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Pegasus Theatre Project is the New Resident Theatre Company of the West Windsor Arts Council.

Pegasus Theatre Project is the new resident theatre company of the West
Windsor Arts Council.  This new and exciting collaboration will provide a
vibrant, unique, and accessible venue for the community to experience all
forms of art, from exhibits to live theatre at the West Windsor Arts
Center, located on Alexander Rd. in Princeton Junction, NJ.  The company?s
first season will showcase PROOF by David Auburn, running September 9-18,
2016, and ART by Yasmina Reza, running March 31-April 9, 2017.

Pegasus Theatre Project is an independent, professional theatre company
co-founded by three local theatre veterans, Peter Bisgaier, Jennifer Nasta
Zefutie, and Judi Parrish. Together, they have over 85 years of experience
in all aspects of theatre production and will serve as Co-Producing
Artistic Directors. Born of the desire to produce intimate productions
that are interesting and challenging, Pegasus offers engaging
entertainment that is both compelling and fun.

?We want to provide New Jersey audiences with an opportunity to see the
smaller, more intimate plays that don?t always get the attention they
deserve, but are provocative and challenging for both an audience to
experience and theatre artists to create,? stated Jennifer Nasta Zefutie,
Co-founder and Director of ART, the company?s second show of its season.

The West Windsor Arts Center hosts art exhibits; musical, dance, and
literary performances; art classes; workshops; and various special events.
?In the Performance Gallery, the walls are always full of provocative
artwork, which lends a distinction to the space and creates a unique
environment for live theatre,? stated Peter Bisgaier, Pegasus Co-founder
and Production Manager for the Arts Center.

Highlighting the unique nature of their collaboration, Pegasus strongly
considers Arts Council programming and the artwork on display in the Arts
Center Performance Gallery when selecting its season. PROOF, which runs
September 9-18, 2016, correlates with the Art & Science exhibit scheduled
in the Gallery at the same time.  ART, scheduled to run March 31-April 9,
2017, explores the question of what is art as three friends find their
relationship challenged and ultimately strengthened as a result of their
differing opinions.  Artwork created by Members of the Arts Center will be
on display during the production run of ART.

?This collaboration is significant as it will provide audiences with
fresh, multi-disciplinary arts experiences that offer alternative
interpretations of themes explored through the Arts Center programs.  The
West Windsor Arts Council is very excited to welcome Pegasus to the Arts
Center as its professional theatre company,? stated Aylin Green, Executive
Director of the West Windsor Arts Council.

The West Windsor Arts Center is located at 952 Alexander Rd., Princeton
Junction, NJ 08550, just 2 blocks from the Princeton Junction train
station and less than a mile from Route 1 at the Alexander Rd. exit.  ?The
Arts Center is the perfect venue for the types of plays we want to
produce,? stated Judi Parrish, Co-founder and Director of the company?s
first venture, PROOF.  ?It?s the right size for these plays.  And its
location, mid-way between New York and Philadelphia, is ideal for
attracting top notch theatre professionals.?

To kick off its inaugural season, Pegasus is offering a special on season
subscriptions through June 15 - purchase a season subscription to see both
PROOF and ART for just $30, a 25% savings over purchasing individual
tickets. For additional information about Pegasus Theatre Project, its
season, performance dates and tickets, please visit
www.PegasusTheatreNJ.org or call 609-759-0045.

For additional information about the West Windsor Arts Center and its
offerings, please visit www.westwindsorarts.org of call 609-716-1931.

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Register Now: 12th Annual ETS Firecracker 5K Run/Walk

Educational Testing Service (ETS) and YWCA Princeton will host the 12th Annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk on Tuesday, June 21st. Runners, walkers, families, and corporate teams are invited to enjoy an early summer evening. This USATF sanctioned event is on a certified course and is worth 500 USATF-NJ Grand Prix points. CompuScore results will be available online or mailed upon request. 

 

The race attracts over 550 runners and early registration is highly recommended. Cost to register is $30 (plus $2.50 sign-up fee). USATF members will get a discounted rate. Register online at www.runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Princeton/YWCA5K or at www.ywcaprinceton.org/5k. Pre-registered participants will receive T-shirts, while supplies last. Race day registration starts at 5:30pm at ETS’ Conant Hall. The race will kick off at 7:00pm, rain or shine. Ample parking will be available.

 

Participants will enjoy a flat, safe course contained within the beautiful grounds of ETS on 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton. First, second, and third place awards will be given to winners in age-group categories in five year increments. Winning corporate and organizational teams will receive special recognition in the post-race award ceremony. Lively music, pre-race stretching session, post-race buffet and refreshments are included.

