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Outdoor picnic

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Pennington Presbyterian Church’s series of Wednesday outdoor summer picnics finishes up in August with a musical treat: Aug. 18 (The Monday Blues Jazz Orchestra). The picnic is from 6-8 p.m. in the church’s courtyard at the corner of Delaware Avenue and South Main Street, Pennington. A small free-will offering would be appreciated. Stop by for board games, live music, food, and a gathering of friends and neighbors. For more information, call 737-1221.
Movie on the lawn
Princeton Community Church, 2300 Pennington Road (intersection of Route 31 N and I-95), will show "Enchanted" on a 21-foot outdoor movie screen on Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and have popcorn.
Pennington Farmers Market
On Aug. 14, the bluegrass thrum of Mountain View will be heard at the Pennington Farmers Market. The market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and is located in the Pennington Shopping Center, off Route 31 near West Delaware Avenue. Locally grown or produced items for sale this weekend will include grass-fed beef from Beechtree Farm, eggs and sweet corn from Kerrs, USDA Certified Organic produce from Gravity Hill, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, and baked goods from TreeLicious Orchards, prepared meals and endless $1/cup Blackberry Mint Elixir from Comfort Food, alpaca and llama fiber from WoodsEdge Wools Farm, melons and vegetables from transitional-organic Chickadee Creek Farm, summer soups and grilled sandwiches from the Pennington Market, and photographs by Nina Brenner.
Princeton Elks events listed
Princeton Elks Lodge, Route 518, Blawenburg, is holding the following events: Bills Bridge Club, Tuesday, 1-4 p.m. with coffee and tea. For more information, call 908-872-7927 or e-mail [email protected][email protected]Attention: Timberlane newcomers
There will be several opportunities for incoming sixth-graders to become oriented to Timberlane Middle School before the start of school. On Aug. 31 from 9-10 a.m., all sixth-graders and parents are invited to an informal Open House, during which students and parents can tour the building and find their homerooms. Students must be accompanied by a parent. On the same evening, YMCA Teen Leaders will facilitate a sixth-grade "Meet and Greet" from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Timberlane cafeteria. For more specific information, visit the Timberlane website.
On Sept. 7 from 7:45-10:45 a.m. there will be a special orientation for sixth grade students only, without their parents. The students will have the opportunity to ride the bus to and from school, walk through their schedule of classes and meet all of their teachers. The first day of school will be Sept. 8.
Valley chorus season coming
On Sept. 13 and 20 at 7 p.m., the Hopewell Valley Chorus will hold registration for the fall season, led by its new director, Michele Zuckman. Registration is followed by introductory rehearsals for the Dec. 10 holiday concert, "Snow Had Fallen, Snow on Snow," the finale of the chorus’s 50th anniversary season, The unauditioned, 60-member chorus has openings in all four voice parts, though the soprano section may need to close to new members after the first rehearsal, depending on overall vocal balance. Dues are $35/season, payable by check or cash at registration. The chorus holds weekly rehearsals, 7:30-9:30 p.m., in the Choral Music Room at the ADA-compliant Hopewell Valley Central High School, 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington. For information, call 737-7960, visit
www.hopewellvalleychorus.org, or on Facebook.
Harvest Fair
Hopewell Harvest Fair is set for Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Check this newspaper for announcements about games, rides, events, volunteering, advertising opportunities and more. If interested in supporting the Hopewell Harvest Fair by becoming a volunteer, placing an advertisement in the almanac, or purchasing a booth for a business, nonprofit organization or crafts, contact Kirsten O’Donnell ([email protected]) or visit: www.hopewellharvestfair.org.
Nonprofits, crafters wanted
Hopewell Harvest Fair is looking for nonprofit organizations and crafters. Crafters can purchase a booth to exhibit art. Local nonprofits can purchase space to connect with Hopewell residents and publicize their missions. All funds generated by the fair are reinvested in the community’s nonprofit organizations. The deadline for applications for the October fair is Sept. 15. For more information or to purchase space at the fair, e-mail [email protected] or [email protected].
Donations wanted
Those who want to help needy people in Africa and Central America, while also helping Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad, can donate items for Millennium International Textiles at a collection box at the firehouse on Route 29, in Titusville. Millennium International Textiles is based in Flanders. Needed items include clothing of all types, linens (bed sheets, blankets, curtains and the like), shoes (no winter boots), accessory items such as handbags, belts, baseball caps, wallets, back packs and travel bags and hard or soft toys smaller than 14 inches in size. Furniture, large items and tires will not be accepted. In exchange for providing a location for the collection box, Union is paid $150 a month by Millennium International Textiles. Pickups of donations are made on a weekly basis. For more information, call 737-1213.
