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Trinity Church of Princeton is now scheduling

auditions for all six of its choirs. Trinity is seeking boys 7 to

11 years old, boys 12 and up with unchanged voices, boys with changed

voices, girls ages 7 to 18. There are also paid positions for men

and women over 18. Trinity offers membership in the choirs regardless

of religious affiliation. Call music director Andrew Shelton at


extension 103.

Voices, a 70-member chorus led by Lynne Ransom, invites

new sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses to sing Dvorak’s "Mass

in D," Durefle’s "Requiem," and new music and folk


in the new season. Rehearsals are Monday evenings in Pennington. For

September audition appointment, call Marcia Foor, 215-321-3504.

McCarter Theater invites boys and girls ages 5 to 13 to

sign up for this year’s new production of "A Christmas Carol"

on Tuesday, September 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. Children will be screened,

measured, and given appointments for auditions on October 2 and 3.

Callbacks will be on October 13. Rehearsals begin November 7 for the

show that runs December 5 to 24. Call Sara Clement, 609-258-6505.

Call for Entries

The Washington Township Arts Council is planning its


Annual Photography Exhibit, to run September 25 to December 10. Anyone

age 18 and over is invited to exhibit their work. The show will be

juried by M. Jay Goodkind from the Princeton Photography Club. Awards

will be presented October 5 at 6 p.m. Receiving for the photographs

will be Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For


call D. Paglione at 609-259-3502.

Concorde Fine Arts, founded by Bucks County resident


Anderson in 1999, is currently seeking artists and fine craftsmen

from the New Hope and Lambertville area to participate on its website.

Concorde Fine Arts celebrates the long time cultural link between

the two artistic powers of Bucks County and Paris, France. Robin


who has more than 25 years of experience promoting and producing the

visual arts, will assist with curatorial services and marketing the

site. The Concorde Fine Arts site seeks original, one-of-a-kind works

and limited edition, hand-pulled prints and photographs. It will also

consider sculpture in limited, signed and numbered edition. There

is no jury fee, but artists will be assessed a $10 fee for Web page

set up. In addition, Concorde will request 10 percent of each sale

to be donated to two non-profit organizations. Submit up to 10 slides

or photos with resume to Concorde at 4 Runnemede, New Hope, PA. 18938;

or call Anderson at 908-423-3414.

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 Wordsmiths Competition. Submissions by writers with


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 Indik, 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 800-343-1583.

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Volunteer Alert

Contact of Mercer County is looking for volunteers to

answer phones for its 24-hour crisis hotline. A training course that

teaches volunteers how to help people sort through their problems

begins on Wednesday, September 20, at St. Mark United Methodist


45 Paxson Avenue, Hamilton. Call 609-896-2120 or 609-585-2244.

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

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association will be

conducting a volunteer teacher naturalist training course covering

the 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 introduction to the basis of outdoor education, including field

techniques, teaching methods, and trail orientation. Other sessions

will be held Wednesdays, September 27, October 4, and October 11.

Call 609-737-7592.

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.

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 www.poetry.com.

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Donate Please

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has honored Christine

Hough, the Director of Sales and Marketing for Alan Brooks Design

Inc, with the Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Award, and she has also

accepted the responsibility of raising money to support the programs

of the Mid-Jersey Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Ms. Hough’s goal is to raise $1,000 in the fight against multiple

sclerosis, which is a chronic, unpredictable neurological disease

primarily affecting young adults between the ages of 20 and 40.


may be sent to Christine Hough, 20 Nassau Street, Princeton, N.J.


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