 

Proceeds from the event support YWCA Princeton's Bilingual Nursery School, which provides non-English speaking preschool children the tools they need to enter school on par with their English-speaking peers. Long-time YWCA supporter and 19-time marathon runner, Phyllis Marchand is the Honorary Chair of the race. Those who are unable to participate in the race but would like to support the Bilingual Nursery School, can donate at any level through www.runsignup.com/Race/Donate/NJ/Princeton/YWCA5K

 

Several race-day volunteer positions are available at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aaa92da4fd0-volunteers/. Corporate sponsors to date include ETS, Northfield Bank, IRIS, Szaferman Lakind, Saker Shoprites, NJM Insurance Group, Mercadien, Klitgaard Family and GEICO Local Office. For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joanne McGann at (609) 497-2100 ext. 333 or jmcgann@ywcaprinceton.org.

 

 

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Foraging Workshop & Wild Lunch May 14 @Brick FA\arm Tavern

Join us Saturday May 14 for a Special Presentation
by Tama Matsuka Wong

Gain a deeper understanding of foraged edibles followed by a delightful wild-crafted lunch at the Tavern. Bring any plants that you wish to ID from your own backyard.
~ Discussion begins at 11:30am ~

To reserve, please email reservations@brickfarmgroup.com or call 609.333.9200
Registration is limited.

*For those who would like to forage later, bring boots and take a walk with Tama after the lunch to identify some wild edibles available now!
 

 

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PDS Seniors Organize 5K Fun Run/Walk in Honor of Rabbi Vicki S. Tuckman of Temple Micah May 21

Please join us for the Team VT 5K Fun Run/Walk, a memorial charity event in honor of Rabbi Vicki S. Tuckman of Temple Micah and Camp Harlam. All proceeds go to Princeton Good Grief and Breast Cancer awareness/research foundations. The race will take place on May 21st between 8am and 2pm at Princeton Day School: 650 Great Rd, Princeton NJ 08540.

The 3.1 mile course begins next to Baker Field, taking you through the PDS campus and onto a paved traffic-free pathway. Enjoy display clocks at each mile and a water station to refresh you along the way. Course marshals will be there to guide you and cheer you on! This is a family event for all ages and abilities.

There is truly something for everyone! All registered runner and walkers aged 11 and under are also welcome to participate in the Kids’ Das at 10:30. A post race BBQ is scheduled for 11:00 with emcee and DJ Darius Young.

Prices are $25 for the 5K and $5 for the Kids’ Dash, with free parking available on campus. Free t-shirts are additionally available for the first 200 registrants. You can register and find more information on eventbrite.com, and please don’t hesitate to email teamvtfunrun@gmail.com with further questions!

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This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, MAY 2
 
7 p.m.
Continuing Conversations on Race
Members of Not In Our Town, the Princeton-based interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation. Newcomers to the group are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
 
Tonight's topic: How microaggressions - the brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to marginalized groups - operate in "post-racial," "colorblind" America, now that we have a black president.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Not in Our Town Princeton.
ALSO ON MAY 2
4 p.m., Homework Help
 

TUESDAY, MAY 3
 
7 p.m.
Author Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
The author discusses and signs copies of his book "Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul." In the book, Glaude argues that America's race problem is not solved and offers thoughts on a better way forward. Glaude is the chair of the Center for African-American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. Community Room
 
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  
ALSO ON MAY 3
4 p.m., Chess
 

SERVICES SPOTLIGHT
 
Six MacBook Air laptops are now available for cardholders to use while working in the library. Like our Google Chromebooks (there are also six of those to borrow), the MacBook Air laptops may be borrowed for two hours with one two-hour renewal per day. The laptops can be used anywhere on the second floor: study rooms, tables or in the sitting areas. They can be used to access the library's databases and digital magazines (through Zinio), and articles can be downloaded to print using the library's wireless printing or to email as attachments. Through OverDrive, the laptops can also be used to enjoy the library's collection of ebooks, audiobooks, music and more. Visit the second-floor Reference Desk - where you'll find plenty of help getting started - to borrow a laptop. Users must be at least 18 years old and have a library card in good standing.  
 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
   

7 p.m.
PSO Soundtracks: Music and Poetry of Penelope
Homer's Penelope is a central figure in the poetry of The Odyssey. Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider and playwright Ellen McLaughlin, via video, discuss the iconic figure and the influence of her story upon their works in a presentation led by PSO Assistant Conductor John Devlin. McLaughlin's poetry inspired Snider to create her song cycle "Penelope," which will be performed by PSO musicians and conducted by John Devlin on Tuesday, May 17. Snider and Devlin will discuss preparing "Penelope" for performance and answer audience questions about the music and the poetry behind it. Refreshments will be served. Community Room
 
