Auditions

VK Theater Productions seeks four actors for a drama to be produced in Plainsboro in the spring. E-mail vktheaterproductions@gmail.com for information. Auditions are Sunday, November 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Plainsboro Library.

Acting Classes

JW Actors Studio, an affiliate of Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, is expanding its offerings to include classes for students 18 and older, who are interested in carrying their work to a variety of local stages and to pursuing the ambition of a serious career on stage or in television and film. Instuctor Jody Wood brings decades of Hollywood and New York City experience to his acting studio. Adult workshops begin Friday, November 30. For more information visit jwactorsstudio.com or call 609-240-7080.

For Artists

Gallery 125 seeks submissions in all media for its winter exhibit opening February 8. Submit digital files to Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton 08608. Include a $10 chck for up to five submissions payable to TDA/Gallery 125. Include artist’s name, a brief biography, E-mail and home addresses, phone number, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. CD images must be jpg files four by six inches at 300 ppi. Participating artists are expected to gallery sit during the exhibit. Accepted work must be for sale, properly framed, and wired for hanging. Call 609-989-9119. www.trenton-downtown.com/gallery 125.

For Students

Mensa Foundation is accepting applications for its annual scholarship contest. Visit www.mensafoundation.org for an application. Scholarship recipients receive awards of $300 to $1,000 based on an essay of 550 words or less describing their academic or career goals. Must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 15.

Wal-Mart Foundation offers Sam Walton community scholarships to graduating seniors in the amount of $1,000. Winners, selected on financial need, academic record, and school and community involvement, will be announced in April. Applications are available at Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club, or online at www.walmartfoundation.org. The deadline is Monday, January 14.

For Poets

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites poets to visit the current art exhibit, “The Road Not Taken,” on business days, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to discover works of art to inspire poems. Work triggered by the exhibit should be E-mailed by Tuesday, November 20, to cedelmann@drgreenway.org. Limit two entries per poet. Each entry should include the name of the work of art and artist who inspired the poem, along with the poet’s name and E-mail address. Selected poems will be read at the Thursday, December 13 poets and artists reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at D&R Greenway, One Preservation Place, Princeton.

Nominate

Mercer Chamber is accepting nominations through November 30 for its 2008 Young Business Leaders Council. The forum provides an opportunity for young business leaders to enhance leadership skills, network with colleagues, and participate in projects. To participate a member must be under 40 or two years in a new career. Visit www.mercerchamber.org or call 609-689-9960, ext. 13.

Shop to Support

Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of every sale on Saturday, November 17, to American Repertory Ballet. Bookfair events include a Nutcracker storytime and costume show and tell. Visit arballet.org or call 732-249-1254, ext. 19, for a voucher.

Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of sales on Saturday, December 8, to Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County. The organization is also gift wrapping at the bookstore on Sunday, December 2, and Saturday, December 8.

Ten Thousand Villages will donate a percentage of sales to Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County, on Sunday, December 9, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Bucknell Club

Bucknell Club of Princeton invites alumni, parents, and students to attend the Festival of Trees and cocktail reception at Morven Museum and Gardens on Thursday, December 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. $30. Register by E-mail with hmorris0506@gmail.com.

Donate Please

Nike’s “Rebuilding New Orleans Two Feet at a Time” is a project in which Nike regrinds any brand of old athletic shoes and uses the grind to rebuild sport surfaces. Nike has committed to rebuild five basketball courts in New Orleans. Collection bins are located in Princeton schools as well as West Windsor-Plainsboro North and South high schools. No metal, cleats, or spikes. No shoes in plastic bags or tied together. Alex Bozich, a Princeton High School senior, is organizing the project. 609-860-6664.

Volunteer

Jersey Girl Study focusing on pre-teen girls in relation to breast cancer development is underway by a Cancer Institute of New Jersey Researcher look at environmental, hormonal, and nutritional factors. Dr. Elisa Bandera’s team is recruiting girls ages 9 and 10, from pediatric practices in Princeton, West Windsor, Flemington, and Somerset. E-mail jerseygirlstudy@umdnj.edu or call 732-235-9860.

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