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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.
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
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.
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 Kimbalou@aol.com.
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.
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.
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
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
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 www.jerseyarts.com
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.
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
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.
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 www.preservationnj.org or call 609-392-6409.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
$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 www.poetry.com.
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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