Contact of Mercer County seeks volunteer listeners for its crisis hotline. The free course begins Tuesday, September 14, and meets weekly through December 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ewing. Classes focus on active listening, crisis intervention, and suicide intervention skills. Visit www.contactofmercer.org or call Eleanor Letcher at 609-883-2880.
Voices Chorale has auditions for all voice parts on Thursdays, September 2 and 9, 5 to 7 p.m., at Music Together in Hopewell. August auditions are by appointment. Familiar with music reading skills and singing in Latin and other languages are helpful. Contact Sandy Duffy at 609-799-2211 or E-mail email@example.com to set up an appointment or for information.
Mercer County offers tennis lessons for age five to adult in Mercer County Park’s indoor tennis center. Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/mercer. Call 609-448-8007 for program specifics or to borrow equipment for lessons.
For the Young
Bucks County Playhouse offers a new 10-week program for children in grades 3 to 12 on Saturdays, beginning September 11. Classes include intensive dancing, acting, and vocal production with a mission to prepare young actors to perform in children’s musical theater productions as well as mainstage productions. www.buckscountyplayhouse.com or contact Lunda Cornelius at 267-566-3983 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waldorf School of Princeton offers after school enrichment programs for all children in the community. Acting workshops for grades five to eight on Monday and Wednesday afternoons will be taught by Carol Kehoe. A Chinese calligraphy class for grades 1 to 8 will be held on Tuesday afternoons taught by Seow-Chu See. Contact Jessica Alfaro at 609-466-1970, ext. 110 or E-mail email@example.com.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Teal Tea Foundation members will be typing teal ribbons around old oak trees in September to install awareness about ovarian cancer. The effort is supported by Bordentown, Hamilton, Lawrenceville, Plainsboro, and West Windsor, as well as Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Pennington-Ewing Athletic Club is holding five dance classes to benefit the foundation. Chauncey Conference Center will hold a high tea on September 25. www.tealtea.com.
Princeton Senior Resource Center is accepting registration for the Evergreen Forum, a volunteer organization to support learning in retirement with an emphasis on discussion and participation. Classes meet at 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, and are mostly eight-session courses for $55, beginning on Monday, September 27. For a full schedule visit www.theevergreenforum.org or call 609-924-7108.
Jerusalem Online University presents a 14-week college level course with movies and interviews with Middle East experts Bernard Lewis, Alan Dershowitz, and martin Gilbert. Topics include the Peace Process, the History of Israel, and the Middle East in the Media. Instructors include Bonnie Galloway, a professor of sociology and business and Naomi Vilko, a professor of psychology. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 21, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton. $140. Register. Contact Vilko at 609-924-3225 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plainsboro Library seeks donations for its dedicated science center with a focus on WATS, a program for female high school students who express an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The non-profit science-oriented youth group that meets at the library for events including panel discussions with female doctors, scientists, and science teachers, is raising funds to purchase a Wentzscope microscope for the children’s section. Donations payable to Plainsboro Public Library with the word “microscope” in the memo line, should be sent to the library at 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro 08536.
Cars4Charities allows you to donate your used car and send the proceeds to the charity you select from an extensive list. The organization will handle the entire car donation process including having the car picked up for free and recycle cars in poor condition. Charity list include American Foundation for the Blind, National Coalition for the Homeless, Fund for Peace, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Teach for America, Asthma & Allergy Foundation, and the New Jersey Association for the Deaf. Visit www.cars4charities.org or call 866-448-3487.