Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “Godspell” on Saturday, February 15, at 2 p.m., and Monday, February 16, at 7 p.m. Five males and five females over age 20 are needed. Prepare 16 bars of an upbeat song and be prepared to dance. Readings from the script. 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Performances are weekends, April 17 to May 9. or call 908-369-7469.


Festival of the Arts seeks artists, crafters, food and merchandise vendors, non-profit organizations, and performers. The annual town-gown event is Saturday, April 25, noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Princeton. Rain or shine. Visit to download an application or call 609-924-8777, ext. 106. Potential food vendors deadline is Friday, March 6. All others, Friday, May 13.

College Information

New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators presents help for families and students in the financial aid process involving college costs. “College Goal Sunday” is scheduled for Sunday, February 8, 1 to 4 p.m., at Mercer County Community College, James Kearny Campus, North Broad and Academy streets, Trenton. Snowdate is Sunday, February 15. Onsite information to fill out the FAFSA form, financial aid professionals, and information about financial aid resources.

For Photographers

Gallery 14, a cooperative photography gallery, is offering an open portfolio review for both prospective guest exhibitors and new members. Drop off portfolio on Saturdays, February 14 or 21, or Sundays, February 15 or 22, from noon to 5 p.m., at 14 Mercer Street, second floor, Hopewell. Pick up on Saturday or Sunday, March 7 or 8, from noon to 5 p.m. Portfolios of 10 to 15 images should demonstrate the photographer’s ability to produce a body of work representing a single coherent theme or an ongoing photographic project suitable for an exhibit. Also submit a photographic list of exhibits or publications and an artist’s statement. or call Frank Magalhaes at 609-924-2842.


YWCAs of Trenton and Princeton unite to take a “Stand Against Racism” on Friday, April 3. Organizations, corporations, houses of worship, government agencies, and individuals are invited to participate. Free.

Womanspace is seeking volunteers to join the Domestic violence victim response teams and sexual assault support services advocate teams in Mercer County. Members respond to local police stations or hospitals and meet with victims to provide support, information, and referral. Volunteers receive more than 80 hours of training. The next session begins in March. Deadline is Friday, February 20. E-mail or call 609-394-0136.


American Heart Association seeks nominations for the third annual “Women of Distinction” award in business, industry, or healthcare; or education, non-profit, or community. The award will be presented on Monday, May 18, at the Go Red for Women luncheon at the Palace, in Somerset. Nomination forms are available at or call 609-223-3727.

Grant Writing

Trenton Police Department and Grant Writing USA present a grant writing workshop on Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Ewing Police Department, 2 Municipal Boulevard, Ewing. $425. For information call Cathy Rittenhouse at 800-814-8191 or visit

Cookie Time

Girls Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey is selling cookies this year, not only through the traditional neighborhood sale but at cookie booths throughout the area. If you are searching for the traditional thin mints, samoas, or the new Daisy Go Rounds, a cinnamon flavored cookie in 100-calorie packs, visit and click on “find cookies now” to locate the nearest cookie booth.

For Kids

Sharim v’Sharot, central New Jersey’s Jewish choir, invites Jewish kids and teens, ages 8 to 18, of Mercer and Bucks county to write a Jewish song. The winner song in each age category will be performed at the inaugural Princeton Mercer Jewish Choral Festival, at Congregation Beth Chaim, in West Windsor, on Sunday, March 22. Deadline is Friday, February 20. $5 application fee. Visit


New Jersey Department of Transportation offers traffic information at your fingertips through the NJ511 traffic alert system. Call 866-511-6538, name roads, and receive information of construction of incidents. Newer information is available at with interactive maps and display about real-time traffic conditions, traffic incidents, construction, weather, and special events. To register visit and click on “traffic” button.

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