Somerset Valley Players, Route 514, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469, www.svptheatre.org. Auditions for “Mr. Hobb’s Vacation” on Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 4, at 6 p.m. Male and female actors ages 18 to 60 needed.
Howard Gallery of Fine Art, 77 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA, 215-862-5272, www.howard-gallery.com. Artists within 100-mile radius of New Hope are invited to participate in “From Easton to Bristol” from June 10 to June 30. The theme reflects the artistic heritage of the Delaware Canal and river area.
NorthSouth Productions seeks New Jersey families with teens between the ages of 16 to 18 for the television series, “Try My Life.” The show sends parents back to high school and teens are given the freedom and responsibility of adulthood. Visit www.northsouth.tv for the casting questionnaire and other information or call 954-927-3772.
New Jersey Parents Foundation invite kids ages 10-14 to an essay contest, “What My Parents (or Parent) Means to Me.” An art project for ages 9 and younger is to create a poster on the same theme. The organization is also seeking nominations for “Parents of the Year.” Deadline is Wednesday, May 31. Contact Linda Haft at 201-842-8863 or E-mail email@example.com.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey seek postmenopausal women at increased risk of contracting breast cancer based on family history for a study to assess a new preventive medication. The clinical trial involves the use of Exemastane, a aromatase inhibitor being used to treat breast cancer around the world. Call 973-972-6107 for information.
Arts Council of Princeton offers courses and programs at the Contemporary Arts Center. Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777. Classes begin the week of June 21.
Stuart Country Day School offers the STARS program drawing students from Trenton’s public and parochial schools for a four-week summer program. Volunteer opportunities for students are available. Call 609-921-2330 ext. 280 for information.
Acting Shakespeare, a 10-week program meets Wednesdays beginning June 21, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Trinity Church with Chris Osander. $200. Call 609-468-9174 for information.
Princeton Rep Company apprentice program will be taught by Stuart Vaughan, the founding artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival. Hands-on experience for eight weeks includes a one-week intensive of master classes featuring acting, movement, and stage design. The program begins Monday, June 26 and runs through Tuesday, August 29. $500. Interviews will be scheduled in June. Call 609-921-3682 to schedule an interview or audition.