Audition

Annual James Tolin Memorial AIDS Benefit seeks men and women, ages 40 to 50, for “Sordid Lives,” a black comedy about white trash written by Del Shore. Auditions are Saturday, April 10, noon to 4 p.m., at Mercer College campus. E-mail Tracy Antozzeski at tba169@verizon.net for appointment. Prepare a two-minute comedic monologue. Bring a copy of your resume and headshot.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center seeks actors ages 16 to 23 for “Rent,” a summer musical collaboration with New Jersey Youth Theater. Open call auditions are Saturdays, April 3, 1 to 4 p.m. at Algonquin Arts Theater, 171 Main Street, Manasquan; and April 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Victoria Theater, 1 Center Street, Newark. Rehearsals will be May 13 to June 19 on Thursday and Friday evenings, and weekends; and from June 21 to July 15, rehearsals will be six days a week from 3 to 11 p.m. Prepare a song from “Rent,” and bring a photo and resume. www.njpac.org

Good Causes

CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates seeks volunteer advocates to help move foster children into safe and permanent homes. Spring training will be held in April. An informational session is Thursday, March 18 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Ewing. Visit www.casamercer.org or call 609-434-0050.

World Vision has teens from Princeton, Pennington, Ewing, West Windsor, and Ringoes joining “On An Empty Stomach” to help fight hunger for children worldwide. Funds raised will help feed and care for children in communities around the globe, especially earthquake victims in Haiti. Visit www.30hourfamine.org or call 800-7-FAMINE for information.

Host Homes Needed

Opera New Jersey seeks homes in the area to house artists during the summer season. Time periods vary from 2 to 7 weeks in June and July. Perks include tickets to rehearsals, opera, and opening night parties. Contact Jennifer Basten at 609-799-7700 or E-mail jbasten@opera-nj.org for information.

For Kids

Cotsen Children’s Library is seeking works for the inaugural writing competition for ages 8 to 16. Write a short story (350 words maximum) that includes the sentence “It was empty, and they were gone.” Deadline is Monday, March 15, 5 p.m. Three age categories. Submit via E-mail to danas@princeton.edu. Include your name, age, and mailing address. Winners will be notified by post mail.

Faith

Diocese of Trenton will host two annulment information evenings sponsored by the diocesan Family Life Office in conjunction with the diocesan tribunal. The program will be held Tuesday, March 16, in St. John Neumann Church, 560 Walton Avenue, Mount Laurel, and Monday, March 22, in Ascension Church, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach. Both events will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. During the evening, a tribunal judge and annulment advocate will explain the annulment process and answer questions. For information contact Marilyn Schipp at 609-406-7400, ext. 5557, or E-mail mschip@dioceseoftrenton.org.

Call for Entries

Ellarslie Museum seeks contemporary ceramics, including pottery, sculpture, and decorative arts for “Ceramics Invitational,” a show opening November 13. To have your work considered for the exhibition send jpegs by E-mail or on a disk to Brian O. Hill, Trenton City Museum, 319 East State Street, Trenton 08608 or E-mail brianohill@ellarslie.org.

Friends for the Marsh invites photographers to participate in “Voices for the Marsh Photography Show,” a juried show open to all. Adult and youth categories are judged separately. Photographs must be taken at the Hamilton Trenton Bordentown Marsh. Visit www.marsh-friends.org for guidelines and entry form. Deadline is Thursday, April 2.

Gallery 125 seeks artists for “4 Elements,” a graffiti show opening on June 11. Submit work on CD as jpg files by Friday, April 16, with a $20 check payable to TDA/Gallery 125. Send to Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton 08608. Visit www.gallery125.com or call 609-989-9119 for more information.

Income Tax

Preparation

Mercer County offers free income tax preparation assistance at locations including Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33, Hamilton, 609-890-9800; Lawrence Senior Center, 30 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence, 609-844-7048; and Trenton Division of Recreation, 454, North Clinton Avenue, Trenton, 609-989-3356. Also Ewing Library, 609-882-3148; Robbinsville Library, 609-259-2150; Lawrence Library, 609-882-6920; and Hickory Corner Library, 609-448-1330. Call for an appointment.

Volunteer Please

Mercer County Wildlife Center seeks individuals to volunteer to care for animals brought to the Hopewell Township facility for medical treatment or a temporary refuge. The center is staffed 365 days a year. Volunteer orientation is Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Jane Rakos-Yats at 609-883-6606, ext. 103.

Har Sinai Temple seeks volunteers to prepare and serve meals for a Lord’s Table meal on Sunday, March 28, at Church of the Sacred Heart, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton, at 9 or 11:30 a.m., or 12:30 p.m. Call 609-730-8100 to volunteer or donate.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks students to work as summer interns at 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison. All positions are full-time, 40 hours per week. Must be 16 and a U.S. citizen. Visit http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm for information, eligibility, and application.

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