Ladies, Check Your Closets

Do you have semi-formal and formal dresses that you once wore but do not plan on wearing again? High School South seeks donations of dressy dresses to benefit the annual post-prom event. The dresses will be sold at a fixed price of $25 at a sale on Saturday, February 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church on South Mill Road in West Windsor.

“Although this is a post-prom fundraiser, there are a lot of people who could benefit by a little help on the cost of a prom dress,"" says Paula Huttner, a member of the post-prom committee.

For information on donations, call Alex Lawrence, guidance counselor at the school, at 609-716-5050, ext. 7346. The deadline for donations is Saturday, January 22.

In Town

West Windsor Library offers a new book club for students in grades 5 and 6. Created by West Windsor teenagers, it is hosted by the African American Parent Support Group and is open to all students interested in reading. The first meeting is Saturday, January 22, 2 to 5 p.m.

West Windsor Recreation offers youth ski trips for students in grades 4 to 8. Trips to Jack Frost Mountain in the Poconos are scheduled for Monday, January 17, and Friday, February 18. Register at www.wwparks-recreation.com or call 609-799-6141 for information.

Drama

Playful Theater Productions seeks actors for “Seussical the Musical” at Kelsey Theater in West Windsor. Auditions are on Saturday, January 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prepare a musical theater song preferably not from the production and be prepared for a dance audition. Thirty roles are available, most for ages 16 and over. Call 609-882-9636 for appointment.

Pierrot Productions seeks actors for “Sweet Charity” at Kelsey Theater in April. Auditions are Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9, beginning at noon; and Wednesday, January 12, at 7 p.m. Call 609-658-1233 for appointment.

Academy Theater seeks teen actors for children’s theater starting in February. Audition is Wednesday, January 5, 7 to 9 p.m. 146 Route 130, Bordentown. Call 609-291-9000 for appointment.

Kidsville Production seeks actors ages 12 to 55 for “Goldilocks on Trial” at Villagers Theater in Somerset. Comedy version of the classic fairy tale. Auditioners should be prepared to tell one joke (not a knock-knock). Visit www.villagerstheatre.com for information.

Step II Productions seeks actors and dancers age 14 and up for “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the Dance Conservatory, Vermillion Square, 8919 New Falls Road, Levittown, Pennsylvania. Visit www.thedancecons@aol.com or call 215-946-0100 for information.

Kelsey Kids Playshop begins the winter session on Saturday, January 8. The 10-week workshop is offered in collaboration with Youth Stages. For children from kindergarten through fifth grade. $175. Visit www.kelseyatmccc.org or call 609-4800 ext. 3566.

Dance

Pennington Dance offers a five-week African dance workshop for dancers 10 and older on Saturdays from 3 to 4 p.m., February 5 through March 12, at the studio in the Cyrus Lodge, 131 Burd Street, Pennington. Call Nancy Warner at 609-737-7596 to register.

Music

East Windsor-Hightstown Chorus begins their spring session on Tuesday, January 18. The group sings a variety of light music, Broadway show tunes, and contemporary choral music. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m., at the Grace Norton Rogers School, Stockton Street, Hightstown. For information call Mitch Sharoff at 609-448-0856.

Philomusica seeks singers for May performances of “Voices of the Spirit,” religious music from Renaissance to 19th century for choir and organ. Auditions are by appointment January 3, 10, and 17. Visit www.philomusica.org or call 888-744-5668.

Westminster Choir College offers Saturday seminars including Choral Ensemble Warm-Up, Guitar in the Classroom, Piano Pedagogy: What Does the Lesson Teach Us?, Handbell Repertoire for Lent and Easter, Conductors’ Musicianship, and Vocal Master Classes. Call 609-924-7416 for information.

Art

Mercer Community College offers courses at Artworks, the Trenton visual arts school, from January 18 through May. Classes include “Portrait Painting,” “Anatomy and Drawing,” “Exploring Painted Finishes,” “Figure Drawing.” For information visit www.mccc.edu or call 609-586-9446.

Participate Please

East Windsor Township and Hightstown Borough seek donations of food, gift certificates, and money for area individuals and families in need. Non-perishable food can be donated at 16 Lanning Boulevard, East Windsor, 148 North Main Street, Hightstown, or at East Windsor Rescue Squad, District 1 on Twin Rivers Drive. Call 609-448-5678 ext. 237 for information.

Fresh Air Fund seeks host families for the 2005 season to provide New York City children with a summer respite from the city. For information visit www.freshair.org or call Betsy Bloemeke at 609-448-1027.