Somerset Valley Players seeks a large cast of men, women, and children for “Miracle on 34th Street.” Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26 and 27, 7 p.m. www.svptheatre.org. 908-369-7469.
Sourland Hills Actors Guild seeks actors of all ages for a full-length production of “Peter Pan” with flying. Adult males are particularly needed. Prepare 16 bars of a song and be prepared to dance. Production is November 17 to 19 at Montgomery High School. Audition is Tuesday, September 16, and Thursday, September 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. 908-904-0489.
Kelsey Theater offers acting workshops for teens grades 7 to 12 for the first time in “Tomato Patch On-Screen and Off-Screen,” a 10-week program held Saturday mornings beginning October 7. With a focus on acting skills for stage, television, commercials, and film, the faculty includes Tracy Antozzeski, Dan Spalluto, Jesse Swanson, and Doug Edelson. $300. E-mail email@example.com or call 609-570-3566.
VSA Arts of New Jersey offers visual arts programs for Mercer County students ages 8 to 21 with disabilities. Classes begin on Monday, October 10, at Mercer Elementary School, 1020 Old Trenton Road. Register by Monday, October 2. Free. www.vsanj.org. 732-745-3885.
Gallery 125 has a call for entries for “Small Works,” an exhibit opening November 10 at 125 South Warren Street, Trenton. Work should be no larger and 16” by 20” framed or equivalent square inches and be prices under $300. $10 for up to five visual (slides or CD) submissions and all submissions must include the artist’s name, biography, address, and daytime phone number. 609-989-9119. Deadline Tuesday, October 3.
New Jersey Historic Preservation Conference seeks images of New Jersey’s doors and doorways for the annual conference at Drew University on Wednesday, May 23. Images should be color and have portrait orientation. All submissions should include the location that the photo was taken, your name, and mailing address. Photos at least 3 by 5 inches may be submitted to NJ Doors, Historic Preservation Office, Box 404, Trenton 08505. Digital images at least 1,300 by 900 pixels may be sent to Andrea.Tingey@dep.state.nj.us. Deadline is Friday, December 1. 609-292-4239.
Roxey Ballet announces open auditions for Nutcracker 2006 including the classic production and “Nutty Nutcracker” on Saturday, September 16. The audition fee is $30 and there is a participation fee for those accepted into the production. Canal Studios, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville. Visit www.roxeyballet.org for times and ages. 609-397-7616.
Pennington Dance offers African dance and music on Thursdays, from 6 to 7 p.m., beginning September 14, at the Cyrus Lodge dance studio. The class will be taught by Kevin Babb for ages seven and up. He invites students and their families to join him on a trip to Kenya next summer through Bethezer Dance, an international cultural arts exchange program he founded. www.penningtondance.com. 609-730-0467.
University of the Arts offers a writing workshop at James Michener Museum in New Hope on Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 20 to November 20. Marylou Kelly Streznewski, a poet, novelist, and non-fiction author, will teach the seven-week course for writers in all genres. www.uarts.edu or 215-717-6995.
Drum and Learning Center offers belly dance classes in the morning, evening, and weekend. West African drum classes are held on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. www.drumanddancecenter.com 609-324-7383.
Terracycle seeks used 20 ounce plastic soda bottles to package TerraCycle Plant Food. The concept behind the company is to use environmentally-friendly components in every aspect of production. There is an “Eco-Pallet” located at Home Depot, Nassau Park, West Windsor. For each bottle returned, TerraCycle will donate five cents to George School in Newtown and five cents to Zerofootprint. www.terracycle.net.
National Arbor Day Foundation offers 10 trees in exchange for a $10 donation to the membership fund. Trees will be shipped for planting between October 15 and December 10 with planting instructions. www.arborday.org. Deadline is Saturday, September 30.
Sports for Causes
Special Olympics New Jersey seeks a name for the mid-winter ocean plunge slated for Saturday, January 13, at 1 p.m. The family-friendly event will be held in Wildwood when air and water temperatures can dip to below freezing. Plungers of all ages must raise $100 to participate. Deadline Friday, September 1.
Princeton Center for Yoga and Health seeks volunteers with multiple sclerosis for a New York University doctoral study from September to December. You must be able to transfer to a chair and to be able to get to PCYH. You must not have any autoimmune disease, chronic heart, or breathing problems, or be enrolled in a clinical drug trial. Participation in either the script reading workshop or pranayama workshop are free. Call Elizabeth Harper at 732-693-1102.
University of Pennsylvania is conducting a research study for breast cancer survivors to understand the relationship of weight training exercise with survivors. Participants receive a one-year membership to the Burlington County YMCA, a fitness trainer, a physical therapist, and financial compensation. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Amy at 215-898-5112.
Prime Time Hoops offers the Phoenixville Fall Classic, a pre-season basketball tournament for both boys and girls, on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24 and 25. Visit www.primetimehoops.com or call Cynthia Bearden at 610-804-0078.
Garden State Baseball is still accepting team registration for teams 13u through men’s college. The season begins Sunday, September 17 and will play double header Sundays mostly in the Woodbridge area until the end of October. www.gardenstatebaseball.com. 732-382-4610. Visit www.gardenstatebaseball.com or call 732-978-4453.
MSM Baseball Leagues of New Jersey seeks individual players and teams for the fall season beginning Sunday, September 10. 18 and older. www.amateurbaseballnj.com or 973-699-8336.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service is accepting applications to the Gesher LeKesher Princeton Mercer Bucks, a Jewish teen peer leadership program open to Jewish teens entering junior or senior years in high school. Call Celeste Albert at 609-987-8100 for information.