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Vol. LXIII, No. 15
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

The eastbound lane of Paul Robeson Place from Bayard Lane to Chambers Street will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning today, April 15. PSE&G will be installing a new gas main, and the project is expected to last three to four weeks. Traffic should follow the posted detour route. Westbound traffic will not be affected.

In an effort to support and encourage an affordable and safe prom season, the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance and Corner House invite all Princeton area high school students to Princeton’s Be Beautiful*Be Smart*Be Safe Prom Dress Giveaway in the community room of the Princeton Township building on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when they may select a gently worn dress for their prom at no cost.

Penny-Wise: Lawn and Garden Tips, a free, Mercer County-sponsored program, will take place Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Connection in Hamilton, located in the Acme Shopping Center on Route 33. The presentation will be hosted by Barbara J. Bromley, Mercer County’s horticulturist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County. Participants will learn about cost-effective ways to grow fresh vegetables, and how to maintain a healthy lawn and garden and grow beautiful flowers. For more information on this and other upcoming events at the Mercer County Connection, call (609) 890-9800.

The Asian American Club’s annual Asian Festival will be held this year on Friday evening, April 17, in the Princeton High School Gym. There is no admission fee, though many stations will require tickets, which will be available at the front desk. The evening will include demonstrations of Chinese and Korean traditional dance; members of the Dance Club performing an Asian pop song; a lion/dragon dance; a Chinese yo-yo performance; an Asian fashion show, a martial arts demonstration; and a musical performance using traditional instruments. Takoyaki with sausages; dumplings; sushi; and Asian snacks and desserts will be sold at food stands. Activity stations will include origami; calligraphy; riceball-making; a traditional tea ceremony; fishing; a chopstick contest; ping pong; and pseudo sumo wrestling. Last year’s event drew over 400 people.

Rutgers University is holding its first-ever Rutgers Day on April 25, when all New Jerseyans are invited to explore their state university and see Rutgers’ teaching, research, and service first-hand. In addition to the traditional Ag Field Day and New Jersey Folk Festival, both of which continue as part of Rutgers Day, there will be a mix of performances, tours, lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs on the university’s campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway. Visitors will be able to experience the technology of the future, learn about workplace trends and in-demand skills, get tips on staying healthy, and find new ways for greener living. All events are free. The day begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m., rain or shine. For more information and to help plan your day at Rutgers, visit

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