ALSO ON MAY 4
4 p.m., Acting Out
4 p.m., Homework Help
7 p.m., Citizenship Preparation Class

 

THURSDAY, MAY 5
 
 
7 p.m.
SEO in 2016: How to Tackle Search in an Ever-Changing Google World
Search engine optimization (SEO) moves at light speed, and Google is driving many of the changes in the industry. There are a number of important (and recent) advancements that businesses need to understand in order to thrive in 2016. Glenn Gabe, President of G-Squared Interactive, will cover these topics in detail. From the surge in Mobile to Google algorithm updates to machine learning to paid search ads, Glenn will cover a range of important topics.
Some of the topics Glenn will cover include:
  • Mobile-friendliness (and Google's Mobile algorithm)
  • Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
  • Google algorithm updates (Penguin, Panda, core ranking algorithm changes, and more.)
  • HTTPS
  • Machine Learning and Google (including RankBrain)
  • Ads and the Impact on the Google Search Results
  • App Indexing
  • Google's Quality Rater Guidelines
ALSO ON MAY 5
Noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., Mercer County ID Card Program
4 p.m., Homework Help
7 p.m., Gente y Cuentos
7 p.m., Book Discussion: "Waking Up White" by Debbie Irving

FRIDAY, MAY 6
 
1 p.m.
Spotlight on the Humanities: David Shipler
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Shipler discusses his new book "Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword." In this book, Shipler focuses on recent free speech controversies across the nation to highlight the importance of our First Amendment right to free speech. David Shipler has reported for The New York Times, is the author of six previous books, and has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has taught at Princeton, American University and Dartmouth. Community Room
 
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
ALSO ON MAY 6
6:30 p.m.,  First Friday Feature Film: "The Big Short"
 
 

SATURDAY, MAY 7
 
 
11 a.m.
Cover to Cover Book Group
This reading group for fourth- and fifth-graders meets the first Saturday of every month to discuss books, short stories and other interests related to books. Activities include group reads, writing short book reviews and learning to post booklists in BiblioCommons. Registration is not required. Study Room 354

 

SUNDAY, MAY 8
 
3 p.m.
Jeff Dershin: Songs My Mother Taught Me
For decades, mothers have been a subject of popular songs-whether we sing about her in Italian (like Connie Frances), Yiddish (like Sophie Tucker), or English (like Al Jolson). Explore the subject of motherhood with pianist and vocalist Jeff Dershin, in a program that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes humorous, and always entertaining. Community Room
 
 

UPCOMING
 
May 9, 7:30 p.m.,   Poets at the Library
May 11, 4 p.m.,   Acting Out
May 12, 7 p.m.,  Film and Discussion: "Elementary Genocide: The School to Prison Pipeline"
May 13, 6 p.m.,   Code for Princeton
May 14, 2 p.m.,  Go Between Club
May 15, 3 p.m., Film: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2"

New School for Music Study Announces Crescendo Summer Camp

The New School for Music Study announces Crescendo Summer Camp offerings!  SIgn up now for invigorating experiences in music theory, popular music, prepared digital piano, or an introduction to the piano! 
 

 

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Job & Volunteer Opportunities at Princeton Area Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of three positions.

To apply for the Grants & Programs or Development positions, please email a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Jeffrey Vega, President & CEO.

To apply for the Accountant’s position, please submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements and three professional references to Laura Longman, CFO.

No phone calls please.

Other Opportunities

Jobseekers pursuing opportunities at New Jersey nonprofits should consult the following resources:

Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently no volunteer opportunities at the Community Foundation. If you are seeking a volunteer opportunity, please consult Volunteer Connect.

 

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May Community Events—Princeton HealthCare System

PRINCETON—Total Control®: A Pelvic Wellness Program for Women
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 3–June 16
Time: 12:30–1:45 p.m.
Location: Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, 1225 State Road
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: $99 per person

Empower yourself to improve your bladder health and quality of life through this seven-week Total Control® program, which includes a 15-minute education portion and a 60-minute low-impact workout.

HAMILTON—Grow Your Own Veggie Garden! Healthy Eating & Active Living for Kids
Date: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Location: Perennial Favorites Garden Center, 1181 Hughes Drive
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Kids ages 6-10 and their parents are invited to this hands-on gardening experience, which offers a perfect excuse to get outside, enjoy fresh air and sunshine and learn all about vegetables—from growing your own to preparing healthy meals with them. With guidance from expert gardeners, participants will plant seeds in containers and then take them home to watch their veggies grow. This program is presented thanks to the generous support from Scott and Tracy Sipprelle and Novo Nordisk.

