Auditions

Stars in the Park seek a woman age 21 to 26 to portray Rizzo in “Grease.” Audition is at Mercer College on Wednesday, June 14, at 7:15 p.m. Call Lorraine Wargo at 609-530-0912 for appointment.

Miss Connections, a new comedy by Marvin Harold Cheiten, directed by Dan Berkowitz, will play at Murray Theatre on the Princeton campus, August 17 through 20. Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 1. If interested in auditioning, send a picture and resume to ICI, 1110 Hacienda Place #102, West Hollywood, CA 90069 before Saturday, June 24. Technical and support staff also needed.

Mostly Motets, a 16-voice a cappella vocal ensemble, seeks one soprano, one alto, one tenor, and one base. Repertoire encompasses Renaissance through post-modern eras. Rehearsals are Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Yardley, PA. Call 215-736-3257 for information.

Dance Improve, Live! seeks a pianist to join the percussion ensemble. Call 609-306-3799 for information.

The Arts

Second Saturdays in New Hope and Lambertville seek musicians, face painters, and magicians to entertain passerbys from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month. Call Howard Cooperman at 215-862-5272 for information.

VSA Arts of New Jersey offers a playwriting workshop for writers age 16 and over. Wednesdays, June 14, 21, and 28, from 7 to 9 pm. at North Brunswick High School. Free. Call 732-745-3885 to register.

X-Ring Archers and Bach Ballet host open house week from Thursday to Sunday, June 8 to 11, at their Lambertville location. All classes are open for observation or participation for free. Call 609-773-0099 for information and schedule.

Doylestown School of Music and the Arts offers individual and group courses in music, art, and acting, beginning Monday, June 26. Visit www.dsma.org or call 215-340-0644 for information.

The Dance Conservatory is accepting registration for summer and fall classes in acting, ballroom, ballet and pointe, character ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, modern, pilates, voice, and yoga. Visit www.thedanceconservatory.com or call 215-946-0100.

New Works of Playwriting Contest is accepting scripts through June 30 for new works enhancing self-realization, support peace, foster understanding of minority issues, or build respect for cultural expression. Visit www.playwritingcontest.cjb.net for full rules and submission requirements.

Volunteers Needed

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) seeks volunteers for the 30-hour training to be held in October. Information sessions at Wednesdays, June 21, July 12, August 9, and September 13, at 7 p.m. Call 609-434-0050 to register and for location.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation seeks volunteers for the NJ Race for the Cure to be held at Bristol-Myers Squibb campus on Sunday, October 29. Visit www.komencsnj.org or call 609-896-1201 for information.

Health

Machestic Dragons, New Jersey’s first dragon boat team for breast cancer survivors seeks new members including survivors, friends, and family members. No age limit and you do not need to know how to paddle. Practices are Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m., and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Call 609-497-2100 to register.

Panic Relief offers programs in volunteering, entrepreneurs, and procrastination in the West Windsor area. Call 732-940-9658 for information and registration.

Psychopharmacology Research Association of Princeton seeks people with anxiety for a research study evaluating an investigational medication for anxiety. Participants will receive either the investigational medication or a placebo for eight weeks. Call 800-770-9299 for information.

Participate Please

Ben & Jerry’s seeks participants for “Do Us a Flavor” contest to create the next Chunky Monkey, Chubby Hubby, or Phish Food. Pick an ice cream base, add in chunks and swirls, and create a name for the concoction. Photo of the creation with, or without, you, is invited. Finalists will be invited to Vermont. All contest entrants receive coupons. Deadline is Monday, July 31. Visit www.benjerry.com for official rules.

YWCA Princeton offers “Summer Career Series for Women,” a six-week course designed for women who want or have to enter or re-enter the work force. The course runs from Thursdays, June 22, to August 3, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fee is $160 and scholarships are available. Call 609-497-2100, ext. 307.

Plainsboro Public Library offers Playaways, small self-playing digital books with content ranging from six to 20 hours of playing time. Available for public circulation on Monday, July 12, titles include fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Call 609-275-2897 for more information.

State of New Jersey has extended the deadline for senior and disabled homeowners to file 2005 homeowner property tax rebate applications to Tuesday, August 15. Call 877-658-2972 for information.

For Kids

Safe Kids Middlesex County will reward children wearing helmets while bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, or riding a scooter, in “Wheels Under Your Feet? Helmet on Your Head!,” a statewide education and awareness program. Call 732-418-8026 for information.

Bucks County Audubon Society presents summer camp for ages 5 to 12 on different weeks from Monday, June 26, to Friday, August 25. $200 to $250 per week. Visit www.bcas.org or call 215-297-5880 for information.

Princeton Public Library invites submissions for summer film festival from high school and college students. The works should be original in half-inch VHS or DVD format with the title of the project, direct, contact information, and a completed entry form (available at www.princetonlibrary.org). Deadline Thursday, June 15.

Saint Peter’s University Hospital offers “For Keeps,” a program for children ages 5 to 12 who experience difficulty at home or school because of behavioral or emotional problems. The full-day program provides mental health diagnoses, intensive treatment, and academic instruction for the children. Visit www.saintpetersuh.com or call 732-565-5494 for information about the year-round program.

Please Donate

Congregation B’nai Tikvah is collecting handmade sweaters, hates, gloves, and blankets for a “Handmade for the Homeless,” a bat mitzvah project to distribute items to the homeless for the winter season. Call 732-297-0696 for information.

Trip

Canal Tours offers a Hudson River Adventure trip on Saturday, July 8. Visit the port of Kingston, New York, cruise the historic river and dine aboard the Rip Van Winkle, and visit the Trolley Museum of New York. Leave at 8 a.m. from the Somerville area. $70 per person. Visit www.canaltrips.com or call 908-722-7428.

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