Good Causes

Dress for Success Mercer County offers mother’s day cards featuring the artwork of Tony LaSalle, a Delaware Valley College professor who maintains a studio in Lambertville. Each card is available for a minimum $10 donation. Cards may be signed with your name and sent to the recipient with a note that she has been honored by your donation. Cards will be available at Communiversity on Saturday, April 24 or online at The organization has served more than 700 low-income women with outfits for job search attire and business attire and accessories free of charge. Deadline is Monday, May 3.

Boys & Girls Club of Trenton and Mercer County seeks volunteers to condition donated bicycles, sell bicycles, or help market the bicycles that have been donated. Donations welcome any bike shop in Mercer County. The bike exchange is an all-volunteer effort that accepts donated kids and adult bikes, put the bikes in working orders, and sells them in the Capitol Plaza Shopping Center on Olden Avenue, in Trenton. Proceeds support after school programs for the Boys & Girls Club. Visit

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports hosts a native plant sale through Thursday, April 22 to celebrate Earth Week. Proceeds from the sale benefit the D&R Greenway Land Trust. The store is at 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton Shopping Center. Visit or

Kingston United Methodist Church offers the Peace by Piece service project to support peace-making efforts around the globe. Volunteers are invited to help assemble a 2,000 piece puzzle at Communiversity in Princeton on Saturday, April 24. Donations are requested for the pieces distributed throughout the community. Proceeds will be used for the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s War, Recovery, and Refugee Initiatives. Call 609-921-6812 for information.

Film Extras Needed

East Fifth Bliss begins filming in New York City with a cast including Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, and Peter Fonda. Background players are needed. E-mail John Ramos at for information.


Republican Women of Mercer County offers nominations for scholarships for young women. One application from New Jersey will be submitted to the Federation of Republican Women for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. E-mail for information or visit for application form. Deadline is Saturday, May 15.


West Windsor-Plainsboro Soccer Association invites boys and girls teams U-8 to U-16 to participate in the annual Sunburst Soccer Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6. Team fees are $425 to $495. All teams are guaranteed four games at Mercer County Park, West Windsor. Visit or call 888-267-8988. Deadline is Sunday, May 16.

LSTS FC Boys Travel Soccer has tryouts for U11 boys on Tuesdays, May 4 and 11, and Thursday, May 11, at 5:45 p.m., at Mercer County Park’s frisbee fields off Quakerbridge Road. Visit or E-mail

Volunteer Please

The Fresh Air Fund seeks host families for the summer to house inner-city youngsters. Children, ages 6 to 18, from New York City are selected based on financial need. Visit or call 800-367-0003.

Vendor Space

Somerset Valley Players offers vendor space for its annual yard sale on Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, May 15. 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. $15 for a four by eight foot space. E-mail for more information. Deadline is Monday, April 26.

For Kids

Mercer County Park offers nature summer camp for five weeks throughout the summer. Open to children entering first to seventh grades, the programs offer hands-on nature exploration. $185 to $260 per week. Visit, call 609-883-6606, Ext 112, or E-mal

Dance Week

Mill Hill Ballet School and Roxey Ballet offer a week of free classes and performances to celebrate National Dance Week. Visit or call 609-397-7244 for information.