Hopewell summer recreation events
Play adult pick-up games of basketball and softball every other Tuesday all summer long at 6 p.m. at Hopewell Elementary School. Must be 18 to play, men and women welcome. The Hopewell Borough Recreation Committee’s Summertime Starlight Movies finale is on Sept. 2 with the movie, " Apollo 13." Movie begins at 8 p.m. Raindate is Sept. 5. Bring chairs.
Youth Chorale auditions
The fifth season of the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale, a nonprofit, community-based choral organization for boys and girls in the greater Hopewell Valley region, will begin soon. Choirs are forming for the fall 2010 season for boys and girls entering grades three-five (Preparatory Choir) and grades six-nine (Concert Choir). The choirs rehearse on Tuesday evenings, September through June, at The Pennington School. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale at 651-5474, [email protected], or visit www.hvychorale.org. For questions or confirmation, contact Michele or Bill Alford at 651-5474 or [email protected].
PEAC collects sneakers for needy
PEAC Health & Fitness is partnering with HomeFront to collect back-to-school athletic shoes for needy children. For the month of August, PEAC will collect new sneakers for children of all ages. HomeFront is a nonprofit agency providing a comprehensive network of services for the underprivileged and homeless in Mercer County. For more information, contact Laura Geltch at 883-2000, by e-mail [email protected], or visit: www.peachealthfitness.com. PEAC is located at 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing.
Golf Classic set
The nonprofit UIH Family Partners, dedicated to building effective families through programs for parents and children, will host its eighth annual Golf Classic on Aug. 16. The scramble format event will be held at Hopewell Valley Golf Club, Route 654, Hopewell Township, and will get underway at 11 a.m. Sponsorships are available. For costs and other information, to register or to become a sponsor, contact Claire Walton at 695-1492, ext. 131, or [email protected].
Mommy and Me program offered
A new Mommy and Me program for 2- and 3-year-olds is being offered at St. Peter Nursery School in Hopewell Township. The first 10-week session starts Sept. 16 and is $99. The class is from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and includes music, art, snack, play and more. The school is on Route 518, 10 minutes from Lambertville and Hopewell. For information, call Margaret Kelly at 609-466-6511 or e-mail [email protected].
Pennington water report available
The Pennington Borough Water Department has prepared and issued the 2009 Consumer Confidence Report in accordance with federal and state regulations. Copies of the CCR are available and may be obtained from Pennington Borough Hall, 30 N. Main St., Pennington, or by calling the Public Works Department at 737-9506. Customers with questions or concerns about the CCR should contact the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 or Donald Fetzer, Pennington Borough engineer, at 987-2323 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Shade tree group has openings
The Pennington Borough Shade Tree Commission has two empty positions. Any borough residents interested in filling one of them are asked to contact Gabriel Rosko at 730-8367.
CHS 1960 reunion
Central High School of Hopewell Township Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th reunion on Oct. 2 at the Trenton Country Club. The committee is trying to contact anyone who was part of the class, -even for a short period of time. The group has not be able to locate: Tracy Bell, William Brown, Rita Carlen, Inutile Fat, James Gray, Clyde Hopkins, Tom Jury, Patricia Mecca, Patricia McCusker, Marjorie Pagnotta (Boyce), Regina Pinto, Ruth Rogers (O’Neill), Sharon Schlapfer, Linda Scoppettone (Scopton), Barbara Seltzer (Hauser), Sally Singleton, Mary Teegan, Harold Titus, Toni Tkaczuk, Ken Wagner, Ken Wood and Jean Marie Lyons (teacher/class sponsor). Those having information about any of these people should contact Lorraine Bonacci Coryell at 882-0789 or by e-mail at [email protected].
CHS 1980 reunion
Hopewell Valley CHS Class of 1980 will hold a 30-year reunion Oct. 9 at the Trenton Country Club. Contact Lisa Huchler at [email protected] to update all information.
Class of 1985 reunion
Hopewell Valley Central High School Class of 1985 will hold its 25th reunion Oct. 23 at the Mountain View Golf Club. Join the Facebook Group, Hopewell Valley Central High School CLASS OF 1985 and update your e-mail address at HVRSD.org under the community tab – Alumni/Reunions. Contact Louise Colanduoni at [email protected] with questions.
