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Yardley Players has auditions for “Plaza Suite” on Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cold readings from the script. Bring photo and resume. Call Howard Matter at 215-675-0262 for appointment. Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, West Windsor.
Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11 and 12, at 7 p.m. 689 Amwell Road, Route 514, Hillsborough. Needed are 30 people of varying ages. Bring a resume, photos, and your datebook. Visit www.svptheatre.org or call 908-369-7469.
Save the Date
Drumthwacket Foundation presents Drumthwacket in Bloom Garden Party Open House on Sunday, June 6, 1 to 4 p.m. New Jersey governor’s official residence features terraced gardens designed by landscape architect Daniel Webster Langton more than 100 years ago. Tour through the house and gardens. Music and refreshments. Booksigning by New Jersey photographer Walter Choroszewski. Beekeeper Patrick Ryan shares his knowledge of honeybees. Watercolors by Sandra Nusblatt on display. Olden House, the 18th century birthplace of Drumthwacket’s original owner and the site of the gift shop, will be open. Strawberry shortcake sale benefit the educational programming. Register at www.drumthwacket.org or call 609-683-0057, ext. 4. $5 donation.
Wine Art Music Poetry Project seeks musical and poetry performers for an all day benefit event on Saturday, August 21, at the Straube Center in Pennington. There will be wine, art activities, music stage, poetry stage, and vendors. E-mail Elizabeth Stelling at email@example.com for more information.
Bike to Work
Greater Mercer Bike to Work Week is accepting registrations to raise awareness of cycling as a green, economical, and viable commute option. The first 50 people to register for the May 17 to 21 event receive a tee shirt. There will be 16 additional bike racks and 10 bike lockers opening at the Princeton Junction train station. Breakfast will be offered on Tuesday, May 18, from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Visit www.gmtma.org or call 609-452-1491.
Music and More
West Windsor Arts Council offers classes in guitar playing, songwriting, drawing, and jewelry making at the West Windsor Senior Center. Visit www.westwindsorarts.org to see a brochure with full class descriptions.
Princeton Center for Yoga and Health offers free yoga classes for new visitors from Monday, May 10 to Sunday, May 16. Returning visitors may sample a class for $17 or $18 or take a free class if they bring a friend. 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-PCYH, www.princetonyoga.com.
Mercer County Wildlife Center requests that you call the center at 609-883-6606 if you find an animal in distress. Removing the animal from its environment (especially the young) may cause more harm. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For the Young
Princeton Public Library is accepting submissions for its student film and video festival, scheduled for July. Students may submit original films with running times of 20 minutes or less in a wide range of genres and styles. The films must be on a clearly-labeled DVD, accompanied by an entry form. Visit www.princetonlibrary.org/teens/media for guidelines and entry forms or call 609-924-9529, ext. 247.
Zimmerli Art Museum offers a bus trip to the Michener Museum of Art in Doylestown and the Pearl Buck House in Dublin, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, May 13. $115. Call 632-932-7237, ext. 611.
Call for Authors
VSA Arts of New Jersey seeks poems, essays, short stories, and plays by New Jersey residents, ages 18 and up, for its annual Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith competition. Open to all writers, and submissions by writers with disabilities are especially encouraged. Deadline is Thursday, September 9. Visit www.vsanj.org or call 732-745-3885.