Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on Sunday and Tuesday, June 28 and 30, at 7 p.m. Needed are 18 men, ages 18 to 60; and five women, ages 18 to 50. Visit or call 908-369-7469.

Maurer Productions has auditions for “Hollywood Arms,” the comedy drama based on Carol Burnett’s memoir, “One More Time” on Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m. and Sunday, July 12, at 5 p.m. at Mercer College. Visit or call 609-462-5551.

Summer Programs

Mercer College has openings for summer programs for ages 6 to 17. Camp College, for ages 6 to 12, is an enriching alternative to traditional summer camp in two four-week sessions beginning Mondays, June 22 and July 20. Specialty Camps, for ages 6 through 16, are offered in one-week sessions in computer technology, culinary arts, the sciences, arts, and recreational activities. Sports Camps, for ages 7 to 17, offer weeklong instructional sessions in baseball, basketball, field hockey, golf, in-line hockey, mountain biking, soccer, softball, tennis, and speed. Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops, for grades 5 through 12, offers a multidisciplinary experience in theater, dance, vocal music, and visual arts. Visit, call 609-570-3311, or E-mail

Smudges and Strokes offers camp experience in cake decorating, fashion illustration, cartoon art, art era, and art around the world. Tuesday, June 23 to Friday, August 28. Visit or call 917-331-7466.

Call for Art

New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery is accepting submission for “Naked in New Hope,” an exhibit opening in September featuring all mediums and styles. Mail of drop off a disc with up to 12 digital images with a completed form, and a check in the amount of $10. Deadline is Wednesday, July 22. Call 215-862-4586 or E-mail

Monmouth Parks seeks “Scenic Images in Monmouth County,” an amateur photography competition. Entries may be brought to East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, on Sunday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; or Monday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Visit or call 732-842-4000 for information about the display and competition.

Nominations Sought

Princeton Area Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the Rebecca Annitto Youth Service Award, presented to a Mercer County middle or upper school student who has embraced volunteerism beyond required community service for more than one year. Annitto, who died in an accident in 2005, recognized the need for kids to find suitable volunteer opportunities to match their interest, abilities, and schedules. Visit for details.

For Kids

New School for Music Study in Kingston offers free musikgarten demonstration classes the week of Sunday, June 21, for parents and children, newborns through age six. Call 609-921-2900, ext. 110 to register.

Miele offers culinary programs for children ages 5 to 10 with adult supervision on Tuesday to Thursday, July 14 to 16, in homemade pizza, homemade pasta, and cookie portraits. $45, one day; $80, two days; $120, three days. 9 Independence Way, Princeton. Visit or call 800-843-7231, ext. 2515.

South Brunswick Library invites children with autism spectrum disorder to three upcoming creative art classes taught by Pat Dahl. Thursdays, June 18, 25, and July 2, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Register by phone at 732-329-4000, ext. 7285. Free.

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey has auditions on Tuesday, June 16 at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North for string, wind, brass, saxophone, and percussion musicals. Rehearsal are on Tuesday evening at the school. Visit to register.


Historical Society of Princeton is visiting Caramoor house and gardens in Katonah, New York, on Wednesday, June 17. $130 includes transportation, lunch, and a contribution. Register with Jeanette at 609-921-6748, ext. 100.

PEAC Health & Fitness scheduled a bus trip to the U.S. Open on Wednesday, September 2, at 7:30 a.m. $105 includes breakfast, bus, and a day at the Flushing Meadows stadium. Visit or call Valerie Lopenzina at 609-883-2000.

Teal Tea Foundation has a bus trip to see Elton John’s musical, “Billy Elliott,” on Saturday, October 17, at 2 p.m. $146 includes front mezzanine seating, bus transportation, and driver’s tip. Register with Jean Shipos at 215-295-4315 or E-mail

Good Causes

Crisis Ministry is coordinating “Honor Our Fathers,” a food drive of shelf stable foods in honoring values and spirit of fathers. Online donations and grocery lists are available at Foods may be delivered to Trinity Church and Nassau Presbyterian in Princeton, Pennington Presbyterian and St. Matthew’s in Pennington, the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, and First Presbyterian Church in Hamilton Square.

For Artists

Boi’s of New Hope invites artists for its second annual Paint-Out competition and exhibition on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13. Complete rules are at or call 215-862-8292. Rain or shine.

Volunteer Please

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, seeks volunteers to work with abused and neglected children living in foster homes. Training of 30 hours begins in October. Informational session on Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m., 180 Ewingville Road, Ewing. Register at or call 609-434-0050.

New Jersey Blood Services seeks volunteers to work at blood drives to assist with donor registration, perform canteen duties, and make appointments. Call Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741.

Mercer County seeks volunteer crews for basic trail maintenance, litter removal, and habitat improvement projects in Roebling Park. Must be 16 or older. Crews will bee on Fridays, June 16, July 10, 24, August 7 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. E-mail for information and application forms.


Needs Approach, an intensive workshop for relaxation, emotional healing, and intuition development, will be held on Sunday evenings beginnings July 12, at 7 p.m. $20 per session. Register at or call 732-220-1663.

Four Winds Yoga offers yoga camp for adults Monday to Friday, July 27 to 31, from 6 to 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $375 to $400. 114 West Franklin Avenue, Pennington. Register at or call 698-818-9888.

Yoga Above offers a five day yoga intensive on Monday to Friday, June 22 to 26, from 6 to 8 a.m., at 80 Nassau Street, Princeton. $110 to $125. Register at or call 609-613-1378.


Latitude Lounge, in the Westin Hotel at Forrestal Village, has a competition to name the best sundae ever. The hot fudge sundae includes Thomas Sweet’s vanilla ice cream, Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, chocolate hot fudge, whipped cream with Grand Marnier, and cherries. $100 for four servings; $8 for a single serving. Winner receives a champagne stay worth $1,500 (this is also available for purchase). E-mail entry to by Wednesday, June 24.


West Windsor Library begins registration for an adult summer reading program on Monday, June 15. The program runs from Monday, June 29 to Friday, August 7. Participants may enter up to 10 books in the log and the chance to win a Market Fair gift certificate.

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