Opportunities

Trips

Women’s College Club of Princeton will travel by chartered bus to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark to see the 50th anniversary London production of "My Fair Lady" with the British cast on Thursday, March 20. The chartered bus leaves Princeton Shopping Center at 10 a.m. Lunch before the performance at DeCaneca restaurant in Newark. The cost, including lunch and theater, is $75 per person. Register by phone at 609-921-8575. (Incorrect information was published in the Wednesday, March 5 issue of U.S.1).

Community School of New Hope-Solebury offers a motorcoach tour of the area’s gardens and landscapes on Saturday, April 26, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stops include Speedwell, the former estate of Stephen Vail and birthplace of the telegraph; Frelinghuysen Arboretum, formerly known as Whippany Farm; and Willowwood, originally called Paradise Farm. $110 includes tour guides, transportation, and box lunch at Frelinghusen. Register. Call 215-968-8409.

For Artists

Photo Review seeks entries to the annual competition. The prize winning photographs will be chosen for an exhibition at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Entries must be received between Thursdays, May 1 and 15. Visit www.photoreview.org or call 215-891-0214 for information.

Volunteer

Artworks Trenton seeks volunteers for "Art All Night Trenton," a 24-hour event from Saturday, June 21, at 3 p.m. to Sunday, June 22, at 3 p.m. Visit www.artworkstrenton.org or call 609-394-9436.

Auditions

Yardley Players Theater Company has auditions for "Oliver" on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, from noon to 5 p.m., at Mercer College, West Windsor. Bring a recent photo and resume. Must be seven or older. Production opens Friday, July 11. Visit www.yardleyplayers.com for list of songs to prepare for lead roles. Call Marge Swider at 215-968-1904 for appointment.

For Kids

Voices Chorale offers free workshops for ages 5 to 12 in conjunction with its 20th annual music competition contest. Workshops are Saturday, March 15, 9:30 a.m., Hopewell Library; Saturday, March 15, 11:30 a.m., West Windsor Library; Monday, March 17, 1:30 p.m., Morrisville Library; or Monday, March 17, 4 p.m., Yardley Library. Children are invited to compose a piece of music with a vocal element. They may write it in any form and make a cassette or CD recording. Submit the recording and three written copies, the child’s name and age, assisting adult’s name, phone number, address, and the child’s background in music. $5 fee. Voices Composition Contest, Box 404, Pennington 08534. Deadline is Tuesday, April 15. Visit www.voiceschorale.org or call 609-462-4984.

Kidsbridge seeks nominations for the annual young humanitarian award competition. Deadline is Friday, March 28. Principals, superintendents, and teachers in Mercer County are invited to nominate a child, a group of children, or a colleague that has demonstrated an extraordinary act of kindheartedness, service to the community, peaceful resolution of conflict, or compassion for the less fortunate. Visit www.kidsbridgemuseum.org or call 609-581-0239 for information and form.

Middlesex County 4-H seek members for clubs. Call 732-398-5261 for specific clubs, meeting dates, age groups, and contact information. The organization is having a clothing drive on Thursdays, April 3 and 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, April 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring used clothing, shoes, handbags, stuffed animals, and linens in sturdy plastic bags to 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, or drop off at Earth Center, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, during office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 732-398-5261.

Gold’s Gym is honoring previous contracts with the recently-closed Diamond Player Development Center. Visit www.goldsperformancetraining.com or call 609-275-8900 for information.

Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias invites high school students to enter a poster contest, "Be a Friend When It Counts." Poster must be original art on color cardboard in any medium. Deadline is Tuesday, April 1. Send to Steven A. Pardes, 114 Dugan Lane, Toms River 08753. For information call 732-892-7071 or E-mail spardes@comcast.net

The organization also offers a community service award to a New Jersey high school senior. Applicant must present participation and achievements in community service activities in typewritten form, along with newsclips and backup material. Send with name, address, and phone number to David N. Bellask, 1338 Ventura Drive, Lakewood 08701. Deadline is Monday, May 5.

Workshops

VSA Arts of New Jersey offers parent and child workshops in the arts for children with autism or autistic behaviors. Open to ages 3 to 17. Weekly workshops begin Saturday, April 26, at several locations. Visit www.vsanj.org or call 732-745-3885.

New Jersey Fame Game

NJ Fame Game is a statewide singing competition open to contestants 6 to 22 years old, who live or attend school in New Jersey. The competition will be held on April 13, at the Mill at Spring Lake Heights. Enter free by calling HollyRock/Miller at 609-919-9292, extension 212, or by visiting www.njfamegame.com by March 31.Proceeds from ticket sales support Prevent Child Abuse-NJ, a non-profit organization located in New Brunswick and Newark aimed at helping children.

The competition will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges in combination with the audience. A $500 scholarship grand prize will be awarded.

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