Through Fri., Aug. 23
    Learn to row at Carnegie Lake Rowing Association in Princeton. Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 session, which starts on Sept. 21. Go to www.clra.com to download the application. Experienced rowers, high school age and above, can join anytime. Email info@clra.com for more information.
Sun., July 28
    The summer opera program, “Devils and Dons: Images of Faust,” will be presented at 3 p.m. by the Beth El Seniors of Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor. 609-443-4454. www.bethel.net. Program consists of selections from several compositions depicting Faust and Don Giovanni. Many of the performers are members of the Bel Canto Lyric Opera of Philadelphia and Boheme Opera of New Jersey. The admission is $5 and light refreshments will be served.
Wed., July 31
    “Book Smart, Street Smart: Saving for College and Avoiding Debt,” a free seminar is being held from 5 to 7 p.m. at McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, 120 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor. The speaker, Lauren Young, is the wealth editor at Thomson Reuters. She also hosts Reuters TV online personal finance channel, Money Clip, and has written for BusinessWeek and SmartMoney. The seminar is presented without charge and includes “grill and chill” outdoor food and beverages. Attendees also can enter to win gift cards and other prizes. Students who attend will receive a $15 iTunes gift card. To register, visit www.McGrawHillFCU.org/ financialwellness, call 1-800-226-6428 ext. 6513 or email amacdonald@mcgrawhillfcu.org
Thurs., Aug. 1
    Last Band Standing performs at the Hightstown Summer Concert Series at the new concert stage in Association Park at Grant Avenue and Park Way. The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic and the family for a relaxing evening in the park.
Tues., Aug. 6
    The Hightstown Borough Police Department invites residents to join in the celebration of its seventh annual National Night Out and the 30th anniversary of National Night Out. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Main Street parking lot adjacent to Tavern on the Lake. The event will feature free food, games and rides for the kids, live music, and family activities. Anyone interested in making a donaýPage=007 Column=001 Loose,0153.06þ tion of money, juice boxes or water to the event should contact Nancy Kislan at police@hightstownborough.com or 609-448-1234 ext 508.
Thurs., Aug. 8
    Charles Laurita performs at the concert stage at the Hightstown Summer Concert Series in Association Park at Grant Avenue and Park Way. The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic and the family for a relaxing evening in the park.
Sun., Aug. 11
    A third Etra Lake Park concert features Real Diamonds. This 10-musician band performs tributes to all of the most popular Neil Diamond songs such as “Kentucky Woman,” “Cracklin Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline” and many more. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 18.
Tue., Aug. 13
    The Joshua Golf Classic, sponsored by the Joshua Harr Shane Foundation, will start with registration at 11 a.m. at the Mercer Oaks Golf Course, 729 Village Road, West Windsor. The event will include an18-hole scramble tournament, lunch during registration and an open bar providing free beer and wine. There will also be a cocktail party and seated dinner following the golf outing. The cost is $170 per golfer. For more information, visit www.joshuaharrshane.org.
Sat., Aug. 17
    A Family Night in Etra Lake Park will feature a large-screen viewing of “The Lorax.” The evening will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature inflatable rides, games and vendors.
Fri., Oct. 4
    The 20th annual Hightstown High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction will include a recognition luncheon for the honorees. The public is invited to attend the event at the East Windsor Holiday Inn. The cost is $40 per person. This year’s induction class includes Rita Olsen (supporter), Linda Dey Johnson (Class of 1976, softball), Charles Valan (Class of 1982, cross country), John Klena (Class of 1987, soccer), Zaire Kitchen (Class of 2005, football), and the1983 Group IV state semifinalist field hockey team. For ticket and reservation information, contact Gary Bushelli, athletic director, at 609-443 – 7738, ext. 1157.
Sat., Oct. 5
    McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union’s VOICE Foundation is sponsoring its second annual Ride for Financial Wellness on Oct. 5 in East Windsor. The ride features three courses: 25-mile, 62-mile and a kids’ course for riders age 5 and up. There will be a free community party at the finish line, which includes a barbecue lunch, music and kids’ activities. Ride registration costs $50 through Oct. 4 and $75 on Oct. 5. Proceeds benefit the First Book – Manhattan, Junior Achievement, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, The Children’s Miracle Network, National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton, and the Tyler G. Hicks Scholarship Program. The ride starts at 7 a.m., with the community party from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, 120 Windsor Center Dr., East Windsor. Visit www.rideforwellness.org or call 1-800-226-6428 ext. 6513.
Continuing events
    Community dinner: Rise and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) offer free hot meals at the First Presbyterian Church, 320 N. Main St., Hightstown, on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and the First United Methodist Church, 187 Stockton St., Hightstown, on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All meals are provided free on an unconditional, no-questions-asked basis. Volunteers are welcome.
    Food Pantry: The Rise Food Pantry is open 51 weeks a year from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Baby care items, personal products and all nonperishable and perishable food items are needed for local families. The pantry welcomes locally grown fruits and vegetables.
    Food can be donated directly to the pantry at 225 Franklin St., Hightstown, during operating hours or to the Greater Goods Thrift Store, 114 Rogers Ave., Hightstown. Contact info@rise-community-services.org for more information.
    The Greater Goods Thrift Store at 114 Rogers Ave. in Hightstown is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Recycle gently used clothing, furniture and household items with a tax-deductible donation. Proceeds support the Rise Food Pantry, youth programs and provide social services to local struggling families and individuals.
    Women bowlers meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoons for the Pin Spotters League at East Windsor Lanes. No experience needed. Call 609-448-0279.  
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