Washington Crossing Open Air Theater and Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville have open auditions for a variety of upcoming productions, events, and projects on Saturday, October 2. Ages 8 to 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Actors 18 and older will be seen from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring a headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a song and bring the sheet music. Actors of all ages are needed for "A Christmas Carol," actors ages 8 to 16 are needed to perform at the New Hope-Lambertville Winter Festival. Singers ages 14 to 18 are needed for the Glee Club. Auditions are at 8 Mt. Hope Street, Lambertville. Visit www.downtownpac.com or call 609-397-3337 for information.
Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “The Octette Bridge Club” on Sunday and Monday, October 17 and 18. Needed are one male in his mid-20s and eight women from ages 37 to 54. Also, auditions for “A Christmas Story” are Monday and Tuesday, October 18 and 19. Visit www.svptheatre.org or call 908-369-7469 for more information.
Plays in the Park has an open call for the title role of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Thursday, October 7, at 7 p.m. Be prepared to sing “Close Every Door” and dance. An open audition for brothers and wives is Wednesday, October 6, at 7 p.m. Roosevelt Park, 1 Pine Drive, Edison. Call 732-548-2884 or E-mail email@example.com. Visit www.playsinthepark.com for more information.
Young Audiences present an artist showcase on Wednesday, October 6, at Brooks School, 50 Deans Rhode Hall Road, Monmouth Junction. The Plainsboro-based organization assembles programs for schools and youth programs. Register at www.yanj-yaep.org or call 866-500-9265.
For the Young
Jewish Family & Children’s Services offers two groups for young people on Thursdays, October 7 to December 16, at Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, West Windsor. They are Social Skills for boys in grades three to five and girls in grades four to six, Boys from 4 to 5 p.m.; girls from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., $550. Also Supporting Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs for grades three to five, 4 to 5 p.m.; and grades six to nine, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., $54. Call Debra Levenstein at 609-987-8100 to register.
VSA New Jersey offers a fine arts program for students with disabilities ages 8 to 21. The program will be held on Mondays, October 4 to December 13, at the Mercer School in Hamilton. Register at 732-745-3885 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawrence Library seeks one-act play submissions for its annual play festival. Staged readings should be 10 to 20 minutes long for up to five characters. E-mail scripts as a Word document attachment to email@example.com or bring to the library reference desk.
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South PTSA seeks vendors for its annual flea market on Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. New and used merchandise may be sold, and service providers may distribute information. No food or live animals may be sold. $15 per space. Call 609-799-8950 or E-mail Leanne@sector115.com.
Henderson Sotheby’s Realty hosts “Home and Hearth Rummage Sale” on Saturday, September 25, 2161 Route 206, Belle Mead. Donations may be brought to the back porch. Contact Cynthia Weshnak at 609-651-1795 or Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick-up of items.
Mercer County Park Commission and Hopewell Valley Open Space are planting trees in abandoned agricultural fields to restore the contiguous forest canopy at Baldpate Mountain. Volunteer planting days are Tuesday through Thursday, October 12 to 14, and Sunday, October 17. Register with Jenn Rogers by E-mail to email@example.com or call 609-883-6606, ext. 112.
One Simple Wish, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to grant simple wishes to deserving children and families, has two vacancies on its board of directors. Deadline for applications is December 31. Information sessions are Tuesday, October 19, at 7:30 a.m.; and Thursday, October 21, 6 p.m. 183 Scotch Road, Ewing. Register for events at www.onesimplewish.org or call 609-883-8484.
Coalition for Peace Action is collaborating with more than 45 New Jersey organizations to mobilize peace supporters from the region to take buses to attend a rally on Saturday, October 2, at the Lincoln Memorial for the One Nation Working Together campaign. Visit www.peacecoalition.org or call 609-924-5022 for information and to register.
Optimal Exercise offers a Wellness Team Challenge, an eight-week weight-loss program, designed for friends and co-workers to support each other’s weight-loss efforts. Each team has a weekly weight-in and group workshop and diet and exercise consultation. Orientation for team leaders is Monday, September 27, at 12:30, in Cranbury. Call Bill DeSimone at 609-462-7722 for information.
Music and Dance
Drum & Dancing Leaning Center offers West African drum classes from Sunday, September 26 to November 7, from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in Lawrenceville. 609-324-7383.
Pennington Dance offers a boys-only hip hop four week class on Saturdays, October 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Visit www.penningtondance.com or call Nancy Warner at 609-737-7596.