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Lawrence Public Schools Preliminary Water Test Results

Due to the concerns that have been raised across the country about lead in water, Lawrence Township Public Schools (LTPS) hired an environmental consultant to test the water at all seven district schools.  Preliminary test results for Eldridge Park, Lawrenceville Elementary and Slackwood Schools indicate elevated levels of lead in some locations within these buildings; results for the other four schools are not yet available.  LTPS has disabled all water sources that demonstrated elevated levels, i.e. faucets or water fountains.  Until the district can correct water levels, and all areas have tested below EPA/DEP levels, LTPS will provide bottled drinking water.

The district is working with its environmental consultant to conduct secondary testing to narrow the causes of the elevated levels.  This work was done the morning of May 4, 2016, before students and staff arrived.  The purpose of secondary testing is to isolate the problem and validate the initial test results.  Once the problem is identified, LTPS will immediately implement a plan to correct the area(s) of concern.

LTPS will be maintaining a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the district website (www.ltps.org) to provide up to date information as it is received.

The health and safety of students and staff continues to be the district’s top priority.  Please address questions to Tom Eldridge, business administrator/board secretary, at teldridge@ltps.org.

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2nd Annual Artworks Gala June 10

2nd Annual Artworks Gala
 Celebrating 10 years of Art All Night and 5 years of Art All Day
An evening of music, art and community.
 
Friday, June 10, 2016
 
6:30 Cocktails, 7:30 Dinner
 
Tickets $125 each, Table of 10 $1,000
 
Purchase your tickets by clicking the link below
 
For information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities,
call us at 609.394.9436 or email info@artworkstrenton.org
 
  

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News and Events at The Brothers Moon in Hopewell

Happy May 2016 from Brothers Moon - 7 West Broad Street, Hopewell - 609-333-1330

National Salad Month – Celebrate in our dining rooms by enjoying all of our wonderful salads and then grab some from our take out case as well
National Strawberry Month - We had a recent harvest form south Jersey and Delaware, and will have more for the next few months.
Friday, May 6 - Hopewell Cruise Night – Family food, fun, cars. We will have our bBQ pulled pork on cornbread with corn salad

Saturday, May 7 - Handmade Hopewell Makers Street Fair -  A great crafters fair on Seminary Avenue, one block from the restaurant

Sunday, May 8 - Mother’s Day - Prix fix menu for brunch with many choices, ala carte dinner

 

May 13 
National Apple Pie Day – God Bless America

National Hummus Day – Homemade and delicious at TBM

May 14 
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day – Chef Will has been using a CIA recipe for 25 years

May 15
National Chocolate Chip Day – Try the great Belgian chocolate in our chocolate chip cookies

May 20 
National Quiche Lorraine Day – An oldie, but a goodie, What do you put in your Quiche Lorraine?

May 21
National Strawberries and Cream Day – Because we can…

May 25 

National Brown-Bag-It Day – We are here to help fill your brown bag
National Wine Day – BYOB to TBM

May 29

Come have brunch and watch the Hopewell Memorial Day Parade

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Hamilton Jewelers Winner of Broze Stevie Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

Princeton, NJ, – May 2, 2016 – Hamilton Jewelers was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards today.

 

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

 

Hamilton was recognized for a commitment to social responsibility and business ethics. The company has won in previous years for Small Business Achievement and Client Service Excellence.  More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

 

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

 

Says Hamilton president Hank Siegel, “It is such an honor to receive this important recognition in a category that is particularly important to us.  We strive for excellence in every area of our business, but being acknowledged for corporate social responsibility and business ethics is the cornerstone of our organization”.

 

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

 

Hamilton is a third generation family owned and operated firm with locations in Princeton and Palm Beach.  The company has earned a reputation for excellence in client service, value, and quality since 1912.  For more information, please visit www.hamiltonjewelers.com

 

D&R Greenway's Wild Designs and Heather Barros' One-Person Exhibit at D&R Greenway

Princeton, N.J. Wild Designs: Animal Constructions is on view at D&R Greenway Land Trust's Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, through June 17. Artwork by Harry Bower, Linda Gebhard, Susan Hoenig, Gyuri Hollósy, Joy Kreves, Eva Mantell, Donna Payton, Kathleen Preziosi, Libby Ramage and Richard Sanders explores the ingenuity of animal construction and design in nature. Opening reception: Friday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Gallery is closed holidays—please call ahead to confirm availability at 609-924-4646   www.drgreenway.org

 

Re-connect with your wild side and experience the creativity of nature's designs. From a silkworm secreting a single strand of silk and swathing itself in a cocoon, to a female organ-pipe wasp braiding balls of mud into a tubular nest to nourish her young, some of the most exquisite designs can be found in nature. Wild Designs artists were inspired by the ingenuity of animal architects and the wild designs that they create in nature.

Vortex by Donna Payton

"The exhibition aims to open our eyes to the amazing engineering feats throughout the animal world," says guest curator Donna Payton. "It is a reflection of the behavioral capabilities of animals and of what animal building tells us about the nature of human creativity."

 

The "animal architecture" serves as a departure point for the artists, rather than a scientific replication. Some of the same construction materials animals use in their architecture have been combined with traditional art materials and technology.

 

Animals and insects have inspired writers, poets, musicians, artists and biologists. Many cultures' creation theories incorporate animals, their homes and webs.  The original idea for this exhibition came from the book "Animal Architects, Building and the Evolution of Intelligence" by James L. Gould and Carol Grant Gould.

 

"I chose the nest designs first because it reflected my visual voice of the overlapping part connecting with other parts similar to the style in my work," says exhibiting artist Gyuri Hollósy. "Later I determined its variety being that of the European Hornet which immigrated some time in the 1840s. The Bald Faced Hornet was also part of the consideration for pattern and color. They both use wood pulp to make their nests using saliva and water as a bonding agent to make their paper-thin nests. Since I'm also an immigrant from Europe and work with sawdust bonded with resin, I felt this concept was a perfect fit and a personal connection between the insect and myself."

 

"The mission of the Marie L. Matthews Art Gallery at D&R Greenway's Johnson Education Center is to inspire a conservation ethic in the community through the visual celebration of nature," says D&R Greenway President & CEO Linda Mead. "The beauty of these wild designs and the animals that make them underscores the importance of preservation.  And, this exhibit has a sense of fun with colors and styles that leap off the wall to engage you in the subject matter!"

 

Also on view is Brush for the Earth: Local landscapes by Heather Barros of Art Collaborations! Says Barros: "We often think of landscapes as the natural scenery that surrounds us. True, perhaps, but this perspective places us at the center. I prefer to think of Landscape, real or imagined, as an entity unto itself. I am most interested in the Landscape that invites our entrance."

 

Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Gallery is closed holidays – please call ahead to confirm availability at 609-924-4646   www.drgreenway.org

 

D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST IS IN ITS 27TH YEAR of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey.   Through continuous preservation and stewardship -- caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity -- D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway's mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved more than 18,750 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City's Central Park, including 28 miles of trails open to the public.

 

The Johnson Education Center, a circa 1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, is D&R Greenway's home. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding land. 

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Brunch & Theater | The Peacock Inn & McCarter Theatre

Beginning this Sunday, May 1st, 
enjoy brunch at The Peacock Inn, followed by McCarter's production of Sharyn Rothstein's "All The Days"
 
 
Gratuity is not included in the price of the package.  
Not available on Mother's Day.

 
Reserve your Brunch & Theater Package 
by calling the McCarter's Ticket Office at (609) 258-2787!
     
 

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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 Farm 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 Kid's Dash 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 teamvt5k.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
 





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