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West Windsor Fire and Emergency Services and West Windsor Police Department invite residents to a community emergency response team class. The program runs on Monday evenings from September 13 through November. Participants learn about hazard recognition, basic first aid practices, fire extinguisher use, terrorism awareness, and CPR. Using training learned in the classroom CERT members may be called upon to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace. Call 609-799-1212 for information.

Plainsboro Cub Scout Pack 759 is accepting new members for boys in first, second, and third grade. For information visit cubpack759.org, send an E-mail to newmember@cubpack759.org, or call Rich Pfaltzgraff at 609-799-3971.

Kelsey Players has auditions for ages 12 to 17 for “High School Musical 2, Jr.” on Thursday, September 30, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theater or pop song, be prepared to dance, and bring a resume and photo. E-mail Amy Bessellieu at bessella@mccc.edu or call 609-570-3581. The production opens Friday, February 25.

4elements presents kettlebell training for all ages and fitness levels in both private and group class settings. Shaped like a cannon ball with a U-shaped handle, kettlebells are cast iron weights with a handled grip. Classes will be offered in East Windsor and Plainsboro. Contact Debbie Zboray at 609-203-2199, E-mail fourelementsfitness@gmail.com, or visit 4elementspersonaltraining.com.

East Brunswick High School, Class of 1970 is searching for classmates to attend its 40th class reunion on Saturday, September 25, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at Pheasants Landing, 311 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. $65. Call Yvonne De Carolis of Plainsboro at 609-275-8474 or E-mail ebhs70reunion@gmail.com to register.

Auditions

McCarter Theater invites children, ages 5 to 13, to sign ups for “A Christmas Carol” auditions on Wednesday, September 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the lobby at 91 University Place, Princeton. Children will be screened, measured, and given appointments for the actual auditions, which will be held on Saturday, September 25. No auditions will be given without an appointment. Rehearsals begin Thursday, November 11. The production runs Sundays, December 5 through December 26. For more information, E-mail casting@mccarter.org or visit www.mccarter.org.

Sourland Hills Actors Guild has auditions for ages 10 to 88 for “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14 and 15, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Road, Skillman. Prepare 16 bars from a Broadway show and be prepared to dance. Performances are November 19, 20, and 21, at Montgomery High School. E-mail info@sourlandhills.org or visit www.sourlandhills.org for information.

Roxey Ballet has auditions for “The Nutcracker” for ages 4 to 18, on Saturday, September 11, from noon to 12 p.m. Visit website or call 609-397-7616 for times for different age groups, to register, and for more information.

Classes

Arts Council of Princeton presents classes for adults, teens, and children in the visual, literary, and performing arts beginning Friday, September 10. Open house is Sunday, September 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 102 Witherspoon Street. Call 609-924-8777 or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org for classes and schedules.

Princeton Airport offers evening pilot courses through Raritan Valley Flying School beginning Wednesday, September 15. 41 Airpark Road, Montgomery. Call 609-921-3100 or visit www.princetonairport.com.

YWCA Princeton is accepting registration for fall classes. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been added to the martial arts line up. Visit www.ywcaprinceton.org or call 609-497-2100.

Princeton Adult School registration is Thursday, September 16, Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street, at 7 p.m. www.princetonadultschool.org or 609-683-1101.

Spotlight School of Drama has registration for classes in acting, comedy, stage combat, and musical comedy at its new Allentown studio. Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to noon; Sunday, September 12, 2 to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, September 16, 6 to 8 p.m. 28 South Main Street, Allentown. www.spotlightdrama.com. 609-228-3069.

For Creative People

Straube Center seeks poets, playwrights, and pen-persons for festival on Saturday, October 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. Register with Alisandra at 609-737-3322 or E-mail alisandra@straube.com. Admission to the event is free.

Donate Please

Boys & Girls Club of Trenton requests that donations of school supplies be made at one of the Mercer-area Staples stores to help underserved youth in the area. Teens are invited to register for the “Do Something 101” program to collect school supplies. Visit www.bgctrenton.org or www.staples.com.

Volunteer Please

Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness seeks volunteers to train to be tax preparers and bilingual volunteers to help with two new locations. Contact Tarry Truitt at ttruitt@merceralliance.org for information.

New Hope Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers and musicians for the annual outdoor arts and crafts festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. Visit www.newhopechamber.com or call 215-862-9990 for information.

Participate Please

Cancer Support Community urges people to wear jeans for a good cause on National Denim Day (Friday, October 8) to benefit cancer education and support programs and cancer research. Visit www.denimday.com or call 800-521-5533 for a participation kit.

Donate Please

Har Sinai Temple is collecting food for the hungry at services on Thursday, September 9 and Saturday, September 18. Canned good and packaged Kosher foods are invited for the Jewish Family and Children’s Service’s Kosher kitchen. Foods may also be dropped off at 2421 Pennington Road, Hopewell. Call 609-730-8100 for information.

Superheroes for Hospice seeks donations of comic books to benefit St. Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, a non-profit agency providing advanced disease management and end-of-life care. Receipts available. The next comic book sale is Saturday, September 11, at Monmouth Mall, in Eatontown, from 10 a.m. To 8 p.m. For information contact Spiro Ballas at 973-322-4866 or E-mail sballas@sbhcs.com.

For Seniors

Princeton Senior Resource Center features a pilot program through the National Council of Aging’s economic security service center that takes a holistic approach to helping ages 55 and up gain access to public benefits, jobs, finances, health, legal services, housing, and aging services under a single community-based coordinated access point. Call Fran Angelone at 609-252-2362 for information.