Actors needed for an independent feature length film to be shot in Plainsboro. Roles include one man and one woman, ages 20 to 35; two women, ages 30 to 40; one woman age 30 to 60, and four men, ages 20s to 60s. All ethnicities and skills are invited. Rehearsals and shootings will be on Saturday evenings. Send headshot and questions to

Call for Entries

Kelsey Review, a Mercer County literary journal published annually, calls for writers and artists to submit work for possible publication of short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings, and cartoons. Send hard copy manuscripts and copies of art to Kelsey Review, Liberal Srts Division, Mercer County College, Box B, Trenton 08690. Cover letter should include contact information, E-mail address, and a short biography. Deadline is Saturday, May 1.

Lawrence Library welcomes entries in the Trashed Art contest, “Our Jersey Shore.” Entries, on display throughout April, will be judged on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. Original artwork in any medium must use a minimum of 75 percent recycled content. Open to age 14 and older who are Mercer County Library System library card holders. Deadline is Thursday, April 8. Must be delivered to 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Visit or call 609-989-6923 for details.

Kidsbridge Museum seeks nominees for its youth and adult humanitarian award competition. Principals, guidance counselors, teachers, and others in Mercer County are invited to nominate a child, a group of children, or a colleague who has demonstrated an extraordinary act of kindheartedness, service to the community, peaceful resolution of conflict, or compassion for the less fortunate. Deadline is Wednesday, March 31. Visit or call 609-581-0239.


Arts Council of Princeton presents Creative Sparks Tour on Saturday, February 27, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eva Mantell leads trip to visit a range of contemporary artists in their studios to discuss their latest works. Limited to 12 people. Register at or call 609-924-8777.

For Kids

PNC and Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning invite students in grades 2 to 12 to write a short essay on “What the American Flag Means to Me.” Winner receives a hot air balloon visit to his or her school, and a VIP package at the annual festival in July. Visit to enter online. Deadline is Saturday, May 1.

Two River Theater Company is auditioning New Jersey high school students for “Playback,” an intensive 12-week program and an opportunity for students from different schools to work together to create and perform a play on the main stage. The students will see a performance of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” meet and interact with actors, and work with teaching artists to create an original play. Audition is Saturday, March 6, 1 p.m. Contact Kate Cordaro at 732-345-1400, ext. 1814 or E-mail to schedule an appointment. Visit for more information.

Ripken Quickball invites boys for baseball and girls for softball from Friday, March 26, to Sunday, April 11. Ages 8 to 16. The two-hour sport is played in team format with four against four, five against five, or six against six. Visit or call 609-638-8275.

New Jersey National Teen Pageant invites girls ages 9 to 18, to enter the Miss Preteen/Teen New Jersey contest to be held on Friday to Sunday, April 23 to 25 in Ocean City. Visit or call 609-652-8216. Deadline to enter is Monday, March 1.

Arts Council of Princeton presents “The Art of Japan,” a spring break camp from Monday to Friday, March 29 to April 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $295. Register at or call 609-924-8777.


Mercer County Library System invites cardholders to download eBooks at or The books may be read on PC or Mac using Adobe Digital Editions, Sony Reader, or Barnes & Noble Nook.

Four Winds Yoga offers a 20-hour yoga training focused on teaching yoga to pregnant women. Saturdays, and Sundays, April 10, 11, 24, and 25, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Visit or call 609-818-9888.

Save the Date

Princeton High School Studio Band performs at Carnegie Hall, on Friday, March 5, at 8 p.m. On April 17 the band performs at the Princeton High School Jazz Festival as the opening act for the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Tickets to both concerts are available at

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