Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” on Sunday and Monday, June 26 and 27, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Needed are four women, ages 16 to 30; and four men, ages 18 to 30; a puppeteer, and voice over for the puppet. There will also be a small chorus with a few speaking parts. Be prepared to sing a song of your choice or from the production. Be prepared to dance. Visit or call 908-369-7469 for information.

Call to Artists

West Windsor Arts Council seeks artists to submit work that reflects and celebrates the multicultural world in which we live. Artists must be a current member of the arts council and may join to be eligible for the show. Juror is Ferris Olin, professor at Rutgers University and co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Women and Art and administrator the Feminist Art Project. The exhibit will run September 3 to October 14. E-mail or visit for information.

West Windsor Library seeks photos in conjunction with the theme, “A Day in the Life of New Jersey.” Photos must be submitted on CD, flash drive, or E-mailed in jpeg format to Call 609-275-8901 for information. Deadline is Tuesday, September 20.

Discussion Group

Face to Face: Community Conversations on Environmental Justice, a discussion led by Frank Popper, professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, focuses on environmental justice, on Tuesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at West Windsor Library. Readings will be drawn from some of the most important works in the environmental movement in New Jersey. In partnership with West Windsor Library, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, West Windsor Arts Council, and Greening of West Windsor. Call 609-799-0462 to register and find out how to get a free reading packet.

Good Causes

PEAC Health & Fitness and Catholic Charities is collecting food pantry items for area families in need. Bring non-perishable food items to PEAC, 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, during July. Call 609-883-2000 or visit for information.

Trenton Mercer Continuum of Care presents Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event designed to provide housing, services, and hospitality in a one-stop model for people experiencing homelessness. Donate new socks, sneakers, boots, jeans, shorts, shirts, baseball caps, and personal care items to Mercer Alliance from Friday, June 24, to Thursday, June 30. Other items being collected include thin beach towels, gym bags, water bottles, flashlights and batteries, reading glasses, toothbrushes, razors, brushes, deodorant, Chap sticks, tissue packets, sun screen, Skin-So-Soft, personal hygiene wipes, and personal first aid kits. Volunteers are also needed. Call 609-844-1008 or E-mail

Fresh Air Fund seeks volunteer host families to share their community with an inner-city child this summer. Visit or call 800-367-0003 for information.

Rescue Mission of Trenton is collecting new and used clothing and furniture on Saturday, June 25, from 3 to 11 p.m. at Mercer County Park as part of the Freedom Festival. The agency serves men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. Visit for information.

Help Wanted

Mercer College offers a certification course in umpiring for field hockey on Monday to Friday, July 11 to 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Certified umpires are needed to officiate middle school ($50 an hour). Chris Maloney, author of “How to Umpire Field Hockey,” publisher of “Umpire,”, and editor of “Rules, Umpires, and Ask the Umpire” sections of Register at 609-570-3311.

Call for Waiters

Grounds For Sculpture has an inaugural waiter race in conjunction with its Bastille Day party on Thursday, July 14. Waiters must relay to the finish line without spilling the contents of the tray. To participate in the waiters’ race register at Deadline is Sunday, July 3.

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