SKILLMAN—It Could be Poison!
Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Road
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Join Barbara Vaning, MHA, EMT Instructor and member of Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education and Outreach Program, to learn more about identifying poisons, how poisons can enter the body, dos and don’ts of using medications and household cleaners and what to do if you suspect poisoning.

MONROE—Weight-loss Surgery: Is It Right for Me?
Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 6-6:30 p.m.
Location: Princeton Medicine, 2 Centre Drive
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Join Lisa Dobruskin, MD, FACS, board certified surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, for an overview of traditional and minimally invasive procedures—including laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic stomach banding—to help you make the choice that is right for you.

PRINCETON JUNCTION—Health Screenings at West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market
Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Princeton Junction Train Station, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot (Alexander Road and Vaughn Drive)
Cost: Free

Health professionals from Princeton HealthCare System will offer free health screenings and information to area residents at the West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market.

ROBBINSVILLE—Car Seat Safety Check
Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Registration: Please call the library at 609.259.2150.
Cost: Free

Approximately 90 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly or misused. Is yours one of them? Make an appointment to have a certified child passenger safety technician check your child’s car seat. Please have the car seat installed prior to your appointment. Participants should bring their car manual and car seat instructions.

PRINCETON—AARP Smart Driver
Date: Monday and Tuesday, May 9 and 10
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, 1225 State Road
Registration: Please call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members

Led by an AARP instructor, this program focuses on defensive driving techniques and other invaluable skills, and could result in a reduction in car insurance premiums and possible removal of up to two points from participants’ New Jersey driving records.

MONMOUTH JUNCTION—Introduction to Total Control®: Wellness Program for Women
Date: Wednesday, May 11
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Attend this introduction to the Total Control® program, a pelvic wellness program for women, and get an introduction to exercises designed to strengthen your pelvic floor and core muscles.

HAMILTON—Grandparenting 101 in the 21st Century
Date: Thursday, May 12
Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: Community Education & Outreach at the Hamilton Area YMCA, John K. Rafferty Branch, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 100, Conference Rooms A and B
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

This fun, interactive class, led by Carolyn Schindewolf, a health educator with Princeton HealthCare System, is designed to bring grandparents-to-be and new grandparents up to date on the latest in baby care.

PRINCETON—Caring for Older Loved Ones: Updates in Senior Services
Date: Friday, May 13
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Location: Suzanne Patterson Center at Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Join Daphne Berei, RN, BSN, RN-C, Nurse Manager, Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit, and Allison Healy, BSN, RN-BC, Senior Care Coordinator, Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit, to learn about the latest geriatric care taking place at University Medical Center of Princeton, including the ACE Unit and NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders).

PLAINSBORO—American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better
Date: Monday, May 16
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: University Medical Center of Princeton, 1 Plainsboro Road, Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care
Registration: Please call 1.800.227.2345
Cost: Free

Cancer patients will learn a variety of beauty techniques to help combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment during this makeover for the spirit.

HAMILTON—Weight-loss Surgery: Is It Right for Me?
Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 6-6:30 p.m.
Location: Community Education & Outreach at the Hamilton Area YMCA, John K. Rafferty Branch, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 100, Conference Rooms A and B
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Join Lisa Dobruskin, MD, FACS, board certified surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, for an overview of traditional and minimally invasive procedures—including laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic stomach banding—to help you make the choice that is right for you.

WEST WINDSOR—Working & Breastfeeding: Making It Work
Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Location: Babies R Us, 700 Nassau Park Boulevard
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: $10 per couple

This program is designed for moms who are currently breastfeeding and returning to work. A board certified lactation consultant will discuss developing a breastfeeding plan, maintaining an ample milk supply, pumping options and milk storage solutions.

ROBBINSVILLE—Oh, My Aching Back
Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Join Linda A. Lucuski, MPT, Certified MDT, Rehabilitation Director and Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist and Rehabilitation Coordinator with University Medical Center of Princeton’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Network, for this educational program on back pain prevention and rehabilitation.

PRINCETON—Free Vision Screenings
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: PHCS Community Education & Outreach, 731 Alexander Road, Suite 103
Registration: Please call 1.888.897.8979 to make an appointment
Cost: Free

Princeton HealthCare System and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind: Project Prevention Unit will offer free vision screenings to uninsured or underinsured adults and children.

MONMOUTH JUNCTION—Hip and Knee Pain: What are My Options?
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 12:30–1:15 p.m.
Location: South Brunswick Wellness Center, 540 Ridge Road
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Join Brian M. Vannozzi, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, and Sunita Mani, PT, DPT, MBA, Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation at UMCP Outpatient Rehabilitation Network’s Plainsboro location, to learn more about surgical and non-surgical hip and knee treatment options that can make a difference in your daily life.

