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Inaugural Bus

Coalition for Peace Action is taking reservations for chartered buses to Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration. or call 609-924-5022. Register. $65.

Shop till you Drop

Girl Scouts in Princeton will watch your children in kindergarten to fifth grade on Saturday, December 13, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive. $25 for three hours, with additional hours available. Register at 609-688-8847.


Princeton Festival seeks male trebles in its all male children’s chorus for ‘Mid Summers Night Dream.” Auditions are available Saturday, January 17, 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Call 609-537-0071 or E-mail

Kelsey Theater seeks actors for “Godspell.” Auditions are Thursday, December 11, 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m .to 2 p.m. Bring a theater resume and recent photo. Prepare 32 measures from an upbeat, musical theater song (not from Godspell). Be prepared to dance. Call 215-579-5677 or E-mail for appointment.

West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company has auditions for “The Lost Princess” on Sunday, December 14. For dancers ages three and up. Call 609-799-9677 for information.

Good Causes

Salt Creek Grille hosts a food drive through December to benefit United Way of Greater Mercer County. Bring a non-perishable food item to the restaurant to receive 10 percent off your bill. One discount per table. 1 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro. 609-419-4250.

Plainsboro Public Library seeks sweaters, coats, and blankets to benefit Trenton’s Lifeline Emergency Shelter. Donations may be dropped off through Saturday, December 6. 641 Plainsboro Road. 609-275-2897.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) seeks volunteers to work with abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes. 30 hours of training are required. Information session on Thursday, December 11. 180 Ewingville Road, Ewing. or call 609-434-0050.

The Stress Factory is collecting non-perishable food items for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in exchange to $1 off ticket price. Through December 27.

Stress-Less Cruise

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health offer a five-day cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda on Saturday, May 23. Yoga, meditation, discussions, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness meditation. Call 609-818-1226 for information.

Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) seeks donations to help children and adults overcome severe physical challenges to create art. or call 908-359-3098.

Call for Entries

Gallery 125 invites artists to submit work for “Threads, an all media show on the theme of clothing in all shapes, sizes, and manifestations. $20 for five images on a CD. Call 609-989-9119 for information.

The Chocolate Bar seeks entries in a post art contest to create a visual story of chocolate for the Bucks County Chocolate Show. Pen, ink, watercolor, acrylic, digital, or collage are invited. Deadline is Thursday, January 15. Call 215-850-6292.

Lawrence Historical Society seeks volunteers to serve on committees or help at public events. Call 609-895-1782 or E-mail

Music and Theater

VSA Arts of New Jersey offer music and theater mentor programs for Mercer County students with disabilities. Saturdays, January 3 to March 14, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Lawrenceville Library. Deadline for registration if Friday, December 26 for the theater program. The music program will be held on Wednesdays, January 21 to March 235, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Mercer School in Hamilton. Deadline is Wednesday, January 14. or call 732-745-3885.

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