In Town

WW-P High School South invites cancer survivors or people undergoing treatment to a free dinner at its Relay for Life celebration at the school on Saturday, June 4, on Clarksville Road, West Windsor. E-mail for information.

PinnWorth Productions has open auditions for “Pirates of Penzance” on Saturday to Monday, June 25 to 27. Mercer College, West Windsor. Prepare an art song, operetta, or classical musical number. Dress for movement. Production is in January at Kelsey Theater. Call Melissa Leshchanka at 732-322-1376 or visit Pinnworth Productions on Facebook to schedule an appointment.

Maurer Productions OnStage has auditions for “Aida,” the Elton John rock musical, on Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 17, noon to 5 p.m. Kelsey Theater, West Windsor. Register at or call 609-882-2292.

Seeking Musicians

Hall of Mirrors, an ASCAP-affiliated, original band with progressive rock influences based in Robbinsville, seeks a keyboardist over 21. Rehearsals are every Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m. Call Vaughan at 609-259-5768 for information.

Hightstown Farmer’s Market seeks musicians for Friday evenings in June, July, August, and September, from 4 to 7 p.m. Contact Tom Muza at


Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “Tom Sawyer,” a musical adaptation of the Mark Twain classic, on Saturday, May 14, 2 to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, May 15, 6 to 8 p.m. 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Needed are seven males, 18 plus; nine females, 18 plus; seven to 10 boys, and three to 10 girls. Bring 16 bars of music that shows off your vocal range. Readings will be from the scripts. Visit or call 908-369-7469.

Actors Dance Studio has auditions for professional-caliber actresses who can play roles ages 19 to 30s for Lee Blessing’s workshops in “Independence.” (Equity showcase production 2012). Also need actors and actresses who can play roles ages 50 to 55 for a new play to be produced in New York City. Auditions on Saturday, May 14, 1 to 3 p.m. Call 609-631-0707 or 609-213-4578 for appointment.

Good Causes

Great Looks 4 Less Hair Salon in Mercer Mall, Lawrenceville, will donate to Arthritis National Research Foundation’s Kelly Award with a percentage of proceeds from each blue hair or feather extension purchased. Call 609-378-5360 for information.

Bike MS Coast to Coast seeks participants to pedal through coastal towns to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22. Register online at or call Marybeth Maclearie at 732-660-1005.

Eden Services benefits from the sale of Sportguard’s HeadGuard, a practical head protection product created for baseball pitchers and fielders designed to fit inside a baseball cap. StealGuard, a heart shield that attaches with velcro; and XGrip, a cushioned grip for batters, are also available. Visit

For Children/Teens

Trenton Children’s Chorus has auditions for children entering grades 5 to 12 on Thursday, May 19, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 471 Parkway Avenue, Trenton. Call 609-466-7997 for appointment.

Princeton Public Library is accepting submissions for its annual student film and video festival in July. Submit original films with running times of 20 minutes or less in a wide range of genres and styles. The films must be on a clearly labeled DVD accompanied by a completed entry form. Visit or call 609-924-9529, ext. 247. Deadline is Tuesday, June 21.

Needed: A Few Good Men

UIH Family Partners, Trenton Housing Authority, and Horizon NJ Health are accepting nominations for the annual platinum dads awards. The event on Saturday, June 18, honors Mercer County men who demonstrate the qualities of exemplary fatherhood and recognizes the contributions they make to both their family and the community. Criteria include Mercer County residency, a positive role model, and exhibiting qualities of responsible fatherhood. He may or may not be residing with his children, he may or may not be the biological father, and he may or may not be married. There is no age limit. Candidates may not be incarcerated or have any outstanding criminal warrants. Deadline is Friday, May 13, at 4 p.m. Applications are available at or call 609-695-3663.


55-Plus offers a trip to the Poconos on Thursday, May 26. The bus will leave Princeton Jewish Center at 9 a.m. with time to view the Delaware Water Gap before a buffet lunch. A naturalist presents a talk about the history and features of the mountain retreat followed by a guided tours of the gardens. Return to Princeton at 6:30 p.m. $50 to $55 includes all. Call 609-924-2008 for information.

Van Harlingen Historical Society of Montgomery visits Atlock Farm Nursery on Thursday, May 19. Meet at the nursery at 1 p.m. for a private tour of the gardens. Atlock is located at 545 Weston Canal Road, Somerset. Free admission. E-mail or call 908-874-4820 for information.

PEAC Health & Fitness offers a trip to the U.S. Open in Flushing, New York, on Wednesday, August 31. A motor coach will depart at 8 a.m. $119. Call 609-883-2000 or visit to register.

On the Waterfront

Mercer County Park Commission opened the docks on the Delaware River for boating, fishing, or enjoying a day by the rivers. Free parking is available outside Waterfront Park. The docks are not staffed and patrons are urged to practice water safety precautions. Call 609-989-4947 for information.

Donate Please

Verizon Wireless recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness month with HopeLine, a program to provide wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence. It also provides cash grants to shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention, awareness, and advocacy, such as WomanSpace in Mercer County. All makes and models of wireless devices and accessories will be accepted regardless of carrier or the age of the phone. Bring to 7 Centre Drive, Suite 2, Monroe; 2239 Whitehorse Mercerville Avenue, Suite E, Hamilton Township; or 3691 A Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. Visit or call Womanspace at 609-394-9000 for information.

Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad is accepting donations of clothing at 237 North Harrison Street, Princeton, from Friday to Sunday, May 20 to 22.


Bike Month

Mercer Transportation Management Association has opened registration for Bike to Work Week starting Monday, May 16. Register at Log your miles at the end of the week for prizes. Free.