PRINCETON JUNCTION—Health Screenings at West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market
Date: Saturday May 21
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Princeton Junction Train Station, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot (Alexander Road and Vaughn Drive)
Cost: Free

Health professionals from Princeton HealthCare System will offer free health screenings and information to area residents at the West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market.

EAST WINDSOR—Dealing with Dizziness and Vertigo
Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hickory Corner Library, 138 Hickory Corner Road
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Join Linda Lucuski, MPT, Certified MDT, Rehabilitation Director and Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist at the University Medical Center of Princeton Outpatient Rehabilitation Network, for a discussion on the anatomy and physiology of the inner ear, common causes of dizziness, vertigo and loss of balance and how vestibular rehabilitation can help.

HAMILTON—Senior Health & Wellness Fair
Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Community Education & Outreach at the Hamilton Area YMCA, John K. Rafferty Branch, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Gymnasium
Registration: Not required
Cost: Free

Join the Hamilton Area YMCA and Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach to celebrate older adults at this morning fair promoting health, fitness and wellness, including free blood pressure screenings, balance screenings, exercise demonstrations, tours of the YMCA, information about the Active Older Adult Program offerings, door prizes, refreshments and more!

PLAINSBORO—Twins and Multiples
Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 6:30–9 p.m.
Location: University Medical Center of Princeton, 1 Plainsboro Road, First Floor, Education Center
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: $40 per couple

This informative class will cover antepartum, preterm labor, nutrition, exercise, breastfeeding multiple babies, what to expect immediately postpartum, and the first couple of weeks at home.

HAMILTON—Healthy Eating, Active Living: Nutrition Series
Date: Wednesdays, May 25 and June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Time: 6:30–8 p.m.
Location: Community Education & Outreach at the Hamilton Area YMCA, John K. Rafferty Branch, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 100, Conference Rooms A and B
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: Free

Attend this free, six-session program designed to help adults improve their health by incorporating fitness and better food choices into their daily lives, focusing on nutrition, exercise and cooking.

WEST WINDSOR—Baby Steps to Baby Care
Date: Friday, May 27
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Location: Babies “R” Us, 700 Nassau Park Boulevard
Registration: Visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979
Cost: $10 per couple

Expectant parents will get a basic overview of infant care, breastfeeding, safe sleep practices and car seat education at this informative program.

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NEW PROGRAM at Princeton Academy This Summer - ACTION CAMP!

NEW PROGRAM!  Princeton Academy is introducing ACTION CAMP, an all-new, exciting program where campers can choose their own classes each week from several selections in Science/Technology, Athletics, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Video/Writing!  The program is co-ed and open to grades 4-8.  Big discounts are available if you sign up for multiple weeks of camp.  Check out our website:  https://www.princetonacademy.org/summercamp!  Contact kdabrowski@princetonacademy.org with any questions.

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Cotsen Children's Library Announces Annual Writing Competition

350 for 50

It's time for the Cotsen Children's Library's annual writing competition! We challenge you to write a short, 350-word story that includes the sentence, "It unfurled slowly, then settled." (just 345 words left to go!). Winning stories will be illustrated and published in the Summer 2016 issue of the Picture Book Press, and on our Pop Goes the Page creative blog. Additionally, the authors will enjoy a $50 shopping spree at Labyrinth Books!

Open to ages 9-14

Contest submissions are due by 3:00pm on Monday, May 9

For rules and submission information, go to: www/princeton.edu/cotsenevents

Questions? Contact Dana Sheridan: danas@princeton.edu / 609-258-2697

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Steamboat SPLASH River Cruise Schedule

Upcoming Public Events   http://www.steamboatclassroom.org/public-events.html
 

Shad Fest Mini Tours
Sunday, May 1st, 2016 (Saturday, April 30th TBD)
Every thirty minutes from 12:30pm - 5:30pm.
Come onboard for the SPLASH experience!
$10.00 tickets at the dock (cash only)


Birding Cruise on the Delaware River
May 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
$35 per person


Paddlewheel PRIDE Cruise with New Hope Celebrates
May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35 per person



Shad Cruise on the Delaware River
May 21st, 2016 • Two Trips:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
$35 per person

 


Fireworks Cruise
June 3rd, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In advance: $50 per person
At the dock: $60 per person (cash only)

 


Fireworks Cruise
July 2nd, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In advance: $50 per person
At the dock: $60 per person (cash only)

 


Mark Twain History & Music Cruise
July 9 , 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Includes storytelling historian/Mark Twain Impersonator
and music from a live string band
$35 per person

 


Fireworks Cruise
August 5th, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In advance: $50 per person
At the dock: $60 per person (cash only)

 


Fireworks Cruise
September 2nd, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In advance: $50 per person
At the dock: $60 per person (cash only)

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The Princeton Festival Offers Two Free Multi-Generational Programs On Opera in June

Workshops June 8 and 11; Performance With Backstage Tour June 16

How do you give young people an appreciation for the arts? You expose them early.
 
