Arts Nominations

VSA Arts of New Jersey seeks applications for arts achievement and Dare to Imagine Awards programs. The achievement awards are presented to students with disabilities who are classified, 14 to 21 years old, not to exceed 12th grade, who show outstanding achievement in and commitment to an art form. Education in the arts awards are presented to educators and administrators for establishing high quality arts programs for classified students. Dare to Imagine awards recognize adults who have made a positive difference in the life of a person or persons with disabilities. Deadline for nominations and applications is Monday, January 11.

Call for Submissions

Lawrence Library seeks original works of a staged reading, 10 minutes in length, for up to five characters. Six plays will be chosen for the second annual One-Act Play Festival, on Saturday, April 24. Deadline is Sunday, December 20. E-mail to Ann Kerr at

World Languages

Mercer County Library System offers Mango Languages online language-learning system to patrons with a valid library card. Courses are offered in French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Polish speakers, and ESL for Spanish speakers. Visit, click on electronic resources/ home office languages, and enter the barcode on the back of your library card. Call 609-989-6923 for information.


Eden Institute offers $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who are planning college majors and future careers in special education or related disciplines. Visit for application. Deadline is Friday, April 9.

Good Causes

Howell Farm seeks contributions for an auction to benefit the restoration of the farm’s Henry Phillips House. The auction will be held Saturday, November 21. Contact Danielle Hougton at 609-737-3299 or E-mail

Alexia’s Belly Dance and Beyond is hosting Zumba for a Cure to benefit the Rally Foundation’s childhood cancer research. Sign up for any five zumba classes and the registration goes to Rally Foundation. Classes, an energetic dance workshop based on Latin and other world dance styles, are at the Drum & Dance Learning Center, at Avalon Road and Quakerbridge Road, Lawrence. Visit or call 609-324-7383.

Can Do Fitness is collecting food items including canned meats, fish, chili, fruit, vegetables; peanut butter; and boxed meals to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro. Through Monday, November 30.

PEAC Health & Fitness is collecting new, unwrapped toys for underprivileged children. Bring a toy for ages newborn to 16, from Saturdays, November 21 to December 12. Visit or call 609-883-2000. 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing.

Call for Artisans

Robbinsville High School seeks crafters and artisans for Cutting Edge Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, March 20, at 155 Robbinsville Edinburg Road, Robbinsville. Applications accepted through Monday, February 1. Call 609-448-5466 for information.


Planet Apothecary offers a 200-hour certification course in reflexology, January to June, Forrestal Village. $2,100 includes seminars, textbooks, tutorial lessons, and sample supplies. Contact Wendy Young at or visit

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