LAWRENCE: Community calendar

Thurs., Oct. 2
Breast cancer screenings for Lawrence Township residents will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lawrence Senior Center, 30 Darrah Lane East. Appointments are needed for the screening. Register for appointment at the senior center.For more information, contact the public health nurse at 844-7093.
Sat., Oct. 4
A free guided walk along the Delaware & Raritan Canal between Carnegie Road, Lawrence, and Cadwalader Park, Trenton, will be held by D&R Canal Watch with return by carpool. Meet 10 a.m. at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park. Further information: Bob Barth, 201-401-3121 or [email protected]. The six-mile walk will include the bridge tender’s house at Carnegie Road, a surprisingly remote section of the canal to Whitehead Road in Lawrence, an industrial portion south of Whitehead Road, a new link path where the canal is diverted into a culvert below the Trenton Freeway and many historic sites along the canal in Trenton. The shorter walk will be 2.4 miles.
Tues., Oct. 7
Jewish Family & Children’s Service Kosher Café of East Windsor moves to Congregation Adath Israel at 1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence. It offers a hot, kosher lunch, informative programs with friendly faces and good conversations. It is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations preferred by calling 609-987-8100 Ext. 156. Donations accepted. Free transportation is provided (60 years and over) Call Debby Henritzy at 609-987-8100 Ext. 156. JFCS is a nonprofit, non-sectarian agency providing social services, counseling and support to individuals, families, children and teens.
Sat., Oct. 11
NAMI Mercer will commemorate Mental Illness Awareness Week with its sixth annual Harvest of Hope wellness conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville. The theme is "Recovery through Discovery." Melody Moezzi, an Iranian-American activist, attorney, and author, will deliver the keynote address: "From Restraints to Recognition: Realizing Recovery through Advocacy." Attendees will have a choice of wellness workshops. The $10 registration fee includes lunch. Although membership is not required, NAMI Mercer is offering an incentive price of $35 to join the organization and attend the conference. Registration opens Aug. 15 and closes on Oct. 3. Register online at or print off a paper form. Call 609-799-8994.
Thurs., Oct. 16
Eran Zacks, MD, board certified in cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology and internal medicine, and a member of the medical staff of Princeton HealthCare System, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatments of cardiac arrhythmias from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lawrenceville Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Registration: Recommended. Call 609-989-6920 send an email to [email protected]. Cost: Free.
Tues., Oct. 28
Paula Span, author of the New Old Age blog for the New York Times, will discuss "The Years Ahead…Caring For Yourself & Your Loved Ones: Wellness, Purpose and What Keeps Us Going" at Greenacres Country Club 2170 Lawrence Road, Lawrence, at 10 a.m. Cost $30. Call Beth Englezos at 609-987-8100, ext. 126. Presented by Greenwood House and Jewish Family & Children’s Service.
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