Yardley Players Theater Company has auditions for “Pinocchio” on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mercer County College in the communication building. Pinocchio, ages 9 to 12, male or female; Geppetto and fellow woodcarver, 40 plus males; Blue Fairy, 17 to 25 female ballet dancer; and other parts for puppets ages 10 and up — some for tap dancers, and assorted men ages 40 plus. All performances will be held at Kelsey Theater. Register for appointment with Howard Matter at 215-675-0262 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (include actor’s name, age, time requested, and telephone number).
For Women Only
Princeton House Behavioral Health offers “Emotion Regulation Program for Women” for women who struggle with a mood disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder and have difficulty functioning at their best as a result. The program is offered at 1000 Herrontown Road, Princeton, in three hour sessions three nights a week. Call 609-688-3707 or visit www.princetonhouse.org.
Princeton Community Television and Digital Media Center offers an acting class presented by Judith K. Robinson. The four-week session runs Tuesdays, November 9 to 30, 7 to 9 p.m. The class focuses on learning a process that expands the emotional range and creative potential that is then applied to acting on stage, television and film and in one’s personal expression. Call 609-356-0558 to register. $170.
Photo Fusion USA offers a two night class in photo editing using Lightroom 3, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 2 and 3, from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. 108 Straube Center Boulevard, Pennington. $159. Register at www.photofusiousa.com or call John Bodensiek at 347-746-2001. Use the code US1 when registering for a 10 percent discount.
Whole Earth Center and Princeton Chiropractic Wellness Center is collecting food for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen through Thanksgiving Day. Every patron shopping at Whole Earth Center that donates five dollars or more of food will be given a gift package for free wellness services from area wellness providers. Visit Princetonchiropractic.com for more information.
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen needs donations of cupcakes, candy, and pumpkins for a Halloween party on Thursday, October 28. E-mail email@example.com.
TASK is also collecting items for families for Thanksgiving including turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and cooking materials. All donations must be received by Friday, November 19. Call Nakieba Jackson at 609-695-5456, ext. 104.
HomeFront is selling holiday cards, 20 for $12, or 40 for $20, to benefit the agency whose services help homeless families get back on their feet. The cards were produced by clients who have been touched by poverty, homelessness, or abuse. They are involved in creating the art for the cards, marketing, and packing. Proceeds benefit the ArtSpace program. Visit www.homefrontnj.org/artspace.cfm, call 609-883-7500.
ArtSpace is in need of art supplies including paint brushes, paint, paper, canvas, bead supplies, or gift certificates to Michael’s or AC Moore. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Mercer County Library System is holding free memory screenings on Tuesday, November 16. The event is part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative that the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America holds each November during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
Screenings will be held at libraries in Ewing, 61 Scotch Road, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 609-882-3148; Hickory Corner, 138 Hickory Corner Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 609-448-1330; Hightstown, 114 Franklin Street, 1 to 5 p.m., 609-448-1474; Hopewell, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 609-737-2610; Robbinsville, 42 Allentown-Robbinsville Road, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 609-259-2150; Twin Rivers, 276 Abbington Road, noon to 4 p.m., 609-443-1880; and West Windsor, 333 North Post Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 609-799-0462. For more information call 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org. For directions and specific information about the libraries participating in the memory screening visit www.mcl.org.
Mercer County begins its annual fall leaf pickup program the week of November 1. Residents are reminded to rake leaves from their property into piles between the sidewalk and curb. Crews will not pick up leaves mixed with twigs, branches, stones or brush. Do not park vehicles in front of leaf piles because crews will be unable to reach the piles. Bagged leaves will not be picked up.
Street signs will be posted a day or two in advance of a scheduled pickup on that street to alert residents to pile their leaves and not to park on the street. Visit www.nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/transportation/highways/leafpickup.html for more information.
Mercer County’s Division of Consumer Affairs is warning residents of a scam in which telephone callers claiming to represent the New Jersey Lottery inform people that they have won a large jackpot, which they can claim by depositing a “processing fee.” New Jersey Lottery never requires winners to provide personal information over the phone or to pay a fee to collect winnings. If you have been victims of a hoax, call the Lottery’s security office at 609-599-6100; the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs at 800-242-5846; or the Mercer County Division of Consumer Affairs at 609-989-6671.
International School of Shiatsu has a cruise from Sunday, January 16 to Sunday, January 23 on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas with ports including Curacao, ARuba, Dominica, St. Thomas, and Puerto Rico. The Bucks County school uses pressure points to balance the body’s energy flow. Call 215-340-9918, E-mail email@example.com, or visit www.shiatsubo.com. Register by Monday, November 15.