McCarter Theater’s “A Christmas Carol” has sign up for boys and girls ages 5 to 13 on Wednesday, September 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Matthews Lobby at 91 University Place in Princeton. Children will be screened, measured and given appointments for the actual auditions. No auditions will be given without an appointment.

Auditions will be given for the following roles and their designated age group: Belinda Cratchit, 6-10; Martha Cratchit, 10-13; Christmas Pasts. 8-13; Ensemble Girls, 6-12 ; Female Fezziwig Dancer, 13; Tiny Tim, 5-7; Boy Scrooge, 9-12; Peter Cratchit, 11-13; and Ensemble Boys, 6-13.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 24 and 25. Rehearsals start November 13. The show runs December 7 through December 28.

For more information, call 609-258-6504 or visit

VK Theater Productions seeks actors (16 and older) for “The Uninvited Guest.” Auditions are Saturdays, September 13, 20, and 27 at 5 p.m. in Plainsboro courthouse. E-mail Victoria Kelleigh at

For Artists

Straube Center seeks professional artists for its Fall Fine Art Show and Sale in Pennington. Send bio and samples of work to John Stinger at or call 908-319-8957. Deadline is Monday, September 15.

For Singers

Kingston Women’s Chorus seeks new members. Neither an audition or choral experience is required. Contact Heather Robbins at or call 609-851-9245. An open sing is scheduled for Sunday, September 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kingston Methodist Church, 9 Church Street, Franklin.


RSVP, a federally funded program under CONTACT of Mercer County, seeks mature adults to expand and enhance services for senior and disabled individuals in northern Mercer County and contiguous areas. Volunteers build relationships with individuals whose contact with or travel in the world outside their home is restricted or virtually non-existent. Contact Hugh J. Adams at 609- 883-2880 for information.

Guys Read

Princeton Public Library offers “Guys Read,” a book club for boys ages 8 to 10, Tuesdays, September 16, October 21, and November 18 at 7 p.m.

The discussion group is aimed at boys and their fathers, uncles, big brothers, grandfathers, or other male adults willing to join them in discussions of books they are reading together.

For information call 609-924-9529 or visit

Passport Evening

Mercer County will hold a special passport evening for on Thursday, September 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Windsor Municipal Building, at 271 Clarksville Road. To apply for a passport, residents will need proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of a state certified birth certificate, a U.S. naturalization certificate, or a previous U.S. passport; proof of identity in the form of a current drivers license or state issued identification card. For 16 and under, both parents must appear in person.

The cost for a passport is $75 for adults and $60 for minors plus a processing fee of $25. Passport photos will be taken for $15 or $10 for senior citizens. Checks or money orders for payment. No cash or credit cards will be accepted. Visit or call 609-989-6473.

Dance Marathon

Mercer County Special Services has “Midnight Madness Dance Marathon” on Saturday through Sunday, September 13 and 14. Participants will dance from midnight to 6 a.m. It is being held in conjunction with a weekend of musicals and magic shows at Mercer College to benefit MCSS. For information E-mail Alan Rosen at or call 609-472-1260.


Paul Robeson Center for the Arts offers a 10-week series of salsa dance lessons with Jose “Papo” Diaz beginning Thursday, September 18. Intermediate at 7 p.m.; beginner at 8:30 p.m. No partner necessary. Drop-ins are welcome. $150, series; $20 drop-in. or call 609-333-0266.

Group Study

Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange program is focused on business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 in the early stages of their careers. The program provides travel grant for teams to exchange visited in paired areas of different countries for four weeks. Vocational, cultural, and fellowship opportunities. Deadline for application is Tuesday, September 30. E-mail James Federici at

Speech Programs

Comprehensive Communications Services offers “Speaking That Connects,” an eight-week program in conversation and pronunciation for those whose primary language is not English. Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. Begins September 22 in Plainsboro. $195. Call 609-799-1400.

Franklin Public Library offers and intermediate English conversation group on Tuesdays, September 23 to November 4, at 2 p.m. 485 DeMott Lane. Call 732-873-8700, ext. 111.

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