COMMUNITY CALENDAR: May 22

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: May 22

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 by tommyj

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Thurs., May 22

Shipwrecked: at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence, historian Rochelle Christopher, of Victorian Vanities, will present this interactive media program about the historic maritime disasters off the coast of the New Jersey shore. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Thurs., May 29

Fiction Writing Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Join librarian Donna Wolfe to discuss this month’s topic: creating a character’s voice. The monthly meeting of this fiction writing group is an encouraging and supportive environment in which to share your writing. Members are encouraged but not required to submit their work. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Come Away: A Musical Journey for Voice and Violas da Gamba to Renaissance Europe and Beyond at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. A musical concert for voice and Violas da Gamba will be performed by the early music ensemble LaSpirita. The music will include Baroque numbers by Bach, Pachelbel, Lully, Vitali and more. A contemporary piece inspired by Renaissance traditions will also be performed. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Fri., May 30

Cook Talks: Dishin’ with Donna at 11 a.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. What are the four essential knives you need in the kitchen? Which sharpeners work and how do you work them? Join us as Cook Talks explores the world of knives and knife skills with Personal Chef Anita Constantine. Registration suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Tues., June 3

Read & Pick Strawberries – at 9:30 a.m. and at 11a.m. at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road (crossroad Carter Road), Lawrence Township. Program combines picking fruit with your young child and listening to a story highlighting the fruit. Parents and young children (ages preschool to 8 years) are welcome to celebrate everything wonderful about strawberries. We will be reading two books highlighting strawberries by an educational component. Then everyone will pick his or her own container of strawberries. The cost is $7per child and includes the container of strawberries. Pre-registration is requested. Our farm staff will explain how strawberries grow and how they should be picked.Call 609-924-2310 or visit www.terhuneorchards.com.

Wed., June 4

A Hearing Loss and Tinnitus lecture will be presented by Elizabeth Coron from Total Hearing Care at 11 a.m. at the Lawrence Senior Center30 Darrah Lane East. For appointments call 609-844-7048. For more information, contact the public health nurse at 844-7093.

Glucose Screening by Joan Mitchell, R.N.from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton will be conducted from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lawrence Senior Center30 Darrah Lane East. For appointments call 609-844-7048. For more information, contact the public health nurse at 844-7093.

Thurs., June 5

The film "The Iran Job" (2012) will be screened at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in Iran, he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. English and Persian with English subtitles. Not rated. 90 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Mon., June 9

The movie "Gravity" will be screened at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit. PG-13. 90 minutes. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Thurs., June 12

The Poetry Circle at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence, discusses William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. Seating is limited, call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org to reserve your space.

Mon., June 16

Morning Book Club topic at 10 a.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. is "Coming Clean," by Kimberly Rae Miller. In this coming-of-age story, Kim brings to life her rat-infested home, her childhood consumed by concealing her father’s shameful secret from friends, and the emotional burden that ultimately led to an attempt to take her own life. And in beautiful prose, Miller sheds light on her complicated yet loving relationship with her parents that has thrived in spite of the odds. Copies of this month’s book selection are available at the library’s Circulation Desk. Registration required. Call 609-989-6920or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Off the Page at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) to play one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy—without the threat of performing in front of a live audience. We will "cast" and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Tues., June 17

Read & Pick Program: Cherries at 9:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road (crossroad Carter Road), Lawrence TownshipProgram combines picking fruit with your young child and listening to a story highlighting the fruit. Parents and young children (ages preschool to 8 years) are welcome to celebrate everything wonderful about cherries. We will be reading the books: "Oliver’s Fruit Salad" and "Bumblebee at Apple Tree Farm." Then everyone will pick his or her own container of cherries. The cost is $7 per child and includes the container of cherries. Our farm staff will explain how cherries grow and how they should be picked. Pre-registration is requested. Call 609-924-2310 or visit www.terhuneorchards.com.

Science Fiction Book Club topic7 p.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence, is "The Essential Ellison," by Harlan Ellison. Harlan Ellison is best known as a script writer for sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV series such as the original "Outer Limits," but his range is much broader than that, encompassing stories, novels, essays, reviews, reminiscences, plays, even fake autobiographies. "Essential Ellison" includes 74 unabridged works, including such classics as "A Boy and His Dog." Copies of this month’s book selection are available at the library Circulation Desk. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or emaillawprogs@mcl.org.

Thurs., June 19

Discover Victorian decoupage with instructor Susan Melander at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Participants will personalize a trinket box to take home at the end of the class. Participants should bring a pair of sharp manicure scissors and any cutout images they wish to use. Other craft materials will be provided. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Sun., June 22

Firefly Festival at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road (crossroad Carter Road), Lawrence Township, from 4 to 9 p.m. Free. Enjoy an evening of nature, music, wagon rides, outdoor fun and the whole farm for firefly hunting. Naturalist Elaine Madigan and other staff will talk about fireflies, using hands-on materials, crafts activities, and games. There will be a $5 charge for the crafts activities. Schafer’s Gymnastics will demonstrate the "Art of Flying" techniques and show those who would like some moves through a mini-obstacle course. Enjoy live music by Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band while you wait for the fireflies to come out. Info: 609-924-2310; www.terhuneorchards.com

Thurs., June 26

Fiction Writing Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Join librarian Donna Wolfe to discuss this month’s topic: creating a character’s voice. The monthly meeting of this fiction writing group is an encouraging and supportive environment in which to share your writing. Members are encouraged but not required to submit their work. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

Fri., June 27

Cook Talks: Dishin’ with Donna from 11a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence.Learning the herbs, spices and seasoning associated with ethnic cuisines (the flavor profiles) allows you a world of freedom in creating recipes you’ll love. Sarina Prior, home cook extraordinaire, will join us to discuss the food of northern and southern India as it relates to area restaurants. She will also demonstrate the grinding and blending of spices in traditional Indian cuisine. Registration suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

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