In Town

High School North seeks crafters and vendors for the annual spring craft fair on Saturday, March 25, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Alka Gardner at 609-799-2290 for information.

Fresh Air Fund seeks committee members, volunteers, and host families for the summer of 2006. Each summer children from New York City’s low-income communities are invited for a two-week vacations in suburban and small town communities. Visit www.freshair.org or call Rhoda Corkedale, a West Windsor resident, at 609-799-4673.

For Kids

Mercer County Improvement Authority is sponsoring an environmental earth day contest for Mercer County students, grades K to 8. The theme is to show how you care about the environment in your neighborhood, town, or in Mercer County. Projects may be a greeting card, bumper sticker, or grocery bag. Deadline is Friday, March 3. Awards will be presented on Saturday, April 22. For information visit www.mcia-nj.com or call Brenda Ricci at 609-278-8094.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center seeks young performers for NJPAC’s Young Artist Talent Search auditions. Audition workshops are Thursday, February 23, and Monday, February 27. There are 250 openings in six arts training programs. Auditions are Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26. Visit www.njpac.org or call 973-353-8009.

Rochester Institute of Technology invites students with hearing loss in grades 6 to 11 to compete in a national science fair for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Finalists in middle and high school divisions will be invited to Rochester, New York, for the science fair on April 28 and 29. Visit www.rit.edu/ntid/sciencefair or call 585-475-6723. Deadline is Wednesday, February 15.

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs seek 10 high school juniors and senior to re-live history and experience what the Lewis and Clark Expedition faced 200 years ago. To earn one of 540 slots for the all-expense paid trip to North Dakota in August, write a Lewis and Clark-focused essay addressing “what military value most describes the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery journey and why? Visit www.lcyouthrendezvous.com. Deadline Tuesday, February 28.

Kids Sports

Princeton Girls Lacrosse is taking registration for the spring season for girls in grades three to eight. Practice is at Riverside School, Princeton, on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings. Registration fee is $290. Call Aaron Burt at 609-240-4033 or E-mail princetongirlslax@yahoo.com.

Scholarships Available

Eden Institute Foundation offers $1,"000 scholarships to area high school seniors who are planning college majors and future careers in special education or related disciplines. Visit www.edenservices.org or call 609-987-0099.

Junior League of Greater Princeton seeks scholarship applications for the 2006 Volunteerism Scholarship Program that provides two $1,"500 scholarships to students planning to attend either college or vocational school. The awards recognize overall volunteer service and/or outstanding leadership in a single community service project. Applicants must be female and live in Mercer Bucks, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, or Somerset counties. Visit www.jlpg.org for application. Deadline is March 1.

Casting Calls

New Line Cinema has launched a nationwide casting search to fill three roles in the its upcoming feature film adaptation of “Hairspray.” Roles include Tracy Turnblad, female, Caucasian, age 16 to 21, overweight, pretty face, and triple threat; Seaweed, African American male, age 16 to 21, handsome, and must sing and dance; and Li’L Inez, African American female, age 10 to 13, must sing and dance. Open call on Saturday, February 11, Hilton Theater Rehearsal Studios, New York City. Visit www.hairspraymovie.com for complete details.

Princeton Shopping Center seeks musicians and bands that perform music from other countries for the annual concert series. Contact Chris Hanington at 609-921-6234 for information.

Roxey Ballet seeks professional artists for the season. Auditions are Sunday, February 26, 12:30 p.m. at the Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th Street, New York City. Also, Monday, February 27, at noon, at Trisha Brown Dance Studios, 625 West 55th Street, New York City. Visit www.roxeyballet.com or call 609-397-7616.

Community Christian Choir seeks singers ages five and up for children and adult choirs. Visit www.ccchoir.com or call 609-587-7076.

Call for Entries

Garden State Horror Writers will accept entries for the annual short story contest from February 1 to March 15. The theme is “Superstitions” and entries can be horror, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, or thriller, not longer than 3,"000 words. Visit www.gshw.net/contests.html for detailed instructions on submissions. Entry fee is $10 per story.

Philadelphia Songwriters Project has a call for original submissions to be arranged and performed by Philadelphia ensembles and choirs in 2007. Deadline is Monday, April 10. Material must be submitted on a CD. $10 per song. Visit www.phillysongwriters.com for information.

