Opportunities

In Our Towns

High School South annual fall flea market, to be held on Saturday, October 9, has spaces available for $15. Proceeds support the PTA/PTSA district-wide scholarship fund, mini grant program, and post prom. Both new and used merchandise may be sold. For information contact Ruth Novak at 609-936-9059.

Princeton Junction Post Office has a Postmaster for a Day Contest. If you are interested in shadowing the postmaster and supervisor, write a letter to Postmaster for a Day Contest, Princeton Junction Post Office, 331 North Post Road, Princeton Junction 08550. Your letter must include your name, address, phone number, and why you would like the opportunity. Entry must be postmarked by Thursday, September 2.

West Windsor Township resumes once-a-week garbage pick-up on Monday, September 13. There is no trash pick-up on Labor Day.

Plainsboro Public Library seeks artists, musicians, writers, and performers to be part of the Ninth Annual Festival of the Arts on Saturday, September 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. Finished artwork must be at the library by Saturday, September 11. For information call 609-275-2897 or visit www.lmxac.org/plainsboro.

Stage Auditions

Kelsey Theater has auditions for several fall productions at Mercer Community College.

Playful Theater Productions, Oliver! on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 7 and 8, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Production opens Friday, November 19. Must be eight or older to audition. Call 609-499-1388 for appointment.

Pennington Players, ""A Christmas Story,"" Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m.; and Sunday, September 19, noon to 4 p.m. The show opens on Friday, December 10. Call 609-737-7529 for appointment.

Voice Auditions

Voices Chorale auditions are Tuesday, August 24, 4:30 p.m. at Music Together, 66 Witherspoon Street. Also Tuesday to Thursday, September 7, 8, and 9 at the same location. Call Sandy at 609-799-2211. Www.voiceschorale.org.

Princeton Pro Musica is auditioning volunteer and pair choral singers for its upcoming season. Call 609-683-5122 to schedule an appointment. Www.princetonpromusica.org.

Hopewell Valley Chorus seeks singers for the holiday season. New members are invited to rehearsal on Mondays, September 13, 20, and 27, at Hopewell Valley High School, at 7:15 p.m. No auditions. $35 fee. Call 609-538-0777 for information.

Trenton Children’s Chorus seeks children in second grade through high school. Auditions are required for grade five and older as they will be placed in a program based on skills, maturity, and readiness. Voice training and sight-singing skills are taught. Call Gloria Betha at 609-393-9645 for information.

Community Christian Choir seeks adults and children for their inter-faith ministry choir that raises funds for area charities. Registration is Thursday and Friday, September 2 and 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 4, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Allentown Presbyterian Church, Route 539. Call 609-587-7076 or visit www.ccchoir.com.

Lashir, the Jewish Community Choir that sings in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino, seeks new members for their 12th season. Call Felice Farber at 609-252-0812.

Sheket, the junior choir of the Princeton Jewish Center, seeks children ages 9 to 13, to perform at community events throughout the year. Call Robin Wallack at 609-924-0330 for information.

Dance Auditions

Roxey Ballet has auditions for ""The Nutcracker"" and the world premiere of ""The Nutty Nutcracker"" on Saturday, September 4, for November performances. Audition fee is $20 and there is a $100 participation fee for those accepted. Auditions will be at the studios at 243 North Union Street, Lambertville. For information call 609-397-7616 ext. 809 or visit www.roxeyballet.com.

West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company holds auditions for ""The New Age Nutcracker"" on Sunday, September 12, at the Dance Corner II, Plainsboro Plaza, 10 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro. Auditions begin at 12:30 p.m. for ages 3 and up. Call 609-799-9677 for schedule and information.

Jazz Auditions

Westminster Conservatory has auditions for the new ensembles, Jazz Combo and Westminster Big Band, on Wednesday, September 8, or by appointment. Call 609-921-7104 for appointment. The new jazz program also features classes in jazz history and jazz theory for students from grade 9 through adult.

Volunteer

55 Plus seeks a pianist for the musical parody ""Montclair Lady"" based upon ""My Fair Lady."" Volunteer pianist is needed at six rehearsals in September and October as well as the November 18 performance. Call Murray Reich at 609-921-7499.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County offers master gardener classes to train for community volunteer work. $225 fee. Classes will be held in South Brunswick on Friday mornings. Call 732-398-2598 for information.

Superior Court of New Jersey seeks citizen volunteers for its Child Placement Review Boards. All volunteers must complete training program. Call Paul Andrews at 609-571-4027 for information.

Participate Please

Cool Girls, a program for girls in middle and high school to explore poetry with Cool Women, a seven-women poetry group, is accepting applications. Send ten poems with a cover letter, along with name, grade level, address, phone number, and school, to Susan Kubota, YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton 08540. For information call 609-497-2100 ext. 317.

Princeton Family YMCA offers swimming classes for all ages at facilities on Paul Robeson Place and at the Princeton Theological Seminary Pool in West Windsor. Call 609-497-9622 for information.

Mercer Community College offers credit and noncredit fine art and yoga classes at Artworks in Trenton this fall. Call 609-586-4800 for information.

VSA Arts of New Jersey offers a fine arts program for students age 8 to 21 with disabilities at the Regional Day School of the Mercer County Special Services School District. Registration required for the free program. They also offer music, movement, and art classes in New Brunswick. Call 732-745-3885 for information.

Arts Council of Princeton offers art and drama classes for children and teens of all ages and interests. Call 609-924-8777 or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

Jacobs Music Company is leading an international ""Peace Piano"" event to promote world peace and help needy children in other nations through music. The piano will circulate during the month of October in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area. Talented child pianists will have the opportunity to perform on the piano onstage during a ""Play for Peace."" To participate in the perform-a-thon, call Mark Love at 215-568-0021 or visit www.jacobsmusic.com.