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Vol. LXIV, No. 33
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

The Family Resource Network and Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey will host a day at the beach for special needs individuals and their families on Wednesday, August 25, at the Governor’s Beach house on Island Beach State Park. People with developmental disabilities such as epilepsy, autism, mental retardation, spina bifida, traumatic injury, and cerebral palsy are welcome to enjoy a day of private, relaxing fun. Lunch, lifeguards, snacks, and beach wheel chairs will be provided. For more information contact Dana Goldberg at dgoldberg@familyresourcenetwork.org or (732) 262-8020.

The N.J. State House Tour Program is recruiting volunteers for its fall training program. Guides teach visitors about the building’s art, architecture, and history, and about State government and the lawmaking process. For more information, call (609) 633-2709 or email crogers@njleg.org.

Eyes on Mercer will celebrate the cultural resources of Mercer County from October 15 through 17. This promotional campaign provides an opportunity to spotlight arts, history, and cultural organizations of Mercer County. To participate, call the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Office at (609) 278-2712, or email eyesonmercer@mercercounty.org. For more information and to complete an organization/event form visit http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/commissions/cultural/eyes.html.

Nominations for The Mercer County Disabilities Advisory Council’s 2010 Disability Advocate Awards Program are available at http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hs/disability.html, (609) 989-6468, 989-6865 v/TTY, or dial 711 Relay Services. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September. 15. Nominations should be as specific as possible and should include name and contact information for the nominator and nominee. They may be mailed to the Disability Advocacy Awards Committee, c/o Mercer County Disabilities Advisory Council, 640 South Broad St., P.O. Box 8068, Trenton, N.J. 08650-0068, faxed to (609) 989-6032, or e-mailed to tshaw@mercercounty.org. Award presentations will be made during Disability Awareness Month in October. For more information, contact the Office for the Disabled at (609) 989-6468, 6865v/TTY or www.mercercounty.org.

Youth for Understanding USA (YFUUSA) is seeking local families to host high school exchange students for the next school year. Host families provide a place to live and three meals a day, plus the encouragement, advice, and caring to help their new family member through a semester or year. Students bring their own spending money and health insurance. For more information contact local YFU Representative Maia Hughes at (609) 512-1018, or via e-mail at MHughes@yfu.org.

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