That’s what National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) research has shown, as detailed in an NEA report last year. NEA proved that young people who go to performances of, say, opera are far more likely to attend and enjoy such performances as adults.

Enter Music that Tells a Story: An Opera Experience, a free community engagement program from The Princeton Festival, created and administered by its Guild. Story introduces young people and adult family members, friends, or mentors to the art form.


  • “Fantastic & great mix of talk and demo.”
  • “Loved the live performances.”
  • “Great presenter.”
--2015 Story participants

Participants attend a workshop on opera history, singing, performance practices, etc., presented by Dr. Rochelle Ellis (lower right in photo above), a well-known voice teacher and University professor. They can choose from two sessions: Wednesday June 8 at 6:30pm at Princeton Public Library, or Saturday June 11 at 10am at Turning Point United Methodist Church (UMC) in Trenton.

On Thursday June 16 at 5:30pm they come to McCarter Theatre for a behind-the-scenes theater and backstage tour, then take their seats for the fully staged final dress rehearsal performance of Peter Grimes, this year’s Princeton Festival opera. 

 

“This program is a vital part of our mission to enrich our community through the performing arts,” said General and Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk. “It brings opera to people who otherwise might never experience it.”
 
Signing up for Story is easy. Do it online or in person at Princeton Public Library, Princeton YWCA ESL program, Turning Point UMC, Trenton Children’s Chorus, Princeton Girlchoir, or Mercer County Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

Opera In A Day


“Guided Opera Experience” For Teens – June 18 at 6pm


Opera in a Day, new for 2016, debuts Saturday June 18 at 6pm in the Matthews Theater at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
 
The program gives teens and their family or mentors a concentrated but relaxed introduction to opera. It begins with a public lecture on the special qualities of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes by Scott Burnham (right), Princeton University's Scheide Professor of Music History and an award-winning teacher and writer.

Following Prof. Burnham's talk participants attend the opening night performance of the opera at 8pm, followed by a "Meet the Artists" reception. Admission is free, by invitation only.
 
At first glance Day might seem to be a single-day version of Music that Tells a Story, but where Story looks at opera's fascinating background and practices, Day focuses on its immediate impact.
 
Another difference can be seen in each program’s “bonus” experience. Story’s backstage tour lets participants see the nuts and bolts of presenting an opera. Day’s participants experience the excitement of opening night and the glamor of a reception for the artists.
 
The Princeton Festival is working with several organizations to assemble a group of program participants, both teens and adults, who will benefit from Opera in a Day. More information is available on our website.

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Mother's Day at Turning Point

This Mother's Day treat Mom to the very best, breakfast or lunch at the Turning Point - voted New Jersey's #1 Breakfast spot by NJ Monthly readers. The first 100 Moms to dine at any of the Turning Point locations will receive a complimentary collector's Turning Point logo mug, one per table. And for our Early Bird Moms we are opening an hour earlier on Mother's Day at 7 a.m. Guests who are seated by 7:30 will receive 10% off their bill. Turning Point will remain open until 3 p.m. Remember you can also purchase a Gift Card for Mom online at www.theturningpoint.biz or at the restaurant.
 

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Order Mother's Day Meal Today from Nassau Street Seafood

Show Mom How Much You Love Her with a Home-Cooked Meal
 

Mother's Day at Witherspoon & Blue Point Grill

Spoil Mom This Mother's Day with a Nice Meal Out
 

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Wine Dinner at Brick Farm Tavern May 4

This five-course wine dinner will feature select vintages of Matteo Correggia paired with a menu of Double Brook Farm proteins and local produce fresh from the field. Giovanni Correggia, son of Matteo, will lead the discussion of these special wines from the Piedmont region of Italy. The vineyard incorporates practices that are "natural and sustainable whenever possible" which they believe produces a superior product. Come explore wines from this unique and interesting vintner.

 

Reserve by calling 609.333.9200 or
by emailing reservations@brickfarmgroup.com
$125 per person (including wine) plus tax & tip

 

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May Programs at the Nature Center at Washington Crossing

The following is a list of activities being offered through the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, NJ. Some programs are offered without registration requirements; some will require advanced registration as indicated below. A fee of $5.00 ($7.00 out-of-state) will be charged to motor vehicles entering the park on weekends and holidays 5/28 - 9/5 (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day). All programs will initially meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of inclement weather, some programs might be canceled. It is always advisable to call ahead before coming out. Phone: (609) 737-0609.

