HILLSBOROUGH: Community calendar for week of Oct. 20

Alliance organizes
family fun night
   Friday, Oct. 21 — Fitness demonstrations, Zumba classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, magic show, The Circus Place demo, martial arts, refreshments and prizes. 7-9 p.m. Auten Road Intermediate School. $10 per family.
   For information or to order tickets, contact Melinda Maggio at [email protected]. Sponsored by Life Skills Committee, the Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Alliance and the Mayor’s Wellness Committee.
Play kickball, help
cancer research
   Sunday, Oct. 23 — Charity kickball event at Newell Strength, 5 Jill Court, Building 14. $10 registration goes to cancer research. Participants are asked to wear pink. Teams will be chosen at 10:30 a.m. 908-229-6666.
Breakfast benefits
disabled Army vet
   Sunday, Oct. 23 — The high school Roboraiders robotics team will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, as well as a clothing drive, from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Hillsborough Municipal Building. The cost is $7 per person. The event benefits the Brendan Marrocco, an Army veteran who lost both arms and both legs in an explosion while deployed in Iraq in 2009.
School hosts film
on Columbine victim
   Tuesday, Oct. 25 — Hillsborough Middle School will show a film and host a discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. as part of the district’s efforts to promote safe schools and communities. “Rachel’s Challenge,” is the story of Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the 1999Columbine High School tragedy.
   The program is free and deemed suitable for students in 7th grade and above when accompanied by a parent.
Israeli dancing
fun, exercise
   Thursday, Oct. 27 — Anna Paun will lead Israeli folk dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 67 Route 206. Lessons and refreshments. It’s exercise and fun. Suggested donation of $7. Also on Nov. 3 and 17.
Garden club to learn
pruning techniques
   Thursday, Oct. 27 — The Neshanic Garden Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 9:45 a.m. at the Station House in Neshanic Station. At 11 a.m. “Pruning: Not a Mysterious Situation” will be presented by Bruce Crawford, director of Rutgers Gardens. He will give a hands-on demonstration of proper pruning techniques — bring clippers. Fall perennials and shrubs will be for sale. Lug your mug to a light luncheon at noon. For more, contact president Janet Gibson at 908-359-0176.
Choir parents hold
basket auction night
Friday, Oct. 28 — Hillsborough High School Choir Parents will hold a basket auction at 7 p.m. in the commons of the high school, 466 Raider Blvd. Doors open 6:45; first ticket pulled at 8:30. $10 at the door or $8 in advance includes 25 tickets. Food and beverages on sale.
   For info or to buy tickets, call 908-431-6600, ext. 3227; contact a choir member or e-mail [email protected]
Raider festival
features 29 bands
   Saturday, Oct. 29 — A total of 27 bands will compete at the Hillsborough High School Marching Band Festival, 1 to 10 p.m., sponsored by The Hillsborough Band Parents Association to support the band and guard programs at the high school. Spectators can come at any time for an entrance fee of $10, with students and seniors at $8. For more information, visit www.hhs-band.org.
Veterans Day service
planned at VFW post
   Sun., Nov. 6 — VFW Post 2290 and its Ladies Auxiliary annual Veterans Day memorial service. 8:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Manville. Memorial ritual at 10 a.m. at post, 600 Washington Ave., Manville. Breakfast will follow for donation of $5.
Band, guard collect
used clothing, toys
   Saturday, Nov. 12 — Hillsborough High School Marching Band and Color Guard will collect used clothing, shoes, accessories, household items and toys, 10 a.m.-noon at the front entrance of the high school on Raider Boulevard. Put all clothing items in a tied plastic bag. Proceeds benefit the band/guard programs.
Garden club to hear
about designs
   Thursday, Nov. 17 — The Neshanic Garden Club will hear a program, “Creating Holiday Designs,” by Carole Iuso at its monthly meeting at 9:45 a.m. at the Station House on Olive Street, Neshanic Station. Following lunch at noon, a workshop will be held. Prospective members are encouraged to attend.
   For information, contact club president Janet Gibson at 908-359-0176.
Continuing events
   Neshanic road closed — As of July 11, Main Road (River Road, County Route 567) between Amwell Road and Riverside Drive was closed by Somerset County to repair two bridges. The roadway is open to local traffic only.
   YMCA sign-ups — Fall program registration has begun for full privilege classes that run through Nov. 20. Visit www.ymcasomersetvalley.org.
   Alzheimer’s support group — The Alzheimer’s Association has a support group in Hillsborough. Family members and caregivers come together to share information and support in a safe, confidential atmosphere.
   Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the sunroom at Emeritus Senior Living, 600 Auten Road. Call 431-1300 if attending.
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