Villagers Theater has open auditions for Neil Simon’s "Brighton Beach Memoirs" on Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. E-mail for information. Readings will be from the script.

Roxey Ballet has auditions for children and adults on Saturday, January 5, from noon to 3 p.m., at 243 North Union Street, Lambertville. $30 audition fee. Visit or call 609-397-7616 for specific schedule.

State Theater seeks 15 talented amateur acts to perform for "Showtime at the Apollo on Tour," on Saturday, February 9, at 8 p.m. Auditions are Saturday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Crossroads Theater, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Each of 300 acts may audition for up to 90 seconds. Bring your own CD tracks and keep comedy routine free of profanity. Adult must accompany those under 18.

For Kids

Princeton Pro Musica seeks young singers for a treble chorus in Britten’s "War Requiem" to be performed at Trenton War Memorial on Sunday, May 4. Rehearsals are Sundays at 4 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton. Call Sue Ellen Page at 609-924-0103, ext. 105, or E-mail to schedule a rehearsal.

YWCA Princeton offers a young artists class for kindergarten through second grade. Six-week class begins Tuesday, January 29, at 4 p.m. $90. Register.

Playwrights Theater seeks submissions for the 25th annual New Jersey Young Playwrights contest from students in grades 4 to 12. Must be postmarked by Friday, January 11. or call 973-514-1787, ext. 21.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center invites tri-state performers to audition for spots in the "Young Artist Talent Search." or call 973-353-8009. Deadline is Friday, January 18, with a $25 fee; and Friday, February 29, with a $20 fee.

Free Yoga Classes

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health offers free classes for new visitors from Saturday, January 5, to Friday, January 11. or 609-924-7294.


Writers Corner USA offers "The Chemistry of Good Communications" featuring effective business writing. Saturday, January 12 and 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $250. E-mail

Music Together offers a teacher training workshop from Friday to Sunday, February 8 to 10, at 225 Hopewell Pennington Road. $475. E-mail or call 800-728-2692, ext. 329.

Rutgers Agricultural Experiment Station offers an environmental steward training program based on the master gardener program. Students must pledge 60 hours of volunteer service following the completion of lectures and field study. Duke Farms, 80 Route 206, Hillsborough. Tuesdays, January to May, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Nora Wagner by E-mail at or call 908-243-3643.


YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center offers a free babysitting service for breast cancer survivors. Call 609-497-2100, ext. 349 to arrange for a visit from one of the Montgomery-based Girl Scouts who passed the Red Cross babysitting course.

Also, free classes: Water Wellness, Fridays, January 4 to March 14, at 1:30 p.m.; and Gentle Yoga on Tuesdays, January 8 to February 26, at 11 a.m., or Wednesdays, January 9 to February 27, at 7 p.m. 609- 497-2100, ext 349.

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network offers lunchtime teleconferences in the "Health Advocacy Series" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Register at or call 973-642-8100, ext. 116. The series is from Wednesday, April 2, to September 10, to help New Jersey families access health coverage and health services for their children with special healthcare needs.

Good Causes

Special Olympics New Jersey is accepting registration for Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, February 23, in Seaside Heights. Register at or 609-896-8000.

American Heart Association seeks exceptional women for the annual New Jersey Go Red for Women award to be presented in May. Deadline for nominations is Friday, February 1. 609-223-3727.

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