Princeton Pro Musica is scheduling auditions for experienced singers for its 34th season of performing choral masterworks. Singers should bring one piece to sing. Sight reading will be part of the audition. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 in Princeton, with periodic Saturday sectional rehearsals. Both volunteer and professional positions are open. Auditions will be held September 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. Call 609-683-5122 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put “audition” in the subject line. Visit www.princetonpromusica.org.
LASHIR, the Jewish Community Choir of Princeton, is now auditioning for the upcoming season. The four-part choir sings solely in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino , and performs throughout the area at community and synagogue events. E-mail email@example.com.
Voices seeks singers from the Princeton and Bucks County areas. Tenor and basses are especially needed, but openings are available in all voice parts. Basic music reading skills, vocal talent, and a passion for singing are required. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, August 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Hopewell. Other times are available by appointment. Contact the audition coordinator, Sandy Duffy, at 609-799-2211, or E-mail auditions@VOICESChorale.org
Playhouse 22 has open auditions for “Crazy for You” on Monday and Tuesday, August 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. The show dates are weekends, November 2 to 18. Auditions will be held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Prepare 16 to 32 bars of a classical musical theater piece for auditions (a song that suits the character that you are auditioning for). You will be asked to learn a short dance combination. Bring appropriate clothing and tap shoes if you own them. Visit www.Playhouse22.org, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 732-254-3939.
Paper Mill Playhouse will have non-union, children’s auditions for “The Sound of Music” on Saturday, September 15. Rehearsals Monday, October 29, in New York City. The show run from Friday, November 23, through December 30.
The theater seeks girls who look ages 6 to 16 and boys who look ages 12 to 16. Children and their guardian should join the line in front of the theater and enter through the front doors. Audition sign up will take place in the theater’s lobby on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday, September 15. Sign up for ages 6 to 11 begins at 9 a.m. and sign up for ages 12 to 16 begins at noon. Every child should have a picture and resume stapled together.
Bring sheet music in the appropriate key and style and be prepared to sing 16 bars only. An accompanist will be provided. (No recorded music). Children should wear appropriate footwear as they may be asked to dance. Callbacks will be held on the same day. Depending on the number of children auditioning, there is no guarantee everyone will be seen.
“The last time Paper Mill Playhouse held an open-call audition for children in ‘The Sound of Music,’ we discovered a talented young man by the name of Nick Jonas,” says Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse’s producing artistic director. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, 973-315-1639.
Dance for Parkinson
DanceVision presents “Princeton Dance for Parkinson,” a series of workshops where participants explore elements of modern dance, ballet, social dance, and repertory in an environment that features live musical accompaniment. Classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, no matter how advanced, and no prior dance experience is necessary. Church and Dwight donated a grant for a year of free workshops to persons afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease, their caregivers, friends, and family members.
Classes will be held at Plainsboro Township Municipal Building, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, Room A/B on the third Saturday of each month from 2 to 3:15 p.m., beginning on September 15. Visit www.dancevisionnj.org, E-mail email@example.com, or call 609-520-1020.
Call for Art
South Brunswick Arts Commission invites entries for “Places of Our Lives,” a juried exhibit open to artists working in all mediums (except photography) for an exhibit opening October 9 at The Gallery in South Brunswick Municipal Building, Monmouth Junction. Application deadline is Friday, August 17. Download application from www.SBArts.org. Call 732-329-4000, ext. 7635, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Future Lawyers
Mercer County Bar Foundation offers scholarships for individuals pursuing a legal education in accredited law schools. Students must show financial need and be involved in community organizations. Deadline is Friday, August 31. Call 609-585-6200 or E-mail Christine Brennan at cbrennan @mercerbar.com.
Whole Earth Center offers “Healthy Living Discussion Group,” a six-session program led by co-hosts Palmer Uhl and V. Bea Snowden. Group A meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning September 12. Group B meets alternate Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 13. Group C meets alternate Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 20.
Each session includes presentations followed by discussion and group exchange. Assessments, fact sheets, handouts, recipes, and E-mail support for health questions will also be provided. Free. Register to register@HealthyLivingPrinceton.org or call 609-924-8021.
New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, seeks donors of people with O-negative blood.Call 800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
NJ Department of Health has opened the Medicinal Marijuana Patient Registry, allowing qualified patients and their caregivers to apply for identification cards. The website includes a checklist on how to register, answers to frequently asked questions, and a way to submit questions via the website to customer services representatives.
Participating physicians will enter their patients into the registry by creating a patient record and attesting that the patient has one of the approved debilitating medical conditions and may benefit from the use of medicinal marijuana to relieve symptoms. Only physicians registered with the MMP can authorize their patient’s use of medicinal marijuana. Patients can find registered physicians on the website www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana.
Caregivers must be a New Jersey resident, 18 years of age or older, and may not serve as a caregiver for another patient. Patients and caregivers must submit a photograph, proof of current New Jersey residency, and proof of identification by providing a copy of government-issued photo identification. The registration fee for patients and caregivers is $200 and is valid for two years. Patients and caregivers who qualify for certain state and federal assistance programs can pay a reduced registration fee of $20. The MMP physician, patient and caregiver registration is an online application available at njmmp.nj.gov/njmmp/index.html. Call 609) 292-0424, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Princeton Adult School ESL classes has registration on Thursday, September, 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. English as a Second Language evening classes will be offered at Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street. Visit www.princetonadultschool.org or call 609-683-1101.
Trenton Thunder, the Double A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, is selling tickets for all 2012 potential home playoff games. The team is in first place in the Eastern League. Tickets may be reserved at trentonthunder.com or call 609-394-3300, ext. 101.
The Princeton Learning Cooperative is looking for volunteers to work with teens by leading classes, tutoring, mentoring, and providing internship or work opportunities. Adults with knowledge of physics, philosophy, Roman history, British history, writing, Japanese, Spanish, Latin, engineering, architecture, Photoshop, studio art, photography, music theory, woodworking, chemistry, flight, police, and criminal justice. Contact Paul Scutt by E-mail at email@example.com or call 609-851-2522. A volunteer information and orientation session will be held Thursday, August 23, at 7 p.m.
Paper Mill Playhouse and VSA-NJ offer its creative drama class for students ages 8 to 12 with developmental disabilities. The class meets Fridays from September 7 through October 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. The six-week program costs $224 per student and will include theater improvisation, story telling, music, movement, and visual art. The series will creatively address and include diverse learning styles and modes of communication. The drama class for children with disabilities is also open to their non-disabled siblings and parents or other caregivers. Contact Mickey McNany, the school’s director, at 973-315-1669 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes will be held at Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn.