Students will stage ‘Cats’ musical
March 6, 7, 13 and 14 — Hillsborough High School Theatre will present long-running Broadway classic “Cats” as its spring musical at Hillsborough High School, 466 Raider Blvd. Based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, “Cats” tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats.
Evening performances on Friday and Saturday begin at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 1 p.m. All tickets are $15 with reserved seating. Call 908-431-6600, ext. 2099, or www.HHSTheatre.org. The group will be accepting donations of food and litter for cats to give to local organizations .
Kids will exhibit at science fair
Sat., March 7 — Hillsborough High School’s RoboRaiders Team 75 will host its New Jersey Science Fair for grades 5 through 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school at 466 Raider Blvd.
This is part of Team 75’s Technology Innovations Week, which is meant to show kids the wonders of science and technology. Submissions can involve any field in science, but some suggested topics are electricity, magnetism and genetics. No fee to enter or attend. Register at www.roboraiders.com.
St. Mary’s holds Slavic dinner
Wed., March 11 — St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church holds its monthly dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., St. Mary Parish Center, 1900 Brooks Blvd. $13 for adults (ages 9 and up) and $5 for children (8 and under). All-you-can-eat pirohi, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes. A surprise entrée will be prepared by St. Mary’s chef John Pagano. Orders to go available. For information, call 908-725-0615.
Martinez will give thoughts on Cuba
Wed., March 11 — Aldo Martinez, a Hillsborough resident and lawyer, will tell his story of being sent alone by his parents to America from his native Cuba alone at 11 years of age so that he would not live under Communism, to the Hillsborough Democratic Alliance at 7 p.m. at Avalon Assisted Living on Amwell Road.
He will also speak on the implications of the opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba moving forward. All are invited to the free event.
Reformed Church offers corned beef
Sat., March 14 — A corned beef dinner and bake sale will be held at the South Branch Reformed Church, 870 River Road, Hillsborough, on , 4:30-7 p.m. Adults $14, children 6-12 $6, and children 5 and under eat free. For reservations (not required, but suggested for this dinner) call 908-369-4956. Take-outs will be available.
Flea market seeks craft vendors
Sat., March 14 — Vendors and crafters are wanted for indoor/outdoor flea market and craft show, 9 a.m-2 p.m., VFW hall, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, to benefit Manville First Aid & Rescue Squad Auxiliary. Free admission, bake sale and breakfast/lunch available. For info/table rentals, call Joyce at 908-725-7526.
Ex-NFL pros to play hoops at school
Sat., March 14 — Members of the NFL Alumni Association will take on Manville teachers and personalities in a fund-raising basketball game in the gym of Manville High School on North 13th Avenue from 6-9 p.m.
Multiple games between pros and local teams, VIP reception, silent auction, tricky tray, meet-and-greet with the players. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets $10 for games only, $30 for games and VIP session. Tickets at the door are $15 for games only, and $35 for games and VIP session, which includes autographs with the pros and celebrity guests and reserved game seating.
Orders by March 7 can be picked up at the school; after March 7, they’ll be at the door. Buy tickets through the Manville Music Organization. For information, contact Ken Zampella at 908-393-7321 or Shealgh Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book signing benefits rescue group
Sun., March 15 — Hunterdon Animal Rescue Team and the Coalition for Animals will hold a book signing and cat adoption event at Pay Valu, off Route 206 and Amwell Road in Hillsborough, from noon to 4 p.m.
Cat adoption will be held from noon to 4 p.m.
Loren Spiotta-DiMare of Tewksbury and Becky Kwiatkowski of Long Valley are the animal book authors. Several of their books feature animal rescue. A portion of proceeds from the signing will be shared with Hunterdon Animal Rescue.
Fish dinner buffet at St. Joseph’s
Fri., March 20 — St. Joseph Church will hold its 9th annual fish dinner buffet at the church at 34 Yorktown Road, Hillsborough, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Fried cod, butter lemon and blackened tilapia, clam strips, popcorn shrimp, fish sticks, macaroni & cheese, french fries, onion rings, mixed vegetables, cole slaw, rice, salad, dessert. Adults (13 and older) and all take-outs: $12. Seniors (65 and older), $10; children (5-12), $5 and younger than 5 eat free.
Judges to share tips on arrangements
Thurs., March 26 — Jeannie Geremia will demonstrate the element of color in a finished design flower arranging enrichment segment for the Neshanic Garden Club’s monthly meeting at 9:45 a.m. at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, 117 Sunset Road, off Route 206 South in Belle Mead.
Garden Club of New Jersey flower show judges will be a floral arrangement for description and critiques by colleagues. Learning firsthand from experienced judges may give you an edge at the next flower show.
Lug your mug to the light luncheon at noon. Prospective members are encouraged to attend. For information, contact club president Barbara Zielsdorff at 908-359-1750.
Filet mignon dinner benefits squad
Sat., March 28 — All-you-can-eat sliced filet mignon dinner benefits the Manville First Aid & Rescue Squad. VFW hall, 600 Washington Ave., Manville. Dinner served promptly at 6 p.m. $35 per person. Limited tickets sold at door. For tickets/info, call Sandy at 908-722-3865. Sponsored by squad auxiliary.
Community theater — Somerset Valley Players presents “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” Neil Simon’s comic semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in a 1937 Brooklyn Jewish household, from March 6 to 22 at the theater at 689 Amwell Road (Route 514). Shows are Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays, and Sundays at 2 p.m.
For information, call 908-369-7469. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for senior citizens and students.
Coping with addiction — Parents of Addicted Children helps parents understand and cope with drug problems they are facing, and will face, with their children. Meets first and third Monday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Road.
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 7 p.m. at Mary, Mother of God Church at 157 So. Triangle Road. Call 908-431-1300 if attending.
Divorce support group — A nondenominational support group to help separated and divorced people to a new beginning.
The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, Route 206 at Homestead Road. Call 908-295-6740.
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