Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “The Velveteen Rabbit” on Monday and Tuesday, December 13 and 14, at 7 p.m. Need three men, ages 20 to 45 plus; two women, ages 25 to 40 plus; and children 10 and up. Call 908-369-7469 or visit www.svptheatre.org for location and appointment.
Enable links the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families with people in the community who can respond to special holiday requests and needs. The non-profit agency serves individuals in the central New Jersey region with its annual holiday gift drive and is seeking individuals, families, and organizations to help with the 2010 holiday gift drive. Please volunteer to purchase gifts, collect food, make a monetary donation, and wrap presents. Call 609-987-5003, ext. 124 or E-mail email@example.com.
PEAC Health & Fitness is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Collection will run from Saturdays, November 20 to December 11. Bring a toy for ages newborn to 16 to be distributed to children in Mercer and Bucks counties. 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. Call 609-883-2000 or visit www.peachealthfitness.com.
Paper Mill Playhouse has its annual coat drive during the run of “Les Miserables,” Friday, November 19 to Thursday, December 30. The winter coats benefit at-risk men, women, children, and infants in New Jersey through Jersey Cares. Bring to the theater lobby at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn. Call 973-376-4343 or visit www.papermill.org.
For Book Clubs
George Street Playhouse invites book clubs and individuals to participate in discussions about “The Subject Was Roses,” a Pulitzer Prize winning drama scheduled to be on stage in the theater Tuesday, February 8 to Sunday, March 6. $56.50 includes a ticket to see a performance, the acting edition script of “The Subject Was Roses,” a study guide, and a discussion with a member of the staff. People may participate on their own and attend the Tuesday, February 15 performance. Call Michelle 732-846-2895, ext. 134, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mercer County Community College announced the 2010 issue of “Kelsey Review,” an arts journal published annually. This year’s issues features submissions by 17 writers, artists, and photographers who live or work in Mercer County. Copies are available in all branches of the county’s public libraries. The deadline for submission for the 2011 edition is Sunday, May 15. Visit www.mccc.edu or E-mail email@example.com for information.
New Jersey Blood Services seeks volunteers to work blood drives. Tasks include assisting donors with registration, escorting and canteen duties, and watch for post donation reactions. Call R. Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey has a trip to New York City on Tuesday, November 30. Tour includes Hebrew Union College for a curated tour of “A Stitch in Jewish Time: Provocative Textile”; and the Jewish Museum to view “Houdini: Art and Magic.” Lunch is at Cafe Weissman, a kosher restaurant in the museum. $55 includes the bus trip, museum admission, and tours. Call Deborah Cohen at 732-249-4894 for information and reservation.