Community Calendar: From the Dec. 18 edition

Food pantry
    Businesses on Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City will again partner with St. Mary’s food pantry to collect non-perishable groceries and personal hygiene products for the area’s needy.
    We all did a pretty good job during the Thanksgiving holiday and we hope to do even better during Christmas time. Look for the decorated boxes in front or inside many stores and businesses. As tough as it is for most of us at this time it is much worse for others and the food pantry needs our help.
Remembrance service
    Saturday, Dec. 20 — The Huber-Moore Funeral Home of Bordentown City will be conducting its 10th Annual Service of Remembrance followed by the dedication of the Tree of Memories. The remembrance service begins at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Bordentown located at 420 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown City. Call the funeral home at 298-0330 for more information.
Candlelight services
    Sunday, Dec. 21 — The Fieldsboro United Methodist church will have its annual candlelight service at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served after the service.
    Crosswicks Friends Meeting holds its annual Candlelight Service on at 7 p.m. in the historic Crosswicks Meetinghouse on the village square. Enjoy moments of quiet worship and sing Christmas carols with others. All are welcome. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service.
Hanukkah Party
    Sunday, Dec. 21 — A Hanukkah party will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Temple B’Nai Abraham, 58 Crosswicks St., Bordentown. Call Susan Giachetti, 609-259-7348 for information; no reservations are required. Child friendly party. Bring your own menorah and light candles with the community. There will be latkes and other goodies served, fun craft activities, Hanukkah songs, and story for children. B’nai Abraham is Reconstructionist Jewish Community. All are invited to attend, especially interfaith families. Nonmembers are welcome. For more information concerning Temple B’Nai Abraham, visit our Web site at
Blood drives
    Saturday, Dec. 27 — Columbus Baptist Church will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The drive will take place in the Fellowship room at Columbus. To make an appoinment call 973-270-6458.
    Tuesday, Dec. 30 — Temple B’nai Abraham and Sarah Seidel Sisterhood will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Carslake Community Center, Senior Services Room, 207 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. To make an appointment to give blood on Dec. 30, please call 298-6485 or go to and enter sponsor code 537.
Fairy princess ball
    Friday, Jan. 2 — From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Crosswicks Community House will hold an enchanted ball with fairy princesses, beautiful ballerinas, fans, waltzing and magic. Girls age 4 and up are invited to attend. Call Meg McMenamin for more information or email: [email protected].
Casino trip
    Sunday, Jan. 4 — The Knights of Columbus No. 570 will sponsor a bus trip to the Showboat casino in Atlantic City. A bus will leave St. Mary’s Church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. for a four-hour stay. The cost is $25 per person and each attendee will receive $25 in cash. For reservations call Bob, 298-5530.
Donations sought
    Saturday, Jan. 10 — “Re-Gift for Goodness Sake” will benefit the Trenton Rescue Mission & St. Mary’s Food Pantry. Visit them online at and
    Items being collected include but not limited to: unwanted holiday gifts of toys, clothing, jackets, bedding, cosmetics, toiletries, furniture items, knick-knacks, decorative items (candles, vases, art) working but used electronic items, and canned/boxed/unopened food for the Food Bank.
    Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon.
    Items will be picked up by the Rescue Mission & Food Bank between noon and 1 p.m. that same day.
    Drop-off is at The Firehouse Gallery Of Bordentown, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown,, 609-298-3742.
Chamber meeting
    Tuesday, Jan. 13 — Greater Bordentown Chapter of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, monthly meeting, networking and economic development strategies, 8 to 9 a.m., at Primepoint, LLC, 163 Route 130, Bldg. 1C, Bordentown, 2nd floor conference room. For more information contact Michael Burkitt at 609-298-7373 ext.303.
Book discussion
    Bordentown Library has a book discussion every second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at 18 E. Union Street in Bordentown City. You can find the calendar of future events at the library online here:
    The Bordentown Library Book Discussion Group will be reading “Change of Heart” by Jodi Picoult on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
    Hardcover books, including large print copies, are available for loan.
‘Artful Living with CJ’
    “Artful Living with CJ” will air throughout November and December. Watch the show via YouTube at or on Comcast Burlington—Channel 28 every Thursday at 7 p.m., Comcast Trenton—Channel 190 every Sunday at 5:30 p.m., or Comcast Garden State—Channel 190 every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Go “door to door” to the fine establishments in the business district with host C.J. Mugavero.
Market Day
    St. Mary School’s Market Day has a variety of roasts, sides and desserts to make your holiday meal easy, elegant and delicious. It offers many snacks, breakfasts, and lunch ideas for lunch boxes, as well as prepared meals for families on the go. They even offer an assortment of edible treats in ready-to give packaging for those special people on your list.
    Visit for recipe ideas, delicious holiday products and to place your order. Make sure you choose St. Mary School as your pick up location. For every order placed, St. Mary School receives 10 percent of the purchase. Pick up day is the first Wednesday of every month in the school hall. Please email Mary Miles ([email protected]) if you place an order or if you have any questions regarding this exciting new fundraiser.