Arts Council of Princeton seeks submissions for small works exhibit, “Space of Chance” opening Thursday, March 2. Each piece must be no larger than six, by six, by six inches, and can be in any medium including sculpture, painting, pottery, photographs, and poetry. Free to members (membership is $40.) Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org for information.

Continuing Education

Evergreen Forum presents 14 courses in the daytime lifelong learning study program for adults. Classes include art, science, religious thought, and major issues. Visit www.theevergreenforum.org or call 609-924-7108.

Volunteer Please

Rome Festival Orchestra invites volunteers to help with the Rome Festival in Italy during the summer of 2006. Visit www.geocities.com/romefestival or call 800-811-3841 during morning hours.

Boheme Opera New Jersey seeks volunteers to assist in mailings, distributing information, and promoting the company at events. In exchange for time, free tickets to productions are available. Call 609-581-9551 or E-mail njboheme@aol.com.

Liberty Science Center seeks volunteers in sales, guest services, classroom programs, or working with animals. Visit www.lsc.org or call 201-41-0006, ext. 233 for information.

CONTACT of Mercer County seeks volunteers for the 24-hour crisis intervention hotline. Training course on skill listening and crisis intervention includes weekly classes at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ewing are February 21 to May 9. Options are Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. E-mail contactofmercercounty@verizon.net or call 609-883-2880.

Special Olympics New Jersey invites participants to the 13th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, February 16, at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach. Participants must raise $100 to plunge. Spectators are invited at no charge. Buffet lunch for plungers is free; $5 for spectators. Visit www.njpolarplunge.sonj.org.

Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County offers a tutor training course at Educational Testing Services on seven consecutive Tuesdays beginning February 21. Call 609-587-6027 for information or enrollment.

Princeton HealthCare System Hospice Program offers an eight-week volunteer training course beginning Monday, March 13. Classes will be held at Princeton Hospice, 208 Bunn Drive, Princeton. Call Helaine Isaacs at 609-497-4959.

Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition seeks volunteers to help on jury day, receiving, and setting up the show. Dates include Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11; Monday to Saturday, May 8 to 13. Call Spencer and Peter at 215-862-9568 for information.

Bivi Style Magazine seeks women and teen girls interested in a free makeover. Taping will be done for a talk show. Mothers and daughters are welcome. Call Veronica at 732-248-9292.

Participate Please

Rocky Top Dog Park offers play groups for puppies ages 10-weeks to six-months with separate groups for large and small breed dogs on Saturdays and Sundays. Puppies must be healthy and up-to-date on vaccinations. Visit www.rockytopdogpark.com for information.

Cathy Quartner Bailey, president and founder of Quartner and Associates, is offering complimentary coaching to business individuals in the area through March 31. Visit www.quartner.com or call 609-799-7661.

Kelsey Theater offers a six-night benefit cruise from New York to the Bahamas sailing June 18 to 24. Prices are $765 to $1,"045 per person. For information visit www.cruiseone.com/crobinson or call 609-275-0335.

Health

Princeton HealthCare System offers emergency health information card for free. The form listing all of your medications and dosages should be on your refrigerator for emergency medical technicians and ambulance personnel to find when needed. Visit www.princetonhcs.org or call 609-497-4480.

Women Helping Women launches new medication evaluation and monitoring program to supply on-site evaluation and medication monitoring with individual therapies with psychotropic medications. The organization now offers “Personal Growth,” a 10-week weekly support group to explore options and choices for change in a safe environment. Call 732-549-6000.

Foundations Behavioral Health announced a new residential treatment program for children ages 8 to 13 for the child with psychiatric needs whose symptoms and functional behavior interfere with daily activities. Visit www.fbh.com or call 215-345-0444.

Carpool Benefit

Keep Middlesex Moving offers $100 gas cards to commuters who form and maintain carpools. The pilot program focuses on carpools traveling through the Route 18 construction zone between the New Jersey Turnpike interchange in EAst Brunswick adn the Albany Street Bridge in New Brunswick. Carpools must have a work destination in Middlesex County. Visit www.kmm.org or call Christina C. Fowler at 732-745-4318.