Princeton Public Library offers replacement prizes for summer reading club. The original prizes, bendable cats and dogs, were found to have lead levels that exceed federal regulations. 609-924-9529.

The Arts

McCarter Theater invites boys and girls, ages 5 to 13, to sign up for “A Christmas Carol” on Wednesday, September 20, 3 to 6 p.m. Children will be screened, measured, and given appointments for auditions for Tuesday, September 26. Wednesday, September 20, 3 to 6 p.m.

Middlesex College is holding understudy auditions for girls and women for “I Ought to Be in Pictures,” on Tuesday, September 5, 5 to 7 p.m. in the New Studio Theater. Ages 15 to 18 and 29 to 35. Call 732-906-2589.

MCCC Studio Theater has auditions for “Iphigenia in Aulis” and “The Mysteries” on Saturday, September 9, noon to 5 p.m. in room 122. High school senior or older. Call Jody at 609-570-3524 to schedule appointment.

Riverrun Gallery seeks a second chance for work not chosen for the Phillips Mill show in “Salon de Refusees.” Each piece must have a Phillips Mill label attached and be received at the gallery located at 287 South Main Street in Lambertville on Friday, September 15, 2 to 6 p.m. or Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 609-397-3349.

Grounds for Sculpture has a call for volunteers to participate with artist-in-resident Steven Siegel to create three outdoor sculptural installations using indigenous post-consumer materials (recyclables). Volunteers should be in good physical condition, willing to sweat, and to get down and dirty. 609-586-0616.

State Theater offers “The Ultimate Date,” a dinner and concert package including two tickets in mid-orchestra or front balcony, a $100 gift certificate to a New Brunswick restaurant, and a rose at your seat. $200. Call 732-246-SHOW.

Plainsboro Public Library has issued a casting call for volunteers to demonstrate and perform in both indoor and outdoor venues for the annual Festival of the Arts on Saturday, September 16, 1 to 5 p.m. Call Jinny Baeckler at 609-275-2897 to volunteer or for information.

The Mill Ballet School offers a musical theater workshop from Tuesday to Friday, September 5 to 8, for ages 12 and up. Carrie Nelson, a new faculty member will teach choreography from three famous musics, participate in a Q&A on the business of musical theater, and present an informal showing at the conclusion of the workshop. 609-397-7244.

Raritan Valley Choral Society seeks people who like to sing. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 12, in the Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. The chorus will prepare for its December holiday concert. 908-281-8509

New Jersey Repertory Theater seeks actors from ages 8 to 17 for “High School Musical.” Auditions are at Crossroads South Middle School, South Brunswick, on Friday, September 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, September 17, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Professional Center for the Arts announces auditions for children ages 7 to 17, actors and dancers (all levels) for “One Tough Nut,” a new version of the holiday classic, choreographed by Geoffrey Doig-Marx as “a comic change to all the Nutcrackers you might be forced to sit through this holiday,” Sunday September 10, 11a.m. Performances in early December. Fee per performer is $75 (to cover costume cost).

Also, auditions for the Company, Junior Company, and Team Hip Hop, Wednesday, September 6. Visit or call 609-586-3008.

Princeton Dance and Theater Studio offers fall acting classes for children and adults with professional actor and new faculty member Jody Wood. Perhaps best-known for his role as Detective Wallace Danby on Boston Public, Wood has also appeared in guest spots on numerous other television shows including NYPD Blue, ER, and CSI Miami, as well as in films like LA Confidential, Boogie Nights, and Rules of Engagement. Call 609-514-1600.

Also, a 12-week session on West African Dance with Yewande Kelly-Johnson begins on Sunday, September 17, 11:30 a.m. Tuition $216.

Participate Please

Princeton Adult School features more than 130 courses ranging from wine appreciation, classical music, workshops, cooking courses, and lectures. New courses include “Computers, a la Carte,” and “Hamlet Goes to the Movies.” Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Princeton High School beginning October 3. Register at 609-683-1101.

Princeton Area Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2006 Vivian Award for community service to an individual who has demonstrated many years of vision and perseverance for the public good. 609-219-1800.

Volunteers Needed

Princeton Center for Yoga and Health and Elizabeth Harper are working together on an independent research study for individuals with multiple sclerosis and the effects of recreation activities of respiratory muscle strength, fatigue, and the quality of life. Contact Harper at 732-693-1102.

Independent Transportation Network, a program of the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association, seeks volunteer drivers for a program for senior and visually impaired residents of Mercer County area. Volunteers receive reimbursements for mileage. 609-452-1491.

Princeton HealthCare System Hospice Program offers an eight-week volunteer training course beginning Monday, October 16, at 11 Centre Drive, Monroe. 609-497-4959.


Four Winds Yoga offers free classes for new students, Saturday, September 9 to Friday, September 15. 609-818-9888.

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.


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 or call Cynthia Bearden at 610-804-0078.

Garden State Baseball has four league teams with openings for players in their fall ball program. Ages 13 and up are invited to join the travel league based in the Woodbridge area. Visit 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. or 973-699-8336.

For Teens

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.

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