In Town

West Windsor Community Farm Market seeks a market manager to be the “go-to” person each Saturday during the season (May to October) to help customers and vendors alike. The ideal candidate is personable and professional, passionate about food, agriculture and cooking, have a knowledge of produce and eating locally. Must be available for meetings and to coordinate special events. E-mail for more information.

West Windsor Recreation offers a family ski, snowboarding, and snow tubing trip to Jack Frost Mountain on Saturday, January 22. Register by Friday, January 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lift, rental, and lessons, $100; lift and rental, $90 to $95; lift only $70 to $75; snow tubing, $70; non-skiing option, $35. Also a snow monstter program for ages 3 to 10 that includes a lift ticket, lesson, and equipment rental, $120. Visit or call 609-799-6141.

West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company has auditions for “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” on Saturday, December 18, for ages three and up. The Dance Corner Studio, Southfield Shopping Center, 335 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Call the studio for times at 609-799-9677.

West Windsor Recreation offers Bollywood dance class at Tae Kwon Do Academy, 217 Clarksville Road, West Windsor on Saturdays, January 8 to March 2. Ages 4 to 7, 1 p.m.; ages 8 to 12, 2 p.m.; ages 13 to 20; 3 p.m.; 21 plus, 4 p.m. $135 per person. or call 609-799-6141.

Pennington Players has auditions for “Steel Magnolias on Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Snow date is Saturday, January 29). E-mail or call 609-737-PLAY to schedule an audition. Prepare a monologue and be able to demonstrate a southern drawl. Must be 18 and female. Bring completed audition form, conflicts calendar, a theatrical resume, and a recent photo or headshot. Opens at Kelsey Theater on Friday, March 25.

South Brunswick Community Education offers five-session tennis lessons for adults. Sessions begin Sunday, January 9, and February 20, 8 to 9:30 p.m. $179 per session. Classes will be held at Marriott Hotel, 100 College Road East, Plainsboro. Visit, call 732-297-7800, ext. 3159, or E-mail


Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 4 and 5, from 7 to 10 p.m., at 715 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Be prepared to sing 16 bars, accompanist provided. Visit or call 908-369-7469.

Downtown Players of Lambertville has auditions for “The Pajama Game” on Monday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m. at 8 Mount Hope Street, Lambertville. Prepare 16 bars of a song, bring sheet music, be prepared to dance, bring a headshot and resume. Visit or call 609-397-3337 for information.

Omicron Theater Production has open auditions through Wednesday, December 22 for its winter season. Seeking male and female actors, ages 20s to 50s, for comedies. Rehearsals begin in January. Backstage hands are also needed (will train). Call 609-443-5598 for an appointment.


Mercer Alliance is recruiting volunteers to assist with free tax preparation helping low-to-moderate income taxpayers in the community for the upcoming tax filing season. VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) help persons who make less than $49,000, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, or are elderly. Training by Internal Revenue Service and opportunities to work in Mercer County locations with day, evening, and weekend hours available. Register by E-mail to

Trenton Animal Shelter seeks volunteers to care for cats weekday afternoons and weekend mornings. Contact Cathe Frierman at or 609-394-3556.

For Artists

and Teens

Mercer County Teen Arts Festival seeks artists to present a workshop or conduct critiques for the celebration of creative writing, dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts for ages 13 to 19. Students from Mercer County are invited to participate in workshops, perform, and have their work critiqued. Students may attend as an individual or with a school. Call 609-278-2712 or E-mail for information.

Colonial School

First Presbyterian Church offers Colonial School from Monday to Thursday, December 27 to 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For children ages 6 to 14 to immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of Colonial Trenton. Workshops include candle making, bread baking, butter churning, colonial games, and a scavenger hunt. $60 per day; $200 for all four days. Register online at or call 609-396-1712.

Donate Please

Cars4Charities seeks donations of cars to benefit New Jersey Association for the Deaf, Autism Speaks, Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, National Brain Tumor Society, Teach for America and close to 1,000 more. Visit or call 866-448-3487.

For Authors

Monroe Library seeks local authors for a book sale and signing event on Saturday, February 26. Deadline for press kits if Monday, January 3. Visit or call 732-521-5000 for information.

Donate Please

Children’s Futures, a non-profit agency in Trenton is collecting new toys and books for families who otherwise go without during the holidays. Collection bins include all Mercer County Roma Bank locations, Mrs. G’s Appliances, and Classic Book Shop. The drive ends with a holiday party on Friday, December 17, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Trenton Marriott. Admission is $10 with a toy or book and $20 without. Visit or call 609-695-1977, ext. 103 for information.

For Teens

Bank of America is issuing a call for applications to the student leaders program part of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. New Jersey area high school juniors and seniors with a commitment to community service are invited to apply. Five winners will receive a paid eight-week summer internship at a community based organization and will travel to Washington, D.C. for an all expense paid weeklong leadership summit. Visit Deadline is Wednesday, January 12.

Jewish Community Center offers Project Gesher, a new teen leadership encounter with Israel for 16 ninth graders from New Jersey with 16 teens from the Arad/Tamar region of Israel. Applicants must be active in a synagogue, JCC teen program, or Jewish youth group; and be willing to serve as a community ambassador with a three-year commitment and take a 10-day trip to Israel. Submit a written statement with a one page essay, “What does Am Yisrael mean to me?” and a letter of reference from a rabbi, teacher, or youth advisor. For more information contact Jerry Schwartz at 609-219-9550 or


American Heart Association seeks nominations for its fifth annual New Jersey Go Red For Women “Woman of Distinction” awards to recognize and honor women who speak up on women’s issues, work to improve neighborhoods, serve as role models, and encourage healthy lifestyles among women. Awards will be presented Monday, May 16, at the Palace in Somerset for women in business, industry, healthcare, education, non-profit, community, and civic. Nominations are due by Friday, February 4. Visit or call 609-208-0020 for information.

Italian Classes

Dorothea’s House begins a new session of Italian classes in January for children and adults at all levels. 120 John Street, Princeton. Call Gilda McCauley at 908-359-1564 or E-mail

Winter Classes

YWCA Princeton offers winter classes, activities, and events at 59 Paul Robeson Place. Visit or call 609-497-2100.

Free Yoga

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health offers free classes for new visitors from Monday to Sunday, January 10 to 16. Locations include 50 Vreeland Drive, Skillman or a second location at Wild Child Yoga, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton. Visit or call 609-924-7294 for more information and the winter class schedule.