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Puttin’ on the Ritz is holding auditions for its December

production of "Peter Pan" at the Ritz Theater, Oaklyn.


are Saturday, August 26, for youth ages 10 to 16; Sunday, August 27,

for adults. Director Bruce A. Curless and choreographer Amy


ask all auditioners to come with a song and be prepared to dance.

Call 856-858-5230.

Princeton Pro Musica is holding chorus auditions for its

upcoming season that includes performances of Brahms’ "Ein


Requiem," Handel’s "Messiah," Arvo Paert’s "Te


as well as a holiday concert of spirituals and American hymns


with the Chicago Brass. Auditions are by appointment only; to schedule

call 609-683-5122.

Omicron Theatre Productions has open auditions for actors,

ages 20 to 50, for speaking and non-speaking roles, and backstage

work in its interactive dinner theater mysteries and musical comedies.

For appointments between now and September 17, call 609-443-5598.

Philomusica will hold auditions for its 2000-’01 concert

season on Monday, September 11, and Monday, September 18, between

7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of New Brunswick, 176

Tices Lane, East Brunswick. Weekly rehearsals will be Monday evenings

at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Society starting September 11.


singers are invited to come and sit in on the rehearsal prior to


For information and appointment, call choir president, Kimberly


at 732-254-4311, or e-mail

The Shrewsbury Chorale is recruiting new members in all

voice parts to join this third concert season under the direction

of Stephen Michael Smith. Regular rehearsals following two open


Tuesday, September 12, and Tuesday, September 19, from 7:45 to 10

p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1475 West Front

Street, Lincroft. Singers must have choral experience, sight-reading

ability, and attend Tuesday evening rehearsals. For information or

to arrange an audition, call 732-671-0324.

The South Street Players will have open auditions for

their 2000-’01 season in early September, for roles in "Gas


(November), "Long Days Journey Into Night" (January),


& Johnnie in the Claire de Lune" (March), "Treasure


(spring children’s theater), and "The Sunshine Boys" (May).

Prepare a two-minute monologue. Call R.J. Lamb, artistic director,

at 732-462-4329, for information and appointment.

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Participate Please

The First Baptist Church of Metuchen is inviting


children to a "Back-to-School" Wardrobe Exchange Day held

at the church, 225 Middlesex Avenue, Route 27, on Saturday, August

26. This free event is for the purpose of exchanging clothes and shoes

that are no longer needed due to those "growth sprints," for

sizes that will fit for this new school year. Held from 9 a.m. to

noon, this will be a time for children to cut down on some of the

costs of returning to school this year. Each participant is asked

to bring along their used clothing in good condition; this is not

required if you have none. For information and directions, call


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Call for Entries

The Seventh Annual Artsbridge Members Exhibition is


for artists to exhibit their works at the Washington Crossing


Center at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. For a $10 fee, members

can deliver one work for display and two portfolio pieces on Tuesday,

August 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, August 30, from 10 a.m.

to 5 p.m. The show will run from September 2 through September 27.

For a prospectus and information, or to help with the show, call


or 908-2691.

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Arts News

Discover Jersey Arts is a statewide resource guidebook

and Jersey Arts Ticket discount card. The resource guide provides

detailed information on more than 400 organizations and programs


and the discount card offers discounts and premiums for more than

200 statewide arts organizations. To request a copy, call


or log onto

Cafe Improv, held monthly at the Arts Council of


and Princeton’s TV-30 have been awarded the National Hometown Video

Festival’s best performing arts show for a July, 1999, segment Cafe

Improv featuring singer, songwriter, and painter Dan Zimmerman. This

is the first TV-30 program to achieve national recognition.

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Trips and Tours

The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey is


a Heritage Tour of Princeton on Wednesday, September 20. The tour

will begin with brunch at the Green Acres Country Club in


and then view the exhibit "Old Traditions, New Beginnings"

at the Bainbridge House of the Princeton Historical Society. The tour

will stop at the Jewish Center of Princeton, now celebrating its 50th

anniversary year. The exhibits celebrate 250 years of the Princeton

Jewish Community and document the history of the Jewish presence in

the area. Tour speakers will discuss the history of the Jews in


including Princeton University, and personal recollections.


deadline is September 11; cost is $40. Call 732-249-4894 or e-mail

Lindbergh researchers Richard Sloan and Larry Weikel are


On the Trail of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a guided tour,


September 23, that takes history buffs through the Bronx, New York,

to over a dozen sites associated with the Lindbergh baby kidnaping

and murder and America’s first "Trial of the Century."


for reservations is September 8 for the tour that departs from Logan

Square Shopping Center, New Hope, at 8 a.m. Cost is $99 per person

and includes lunch. Call 215-257-1720.

Preservation New Jersey has a schedule of day-long fall

field trips focussing on the state’s architectural history. Bus and

walking tours will go to Greenwich, Cumberland County, on Saturday,

September 23; to the New Jersey Botanical Gardens and Skylands Manor,

Ringwood, on Thursday, October 19; and to Newark’s Grand Public


on Saturday, November 18. Cost of each trip is $45; or $120 for


For information and to make reservations, visit the Preservation New

Jersey website at or call 609-392-6409.

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Saint Peter’s University Hospital, 254 Easton Avenue,

New Brunswick, invites parents with children ages 6 to 12 who suffer

from asthma, and adults interested in learning about childhood asthma,

to a three-week educational program, "Living with Asthma."

