Associated Press New Jersey Daybook for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
CHRISTIE/GUADAGNO SCHEDULE — Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno have no public events scheduled on Saturday.
Contacts: Michael Drewniak, 609-777-2600.
Colin Reed, 609-777-2600.
11 a.m. FBC–RUTGERS-PINSTRIPE BOWL PRACTICE — Rutgers University’s football team practices for the team’s “New Era Pinstripe Bowl” game against the University of Notre Dame, scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 28, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
Note: 11 to 11:20 a.m. practice open to photographers and television camera crews followed by 11:20 a.m. to noon practice open only to selected regular season beat reporters, and 12:20 p.m. interviews with coach Kyle Flood and selected players.
Location: Indoor Practice and Conditioning Facility, Busch campus, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Sutphen Road off River Road, Piscataway.
Contacts: Jason Baum, 732-445-6069 or 201-966-6338.
11:30 a.m. COMPACT CAR RALLY-PEDIATRIC TOY DRIVE — During a “holiday road rally” as part of an eighth annual toy donation drive organized by the Prestige MINI automotive dealership in Ramsey, the dealership’s customers will use their compact cars to deliver toys to patients at Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, a division of Hackensack University Medical Center’s Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.
Note: Please notify contact Sheri Hensley before attending by sending an email to shensley@hackensackUMC.org or calling 551-996-3586.
Location: Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, Hackensack University Medical Center, 12 Second St. off Essex Street, Hackensack.
Contacts: Sheri Hensley, 551-996-3586.
Noon – 8 p.m. FORMER INMATES-FUNDRAISING BRACELETS — Artisans from the “Same Sky America” initiative’s Jersey City pilot project, which employs local women recently released from prison, sell hand-crocheted “Benefit Bracelets” at the Newport Centre mall from Friday through Sunday, Dec. 13 to 15, to raise money for the initiative.
Note: Please notify contact Jenna Spector before attending by sending an email to Jenna@ejmediagroup.com or calling 212-518-4771 ext. 123.
Location: Kiosk near Swedish apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB’s H&M store, Foot Locker Inc.’s Kids Foot Locker store, Kohl’s Illinois Inc.’s department store and Sears Holdings Corp.’s department store, second level, Newport Centre mall, 30 Mall Drive West, Jersey City.
Contacts: Jenna Spector, 212-518-4771 ext. 123.
Alma Kadric, 201-793-0844.
1 p.m. CAMDEN MAYOR — Santa Claus arrives on a Camden Fire Department truck as Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd and the city host a fourth annual “Teddy’s Toys for Camden Kids” event for over 500 children and their relatives, who registered to attend through city community centers.
Note: 1 p.m. event begins with 1 to 1:15 p.m. arrival of Santa Claus.
Location: Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden.
Contacts: Robert Corrales, 856-757-7200 or 856-397-7972 (cell).
1 p.m. SCHOOL SHOOTING-ANNIVERSARY-ACTIVISTS — During events in Morristown and Princeton, activists mark Saturday’s anniversary of the Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that killed 26 children, school administrators and teachers.
1 p.m. PRINCETON — Organizing for Action’s regional coordinator, Keith Jones II, Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and area religious officials including the executive director of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action, the Rev. Robert Moore, speak during the coalition’s free public commemoration ceremony, featuring church choir performances and followed by a free public 2 p.m. “Holiday Potluck for Peace” gathering. Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Lincoln Highway/Nassau St. (state Route 27), Princeton. Contacts: The Rev. Robert Moore, 609-924-5022, 609-924-1206 or 609-937-6931 (cell).
4 p.m. MORRISTOWN — Members of Organizing for Action’s state chapter and residents participate in an outdoor candlelight vigil and indoor remembrance program. Church of the Redeemer, 36 South St. (state Route 124), Morristown. Contacts: Alexander Rabinowitz, 973-323-8653 or 973-243-8600 ext. 199.