AROUND CRANBURY by Lorraine Sedor: Plenty to do in Cranbury

A plethora of events taking place in town are listed.

By:Lorraine Sedor
   This evening is movie night at the Cranbury Public Library, exclusively for high school students. The film on tap is "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring." Showtime is 6 p.m. and there will be pizza and soda at intermission. Admission and refreshments are free.

* * *

   This evening the PTO and Cranbury Student Council will host JAMFEST, a fun filled evening for Middle School students.
   In its third year, JAMFEST features volleyball and basketball, air hockey, foosball, ping pong, board games, DDR (that’s Dance, Dance Revolution for the clueless), movies, jam sessions and of course food. Admission is $5.
   Then, just a week later, the PTO will host a Beach Party for the Cranbury School Elementary students and their parents. A DJ will be spinning all the latest tunes, slushy drinks will be flowing and fun items will be given away. Children are encouraged to wear their shades and bring a beach towel. Admission is $5 a family. Babysitting will be available for preschoolers in the large group room.
   Also, on Jan. 27 the PTO is sponsoring a used sporting goods sale. Clean out your garages of unwanted equipment and bring it to the school annex. The sale is from 6 to 9 p.m. with prices starting at $1. Proceeds benefit PTO programming. For more information phone Angie Cook at (609) 395-1558.

* * *

   On Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., the PTO is hosting a lecture presented by the N.J. State Police Digital Technology Investigation Unit on Internet Safety. All parents whose children have access to the Internet are encouraged to attend this evening to learn more about chat rooms, instant messaging, cyber-bullying, fraud and ID theft.

* * *

   The Cranbury Recreation League Basketball program for high school kids, Hoops, meets Friday evenings from 9:30 until 11 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Cranbury school gym.
   Coached by Tom Walsh and Dan Abuhoff, Hoops is open to all high school students, male and female. The pick up games can be low-key or intense, depending on who shows up each week. Anyone interested in joining is invited to drop in any day and complete a brief application.

* * *

   Dance to the rhythms and melodies of the PHS Studio Band this evening at 7 p.m. in the Princeton High School cafeteria. The high school is at 151 Moore St. There is a nominal entrance fee, and refreshments are available.

* * *

   The Cranbury Lioness Club is the sponsor of this month’s meeting of the Cranbury Golden Age Neighbors tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 21, at noon in the Cranbury School cafeteria.
   Members are asked to bring a hot or cold dish to share, as well as a place setting. The Lioness Club will provided the entree, bread coffee, tea and birthday cake in honor of January celebrants.
   In addition to a delicious meal, the Lioness Club will provide entertainment, followed by a brief business meeting, including details on two upcoming trips to area dinner theaters. Local seniors may join the club at any meeting by paying $7 dues.

* * *

   As reported last week, the Lions will be selling roses as a fundraiser for Valentine’s Day. A bouquet of one dozen red roses is just $30.
   Orders must be received by noon on Jan. 31. Orders can be placed by following the link at www.cranbury.org, or by contacting Lion Bob Virgadamo at (609) 395-7050. All orders can be picked up, in Cranbury, location to be announced, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. Checks should be made payable to the Cranbury Lions Club.
Residents can reach Ms. Sedor by phone at (609) 655-3386, by e-mail at lwsedor@comcast.net and by mail at 32 Evans Drive, Cranbury, N.J. 08512.