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Princeton Today: Thanksgiving Food Drive

foodpantryThe West Windsor Township Police Department has organized a Thanksgiving food drive for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. You can drop off items in the blue bin inside the West Windsor Township Police Department headquarters until Wed., Nov. 26, at 3 p.m. Police will deliver all of the food to the soup kitchen.

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen food pantry wish list:

Instant oatmeal packets
Canned Soup – all varieties, broth based
Fruit Singles
Pudding Singles
Chef Boy R’ De microwave cans
Spaghetti Sauce – no glass jars please
Salad Dressing
Juice Boxes
Coffee
Tea
Dry Pasta
Canned Tunafish
Canned Vegetables
Canned Beans
Box Mac N Cheese
Granola Bars
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Hygiene Wish list
Shampoo
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Deodorant
Bars of Soap
Disposable razors

WEATHER

Mostly sunny, high of 32.

EVENTS TODAY

Reading by Dean Young and Aleksandar Hemon – Poet Dean Young and American fiction writer Aleksander Hemon will read from their recent work. Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre. 91 University Place, Princeton. 4:30 p.m. Free.

The Secret of the Village Fool – Rebecca Upjohn, author of ‘The Secret of the Village Fool,” discusses her book about the Holocaust rescue of the Zeiger brothers. A reception with the family follows the reading. $25 includes a signed copy of the book. Proceeds from the event support scholarship fund in memory of Shelley Zeiger, who was a champion of Trenton.

Wellness Works Forum on Nutrition and Fitness for Parents – Panelists for the third wellness forum include Kristen Mueller, a registered dietitian for the school district’s food service provider, Nutri-Serve; Jennifer Martin-Biggers, who teachers nutritional science at Rutgers University; and Anne Farrell, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. 7 p.m., at John Witherspoon Middle School Learning Commons. 

Chris Botti Performs at McCarter Theatre -Jazz sensation Chris Botti returns to McCarter Theatre. His Grammy-winning album “Impressions”expresses his love for romantic melodies from around the world. 7:30 p.m. Matthews Theatre. 91 University Place, Princeton.Tickets $55 and up.

COMMUTE

The permanent Dinky station on Alexander Road has opened. Buses between College Road and Princeton Junction are no longer operating now that the station is open. The new Wawa is slated to open Friday. The old Wawa will remain open until the new Wawa is open to the public.

An Elizabethtown Gas maintenance project along Hopewell-Pennington Road (Rt 654) and  Marshalls Corner (Rt 612) in Hopewell is underway. Work hours will be between 9 am and 3:30 p.m. Traffic will need to be alternated during parts of this maintenance work. Motorists should expect minor delays. This project is expected to last one month.

There has been a schedule change for the reconstruction and realignment of County Route 518 between Canal Road and Carroll Place. The road closing from Nov. 10 to Dec. 21 has been delayed. Revised dates will be posted when the new schedule has been set.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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