This Week


   Java and jazz: The Village Bakery, 2 Gordon Ave., will host its third Java and Jazz Nite starting at 7 p.m.
   From 7:30-8 p.m., a representative from Princeton-based Small World Coffee will give a short lecture on a featured coffee, complete with free samples.
   Singer and songwriter Carol Barbieri will perform songs from her soon-to-be-released CD with the help of some local guest musicians from 8-9:30 p.m.
   During the performance, the bakery will sell coffee, tea, and select desserts.
   Seating is limited — first come, first served.
   Johnson Avenue talk: The Lawrence League of Women Voters will hold a discussion about the proposed Johnson Avenue housing development. The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2 of the Lawrence Library Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1 and Darrah Lane).
   Medicare prescription drug session: Learn more about the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan at a free information seminar presented by Medicare RX Access Network.
   The program will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Library Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1 and Darrah Lane).
   This information session includes free handouts and a question and answer session. To register, stop by the circulation desk, call (609) 882-9246, or e-mail Seating is limited to 30.

   Radio City bus trip: The Lawrence Arts Council will sponsor a bus trip to New York City to see the Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall.
   The cost for members is $85 and non-members $92.
   For more information and reservations, call Dale Williams at (609)896-2182.
   Santa’s workshop: The Lawrence Historical Society and the Garden Gate Garden Club invite children ages 6-12 to attend a free gift-making program.
   The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Brearley House, Meadow Road. For more information or directions, call (609) 895-1728.
   Holiday craftique: Holiday Craftique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 730 Princeton Pike. There will be crafts, food, a silent auction, flowers, White Elephant items and more. All proceeds benefit a seminary student’s senior year tuition.
   For information, call (609) 882-7891 or e-mail

   Holidays in the Village: Lawrenceville Main Street will host its sixth annual "Holidays in the Village" from 3-5 p.m. in Weeden Park in the Village of Lawrenceville.
   Access Management Company, a self-storage company on Lawrence Station Road, is the sponsor of the event this year.
   Access Management will provide complimentary coloring books and crayons for all of the children. In addition, there will be an ornament craft activity. Hot chocolate, courtesy of Fedora Café and cookies will be available. The event’s highlights include holiday music performed by the quintet the Lawrenceville Brass and the arrival of Santa Claus, by fire truck, at 3:20 p.m.
   Children may have their picture taken with Santa from 3:30-5 p.m.
   The event wraps up with the lighting of the tree at the gazebo at 5 p.m.
   In the event of inclement weather, photos with Santa, the craft activity and refreshments will be available at the Clark Music Center at The Lawrenceville School. If the event is moved to this location an announcement available at Lawrenceville Main Street’s voicemail at (609) 219-9300 by 1 p.m.
   For more information contact Ann Garwig, executive director, by e-mail:, phone, (609) 219.9300, or go to

   Compassionate friends: The Compassionate Friends, Mercer Chapter will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Occupational Health Center- Building #2 in front of Robert Wood Johnson Hospital on Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road in Hamilton. For more information, call Lisa Linkowsky at (609) 516-8047.
   The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

   ‘Dying to Tell the Story’: Author and producer Amy Eldon will speak at the Lawrenceville School at 7 p.m. in the Heely Room of the School’s Memorial Hall.
   She will discuss her work as executive director of GlobalTribe and host a screening of the documentary "Dying to Tell the Story." The Emmy-nominated documentary, which Ms. Eldon narrated and produced, examines the lives of photojournalists working in war zones, including her brother, Dan, who was killed in 1993 at the age of 22 while on assignment for Reuters in Somalia.
   The lecture is free and open to the public.
   Ms. Eldon’s appearance is part of the Lawrenceville School’s annual Visiting Artist Lecture Series and is presented in conjunction with an exhibit of her brother’s work, "Dan Eldon: Images of War/Celebrations of Peace," on display Nov.11-Dec. 14 in the Marguerite and James Hutchins Gallery of Lawrenceville’s Gruss Center of Visual Arts.
   The Gruss Center is located on the School’s campus at 2500 Main St. The gallery is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m.- noon, and from 1-4 p.m. Visitors are also welcome on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.- noon, The gallery will be closed Nov. 19-27. For additional information, call (609) 620-6026 or contact Lisa Giberson at
   A life’s work: Friends’ Health Connection and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton will present an interactive workshop featuring Bill Jensen, author of "What is Your Life’s Work?" The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. at RWJ Hamilton’s Center for Health & Wellness in Hamilton.
   Tickets for this event are $15 To register, call Friends’ Health Connection at (800) 483-7436 or reserve tickets online at

   Holiday cooking talk: Stay healthy this holiday season and learn how to cook tasty and health-conscious seasonal foods with this lecture sponsored by the township Health Department and the Senior Center.
   The free lecture will be held at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center, 30 Darrah Lane East, and is open to all Lawrence residents.
   For more information, call (609) 844-7093.
   Underground oil tank talk: The Hopewell Township Health Department invites the public to a talk on how to deal with residential underground oil tanks.
   The talk will be held at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Hopewell Township Municipal Building courtroom, 201 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road.
   To resister, call the Hopewell Township Health Department at (609) 737-0120 ext. 636.
   House-buying seminar: The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will present a free public seminar on buying and selling a home 7 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, off Ryders Lane, in New Brunswick.
   The seminar is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, go to foundation’s Web site or call (800) FREE-LAW.