COMMUNITY CALENDAR: From the Feb. 11 edition

A weekly listing of community events.
Event postponed
    The Burlington County Council of the Boy Scouts of America has postponed the county Centennial Scout Rally originally slated for Feb. 6 for a date to be announced soon.
Ash Wednesday
    Friday, Feb. 12 — The Burning of Palms for Ashes at St. Mary’s RC Church, 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown, 609-298-0261, on Feb. 12. Event starts in School Hall with crafts, prayers, Ash Wednesday info, burning palms in Prayer Garden and ending with refreshments. Bring your old palms and receive ashes on Feb. 17.
Concert postponed
    Saturday, Feb. 13 — Due to the disruptions that the recent snow storm caused to both rehearsal schedules and other concert-related preparations, as well as the probable disruptions posed by the upcoming storm scheduled for this Tuesday and Wednesday, the Old City Hall Restoration Project has decided to reschedule the Gershwin benefit concert from Feb. 13 to a date to be announced in late April. Anybody who has purchased tickets can get refunds from the place of purchase. For further information, please call 298-4332 or 298-6470.
Valentine’s Dinner
    Sunday, Feb. 14 — Calling all members of the Willitts-Hogan-Tonne American Legion Auxiliary Unit 39. You have been invited to attend a Valentine’s Dinner in your honor on Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Post Home on Fourth Avenue, Roebling. The time is 1 p.m. for cocktails and 2 p.m. for a buffet dinner. The dinner is free to Auxiliary members and $10 for any guests. Please let Steve Anderson, 1412 Kenny’s Cove, Burlington, NJ 08016 know if you will be able to attend. Please don’t wait until the last minute and miss out on this delicious dinner that is being prepared for Auxiliary members by Post members.
Community Worship
    Sunday, Feb. 21 — Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian Congregations of Mansfield and Springfield invite you to join us for a Lenten community worship service of song. Our theme will be “From Darkness to Light.” An offering will be taken in support of the reconstruction of Haiti. The service will be held at Columbus Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Contact Dana Eglinton at 261-3026 for more information.
Community concert
    Sunday, Feb. 28 — Bordentown Community Concerts presents The Barnstormers with the RockCandy Cloggers. Traditional American folk music along with the award winning cloggers. Bordentown Middle School, 50 Dunn’s Mill Road, Bordentown, at 3 p.m. Adults $15: students $5. 609-954-8130.
Vera Bradley bingo
    Saturday, March 6 — St. Mary’s School PTA will sponsor a Vera Bradley Bingo with doors opening at 6 p.m. and bingo starting at 7 p.m. The bingo will be held at St. Mary’s school hall, 30 Elizabeth Street in Bordentown City. All prizes are authentic Vera Bradley merchandise and range in value from $10 to several hundred dollars. The cost of entrance is $25, which includes your game boards. Extra sheets will be available at $1 per sheet. There will also be a raffle and a cash 50/50. The kitchen will be open serving hot food and beverages. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s PTA. No one under 18 permitted. This will be strictly enforced.
    To reserve a ticket, please call Jackie at 609-291-1780.
Pasta dinner
    Sunday, March 7 — The Bordentown Elks Lodge 2085 Veteran’s Committee is hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Adults $10, children 5 to 12 $5, children under 5 free. Help support the troops and our veterans.
Book club
    Tuesday, March 9 — Join us for a discussion on “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenidesat 7 p.m. for the first of the 2010 books.
    Other upcoming books include:
    March 9: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
    April 13: Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant.
    May 11: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
    For more information please contact the library. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and run to approximately 8:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. They are held in the community room at the Bordentown Library at 18 E. Union St. in Bordentown City. For more information visit the Web page at
Mayors luncheon
    Wednesday, March 31 — From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Greater Bordentown Chapter of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, Mayors Luncheon. Area Mayors will speak on their 2009 accomplishments and visions for 2010. Location: Scottish Rite Banquet Hall, 103 Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown. Catered by John Henry. Please pre register on line at or contact Orsola Andersen 609-689-9960 x21.
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