Actors’ Net of Bucks County has auditions for “Once Upon a Mattress” on Saturday and Sunday, September 25, at 1 p.m. and Sunday, September 26, at 7 p.m. The theater is especially interested in people who also want to be considered for “Uncle Vanya” and “The Rainmaker.” Prepare a monologue and a song or two contrasting monologues. 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Call 215-295-3694 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Maurer Productions has auditions for “A Few Good Men” on Sunday, October 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, October 4, 5 to 9 p.m., at Kelsey Theater, West Windsor. Visit www.mponstage.com for information and to schedule an appointment.
Playhouse 22 presents Playhouse Acting Academy, acting classes for ages 5 to adult, in East Brunswick. Fall semester courses begin Wednesday, September 22 for adults, and Saturday, September 25 for younger people. Register. Visit www.playhouse22.org or call 732-951-0229.
For the Young
Youth Stages offers “Vampire Romance...Sucks!,” classes for students in grades 8 to 10, beginning Friday, September 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. Register. $440. Call 609-430-9000 or E-mail email@example.com for information.
Trenton Museum Society presents Art in the Park, after school art classes for ages 6 to 12, at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. A seven-week session begins Thursday, September 30 at 3:45 p.m. Register. $35 includes materials and snack. Call 609-989-1191 to register.
Voices Chorale invites children ages 5 to 12 to compose a piece of music with a vocal element for its annual music composition contest. Deadline is Friday, October 8. Entries must contain a recording and three written copies of the music with the child’s name and age, assisting adult’s name, phone number, address, and the child’s background in music, together with a $5 processing fee to Voices Competition Contest, Box 404, Pennington 08534. Visit www.voiceschorale.org or call 609-307-0756 for information.
South Brunswick Library and Islamic Society of Central Jersey are collecting supplies to aid the victims of the recent flood in Pakistan. Food items needed are energy and cereal bars, cookies, canned vegetables, dates, instant dry whole milk, and cereals without marshmallows. Also needed are first aid supplies, water purification tables, antibiotic ointments, Pedialyte, Immodium, Pepto Bismol, Tylenol, Advil, and Motrin. Bring to the blue tubs in the library’s lobby area.
Princeton Farmers Market seeks crafters and artists for its holiday market on Thursday, November 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Hinds Plaza. E-mail Judith Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey Blood Services is asking for blood donations especially from people with O-negative and B-negative types. Visit www.nybloodcenter.org or call 800-933-2566 to schedule an appointment.
Mercer Friends presents Friendship Circle, a supportive Jewish community for special needs children and adults, and their families. Visit mercerfriends.com, E-mail email@example.com, or call 609-683-7240 for information and registration.
Car Free Day
Keep Middlesex Moving urges commuters to take an alternative way to work during the week of September 20. Use public transportation, ride a bike, walk, carpool or vanpool, or work from home. Bring a brown bag lunch. Register at www.kmm.org to enter a contest for prizes at hotels, theaters, and restaurants. Deadline is Saturday, September 25. www.kmm.org.