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NJ Film Fest

New Jersey Film Festival screenings are 7 p.m. Fridays

through Sunday in Scott Hall, Room 123, College Avenue Campus;


screenings are in Loree Hall, Room 024, Douglass College Campus. $5;

732-932-8482; Website: www.rci.rutgers.edu/~nigrin

Bruce Baillie Retrospective features three classics by

the American independent filmmaker: "Mass for the Dakota


"Castro Street," and "To Parsifal," 1963-68, Thursday,

October 19. Voyages, Emmanuel Finkiel’s film that tells three

separate stories of Holocaust survivors in Poland, France, and Israel.

1999. $5, Friday to Sunday, October 20 to 22.

Film By Samuel Beckett, Borders Books & Music, Mid-State

Mall, 300 Route 18-North, East Brunswick. Alan Schneider, a pioneer

of Samuel Beckett’s stage plays, directed Beckett’s mythic 1964


with the comedian Buster Keaton 1964. Free, Wednesday, October 25.

Hamlet 2000, Michael Almereyda’s stylish new adaptation

of Shakespeare, set in present-day Manhattan. It stars West Windsor’s

Ethan Hawke as a brooding prince of a filmmaker who is heir to the

Denmark Corporation. Also starring Kyle MacLachlan. Friday to Sunday,

October 27 to 29.

The Color of Paradise, Premiere of the new film by Iranian

director Majid Majidi ("Children of Heaven"), set in Tehran,

about an eight-year-old blind boy and his father, a bitter widower.

1999, Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4.

The Wind will Carry Us, From Iranian director Abbas


1999. In Farsi, with subtitles, November 10 and 11.

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Kelsey Theater, Mercer County College has open auditions

for the Kelsey Players’ production of "Agnes of God," directed

by William Shedden, on Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24, at 7

p.m. Strong actresses between the ages of 17 and 60 are needed. Be

prepared to sing a hymn of your choice. Readings will be provided.

Performances at Kelsey February 23 to March 4. Call 609-586-4800.

Kelsey Theater has open auditions for "Twas the Night

Before Christmas" Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24, at 7

p.m. There are roles for children age 10 and up, and for adults. Be

prepared to sing a Christmas carol and to present a one-minute


Performances December 15 to 17. Call 609-586-4800.

Yardley Players Theater Company has auditions for "The

Mystery of Edwin Drood" on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and

29, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Kelsey Theater. Performances will be January

12 to 21. Twelve principals and 18 chorus members are needed. Call


Villagers Theater, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, announces

auditions for Tennessee Williams, "Not About Nightingales,"

on Monday, October 30, and Wednesday, November 1, at 7 p.m. A cast

of 12 men and two women are needed for the play about torture and

death of inmates at Holmesberg County Prison in 1938. Production dates

are January 12 to February 3. Call 732-873-2710.

Herd of Blues is looking for a great blues guitar player.

Www.herdofblues.com or call Big Joe at 609-499-0780.

The Juilliard School is auditioning for 18 jazz


to be part of its new Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies. The


program seeks students with talent and commitment to future


in their field. Deadline is January 8 for April auditions in New York.

Write Juilliard Admissions, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York 10023;

or phone, 212-799-5000 ext. 223.

The Theater Guild of New Jersey seeks male and female

actors, ages 25 to 60, for new plays written by Delaware Valley


Actors should bring a head shot and bio. Auditions are Thursdays,

November 9 and 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Yardley Community Center,

64 South Main Street. The theme of the season is "Crime and


Rehearsals begin in January; performances begin in March. Call


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Participate Please

The College of New Jersey begins its inaugural Alumni

Weekend on Friday, October 20. To register call 609-771-2188 or e-mail


South Brunswick Public Library hosts its Third Annual

Teen Short Story Contest with cash prizes and gift awards. Teens ages

12 to 18 may submit spine-tingling tales to the information desk by

Friday, October 20. Instructions are at the library. All participants

are invited to read their short story at "Fright Night" on

October 27 at 7 p.m. Register at 732-329-4000.

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra seeks young and

old musicians from the area who want to play in the new orchestra.

Conductor and founder Lorraine Marks invites both beginners and


to join separate orchestras for different levels. Rehearsals are


7 to 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Building, 1 Monument Drive,


Call Marjorie Stine at 732-238-0350.

