Princeton Academy of Martial Arts will exchange one new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots for a certificate for a free martial arts lesson and $20 off the first month’s tuition for new members. Ages 6 to 99. 14 Farber Road, West Windsor, 609-452-2208, www.pamausa.com. Donations invited on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11.
Children’s Futures, a non-profit agency in Trenton, is collecting new toys and books for families who otherwise go without during the holidays. Collection bins include all Mercer County Roma Bank locations, Mrs. G’s Appliances, and Classic Book Shop. The drive ends with a holiday party on Friday, December 17, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Trenton Marriott. Admission is $10 with a toy or book and $20 without. Visit www.childrensfutures.org or call 609-695-1977, ext. 103 for information.
Playful Theater productions has auditions for “Hello, Dolly!” on Monday and Tuesday, December 13 and 14, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Prepare one complete song from a traditional musical and bring sheet music. Be prepared to dance. Bring your resume and photograph. Call 267-987-4113 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. The production opens in April.
Omicron Theater Production has open auditions through Wednesday, December 22 for its winter season. Seeking male and female actors, ages 20s to 50s, for comedies. Rehearsals begin in January. Backstage hands are also needed (will train). Call 609-443-5598 for an appointment.
Mercer Alliance is recruiting volunteers to assist with free tax preparation helping low-to-moderate income taxpayers in the community for the upcoming tax filing season. VITA (volunteer income tax assistants) help persons who make less than $49,000, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, or are elderly. Training by Internal Revenue Service and opportunities to work in Mercer County locations with day, evening, and weekend hours available. An informational workshop will be held on Saturday, December 11, 9 to 11 a.m., at 3131 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville. Register by E-mail to email@example.com.
Jewish Community Center offers Project Gesher, a new teen leadership encounter with Israel for 16 ninth graders from New Jersey with 16 teens from the Arad/Tamar region of Israel. Applicants must be active in a synagogue, JCC teen program, or Jewish youth group; and be willing to serve as a community ambassador with a three-year commitment and take a 10-day trip to Israel. Submit a written statement with a one page essay, “What does Am Yisrael” mean to me? and a letter of reference from a rabbi, teacher, or youth advisor. For more information contact Jerry Schwartz at 609-219-9550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Brunswick Community Education offers five-session tennis lessons for adults. Sessions begin Sunday, January 9, and February 20, 8 to 9:30 p.m. $179 per session. Classes will be held at Marriott Hotel, 100 College Road East, Plainsboro. Visit www.sbschools.org/community_ed, call 732-297-7800, ext. 3159, or E-mail email@example.com.
Motor Vehicle Commission offers license plates to honor the New York Yankees, the New York Mets, and the Philadelphia Phillies. Order forms are available at www.njmvc.gov/sports or at the agencies. $60 with an annual renewal fee of $60. Revenue generated will go the state’s general fund.