WILD EDIBLE PLANTS (3 yrs. - adult) Sunday May 1, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn to identify and prepare some of the many native and introduced plants which earlier inhabitants of the area used to supplement their diets. This program will be led by plant lore enthusiast Pat Chichon of Lambertville. Bring a pair of plant clippers and a garden trowel. Advanced registration required.

SHELTER BUILDING/WILDERNESS SURVIVAL (6 yrs. - adult) Saturday May 7, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. This program will deal with the fundamentals pertaining to survival when lost in the wild. Participants will construct a weatherproof shelter completely from native materials.

PRETZEL JAR TERRARIUMS (all ages) Sunday May 15, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. The forest floor is a fascinating community with its own unique woodland wildflowers, ferns, mosses and other organisms. Join us and build one of these ecosystems in a jar to take home. Advanced registration required.

BALDPATE MOUNTAIN HIKE
(pre-teen – adult) Sunday May 22, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. We will take the Summit Trail from its trailhead on Fiddlers Creek Rd. Meet at the parking lot by Neiderer's Pond (Church Rd).We will carpool to the trail. Advanced registration required after 4/14. Bring a water bottle and wear hiking shoes.

FAMILY NATURE WALK (all ages) Saturday May 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Join us for an informal naturalist-guided trail walk. Park vehicle entrance fee applies.

SOLAR OBSERVATION ( all ages) Sunday May 29, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. View magnetic sun storms safely through special filters via a telescope. Observe sun spots, solar flares, prominences and other solar phenomena. Learn how these storms can affect the earth as well as other interesting facts about Earth's closest star. Gene Ramsey and other members of the Amateur Astronomer's Association of Princeton will lead this activity. Clear skies required. Park vehicle entrance Fee: $5.00/car. Rain date: Monday May 30, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Park vehicle entrance fee applies.

 

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3rd Annual Storewide SALE at Labyrinth Books May 5 -8

Join us for our third annual storewide sale! We'll be featuring a bargain-books basement sale with books priced between $1 and $15, and additional discounts on new and used as well as on already discounted quality sale books throughout the store. Extra savings on these titles: 10-20% for non-members, 20-30% for members.

• As a special thank you to our loyal members, the first day of the sale is a members' sale day. The store will remain open both to members and non-members, but only members can take advantage of the special sale prices on May 5th. Sign up, get first dibs on the books, and start saving (membership is $15 for a year-long 10% discount).

books• We'll be adding lots of extra books from private libraries to our inventory in time for the sale, featuring rare and exciting titles in Philosophy, Art, African American Studies, Medieval Studies, Poetry, and much more.

Summer reading list selections for Princeton public schools will be in stock and on sale. Plus, lots of like-new kids' sale books just in!

booksAnd help us help others while you are at the store:
* Labyrinth is continuing its book drive for NJ prisons in collaboration with the Princeton Teaching Initiative and NJSTEP. With your help, Labyrinth is currently working to assemble its second prison library in the state. Browse our selection of titles requested by South Woods State Prison and buy a book for the prison library at 20% off -- Labyrinth will match every book donated.

* We have recently added a clothing drive to our ongoing food drive for Trenton. Drop off gently used clothing and/or non-perishable foods any time the store is open.

* The Princeton Clay Project for Syrian Refugees: buy a beautiful, hand-made mug or vase -- all proceeds go to The Amal Foundation, helping to fund scholarships for Syrian refugees and give them a path towards a more hopeful future.
 
Come early, come often, and be sure to come back on Saturday May 7th between 10AM and 1PM for our free bagel brunch.

Directions: Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Mondays - Fridays from 9AM - 8PM
Saturdays from 10AM - 6PM
Sundays from 11AM - 6PM
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Princeton Girlchoir Now Scheduling Auditions for 2016-2017 Season

Princeton Girlchoir (PGC) is now accepting audition appointments for the 2016-2017 season.  Any girl who will be entering grades 3-12 next fall is warmly welcomed.

The 2016-2017 season promises to be an exciting one, with concerts planned throughout the East Coast. The Performing Division choirs will also embark on a summer concert tour, with the location soon to be announced. Recent tours have taken the choirs to Hawaii, Colorado, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Trinidad in addition to this year’s trip to Ireland.

In addition to these performance opportunities, PGC offers a first-class music education to the choristers who participate in all six of their ensembles. Girls who have trained with PGC are regularly accepted into prestigious University music programs across the country. While most of PGC’s alumnae go on to successful careers outside of music, all benefit from the discipline, community, and female empowerment that has been the hallmark of Princeton Girlchoir for 25 years.

