Auditions

Bucks County Playhouse will hold auditions for the children’s chorus of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Saturday, February 27. Visit www.buckscountyplayhouse.com for information.

Yardley Players seeks actors 7 and older to audition for “Annie” on Saturday, February 6, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, February 7, 1 to 4 p.m. Be prepared to sing and dance. Orphans auditioning for tap dancing should bring tap shoes. Call Marge Swider at 215-968-1904 to schedule an appointment.

Pennington Players seeks 37 actors including 35 adults (18 males, 17 female) and two children for “Ragtime.” All ethnic backgrounds invited. Must be 13 for an adult role. Musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel features historical figures. Auditions are Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointment is recommended. E-mail auditions@penningtonplayers.org or call 609-737-PLAY. Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, West Windsor.

Lawrence Library seeks actors ages 10 to 70 for its second annual one-act play festival in April. Auditions of cold readings will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, February 8, 9, and 11, 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, February 13, 1 to 4 p.m. Schedule an audition with James Damron at 609-989-6915 or E-mail jdamron@mcl.org.

For Singers

Jersey Harmony Chorus invites women who love to sing to a three-week series of free vocal lessons on Mondays, January 18 and 25, at 7:15 p.m. in Plainsboro. The women will receive instruction in the barbershop a capella singing styles from members of the quartet, Escape. Guests may choose to attend some or all of the lessons and will be invited to attend the regular chorus rehearsal after their private workshop. Register with Carole at 732-469-3983 or E-mail carole.auletta@verizon.net.

Singers Club offers singing classes for ages six to adult, all levels. Call 609-588-6868. Auditions for musicians on all instruments and singers for job placement and performance. Send photos, demo, bio and contact information to talent@singersclub.us or send to Box 3291, Hamilton 08619.

Free

Grounds for Sculpture offers free park admission on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the month of January. 19 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, www.groundsforsculpture.org, 609-586-4305.

Donate Please

Vignettes Room Design is collecting holiday and assorted greeting cards for the St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch Recycled Card Program. The children make new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. Drop off on the porch of 132 Carter Road, Lawrenceville. www.vignettesredesign.com or call 609-924-7025.

For the Young

Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra has its third annual Young Artists Concerto competition. Winners will be featured as soloists with the orchestra in the spring. Competition auditions will be held on Saturday, February 27, at the Jacobs Music Center in Lawrenceville. A minimum of three grand prizes and a special award to a soloist living in West Windsor or Plainsboro. Open to all New Jersey residents under 18. All instruments are welcome. Contestants are required to perform one movement of a concerto or a one-movement concerto from memory. www.bravuraphil.org. Call 732-946-4986 or E-mail piano4wu@gmail.com. Deadline is Monday, February 1.

Zimmerli Museum is accepting applications from high school students who want to become art museum assistants (and fulfill high school community service credit). ZAMbassadors greet visitors, assist families with art programs, work on hands-on projects with children, and assist with Sunday afternoon programs or concerts. Register by E-mail at info@zimmerli.rutgers.edu or visit www.zimmerlimuseum.edu. Deadline is Monday, January 25.

Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry Contest seeks poetry from students in kindergarten to twelfth grade. Students may enter up to three poems of any length on any subject. All poems must be typed. Student’s name should not appear on the poems. Include a cover sheet with the poem titles, name, grade, address, and name of the school. $5 donation payable to the Sarah Mook Outreach Fund is appreciated to benefit St. Joseph’s Indian School. Send to Sarah Mook Poetry Prize, Box 20, Lahaska, PA 18931. Deadline is Wednesday, March 31.

Camp Quality offers a weekend camp for teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer at any time in their life and are at any stage of the illness. The camp will be held at YMCA Camp Ralph S. Mason on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24. www.campmason.org or call 908-362-8217. Free.

Floats and Marchers

Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival seek floats (prizes for competition range from $50 to $100) and marchers for the parade on Saturday, January 30. Floats may be on a wagon pulled by hand, towed behind an auto, or self-contained. Must be less than 13 feet high. Call Earl Bierman at 215-862-1998 or visit www.winterfestival.net.

Theater Classes

George Street Playhouse offers classes for kids ages 5 to 12 and teens on Saturdays, beginning January 16. Adult classes are held on Monday evenings and a one-day intensive on auditioning. Call 732-846-2895, ext. 115 or visit www.georgestplayhouse.org.

Playwrights Theater offers summer camp for grades 4 to 9 in two week sessions beginning June 21. Call 973-514-1787 or visit www.ptnj.org.

Princeton Community Television offers a one day course “Greenscreen and Chroma Key: Skills to Create a Fantasy Background in Video” on Saturday, February 20, 1 to 4 p.m. Participants should have some basic knowledge of video or movie production. Register. $20.

Health

NAMI Mercer offers “Family-to-Family,” a free, 12-week education course for adult family members of persons living with mental illness. The course covers the biology of brain disorders, schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Classes will be held on Thursdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m at 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 124, Lawrenceville; or Tuesdays, beginning March 2, in Trenton. Register by E-mail home@namimercer.org or call 609-799-8994.

Dance Classes

Broadway Ballroom in Lawrenceville offers classes in ballroom, Latin dance, tap, balance exercise, and yoga for adults and children. Call 609-219-0071.

Resume Workshop

Trinity Church of Princeton offers free “Resume Tune-Up Workshop” with Alex Freund on Friday, January 22, 2 to 5 p.m. For those currently in transition or considering changing jobs. Register by E-mail at alex@landingexpert.com. Free.

Video Contest

ShopRite invites readers to submit a video that creatively shares a perspective on the issue of hunger through song, dance, poetry, or dramatic reading. Example entries are posted at www.expressionsofhunger.com. Submit entry electronically of an original song, poem, performance art, or dramatically read a story that describes the plight of the hungry o offers a solution to hunger on the website. Entrants must live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or Delaware. Deadline is Monday, March 1.

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