BORDENTOWN JOTTINGS: December 12

Fri., Dec. 13
   The American Boychoir will perform at the Bordentown First Presbyterian Church, Bordentown City, in a concert featuring Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” as well as traditional carols spanning centuries and from around the globe, and a medley of American popular holiday songs and a carol sing-a-long. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by calling Elke McAteer at (609) 324-0271.
Sat., Dec. 14
   The Roebling Museum, 100 Second Ave., Roebling, will be open from 11a.m. to 4 p.m., and will have a discounted admission of $5 (children 2 and under free). Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit and hand out keepsakes to children throughout the day. Parents can purchase a photograph of their child, or themselves, with Santa as he sits on the same chair that he used for many years in the historic Roebling General Store. The Museum will be decorated with Christmas Trees designed by local businesses, churches, school and social organizations. Warm cider and cookies will be served. Christmas music will fill the air and the kids can create their own craft to take home. Also, the museum store will have a special holiday sale for those last minute gifts and stocking stuffers. 609-499-7200 or visit www.roeblingmuseum.org.
   A music celebration of the earth, peace & justice by composer, folk singer, and musical activist Jim Scott will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 14, at the Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist Community, 39 Park St., Bordentown. Tickets are $20 at the door/ $15 by reservation; children 12 and under are free. To reserve tickets call 609-298-1299.
Sat., Dec. 21
   A Winter Solstice Celebration will be held from 7-9 p.m., at Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist Church, 39 Park St., Bordentown. Everyone is welcome to enjoy festivities marking the end of the darkening days and the return of the sun’s light and warmth. We’ll observe the Old Ways with songs and laughter and light refreshments, and hang wishes for the new year on the Solstice Tree. Free.
Mon., Dec. 23
   Temple B’nai Abraham of Bordentown City will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive in a bloodmobile parked in front of Temple B’nai Abraham, 58 Crosswicks St., Bordentown, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. To make an appointment to give blood call 298-6485 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 537.
Tues., Jan. 7
Wed, Jan. 8
   Time for Twos-Penguins at 10:30 a.m. Two-year-olds are welcome to a fun themed story time at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City.
Thurs., Jan. 9
   Pajama Story Time at 7 p.m. Children ages 3-6 are welcome to come in their pajamas for this fun evening of stories, songs and a craft at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City.
Tues., Jan. 14
   Baby/Toddler Story at 10:30 a.m. Bring your babies and toddlers, birth to 23 months old, and join other mothers and caregivers for stories, songs, music, finger plays and socialization activities at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City.
Wed., Jan. 15
   All about Penguins Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to a fun themed story time, Enjoy songs, stories, and a craft at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City.
   Martin Luther King, Jr. Craft at 4:30 p.m. Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s accomplishments and enjoy a craft relating to his life at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City.
Sat., Jan. 18
   Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. Join us to watch a PG rated movie. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Snacks are welcome. Registration is not required. Call for title at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City. 609-298-0622.
Wed., Jan. 22
   Tumblin’ Tots at 10:30 a.m. at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City. Join us for movement, music, tumbling, exercise, games, and listening and cooperation activities.
Sat., Jan. 25
   Teen Advisory Board at 1:30 p.m. at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City. Teens ages 12 and up are welcome to attend the Teen Advisory Board meeting. Teens will be able to share their ideas on programming, and how to attract more kids their age to the library. The meetings will be counted toward volunteer hours.
   Teen Cupcake Wars at 2 p.m. at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City. Teens ages 12 and up are invited to compete in a cupcake decorating competition.
Wed., Jan. 29
   Book Bingo at 4:30 p.m. . at the Bordentown Public Library, 18 E. Union St., Bordentown City. Children ages 7 years and older are invited to play Bingo with a library twist.
And more . . .
   Bordentown Elks Lodge 2085 has bingo every Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
   Doors open at 5 p.m. There is a progressive jackpot, and food is available for purchase.
   The lodge has sandwich night every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The price is $6 per person.
   Lodge 2085 hosts a breakfast the third Sunday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Special Children’s Committee.
   The Consolidated Fire Association will sponsor Bingo every Wednesday night at St. Mary’s School starting Sept. 18. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the games will start at 7 p.m.
   Any parent who suspect his or child may be slow in developing language, social, motor or cognitive skills may be eligible for the Bordentown Regional School District’s preschool disabilities program. Contact the Child Study Team at 609-298-0025, ext. 1135.
   Bordentown Regional School District is offering a full-day, tuition-based early education program for children 4 or older.
   The Burlington County Community Action Program is being accepted. Contact Louise Sullivan at 609-298-0025, ext. 1129, for information.
   The Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist congregation of Bordentown City offers classes for children every Sunday at 10 a.m., 39 Park St. Contact the group via www.ddixuu.com.
   Church school classes for preschool through high school youth are being held at Christ Church, 130 Prince St., Bordentown. Call the parish office at 609-298-2348 or visit cctown.com to register.
   Bordentown Township Seniors plan a trip to Bally’s Casino every third Tuesday of the month. For information call Chuck Klosinski at 609-298-2688 or Carol Panella at 609-298-4235.
   The club meets the first and third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Senior Community Center on Municipal Drive. All township seniors age 55 and older are welcome.
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