The Arts

Villagers Theater seeks actors for “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Auditions are Sunday, July 16, and Tuesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. Auditions for “Dial M for Murder” are Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11 and 12, at 7:30. Both auditions are at Villagers Theater, 415 DeMott Lane, Somerset. For information visit www.villagerstheatre.com.

Phoenix Productions seeks 24 actors ages 18 to 30 for “Hair.” Audition is Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Phoenix Rehearsal Center, 111 Monmouth Street, Red Bank. This production will include nudity, required for some roles, optional for others. Prepare 16 bars of a rock song and be prepared to do movement. The production opens September 9, at Count Basie Theater, Red Bank. For information E-mail anthony@anthonydamato.com.

Roxey Ballet holds auditions for the classic “Nutcracker” and “Nutty Nutcracker” on Saturday, September 16, for ages four and up. 243 North Union Street, Lambertville. For information and schedule according to age, visit www.roxeyballet.org or call 609-397-7616.

Donations and

Volunteers Needed

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen needs food for the pantry including canned vegetables, fruit, spaghetti, and spaghetti sauce (not glass). Deliver to TASK, 72 1/2 Escher Street, Trenton, on Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. TASK is also in need of volunteers to help with meals and children’s activities. Must at least 13 years old. Call 609-695-5456.

Crisis Ministry is sponsoring a school supplies and backpack drive throughout July and August for low-income children in the greater Mercer County area. Needed are donations of backpacks with the following suggested school supplies including folders, notebooks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, rulers, lunchboxes, calculators, glue, and pencils. All supplies must be new. Bring all donations to 123 East Hanover Street, Trenton, or 61 Nassau Street, Princeton. Call 609-396-9355 for information.

Middlesex County Improvement Authority seeks donations to the food bank and organizations to sponsor summer food drives. MCFOODS provides collection containers and flyers to any group holding a drive. Donations are welcome at libraries in Plainsboro, South Brunswick, Monroe, Edison, Milltown, and Woodbridge. Call 609-409-5033 for information.

Princeton Warriors Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team seeks people with a history of cancer to join the group in paddling in a dragon boat on Lake Mercer on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Call 732-329-0888 for information.

Participate Please

Middlesex County Earth Center offers guided tours to groups at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick. The demonstration areas include a vegetable garden, an herb garden, a shade and ornamental tree display, and earth-friendly gardening techniques. Visit www.co.middlesex.nj.us/extention services or call 732-398-5262.

For Kids

Writers Corner USA in Doylestown, PA, offers a creative writing camp for kids and teens. One-week sessions begin Mondays, July 17 and 24. $250 per session. Call 215-230-1070 for information.

Windsor Chapel vacation Bible camp is Monday to Friday, July 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to noon, at 401 Village Road East, West Windsor. Call 609-799-2559.

Community Christian Choir presents an arts and music camp in August at First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square. Classes prepare students entering grades four to eight for musical performances of “Rescue in the Night,” a musical story of Daniel in the lion’s den. Begins Monday, August 14. Visit www.ccchoir.com or call 609-587-7076 for information.

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