Volunteer Please

Princeton HomeCare Services Hospice program is offering an eight-week volunteer training course on Wednesdays, beginning September 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Princeton. The program seeks compassionate and caring people to visit hospice patients who have chosen to be cared for at home by their families and the hospice program team. Call Marueen Marchetta at 609-497-4959 for information and registration.

Food Drive

Historical Society of Princeton is running a food drive through Sunday, August 16, to benefit Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, Crisis Ministry, and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Items accepted include canned proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, and chili), shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, canned potatoes, and cans of fruits. Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton. www.princetonhistory.org.

The Arts

George Street Playhouse offers “Read. Talk. See: A Moon to Dance By,” a package that includes a novel, a script, and theater tickets for book clubs. Read “Women in Love” by D.H. Lawrence, whose widow, Frieda Weekley is the inspiration. Her story continues in the new play, “A Moon to Dance By.” Discuss among yourselves or invite a member of the theater staff to attend your club meeting or meet your group before or after the show. See “A Moon to Dance” at the theater Tuesday, November 17 to Sunday, December 13. $56.50 per person. For information or registration call Michelle at 732-846-2895, ext. 134 or E-mail mbergamo@georgestplayhouse.org.

Artworks offers shared studio space with 24/7 access, an easel and chair, personal locker, file drawer, and wireless internet. $70 a month, six or 12 month lease. 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 609-394-9436.

Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Westminster College, is accepting registrations for lessons and classes for all ages and stages of ability. Classes offered include instruction in early childhood music (four months to nine years), musical theater, voice, instruments, and music therapy. Visit www.rider.edu/conservatory or call 609-921-7104.

Musicians Wanted

Jersey Shore Pops seeks new musicians for its debut concert on Saturday, October 17, in Cape May County. The group is founded by pianist Linda Gentille, who began her career as a teenager with the Liberace Show. Musicians needed for trumpet, electric bass, alto sax, bass sax, tenor sax, and flute, who can double on sax, trumpet, trombone, cello, violin, percussion, or upright bass. Send resume and tape or CD to Jersey Shore Pops, 88 Route 610, Petersburg 08270, or Email linda@jerseypopsorchestra.org. Call 609-628-4544 for information.

Young Arts

West Windsor Arts Council seeks art by children in grades two to eight for “Avenue of the Arts” to be displayed at the West Windsor Library in September. Artwork must be two dimensional, no longer than 16 inches in any direction. Drop off at the library on Wednesday, August 16 to be juried. Artists will be notified by E-mail if their work was selected. An opening reception is Sunday, September 13, 2 to 4 p.m. E-mail info@westwindsorarts.org for a submission form. Jurors are Maxine Shore, a painter; and Carol Schepps, a fiber artist.

Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop offers open registration and interviews for perspective students on Sunday, August 16. A professional theater training program for ages 8 to 18, the group is the educational arm of the Centenary Stage Company, an Equity theater in residence at Centenary College. The fall session takes place on Saturdays, from September 12 to December 20. Visit www.centenarystageco.org or call 908-979-0900 for information or to register for an interview.

Good Causes

HomeFront seeks new clothing and school supplies for children from low-income families as well as donations to help with school tutoring, cultural enrichment, recreational programs, class photos, field trips, and class activities. Donations may be made online at www.homefrontnj.org are invited. Checks may be sent to HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville 08648.

Plainsboro Township seeks food and personal care items for its food pantry. Grocery items needed include canned fruits, breadcrumbs, boxed meals, muffin mixes, cereal, coffee, tea, condiments, cookies, four, gravy, juice, mayonnaise, canned meats, peanut butter and jelly, salad dressings, and tomato sauce. Also, deodorant, disposable razors, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and sanitary pads and tampons. Call 609-799-0909, ext. 352 for information.

WPRB, a community supported independent radio station, has its third annual membership drive beginning on Wednesday, October 7. Last year’s drive brought in more than $25,000 to pay transmitter fees, repair equipment, upgrade online audio streaming services, and expand its music library. Live performances, on-air guests, and a special programming schedule are planned. Visit www.wprb.com or call 609-258-3655 for information.

For Seniors

Princeton Senior Resource Center offers “Evergreen Forum,” a volunteer organization offering interactive courses to support learning in retirement. The 15 courses offered include literature, history, science, and the arts. Classes begin Thursday, October 1. Register by the first week in September at www.theevergreenforum.org or call 609-924-7108.

Call for Art

Gallery at Mercer College seeks photographs, book art, and computer derived photography for “Mercer County Photography 2009” open to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or goes to school in Mercer County. Deliver to the Gallery on Saturday, August 29, from 9:30 am. to noon. All work not selected for the exhibit must be picked up by 5 p.m. that day. Opening reception is Wednesday, September 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. On view to Thursday, October 8. www.mccc.edu or call 609-530-3589.


String of Pearls, a Reconstructionist Jewish congregation, offers registration for classes for grades K to 6, on Mondays, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., beginning September 14, at Princeton Day School. www.stringofpearlsweb.org or E-mail Donna_rubin@earthlink.net.


Pierrot Productions has auditions for “The Producers” on Sunday, August 30, at 1 p.m.; and Monday, August 31, at 7 p.m. Prepare an uptempo vocal selection from any stage music and a one to three-minute monologue. Be prepared for dance or movement work. Register by E-mail to pierrotinfo@aol.com. Production opens Friday, November 13, at Kelsey Theater.


Higher Education Student Assistance Authority approved the tuition aid grant program and part-time tuition aide grant program for community college students. www.hessa.org or call 800-792-8670.

Spanish Assistance

NJ Small Business Development Centers offers one-to-one counseling and training classes to help existing and startup Hispanic companies sustain and grow their businesses. Visit www.sbdcnj.com or call 609-771-2947.

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