The Moms Club of Plainsboro, a group for at-home moms and their children, welcomes moms who are home during the day. All activities, except Moms Night Out, take place during the day. The group has monthly meetings with guest speakers, weekly playgroups, park play days, and breakfast and lunch groups. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information package.
American Youth Literacy Foundation provides free tutoring in reading skills and literacy development for students in grades 1 to 5. West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. Call 609-799-0462 for information. www.youthlit.org.
The Gallery at Mercer County Community College invites individuals 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County, to submit their artwork to be considered for “Mercer County Artists 2011,” a juried exhibition. Artists may enter up to two original works in any media except photography. (The county hosts a separate Mercer County photography exhibit). Jurying takes place on Saturday, February 26. Artwork should be dropped off between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Work not accepted for the exhibit must be picked up that afternoon between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Visit www.mccc.edu/gallery for information. Purchase and merit prizes will be awarded during the show’s opening reception on Wednesday, March 9, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church offers a bus trip to see “Cats” at the New Candlelight Theater in Ardentown, Delaware, on Sunday, March 6. The bus leaves 380 Witherspoon Street, Princeton at 11 a.m. $65 includes bus, theater ticket, and buffet lunch. Call Rosemary at 609-921-6320 or E-mail stpaulschurchofprincetoncybernetics.com.
Call for Nominations
New Jersey Jefferson Awards is accepting nominees to recognize outstanding volunteer service in emergency services, health care, arts and education, environmental stewardship, corporate or executive leadership, lifetime service, youth in service, service to youth, good neighbor, founders and innovators, ambassador, faith based service, volunteer leadership, community pillar, against all odds, volunteer program or group, youth volunteer program or group. Deadline is Monday, February 28. Visit www.njgovernorsawards.com for nomination form.
Love Your Pet
Animal Alliance Planned Pethood offers a low-cast spay, neuter, and wellness clinic throughout February in conjunction with international Spay Day. Cat spays, $50; cat neuters, $30; pitbulls, $65 for either spay or neuter. Visit www.animalalliancenj.org or call 609-818-1952 for information.
New Jersey State Council on the Arts offers grant opportunities for folk arts apprentice programs. Workshops will be conducted around the state for individuals and teams seeking assistance with the application process. Folk Arts grants support the traditional arts and crafts of New Jersey’s cultural communities. Apprentices may request up to $3,000 to support an intensive regiment of student with a master artists for up to 12 months. A workshop will be held on Friday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to noon, in Trenton. Contact Kim Nguyen at 609-292-6130 or E-mail email@example.com for information. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 6.
For South Asian Dancers
Kalamandir Dance Company seeks individuals and groups who perform classical and contemporary South Asian dance, explore contemporary themes with classical South Asian dance, or whose style is influenced by elements of South Asian dance or culture, for a festival in New Brunswick on Saturday, August 6. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and a link to a YouTube, Facebook, or MediaFire.
Men’s Mental Health
Princeton House Behavioral Health has launched its first program exclusively for men, offering partial hospital and intensive outpatient services to men who have experienced traumatic events that are currently affecting their sense of well-being and overall functioning. 609-497-3343.
Speakology for Kids
Dana Lichtstrahl is offering a 10-week course that clarifies, encourages, and strengthens the natural speaking style and unique expression of kids ages 8 to 18. Using group games, the written word, oral presentations and body language exercises, the art of communication is explored and mastered.
The course takes place at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, in Princeton, Monday, February 21, through Saturday, May 7. Class size limited to 10; age groups are separated. Parents/guardians of students attend a one-hour communication workshop. $375 includes the parent/guardian workshop. To register, E-mail your name, phone number, student’s name and age to email@example.com or call 609-915-1999.
YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center is holding “100 Women, 100 Ways, 100 Days,” a challenge to women, men, and groups to each raise $100 in 100 days. The program runs to May 8, culminating on Mother’s Day. The goal is to raise $10,000 to support free programs and services helping women live with, through, and beyond breast cancer across central New Jersey and Bucks County.
Participants can do anything they think of to raise the funds, from the simple to the extravagant, from the ordinary to the unusual. Hosting a cocktail party, brunch, or wine and cheese are great options for those who love to entertain. Kids and teens can save their allowance, walk dogs, or coordinate a school talent show or bake sale. Or ask 10 people for $10, or write a check yourself. Visit www.ywcaprinceton.org/100women for more information, guidelines, and registration forms; call 609-497-2100, ext. 303; or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Care Couture Hair Art Show to raise money for wigs for cancer patients, is like a runway fashion show, only with funky hair designs created by area salon stylists on models, Sunday, February 20, 6 p.m., at KatManDu in Trenton. $25 donation includes butlered hors d’oeuvres. Call April Sette at 609-516-9306.
Crossroads Theater Company has an open call for the role of Travis Younger in “A Raisin in the Sun” which runs April 14 to May 1. Travis is a 10-year-old African American energetic youth. A reading from the script provided. Bring a resume and photo. Call 732-545-8100 to schedule an appointment on Saturday, February 26, beginning at 8 a.m. 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org.
Teen Artist Program
Young Audiences New Jersey and College of New Jersey offer a 14-week immersive exploration of the arts. Student auditions and interviews are Saturdays, February 26 and March 5. Tuition is free. $150 materials fee. Sessions will take place on Saturdays in TCNJ’s new arts building. There will be field trips to New York City and Philadelphia. Visit www.yanj-yaep.org or call 866-500 YANJ, ext. 204.
Field Hockey for Boys
USA Field Hockey offers a new league for boys 12 to 18. The travel team will practice in the Princeton area from March to May and will compete against teams in Pennsylvania. Cris Maloney, a former national level men’s team player, will coach. E-mail email@example.com or visit oafha.org for information.
Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County offers tutor training courses to help the 60,000 adults in Mercer County who read at the fifth grade level or below. The 15-hour training course will take place on Wednesdays, March 16 to April 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Mondays, March 14 to April 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 609-587-6027 for information.