Paper Mill Playhouse holds open audition for “Peter Pan” on Monday, February 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m in the theater lobby, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. Actors must be 16 to audition for the Darling children or the Lost Boys. The role of Michael Darling may be played by a male actor, at least eight years-old. All must be able to sing and dance well. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a musical theater song. Bring your own sheet music. For information visit No calls.

Go Red For Women

American Heart Association encourages women, men, and businesses to wear red to bring attention to leading causes of death for women: heart disease and stroke. Friday, February 5. The organization is also accepting nominations for Women of Distinction to honor New Jersey women who have raised awareness about issues affecting women. Deadline is Monday, March 1. Visit for more information.

Quakerbridge Mall has National Wear Red Day for Women on Friday, February 5, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Health screenings, information tables, and presentations to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Casting call for women to share stories of survival or healthy choices. The stories judged to be best have the opportunity to become the face of the Go Red for Women movement in 2011 and possibly be featured on an NBC television special in the fall. Register at 609-223-3726 or E-mail Peter Cary at


Historical Society of Princeton offers two out-of-town trips. Thursday, February 11: “Glory and News in Washington, D.C.” includes visits to the U.S. Treasury building, Newseum, and museums of your choice on the National Mall, refreshments and dinner on the bus, $105. Saturday, March 20: “Four Great Interiors in the City” includes a visit to one modern artistic private interior and three historical public interiors in New York City (French Consulate, Apryl Miller’s apartment, Seventh Regiment Armory, and the Polish Consulate, $135.

Arts Council of Princeton offers a day trip to visit contemporary artists in their studios to discuss their latest works. The tour is led by Eva Mantell. Saturday, February 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or call 609-924-8777.

Art, Music and Dance

West Windsor Arts Council offers classes for children and adults at the West Windsor Senior Center. Classes include sculpture, drawing, video, jewelry, swing and Latin dance, acting, painting, and memoir writing. To register or for more information visit

Actor’s Dance Studio in Ewing offers Argentine tango classes for beginner’s starting Wednesday, February 24, at 4 p.m. 609-213-4578.

For Kids

New Jersey Hall of Fame calls for entries to its fourth annual essay contest open to students in grades 4 to 12. Students are asked to nominate potential inductees, living or dead, to the Hall of Fame. May include famous people as well as ordinary citizens. Research or interview the person. Essay must be 500 words or less. Deadline is Thursday, April 1. Send to NJ Hall of Fame Essay Contest, NJEA, Attn: Dawn Hiltner, Box 1211, Trenton 08607-1211. Winners and their guests will be invited to the induction ceremony on Sunday, May 1, in Newark. Visit

Call for Entries

Mercer College Gallery seeks works by artists 18 and older who live, work, or study in Mercer County. Enter one or two pieces in any media except photography. Deliver artwork to the Gallery on Saturday, February 13, between 9:30 a.m. and noon. C.J. Mugavero, owner of The Artful Deposit Gallery is the juror. Visit for details or E-mail

Good Causes

Crisis Ministry seek donors for “Valentine’s for Food” to raise fill the shelves of the food pantry with high-quality foods. Purchase ‘Valentines for Food” for $3.99 at McCaffrey’s from Saturday, February 6 to Sunday, February 14 or purchase virtual Valentines for $10, $25, or $50 at Schools in Princeton, Plainsboro, and West Windsor, as well as many congregations, are holding food drives. Donations may be made to the Crisis Ministry.

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports seeks donations of old tents and new tarps to benefit Convoy of Hope’s efforts to shelter the people of Haiti. Receive a coupon for 20 percent off a new tent. Visit or call 866-905-2767.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society seeks participants for the 22nd annual walk on Sunday, April 18, at 10 a.m., at a variety of walk sites throughout the state (including Hamilton, North Brunswick, Freehold, and Somerville). Register at

Tax Help

Mercer County Library System offers free income tax counseling through mid-April at branch locations in Lawrence (609-882-6920), Ewing (609-882-3148), Hickory Corner (609-448-1330), and Robbinsville (609-259-2150). Bring your 2008 completed tax forms and the 2009 tax booklet and forms to your appointment. Bring closing papers if you are filing for Homebuyer’s Credit. Visit for information.

Mercer County offers AARP tax help at Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33, Hamilton. For taxpayers with low and middle incomes, with special consideration for those 60 and older. Mondays and Fridays, February 5 to April 12. Call 609-890-9800 for an appointment.

Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers offers “Declaration of Independence: Fifty Years of Art by Faith Ringgold,” the retrospective exhibition catalog from her exhibit last summer, for $40. “Yes I Can” custom poker decks of playing cards are available for $50 or $100 for a signed deck. Send payment to Institute for Women and Art, 191 College Avenue, Second Floor, New Brunswick 08901.

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