Auditions

Kelsey Theater has auditions for “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” on Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment contact Tracy Antozzeski at 609-744-2441 or E-mail jtmf@verizon.net. Prepare a comic monologue and be ready to cold read with another. Nine actors are needed for 30 roles. Must be over 18.

First Church of Christ Scientist is holding auditions for a soloist to sing on Sunday once or twice a month at the 10:30 a.m. service including a solo and the leading of three hymns. $120 per service. Call 609-924-2660.

Free Classes

Princeton Center for Yoga and Health offers free classes for new visitors from Monday, May 4, to Sunday, May 10. Visit www.princetonyoga.com or call 609-924-7294.

Faith

Christian Science Reading Room has an open house on Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 19, noon to 6 p.m. to celebrate the new weekly edition of “The Christian Science Monitor.” Call 609-924-0919 for information or visit 178 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Volunteers Needed

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers for Relay for Life, an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance, and take turns walking or running around a track to raise funds to fight cancer. Participants light hundreds of luminaria candles around the track in a ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as family and friends lost to the disease. Volunteers are needed on committees for entertainment, games, food, and prizes, and for registration, participation, and team recruitment. The South Brunswick event is Friday to Saturday, June 12 and 13. Call 800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org to volunteer or find out how to start a team.

HomeFront, the Mercer County non-profit organization that battles family homelessness and provides support programs for those living in poverty in Central New Jersey, is promoting a week of Hope from Saturdays, May 9 to 16. Events begin on Saturday, May 9, with Run for Hope on Washington Road, West Windsor; and continue with an evening celebration picnic, a Hope on 2 Wheels Motorcycle Run, community food drives, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs. Visit www.homefrontnj.org or call 609-897-9417, ext. 133.

Event Management Group is hosting the second annual Giro Di Jersey stage race for cyclists from around the world from Wednesday, June 17, to Sunday, June 21. The event raises funds for charitable organizations that serve Mercer, Somerset, and Hunterdon counties. The races begin in Flemington, continue through the Sourland Mountain, Ringoes, Rocky Hill, and Princeton. Visit www.girodijersey.com for information about volunteering or sponsoring.

Summer programs

Berlitz offers language classes for ages 5 to 12 in Spanish, English, and French. Monday to Friday instruction. Three sessions available beginning Mondays, July 6, July 13, and July 27. Visit www.berlitz.us/princetonlc or call 609-497-6571.

Harmony School at Forrestal Village, 139 Village Boulevard, Plainsboro, offers a summer program for ages 3 to 9. www.harmonyschools.com or call 609-799-4411.

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports customers at the Princeton Shopping Center will be invited to donate a dollar to benefit Partnership for Public Paths, a collaboration with D&R Greenway Land Trust and the New Jersey Trails Association to create and maintain walking trails in and around Princeton. Contact Scott Morris at 609-921-6078 for information.

Art

Morven Museum & Garden presents a three-day botanical drawing workshop by Wendy Hollender on Friday, April 17, and Saturdays, April 18 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program includes toning techniques, simple perspective principles for drawing flowers, analysis of plant structure, and ideas to create realistic and natural colors of plants, flowers, and fruits. $180. Call 609-924-8144, ext. 106 to register. Materials will be available for purchase on the first day of class.

Cookbooks Needed

CookAppeal seeks basic cookbooks, old and new, to share with pre-teens at the Isle Youth School in Trenton. Chef E (Elizabeth Stelling) is teaching a basic culinary course to inner city kids who have no financial way to afford books on nutrition or cooking. Stelling is also looking for volunteers to help with bake sale to raise funds to purchase used culinary course books. Contact her by E-mail at elizabeth@cookappeal.com.

Mini Grants

Prevent Child Abuse offers mini grants to increase parent involvement in schools and communities. The New Jersey State Parent Information and Resource Center provides training, technical and financial assistant to partner schools. Visit www.njpirc.org or call 732-246-8060. Deadline Friday, May 8, at 4 p.m.

Trenton Film Society seeks student made short films (five to twenty minutes) for “The Not Quite Legal Film Festival.” The festival is open to any student from New Jersey or attending school in New Jersey who is between 15 to 21 years of age. Students may submit up to two films for consideration. Deadline is Friday, May 15. There will be a public screening of the chosen films over a weekend-long festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, at the Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 East Front Street, Trenton. Applications available at www.trentonfilmsociety.com or www.myspace.com/trentonfilmsociety.

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