This Week

Thursday



   Underground oil tank talk: The Lawrence Township Health Department will offer a free public lecture on issues with underground oil tanks at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.
   Both talks will be held in the lower level conference room at the Lawrence Township Municipal Building, 2207 Lawrenceville Road.
   The program will help anyone dealing with underground oil tanks and cover issues including leaks, removal and remediation. A representative from the state Bureau of Contract and Fund Management will offer details on financial assistance and available grants.
   To register for a session, call the Health Department at (609) 844-7154 and indicate either the afternoon or evening session.
   Indie flick: The Independent Films @ Your Library hosted by the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will show the film "Spare Parts," at 7 p.m.
   The movie is set in a small boarder town in southern Slovenia where the only legitimate industry is a rundown nuclear power plant, a relic from the former communist government. Economic despair has turned many to the illegal but profitable trade of smuggling human cargo across the boarder to make a living.
   To register for this free program, stop by the circulation desk, call (609) 882-9246, or e-mail kcyrus@mcl.org. Seating is limited to 30.
   The library is located at 2751 Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1 and Darrah Lane).
   Jazz and java night: The Village Bakery’s January Java & Jazz Night will kick off a new season at 7 p.m.
   At 7:30 p.m., Small World Coffee of Princeton will give a short presentation, with free samples, of the featured coffee of the month. Music starts around 8 p.m. with a performance by the jazz quartet Stringzville.
   Stringzville is a jazz quartet that performs jazz standards with a bit of gypsy jazz and bossa nova thrown in to spice things up.
   The Village Bakery is located at 2 Gordon Ave. For more information, call (609) 896-0036.
   ‘Beggars and Choosers’: The Lawrenceville School and the Women in Leadership invite the public to attend a gallery talk by Rickie Solinger, curator of the travelling exhibition "Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood is Not a Class Privilege in America" at 7 p.m. in the Marguerite & James Hutchins Gallery and the Rotunda Gallery in the Gruss Center of Visual Arts.
   The exhibit, on display in the gallery until Jan. 31, includes 56 photographs by leading documentary photographers.
   The gallery is open 9 a.m. to noon, Monday and Tuesday; 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Saturday.
   For more information, call (609) 620-6026.
   African-American book group: The YWCA Princeton invites the public to join the African American Literature Discussion Group at 7 p.m. for a talk about Alice Walker’s novel "Meridian."
   The YWCA is located at 59 Paul Robeson Place in Princeton Borough. For more information, call (609) 497-2100, ext. 317.
Friday



   Sidewalk sale: Quaker Bridge Mall will hold a winter sidewalk sale through Jan. 16.
   More than 50 of the mall’s shops and stores are expected to participate.
   The Quaker Bridge Mall is located on U.S. Route 1.
   Adult children, aging parents: Friends’ Health Connection and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton will offer a lecture featuring Susan Piver, author of "The Hard Questions for Adult Children and Their Aging Parents: Facing the future together."
   The program 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 www.friendshealthconnection.org.
Sunday



   Faith and science roundtable discussion: The Presbyterian Church will host a discussion about the relationship between faith and science at 11:15 a.m., in the lounge.
   Guest speaker will be John Timplane, a Lawrence resident and editor of the Commentary page and Currents editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he writes many of the editorials on religion and on science. In 2005 he was named as one of the first Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellows in Science and Religion.
   Japanese culture festival: Princeton Community Japanese Language School will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a Japanese festival from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Campus Center.
   The event is free and open to the public.
   The program includes: Japanese Taiko (drums) demonstration; Origami workshop; Kimono demonstration; Aikido and Kendo demonstration; Japanese calligraphy workshop; Japanese dance performance; tea ceremony, and Ikebana flower arrangement.
   There also will be Japanese food and a demonstration of the traditional rice-cake making.
   Interfaith forum: Trinity Cathedral, located at 801 West State St. in Trenton will host an interfaith forum titled "Embracing Religious Diversity" at 3 p.m.
   Both the forum and a post-event reception are sponsored by Trinity Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of N.J.
   A donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students is suggested. In the spirit of ecumenism, the forum will be moderated by Phil Jordan, a practicing Buddhist and chairman of the Religion Department at The Lawrenceville School.
   Panel members include Rabbi Daniel T. Grossman of Adath Israel Congregation in Lawrence, the Imam Azhar Haneef of the Baitus Subuh Mosque, and the Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz of the Episcopal Diocese of N.J.
   For more information or directions call Patrice D’Angelo at the Trinity Cathedral at (609) 392-3805, ext. 100.
Tuesday



   Lawrence senior club #1: The Lawrence Senior Center Senior Citizen Club #1 will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the senior center for bingo and at 1 p.m. for a general business meeting.
   The senior center is located at 30 Darrah Lane East.
    ‘Marsh Meditations’: The Gallery at Bristol-Meyers Squibb will present a new show, "Marsh Medications" that combines the talents of the Princeton Artists Alliance and the inspiration of the Hamilton-Trenton Marsh.
   The exhibit will premiere at a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. that is open to the public.
   The gallery, at Bristol-Myers Squibb’s campus off Route 206, is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and weekends and holidays from 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Feb. 20.
   The exhibit runs until March 26.
   For more information, call (609) 252-6275.