Programs meeting virtually on Zoom as well as in-person programming
Pickleball Bootcamp is a three-session course designed for beginners to learn the basics of pickleball, run drills, and, of course, play the game. With two beginner boot camps offered during the month of August, interested players can choose which one they’d like to sign up for. Bootcamps require a minimum of 4 players and maximum of 6 for class viability.
Instructor: Carolyn Dardani-Horensky is a level-1 Pickleball instructor focused on creating pickleball “learn and play” programs. She brings a high-level of enthusiasm, professionalism, and patience to the court as she helps developing pickleball players learn how to play the game.
Fee: $60 for residents/$75 for non-residents
Pickleball Bootcamp Group 1 — Wednesdays beginning August 17 through August 31, noon–1:00 p.m.
Pickleball Bootcamp Group 2 — Wednesdays beginning August 17 through August 31, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Pickleball Group Court Rentals
Do you have a pickleball crew or partner and looking to play some games? Then make a reservation for our pickleball court located in our Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton Street. Our court is available for rent when not booked by PSRC events or activities. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations.
Fee: $35 for Princeton Residents, $40 for Non-Princeton Residents per hour per group
To rent our court, sign up HERE
Pickleball Open Court
Looking to play some pickup Pickleball? Join other Pickleball enthusiasts and register for our Pickleball open court that takes place every Thursday from 10:00 a.m.–noon in our Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton Street. Participants should have experience with Pickleball. To learn how to play, sign up for one of our Bootcamps!
Fee: $10 for Princeton Residents, $15 for Non-Princeton Residents
To register for Pickleball Open Court, sign up HERE
DOWN THE SHORE: VACATIONS IN VICTORIAN ERA CAPE MAY (Hybrid – In-Person at PFR Location and on Zoom)
Wednesday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a summer vacation at the shore in the late nineteenth century? Learn about retreats at America’s oldest seaside resort and their similarities to today. Presenter Ben Ridings is the curator at Cape May MAC (Museums + Arts + Culture), a nonprofit organization that runs three historic sites.
PSRC’s Down the Shore Program is sponsored by The Bank of Princeton and Progression PT.
LIVE FROM EGYPT: SAILING THE RIVER NILE (Hybrid – In-Person at PFR Location and on Zoom)
Tuesday, August 16, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Join a live, professional tour guide as we travel by motorboat along the famous river Nile. Learn more about the culture, history, and wildlife that resides along the banks of the longest river in the world.
PSRC’s Live from Egypt Program is sponsored by The Bank of Princeton and Progression PT.
VOTE FOR THE NEXT “LIVE FROM…” VIRTUAL TOUR
For the months of October and November, we want your vote for which live, guided tour we take! Remember, each “Live From” tour is hosted virtually by a local guide in real time that you can interact with and ask questions.
Check out the locations and descriptions for these unique tours in the link below and vote for your favorite today!
TABLE TENNIS (In-Person at Suzanne Patterson Building)
Mondays and Fridays, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Come for camaraderie, exercise, and fun! All skill levels are invited to participant in this energetic sport.
Preregistration required, no fee.
BINGO (In-Person at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)
Wednesdays, August 10 and August 24, Doors open 1:00–1:30 p.m., Event runs 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun playing Summer Bingo where there’s no charge and every game ends with a winner! Fun and exciting prizes will be available.
Registration is required as space is limited to 32 players.
FYI Seminar — “Get All the Benefits You Might Be Missing Out On” (In-Person at PFR Location)
Tuesday, August 16 at 3:00 p.m.
The Mercer County Benefits Enrollment Center and SHIP are here to help. Learn more about what benefits you may qualify for in New Jersey, what assistance is offered when applying for these benefits, and how to navigate beneficiaries through enrollment or issues with Medicare. A SHIP counselor will be on hand to answer questions.
Presenter Dolores Bryant has more than twenty years of experience working with children and families and has worked at Children’s Home Society of New Jersey for almost fifteen years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University.
Registration required, no fee.
Sponsors: Homewatch CareGivers, NightingaleNJ Eldercare, and Penn Medicine Princeton Health
WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science, and history of photography. The next World Photography Day will take place on Friday, August 19, 2022. Share your best photos on social media and tag using #WorldPhotographyDay.
Sharon Hurley, PSRC director of social services, traveled to Yosemite National Park and to Big Sur in May 2022. She plans to select ONE photo from her vacation to post on the World Photography Day website. Go to page 14/15 in the August PSRC newsletter to view four of her favorite photos.
Help Sharon decide which photo she should post? Click HERE before August 17 to VOTE!
GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS (Zoom)
Mondays at 1:00 p.m.
CAREGIVERS GROUP (Zoom)
Monday, August 8 at 3:00 p.m.
NEXT CHAPTER: WIDOWS & WIDOWERS GROUP (Hybrid)
Tuesday, August 9 at 11:00 a.m.
KNIT WITS (Hybrid – In-Person at Spruce Circle)
Tuesday, August 9 at 1:00 p.m.
LET’S TALK (Zoom)
Wednesday, August 10 at 3:00 p.m.
CHILDREN OF AGING PARENTS (Hybrid)
Thursday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m.
BEREAVEMENT GROUP (Zoom)
Monday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.
GRANDPARENTING GROUP — Not meeting in August
THE DONALD AND NANCY LIGHT TECHNOLOGY LITERACY LAB
Our well-appointed and roomy Tech Lab welcomes you with brand new PC’s and MAC computers. Stop by to check your email, get some work done, connect with friends and family, or surf the web Tech assistance is available two ways: in-person on Thursdays, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and virtually, Monday through Friday. All tech help is by appointment only.
For any questions about programs and groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be connected with the program team member who can best assist you.