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Top Of PageThe Arts

Like 40 seeks actors for "Stalag 17," a drama set in a German POW

camp in 1944, to be produced in February. Auditions are Saturday,

December 17, noon to 3 p.m. at Kelsey Theater in West Windsor. Call

Dan Spalluto at 609-84-7718 for appointment.

Raritan Valley College seeks actors for "Working," a musical

based on Studs Terkel’s book. Production is in April. Auditions are

Monday and Tuesday, December 19 and 20, 6 to 10 p.m., in the Welpe

Theater on the school’s North Branch campus. Call 908-526-1200, ext.

8391.

Yardley Players seek actors ages 10 to 60 for "Charlie and the

Chocolate Factory" for an April production. Auditions are Saturday and

Sunday, January 7 and 8, noon to 4 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. Call Marge

at 215-968-1904 for appointment.

Villagers Theater seeks submissions from directors for the

2006-2007 mainstage, Kidsvill Series, and black box seasons. Submit

titles and authors of three shows you are interested in directing and

a current resume with references. Deadline is December 31. Visit

villagerstheater.com for information.

Garden State Horror Writers will accept entries for the annual

short story contest from February 1 to March 15. The theme is

"Superstitions" and entries can be horror, science fiction, fantasy,

mystery, suspense, or thriller, not longer than 3,000 words. Visit

www.gshw.net/contests.html for detailed instructions on submissions.

Entry fee is $10 per story.

Montgomery Center for the Arts seeks watercolor, sculpture,

oil, and mixed media for the annual open juried exhibit opening in

February. Entry fee, $30. Visit www.montgomerycenterforthearts.com.

Newark Black Film Festival is accepting entry applications for the

2006 Paul Robeson Awards. Long and short narratives, documentaries,

experimental, and animation films released since January, 2002, are

invited with a $35 entry fee. The six-week festival is devoted to

African and African-American cinema, history, presentation, and

progress. Deadline is Monday, February 20. Visit www.newarkmuseum.org

or call 973-596-6635.

Mill Ballet School offers an eight-week class featuring

wheelchair dance technique for students age 10 and up. Kitty Lunn

teaches by transposing traditional classic ballet and modern dance

technique for students using wheelchairs. Classes include traditional

barre exercises and floor work. Visit www.millballetschool.com or call

609-397-7244 ext, 805.

Top Of PageFor Kids

Kelsey Kids Playshops, a 10-week performing arts program for

grades K to 5, begins on Saturday, January 14, at Kelsey Theater in

West Windsor. The program, in collaboration with Youth Stages, costs

$175. Visit www.kelseytheatre.net or call 609-586-4800 ext. 3566.

Mercer County Improvement Authority is sponsoring an

environment earth day contest for Mercer County students, grads K to

8. The theme is to show how you care about the environment in your

neighborhood, town, or in Mercer County. Projects may be a greeting

card, bumper sticker, or grocery bag. Deadline is Friday, March 3.

Awards will be presented on Saturday, April 22. For information visit

www.mcia-nj.com or call Brenda Ricci at 609-278-8094.

New Jersey Devils and Sovereign Bank honor area youth

organizations for their positive contributions in the community

through the "Goals for Kids" program. Worthy youth groups are provided

with tickets and t-shirts. Visit www.newjerseydevils.com or call

201-935-6050.

Dale Carnegie offers "Generation Next," eight three-hour

sessions in leadership for teens. Register at

www.Centralnj.dalecarnegie.com. Classes begin Sunday, January 15 in

Bordentown.

VSA Arts of New Jersey offers parent/child workshops in music,

movement, and art for children with autism or autistic behaviors.

Workshops will be held at Saturdays, February 4 to April 8, in New

Brunswick, Morristown, Waldwick, and Glassboro. Visit www.vsanj.org or

call 732-745-3885.

AAA Mid-Atlantic invites high school students to tackle

questions in the fourth annual travel high school challenge to

identify America’s most travel-savvy teen. The scholarship contest is

a three-stage on-line competition that runs from January 9 to 17. The

top scorer in each state receives prizes and an expense-paid trip for

two to compete in the national finals in Orlando in May, 2006. The

contest is open to all students in grades 9 to 12. Register at

www.aaa.com/travelchallenge.

