American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School seeks alumni of all ages for the fourth annual Nutcracker gathering on Saturday, November 29 immediately following the 4:30 p.m. performance at McCarter Theater. Call Lisa de Ravel at 609-921-7758, ext. 11 to register.
Pierrot Productions has auditions for “The Sunshine Boys” on Sunday and Monday, November 16 and 17, at Kelsey Theater. Prepare a one to three minute comic monologue and be prepared for other readings. Rehearsals begin in January. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-658-1233 to schedule an audition appointment.
Downtown Hightstown offers visitors a chance to vote on festive window displays in the downtown area from November 28 to December 18. Visit www.downtownhightstown.org or call 732-599-0094.
Liberty USO seeks financial support to continuing feeding men and women being deployed at McGuire Air Force Base. (4,000 troops will be deployed in January). Visit www.libertyuso.org or call 215-365-8010 for information.
Toys for Tots seeks new and unwrapped toys to be distributed by Marines to children in the community. Donations will be accepted at Weidel, 2681 South Main Street, Lawrenceville on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 609-896-1000 for information.
A Good Chill
Special Olympics New Jersey seeks volunteers for the Polar Bear Plunges this winter. Wildwood is Saturday, January 17. Seaside Heights is Saturday, February 28. $100 minimum to plunge. Free to spectators. www.njpolarplunge.org. or call 609-896-8000.
Monroe Library seeks donations of new hardcover and paperback books for distribution to disadvantaged children throughout Middlesex County. Donations will be accepted through Monday, December 15. Monetary donations are also welcome. 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe, 08831. Call 732-521-5000.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society is accepting applications from high school seniors, high school graduates, or GED-earners, who either have MS or have a parent who has MS, and want to enroll for the first time in a college or vocational technical school. Deadline Thursday, January 15. Visit www.nationalmssociety.org/njm or call 732-660-1005.
Playwrights Theater seeks submissions for the 26th annual New Jersey Young Playwrights contest. Grades 4 to 12. Deadline is Friday, January 16. Visit www.njyoungplaywrights.blogspot.com or call 973-514-1787, ext. 21. @lt:VSA Artsis accepting applications for the 2009 Arts Achievement awards and Art Par Excellence touring exhibit. For ages 14 to 21 with disabilities. Visit www.vsanj.org or call 732-745-3885.