Jack Murphy, a 17-year-old Lawrence resident, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout last month. For his project, Murphy constructed a community bulletin board and two benches in the garden at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Murphy, a senior at Lawrence High School, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 27.

Local groups hosting lecture

The League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township, ACLU Let People Vote: Mercer County, and the Lawrence Citizen Activists will co-sponsor a public talk by Jeannine Frisby LaRue on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Library. The library is located at 2751 Brunswick Pike.

LaRue will speak to about work on issue advocacy in general, and specifically advocating for the voting rights restoration bills currently before the state legislature (S2100 and A3456). Founder of the blog LaRuelist Report and Senior Vice President of the Kaufman Zita Group, LaRue has spent almost 40 years serving the public on policy, governmental, and political issues in the public and private sectors.

Militia Museum open

The Militia Museum of New Jersey, located at the National Guard Amory on 151 Eggert Crossing Road, is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in September from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum has on display military guns, uniforms and equipment from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Admission is free. For more information, call (609) 530-6802 or send an email to ngmmnj-lv@outlook.com.

Hamnett soccer registration open

There still is time to register for Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association’s fall recreation program and be placed onto a team in time for opening day, set for Saturday, Sept. 8.

Registration is open to boys and girls ages 3 to 14 years old of all skill levels. Games take place at designated time slots on Saturdays throughout the fall. Optional professional training with the New York Red Bulls is provided on Friday evenings.

Players from all towns are welcome to participate in the program, which has been serving the greater Lawrence community since 1957. Financial assistance is offered. To register, visit lawrencehamnett.com.