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra and the Composers Guild

of New Jersey seek submissions of new symphonic compositions for an

inaugural "Composer Award." One work will be selected for a May

performance in Princeton and the composer will receive $1,000.

Submissions should be between five and twelve minutes and the composer

must be available for a brief residence in Princeton in May. Visit

www.cgnj.org. Deadline is February 1.

Riverside Symphonia announces its fifth biennial Caprio Young

Artists Competition open to all non-keyboard instrumentalists, 22

years or younger, who live or study in Pennsylvania or New Jersey.

Application deadline is January 6. First prize is $2,000 and the

opportunity to perform with the symphonia next season. Visit

www.riversidesymphonia.org or call 609-397-7300.

Saint Peter’s University Hospital offers For Keeps, a program for

children ages 5 to 12 who experience difficulty at home or school

because of behavioral or emotional problems. The full-day program

provides mental health diagnoses, intensive treatment, and academic

instruction for the children. Visit www.saintpetersuh.com or call

732-565-5494 for information about the year-round program.

Top Of Page Participate Please

Trenton’s Youngest Entrepreneurs seek customers at their new

store on 15 East Front Street in Trenton. They sell school supplies,

toys, candles, flower arrangements, greeting cards, crystal figurines,

watches, snacks, and candy. Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to

3 p.m. Call 609-731-9311 for information.

Plainsboro Public Library is launching a chess program for

advanced adult players. Contact Viraf Kapadia at 609-799-4368 or

E-mail plainsborochess@yahoo.com to explore possible meeting times and

arrangements.

One Yoga Center seeks recipes for a yoga cookbook and stories about

how yoga has changed your life. Tracey L. Ulshafer would like to use

them in her two books. E-mail tulshafer@yahoo.com before December 31.

Interamerican University Studies Institute offers two programs in

Latin America next summer for high school students. Costa Rica Pura

Vida focuses on biology and Spanish immersion. Artes en Mexico

provides an opportunity to work with professional Mexican arts

teachers. Two years of high school Spanish are required. Application

deadline is Friday, February 10. Visit www.iusi.org or call

800-345-4874.

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Evolve) offers a support and

information program for recently widowed men and women of all ages.

The 10-week session including lectures, discussions, small group

workshops, and guest speakers begins in January. Call 856-751-4673 for

information.

Dorothea’s House offers Italian language classes for adults

and children beginning January 7 for 15 weeks. $82.50 to $127.50. Call

908-359-1564 for information.

YWCA Princeton seeks nominations for YWCA’s Tribute to Women

2006 awards. The program recognizes women of excellence from the

greater Princeton community, who have made significant contributions

in their professions and communities by demonstrating a high level of

leadership while supporting the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and

empower women. Visit www.ywcaprinceton.org or call 609-497-2100 ext.

333. Nominations must be submitted by January 5.

South Brunswick Public Library offers computer classes

featuring basic computer skills, Internet training, and E-mail

training. Registration begins on Monday, December 19. Call

732-329-4000 ext. 7286 for information.

Middlesex County College offers a three-week winter session

beginning December 27. For a complete listing and registration

information visit www.middlesexcc.edu or call 888-968-4622.

Kelsey Theater offers a six-night benefit cruise from New York to

the Bahamas sailing June 18 to 24. Prices are $765 to $1,045 per

person. For information visit www.cruiseone.com/crobinson or call

609-275-0335.

Top Of PageVolunteer Please

Liberty Science Center seeks volunteers in sales, guest

services, classroom programs, or working with animals. Visit

www.lsc.org or call 201-41-0006, ext. 233 for information.

Fresh Air Fund seeks host families for the summer, 2006. Visit

www.freshair.org or call Rhonda Corkedale at 609-799-4673.

Top Of PageHealth

Middlesex Count Public Health Department’s rape Crisis

Intervention Center offers free group counseling for women who have

been sexual abused as children. The group begins meeting in

mid-January. Call 732-321-1189 ext. 321 for information.

Women Helping Women launches new medication evaluation and

monitoring program to supply on-site evaluation and medication

monitoring with individual therapies with psychotropic medications.

Call 732-549-6000.

Township of Plainsboro is piloting a new program for serious

walkers to get together. Walkers will meet on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m.

to noon at a designated spot. Register with the recreation department

at 609-799-0909, ext. 331. Walkers will walk all winter, weather

permitting.

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