Audition

Pierrot Productions has auditions for “Dames at Sea,” on Sunday, August 17, with appointments beginning at noon. Kelsey Theater, West Windsor. Be prepared with a song from any musical theater work and a one- to three-minute monologue. If auditioning for one of the female roles, you will be asked to improvise a brief tap routine. Email pierrotinfo@aol.com or call 609-658-1233 to schedule an appointment. Must be 17 or older to audition.

West Windsor Library seeks actors for “Halloween Playfest.” Auditions are through August by appointment. Call Michael Kerr at 609-275-8901 or E-mail mkerr@mcl.org.

Paper Mill Playhouse announces open auditions for “Disney’s High School Musical” on Saturday, September 6, at 10 a.m. For male and female singers, ages 16 and up (proof of age required). Bring photo and resume. Bracelets will be given out to reserve an audition slot at 9 a.m. Prepare a 16-bar cut of a contemporary musical theater or pop song. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. Visit www.papermill.org for guidelines and information. No phone calls.

For Dancers

Roxey Ballet has open auditions for “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, September 6. 243 North Union Street, Lambertville. For children of all ages. Visit www.roxeyballet.org or call 609-397-7616.

Princeton Dance & Theater Studio offers tap and jazz classes for all ages by Matt Williams. Call 609-514-1600 or visit www.princetondance.com for full schedule and information.

For Singers

Princeton Pro Musica seeks singers for its 30th season. There are opening in all voice parts, including both volunteer and paid positions. Auditions by appointment only through early September. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. in Princeton. Call 609-683-5122 or visit www.princetonpromusica.org.

Raritan Valley Community College seeks community members and students for the RVCC Chorale (formerly the Central Jersey Master Chorale). Rehearsals are Mondays from 7:15 to 10 p.m. in North Branch. The winter concert is Saturday, December 13. Auditions will be held Monday, September 8, at 6:45 p.m. Call 908-5261200, ext. 8813 or E-mail jsichel@raritanval.edu for information. www.raritanval.edu.

Volunteer

West Windsor Police Department offers CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training on eight consecutive Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning September 8. The classes are open to West Windsor residents and people working in West Windsor. Visit westwindsorpolice.com or call Officer Sam Dyson at 609-799-1222 for application. The training and equipment are free. Register.

Steinert High School is seeking volunteers, donations, and sponsors for its 50-year celebration. Saturday, October 25, at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.hamilton.k12.nj.us or E-mail steinert50th@hamilton.k12.nj.us.

Donate Please

Auxiliary of University Medical Center at Princeton is accepting donations for the 90th annual White Elephant Rummage Sale to be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, to benefit maternal child health. Bring donations of household goods, books, art, clothing, toys, jewelry, linens, and furniture to 905 Herrontown Road, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. Also on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 2. Visit www.princetonhcs.org/auxiliary.

Abundant Life Family Worship Church seeks donations of school supplies, backpacks, or money for its annual back to school celebration on Wednesday, August 27. ALFWC obtains the names, ages, and grades of children within the community in need and presents filled bags to each registered child. To contribute call 732-545-2802 or E-mail jhart@alfwc.org.

Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers “Family-to-Family,” a 12 week education course for adult family members of persons living with mental illness. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at NAMI Center, 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 124, Lawrenceville. Register by phone at 609-799-8994 or E-mail home@namimercer.org.

NAMI also offers “NAMI Basics,” a six-week education course for parents or primary caregivers of children or adolescents with challenging behaviors caused by mental health issues, ADHD, autism, or Tourette’s Syndrome. Class are Fridays, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at NAMI Center, 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 124, Lawrenceville. Register by phone at 609-799-8994 or E-mail home@namimercer.org.

VSA Arts of New Jersey presents parent and child workshops in music, movement, and art for children with autism or autistic behaviors. Workshops will be held on Saturdays, September 27 to November 29 in New Brunswick. Register. $30. Visit www.vsanj.org or call 732-745-3885. Deadline is Tuesday, September 9.

Partners in Caring, a new collaborative dedicated to individuals 60 and above and individuals with disabilities in Mercer County. The goal is to provide a broad range of supportive services to those wanting to age in their homes and life as safely and independently as possible. Call Davida Nugiel at 609-987-8100 or E-mail davidan@jfcsonline.org for information.

Postmarks

U.S. Postal Service offers four pictorial postmarks relative to Rockingham and George Washington’s history. The first, a sketch of Rockingham, is available on Saturday, August 23, at Rockingham. The second, a sketch of a teapot, is available on Sunday, September 7, at the First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill. The third, a sketch of a harpsichord, is available on Saturday, October 18, also at the church. The fourth, a sketch of a quill men and papers, is available at Rockingham on Sunday, November 9. Visit www.rockingham.net or call 609-683-7132.

For Painters

Lambertville artists Gordon Haas and Colette Sexton are joining forces to offer two week-long Painting Workshops in Positano, Italy from October 4 to 10 and October 11 to 17. Haas and Sexton plan on offering a well-rounded, enlightening workshop for their students, no matter their skill level or medium. There will be morning plein-air classes with Haas and afternoon sessions with Sexton. There will be a “free day” for sight seeing, relaxing at the beach, or dining alfresco. Those interested in a formal guided tour to villages such as Capri, Ravello or taking the famous excursion “Walking with the Gods” can solicit directly to Haas’s English-speaking good friend, Francesco Carpegna. 609-397-7988 or www.gordonhaas.

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