Grief support
    Rainbows is an international peer support group for children and adolescents who have experienced death, divorce, separation or other family loss.
    Registration for a free 10-week program is beginning now for children 4-17 years old. The program takes place every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle, Georgetown-Wrightstown Road, Wrightstown. Contact Simeon Rochonchou at 609-581-5541.
Third Fridays
    Visit the business district in Bordentown City for Third Fridays every month. Enjoy music, specials, tastings, artists and refreshments throughout the town. For more information, visit or call 609-298-DBA6.
Casino trips
    Bordentown Township Senior Citizens Club Atlantic City casino trips are held every third Tuesday. The bus leaves from the Senior Center at 9:15 a.m. for the Bally Casino and returns at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20. For more information please call 298-4396.
Nicotine Anonymous
    Tuesdays — Nicotine Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the gym of Divine Word Missionaries, 101 Park St., Bordentown. The meeting is open to anyone who has the desire to stop using nicotine. There are no dues or fees.
    For more information, call 609-278-5779.
$1,000 bingo
    Wednesdays — St. Marys School hosts $1,000 bingo at 30 Elizabeth St., Bordentown City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Food is served.
    For more information, call Rose at 609-758-8772.
Writing program
    First Thursdays — The Bordentown Library holds the Creative Writing for Women program at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. No registration is required.
    The Bordentown Library, 18 E. Union St., is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
    For more information, call 609-298-0622.
Support group
    First Saturdays — Light of Hope, a family support group, meets the first Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 42 Chesterfield-Jacobstown Road (Route 528).
    Meetings aim to provide support, encouragement and hope for those who may be going through some difficult times. For information, call 609-758-3680 or 609-758-2746.
Widows and widowers
    First Sundays — Widows and Widowers of Burlington County hold social evenings of music and dance the first Sunday of every month from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Korean Presbyterian Church, 147 Route 130 North, Bordentown. Admission costs $7 for members and $10 for guests.
    For more information, call 609-581-3860 or 609-298-4174.
Support groups
    A women’s support group and stress management support group, both led by experienced, licensed mental health professionals, are now forming.
    For more information, call Bordentown Counseling Center, LLC, at 609-298-9144.
Training group
    Interested in participating in group runs throughout beautiful northern Burlington County? A training group is now forming for various fall races. Whether you’re a beginner, building a base for marathons, preparing for a race of a shorter distance, or just want some company in your quest for fitness, join the group on Saturday and Sunday mornings as they explore the roads of Mansfield, Springfield, Chesterfield and any other fields they can find. Distances will vary, and all paces will be accommodated.
    If you are interested in participating or have any questions, contact Jim via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 609-324-8027.
Cat volunteers needed
    Bordentown City Cats has collected eight adorable kittens from different sites around the city. They are ready for their new life in a loving home. Any responsible person or family is welcome to fill out an application.
    For information, call 609-324-3896.
    The group is also looking for volunteers to feed, trap, provide transportation to and from vet appointments, or be available once a month for cleanup at the adoption center at an area PetSmart store.
    In addition, the group is always looking for caring people to foster friendly cats and kittens until they are ready to be put up for adoption.
Volunteers needed
    The Mansfield Township Police Department is currently recruiting volunteers for a domestic violence response team. The team members will work in conjunction with the police to provide support, information and referral at the time of a domestic violence crisis.
    Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have access to transportation, possess a valid drivers license, be willing to serve a minimum of four 12-hour shifts per month, and submit to background investigations, including fingerprinting. A 40-hour mandatory intensive training course, to be held over an eight-week period during evening and weekend hours is required and will be provided to successful applicants. An understanding of domestic violence issues is a plus, as is a bilingual capacity.
    Interested citizens should contact Patrolman David Mueller at 609-298-4411 or stop at the Mansfield Township Police Department to pick up an application.
Volunteers needed
    Volunteers are needed to join the River’s Edge Domestic Violence Response Team. Participants will be called or paged by police to speak with a victim of domestic violence and provide them with options. Volunteers will receive 40 hours of initial training provided by Providence House of Burlington County.
    Volunteers must be 18 years or older and a resident of Florence, Burlington Township or Burlington City, and must have a valid N.J. drivers license, available transportation and no criminal history. They must be available for a minimum of two 12-hour shifts per month.
    Anyone interested can pick up an application at the Florence Township, Burlington Township or Burlington City police stations, or contact Patrolman Brian Boldizar at 609-499-3131.
WIC program
    The Bordentown County WIC (Women, Infants, Children) Program currently has a clinic in the Shiloh Baptist Church, Bordentown.
    The WIC is a federally funded supplemental nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under 5 years old. Eligibility for the program is based on income and nutritional and/or medical risk.
    To find out if you qualify for the program, or to make an appointment, call 609-267-4304.
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