A strong desire to learn, a musical ear, and an eagerness to share music with others are key to a successful audition. Despite the many musical opportunities PGC offers during the year, the auditions remain low-key and enjoyable and no advance preparation is required. This year, girls will be asked to sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," along with some exercises that demonstrate their vocal range, and to complete a few musical challenges to help our music directors understand their current level of musical ability.

Auditions for new choristers are scheduled for June 4 and 11 at Princeton Day School, however, PGC will work with families who are unable to attend auditions on that date, to find an alternative. Interested choristers may also wish to attend Princeton Girlchoir’s Spring Concert Series on Friday, May 6, 7:00pm at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton and on Saturday, May 7, 7:00pm at Princeton University Chapel, to hear the beautiful music showcased by all six ensembles of the Princeton Girlchoir. These performances promise to be events filled with wonder and radiance; a special delight to the audience. For concert and ticketing information, visit www.princetongirlchoir.org.

To schedule your audition and download an application, visit www.princetongirlchoir.org/join. For more information, please contact the Princeton Girlchoir office at 609-688-1888 or auditions@princetongirlchoir.org. You can also visit their website at www.princetongirlchoir.org

 

 
 
 
More About the Princeton Girlchoir
 
Where girls make powerful, graceful, and joyous music, and music makes powerful, graceful, and joyous girls.

The choir that Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Jan Westrick started in 1989 as an after-school activity for a small number of girls interested in choral music has grown into the area's premier training and performance choir for over 260 girls aged 8 to 18. To date, Princeton Girlchoir's alumnae number more than 600 young women, many of whom continue to sing in their schools, churches, communities and on professional stages around the world.

Princeton Girlchoir presents a wide array of musical genres, conductors, and composers. While honing their musicianship, our choristers begin life-long friendships, enjoy professional performance opportunities, and travel the world.

We are a family of six choirs, beginning with third-graders and including girls through their high-school years. Choristers from towns throughout Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania come together each week from September through May to rehearse, and they perform some four to twenty concerts throughout the year, depending upon their choir level. Members of the Performing Division Choirs may also take part in the annual summer tour. 

The Princeton Girlchoir makes powerful, graceful and joyous music, and music makes powerful, graceful and joyous girls. We are dedicated to presenting extraordinary treble music while building artistry, confidence, and a life-long love of singing together.  
 
 

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Hopewell Valley Soccer Association Travel Tryouts Schedule

The Hopewell Valley Soccer Association (HVSA) will be holding tryouts for the 2016/2017 season at our fields in Washington Crossing Park (1239 Bear Tavern Rd, TItusville, NJ 08560). 

Teams will be formed by birth year, so click the birth year below in order to register for tryouts. If you are considering staying with your existing team, please also register under the birth year of your team's oldest player. Players are eligible to "play up" one year in order to play with former teammates or classmates.

More Information:

Click the appropriate YEAR in order to register for tryouts for that team. Dates/times are below. It is encouraged, but not necessary to attend both time slots.
 
BOYS        
Team Age Group 1st 2nd Rain Date
2009 U8 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
5-6pm 5-6pm  
2008 U9 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
5-6pm 5-6pm  
2007 U10 5/3 Tue 5/5 Thu TBD
5-6pm 5-6pm  
2006 U11 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm  
2005 U12 5/3 Tue 5/5 Thu TBD
6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm  
2004 U13 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
7:15-8:30pm 7:15-8:30pm  
2003 U14 5/3 Tue 5/5 Thu TBD
7:15-8:30pm 7:15-8:30  
2002 U15 5/9 Mon 5/11 Wed TBD
6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm  
2001 U16 5/9 Mon 5/11 Wed TBD
6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm  
2000 U17 5/9 Mon 5/11 Mon TBD
 6-7:15  6-7:15  
         
Girls        
Team Age Group 1st 2nd Rain Date
2009 U8 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
5-6pm 5-6pm  
2008 U9 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
5-6pm 5-6pm  
2007 U10 5/3 Tue 5/5 Thu TBD
5-6pm 5-6pm  
2006 U11 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm  
2005 U12 5/3 Tue 5/5 Thu TBD
6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm  
2004 U13 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
7:15-8:30pm 7:15-8:30pm  
2003 U14 5/3 Tue 5/5 Thu TBD
7:15-8:30pm 7:15-8:30  
2002 U15 5/9 Mon 5/11 Wed TBD
6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm  
2001 U16 5/9 Mon 5/11 Wed TBD
6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm  

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