AROUND CRANBURY: Get involved at Drug Free Fair!

By Lorraine Sedor, Special Writer
   The 21st annual Drug Free Fair takes place at Cranbury School on Saturday, May 21, from 3 to 6 p.m.
   Make note of the time change and plan to hang around afterward for a volleyball tournament for teens in the gym.
   The Drug Free Fair is sponsored by the Municipal Alliance Committee on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism. Each year, the committee comes up with lots of great ways for young people and their parents to get involved in safe activities and to learn about the dangers of abuse. Stop by for a fun afternoon!
   The Rocky Brook Garden Club invites you to attend their open meeting in the gardens of the Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, on Saturday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
   The event, suitable for the entire family, will include morning and afternoon lectures on herbs and their use during Colonial times, teas to sample, tours of the museum’s herb, perennial and xeriscape (plants with low water requirements) gardens and tours of the museum and its current exhibit, “Cranbury and the Civil War.”
   Herbs and perennials will be on sale at very reasonable prices, and there will be door prizes.
   The Cranbury School PTO is sponsoring the third annual Barnes and Noble book fair this year Friday, May 20.
   Shop all day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in the MarketFair Mall, 3535 US Route 1 South, Princeton.
   Books from grade-level summer reading lists and teachers’ wish lists will be available for purchase both in the store and online.
   And you’re sure to find something for those end-of-year gifts among all of the books, DVDs, CDS and other merchandise available at Barnes & Noble.
   Anything purchased in the café with a voucher also will count toward our sales!
   Check out the Cranbury School PTO newsletter for more information:
   Local therapist and author Eileen Kennedy-Moore will discuss “Lifting the Burden of Potential,” from her new book, “Smart Parenting for Smart Kids.”
   Eileen explains, “Smart kids get a lot of attention for their accomplishments, and sometimes that can eclipse the development of other life skills. When everyone around them keeps telling these children how smart they are and how much they could or should accomplish, they may come to believe that performance is all that matters.”
   The discussion will take place Wednesday, May 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cranbury School large group room. Ms. Kennedy-Moore’s book also will be available for purchase.
   This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served.
   Check out local blogger Jill Westerberg’s musings on everything from music to candy to the law at
   Jill is happy to consider any topic of interest to her fellow Cranburians so check out her blog, post a comment and get involved!
   It’s not too late to become involved in the St. Baldrick’s event being held May 21 at 10 a.m. at the Cranbury First Aid Squad.
   There are many ways to get involved in this organization that shows solidarity with children with cancer and raises money to find a cure.
   You may register to have your head shaved in solidarity or you may wish to sponsor someone else.
   Visit http or phone Suzanne at 409-0471 for more details.