Take a step back in time and bone up on interior decorating and landscaping ideas at the Cranbury House Tour, Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free exhibits and refreshments. Tickets are $25, available on tour day at the ticket tent in front of the PNC Bank, 38 North Main Street. For more information call 609-655-3493, or visit www.cranburytownship.org, community calendar link.

Kelsey Theater announces auditions for "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, noon to 6 p.m. Auditioners must be 18 or older. Prior to the audition visit www.CharlieBrownOnStage.com to download audition packet. Appointments at 609-882-2292. Also, auditions for "The Who’s Tommy," Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments required; call director Frank Ferrara at 609-499-1388 or E-mail tommy2006@comcast.net.

Maurer Productions, Kelsey Theater, West Windsor, 609-882-2292. "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, noon to 6 p.m. by appointment. Seeking a multi-cultural cast of actors , 18 or older, with the ability to act, sing, dance, and have fun. Production is in January. Visit www.charliebrownonstage.com for audition package.

Villagers Theater, 415 Demott Lane, Somerset, www.villagerstheatre.com. "The Day They Shot John Lennon" by James McLure to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his assassination in December. Actors should be ages 16 to 70. Bring a headshot and resume. Readings will be from script. Monday and Wednesday, October 3 and 5, 7 p.m. Also seeking actors for ages 10 to 45 for December production of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Kathryn Schultz Miller. Saturday, October 8, 2 to 4 p.m., and Sunday, October 9, 7 to 10 p.m.

Music for the Young

Kindermusik, a unique program of music and movement that nurtures the total development of infants and young children, will be offered at Professional Center for the Arts, Hamilton, in an eight-week session starting in early October. For information contact the instructor, Pat Weitz at 609-587-7076 or E-mail PLWeitz@optonline.net.


Princeton Area Community Foundation seeks nominations for the Bud Vivian Community Service Award presented to an individual who has helped promote change and opportunity in Princeton by identifying a community a need, fashioning a plan, drawing others into the process, and persisting until solutions were found. Mail to PACF, 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville 08648 by October 15. Visit www.pacf.org or call 609-219-1800.

Fellowships and Grants

Princeton University Center for Human Values seeks applications to scholars and teachers interested in devoting a year in residence at Princeton writing about ethics and human values. Applicants typically have a postgraduate degree and receive stipends. Sent to Rockefeller Fellowships, University Center for Human Values, 5 Ivy Lane, Princeton University, Princeton 08544 by Tuesday, November 1.

Arts Grants for 2006 are available from Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Interested groups are invited to a help clinic Monday through Friday, October 3 through 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Commission’s offices, 703 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick; evening appointments are available October 4 and 6. 732-745-4489.

Donate Please

Mercer County Literacy Volunteers seek donation of a large television set, a DVD player, two umbrella stands, a wall coat rack, standard door and door installation, counter for kitchen sink, a step stool, small garbage pails, and plastic mats to go under desk chairs. Contact June Vogel at 609-587-6027.

M.C.F.O.O.D.S. seeks canned and non-perishable food items, and personal products for Hurricane Katrina victims. Call Jennifer Apostol at 609-409-5033 to set up a food drive or collection event. Items may be dropped off at libraries in Plainsboro, North and South Brunswick, and Monroe.

Volunteer Please

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mercer County is a nonprofit organization committed to speaking up in court for the best interests of abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes. CASA is seeking volunteers for a 30-hour training to be held in October. 609-434-0050 or E-mail staff@casamercer.org.


Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, offers a volunteer naturalist training program beginning in October. Visit www.bhwp.org or call 215-862-2924.

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