Calendar

Apr
25
Thu
Lawrence After School Program at YWCA
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

In observance of Staff Development Day, children enrolled in the After School Program at Lawrence Township schools will spend the day at Lawrence Intermediate School.

* Date subject to change based on the school district.

Face Mask Casting – BCRC
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

We find that engaging in creative arts can be a powerful healing experience for breast cancer survivors facing health challenges. Healing arts helps in so many ways including expressing thoughts and emotions, lowering stress and anxiety, connecting with oneself in a deeper way, coping with grief, and creating something unique and beautiful!

Join us for a face mask casting workshop where we will cast your face with plaster strips to then be decorated in any way you see fit. More details can be found below!

RSVP is required. Contact Melissa White at mwhite@ywcaprinceton.org.

Thought Provoking Talks 2019
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Speakers at 2018 Thought Provoking Talk Session L-R: Dr. Jianping Wang, Noemi de la Puente, Dr. Evelyn McDowell & Shirley Satterfield

2019 Stand Against Racism campaign will kick-off with Thought Provoking Talks, an special event where speakers share inspiring and poignant accounts of the racism they have experienced in their lives. Our keynote speaker will be Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson. The Assemblywoman will be joined by speakers Elizabeth Williams-Riley, President  and CEO at American Conference on Diversity, Lauren Lalicon, the Policy Director for First Lady Tammy Murphy, and Caroline Clarke, Board Member of Not In Our Town Princeton. The event will be followed by for group discussions.

Apr
26
Fri
Youth Rally – Stand Against Racism
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join YWCA Princeton and Corner House Behavioral Health at Hinds Plaza to discuss and share experiences regarding racism through poetry and music. All are welcome to attend and participate!

Apr
27
Sat
Dance For A Cause: Jazzercise Class
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Pennington Jazzercise and the YWCA Princeton for a morning of dancing for a cause! Stephanie from Pennington Jazzercise will lead us through an hour long Jazzercise class, followed by mingling and refreshments. 100% of funds raised will go towards bringing an anti-bullying program to preschoolers at YWCA Princeton.

Healthy Minds Matter in Mercer County
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

With a generous grant from the United Way of Greater Mercer County, the Urban Mental Health Alliance (UMHA) is pleased to collaborate with UIH Family Partners (UIH) to launch a county wide mental health initiative entitled, Healthy Minds Matter in Mercer County. The program is a 6-part workshop series open to the general public and geared towards urban communities and communities of color. The series includes UMHA’s signature workshop, Healthy Minds in Our Communities along with five other workshops that focus on stress management, addiction and recovery, self-advocacy, depression and trauma response training.

April 6, 2019 Healthy Minds in Our Communities
April 13, 2019 Real Stress, Real Stress Management
April 27, 2019 Being a Healthy Mind Gatekeeper

October 5, 2019 What is Addiction?
October 12, 2019 Why Am I Depressed
October 19, 2019 Trauma Response and Self-Care

Apr
28
Sun
Belly Dance: Girl’s Night benefiting BCRC
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Come out with your fiends for a fun night of dance & socializing while supporting our Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). Light refreshments included.

May
1
Wed
Paint ‘N’ Sip
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Interested in joining the NEXT GEN Board or just looking to meet other young professional women? Join us for a Paint ‘n’ Sip party! Meet our NEXT GEN board, enjoy some food, wine and good company before bringing your own piece of artwork home. Get your tickets below.

Agenda:
6:00 to 6:30 pm – Networking with wine and snacks
6:30 to 6:45 pm – NEXT GEN welcome and painting instructor introduction
6:45 to 9:00 pm – Paint Party!

Online registration deadline: April 28. Walk-ins welcome.

May
2
Thu
General Art Workshop – BCRC
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

We find that engaging in creative arts can be a powerful healing experience for breast cancer survivors facing health challenges. Healing arts helps in so many ways including expressing thoughts and emotions, lowering stress and anxiety, connecting with oneself in a deeper way, coping with grief, and creating something unique and beautiful!

This workshop will be an opportunity for you to consult with artists about decorating your breast or mask casting that were previously done, or to continue your creative processes with paint and other materials. More details can be found below!

RSVP is required. Contact Melissa White at mwhite@ywcaprinceton.org.

May
4
Sat
Eat Better, Live Better – BCRC
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

What we eat and how we prepare our food have a big impact on our health, and can work with our body to remove illness and promote radiant vitality. Each Eat Better, Live Better class will focus on a nutrition topic of specific relevance to breast cancer patients and survivors. Watch as mouth-watering dishes are prepared and the nutritional benefits are explained, then enjoy a delicious meal. No need to bring anything except your curiosity and appetite!

Anthony Dissen, MPH, MA, RDN is a health educator and community wellness dietitian focusing on plant-based nutrition and integrative health. He works as an Instructor of Health Sciences at Stockton University and serves as an Integrative Dietitian at CentraState Medical Center. Anthony holds a Masters degree in Holistic Health Studies from Georgian Court University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

The materials fee for each class is $15. You may register for individual classes or the entire series.
Preference will be given to breast cancer patients and survivors, but caregivers may register if space is available.