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9 events going on in New Brunswick this week

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The chilly weather is here to stay and the season of giving is well underway. Find out how you can get involved in the community. Or find a place to cozy up and read a good book or watch a good movie.

Monday, November 13

Taking the jump from the dorm to off-campus living can be a challenge for students, but Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships is offering help. Drop in for the Off-Campus Housing Fair at the Main Lounge of the College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Avenue, between 3 and 7 p.m. Research off-campus living options, meet landlords and learn about different campus resources. Best of all, free food!

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Do you like dogs and puppies? Do you like reading? Then stop by the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue, for the Tales with Tails event. Participants will be given a chance to read a story, play with the dogs and learn more about what therapy dogs do. The event starts 4:30 p.m. and is open for children up to age 12.

The Town Clock Community Development Corporation is holding its 4th annual “Jazzin’ for Funds” event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Delta’s Restaurant to raise funds for domestic violence programming at Dina’s Dwellings. The Town Clock Dina’s Dwellings provides affordable, permanent housing for women and children fleeing an abusive situation, and offers an array of programming. Tickets are $50, which covers Southern cuisine, wine, jazz music, 50/50 and raffles with prizes. Visit the Town Clock website to purchase tickets and for more info.

Cold and rainy days often making for staying indoors and watching a movie. Stop by the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue, to do just that, with a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. The movie runs 6:30 to 8:47 p.m. Admission is free and family and friends are welcome to come enjoy this PG-13 film.

Tuesday, November 14

If you’re interested in exploring the world of jazz, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers has just the thing for you. Teens and tweens from ages 11 to 18 are invited to the Free Youth Jazz Workshop: Expanding Horizons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center at 85 George Street on the Rutgers Douglass Campus.

In this free workshop, those who love jazz and want to learn more, or who are already immersed in the music, can swing by for an improvisational workshop taught by Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble Director David Miller and Assistant Director William Macirowski. For anyone interested in pursuing their jazz interest by joining the Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble, this event will also count as an audition.

Wednesday, November 15

Hey Vsauce, Michael here, and this Wednesday, the Youtube star will be here at the State Theatre New Jersey, along with Adam Savage from the hit show Mythbusters, for their performance of Brain Candy Live. In this two-hour performance, the duo will showcase mind-blowing, hands-on science demonstrations. Ticket prices range from $35 to $75 and can be bought at the State Theatre website. The show starts 7 p.m. and the theatre is at 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

Rutgers students interested in showing off their comedy skills can stop by the Red Lion Cafe for a Comedy Open Mic Night, hosted by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA). Think you got what it takes to leave your fellow students in stitches; then stop by. If you want to perform, please email rupacomedymedia@gmail.com. The open mic runs 8 to 10 p.m. and the cafe is located at the lower level of the College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick. Best of all, free food!

Thursday, November 16

The New Brunswick Free Public Library is partnering with NJ Career Connections for its monthly “Path to Employment” job search workshop, 5 to 6 p.m. at the library, 60 Livingston Avenue. Learn how to set goals, deal with job loss and adapt to changes in your life. Please register by calling 732-745-5108 x20, or emailing nbfpl@lmxac.org.

The Rutgers University Student Assembly is holding a town hall with Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, 7:30 p.m. at the Student Activities Center. Bring your questions and concerns and make your voice heard!

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