The Arts

Blue Tulip visitors at the Nassau Park location may enter their votes for the 78th Academy Awards contest. The entrant who chooses the most Oscar recipients from among the nominees in the six top categories receives a $50 gift card. Visit www.bluetulip.com or call 609-720-1005. Deadline is Sunday, March 5.

Maurer Productions OnStage has auditions for “Lucky Stiff,” a murder mystery musical comedy, on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, noon to 6 p.m. Six men, ages 25 to 50, and four women, ages 20 to 40, are needed. Visit www.mponstage for audition information and appointment or call 609-882-2292.

Voices Chorale is holding its 18th annual music composition contest for children ages 5 to 12. Songwriter workshops are scheduled in Trenton, Ewing, and Yardley, PA through March 11. Visit www.voices chorale.org or call 609-636-9383 for details and submission information. Deadline is Saturday, April 1.

Princeton Public Library is accepting submissions or feature-length documentaries and shorts for the Human Rights Film Festival through Monday, May 15. Visit www.princetonlibrary.org/phrff for information.

Montgomery Center for the Arts seeks artists for group shows this summer. All original art and all media will be considered. Submit 10 slides or a CD for a $25 fee. For prospectus send SASE to the center at 124 Montgomery Road, Skillman 08558.

Fleming Castle offers the opportunity to decorate a wooden rocking chair to be showcased, previewed, and auctioned in celebration of the castle. Deadline is Wednesday, April 5. Visit www.flemingcastle.com or call Carmen Grimes at 908-782-8235 for information about “Flemington Rocks.”

Volunteers Needed

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services seeks volunteers for Medical Reserve Corp units in each county. Visit www.njmrc.nj.gov for information.

Participate Please

Arts Council of Princeton invites artists, crafters, food and merchandise vendors, nonprofit organizations, and performers to apply for space at Communiversity scheduled for Saturday, April 29, noon to 5 p.m. Rain or shine, the event will be held in downtown Princeton. Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777.

New Jersey Beekeepers Association offers “The Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping Program,” offering starter hives and basic beekeeping equipment for first time beekeepers who complete the course. Participants must be New Jersey residents and at least 10 years-old. Visit www.state.nj.us/agriculture/plant/bee.htm or call Paul Raybold at 609-292-5440. The course will be held Friday to Sunday, April 7 to 9 at Cook College in New Brunswick.

Middlesex County Workforce offers new classes in literacy education starting on the first Monday of every month. Courses include English as a Second Language, basic literacy skills, basic computer skills, and financial literacy. Call 732-321-2200 for information.

Destinations

Canal Society of New Jersey explores the Morris Canal Greenway and the Morris Canal’s Western Region on Friday to Sunday, April 21 to 23. Headquartered in Easton, PA, the weekend includes talks, bus tours, and a buffet dinner. Full package, $75. Call 908-722-7428 for information.

For Kids

Princeton Public Library seeks original work by young people for April’s Youthworks Festival and Exhibit. Research projects completed in school or independently, community service projects, social activism, work in the arts including clothing, graphic design, essays, scenes from plays, poetry, music, dance, photography, film, and video. Students in grades 6 to 2 should submit by Friday, March 10. Guidelines at www.princetonlibrary.org/teens.

Arts Council of Princeton is accepting works for the 18th edition of “Under Age: An Anthology of Poetry, Prose, and Artwork by Students in Grades K through 12.” Submissions in both English and Spanish will be accepted. Illustrations must be black and white. Visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777.

Kidsbridge Children’s Museum seeks nominations of a child or a group of children that has demonstrated an extraordinary act of kindheartedness, service to the community, peaceful resolution of conflict, or compassion for the less fortunate. The deadline is Friday, March 17. Visit www.kidsbridgemuseum.org or call 609-581-0239.

Irish Way offers high school summer study abroad opportunities with the Irish American Cultural Institute. The program is Wednesday, June 28 to Thursday, July 27. Visit www.iaci-usa.org or call 973-605-1991.

VSA Arts of New Jersey seeks nominations of adults and children under the age of 18 who have made a positive difference in the life of a person or persons with disabilities. Deadline is Saturday, March 25. Visit www.vsanj.org or call 732-745-3885 for details.

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