David Suarez Softball Classic seeks teams for the annual benefit to be held on Saturday, July 16, at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South. David Suarez, a graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, died in the World Trade Center. Scholarships have been set up in his name. The suggested donation per team is $600. Visit www.david suarez.org or call Jeff Tobias at 201-787-8074.
West Windsor Township invites community groups to participate in the Memorial Day Parade. The route is from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, along Clarksville Road, to the township municipal building. Visit www.westwindsornj.org or call Gay Huber at 609-799-2400, ext. 213.
Troop 40 at 40
Boy Scouts of America Troop 40 in West Windsor celebrates a 40-year anniversary Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, at Community Park in West Windsor. The members seek past Troop 40 Scoutmasters, Chairs, and Eagle scouts. If you fall into one of these groups, or can share contact information of someone who does, call Joyce Monsees at 609-799-7674.
Princeton Junction Post Office “Dog Bite Awareness Poster Contest” is open to students in grades 1 to 5. The theme is good neighbors keep good control of their dogs. One entry per student. Entries must be 11 by 14 inches, horizontal or vertical, in any two-dimension medium. Entry must have entry form attached to the back in a sealed envelope. Deadline is Wednesday, May 18. All entries will be displayed in the lobby of the post office. Judging is on Friday, May 20.
Kids Walk for Chalk
Kids for Kids of New Jersey walk a thon is set for Saturday, June 11, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Princeton Recreation Department Track behind the Community Park Pool. To register call Alexandra or Danielle Olgin of West Windsor at 609-897-0564.
Peddie Community Players has open auditions for world premiere of new comedy “Exhibit This!” on Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and 26, 7 to 9 p.m. in the choral room of the Swig Arts Center, Peddie School, Hightstown. Written by New Jersey playwright Luigi Januzzi, the contemporary play is set in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Performances July 8 to 17. Male and female actors should be age 20 and up. Visit www.peddie.org/capps or call 609-490-7550.
Stars in the Park seeks actors for “The Wizard of Oz” to open at Open Air Theater on Thursday, August 18. Roles to be cast include the Wizard, Uncle Henry, Auntie Em, Nikko, adults for singing, dancing, and speaking roles, and close to 16 Munchkins. Auditions are Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Lorraine Wargo at 609-530-0912 for appointment.
Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey is accepting applications for acting apprenticeships and internships in all areas for young adults ages 18 and older. “Take the Summer On!” runs from May 29 to August 15. Application deadline is Friday, May 13. Tuition is $1,"475 for the apprentice program. Most internships are unpaid. Housing is $840. For information call 973-408-3806.
Ellarslie: Trenton Museum Society seeks volunteers to help with all aspects of the society, a small camcorder to document student puppetry sketches, and donations of perennials to plant in the front garden. Call 609-989-1191.
Thomas Sweet is donating a pint of ice cream to each donor of a pint of blood at the University Medical Center of Princeton for the next year in honor of their 25th anniversary. Call 609-497-4366 to make an appointment to donate.
American Red Cross now offers online services to find convenient locations and to register to donate blood. Visit www.pleasegiveblood.org or call 800-GiveLife for information.
Build-A-Bear Workshop in partnership with UNICEF is sending 40,"000 teddy bears to children affected by the tsunami. Project Bearlift seeks 200 people on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. to make a bear for free to donate to children in Myanmar, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and India. Quakerbridge Mall, 215 Quakerbridge Mall, Lawrence.
World Fair Trade Day
Ten Thousand Villages, Whole Earth Center, and Salty Dog join fair trade stores and organizations and offer in-store sales on Saturday, May 14. Retailers provide the markets for fair trade products and focus on small-scale farmers and artisans in poor countries. For information the stores listed above at 609-638-4464, 609-924-7429, or 609-924-0455.
American Stroke Association offers programs Saturday, May 14, to Saturday, May 21, for American Stroke Month. Stroke awareness, risk assessment, and screening programs are offered through New Jersey. Visit www.strokeassociation.org or call 888-4-STROKE for information and schedule.
Mercer County Bar Foundation offers scholarships to individuals pursuing a legal education in accredited law schools. Call 609-585-6200 for information and application.
Camp Quality New Jersey seeks volunteer companions for children with cancer at camp Sunday, June 26, to Friday, July 1. Requirements include being 18 or over, references, police check, personal interview, and attendance at a training class. Visit www.campquality.org or call 732-780-1409.