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Annual May Faire at The Waldorf School of Princeton

Featuring live music, local eats, children's activities, and more

The Waldorf School of Princeton welcomes spring with its annual May Faire, Saturday, May 13, 11 am - 4 pm.


A rain-or-shine, community-wide celebration, May Faire features live music, healthy foods and imaginative activities for children and their families, all on its 20-acre campus minutes from downtown Princeton. The festival also boasts a marketplace for local artisans and independent merchants, and offers opportunities to learn more about school and summer camp programs.


In addition to the traditional Maypole dance offered by Waldorf students, this year's May Faire features an assortment of ticketed activities such as a Treasure Dig and Faerie Tea House. Enjoy browsing the market for jewelry, woolens, handmade toys, and more. The Folk Tale Puppets troupe will present "Urashima Taro" at 3 pm in Hagens Hall.


Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available onsite as well as along Coppervail Court. For more information, contact Nora Sheehan at 609-466-1970, x112, or e-mail events@princetonwaldorf.org.


The Waldorf School of Princeton is New Jersey's only Waldorf school, educating the heads, hearts, and hands of children from early childhood through eighth grade. Visit the school at 1062 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, or online at www.princetonwaldorf.org to learn more.
 

RVCC Planetarium to Present Star Shows, Laser Concerts in May

 

The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will present a variety of star shows and laser concerts for all ages in May. The following shows will be offered:

 

Magic Tree House: Space Mission, Saturdays, May 6, 13, 3 p.m.

Join Jack and Annie as they discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more. Who can help them answer the questions left for them by the mysterious "M"? The show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels. (Recommended for ages 5 and older)

 

Laser Pop Rock, Saturdays, May 6, 13, 4 p.m.

Lasers “dance” across the Planetarium dome while music is played. Songs include "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens, "Campfire Song Song" by Spongebob Squarepants, and "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. (Recommended for ages 6-12)

 

Astronomy Tonight, Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Using the Planetarium’s DigitalSky digital theater, experience a guided tour of the night sky. Learn about some of the constellations and planets visible from sunset to sunrise, as well as the upcoming solar eclipse in August and how to watch it. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show. (Recommended for ages 8 to adult)

 

Laser 80’s, Saturday, May 6, 20, 8 p.m.

Sing along with these hits from the 1980s including “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” by the Moody Blues, “Whip It” by DEVO, “Billy Jean” by Michael Jackson, and “She Blinded Me with Science” by Thomas Dolby.

 

Black Holes, Saturdays, May 13, 20, 7 p.m.

“Black Holes” takes audience members on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. Take a virtual tour through space and explore the science and mystery of black holes: Where do they come from? How do we find them? Is there one on Earth’s horizon? (Recommended for ages 8 to adult)

 

Laser NJ Rocks, Saturday, May 13, 8 p.m.

Enjoy a laser concert featuring music from artists who all have a New Jersey connection, including Sinatra, Springsteen, Blondie and Bon Jovi.

 

Rockin’ Rocket Ride, Saturday, May 20, 3 p.m.

Put on your space suit and blast-off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun and planets. The show offers a lively experience for young people with selected music from “Journey Into Space” by Jane Murphy. (Recommended for ages 3-8)

 

SkyLights, Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m.

Our youngest audience members can sing along with songs by mr. RAY (“Family Ride,” “Kalien the Alien”) and Jane Murphy (“Moon Rock Rock,” “The Planet Song”). Some songs are illustrated with lasers, while other songs feature video images. (Recommended for ages 3-8)

 

 

Planetarium show tickets cost $8 for one show or $14 for two shows on the same day. Reservations are strongly suggested for all Planetarium shows. For additional information or to make reservations, call 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.

 

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

 

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

 

Information Sessions with Campus Tours Set at RVCC in May

Learn about all Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) has to offer and how to enroll for the Summer and Fall semesters by attending an information session in May. Four general information sessions are scheduled as well as a special session for adult learners.


The General Information Sessions and Campus Tours are scheduled for Fridays, May 5 (Conference Center, Room 101), May 12 (Conference Center, Room 101), and May 19, (College Center, C008-C010), all from 10-11 a.m., at RVCC's Branchburg campus. An Information Session also will be held Thursday, May 18, from 4-6 p.m., in the RVCC Atrium (lower level, College Center).
During the sessions, RVCC Admissions specialists will provide information about:
- Enrolling in classes for the Summer Sessions and Fall Semester


- Programs designed to help students transfer to top colleges and universities in New Jersey, across the country, and even abroad
- Career training programs, designed in partnership with local industry, that can be completed in a year or less
- The admissions process
- Paying for college, including financial aid opportunities


The Special Information Session for Adults who are considering returning to college or who have never attended college will be held Friday, May 5, from 5-6 p.m., in the Conference Center, Room 101. Aside from general admissions information, the session will focus on transferring old college credits, earning credits for life experience, and making a successful transition back to school after being away from the classroom for years.


