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At the Movies
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
1999. In Farsi, with subtitles, November 10 and 11.
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.
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.
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
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.
Www.herdofblues.com or call Big Joe at 609-499-0780.
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.
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
Weekend on Friday, October 20. To register call 609-771-2188 or e-mail
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.
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.
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
and workshops to expose elementary , middle and high school students
to William Shakespeare and professional theater. Call 973-408-3964
for more information.
the beginner/intermediate yoga session begin on Thursday, November
2. The six-week class is $30. Register in person. For information,
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