Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9 and 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Parts open for ages 6 to 60. 908-369-7459.

WDVR Studios seeks singers for Heartlands Hayride, a country music show. Auditions at the studio in Sergeantsville. Call 917-319-1342 or E-mail for appointment.

For Singers

Jersey Harmony offers a series of vocal lessons in four-part harmony a capella singing. Monday evenings in Monmouth Junction. Visit www.harmonize-com.jerseyharmony. 732-469-3983.

Trenton Community Singers invites singers to rehearsal on Sunday, September 28, at St. James Church, 29 East Paul Avenue, Trenton. E-mail for information.

Good Causes

Friends of Davis International Center of Princeton University seeks volunteers to serve as English conversation tutors and hosts for international students, visiting fellows and spouses. Contact Hanna Hand at 609-258-1170 or E-mail

Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County offers tutor training courses on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Hamilton office, beginning September 12; and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at ETS, beginning September 4. groups/lvame. Call 609-587-6027.

Old Barracks Museum seeks donations of non-perishables through September 30 to benefit troops in Iraq. Bring to 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 609-396-1776 or E-mail


ETC Team Tea Committee offers a trip to see “Gypsy” in New York City on Sunday, September 28. $120 ($10 benefits ovarian cancer research and awareness).

ETS Community Connectives Club offers a trip to see “Young Frankenstein” in New York City on Saturday, September 6. $157. Both trips include matinee seating, bus transportation, and driver’s tip. Call Jean Shipos at 609-683-2735 or E-mail


Grounds for Sculpture offers adult workshops this fall. Art in Nature focuses on two-dimensional art, $110, begins Saturday, September 6, at 10:30 a.m. Sculptural Ceramics, $180, begins Tuesday, September 16, at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, October 21. Art in Nature focuses on three-dimensional art, $125, begins Saturday, October 11, at 10:30 a.m. An Artists’ View, an intermediate photography workshop, $80, begins Thursday, October 16, at 10:30 a.m. 609-586-0616.

Evergreen Forum offers daytime study and discussion courses. Classes begin on Wednesday, October 1. $50 for one course, 435 for additional courses. or call 609-924-7108.

Mercer College offers 40 classes in the Culinary Center beginning September 12. Courses combine demonstration and hands-on-participation include Simple Yet Elegant Meals, Street Foods from Northern India, From the Tan Door, Soups and Stews from France, Red Hot Fire and Spice, and Chicken Dishes Around the World. or call 609-570-3311.

Arts Council of Princeton offers classes and workshops for all ages in a variety of mediums at the new Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. The semester runs from Mondays, September 22, to December 8. or call 609-924-8777.

Call for Art

West Windsor Environmental Commission, Farmers’ Market, Arts Council, and Friends of West Windsor Open Space seek art with a theme of Greening West Windsor, an environmental education fair on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Princeton Junction Train Station. Submissions should express environmental issues including climate change, greenhouse gases, over-development, water quality, worldwide food shortage, solid waste management, genetically modified foods, alternative energy, agriculture, and community gardening. Open to the first 100 artists who respond by E-mail to Artwork must be two dimensional, no larger than 8 by 10 inches, and ready to hang. All ages. Call 609-919-1982 for information.

For Kids

Howell Farm is accepting applications for parent and child enrollment in its fall hatchery program. The 12-week programs begins on September 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12. One parent must join the farm’s staff in exchange for one child’s participation in the program. For ages 3 to 5. Organizational meeting on Tuesday, August 26, at 1 p.m. for parents only. 609-737-3299.

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey has auditions on Tuesday, September 9, at 4 p.m., at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro. Visit for information, requirements, and audition forms.

Middlesex County 4-H Roundabouts Club seeks new members. For grades one and up. Meetings are on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. at 645 Cranbury Road. Call 732-398-5261.

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