Writer’s Workshop

Arts Council of Princeton offers a screen/play writer’s workshop with Charles Evered to mark the culmination of a six-month residency at the Robeson Center. The workshop is for aspiring writers and directors interested in furthering their ambitions. Evered will share his experience on how to make a living as a writer and navigate the changes in the entertainment industry. The workshop includes how best to submit work to producers, get an agent, work with name actors, and whether to enroll in a writing program or film school.

Evered’s “Adopt a Sailor,” his first feature film, was screened at the Robeson Center in November with Bebe Neuwirth, who stars in the film, in attendance. He also presented a reading of his play “Class” starring Neuwirth and Roger Rees.

Register. $15. Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777. The workshop will take place on Thursday, December 18, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.


Lawrence Library is casting for a variety of roles in the staged readings from the selected works of local playwrights, in a one-act play festival, April 17 to 19. The audition includes a cold reading. Actors ages 20 to 40 are needed for male roles, 20 to 70 for female roles, and 7 to 18 for the youth roles. Auditions will be held on Monday, January 12, 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, January 15, 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Contact James Damron at 609-989-6915 or E-mail jdamron@mcl.org to schedule an audition time. The auditions will be held at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

For Singers

Philomusica Choir has choral auditions on Mondays, January 5, 12, and 19. An auditioned community choir, singers with good reading skills are needed for May and December concerts in Middlesex County. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick. Audition by appointment. Call 888-744-5668 or visit www.philomusica.org.

Good Causes

Deitch Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 50 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor is accepting new unwrapped toys for Toys 4 Tots through Friday, December 19, at 5 p.m. New patients receive a free visit including x-rays for a donation. Visit www.drdeitch.com or call 609-897-1200 for information.

Volunteers Needed

Kidsbridge Museum seeks volunteers to greet and talk at the museum of tolerance with kids in small groups from schools. The museum, located at the College of New Jersey, focuses on community service, anti-bullying, tolerance, disability awareness, and sensitivity. No training necessary. Retired teachers are welcome. Visit www.kidsbridgemuseum.org, call 609-581-0239, or E-mail lynnekidsbridge@aol.com.

For Kids

Plainsboro Preserve offers New Jersey Audubon Society winter school vacation camps. A portion of each program will be spent outdoors building a connection to the natural world. Wildlife in Winter will be held Monday to Wednesday, December 29 to 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register. $50 per day. Visit www.njaudubon.org or call 609-897-9400.

United Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks offers its second “Young People’s Jewish Song Writing” contest for children ages 8 to 18 living or attending school in Mercer or Bucks counties. Create original Jewish songs in three age appropriate categories (8 to 11, 12 to 16, and 16 to 18). Some of the songs will be performed at Princeton Mercer Jewish Choral Festival on Sunday, March 22, at Congregation Beth Chaim, in West Windsor. Visit www.sharimvsharot.org.

Mercer Museum offers a three-day Lego Robotics holiday workshop on Friday, December 26; and Monday and Tuesday, December 29 and 30. Sessions are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Children build with legos and power their creations with computer technology. $85. Must be in fourth to sixth grade. Visit www.mercermuseum.org or call 215-345-0210.

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