In Town

Maurer Productions OnStage has auditions for “Children’s Letters to God,” a family musical comedy inspired by the book of the same name. Auditions are Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, October 25, noon to 6 p.m. The show opens Friday, January 8. Register at, E-mail, or call 609-882-2292. Kelsey Theater, West Windsor.

Playful Theater Productions has auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof” on Thursday, November 12, 7 to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children must be eight or older. Prepare a musical theater song, bring sheet music, conflicts, resume, and photo. Be prepared to dance. E-mail or call 215-579-5677 for audition appointment. Kelsey Theater, West Windsor.

Kelsey Players has auditions for “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Sunday, November 1, noon to 3 p.m. Call Lorraine Wargo at 609-530-0912 for appointments or questions. Kelsey Theater, West Windsor.


McCarter Theater is holding auditions for “A Christmas Carol” on Monday, October 26, at 9 a.m. at Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, Studio 602, New York City. Be warmed up and ready to dance at 10 a.m. Prepare a song and bring sheet music, a headshot, and a resume. Dancers and singers of all ethnicities, male and female, in their 20s and Charlotte Fezziwig, a dancer who sings. Must be non-equity. Do not call or write.

Good Causes

First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury seeks non-perishable food for its annual holiday food drive. Items may be left in the collection boxes inside the church through Friday, November 20. Main Street, Cranbury. 609-395-0897.


Mercer College offers copies of “Kelsey Review 2009,” a collection of poems, short fiction, and drawings featuring works of 17 writers and artists who live, work, or study in Mercer County. The deadline for submissions for the 2010 edition is Sunday, May 9. E-mail or visit

Call for Entries

Design Within Reach invites you to submit pumpkins for display in windows Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30. Awards will be distributed during a Halloween party on Saturday, October 31. 30 Nassau Street, Princeton. 609-921-0899.

For Kids

Peac Health and Fitness offers a two day babysitting class on Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6, for ages 11 to 16. Register. $23. 609-883-2000 or


Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County presents “One Couple, Two Faiths” on Tuesdays, November 10, 17, and 24, and December 1 and 7 to 8:30 p.m., Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. $36 per couple. Register by Monday, November 2. Call Linda Kanner at 609-987-8100 or



New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association invites nominations for the 15th annual animal hall of fame. Nearly 80 animals including dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a turtle, have been honored by the organization.

Free Firewood

Mercer County offers residents free firewood every other Saturday beginning October 31, behind the ranger headquarters in Mercer County Park, West Windsor. Firewood in manageable pieces will be distributed up to a half-cord per vehicle. Must show driver’s license to ensure residency.

For Romantics

Bristol Riverside Theater is offering lovers, young and old, the opportunity to propose on stage during the run of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” between November 3 and 22. Each night one proposer will receive two complimentary aisle seats and each newly engaged couple will receive a free season subscription. The theater also offers the chance to renew wedding vows on Wednesday, November 11 following the 2 p.m. matinee of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Anyone who holds a divorce party during the run of the show gets a free subscription to the singles night series. Call Rayna at 215-785-6664 or E-mail Amy Kaissar at for information.

Call for Art

Gallery 125 seeks art in all mediums (except video) that utilize found objects, recycle materials, or non-traditional materials, or whose subject is concerned with the preservation of ecological resources, for “Art D’Eco, a juried theme show. Deadline is Thursday, December 17. E-mail or call 609-989-9119 for more information.

Call for Entries

Lawrence Library seeks 10-minute, one-act plays for a One-Act Play Festival on April 24. Deadline is Sunday, December 20. Submit by E-mail to Ann Kerr, or bring to the reference library desk. Call 609-989-6922 for information.

Playwrights Theater is accepting submissions to the annual New Jersey Young Playwrights contest for students in grades 4 to 12. Submit at Deadline is Friday, January 8. Call 973-514-1787, ext. 14 for information.

Tribute to Women

YWCA Princeton seeks nominations for the 2010 Tribute to Women award to recognize women who have demonstrated leadership and talent through their actions and endeavors. Nominees may be professional, elected official, educator, business entrepreneur, or volunteer from the public or private sectors. Deadline Friday, November 13. Visit or call 609-497-2100, ext. 333.


Capital Health offers a cancer genetics program to mothers, daughters, and sisters affected by breast cancer. Call 609-815-7043 for information.

Engaged Retirement

Princeton Senior Resource Center offers “Engaged Retirement: Beyond Financial Planning,” a multi-session retirement planning course to help people who are approaching retirement make the most of this next stage of life. The four-session program begins on Saturday, October 31, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $85, $150 for couples. Contact Carol King at 609-924-7108 or E-mail