Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 4 and 5, from 7 to 10 p.m., at 715 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. Be prepared to sing 16 bars, accompanist provided. Visit or call 908-369-7469.

Pennington Players has auditions for “Steel Magnolias on Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Snow date is Saturday, January 29). E-mail or call 609-737-PLAY to schedule an audition. Prepare a monologue and be able to demonstrate a southern drawl. Must be 18 and female. Bring completed audition form, conflicts calendar, a theatrical resume, and a recent photo or headshot. Opens at Kelsey Theater on Friday, March 25.

Downtown Players of Lambertville has auditions for “The Pajama Game” on Monday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m. at 8 Mount Hope Street, Lambertville. Prepare 16 bars of a song, bring sheet music, be prepared to dance, bring a headshot and resume. Visit or call 609-397-3337 for information.

Volunteer Please

Trenton Animal Shelter seeks volunteers to care for cats weekday afternoons and weekend mornings. Contact Cathe Frierman at or 609-394-3556.

Good Cause

Children’s Futures seeks 10,000 presents under the Christmas tree at the annual holiday drive and party on Friday, December 17, 6 p.m. to midnight, Trenton Marriott, 1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton. Celebrate the season with music and dancing. Bring a toy or book to the event or visit for a list of drop-off locations. Admission to the event is $10 with a new unwrapped toy or book; $20 without.


West Windsor Recreation offers Bollywood dance class at Tae Kwon Do Academy, 217 Clarksville Road, West Windsor on Saturdays, January 8 to March 2. Ages 4 to 7, 1 p.m.; ages 8 to 12, 2 p.m.; ages 13 to 20; 3 p.m.; 21 plus, 4 p.m. $135 per person. or call 609-799-6141.

For Artists and Teens

Mercer County Teen Arts Festival seeks artists to present a workshop or conduct critiques for the celebration of creative writing, dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts for ages 13 to 19. Students from Mercer County are invited to participate in workshops, perform, and have their work critiqued. Students may attend as an individual or with a school. Call 609-278-2712 or E-mail for information.

Colonial School

First Presbyterian Church offers Colonial School from Monday to Thursday, December 27 to 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For children ages 6 to 14 to immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of Colonial Trenton. Workshops include candle making, bread baking, butter churning, colonial games, and a scavenger hunt. $60 per day; $200 for all four days. Register online at or call 609-396-1712.

Donate Please

Cars4Charities seeks donations of cars to benefit New Jersey Association for the Deaf, Autism Speaks, Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, National Brain Tumor Society, Teach for America and close to 1,000 more. Visit or call 866-448-3487.

For Authors

Monroe Library seeks local authors for a book sale and signing event on Saturday, February 26. Deadline for press kits if Monday, January 3. Visit or call 732-521-5000 for information.

Italian Classes

Dorothea’s House begins a new session of Italian classes in January for children and adults at all levels. 120 John Street, Princeton. Call Gilda McCauley at 908-359-1564 or E-mail

Winter Classes

YWCA Princeton offers winter classes, activities, and events at 59 Paul Robeson Place. Visit or call 609-497-2100.

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