New Jersey Historical Commission offers grant support

for activities and programs related to New Jersey history. Whether

you would like to produce an oral history, write about history, or

conserve books and documents; funds may be available. Workshop tips

to writing successful grant proposal is Thursday, October 19, at 7

p.m. at the Labor Education Center, Rutgers. To register, call


Kelsey Review, a community-based journal that showcases

work by 35 talented Mercer County authors and artists, is available

free of charge at libraries and bookstores. Based at Mercer County

College, the journal receives funds from the Mercer County Cultural

and Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

To be eligible for inclusion in the next edition, you must reside

or work in Mercer County and submit a manuscript by May 1, 2001.


Robin Schore at 609-586-4800, extension 3326.

New Jersey Historical Commission sponsors the Garvin


an African-American history teaching prize of $1,000, awarded to a

teacher, counselor, or school librarian who has helped students learn

about African-American past and its relationship to New Jersey.


must be postmarked by December 1, 2000. For information about the

prize, contact Giles R. Wright, Director, Afro-American History


New Jersey Historical Commission, P.O. Box 305, Trenton, New Jersey

08625, phone 609-292-6062, or e-mail: gwright@admin.sos.state.nj.us

The William Trent House in Trenton offers middle school

children the opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig this

November and again in the spring. Archaeologists from Hunter Research

in Trenton will supervise shovel tests, measure record artifacts,

and preserve important evidence of day-to-day activities which took

place at the historic site. Teachers of 6th, 7th, or 8th grade classes

from public or private schools may make reservations at 609-989-3027.

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Volunteer Call

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Middlesex County

is seeking volunteers to service as mentors for juveniles referred

by family court. They will work closely with the youth and his family

under the guidance and supervision of court officers. Training is

provided by family court. Call Joelyn Bobin or Milli Groves at


for information.

Bucks County Audubon Society needs volunteers to help

clean up litter on the portion of River Road in Upper Makefield


including the Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center on


October 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. To volunteer, call 215-297-5880.

Partners in Recovery, a program of Catholic Charities,

is looking for volunteers for organization devoted to mental illness

and addictions. People to do clerical work, data entry, computer


tutoring, marketing, and fundraising are needed. Call Carol Spiker

at 609-396-9590 extension 103 to volunteer.

Taste of the Nation presented by American Express and

Foodline.com is seeking committee members for the April 30, 2001,

event at the Doral Forrestal Hostel. Share Our Strength’s Princeton

Taste of the Nation is a gourmet food and wine tasting to raise funds

for hunger relief organization. Contact Faith Bahadurian at


The Stony Brook Gallery seeks artists working in paint,

pencil, and mixed media whose work fits within the "Farms and

Farming in New Jersey" theme. The gallery is located in the


Nature Center of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association on

Titus Mill Road in Hopewell Township will feature the juried art


from November 11 to January 13. All entry forms must be submitted

before Friday, November 3, 2000. For more information, call


or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Stony Brook


Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 312 Titus Mill Road,

Pennington, NJ 08534.

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Donations Wanted

Check-Out Hunger is a Mercer County campaign to raise

funds for Mercer Street Friends Food Cooperative. Throughout the fall

months, the annual event brings together supermarket retailers, Fleet

Bank, and volunteers to raise money for hunger relief programs.


tear off a donation slip in the amount of $1 to $5, and the amount

is added to the grocery bill by the cashier. Participating stores

include Acme, Marrazzo’s Thriftway, McCaffrey’s Market, Pathmark,

Pennington Quality Market, Shoprite, Superfresh, and Wegmans Food

Markets. Donations may also be made at Fleet Bank offices.

March of Dimes Pumpkin Patch returns to improve the health

of mothers and babies. Bright orange paper pumpkins may be purchased

in local businesses to help face critical issues such as low


babies, access to prenatal care, and teen pregnancy. For more


visit www.modimes.org or call 609-655-7400.

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More Offers

The National Arbor Day Foundation offers ten free trees

to each person who joins the foundation during October 2000. The six

to twelve inch trees will be shipped between November 1 and December

10 with planting instructions. To receive the free trees, send $10

membership contribution to Autumn Classic Trees, National Arbor Day

Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410 by October

31, 2000.

New Jersey Shakespeare Festival offers student matinees

and workshops to expose elementary , middle and high school students

to William Shakespeare and professional theater. Call 973-408-3964

for more information.

South Brunswick Public Library offers registration for

the beginner/intermediate yoga session begin on Thursday, November

2. The six-week class is $30. Register in person. For information,

call 732-329-4000.

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