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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.
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to explore possible meeting times and
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 email@example.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
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
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
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.
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
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