To register for an information session, visit www.raritanval.edu/visit. For additional information, contact the Admissions Department at 908-526-1200 or admissions@raritanval.edu.


Raritan Valley Community College's main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
 

Campus News - April 2017

Loyola University Maryland
The following area students have been named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List: from Skillman: Andrew Corazza, Kolby Simon, and Patrick Smith, class of 2017; Alexis Loffredo, class of 2020; from Belle Mead: Christopher Gamache, class of 2017; Lauren McKenna, class of 2020.

Ithaca College
The following Belle Mead students have been named to the to Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester: Erica Barbour, Business Administration major, School of Business; Allison Fay, Music Education major, School of Music.

Clemson University
Erin Kelsey Leonard of Skillman, majoring in Computer Engineering, has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester.

Rochester Institute of Technology
The following Belle Mead residents made the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the Fall 2016 semester: Connor Blasie, electrical engineering program; Dakota Cifrodelli, management information systems program.

Colgate University
Felix Dalstein of Belle Mead, class of 2018, earned
the Dean's Award for academic excellence during the Fall 2016 semester.

St. Joseph’s University
Hope Anhut of Skillman, currently a freshman, was named Rookie of the Week for Women’s Lacrosse.

University of South Carolina
Alexandra Elicone of Belle Mead was named to the Arnold School of Public Health’s Deans List for the Fall 2016 semester.

Johns Hopkins University
Robert Dembinski, class of 2019 and majoring in public health studies, was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester.
 

Waldorf School Open House

Early Childhood Sample Class
Saturday, March 18, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Free for children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Registration
required; please contact admissions@princetonwaldorf.org.

School & Camp Open House
Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Take a tour, speak with camp staff, and sample a camp activity.
Contact admissions@princetonwaldorf.org for more details.


Waldorf School of Princeton
1062 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
609.466.1970 www.princetonwaldorf.org
 

RVCC to Hold Saturday Open House in April

 

Members of the community are invited to attend an Open House at Raritan Valley Community College on Saturday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event, designed for prospective students and their families, will be held in the Conference Center at the College’s Branchburg campus.

 

Those who attend will have the opportunity to hear about the College firsthand from current students and alumni; tour the campus; learn about support services for students; and meet with members of the RVCC faculty. Participants also may learn about degree programs that are designed to help students transfer to top colleges and universities, as well as training programs that prepare students for a new career in a year or less.

 

Workshops on such topics as the admissions process, college transfer opportunities after RVCC, and college classes for high school juniors and seniors will be offered.

 

During the Open House, special information sessions focusing on the College’s programs in Cosmetology/Esthetics (11a.m.-12:30 p.m.); Automotive Technology (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.); and Advanced Manufacturing (10 a.m.) also will be held.

 

For information and to register for the Open House, visit http://www.raritanval.edu/openhouse. For additional information, contact Admissions at admissions@raritanval.edu or 908-526-1200.

 

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

 

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu. 

Women’s History Month Programs Scheduled at RVCC

 

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center at Raritan Valley Community College, with assistance from the RVCC Foundation, is sponsoring a number of events the week of March 27. The programs will feature a keynote lecture by author Rebecca Traister.

 

The events will include talks from scholars, authors, students, activists and leaders in the field offering valuable insights about the past, present and future of Women & Gender Studies. The following programs, which are all free of charge and open to the public, have been scheduled at the College’s Branchburg campus:

Keynote speaker Rebecca Traister will discuss her best-selling book, All the Single Ladies, Wednesday, March 29, at 4 p.m., in the Conference Center. Viewed through the lens of an unmarried American woman, Traister’s book offers a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life. The text focuses on such topics as class, race and sexual orientation, and includes vivid anecdotes from contemporary and historical figures.

Dr. Carl Lindskoog, RVCC Assistant Professor of History, will speak on “The Triangle Factory Fire: Women, Labor, and the Workplace, 1911 and Today,” Monday, March 27, at 4 p.m., in the Robeson Room (Library). Dr. Lindskoog will discuss the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, which claimed the lives of 146 garment workers and was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in American history. The discussion will focus on the tragedy and how it impacted workplace safety and women’s labor issues.

The META Theatre Company will present, “RISE! An Interactive Theatre Experience,” Tuesday, March 28, at 4 p.m., in the Conference Center (Rooms A & B). The Meta Theatre Company will present real-life scenarios focusing on social justice issues in our community. Audience members will learn about how people witness “hate talk” and sometimes don't know how to respond. The presentation will include examples of how one can react in such situations.

The College’s 2017 Women and Gender Studies (WGST) Essay Contest winners will be honored Thursday, March 30, at 1 p.m., in the Robeson Room (Library). This year’s winners, Arelys J. Cordero, Alexandra Mannix and Fabiana Rocha, will share their award-winning essays, which they will present at the upcoming NJ WGST Consortium.

For additional information about any of the programs, contact Brandyn Heppard, Brandyn.Heppard@raritanval.edu.

 

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

 

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.