COMMUNITY CALENDAR: July 4

Thurs., July 11
   Coffee, Donuts, and a Movie, will feature “Les Miserables” at 1:30 p.m. at the Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library. For more information, call the library at 609-259-2150 or register online at www.mcl.org.
   Fossil Dig, featuring the Pearl Observatory, a travelling science education company, will be featured at the Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dig for fossils with John Miller of the observatory. Participants will be able to keep any Fossils that they find. For children ages 6 and up. Online registration will begin on June 27. To register,, call the library at 609-259-2150 or register online at www.mcl.org by clicking on “Programs/Events” and following the instructions.
   Family and Friends CPR training, is a Mercer County Connection workshop offered by Capital Health Emergency Medical Services for or family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. Participants will be taught how to perform CPR on adults, children, infants, and how to help people who are choking. The workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat. The Mercer County Connection is located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center on Route 33 at Paxson Avenue in Hamilton.
Fri., July 12
   The Music Experience, with Peter Moses, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. at the Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library. The event is for children ages 2-5 with an adult. Online registration will begin June 27. To register, call the library at (609) 259-2150 or register online at www.mcl.org by clicking on “Programs/Events” and following the instructions.
Tues., July 16
   Brain Wash, an interactive trivia event featuring Eric Dasher will be held at the Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library at 7 p.m. The event will include trivia, music, facts, pop-culture, puzzles and more. The event is designed for children ages 8 and up. Online registration will began June 27. To register, call the library at 609-259-2150 or register online at www.mcl.org by clicking on “Programs/Events” and following the instructions.
   Fertilizing the home grounds, is a Mercer County Connection workshop presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County. The workshop, which takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will teach participants how using the right fertilizer on your flowers, vegetable garden and lawn is essential if you want healthy, fast growing plants. But, using the wrong fertilizer can be damaging to both your plants and the environment. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat. The Mercer County Connection is located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center on Route 33 at Paxson Avenue in Hamilton.
Wed., July 17
   Stuffed Animal Sleepover, is scheduled for 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library. Children are invited to bring in a special stuffed animal for a craft and bedtime story time. After the program, the special animals are invited to spend the night at the library. Participants are welcome to wear pajamas. Light snacks will be served at the event, which is designed for children of all ages.
   Online registration is required and began on June 27. To register, call the library at 609-259-2150 or register online at www.mcl.org by clicking on “Programs/Events” and following the instructions.
Recurring events
   Winter Storytime Sessions at the Allentown Library. Stories, songs and fun activities every Thursday at the library located at 16 S. Main St., Allentown. No pre-registration required! Schedule includes: “Good Morning Storytime” from 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. for ages 3 and under with a parent or caregiver (siblings welcome); “Preschool Storytime” from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for ages 3 to 5; and “Family Storytime” from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. for all ages. For more information, call the library at 609-259-7565.
   Weekly senior games. Plumsted Senior Outreach Services, Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m., Plumsted Municipal Building lower level via elevator, 121 Evergreen Road. Play a different game every week, including Scrabble, bingo, board and card games and dominoes. For further information, call 609-758-2241, ext. 111, and leave message.
   Senior Exercise Classes, sponsored by the Plumsted Senior Outreach Service, at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the lower level of the Plumsted Municipal Building, 121 Evergreen Road. All new participants are required to submit a doctor’s permission form. To register, call 609-758-2241, ext. 111.
   Mid-day Toastmasters Club. Meets 11:30 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays each month at Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 42 Allentown-Robbinsville Road. Contact Jim Samuel at db2guy@yahoo.com.
    The Good Neighbor Fund assists area residents with emergency needs such as utility, rent and medical bills. To donate, mail check payable to Good Neighbor Fund in care of Allentown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 122, Allentown, 08501.
Plumsted TNR Committee. Plumsted Trap, Neuter and Return Committee every Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., New Egypt Flea Market, 933 Route 536, Plumsted.
MOMS Club of Upper Freehold/Allentown. First Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High St.; for information, contact Barbara Nissinger or Jen Domen at ufamomsclub@hotmail.com.
Millstone MOMS: 10 a.m., MOMS Club of Millstone Township, second Thursday of each month; for information, contact Melanie Sullivan at 732-851-5559 or melansulli@yahoo.com or www.millstone.nj.us/Moms_Club.html.
Discussing books. Meets 6:30 p.m., Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, first Wednesday of the month; registration can be done in person, by phone at 609-758-7888 or online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Book collection. Every first Saturday of the month from May through October the Friends of the Plumsted Township Library will be collecting used books for future book sales. Fiction, Nonfiction, Large Print, Children’s, CDs, DVDs, Audio Books, and Jigsaw Puzzles are accepted. Do not donate soiled, mildewed items. Video Tapes, Readers Digest Condensed books, Magazines, or Encyclopedias are not accepted. Drop off books behind The Plumsted Township Library on Evergreen Road the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Please do not leave items if no one is present. For more information call (609) 758-0009 or (732) 580-5600 or email plumstedfriends@comcast.net
Veterans Wanted. The Robbinsville American Legion Post 530 meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Robbins House, 245 Windsor Road, Windsor, NJ 08691. If interested in joining and becoming involved, or if you just want to take a look, call Mel Boyce at 609-306-1496 for more information.
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