The Detail, LLC has a casting call for a new reality series titled “Timeout.” Seeking entertainment professionals who are struggling to balance family time and career. Do you or your spouse work 60 plus hours each week? Do you find it hard to stop working while at home? Are you married and have at least two children over the age of 6 years old? Send an E-mail to email@example.com or call MysticArt Pictures at 818-563-4131. Casting is happening immediately.
Trenton Artists Workshop Association in conjunction with Artworks presents “Open Studio for Life Drawing,” a series of six classes on Sundays, January 16 to February 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 19 Everett Alley, Trenton. $12 per session or $60 for all six sessions. Call 609-394-9436 for information.
Fleetwing Gallery offers a mixed media art workshop with Aylin Green, a three-session class combining media to make paintings or altered books. Saturdays, February 19, March 5, and March 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 12 North Main Street, Lambertville. $120 includes most materials. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-933-7441.
Historical Society of Princeton offers the History Detectives Book club for ages 9 to 11, four Saturdays at the Updike Farm, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton. $60 for four sessions. Call 609-921-6748, ext. 100; E-mail email@example.com, or visit www.princetonhistory.org.
Hopewell Valley Chorus invites interested singers to an open rehearsal on Monday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Hopewell Valley High School, 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington. No auditions. Membership is $35. Call 609-737-7960, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hopewellchorus.org for information.
Philomusica, an auditioned adult choir, seeks good singers for “Brahms, Shakespeare, and All That Jazz” concerts on May 14 and 15. Auditions during open rehearsals on Mondays, January 17 and 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, Est Brunswick. Call 888-744-5668, E-mail email@example.com, or visit www.philomusica.org.
Poetry for the Young
Sarah Mook Poetry Prize seeks entries from students in kindergarten through grade 12. Students may enter up to two poems of any length on any subject. Poems should be typed or word-processed. Student’s name should NOT appear on the poems. Include a separate cover sheet with the poem titles, name, grade, and address. Teachers may submit entries from a class with a list of names, titles, and grade level for each student, as well as contact information for the school. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and/or E-mail address in order to receive the results.
This year’s awards will be $100 first prize, $50 second prize, and $25 third prize in each of four categories: kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grades, sixth through eighth grades, and ninth through twelfth grades. Winning poets will be recognized and their poems published on the Poetry WITS (Writing in the Schools) website. Visit http://www.a2pwebdesign.com/poetrywits/poetrycontest/sarahmook.htm for more information.
Entries must be postmarked by March 31. Winners will be announced in May. Mail entries to Sarah Mook Poetry Prize, Box 20, Lahaska, PA 18931
For Bird Watchers
Middlesex County Master Gardeners invite bird counters for the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 19, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick. Raindate is Sunday, February 20. Register by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, West Windsor, offers books and resources in support of “No Name Calling Campaign” from Saturday, January 15 to Sunday, January 23. Students are invited to nominate teachers for “My Favorite Teacher Contest” by Friday, March 18.
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey is holding open auditions for new students ages 9 to 18 on Tuesday, January 25. All instruments are welcome to audition. Register by E-mail to email@example.com or visit www.yocj.org.
Mercer Alliance welcomes donations of jeans, sweaters, coats, hats, gloves, sneakers, or work boots. Pants needed for men and women from sizes 28 to 56 and shirts in small to 4x. Other items needed are flashlights and batteries, reading glasses, razors, deodorant, lip balm, tissue packets, and personal first aid kits. Volunteer training will be Thursday, January 13 at noon and 6:30 p.m. Register by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate items call 609-844-1006.
Princeton Senior Resource Center has registrations for Evergreen Forum, an organization to support lifelong learning with an emphasis on discussion and participation. The spring semester includes choices of 16 courses in music, literature, politics, history, religion, and science, all taught by people in the fields or with a passion for their subjects. Classes begin on Friday, March 4. Most courses are two hours each week for eight weeks and cost $55. Register by Tuesday, February 8. Call 609-924-7108 or visit www.theevergreenforum.org.
Next Step Strategies offers T’ai Chi Chai, an eight week class, beginning on Wednesdays, January 19, at 10 a.m., 4446 Route 27, Kingston. Call 609-752-1048 or visit www.nextstepstrategiesllc.com.
International School of Shiatsu offers a 12-hour training course on Saturday and Sunday, January 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 10 South Clinton Street, Doylestown, PA. Call 215-340-9918, E-mail email@example.com, or visit www.shiatsubo.com.
Elixir Fund offers Bridge to Wellness, a six-week seminar series for patients and caregivers to help reduce stress, manage side effects, and take a break from cancer. Begins Monday, February 21, at 7 p.m., at Four Winds Yoga, Straube Center, Pennington. Register. $30 for entire series. Call 800-494-9228 or visit www.elixirfund.org.
In Balance Center offers children’s yoga for ages 4 to 6 on Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28. $80. 230 South Branch Road, Hillsborough. Call 908-369-4949 or visit www.inbalancecenter.com.
Princeton Presbyterian Church offers Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University’s 13-week program focusing on personal economy for $100. Classes begin Sunday, January 23, 4 to 6 p.m. 545 Meadow Road, West Windsor, 609-987-1166, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.princetonpresbyterian.org.
Mercer County Library System has Job & Career Accelerator, an online job search system, available to Mercer County Library patrons at no charge. Users can create resumes and cover letters, prepare for occupation related exams, and visit more than 5 million job postings. Visit any of the branches or www.mcl.org.
New Brunswick Library offers three ESL conversation groups on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Register in person or at www.nbfpl.org or call 732-745-5108 ext. 20.