In Town

West Windsor Library will be holding open auditions for children ages 8 to 17, as well as some adult roles, for its upcoming Halloween Playfest. Performances on October 22 to 23 will feature short Halloween plays for actors 8 to 13; and performances on October 28 to 30 will feature a musical for actors 13 plus, “The Terrifically True Tales of a Teenage Zombie.” The auditions will take place on Saturdays, July 30 and August 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays, July 27 and August 3, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor.

Auditions include readings from the scripts — available for inspection at the reference desk by E-mail. For singing roles bring sheet music or choose from a selection of well-known songs. Rehearsals will begin in early September. Volunteers are needed to help with makeup, costumes, set construction, and choreography. Contact director Michael Kerr at 609-275-8901 or E-mail for more information.

Springpoint Foundation offers a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to view “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus,” on Wednesday, August 24. $65 includes bus, museum admission and audio tour, a private lecture, and a private luncheon. Departing from three Springpoint communities and Community Park North in Princeton. Register with Starr Tours at 800-782-7703. Call Lauren Medici at 609-720-7304 for more information.

Good Causes

La Jolie Salon and Spa hosts a Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, July 10, 9 to 11:45 a.m., to benefit Autism Speaks. Haircuts, shampoo, and style available. 4 Hulfish Street, Princeton. Visit or call 609-924-1188 to schedule an appointment.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society seek entries to the Liberty Northeast Original Mud Run on Saturday, August 20, at Liberty State Park. Weekend warriors will slip, slide, and slosh in the 10K military-style obstacle course, covered entirely in mud. Visit or call 877-683-7861 for information and registration. Volunteers are also needed.

Community Connection of Princeton HealthCare is accepting donations to its annual white elephant rummage sale on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 905 Herrontown Road, Princeton. Donations of gently used items such as small furniture, art, linens, books, hardware, sporting goods, small electronics, bric-a-brac, clothing, kitchen, holiday, and toys are tax deductible. All proceeds benefit the hospital on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16. Call 609-497-4192 for more information.


Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer is accepting applications for the Grace M. Brauninger scholarship. Open to women ages 25 older who are residents of Mercer County and attending a school in New Jersey. Deadline is Saturday, July 30. Sent application to Scholarship Committee, Zonta Club Trenton/Mercer, Box 5488, Trenton 08638.


Unlimited Potential Theater Company is seeking poems, essays, short stories, and plays by New Jersey residents ages 18 and older for its annual Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith competition. Deadline is Friday, September 16. No entry fee. Visit or call 732-745-3855 for information and application.

Friendly Poets seeks poetry of 21 lines or less written by amateur poets. There are 50 prizes available. Enter online at Deadline is Saturday, July 30.


Princeton Photography Club offers Ricardo Barros’ photography workshop over a six-month period. Barros leads students through a series of presentations, assignments, and discussions beginning November 3. $185 includes membership in the photography club. Completed assignments will be submitted via E-mail for class discussion. E-mail for information.

Call for Art

New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra seeks a logo and design package as part of its rebranding effort which will include website, social media, postcards, letterhead, and other publicity items. Design a mock-up postcard for the group’s September 10 concert. Deadline is Monday, July 25. Send E-mail to Winning effort will be rewarded a $350 honorarium and design credit.

Tyler Park Center for the Arts is accepting entries for its Crafts in the Meadow show to be held Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23. The juried show features original, hand crafted work including functional or decorative clay, watercolors, oils, sculpture, jewelry, and clothing. Submit digital images by Friday, July 15. Visit for requirements, applications, and other information.


Mercer County Golf Academy offers entry into a contest with a daily drawing to win a free lesson. Visit for information.

For Kids and Teens

Princeton United Methodist Church offers vacation bible school, “Panamania: Where God is Wild About You,” on Monday to Friday, July 25 to 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the corner of Nassau and Vandeventer in Princeton. For children ages 4 to sixth grade. After care program available. Free. Visit or call 609-924-2613 for information.

Old Barracks Museum offers summer day camp from Monday to Friday, August 1 to 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For ages 9 to 12 to recreate camp life and learn 18th century living skills of cooking, sewing, dancing, and singing. $180. Visit or call 609-396-1776 for information.

Mercer Free School offers a school for ages 5 to 8 from Monday to Friday, August 1 to 5, at a Ewing location disclosed to registered participants. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Visit for information.

Arts Council of Princeton offers “Rhythms and Rhymes” for ages 14 to 17 from Monday, July 18, to Friday, July 29. A final performance will be held on the last day. The hip hop, jazz, and poetry camp feature percussionist Josh Robinson, and poet Lamont Dixon. Camp participants will learn the craft of voice projection, articulation, and rhythms associated with the poetry and music of Shakespeare, the Harlem renaissance, the Beat generation, the Black Arts Movement, and today’s hip hop spoken word. $275. Visit or call 609-924-8777.

Trenton City Museum offers a summer art and theater camp at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. Monday to Friday, August 1 to 22, 9 am. to 4 p.m. $280. Visit call 609-989-1191 to register.

City Arts Trenton offers a summer arts camp at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 471 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, from Monday to Friday, August 22 to 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 6 to 12. Post camp care available for $10 per day. Visit or call 609-310-1339 for information.

Cranbury Recreation offers summer sports camps featuring more than 15 different sports for ages 3 to 14. Call 609-395-0900, ext. 243 for information.

My College Audition’s Bootcamp is for high school students seeking a musical theater or music degree in college. Cost is $350 for the weekend. Students leave with two prepared monologues, two prepared songs, dance preparation, headshot and resume prep, and written feedback from a mock audition. Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, at East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. E-mail to get started.


Princeton Theological Seminary and Westminster Choir College offer a week-long worship and music symposium from July 24 to 28. The event takes place on both campuses and includes evening worship services, morning prayer services, and more. $250 plus $150 for meals. Lodging is available for $35 plus per night. Visit or

Holy Cross Center of Learning offers classes and workshops in religion for students, age 7 and older, who are not able to function in a traditional religious education program. Students may be autistic, blind, mentally retarded, emotionally or physically handicapped, neurologically impaired, or learning disabled. Programs are free. Volunteer aides are needed. Contact Rose Anna L. Romanello at 609-882-4567.