In Town

Pennington Players seek actors from 12 to 17 for “13,” a high energy musical about being 13. Prepare a contemporary musical theater song and one of the monologues available at Auditions are Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 5, noon to 4 p.m. E-mail or call 609-737-7529 to schedule an appointment. Audition and performances will be at Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, West Windsor.

James Tolin Memorial Fund seeks actors for “Die Mommie Die,” a comedy by Charles Busch. Females, ages 18 to 25; and males, 18 to 55. Prepare a two minute comedic monologue, and bring a headshot and resume. Audition is Sunday, May 1, noon to 4 p.m. Audition and performance will be at Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, West Windsor. It is recommended that actors research the play at E-mail to schedule an appointment.

Princeton Dance for Parkinson’s is a pilot program of dance classes for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, partners, and friends. Thursdays, May 5 to June 9. PDT Studio, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro. $10 per person. Call 609-514-1600 to register.

Institute of Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment is working with CVS pharmacy technician program to recruit seniors at area high schools for an internship/apprenticeship program through a training grant from the state. After successfully completing pre-employment training and the hiring process, students are employed in a CVS store in Mercer County and are eligible to receive 12 credit hours at Mercer College. Visit or call 609-388-1867 for information.

Swing 4 Dad, men’s one-pitch softball tournament, seeks teams. Saturday, June 4, Mercer County Park. Benefit for John Paul Geijer Memorial Foundation, an organization to raise prostate cancer awareness. Visit or call Rich Horner at 609-314-9631.

For Girls Only

Princeton Girlchoir is holding auditions for girls in grades 3 to 12 who love to sing. Visit to schedule an audition and for more information.

Volunteer Please

Jewish Community Center seeks volunteers for New Jersey Special Olympics summer games on Sunday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at College of New Jersey. Teens and families are needed for “Fan in the Stands” support. E-mail or call 609-219-9550 for information.

Best Proposal

Hamilton Jewelers seeking the best proposal story in the country for the Ultimate Proposal contest. Deadline is Monday, June 20.

Steamboat Rides

Steamboat Classroom offers rides on the educational steamboat “Splash” during Shad Fest weekend, April 30 and May 1, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. The boat, is similar to riverboats on the Delaware River circa 1880, is used to teach clean water ecology to grade school classes. $5 donation requested. Lewis Island, Lambertville. E-mail or call 609-414-3676 for ticket information.

Visual Art News

Artsbridge invites artists from a 50-mile radius of New Hope to submit one framed piece of two-dimensional work or sculpture and two unframed portfolio pieces. Works will be accepted in categories of paintings, watercolors, works on paper, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Cash prizes. Drop off is Tuesday, May 31, 4 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Notification of acceptance will be listed at on Thursday, June 2, after 7 p.m. Pick up unaccepted work on Friday, June 3, 4 to 8 p.m. Opening reception and awards ceremony is Saturday, June 11, 6 to 9 p.m. Call 609-773-0881 or E-mail for information.

Arts Council of the Morris Area is collecting art from New Jersey residents for “Remembrance of Things Past,” a reference to the French novel by Marcel Proust. Works in any medium should evoke the power of memories including personal, familial and societal experiences, historical and global objects, people, places, and/or events. Submit five jpg images by E-mail to JPEGS must be named as follows: artistsname_titleofwork.jpg or jpeg. All accepted work must be ready for installation or hanging. Deadline is Wednesday, May 25, at 5 p.m. Call 973-285-5115, ext. 14 with questions.

Lawrenceville Main Street Artists Network seeks new members to exhibit and teach. Membership requires monthly dues and a time commitment for gallery sitting and committee tasks. Visit or call William McCarroll at 609-896-0392.

Grant for Teachers

New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association offers teachers grants for pet care education involving facts about animal welfare. Grants of up to $750 are available to middle school teachers in public and private schools. The 15-lesson service learning curriculum, “Taking Care of Your Community by Taking Care of Your Pets,” incorporates standards in language arts, literacy, science, and social studies. Grants should support service learning training, veterinarians as classroom speakers, and information on animal health and welfare. Visit or send E-mail to for information and applications. Deadline is Sunday, May 1.


Women’s College Club of Princeton offers a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, May 12, to see the Marc Chagall exhibit, as well as others. Chartered bus leaves the Princeton Shopping Center at 9 a.m. $49. Register. 609-921-8575.

Shreyas Yoga presents an intensive retreat based on Authentic Yoga and Tantra traditions. Friday to Sunday, June 3 to 5. Xenia Motel, Catskill Mountains, New York. Must be 18. Six meals are included. $345 to $395 per person; $590 to $710 per couple. Visit or E-mail for information.

Donate Please

Sun National Bank Center and Catholic Charities of Trenton are collecting canned and non-perishable food items to help with the 400 households receiving food assistance each month from the emergency and community services program. Each food item equals one discounted ticket to the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. Bring items to box office. 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton. Visit for information.

PEAC Health & Fitness is collecting used bikes to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton and Mercer County. All bikes are reconditioned by Bike Exchange volunteers and sold in the Capitol Plaza Shopping Center, Ewing. Saturdays, May 7 and 24, 9 a.m. to noon, 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. Call 609-883-2000 for information.

Hopewell Presbyterian Church seeks clothing, toys, books, games, kitchen stuff, jewelry, and furniture for its annual rummage sale. Drop off on Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 80 West Broad Street, Hopewell. 609-466-1898 for information.

Art Classes

Arts Council of Princeton’s spring classes for children, teens, and adults include visual, literary, and performing arts opportunities. 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Visit or call 609-924-8777 for full schedule and to register.

Golf Lessons

South Brunswick Community Education offers “Golf From Tee to Green,” five golf lessons. Sundays, June 5 to July 10, at 6 or 7:10 p.m. Raritan Golf Range, 101 Orlando Drive, Raritan. $109. Call 732-297-7800, ext. 3148 or E-mail for information.

Talent Search

Bristol Riverside Theater seeks star talent for StarPower 2011 from Bucks, Montgomery, Burlington, Mercer, or Philadelphia counties. Saturday, May 14, Truman High School, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Semi-finalists perform on Sunday, May 22, at Bucks Community College. $20 to participate.

Volunteer Please

Hunterdon Art Museum seeks adult and teen volunteers for its summer art camp. Call 908-735-8415, ext. 116 or visit