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Mercer Manor Dinner Theater of Princeton seeks singers, dancers, and actors for musical theater auditions. Monday and Tuesday, February 23 and 24, Princeton Presbyterian Church, 545 Meadow Road, West Windsor. Must be 18 or older. Prepare to sing two contrasting Broadway-style musical selections and deliver a short comedic monologue or show dialogue. Bring sheet music, a photo, and resume. Call 609-883-4007 to schedule your audition time.

Student filmmaker seeks actors for film to be filmed on Rider University campus. E-mail Meighan Hogate at or call 609-219-4533.

Yardley Players holds auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, at Kelsey Theater. Performances in July. Children and adult roles. Visit for details.

Villagers Theater holds auditions for “String Fever” by Jacquelyn Reingold, Monday and Wednesday, March 2 and 4. Needed are two women and three men for this modern comedy. E-mail

For Kids

Arts Council of Princeton seeks original poetry, short prose, and art from students in grades K to 12 for “Under Age: An Anthology of Poetry, Prose, and Artwork by Students.” Deadline is Friday, March 13, at 5 p.m. Visit or call 609-924-8777 for application and guidelines.

Dance Expo in East Windsor will give a free dance camp for children ages 3 to 11 on Saturday, March 28, 1 to 6 p.m. Bring a filled Easter basket or an item to be put into a basket for distribution to needy children. Reservations at 609-371-2828.

Princeton Area Homeschool Choir is accepting new singers, ages 5 to 18, for the 2009-’10 school year. Singers need not be homeschooled children. To be placed on mailing list for brochure E-mail your name and mailing address to

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, an internet based applied math competition for high school students, requires registration by Monday, March 2, at 5 p.m. Teams of three to five 11th or 12th grade students must register to win scholarship prizes at www.m3challenge.siam/org. Each high school may enter up to two teams. Students have 14 hours to solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on real-world issues on Friday or Saturday, March 7 or 8. No entry fees.

Mercer Science and Engineering Fair takes place March 14 through 19 at Rider University. Elementary (application deadline is Monday, March 9), and junior and senior divisions (deadline is Monday, March 2). Apply online at

Kids on the Go Photo Contest is looking for parents to submit a recent photo of their child with a brief (200 word maximum) description of what their active child does to keep people on the go. Contest starts Wedensday, February 18. Winning photo will be featured on the cover of the premiere issue of the Kids on the Go Guide, to be released on May 1. Visit for how to enter.

Cotsen Children’s Library presents “Mystery & Intrigue Show” featuring three new radio mysteries. Visit (WPRB 103.3 FM). Listen carefully as the crime unfolds, connect the clues, call the station, and you may win. Saturday, February 21, noon to 1:30 p.m.

VSA Arts of New Jersey offers an inclusive art program of visual art workshops for ages 13 and over, at the Elks Lodge in New Brunswick. Visit, E-mail, or call 732-745-3885 for information.


Freedome Alliance Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications from children of American heroes killed or permanently disabled with defending our nation. Visit or call 800-475-6620.

History Buffs

Battleship New Jersey presents “Institute 2008” on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Camden. Teachers and the general public are invited to explore the engine room, machine shop, and radio room. Call 866-877-6262, ext. 222, or E-mail


Somerset County Coalition on Affordable Housing offers programs for clients seeking housing information based on income and household size. Visit or call 908-704-8901.

Good Causes

Kelsey Theater offers a five-night Bermuda cruise departing Saturday, August 15, from Bayonne aboard Explorer of the Seas. Prices begin at $955. A portion of the proceeds benefit the theater. Visit or call Colleen Robinson at 609-275-0335 for information.

Lawrence Library is collecting old cell phones for a recycle program to provide communication to those in need. Drop off at the library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Call James Damron at 609-989-6915 or E-mail for information.

For Artists

Mercer College Art Gallery seeks submissions by visual artists 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County. Visit for entry forms, rules, and eligibility including the details and deadlines or call 609-570-3589.

Gallery 125 seeks entries for “The Summer Show,” May 8 to July 2. Submit up to five digital images of art on a CD with a $20 check. Send to Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton 08608. Selected artists will be published at by Thursday, April 2. Call 609-989-9119 or E-mail gallery for more information.

Monmouth Museum seeks entries for six one-person exhibitions for emerging New Jersey artists. Visit or call 732-747-2266 for details. Deadline is Friday, March 27.

Art Workshops

Grounds for Sculpture holds a four-session workshop on paper making and assemblage for adults beginning on Saturday, February 21. Other spring workshops including photography, garden art, stone carving, plaster casting, and sculptural ceramics. Visit

Rail Transportation Class

Mercer County Community College offers noncredit training geared to individuals interested in becoming locomotive engineers, conductors, trainee dispatchers, and transportation management trainees, beginning on Saturday, February 28. Call 609-570-3311.


CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates holds an informational session on Thursday, February 19, 7 to 8 p.m., at CASA’s offices at 180 Ewingville Road, Ewing. Register at or call 609-434-0050.

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