May 11 – noon to 1 p.m. – Book Event: “Travel Suggestions for Black, Brown, & Intellectual Folk.”

May 11 – 1-2 p.m. – Heartfulness Guided Meditation for Teens.

May 11 – 2-3 p.m. – Paint a Potted Plant for Mother’s Day.

May 11 – 2-4 p.m. – Let’s Play Chess.

May 11 – 2-4:30 p.m. – Poetry Reading Group.

May 11 – 2:30 p.m. – 3D Printing and Modeling.

May 13 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Mommy-and-Me Baby Storytime.

May 13 – 4-4:30 p.m. – (Virtual) Guided Meditation.

May 13 – 6:30-7 p.m. – Messy Club.

May 13 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) The Story of Shofuso.

May 14 – 10 a.m. to noon – (virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults.

May 14 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.

May 14 – 11 a.m. to noon – Playdate Pals.

May 14 – 6-7 p.m. – Public Speaking Solutions.

May 14 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Anime and Manga Club.

May 14 – 7-8 p.m. – Science Fiction Book Club.

May 15 – 10 a.m. to noon – Wednesday Morning Bookies.

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

May 15 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Sensory Storytime.

May 15 – 2-4:15 p.m. – Wednesday Film Festival: “The Karate Kid” (1984).

May 15 – 7-8 p.m. – (Virtual) Manet: Amazing Art, Life and Legacy.

May 16 – 10-10:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers I.

May 16 – 11-11:30 a.m. – Little STEAMers II.

May 16 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Let’s Play Chess.

May 16 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Youth Writers Workshop with Nida: Free Verse Poetry.

May 16 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Rule of Three Reading group: Politics.

May 17 – 10:30-11 a.m. – Tim Hoh’s Music for Kids.

May 17 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Knitting, Crochet, Et Cetera!

Send items to calendar@centraljersey.com. The deadline for submissions each week is 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For details, call 732-358-5200, ext. 8233.

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