Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 26

Crime Watch
   Thursday, Jan. 26 — The Bordentown City Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Bordentown City Hall.
   The group is an association of Bordentown City. If this is something that you might be interested in becoming a part of or finding out more about, contact Robert L. Pecht at 298-0128.
Thomas Paine event
   Sunday, Jan. 29 — The Thomas Paine Society of Bordentown will sponsor the annual Thomas Paine Birthday Celebration.
   The all-day celebration will feature a memorial wreath-laying event at the Thomas Paine statue at Prince and Courtland streets at 1 p.m. A luncheon and lecture on Paine’s Revolutionary pen by Professor Robert Lorenzi are slated at 1:30 p.m.
   Tickets to the luncheon are $30 per person, with a discount for Society members. To find out more, or learn how you can be placed on the guest list for this historic event, feel free to contact The Old Book Shop of Bordentown at 324-9909.
Bordentown Great Books
   Monday, Jan. 30 — Bordentown Great Books will meet at Bohemian Bookworm, 4 W. Park St., Bordentown City, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Shakepeare’s "As You Like It" read in two nights’ discussion by members.
   All are welcome. Call 298-4332 for details.
Scholarship
   Deadline Tuesday, Jan. 31 — The Springfield Township School and Community Education Foundation, Inc. is offering $500 scholarships to a graduating high school student who presently or formerly resides in the community and attended the Springfield Township School District.
   The goal of the scholarship is to support youth in the post secondary educational endeavors. Applications are available from the Main office of the Springfield Township School or your high school’s Guidance Office. Call the Springfield Townships School Superintendent’s office (609) 723-2479 (*811) for additional information. All applications are due Jan. 31.
Historical program
   Wednesday, Feb. 1 — The Bordentown Historical Society will sponsor the program "New Jersey and the Underground Railroad" at the Friends Meetinghouse, 302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown.
   Giles R. Wright, noted historian and member of the New Jersey Historical Commission, will discuss the overall scope and significance of the Underground Railroad, its routes, sites, and people associated with its operation in New Jersey.
   The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the general membership meeting. Call 298-3779 or 298-3808 for more details.
Atlantic City trip
   Thursday, Feb. 2 — Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter NJ 899 will sponsor a trip to Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.
   The bus will leave the rear parking lot of the Bordentown Township Senior Center at 9 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Please park in the last row.
   Cost is $20 with a return of $25 in coin upon arrival. There will be a movie, 50/50 and door prizes on the trip. Proceeds will benefit veterans and their families.
   Contact Betty Kleber at (609) 888-2833 for reservations or send your check/money order to: Betty Kleber, 619A Arena Drive, Trenton, NJ 08610.
Atlantic City trip
   Sunday, Feb. 5 — The Knights of Columbus No. 570 will sponsor a bus trip to the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City.
   Bus will leave St. Mary’s Church, Elizabeth Street, at 4:30 p.m. for a 4-hour stay. Cost is $20 per person and $19 and $5 food credit. Call Bob at 298-5530 for reservations.
Souper Flea Market
   Saturday, Feb. 11 — The Friends of St. Mary’s School in Bordentown will hold a "Souper Flea Market" from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hall of St. Mary’s School, Elizabeth Street, Bordentown.
   Tuna salad and egg salad sandwiches, hot dogs and homemade soup will be sold. Tables cost $10 each. Call Sally at 298-7768 for details.
Oysters and chicken salad
   Saturday, March 11 —The First Presbyterian Church of Bordentown, 420 Farnsworth Ave., will host its annual fried oyster and chicken salad dinner from 1 to 7 p.m.
   The menu includes fried oysters, homemade chicken salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and homemade desserts. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $20 for adults and $6 for children ages 5 to 12.
   Tickets can be ordered by calling 298-1243.
Nicotine Anonymous
   Weekly on Tuesdays — Nicotine Anonymous meetings will be held each Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Divine Word Missionary, second floor, 101 Park St., Bordentown.
   The meeting is open to anyone who has the desire to stop using nicotine. You need not have quit to attend. There are no dues or fees. Call 298-1866 for details.
Support group

   Monthly event — Light of Hope Family Support Group meets the first Saturday of each month at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 42 Chesterfield-Jacobstown Road (Rt. 528) at 6 p.m. Meetings try to provide support, encouragement and hope for those who may going through some difficult times. Questions or more information, call 758-3680 or 758-2746.
Widows and Widowers
   Monthly event — A social evening of music and dancing will be held the first Sunday of each month from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Korean Presbyterian Church, 147 Route 130 North, Bordentown.
   The Widows and Widowers of Burlington County will host the events and they are for widows and widowers only. Admission is $7 for members and $10 for guests. Refreshments will be served. Call 581-3860 or 298-4174 for details.
35-year reunion
   Florence High School’s Class of 1971 is planning its 35-year class reunion.
   Contact Jim Flynn (jbflynnie@comcast.net), Charmaine Holmes (charmaineholmes@comcast.net) or Margo "Miller" Mattis (mvmattis@comcast.net) for details.
Self-help group
   HOPE for the recently widowed is a nonprofit, non-sectarian support and information self-help group. It is designed and guided for men and women of all ages who have been widowed within the past two years or who have not yet completed the grieving process.
   Call (888) 920-2201 for information about the Mercer and Burlington county chapters.
Cat adoption
   Be a part of the solution and adopt a Bordentown City cat today. Healthy and adorable felines are ready for adoption. Cats of all kinds are waiting for loving homes. Call 324-3896 to apply.
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