Playful Theater Productions has auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof” on Thursday, November 12, 7 to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Auditions are recommended. Prepare 16 bars of a song. Bring a resume, headshot, and a list of conflicts. Be prepared to dance. Call Suzanne Smith at 215-579-5677 or E-mail

VK Theater Productions has auditions for “McGarrity’s Finish” on Saturday, November 21, 6 to 9 p.m., Plainsboro Township Courthouse, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro. E-mail for information or appointment.

Singers Club has auditions for singers, performing artists, and musicians interested in being part of a professional or pre-professional group. Call 609-588-6868 to schedule an appointment. Visit for information.

Ice Skating

Mercer County skating center at Mercer County Park, West Windsor, opens Saturday, November 14. Open seven days a week through March. Lessons and skate rentals available. Visit or call 609-371-1766.

Call for Art

Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art is accepting submissions from landscape and still life painters with at least five years experience painting in oil, pastel, and watercolor. Contact Howard Cooperman at and submit three paintings for consideration. A personal interview will be arranged if your work matches the level of standards established by the gallery. Do not call or walk in. Visit for information.


Acme Screening Room is accepting film submission from high school and college students ages 14 to 24 from Hunterdon and Bucks counties for Princeton Student Film & Video Festival, July 21 and 22. Deadline is Monday, June 21, 2010. Visit for entry form and guidelines.

Hometown Princeton is accepting 90 second videos demonstrating why you shop in Princeton’s locally-owned stores. One grand prize and two others receive shopping certificates. Visit for details and entry.

Good Causes

Howell Farm offers programs in conjunction with the annual maze to raise funds for non-profit and service organizations through Sunday, November 15. Call Danielle Houghton at 609-737-3299 for information.

Stress Factory is holding a food drive for Elijah’s Promise every Thursday and Friday in November and December. Customers who bring canned food receive $3 off admission. 90 Church Street, New Brunswick, 732-545-4242,

Har Sinai Temple is collecting clean and gently used coats, hats, gloves, sweaters, and scarves through Sunday, December 6. The collection will run concurrently with a drive to donate gift cards and cash donations to the Jewish Family & Children’s Services Hanukkah Lights program. 2421 Pennington Road, Hopewell. Call 609-730-8100 for information.

Monroe Library is collecting new hardcover and paperback books suitable for children from preschool to adolescence for distribution to disadvantaged children throughout Middlesex County during the holiday season. The program, Books to Keep, is a project of the libraries in the county. 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe. Funds are also needed to purchase additional books for distribution.

J.C. Penney Company and Salvation Army present an online Angel Giving Tree program. Visit to adopt a child or senior citizen, buy a gift, and ship or bring to a drop-off location.

Mercer County offers assistance for energy costs for those who quality. Call 609-989-6858 for information. The program runs through Friday, April 30.

New Jersey Equine Advisory Board offers a $1,000 scholarship to help 4-H or FFA members pursue their equine activities. Submit an essay on “How horses have affected my life and how horses figure into my future.” Deadline is Friday, January 1. Submit by E-mail to or call 609-984-4389.

Acting Classes

Princeton Community Television hosts a six-week session of Judith K. Robinson’s acting classes on Wednesday, November 18. The focus is for stage, television, and film. 369 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., $210, 609-356-0558.

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