Opportunities

Good Causes

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic will hold an online auction of celebrity autographed memorabilia and tickets for television programs in conjunction with its annual Record-A-Thon (Thursday, April 10, to Wednesday, April 16) and 50th Anniversary Gala (Thursday, April 17). The auction takes place Monday, April 7, through Thursday, April 17. Visit www.ebay.com/mbcharity, www.rfbdnj.org or call 609-750-1830.

Kelsey Theater offers a fundraiser cruise on the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas departing on Saturday, November 1 from New Jersey. Prices begin at $928 per person. Call Colleen Robinson at 609-275-0335 or visit www.cruiseone.com/crobinson.

Auditions

Kelsey Players has auditions for "Little Red Hen" on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, from noon to 4 p.m. Prepare a short monologue and be prepared to move. Bring a resume, photo, sheet music for accompanist, and a list of conflicts between April 14 and June 7. Looking for five teenage actors (ages 12 to 17) and two puppeteers. Call 609-570-3581 or E-mail forisa@mccc.edu for appointment.

Women’s Theater Company seeks Equity performers for "Souvenir." Audition is Monday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To audition for the role of Florence Foster Jenkins, prepare 32 bars of an appropriate song and a one-minute monologue. For Cosme, prepare 16 bars of a classical piano selection and a one-minute monologue. Call 973-316-3055 for appointment.

Host Families

Pacific Intercultural Exchange seeks host families for foreign high school students from 15 to 18. They speak English, carry accident and health insurance, have spending money, and want to share their cultural experiences with American family. Call 866-546-1402 for information.

For Teens

Princeton Public Library and Princeton Chamber of Commerce present a teen job fair on Wednesday, April 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. Dress appropriately for a job interview. 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.

Princeton Girlchoir holds auditions on Saturday and Sundays, April 12, 13, 26, and 27. For girls entering grade 3 to 12 next fall. Visit www.princetongirlchoir.org or call 609-688-1888.

VSA Arts of New Jersey offers acting and drama programs for Mercer County students with disabilities. The drama program for students ages 4 to 6 will be on Wednesdays, April 9 to May 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The acting program for students ages 7 to 10 will be held on Thursdays, April 10 to May 29, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Both programs meet at Lawrenceville Library for the first session, with remaining classes at Mercer Elementary School in Hamilton. Call 732-745-3885 or E-mail info@vsanj.org to register.

Hamilton Starz offers a cheerleading clinic on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in grades 2 to 12, $30. Cheerleading tryouts for grades K to 12, on Thursday, May 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 4 Tennis Court, Mercerville. Visit www.hamiltonstarz.com or call 609-586-4920.

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning invites New Jersey students in grades 2 to 12 to write a short essay on the topic, "What the American Flag Means to Me," for PNC Bank American Patriot Essay contest. The grand prize includes a visit to the winner’s school by a 75-foot tall hot air balloon, and a hot air balloon ride at the July festival. Visit www.balloonfestival.com.

Chinese Language Summer Camp meets Monday, July 21, to Friday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Princeton High School. Open to students in grades 8 to 12 from Princeton, West Windsor, and Plainsboro. www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/news/startalk_camp.html.

For Parents

The Arc of New Jersey offers "HealthHelp," a pamphlet that lists important resources for family members who believe their child has a developmental disability. Visit www.arcnj.org or call 877-272-0277.

Donate Please

Dress for Success Mercer County has a spring clothing donation drive on Friday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org/mercercounty or call 609-587-8298.

Salvation Army seeks assistance for meeting the demand for deployment kits containing personal care items and for stuffed animals. Visit www.salvationarmynewjersey.org or call Tricia Pellegrini at 908-851-8227.

Available

YWCA Princeton offers "Project and Presentation Skills," and eight session course for non-native English speakers. Mondays, April 7 to May 19, 7 to 9 p.m. $125. 609-497-2100.

The Arts

New Works of Merit Playwriting is accepting scripts through Monday, June 30. Visit www.playwritingcontest.cjb.net for guidelines and application form.

Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium begins on Saturday, July 12, in Princeton. $1,495 for resident participant; $1,095 for commuters. Call 877-343-3434 or visit www.golandskyinstitute.org.

Nominate

Kidsbridge seeks nominations for the annual young humanitarian award competition. The program recognizes acts of kindness, citizenship, or community service. Deadline is Friday, April 11. Visit www.kidsbridgemuseum.org or call 609-581-0239 for criteria and nomination form.

Top Of PageTrips

55 Plus visits the Vanderbilt Mansion Museum and Coe Hall Museum Planting Fields Arboretum, and dines at the de Seversky Center. Tuesday, May 6. Bus departs from Princeton Jewish Center at 7 p.m. Register. $75 to $80. E-mail albert.medwin@almarmed.com for information.

Sports

Garden State Baseball League seeks teams and individuals for league. Age 13 and up. Visit www.gardenstatebaseball.com or call 732-382-4610.

Mercer Senior Softball Association seeks members for both the over-50 and over-60 leagues. Games are held two evenings a week at Mercer County Park. Call Richard Conti at 609-586-4531.

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