Literacy Volunteers of Mercer County receives a percentage of sales at Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, on Sunday, December 2. Ask for voucher at register.


Newark Black Film Festival seeks applications for the 2008 Paul Robeson Awards. The six-week film festival features films by African and African American filmmakers highlighting the history and culture of the black experience in America. Deadline is Friday, February 29. Visit or call 973-596-6635.


Trenton Historical Society invites applications for its Restore Trenton Historic Property Rehabilitation grant program. Visit Deadline is Friday, March 14.

For Women

Hunterdon County Adventure Boot Camp for Women will be held Monday, January 7, to Friday, February 1, in Flemington. The fitness program has morning and evening options three days a week. Visit or call 908-399-6095. $229 for the four-week session.

The Arts

VSA ARts of New Jersey invites individuals and groups to participate in “Partners in the Arts,” a day of performances, exhibits, and art workshops on Thursday, May 8, at Middlesex College in Edison. The free event is for children and adults with and without disabilities. Visit or call 732-745-3885. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 2.

Musicians Needed

Dance Improv Jam seeks three improv musicians for a jam on Friday, November 30, from 8 to 10 p.m., at All Saints Church in Princeton. Visit or call 609-924-3767.

For Singers

Jersey Harmony Chorus rehearses at Central NJ Boy Scouts, 4315 Route 1 South, Monmouth Junction every Monday evening from 7:15 to 10 p.m. Women singers in all ranges are welcome. Prospective members and guests are welcome. Visit or call 732-469-3983.

For Writers

Trinity Church offers creative writing classes for adults on Tuesday evenings in January. Lauren B. Davis, writer-in-residence, adapted the class from her previous course, “Sharpening the Quill,” in a program to inspire, guide, and hone the crafts of fiction writing. She is the author of two novels, “The Radiant City” and “The Stubborn Season.” $125 for four classes. Call Annie Thomas at 609-924-2277 or E-mail

For Teachers

ACT seeks secondary school teachers to participate in a summer program designed to develop and evaluate QualityCore, a new educational program. Teachers of science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts are preferred. Visit or call 319-337-1645. Deadline is Friday, December 28.

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