The Arts

West Windsor Arts Council seeks proposals for performances of theater, dance, instrumental and/or vocal music, performance art, puppetry, poetry, spoken word, stand-up, improv, staged readings, or multimedia works for September to December. Include a DVD or CD, references, reviews, a list of performances, information about the performing artist, requirements, and information about the performance. Send to West Windsor Arts Center, Programming Task Force, Box, 952, West Windsor 08550. Send questions to info@westwindsorarts.org. The performance space is 51 by 38 feet and holds 120 seats.

The Arts Stockton offers classes for kids, adults, and educators. Located at 21 Risler Street, Stockton. Visit www.theartsstockton.com for information and registration or call 609-773-0207.

Health

New Jersey Blood Services needs RH negative blood donors, especially O negative (universal donor type). Call 800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org. To volunteers to help with blood drives call Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or E-mail rzepka@nybloodcenter.org.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services offers SIBS (Supporting Brothers & Sisters of Children with Special Needs) on Thursday, February 4 to March 25. For third to eighth grade students who have siblings with special needs. Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, West Windsor. Register. $36. Call Debra Levenstein at 609-987-8100 or E-mail debral@jfcsonline.org.

Princeton Center for Yoga and Health offers “40 Days to Personal Revolution” with Denise Bonnaig. The six-week program incorporates daily yoga and meditation practice, journaling, and an approach to conscious eating. Group practices are Mondays and Fridays, 5:45 to 7:15 a.m. Students also work with Bonnaig at least three days of the week and at home three days a week. Visit www.princetonyoga.com or call 609-924-7294. Register. $450.

PEAC Health & Fitness offers R.A.D. Women, a self-defense course, on Wednesday evenings (6 to 9 p.m.) in February. 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. Register at 888-897-8979 or www.princetonhcs.org/calendar. $30.

Free Golf

Mercer County offers a free day of golf to Mercer County golf card holders on Saturday, January 23. Mercer Oaks Golf Club, Princeton Golf Club, and Mountain View Golf, will be open. Call 609-989-7398 or visit www.golfmercercounty.org.

Nominate

Volunteers

New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Awards seeks nominations to recognize volunteer service in many fields. Visit www.njgovernorsawards.com or call Karen Hatch at 732-333-0462. Deadline is Monday, February 15.

Mercer County seeks to honor volunteers for it annual Cherish the Children banquet. Nominations for volunteers are invited in categories of administrative (board or advisory participant), program (working with agency clients), or organization (a civic, corporate, or other organization that has donated services, organized, or sponsored an event). A professional who works on behalf of children and high school students who have demonstrated community service will also be honored. Call 609-989-6896 or visit http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hs. Deadline is Tuesday, February 5.

Musical Notes

Garden State Philharmonic offers open auditions for youth orchestra and chorus. Call 732-255-0460 or E-mail info@gardenstatephilharmonic.org for information.

Sharim v-Sharot invites ages 8 to 18 to enter the third annual Jewish Youth Songwriting contest. Visit www.sharimvsharot.org for rules, application, and lyrics for the proper age group. Deadline is Thursday, February 25. The winning songs will be performed at Rider University on Sunday, May 16.

For Seniors

The Evergreen Forum invites seniors to register for spring classes, which begin Friday, March 5. Visit www.theevergreenforum.org or call the Princeton Senior Resource Center at 609-924-7108.

For Teachers

Alice Paul Institute offers “Developing Future Leaders: Strategies for the Classroom,” a program for teachers that challenges female studies and incorporate women’s history. $50. Deadline is Thursday, February 4. Visit www.alicepaul.org or call 856-231-1885 or E-mail info@alicepaul.org.

Battery Disposal

Middlesex County changed guidelines for battery disposal. Alkaline batteries may be disposed in the regular trash. Button cell and rechargeable batteries should be recycled at participating retail locations, county battery drop-off centers, or household waste collection events. Visit www.call2recycle.org or call 877-2-recycle.

For Parents

Howell Farm is accepting applications for parent and child enrollment in the spring hatchery program. The 12-week program introduces children to life on the farm while parents volunteer time helping the farm staff work with visitors and farm chores. One parent must join in exchange for one child’s participation. For children, ages 3 to 5. Organization meeting on Wednesday, February 17, or Tuesday, February 23, at 1 p.m. Applications will not be accepted by mail or phone. Call Kathy Brilla at 609-737-3299 for information.

Call for Entries

Midtown International Theater Festival seeks script submissions in all genres of stage play, musical, classic, or focused on an ethnic or cultural niche. Visit www.midtownfestival.org for application forms. $30 fee and application must be mailed to Midtown International Theater Festival, 347 West 36th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Deadline is Saturday, February 20.

Grants Available

Junior League of Greater Princeton is accepting applications to its community grants program from non-profit organizations with one-time need of goods or services for a specific program or purpose related to the league’s focus on early childhood education and literacy. Visit www.jlgp.org or call 609-771-0525 for information. Deadline is Monday, February 15.

Good Causes

One Simple Wish requests that each CEO, president, or business owner grant one wish on February 1 and then has until March 31 to get the most wishes granted. Challengers are given a webpage and E-mail to reach out to friends, family, co-workers, and associates to encourage them to participate. Visit www.onesimplewish.org/challenge or contact Danielle Gletow at 609-883-8484 or E-mail danielle@onesimplewish.org.

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