The program is designed to help those affected by the disease


it, better manage it, and improve the quality of their lives. Class

begins Monday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m., and meets on three consecutive

Mondays. Registration fee is $25; deadline for registration is


22. Call 732-745-8600, extension 8738.

Howell Living History Farm is accepting applications for

parent/child enrollment in its Farmhands Program beginning in


The program is designed to introduce children to life on the farm,

while parents volunteer time helping the farm staff work with visitors

to the farm. One parent must work at the farm as a volunteer in


for one child’s participation in the program. No experience is


This program is a Saturday only program for 6 to 9 year olds, and

it runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., with the first session beginning

on September 9, and ending on October 21. To register, parents must

attend an organizational meeting on Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m.

for the first session, or October 21 for the second session. Meetings

are for parents only. For more information, call Susan DeVore at


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Donations Wanted

May Humbard has created the Noel Fundraiser to raise money

to buy the 300 children at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

teddy bears. Donations can be sent to May Humbard/Noel Fundraiser,

14 Greenfield Drive South, West Windsor, New Jersey 08550.

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Call for Entries

VSA arts of New Jersey is seeking poems, essays and plays

by New Jersey residents, 18 years of age or older, for its seventh

annual New Jersey Wordsmiths Competition. Submissions by writers with

disabilities are especially encouraged. All works submitted will be

juried by a panel of judges who are professionally affiliated with

theater and/or literature. Selected works will be showcased at the

Readers Theater. Deadline for submissions is October 6. To request

an application or to receive additional information, contact Joy


VSA arts of N.J., 732-745-3885, 732-745-5935, or 732-745-3913.

The Quail Ridge Press is looking for cookbooks by clubs,

churches, communities, restaurants, and individuals, to submit for

possible inclusion in its "Best of the Best from the Mid-Atlantic:

Selected Recipes from New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland’s Favorite

Cookbooks." Cookbooks considered for inclusion must have a direct

relation to New Jersey and be printed and available for mail order

by the public. If your cookbook is chosen, selected recipes will be

included in a new regional cookbook to be published in 2001. For


information, call Annette Goode at 1-800-343-1583.

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Volunteer Alert

Preservation New Jersey is looking for volunteers to


in addressing its mission to promote and protect New Jersey’s historic

resources, communities, and landscapes. A variety of flexible


are available in the areas of public relations, office and reference

assistance, advocacy, technical assistance, as well as planning and

implementing conferences, workshops, and fundraising events. For more

information or to receive a detailed list of volunteer opportunities,

contact Preservation New Jersey at 609-392-6409, or log onto

The Trenton War Memorial Theater seeks volunteers to join

its usher corps for the upcoming 2000-’01 performance season. Ushers

attend performances free and assignments to specific events are


on a first-response bases. Usher duties include ticket-taking, program


and patron seating. Call 609-984-8484, ext. 4.

Contact of Mercer County, New Jersey, Inc. is looking

for volunteers to answer phones for its 24-hour crisis hotline. A

training course that teaches volunteers how to help people sort


their problems begins on Wednesday, September 20, at St. Mark United

Methodist Church, 45 Paxson Avenue, Hamilton. Call 609-896-2120 or


The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association will be

conducting a volunteer teacher naturalist training course covering

the most popular fall field trips offered to schools at the Watershed.

The initial session, Wednesday, September 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30

p.m. will be an introductory session on the basis of outdoor


including field techniques, teaching methods, and trail orientation.

Other sessions will be held Wednesdays, September 27, October 4, and

October 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and will examine specific


of several current education programs. Volunteers will have the


to observe school programs in action and ultimately teach school


after this training course. For more detailed information or to


call the Buttinger Nature Center, at 609-737-7592.

The Literacy Volunteers of America at the Trenton Area


begins its tutor training sessions on Monday, September 19, at 6 p.m.

at the Hamilton Library. Classes will combine Basic Literacy and ESL

training. Many students are waiting for assistance. For information

or to sign up, call 609-393-8855.

The Junior League of Greater Princeton is currently


for women interested in joining the Fall Provisional Class which will

start in September. The League is an organization of 418 women


to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and

improving communities through the effective action and leadership

of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and

charitable. For more information and directions, please contact Jill

Barlow, admissions coordinator, at 215-321-8165, or E-mail her at

The National Council

on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New

Jersey is looking for volunteers interested in alcoholism and


treatment, prevention, and public policy issues to form a constituent

advocacy group that will put a face on recovery. An organizational

meeting for residents of Burlington, Mercer, and Middlesex counties

will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, at NCADD-New Jersey,

2333 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite J, in Mercerville. Those


to attend the meeting are asked to invite another person to join them.

The first of several free training workshops to formally launch the

consistency effort will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16,

at the First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square, 3550 Nottingham

Way. To attend the organizational meeting and/or the training


or for information, call Yury Tarnavskyj or Colleen Cloak at NCADD-New

Jersey at 609-689-0599.

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Call for Entries

The International Library of Poetry has announced that

$58,000 in prizes will be awarded this year in the International Open

Poetry Contest. Poets from the Princeton area, particularly beginners,

are welcome to try to win their share of over 250 prizes. The deadline

for the contest is November 30, 2000. The contest is open to everyone

and entry is FREE. To enter, send one original poem, any subject and

any style to: The INternational Library of Poetry, Suite 19909, 1

Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be 20 lines

or less, and the poet’s name and address should appear on the top

of the page. Entries must be postmarked or sent via the Internet by

November 30, 2000. You may also enter online at

The Washington Township Arts Council is having its Second

Annual Photography Exhibit. The exhibit will run September 25, to

December 1, 2000. Anyone 18 and over is invited to exhibit their work.

Receiving for these photographs will be Saturday, September 23, 10:00

a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The show will be juried by M. Jay Goodkind from

the Princeton Photography Club. Awards will be presented at the


October 5 at 6 p.m. For more information call D. Paglione at


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