Somerset Valley Players has open auditions for the 20 male actors ages 20 to 60 needed for “Stalag 17.” They are needed to portray prisoner of war types under appalling and meager conditions and two are needed to be German guards. A knowledge of German is helpful. Performances begin February 16. 908-369-7469.

Participate Please

Disney Career Start Program seeks recent high school graduates for program of networking and training opportunities in a structured learning program including work experience in attractions, custodial, costuming, food and beverages, lifeguards, merchandise, and park greeter. Participants live in furnished apartment near Walt Disney World Resort.

Franklin Township Public Library added the Oxford African American Studies Center including more than 7,500 articles referencing African American history and culture.

Donations Needed

Monroe Township Library is accepting donations of new hardcover and paperback books for preschool through adolescents for “Books to Keep,” a program to benefit disadvantaged children through Middlesex County. Financial contributions are also welcome. 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe 08831.

Middlesex County food organization is in need of peanut butter, boxed cereal, tuna fish, canned soup and stews, and personal hygiene products including shampoo, toothpaste, and baby care items. Bring to Monroe Library, 4 Municipal Plaza.

Mercer Street Friends receives $2 for each reusable Clementine tote bag sold at Whole Food Markets through December 31.

Writers Invited

Writers Corner offers “The Six-Figure Freelancer: Turning Your Passion for Writing into Profit and Career Fulfillment” presented by author Brian O’Connell. The three session class begins Tuesday, November 14, weekly, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $135. Call 215-230-1070.

YWCA Princeton offers “Poets: Learn How to Get into Print” presented by Nancy Scott, a published poet and managing editor of U.S. 1 Worksheets (not related to U.S. 1 Newspaper). The three-session class begins Friday, November 3, at 10 a.m. Register. $40. 609-497-2100.

For Kids

Stuart County Day School begins a junior co-ed kindergarten class in September, 2007, for children who are five-years-old by September 1, 2008. The five-day program from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. is in addition to the pre-school programs. 609-921-2330.


Drum and Learning Center offers West African drum classes featuring basic technique, different tones, and a variety of rhythms, on Thursdays, at 8 p.m. Drums are available to borrow. 609-324-7383.

American Boychoir performs the North American premier of Paul McCartney’s “Ecce Cor Meum” on Tuesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. $35 to $125. 212-247-7800.

Bucks County Choral Society offers three opportunities to conduct the choir in the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Bids to conduct will be accepted for each of the choir’s three Christmas concerts, December 15, 16, and 17. Winning bidders will conduct and receive a gift baton and concert photo. 215-598-6142.

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