The Arts

Arts Council of Princeton offers classes and workshops in ceramics, painting, writing, drawing, mixed media, photography, dance, and drama from Monday, January 14, to Monday, March 17. Visit or call 609-924-8777 to register.

McCarter Theater offers two winter classes. Dramapalooza: Journey Through Imagination is an interactive drama quest for parents and their children to experience together using imagination. For grades K to four with an adult. Saturday, January 12, from noon to 3 p.m. Adult and child $50, additional child, $20.

The Three-Day Play Weekend for students in grades four to seven, will be held Friday to Sunday, February 22, 23, and 24. $320. Students will create, rehearse, and perform their very own ten-minute plays, culminating in a Sunday afternoon performance. No previous experience necessary.

Visit, E-mail, or call 609-258-8289.

Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey offers "Bonnets, Bows, and Beehives," a Midday with Masters program for adults, on Thursday, January 17, 11 a.m. Hair and wig stylists, designers, and milliners guide the program. 36 Madison Avenue, Madison. Visit or call 973-408-5600. $25.


Fourth Wall Theater Company has auditions for "Angel Street," a Victorian thriller in three acts by Patrick Hamilton. Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15 and 16, Rancocas Valley High School, Ridgeway and Jacksonville, Mount Holly. Readings will be from the script. The group was formerly known as Bordentown Community Players. Call Ellen Voorhees at 609-971-6343.


CASA of Mercer County seeks volunteer advocates to speak up in court for the interests of abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes. The organization provides 30 hours of training through both day and evening courses. An informational session will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15 and February 13, at 180 Ewingville Road, Ewing. Visit or call 609-434-0050 to register.


Middlesex County College offers a new non-credit program in eldercare, beginning in February, targeted for young retirees, those looking for part-time work, and caregivers. The program includes 11 short courses focusing on medications, psychological and medical needs of the elderly, legal aspects of care, communication, and diseases affecting the elderly. Call Susen Edwards at 732-906-7740 for information.

For Girls

Princeton Girls Lacrosse (PG Lax) is holding registration for grades three to eight through January 20. Practice is Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and Saturday morning. Games begin in April. $295 includes all league and club fees and a uniform. Visit or call Aaron Burt at 609-240-4033.

For Singers

Philomusica Choir seeks singers with good reading skills for May 31 and June 1 concerts features Haydn’s Requiem and Mozart’s Dominican Vespers. Open rehearsal auditions are Mondays, January 14 and 21, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick. Visit or call 888-744-5668.

For Artists

South Brunswick Arts Commission invites artists of all media to submit applications for "Food, Glorious Food," a juried exhibit. Deadline is Friday, February 15. South Brunswick Arts Commission, Box 190, Monmouth Junction 08852. Call 732-329-4000 ext. 7635 or E-mail

History Committee of West Cape May seeks an artist to work with them to create site signs throughout the historic district. E-mail for information.


Alumni Association of Middlesex County College is accepting applications for the alumni scholarship for the spring semester. Applicant must be a dependent of an alumni and a student at the school. Deadline is Friday, February 15. or call 732-906-2566.

For Conservation

Mercer County Soil Conservation District announced "Water is Life," a conservation poster contest open to children in grades 2 to 12 in Mercer County. First place winner receives $100, an educational gift, and the poster will be forwarded to the statewide contest. Visit or call 609-586-9603. Deadline is Friday, March 14.

The organization is also sponsoring small grants for teachers and youth leaders who want to conduct outdoor conservation projects with their students. Visit or call 609-586-9603. Deadline is Thursday, January 31.

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