Cooking camp
Around the Table Gourmet Gift Shoppe is accepting registrations for "Kids In The Kitchen" summer cooking camps in August. For information and/or to register, call 730-1001. For more information, visit www.AroundTheTableChef.com.
YMCA camp registrations
The Hopewell Valley YMCA still is accepting registrations for Summer Camp, a state licensed day camp and accredited by the American Camp Association. Campers will take swim lessons four days a week, and there will be weekly trips, snacks, special events and activities. The camp is located at Toll Gate Grammar School on South Main Street. For more information, call 737-3048 or [email protected] or visit www.hvymca.org. Offices are at 62 S. Main St., Pennington.
Bear Tavern School camp
The Hopewell Valley After-School Program is accepting registrations for HVASP Summer Kids Camp. Enroll for full weeks, part-time weeks or drop-in care. Campers will swim at a community pool three days per week and enjoy daily snacks, weekly field trips and special events. The camp will be located at Bear Tavern Elementary, 1162 Bear Tavern Road, Titusville. For more information, visit HVASP.com, e-mail at [email protected] or call at 730-1311.
Pennington leaves should be bagged
Pennington leaves should now be placed in bags without any other debris, and bags should be left open. Leaves left in the street or in cans will not be picked up.
Memoir Group
The Memoir Group meets the third Thursday of every month at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville. Soup and cookies at 12:30 p.m. are followed by shared memoirs. A topic is assigned, but one may write on any topic or just eat and listen. All ages are welcome. Call Howard Bennett at 267-980-6518 for more information.
Girl Scouts are recruiting
Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts are recruiting and accepting signups for fall troops for ages K-12. Adult volunteers are needed to lead troops, especially for kindergarten and first grades, and to make short-term commitments to lead programs, share hobbies, etc. Girls are placed on a first-come, first-served basis in troops. Once new leaders are recruited and trained, new girls will be placed. For more information or to sign up, contact [email protected].
St. Michael’s mugs at pharmacy
The Hopewell Business Association’s St. Michael’s mugs are available for purchase at Hopewell Pharmacy. The price is $10 per mug. The supply is limited. Proceeds will benefit HBA and the D&R Greenway Land Trust’s St. Michael’s tract preservation efforts.
TGIF sessions set
All local young people in grades six-eight are invited to attend TGIF at Pennington United Methodist Church on two Fridays a month from 7-8:30 p.m. Social time, team building, Bible study, service projects, peer support and fun activities will be featured. For details, call 818-9281 or e-mail [email protected].
Hopewell Farmers market
The Hopewell Farmers Market is open Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. at the Railroad Station, Railroad Place.
Shoppers will find Olssons Fine Foods (international cheeses, Griggstown meats, international and local pantry items); Village Bakery (bread, cookies and pastries); North Slope Farm (vegetables and fruits); Highland Gourmet (all-natural beef, fresh mushrooms, homemade baked goods, local honey); WoodsEdge Wool Farm (alpaca and llama fashion); and Guzikowski Eggs (fresh local eggs).
Artists gatherings
Artists gather every Monday night (except the first Monday of the month) to paint and draw from 7:30-9:30.
Bring art supplies and a project in mind. Table and chairs provided. This is a free Hopewell Borough recreation program. For information, contact [email protected] or call 466-0277.
Legion Post 339 and auxiliary unit
Hopewell Valley American Legion Post 339 and Auxiliary Unit 339 meetings and events are held at the Post Home on Van Dyke Road, Hopewell Township. Sal Torre is commander. The unit (auxiliary) president is Joan Garay. For more information, call the post at 466-0316.
VFW Post 829
Veterans of Foreign Wars Pennington Post 829 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Hopewell Township Branch, Mercer County Library, next to CHS. All members and those wishing to become members are invited to attend this meeting. For more information, call Bob Peck at 771-4133.
Hopewell Fire Auxiliary
The Hopewell Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse, South Greenwood and Columbia avenues, Hopewell. New members are welcome. Contact Membership Chairwoman Mary Anne Van Doren at 466-3060 for more information.
Buy a Brick for walkway
The Hopewell Valley Veterans Association is seeking donations for personalized memorial bricks that will line the walkway at Alliger Park. Veterans and nonveterans are invited to purchase bricks to honor those who served the country. Bricks can be engraved with up to 15 characters per line (three lines total) and can include years of service, rank and unit, etc. Nonveteran and family bricks may include a family’s name and an expression of appreciation. All donations are tax deductible. For additional information and to fill out an order form online, visit www.HopewellValleyVeterans.org.